2017

Video: What do all the buttons on a MotoGP bike do?

Video: What do all the buttons on a MotoGP bike do?

MotoGP bikes have become complicated beasts in recent years, with a plethora of buttons on the handlebars to control how a rider runs his race. But Pramac Ducati sat down Scott Redding to give us a...

MotoGP: Championship ‘better than in my day’ says Schwantz

MotoGP: Championship ‘better than in my day’ says Schwantz

This year’s MotoGP world championship is closer than it’s ever been, according to 1993 world champion Kevin Schwantz, who told MCN at the German Grand Prix last week that he’s glad he’s not still...

MotoGP: Miller to make Pramac Ducati switch?

MotoGP: Miller to make Pramac Ducati switch?

Jack Miller will make the switch from Honda machinery for the first time in his MotoGP career in 2018 as he makes the move to Pramac Ducati, joining Danilo Petrucci at the factory-supported satellite...

MotoGP: KTM launch fans grandstand at Silverstone

MotoGP: KTM launch fans grandstand at Silverstone

KTM fans will be able to enjoy their own grandstand at this year’s British Grand Prix to cheer on home favourite Bradley Smith and the rest of the Team Orange riders at this year’s race at Silverstone...

Video: Marquez and Pedrosa go head to head… on lawnmowers!

Video: Marquez and Pedrosa go head to head… on lawnmowers!

With the MotoGP summer break upon us, Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa still have an itch for racing to scratch... and took to some Honda machines very different from their usual...

MotoGP: What does Circuit of Wales news mean for British GP?

MotoGP: What does Circuit of Wales news mean for British GP?

The bosses of the Circuit of Wales have been quick to stress to MCN that any uncertainty over the fate of the project will have no effect whatsoever on the running of this year’s British Grand Prix in...

MotoGP: KTM trio joined by Olivera at Aragon test

MotoGP: KTM trio joined by Olivera at Aragon test

KTM’s regular MotoGP trio of racers Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaró and test rider Mika Kallio were joined at a two-day test last week at Spain’s Aragon circuit by Moto2 rider Miguel Oliveira, with...

MotoGP: Catalunya set for resurfacing and return to old layout

MotoGP: Catalunya set for resurfacing and return to old layout

The bosses of Barcelona’s Montmelò circuit have confirmed that the home of the Catalan Grand Prix will be fully resurfaced and returned to it’s original layout for next year’s race, following a stark...

MotoGP: ‘Great race’ to ninth for Zarco

MotoGP: ‘Great race’ to ninth for Zarco

Johann Zarco has admitted that he’s happy to have come away from Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring with a solid ninth place finish after a difficult weekend for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3...

MotoGP: Lorenzo ‘can’t be satisfied’ with German result

MotoGP: Lorenzo ‘can’t be satisfied’ with German result

Jorge Lorenzo has admitted after Sunday’s German Grand Prix that there is no way that he could have come away from the Sachsenring satisfied with his result, after coming home in a distant 11th place...

Moto3: Kent unsure what the future brings

Moto3: Kent unsure what the future brings

Former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent has admitted that he’s unsure what the future brings for him as he completed yet another weekend wildcard appearance at the German Grand Prix, this time for the...

MotoGP: Baz undergoes successful arm pump surgery

MotoGP: Baz undergoes successful arm pump surgery

French MotoGP racer Loris Baz has made the most of the championship’s month-long summer break to undergo successful arm pump surgery to relieve a recurrent issue he’s struggled with in 2017 on the...

MotoGP: Jerez resurfacing approved by local government

MotoGP: Jerez resurfacing approved by local government

The Jerez local government have approved nearly €1 million in funds in their latest budget so that the home of the Spanish Grand Prix can be fully resurfaced ahead of next year’s race, following...

MotoGP: Viñales confident about championship hopes

MotoGP: Viñales confident about championship hopes

Movistar Yamaha racer Maverick Viñales says he’s going into the 2017 MotoGP season’s summer break confident that when the actions gets underway again in a month’s time he can get his hopes of lifting...

MotoGP: Circuit of Wales bosses insist project lives on

MotoGP: Circuit of Wales bosses insist project lives on

Last Tuesday’s announcement that the Welsh Government were set to withdraw from the Circuit of Wales project looked set to spell the end for the project, after economics minister Ken Skates laid out...

MotoGP: Rossi pleased after ‘difficult weekend’

MotoGP: Rossi pleased after ‘difficult weekend’

Valentino Rossi has admitted that he’s left the ninth round of the 2017 MotoGP season at the German Grand Prix pleased to have come away with a fifth place and valuable championship points, after a...

Moto2: Morbidelli ‘living the dream’ after another win

Moto2: Morbidelli ‘living the dream’ after another win

Moto2 championship leader Franco Morbidelli says he’s ‘living the dream’ after taking yet another win in the middleweight class to go into the summer break with a comfortable 34-point championship...

MotoGP: Tyre issues slow Pedrosa’s charge

MotoGP: Tyre issues slow Pedrosa’s charge

Dani Pedrosa’s hopes of finishing higher than third in this year’s German Grand Prix were brought to a sudden halt during Sunday’s race at the Sachsenring, when unexpected tyre wear came into play and...

MotoGP: Small mistakes costs Lowes

MotoGP: Small mistakes costs Lowes

A small mistake cost Aprilia rider Sam Lowes the chance to battle for the points during Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, according to the Lincolnshire native after the race. Crashing out...

MotoGP: Folger lost for words after home podium

MotoGP: Folger lost for words after home podium

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Jonas Folger has admitted after an incredible home podium finish in Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring that he was left lost for words with the response he...

MotoGP: Sachsenring an ‘important moment’ for Marquez

MotoGP: Sachsenring an ‘important moment’ for Marquez

German Grand Prix winner Marc Marquez says he’s very aware just how important this weekend’s victory at the Sachsenring was in the defence of his MotoGP world championship, after taking control of the...

MotoGP: Marquez wins eight in a row as Folger takes home podium

MotoGP: Marquez wins eight in a row as Folger takes home podium

Marc Marquez has put his 2017 MotoGP title defence back onto track after a stunning victory at the Sachsenring for the eighth year in a row – but almost had his limelight stolen by a stunning second...

Moto3: Mir extends championship lead as rivals stumble

Moto3: Mir extends championship lead as rivals stumble

Joan Mir has extended his Moto3 championship further to a huge 37 points as the series enters the summer break, after taking a controlled last lap victory over Romano Fenati as many of their...

MotoGP: Magnificent Marquez takes eighth consecutive German pole

MotoGP: Magnificent Marquez takes eighth consecutive German pole

Marc Marquez has taken his eighth consecutive pole position at the Sachsenring for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix, extending an unbeaten record that extends back to his 125GP days by powering to an...

Moto3: Canny Canet takes late pole position

Moto3: Canny Canet takes late pole position

A canny Aron Canet has taken a late pole position for tomorrow’s Moto3 race at the German Grand Prix, stealing the top spot from championship leader Joan Mir after he was convinced that a late rain...

Moto2: Luthi top in mixed conditions

Moto2: Luthi top in mixed conditions

Thomas Luthi has emerged top of the time sheets after the first day of action at the German Grand Prix, coming home ahead of Marcel Schrotter and Miguel Olivera at the closest thing the Swiss rider...

MotoGP: Dovi and Barbera share honours in wet and dry

MotoGP: Dovi and Barbera share honours in wet and dry

Ducati riders Andrea Dovizioso and Hector Barbera topped the time sheets on the opening day of action for the German Grand Prix in dry and then wet conditions at the Sachsenring, after a mixed day of...

Moto3: Mir on top as Martin breaks a leg

Moto3: Mir on top as Martin breaks a leg

Joan Mir ended the first day of Moto3 action at the German Grand Prix top of the time sheets – but the day ended in disaster for Mr Pole Position Jorge Martin, after a crash in free practice two left...

MotoGP: Rossi confirms he’ll continue beyond 2018 ‘if I’m still competitive’

MotoGP: Rossi confirms he’ll continue beyond 2018 ‘if I’m still competitive’

Valentino Rossi has confirmed that he’ll continue in the premiere class past the end of his current contract for the 2018 season, admitting that if he maintains his current level of consistency in the...

MotoGP: Rossi unsure of what to expect in Germany

MotoGP: Rossi unsure of what to expect in Germany

Dutch TT winner Valentino Rossi has admitted that he doesn’t know what to expect this weekend when the 2017 MotoGP championship heads to Sachsenring for the German Grand Prix only one week after he...

MotoGP: Sachsenring ‘a track that creates problems’ for Ducati

MotoGP: Sachsenring ‘a track that creates problems’ for Ducati

MotoGP championship leader Andrea Dovizioso has admitted that the championship heads to a track that in the past has ‘created problems’ for the Desmosedici in the past, as the series heads to the...

MotoGP: Dashboard messages permitted for 2018

MotoGP: Dashboard messages permitted for 2018

MotoGP’s rulemaking body the Grand Prix Commission have announced plans to allow the sending of messages from pit to rider during races, extending technology first introduced to notify riders of...

Moto3: Kent returns to Red Bull KTM to replace injured Antonelli

Moto3: Kent returns to Red Bull KTM to replace injured Antonelli

Former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent will return to the class this weekend for the second time this season, as he returns to his old Red Bull KTM Ajo squad to replace the injured Niccolo Antonelli...

MotoGP: Extra track time as Michelin bring four options to Sachsenring

MotoGP: Extra track time as Michelin bring four options to Sachsenring

This weekend’s MotoGP free practice one and two sessions at the German Grand Prix will be extended by an extra ten minutes to allow riders more time to assess four instead of the usual three front and...

Moto2: Marquez joins Mir for another year at Marc VDS

Moto2: Marquez joins Mir for another year at Marc VDS

Moto2 title contender Alex Marquez will remain with the Marc VDS squad in the middleweight class for 2018, after signing an extension to his deal that will see him partner fellow Spaniard Joan Mir as...

Moto3: McPhee back on form

Moto3: McPhee back on form

British Talent Honda rider John McPhee has leaped back into form at the Dutch TT after a series of disappointing races for the Scottish racer, bouncing back at Assen on Sunday to take a strong third...