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MotoGP: Crutchlow out to win British Grand Prix

MotoGP: Crutchlow out to win British Grand Prix

Cal Crutchlow says he’s confident he can be in with a shout with winning his home MotoGP race at tomorrow’s British Grand Prix, after a strong qualifying translated into a front row start for...

MotoGP: Rossi surprised by qualifying pace

MotoGP: Rossi surprised by qualifying pace

Valentino Rossi has said he was ‘surprised’ to lap under the outright circuit record on his way to a front row start for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix as he continues to struggle with the Movistar...

MotoGP: Marquez 'didn't expect' 1'59 lap

MotoGP: Marquez 'didn't expect' 1'59 lap

Marc Marquez says he didn’t expect to shatter his own pole position record on his way to the top spot in qualifying for the 2017 British Grand Prix. Marquez’ time of 1’59.941 bettered his own previous...

Moto2: Pasini makes it three in a row with Silverstone pole

Moto2: Pasini makes it three in a row with Silverstone pole

Mattia Pasini has made it three pole positons in a row in the 2017 Moto2 season by taking control at the British Grand Prix today, setting a time good enough for pole early in the session and seeing...

Moto3: Fenati takes last-gasp pole

Moto3: Fenati takes last-gasp pole

Romano Fenati bagged his first pole position of the 2017 season with a last-gasp lap at Silverstone this afternoon, beating title rival Joan Mir to the top spot by 0.1seconds. The Italian left it...

MotoGP: Marquez pips Rossi and Crutchlow for pole with fastest ever lap

MotoGP: Marquez pips Rossi and Crutchlow for pole with fastest ever lap

Marc Marquez will start on pole position for the 2017 British Grand Prix after making history in qualifying at Silverstone this afternoon. The Repsol Honda star recorded the first ever sub-two minute...

Moto2: Marquez tops Morbidelli in FP3

Moto2: Marquez tops Morbidelli in FP3

Alex Marquez continued to lead the way ahead of Moto2 qualifying in what was Saturday’s first fully dry practice session. Early morning rainfall had left the track in a sketchy condition ahead of...

MotoGP: Zarco leads Vinales in sketchy FP3

MotoGP: Zarco leads Vinales in sketchy FP3

Johann Zarco led the way as the track continued to dry during MotoGP free practice three. The 3.6-mile circuit was left wet after a brief shower this morning, but with the quickest Moto3 times set on...

MotoGP: KTM boss Leitner issues warning to Smith

MotoGP: KTM boss Leitner issues warning to Smith

Red Bull KTM boss Mike Leitner has issued a stark warning to factory racer Bradley Smith on the eve of the Brit’s first home race with the factory, saying that the Austrian manufacturer is expecting a...

Moto3: Fenati obliterates field in rapidly drying FP3

Moto3: Fenati obliterates field in rapidly drying FP3

Romano Fenati obliterated the competition in a damp-but-rapidly drying Moto3 final free practice session at Silverstone this morning. An early morning rain shower left the circuit wet this morning,...

Moto2: Dixon pleased with practice pace

Moto2: Dixon pleased with practice pace

Jake Dixon enjoyed a strong first day as he made his Grand Prix debut in the Moto2 class at Silverstone. The MCE British Superbike star is standing in for the injured Marcel Schrotter at the Intact...

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow rates his fellow British racers

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow rates his fellow British racers

With Cal Crutchlow recruited by MCN to guest edit our bumper British Grand Prix preview supplement, we got the double race winner to rate his fellow British rider – with typical Crutchlow bluntness...

MotoGP: Espargaro: 'Our best Friday so far!'

MotoGP: Espargaro: 'Our best Friday so far!'

Pol Espargaro impressed as action got underway at the 2017 British Grand Prix, taking the KTM RC16 the seventh fastest time of the day on its first visit to Silverstone. The stunning trellis-framed...

MotoGP: Marquez shrugs off high speed crash at Silverstone

MotoGP: Marquez shrugs off high speed crash at Silverstone

Marc Marquez has shrugged off a high speed crash in free practice two for the British Grand Prix this afternoon, putting the huge highside aside to immediately return to the track and set a time good...

MotoGP: Fastest Crutchlow 'nowhere near 100%'

MotoGP: Fastest Crutchlow 'nowhere near 100%'

Cal Crutchlow says he wasn’t pushing 100% on his way to the fastest lap of the day at Silverstone despite it being quicker than the race lap record. The British star’s time of 2’00.897 was more than a...

MotoGP: Stomach issues plaguing Rossi despite second place

MotoGP: Stomach issues plaguing Rossi despite second place

Valentino Rossi has spent the opening day of action at the British Grand Prix plagued with stomach problems, finding good pace to end the day second fastest behind Cal Crutchlow despite waking up...

Moto2: Marquez on top from Oliveira and Pasini

Moto2: Marquez on top from Oliveira and Pasini

Alex Marquez ruled the roost in the Moto2 class on the opening day at Silverstone after beating KTM’s Miguel Oliveira to the top spot in FP2. The duo were separated by 0.272sec after the final...

MotoGP: Crutchlow quickest from Rossi as Marquez crashes twice

MotoGP: Crutchlow quickest from Rossi as Marquez crashes twice

Cal Crutchlow had British fans cheering on the opening day of action at Silverstone by storming to the top of the timesheets in this afternoon’s second practice session. The LCR Honda rider, running a...

Moto3: Canet remains on top in FP2

Moto3: Canet remains on top in FP2

Aron Canet continued to lead the way in the second Moto3 practice at sunny Silverstone this afternoon, beating Romano Fenati to the top spot by just in a close-fought session. Fenati, who missed most...

Moto2: Aegerter leads Marquez in FP1

Moto2: Aegerter leads Marquez in FP1

Dominique Aegerter topped the pile as Moto2 practice got underway at Silverstone with the sun continuing to shine at the Northamptonshire track. Aegerter’s time of 2’08.191, which came late in the...

MotoGP: Vinales leads Lorenzo as practice gets underway

MotoGP: Vinales leads Lorenzo as practice gets underway

Maverick Vinales fired a warning shot to rivals as the 2017 British Grand Prix got underway with the Movistar Yamaha rider lapping half a second quicker than anyone else in the opening free practice...

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow rates his British GP rivals

MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow rates his British GP rivals

With Cal Crutchlow recruited by MCN to guest edit our bumper British Grand Prix preview supplement, we got the double race winner to rate his rivals – with typical Crutchlow bluntness and...

Moto3: McPhee’s guide to a flying Silverstone lap

Moto3: McPhee’s guide to a flying Silverstone lap

With the long, fast and technical nature of Silverstone making it one of the most challenging circuits of the MotoGP season, we sat down with Moto3 contender John McPhee to find out his secrets to a...

Moto3: Canet leads opening session at Silverstone

Moto3: Canet leads opening session at Silverstone

The 2017 British Grand Prix got underway in glorious conditions with the sun beaming down on Silverstone this morning. Estrella Galicia’s Aron Canet led the way in the day’s opening Moto3 practice...

MotoGP: Smith 'just glad to be on the grid' at Silverstone

MotoGP: Smith 'just glad to be on the grid' at Silverstone

2017 has seen a very different start to the season for Bradley Smith, as he and teammate Pol Espargaró handed over the chance to battle for podium positions on the Tech 3 Yamahas to Johann Zarco and...

MotoGP: New flag to flag system to be tested in FP2

MotoGP: New flag to flag system to be tested in FP2

MotoGP riders will trial a new flag-to-flag pit-stop system following the second free practice session tomorrow after concerns raised during the Czech Grand Prix earlier this month. The calls came...

MotoGP: Redding out with a point to prove at home

MotoGP: Redding out with a point to prove at home

It’s been a difficult start to the 2017 season for Scott Redding on the Pramac Ducati, fighting to get the best out of the bike and seemingly suffering one step back every time he takes two...

MotoGP: Rossi rides prototype 2018 bike at Misano test

MotoGP: Rossi rides prototype 2018 bike at Misano test

Valentino Rossi has tested the 2018 model Yamaha M1 machine for the first time at last weekend’s one-day private test in Misano, admitting today at Silverstone that he was given the chance to take to...

MotoGP: Luthi confirmed at Marc VDS for 2018

MotoGP: Luthi confirmed at Marc VDS for 2018

Moto2 championship contender Thomas Luthi will, as first reported last week by MCN last week, step up to the premier class in 2018 with the Marc VDS squad. The news was confirmed on Thursday morning...

Video: Big changes for Smith at Silverstone

Video: Big changes for Smith at Silverstone

We caught up with Red Bull KTM rider Bradley Smith ahead of his home race this weekend at Silverstone - and the Oxfordshire racer admitted that there have been big changes made in his camp in the...

Moto2: Mackenzie out to make a point at Brit GP

Moto2: Mackenzie out to make a point at Brit GP

There’s one racer for whom the British Grand Prix will being a very new experience in 2017, as Tarran Mackenzie lines up on the grid for his first ever home race in the top level of racing. But while...

MotoGP: Ducati duo relishing ‘beautiful Silverstone’

MotoGP: Ducati duo relishing ‘beautiful Silverstone’

The Ducati MotoGP duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo say they’re relishing the chance to ride one of the best circuits on the calendar when action kicks off tomorrow for the British Grand Prix...

MotoGP: Viñales out to defend his Silverstone title

MotoGP: Viñales out to defend his Silverstone title

Reigning British Grand Prix champion Maverick Viñales says he’s out to defend his title come Sunday, as he sets out to repeat last year’s Suzuki-mounted feat on a Yamaha come Sunday’s race at the...

MotoGP: British Talent Cup competitors revealed

MotoGP: British Talent Cup competitors revealed

22 riders will line-up on the grid for the inaugural British Talent Cup next year after an intense selection event at Silverstone ahead of the 2017 British Grand Prix. Out of around 200 applicants, 90...

MotoGP: British Grand Prix pub ammo

MotoGP: British Grand Prix pub ammo

Ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, official MotoGP statistician Doctor Martin Raines has compiled some great stats and figures that are perfect for wowing your mates with! The...

MotoGP: Crutchlow ‘out to go one better’ at home

MotoGP: Crutchlow ‘out to go one better’ at home

Cal Crutchlow says he’s out to go one better than last year at his home race this weekend, as he sets out to improve on last year’s second place at the British Grand Prix on Sunday. The LCR Honda...