2018

MotoGP: Brno test ‘not possible’ for Viñales

MotoGP: Brno test ‘not possible’ for Viñales

Movistar Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales has admitted that Monday’s test at Brno was just not possible for him to compete in, after being knocked out of Sunday’s Czech Grand Prix at the track by Honda...

MotoGP: Trouble ahead as rain threatens in Austria

MotoGP: Trouble ahead as rain threatens in Austria

There could be trouble ahead for MotoGP organisers at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, as heavy rain forecast for the weekend combined with dangerous track conditions last year at the Red Bull Ring...

MotoGP: No surgery for Espargaro but out for Austria

MotoGP: No surgery for Espargaro but out for Austria

Red Bull KTM rider Pol Espargaro will not need surgery after a fast crash on Sunday morning at the Czech Grand Prix, but with the Spaniard still undergoing observation in hospital for possible...

MotoGP: Crutchlow denied carbon swing arm by Bradl crash

MotoGP: Crutchlow denied carbon swing arm by Bradl crash

Cal Crutchlow has once again been denied a chance to try Honda’s new carbon fibre swing arm, after the part due to sent his way for yesterday’s Brno test was damaged by test rider Stefan Bradl during...

MotoGP: Marquez tops one-day test at Brno

MotoGP: Marquez tops one-day test at Brno

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) topped the Brno test was a late lunge for the top, setting a 1:55.209 on one of his last laps of the day. Repsol Honda were working with some “important” components so...

Moto3: Di Giannantonio wins debut race as disaster strikes for McPhee

Moto3: Di Giannantonio wins debut race as disaster strikes for McPhee

Fabio Di Giannantonio (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) produced a perfect ride to secure his first Grand Prix win at the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky in a race that saw a lead battle of 22...

Moto2: Oliveira takes Brno win and title lead

Moto2: Oliveira takes Brno win and title lead

Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) brilliantly battled his way to his second victory of the season in a phenomenal Moto2™ race at the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky, fending off pole sitter...

MotoGP: Dovizioso victorious in epic Ducati duel

MotoGP: Dovizioso victorious in epic Ducati duel

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) has taken his second win of the season in incredible style in the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky as a three-way fight for the win raged between the 04, his...

Moto3: Home hero Kornfeil tops chaotic qualifying

Moto3: Home hero Kornfeil tops chaotic qualifying

Jakub Kornfeil (Redox PrustelGP) claimed a first Czech pole in any class since Misano 2007 and was the first Czech rider to take pole in Brno at the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky after...

Moto2: Maiden pole for Marini in Czech Republic

Moto2: Maiden pole for Marini in Czech Republic

After taking his first Moto2™ front row and podium at the German GP, Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46) continued his fine form at the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky by securing his...

MotoGP: Dovi storms to Brno pole position

MotoGP: Dovi storms to Brno pole position

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) will be starting the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky from pole position – his first since 2016 – as he just edged out an equally incredible lap for compatriot...

MotoGP: Schwantz slams lack of respect among riders

MotoGP: Schwantz slams lack of respect among riders

1993 MotoGP world champion Kevin Schwantz has hit out at the current world championship grid, branding them as disrespectful and dangerous after a series of high-profile incidents that has seen...

MotoGP: Doyle set to leave BT Sport coverage

MotoGP: Doyle set to leave BT Sport coverage

TV presenter Craig Doyle will step down from his role as one of BT Sport’s MotoGP hosts at the end of the 2018 season, with the Irishman stepping away from motorsport to concentrate on his rugby...

Moto2: Schrotter takes control on opening day

Moto2: Schrotter takes control on opening day

Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) stamped his authority on the Moto2™ grid at the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky after going quickest in both FP1 and FP2, ending Friday 0.201 ahead of...

MotoGP: Pedrosa get action back underway in Brno

MotoGP: Pedrosa get action back underway in Brno

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) has had a tougher start to the season than many but now back to full strength and having announced his retirement at the end of 2018, the number 26 shot back to the...

Moto3: Masaki surprises with top spot

Moto3: Masaki surprises with top spot

Philipp Oettl’s (Sudmetal Schedl GP Racing) FP1 time was enough to keep him at the top of the combined timesheets on the opening day in Moto3™ at the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky, however...

Moto2: New Marc VDS deal ends Alex Marquez’s MotoGP hopes

Moto2: New Marc VDS deal ends Alex Marquez’s MotoGP hopes

Alex Marquez has confirmed that he will remain with the Marc VDS team in Moto2 for the 2019 season, ending speculation that the world champion’s brother was aiming for a seat in the premier class for...

MotoGP: Folger to become Yamaha test rider?

MotoGP: Folger to become Yamaha test rider?

MNC’s sources in the MotoGP paddock believe that German rider Jonas Folger could be set to make a more permanent return to the championship next year, stepping in as the head of Yamaha’s new...

Moto3: Martin extends title lead with German win

Moto3: Martin extends title lead with German win

Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) took a perfectly-timed win in the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, fighting at the front throughout before pulling the pin to perfection in the latter...

Moto2: Binder takes debut victory

Moto2: Binder takes debut victory

Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) claimed the first South African intermediate class win since 1980 at the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland after a sublime ride, beating Joan Mir (EG 0,0 Marc VDS)...

MotoGP: King of the Ring Marquez wins again

MotoGP: King of the Ring Marquez wins again

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has re-written another piece of history in the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, storming the Sachsenring from a ninth pole in a row to take his ninth win in a...

Moto3: Normal service resumed as Martin tops qualifying

Moto3: Normal service resumed as Martin tops qualifying

Championship leader Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) secured his sixth pole of 2018 thanks to his 1:28.434 at the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, beating Marcos Ramirez (Bester Capital...

Moto2: Pasini bounces back for pole position

Moto2: Pasini bounces back for pole position

Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) grabbed his second pole of the season at the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland to finish 0.181 seconds ahead of fellow Italian Luca Marini (Sky Racing...

MotoGP: Last gasp Marquez takes Sachsenring pole

MotoGP: Last gasp Marquez takes Sachsenring pole

It was all or nothing for a ninth consecutive pole at the Sachsenring for reigning Champion and ‘King of the Ring’ Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) – but the number 93 seriously had to work for it. By...

Moto3: Home favourite Oettl fastest in Germany

Moto3: Home favourite Oettl fastest in Germany

Home rider Philipp Oettl (Südmetall Schedl GP Racing) went quickest in FP2 to end Friday at the Pramac Motorrad Deutschland Grand Prix at the top of the timesheets, beating second fastest Tony...

Moto2: Vierge fastest as action gets underway

Moto2: Vierge fastest as action gets underway

Xavi Vierge (Dynavolt Intact GP) topped the Moto2 timesheets after the opening day’s track action at the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in what was an incredibly tight FP2 session. The...

MotoGP: Lorenzo stuns to top opening day at Sachsenring

MotoGP: Lorenzo stuns to top opening day at Sachsenring

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) ripped up the Honda-drenched formbook on Day 1 at the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, taking Ducati to the top of the timesheets near the end of FP2 to set a...

MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa announces his retirement

MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa announces his retirement

Dani Pedrosa has announced that he will end his racing career at the end of the 2018 MotoGP season, stepping down after thirteen seasons in the premier class with the Repsol Honda squad. Rumoured at...

MotoGP: Pedrosa set to announce retirement?

MotoGP: Pedrosa set to announce retirement?

MCN’s sources believe that Dani Pedrosa could be set to announce his retirement at next weekend’s German Grand Prix, after negotiations that could have seen the MotoGP veteran line up for the new...

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha confirmed as taking over from Aspar

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha confirmed as taking over from Aspar

As originally reported by MCN two months ago, there will be a new team on the 2019 MotoGP grid, with the Angel Nieto Ducati outfit confirming this morning that they will sell their grid spots to the...

Red Bull Rookies: Double victory for Oncu at Assen

Red Bull Rookies: Double victory for Oncu at Assen

The Red Bull Rookies championship headed to the Cathedral of Speed- Assen last weekend. A track that is guaranteed to produce dramatic, enthralling and edge-of-your-seat racing from its flat, twisting...

MotoGP: Marquez wins epic Assen duel

MotoGP: Marquez wins epic Assen duel

Few races are written immediately into the history books as the flag flies at the finish line, but the 2018 Dutch GP will be one of them. It was Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who emerged from the...

Moto2: Bagnaia extends title challenge

Moto2: Bagnaia extends title challenge

Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) took a dominant fourth victory of the season at the Motul TT Assen after leading from start to finish, eventually taking the checkered flag 1.748 seconds...

Moto3: Martin takes back championship lead with Assen win

Moto3: Martin takes back championship lead with Assen win

Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) has become the first to win a Moto3™ race at the TT Circuit Assen from pole position, breaking the jinx in style to fight it out at the front before pulling the...

Moto2: Bagnaia ahead in red flagged qualifying

Moto2: Bagnaia ahead in red flagged qualifying

After topping every Free Practice session at the Motul TT Assen, Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) set a 1:37.608 to win the battle for pole position, beating Marcel Schroetter (Dynavolt...

MotoGP: Marquez tops frantic qualifying

MotoGP: Marquez tops frantic qualifying

It’s reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who will be starting from pole at the Motul TT Assen – his first at the venue in the premier class, only second of the 2018 season and 75th...