2019

MotoGP: Zeelenberg proud of protégé Quartararo

MotoGP: Zeelenberg proud of protégé Quartararo

In only his fourth race in the premier class, French MotoGP newboy Fabio Quartararo had a rollercoaster weekend at Jerez last weekend. Showing off his talent to take pole he spent 13 laps battling...

MotoGP: Dovizioso to trade two wheels for four in DTM

MotoGP: Dovizioso to trade two wheels for four in DTM

Andrea Dovizioso will trade two wheels for four next month, when the Ducati MotoGP racer makes his debut in the ultra-competitive DTM touring car race series. Filling in for Audi Sport Team WRT racer...

MotoGP: Quartararo leaves Jerez on top after one-day test

MotoGP: Quartararo leaves Jerez on top after one-day test

Fabio Quartararo has bounced back from the disappointment of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix by leaving the Jerez circuit fasrest in testing, blitzing his own lap record by ending up a stunning half...

Moto2: Baldassarri extends title lead with Jerez win

Moto2: Baldassarri extends title lead with Jerez win

Lorenzo Baldassarri has laid further serious groundwork for his assault on the 2019 Moto2 crown in Jerez, winning a shortened race ahead of COTA podium finisher and form man Jorge Navarro.

Moto3: Antonelli takes debut victory for Simoncelli team

Moto3: Antonelli takes debut victory for Simoncelli team

Niccolo Antonelli has handed the Simoncelli racing team their first ever win in Grand Prix racing, with a perfect day for the squad set up in tribute of the late Marco Simoncelli as teammate Tetsuki...

MotoGP: Marquez dominates as Quartararo cruelly denied

MotoGP: Marquez dominates as Quartararo cruelly denied

Marc Marquez has taken a home win in the Spanish Grand Prix, putting in a flawless performance to make some amends for his crash out the lead in Texas – and taking back the Championship lead. Alex...

MotoGP update: Marquez takes blame for Austin crash

MotoGP update: Marquez takes blame for Austin crash

Update 0700 Friday: Marquez has taken to social media to clarify his comments in yesterday's press conference, tweeting to MCN's MotoGP reporter Simon Patterson to say that he didn't mean that a...

MotoGP: Brno in doubt after government subsidy cuts?

MotoGP: Brno in doubt after government subsidy cuts?

The future of the Czech Grand Prix could be in doubt, after reports in local media that the regional government will not commit to fully subsidising the race for next year and beyond. Pledging only...

Moto2: Pasini to replace Dixon in Jerez

Moto2: Pasini to replace Dixon in Jerez

Angel Nieto KTM rider Jake Dixon will miss this weekend’s action at the Spanish circuit that shares a namesake with his team, as the Moto2 rookie continues to recover from injuries sustained last time...

MotoGP: Aprilia boss says 'clearly the rules don't work'

MotoGP: Aprilia boss says 'clearly the rules don't work'

New Aprilia boss Massimo Rivola insists the team’s protest against Ducati’s swing arm spoiler at the opening race of 2019 was important for the sport, despite having their appeal rejected by the FIM...

MotoGP: Miller eyeing Petrucci's factory seat

MotoGP: Miller eyeing Petrucci's factory seat

Ducati’s MotoGP bosses have told MCN that Jack Miller is in line for Danilo Petrucci’s factory seat next season and that the time when they need to make a decision on who will partner Andrea Dovizioso...

MotoGP: Why Rossi is a true title contender

MotoGP: Why Rossi is a true title contender

Valentino Rossi says he’s confident that he can fight for the 2019 MotoGP title on consistency alone, building on the form in recent seasons where he took second in the championship in 2014, 2015 and...

MotoGP: What will the calendar look like in the future?

MotoGP: What will the calendar look like in the future?

More successful than it’s ever been with rising viewing figures and profits through the roof, there’s more and more countries and circuits clamouring to be a part of the MotoGP circus than ever...

MotoGP: Rins beats Rossi for debut victory

MotoGP: Rins beats Rossi for debut victory

Alex Rins has taken his debut victory in the premiere class at the Circuit of the Americas, with Marc Marquez's unbeaten streak coming to an end after he joined fellow Hond arider Cal Crutchlow in...

Moto2: Luthi returns to winning form

Moto2: Luthi returns to winning form

Tom Luthi has returned to winning form after a difficult season in MotoGP, bouncing back on his third race back in Moto2 to take victory in Texas. Pulling clear and then easing away of the chasing...

Moto3: Canet takes first win for Max Biaggi's team

Moto3: Canet takes first win for Max Biaggi's team

Aron Canet has taken the first win for Max Biaggi's new Moto3 team in the Grand Prix of the Americas, delivering a knockout blow in the closing laps to take the win from a late-charging Jaume Masia...

MotoGP: Honda highlight rule loopholes with spoiler device

MotoGP: Honda highlight rule loopholes with spoiler device

Honda have apparently succeeded in their goal of highlighting the loopholes in MotoGP’s rule books by submitting their own version of Ducati’s spoiler for approval by technical control – having the...

MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Argentina victory

MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Argentina victory

Marc Marquez has cruised to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix, converting his blistering practice pace into race pace and taking the win at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit by well over ten seconds.

Moto2: Two from two for Baldassarri

Moto2: Two from two for Baldassarri

Lorenzo Baldassarri has made it two wins from two races in the 2019 Moto2 season, backing up his Qatar Grand Prix win with victory in today's Argentine Grand Prix. He held off the advances of Remy...

Moto3: Debut win for Masia after fierce scrap

Moto3: Debut win for Masia after fierce scrap

Pole position sitter Jaume Masia has taken his debut victory in the Moto3 class at the Argentine Grand Prix, not making life easy for himself after dropping back in the early stages to outside the top...

Video: Golfing with Lowes and McPhee

Video: Golfing with Lowes and McPhee

Ahead of this weekend's Argentine Grand Prix, Moto2 and Moto3 riders Sam Lowes and John McPhee joined some of their rivals for a round of golf as part of MotoGP's pre-event promotional work. We tagged...

MotoGP: Marquez expecting Honda to copy Ducati spoiler

MotoGP: Marquez expecting Honda to copy Ducati spoiler

Marc Marquez has admitted that he expects his Honda team (and other manufacturers on the MotoGP grid) to try out their own version of Ducati’s new swing arm-mounted spoiler device sooner rather than...

MotoGP: Suzuki boss Brivio says Ducati protest ‘good for the sport’

MotoGP: Suzuki boss Brivio says Ducati protest ‘good for the sport’

Suzuki MotoGP boss Davide Brivio has told MCN exclusively that he hopes that the process of lodging an appeal against Ducati’s new under-bike spoiler after the Qatar Grand Prix will be good for the...

MotoGP: Court of appeal reject protests against Ducati spoiler

MotoGP: Court of appeal reject protests against Ducati spoiler

The FIM Court of Appeal have ruled that Ducati’s spoiler device, trialled in the opening round of the 2019 MotoGP season, is legal – despite protests filed by Aprilia, Honda, Suzuki and KTM in the...

MotoE: Energica address fire risks of electric bikes

MotoE: Energica address fire risks of electric bikes

MotoE one-make manufacturer Energica have moved to address consumers fears in the wake of last week’s disastrous fire in the series’ paddock in Jerez, explaining the limited risks of fire that come...

MotoE: Short circuit suspected as cause of Jerez fire

MotoE: Short circuit suspected as cause of Jerez fire

MotoE bosses have confirmed initial reports that a short circuit in one of their charging units appears to have been responsible for the devastating fire that destroyed the entire 2019 grid on...

MotoGP: Qatar result to be decided in court?

MotoGP: Qatar result to be decided in court?

Andrea Dovizioso will have a wait before he can properly celebrate Sunday’s race win in the opening MotoGP race of 2019, after protests from Ducati’s opposition after the race saw the result referred...

Moto2: ‘No better start’ for returning Luthi

Moto2: ‘No better start’ for returning Luthi

Returning Moto2 rider Tom Luthi says that his first race back in the class after an ill-fated season in MotoGP couldn’t have gone better, after the Swiss rider was able to hunt down race winner...

MotoGP: Marquez’s race ‘exactly like last year’

MotoGP: Marquez’s race ‘exactly like last year’

Marc Marquez says this year’s Qatar Grand Prix brought back memories of last year’s duel for him, after he got beaten for the second year in a row in a last corner duel with Andrea Dovizioso. But...

MotoGP: Dovi beats Marquez as Crutchlow returns in third

MotoGP: Dovi beats Marquez as Crutchlow returns in third

Andrea Dovizioso has taken another last corner race win over Marc Marquez to kick start the 2019 MotoGP season, winning against his rival from last season at the Qatar Grand Prix. Brit Cal Crutchlow...

Moto2: Baldassarri victorious in first Triumph-powered race

Moto2: Baldassarri victorious in first Triumph-powered race

Lorenzo Baldassarri has taken the first victory of Moto2’s new Triumph-powered era, winning a thrilling race at the Qatar Grand Prix to just about hold off the advances of Tom Luthi on the line.

Moto3: Toba takes debut victory in first race of 2019

Moto3: Toba takes debut victory in first race of 2019

Honda Team Asia rider Kaito Toba has taken his first ever Grand Prix victory in the opening Moto3 race of 2019, managing the race perfectly at the Losail circuit to win the Qatar Grand Prix. Setting...

MotoGP: Viñales starts in front for opening race of 2019

MotoGP: Viñales starts in front for opening race of 2019

Maverick Viñales will start the opening MotoGP race of 2019 from the front of the grid tomorrow, after setting an impressive lap time in tricky conditions to take pole position for tomorrow's Qatar...

Moto2: Schrotter takes debut pole in new format

Moto2: Schrotter takes debut pole in new format

Marcel Schrotter has taken his debut pole position for tomorrow’s Qatar Grand Prix after 158 attempts, edging out Xavi Vierge and Lorenzo Baldassarri for the top spot as Moto2 took to the track for...

Moto3: Canet gives Biaggi pole on team debut

Moto3: Canet gives Biaggi pole on team debut

Aron Canet has given Max Biaggi's new Max Racing Team the first pole position of the 2019 Moto3 season on their debut, taking the top spot at the Losail circuit for tomorrow's Qatar Grand Prix.

Moto2: Triumph to present special trophy for first race

Moto2: Triumph to present special trophy for first race

Triumph will present a special trophy to the winner of Sunday's opening race of the 2019 Moto2 season at the Qatar Grand Prix, as they make their debut as the exclusive engine supplier for the...