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Moto3: Injured Martin takes pole by 0.001

Moto3: Injured Martin takes pole by 0.001

Jorge Martin once again defied the odds to take pole position for tomorrow’s Moto3 British Grand Prix despite still suffering with a broken wrist. The Spaniard fractured his left wrist during free...

MotoGP: Crutchlow leads Petrucci in FP3

MotoGP: Crutchlow leads Petrucci in FP3

Cal Crutchlow got the better of Pramac Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci to lead the way in front of a home crowd in the third and final timed practice session at Silverstone. After overnight rainfall, there...

Moto3: Kornfeil leads the pack in morning FP3

Moto3: Kornfeil leads the pack in morning FP3

In a damp but drying third Moto3 free practice session, it was Jakub Kornfeil who topped the timing sheets, with a late charge to the front on his final, chequered flagged lap. Crossing the line with...

MotoGP: Rossi ‘riding Silverstone is like having sex!’

MotoGP: Rossi ‘riding Silverstone is like having sex!’

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi says he’s out to make amends for a disastrous start to the 2018 MotoGP season when the championship heads to Silverstone this weekend. One of his favourite...

MotoGP: Crutchlow ‘not a dark horse’

MotoGP: Crutchlow ‘not a dark horse’

Cal Crutchlow says he’s going into this year’s British Grand Prix in a brand-new position, not only one of the outside possibilities for victory in Sunday’s race but, for the first time in his MotoGP...

MotoGP: Crutchlow ‘quite positive’ that new contract will be his last

MotoGP: Crutchlow ‘quite positive’ that new contract will be his last

After announcing earlier this week that he has signed a one-year HRC contract extension to remain with LCR Honda, Cal Crutchlow has revealed that this latest deal may well be his last in...

MotoGP: Petrucci slams Lorenzo after practice near miss

MotoGP: Petrucci slams Lorenzo after practice near miss

Danilo Petrucci has slammed Jorge Lorenzo after a near miss in today’s second free practice session saw the Italian narrowly avoid the Spaniard’s rear wheel. Petrucci caught up with Lorenzo, who is...

MotoGP: Silverstone resurfacing a 'disaster' after opening day

MotoGP: Silverstone resurfacing a 'disaster' after opening day

Silverstone’s new asphalt has been branded a disaster by a host of top MotoGP riders after the opening day of action at the British Grand Prix. The entire 3.6-mile circuit was re-laid ahead of this...

MotoGP: Dovizioso: 'We have to be ready for anything'

MotoGP: Dovizioso: 'We have to be ready for anything'

Andrea Dovizioso has said it’s too early to talk about Sunday’s race after the opening day on track at Silverstone. Cool and windy conditions saw grip levels low during both MotoGP free practice...

Video: McPhee talks 2019 plans with Petronas SIC Honda

Video: McPhee talks 2019 plans with Petronas SIC Honda

Scottish rider John McPhee has announced tonight at the british Grand Prix that he'll be lining up for the Petronas Sprinta Sepang Internation Circuit Honda team in next season's Moto3 championship -...

Moto2: Marquez quickest in FP2 washout

Moto2: Marquez quickest in FP2 washout

Alex Marquez was quickest in a washout second Moto2 practice at Silverstone this afternoon. The session started dry, but it wasn’t long before the heavens opened above the Northamptonshire circuit...

MotoGP: Morbidelli and Quartararo finally confirmed at Petronas Yamaha

MotoGP: Morbidelli and Quartararo finally confirmed at Petronas Yamaha

MotoGP’s newest team, the Petronas Sprinta Yamaha squad, has finally confirmed that their line up for 2019 will feature reigning Moto2 world champion Franco Morbidelli and 2018 race winner Fabio...

Moto3: McPhee to line up for Petronas Sprinta Racing in 2019

Moto3: McPhee to line up for Petronas Sprinta Racing in 2019

Scottish rider John McPhee will have the chance of a lifetime to lift the Moto3 world crown in 2019 after announcing today at his home race that he has signed for the Petronas Sprinta Honda team for...

MotoGP: Dovizioso pips Crutchlow to top spot by 0.005

MotoGP: Dovizioso pips Crutchlow to top spot by 0.005

Andrea Dovizioso took control in this afternoon’s second MotoGP practice at Silverstone to pip home hero Cal Crutchlow to the top spot by just 0.005 seconds. Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, who had...

Moto3: Arbolino fastest in dampened practice session

Moto3: Arbolino fastest in dampened practice session

Italian Tony Arbolino finished this afternoon’s second Moto3 free practice session fastest, with a time of 2’14.257, ahead of Marco Bezzecchi and Niccolo Antonelli, with just over two tenths of a...

Moto2: Schrotter sets early pace at Silverstone

Moto2: Schrotter sets early pace at Silverstone

After an action-packed opening Moto2 free practice session, it was Marcel Schrotter who set the early pace, leading Italy's Mattia Pasini by 0.258 seconds with a lap time of 2’08.385. Sitting 1.695...

MotoGP: Is Marquez beatable at Silverstone?

MotoGP: Is Marquez beatable at Silverstone?

Over the first half of the 2018 MotoGP season, reigning champion Marc Marquez has looked almost unbeatable, delivering a series of knock-out blows to his title rivals that means he goes into this...

MotoGP: Vinales leads Yamaha 1-2 in opening Silverstone session

MotoGP: Vinales leads Yamaha 1-2 in opening Silverstone session

Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi were able to forget their Austrian GP woes to go 1-2 in the opening MotoGP practice session at Silverstone this morning. Up the sharp end throughout the 45-minute...

Moto3: Oettl quickest as British GP kicks off at Silverstone

Moto3: Oettl quickest as British GP kicks off at Silverstone

Philipp Oettl led the way as the 2018 British Grand Prix got underway in cold but clear conditions at Silverstone. The Sudmetal Schedl GP Racing rider was over half a second quicker than Estrella...

MotoGP: Smith hoping for Silverstone bravery pill

MotoGP: Smith hoping for Silverstone bravery pill

Bradley Smith says he’s going into what could be his final British Grand Prix ever happy, knowing that while he might not have a chance at podium success, he’ll have the backing of his home crowd –...

MotoGP: Redding under no illusions for home race

MotoGP: Redding under no illusions for home race

Scott Redding says he’s going into his home race under no illusions about how easy the weekend is going to be for him, after a tough year so far on the factory Aprilia machine. Launching a furious...

MotoGP: Rins out to repeat past success at Silverstone

MotoGP: Rins out to repeat past success at Silverstone

Suzuki rider Alex Rins is going into this weekend’s British Grand Prix full of motivation, as he looks to build on a strong second season in the premier class and to help return Suzuki to the top step...

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo on a roll ahead of Silverstone

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo on a roll ahead of Silverstone

Five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo is going into this weekend’s British Grand Prix in the best possible shape, thanks to an incredible turnaround in form that's seen him the man to be beaten in...

Moto2: Lowes to wear special RAF centenary helmet

Moto2: Lowes to wear special RAF centenary helmet

Moto2 rider Sam Lowes will race this weekend's British Grand Prix in a special Shark helmet design, with the Lincolnshire native celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. The design...

British MotoGP: Schedule & TV times

British MotoGP: Schedule & TV times

The 2018 British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone this weekend with the iconic Northamptonshire venue staging round 12 of the MotoGP World Championship. Marc Marquez leads the championship...

MotoGP: Crutchlow signs one-year extension with Honda

MotoGP: Crutchlow signs one-year extension with Honda

Cal Crutchlow has announced ahead of his home race at the British grand Prix that he has signed a one-year extension to his contract with Honda, adding a year to his current contract and keeping him...

Video: Lowes excited about British GP possibilities

Video: Lowes excited about British GP possibilities

Ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix, MCN caught up with Swiss Innovative Investors KTM rider Sam Lowes. Not enjoying the best start to the season so far, the British rider nonetheless says that...

Video: New Triumph Moto2 engine gets dyno run

Video: New Triumph Moto2 engine gets dyno run

With Triumph's Moto2 engine taking to a Grand Prix circuit for the first time this weekend as double world champion James Toseland rides their test bike with the new powerplant around Silverstone, the...

MotoGP: Baz excited for big KTM chance

MotoGP: Baz excited for big KTM chance

French World Superbike racer Loris Baz says he’s prepared to be thrown back into the deep end of the MotoGP world championship this weekend, deputising for injured Red Bull KTM rider Pol Espargaro...

MotoGP: Michelin bring four options for Silverstone surface

MotoGP: Michelin bring four options for Silverstone surface

MotoGP sole tyre manufacturer Michelin will bring four options of tyres to this weekend’s British Grand Prix instead of the usual three, as they play it safe on a new surface on which they haven’t...

MotoGP: Marquez prepared for mixed conditions

MotoGP: Marquez prepared for mixed conditions

Marc Marquez says he’s going into this weekend’s British Grand Prix prepared for whatever thus summer’s unpredictable weather can throw at him, after the first real chance this season to gauge his...

MotoGP: Baz steps in to replace Espargaro at KTM

MotoGP: Baz steps in to replace Espargaro at KTM

French World Superbike rider Loris Baz will step up to the Red Bull KTM MotoGP squad this weekend at the British Grand Prix, as he fills in for the injured Pol Espargaro on the Austrian manufacturer’s...

Moto2: Lowes returns to Gresini for 2019

Moto2: Lowes returns to Gresini for 2019

Sam Lowes will return to the Gresini Racing team for 2019, signing back up with the team that he challenged for the title with before making his ill-fated move to MotoGP. The British rider last rode...

MotoGP: Silverstone schedule change as Moto2 goes last

MotoGP: Silverstone schedule change as Moto2 goes last

This weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone will see a flip to the usual weekend schedule, with Sunday’s Moto2 race coming after the main event instead of between it and Moto3 as is usual. The...

Moto3: Chance for Bezzecchi as Martin recovery continues?

Moto3: Chance for Bezzecchi as Martin recovery continues?

Marco Bezzecchi pulled the pin to perfection in the Austrian GP, taking his second win of the season in style and giving himself the perfect platform from which to launch a serious assault on the...

Moto2: Title fight to continue at British Grand Prix

Moto2: Title fight to continue at British Grand Prix

The Red Bull Ring gave us another Moto2 race to remember, and this time it was Francesco Bagnaia who took the points lead by taking the win. Pecco just held off key rival Miguel Oliveira and the gap...