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MotoGP: Another close fight on the cards at Silverstone

MotoGP: Another close fight on the cards at Silverstone

As the dust settles after the incredible duel in Austria, the stage is most definitely set for Silverstone. The venue that first hosted a showdown between then-reigning Champion Jorge Lorenzo and...

Interviews: 20 minutes with Simon Crafar

Interviews: 20 minutes with Simon Crafar

In the run-up to the Silverstone round of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship from August 24 to 26, we caught up with the winner of the 1998 British Grand Prix, Simon Crafar, who recently attended a...

Silverstone MD: “I toured around Bosnia on a NTV650…when the war was on”

Silverstone MD: “I toured around Bosnia on a NTV650…when the war was on”

For many Silverstone is regarded as a car circuit, operated by car people, but in reality, that is far from the case. MD, Stuart Pringle has been riding bikes for 25 years and his adventures include...

MotoGP: Redding apologies for ‘piece of s***’ remarks

MotoGP: Redding apologies for ‘piece of s***’ remarks

Scott Redding has apologies for his incredible attack on manufacturer Aprilia after Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, where he hit out at the lack of development and progress with the RS-GP machine.

Moto3: Bezzecchi wins but superhero Martin not far behind

Moto3: Bezzecchi wins but superhero Martin not far behind

Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PruestelGP) sealed his second race win of the season after leading from start to finish at the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, beating a hard charging Enea...

Moto2: Bagnaia and Oliveira go down to the wire

Moto2: Bagnaia and Oliveira go down to the wire

Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) maintained his 100% record of winning when on pole at the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich after a brilliant battle with main Championship rival...

MotoGP: Lorenzo comes out ahead in epic Marquez duel

MotoGP: Lorenzo comes out ahead in epic Marquez duel

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) put on a show to remember at the Red Bull Ring in the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, with the two dueling down to the wire...

MotoGP: Yamaha bosses issue unprecedented apology to riders

MotoGP: Yamaha bosses issue unprecedented apology to riders

Yamaha’s MotoGP bosses have made an unprecedented apology to riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales after today’s qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix, with the pair suffering a terrible day at...

Moto3: Bezzecchi on pole but Martin close behind

Moto3: Bezzecchi on pole but Martin close behind

Despite a crash at Turn 3, Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PrustelGP) secured his maiden Moto3™ pole position at the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich as the Red Bull Ring dried up at the end of a...

Moto2: Bagnaia cruises to pole despite fuel issues

Moto2: Bagnaia cruises to pole despite fuel issues

Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) sealed pole position at the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich after setting a scorching 1:29.409 on his fifth flying lap, ensuring he starts...

MotoGP: Marquez holds off Dovi by only 0.002

MotoGP: Marquez holds off Dovi by only 0.002

It was a breathless fight to the wire for pole position at the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, with the battle boiling down to a three-way scrap between Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) vs...

MotoGP: FP2 video call between Espargaros ‘to make Pol smile’

MotoGP: FP2 video call between Espargaros ‘to make Pol smile’

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro says his impromptu video call to brother Pol during the delay to the start of today’s free practice two session was an attempt to cheer up the Red Bull KTM rider...

Moto2: Odendaal fastest in the rain but Bagnaia in the dry

Moto2: Odendaal fastest in the rain but Bagnaia in the dry

With the rain falling heavily in FP2, Francesco Bagnaia (SKY Racing Team VR46) ended the opening day at the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österriech at the summit after going quickest in the dry FP1...

Moto3: McPhee fastest in the Austrian rain

Moto3: McPhee fastest in the Austrian rain

FP1’s quickest man Jaume Masia (Bester Capital Dubai) ends day one at the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich on top of the time sheets in a rain affected FP2 session, with Championship leader...

MotoGP: Split conditions leave Marquez and Dovi on top

MotoGP: Split conditions leave Marquez and Dovi on top

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was the fastest man on Friday at the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich and the only rider into the 1:23 bracket in FP1, moving two tenths clear of teammate...

Moto3: McPhee in line for Petronas Honda?

Moto3: McPhee in line for Petronas Honda?

Scottish rider John McPhee looks set to jump onto one of the best bikes on the Moto3 grid for 2019, with a new deal believed to be announced imminently that will see him join the Petronas Sprinta...

MotoGP: Ciabatti sad to see Lorenzo leave Ducati

MotoGP: Ciabatti sad to see Lorenzo leave Ducati

Ducati MotoGP boss Paolo Ciabatti says that Jorge Lorenzo’s current form is bittersweet to him, with the Spaniard continuing his strong run at Brno with another podium despite having only nine races...

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...