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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...

Moto3: Business as usual as Martin takes Assen pole

Moto3: Business as usual as Martin takes Assen pole

Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) will start Sunday’s lightweight class race from pole position for a record 14th time in his Moto3™ career, setting a 1:42.039 to beat Catalan GP winner Enea...

Moto2: Bagnaia continues run by topping Assen

Moto2: Bagnaia continues run by topping Assen

Francesco Bagnaia’s (Sky Racing Team VR46) Motul TT Assen got off to the perfect start as the Championship leader topped both FP1 and FP2 on Friday, with Joan Mir (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) second on the...

MotoGP: Vinales tops opening day in Assen

MotoGP: Vinales tops opening day in Assen

After two weekends ruled by one man, the timesheets have had a shake up once again at the Motul TT Assen – with Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) taking to the top late in FP2 to go fastest on...

Moto3: Canet holds off Martin for top spot

Moto3: Canet holds off Martin for top spot

Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) was the quickest rider in Moto3™ FP2 at the Motul TT Assen to top the combined timesheets on the opening day, after finishing fourth in the morning. The Spaniard...

MotoGP: Pedrosa’s deal with Petronas Yamaha imminent

MotoGP: Pedrosa’s deal with Petronas Yamaha imminent

MCN’s sources believe that an announcement is imminent about Dani Pedrosa’s future in the MotoGP championship, with the Spaniard believed to have already signed a contract that will see him join the...

MotoGP: Poncharal expecting strong weekend for Tech 3 duo

MotoGP: Poncharal expecting strong weekend for Tech 3 duo

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says he’s expecting a good weekend in Assen for his duo of Johann Zarco and Hafizh Syahrin, with both of the pair looking to bounce back after average...

Moto2: Triumph’s Moto2 engine breaks cover

Moto2: Triumph’s Moto2 engine breaks cover

Triumph’s new Moto2 engine has broken cover for the first time fitted to race bike chassis, with Kalex, KTM and NTS taking to the track at Motorland Aragon for a three-day outing last week with the...

MotoGP: Barcelona test sets up Marquez for Assen

MotoGP: Barcelona test sets up Marquez for Assen

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says he’s expecting a strong weekend at the Dutch TT this weekend, coming off the back of a strong one-day test after the last round of the championship in...

MotoGP: Marquez leaves it late to top test

MotoGP: Marquez leaves it late to top test

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) topped the one-day Official Test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with a late 1:38.919 despite a fall, with most of the grid back on track on Monday after the...

MotoGP: Lorenzo makes it two from two with sublime win

MotoGP: Lorenzo makes it two from two with sublime win

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) hammered home the victory at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya in flawless style, taking the win by over four seconds to secure his second consecutive win. Marc...

Moto2: Quartararo demolishes the field for debut win

Moto2: Quartararo demolishes the field for debut win

Fabio Quartararo (HDR – Speed Up Racing) stormed to a stunning first Grand Prix victory at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya to take his first podium finish since Assen 2015 in Moto3™, with...

Moto3: Bastianini wins in chaotic battle

Moto3: Bastianini wins in chaotic battle

Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) took his first victory since Motegi 2016 in a dramatic Moto3™ race at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, with Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PrüstelGP) taking second...

Moto2: Quartararo ups the pace for debut pole

Moto2: Quartararo ups the pace for debut pole

Fabio Quartararo (HRD – Speed Up Racing) will start tomorrow’s Moto2™ Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya race from pole position, setting a blistering 1:43.474 to beat 2017 race winner Alex...

MotoGP: Lorenzo on a roll with Barcelona pole

MotoGP: Lorenzo on a roll with Barcelona pole

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) secured a tantalising first pole position since Valencia 2016 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya in a spectacular Q2 session, with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda...

Moto3: Bastianini comes out top in frantic qualifying

Moto3: Bastianini comes out top in frantic qualifying

Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) will start tomorrow’s Moto3 race at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya from pole position as he took top spot in qualifying for the first time since Aragon...

Moto2: Bagnaia maintains championship momentum

Moto2: Bagnaia maintains championship momentum

Francesco Bagnaia’s (Sky Racing Team VR46) FP1 time was enough to keep the Championship leader at the top of the combined timesheets on Friday at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya,...

MotoGP: Lorenzo finds his mojo at home race

MotoGP: Lorenzo finds his mojo at home race

Mugello race winner Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) was the man to beat on the opening day at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, ending FP2 top of the timesheets after setting a 1:38.930 – the...

Moto3: Bezzecchi tops opening day in Barcelona

Moto3: Bezzecchi tops opening day in Barcelona

Championship leader Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PrüstelGP) set the quickest time of the day on his final run in FP2 to take top honours on Friday at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya. The Italian...

Moto2: Martin’s step up to KTM for 2019 confirmed

Moto2: Martin’s step up to KTM for 2019 confirmed

Moto3 championship front-runner Jorge Martin’s step up to the Moto2 class for 2019 has been confirmed, with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team announcing this morning that the Spaniard will replace the...