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MotoGP: Suzuki confirm Mir as Iannone’s replacement

MotoGP: Suzuki confirm Mir as Iannone’s replacement

Suzuki have confirmed that Joan Mir will step up to the premier class for 2019 with them, as the reigning Moto3 world champion confirmed weeks of rumours linking him to the Japanese factory on the eve...

CEV: Reale Avintia rider Andreas Perez dies after Moto3 crash

CEV: Reale Avintia rider Andreas Perez dies after Moto3 crash

Reale Avintia rider Andreas Perez has tragically died after a crash in yesterday’s Moto3 junior world championship race at the Circuit Catalunya in Barcelona. The 14-year-old fell during the second...

Moto2: Barbera fired following drink driving conviction

Moto2: Barbera fired following drink driving conviction

Pons Racing Moto2 rider Hector Barbera has been fired by the team following his conviction today for drink driving offences in his native Spain. He was arrested on Wednesday night after being found...

MotoGP: Iannone replaces Redding at Aprilia

MotoGP: Iannone replaces Redding at Aprilia

Andrea Iannone has been signed by the Aprilia MotoGP team as replacing Brit Scott Redding for the 2019 season, joining the Italian manufacturer on a two-year deal and confirming weeks of paddock...

MotoGP: Suzuki confirm Iannone departure

MotoGP: Suzuki confirm Iannone departure

The Suzuki MotoGP team have confirmed that Andrea Iannone will not remain with them for next season, opening the door for the Italian to be replaced by rookie Joan Mir for next season. The news comes...

MotoGP: Petrucci completes factory Ducati line-up

MotoGP: Petrucci completes factory Ducati line-up

Danilo Petrucci has been confirmed, as expected, to complete the factory Ducati line-up for 2019 and 2020, joining fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso after a successful two-year apprenticeship on the...

MotoGP: Syahrin remains with Tech 3 after KTM switch

MotoGP: Syahrin remains with Tech 3 after KTM switch

Malaysian rider Hafizh Syahrin will remain with Tech 3 next season despite the French team’s switch to KTM machinery, with his impressive rookie performances meaning that he’s been offered what he...

MotoGP: Lorenzo confirmed as Pedrosa replacement

MotoGP: Lorenzo confirmed as Pedrosa replacement

Repsol Honda have confirmed that Jorge Lorenzo will be joining them as Dani Pedrosa’s replacement for the 2019 and 2020 MotoGP seasons, with the five-time world champion set to become teammates to...

MotoGP: Lorenzo to replace Pedrosa at Honda?

MotoGP: Lorenzo to replace Pedrosa at Honda?

Italian Grand Prix winner looks Jorge Lorenzo set to make a huge shift for the 2019 MotoGP season, leaving the factory Ducati team only 48 hours after taking his first win for the Italian...

MotoGP: Honda confirm Pedrosa departure after 13 seasons

MotoGP: Honda confirm Pedrosa departure after 13 seasons

The Repsol Honda team have confirmed that Dani Pedrosa will leave them after twelve seasons with the squad, announcing today that they would not be renewing his contract beyond the end of the current...

MotoGP: Lorenzo takes first Ducati win as Marquez crashes

MotoGP: Lorenzo takes first Ducati win as Marquez crashes

Jorge Lorenzo has blown the 2018 MotoGP championship wide open by taking his first win since switching from Yamaha to Ducati at today’s Italian Grand Prix. The five-time world champion put on an old...

Moto2: Oliveira breaks Italian hearts as Pasini tumbles

Moto2: Oliveira breaks Italian hearts as Pasini tumbles

Miguel Oliveira has given KTM their first Moto2 win of the 2018 season at Mugello, taking a victory over Lorenzo Baldassarri in the Italian Grand Prix despite severe pressure from his local opposition...

Moto3: Martin masterclass at Mugello

Moto3: Martin masterclass at Mugello

Jorge Martin has turned yesterday’s pole position into the perfect weekend at Mugello, by taking a textbook victory in the Italian Grand Prix to close the gap to Moto3 championship leader Marco...

Moto2: Home favourite Pasini takes pole position

Moto2: Home favourite Pasini takes pole position

Home favourite Mattia Pasini has taken pole position for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix, setting himself up in the best possible way to repeat last year’s emotional race victory at the Mugello...

MotoGP: Rossi breaks dry spell with pole position in Mugello

MotoGP: Rossi breaks dry spell with pole position in Mugello

Valentino Rossi has broken a pole position dry spell stretching back nearly two seasons by taking pole position for his home race at Mugello. The result is his first time starting from the top spot...

Moto3: Martin matches pole record in Mugello

Moto3: Martin matches pole record in Mugello

Jorge Martin has matched Alex Rins’ record for Moto3 pole positions by taking the 13th of his career at Mugello today, to line up on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix. The...

MotoGP: Details begin to emerge of Lorenzo Yamaha return

MotoGP: Details begin to emerge of Lorenzo Yamaha return

Details are beginning to emerge in the MotoGP paddock about Jorge Lorenzo’s rumoured return to Yamaha, with talks reportedly going on this weekend to secure a deal between the five-time world...

MotoGP: Pirro survives 200mph crash relatively unscathed

MotoGP: Pirro survives 200mph crash relatively unscathed

Ducati MotoGP wildcard Michele Pirro has survived a horror 200mph crash at the Italian Grand Prix relatively unscathed, suffering only a dislocated shoulder, a concussion and severe bruising after...

Moto2: Mir shows his potential with Mugello top spot

Moto2: Mir shows his potential with Mugello top spot

Joan Mir has shown why he’s been feted by factory teams in recent weeks with his Moto2 pace, topping the opening day of action at the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello. The Marc VDS Kalex rider ended the...

MotoGP: Iannone makes a statement with fastest time

MotoGP: Iannone makes a statement with fastest time

Andrea Iannone has made a statement only 24 hours after confirming that he wouldn’t be retained by Suzuki for 2019, by topping the opening day of action at his home race in Mugello. He ended the day...

Moto3: Martin tops opening day in Mugello

Moto3: Martin tops opening day in Mugello

Jorge Martin has topped the opening day of Moto3 action at the Italian Grand Prix, ending the day well clear of the chasing pack at Mugello. Leading a trio of Hondas at the front, he ended the day...

MotoGP: Rossi sees light at the end of the tunnel

MotoGP: Rossi sees light at the end of the tunnel

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi sys he finally sees light at the end of the tunnel for the Yamaha M1 project after last weekend’s French Grand Prix, with the more capable bike that he and...

MotoGP: Iannone’s Suzuki departure opens door for Mir

MotoGP: Iannone’s Suzuki departure opens door for Mir

Andrea Iannone has confirmed that he’s leaving the Suzuki MotoGP team at the end of the 2018 season, opening the door for Joan Mir to join the Japanese manufacturer in his place. The Italian confirmed...

MotoGP: Yamaha lifeline for Lorenzo?

MotoGP: Yamaha lifeline for Lorenzo?

Jorge Lorenzo may be set to make a spectacular return to Yamaha machinery for the 2019 MotoGP world championship if the latest paddock rumours are to be believed, after losing out on a chance to join...

MotoGP: Crutchlow passed fit to ride despite monster highside

MotoGP: Crutchlow passed fit to ride despite monster highside

Cal Crutchlow has been passed fir to ride in today’s French Grand Prix after surviving a monster highside during qualifying yesterday. The LCR Honda rider was discharged from Le Mans hospital this...

MotoGP: Dovi celebrates new contract with top spot

MotoGP: Dovi celebrates new contract with top spot

Andrea Dovizioso has celebrated his new two-year Ducati contract extension by taking top spot on the opening day of action at the French Grand Prix, dipping under the outright lap record at the Le...

Moto3: Antonelli tops day one in France

Moto3: Antonelli tops day one in France

Niccolo Antonelli has topped the opening day of Moto3 action at the French Grand Prix, ending the combined free practice sessions a mere 0.048 ahead of an impressive ride from Kaito Toba, Enea...

MotoGP: Two more years of Dovi and Ducati

MotoGP: Two more years of Dovi and Ducati

Ducati have confirmed that Andrea Dovizioso will remain with the squad for two more years, ending speculation that the Italian wasn’t happy with initial contract offers from the Bologna firm and...

Moto3: McPhee penalised for Jerez crash

Moto3: McPhee penalised for Jerez crash

British racer John McPhee has been handed a six-place grid penalty for this weekend's French Grand Prix, after he was deemed by race control to have caused the crash that took him, Dennis Foggia...

MotoGP: Espargaro to remain with Aprilia

MotoGP: Espargaro to remain with Aprilia

Aleix Espargaro will remain with the factory Aprilia MotoGP team for at least two more years, after signing an extension to his deal with the squad. Coming after a difficult start to the 2018 season...

MotoGP: Two more years at Suzuki for Rins

MotoGP: Two more years at Suzuki for Rins

Alex Rins will remain with the Suzuki MotoGP squad for two more years, announcing the news to no surprise at the French Grand Prix today. The Spaniard has been in open talks with the manufacturer for...

MotoGP: Smith aiming for Tech 3 seat

MotoGP: Smith aiming for Tech 3 seat

Bradley Smith says that he’s hoping for a future in MotoGP after the 2018 season, as he starts to look for a ride for the future after it was confirmed as being replaced at the Red Bull KTM squad by...

MotoGP: Rossi hoping to be fast in France

MotoGP: Rossi hoping to be fast in France

Valentino Rossi says that on paper he and his Movistar Yamaha team should be fast this weekend as they head to Le Mans for the French Grand Prix. The scene of teammate Maverick Viñales’ last win...

MotoGP: Marquez expecting to work hard at Le Mans

MotoGP: Marquez expecting to work hard at Le Mans

Reigning MotoGP champion marc Marquez says he knows that he’s going to have to work hard this weekend at the French Grand Prix if he wants to make it three wins in a row. Heading to a track where he...

MotoGP: Crutchlow gives new Silverstone surface the seal of approval

MotoGP: Crutchlow gives new Silverstone surface the seal of approval

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow has given the new surface at Silverstone the seal of approval after getting the chance to take to the track on Monday for a media event. Lapping the home of the British...

MotoGP: Marc VDS team manager denies allegations

MotoGP: Marc VDS team manager denies allegations

Marc VDS team boss Michael Bartholemy has issued a strongly worded statement to deny allegations that circulated the paddock in Jerez two weeks ago about financial irregularities within the MotoGP and...