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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...

MotoGP: Michelin out to break records at home

MotoGP: Michelin out to break records at home

MotoGP sole tyre manufacturer Michelin say they’re out to break records this weekend at their home race, as the 2018 season gets back underway at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans. The French firm will...

MotoGP: Marc Marquez interviews... Marc Marquez

MotoGP: Marc Marquez interviews... Marc Marquez

With reigning MotoGP world champion rider Marc Márquez getting his 2018 season off to a flying start with back-to-back wins in America and Spain, the Repsol Honda rider took on a new challenge in the...

MotoGP: Dovi upbeat despite crash chaos in Jerez

MotoGP: Dovi upbeat despite crash chaos in Jerez

The 2018 MotoGP championship was thrown into disarray at last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix thanks to a racing incident between Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa that saw all three...

MotoGP: Iannone building on Austin success

MotoGP: Iannone building on Austin success

Andrea Iannone has achieved a second successive weekend of strong results for Suzuki by taking their third podium in a row, backing up teammate Alex Rins’ accomplishment in Argentina to give the...

Nicky Hayden hometown to unveil statue of champion

Nicky Hayden hometown to unveil statue of champion

2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden’s hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky will unveil a statue of him later this year as part of what is set to become the annual Nicky Hayden Day to commemorate him...

MotoGP: Michelin celebrate 400th win

MotoGP: Michelin celebrate 400th win

This weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix saw French tyre manufacturer Michelin celebrate their 400th Grand Prix win with Marc Marquez taking victory in Grand Prix racing. The sole supplier to the premier...

Moto2: Lowes starting fresh in Europe

Moto2: Lowes starting fresh in Europe

Sam Lowes says that this weekend’s Moto2 race at Jerez was a success for him, despite the former championship contender coming home in a lowly eighth place. Struggling to find his form in the opening...

MotoGP: Marc VDS lose satellite Suzukis?

MotoGP: Marc VDS lose satellite Suzukis?

Marc VDS’s deal to make the switch from satellite Honda to satellite Suzuki for the 2019 MotoGP season looks to have fallen through, thanks in part to a series of rumours that have spread through the...

MotoGP: Rossi rebukes Yamaha over development

MotoGP: Rossi rebukes Yamaha over development

Valentino Rossi has launched a stinging attack on Yamaha after another disappointing weekend for him and teammate Maverick Viñales at the Spanish Grand Prix, telling his Japanese engineers that they...

MotoGP: Frustrated Crutchlow ‘just not good enough’

MotoGP: Frustrated Crutchlow ‘just not good enough’

A frustrated Cal Crutchlow has admitted that his set-up on the LCR Honda just wasn’t good enough to keep the pace of Repsol Honda rival Marc Marquez in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. The Brit crashed...

MotoGP: Important win at difficult track for Marquez

MotoGP: Important win at difficult track for Marquez

Marc Marquez says that Sunday’s victory in the Spanish Grand Prix was an important one for him, a she ticked the box of finally winning a MotoGP race at the Jerez track and extending his championship...

MotoGP: Zarco tops Jerez testing

MotoGP: Zarco tops Jerez testing

Johann Zarco has topped a day of testing following the race at Jerez, spending the day working on set-up and making the most of his time while his rivals concentrated on working on new parts. Most...

MotoGP: Marquez dominates as chaos ensures behind

MotoGP: Marquez dominates as chaos ensures behind

Marc Marquez has dominated the Spanish Grand Prix to take his first premier class win at the Jerez circuit, taking a controlling victory from Johann Zarco by over five seconds, with Andrea Iannone...

Moto3: Oettl wins as Canet wipes out championship rivals

Moto3: Oettl wins as Canet wipes out championship rivals

Philipp Oettl has taken his first Moto3 win at the Spanish Grand Prix after a drama-filled race that saw Aron Canet wipe out most of the championship leaders with an ill-advised overtaking...

Moto2: Baldassarri denies Marquez the top spot

Moto2: Baldassarri denies Marquez the top spot

Lorenzo Baldassarri has taken his first Moto2 pole position to deny home favourite Alex Marquez the chance of starting tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez from the front. The Italian smashed the...

MotoGP: Crutchlow romps to fourth career pole

MotoGP: Crutchlow romps to fourth career pole

Cal Crutchlow has romped to his fourth career pole position in MotoGP by taking a dominant top spot for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand prix at Jerez. The LCR Honda rider smashed the absolutely lap record...

Moto3: No surprises as Jorge Martin takes another pole

Moto3: No surprises as Jorge Martin takes another pole

Moto3 championship leader Jorge Martin has taken his eleventh pole position for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, holding off Philipp Oettl and teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio to start tomorrow’s...

MotoGP: Old gremlins return for Yamaha at Jerez

MotoGP: Old gremlins return for Yamaha at Jerez

Yamaha’s old gremlins with a hot track have returned at Jerez, with Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales struggling in hot temperatures on the opening day of action at the Spanish Grand Prix. A huge...

MotoGP: Crutchlow not getting carried away with day one lead

MotoGP: Crutchlow not getting carried away with day one lead

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow says he’s not getting carried away just yet with his Jerez pace, after topping the first day of European action in the 2018 MotoGP championship yesterday. The Brit had a...

Moto2: Marquez the fastest at home in Jerez

Moto2: Marquez the fastest at home in Jerez

Alex Marquez has topped the first day of action at the Spanish Grand Prix, ending the opening sessions at Jerez a quarter of a second clear of the Italian duo of Lorenzo Baldassarri and Francesco...

MotoGP: Crutchlow on top in Jerez

MotoGP: Crutchlow on top in Jerez

Cal Crutchlow has topped the opening day of 2018 MotoGP action in Europe by taking the top spot on the combined times, finishing ahead of his potential rival for a Repsol Honda seat in 2019, Dani...

Moto3: Antonelli slows the Spaniards on opening day

Moto3: Antonelli slows the Spaniards on opening day

Italian rider Niccolo Antonelli has topped the opening day of Moto3 action in Europe this season, by dominating proceedings at Jerez to end the day nearly half a second clear of championship leader...

MotoGP: Rossi looking to find potential at Jerez

MotoGP: Rossi looking to find potential at Jerez

Valentino Rossi says that this weekend’s first European race of 2018 in Jerez will be an important one for him and teammate Maverick Viñales, as they get a chance to assess the changes to their bike...

MotoGP: Zarco confirms rumours by signing for KTM

MotoGP: Zarco confirms rumours by signing for KTM

As first reported by MCN weeks ago, Johann Zarco will join the Red Bull KTM team at the end of the 2018 season, announcing a two-year deal with the Austrian manufacturer yesterday at the Spanish Grand...

MotoGP: Zarco move cements KTM world domination

MotoGP: Zarco move cements KTM world domination

Johann Zarco’s move to the Red Bull KTM team for the 2019 MotoGP season firmly cements the Austrian manufacturer’s goals of complete world domination, as they set out to take over Grand Prix racing in...

MotoGP: Crutchlow the hottest property?

MotoGP: Crutchlow the hottest property?

British rider Cal Crutchlow may well be the hottest property left available in this year’s MotoGP silly season, as speculation increases about where the Argentine Grand Prix winner will end up when...

MotoGP: Marc VDS expecting Jerez ‘to punish weakness’

MotoGP: Marc VDS expecting Jerez ‘to punish weakness’

Marc VDS Honda team boss Michael Bartholemy says he’s expecting this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix to show up any weaknesses that remain in his riders’ set-ups, as they head back to Europe and to the...

MotoGP: Lorenzo signs for Suzuki?

MotoGP: Lorenzo signs for Suzuki?

MCN’s sources in the MotoGP paddock believe that Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo has told the Italian firm that he won’t remain with them for the 2019 MotoGP season, opening the door for the five-time...

MotoGP: Poncharal relishing European return

MotoGP: Poncharal relishing European return

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says he’s relishing a return to Europe after three flyaway races opened the 2018 MotoGP season – and with strong results to show from those races, he’s going...

MotoGP: Sepang pitching for a MotoGP team?

MotoGP: Sepang pitching for a MotoGP team?

The 2019 MotoGP grid could be set for a big shake up, with MCN’s sources confirming that the bosses of the Sepang International Circuit are heading to this weekend’s Jerez Grand Prix to try and secure...

MotoGP: KTM extend Espargaro deal for two further years

MotoGP: KTM extend Espargaro deal for two further years

The Red Bull KTM MotoGP team have extended their deal with Spanish rider Pol Espargaró by two further years, extending the Spaniard’s contract to keep him as a key part of their team until at least...

MotoGP: Marquez storms to sixth Texas win

MotoGP: Marquez storms to sixth Texas win

Marc Marquez took his sixth straight victory at the Circuit of the Americas with a dominant performance in yesterday’s American Grand Prix. The Repsol Honda rider stretched out a lead seven seconds at...

Moto3: Martin converts pole position into victory

Moto3: Martin converts pole position into victory

Jorge Martin has converted pole position for the American Grand Prix into another victory in the lightweight class, utilising his one-lap pace to ride away from the chasing pack in the final stages of...

Moto3: Martin takes top spot as McPhee returns to front row

Moto3: Martin takes top spot as McPhee returns to front row

Jorge Martin has taken his tenth Grand Prix pole position on a damp but drying Circuit of the Americas in Texas, timing his qualifying run to perfection at the end of the session to end the day half a...

MotoGP: Track drama ahead in Austin?

MotoGP: Track drama ahead in Austin?

This weekend’s American Grand Prix could throw a spanner into the works for race organisers as they remain on knife edge to see what sort of situation greets them at the Circuit of the Americas in...