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MotoGP: ‘Super tough’ for junior classes thanks to Qatar schedule change

MotoGP: ‘Super tough’ for junior classes thanks to Qatar schedule change

Aprilia MotoGP racer Aleix Espargaró says that the Moto2 and Moto3 classes will suffer at the opening round of the 2018 Grand Prix racing season, thanks to a new schedule that will see their races run...

MotoGP: EG 0,0 and Marc VDS unveil 2018 livery

MotoGP: EG 0,0 and Marc VDS unveil 2018 livery

Spanish beer company Estrella Galicia and the Marc VDS Honda team have unveiled their 2018 liveries at an event at Madrid’s historic Jarama circuit, with MotoGP riders Tom Luthi and Franco Morbidelli...

MotoGP: KTM confirm Tech 3 as satellite team

MotoGP: KTM confirm Tech 3 as satellite team

Austrian manufacturer KTM has confirmed speculation that the Tech 3 squad will become their official satellite team from the 2019 season. The news was hinted at as soon as Yamaha announced last week...

BTC: Official British Talent Cup test kicks off at Valencia

BTC: Official British Talent Cup test kicks off at Valencia

The official pre-season test for the inaugural British Talent Cup kicked off in Valencia this morning with the 23 selected riders out on track for the first time aboard their Honda Moto3...

MotoGP: Zarco tops final pre-season test of 2018

MotoGP: Zarco tops final pre-season test of 2018

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Johann Zarco has signed off the final pre-season test of the 2018 MotoGP season in fine form, ending the three-day test at Qatar’s Losail circuit top of the time sheets –...

MotoGP: Marquez adds two more years to Repsol Honda deal

MotoGP: Marquez adds two more years to Repsol Honda deal

Reigning MotoGP world champion marc Marquez has added two more years to his deal with the Repsol Honda team, meaning that the six-time world champion will remain with them until at least the end of...

MotoGP: Crutchlow goes riding with Lewis Hamilton

MotoGP: Crutchlow goes riding with Lewis Hamilton

Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has joined fellow Brit and LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow for a day of track riding, with the Mercedes driver releasing a video of the pair's...

MotoGP: Tech 3 to split with Yamaha after 2018

MotoGP: Tech 3 to split with Yamaha after 2018

The Monster Energy Tech 3 team have dramatically announced that they will split with manufacturer Yamaha at the end of the 2018 MotoGP season, bringing to an end a twenty-year partnership that has...

MotoGP: Syahrin finally confirmed as Folger’s Tech 3 replacement

MotoGP: Syahrin finally confirmed as Folger’s Tech 3 replacement

Monster Energy Yamaha Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal has finally confirmed that Malaysian racer Hafizh Syahrin will be the full time replacement for Jonas Folger at the squad for the 2018 MotoGP...

MotoGP: BT Sport extend deal until 2021 as Laverty joins team

MotoGP: BT Sport extend deal until 2021 as Laverty joins team

BT Sport will remain as the exclusive live broadcaster of the MotoGP world championship in the U.K. and Ireland until at least the end of the 2021season, after announcing a three-year extension to...

MotoGP: Bagnaia to step up in 2019 with Pramac Ducati

MotoGP: Bagnaia to step up in 2019 with Pramac Ducati

Moto2 rider Francesco Bagnaia has been the second rider confirmed on the grid for the 2019 MotoGP season, after official confirmation from the Pramac Ducati squad that he will join them for next...

MotoGP: Repsol Honda duo roll out carbon swing arm

MotoGP: Repsol Honda duo roll out carbon swing arm

The Repsol Honda duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have been secretly testing a new carbon fibre swing arm on their RC213V machines at both of MotoGP’s official pre-season tests in Malaysia and...

MotoE: Covers come off MotoGP’s electric race bike

MotoE: Covers come off MotoGP’s electric race bike

MotoGP bosses Dorna have pulled the covers off the Energica MotoE machines that will make up the one-make series when it takes to the grid for the first time in 2019. Unveiled by safety officer and...

MotoGP: Syahrin confirmed at Tech 3 for Thai test

MotoGP: Syahrin confirmed at Tech 3 for Thai test

Malaysian rider Hafizh Syahrin will make his MotoGP debut next week with the Monster Energy Yamaha Tech 3 squad at the second of the championship’s three pre-season tests, ahead of the final...

MotoGP: Syahrin to Tech 3 confirmed by Khairuddin move?

MotoGP: Syahrin to Tech 3 confirmed by Khairuddin move?

The promotion of Malaysian rider Hafizh Syahrin to the MotoGP class for the 2018 season looks set to be confirmed any day now, after the Sepang International Circuit announced today that fellow...

MotoGP: Hafizh Syahrin in line to replace Folger?

MotoGP: Hafizh Syahrin in line to replace Folger?

MCN’s sources believe that Malaysian racer Hafizh Syahrin is now one of the prime candidates to replace German rider Jonas Folger at the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team for the 2018 MotoGP season, with the...

Poll: Do you think Lorenzo can lift the MotoGP title for Ducati in 2018?

Poll: Do you think Lorenzo can lift the MotoGP title for Ducati in 2018?

Lorenzo has just topped the timesheets at the Sepang MotoGP test. Will 2018 see him take the title for Ducati?

MotoGP: Lorenzo smashes Sepang record to take top spot

MotoGP: Lorenzo smashes Sepang record to take top spot

Five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo has smashed the lap record at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit to finish MotoGP’s first official pre-season test on top of the time sheets, finishing...

MotoGP: Suzuki show off 2018 bike ahead of testing start

MotoGP: Suzuki show off 2018 bike ahead of testing start

Suzuki have become the latest team to take the covers off their 2018 MotoGP machine, with Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone unveiling the bike at the Sepang circuit ahead of the start of the first official...

Gallery: The 2018 Movistar Yamaha M1

Gallery: The 2018 Movistar Yamaha M1

With the 2018 MotoGP season set to get underway this weekend at the first official pre-season test in Sepang, the Movistar Yamaha duo of Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi pulled the covers off...

MotoGP: Hernandez to deputise for Folger at Sepang

MotoGP: Hernandez to deputise for Folger at Sepang

Columbian rider Yonny Hernandez will replace Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Jonas Folger at this weekend’s official MotoGP test at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit, as he lines himself up to replace the German full...

MotoGP: Movistar Yamaha duo reveal 2018 machine

MotoGP: Movistar Yamaha duo reveal 2018 machine

The Movistar Yamaha duo of Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi have pulled the covers off their 2018 MotoGP machines in Madrid, revealing a modified variant of last year’s design only days before the...

MotoGP: Viñales kicks off silly season with two-year Yamaha extension

MotoGP: Viñales kicks off silly season with two-year Yamaha extension

Maverick Viñales has delivered the first deal of the 2018 MotoGP silly season by announcing a two-year contract extension with the Movistar Yamaha team at the squad’s launch event in Madrid this...

Live: Watch Yamaha launch their 2018 MotoGP effort

Live: Watch Yamaha launch their 2018 MotoGP effort

With the 2018 MotoGP season set to get underway in earnest later this week in Malaysia with the opening official test at the Sepang circuit, the Movistar Yamaha squad of Valentino Rossi and Maverick...

MotoGP: Alex Lowes speaks out to end Tech 3 speculation

MotoGP: Alex Lowes speaks out to end Tech 3 speculation

Pata Yamaha World Superbike rider Alex Lowes has spoken to MCN to end speculation that he’s in line to replace Jonas Folger at the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad after the German announced that he would...

MotoGP: Silverstone set for whole-track resurfacing

MotoGP: Silverstone set for whole-track resurfacing

The home of the British Grand Prix will have an entirely new surface for the 2018 season according to MCN’s exclusive sources, with work set to start on a full-track resurfacing of the Silverstone...

MotoGP: Folger to sit out 2018 MotoGP season

MotoGP: Folger to sit out 2018 MotoGP season

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider will, as originally reported by MCN in October, sit out the 2018 MotoGP season as he continues to recover from the genetic disorder that saw him miss the final races of...

Gallery: Lorenzo and Dovizioso unveil 2018 Ducati

Gallery: Lorenzo and Dovizioso unveil 2018 Ducati

Ducati have pulled the covers off a new-look 2018 MotoGP machine at the Italian manufacturer’s headquarters in Bologna, with Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo unveiling a new colour scheme that sees...

MotoGP: Ducati unveil new-look 2018 machine

MotoGP: Ducati unveil new-look 2018 machine

Ducati have pulled the covers off a new-look 2018 MotoGP machine at the Italian manufacturer’s headquarters in Bologna, with Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo unveiling a new colour scheme that sees...

Live: Watch Ducati unveil their 2018 MotoGP machines

Live: Watch Ducati unveil their 2018 MotoGP machines

With the 2018 MotoGP season almost upon us again, Ducati are kicking off the rounds of pre-seaosn team unveilings at their home in Bologna this morning, with Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso pulling...

Skinner given lifeline in British Talent Cup

Skinner given lifeline in British Talent Cup

Scottish teenager Rory Skinner has been given an eleventh hour lifeline for the 2018 season, with the news that he’ll line up as part of the inaugural British Talent Cup grid when the new one-make...

MotoGP: Alberto Puig to succeed Suppo as Repsol Honda boss

MotoGP: Alberto Puig to succeed Suppo as Repsol Honda boss

HRC have conformed speculation that former Grand Prix race winner and MotoGP talent spotter Alberto Puig will succeed the departing Livio Suppo as the boss of the Repsol Honda MotoGP team, taking over...

MotoGP: Rossi goes Mexican with winter testing helmet

MotoGP: Rossi goes Mexican with winter testing helmet

Valentino Rossi is taking inspiration from Latin America for his 2018 winter testing helmet with Aldo Drudi's latest creation inspired by the Huichol bead art of Mexico. The nine-time world champion...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st - Andrea Dovizioso

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st - Andrea Dovizioso

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...

Race of the year: 1st - Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi

Race of the year: 1st - Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike reporter) sat down to discuss their favourite races...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 2nd - Marc Marquez

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 2nd - Marc Marquez

After another epic season of racing, MCN’s sports team of Michael Guy (Sports Editor), Simon Patterson (MotoGP Reporter) and Oli Rushby (Superbike Reporter) sat down to discuss who impressed them the...