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MotoGP: British Grand Prix set to remain at Silverstone

MotoGP: British Grand Prix set to remain at Silverstone

MCN’s sources in the MotoGP paddock say that the British Grand Prix will remain at Silverstone and not make the move to Donington Park for 2018, with the deal potentially being announced as soon as...

Moto3: Martin takes pole with record lap

Moto3: Martin takes pole with record lap

Jorge Martin notched up his ninth pole position of the year after an action-packed Moto3 qualifying at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. The Spaniard broke the outright Moto3 lap record in FP3 with...

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli quickest in final practice

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli quickest in final practice

Recently crowned World Champion Franco Morbidelli took over at the top of the Moto2 timesheets after the third and final practice session ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying. The Italian’s time of...

MotoGP: Marquez ups the ante to lead FP3

MotoGP: Marquez ups the ante to lead FP3

Marc Marquez upped the ante with the quickest lap of the weekend in the final timed free practice session ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying. The Spaniard’s time of 1’30.255 saw him outpace rookie...

Moto3: Martin under outright record to top FP3

Moto3: Martin under outright record to top FP3

Jorge Martin set the quickest ever Moto3 lap of the Ricardo Tormo Circuit to remain in control as final free practice concluded in Valencia this morning. The Spaniard’s time of 1’38.989 is the...

MotoGP: Zarco defends safety commission absence

MotoGP: Zarco defends safety commission absence

Johann Zarco has hit back at criticism that he does not attend the meetings MotoGP’s safety commission to say that he will only go if he feels he has something to say. Held on the Friday evening of...

MotoGP: Marquez shrugs off Friday crash

MotoGP: Marquez shrugs off Friday crash

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez has shrugged off a crash on the opening day of practice for the Valencian Grand Prix, downplaying the spill at the end of the day’s action as normal despite...

MotoGP: Espargaro hit with engine penalty

MotoGP: Espargaro hit with engine penalty

Pol Espargaro will start this weekend’s Valencian Grand Prix from pit lane after having to use a tenth engine this weekend, one more than the nine KTM are permitted to use as a new...

MotoGP: Dovizioso: 'Marquez is one step ahead'

MotoGP: Dovizioso: 'Marquez is one step ahead'

Andrea Dovizioso has said Marc Marquez is ‘one step ahead’ after the opening day in Valencia despite the Italian outranking his rival on the timesheets. Dovizioso was third quickest in this...

Moto2: Oliveira remains quickest in FP2

Moto2: Oliveira remains quickest in FP2

Miguel Oliveira continued his recent run of form to top the opening day for the Moto2 class in Valencia, placing quickest in both of the Friday’s free practice sessions. However, the Red Bull KTM...

MotoGP: Lorenzo takes control in FP2, Marquez crashes

MotoGP: Lorenzo takes control in FP2, Marquez crashes

Jorge Lorenzo was quickest in this afternoon’s second free practice for the final round of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship in Valencia while title contender Marc Marquez suffered his 26th crash of...

Moto3: Martin tops opening day at Valencia

Moto3: Martin tops opening day at Valencia

Jorge Martin has topped the opening day of action at the final race of the 2017 Moto3 season, coming out ahead of a pack of fellow Spaniards in front of home crowds at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo...

Moto2: Oliveira quickest from Marquez and Binder in FP1

Moto2: Oliveira quickest from Marquez and Binder in FP1

Winner of the last two Grand Prix, Miguel Oliveira continued to lead the way in Moto2 as free practice got underway for the final race of the season. The Red Bull KTM rider clocked a time of 1’35.847...

MotoGP: Iannone tops FP1 from Miller and Espargaro

MotoGP: Iannone tops FP1 from Miller and Espargaro

Andrea Iannone topped the timesheets as the final round of the MotoGP World Championship got underway with FP1 at the Ricardo Tormo circuit. The Ecstar Suzuki rider, who has struggled for most of the...

Moto3: Ramirez leads way as Mir crashes in FP1

Moto3: Ramirez leads way as Mir crashes in FP1

Marcos Ramirez led the way as the final weekend of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship got underway at Valencia. The sun might have been shining over the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, located just outside the...

MotoGP: Dovizoso: 'We have one strategy - we have to win'

MotoGP: Dovizoso: 'We have one strategy - we have to win'

Andrea Dovizioso has said he will be happy with his 2017 season regardless of whether he beats Marc Marquez to the title on Sunday, after the Ducati team made such a gigantic step forward this...

MotoGP: Marquez: 'I will try to keep the same mentality'

MotoGP: Marquez: 'I will try to keep the same mentality'

Marc Marquez has said he will treat this weekend’s final Grand Prix of the season like any other weekend until he decides his strategy ahead of Sunday’s race. The Repsol Honda rider is 21 points ahead...

MotoGP: 2017 ‘not an exciting season’ for Rossi

MotoGP: 2017 ‘not an exciting season’ for Rossi

Valentino Rossi has admitted that he’s glad to see the final round of the 2017 MotoGP season this weekend at the Valencian Grand Prix, after a difficult season for the Italian and teammate Maverick...

MotoGP: Aprilia renew partnership with charity (RED)

MotoGP: Aprilia renew partnership with charity (RED)

The Aprilia MotoGP team will renew their partnership with HIV/AIDS charity (RED) this weekend at the Valencian Grand Prix and the final round of the 2017 season, running both Aleix Espargaró and Sam...

MotoGP: Lorenzo: 'I will help Dovi if I can'

MotoGP: Lorenzo: 'I will help Dovi if I can'

Jorge Lorenzo has said he will help team-mate Andrea Dovizioso to win the 2017 MotoGP world championship if he is in the position to do so in Sunday’s final race of the year. Dovizioso sits a massive...

MotoGP: Folger illness diagnosed

MotoGP: Folger illness diagnosed

The mystery illness that led to Jonas Folger missing the final three Grand Prix of the 2017 season has finally been diagnosed after the German underwent extensive tests at home in Germany. The rookie...

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli hunting records in final race

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli hunting records in final race

New Moto2 world champion Franco Morbidelli is going into this weekend’s final round of the 2017 season with a clear goal in mind even though the championship is in the bag – to take Marc Marquez’s...

MotoGP: ‘Natural’ for Marquez to have final round pressure

MotoGP: ‘Natural’ for Marquez to have final round pressure

2017 MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says it’s only natural that he goes into this weekend’s final round of the season under more pressure than usual, as he sets out to secure his sixth title...

MotoGP: Van der Mark gets second Tech 3 opportunity

MotoGP: Van der Mark gets second Tech 3 opportunity

World Superbike racer Michael van der Mark will get his second ride on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine this weekend at the final round of the 2017 MotoGP season, as he continues to deputise for the...

MotoGP: Dovi keeps championship hopes alive with Ducati one-two

MotoGP: Dovi keeps championship hopes alive with Ducati one-two

Andrea Dovizioso has kept the fight for the 2017 MotoGP championship alive to the last round of the season, after taking a stunning victory from teammate Jorge Lorenzo at the Malaysian Grand Prix...

Moto2: Oliveira and Binder double up for KTM

Moto2: Oliveira and Binder double up for KTM

Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder have made it two one-twos for the Red Bull KTM Ajo squad in two races, after the pair took another incredible result at the Malaysian Grand Prix to back up last...

Moto3: Dominant Mir stamps authority with easy race win

Moto3: Dominant Mir stamps authority with easy race win

Dominant 2017 Moto3 world champion Joan Mir has stamped his authority on the lightweight class for the penultimate time at the Malaysian Grand Prix, taking victory over Jorge Martin and Enea...

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli crowned early as Luthi ruled unfit

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli crowned early as Luthi ruled unfit

Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli has been crowned the 2017 Moto2 champion without turning a wheel in anger at today’s Malaysian Grand Prix, after only remaining championship rival Thomas Luthi was...

MotoGP: What Marquez needs to do to win the title

MotoGP: What Marquez needs to do to win the title

Despite an incredible 2017 MotoGP world championship battle that saw four riders in the fight until well after the half way point, Marc Marquez has now just about eked out a small lead in the race to...

Moto2: Champion-elect Morbidelli eases closer with Sepang pole

Moto2: Champion-elect Morbidelli eases closer with Sepang pole

Moto2 champion-elect Franco Morbidelli has eased closer to the 2017 crown after taking pole position for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix in a drama-filled qualifying session at the Sepang circuit –...

MotoGP: Pedrosa on pole after frantic qualifying at Sepang

MotoGP: Pedrosa on pole after frantic qualifying at Sepang

Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position, after coming out on top of a frantic qualifying session that saw the lead change a number of times in the final seconds of...

Moto3: Champion Mir breaks his pole duck with record lap

Moto3: Champion Mir breaks his pole duck with record lap

New Moto3 world champion Joan Mir has finally broken his pole position duck with a record-setting lap of the Sepang circuit, taking the first pole position of his championship-winning season and only...

Moto3: British Talent Team to move, McPhee to CIP Moto for 2018

Moto3: British Talent Team to move, McPhee to CIP Moto for 2018

As reported earlier this month by MCN, MotoGP bosses Dorna have confirmed that the British Talent Team Honda squad they built around Scottish rider John McPhee for the 2017 season will leave the Moto3...

Moto2: Oliveira continues KTM hot streak with top time

Moto2: Oliveira continues KTM hot streak with top time

Miguel Oliveira has continued at the Malaysian Grand Prix where he left off last time out at the Australian Grand Prix by ending today’s Moto2 sessions at the Sepang circuit 0.073 clear of title...

MotoGP: Dovi fastest in wet and dry at Sepang

MotoGP: Dovi fastest in wet and dry at Sepang

Andrea Dovizioso has topped the day in both wet and dry conditions at the Malaysian Grand Prix, heating up the 2017 title race as he and Marc Marquez go down to the wire with only two races...

Moto3: Champion Mir tops only dry session in Malaysia

Moto3: Champion Mir tops only dry session in Malaysia

New Moto3 world champion Joan Mir has topped the opening day of action at the Malaysian Grand Prix, taking the provisional pole position ahead of home favourite Adam Norrodin on yet another...