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Brno Moto2: Marquez takes control with convincing win

Brno Moto2: Marquez takes control with convincing win

Alex Marquez stamped his authority on the Moto2 class by taking his fifth win in six races for the Marc VDS team. The 23 year old Spaniard took the lead from Britain’s Sam Lowes on the opening lap and...

Brno Moto3: Canet takes masterful win to lead championship, McPhee injured

Brno Moto3: Canet takes masterful win to lead championship, McPhee injured

Aaron Canet stormed to a brilliant Moto3 win at Brno, a result that moves him back to the top of the championship standings. In an intense battle with title rival Lorenzo Dalla Porta and pole man Tony...

Brno Moto2: Brits claim front runner spots in qualifying

Brno Moto2: Brits claim front runner spots in qualifying

British riders Sam Lowes and Jake Dixon all delivered on their potential by securing front row and top ten results during qualifying for tomorrow’s Moto2 race.   Lowes excelled in the incredibly...

Brno Moto3: McPhee splashes to front row start

Brno Moto3: McPhee splashes to front row start

Petronas Sprinta rider John McPhee showed his continued front running pace to secure second position in a wet qualifying session at Brno. The 25 year old Scot looked comfortable on the fully wet track...

Brno MotoGP: Marquez destroys the opposition in half wet, half dry qualifying

Brno MotoGP: Marquez destroys the opposition in half wet, half dry qualifying

Marc Marquez decimated his rivals to claim pole for the Brno MotoGP race by a staggering 2.524s. Having made a brave tyre gamble and moved to slicks despite significant sections of the track still...

MotoGP Brno: First blood to Quartararo

MotoGP Brno: First blood to Quartararo

MotoGP rookie Fabio Quartararo ended the opening day of the Czech MotoGP round at the top of the standings. The Petronas Yamaha rider’s best lap of 1’55.802s was enough to deny reigning champion and...

MotoGP: Viñales ends Yamaha win drought in Assen

MotoGP: Viñales ends Yamaha win drought in Assen

Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) has taken a stunning Grand Prix win at the Motul TT Assen, stalking the front before striking for the lead and stretching his legs to pull away...

Moto2: Fernandez takes victory in chaotic Assen scrap

Moto2: Fernandez takes victory in chaotic Assen scrap

Augusto Fernandez (Flexbox HP 40) is a man in form and the Motul TT Assen saw his run of firsts finally culminate in a first ever Grand Prix as he became the 37th different winner in Moto2™, a...

Moto3: Arbolino becomes first double winner of 2019

Moto3: Arbolino becomes first double winner of 2019

Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers) has become the first man this season to win two Moto3™ races, with the Italian holding off Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) to cross the line just 0.045 clear in the...

MCN poll: what era of MotoGP was the best?

MCN poll: what era of MotoGP was the best?

The Grand Prix paddock celebrated its 70th birthday at the Catalunya Grand Prix. Now called MotoGP, the first motorcycle road racing ‘Grand Prix’ world championship started way back in 1949, and the...

Video: Smith pleased with Energica progress after MotoE test

Video: Smith pleased with Energica progress after MotoE test

Bradley Smith has come away from his first day of testing for the new MotoE class pleased with his performance, topping the time sheets despite only arriving on the second day of the Valencia outing...

MotoGP: Marquez takes victory as carnage rages behind

MotoGP: Marquez takes victory as carnage rages behind

Marc Marquez took an impressive win in the Catalan Grand Prix on an expensive day for his key championship rivals, with a dramatic multiple-rider crash near the start of the race creating some serious...

Moto2: Magic Marquez makes it three in a row

Moto2: Magic Marquez makes it three in a row

Alex Marquez took a third magnificent win in a row in the Catalan Grand, moving through from sixth on the grid to unleash his pace at the front and pull clear in another dominant performance. It's the...

Moto3: Ramirez the twelfth winner in a row

Moto3: Ramirez the twelfth winner in a row

Marcos Ramirez made sure more history was made in the Catalan Grand Prix, with the Spaniard escaping from a dramatic and chaotic fight to win his first race and make it 12 different winners in a row.

MotoGP: Top riders forced to use rival helmet brands

MotoGP: Top riders forced to use rival helmet brands

First practice for this weekend’s Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona has seen a number of high-profile MotoGP riders lining up without their usual helmets, after a number of brands failed to meet the...

MotoGP: Team changes rumoured for 2020?

MotoGP: Team changes rumoured for 2020?

MCN’s sources in the MotoGP paddock have hinted that there could be big changes coming to the 2020 grid, with the Stop and Go Moto2 team reportedly vying to take over Avintia Ducati’s grid spot and...

MotoGP: Rossi isn't ready to quit

MotoGP: Rossi isn't ready to quit

Valentino Rossi has told MCN that there’s no need to worry about his future in the premiere class just yet, despite suffering possibly the worst weekend of his 23-year career at his home race in...

MotoGP: Rossi unveils tricolore helmet for Mugello

MotoGP: Rossi unveils tricolore helmet for Mugello

Valentino Rossi has unveiled his Italian tricolore flag inspired helmet for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, wearing the one-off AGV in Saturdya's free practice sessions ahead of...

MotoGP: Marquez masterclass for Mugello pole position

MotoGP: Marquez masterclass for Mugello pole position

Marc Marquez played qualifying to perfection in the Italian Grand Prix as the reigning champion struck late to take his second pole position at Mugello and reassert some authority over ever-impressive...

Moto2: Schrotter and Luthi make it a Dynavolt one-two

Moto2: Schrotter and Luthi make it a Dynavolt one-two

Marcel Schrotter heads up the Moto2 grid at the Italian Grand Prix after another record-breaking day, with the German taking his third career pole position by an infinitesimal 0.040 ahead of teammate...

Moto3: Arbolino converts pole into his debut win

Moto3: Arbolino converts pole into his debut win

Tony Arbolino has converted pole position at his home Italian Grand Prix into his debut race victory, leading Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Jaume Masia. The Italian was one of a handful of riders to remain...

MotoGP: Rossi writes off 2019 title race

MotoGP: Rossi writes off 2019 title race

Valentino Rossi has dramatically written off his 2019 title hopes despite finishing a battling fifth at Le Mans last weekend, saying that MotoGP’s fixed engine development means Yamaha cannot now coax...

MotoE: Energica's ambitious plans for growth after Jerez blaze

MotoE: Energica's ambitious plans for growth after Jerez blaze

The top brass at Italian company Energica have vowed to remain at the forefront of electric motorcycles despite the massive setback of the fire which consumed the MotoE paddock in March. The fire,...

British Talent Cup set for radical shakeup

British Talent Cup set for radical shakeup

The British Talent Cup series will undergo a radical shakeup for the 2020 season, as it effectively merges with the British Superbike Motostar class to remain as a one-make series for developing young...

Moto3: McPhee 'desperate' for Moto2 move in 2020

Moto3: McPhee 'desperate' for Moto2 move in 2020

Scottish star John McPhee says he’s desperate for a move up to Moto2 for 2020, after ending a winless drough that stretches back to Brno in 2016 by taking a stunning victory at last weekend’s French...

MotoGP: Dovizioso adamant that title fight far from over

MotoGP: Dovizioso adamant that title fight far from over

Andrea Dovizioso is adamant that the MotoGP title race is far from over despite Marc Marquez’s romp to victory in last Sunday’s French Grand Prix. The Repsol Honda rider pulled clear from the field in...

MotoGP: Alex Marquez in talks with Pramac Ducati for 2020

MotoGP: Alex Marquez in talks with Pramac Ducati for 2020

French Grand Prix winner Alex Marquez is eyeing up a move out of Moto2 and into the premier class for 2020, and manager Emilio Alzamora has admitted that they are already in talks with the Pramac...

MotoGP: Marquez takes third win of the year in France

MotoGP: Marquez takes third win of the year in France

Marc Marquez has taken a stunning victory in the French Grand Prix, leaving his opponents in his dust despite an early challenge from Jack Miller. Breaking the Australian at Le Mans, he was able to...

Moto3: McPhee takes first win since 2016

Moto3: McPhee takes first win since 2016

John McPhee has doubled down on his French Grand Prix to take his first win since Brno in 2016, managing the race at Le Mans to perfection to leave him clear of Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Aron Canet at...

Moto2: Marquez ends drought with Le Mans victory

Moto2: Marquez ends drought with Le Mans victory

Alex Marquez has ended his win drought in the Moto2 class by taking a textbook victory at the French Grand Prix, leading almost from start to finish at Le Mans to take the chequered flag from a close...

MotoGP: Title fight heating up

MotoGP: Title fight heating up

The fight to lead the 2019 MotoGP championship standings reached a new level of intensity in Jerez when Marc Marquez took a stunning win to go from fourth in the standings to first after four rounds...

MotoGP: Rossi and Viñales get a grip

MotoGP: Rossi and Viñales get a grip

Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi are at long last hopeful that they are making progress with the Yamaha’s ongoing grip issues after securing strong results at Jerez, a circuit where they’ve...

MotoGP: Zeelenberg proud of protégé Quartararo

MotoGP: Zeelenberg proud of protégé Quartararo

In only his fourth race in the premier class, French MotoGP newboy Fabio Quartararo had a rollercoaster weekend at Jerez last weekend. Showing off his talent to take pole he spent 13 laps battling...

MotoGP: Dovizioso to trade two wheels for four in DTM

MotoGP: Dovizioso to trade two wheels for four in DTM

Andrea Dovizioso will trade two wheels for four next month, when the Ducati MotoGP racer makes his debut in the ultra-competitive DTM touring car race series. Filling in for Audi Sport Team WRT racer...

MotoGP: Quartararo leaves Jerez on top after one-day test

MotoGP: Quartararo leaves Jerez on top after one-day test

Fabio Quartararo has bounced back from the disappointment of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix by leaving the Jerez circuit fasrest in testing, blitzing his own lap record by ending up a stunning half...

Moto2: Baldassarri extends title lead with Jerez win

Moto2: Baldassarri extends title lead with Jerez win

Lorenzo Baldassarri has laid further serious groundwork for his assault on the 2019 Moto2 crown in Jerez, winning a shortened race ahead of COTA podium finisher and form man Jorge Navarro.