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  • Moto3: Fenati continues to control Losail test

    02 March 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Moto3: Fenati continues to control Losail test

    Romano Fenati has continued to control the Moto3 action at the class’s final preseason test of 2019, ending day two of three at the Losail circuit 0.1 ahead of Snipers Honda teammate Tony Arbolino.

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  • Moto2: Lowes tops day two in Qatar

    02 March 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Moto2: Lowes tops day two in Qatar

    Sam Lowes has topped the combined times after two days of testing at Qatar’s Losail circuit, ending the day confident and clear of the field despite sitting out the final of three sessions. Lapping...

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  • Moto2: Binder from Lowes again in Qatar

    01 March 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Moto2: Binder from Lowes again in Qatar

    Brad Binder and Sam Lowes have continued to control the top of the time sheets in Moto2 as testing for the series moves from Spain to Qatar, with the two leading the field after the opening day of...

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  • Gallery: The 2019 MotoGP grid

    28 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Gallery: The 2019 MotoGP grid

    With the final announcement of the Alma Pramac Ducati colours for the 2019 MotoGP season, we can now get a look at the full grid for the season ahead. And, with not a bad-looking motorbike on it, it's...

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  • MotoGP: Riders to trial new penalty system

    23 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Riders to trial new penalty system

    MotoGP riders will trial a new penalty system this weekend at the Qatar test, using a new loop added to the Losail circuit. Instead of dropping a place or being given a time penalty for misdemeanours...

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  • MotoGP: Aprilia debut 2019 RS-GP

    22 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Aprilia debut 2019 RS-GP

    The Aprilia factory duo of Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Iannone have pulled the covers off their 2019 RS-GP MotoGP machine this afternoon in Qatar, just ahead of the second and final preseason test.

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  • MotoGP: Street race planned in Indonesia

    22 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Street race planned in Indonesia

    MotoGP have started plans to take the championship back to Indonesia for the first time in two decades, with the Managing Director of the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation announcing this week...

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  • MotoGP: Have Yamaha fixed their woes?

    22 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Have Yamaha fixed their woes?

    Perhaps the most anticipated question to be answered from the first MotoGP test 2019 in Sepang, all eyes were on the factory Monster Energy Yamaha squad last week as they got a make or break season...

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  • MotoGP: Valentino Rossi turns forty

    16 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Valentino Rossi turns forty

    Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi turns 40 years old today, only days ahead of kicking off his 24th season in Grand Prix racing at the first race of 2019. Rising to rarefied ground among even...

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  • MotoGP: Clear targets ahead for Zarco and KTM

    14 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Clear targets ahead for Zarco and KTM

    The factory KTM squad of Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaro have made a big step forwards at the first of 2019’s tests, with palpable relief from the Frenchman after a difficult start to his time with the...

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  • Moto3: Strong start for McPhee in Sepang

    13 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Moto3: Strong start for McPhee in Sepang

    Scottish racer John McPhee has had a strong inaugural test with the Petronas Honda team, kicking off the 2019 season at the squad’s home circuit in Malaysia. Riding for three days at the Sepang track...

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  • Moto2: Lowes on top in unofficial Jerez test

    12 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Moto2: Lowes on top in unofficial Jerez test

    Sam Lowes has topped the second day of unofficial Moto2 testing at Jerez today, ending the day 0.165 clear of Team Sky rider Luca Marini, on his second outing reunited with the Federal Oil Gresini...

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  • Moto2: Forward Racing show off new MV Agusta

    11 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Moto2: Forward Racing show off new MV Agusta

    Forward Racing have pulled the covers off their new MV Agusta machines that they’ll use in this year’s Moto2 campaign, with Dominique Aegerter and Stefano Manzi showing off the all-new Triumph-powered...

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  • MotoGP: Viñales from Rins on day two in Sepang

    07 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Viñales from Rins on day two in Sepang

    Maverick Viñales has continued his strong pace in winter testing to end the second day of action at Sepang top of the time sheets, setting a time late in the afternoon at the Malaysian track to come...

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  • Video: Marquez's long road back to the track

    06 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Video: Marquez's long road back to the track

    Tomorrow sees the first official test of the 2019 preseason start at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Marc Marquez has been preparing for the return to action for two months since, just a...

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  • Podcast: An injury update from Cal Crutchlow

    04 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Podcast: An injury update from Cal Crutchlow

    Last month MCN's MotoGP reporter Simon Patterson travelled to California for British rider Cal Crutchlow's first interview since he was seriously injured in a crash at Phillip Island back in October.

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  • MotoGP: Suzuki show off 2019 machine

    04 February 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Suzuki show off 2019 machine

    Only days before the first test of the 2019 season at Malaysia's Sepang circuit, Suzuki have been the latest MotoGP team to reveal their livery for the upcoming season, with Alex Rins and rookie Joan...

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  • MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha reveal 2019 machines

    28 January 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha reveal 2019 machines

    The Petronas SRT squad have pulled the covers off their five new bikes for the 2019 season in a launch at the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, showing off not only the Yamaha MotoGP machines...

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  • Live: Petronas SRT unveil all three teams

    28 January 2019 by Simon Patterson

    Live: Petronas SRT unveil all three teams

    MotoGP's newest team, the Petronas SRT squad, will unveil their 2019 colours this morning live from their home in Kuala Lumpur. With Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo showing off their new Yamaha...

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  • MotoGP: Hayden’s iconic 69 to be retired

    24 January 2019 by Simon Patterson

    MotoGP: Hayden’s iconic 69 to be retired

    Former world champion Nicky Hayden’s iconic number 69 will be retired from MotoGP at this year’s Grand Prix of the Americas. One of the most beloved riders ever to grace the grand Prix paddock, the...

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