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Podcast: An injury update from Cal Crutchlow

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.

MotoGP: Monster sponsorship gives new look to Yamahas

MotoGP: Monster sponsorship gives new look to Yamahas

The addition of Monster Energy as title sponsor to the 2019 Yamaha M1 has given the bike a radical new look for the season ahead, with black joining the blue as the Monster claw takes over from the...

Live: Monster Energy Yamaha reveal 2019 MotoGP bike

Live: Monster Energy Yamaha reveal 2019 MotoGP bike

With the first test of 2019 only around the corner, the Yamaha MotoGP team are the latest to reveal their new bike, with Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi travelling to Indonesian capital Jakarta...

Video: Behind the scenes at the Petronas Yamaha launch

Video: Behind the scenes at the Petronas Yamaha launch

MotoGP's newest team, the Petronas Yamaha squad fronted by Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo, have given us a behind the scenes look at what went on last week when they assembled for the first...

MotoGP: Suzuki show off 2019 machine

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...

MotoGP: Marquez gets back on track after surgery

MotoGP: Marquez gets back on track after surgery

Marc Marquez has finally returned to track, jumping on a motorbike for the first time in nearly two months after extensive shoulder surgery in early December to repair a heavily damaged joint. Jumping...

Poll: What do you think of the 2019 Ducati MotoGP livery?

Poll: What do you think of the 2019 Ducati MotoGP livery?

Ducati have unveiled their very different looking 2019 MotoGP machine at sponsor Phillip Morris International's Swiss base, as the tobacco giant returns to the bikes in the form of their Mission...

MotoGP: Petronas Yamaha reveal 2019 machines

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...

Live: Petronas SRT unveil all three teams

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...

MotoGP: Hayden’s iconic 69 to be retired

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...

MotoGP: Honda unveil unchanged livery for 2019

MotoGP: Honda unveil unchanged livery for 2019

The Repsol Honda team have missed a trick as the Spanish oil company and Japanese manufacturer celebrate their 25th season together, unveiling a largely unchanged livery at today’s team launch in...

MotoGP: Hard road back for Crutchlow

MotoGP: Hard road back for Crutchlow

It’s now been nearly three months since Cal Crutchlow suffered a horrific high-speed crash at Phillip Island’s turn one, getting pushed wide by high wings onto wet kerbs at the fast corner. Falling...

Live: Watch the 25th anniversary Repsol Honda launch

Live: Watch the 25th anniversary Repsol Honda launch

It's an important year for Repsol Honda, with the Spanish oil company and Japanese manufacturer celebrating their 25th anniversary together in MotoGP. But with important news to come from riders Marc...

MotoGP: Hometown pays tribute to Jorge Martinez Aspar

MotoGP: Hometown pays tribute to Jorge Martinez Aspar

Jorge Martinez Aspar’s hometown of Alzira has paid tribute to the four-time world champion, taking to the streets of the Valencian town on Sunday to celebrate the former racer and current team boss’...

MotoGP: Lorenzo breaks wrist in training accident

MotoGP: Lorenzo breaks wrist in training accident

New signing Jorge Lorenzo will face a difficult start to his Repsol Honda career after breaking a bone in his wrist while training at the weekend. While details remain unclear about exactly what...

Live: Ducati launch 2019 MotoGP campaign

Live: Ducati launch 2019 MotoGP campaign

Ducati will launch their 2019 MotoGP effort this evening in Switzerland, with Andrea Dovizioso and new signing Danilo Petrucci travelling to sponsor Phillip Morris' research base on the shores of Lake...

Video: Jorge Lorenzo talks Honda switch and 2019 aims

Video: Jorge Lorenzo talks Honda switch and 2019 aims

Now free of his Ducati contract and free to talk about his 2019 goals after making the switch to the Repsol Honda team, Jorge Lorenzo has opened up about the challenges he says he's going to face in...

MotoGP: A new dawn for Morbidelli

MotoGP: A new dawn for Morbidelli

The 2019 MotoGP season should see a new dawn for Petronas Yamaha rider Franco Morbidelli, as the former Moto2 champion makes the move from a difficult-to-ride Marc VDS RC213V machine to a factory-spec...

Video: Lorenzo breaks cover in Repsol Honda colours

Video: Lorenzo breaks cover in Repsol Honda colours

With 2019 upon us and Jorge Lorenzo finally free of his Ducati contract, the five-time world champion has finally been able to break cover in his new colours. Appearing in his Repsol Honda shirt for...

Races of the Year: 1st – Dutch TT

Races of the Year: 1st – Dutch TT

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 what races entertained...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st – Marc Marquez

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 1st – 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...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 2nd – Cal Crutchlow

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 2nd – Cal Crutchlow

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...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 3rd - Andrea Dovizioso

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 3rd - 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...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 4th – Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 4th – Jorge Lorenzo

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...

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 5th - Valentino Rossi

MotoGP Rider of the Year: 5th - Valentino Rossi

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...

Races of the Year: 5th - Austrian Grand Prix

Races of the Year: 5th - Austrian Grand Prix

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 what races entertained...

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira rides KTM RC16 through newly-built Austrian tunnel

MotoGP: Miguel Oliveira rides KTM RC16 through newly-built Austrian tunnel

MotoGP newbie Miguel Oliveira blew the doors off the new 8.3km Gleinalm tunnel that connects Graz to Speilberg (where the Red Bull Ring is located) in Austria last week. The rising star was...

Moto2: Team Sky unveil 2019 livery live on X Factor

Moto2: Team Sky unveil 2019 livery live on X Factor

As has become an annual tradition for them, the last stop last night before the Christmas holidays for the riders of the Sky Racing Team VR46 was the X Factor final, with Luca Marini, Nicolò Bulega,...

Video: Watch BT Sport's season wrap show

Video: Watch BT Sport's season wrap show

For the first time ever, BT Sport took to the air live to wrap up the 2019 season in an hour and a half long show from London's iconic Bike Shed last Sunday. Joined by guest stars like Jorge Lorenzo,...

MotoGP: Thailand voted best race of 2018

MotoGP: Thailand voted best race of 2018

The inaugural Thai Grand Prix at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit has been voted the best race of 2018 in its first year on the MotoGP calendar, with the paddock voting on their favourite out of...

MotoGP: Argentinian race to remain at Termas until 2021

MotoGP: Argentinian race to remain at Termas until 2021

The Argentinian Grand Prix will remain at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in the north of the country for another three races at least, after extending a deal with MotoGP bosses Dorna to keep the race...

MotoGP: Honda gift Pedrosa title-winning bike

MotoGP: Honda gift Pedrosa title-winning bike

Dan Pedrosa has been given an incredible leaving present from former employers Honda, with the Japanese manufacturer handing over not only his championship-winning RS250 but also a RC213V MotoGP...

Gallery: Behind the scenes at VR46

Gallery: Behind the scenes at VR46

Last week MCN became one of the first media outlets ever invited inside the hallowed doors of VR46, Valentino Rossi's base outside his home town of Tavullia. Home not only to the warehouse and design...

Rossi takes fourth consecutive Monza Rally win

Rossi takes fourth consecutive Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his second victory in two weeks away from the MotoGP championship, after taking a clean sweep of all nine stages at the Monza Rally Show. Driving a WRC-spec Ford Fiesta in...

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo undergo successful surgeries

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo undergo successful surgeries

Marc Marquez has undergone successful surgery on his damaged left shoulder, with MotoGP medic Doctor Xavier Mir operating to fix the injury that has plagued the world champion in the second half of...

KTM put two RC16 MotoGP race bikes up for sale

KTM put two RC16 MotoGP race bikes up for sale

KTM are offering two lucky riders the chance of a lifetime to own a full-factory RC16 MotoGP race bike. Placing the advert on the KTM Factory Racing social media pages, alongside owning one of the...