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Moto3: Canet from Fenati on first day of action

Moto3: Canet from Fenati on first day of action

Aron Canet has topped the first day of Moto3 action of 2019, ending up over half a second clear of pre-race favourite Romano Fenati after the day's two sessions. Niccolo Antonelli, the first crasher...

Moto2: Qualifying changes in support classes for 2019

Moto2: Qualifying changes in support classes for 2019

The 2019 Moto2 and Moto3 classes will see a big change in format, with the two support series moving to mimic MotoGP’s two-part sessions. The move comes after repeated complaints about dangerous...

Gallery: Grand Prix racing class of 2019 assembles for photos

Gallery: Grand Prix racing class of 2019 assembles for photos

The 2019 Grand Prix racing grids assembled for their official ‘back to school’ photos ahead of the season kicking off properly tomorrow at the Qatar Grand Prix. Lining up at the Losail circuit for...

Video: Preseason chat with Cal Crutchlow

Video: Preseason chat with Cal Crutchlow

With the 2019 MotoGP season only hours away, the LCR Honda squad have sat down with British racer Cal Crutchlow to preview the upcoming season. Talking about the road back to full recovery after...

Moto2: Lowes on a high ahead of opening round

Moto2: Lowes on a high ahead of opening round

Sam Lowes goes into this weekend’s first round of the 2019 Moto2 season brimming with confidence, with blistering pace in the final preseason test and topping the three-day outing at the Losail...

Moto2: Dixon unveils Angel Nieto KTM's new Qatari sponsor

Moto2: Dixon unveils Angel Nieto KTM's new Qatari sponsor

Jake Dixon has pulled the covers off his new Sama Investments-backed Angel Nieto KTM machine ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the 2019 Moto2 championship, with the Qatari investment fund...

MotoGP: Rossi ‘able to understand many things’ on Friday

MotoGP: Rossi ‘able to understand many things’ on Friday

Valentino Rossi says he’ll be able to understand many things about Yamaha’s progress over the past two years when the 2019 season kicks off properly on Friday at Qatar’s Losail circuit. Struggling...

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo gear up for opening round

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo gear up for opening round

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez says he can’t wait to get going when the opening round of the 2019 MotoGP season starts on Friday. Still not fully fit after undergoing surgery to fix his shoulder...

Moto3: McPhee happy with sixth as Fenati tops test

Moto3: McPhee happy with sixth as Fenati tops test

John McPhee has finished the final preseason Moto3 test of 2019 happy with sixth overall, walking away from the outing at the Losail circuit pleased to have set his lap times alone as well as working...

Moto2: Lowes dominates final preseason test

Moto2: Lowes dominates final preseason test

Sam Lowes has dominated the final day of preseason testing for the 2019 moto2 season at Qatar’s Losail circuit, ending the final day faster a quarter of a second faster than the opposition and in...

Moto3: Fenati continues to control Losail test

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.

Moto2: Lowes tops day two in Qatar

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...

Live: Watch BT Sport's MotoGP season preview show

Live: Watch BT Sport's MotoGP season preview show

The BT Sport crew are once again heading to London's Bike Shed to host a live show previewing all the action from the 2019 MotoGP season. Kicking off at 1945 tonight, Saturday 2nd March, you can watch...

Moto2: Binder from Lowes again in Qatar

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...

Moto3: Arbolino leads opening day in tricky conditions

Moto3: Arbolino leads opening day in tricky conditions

Snipers Team Honda rider Tony Arbolino has topped the opening day of Moto3 testing at Qatar’s Losail circuit, ending up 0.101 ahead of teammate Romano Fenati. Riding in tricky conditions among high...

Gallery: The 2019 MotoGP grid

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...

MotoGP: Pramac the last team to show off 2019 liveries

MotoGP: Pramac the last team to show off 2019 liveries

Alma Pramac Ducati have become the final team on the 2019 MotoGP grid to unveil their new colours, going for a very different design for Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia’s bikes for the coming...

MotoGP: Viñales tops first night of testing in Qatar

MotoGP: Viñales tops first night of testing in Qatar

Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales has topped the first night of pre-season testing at Qatar’s Losail circuit, ending the night a tenth of a second ahead of Suzuki rider Alex Rins. Pleased with the work...

MotoGP: Riders to trial new penalty system

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...

MotoGP: Aprilia debut 2019 RS-GP

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.

MotoGP: Street race planned in Indonesia

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...

MotoGP: Have Yamaha fixed their woes?

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...

MotoGP: ‘Crazy’ holeshot device not already used, says Reed

MotoGP: ‘Crazy’ holeshot device not already used, says Reed

Supercross legend and MotoGP fan Chad Reed has told MCN that it’s ‘crazy’ that no one in Grand Prix racing has already experimented with holeshot device to help get their bikes off the line, after...

MotoGP: Ducati experimenting with holeshot device?

MotoGP: Ducati experimenting with holeshot device?

Ducati technical guru Gigi Dall’Igna has once again left the MotoGP paddock scratching their heads after rolling out mystery new components at the Sepang test for factory trio Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi turns forty

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...

MotoGP: Clear targets ahead for Zarco and KTM

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...

MotoGP: Second fastest Bagnaia still ‘only at 65%’

MotoGP: Second fastest Bagnaia still ‘only at 65%’

Reigning Moto2 world champion Pecco Bagnaia says he’s still only 65% complete in the transition from the intermediate class to MotoGP, despite finishing the Sepang test second fastest overall behind...

Moto3: Strong start for McPhee in Sepang

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...

MotoGP: Smith in for Iannone after plastic surgery woes

MotoGP: Smith in for Iannone after plastic surgery woes

New Aprilia signing Andrea Iannone has been forced to sit out the final day of the Sepang test, as he suffers from the consequences of plastic surgery he underwent during the winter break. Completing...

Moto2: Lowes on top in unofficial Jerez test

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...

MotoGP: Red Bull KTM unveil liveries for factory team and Tech 3

MotoGP: Red Bull KTM unveil liveries for factory team and Tech 3

Red Bull KTM have pulled the covers off a slew of new Grand Prix bikes at their headquarters in Matighofen today, unveiling not only the factory MotoGP machines of Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaro but...

MotoGP: Marquez struggling with slow healing shoulder injury

MotoGP: Marquez struggling with slow healing shoulder injury

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has found himself in real trouble as the 2019 season gets underway in Sepang, struggling with the shoulder he had surgery on before Christmas and unable to...

Moto2: Forward Racing show off new MV Agusta

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...

MotoGP: Viñales from Rins on day two in Sepang

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...

MotoGP: Marquez silences injury doubts by topping Sepang test

MotoGP: Marquez silences injury doubts by topping Sepang test

Marc Marquez has silenced doubts about his fitness ahead of the 2019 MotoGP season by topping the first day of pre-season testing action at the Sepang circuit. The Repsol Honda rider has been battling...

Video: Marquez's long road back to the track

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...