Qatar MotoGP 2016

No more testing, the 2016 MotoGP championship finally gets underway at the 3.3 mile floodlit Losail circuit, with all signs pointing towards reigning champ Jorge Lorenzo as the man to beat.

The factory Yamaha rider set an incredible 11 laps under the lap records over the winter, while his team-mate and rival Valentino Rossi only managed one.

Will Marquez finally click with the new Honda, control ECU and Michelin tyres, or will he just be an occasional annoyance for the title contenders? And let's not forget th surprise of winter testing - wunderkid Maverick Vinales, who pushed Lorenzo all the way in testing in just his second year on the Suzuki.

MotoGP: 2020 Repsol Honda livery unveiled by the Marquez brothers

MotoGP: 2020 Repsol Honda livery unveiled by the Marquez brothers

Marc and Alex Marquez have revealed the 2020 Repsol Honda livery in a special presentation held in Jakarta, Indonesia.  As expected, the livery remains virtually the same as last year, with the front...

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo to replace Valentino Rossi at Yamaha in 2021

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo to replace Valentino Rossi at Yamaha in 2021

Yamaha have confirmed that Fabio Quartararo will replace Valentino Rossi in the factory MotoGP team next year.  Related: Valentino Rossi retiring from MotoGP at end of 2021 season The Frenchman has...

MotoGP: Vinales signs new two-year deal with Yamaha

MotoGP: Vinales signs new two-year deal with Yamaha

Maverick Vinales has signed a new two-year contract with Yamaha, keeping him at the factory team until the end of 2022.  The Spaniard has been at Yamaha since 2017 and is the first rider to confirm...

MotoGP: Dovizioso and Petrucci unveil 2020 Ducati livery

MotoGP: Dovizioso and Petrucci unveil 2020 Ducati livery

Ducati have unveiled their 2020 MotoGP livery in a special presentation held at the Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna. Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci were joined by Ducati Motor CEO Claudio Domenicali...

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson join Jorge Lorenzo on 2020 MotoGP Legends list

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson join Jorge Lorenzo on 2020 MotoGP Legends list

Max Biaggi and Hugh Anderson will join Jorge Lorenzo in becoming MotoGP Legends this season.  Biaggi dominated the 250cc class in the 90s, winning four consecutive titles between 1994 and 1997. The...

2020 MotoE entry list confirmed

2020 MotoE entry list confirmed

The entry list for the 2020 MotoE season has been revealed, with Bradley Smith once again representing the UK.  Smith, who is also Aprilia’s test rider, returns with One Energy Racing after ending the...

Lewis Hamilton confirms MotoGP Yamaha crash at Valencia

Lewis Hamilton confirms MotoGP Yamaha crash at Valencia

Six-time Forumla 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, has confirmed media claims that he crashed a Yamaha MotoGP bike at Valencia, during a recent swap of disciplines with nine-time MotoGP champ,...

MotoGP: Austria named as 2019 Race of the Year

MotoGP: Austria named as 2019 Race of the Year

The Austrian Grand Prix has been voted as the Best Grand Prix of 2019. It’s the second time that the event, held at the Red Bull Ring, has been named as the best race of the year. It also won the...

MotoGP: Thai Grand Prix tops 2019 attendance figures

MotoGP: Thai Grand Prix tops 2019 attendance figures

For the second consecutive season the Thai Grand Prix had the highest attendance of the MotoGP calendar.  The event, held at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, attracted 226,655 fans across the...

MotoGP Jerez Test: Marc Marquez tops final day after rain hits

MotoGP Jerez Test: Marc Marquez tops final day after rain hits

Marc Marquez topped the final day of testing at Jerez after rainfall hampered the field’s progress.  The Repsol Honda rider set his quickest lap-time during his dry morning stint. His 1:37.820, set on...

Karel Abraham confirms MotoGP departure

Karel Abraham confirms MotoGP departure

Karel Abraham has confirmed that he will not be on the MotoGP grid next season. The Czech rider has left the Reale Avintia Racing team with immediate effect. Abraham released a statement on his...

Marquez brothers in Repsol Honda double trouble

Marquez brothers in Repsol Honda double trouble

A Marc Marquez masterclass reinforced the six-time world champion’s status as Honda’s most influential powerbroker after he delivered the triple crown to his employer by winning in Valencia on...

Provisional MotoGP 2020 calendar released

Provisional MotoGP 2020 calendar released

The provisional MotoGP calendar has been revealed today with the number of races increasing to 20 in 2020. This is due to the addition of the new KymiRing circuit in Finland. Other notable changes...

Moto2: Fernandez takes victory as Marquez crashes out

Moto2: Fernandez takes victory as Marquez crashes out

Augusto Fernandez claimed Moto2 glory at Silverstone this afternoon, seeing off Jorge Navarro and Brad Binder in a late race battle to victory. Having qualified third on the grid on Saturday, the...

MotoGP: Rins wins by 0.013 seconds at Silverstone

MotoGP: Rins wins by 0.013 seconds at Silverstone

Suzuki’s Alex Rins won a spectacular British MotoGP race, taking the lead in a brave move on the last corner to beat championship leader, Marc Marquez, by just 0.013 seconds. Rins and Marquez pushed...

Moto3: Ramirez wins opening Silverstone stunner

Moto3: Ramirez wins opening Silverstone stunner

Leopard Racing’s Marcos Ramirez has taken his second victory of the year in a dramatic opening Moto3 race at Silverstone. With just 1.921 seconds covering the top 11 riders, the Spaniard was locked in...

Dovi duffs up Marquez at last turn to win Austrian GP

Dovi duffs up Marquez at last turn to win Austrian GP

Andrea Dovizioso took his second MotoGP victory of the season in Austria after a last-gasp overtake. The Ducati star passed Marc Marquez in the last corner of a close race, mirroring the end of the...

Binder keeps calm to win at the Ring

Binder keeps calm to win at the Ring

South African Brad Binder controlled today’s Moto2 race at the Red Bull Ring from start to finish, winning from second place on the grid over Spaniards Alex Marquez and Jorge Navarro. It was Binder’s...

Di Meglio lights up MotoE race

Di Meglio lights up MotoE race

Mike Di Meglio won the Austrian GP MotoE race today, riding in difficult conditions to finish just over two seconds ahead of Avintia Esponsorama Racing’s Xavier Simeon. Simeon took the lead at the...

Fenati finds form while McPhee takes third

Fenati finds form while McPhee takes third

Italy’s Romano Fenati looked in control during today’s Moto3 race in Austria, leading most of the way to take his first victory since the Japanese GP in 2017. It was a happy ending to a difficult 12...

Brno MotoGP: Marquez takes dominant win ahead of Dovi and Miller, Cal fifth.

Brno  MotoGP: Marquez takes dominant win ahead of Dovi and Miller, Cal fifth.

Marc Marquez controlled the tenth round of the MotoGP world championship at Brno to win by 2.452s. Leading from the start, Marquez set an impressive pace ahead of Andrea Dovizioso before upping the...

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 fitting...

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...