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HRC boss: No thought to replace Dani Pedrosa

Honda never entertained replacing Dani Pedrosa after the Spaniard recently clinched a new contract to continue as an official HRC rider until the end of 2016.Despite having never won the MotoGP title in eight previous attempts, Honda?s loyalty towards Pedrosa...


Marc VDS looking at Moto2 expansion for 2015

The high profile Marc VDS Racing squad could expand its involvement in the 2015 Moto2 world championship to a three-rider effort.Current world championship leader Tito Rabat has already confirmed that he is staying in Moto2 with the Belgium-based squad, which...


Cal Crutchlow: I?ve got to improve

Cal Crutchlow has admitted that he needs to make big improvements with his own riding to match the performances of Italian Ducati duo Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. The British rider committed his future to Ducati last weekend and will...


Tech 3 deny talks about all-Espargaro line-up in 2015

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says he never spoke to Aleix Espargaro about the Spaniard joining his younger brother Pol Espargaro on a factory-backed YZR-M1 in 2015. There have been several reports that Aleix was being considered as...


Tech 3 never contemplated Cal Crutchlow return

Cal Crutchlow?s former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad boss Herve Poncharal has said it would have been a mistake to try and re-sign the British rider for the 2015 MotoGP world championship. The 28-year-old ended intense speculation about his future...


Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP

Ducati appear certain to have six bikes on the 2015 MotoGP grid, with the Spanish-based Avintia squad switching allegiance from Kawasaki to the Bologna factory next year. Avintia currently runs Kawasaki ZX-10R machinery for Hector Barbera and Mike di Meglio,...


Marc Marquez curious to see Aleix Espargaro on Factory bike

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez reckons it would be interesting to see Aleix Espargaro?s performance potential if the Spaniard managed to secure a Factory ride in the future. Espargaro has caught the eye in 2014 with a series of...


Crutchlow to remain with Ducati for 2015

Cal Crutchlow has confounded paddock speculation by confirming in a special event at World Ducati Week in Misano that he will take the option in his contract to remain with the Bologna team for the 2015 MotoGP season. Struggling with...


Andrea Dovizioso signs new two-year Ducati deal

Italian Andrea Dovizioso has signed a new two-year deal to stay with Ducati?s official Factory squad until the end of 2016. Dovizioso was the highest ranked Ducati rider in a tough 2013 and the former 125GP world champion has been...


Marquez to appear on BT Sport?s MotoGP Tonight

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez will appear on British national television in the build-up to the British Grand Prix next month, as the nine time winner so far this year visits BT Sport for their Tuesday night show MotoGP Tonight....


LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

Monaco-based Honda MotoGP team boss Lucio Cecchinello says he is open to a deal that could see Aussie Moto3 sensation Jack Miller fast tracked into his LCR squad in 2015. Speculation is mounting that current Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3...


Stefan Bradl admits doubt over LCR Honda future

Stefan Bradl has admitted he is sweating over his factory Honda future, as rumours intensify that his sought after RC213V seat will go to current Moto3 world championship leader Jack Miller in 2015. It is no secret that Bradl?s Monaco-based...


Marquez and Pedrosa hoping Brno remains on MotoGP calendar

Repsol Honda duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have both said they hope the fast and technical Brno circuit remains on the MotoGP world championship schedule after 2014. Doubts have been cast about the future of the Czech Republic round,...


Marc VDS Racing abandon plans for 2015 MotoGP switch

Belgium?s high-profile Marc VDS Racing squad has abandoned plans to switch to MotoGP in 2015.Marc VDS Racing looked seriously at moving to MotoGP at this time last year but a deal never materialised and the dominant Moto2 squad of 2014...


Tito Rabat to stay in Moto2 in 2015

Highly rated Spaniard Tito Rabat could be the first rider to win the Moto2 crown and defend the title.The Marc VDS Racing squad has confirmed this morning that Rabat will remain with the Belgium-based outfit in 2015.Rabat has dominated Moto2...


Marc Marquez has second crash in Brno test

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has escaped unhurt in a second crash in the space of two days during a private HRC test at the Brno track in the Czech Republic. The Repsol Honda rider was testing his current...


First pics: Marc Marquez tests 2015 Honda RC213V

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has just kicked off Honda?s preparations for the 2015 world championship at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. The Spaniard, who is undefeated in the first nine races of 2014, has just completed...


Repsol extends HRC sponsorship deal

Repsol has extended one of the longest-running sponsorship deals in motorsport history by confirming it will remain as the title sponsor of the official Honda MotoGP squad until the end of 2017. The new three-year agreement will take Repsol?s support...


Dani Pedrosa: Important to test 2015 Honda prototype early

Dani Pedrosa has spoken of the importance of evaluating the new 2015 Honda RC213V Factory prototype early, with the Spaniard expected to test next year?s bike for the first time today (Wednesday) in Brno. Pedrosa and Repsol Honda teammate Marc...


Marc Marquez explains Brno test crash

Dominant reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez was uninjured in a crash on the opening day of a private Honda test at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic yesterday (Tuesday). The opening day of the three-day test had started...


Marquez and Pedrosa plan to debut 2015 Honda in Brno test

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are hoping to debut the 2015 prototype version of the factory Honda RC213V in the Czech Republic tomorrow. Honda is staging a private test at the Brno circuit and part of the testing schedule is...


Marc Marquez crashes in Brno test

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has walked away unhurt from a crash during a private HRC test at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic.The Spaniard, who has dominated the 2014 world championship with nine wins from nine races,...


Sponsor talks key to LCR expansion plans

LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello is expected to find out within the next few days whether his Monaco-based MotoGP squad has the budget to expand to a two-rider effort in 2015. Cecchinello has had long ambitions to run a two-rider...


Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez wins after bizarre start

Marc Marquez made it nine wins in nine races at the Sachsenring on Sunday, despite having to start the race from pit lane. 20 minutes before the race rain began to fall, meaning the majority of the field took to...


Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter takes last lap win

Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter has taken the full 25 points at the Sachsenring after battling with Mika Kallio. Aegerter spent most of the race in Kallio's wheel tracks unable to make a move. With four laps to go the Suter...


Laverty makes radical changes

Eugene Laverty took his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki to a second row start in America but was even more confident he could have done better, but for a less than perfect Superpole. Complaining all year of excessive rear sag when entering...


Sachsenring Moto3: Miller holds on to take win

KTM rider Jack Miller saw off all challengers to take victory in the Moto3 race, leading from start to finish. The win sees the Australian extend his lead at the top of the championship as Romano Fenati - second in...


Why is Cal Crutchlow struggling so much?

No grip, no lean angle, no confidence. That about sums up Crutchlow?s Ducati experience so far. ?I?ve been scared to ride the bike because I have no idea what it is going to do from corner to corner,? he told...


Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter steals pole

Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter took his first Moto2 pole position at Sachsenring on Saturday with a best time of 1'24.761. Aegerter took pole position from Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio in the dying moments of the session by just over...


Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez takes pole with new record

Marc Marquez will start from pole position after breaking Casey Stoner's pole position record with a fastest time of 1'20.937. The Spaniard heads an all Honda front row ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa - who crashed late in the session...


Sachsenring Moto3: Miller takes pole

Championshiop hopeful Jack Miller will star tomorrow's Moto3 race from pole position after after making the most of the good conditions early in the session. Miller set a best lap of 1'26.997 before the rain started to fall. Miller will...


Pedrosa to remain with Repsol Honda until 2016

Dani Pedrosa has announced that he will remain part of the Repsol Honda squad alongside Marc Marquez for another two years, signing a deal that will see him remain a part of the official team until the end of the...


Tech 3 won?t sacrifice YZR-M1 for Aleix Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro?s aspirations of racing younger brother Pol on an identical factory-backed Yamaha in 2015 have been quickly crushed. The Spaniard was hoping his Forward Racing squad could secure the lease of a factory spec YZR-M1 like the version currently...


Smith, Bradl and Iannone set for Sachsenring Turn 11 test

British rider Bradley Smith, LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl and Italian Andrea Iannone have been selected to take part in a special pre-race test at the Sachsenring on Thursday to assess whether the German venue?s jaw-dropping Turn 11 needs modifying...


Pol Espargaro free to quit Yamaha if Lorenzo stays

Pol Espargaro has admitted he is unlikely to quit Yamaha for 2015, despite having an option to leave if the door to a factory YZR-M1 ride is slammed shut in his face for next season. MCN has learned that the...


Marc VDS Racing clarifies Jack Miller contract situation

The contract saga surrounding Moto3 sensation Jack Miller for 2015 is showing no sign of reaching an amicable resolution. The much sought after Aussie teenager signed a pre-contract for 2015 and 2016 to move to Moto2 with the Marc VDS...


Honda deny 2015 talks with Cal Crutchlow

Honda is not planning to launch a bid to save Cal Crutchlow from his Ducati nightmare. Rumours started to emerge in Assen last weekend that Crutchlow was being considered as a replacement for Alvaro Bautista at Gresini Honda or Stefan...


Aspar to continue with Honda in MotoGP in 2015

Spain?s high-profile Aspar squad will continue its MotoGP relationship with Honda in 2015 after confirming it will race a pair of production RCV1000R machines again in a two-rider outfit. Aspar boss Gino Borsoi said the team will continue with Honda,...


HRC: No extra RCV1000R bikes on 2015 MotoGP grid

Honda will not expand the number of production RCV1000R machines it has on the MotoGP grid for 2015. HRC has confirmed that it will enter a maximum of four RCV1000R machines next season, despite big interest in the Open class...


Suzuki preparing for Valencia wild card appearance

Suzuki?s new 1000cc MotoGP contender is set to make its much anticipated race debut in the final round of the 2014 world championship in Valencia in November. Plans for one or more wild card appearances for the new bike have...


Yamaha ?happy? to keep Valentino Rossi until end of 2016

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has spoken of his delight at securing nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi on a new two-year contract. Rossi?s deal to remain on a factory YZR-M1 for 2015 and 2016 was confirmed earlier this afternoon after the...


Valentino Rossi ?proud? to clinch new Yamaha contract

Valentino Rossi says he is ?proud' to have clinched a new two-year contract to stay with Yamaha?s factory MotoGP squad until the end of 2016. Five podium finishes in the first eight races have proved that Rossi is still fast...


Valentino Rossi signs new two-year Yamaha deal

Valentino Rossi has penned a new two-year deal with Yamaha?s factory MotoGP squad. The Italian made it clear right from pre-season testing in February that he wished to clinch a new two-year contract to remain on a YZR-M1 for 2015...


Dominique Aegerter aiming for MotoGP move in 2015

Moto2 front-runner Dominique Aegerter is hoping he can secure a full-time switch to MotoGP in 2015. The Swiss rider made his MotoGP debut recently when he tested the Avintia Kawasaki Open class machine at the one-day post race session in...


Pramac Ducati: Hard to replace Andrea Iannone

Pramac Ducati bosses have admitted it will be difficult to replace Andrea Iannone if the Italian secures the factory seat he is seeking with Ducati or Suzuki for 2015. The 24-year-old has made it clear that he wants a factory...


Aleix Espargaro: Hard to judge Suzuki potential

Aleix Espargaro reckons it is impossible to judge the true potential of Suzuki?s new factory MotoGP bike, which will return to premier class competition in 2015. The Spaniard, who finished the historic Dutch TT in a stunning fourth after starting...


LCR pondering 2015 expansion plans

LCR Honda is once again exploring the option of expansion to a two-rider effort in 2015. Lucio Cecchinello?s Monaco-based squad has run as a one-rider effort ever since it joined MotoGP back in 2006 with Casey Stoner. But Cecchinello has...


Assen MotoGP: Rains fails to halt Marquez

A wet start failed to dampen Marc Marquez's blistering start to 2014, with the reigning champion taking his eight successive win of the season. After two sighting laps and a chance to change bikes the race got underway with the...


Assen Moto2: West takes victory in wet race

Anthony West took his first Grand Prix victory in 11 years in a wet Moto2 race at Assen today. Brit Sam Lowes took the lead early in the race before being relegated to second by Simone Corsi. Lowes looked comfortable...


Assen Moto3: Marquez takes second successive victory

Spaniard Alex Marquez took his second successive victory in the Moto3 race at Assen ahead of team-mate and compatriot Alex Rins. Portugese ride Miguel Oliveira completed the podium in third place onboard the Mahindra Racing machine. Championship hopeful Jack Miller...


Cal Crutchlow in Suzuki talks

Suzuki could offer Cal Crutchlow an early escape from his Ducati hell. The British rider?s personal manager Bob Moore met with senior Suzuki management during the recent Catalunya race in Barcelona, with the 28-year-old one of several big name stars...


LCR Honda aiming to retain Stefan Bradl for 2015

Stefan Bradl?s Honda MotoGP future maybe hanging in the balance, despite LCR boss Lucio Cecchinello?s determination to offer the German a new deal. The 2011 Moto2 world champion has scored just one podium in 51 premier class appearances and his...


Aleix Espargaro: ?I want a factory bike next year?

Aleix Espargaro wants to take on younger brother Pol on an identical factory-backed Yamaha in 2015, despite the Spaniard emerging as a key target for Suzuki?s returning MotoGP squad. The Spaniard is hoping his Forward Racing squad can secure the...


Andrea Dovizioso nearing future decision

Andrea Dovizioso is confident he will have decided on his 2015 plans by the next race in Assen, with Ducati and Suzuki leading the chase for the Italian?s signature. The dilemma for the former 125GP world champion is which factory...


Tech 3: Pressure not building on Bradley Smith

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says pressure is not building on British rider Bradley Smith to improve his results to bolster his chances of keeping his place in the leading no-factory team in MotoGP next season. Smith has...


Andrea Iannone targets factory Ducati promotion

Andrea Iannone is desperate to secure a factory Ducati ride in 2015 ? despite claiming to have an offer to join Suzuki?s new 1000cc project. The Italian is closely monitoring Ducati?s factory squad to see if an opening is created...


Yamaha delighted with Valentino Rossi?s resurgence

Senior Yamaha management have admitted being delighted and surprised by Valentino Rossi?s resurgent form in the 2014 MotoGP world championship. The Italian?s brilliant second place in Sunday?s thrilling Catalunya race was the fifth time in seven races that the nine-times...


Honda plays down pay cut demand to Dani Pedrosa

Honda has denied putting pressure on Dani Pedrosa to swallow a massive pay cut to keep his prized seat alongside Marc Marquez in 2015. It has been rumoured that HRC is only willing to offer the Spaniard a new two-year...


Leon Camier remains on Aspar Honda standby

Leon Camier will remain on standby for the Aspar Honda squad for the foreseeable future in case Nicky Hayden has any additional problems with a long-running right wrist injury. British rider Camier was sat on the sidelines during last weekend?s...


Mixed reaction to F1 corner test in Catalunya

A special 30-minute test on a revised layout of the Catalunya track divided the MotoGP grid earlier this week. The majority of the premier class field, including reigning world champion Marc Marquez, carried out a short test of a slower...


Marc Marquez: Dani was faster than me

Marc Marquez believes that Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was the faster rider in the closing stages of a memorable Catalunya MotoGP race last Sunday. Marquez had to dig deep to claim a seventh straight win in 2014 in a...


Valentino Rossi hails ?strong and brave? Marquez

Valentino Rossi has heaped praise on runaway MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez after the Spaniard prevailed in a thrilling final lap battle for the third time in 2014 in Spain last Sunday. After defeating Rossi in Qatar and Yamaha...


Dani Pedrosa: No regrets over last lap strategy in Catalunya

Dani Pedrosa says he doesn?t regret his last lap strategy after the Repsol Honda rider failed to stop HRC teammate Marc Marquez from claiming a seventh straight win in a classic Catalunya battle last Sunday. Pedrosa enjoyed his best race...


Bradley Smith boosted by engine braking improvements

Bradley Smith put a tough Catalunya GP weekend behind him today when the British rider set the second fastest time during a post race test session in Spain. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider raised his spirits after a deflating...


Rossi and Lorenzo test 2015 Yamaha motor

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo got their first chance to test a 2015-spec factory Yamaha engine during today?s post race test session at the Catalunya track near Barcelona. Next year?s motor was one of a range of test items that...


Andrea Dovizioso: Difficult to analyse Suzuki performance

Andrea Dovizioso says it is too difficult to assess the performance potential of Suzuki?s new 1000cc project after today?s one-day post race test at the Catalunya track in Spain. The Italian has been strongly linked with a switch from Ducati...


Cal Crutchlow: 'I'm still motivated'

Cal Crutchlow reckons his motivation has not suffered a massive jolt after a nightmare start to his Ducati career. The British rider retired with an electronics issue in yesterday?s thrilling Catalunya clash and has now failed to finish in five...


Catalunya MotoGP: Magnificent seven for Marquez

Marc Marquez continued his amazing start to the 2014 season, picking up his seventh win from seven races at the Catalunya circuit today under stormy skies. Marquez had to fight hard for victory as the factory Yamaha duo of Jorge...


Catalunya Moto2: Rabat cruises to victory

Rabat extended his Moto2 championship lead with a dominant victory at Catalunya today. The Spaniard started from pole position and after early challenges from team-mate Mika Kallio and Maverick Vinales pulled away to win by 4.244 seconds. Vinales finished second....


Catalunya Moto3: Marquez eases to victory

Spaniard Alex Marquez secured his second Moto3 victory in dominant fashion after his team-mate was forced to retire. Alex Rins led the early stages of the race by a comfortable margin before he was forced to retire with a mechanical...


Catalunya Moto2: Rabat takes home pole

Moto2 championship leader Esteve Rabat will start from pole position at his home race ahead of team-mate Mika Kallio and Moto2 rookie Maverick Vinales. 2012 Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese will head the fourth row ahead of fellow German Jonas Folger...


Catalunya MotoGP: Pedrosa takes surprise pole

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa claimed a surprise pole position ahead of tomorrow's MotoGP race at the Catalunya circuit. Pedrosa's pole position breaks team-mate Marc Marquez's run of six previous pole positions. Marquez crashed with less than a minute of...


Catalunya MotoGP: Marquez takes pole

Estrella Galicia Honda rider Alex Marquez will start tomorrow's Moto3 race at the Catalunya circuit from pole position after setting a best time of 1:50.232. The Spaniard will be joined on the front row by Italian Enea Bastianini and team-mate...


Tech 3 hoping to keep Pol Espargaro in 2015

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal is hoping Jorge Lorenzo inks a new factory Yamaha deal, so he can keep reigning Moto2 world champion Pol Espargaro in 2015. Should a shock switch to Ducati or Suzuki tempt Lorenzo, then Spaniard...


Jack Miller set for Moto2 move with Marc VDS?

Rising Aussie star Jack Miller is on the brink of clinching a Moto2 move to the high profile Marc VDS Racing squad for 2015. MCN understands the current Moto3 world championship leader, who crashed out of podium contention on the...


MotoGP decision looming for Marc VDS Racing

Marc VDS Racing? one of the highest profile teams outside of MotoGP ? could be thwarted in its bid to move to the premier class in 2015.The Belgian-based squad, which has dominated Moto2 this season with Tito Rabat and Mika...


Honda: No regrets losing Jack Miller to KTM

Honda has denied it was a major mistake not keeping Aussie sensation Jack Miller in its Moto3 stable for 2014.Miller impressed on an underpowered FTR-Honda last season but moved to join the high profile Red Bull KTM squad before HRC...


MotoGP riders to test revised Sachsenring layout next month

A select group of top MotoGP riders will take part in a special pre-race test in the Sachsenring next month to assess whether the German venue?s jaw-dropping Turn 11 needs modifying for 2015. The blind entry right-hander is taken flat-out...


Ducati: Essential to keep Andrea Dovizioso in 2015

Ducati boss Gigi Dall?Igna reckons it is essential to keep Andrea Dovizioso on a Desmosedici machine in 2015. The Bologna factory is facing stiff competition from Suzuki for the experienced Italian?s signature. Suzuki is eager to get the former 125GP...


Freddie Spencer marvels at Marquez talent

American legend Freddie Spencer says he is not surprised to see Marc Marquez continue his record-breaking exploits in MotoGP, with the Spaniard unbeaten so far in six races in 2014. Marquez smashed many records held by Spencer on his way...


Bradley Smith not concerned by recent slump

Bradley Smith has denied the pressure is building on the British rider after his early crash out of last weekend?s Italian Grand Prix in Mugello. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider made a brilliant start to his second season in...


Nicky Hayden has successful wrist surgery

Nicky Hayden has undergone successful surgery on the long-running right wrist injury that forced the American to withdraw from last weekend?s Italian Grand Prix in Mugello.Hayden has been plagued with right hand and wrist problems ever since he was caught...


Ducati starts work on 2015 Desmosedici

Ducati has started working on the radical revamp of its Desmosedici machine it hopes will finally end a winless run stretching back to the end of 2010.That?s the good news for British rider Cal Crutchlow. The bad news is the...


Marquez and Rossi to assess Michelin tyres in Valencia?s November test?

Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and the rest of the MotoGP grid are likely to get their first opportunity to evaluate Michelin?s new 2016-spec tyres in Valencia in November. Michelin will take over from Bridgestone as official tyre supplier in 2016,...


Michelin contact Colin Edwards about testing role

Colin Edwards has moved a step closer to playing a pivotal role in development of Michelin?s new MotoGP tyres in 2016. Michelin bosses made initial contact with the American last Friday in Mugello and in-depth discussions will follow about the...


Mugello MotoGP: Marquez knocks Lorenzo for six

Marc Marquez was forced to fight hard with fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo to make it six wins from six races in 2014 at Mugello. Lorenzo and Marquez moved to the front of the pack early on in the race and...


Mugello Moto2: Rabat victorious

After a slow start Marc VDS rider Esteve Rabat fought back to extend his championship lead with his third victory of the season at Mugello. German Jonas Folger, who led for most of the race was unable to stay with...


Mugello Moto3: Fenati battles to home win

Italian Romano Fenati has taken victory in the Moto3 race at his home circuit after a breath taking race long scrap which saw just one tenth of a second cover the top three across the line. The Sky Racing Team...


Mugello Moto2: Rabat on pole, Lowes second

Championship leader Esteve Rabat will start from pole position in tomorrow's Moto2 race, ahead of Moto2 rookie Sam Lowes. The Brit was less than two tenths slower than Espargaro as he set a time of 1:52.901 to record his best...


Mugello MotoGP: Marquez romps to pole

Marc Marquez continues to break records, setting the fastest time in Qualifying 1 at Mugello to take his sixth pole position from six races in 2014. The reigning champion set a best time of 1:47.270. Pramac Ducati rider Andrea Iannone...


Melanie Sykes leaves BTSport

BTSport has officially announced that presenter Mel Sykes is no longer part of the MotoGP team. Craig Doyle, presenter for ITV4's Isle of Man TT coverage and BTSport's MotoGP Tonight programme, will be more involved with the MotoGP team. The...


Marco Simoncelli honoured as MotoGP legend

Marco Simoncelli, the rising star of MotoGP who tragically lost his life in a racing accident at Sepang in 2011, has been inducted as a MotoGP Legend on the opening day of this weekend?s Italian Grand Prix in Mugello. Simoncelli?s...


Marc Marquez unaware of rival interest for 2015

Marc Marquez reckons he knew nothing about potential interest from Yamaha, Ducati and Suzuki for 2015. As was widely expected, the Spaniard penned a new two-year HRC contract just before the recent French MotoGP round at Le Mans. Not surprisingly,...


Extra soft tyres unlikely in MotoGP in 2016

Special tyres like the extra soft rear option currently available to Open class riders are likely to be binned when Michelin takes over from Bridgestone as official tyre supplier in MotoGP in 2016. In a bid to help the Open...


Michelin clinches MotoGP tyre deal

Michelin will take over from Bridgestone as the official tyre supplier for the MotoGP world championship in 2016.The French brand was the only one to submit a tender for the exclusive contract by yesterday?s (May 22) deadline, with Pirelli and...


Cal Crutchlow happy with bigger brake disc move

Cal Crutchlow has supported a move to give all MotoGP riders the option of running bigger brake discs from next weekend?s Italian round in Mugello onwards.The Grand Prix Commission announced yesterday that a 340mm front brake disc will now be...


Honda contemplating RCV1000R revamp for 2015

Honda has conceded it might have to radically change its new production Honda RCV1000R package to make it appealing for potential customers in 2015.The RCV1000R is Honda?s Open class project, designed to be a cheaper but competitive alternative to the...


Suzuki insist Randy de Puniet still candidate for 2015 ride

Randy de Puniet is still a leading candidate for one of the two sought after factory Suzuki seats in 2015.The Frenchman has been Suzuki?s permanent test rider for more than a year and he quit full-time racing at the end...


Honda eager to give MotoGP chance to Jonathan Rea

Honda will push to find a MotoGP spot in 2015 for current World Superbike championship leader Jonathan Rea. The Ten Kate Honda rider has rocketed into the points lead in WSB after three successive wins, including a stunning double at...


Marquez: Honda support ?priceless? in signing new deal

Marc Marquez said it was the size of the support and not the cheque that meant he never remotely considered quitting Honda at the end of 2014. The Spaniard clinched a new two-year deal ahead of the previous round in...