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Cal Crutchlow braced for tough Argentina after double surgery

Cal Crutchlow has undergone double surgery to his right hand and arm after his heavy crash during last weekend?s Circuit of the Americas MotoGP round in Texas. The British rider underwent a double procedure in San Diego on Wednesday after...


Ben Spies: ?I?ll never race again?

Ben Spies has admitted the serious shoulder injury that forced him into premature retirement last year will never recover sufficiently enough to allow the Texan race again. The triple American superbike champion first damaged his right shoulder at the end...


Jorge Lorenzo backed to recover from nightmare start to 2014

Jorge Lorenzo?s factory Yamaha boss Wilco Zeelenberg has backed the Spaniard to fight back from a disastrous start in his bid to wrestle the MotoGP crown away from Marc Marquez. Lorenzo won eight races in 2013 but still lost the...


Revamp for Qatar night race schedule?

Next year?s night race schedule in the big season opening clash in Qatar could be revamped to avoid a spate of crashes that dominated this year?s floodlit race. Jorge Lorenzo, Stefan Bradl, Bradley Smith and Alvaro Bautista all fell out...


Suzuki boosted by new entry concessions in 2015

Suzuki has admitted that special concessions given to new entries for 2015 will be a massive boost to help its bid to threaten Honda and Yamaha?s domination of MotoGP. Suzuk plans to return to MotoGP next year as an official...


Kevin Schwantz rides Suzuki?s MotoGP bike

Texan legend Kevin Schwantz has given Suzuki his impressions of the Japanese factory?s new 1000cc MotoGP project at the Circuit of the Americas. The 1993 world 500cc champion took the opportunity to lap on the XRH-1 machine while Suzuki takes...


Bridgestone surprised by COTA front tyre issues

Bridgestone has admitted it did not expect to see such major front tyre issues during last Sunday?s Circuit of the Americas MotoGP clash in Texas. Several riders reported excessive wear on the right side of the medium compound front tyre...


Yamaha: No chassis support for Forward in 2015

Yamaha will insist on Aleix Espargaro?s Forward Racing squad building its own chassis for the 2015 MotoGP world championship.The Italian-based squad has been allowed to start 2014 with a YZR-M1 chassis and swingarm package, while it developed its own frame...


Nicky Hayden in dark on RCV1000R upgrades

Nicky Hayden has admitted he has no idea when his underpowered production Honda RCV1000R machine will be given a performance upgrade in 2014. Hayden?s Spanish-based Aspar squad recently admitted the new Open class project will not be given an upgrade...


Valentino Rossi: ?I?m a big fan of Jack Miller?

Valentino Rossi?s Circuit of the Americas race day wasn?t a total disaster after the Italian slumped to a lowly eighth position with severe front tyre issues in the Texas MotoGP clash. The 35-year-old did at least see his new Sky-backed...


Texas MotoGP: Marquez wins, Dovi on the podium, Cal injured in dramatic Texas race

Marc Marquez has stormed to victory with ease at the Circuit of the Americas, in a race where he was overshadowed by the action taking place behind him, as drama unfolded across the grid; the reigning world champion rode a...


Breaking news: Crutchlow breaks hand in Texan crash

Cal Crutchlow has crashed out of the second round of the MotoGP championship, tangling with his machine and suffering a badly broken right hand in the process. The Brit suffered all race with technical problems despite running as high as...


Texas Moto2: Vinales steps up with first win

Reigning Moto3 world champion Maverick Vinales has taken his first victory in the Moto2 class on only his second race in the class, controlling a crash-strewn damp race from the front to take victory by four seconds from Tito Rabat....


Texas Moto3: Miller takes well deserved second victory in a row

Jack Miller has taken a well deserved victory in the Moto3 class at the Circuit of the Americas, but the Aussie didn?t have it all his own way as he takes back to back GP wins. Miller led from flag...


Texas Moto2: Late lap leaves Rabat on pole

Tito Rabat has taken pole position at Austin with a late fast lap, butting in a 2"10.13 lap at the chequered flag to knock Johann Zarco off the top spot he'd held for most of the session. Rabat, winner last...


Texas MotoGP: Marquez demoralises opposition and blows away lap record for pole

Marc Marquez has demoralised his opposition after blitzing them in qualifying for the second race of the year at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, setting a lap time over a quarter of a second faster than last year's...


Texas Moto3: Miller demolishes opposition on way to first pole

Jack Miller has topped the timesheets to start the second race of the 2014 season on pole on his Red Bull Ajo KTM, after demolishing the opposition by nearly half a secons with his 2'16.342 lap. Second was Efren Vazquez,...


Texas Moto2: Zarco tops both sessions

Johann Zarco has topped both opening sessions at the Circuit of the Americas, as he bounces back from his opening lap crash at Qatar on the British Caterham Suter machine, ahead of Dominique Aegerter by 0.061. Zarco?s best time of...


Texas MotoGP: Marquez blitzes opposition on opening day

Marc Marquez has blitzed the opposition on the opening day of the Texan MotoGP round, ending the day over a second faster than the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso, in a ride sure to demoralise his rivals at the track where...


Texas Moto3: Vasquez goes fastest on day one

Efren Vazquez has topped the time sheets on the opening day of practice in Texas, taking his Saxoprint RTG Honda to provisional pole position ahead of Jack Miller on the Red Bull KTM Ajo and Isaac Viñales by 0.129 seconds,...


WSB Aragon: Rea leads them all on day one

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) was the leader of a British 1-2-3 in the first day combined practice times in the WSB class at Motorland Aragon in Spain, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Chaz Davies (Ducati World...


Parrish returns to MotoGP coverage with BT Sport

Steve Parrish will return to British television?s coverage of the MotoGP World Championship this weekend, as the veteran commentator joins Mel Sykes in the BT Sport studio to help host the broadcaster?s coverage of the Austin round of the series,...


Jorge Lorenzo starts Yamaha contract talks

Double MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has confirmed in Texas today (Thursday) that he has started talks with Yamaha over a new contract. The Spaniard has spent his entire six-year MotoGP career with Yamaha and intends to ink a new...


Colin Edwards to retire at end of 2014

Colin Edwards has announced on the eve of his home MotoGP race in Texas today that 2014 will be his final season in motorcycle racing. The 40-year-old used the pre-event press conference at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) to...


Yamaha: No doubt Lorenzo ?back on it? in Austin

Yamaha has no doubt that Jorge Lorenzo will be able to bounce back from the bitter disappointment of his early exit from the opening race of the season in Qatar when the world championship continues in Texas this weekend. Lorenzo...


Electronics main focus for Suzuki in Austin and Argentina tests

Suzuki will not have a raft of new parts for Randy de Puniet to assess during forthcoming post race tests in Austin and Argentina, with the Japanese factory concentrating on development of the latest electronics spec. Suzuki has only tested...


Yamaha eager to secure Rossi and Lorenzo deals

Yamaha says it is poised to kick off detailed contract renewal discussions with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. With Honda admitting last month that it plans fresh talks to lure Lorenzo off a YZR-M1 for 2015, Yamaha will act swiftly...


Aspar not expecting imminent RCV1000R upgrade

Nicky Hayden?s Aspar squad has conceded that its underpowererd new production Honda RCV1000R is unlikely to receive a motor upgrade until the fourth race of 2014 at the earliest. A lack of acceleration and top speed was quickly identified as...


Yamaha boss: Rossi a title contender in 2014

Valentino Rossi?s brilliant victory challenge in the season?s opening MotoGP race in Qatar proves that the Italian is a genuine title contender in 2014, according to Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis. The 35-year-old was a close second to reigning world champion...


Factory bike a must for Scott Redding in 2015

Scott Redding must be on a prototype Honda RC213V machine in 2015 to show off his full potential in the MotoGP world championship. That?s the view of his personal manager Michael Bartholemy, who came close to guiding the 21-year-old Briton...


Yamaha explain Open M1 test refusal for Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha denied Jorge Lorenzo?s pre-season request to test an Open class spec YZR-M1 because it made no sense in letting the Spaniard evaluate a bike they had no intention of him racing.MCN exclusively revealed earlier this month that the double...


Kevin Schwantz and COTA amicably end dispute

Kevin Schwantz thought he would need to face the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in a bitter legal fight over promotional rights to the Austin MotoGP round.But after the row was ended amicably, the 1993 world 500cc champion is now...


Honda in no rush to upgrade new RCV1000R

Honda will not be rushed into an overhaul of its new production RCV1000R machine, despite pleas from the likes of Nicky Hayden and Scott Redding for more power. Honda?s new Open class bike doesn?t feature pneumatic valve technology or a...


GBmoto concludes successful test at Cartagena

The GBmoto Kawasaki squad of James Ellison and Chris Walker have concluded their first test of 2014 at Cartagena, with the pair running in the team?s new Kawasaki machines ahead of the official MCE British Superbike test at Almeria that...


Qatar MotoGP: Marquez storms to victory

Reigning champion Marc Marquez battled through the pain barrier of a broken leg to take victory at the Losail circuit. The Repsol Honda rider started from pole position and had to battle with Stefan Bradl and Valentino Rossi to take...


Qatar MotoGP: Rabat battles to Moto2 win

Marc VDS Racing rider Esteve Rabat overcame a poor start from pole position to take victory in his first race with the VDS team. In a repeat of last year Takaaki Nakagami took to the front of the pack to...


Qatar MotoGP: Miller takes Moto3 win

Red Bull KTM rider Jack Miller capitalised on a late mistake by Alex Marquez to take victory in the opening race of 2014. Miller and Marquez spent most of the race out in front, with Marquez leading for the majority...


Qatar MotoGP: Marquez clinches pole position

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez showed no signs of a broken leg as he set a fastest time of 1'54:507 to take pole position for tomorrow's opening race. Marquez will be joined on the front row tomorrow by fellow Spaniard...


Sam Lowes shines in Moto2 qualifying

Sam Lowes delivered a dazzling performance under the Losail International Circuit floodlights in Qatar tonight to qualify in fifth position for his Moto2 debut. The reigning World Supersport champion was less than 0.1s off the front row and under 0.5s...


Qatar MotoGP: Rabat on Moto2 pole

Kalex rider Esteve Rabat has clinched pole position with a fastest time of 2'00.081 at the Losail circuit - the fastest ever Moto2 lap of the track. World Supersport champion Sam Lowes surprised the paddock, setting the fifth fastest time...


Qatar MotoGP: Rins takes Moto3 pole

Honda rider Alex Rins will start the opening Moto3 race of 2014 from pole position after setting a fastest lap of 2'05.973. Rins will be joined on the front row by team-mate Alex Marquez and KTM rider Jack Miller. Brits...


Smith suffers '500 crash'

Bradley Smith suffered one of the biggest crashes of his career tonight at the Losail International Circuit, with an old-school 500 era highside spitting him off his Tech 3 Yamaha half way though free practice one. ?That was a 500...


Qatar MotoGP: Espargaro holds off factory bikes to stay P1

Aleix Espargaro was top of the time sheets in yet another mixed up day at Qatar, with the top factory bike of Marc Marquez barely making an impression on the front end of the grid. Espargaro continued his domination of...


Qatar Moto2: Cortese fastest as times go slower

Former world champion Sandro Cortese was the fastest Moto2 of day two, as windy conditions meant many of the top riders in the 600cc class were able to improve on their times from yesterday. Cortese?s 2?00.579 lap was fractionally slower...


Qatar Moto3: Fenati fastest again on day two

Romano Fenati has topped yet another session on the Sky Italia VR46 KTM machine at Qatar, finishing 0.061 ahead of the Estrella Galicia Honda due of Alex Rins and Alex Marquez. The Hondas, traditionally slower than the KTMs, have been...


Qatar Moto2: Nakagami fastest with last minute lap

A race to the chequered flag with the fastest Moto2 lap of the day has left Honda Asia rider Takaai Nakagami top of the time sheets after the opening day at Qatar, with the Japanese rider finishing up the day...


Qatar Moto3: Fenati provisional pole on VR46 debut

Romano Fenati has taken the Valentino Rossi Team Sky KTM to the top of the timesheets on day one of the 2014 season at Qatar, finishing 0.022 ahead of Jakub Kornfeil with a late lap only seconds of a second...


Qatar MotoGP: Espargaro tops first session of 2014

Aleix Espargaro has capitalised on his knowledge of the Qatar circuit gained from last week?s test absent of the factory riders to finish the first day of the 2014 season top of the timesheets, finishing nearly half a second clear...


Yamaha thrilled with Movistar title sponsor deal

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has spoken of his delight now the Japanese factory has been able to secure a long-term five-year title sponsorship deal with Spanish communications giant Movistar. Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi showed off the new Movistar livery...


Alvaro Bautista hoping for podium return in 2014

Gresini Honda rider Alvaro Bautista is hoping for a return to the MotoGP podium in 2014 after his consistent run of form at the end of last season. In the last 11 races of 2013, the Spaniard only finished outside...


Aleix Espargaro plays down extra soft tyre advantage

Forward Racing rider Aleix Espargaro has played down the benefit he could get from the use of an extra soft Bridgestone tyre in the new Open class in 2014. The extra soft tyre has been pivotal in helping Espargaro spring...


Yamaha deny Jorge Lorenzo Open test request

Jorge Lorenzo believes he would have a better chance of winning back the premier class crown on Aleix Espargaro?s Open-spec Yamaha YZR-M1. Lorenzo is adamant that the Forward Racing YZR-M1, which can utilise four more litres of fuel and extra...


Movistar Yamaha colours revealed!

The Yamaha MotoGP team have unveiled their new livery today at Qatar, with Movistar returning to MotoGP as a title sponsor after a gap of a number of years. The colour scheme is very busy, after previous sponsors Monster demanded...


Pol Espargaro: Hard to beat Smith in 2014

Spaniard Pol Espargaro has admitted he faces a tough battle to defeat new Monster Yamaha Tech 3 teammate Bradley Smith in the 2014 MotoGP world championship. Reigning Moto2 world champion Espargaro has impressed during his first winter testing campaign on...


Pedrosa: Open class soft tyre a key advantage

Factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa believes the crucial advantage for the likes of Aleix Espargaro in the new Open category in MotoGP is access to the range of softer compound Bridgestone tyres. Espargaro can use an extra soft tyre in...


Valentino Rossi delighted with new crew chief

When Valentino Rossi rocked the MotoGP paddock in Valencia last November by axing long-serving crew chief Jerry Burgess, many questioned the wisdom of his ruthless decision. Burgess had been at Rossi?s side since his MotoGP debut back in 2000 and...


Aleix Espargaro aims for ?dream? top five in 2014

Aleix Espargaro has set his sights on a ?dream? top five finish in the MotoGP world championship this season after the Spaniard was the major surprise package of winter testing. Riding the new Forward Yamaha YZR-M1 Open class machine, the...


Honda expecting stronger Stefan Bradl in 2014

Honda is expecting German rider Stefan Bradl to close the gap to dominant Spanish trio Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa in his third MotoGP campaign this year. The former Moto2 world champion is yet to establish himself as...


Forward Racing expect exposure surge in Open class

Forward Racing boss Giovanni Cuzari believes the new Open class will present his Italian-based squad with a great opportunity to drastically increase its profile in MotoGP. Ever since it joined MotoGP in 2012 in the CRT class, Forward Racing has...


Optimistic Valentino Rossi more confident for 2014

Valentino Rossi is convinced he will pose a stronger threat to dominant Spanish trio Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa when the new MotoGP campaign kicks off in Qatar this weekend. The Italian veteran has been in impressive form...


Tito Rabat plays down Moto2 favourite tag

Marc VDS Racing?s Tito Rabat has played down suggestions he is the overwhelming pre-season favourite for this year?s Moto2 world championship. With compatriot Pol Espargaro and British rider Scott Redding graduating to MotoGP, Rabat has been installed as big favourite...


HRC confident Marquez will be close to full fitness in Qatar

Honda is confident reigning world champion Marc Marquez will be close to 100% fitness to begin the defence of his MotoGP crown in Qatar this weekend. The 21-year-old has missed pre-season tests in Sepang and Phillip Island after breaking his...


Miller fastest Moto3 on final day; McPhee 6th, Kent 7th

Jack Miller has taken the top spot on the final day of the 2014 preseason at Jerez, holding off the Estrella Galicia Honda of Alex Marquez by 0.1 to take the top sport with a 1:46.259 lap of the Spanish...


Nakagami takes top spot in final Moto2 test

Moto2 preseason testing has concluded for 2014, with Honda Asia rider Takaai Nakagami taking the top spot in the absence of the Marc VDS and Aspar teams of Tito Rabat and Mika Kallio and Jordi Torres and Nico Terol respectively....


Lowes sits out Jerez test with tendonitis

Reigning world supersport champion Sam Lowes has been forced to sit out most of the final three-day Moto2 test that concluded yesterday at Jerez, after a bout of tendonitis in his right wrist meant he was left in large amounts...


Miller fastest as Kent remains top three in Moto3 testing

Jack Miller was fastest on day two of the final Moto3 preseason test, but British teammate Danny Kent was able to put in another strong performance to finish third, separated by the Calvo KTM machine of Isaac Viñales. Australian Miller...


Lowes sits out day two with mystery injury

Takaai Nakagami was again fastest on day two of Moto2 testing at Jerez, topping the timesheets by a slim 0.015 from Swiss rider Thomas Luthi and former Moto3 world champion Sandro Cortese. However, world supersport champion Sam Lowes, who finished...


Suzuki: Rossi not a candidate for 2015 ride

Suzuki boss Davide Brivio has admitted it will be highly unlikely for the Japanese factory to convince Valentino Rossi to spearhead its MotoGP return in 2015. Suzuki is currently extensively testing its new 1000cc machine ahead of a full-time return...


Aspar: No shock at Aleix Espargaro?s speed

Aleix Espargaro?s impressive performances in winter testing might have surprised a few MotoGP observers, but one of them is not the Spaniard?s ex-Aspar team boss Gino Borsoi. Espargaro has been the revelation of winter testing on the new Open class...


Braking stability still a concern for Yamaha

Braking stability is still a key area for Yamaha to improve on its factory YZR-M1 once the new MotoGP world championship campaign gets underway in Qatar on March 23. Honda has taken a huge step forward with the braking stability...


Was Ducati?s move to the Open Class in MotoGP inspired thinking or lunacy?

Last week Ducati made the shock decision that they would be running in the Open Class in MotoGP for 2014. Some have called the move inspired, and less controls on engine development plus sticky tyres and an extra four litres...


Dall?Igna delighted with Ducati line-up for 2014

New Ducati boss Gigi Dall?Igna reckons Ducati could not have better riders than Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow to revive its fortunes in MotoGP. Ducati has endured a torrid recent history in MotoGP and remains winless since the end of...


Colin Edwards: Teaching an old dog new tricks

Having just turned 40 and been racing motorcycles for longer than Marc Marquez has been on the planet, you?d think if anybody would find it difficult to embrace a new riding technique it would be Colin Edwards. But the experienced...


Smith and Espargaro impressed with new Yamaha gearbox

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 duo Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro have both hailed the benefits of Yamaha?s seamless shift gearbox ahead of the start of the 2014 MotoGP campaign. Smith and Espargaro tested the new transmission at the second Sepang...


Lowes third as Nakagami tops day one at Jerez

Takaai Nakagami has topped the timesheets on day one of the final Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season test at Jerez, but the surprise performance of the day was British rookie Sam Lowes, who finished the day in third place. Lowes was...


ITV to show MotoGP in 2014

ITV have confirmed to MCN that, contrary to reports that BT Sport would be the exclusive right holders for MotoGP in the UK, they will also be showing a delayed highlights package on ITV Four during the week after a...


Schwantz to return to Suzuka

Yoshimura Suzuki will run not one but two teams for this year?s Suzuka 8 Hours, as they expand to celebrate the 60th anniversary of racing legend Pop Yoshimura founding the tuning firm back in 1954. A second legends squad will...


Aleix Espargaro: Aspar ride boosted my career

Aleix Espargaro says he owes a big debt of gratitude to Spanish legend Jorge Martinez?s Aspar squad for helping him develop into a more competitive MotoGP rider. The 24-year-old has been the major surprise package of winter testing with top...


No new bike for Cal in 2014

Cal Crutchlow and team-mate Andrea Dovizioso will campaign their existing Desmosedici GP14 throughout the 2014 season with no all new bike expected until the 2015 season. Speaking at the official Ducati MotoGP press conference in Munch Ducati Corse General Manager...


Suzuki keen on MotoGP test for Eugene Laverty

Suzuki is keen to get the input of Eugene Laverty on its new factory 1000cc MotoGP contender during 2014. The Irish rider is locked in talks over selected rides on the new Suzuki and he met new MotoGP boss Davide...


Dall?Igna talks ?Open? at 2014 Ducati MotoGP team launch in Munich

The 2014 Ducati MotoGP squad was officially unveiled to the worlds press in Munich today. Ducati launches historically take place in the mountains of Madonna di Campiglio, but in 2014, Ducati owners Audi made their presence felt with the event...


Ducati unveil 2014 Desmosedici

Ducati have unveiled their 2014 MotoGP contender in an impressive ceremony at parent company Audi?s showrooms inside Munich Airport in the presence of a host of top names and vehicles from the German car company. The new machine, which Coventry...


Bradley Smith rebounds from crash to claim top three

Bradley Smith experienced an eventful but ultimately very productive final night of MotoGP testing at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider was relieved to emerge unscathed from a high-side crash at turn 8 just...


'Unbelievable' race simulation thrills Aleix Espargaro in Qatar

Aleix Espargaro continued his outstanding winter testing form in Qatar last night by finishing the final pre-season action of 2014 on top of the timesheets. The Forward Yamaha rider was doubly happy after an impressive best lap of 1.54.874 put...


Pol Espargaro suffers injury blow in Qatar

Pol Espargaro?s preparation for his rookie MotoGP season suffered a cruel blow in Qatar last night when he broke his left collarbone in a crash in the final hours of a promising pre-season campaign. The reigning Moto2 world champion was...


Stefan Bradl ends pre-season with two crashes

Stefan Bradl?s winter testing campaign certainly didn?t end on a high after he suffered two crashes on the final night of testing at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The LCR Honda rider had already walked away unhurt from a...


Rear grip concern for Alvaro Bautista in Qatar

Alvaro Bautista dropped from being fastest rider on the second night of MotoGP testing in Qatar to finish fifth at the conclusion of the final winter test yesterday evening. Bautista was unable to improve on his best of 1.55.194, as...


Scott Redding surprised by race run speed

British rider Scott Redding gave himself a morale boost heading into his rookie MotoGP campaign after he delivered an impressive first distance run on the new Honda RCV1000R production bike in Qatar last night. The 2013 Moto2 runner-up set his...


Alvaro Bautista struggles on way to fastest time

Alvaro Bautista might have been fastest on the second night of MotoGP testing in Qatar, but it was not an easy ride to the summit of the timesheets for the Gresini Honda rider. The former 125GP world champion set a...


Alvaro Bautista heads second night in Qatar

Gresini Honda rider Alvaro Bautista led the way on the second night of MotoGP testing at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. A quickest lap of 1.55.194 saw the Spaniard finish 0.314s clear of fellow factory Honda RC213V rider Stefan...


Hopkins finds pace early on BSB return

Former MotoGP podium finisher John Hopkins says he?s surprised at how quickly he?s managed to get back into fast lap times, after a year and a half away from competitive riding. Hopkins, who hasn?t ridden since half way through the...


Aleix Espargaro happy with opening night pace in Qatar

Aleix Espargaro continued his pre-season giant-killing act in MotoGP tonight when the Forward Yamaha Open class rider beat a host of factory prototypes in Qatar. Fourth fastest in both Sepang tests last month, Espargaro headed the timesheets at the Losail...


Scott Redding happy to close gap to Nicky Hayden

Scott Redding was satisfied with his performance on the opening night of MotoGP testing in Qatar after the Gresini rider finished within 0.4s of Nicky Hayden on the new production Honda RCV1000R machine. The 21-year-old was 10th fastest under the...


Bradley Smith not happy to play second fiddle to Aleix Espargaro

British rider Bradley Smith admitted he was not happy to be outpaced by Aleix Espargaro on the opening night of testing at the floodlit Losail International Circuit in Qatar. Smith led the timesheets for a long spell in the seven-hour...


Ioda Racing: Leon Camier situation ?very hard?

Ioda Racing boss Giampiero Sacchi has spoken of his disappointment at not being able to go ahead with a 2014 MotoGP deal for British rider Leon Camier. Former British Superbike champion Camier signed a deal with the Italian squad in...


Suzuki re-thinking MotoGP strategy after Ducati Open move

Ducati's decision to move to the new Open class has already forced Suzuki into re-thinking its 2015 MotoGP strategy, and is likely to put pressure on Honda and Yamaha to do the same.Just three weeks after declaring its intention to...


Colin Edwards admits doubt over FTR chassis

Colin Edwards has admitted it is looking increasingly unlikely that he will get the opportunity to race a British-designed and built FTR frame in the 2014 MotoGP world championship.A revised official entry list last week showed Edwards and teammate Aleix...


Crutchlow baffled by front tyre issue in Oz race simulation

British rider Cal Crutchlow was left baffled by a front tyre issue that forced him to abort a planned full race simulation on the final day of Bridgestone?s crucial tyre test at the Phillip Island track in Australia. Crutchlow was...


Movistar Yamaha born in five year deal

Yamaha MotoGP have confirmed recent paddock rumour by confirming that they have been joined by telecoms giant Movistar to become Movistar Yamaha for the next five years. The deal, a massive boost for the Japanese manufacturer, will see Jorge Lorenzo...


Dovizioso: Expectations ?not unbelievably high? for 2014

Andrea Dovizioso believes there won?t be any big improvement in Ducati?s fortunes in the early part of the 2014 MotoGP campaign, despite a positive pre-season campaign in Malaysia and Australia. Improvements to braking stability and corner entry on the GP14...