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Binder: A lot of leeway, room to improve

Brad Binder continues his adaption to MotoGP machinery at “relaxed” Jerez test; says he is still “nowhere near the point where I can say that’s the limit.”Brad Binder furthered his experience aboard MotoGP machinery during two “relaxed, chilled” days at Jerez, but still feels he is “nowhere near” the limit of KTM’s RC16. The South […]

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MotoGP champion Marquez has shoulder surgery

 Six times MotoGP champion Marc Marquez underwent shoulder surgery in Barcelona on Wednesday, his Honda team said in a statement. The MotoGP season finished at Spain’s Valencia circuit on Nov. 17, with Marquez taking his 12th victory of a dominant campaign. “After experiencing some discomfort with his right shoulder, and after his Monday crash at […]

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MARC MARQUEZ WINS IN VALENCIA TO CAP OFF A HISTORIC SEASON

Marc Marquez has taken his 12th win of 2019, storming to victory at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. Starting from second, Marquez didn’t get off to a good start, falling down to sixth as the MotoGP pack exited turn one. Marquez was quick to recover lost ground, passing Vinales into turn 2 before blasting passed both Alex Rins and Andrea […]

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Jorge Lorenzo: ‘I don’t want to race any more’ — 3-time champion announces MotoGP retirement

This weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix will be the last MotoGP race for three-time champion Jorge Lorenzo, as he announces his retirement Lorenzo, Jerez MotoGP test, 2018Jorge Lorenzo has announced his retirement from top-level motorcycle racing ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, which will be his last MotoGP race. In an emotional press conference the three-time […]

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Brad Binder to replace Zarco at KTM in 2020

Moto2 rider Brad Binder is promoted to the KTM factory team in the wake of Johann Zarco’s departure Brad Binder will replace Johann Zarco at KTM for 2020, joining Pol Espargaró at the factory team. The 24-year-old Moto2 rider was already due to step up to MotoGP next year, with KTM’s satellite Tech3 team, but has been promoted to […]

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Marc Marquez draws level with Mick Doohan with Japanese Grand Prix win

Marc Marquez took a fourth win in a row and 10th of the season in Motegi, with the world champion defeating Fabio Quartararo to the Japanese Grand Prix win. Starting from pole, Marquez had it over the French young gun, but not by much, with the gap between the pair hovering at just over a […]

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Four To Go: Fernandez Starts His Final Stand On Marquez Turf

The Number 73 Has Won Three Times At Motegi. Can His Rivals Stop It Becoming Four?Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) says there isn’t anything particular about the Twin Ring Motegi that has made his record at the track such a good one, but he’ll feel pretty good about it heading into the Motul Grand […]

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Will Marquez Be Unleashed At Motegi?

With The Crown Secured Before We Head For The Japanese GP, The Gloves Could Come Off…But The Pressure’s Still On Last time out Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) won the race and Championship, and the celebrations have doubtless been continuing for the now eight-time World Champion since the paddock packed up and left Buriram. But […]

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Masterful Marc Marquez claims sixth MotoGP title

There are four rounds of the MotoGP season remaining, but the peerless Marc Marquez has already wrapped up yet another world title.Marc Marquez secured his sixth MotoGP premier class world title with a dramatic victory at the Thailand Grand Prix, as Fabio Quartararo was cruelly denied a maiden race win. Marquez, who has now been crowned champion in six […]

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BRAD BINDER TAKES SECOND PLACE IN AN EXCITING RACE FINALE IN THAILAND

  The Red Bull KTM Ajo wrapped up a great weekend in Thailand with another podium result for Brad Binder, who gained 10 positions in the race and finally finished second after a great move on the last corner of the last lap. The South African rider therefore signed off his sixth podium in eight […]

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Marquez: For five-seconds I couldn’t breathe…

Marc Marquez admits he feels pain “everywhere” after his bruising FP1 spill but remains competitive so long as he “concentrate[s] and forget[s].”Marc Marquez has recalled the immediate aftermath of his horrifying FP1 high-side in Buriram when he “couldn’t breathe … [for] around five seconds” and admitted the incident was “more my mistake” than any other factor. […]

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All or nothing: MotoGP hits boiling point at Buriram

Grands Prix aren’t just about the title fight though. Last year Yamaha weren’t far behind the leading duo and Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi will be gunning to put Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP back on the podium, and Danilo Petrucci, Dovizioso’s teammate, needs a result. After a tougher run of form in the last few […]

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Binder untouchable in Aragon

South African leads from first corner to win Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Brad Binder clinched his second victory for the 2019 Moto2 season at MotorLand Aragon, in Spain on Sunday 22 September. It was the South African’s fifth podium in seven races, as he completely outperformed his rivals at the Spanish track. Binder made a strong […]

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IS SEBASTIEN LOEB CONSIDERING A FUTURE ON TWO WHEELS?

WORLD Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb has been spotted trying out a Ducati Panigale V4R at a French circuit, prompting question that the French ace might be looking at a move to two-wheeled motorsports. The picture was posted to the WRC, WTCC and Le Mans legend’s Facebook page yesterday and showed him sat astride a road-going […]

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Misano MotoGP: Marquez defeats Quartararo in last-lap duel

By: Valentin Khorounzhiy MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez emerged victorious in the San Marino Grand Prix, seeing off rookie Fabio Quartararo in a breathtaking last-lap battle. Quartararo had led every lap of the first 26, but was denied a maiden win by Marquez, who had to pass the Frenchman twice on the final tour. Poleman […]

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Morbidelli joins van der Mark in Sepang Eight-Hours team

Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will join Michael van der Mark and local man Hafizh Syahrin in a works squad for the inaugural Sepang Eight-Hours. It will be Morbidelli’s first foray into endurance but van der Mark has four Suzuka Eight-Hours title under his belt and the bike will be supplied by YART. “I’m […]

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MotoGP Returns To Finland

“It’s a dream come true” – MotoGP™ authorities on KymiRing Representatives of Dorna Sports, FIM, Finnish Motorcycle Federation, the KymiRing and KTM offer their first thoughts on the Finnish circuitEarlier this afternoon a Press Conference was held at the KymiRing with FIM President Jorge Viegas, Timo Pohjola (KymiRing Circuit Director), Tapio Nevala (President of the […]

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Marquez says strategy exposed him to Silverstone defeat

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says he employed a British Grand Prix strategy that would minimise any possible points loss, rather than one that would’ve helped him win the race. Marquez started from pole at Silverstone and led 18 of the first 20 laps, ultimately falling prey to a last-corner Alex Rins move as the […]

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Rossi: I love Silverstone

‘Riding a lap is like taking a trip from one place to another’ – Valentino Rossi, British MotoGP. Valentino Rossi heads for one of his favourite circuits this weekend, as the MotoGP World Championship moves to Silverstone in the UK.Rossi won the British Grand Prix seven times when it was at Donington Park, making his belated […]

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Dovizioso stuns Marquez to defend Ducati’s Austrian MotoGP wins record

Andrea Dovizioso produces a stunning late overtake to beat Marc Marquez and maintain Ducati’s winning record at the Austrian MotoGP.Andrea Dovizioso produces a stunning last-corner overtake to beat Marc Marquez and maintain Ducati’s perfect winning record at the Austrian MotoGP. The Ducati rider bolted clear with his MotoGP world title rival at the front after Fabio Quartararo led […]

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Just too good? The Marc Marquez ‘crisis’ that has his MotoGP rivals running scared

Andrea Dovizioso believes Marc Marquez’s recent form is so good, that the champion’s “management” of races has created a “crisis” for his rivals.Marquez has recorded six wins from 10 starts in 2019 and has finished in the top two in all races bar the Grand Prix of the Americas, where had he not fallen, he […]

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Former champs’ message to Valentino Rossi: Don’t give away racing for DJ decks just yet, you can win in MotoGP again

Don’t give away racing for DJ decks just yet, Valentino Rossi, you can win again: that’s the shared view of three former world champions.Many have already written off Rossi’s ability to match it with the frontrunners amid a lean 2019 campaign for the nine times world champion. Rossi, who turned 40 in February, is languishing […]

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Binder more than deserves KTM MotoGP ride – Poncharal

Red Bull KTM Tech3 boss Herve Poncharal sees Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira as his own ‘dream team’ for 2020 after handing the South African his MotoGP debut Red Bull KTM Tech3 team manager Herve Poncharal has described adding Brad Binder alongside Miguel Oliveira as his own ‘dream team’ for the 2020 MotoGP world championship. Binder […]

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Honda’s Puig hits back at Ducati after Marquez comments

Honda team boss Alberto Puig has hit back at comments made by Ducati which suggested the Japanese marque has only built its MotoGP bike for Marc Marquez. Marquez has won five of the last six premier class titles aboard the RC213V, and is well on course for his sixth in 2019 after a fifth victory of the […]

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Brad Binder joins Tech 3 KTM for 2020, replacing Hafizh Syahrin

Brad Binder will join KTM MotoGP satellite squad Tech 3 for 2020 alongside Miguel Oliveria, replacing Hafizh Syahrin. The South African currently competes in Moto2 with the Ajo KTM team, and stands 8th in the riders’ championship off the back of two successive runner-up finishes in the Dutch TT at Assen as well as last weekend […]

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Valentino Rossi MotoGP retirement latest amid hilarious joke about his girlfriend

VALENTINO ROSSI remains adamant that his bike is the problem – not him. The Doctor had another weekend to forget in Germany.He crossed the line in eighth having never looked capable of mounting a serious podium push.Rossi had previously failed to finish the last three races as his season badly hit the buffers. His team-mate, […]

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 Marvellous Marquez makes it perfect 10 at the Sachsenring By Opta

Marc Marquez continued his sensational record at the Sachsenring with a dominant pole-to-flag victory in Sunday’s German Grand Prix. Marquez takes 10th straight Sachsenring pole, Dovizioso out in Q1 The Spaniard racked up a 10th consecutive victory at the circuit – seven of those now coming in MotoGP – as he stretched his lead at […]

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MARC MARQUEZ LOOKS TO MAKE IT A PERFECT TEN FROM TEN IN GERMANY

Championship leader Marc Marquez has been stellar so far this season, with seven top two finishes out of the first eight races including four wins Assen was hard work for Marquez and the Repsol Honda team, as both Yamaha and Suzuki had a significant speed advantage over the course of the weekend. However, a supreme ride from the reigning champion saw him […]

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MotoGP ace Maverick Vinales reveals truth about Valentino Rossi rivalry

VALENTINO ROSSI is still top dog at Yamaha, says Maverick Vinales.The Doctor had another weekend to forget yesterday and crashed out of contention.He clattered into LCR Honda star Takaaki Nakagami at Turn 8 and was sent careering into the gravel. It was the third race in a row where Rossi has failed to finish. Vinales, […]

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Marquez Increases Championship Lead At Assen

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) increased his 2019 points advantage with a fine ride to second place at sun-blessed Assen today. The 26-year-old Spaniard fought a typically spirited battle for victory with eventual winner Maverick Vinales, finally making sure of the 20-point haul for runner-up spot in the closing stages. […]

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MotoGP: Honda To Celebrate Special Anniversary At Assen

With an extended championship lead and a successful test, the Repsol Honda Team arrive in Assen with clear goals. Known at ‘The Cathedral’, Assen is steeped in history as the only circuit to have hosted a round of the World Championship every year since 1949. The fast and flowing nature of the 4.5km long circuit […]

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MotoGP: World Championship Heading To “The Cathedral” This Coming Weekend

The headlines in Barcelona were dominated by one incident, but looking ahead to the Motul TT Assen they certainly shouldn’t remain that way. The script for the Catalan GP was written early but if there’s one venue where the plan always gets a shake up, it’s Assen. Whether it’s final chicane drama, the incredible close […]