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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 […]

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Valentino Rossi isn’t happy at Yamaha as he eyes MotoGP retirement

Valentino Rossi promises to drive DTM in the ‘not far’ future That’s according to BT Sport pundit and paddock insider Neil Hodgson who says The Doctor is cutting a frustrated figure. Rossi has been intermittently competitive during this campaign. But technical issues and bad luck have effectively ended his title charge.He crashed out of the […]

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MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins Catalunya Grand Prix after rivals crash

Marc Marquez capitalised on a crash that took out four of his rivals to win at the Catalunya circuit and extend his MotoGP title lead.Jorge Lorenzo slid on the second lap in Barcelona and, in the process, ended the races of Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. Spaniard Marquez avoided the crash and took […]

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Marko invited MotoGP boss to run F1

Dr Helmut Marko has admitted he urged MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta to announce his candidacy to replace Chase Carey as CEO of Formula 1.73-year-old Ezpeleta is CEO of Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder of the two-wheeled F1 equivalent. Marko, a top official at Red Bull, thinks Ezpeleta would already have solved what he thinks […]

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220mph and airborne: the Mugello corner that scares MotoGP riders

If you’ve been around racing long enough you mourn many things: most of all you mourn the riders who have lost their lives, but you also mourn the legendary race bikes of old and you mourn the awesome corners that have been lost in the quest for greater safety, so that we have to mourn […]

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Mugello: Petrucci’s daring Marquez-Dovizioso double pass

Danilo Petrucci secured his first ever MotoGP victory with a daring third-to-first move on the final lap of his home Italian Grand Prix.Petrucci, Ducati team-mate Dovizioso, Honda’s Marquez and Suzuki’s Alex Rins exchanged the lead throughout a thrilling 23-lap contest.The #9 was in front as the last lap began, but Marquez and Dovizioso instantly slipstreamed […]

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MotoGP: World Championship Heads To Mugello This Coming Weekend

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is on an undeniable roll as the Championship rocks into Mugello, but this is now unmistakably enemy territory. Not only for the banks of yellow that trim the circuit every race weekend, but also for the swathes of red crowding into the track to support home factory Ducati – the […]

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Pol Espargaro: Le Mans result proves KTM’s rivals are ‘not gods’

Pol Espargaro says finishing the MotoGP French Grand Prix just 5.9 seconds from race winner Marc Marquez in sixth proves KTM’s rivals are “not gods”.Espargaro – who trailed Marquez by 32s in last year’s Le Mans race – was unable to set a lap in qualifying due to a crash in Q2, but leaped up […]

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Marquez on course for Honda’s 300th at Le Mans?

Victory by an RCV rider at this weekend’s French MotoGP would mark Honda’s 300th premier-class win. It would be the latest milestone in a 53-year journey which began with Jim Redman’s win on an RC181 in 1966. Back on top of the present world championship after banishing his Austin error with victory in Jerez, Marc Marquez is […]

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Valentino Rossi fires warning to Marc Marquez ahead of Le Mans

VALENTINO ROSSI has warned Marc Marquez that anything can happen in the race for Championship glory. The Doctor had a weekend to forget at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez. He started at the bottom end of the grid in 13th having failed to make the cut on Saturday for Q2. It was a tough […]

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Marquez leads a Spanish sweep of Jerez MotoGP

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) bounced back from his Americas GP crash in phenomenal fashion to take a commanding victory at tJerez, beating second place Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and third place Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) to take the championship lead by a single point. As the lights went green, Marquez and […]

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Champion Marquez bidding to bounce back as MotoGP marks 300th race

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez will be hoping to get his title defence back on track when MotoGP’s 300th race takes place this weekend.Marquez’s crash and retirement at the Circuit of Americas last month meant the Honda rider left empty-handed and now trails Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, the leader in the standings, by nine points after […]

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Rins wins MotoGP in Texas after Marquez crash

MotoGP’s Spanish king of Texas has been dethroned, replaced by his countryman. Six-time defending race champion Marc Marquez crashed his Repsol Honda halfway through the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday, opening the door for Suzuki’s Alex Rins to snatch his first career MotoGP victory. “It was unbelievable,” Rins said. “I tried to stay […]

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MotoGP: Marc Marquez Talks About Racing At Circuit Of The Americas

Repsol Honda Team ready to rumble in Austin Marc Marquez returns to happy hunting grounds in Texas as Jorge Lorenzo prepares to turn his bad luck around.Introduced in to the MotoGP World Championship calendar in 2013, the Circuit of the Americas offers an interesting mix of tight and technical turns in the first sector and […]

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Marc Marquez dominates Argentina GP; Valentino Rossi ends podium drought

Marc Marquez dominated the MotoGP Argentine Grand Prix, while Valentino Rossi secure his first podium since last year’s Sachsenring race in second.  Marquez led from the start and proved untouchable, cruising to victory by 9.8 seconds aboard his Honda to take a slender lead in the championship. The Honda rider seized the advantage off the […]

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Lorenzo: Wrist, rib improving, ‘new opportunity’ in Argentina

Jorge Lorenzo in better shape for this weekend’s Argentina MotoGP – a track he doesn’t have a great record at, however ‘the Honda presents a new opportunity’. Following a 13th place finish on his Repsol Honda debut in Qatar, it was discovered that Jorge Lorenzo had a cracked rib in his nasty Losail practice highside. It was […]

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Will Ducati and Dovi be axed from Qatar MotoGP results?

The FIM will soon make its decision about Ducati’s alleged aero device, but there is only one sensible way out of this mess MotoGP’s Court of Appeal will sit at the end of this week to decide the fate of Ducati’s alleged swingarm aerodynamics device and the 25 points that Andrea Dovizioso scored in Qatar. What […]

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Why Ducati’s new part has enraged its MotoGP rivals

While the protest against Ducati at the Qatar Grand Prix was quickly dimissed, it’s easy to see why its MotoGP rivals are appealing the decision. The case centres around a winglet on the bottom of the Ducati, in front of the rear tyre, that was trialled by factory rider Danilo Petrucci and then used by […]

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Qatar MotoGP: Dovizioso edges Marquez by 0.023s

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso beat Marc Marquez to win the opening round of the 2019 MotoGP season by just 0.023 seconds at the end of a typically frantic affair in Qatar. In a repeat of last year’s Qatar race, Dovizioso fended off a last-corner lunge from Honda man Marquez for victory, having been at the […]

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Marc Marquez offers WORRYING news to the MotoGP grid ahead of Qatar opener

But Marquez today delivered the news none of his MotoGP competitors wanted to hear – he is going to be almost 100 per cent ready for Qatar. The current world champion has been battling to be fully fit for the season’s curtain raiser. Throughout testing his injury has clearly been holding him back, with the rival Yamahas particularly […]

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Valentino Rossi: MotoGP star reveals BIG career regret – ‘I deserved it’

MOTOGP legend Valentino Rossi has revealed he regrets not winning a 10th world championship after a number of near-misses in recent years.The Italian has won nine championships throughout his illustrious career and is deemed one of the greatest in MotoGP history. But Rossi is without a title in 10 years after watching the likes of […]

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Valentino Rossi: MotoGP star’s MUM reveals advice to son over retirement

VALENTINO ROSSI’S mother has offered her son a few words of advice about his future. The nine-time world champion has a year remaining on his current Yamaha contract heading into the 2019 season.Last year he failed to win a race for the first time since returning to the Japanese team in 2013.Despite that Rossi’s mother […]

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Honda won’t change approach for ‘true champion’ Lorenzo

HRC boss Tetsuhiro Kuwata sees new signing Jorge Lorenzo as a ‘true champion’ for joining Repsol Honda but doesn’t expect any changes inside the team HRC director Tetsuhiro Kuwata sees new signing Jorge Lorenzo as a ‘true champion’ for taking on the challenge by joining Repsol Honda but doesn’t expect working processes within the team to alter at the reigning MotoGP […]

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Marquez rides again

The 2019 pre-season has been different to any other before it for reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez after a substantial shoulder operation in early December. Surgery was performed by Dr. Xavier Mir, Dr. Victor Marlet and Dr. Teresa Marlet at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in order to resolve a recurring dislocation of Marc Marquez’s left […]