MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

LE MANS MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

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 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Valentino Rossi Extends Yamaha MotoGP Contract Through 2020

At 39-years old, Valentino Rossi has once again hushed any rumors of retirement from MotoGP. The nine-time World Champion extended his contract with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for another two years, Rossi remaining on the factory YZR-M1 through 2020 MotoGP. Upon successful completion of MotoGP racing through 2020, the Italian will compete in a record 24 seasons of […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP’s strongest-ever team is here

by Mat Oxley on 23rd January 2019 Márquez and Lorenzo make the most successful team in premier-class history… shame they’re unlikely to be fully fit for the first raceMost team launches are a bit, well, meh, because the future is like looking for Eldorado: it’s easy to promise all kinds of gold and glory before the journey […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Lorenzo to miss Sepang after wrist surgery

New Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo ruled out of opening 2019 test after surgery for scaphoid fracture. Jorge Lorenzo‘s Repsol Honda preparations have been dealt a blow after it was confirmed that the triple MotoGP champion will miss the opening 2019 test at Sepang due to his recent left-wrist injury. Lorenzo broke the small but notoriously slow-to-heal scaphoid […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dovizioso & Lorenzo, a great future behind them

Ducati is disappointing in MotoGP despite three race wins. The sporting ‘return’ of Jorge has penalised Dovi. Now the pair are to all effect rivals.After the 2017 season and Andrea Dovizioso’s fantastic six race wins, ducatisti the world over expected a real title fight come 2018, but alas it never came. On the contrary, the red bikes’ current season […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Jorge Lorenzo on the team switch that shocked MotoGP

Ahead of a mouth-watering inter-team duel in 2019, three-time MotoGP world champion Lorenzo, who boasts 47 top-flight race wins to his name, spoke about his toughest challenge yet two months out from the season start. How excited are you for the 2019 season? I am very excited as everything has changed again. Two years ago, […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Questioning Marquez’s ability ‘bullshit’ – Mick Doohan

Five-time 500cc title winner Mick Doohan says it is “bullshit” to claim reigning five-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has to win on a bike other than the Honda to be truly considered a great. Doohan won all five of his premier class crowns for the factory Honda team between 1994 and 1998, with Marquez matching […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rossi can’t accept “his moment is over”, says Honda boss

  Honda MotoGP boss Alberto Puig says Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi is “having a hard time accepting” that he is no longer the benchmark rider of the premier class. Rossi has established himself as a legend of the sport by winning seven MotoGP titles, but has been unable to add to his championship tally since […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoE: Flat-out from start to finish in 2019

‘We want full power from the first lap to the last, whatever the rider’ – Nicolas Goubert, MotoE. Nicolas Goubert, executive director of the new FIM MotoE World Cup, has pledged that the new electric bike class will be able to race flat-out from start to finish during its inaugural 2019 season.Monitoring battery life is […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rider reaction after MotoE debut

‘We all want close racing where we can battle with each other and that’s what we’ve had from day one here’ – Bradley Smith.A selection of rider quotes from the inaugural test for the electric FIM MotoE World Cup, held at Jerez from Friday to Sunday… Bradley Smith, One Energy Racing (1st): “I’m pleasantly surprised. They’ve […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Márquez is the man with no off switch

No motorcycle racer is unbeatable. Mick Doohan ruled the 1990s with an iron fist, dominating five consecutive 500cc world championships and leaving everyone waking up on Sunday mornings wondering who would finish second. Then, in a millisecond, his reign was over when he momentarily strayed onto a damp white line at Jerez in May 1999. […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dovizioso wins two-part Valencia MotoGP finale

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) claimed the final MotoGP victory of 2018 at the Spanish circuit of Valencia, finishing ahead of Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in a dramatic two-part race. The red flags coming out after 14 laps as heavy rain fell, with several riders crashing out […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

TURKISH WILDCARD RIDER CAN ÖNCÜ WINS IN VALENCIA TO BECOME YOUNGEST EVER GRAND PRIX WINNER

KTM wildcard rider and 2018 Red Bull Rookies’ Cup champion Can Öncü made his world championship debut at Valencia this weekend, and has today made history by winning the Moto3 race. At just 15 years old he breaks Scott Redding’s record and becomes the youngest ever grand prix winner and is the first Turkish rider to ever […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marquez wins Malaysian MotoGP as Rossi crashes out of lead

World champion Marc Marquez won the Malaysian MotoGP Sunday (Nov 4) despite starting in seventh position after being hit with a grid penalty, surging past Valentino Rossi who crashed out when leading.Suzuki’s Alex Rins came in second after overtaking Yamaha rider Johann Zarco, who finished third, in the final stage of the race at Sepang. […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP Mutterings: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix

WHEN YOU’RE BEATING ROSSI AND HAILWOOD RECORDS… Marc Márquez’s dominance of MotoGP has been nothing short of miraculous since he arrived in 2013. He has won five titles in six years and may have won all six if Honda hadn’t miscalculated its 2015 RC213V engine spec, reducing crankshaft inertia, so the engine shut down too […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Marc Márquez – the Messi, Woods, Federer, Bolt and Hendrix of MotoGP

Spaniard’s fifth world title displayed his ability to create a spectacle that leaves everyone, including rival riders, shaking their heads in wonderment  On Sunday at the Motegi circuit in Japan, Marc Márquez pulled off what Lewis Hamilton could not quite manage to achieve 15 hours later and 6,500 miles away in Texas: he won his fifth world championship […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP: Marc Marquez dislocates shoulder after winning fifth title in Japan

Spaniard Marc Marquez won a fifth MotoGP title – his third in a row – then suffered a bizarre shoulder injury when celebrating victory in Japan.Marquez, 25, dislocated his shoulder after enthusiastic hugs from his Honda team and British rider Scott Redding. The victory gave Marquez his eighth win of the season at his team’s […]