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Jack Miller to make MotoGP move with LCR Honda

Jack Miller will make the huge leap into MotoGP in 2015 after it was finally confirmed the Moto3 world championship leader is to partner Cal Crutchlow in the LCR Honda squad next season. Miller has been hand picked by HRC...


LCR Honda rubbish Jerry Burgess crew chief link

A shock return to MotoGP in 2015 for Valentino Rossi?s legendary ex-crew chief Jerry Burgess has been dismissed as ?complete fantasy.? Burgess, who was sacked by Rossi at the end of last season after winning seven MotoGP titles together, was...


Lorenzo boss: Misano front tyre choice worth a gamble

Jorge Lorenzo?s factory Yamaha team boss Wilco Zeelenberg believes the Spaniard?s hard front tyre choice in Sunday?s Misano MotoGP race was a gamble worth taking. Lorenzo, who had claimed three successive victories in Misano prior to last weekend, was the...


Rossi tips Bastianini for big future

Valentino Rossi has backed Italian Moto3 sensation Enea Bastianini to emerge as a big star of the future. Bastianini has been one of the big revelations of 2014 after graduating from the Red Bull Rookies Cup with Fausto Gresini?s KTM...


Cal Crutchlow worried by slow Ducati pace

Cal Crutchlow says he is not worried that his nightmare experience at Ducati will have an impact on his switch to the LCR Honda squad in 2015. Misano MotoGP winner Valentino Rossi spent most of his first season back at...


Donington Park set for MotoGP safety inspection

A delegation of MotoGP management will visit Donington Park tomorrow (Wednesday) to check on potential modifications that the Leicestershire venue may have to implement ahead of next year?s British Grand Prix. MotoGP will be back at Donington Park in 2015...


Aprilia confirms two-year MotoGP deal for Alvaro Bautista

Spaniard Alvaro Bautista will remain with the Gresini squad in 2015 after agreeing a two-year deal to lead the Italian factory?s return to MotoGP next season. Just days after Gresini Racing announced it was ending an 18-year association with Honda...


Spanish football forces MotoGP season opener date change?

The 2015 MotoGP world championship campaign was due to kick off under the Losail International Circuit floodlights in Qatar on March 22. The date was agreed in meetings during last weekend?s Misano MotoGP round, but it is likely to put...


Eugene Laverty confirms MotoGP switch in 2015

Eugene Laverty will switch to MotoGP in 2015 after confirming he will leave the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike squad at the end of the season. As was first revealed by MCN, the Irish rider will ride a production Honda...


Eugene Laverty lands Aspar Honda deal?

Eugene Laverty is understood to have clinched a MotoGP move for 2015 with the high profile Aspar Honda squad. MCN sources understand Laverty has agreed a deal to ride a production RCV1000R next season after Scott Redding ruled himself out...


Scott Redding back with Marc VDS on factory Honda

Scott Redding will make a dream return to the Marc VDS Racing squad in 2015 to ride a factory Honda RC213V in next year?s MotoGP world championship.After a period of intense negotiations, Marc VDS Racing confirmed its MotoGP switch in...


MotoGP Misano: Rossi wins after commanding race

The yellow, number 46 flags will be waving long into the Misano evening, as Valentino Rossi secured a solid race win and became the first rider to score 5000 Championship points, after riding a superbly controlled race. Marc Marquez, who...


Misano MotoGP: Lorenzo secures first pole of the season

Jorge Lorenzo scored his first pole of the season at Misano today and with it came a visible surge of confidence. Despite his fastest lap of 1?33.328 being only 0.051 seconds ahead of the Ducati ridden by Pramac man Iannone,...


Qatar to kick off 2015 MotoGP campaign on March 22

The 2015 MotoGP world championship campaign will kick off under the Losail International Circuit floodlights on March 22. MCN obtained a final winter testing schedule that was approved in Misano yesterday (Friday) that confirmed the season opener will be run...


Gresini to head Aprilia?s MotoGP return in 2015

Fausto Gresini will lead Aprilia?s long awaited return to MotoGP competition next season after he confirmed a four-year collaboration with the Italian brand in Misano today. Gresini will end his long association with Honda after failing to raise the budget...


MotoGP boss: ?Important? Valentino Rossi is racing on

Never underestimate the power and influence of nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi. Marc Marquez might be rapidly emerging as the new poster boy of MotoGP with a string of record-breaking performances. But racing?s number one box office attraction remains Italian...


Marc Marquez won?t make early switch to 2015 RC213V

Marc Marquez won?t try and steal a march on his rivals by racing Honda?s 2015 prototype RC213V machine in the final phase of the current campaign.Marquez broke the Brno lap record when he tested next year?s RC213V contender immediately after...


Alex Lowes keen on future Moto2 switch

Reigning British Superbike champion Alex Lowes has set his sights on a future Moto2 showdown with twin brother Sam Lowes. The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider was at Silverstone last weekend, exploring potential options in Moto2 for 2015 while...


Colin Edwards set to begin Yamaha testing role

Colin Edwards won?t have long to get used to life as a retired racer, with the American poised to kick off his new role as Yamaha?s official MotoGP test rider in a few days. The Texan had planned to retire...


Chaz Davies eyeing MotoGP switch in 2016

Chaz Davies is hoping a title challenge with Ducati in World Superbikes next year will be the springboard to a MotoGP switch in 2016. The 27-year-old will remain on a factory Ducati Panigale in 2015, but believes sweeping rule changes...


Silverstone ?extremely disappointed? to lose British MotoGP race

Silverstone boss Richard Phillips says he is ?extremely disappointed? that last Sunday?s thrilling British MotoGP round will be the last at the Northamptonshire circuit for the foreseeable future. Silverstone was already reeling from losing the British MotoGP round to the...


Donington Park thrilled to get British MotoGP back in 2015

Donington Park management have spoken of the ?great coup? to get the British MotoGP round back in 2015. The Leicestershire venue hasn?t been on the world championship calendar since 2009 when it lost the rights to stage the biggest motorcycle...


Donington Park to host British MotoGP round in 2015

The 2015 British MotoGP race will be staged at Donington Park. Spanish-based rights owners Dorna and the Circuit of Wales have reached an agreement to take MotoGP back to the Leicestershire venue for the first time since 2009. Promotional rights...


Andrea Dovizioso: New Ducati delay not ideal

Andrea Dovizioso fears Ducati will miss out on precious development time for 2015 after Bologna factory bosses confirmed next year?s radical new Desmosedici will not be ready for testing at the end of the current season. New technical boss Gigi...


Caterham poised for Moto3 switch in 2015

The British-based Caterham squad is expected to quit Moto2 and complete a shock move to the Moto3 world championship in 2015. Caterham boss Johan Stigefelt confirmed at Silverstone last weekend that talks are underway to quit Moto2 after just one...


Day of Champions raises staggering 200,000

Riders for Health, the official charity of MotoGP, have raised almost 200,000 at the Silverstone round of the series. Three and a half thousand fans packed into the day of Champions event to see the stars of MotoGP auction off...


MotoGP field to debut Michelin tyres at second Sepang test

Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi will get their first opportunity to evaluate Michelin?s new controlled MotoGP tyres during the 2015 pre-season testing campaign.Although the French manufacturer doesn?t take over from Bridgestone as the official tyre supplier until 2016, the entire...


Alex Marquez signs Moto2 deal with Marc VDS

Alex Marquez has signed a two-year deal to join the Marc VDS Racing squad in the Moto2 world championship. The Spaniard, who is the younger brother of dominant MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, will step up from Moto3 next season...


Redding pleased to be top Brit at Silverstone

Scott Redding has come away from his home grand prix pleased to have been the top home favourite, after the class rookie once again demonstrated what he?s capable of, taking his customer specification Honda to tenth and beating a pair...


Lowes disappointed with seventh place

Sam Lowes has left his home race disappointed with hisseventh place, the best finish of any of the Brits, after setting his sights firmly on scoring his maiden Moto2 podium finish early in the weekend. ?Today was disappointing if I?m...


Cracked rim ends promising race for Smith

A cracked rear wheel was the cause of the end of a promising weekend for Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider Bradley Smith, who was forced to pit for a new back wheel while battling for sixth in his home race....


Smith: The cool-down lap was the coolest thing I've ever witnessed

Bradley Smith might not have had the end to his home race that he wanted at Silverstone, when a cracked rear rim forced him into the pits and left him at the back of the field in Sunday?s race. However,...


Silverstone Moto3: Rins takes last corner victory

Alex Rins has made up for his Brno last lap mistake, where the KTM rider cost himself a podium finish by sitting up a lap early, by taking an amazing last corner victory at Silverstone, holding back his Estrella Galicia...


Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez reignites winning streak

Marc Marquez has reignited the winning streak that fizzled out at Brno, taking a dominant win from Jorge Lorenzo this afternoon at Silverstone in front of packed grandstands and under blue skies. It was Lorenzo who led in the opening...


Silverstone Moto2: Rabat extends championship lead with victory

Tito Rabat has taken a dramatic victory in the Silverstone Moto2 rce, closing down hisMarcVDS teammate Mika Kallio in the closing stages of the race to pass the Finn on the last lap and lead over the line. Kallio was...


Redding equals best ever qualifying

Scott Redding has equalled his best ever MotoGP qualifying at Silverstone, starting the race tomorrow from eleventh, with a special paint job on the Gresini Honda to celebrate his home round of the series. Redding, who won the Moto2 race...


Crutchlow left disappointed with absence of pace

Cal Crutchlow says he has no answer for the lack of pace he?s had all weekend at his home Grand Prix, and after qualifying a lowly fifteenth for tomorrow?s race doesn?t believe that he?ll be able to achieve much more...


Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez starts Brno bounceback with pole

Marc Marquez has started his bounce back from Brno, where he lost his first race of the year after a ten-run streak, by taking pole position at Silverstone this afternoon, putting aside a FP3 crash to finish 0.3 ahead of...


Silverstone Moto3: Rins on pole as he chases maiden win

Alex Rins will start tomorrow?s British Grand Prix from pole position, after controlling the timesheets for most of the session, to eventually finish 0.112 ahead of Niccolo Antonelli and Alex Marquez. However, a horror weekend for title leader Jack Miller...


Silverstone Moto2: Rabat bounces back for fastest time

Tito Rabat has bounced back from a slow start to the day at Silverstone to take provisional pole position, after the winner of the lastround at Brno finished this morning?s free practice one back in 13th place. He was just...


MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez top, Brits on podium pace

Marc Marquez, out to prove a point after losing last time out in Brno, has put himself firmly at the front of the grid at Silverstone, finishing the session half a second faster than anyone else as well as leading...


Silverstone Moto3: Kent on top on opening day

This weekend?s British Grand Prix couldn?t have got off to a better start for the home riders, with Danny Kent taking his Husqvarna to provisional pole ahead of tomorrow?s Moto3 race qualifying. With the session being interrupted at times by...


Ducati preparing ?significant? Desmosedici revamp for Aragon

Ducati is planning to debut a ?significant? upgraded version of its Desmosedici machine in the forthcoming Motorland Aragon MotoGP race, MCN can reveal. The revamp will be the biggest since Gigi Dall?Igna took over as technical guru last November and...


Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

Leon Camier says his chance to race in the British MotoGP race at Silverstone this weekend is a ?dream come true?. Camier will continue to deputise for injured Nicky Hayden on the Aspar production Honda RCV1000R, with the American still...


Jorge Lorenzo never seriously considered Ducati or Suzuki move

Jorge Lorenzo has denied he ever gave serious consideration to completing a shock move to Ducati or Suzuki in 2015. The Spaniard signed a new two-year deal with Yamaha on the eve of the recent Indianapolis MotoGP round after he...


Aprilia to sacrifice WSB project for MotoGP return?

Aprilia may sacrifice its factory World Superbike squad to complete a shock move to MotoGP in 2015. In a surprise strategic change, the Noale factory has decided to return to MotoGP next season, having initially planned to take on Honda,...


LCR and Honda back Cal Crutchlow to bounce back in 2015

Cal Crutchlow?s new 2015 team boss Lucio Cecchinello and senior Honda management have backed the British rider to bounce back from a torrid spell with Ducati next season. Crutchlow will switch to the Cecchinello?s LCR Honda squad to ride a...


Andrea Dovizioso: Dall?Igna key to new Ducati deal

Andrea Dovizoso has admitted the ambitious plans by new Ducati boss Gigi Dall?Igna to radically revamp the struggling Desmosedici for 2015 convinced him to sign a new two-year contract with the Bologna factory.The Italian, who attracted big interest from Suzuki,...


Ducati monitoring Scott Redding?s future situation

Ducati is keeping a close eye on Scott Redding?s MotoGP future, with the British rider?s 2015 plans up in the air.Redding was expected to be riding a factory Honda RC213V for the Gresini squad next season, having signed a two-year...


Marc Marquez backs Moto3 age limit switch

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has backed an age limit change that will allow highly rated French teenager Fabio Quartararo to start the Moto3 world championship campaign in 2015. Quartararo does not turn 16 until April 20, which would...


Rossi and Lorenzo hope to race 2015 Yamaha chassis this season

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have said they would both like to race a new 2015-spec Yamaha YZR-M1 chassis in the final phase of the current campaign. Italian Rossi and double MotoGP world champion Lorenzo were both impressed with the...


Jeremy McWilliams to race in Moto2 ? aged 50!!

Jeremy McWilliams is to make a shock world championship comeback in next weekend?s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The former 250GP winner is to ride the experimental Brough Superior in the Moto2 race, just four months after celebrating his 50th...


Record interest in Moto2 and Moto3 for 2015

Record interest has been already been expressed in the 2015 Moto3 and Moto2 world championships ahead of the initial selection meetings due to take place during the forthcoming British GP at Silverstone. Entries for both the 250cc single-cylinder Moto3 class...


Marc Marquez denies MotoGP and Moto2 race plan in Valencia

Marc Marquez has written off the prospect of racing in both MotoGP and Moto2 in Valencia?s final round in November. Speculation has been rife that the dominant reigning world champion was seriously contemplating spicing up the season finale with a...


Jorge Lorenzo not surprised by lack of Honda interest

Jorge Lorenzo says he was not shocked to have been completely overlooked by Honda for a spot next to dominant reigning world champion Marc Marquez in 2015. HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto had vowed to approach the Spaniard during winter testing...


HRC fears MotoGP development costs will soar with tyre switch

Honda fears a switch to Michelin as the new official tyre supplier in MotoGP for 2016 will send its development costs rocketing. All the major factories are facing a costly and complex task to adapt their machinery to a new...


Tech 3: Bradley Smith was always ?plan A?

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal has strongly denied offering Bradley Smith a new YZR-M1 deal for 2015 because there was no suitable candidate to replace the British rider. Poncharal is known to have sounded out the likes of Jonas...


Alvaro Bautista: Aprilia MotoGP move ?exciting choice?

Alvaro Bautista doesn?t believe he would be taking a big risk if he clinched a deal to partner Marco Melandri in Aprilia?s new factory MotoGP squad in 2015. Aprilia will be back in MotoGP next season after deciding to bring...


Eugene Laverty doubts LCR Honda deal for 2015

Eugene Laverty doesn?t believe he has a serious opportunity to be joining Cal Crutchlow in the LCR Honda MotoGP squad next season. The Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider has spoken to LCR boss Lucio Cecchinello about a production Honda RCV1000R...


Marquez tops one-day Brno test

Marc Marquez has topped a one-day official MotoGP test at Brno, only 24hrs after failing to win the Czech Grand prix at the same track, taking the top spot from Jorge Lorenzo as the factory Honda and Yamaha riders tested...


Brno MotoGP: Pedrosa ends Marquez streak

Marc Marquez' 2014 winning streak came to an end at Brno as team-mate Dani Pedrosa took the top honours. Marquez started from pole position but got a lack lustre start and was pushed down the field as factory Yamaha rider...


Brno Moto2: Rabat dominates

Esteve Rabat stretched his championship lead to 12 points ahead of team-mate Mika Kallio with a faultless performance at Brno. The Spaniard got a great start from pole position to lead into the first corner and from there he was...


Brno Moto3: Masbou takes last corner victory

Frenchman Alexis Masbou took victory in a close fought Moto3 race at Brno which went down to the last corner on the final lap. Masbou put a hard move on championship leader Jack Miller to take his maiden victory. Miller,...


Brno Moto2: Rabat holds onto pole

Moto2 championship leader Esteve Rabat secured pole position at Brno despite late charges from several of his rivals. The Spanish rider claimed pole with a best time of 2'01.911. Thomas Luthi and Sandro Cortese will join the Spaniard on the...


Brno MotoGP: Marquez takes pole

Reigning champion Marc Marquez set a best time of 1'55.585 to secure pole position at the Brno circuit. Marquez will be joined on the front row by the Ducati duo of Andrea Dovizioso in second and Andrea Iannone in third...


Brno Moto3: Marquez on pole

Alex Marquez claimed pole position for tomorrow's Moto3 race in a qualifying session which was hit by intermittent rain and interrupted by a red flag with just 10 minutes of the session remaining. The Spaniard set a best time of...


LCR Honda crew to remain unchanged for Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow looks certain to be ending his four-year association with crew chief Daniele Romagnoli after LCR Honda confirmed its garage personnel would remain unchanged for 2015. Italian Romagnoli has been at Crutchlow?s side since the British rider moved to...


Bradley Smith signs new Tech 3 Yamaha deal

Bradley Smith will stay at the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad in 2015. The British rider has penned a new one-year deal with Herve Poncharal?s French-based squad to remain as teammate to current Moto2 world champion Pol Espargaro. Smith is...


Espargaro excited about potential Vinales partnership at Suzuki

Aleix Espargaro says he is relishing the chance to line-up with reigning Moto3 world champion Maverick Vinales in Suzuki?s all-new MotoGP squad next year. Although no official announcement has been made, Espargaro and Vinales will spearhead Suzuki?s return to premier...


Marc VDS ends Jack Miller pursuit ? legal battle to follow?

Aussie sensation Jack Miller might end up in a bitter legal battle before he ends up in MotoGP in 2015. Lawyers acting on behalf of the Belgium-based Marc VDS Racing squad are now dealing with its long-running contract saga with...


Is it Miller time for MotoGP?

Imagine trading in your KTM 390 Duke for the most trick Honda CBR1000RR FireBlade money can buy. That?s about as close as you will get to a move that Jack Miller could make in 2015, with the Aussie looking certain...


Crutchlow U-turn creates headache for Pramac Ducati

Pramac Ducati bosses have admitted Cal Crutchlow?s shock Desmosedici departure threw the Italian team's 2015 plans into disarray. Paolo Campinoti?s satellite squad believed it would keep hold of number one asset Andrea Iannone for next season. The Italian was unable...


Aleix Espargaro admits Suzuki move a gamble

Aleix Espargaro has admitted taking a big gamble by pushing to lead Suzuki?s much anticipated MotoGP return in 2015. The Spaniard will quit the Forward Racing Yamaha Open class project after just one season to partner fellow Spaniard Maverick Vinales...


Mika Kallio confirms Aprilia and Aspar Honda talks

Moto2 title contender Mika Kallio could be heading for a surprise return to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. Aprilia and Aspar Honda have approached the Finn, who dominated Sunday?s Indianapolis Moto2 clash, about a premier class switch in 2015....


Factory Honda talks continue for Scott Redding

Negotiations to get Scott Redding on the factory Honda RC213V in Fausto Gresini?s Italian squad in 2015 have still to be concluded. Lengthy discussions between Redding?s management, HRC and Gresini continued again during last weekend?s Indianapolis MotoGP race, which saw...


Ducati closing in on Avintia deal for 2015

Ducati moved a step closer to expanding its MotoGP effort to six bikes next year following advanced talks with the Spanish-based Avintia Racing squad in Indianapolis. It is no secret that Avintia boss Raul Romero has been negotiating with Ducati...


Eugene Laverty on Pramac Ducati shortlist

Ducati has confirmed that Eugene Laverty features on a shortlist to replace Andrea Iannone in the Pramac squad for 2015. Paolo Campinoti?s Italian team is seeking another rider, having initially thought Iannone would be remaining next season following Cal Crutchlow?s...


Paul Bird planning BSB super team after quitting MotoGP

Millionaire businessman Paul Bird is planning a four-rider super team in the 2015 British Superbike series after detailing plans to close down his PBM MotoGP squad at the end of the season. Bird plans to expand his current two-rider assault...


Tense Bradley Smith relaxes to take vital top six

Bradley Smith overcame a tentative start in yesterday?s Indianapolis MotoGP round to claim a priceless top six that will do his chances of keeping a prized YZR-M1 seat at Tech 3 Yamaha in 2015 no harm at all. The Oxfordshire...


Leon Camier ?shocked? by Indy speed

British rider Leon Camier said he was shocked at how competitive he was on the Aspar production Honda after a brilliant MotoGP debut weekend in Indianapolis. The former British Superbike champion had never ridden the RCV1000R before last Friday?s opening...


Alex de Angelis replaces Colin Edwards at Forward Yamaha

The stellar career of double World Superbike champion Colin Edwards could have ended with a low key 13th position in yesterday?s Indianapolis MotoGP round.Confusion over the popular Texan?s future was finally clarified this morning when the Forward Racing squad confirmed...


Indianapolis MotoGP: Marquez makes it ten in a row

Marc Marquez has become the first rider to win 10 races in a row since Mick Doohan in 1997 after taking victory at Indianapolis today. Marquez didn't have it all his own way, the pole sitter was beaten to the...


Indianapolis Moto2: Kallio dominates to take win

Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio narrowed his team-mate's championship lead to just seven points with victory in a shortened 16 lap race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kallio led from pole position before the race was red flagged for an...


Indianapolis Moto3: Vazquez takes first Moto3 win

Honda rider Efren Vazquez took his first ever victory in the Moto3 race at Indianapolis after a race-long battle between the leading group. Italian rider Romano Fenati led the final lap onboard the Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM, but he...


Indianapolis Moto2: Kallio heads Marc VDS one two

Mika Kallio wwill start the Indianapolis Moto2 race from pole position ahead of team-mate and championship rival Esteve Rabat. Kallio set his fastest time of 1'36.883 fairly early in the session, but none of the other riders were able to...


Indianapolis MotoGP: Marquez continues domination with pole

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez got straight back into the swing of things after the summer break by taking pole position in the USA with a best time of 1'31.619. The Spaniard had a scare early on in the session...


Indianapolis Moto3: Miller on pole

Australian Jack Miller will start tomorrow's Moto3 race from pole position at the revamped Indianapolis circuit. The KTM rider set a best time of 1'40.727 to grab pole ahead of Efren Vasquez and Alex Marquez. Championship hopeful Romano Fenati will...


Marc Marquez: 'I prefer bikes to girls'

It?s February 20, 2014 and Marc Marquez is grimacing in a crumpled heap after falling off his flat-?track bike while training near his home in Lleida, west of Barcelona. The infectious grin has been wiped off his face as the...


PBM MotoGP riders set for Oschersleben 8hr race

Paul Bird Motorsports MotoGP riders Broc Parkes and Michael Laverty will return to their superbike roots for the Oschersleben 8hr round of the Endurance World Championship, with the duo riding a second machine for the Monster Energy YART squad. Parkes,...


Yamaha: We are looking for the real Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha bosses have said it is essential that Jorge Lorenzo can return to winning ways in the second half of the 2014 MotoGP world championship. The Spaniard?s struggle to be competitive in the first nine races has been one of...


Lorenzo pens new two-year Yamaha deal

Jorge Lorenzo has, as expected, announced a new two-year deal with Yamaha that will see him remain at the Movistar MotoGP team alongside Valentino Rossi until at least the end of the 2016 season. The deal, which will stretch the...


Bradl signs with NGM Forward Racing

The NGM Forward Racing team has officially announced that German Stefan Bradl will ride for the team in 2015. Bradl will ride one of the team's Open Class bikes, made up of a Yamaha M1 engine with a chassis designed...


LCR Honda confirms Crutchlow for 2015

Lucio Cecchinello?s LCR Honda squad have confirmed that Brit Cal Crutchlow will replace Stefan Bradl for 2015, closing the circle of speculation opened this afternoon when Ducati announced the 29 year old would not be remaining with the Italian team...


Crutchlow parts with Ducati, linked to LCR Honda

Only a week after confirming at World Ducati Week and in an exclusive interview to MCN that he would remain with Ducati for 2014, the Italian manufacturer has dramatically confirmed that they will part ways with Crutchlow for the 2015...


Camier to finally make MotoGP debut replacing injured Hayden

Leon Camier will deputise for the injured Nicky Hayden at the next two rounds of the MotoGP championship, riding the Aspar Honda RCV1000 at Indianapolis and Brno. Hayden, who is sitting out the two rounds after undergoing further surgery to...


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...