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Malaysia Moto2: Rabat powers into lead on opening day

Tito Rabat has set the marker for the Moto2 field on the opening day at Sepang, finishing the day nearly half a second faster than second placed Maverick Vinales and 0.7 clear of MarcVDS teammate (and the only man who...


Malaysia MotoGP: Pedrosa in the dry, Lorenzo in the wet as mixed conditions hit

Dani Pedrosa has ended the opening day in Sepang fastest of the MotoGP grid, but it was Jorge Lorenzo who topped the final session of the day, after a tropical thunderstorm caused free practice two to be delayed and left...


Malaysia Moto3: Antonelli on top of rain-hit session

Niccolo Antonelli has topped the opening day of Moto3 action at Sepang, finishing at the front of an ultra-close free practice two session. The Italian was 0.016 ahead of Jakub Kornfeil when the rain flag brought a premature end to...


McPhee stuns with brilliant Phillip Island performance

Flying Scotsman John McPhee came within the width of a front wheel of breaking his podium duck before he ran into an unjust rollicking from hot-headed Efren Vazquez. The RTG Honda rider was just 0.090s off the podium and close...


Yamaha thrilled to see Bradley Smith break MotoGP podium duck

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis says he was delighted to see British rider Bradley Smith end his search for a maiden MotoGP podium in an incident-packed Phillip Island race in Australia yesterday. The Oxfordshire rider joined Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo...


Thailand and Chile to host WSB in 2015, MotoGP in ?16?

Thailand and Chile could be surprise additions to the 2015 World Superbike calendar ahead of a possible inclusion on the MotoGP schedule the following season, MCN has learned. Javier Alonso, Dorna?s Managing Director of Events, is at the Buriram International...


Australia MotoGP: Rossi wins topsy turvy race, Smith on podium!

Valentino Rossi has taken his second victory of the year at Philip Island, in a race of attrition that saw only fourteen riders finish, and saw Bradley Smith take his first ever Grand Prix podium. The early leader on track...


Australia Moto2: Vinales wins, denies Rabat championship for another week

Maverick Vinales has taken the win at Philip Island to deny Tito Rabat the Moto2 title until at least next time out at Sepang. Rookie Vinales was one of a group of five riders that made an early break in...


Australia Moto3: Home boy Miller triumphs by a fraction

Home boy Jack Miller has triumphed in front of his home crowd at Philip Island, taking victory with a superb tactical last lap after a Moto3 knife fight race. He took the flag by less than 0.03, with only 0.044...


Australia Moto2: Rabat puts one hand on the title for MarcVDS with pole

Tito Rabat has put one hand on the Moto2 title for the MarcVDS team at Philip Island, and him and his teammate Mika Kallio look set to go down to the wire for the crown. The duo will both start...


Australia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Philip Island pole as Crutchlow on front row

Marc Marquez has cruised to pole position at Philip Island, taking the number one spot by 0.234 from a surprise performance from Cal Crutchlow, after rain hit the Q2 session at the seaside circuit. Crutchlow was able to time his...


Australia Moto3: Marquez takes home fight to Miller, with two Brits on second row

Alex Marquez has taken the fight for the Moto3 crown firmly to homeboy Jack Miller by comprehensively out-qualifying the Australian and taking pole in the process. Marquez ended the session only 0.014 ahead of teammate Alex Rins, but well clear...


Scottish teen Rory Skinner selected for Red Bull Rookies

Thirteen year old Aprilia Superteen champion Rory Skinner has been successfully selected for the 2015 Red Bull Rookies, and will join Bradley Ray in the Moto3 feeder series for next season. The Scottish teenager stormed to the Aprilia Superteen championship...


Casey Stoner to make MotoGP testing return for Honda

Casey Stoner will make a surprise return to MotoGP after HRC confirmed to MCN in Australia today that the double world champion will test a factory RC213V in Japan later this month. Stoner will complete a two-day test at Twin...


Scott Redding admits contact with Jerry Burgess about crew chief role

Scott Redding?s Marc VDS Racing squad contacted Jerry Burgess about a crew chief role with the British rider next season when he switches to a factory Honda RC213V, MCN can exclusively reveal. The Marc VDS Racing squad will run a...


Honda confirms new RC213V-RS won't be ready until February

Honda has confirmed its all-new production Honda RC213V-RS machine will not be ready for Jack Miller and Eugene Laverty to debut until the first MotoGP showdown of 2015 in Malaysia. The RC213V-RS will replace the current underpowered RCV1000R next...


Scott Redding excited to work with Jonathan Rea?s crew chief

Scott Redding believes his new crew chief Chris Pike is the right man to help him to challenge MotoGP?s established elite like Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo in the future. Pike is something of a surprise choice to...


Mika Kallio explains decision to reject Aspar and Forward MotoGP deals

Mika Kallio wasn?t so desperate to return to MotoGP in 2015 that he would ride for a pittance after confirming he did turn down offers from Aspar Honda and Forward Racing. Kallio has made no secret of his desire to...


MotoGP: Marquez wins second World Championship in Motegi!

With Marc Marquez needing to finish ahead of both Rossi and Pedrosa in order to secure the World Championship, round fifteen at Honda?s ?home?, Motegi circuit, the scene was perfectly set.It was the Italian, Dovizioso, on the factory Ducati that...


Moto GP Qualifying: Italians spoil Honda party

With the havoc forecasted from Typhoon Vongfong seemingly blowing over, it was warm air and blue skies that greeted qualifying at Motegi in Japan today. And then ? in the final moments of the session ? everything heated up on...


Moto GP: Moto3 Qualifying Results

A great qualification for British fans (and riders) sees Danny Kent take his first pole for Husqvarna and John McPhee complete the front row in third.


Tech 3 boss: Colin Edwards ?perfect? for Yamaha/Michelin development role

Colin Edwards is the perfect choice to spearhead Yamaha?s intensive preparations for the switch to Michelin tyres in 2016. That?s the view of the American?s former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal, who worked with Edwards between 2008...


No MotoGP reunion for Scott Redding and ex-Marc VDS crew chief

Scott Redding?s former crew chief Pete Benson has confirmed he will honour his two-year deal with Moto2 world title favourite Tito Rabat and not complete a fairytale return with the British rider now he has clinched a factory Honda RC213V...


Suzuki never launched strong bid to sign Dani Pedrosa

Suzuki has denied talks to end Dani Pedrosa?s career long association with Honda ever got serious. Reports had suggested that Suzuki, who will return to MotoGP full-time in 2015 after being in self-imposed exile for three years, had held serious...


Forward Racing plan to continue developing own chassis

Forward Racing will continue to develop its own chassis for 2015, despite admitting it is unlikely to race any frame other than the factory-spec version supplied by Yamaha next season. The Italian-based squad signed a new contract to run Yamaha?s...


Honda thrilled to land Enea Bastianini for Moto3 challenge

Honda management say it was vital to secure the services of teenage Italian sensation Enea Bastiainini for its 2015 Moto3 world championship assault. With leading Honda Moto3 duo Alex Marquez and Alex Rins moving up to Moto2 in 2015, HRC...


Mika Kallio misses Forward Yamaha chance

Mika Kallio missed out on a last minute chance to return to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. The Finnish rider was made an 11th hour proposal to join ex-Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl in the Forward Racing squad in...


Pramac Ducati miss out on Eugene Laverty signing

Pramac Ducati management have admitted Aspar Honda just beat them to Eugene Laverty?s signature for 2015. Laverty has been locked in lengthy negotiations with Pramac Ducati for weeks, as the Italian squad sought a replacement for departing number one rider...


Aspar Honda confirms MotoGP deal for Eugene Laverty

Spain?s high-profile Aspar Honda squad has confirmed the signing of Irish rider Eugene Laverty for the 2015 MotoGP world championship. Laverty?s premier class switch, which was first revealed by MCN last month, will see him ride a production Honda RC213V-RS...


Andrea Dovizioso: ?I was close to Suzuki?

Andrea Dovizioso says he came close to joining Suzuki for 2015 before agreeing a two-year contract extension with Ducati. The Italian was believed to be a top target for Suzuki, who were keen to benefit from his speed and experience...


Cal Crutchlow resigned to losing crew chief for 2015

Cal Crutchlow has confirmed he will reluctantly split from crew chief Daniele Romagnoli when he ends his disappointing one-season career at Ducati next month. The British rider had wanted to take Italian Romagnoli with him to the factory-spec RC213V he...


Dani Pedrosa: ?Never anything serious with Suzuki?

Dani Pedrosa has denied giving serious consideration to ending his career long association with Honda to head up Suzuki?s return to MotoGP next season. The Spaniard was linked to a Suzuki slot earlier this season before he penned a new...


Danny Kent backs Jack Miller to bounce back from Aragon crash

British rider Danny Kent has backed Moto3 title contender Jack Miller to bounce back from losing the world championship lead for the first time in 2014 last weekend. An early crash at the Motorland Aragon after contact with Spanish title...


Danilo Petrucci joins Pramac Ducati

Pramac Ducati has confirmed it will replace Andrea Iannone with current Ioda Racing rider Danilo Petrucci in the 2015 MotoGP world championship. Petrucci has signed a two-year deal with the Italian-based squad and he will partner South American Yonny Hernandez...


Loris Baz keen on Forward Yamaha move

Loris Baz is hoping Forward Yamaha can save his MotoGP dream after the shock collapse of a proposed move to Aspar Honda in 2015. Aspar Honda rejected Baz for a production RC213V-RS alongside Nicky Hayden because of his 6ft 3in...


Ex-Casey Stoner crew chief to head Jack Miller?s MotoGP switch

Casey Stoner?s former factory Ducati and Honda crew chief Cristian Gabbarini will play a key role in Jack Miller?s graduation to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. Aussie Miller is Honda?s new golden boy after he clinched an unprecedented three-year...


Suzuki never considered delaying MotoGP return until 2016

Suzuki had no intention of further delaying its MotoGP return to 2016, despite major technical rule changes in advance of the Japanese factory?s much-hyped comeback. Suzuki has spent months of pain-staking and expensive work preparing to return to MotoGP next...


MotoGP Aragon: Dramatic race sees Lorenzo win

This 800th GP was always going to feel a bit special, and that was before the few spots of rain, concerned technicians and varied tyre choices appearing on the grid for the sighting lap. With both Hondas on hard rears...


Aragon: Honda one-two in dominant qualifying

Marc Marquez beat the circuit record by just over six-tenths of a second in qualifying to claim pole in Aragon today. The previous record of 1:47.804 was made last year and was ? perhaps predictably ? also set by the...


2015 provisional calendar released

The first MotoGP round at Donington Park in five years will take place on 30 August as the FIM released their provisional calendar for the 2015 season. Donington's inclusion comes as the Circuit of Wales won't be ready in time....


Yamaha boss: Rossi riding better than last title win in 2009

Valentino Rossi is riding better than he did at Yamaha when winning his last MotoGP world championship in 2009. That?s the view of Yamaha boss Kouichi Tsuji, who was full of admiration for the Italian after he returned to winning...


Scott Redding targets factory HRC spot in future

Scott Redding has set his sights on an official HRC seat alongside Marc Marquez in the future after the British rider confirmed he will make a dream return to the Marc VDS Racing squad on a factory Honda RC213V in...


Andrea Dovizioso targets podium return before end of season

Andrea Dovizioso?s main target in the final five races of 2014 is to add to his two podium finishes on Ducati?s improving Desmosedici. The experienced Italian has finished on the podium in Austin and Assen and in the last two...


Yamaha under pressure to deliver gearbox upgrade

Yamaha is under mounting pressure from Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to upgrade its year-old seamless shift gearbox to help the factory YZR-M1 pair threaten Marc Marquez?s domination of MotoGP. Yamaha has raced a seamless shift gearbox since last September,...


LCR never eyed Crutchlow/Redding British dream team

A British dream team featuring Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding in next year?s MotoGP world championship never came close to reality. With Redding unexpectedly back on the rider market for a period after Fausto Gresini couldn?t raise the budget to...


Tech 3 deny making Yamaha MotoGP offer to Alex Rins

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal has rubbished claims by Alex Rins that the Spanish teenager turned down the chance to replace Bradley Smith on a factory-backed YZR-M1 in 2015. Rins confirmed in Misano recently he would be switching to...


Yamaha delighted Jorge Lorenzo?s crew won't be split up

Yamaha management have spoken of their delight that Jorge Lorenzo will continue with long-serving crew chief Ramon Forcada until at least the end of 2016. Having signed a new two-year contract to remain on a factory YZR-M1 for the next...


Yamaha rethinks Open class project for Forward Racing

Yamaha will continue to supply the Forward Racing squad with a factory YZR-M1 engine and chassis after a late strategy change for 2015. Yamaha management have always been adamant that its Open class entry with Forward Racing would revert to...


Danny Kent confident Honda will suit style in Moto3

Danny Kent is confident Honda?s Moto3 machine will suit his fast cornering riding style more than the Husqvarna package he has been racing in 2014. As was first reported by MCN in Misano last weekend, the Gloucestershire rider has secured...


Jorge Lorenzo happy to keep crew chief

Jorge Lorenzo is to keep faith with long-serving crew chief Ramon Forcada. Speculation has been rife that Lorenzo was contemplating replacing Forcada for 2015 after his failure to seriously threaten for the MotoGP world championship this season. Only five races...


Dominique Aegerter explains decision to stay in Moto2

Highly rated Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter has explained why he turned his back on a potential MotoGP switch in 2015. Aegerter, who is currently fourth in the Moto2 standings courtesy of a debut win in Germany and three other podiums...


Yamaha delighted with Colin Edwards testing deal

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis reckons Colin Edwards was the outstanding candidate to play a key role in adapting the YZR-M1 to Michelin tyres for 2016. Having prematurely split from the Forward Racing squad just eight races before he was due...


Scott Redding gutted to miss out on preferred crew chief

Scott Redding has admitted he had a lump in his throat when he realised that his number one crew chief option for 2015 was not available. The 21-year-old was hoping to work with Casey Stoner?s ex-Ducati and Repsol Honda crew...


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...