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War of words continues between Rossi and Marquez

Marquez crashed into the Italian racer in Sunday’s Argentina Grand Prix, forcing the Yamaha rider off the track in the second MotoGP race of the season. Rossi was furious with the defending world champion after the race and rejected Marquez’s attempt to apologise. The Spaniard admits he was in the wrong over the collision, but […]

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Valentino Rossi accuses Marc Marquez of deliberately crashing into riders

Italy’s Valentino Rossi has accused Marc Marquez of deliberately crashing into riders at the Argentina MotoGP, saying he is “scared” to race with him. Spain’s Marquez finished in 18th after being penalised for clashing with Rossi as he tried to overtake during the race, which was won by Britain’s Cal Crutchlow. Nine-time champion Rossi, who […]

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MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow wins bizarre, dramatic Grand Prix of Argentina

CAL Crutchlow claimed victory in the Grand Prix of Argentina, a race that will go down in MotoGP history as one of the most bizarre and dramatic of all time.QUITE frankly, from start to finish, the MotoGP Grand Prix of Argentina defied belief. Where do you even begin… Let’s start with the podium: Cal Crutchlow […]

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MotoGP’s Exciting Photo-Finish in Qatar Boosts Viewership Ratings Worldwide

Sunday’s MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar was exactly what the doctor recommended to Dorna, the motorcycle racing series’ managing body. A successful season-opening race is important for many reasons, such as pleasing deprived racing fans who have waited months to see their wheelin’ heroes back in action, but primarily for the business side of MotoGP. […]

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MotoGP: Fast Freddie on how Marquez can beat Dovizioso

Freddie Spencer thoroughly enjoyed Sunday evening’s Qatar Grand Prix, the three-time World Champion revelling in another MotoGP clash of the titans as Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez again took the fight down to the wire. Spencer jettisoned his record of youngest ever premier class title winner when Marquez took MotoGP by storm in 2013, but […]

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Dovizioso and Ducati Win the 2018 MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar

Dovizioso fended off a charging Marquez to win the MotoGP season-opening race by less than three-hundredths of a second. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso put on a masterful performance during today’s MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar, in which his fine-balancing of aggressiveness, patience, and raw skill earned him the top step of the podium at the season’s […]

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The MotoE World Cup electric MotoGP support series has been officially launched

The MotoE World Cup has been officially unveiled at a launch event in Rome, with the first details of the series confirmed. The all-electric support series has been mooted by MotoGP owners Dorna Sports for some time, with Italian manufacturer Energica announced towards the end of last year as the sole machine supplier for the […]

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Valentino Rossi: MotoGP superstar takes swipe at rival Marc Marquez

MOTOGP superstar Valentino Rossi has taken a dig at Honda sensation Marc Marquez.Valentino Rossi has taken a swipe at Marc MarquezThe Spaniard is the youngest rider ever to win four titles. He secured glory twice two years consecutively in 2013 and 2014 and managed the same feat in 2016 and 2017. Marquez, 25, also has […]

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Kork Ballington to become a MotoGP Legend

 MotoGP, much like Rock ‘n Roll, have their own Hall of Fame, more specifically known as the MotoGP Legends  Hall of Fame, and features such prestigious names as Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan, Geoff Duke, Wayne Gardner, Mike Hailwood, Daijiro Kato, Eddie Lawson, Anton Mang, Angel Nieto, Wayne Rainey, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Kenny Roberts, Jarno Saarinen, […]

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MotoGP confirms shortened race duration for seven events in 2018

MotoGP has officially announced that seven races on the 2018 calendar will be shortened. This move is part of a two-year transition that is aimed at helping television broadcasters. The aim of reducing race distances is to reduce the variation in race duration between rounds and to play race day scheduling better. In addition, the […]

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Sheridan Morais takes on a team manager role at YART

Despite being a race winner and consistent front runner in the World Supersport Championship, SA’s Sheridan Morais is out of a ride this year. Sadly, this is how the racing world works at present. With sponsorship money being scarce, teams have had to resort to hiring riders who can bring in money into the team […]

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Red Bull Rookies Cup

The twelfth Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season sees a return to Mugello for the first time since 2014 and we’ve missed the classic venue and passionate fans. Twenty-five of the world’s fastest teenagers will contest this year’s twelve race series and they come from seventeen nations, from Wales to Australia, from Japan to Colombia. […]

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The MotoE World Cup electric MotoGP support series has been officially launched

The MotoE World Cup has been officially unveiled at a launch event in Rome, with the first details of the series confirmed. The all-electric support series has been mooted by MotoGP owners Dorna Sports for some time, with Italian manufacturer Energica announced towards the end of last year as the sole machine supplier for the […]

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Can Yamaha give Rossi a winning bike?

Valentino Rossi’s chief engineer Silvano Galbusera explains what went wrong last year and what needs to go right this MotoGP season Yamaha has a lot of work to do: the factory needs to win back the MotoGP world title and (for the sake of Dorna and millions of fans) build a bike good enough to […]

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MotoGP makes rider airbags compulsory in 2018

Rider airbags will become compulsory in 2018 across all classes of the FIM MotoGP championship, which includes the Moto2 and Moto3 series along with the premier MotoGP class. There are two exceptions to the rule, with wildcard riders not having to use the safety system and replacement riders having a two-race exemption. After those two […]

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How Long Will Valentino Rossi Continue To Race MotoGP?

When a sportsman—in particular, a sportsman of the highest level—arrives at a certain age and his results begin to decline, it’s inevitable that people will question if he is too old to continue and would it be better if he quit while he is ahead. But to question Valentino Rossi, the absolute icon of motorcycle […]

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MotoGP: Rossi comeback a model for ‘passion, motivation’

Valentino Rossi’s early MotoGP return from a broken leg, at the age of 38, proved the Italian legend has lost none of his passion for racing. That’s the opinion of Davide Brivio, Rossi’s team manager at Yamaha when the Italian suffered his first broken leg in 2010, who also hopes the #46’s level of motivation […]

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MotoGP: Aspar Team Renamed “Ángel Nieto Team,”

Jorge Martínez “Aspar” pays tribute to Ángel Nieto by naming team after Spanish legend.  Gelete Nieto to join with the Ángel Nieto Team as Team Principal Gelete Nieto returns to the place he called home for several years as he takes over the reins of the newly-named Ángel Nieto Team, an exciting project that covers […]

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Dovizioso Aims to be 2018 MotoGP World Champion

Ducati team rider Andrea Dovizioso is very excited to welcome MotoGP competition next season. Despite performing well for 2017 season, Dovi aims to be the world champion in 2018. Andrea Dovizioso ended the 2017 MotoGP race with an almost perfect performance. Dovi almost became the world champion but he lost to Marc Marquez in the […]

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MotoGP: Vinales visits South Africa, laps Kyalami

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales had the honour to be the first MotoGP rider to enter the revamped Kyalami International Race Track, in South Africa yesterday. The historic track – which last hosted World Superbike in 2010 – has been extensively modified and upgraded by its new owners, after being auctioned off in 2014. Vinales, who […]

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Italian firm Energica to supply bikes for Moto-e World Cup

Italian company Energica has been chosen by MotoGP owners Dorna Sports to be the supplier of the Moto-e World Cup all-electric support series to be introduced in 2019. Plans for the electric one-make series were confirmed earlier this year, with Dorna aiming for a five-round series of 10-lap races with grids somewhere in the region […]

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Rossi: “The MotoGP without me? Like the world cup without Italy”

 #46 considers the future: “I’ll try to continue for a while longer. The Yamaha? What we saw in 2017 doesn’t represent our potential” Mission accomplished! Valentino Rossi dreamed of becoming the biggest winner of all time at the Monza Rally Show and he’s managed to become just that, scoring his sixth victory. It was an uphill climb for #46 though, […]

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MotoGP: Marc Marquez becomes youngest-ever 4-time world champion

Marc Marquez became the youngest rider in MotoGP history to win four world titles at a dramatic Valencia MotoGP on Sunday.Watched by a crowd of 110,000 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the race pitted the 24-year-old Repsol Honda rider against Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso. Marquez finished in third place, while Dovizioso retired after crashing into the […]

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MotoGP, Marquez and Dovizioso, the best men have already won

 Valencia will host the last battle for the title between two riders who are different but also similar, both of whom are deserving of the final win. 30 laps, 420 corners, 120 kilometres and just over 45 minutes to decide the outcome of a fight that began in Qatar and will only end on Sunday at Valencia. Marquez against Dovizioso, […]

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MotoGP: Moto3: Binder’s move to Ajo confirmed

Darryn Binder will contest the ’18 Moto3 campaign with Red Bull Ajo KTM as team re-structures to accommodate presence in FIM Junior World Championship.  Darryn Binder’s move to Aki Ajo’s Red Bull-backed Moto3 team has finally been confirmed as the team restructures to accommodate a heightened presence in the FIM Junior World Championship for the 2018 […]

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World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea aiming to beat season points record

Jonathan Rea became the first rider to retain the World Superbikes title three years runningThe Kawasaki rider, who last month became the first man to win the crown three years running, is bidding to beat the record total of 552 points scored in a season by Colin Edwards. The Texan set the target in his […]

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Malaysian MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso wins as Marc Marquez finishes fourth

Andrea Dovizioso won the Malaysian MotoGP on Sunday to keep his slim world title hopes alive. The Italian’s victory leaves him 21 points behind leader Marc Marquez, who was fourth at the Sepang circuit, with one race to go in Valencia, Spain. “Everything can happen during the weekend – and you never know about the […]

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Marquez: I wanted gap before Sepang

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez reflected on the importance of his win at Phillip Island last weekend, saying it was crucial for him to increase his lead ahead of this weekend’s race in Malaysia. The Sepang round is the third and final leg of the ‘flyaway’ races before MotoGP returns to Spain for its finale […]

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MotoGP Australia: Marquez puts hand on title in Aussie thriller

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez put one hand on the 2017 title as he won a thriller down under while championship rival Andrea Dovizoso slumped to 13th place in Australia. Marquez was involved in a six-man battle for the lead until the closing stages when some hooky passes by Andrea Iannone gave him the […]

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MotoGP Australia: Valentino Rossi: ‘A difficult situation’

“We are in a difficult situation now, especially in the wet. In the dry we have some problems, but we can be a bit more competitive” – Valentino Rossi. Having struggled throughout the wet Japanese MotoGP weekend, culminating in a big highside during the race, Valentino Rossi arrives in Australia hoping more than ever for […]

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MotoGP: Tighter World Championship Heading To Phillip Island This Coming Weekend

Closer than ever, the crusade for the crown arrives at one of the most breathtaking venues in the world: Phillip Island. In the aftermath of the duel of the decade at the Twin Ring Motegi between Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and title rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) – which the Italian won […]

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Rossi suffers ‘pain everywhere’ after Motegi crash

Valentino Rossi says he was left with “pain everywhere” following a dramatic early crash during Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. The Yamaha rider was an early retirement in tricky conditions as he suffered a major highside at Turn 7 on the sixth lap while running in ninth place. Rossi had already crashed in Saturday’s […]

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Dovizioso beats Marquez in MotoGP thriller at Motegi

 Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso stole the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix from Marc Marquez at Honda’s home circuit on Sunday, cutting the Spanish rider’s championship lead to just 11 points. Dovizioso took the race lead from Marquez for the first time with six laps to go at a wet Motegi Twin Ring, and the Italian rider was […]

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Marquez relishing pressure of final MotoGP title battles

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez is relishing the pressure of the remaining world title battles as he says he gets bored with having to ride defensively. The Repsol Honda man would much rather be in a scrap, riding for the win than holding back and counting the points, and thinks this year’s title will […]