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Dani Pedrosa to Retire From MotoGP at the End of Season

The 31-time MotoGP race winner from Spain has chosen to hang up his leathers in November.Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa announced his retirement from the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, MotoGP, after what’s been a successful but also painful 17-year Grand Prix career. The announcement was made Thursday at a special press conference held at the Sachsenring […]

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MotoGP, Marquez: The Sachsenring? A different story every time

Who will break the spell of the Sachsenring? The German track seems to be tailor made for Marc Marquez who will be after his ninth win in a row in Germany. Since he has raced in MotoGP, the number 93 rider has always dominated the Saxony round, not to mention his previous performances in Moto3 and Moto2. […]

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BRAD BINDER AT ASSEN: “I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO RIDE THE BIKE AS I WANTED”

It’s been a massively up and down weekend at Assen for Brad Binder on board his Red Bull Ajo KTM Moto2 bike. It started very well in FP1 where the South African finished a very promising fourth on the time sheets with the bike feeling good and him feeling confident. The team tried something else […]

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Christian Horner hails Max Verstappen’s ability to avoid blisters in Austrian GP

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has hailed Max Verstappen’s ability to handle the blistering problem which other drivers suffered during the Austrian Grand Prix.As his rivals fell by the wayside with the problem or via mechanical problems, the Dutchman was free to manage his own race at the head of the field and kept his […]

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Marquez extends lead with Honda win in Dutch TT

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez won the Dutch TT from pole position for Honda yesterday to stretch his championship lead to 41 points.Three Spanish riders filled the podium, with Suzuki’s Alex Rins second and Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales third. Marquez now has 140 points after his fourth win of the season to 99 for Yamaha’s Italian Valentino […]

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MotoGP Assen Preview 2018

With the 2018 season a third gone, the presumption that Marc Marquez would ease into his fifth premier class title in six years has become passé. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, Jorge Lorenzo has given us convincing wins at Mugello and Montmelo. Whether this is a two-off or the start of a trend could be revealed this weekend Jorge Lorenzo has won […]

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MotoGP: Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo Makes It Two in a Row in Catalunya

Jorge Lorenzo reminded the world what he’s made of at the 2018 MotoGP Grand Prix de Catalunya where he conquered the top step of the podium with his bright red Ducati for the second consecutive race. Honda’s Marc Marquez followed in a distant second place and Valentino Rossi in third. Marquez launched alongside Lorenzo as soon as […]

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From a roar to a whirr — MotoGP goes electric

MotoGP administrators Dorna announced in February that a new all-electric series, The Enel MotoE World Cup, will be joining its three existing classes — Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP — from 2019. A big departure It will mark a big departure for a series characterized by loud, boisterous gasoline-fueled racing, and Dorna has been weaning fans […]

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Andreas Perez: 14-year-old rider dies following accident at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Perez passed away after an accident in the second race of the Moto3 Junior World Championship’s Barcelona round Teenage rider Andreas Perez has died following an accident during Sunday’s fourth round of the Moto3 Junior World Championship at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain. Andreas Perez The 14-year-old, who rode for Reale Avintia Racing, was involved […]

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Factory Ducati MotoGP Team Signs Danilo Petrucci to Replace Jorge Lorenzo

Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali made the executive decision to hire the Italian rider for the 2019-2020 season. MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci has been confirmed as the factory Ducati rider for the 2019 and 2020 racing seasons. The Italian rider will join Andrea Dovizioso at the Borgo Panigale outfit, completing a lineup of all-Italian riders racing under an […]

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MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi makes big claim after Mugello clash

Valentino Rossi finished third in Mugello The Italian ace bagged a third-place finish in Mugello yesterday. Jorge Lorenzo bagged his first victory for Ducatti and Andrea Dovizioso finished second. Reigning champion Marc Marquez limped home in 16th after sliding off into the gravel early on. Despite an impressive performance in his homeland, Rossi still isn’t […]

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Italian MotoGP: Marquez man to beat heading to Mugello

Whatever happens at this weekend’s Italian MotoGP, Marc Marquez will be leading the world championship on Sunday evening.That’s because, having fought back from the early-season mayhem in Argentina, the Repsol Honda rider is now 36-points clear at the head of the standings with wins at the past three races.   Unfortunately for his rivals, Marquez was also […]

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BRAD BINDER AT LE MANS: “I WAS UNLUCKY WITH THE BALDASSARRI CRASH”

Brad Binder and his Red Bull Ajo KTM Moto2 Team had a difficult weekend at Le Mans, after spending the whole day on Friday out of the top 20, then finishing Saturday morning practice in 17th. Finally, things looked up in qualifying when he placed eighth. Keep in mind that this is the first time Brad Binder […]

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Spanish MotoGP: Spectacular three-way crash sees Marc Marquez take overall points lead

Marc Marquez has won the Spanish MotoGP to take the overall points lead after several of his rivals crashed out of the race. Pole-sitter Cal Crutchlow wiped out before a three-rider crash involving previous points leader Andrea Dovizioso, his Ducati teammate Jorge Lorenzo, and Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa, who underwent wrist surgery less than a month […]

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Marquez looking forward to Jerez

 Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez, who trails Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso by one point in the MotoGP rider standing, says he is targeting success in front of his home fans at this weekends race in Jerez.Last time out, Marquez brushes aside his three-place grid penalty to dominate the Austin MotoGP for his perfect sixth COTA victory […]

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MotoGP news: Valentino Rossi slammed by rival for underhand tactics

The duo used to work together at Yamaha.But Lorenzo packed his bags in 2017 for a big-money move to rivals Ducati.Life at the Bologna-based outfit has been a struggle for the 30-year-old though.He finished finished seventh in the previous campaign and looks set to struggle again this time round. In his latest book – ‘What […]

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Maverick Vinales: Yamaha ‘is coming’ after return to podium

Maverick Vinales says Yamaha is “coming” after improvements to the bike’s electronics allowed to him to challenge for pole and finish second during Austin’s MotoGP weekend. Vinales struggled for pace on the 2018 YZR-M1 during the pre-season, problems in setting up the electronics causing him traction issues in cornering and under acceleration. A breakthrough in […]

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Marc Marquez, the undisputed King of COTA, rules again in Austin

Some day Marc Marquez might actually lose a race in Austin. For now, all of MotoGP remains in his rear-view mirror at this horsepower rodeo.The King of COTA, his royal highness, delivered another reminder Sunday that everyone else is merely pretending at Circuit of the Americas. Marquez, the 25-year-old from Cervera, Spain, made it 6-for-6 […]

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2018 Austin MotoGP Preview | Can Marquez go 6 for 6 from Pole at COTA?

Following a controversial performance last Sunday in the Argentina MotoGP at Termas de Rio Hondo, Marc Marquez heads to the Lone Start state as the dominate rider at Circuit of the Americas. The 25-year-old Repsol Honda pilot is the only premier-class rider to ever win at Austin’s COTA since the track joined the MotoGP calendar […]

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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 […]