Maverick Viñales At Kyalami Race Track

Though the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team is still enjoying the off-season, Maverick Viñales couldn’t stay away from the track any longer. The Spaniard travelled to South Africa to take part in yesterday’s Yamaha R World Event and get an impression of the new Kyalami International Race Track. Viñales arrived at the track yesterday morning ready…

KTM Explain Smith MotoGP 2018 Move

KTM MotoGP motorsport director Pit Beirer says dropping Bradley Smith for the 2018 season due to his poor results this year would have been “not fair”. Smith’s consistent failure to match teammate Pol Espargaro for much of the season had generated speculation that the Briton was to be dropped in favour of KTM tester Mika…

Ducati Makes Rabat Happy

Tito Rabat says his first tests with his new Avintia Ducati MotoGP team have given him the feeling he had in his successful Moto2 days. After winning the intermediate class title in 2014 and finishing third the year after, Rabat has had two difficult MotoGP seasons with Marc VDS Honda in 2016 and 2017. He…

Dovizioso Centre Of Poaching Rumours

Honda and Yamaha have dismissed reports that they are interested in poaching Andrea Dovizioso from Ducati for the 2019 MotoGP season. Dovizioso scored six race victories this season and was Marc Marquez’s main championship challenger, only falling short of denying the Honda rider in a dramatic Valencia season finale. The Italian veteran’s success will likely…

Iannone Tops Timing Sheets

Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone topped the opening day of MotoGP’s Jerez test, edging out Cal Crutchlow by less than a tenth of a second. This week’s Jerez test, which runs from Wednesday to Friday, is being attended by the majority of MotoGP teams – with only Repsol Honda, Yamaha, Tech 3 and Aspar absent –…

Marquez Tops The Testing

MotoGP’s newly-crowned four-time champion Marc Marquez recorded the fastest lap of the post-season test at Valencia on the second and final day of running. Marquez established himself at the top of the timing screens an hour and a half into the day, logging a time just a tenth slower than Maverick Vinales’ pace-setting effort from…

Valencia MotoGP Meeting – Full News and Views

Valencia, Spain – Marc Marquez took his sixth world title and his fourth in the premier class in a tense and stunningly dramatic showdown, despite a huge front-end moment into Turn 1 and a run off track, finishing third to clinch he title defence. Title rival Andrea Dovizioso had a similar run-off while running fourth…

Valencia – Marquez versus Dovizioso

After nearly eight months, 17 Grands Prix, 399 racing laps, five race-winners and 10 different riders on the podium, the 2017 MotoGP season comes down to this – 30 laps in Valencia on Sunday to decide who will wear the crown as the king of two-wheel motorsport. Some 32 riders have taken to the grid…

Van Der Mark Replaces Folger for MotoGP Final

Michael van der Mark will reprise his role as Jonas Folger’s replacement at Tech 3 Yamaha for this weekend’s MotoGP season finale at Valencia. World Superbike regular van der Mark was handed the chance to make his premier class debut in the most recent race at Sepang, with Folger forced to miss the race due…

Marquez Played It Safe

Marc Marquez admits there was no sense in him pushing to finish higher than fourth in MotoGP’s Malaysian Grand Prix, given his comfortable advantage in the points. Honda rider Marquez had the opportunity to seal a fourth premier class title with a round to spare at Sepang, but was unable to take the fight to…