Vinales To Play It Smart

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales says he’ll adopt a ‘smarter’ approach to this year’s post-season Valencia test and focus exclusively on sampling different engine types. Vinales’ Phillip Island victory has been the highlight of an otherwise tough second season at Yamaha for the Spanish rider, who heads into the Valencia season finale next week fourth…

Lorenzo-Dovizioso At War

After the feud that broke out between Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso in Malaysia, Ducati will hold a meeting with both of its factory MotoGP riders together in order to clear the air. A war of words broke out between the Ducati teammates at Sepang when Dovizioso commented after qualifying on Lorenzo being forced to…

Just Business Says Suzuki

Suzuki MotoGP team boss Davide Brivio has clarified that Andrea Iannone was dropped for 2019 for “business” reasons after the Italian recently spoke out against his dismissal. After finishing second at Phillip Island two weeks ago, Iannone emphasised what he felt was his personal contribution to Suzuki’s much-improved form during the 2018 campaign. He said…

Monster Signs Major Deal With Yamaha

The Yamaha MotoGP team will see a big change for the 2019 season as they’ve signed a new agreement with Monster Energy drink as their new main sponsor. Starting next season, the team comprising of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales will be known as the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team. The current title sponsor which…

Pedrosa Says Goodbye to MotoGP

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa has announced he will retire from grand prix motorcycle racing at the end of 2018. Pedrosa, who will turn 33 in September, broke the news in a special press conference ahead of this weekend’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. The Catalan rider had been part of the Repsol Honda…

Marquez To Launch Title Attack

Marc Marquez insists he will not “relax” after building a 41-point MotoGP lead by winning the Dutch TT, but will “attack” instead with favourable tracks coming up on the calendar. Marquez continued his superb 2018 campaign with a fourth win of the season at Assen, having finished every race in the top two except Mugello…

Pedrosa To Reveal His Plans

Dani Pedrosa has announced he has reached a decision on his MotoGP future, and intends to reveal his plans in a press conference next Thursday at the Sachsenring. Although the Spaniard has been strongly linked to the new Petronas-backed satellite Yamaha team set to join the grid in 2019, it’s thought retirement is now a…

Vinales Still Has Title Hopes

Maverick Vinales hopes he can still challenge Marc Marquez for the 2018 MotoGP title if Yamaha brings a “big” update after the summer break. Vinales scored only his second podium of the season at Assen, narrowly missing out on second place to Alex Rins, and now lies 47 points adrift of Marquez at the head…

No F1 Wanted Said Rossi and Lorenzo

MotoGP champions Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo hope efforts to bring Formula 1 to Assen do not succeed due to the potential impact on the track surface and layout. The circuit, which hosts one of MotoGP’s marquee races in the Dutch TT, has been pushing to host an F1 grand prix from 2020 onwards. FIA…

MotoGP Championship Heads For Assen

After pushing his title lead back above the one race win margin with a runner-up finish to Jorge Lorenzo in Catalunya, Marc Marquez heads to Assen with a 27-point advantage over Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP standings. With Lorenzo (like team-mate Andrea Dovizioso) 49 points behind the Honda rider despite his back-to-back wins, Marquez was…