Honda- Ducati MotoGP Battle Is Wide Open

Andrea Dovizioso says the MotoGP title race is “completely open” heading into the final five races, as he believes none of the remaining tracks will overwhelmingly favour either Honda or Ducati. Dovizioso, who is level on points with Honda’s Marc Marquez at the top of the standings, had stated earlier this season that Ducati needed…

Championship Lead Marquez’s Biggest Worry

Marc Marquez said his first thought when his engine blew in MotoGP’s British Grand Prix was of his lost championship lead to eventual race winner Andrea Dovizioso. Marquez’s Honda engine let go at the end of the Hangar Straight on lap 14 out of 20, while he was running third behind Valentino Rossi and Dovizioso….

Angry Dovizoiso Slams Marquez

Andrea Dovizioso anticipated a last-ditch move from Marc Marquez as the pair went into the final corner of the Austrian Grand Prix side-by-side, but the Ducati rider was still left angry by his Honda rivals attempt to pass him even though he crossed the finish line first to secure his third race of the season….

Bookmakers Have Vinales Favourite

Maverick Vinales has not only got the MotoGP paddock assessing his world championship credentials but also bookmakers, as some put the Qatar race winner as favourite ahead of defending champion Marc Marquez. After Vinales was announced as Jorge Lorenzo’s replacement at the Movistar Yamaha team some dismissed a world title charge in his maiden year…

MotoGP Sets TV Viewership Record

The opening night of Channel 5’s new deal to show highlights of the 2017 MotoGP season drew in record crowds of nearly half a million, according to industry blog F1 Broadcasting, helping last Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix to the highest ratings since 2015. The Monday night highlights show, broadcast less than 24 hours after the…

MotoGP – All The News And Views

Marquez Tyre Major Mistake Marc Marquez regrets his decision not to run a hard front tyre in the Qatar MotoGP season opener, saying he could’ve won the race if not for the late switch. Marquez and fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow were the only two riders set to use the hard front, before the race…

Championship Is Wide Open Says Rossi

Valentino Rossi believes up to eight riders are capable of winning races in 2017 as he predicts another tough season in the MotoGP premier class. The Movistar Yamaha rider is hoping to put a difficult pre-season winter programme behind him as Rossi focuses on the opening race of the year in Qatar this weekend. Last…

Dovizioso Criticizes Iannone

Andrea Dovizioso said that having a new teammate in the factory Ducati team will reinvigorate the entire team, whilst also accusing his former teammate of a lack of respect. The Italian arrived at Ducati to replace Valentino Rossi in 2012 and he will now partner another former Yamaha star in Jorge Lorenzo. The Spaniard signed…