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…

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…

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…

MotoGP Battle Heads For Spain

Following a two-week break since the Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, the 2018 MotoGP Championship this weekend heads to Jerez for the first of four races in the Spain. Three races in, and we already have three different winners. The battle is tight; the top five riders are within…

Rossi: “I will try to ride this weekend”

Movistar Yamaha rider will attempt to take part in the Aragon GP After testing his fitness on a Yamaha R1 for a number of laps at Misano on Monday and Tuesday, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has decided to attempt to take part in the upcoming Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon. The Italian will need…

Vinales Set To Start Solo Performance At The San Marino

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team heads to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, for its second home Grand Prix of the season. A somewhat incomplete Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team returns to Italy for the Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini this week, with Maverick Viñales as the team’s sole…

VR46 MEDICAL UPDATE, 01-09-17 – 10:30

Last night Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi had a successful operation on the displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg. The MotoGP-star was hospitalised after an enduro accident yesterday evening. Following a medical examination at the ‘Ospedale Civile di Urbino’, where he was initially diagnosed, the Italian was transported to the…

Leave Bike Alone Says Vinales

Maverick Vinales believes that another change of chassis will not help Yamaha conquer the issues it faced during last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix. Both Vinales and factory Yamaha teammate Rossi struggled badly for rear grip at the Red Bull Ring, both trailing home sixth and seventh behind the year-old Tech 3 satellite bike of Johann…

Austria Watch Out For The Ducati

Last week, the 2017 MotoGP Championship returned to action at Brno following a month-long summer break. Striking first in the second-half of the season was Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez. The three-time MotoGP Champion dominated the Czech Republic Grand Prix due tactics—he was the first to switch to slicks on the drying circuit, and beat Movistar…

MotoGP – Second Half OF the Season Starts This Weekend

2017 is already making history. After nine races, the second half of the season beckons at Brno with the top five riders in the Championship – Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) split by only 26…