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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 […]

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MotoGP makes rider airbags compulsory in 2018

Rider airbags will become compulsory in 2018 across all classes of the FIM MotoGP championship, which includes the Moto2 and Moto3 series along with the premier MotoGP class. There are two exceptions to the rule, with wildcard riders not having to use the safety system and replacement riders having a two-race exemption. After those two […]

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How Long Will Valentino Rossi Continue To Race MotoGP?

When a sportsman—in particular, a sportsman of the highest level—arrives at a certain age and his results begin to decline, it’s inevitable that people will question if he is too old to continue and would it be better if he quit while he is ahead. But to question Valentino Rossi, the absolute icon of motorcycle […]

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MotoGP: Rossi comeback a model for ‘passion, motivation’

Valentino Rossi’s early MotoGP return from a broken leg, at the age of 38, proved the Italian legend has lost none of his passion for racing. That’s the opinion of Davide Brivio, Rossi’s team manager at Yamaha when the Italian suffered his first broken leg in 2010, who also hopes the #46’s level of motivation […]

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MotoGP: Aspar Team Renamed “Ángel Nieto Team,”

Jorge Martínez “Aspar” pays tribute to Ángel Nieto by naming team after Spanish legend.  Gelete Nieto to join with the Ángel Nieto Team as Team Principal Gelete Nieto returns to the place he called home for several years as he takes over the reins of the newly-named Ángel Nieto Team, an exciting project that covers […]

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Dovizioso Aims to be 2018 MotoGP World Champion

Ducati team rider Andrea Dovizioso is very excited to welcome MotoGP competition next season. Despite performing well for 2017 season, Dovi aims to be the world champion in 2018. Andrea Dovizioso ended the 2017 MotoGP race with an almost perfect performance. Dovi almost became the world champion but he lost to Marc Marquez in the […]

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MotoGP: Vinales visits South Africa, laps Kyalami

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales had the honour to be the first MotoGP rider to enter the revamped Kyalami International Race Track, in South Africa yesterday. The historic track – which last hosted World Superbike in 2010 – has been extensively modified and upgraded by its new owners, after being auctioned off in 2014. Vinales, who […]

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Italian firm Energica to supply bikes for Moto-e World Cup

Italian company Energica has been chosen by MotoGP owners Dorna Sports to be the supplier of the Moto-e World Cup all-electric support series to be introduced in 2019. Plans for the electric one-make series were confirmed earlier this year, with Dorna aiming for a five-round series of 10-lap races with grids somewhere in the region […]

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Rossi: “The MotoGP without me? Like the world cup without Italy”

 #46 considers the future: “I’ll try to continue for a while longer. The Yamaha? What we saw in 2017 doesn’t represent our potential” Mission accomplished! Valentino Rossi dreamed of becoming the biggest winner of all time at the Monza Rally Show and he’s managed to become just that, scoring his sixth victory. It was an uphill climb for #46 though, […]