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Marquez wins Aragon MotoGP as Lorenzo crashes out on 1st lap

 Marc Marquez won the Aragon Grand Prix to extend his overall lead of the MotoGP championship to 72 points on Sunday, after polesitter Jorge Lorenzo crashed on the opening lap.Lorenzo flew off his Ducati on the race’s first turn and was stretchered off the track and taken to the MotorLand Circuit’s medical center, where medical […]

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Brad Binder on Aragon race: “I am very grateful for the victory”

Yesterday, when we reported on Brad Binder’s sensational pole position in the Moto2 class at Aragon aboard his Red Bull Ajo KTM, we also reported that Binder is traditionally a terrible qualifier, and that a pole position is bad news for his opponents. This pace comes on the back of a successful Valencia test where the team […]

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First MotoE rider signing revealed

The Dynavolt Intact GP team has made the first rider signing for the inaugural five-round MotoE season in 2019.The outfit’s sole entry on the 18-bike grid will be ridden by 22-year-old Swiss rider Jesko Raffin.“Right from the start, when we heard about this championship for the first time, we wanted to hire a top rider […]

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Aragon MotoGP: Marquez: If they gain 5 points every race, no problem

‘He [Dovi] wants to push me to do a mistake!’ – Marc Marquez, Aragon MotoGP. Even if Marc Marquez loses eleven points to Andrea Dovizioso in each of the remaining six rounds, he would still win the 2018 MotoGP title.”Luckily for us Ducati [only] come very, very strong in the second part of the season. So we have 67 […]

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This possibly homicidal MotoGP rider is your sports villain of the week/year/decade

Maybe you don’t remember Road Rash. It’s a little obscure, which doesn’t exactly make for great opening paragraph reference material, but it was a ’90s racing video game franchise that blended open roads, Soundgarden jams, Easy Ridin’ choppers, and PvP combat—including chain-wrapped fists, baseball bats, and more—into a glorious Tipper Gore-triggering whole. At very first blush, […]

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Dovizioso wins San Marino GP; Marquez extends MotoGP lead

Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso and the Ducati team won on home soil in the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday, while Marc Marquez extended his lead atop the MotoGP standings.Starting fourth, Dovizioso quickly moved up the grid, then passed pole sitter Jorge Lorenzo to take the lead early on and wasn’t challenged the rest of the […]

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Pope praises sport during MotoGP visit

‘A ‘champion in life’ is someone who lives with passion, to the full’ Pope Francis spoke of the importance of sport in shaping the lives of young people, during MotoGP’s private visit to the Vatican on Wednesday. Riders Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Iannone, Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller, plus Paolo Simoncelli (father of Marco) and Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta were among […]

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MotoGP: Another close fight on the cards at Silverstone

As the dust settles after the incredible duel in Austria, the stage is most definitely set for Silverstone. The venue that first hosted a showdown between then-reigning Champion Jorge Lorenzo and then-rookie challenger Marc Marquez in 2013, it could be another stunner at the British Grand Prix – with both men having incredible records at […]

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BRAD BINDER ON AUSTRIA: “I FELT I COULD FIGHT FOR THE PODIUM”

Brad Binder is probably in the Guinness Book of Records for the most sixth place finishes in any form of competition, and at the Austrian GP Binder once more took his Red Bull Ajo KTM Moto2 machine to sixth place after a strong performance and an unfortunate penalty.   The weekend was tricky, with rain […]

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Dovizioso holds off Lorenzo, Marquez for Brno win

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) has taken his second win of the season in incredible style in the Monster Energy Czech Republic Grand Prix as a three-way fight for the win raged between the 04, his Ducati teammate Jorge Lorenzo and reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). By the flag it was a Lorenzo versus […]

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Brno MotoGP: No title thoughts as Marquez reaches 100

‘I’ll go to Brno not thinking about the advantage in the Championship, as if we were all still at the beginning, on zero points’ – Marc Marquez, Czech Republic MotoGP. Marc Marquez starts the second half of the 2018 MotoGP season at Brno this weekend holding a commanding 46-point lead over nearest rival Valentino Rossi. The Repsol […]

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MotoGP, Ducati and Yamaha “best of enemies” against Marquez

With 250 points still to assign, anything is still possible, but Rossi and Dovizioso need to keep Marc off the podiumHoliday time is over for MotoGP with August set to be a busy month for riders, with three Grand Prix in four weeks as well as a test. With the championship not yet at the half-way mark (9 […]

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MotoGP, “Yamaha and Rossi aim to put pressure on Marquez”

If we look at the numbers alone, Yamaha appears to be the second force in the championship, the only team able to threaten Marquez for the title this season , says Maio Meregalli, team manager. In truth, the men in blue have simply been the most consistent, with many podiums but without that extra something needed […]

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Brad Binder on German win: “It doesn’t seem real to me.”

Brad Binder took his first win in the Moto2 class yesterday at the German MotoGP round, the first win for a South African in the intermediate class since Kork Ballington won, in Germany as it happens, in 1980. The South African started in tenth place, but was up to seventh already by the end of […]

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Dani Pedrosa to Retire From MotoGP at the End of Season

The 31-time MotoGP race winner from Spain has chosen to hang up his leathers in November.Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa announced his retirement from the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, MotoGP, after what’s been a successful but also painful 17-year Grand Prix career. The announcement was made Thursday at a special press conference held at the Sachsenring […]

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MotoGP, Marquez: The Sachsenring? A different story every time

Who will break the spell of the Sachsenring? The German track seems to be tailor made for Marc Marquez who will be after his ninth win in a row in Germany. Since he has raced in MotoGP, the number 93 rider has always dominated the Saxony round, not to mention his previous performances in Moto3 and Moto2. […]

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BRAD BINDER AT ASSEN: “I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO RIDE THE BIKE AS I WANTED”

It’s been a massively up and down weekend at Assen for Brad Binder on board his Red Bull Ajo KTM Moto2 bike. It started very well in FP1 where the South African finished a very promising fourth on the time sheets with the bike feeling good and him feeling confident. The team tried something else […]

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Christian Horner hails Max Verstappen’s ability to avoid blisters in Austrian GP

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has hailed Max Verstappen’s ability to handle the blistering problem which other drivers suffered during the Austrian Grand Prix.As his rivals fell by the wayside with the problem or via mechanical problems, the Dutchman was free to manage his own race at the head of the field and kept his […]

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Marquez extends lead with Honda win in Dutch TT

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez won the Dutch TT from pole position for Honda yesterday to stretch his championship lead to 41 points.Three Spanish riders filled the podium, with Suzuki’s Alex Rins second and Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales third. Marquez now has 140 points after his fourth win of the season to 99 for Yamaha’s Italian Valentino […]

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MotoGP Assen Preview 2018

With the 2018 season a third gone, the presumption that Marc Marquez would ease into his fifth premier class title in six years has become passé. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, Jorge Lorenzo has given us convincing wins at Mugello and Montmelo. Whether this is a two-off or the start of a trend could be revealed this weekend Jorge Lorenzo has won […]

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MotoGP: Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo Makes It Two in a Row in Catalunya

Jorge Lorenzo reminded the world what he’s made of at the 2018 MotoGP Grand Prix de Catalunya where he conquered the top step of the podium with his bright red Ducati for the second consecutive race. Honda’s Marc Marquez followed in a distant second place and Valentino Rossi in third. Marquez launched alongside Lorenzo as soon as […]

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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 […]