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Rossi suffers ‘pain everywhere’ after Motegi crash

Valentino Rossi says he was left with “pain everywhere” following a dramatic early crash during Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. The Yamaha rider was an early retirement in tricky conditions as he suffered a major highside at Turn 7 on the sixth lap while running in ninth place. Rossi had already crashed in Saturday’s […]

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Dovizioso beats Marquez in MotoGP thriller at Motegi

 Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso stole the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix from Marc Marquez at Honda’s home circuit on Sunday, cutting the Spanish rider’s championship lead to just 11 points. Dovizioso took the race lead from Marquez for the first time with six laps to go at a wet Motegi Twin Ring, and the Italian rider was […]

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Marquez relishing pressure of final MotoGP title battles

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez is relishing the pressure of the remaining world title battles as he says he gets bored with having to ride defensively. The Repsol Honda man would much rather be in a scrap, riding for the win than holding back and counting the points, and thinks this year’s title will […]

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MotoGP News: Valentino Rossi raced with broken leg thanks to secret brake

VALENTINO ROSSI rode with a broken leg at the Aragon MotoGP thanks to a brakes alteration that meant he could compete with the minimum of pain. Valentino Rossi raced in the Aragon MotoGP with a broken leg Rossi finished fifth in Spain despite racing with a broken tibia and fibia. The Italian came in behind […]

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Marquez pulls clear in title race after Aragon win

Marc Marquez has opened up a 16-point lead in the World Championship battle after securing back-to-back victories with a win at Aragon.Marquez led a Repsol Honda one-two as a resurgent Dani Pedrosa clinched second; Jorge Lorenzo completed the rostrum. Maverick Vinales was fourth, with the heroic Valentino Rossi battling valiantly for fifth. Andrea Dovizioso lost […]

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Valentino Rossi Declared Fit To Make Aragon MotoGP Return

 Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi has been declared fit to compete in the Aragon MotoGP race this weekend. The nine-time world champion was injured in a motocross training accident in late August. Rossi missed the San Marino GP which was held two weekends ago and was doubtful to compete in the Aragon GP. Valentino Rossi Declared […]

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MotoGP: Official: Rossi to attempt to ride in Aragon

Valentino Rossi will attempt to compete in this week’s Aragon Grand Prix, the Movistar Yamaha team have this afternoon confirmed.The nine-time world champion will try to make an incredible comeback just 22 days after breaking his lower right leg in an enduro accident. The decision comes after Rossi completed a shakedown test aboard a YZF-R1M […]

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MotoGP Misano: Majestic Marquez ties title lead

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claims victory in the wet at Misano with clinical last-lap pass to deny Danilo Petrucci.Marc Marquez tied the MotoGP World Championship lead as the Repsol Honda rider won in the wet at Misano with a perfectly executed final lap strategy.Marquez shadowed long-time leader Danilo Petrucci until the last lap, passing the […]

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Vinales avoided ‘big disaster’ with Marquez

Maverick Vinales believes he narrowly avoided “a big disaster” when Marc Marquez’s Honda engine let go in front of him during MotoGP’s British Grand Prix. Marquez retired with smoke pouring from his engine at the end of the Hangar Straight while running third behind Valentino Rossi and eventual race winner Andrea Dovizioso. Vinales, who was […]

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Valentino Rossi Gives Up on MotoGP Title Race This Season

 Yamaha Movistar’s  veteran racer Valentino Rossi has again ensured that he will not focus on winning the 2017 MotoGP this year. According to Rossi, the focus is currently on requesting Yamaha to improve the performance of its less competitive motorbikes in this season. Hence, Rossi is not confident to become world champion after lagging far […]

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MotoGP Austria preview – round 11 at the Red Bull Ring

The MotoGP teams make the relatively short hop from Brno in the Czech Republic to the Red Bull Ring in Austria for round 11 of the 2018 championship. After a tactically astute race in Brno, Honda’s Marc Marquez extended his championship lead to 14 points over Maverick Vinales in second on his Yamaha. Andrea Dovizioso remains […]

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Angel Nieto, 13-time world champion, dies aged 70 following quad bike accident

Multiple world champion Angel Nieto has died aged 70, a week after he was involved in a quad bike accident.Nieto won 13 world titles, died in hospital on Thursday a week after sustaining multiple injuries when he collided with a car in Ibiza. Tributes have been pouring in for the Spanish icon, who won world […]

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Marquez eyes Czech podium as tight MotoGP resumes

Brno, Czech Republic – Overall leader Marc Marquez said he would be happy with a podium finish when the MotoGP championship resumes after the summer break at Brno on Sunday, with standings unusually tight at the top. Marquez, winner of the German Grand Prix for Honda immediately before the summer break, tops the rankings on […]

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MOTOGP RETURNS IN BRNO, AND IT’S CLOSER THAN EVER

The first half of the season has been made up of ten different podium finishers, four different Championship leaders and five different winners, and there is no sign of things calming down. The quality of racing improves each time, and heading to the Automotodrom Brno for the Monster Energy České republiky is sure to build upon that. Marquez leads the […]

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Suzuka 8 Hours: A ‘magical’ race like no other

It is the jewel in the crown of the FIM Endurance World Championship — and the most important race on the calendar for Japanese motorcycle Manufacturers. This weekend the Suzuka 8 Hours — the final race of the 2017 Endurance World Championship — celebrates its 40th anniversary. Expect local rivalries to be as fierce as […]

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Marquez: MotoGP scrap is exhausting but exciting

Marc Marquez says the four-way battle for MotoGP supremacy is exhausting to be involved in, but he is relishing the fight. Marquez leads the way during MotoGP’s mid-season break, but he, Maverick Vinales, Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi are covered by just 10 points after nine races. The Repsol Honda rider, and reigning champion, won […]

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World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea increases series lead with Laguna Seca victory

Jonathan Rea extended his lead at the top of the World Superbike standings to 59 points after dominating race two at Laguna Seca in California. After starting eighth on the grid, Rea led by lap three following a stunning couple of opening circuits as he moved ahead of Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes. Northern Irishman Rea […]

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Marc Marquez Wins MotoGP Grand Prix of Germany 2017 After Jonas Folger Battle

Honda’s Marc Marquez continued his dominance at the Sachsenring on Sunday, holding off Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Jonas Folger to win the MotoGP German Grand Prix and move to the top of the standings. From the pole position, Marquez enjoyed a strong start before he faced unexpected competition from the German rookie. The Spaniard kept […]

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MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins in Assen as Andrea Dovizioso takes series lead

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi claimed victory for Yamaha in the Dutch TT at Assen as Andrea Dovizioso took the lead in the MotoGP title race. It was the Italian’s first win since May 2016 but Ducati’s Dovizioso, winner of the previous two races, was fifth to open up a four-point overall lead. Previous leader […]

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MotoGP Assen: Marquez ready for all scenarios at Cathedral

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez says the unpredictable weather at Assen places additional emphasis on being ‘ready to adapt’ to the elements. Australian rider Jack Miller won the rain-affected race at ‘the Cathedral’ of motorcycle racing last year from Marquez, while the reigning MotoGP champion himself triumphed in the wet in 2014. Marquez, who finished second […]

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MotoGP World Championship Racing At TT Circuit Assen This Coming Weekend

Beyond the fields and tree-lined lanes of the Drenthe province in the northeastern Netherlands nestles a foothold of motorcycling history, refined today into a ribbon of asphalt that winds its way around 18 corners hewn from a combination of flat-out bravery and tight apexes. The engines fired up near the town of Assen for the […]

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Home advantage for championship leader Maverick Vinales

The 22 year old Spaniard, riding the Movistar Yamaha, arrives at the demanding 2.891 mile Circuit of Barcelona – Catalunya with three grands prix wins this year and a second place in the previous round in Mugello. He has a good record at his home circuit, which has been modified at turns 13- 14 following […]

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Doctors give Valentino Rossi green light for Mugello weekend

Doctors give Valentino Rossi green light for Mugello weekendalentino Rossi has been given the green light to participate in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, following a medical check-up at Mugello on Thursday. Rossi sustained mild thoracic and abdominal trauma as the result of a motocross training accident last week, and spent the night in hospital for […]

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MotoGP’s Rossi out of hospital after motocross accident

Nine-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi suffered mild thoracic and abdominal trama – but no fractures – in a motocross training accident at the Cross Club Cavallara in Mondavio, Italy, Thursday evening. The Movistar Yamaha rider was taken to a local Rimini hospital for a check-up and has since been released. In a press release, the […]

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Oil on Track Takes Out Half the Field In Wild Le Mans MotoGP Crash

Formula 1 may be moving towards a closed cockpit setup in the name of driver safety, but over in MotoGP the racers are still riding al fresco inches above the asphalt at ludicrous speeds. That’s why it’s so unbelievable that no one was seriously injured after an oil spill sent almost half the field flying off […]

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Vinales wins thrilling French MotoGP

Italian veteran Valentino Rossi made a braking error on the last lap and fell off his bike moments later, allowing his Movistar Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales to win a thrilling French Moto Grand Prix. The win put Vinales top of the standings, while pre-race championship leader Rossi dropped down to third behind Dani Pedrosa. The […]

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Nicky Hayden, former MotoGP champion, remains in coma after bike crash

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden remains in intensive care in an Italian hospital after being injured in a cycling accident on Wednesday.The 35-year-old American, who currently races for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team, was hurt while on a training exercise along the Rimini coastline when his bicycle was in collision with a […]

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Barcelona party seeks clampdown on MotoGP grid girls

 The Catalan political party Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (ICV) is seeking a clampdown on grid girls in time for next month’s Barcelona MotoGP race.Soon after another party, Ganemos Jerez, unsuccessfully attempted to get rid of grid girls at the Spanish track, the Catalan party has now presented a proposal to the Montmelo town government. The […]

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MotoGP Spain: Jubilant Pedrosa hails ‘amazing’ win

Spanish Grand Prix winner Dani Pedrosa says his first victory of 2017 was all the sweeter given the problems faced by the factory Yamaha riders at Jerez. Pedrosa was able to capitalise on the Repsol Honda as Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales struggled with apparent tyre wear issues, enabling the Spaniard to make up ground […]

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EKSTROM VICTORIOUS IN WORLD RX OF PORTUGAL THRILLER

Mattias Ekstrom has taken his second win of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship and finally taken victory at the World RX of Portugal.The EKSRX driver lined up on the front row for the Supercar Final alongside pole position man Petter Solberg. Johan Kristoffersson lined up on the middle row in his PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden Polo with […]

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Austin MotoGP: Marquez stays unbeaten at COTA, Vinales crashes

Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed a fifth successive MotoGP victory at the Circuit of the Americas, as points leader Maverick Vinales crashed out early on.It was Dani Pedrosa who commanded the early stages after a lightning getaway from fourth on the grid, with Marquez slotting into second ahead of the two factory Yamahas of Valentino Rossi […]