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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 […]

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MotoGP: Maverick Vinales wins Argentina Grand Prix after Marc Marquez crash

MAVERICK VINALES tightened his early season grip on the MotoGP crown with a second victory in as many races with a dominant victory in a dramatic race in Argentina. The Movistar Yamaha rider took the lead on the fourth lap after the pole starter Marc Marquez, and winner of the race at the Termas de […]

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Vinales reminds Lorenzo of himself

Jorge Lorenzo says his Yamaha MotoGP replacement Maverick Vinales reminds him of himself. Yamaha hired Vinales from Suzuki after Lorenzo – a Yamaha rider since the start of his MotoGP career in 2008 – committed to Ducati for this season. Vinales duly began his Yamaha stint with victory in the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix last […]

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Vinales admits disbelief at Rossi Qatar race recovery

Qatar Grand Prix winner Maverick Vinales admits he was shocked to see Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi right behind him during the MotoGP season opener. In his first race for his new employers, Vinales lived up to pre-race expectations and took victory after overcoming Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso in a fierce duel during the second half […]

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MotoGP ready to react to rain in Qatar

MotoGP is preparing for possible rainM during this weekend’s season-opening Qatar round . Ever since the switch from daylight racing, track action at Losail has been halted in the wet due to visibility concerns over glare from the floodlights. This notably resulted in postponement of the 2009 MotoGP race from Sunday to Monday. But following […]

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Marquez dislocates shoulder in private MotoGP test

Marc Marquez briefly dislocated his shoulder during Saturday’s private test session in Jerez, Spain. After rain washed out Friday’s first day of the two-day test, Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa took to the track on Saturday under cloudy skies. In the afternoon, Marc crashed at Turn 7 and briefly dislocated his right shoulder. A check […]

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KTM Boss Tosses Honda into Dumpster

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer Alleges Widespread Cheating KTM didn’t light up the time sheets at the Sepang or Phillip Island preseason tests, as Pol Espargaro was 17th quickest overall in Australia as the Austrian manufacturer enters the premier class.That lack of performance was not surprising for any manufacturer new to the premier class.But KTM still […]

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Marquez and Vinales favourites to win MotoGP title

This MotoGP pre-season is making one thing very clear: there are just two drivers who will fight for this title – Maverick Vinales and Marc Marquez. It is difficult to choose just a particular favourite at the moment, since one is faster but the other is more consistant. “It seems that both of us are […]

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Lorenzo closes out MotoGP season, Yamaha career with Valencia victory

Jorge Lorenzo closed out the 2016 MotoGP season and his time with Yamaha by winning the Grand Prix of Valencia on Sunday. Lorenzo made his MotoGP debut with Yamaha back in 2008, before going on to win three world championships and over 40 grands prix with the Japanese marque. The Spaniard announced over the summer […]

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MotoGP Valencia: Rossi: We are still fighting for important points

 Valentino Rossi concedes that Valencia has not been his happiest hunting ground in recent seasons, but the Movistar Yamaha rider remains focused on ending the season with as many points as possible. Rossi, who wrapped up second place in the MotoGP World Championship behind Marc Marquez in Malaysia, is determined to help Yamaha secure the […]

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Dovizioso Becomes Ninth Winner of 2016 at Sepang

Andrea Dovizioso claimed his first win since the 2009 British GP after mastering wet conditions at Sepang Andrea Dovizioso ended a seven year victory drought in superb style by beating Valentino Rossi in a wet weather duel at Sepang. The Ducati rider outlasted his compatriot in a race which saw three of the five leading […]

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MotoGP: Dovizioso Grabs Pole at Rain Soaked Sepang

Andrea Dovizioso demonstrated his ability in wet conditions once again with pole position at a rain soaked Sepang. The Ducati rider backed up his pole in similar conditions at Assen with another impressive display, beating the Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to top spot. Saturday’s third practice session had taken place under sunny […]

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MotoGp3: Binder wins in Australia

Moto3 champ keeps cool to take sixth season win in restarted race, brother ends fourth Reigning Moto3 champion Brad Binder cruised to his sixth win of the season at Phillip Island, Australia, unfazed by a red flag interrupting the race. Starting from pole, the South African kept his cool throughout the red-flagged and then restarted […]

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Australian MotoGP: Crutchlow beats Rossi as Marquez crashes out

Cal Crutchlow secured a second MotoGP win for LCR Honda, after early leader Marc Marquez crashed out of a comfortable lead, 10 laps in.Crutchlow was untouchable once Marquez crashed out. The Brit cruised to a second career Grand Prix win by more than four seconds ahead of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. The race looked […]

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MotoGP Australia: Marquez braced for ‘unpredictable’ race

Despite warnings of an impending rain storm, Marc Marquez didn’t even complete a flying lap before pulling straight into the pits and asking for slick tyres  during qualifying for the Australian MotoGP. All other riders stayed out with at least an intermediate front on the drying track but, although Marquez missed the first half of […]

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Can Phillip Island reproduce one of MotoGP’s all-time greats?

The riders themselves hailed last year’s 2015 Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix race as one of the best in recent memory – with 52 overtakes among the top four riders and 13 lead changes.It was the race that had it all: four riders on three different makes of bikes in winning contention, non-stop passing – […]

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Magnificent Marquez Clinches Third MotoGP Title

Marc Marquez made history at Motegi by clinching his third MotoGP title with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix Marc Marquez has clinched his third MotoGP world championship in style with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. The Repsol Honda rider took an unchallenged victory, first at Motegi in the premier class, and […]

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Pedrosa breaks collarbone in MotoGP leadup

Dani Pedrosa has been ruled out of Sunday’s MotoGP race in Japan after suffering a fractured collarbone following a crash during practice.The 31-year-old Spaniard, sitting fourth in the world standings after 14 rounds this season, sustained the injury on Friday when he was involved in a huge crash at the Twin Ring Motegi. He has […]

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Rossi: Three MotoGP races in a row a bad idea

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi has said he is not fond of the upcoming stretch of three races in three weeks, saying it is “not the best way”. MotoGP’s calendar has this week’s Motegi round followed immediately by the Phillip Island race on October 23, with Sepang making up a grueling three-week stint with a grand […]

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MotoGP World Championship Racing At Twin Ring Motegi This Coming Weekend

 Points leader, Marc Marques, faces his first chance at the title – and has another shot at taking his first win at the home of HondaThe Twin Ring Motegi has made a legend for itself since its construction in 1997. Built by Honda as a test facility, MotoGP™ touched down on the circuit for the […]

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Binder ready to cut loose in Japan

New Moto3™ World Champion heads for Motegi with no pressure as Bastianini and Navarro battle for P2 After his stunning first half of the season, newly crowned Moto3™ World Champion Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) is ready for his next challenge: the Twin Ring Motegi. Confessing to having ridden conservatively in some races so […]

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MotoGP Japan: Marquez: ‘Give up as few points as possible’

MotoGP champion elect Marc Marquez is approaching this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix with a different mentality to Aragon. The Repsol Honda star, who won his first race since July in front of his home fans, technically has the chance to become a triple MotoGP champion on Sunday. however, with three more rounds remaining after this […]

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MotoGP, Marquez vs Rossi: a battle to the last point

Te ball is now firmly in Marquez’s court, and at Motegi he will have his first shot at the MotoGP title. After a season in which he has carefully combined brains and speed, the Spaniard heads into the final four races with a 52-point lead over Valentino and mathematics dictates that he now has a first chance […]

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Seller keeps title hopes alive

Despite a huge crash in the opening practice session that left him battered and bruised, Clint Seller (Neolife Yamaha R1) kept his SuperGP championship hopes alive when he took pole position and both race wins at the penultimate round of the 2016 SuperGP Champions Trophy held at Dezzi Raceway on 24 September. Seller’s team mate, […]

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Aragon Moto3: Binder seals title with four rounds to spare

Brad Binder has been crowned Moto3 champion after finishing second in a thrilling Aragon race, wrapping up the lightweight class crown with four races still to run.The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider arrived at the Spanish venue needing a second place finish to be certain of sealing the title, with a lead of 106 points […]

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MOTOGP: Marquez fights back to beat Yamahas at Aragon

  Honda’s Marc Marquez extended his MotoGP championship lead with a commanding Aragon Grand Prix victory ahead of Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.Marquez started from pole and regrouped from an early mistake to continue the form he has shown all weekend and take his fourth win of the campaign. He now leads the championship […]