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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, […]

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Honda ‘Will Always Be’ Márquez’s First Choice

Four-time MotoGP champion Marc Márquez is out of contract at the end of 2018, leaving many wondering where he will go. As the most coveted rider on the MotoGP grid, Márquez could join just about any team he likes—but his manager Emilio Alzamora believes the Respol Honda team, with whom he made his debut in […]

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MotoGP: Marc Marquez becomes youngest-ever 4-time world champion

Marc Marquez became the youngest rider in MotoGP history to win four world titles at a dramatic Valencia MotoGP on Sunday.Watched by a crowd of 110,000 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the race pitted the 24-year-old Repsol Honda rider against Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso. Marquez finished in third place, while Dovizioso retired after crashing into the […]

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MotoGP, Marquez and Dovizioso, the best men have already won

 Valencia will host the last battle for the title between two riders who are different but also similar, both of whom are deserving of the final win. 30 laps, 420 corners, 120 kilometres and just over 45 minutes to decide the outcome of a fight that began in Qatar and will only end on Sunday at Valencia. Marquez against Dovizioso, […]

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MotoGP: Moto3: Binder’s move to Ajo confirmed

Darryn Binder will contest the ’18 Moto3 campaign with Red Bull Ajo KTM as team re-structures to accommodate presence in FIM Junior World Championship.  Darryn Binder’s move to Aki Ajo’s Red Bull-backed Moto3 team has finally been confirmed as the team restructures to accommodate a heightened presence in the FIM Junior World Championship for the 2018 […]

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World Superbikes: Jonathan Rea aiming to beat season points record

Jonathan Rea became the first rider to retain the World Superbikes title three years runningThe Kawasaki rider, who last month became the first man to win the crown three years running, is bidding to beat the record total of 552 points scored in a season by Colin Edwards. The Texan set the target in his […]

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Malaysian MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso wins as Marc Marquez finishes fourth

Andrea Dovizioso won the Malaysian MotoGP on Sunday to keep his slim world title hopes alive. The Italian’s victory leaves him 21 points behind leader Marc Marquez, who was fourth at the Sepang circuit, with one race to go in Valencia, Spain. “Everything can happen during the weekend – and you never know about the […]

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Marquez: I wanted gap before Sepang

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez reflected on the importance of his win at Phillip Island last weekend, saying it was crucial for him to increase his lead ahead of this weekend’s race in Malaysia. The Sepang round is the third and final leg of the ‘flyaway’ races before MotoGP returns to Spain for its finale […]

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MotoGP Australia: Marquez puts hand on title in Aussie thriller

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez put one hand on the 2017 title as he won a thriller down under while championship rival Andrea Dovizoso slumped to 13th place in Australia. Marquez was involved in a six-man battle for the lead until the closing stages when some hooky passes by Andrea Iannone gave him the […]

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MotoGP Australia: Valentino Rossi: ‘A difficult situation’

“We are in a difficult situation now, especially in the wet. In the dry we have some problems, but we can be a bit more competitive” – Valentino Rossi. Having struggled throughout the wet Japanese MotoGP weekend, culminating in a big highside during the race, Valentino Rossi arrives in Australia hoping more than ever for […]

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MotoGP: Tighter World Championship Heading To Phillip Island This Coming Weekend

Closer than ever, the crusade for the crown arrives at one of the most breathtaking venues in the world: Phillip Island. In the aftermath of the duel of the decade at the Twin Ring Motegi between Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and title rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) – which the Italian won […]

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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 […]