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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 […]

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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 […]