Category: Motorcycles

Should Yamaha Go The V4 M1 Route?

Valentino Rossi finally said it. After finishing a miserable seventh on Sunday in front of his adoring fans, the seven-time MotoGP champion wondered aloud: “Ducati and Honda have V4 engines; we have an inline four – maybe this is the problem…” But would a V4 M1 really get Rossi and Yamaha back to their winning…



Lorenzo sees off Marquez in Austria

Jorge Lorenzo claims his third victory of the season by defeating future team-mate Marc Marquez in another thriller in Austria Jorge Lorenzo has claimed his third victory of the season by defeating future team-mate Marc Marquez in another thriller in Austria to maintain Ducati’s dominance at the Red Bull Ring. Having won both races since…



Dovizioso sees off Lorenzo, Marquez in Brno thriller

Andrea Dovizioso has kick-started his MotoGP campaign with a much-needed victory at Brno beating Ducati team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and championship leader Marc Marquez in a frantic closing laps battle. After Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi traded stints in the lead over the opening stages, the race pace proved to be remarkably slower than predicted with riders…



Dovizioso claims pole for Czech Grand Prix

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso took pole position for MotoGP’s Czech Grand Prix, beating Valentino Rossi by two tenths in a thrilling pole shootout at Brno. Dovizioso, using the latest-spec aero fairing on his Ducati, leapt from eighth to the top of the timesheets with a flying lap completed after the chequered flag fell, posting a…



Build it and they will come

Honda looks set to have only four machines on the MotoGP grid next season. After an internal dispute, Marc VDS is expected to cut back to just a Moto2 team in 2019, leaving Honda with only its official Repsol team and one satellite squad (LCR). “We are sorry that what happened with the Marc VDS…



Miller says Australian MotoGP one of his best

Jack Miller has labelled his performance at the Australian MotoGP as one of his best in the sport’s premier class. Despite suffering a broken leg in a training crash three weeks ago, the Australian enjoyed strong pace all weekend at Phillip Island, qualifying fifth before taking the lead at Turn 2 on the opening lap….



Here It Is, The Norton V4 RR Superbike

It has been a long time coming for the Norton V4 RR, but the British firm has finally debuted its 1,200cc, 72° V4-powered, 200hp superbike. The actual machine looks pretty close to its concept sketches, which in turn are based closely to Norton’s TT race bike. Norton has made a pretty stout machine, with the…



Can Crutchlow get more HRC support?

The only rider to score more points than Cal Crutchlow in the last eight races is newly crowned triple MotoGP champion Marc Marquez. Crutchlow, who scored just 20 points in the opening eight races, has pulled in 121 points in the eight races since – including two race wins and four podiums. Marquez has scored…



Crutchlow wins Australian MotoGP

British road racer Cal Crutchlow has scored a big win after holding his nerve in a critical finish at the Phillip Island Australian MotoGP. The LCR Honda rider started second behind pole-sitter Marc Marquez, but took over the lead when the newly crowned world champion crashed out with 18 laps to go. Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi (Movistar…



Marquez takes pole for Australian MotoGP

Marc Marquez has claimed pole for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix while Jack Miller will start from a personal best fifth on the grid. With the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit remaining wet for Q1 after a downpour which saw Free Practice 4 halted for nearly 30 minutes, all 11 riders started the first quarter-hour…