Win number 70 for Marquez
Back in 2015, Valentino Rossi was accused of kicking out at Marc Marquez at Sepang, causing him to crash. In 2018, Marquez got revenge. This time it was the older rider who fell, in today’s Malaysian GP. And if Marquez wasn’t quite close enough to kick him, the cause was with
Penalty denies Marquez position start
Marquez was half a second clear and took pole number 80 across all classes, but a six-place grid penalty puts him in P7 on the grid
Max Biaggi returning to the paddock
It’s official. As previously reported, former 250 and World Superbike champion and 500cc/MotoGP winner Max Biaggi is returning to the paddock as team chief next year, taking over the Schedl Moto3 squad currently running Philipp Oettl. The announcement in the week before the
Yamaha: “It will be smoother next year"
Yamaha riders will have to wait until the Sepang tests kick off the pre-season next year for engine changes aimed at solving the problems that have plagued the 2018 season. This was revealed by team manager Massimo Meregalli, interviewed by Dorna, and saying that the well-publ
Lorenzo to sit out Sepang
Jorge Lorenzo pulled out of the Malaysian GP, the fourth race in a row in which the soon-to-be-ex-Ducati rider will have missed. The former triple MotoGP champion had tried to ride, after having keyhole surgery to repair ligament damage to his left wrist. But after placing las
Rossi to quit?
Rumours were rife in Malaysia that Yamaha’s multi-champion Valentino Rossi might not see out his full two-year contract, if there is not a radical improvement next year. The Italian, whose own Australian GP ended in disappointment as he dropped back to sixth, signed up at Qa
Jack Miller fastest Independent Team rider on Day 1
Alex Rins has shaken off his tendency to a slow start, seizing top slot in a busy close to the second free practice session for Sunday’s Malaysian GP for the first time in his second year on the factory Ecstar Suzuki. The rising Spaniard was a full second inside the race lap
Jorge Lorenzo back for Malaysian GP
Jorge Lorenzo will be back for weekend’s Malaysian GP, after noted Spanish surgeon Dr Xavier Mir fixed damage ligaments in an operation after he flew home following the Japanese GP. Lorenzo, already carrying foot injuries from a first-corner fall at Aragon, suffered the left
Surgery for Marc Marquez
New World Champion Marc Marquez is due to have surgery on his oft-dislocated left shoulder in early December, giving him the full six weeks recovery time before testing begins for next year. The joint popped out after a not especially vigorous congratulatory hug from former Mo
Viñales ends Yamaha drought at Phillip Island
Spaniard claims his first win since Le Mans in 2017 as Iannone and Dovi make it three manufacturers in the top three
Cal Crutchlow’s Season May be Over
Factory Honda rider Cal Crutchlow is almost certain to be out for the rest of the season, after a complicate ankle fracture will require more surgery later this week. The LCR Castrol teamster, contracted directly to HRC, will have to wait until the inflammation to the right an
Marquez claims pole at Australian MotoGP
Honda rider, Marc Marquez, has claimed his fifth consecutive Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix pole position at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.