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20 May 2018

The second factory Ducati seat goes to....

The second factory Ducati seat remains hot property, with Jorge Lorenzo’s tenure looking no less shaky after the mediocre start to his second season. [caption id="attachment_29044" align="alignnone" width="900"] Lorenzo, French MotoGP 2018[/caption] Most problematic might

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20 May 2018

81 crashes during two days of practice at Le Mans

Was this a new dry-weather record? There were an impressive 81 crashes during two days of practice at Le Mans, with the explanation difficult to find. The Bugatti circuit was in excellent condition, fully resurfaced last year, and the sun shone throughout. Only a cool wind cou

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20 May 2018

Early move to MotoGP for Joan Mir?

A new rumour surfaced on Friday at Le Mans, for the second factory Suzuki seat alongside Alex Rins … that the place is earmarked for his highly fancied Spanish compatriot Joan Mir. Already Moto3 champion and so far easily top rookie in Moto2, the 20-year-old from Majorca is

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19 May 2018

Johan Zarco first French rider to take pole at his home GP since 1988

Johan Zarco became the first French rider to take pole at his home GP since Christian Sarron in 1988, with a fully abandoned lap where the usually super-smooth Yamaha rider twice lost the rear in just a few yards. His time of 1’31.185 was a new outright track record, and put

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19 May 2018

Marquez: “We have decided to play our Joker”

The stop-and-go nature of Le Mans brought out the wings – in particular a new set from Honda, very similar to the pointed loop favoured by Yamaha, and in the same way sailing close to the wind. The deliberately vague regulations forbid sharp edges, but these units are very simi

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19 May 2018

Aleix Espargaro signs on for another two years

More contract news came from Aprilia, where current rider Aleix Espargaro has also signed on for another two years, to the end of 2020.

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19 May 2018

Miller a front runner for Ducati factory seat

With the possibility of a factory Ducati seat alongside Dovi next year and a handful of strong riders still without contracts, the competition is hotting up. As well as Iannone, whose return to Ducati is considered unlikely but not impossible, another candidate is Danilo Petru

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19 May 2018

Dovi extends his time with Ducati

Dovizioso is to stay with Ducati. This unsurprising announcement started the weekend at Le Mans, bringing to an end faint rumours that last year’s title runner-up was flirting with Repsol Honda and Suzuki, and extending their partnership until the end of 2020. With a five-year

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18 May 2018

Dovizioso tops the first-day time-sheets at Le Mans on Friday

Ducati lead Honda and Yamaha on the opening day in Le Mans, with Rossi in P3

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17 May 2018

Win on debut for Suzuki GSX-R125

The AMCN/Pirelli/Suzuki Motorcycles Australia GSX-R125 enjoyed a win on debut in the commuterlites class of the PCRA championship at Sydney Motorsport Park. The only modifications made to the littlest Gixxer for racing was the removal of the licence plate, indicators and mirrors,

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17 May 2018

Le Mans is Zarco’s territory

The Frenchman takes up the home hero baton as MotoGP heads for Le Mans

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17 May 2018

New Silverstone surface “1.5 seconds faster”

Crutchlow was able to test the fresh asphalt for first time ahead of the British GP in August