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15 April 2019

Remy Gardner eleventh in American GP

Remy Gardner salvaged five world championship points in today’s Moto2 race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, putting in a great recovery ride from eighteenth on the grid to finish eleventh at the flag, maintaining a top five position overall in the 2019 FIM Moto2

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

First MotoGP win for Rins

Always expect the unexpected. The GP of the Americas proved the truth of this, in an extraordinary afternoon of surprises. The biggest came from former King of Cota Marc Marquez, who sprang into the lead from pole position, and was better than three seconds clear when he crash

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

Problems for Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo suffered a costly replay of two problems that have previously afflicted his new Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Marquez, both of them coming at once. Firstly, having got through from Q1 to Q2, the chain jumped the sprocket as he was about to start his second timed la

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

KTM carbon-fibre scoop

The swing-arm spoiler took another turn on Saturday, with KTM fitting a carbon-fibre scoop visually similar to that used the day before by Honda, as the companies that had joined the unsuccessful protest against Ducati at Qatar now hastened to copy them. KTM’s version appear

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

Seventh consecutive pole for Marquez

There was to be no surprise after fans had waited through a barren morning for MotoGP qualifying. As every year since the first visit to CotA in 2013, it was the thrilling brinkmanship of Marc Marquez that put his Repsol Honda on top of the time-sheets. It was accomplished wit

Sport / Motogp
14 April 2019

FP3 sessions were cancelled at Austin

Bad weather and cautious local regulations meant that after a morning of waiting all Saturday morning FP3 sessions were cancelled at Austin. Although a biblical deluge had abated by the time schedule free practice was due to commence at 9am, rain was still falling … but more

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

Straight talking Jack Miller

Straight-talking Australian Jack Miller raised a laugh at the pre-race press conference when asked what had made the difference, after his very strong start to the year. “It’s the big thing between my legs,” he said. He quickly elucidated … “the engine.” It m

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

CotA Bumpiness

Bumps, bumps and more bumps – interspersed with low grip – were the talk of track at CotA, with riders universally bemoaning that the fantastic layout was spoiled by a sub-standard surface. Fresh efforts to improve the situation did win some positive remarks, but the gener

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

Riders Views on Crutchlow Argentina Jump-Start Penalty

While jump-start victim Cal Crutchlow insisted he had “moved on” from the ride-through penalty that robbed him of a podium finish in Argentina, rival riders were torn between approval of a firm rule and sympathy for the disproportionate severity of the penalty. Crutchlow h

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

Repsol Honda with a copy of Ducati’s controversial swing-arm scoop

Back at the dawn of their invasion of the motorcycle industry, the Japanese mantra was “copy, but improve”. Honda have clearly not forgotten the value of this. On the first day at CotA, one of Marquez’s pair of factory Repsol Hondas emerged with a copy of Ducati’s cont

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

MotoGP retires Nicky Hayden's #69 in Austin ceremony

Nicky Hayden’s famous racing number 69 – inherited from his father Earl Hayden – has been retired from MotoGP. A ceremony on Friday, attended by his family and friends, marked the honour, one of a number of tributes to the last American to win a GP World Championship. Ni

Sport / Motogp
13 April 2019

GP OF THE AMERICAS - FREE PRACTICE WRAP

Marc Marquez’s domination of the Circuit of the Americas came under threat on the first day of practice, in a hectic end as riders scrambled to secure a top ten finish, against the forecast of bad weather tomorrow. But the threat to the Repsol Honda rider’s superiority was