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18 November 2018

Yamaha Racing director Lin Jarvis assesses Yamaha’s challenges

Yamaha’s difficult season was more to do with 2017 than 2018. “It has been tough also at the back end of last year,” explained Yamaha Racing director Lin Jarvis.

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17 November 2018

Viñales on pole at Valencia GP

Maverick Vinales equalled long-time rival Marc Marquez’s achievement earlier this year, becoming only the second rider to come through from Q1 and then to take pole position. It was his first in over a year, and continues a run of strong form late in the season. But in a way M

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16 November 2018

Riders keen to test on new machines

Riders hoping for good weather for their switch to new bikes for the test are led by Jorge Lorenzo, due to change his Ducati colours for Repsol for his first taste of a MotoGP Honda. New KTM riders also will be getting a first taste: Johann Zarco in the Red Bull factory team;

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16 November 2018

Rossi Crash Explained

Rossi’s costly crash in Malaysia has been explained. After the race, Rossi said: “I don’t know what happened. I made a mistake, because I crashed.” Now the Movistar Yamaha team has revealed the sequence of events that saw him hit the deck, after leading for 16 of 20 laps

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16 November 2018

Stoner back to Honda?

Casey Stoner back to Honda? Repsol Honda team manager Alberto Puig avoided a denial, when questioned directly. It had earlier been confirmed that the Australian double world champion’s “two-plus-one-year” contract as test rider and ambassador with Ducati would not be renew

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16 November 2018

Fenati to Return in 2019

Disgraced Italian Romano Fenati has been offered quick redemption, and will be back in grand prix racing next year. As part of his “fresh start” contrition, however, the 22-year-old is returning to Moto3. Fenati earned universal opprobrium and made the international press f

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16 November 2018

Gibernau return to racing in MotoE

Former 500cc and MotoGP title contender Sete Gibernau is to make a surprise racing return at the age of 46 – the latest entry to the new-next-year MotoE Cup. The names were released in the run up to the Valencia GP, with Gibernau the biggest surprise. The absence of former Sup

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16 November 2018

Pedrosa Becomes MotoGP Legend

Dani Pedrosa’s elevation to official MotoGP Legend status, on the eve of his 295th and last grand prix start, was a star-studded affair, with a galaxy of Spanish compatriots including several fellow world champions past and present paying tribute to the diminutive superstar. I

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16 November 2018

2018 Valencia MotoGP Friday Results

Drenching rain put a damper on the opening day of free practice for Sunday’s Valencia GP, with the marginally dryer morning session yielding the best times, and the top honours shared between 2018 champion Marc Marquez and independent Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci. But Repsol H

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14 November 2018

Aussie Josh Hook joins MotoE field

Australian Josh Hook will ride in the first season of the MotoE World Cup next year alongside Italian Alex De Angelis. with Pramac Racing. After the MotoGP official test in Valencia, the MotoE test will take place on the weekend of 23-25 November.

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14 November 2018

Fenati set to make Grand Prix return in 2019

The Italian had his license taken away after an incident at Misano but looks likely to race for the Snipers Team in Moto3 next season

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14 November 2018

Casey Stoner and Ducati to end their collaboration

Two-time MotoGP World Champion and the Bologna factory part ways after three years of working together