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MotoGP riders recall favourite Silverstone Memories
27 August 2015:
Crash.net asks a selection of the MotoGP contingent to choose their favourite memory of racing around the Northamptonshire track
Michelin rear ‘like a qualifying tyre’
21 August 2015:
“The rear grip is the thing everybody’s saying. Especially Pol Espargaro, he smile and say, ‘wow, this is impressive’. It’s like a qualifying tyre.”
MotoGP 2015 v 2014: First half comparison
22 July 2015:
Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez down by 111 points, Jorge Lorenzo gains 69 points...
Cal Crutchlow: Braking the Honda
14 May 2015:
“Braking is where you have to take advantage with the Honda. And the risk, as such, into the corner is also the strong point of the bike” - Cal Crutchlow.
McWilliams: Incredible Rossi can never be written off
14 April 2015:
'It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how many cars or girlfriends you have, nothing comes close to getting out there and beating the young riders and that feeling has just got better and better for him' - Jeremy McWilliams
Electronics taunting Eugene Laverty
10 April 2015:
“I would have got away with it if I’d rolled onto the grid and held the gas on for 15 metres more" - Eugene Laverty.
‘Concessions’ continue in MotoGP 2016
3 April 2015:
A meeting of MotoGP’s Grand Prix Commission in Qatar saw further details of the 2016 technical rules decided.
Mixed reaction to ‘two-tier’ ECU proposals
13 March 2015:
The MSMA system for deciding on software proposals for the 2016 MotoGP ECU appears to favour Honda, Yamaha and Ducati.
Michelin: ‘Elbow’ style to stay in 2016
4 March 2015:
“The fact guys are putting their elbow on the ground now is just because Marquez arrived”
Engine freeze exemption ‘clever compromise’
18 February 2015:
Aprilia’s Romano Albesiano believes allowing some MotoGP factories to be exempt from the engine development freeze is a ‘clever compromise’ for 2016.
‘Final say’ for MotoGP software unclear
17 February 2015:
“Do we have to include everything the MotoGP manufacturers are asking for or do we have the right to refuse?”
MotoGP top speeds ‘medium-term concern’
12 February 2015:
“There are very easy ways to [control top speeds] which they do not like... The rev limiter would help many aspects” - Corrado Cecchinelli, MotoGP’s director of technology.
‘Benefits’ for some bikes in MotoGP 2016
6 February 2015:
Suzuki and Aprilia to get engine and possibly fuel concessions compared with Honda, Yamaha and Ducati in MotoGP 2016?
In memory of... MotoGP’s craziest winter
22 January 2015:
looks back at the winter of 1988-89, when Eddie Lawson’s move to Honda kicked off MotoGP’s craziest off-season.
‘Agreed principles’ for 2016 MotoGP ECU
19 January 2015:
This year’s MotoGP regulations reveal how the mid-season software freeze will be enforced, plus ‘agreed principles’ for the 2016 control ECU.
2015 Dates: MotoGP, WSBK, BSB and RR!
5 January 2015:
What’s on and when for MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike and Road Racing in 2015!
Six things to look out for in MotoGP 2015
1 January 2015:
2014 is over and the new season starts right here -
identifies six things to keep an eye on ahead of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship
What we learned in 2014
31 December 2014:
Marc Marquez's dominance, Valentino Rossi's revival, the early days of a Ducati comeback... we learned plenty in MotoGP in 2014!
Moto3: Marquez v Miller - round-by-round
2 December 2014:
looks back on the 2014 Moto3 season to see where one of the most hotly contested junior class titles was won.
Flashback: Suzuka 1994 - Abe’s astonishing debut
8 October 2014:
looks back at the 1994 Japanese 500cc Grand Prix, which cemented Norick Abe’s status as one of the most exciting talents in motorcycle racing.
How big is too big for MotoGP?
22 September 2014:
"For tall riders it will be a lot better in 2016" - Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi’s Misano win in pictures
17 September 2014:
Picture highlights of Valentino Rossi’s emotional victory at Misano on Sunday, his first home MotoGP win since 2009...
Marc VDS pushing for Redding-Honda deal
30 August 2014:
Marc VDS are facing a race against time to put together a package that could see Scott Redding return to the team on a Factory Honda in MotoGP next year.
EXCLUSIVE Colin Edwards: Past, present and future
30 August 2014:
Retiring MotoGP star Colin Edwards speaks to
about his current situation, racing in the UK and his toughest ever opponent.
Cal Crutchlow: Trading places
23 August 2014:
“Everybody believes you can just jump on a Honda and be winning. It doesn’t happen like that at all” - Cal Crutchlow.
Smith: Signed, seamless, ready to deliver
21 August 2014:
"I was trying to secure my ride and I believed that riding through dangerous situations is the way to do it" - Bradley Smith.
Redding waiting on Gresini for MotoGP 2015
20 August 2014:
Uncertainty at Gresini means Scott Redding is yet to confirm his 2015 MotoGP plans.
Yamaha working on seamless downshifts
15 August 2014:
Factory Yamaha MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo may be able to make clutch-less downshifts, but they are not yet seamless.
LOOK BACK: 2001 Czech Grand Prix with Motocourse
14 August 2014:
Ahead of this weekend's Czech Grand Prix,
and Motocourse have teamed up to bring you a retrospective of a classic Brno race...
Dovizioso best out of the blocks?
28 July 2014:
Going as fast as possible on cold tyres, cold brakes and with unknown grip levels makes the opening lap of a MotoGP race especially intense...
Valentino Rossi: 2000 NSR to 2016 M1
7 July 2014:
Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha MotoGP contract extension means his career will cover a stunning variety of grand prix machinery.
Racing brothers: Reaching the top
1 July 2014:
Hayden, Espargaro, Laverty, Lowes and Marquez talk brotherly competition.
Colin Edwards: 'Faith and feel'
23 June 2014:
“Unless somebody tells them, ‘slow these motherf**kers down, make it go back to wheel spinning and smoke coming off the tyre’, they will build the best tyres they can.”
Nakamoto: Racing is in Honda’s DNA
17 June 2014:
HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto answers questions on Marc Marquez claiming Honda’s 100th MotoGP win, Dani Pedrosa’s future, team orders, the Production Honda, Michelin’s return, top speeds and more...
Six of the best: Mugello MotoGPs
29 May 2014:
Ahead of this weekend's Italian MotoGP,
takes a look at some of the finest battles around the Mugello circuit...
Ben Spies: I didn't have it to win a MotoGP championship
12 April 2014:
"On my day I could beat them but I also know that when it came to it I didn't have it to win a championship and I can say that" - Ben Spies.
Ben Spies: There’s one kid who could cut it…
11 April 2014:
"There's one kid over here that I know 100% could cut it" - Ben Spies on future American talent.
Why was the Honda RCV1000R short on fuel?
31 March 2014:
When Honda decided to build a fuel tank substantially below the 24 litre limit for its new RCV1000R, they obviously felt confident it could finish a race at maximum power.
EXCLUSIVE Redding: The target has changed…
27 March 2014:
Honda's Scott Redding says he will now change his expectations for his debut MotoGP season after an impressive maiden race in Qatar.
Crutchlow: 'Lorenzo style' doesn't work on Ducati
22 March 2014:
"I've spent three years being taught to ride like Lorenzo... With this bike that doesn’t work!" - Cal Crutchlow.
PICS: Bradley Smith 'goes flying to the moon'
21 March 2014:
Bradley Smith suffered this huge highside during Friday practice for the season-opening Qatar MotoGP.
Honda explains standard ECU agreement
21 March 2014:
One minute Honda was threatening to quit if MotoGP made a single ECU compulsory, the next a rule is unanimously passed to make the Dorna hardware and software mandatory for all.
Edwards 'rides the rear', talks FTR chassis
21 March 2014:
"The whole plan of this project was to combine the Yamaha MotoGP engine with the FTR chassis so I'm game" - Colin Edwards.
Moto3: A look at the 2014 rookies
19 March 2014:
looks at the nine young hopefuls competing in their first full Moto3 campaign in 2014...
PICS: Extra lever on Factory Yamaha
14 March 2014:
Extra lever appears on handlebar of 2014 Factory Yamaha MotoGP machines of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo during testing.
Hayden: Open, Factory, Factory 2… it’s confusing
12 March 2014:
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden admits that the Open class situation has become confusing – even for the teams.
Ducati software heading to Open ECU?
6 March 2014:
"...In that scenario what Ducati should do is tell us the logic of their strategy and, if we think it is better, we will write the code so everyone has it"
Cal Crutchlow talks Open MotoGP move
28 February 2014:
Having finally secured a MotoGP ride with a manufacturer team, is Cal Crutchlow disappointed by Ducati’s decision to go Open class? Not at all...
'Very big' Open software upgrade not yet used
28 February 2014:
A 'very big' upgrade to the new Open class ECU software was made available for this week’s final Sepang MotoGP test - but not yet used...
MotoGP Factory, Open class 'should be a difficult decision'
21 February 2014:
MotoGP Race Director Mike Webb talks new Open class, the 'final target' for MotoGP rules and the possibility of Honda leaving over ECU software...
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