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Provisional 2017 MotoGP rules released
19 January 2017:
The provisional rules for this year's MotoGP World Championship have been published by the FIM.
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1 January 2017:
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MotoGP 2016: Bump and grind!
30 December 2016:
Thrills and spills captured on camera during the 2016 MotoGP season.
MotoGP 2016: Bloopers!
28 December 2016:
21 of the most competitive riders in the world, 260-horsepower machines, 60-degree lean angles... MotoGP is never going to go exactly to plan!
MotoGP 2016: Best moments!
27 December 2016:
In a season of nine different race winners, picking the best moment is no easy task...
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26 December 2016:
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Michelin: One fall is one too many
22 December 2016:
"One fall is one too many and something we will work on"
Lorenzo: Ducati the Ferrari of motorcycling
21 December 2016:
Jorge Lorenzo talks 'very exciting' Ducati challenge - seeks to join 'famous five' riders with MotoGP titles for different manufacturers...
Suzuki, Aprilia, KTM gain ECU voting rights
19 December 2016:
"From now on unanimity voting right is extended to all manufacturers - so Aprilia, KTM and Suzuki have been added"
Return of MotoGP rookie rule 'not realistic'
16 December 2016:
MotoGP is enjoying a golden era of factory participation, with official manufacturer entries doubling from three to six in the space of just two seasons.
Silverstone voted ‘most entertaining’ MotoGP race
14 December 2016:
9.1 out of 10 sees Silverstone voted most entertaining MotoGP race of the season.
Yamaha: Lorenzo's Ducati switch 'a distraction'
12 December 2016:
"It's difficult to quantify or judge what effect it had on [Lorenzo's] season. But definitely it is a distraction" - Lin Jarvis, Yamaha.
MotoGP designers explore wing ban limits
10 December 2016:
"Yamaha have shown me various designs of fairings to know if they will be legal or not in 2017"
Team bosses: Single ECU 'good move' for MotoGP
8 December 2016:
For many years MotoGP manufacturers strongly resisted a single ECU, but team bosses now admit it has been good for the sport.
Suzuki discuss Iannone’s ‘good’ impressions
29 November 2016:
“Andrea likes very much the bike. He enjoys riding it. But we have to see when it’s time to push seriously"
Should KTM keep 'screamer' engine?
25 November 2016:
With Honda switching to a 'big-bang' engine, KTM is set to be the only MotoGP machine powered by an even-firing 'screamer'.
Exclusive: Jack Miller enjoys new Honda engine
23 November 2016:
Exclusive interview with Jack Miller at the private Jerez MotoGP test...
VIDEO: Lorenzo goes for a spin with Mercedes F1
23 November 2016:
Jorge Lorenzo has achieved a childhood dream of driving a Formula 1 car after enjoying a test day with Mercedes AMG Petronas at Silverstone
2017 MotoGP rider line-up
18 October 2016:
The final 2017 MotoGP rider line-up, following the announcement that Karel Abraham will return to MotoGP with the Aspar team...
Yamaha: Why Lorenzo won't test twice for Ducati
14 October 2016:
"You can't compare Valentino's situation with Honda, to Jorge's position with Yamaha; we are allowing two days at the Valencia test. We think it's reasonable"
Marc Marquez: 'Hardest winter' to title brink
13 October 2016:
"Last winter was maybe the hardest and most difficult in my career, because I was very far from the top" - Marc Marquez.
MotoGP set to debut dashboard messages
11 October 2016:
MotoGP to trial technology that allows teams to send 'text messages' to their riders when out on track.
Maverick Vinales 'one of MotoGP's aliens'
20 September 2016:
Maverick Vinales’ team felt an ‘obligation’ to supply a race-winning bike to the talented young rider; identifies where improvements can be made.
MotoGP wing ban 'setback for motorcycle industry'
19 August 2016:
"To ban winglets is a problem for the motorcycle industry because the knowledge of aerodynamics will not increase as much as I think is necessary"
MotoGP discussing dashboard communication
16 August 2016:
Preliminary discussions held over viability of sending messages to rider dashboards during a MotoGP race; opinion split on whether it would be help or hindrance.
Sky VR46: We have rules, Fenati didn’t follow them
14 August 2016:
Sky VR46 team boss Pablo Nieto tells
the team were forced to suspend Romano Fenati after the Italian received several warnings for his behaviour.
Miller confirms Gabarrini exit, names ideal replacement
13 August 2016:
Jack Miller confirms crew chief Cristian Gabarrini’s exit from the Marc VDS squad for Ducati; earmarks Patrick Unger as replacement.
What’s next for race winner Mahindra?
8 August 2016:
"The problem is there are only 30-35 riders on the grid. If there were 2-3,000 it'd be Indian riders 1st-2nd-3rd!"
MotoGP: Taming the Waterfall, top speeds
4 August 2016:
"Everything we do that enables bikes to be ridden more easily, means they are ridden faster."
Aprilia suggested swept wings, ‘road test’
3 August 2016:
"If it's safe enough for a motorcycle in a city, why is it not good enough for wings in MotoGP?"
Bartholemy: 'Assen win was the cherry on top'
2 August 2016:
Marc VDS MotoGP team boss Michael Bartholemy discusses 2016 to date; says Jack Miller ‘a pleasure to work with’, explains working relationship with Tito Rabat.
Motorcycle racing’s dirtiest deeds!
30 July 2016:
Motorcycle racing has long been associated with brave men, risking all for victory. But there are also tales of espionage, skulduggery and frankly dirty deeds...
Riders who changed the face of GP racing
29 July 2016:
From Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini to Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, lots of riders have revolutionised motorcycle grand prix...
‘Nobody can say Lorenzo isn’t trying’
28 July 2016:
“Jorge said, ‘If I push more I will crash’ and he crashed three times. Nobody can say he isn’t trying or not taking risks” - Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha.
Honda: ‘Intelligent’ Marquez has learned a lot
26 July 2016:
...But ‘Valentino is super strong. More competitive than last year’
Brivio explains Suzuki’s 2017 rider choice
25 July 2016:
“We are quite proud that it was a difficult decision for Maverick” – Davide Brivio, Suzuki.
How to sound knowledgeable about MotoGP technology!
20 July 2016:
World championship motorcycle racing may be a contest to find the best racer in the world, but it’s always been inextricably linked to the cutting-edge technology on the motorcycles they ride.
Should riders have radios in MotoGP?
19 July 2016:
Confusion over when to pit and which tyres to use in Sunday’s Sachsenring race reignited the debate on whether F1-style radio communication should be allowed in MotoGP.
Why wings were banned in MotoGP
7 July 2016:
"In the end everybody was looking at the performance, not at the safety" - Davide Tardozzi, Ducati.
Sam Lowes enjoys ‘mega’ MotoGP debut
30 June 2016:
Sam Lowes talks to
after making MotoGP debut for Aprilia...
Cecchinello: My plan is to continue with Honda
21 May 2016:
LCR boss Lucio Cecchinello says he held ‘informal’ talks about running a Suzuki in MotoGP next season, but states ‘my clear plan is to continue with Honda.’
Michael Laverty: Eugene has made a huge step
17 May 2016:
“Eugene is not someone who just relies on natural ability. He’s almost like a computer” – Michael Laverty.
Tech 3: ‘Espargaro, Rins want factory team’
14 May 2016:
Who will ride alongside rookie Jonas Folger at the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team in MotoGP next season?
Guest Blog: ‘Esprit De GP’ at Le Mans
14 May 2016:
'The ritualistic participants were fueled by their own choice of fuel (aka: booze) and air. The more they consumed, like their mechanical offerings, the louder and more intense they became...'
Michael van der Mark waiting on MotoGP chance
13 May 2016:
“I’ve not had a real offer from MotoGP yet. But there is a chance it will come” - Michael van der Mark.
Zaffelli explains ‘new’ Turn 15 at Sepang
13 May 2016:
"So the question is do you want to be fast, or do you want to keep your position?" - Jarno Zaffelli on 'new' Turn 15 at Sepang.
Suppo, Meregalli talk Pedrosa-Yamaha rumours
7 May 2016:
speaks with Honda's Livio Suppo and Yamaha's Massimo Meregalli about rumours Dani Pedrosa is joining Yamaha next season...
Crutchlow: I’d like to see Chaz Davies at Pramac
6 May 2016:
Cal Crutchlow talks World Superbike to MotoGP and who he'd pick as Jorge Lorenzo's 2017 Ducati team-mate...
Ducati rejects ‘winglets are dangerous’ argument
2 May 2016:
“A bike that keeps its front wheel on the track under acceleration is safer than one with its wheel in the air” - Gigi Dall’Igna, Ducati.
Safety, cost to determine winglet future
29 April 2016:
“It would not be fair to ban winglets with immediate application, [unless] on safety grounds”
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