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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...
Dall’Igna begins reshaping Ducati
15 February 2014:
“At the moment the paper is completely clean, until the third race” - Gigi Dall’Igna, Ducati.
Sepang MotoGP Test: Ten talking points
12 February 2014:
Ten talking points from the first official MotoGP test of 2014 at Sepang...
MotoGP dashboard 'flags' debut at Sepang
5 February 2014:
"It’s all up and running and we’re just doing the final tests here" - MotoGP Race Director Mike Webb.
February deadline for Factory or Open class
25 January 2014:
Ducati could wait until late February to decide on Factory or Open MotoGP class - Suzuki eligible for nine engines and can avoid development freeze in 2015...
MotoGP: Who holds the lap records?
6 January 2014:
One rider holds half of the present MotoGP race lap records - and it's not Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo or Valentino Rossi...
MOTOGP QUIZ: Look back at the 2013 season
27 December 2013:
It's the end of the year and all the MotoGP bikes are tucked up nice and warm for the winter. And we can get you heated up too, with one final MotoGP quiz for 2013...
MotoGP 2013: Thrills, spills and celebrations - Pt. 2
18 December 2013:
A selection of memorable moments from the 2013 MotoGP season
MotoGP 2013: Thrills, spills and celebrations - Pt. 1
16 December 2013:
A selection of memorable moments captured on camera during the 2013 MotoGP season.
2014 Dates: MotoGP, WSBK, BSB and RR!
13 December 2013:
List of dates for the 2014 MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike and Road Racing events.
Six of the Best: Jeremy Burgess inspired MotoGP wins
28 November 2013:
Racing can appear a ruthless business at times - as illustrated at the Valencia MotoGP finale when Jeremy Burgess was shown the door after 80 wins while crew chief for Valentino Rossi.
'Little genius, big balls' - Spanish press talk Marquez MotoGP triumph
12 November 2013:
Spanish newspapers react to the crowning of MotoGP’s youngest ever champion
Rossi recalls 'strange' 2006 MotoGP title defeat
7 November 2013:
“Something was wrong, because I was very slow. Something strange happened I think” – Valentino Rossi.
Six of the Best: Rookie Champions
7 November 2013:
With Marc Marquez taking a 13-point lead into this weekend’s Valencia MotoGP season finale, we look back at previous class rookies who were crowned champion...
MotoGP title showdowns: 1949-2012
6 November 2013:
A rundown of the 15 previous premier-class title showdowns...
Sam Lowes: Why I chose Moto2 over WSBK
29 October 2013:
Newly crowned World Supersport champion Sam Lowes tells
why he chose Moto2 over WSBK for 2014...
MotoGP stars against more pit stop races
21 October 2013:
"Sincerely I like it, but it is better as normal. Today was an emergency" - Valentino Rossi.
Rumour: Eugene Laverty to ride 'privateer' spec Ducati?
20 October 2013:
Eugene Laverty to ride 'privateer' spec Ducati for Pramac in MotoGP next year?
Casey Stoner an official MotoGP legend
19 October 2013:
Casey Stoner becomes an official MotoGP legend - talks post-MotoGP life, wild-card rides, Marc Marquez and more...
Hayden talks Aspar Honda decision
18 October 2013:
"Top speed will be a disadvantage, but we've got a couple of cards to play with the fuel, engines and tyres" – Nicky Hayden
Riders back qualifying decision, want 'turf changes
12 October 2013:
"This is racing and if it's wet in some parts of the track you have to try and manage" - Marc Marquez.
Valentino Rossi analyses Honda strengths
11 October 2013:
"We continue to be very fast in the longer corners. But Honda has found something special for the small corners" - Valentino Rossi.
MotoGP stars welcome two girl racers
26 September 2013:
MotoGP stars including Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo have welcomed the news that two female riders will be competing in the Moto3 class at Aragon this weekend.
Avintia debut pneumatic-valve Kawasaki engine
14 September 2013:
Avintia’s FTR-Kawasaki becomes first CRT bike to use pneumatic valves during a MotoGP weekend.
Six of the bravest: MotoGP stars racing injured
12 September 2013:
In the wake of Marc Marquez’s stunning performance at the British MotoGP, just hours after dislocating his left shoulder, we look at six other heroic feats throughout the years.
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