Peter McLaren

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Peter McLaren

MotoGP Editor

Peter has worked for Crash.net for almost 20-years, helping set up the website’s two-wheel coverage during the gap year of an Automotive (Mechanical) Engineering degree, then re-joining the company following the completion of his studies.

During his time covering MotoGP, Peter has seen 500cc two-strokes morph into 990cc, 800cc and now 1000cc four-strokes, followed the entire premier-class careers of Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo and watched the current generation of world champions Marc Marquez, Joan Mir and Fabio Quartararo emerge.

Peter’s academic background means he is particularly interested in the technical side of the sport, interviewing MotoGP’s engineering masterminds from Yamaha’s Masao Furusawa to Ducati’s Gigi Dall’Igna,

A chat with test rider Michele Pirro at the 2017 Sepang Shakedown test saw the term ‘salad box’ enter the MotoGP vocabulary while aerodynamics, electronics, ride height and holeshot devices are among the other technical topics to have captured Peter’s interest.

Memorable trackside moments include following the twists and turns of a thrilling but controversial 2015 season between Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo around the globe, plus Casey Stoner’s return to a Ducati MotoGP bike as a test rider and interviewing Nicky Hayden minutes after his final race win, in the WorldSBK class.

Standing on the inside of Stoner corner at Phillip Island, along the fearsome home straight at Mugello and Turn 3 at Sepang rank as Peter’s top MotoGP viewing picks, while a pillion ride around Silverstone with Neil Hodgson gave a first-hand insight into the extraordinary talents of world championship riders.

Peter’s own two-wheel adventures started with local BMX racing from the age of 5. Motocross and enduro bikes followed and, despite a terrible sense of direction, holiday time is often spent riding through the jungles of SE Asia.

Articles by Peter McLaren
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MotoGP champion Fabio Quartararo has made his anger clear at receiving a Long Lap penalty for Sunday’s collision with Aleix Espargaro at Assen.

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Aleix Espargaro was the innocent victim of a rare mistake by Fabio Quartararo in the Dutch MotoGP, then stormed through the field from 15th to fourth.

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Monster Yamaha team director Massimo Meregalli feels the decision to penalise Fabio Quartararo for the Assen incident with Aleix Espargaro is ‘not only harsh, but inconsistent’

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UPDATE: Fabio Quartararo has been given a Long Lap penalty to serve at the upcoming British Grand Prix for causing Sunday's Assen accident with Aleix Espargaro.

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Race results from the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, round 11 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.

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New World Championship standings after the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, round 11 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.

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Race results from the 2022 Dutch Moto2 Grand Prix at Assen.

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Race results from the 2022 Dutch Moto3 Grand Prix at Assen.

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Warm-up results from the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, round 11 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.

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Warm-up results from the 2022 Dutch Moto2 Grand Prix at Assen.

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Warm-up results from the 2022 Dutch Moto3 Grand Prix at Assen.

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Jack Miller will need to serve a Long Lap penalty for the second MotoGP race in succession, at Assen on Sunday.

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Repeated yellow flags meant Aleix Espargaro recorded just one flying lap during his final run in MotoGP qualifying at Assen.

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Rory Skinner will switch from British Superbike to the Moto2 World Championship for the Silverstone and Red Bull Ring rounds.

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Full Qualifying results and grid line-up for the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, round 11 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.

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Qualifying results from the 2022 Dutch Moto2 Grand Prix at Assen.

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Qualifying (1) results from the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, round 11 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.

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Free Practice (4) results from the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, round 11 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.

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Qualifying results from the 2022 Dutch Moto3 Grand Prix at Assen.

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Free Practice (3) results from the 2022 Dutch Moto2 Grand Prix at Assen.

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Free Practice (3) results from the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, round 11 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.

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Free Practice (3) results from the 2022 Dutch Moto3 Grand Prix at Assen.

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Toprak Razgatlioglu’s manager Kenan Sofuoglu has confirmed the Yamaha star will remain in World Superbike next season, but is free to speak to any MotoGP team for 2024.

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MotoGP riders have mixed opinions on the scary aquaplaning conditions seen in opening practice at Assen.