Valentino Rossi’s Ranch could be at the centre of a legal dispute after neighbours complained about the level of noise coming from the MotoGP rider's track. VR46 CEO, Albi Tebaldi, said: “The technical process for construction was complex, we complied with all requests and passed every type of assessment. Before the workouts we check the motion and two fixed sound level meters detect the noise thresholds." - Gazzetta

Jorge Lorenzo’s chief of mechanics, Christian Gabarrini, has explained that if the Ducati rider was to replicate this season's results in 2018 it "would be unacceptable”. In regards to Lorenzo’s improvements for next season, Gabarrini said: “Jorge has been able to adapt his style to take advantage of the strengths of the new bike, he put a lot of effort into doing things that do not come naturally to be fast." - AS

Cal Crutchlow’s decision to leave the Ducati factory team in 2015 for LCR Honda has come under recent criticism after Ducati’s involvement in the title stand-off this year. Crutchlow has since revealed his reason for leaving by stating: “Andrea Iannone already had a works contract and Andrea Dovizioso too. Even if I had won the World Cup, I would have been kicked out”, the Briton went on to add: “that was the reason and not because I did not know what they were capable of. It was only a matter of time before they came back to the top" - Speed Week


Jorge Lorenzo has identified former Aprilia rider Alex Debon as a potential coach for next season. The compatriots are long-term friends and Jorge has reportedly named the winner of two 250cc Grand Prix’s as an option. - GP One