GP Commission Restricts MotoGP Testing from 2018

MotoGP testing is to be further restricted from next season. At the meeting in Motegi of the Grand Prix Commission, MotoGP’s rule-making body, the teams, factories, FIM, and Dorna agreed to limit the amount of testing which can be done next year and in 2019. The 2018 testing season will […] The post GP Commission…

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WorldSBK: Sylvain Guintoli & Ant West Will Race in Jerez

The WorldSBK grid at Jerez will be full of replacement riders, as injury takes its toll, not just on the regular riders, but also on possible replacements. Sylvain Guintoli is to step in and replace the still injured and departing Randy Krummenacher in the Kawasaki Puccetti team for the rest […] The post WorldSBK: Sylvain…

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Broc Parkes Will Replace Jonas Folger at Phillip Island

Broc Parkes is to step in to replace the still ill Jonas Folger in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team at Phillip Island. The Australian veteran is already part of the Yamaha family, riding for the manufacturer-backed YART World Endurance team.  Parkes is an obvious choice, being both Australian and having […] The post Broc Parkes…

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Sunday MotoGP Summary at Motegi

Motegi was tempestuous, in every sense of the word. It was as if the elements were conspiring to become a metaphor for the 2017 MotoGP season. The weather is always a factor in an outdoor sport such as motorcycle racing, and in Japan, the elements threw almost everything they had […] The post Sunday MotoGP…

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Sunday MotoGP Summary at Motegi: Battle Of The Titans

Motegi was tempestuous, in every sense of the word. It was as if the elements were conspiring to become a metaphor for the 2017 MotoGP season. The weather is always a factor in an outdoor sport such as motorcycle racing, and in Japan, the elements threw almost everything they had […] The post Sunday MotoGP…

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Saturday MotoGP Summary at Motegi: When Gambling Doesn’t Pay

If anyone needed an argument that MotoGP’s current system of qualifying is arguably the best available, Saturday at Motegi was proof positive. There are plenty of arguments that can be made against it: there are fairer systems imaginable, and there are simpler systems imaginable, but in the end, the element […] The post Saturday MotoGP…

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Saturday MotoGP Summary at Motegi: When Gambling Doesn’t Pay

If anyone needed an argument that MotoGP’s current system of qualifying is arguably the best available, Saturday at Motegi was proof positive. There are plenty of arguments that can be made against it: there are fairer systems imaginable, and there are simpler systems imaginable, but in the end, the element […] The post Saturday MotoGP…

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Jonas Folger Flies Back to Germany Because of Illness

Jonas Folger has been forced to pull out of the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, and may be absent for the remainder of the overseas triple-header as well. The German has been taken ill with what could potentially be a recurrence of the Epstein-Bar Virus, which he suffered from previously. […] The post Jonas Folger…

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Who’s Got Momentum Going into MotoGP’s Flyaways?

In many ways, the MotoGP season is structured like a Hollywood action blockbuster. There is preseason testing, the opening sequence in which we are introduced to the main cast of characters. After the opening credits, we start off by flying across continents to a range of exotic and colorful locations, […] The post Who’s Got…

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