Talking to MotoGP’s Rookies: Franco Morbidelli

The Jerez MotoGP test provided three of the four MotoGP rookies with a chance to get familiar with their new bikes and their new teams. The second test is often more important than the first one, as the rookies have had a chance to think about and absorb the data […] The post Talking to…

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Superprestigio Provisional Entry List

The organizers of the Barcelona Superprestigio indoor flat track event, to be held in Barcelona on 16th December, published the provisional entry lists on Thursday. The entries contain more than their fair share of talent, with eight world champions in different disciplines lining up on the grid. Arguably the biggest […] The post Superprestigio Provisional…

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Is MotoGP Right About WorldSBK as a Talent Pool?

In my article analyzing the Jerez private tests, which took an in-depth look at the times set by the WorldSBK bikes and the MotoGP bikes, I set out several reasons why I thought Jonathan Rea would not be moving to MotoGP, despite obviously being fast enough. Though Rea has good […] The post Is MotoGP…

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Crunching the Numbers: Rea vs. MotoGP vs. WorldSBK

The start of December marks the beginning of what is rapidly becoming a tradition in the world of motorcycle racing. After the Jerez test in late November, it is now “Why Is Jonathan Rea Faster Than A MotoGP Bike” season. At Jerez, Rea pushed his Kawasaki ZX-10R WorldSBK machine – […] The post Crunching the…

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2017 Superprestigio – No Baker, And No Marquez

The Barcelona Superprestigio dirt track event returns for its fifth edition this December 16th. But the indoor short track held at Palau Sant Jordi, south of the city center, will be without a couple of its big name riders this year, including the originator of the idea, Marc Marquez. The […] The post 2017 Superprestigio…

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Don’t Call It a Comeback: Suter Back in Moto2

Five days after they announced they would be pulling out of Moto2 for the 2018 season, Forward Racing are dragging them back in. Today, the Forward Racing team officially announced that they have signed a deal to race Suter chassis for 2018. Forward will be fielding Eric Granado and Stefano […] The post Don’t Call…

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Suter Withdraws from Moto2 Championship for 2018

Suter is to withdraw from the 2018 Moto2 World Championship. The Swiss chassis manufacturer was only able to attract a single team for the 2018 season, and have decided that it makes no commercial sense to continue its participation. The Dynavolt Intact Team, which will field riders Xavi Vierge and […] The post Suter Withdraws…

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Wednesday MotoGP Summary at the Valencia Test

The moment the bikes fell silent at Valencia, at 5pm on Wednesday, officially marked the end of the beginning. The 2018 season is now well underway, the initial outlines of next year’s bikes being revealed. There is still a long way to go to Qatar, but the first step has […] The post Wednesday MotoGP…

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