A war of words has broken out between the Honda and Ducati factory riders following the dramatic racing incident at Jerez which saw Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso crash out while fighting for second.
The drama unfolded on Lap 18, when Dovizioso, clearly frustrated at running behind a sower Lorenzo, attempted to pass his team-mate on the brakes but ran wide at Turn 6, sucking team-mate Lorenzo with him. Pedrosa, saw his opportunity, and carried a smooth line into the...
LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow smashed the previous pole lap record at the newly-resurfaced Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, taking pole position for the first time since the 2016 British GP at Silverstone in some style as he topped the session and then went even faster.
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa – the winner at Jerez in 2017 – also dug deep to put in another stunner to take second despite his ongoing recovery from a broken wrist sustained in Argentina, with Tech 3's Johann Zarco qualifying in...
One of the biggest dominoes of the 2018 MotoGP Silly Season has just fallen into place with the announcement that Johann Zarco has signed a two-year contract to race for KTM.
The move will see the in demand Frenchman switch to the orange machines for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, joining Pol Espargaro who has just announced a contract extension.
Zarco’s performances on the Tech 3 satellite Yamaha has seen his stock rise since he made his debut in the premier class last year, with many paddock...
01) The Diversion 600F is tiny, really tiny for my 6’2in frame
02) OEM tyres from 2011 don’t age well…
03) The state of the roads in Lincolnshire is shocking – potholes everywhere
04) The standard of drivers isn’t much better; everyone seems glued to their phone or sat nav…the telltale weave is a giveaway
05) The temperature may be warm during the day right now but at twilight it’s still too early in the year for vented leathers and boots
06) The bugs are much bigger riding after 8pm...
Suzuka ’91: Four title contenders enter the final lap mere feet apart. An all out battle, passes under braking so late you can not bear to look and the lead will change hands again and again. An inside line appears, barely an opening at all and the number 34 Suzuki dives in and makes the pass stick. When the checkered flag is waved the top four is decided by .556 of one second and Kevin Schwantz is victorious with a final lap battle that is cemented in MotoGP history.
No one typifies the...
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