May 17

MotoGP: Ducati’s Crutchlow Down On Confidence

Cal Crutchlow qualified 12th for Sunday's Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

qualified 12th for Sunday’s Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

rider Cal Crutchlow admits he is struggling to regain confidence five weeks after his body bruising crash in the Grand Prix of the Americas at CoTA in Austin, Texas.

Crutchlow fractured his right hand and required recovery time in a hyperbaric chamber.

For Sunday’s at Crutchlow has qualified 12th on a day that his Desmosedici teammate claimed Ducati’s first front row start of season.

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May 16

MotoGP: I will not slow down, says Marquez

LE MANS, FRANCE - MAY 18:  Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team  lifts the front wheel during the qualifying practice of the MotoGp Of France - Qualifying on May 18, 2013 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

lifts the front wheel during qualifying in May, 2013 in , France. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

As the pressure builds for Marc Marquez to again ride into the record books, the young Spaniard is staying calm, and refuting any suggestion that he should slow down.

The illogical idea that Marquez take pity on his rivals, partly to spice the late race entertainment to the checkered flag, has not entered his thinking.

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May 14

MotoGP: Marquez signs two-year extension with Honda

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team celebrates with Shuhei Nakamoto of Japan under the podium after taking third place at the MotoGp of France on May 19, 2013 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Spain and Team celebrates with HRC vice-president Shuhei Nakamoto of Japan after the of France in 2013. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

The “unbelievable” Marc Marquez is the man Honda could not say no to. Simple as that.

Confirmation that Marquez has agreed a two year contract extension, until the end of 2016, with the Honda Racing Corporation comes as no surprise.

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May 4

MotoGP: Lorenzo Admits Lack Of Race Fitness

Jorge Lorenzo finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha’s double World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has admitted that he lacks race fitness in the wake of another crushing defeat by a merciless in the Spanish Grand Prix at .

Just four races into the season and Lorenzo is a massive 65 points behind his Spanish countryman Marquez who has quickly captured the hearts and minds of home fans.

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May 3

MotoGP: Rossi in best seat at Jerez

Valentino Rossi, seem here in the paddock in Jerez, will start fourth in tomorrow's Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

, seen here in the paddock in , will start fourth in tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi has the best seat in the house for the Spanish civil war which is set to break out before a capacity crowd at Jerez.

Tensions are at fever-pitch especially amongst the partisan fans who are reveling in thought of a race with home heroes , and Dani Pedrosa on the front row.

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