Apr 9

MotoGP: Austin GP A Benchmark Race For Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi is contemplating his desire for a 20th season in MotoGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

is contemplating his desire for a 20th season in . (Photo: Getty Images)

Sunday’s at Circuit of the Americas in Austin is shaping up as a crucial benchmark for Valentino Rossi and his future in MotoGP.

As Rossi contemplates his desire for a 20th season in Grand Prix racing in 2015, he knows he must continue the age-defying form he showed at the opening race in .

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Mar 24

Marquez victory encouraging for 2014 title chances

Marc Marquez leading Valentino Rossi, a battle that wouldn't be resolved until the final lap at Qatar. (Photo:  Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

leading ; a battle that wouldn’t be resolved until the final lap at . (Photo: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez took his amazing career to a new level with a dazzling victory over Valentino Rossi in the Qatar Grand Prix to set a platform for his championship defense.

It was a win that may define his 2014 season, coming just six weeks after a broken leg with a performance that overshadowed Rossi’s stunning ride from tenth on the grid.

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Mar 22

MotoGP: World Champion Marquez Captures Pole For Season Opener

Marc Marquez rides during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

rides during qualifying for the Grand Prix of . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

World Champion Marc Marquez will start from pole position as he begins the defense of his title at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Marquez and a squadron of factory bikes busted open the form guide in qualifying with hot favorite slumping to ninth on the third row for the 22-lap race.

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Mar 21

MotoGP: Rossi Believes Factory Teams Are Suffocated By New Rules

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

icon Valentino Rossi says that Yamaha and Honda have paid a heavy price for their search for excellence and dominance of .

And he is deeply worried for Sunday’s opening race of the 2014 season, claiming his Yamaha M1 is “at the limit” and beyond suffocated by new technical rules.

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Mar 21

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Tops All Three Qatar Practice Sessions

Alex Espargaro has led all three MotoGP practice sessions ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alex Espargaro has led all three practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix of . (Photo: Getty Images)

He has never won a grand prix in ten years of trying but is the man of the moment in MotoGP.

World championships? Zero against the name of Espargaro, now 24.

Yet Espargaro continued to dismantle the reputations of the superstars of MotoGP – , and amongst them – in the build-up to Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix.

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