MotoGP
Jun 11

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Eyes Factory Ride For 2015 Season

Aleix Espargaro currently sits seventh in the championship standings. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro currently sits seventh in the championship standings. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro is aiming for a top six championship position in 2014, fully aware of the fact that there will be more full Factory rides available next year.

A third of the way through the current campaign, the NGM Forward Racing rider sits seventh in the MotoGP Riders’ Championship and just five points off his desired position of sixth, which is ironically held by brother Pol (Monster Yamaha Tech 3). Since moving from the Aspar team at the end of 2013, the elder of the two Espargaro siblings is confident that his decision to switch to Forward had paid off.

Jun 10

MotoGP: Pedrosa speaks on 2014 form with Honda’s 100th victory up for grabs

Dani Pedrosa has only finished as low as fifth and as high as second during the 2014 season, currently placing him third in the MotoGP points. (Photo:  Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa has only finished as low as fifth and as high as second during the 2014 season, currently placing him third in the MotoGP points. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Having seen his early season podium form affected by arm pump problems at the last two rounds, Pedrosa would love nothing more than a first victory of 2014 to improve his championship standing. A victory for Honda this weekend would be the manufacture’s 100th win in MotoGP.

Jun 9

MotoGP: The battle continues in Marquez’s backyard

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team  rounds the bend during the MotoGP race during the MotoGp of Italy - Race at Mugello Circuit on June 1, 2014 in Scarperia, Italy.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend en route to winning the race at Mugello Circuit on June 1, 2014 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Mugello had it all: Rossi’s 300th Grand Prix, rain on Friday and one of the best on-track fights in living memory thanks to Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo. This time out, they’re in Barcelona and fighting for glory on home turf.

Marquez and Lorenzo spent the second half of the Italian Grand Prix trading places on various occasions and at corners where one would not have expected a pass to take place. However, it was the same man coming out on top as Marquez made it to 150 points: maximum score for the first third of the season.

Jun 7

MotoGP: Suzuki Concludes Phillip Island Test

Randy de Puniet tests at Phillip Island. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Randy de Puniet tests at Phillip Island. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The Suzuki MotoGP team concluded its three-day test at Phillip Island in Australia on Thursday after rain and less-than-perfect track conditions hampered much of the progress the riders and technicians hoped to make.

Test rider Randy de Puniet was joined by Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty for the first two days, with the latter unfortunately suffering a crash early on the first day due to the slippery and damp conditions. However the Irishman was able to complete 37 laps on Wednesday despite inclement weather that halted much of the testing on every day; and which included a large amount of geese on the circuit obstructing every session.

Jun 5

MotoGP: Official Marquez Biography Launched

Marc Marquez (left) is seen with Freddie Spencer (right) during the launch presentation of the biography launch. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez (left) is seen with Freddie Spencer (right) during the launch presentation of the biography launch. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The official biography of the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion, Marc Marquez, was launched in Barcelona on Wednesday.

The predecessor of Marquez as the youngest ever premier class title winner, Freddie Spencer, was in attendance at the launch presentation, having contributed a special foreword to the book, which has been written by the highly respected Spanish sports journalist Emilio Perez de Rozas.