MotoGP
Oct 11

MotoGP: Pedrosa Opens Malaysia Weekend On Top

Dani Pedrosa rides during first practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

rides during first practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa set the pace as Friday morning marked opening practice for the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Having suffered a crash last time out in Aragón, the 2012 winner topped the timesheets from and as the championship battle intensifies at the start of the ‘flyaway’ triple-header.

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Oct 10

MotoGP: Honda Installs Speed Sensor Protector After Aragon Crash

Honda Installs Speed Sensor Protector After Aragon Crash

has made changes to its bike in wake of the Aragon crash. (Photo: Colin Young)

Honda has fitted a carbon fiber protector for the rear wheel speed sensor and cable in the wake of last week’s dramatic collision between factory riders and .

The small protecter plate is designed to avoid the freak circumstances that triggered Pedrosa’s high-side crash at Aragon.

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Oct 10

MotoGP: Ducati Appoints Gigi Dall’Igna From Aprilia Team

MotoGP: Ducati Appoint Gigi Dall'Igna From Aprilia Team

A move by Gigi Dall’Igna to has been expected for a while. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ducati has moved to arrest the embarrassing decline with its program by poaching acclaimed engineer Gigi Dall’Igna from Italian rival Aprilia.

The appointment of Dall’Igna has been rumored for some time and is clearly welcomed by incoming Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow who joins the team in 2014.

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Oct 9

MotoGP: Honda Warns No More Friendly Fire

MotoGP: Honda Warns No More Friendly Fire

of Spain and Repsol Team leads of Spain and Repsol Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Honda race boss Shuhei Nakamoto has sent a message to rookie sensation and world title aspirant Marc Marquez: No more friendly fire.

Nakamoto wants to see a calming of the high-risk style that has positioned the 20-year-old Spaniard to become the first rookie in 35 years to win the title.

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Oct 9

MotoGP: The Heat Is On, Yamaha Heads Overseas To Malaysia

MotoGP: The Heat Is On, Yamaha Heads Overseas to Malaysia

Factory Racing’s Spanish rider leads Repsol Team’s Spanish rider during the Aragon GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The heat is definitely on as Yamaha Factory Racing head overseas for the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, the first of the triple back-to-back races that mark the final push to the end of the season. Just four races remain for defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo to try to retain his crown from current championship leader Marc Marquez.

The circuit is up first this Sunday. Lorenzo has yet to score a premier class victory at the track, coming second in 2012 and third in 2010. The Mallorcan does have one 250cc win under his belt from 2006.

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