Valencia GP
Nov 9

MotoGP: Crutchlow Questions Marquez’s Risky Riding Style

Cal Crutchlow (right) chats with the media as Marc Marquez (left) looks on. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cal Crutchlow (right) chats with the media as Marc Marquez (left) looks on. (Photo: Getty Images)

British rider Cal Crutchlow will have one of the best seats in the house for Sunday’s MotoGP championship showdown.

Crutchlow has qualified sixth, outside of the second row, on the Monster Tech3 Yamaha with title aspirants Marc Marquez (pole) and Jorge Lorenzo (second) just ahead.

Crutchlow says he has been stunned by Marquez’s seemingly risky, all-out style during practice and qualifying for this crucial race.

Nov 9

MotoGP: NGM Mobile Forward Racing Confirm Edwards, Espargaro

Colin Edwards (left) and Aleix Espargaro (right) will ride for NGM Mobile Forward Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Colin Edwards (left) and Aleix Espargaro (right) will ride for NGM Mobile Forward Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

As the 2013 season comes to an end, the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team has presented its MotoGP and Moto2 lineup for the upcoming 2014 season.

Forward Racing will take part with two riders in the MotoGP category for the third consecutive year. In this third season, the team will be count with the experience of Yamaha and FTR in entering the new “open” class within MotoGP.

Nov 9

MotoGP: Magical Marquez Soars To Pole For Valencia Title Showdown

Marc Marquez (center), Jorge Lorenzo (left) and Dani Pedrosa (right) pose after qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez (center), Jorge Lorenzo (left) and Dani Pedrosa (right) pose after qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez blasted to pole position in track record fashion at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, beating title rival Jorge Lorenzo and teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez registered a superb lap of 1:30.237 with just under two minutes remaining in qualifying to take over the top spot, crushing Pedrosa’s old record of 1:30.844 set in 2012.

Nov 9

MotoGP: Marquez Makes Statement With Fastest Ever Valencia Lap

Marc Marquez rides during Free Practice 3 at Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez rides during Free Practice 3 at Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

With the MotoGP Saturday activity at the GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana getting under way in FP3, Repsol Honda’s title chasing rider Marc Marquez recorded a scorching 1:30.803 lap, topping the timesheet ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.

Despite the cloudy conditions Marquez put in his fast lap at the end of the morning practice, going quicker than Dani Pedrosa’s 2012 pole record of 1:30.844 at the Spanish track.

Nov 8

MotoGP: Lorenzo Believes The Pressure Is On Title Rival Marquez

Jorge Lorenzo rides during Free Practice 2 at Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo rides during Free Practice 2 at Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

As one of the two candidates for the title this weekend, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo said the pressure was on Friday’s fastest rider and championship leader Marc Marquez after free practice.

The World Champion was third fastest overall on day one, with only a 0.158s gap to pace man and title rival Marquez, and with Dani Pedrosa sandwiched between them.

Although Lorenzo feels the pressure is on Marquez rather than himself this weekend, he will be trying everything he can to beat his compatriot in Valencia and he knows that he must improve his pace in order to do so.