Mighty Maverick Lights Up Losail

Yamaha’s new signing for 2017, Maverick Vinales, takes the glory in Qatar after a breathtaking race long duel. Starting front row: Pole – Maverick Vinales (Yamaha), P2 – Andrea Iannone (Suzuki, P3 – Marc Marquez (Honda) A spot of drizzle just moments before the scheduled race start caused panic from race organisers, threatened to deny…

Qatar Grand-Prix: Preview

The long winter is finally over, and this weekend the MotoGP paddock roars back into life for the annual night race to herald the start of the 2017 season. Losail International Circuit, Doha, Qatar Length: 5.4km Left Corners: 6 Right Corners: 10 Longest Straight: 1068 metres Race Distance: 22 Laps / 73.5 miles In daylight, there…

A Changing of the Guard?

MotoGP has returned to the track for 2017, this week, with the first official pre-season test at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia.  Of course, we can never fully trust the lap times which are set by the riders due to a number of reasons: variable fuel loads, dual-compound running of tyres, aerodynamic data gatherings etc.…

Championship Secured for the Majestic Marquez

The fate of this year’s truly remarkable MotoGP World Championship was sealed today, on the sun drenched Motegi Circuit in Japan, as Marc Marquez claimed his third crown at the first opportunity. Admittedly, to seal the championship today, Marquez required both Yamaha riders to score either three points or less (Jorge Lorenzo) or not score…

Let’s Fly, Let’s Fly-Away!

With the main European portion of the World Championship now concluded, MotoGP heads to the far east for the next three rounds of racing. To add to the intensity which always accompanies these races, the three events are scheduled for consecutive weekends. It also is almost a certainty that, series leader, Marc Marquez will secure…

Aragon Grand-Prix: Talking Points

MotoGP finished the European leg of the 2016 World Championship on Sunday with another encaptivating race weekend as the story of this year’s race for the title perhaps reached its defining chapter. Championship is Marquez’ to lose The only place to start is with the winner, Honda’s Marc Marquez. The 23 year-old was in incredible…

Pedrosa Finally Ends Barren Run

Almost 100,000 spectators crammed into the the Misano circuit to witness yet another piece of MotoGP history as Honda’s Dani Pedrosa ensured the story of this remarkable season continued… Pole- Jorge Lorenzo, P2- Valentino Rossi, P3- Maverick Vinales Venue: Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli Race Distance: 28 Laps Everyone got away cleanly at the start…