The Final Lap: March

Each month, MotoGP:Unlocked brings you a roundup of the biggest news stories in world motorbike racing: From MotoGP, World Superbikes, Road Racing and more… British Talent Team Shine On Debut Under the lights of the Losail Circuit in Qatar, the newest entry to the Moto3 field could not have wished for a better debut. John…

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…

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…

Ducati steal a march in Spielberg

The MotoGP field reconvened this week for a two-day test at the Red-Bull Ring, Austria, ahead of next month’s Grand-Prix… Having not held a race at the circuit since 1997, running time on the track was crucial for both riders to learn the unique characteristics of the layout, and for as much technical data as…

MotoGP: Race Report – Mugello

Fans of motorsport, no matter what catgeory of preference, were given one of the finest showings this weekend at Mugello, as the latest round in the MotoGP World Championship took place. Jorge Lorenzo produced a near perfect display of race control to consolidate his championship lead. The reinging world champion was under constant pressure throughout…

Champion On The Move

‘Silly Season’ has started phenomenally early this year, with the announcement on the eve of the Spanish Grand-Prix that triple world champion, Jorge Lorenzo will leave Yamaha for Ducati in 2017… The signing of Lorenzo is not only a major coup, but also a much needed lift for the team. Despite the talents and consistency both Andrea…