Eugene Laverty takes sixteenth on Phillip Island grid
The MotoGP riders were afforded an extra fifteen minutes of free practice today after yesterday’s washout at Phillip Island, although the conditions were little better for an FP3 session that saw Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Maverick Viñales all miss out on direct qualification for Q2. As Marc Márquez... Read more
Tough start to Australian GP weekend for Eugene Laverty
If the rain made life difficult for the MotoGP riders at Phillip Island this morning, it completely ruined their afternoon as the second free practice session for the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled after fifteen minutes due to the track conditions. With some riders having only five laps under... Read more
Eugene Laverty rues Motegi crash disappointment, and sets sights on Australia
The first match point was all Marc Márquez needed to secure the MotoGP World Championship with victory in Japan, his third title in the premier class. The Spaniard’s win, combined with crashes for both Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, means he can not be caught before the end of... Read more
Eugene Laverty sits out FP3 as precaution but qualifies 19th
Valentino Rossi, Marc Márquez and Jorge Lorenzo moved level on career pole positions today as the Italian matched the Spanish pair’s total of 64 with a lap of 1’43.954 that puts him at the front of the grid for tomorrow’s MotoGP race at Motegi. Series leader Márquez starts alongside... Read more
Eugene Laverty makes solid start at Motegi despite huge FP2 crash
The Grand Prix of Japan maybe the first opportunity for Marc Márquez to secure the MotoGP World Championship title but the headlines were dominated today by his team-mate Dani Pedrosa, who broke his collarbone after a heavy crash in the second free practice session and is on his way... Read more
Points finish for Eugene Laverty at Motorland Aragon
It was impossible for the run of different winners to last forever in MotoGP and finally today at the GP of Aragón it came to an end with Marc Márquez rounding off a dominant weekend with victory. The Spaniard took his time to pick off early leader Maverick Viñales,... Read more
After close Qualifying Eugene Laverty looks forward to even closer Aragon race
The Motorland Aragón circuit has only known one pole sitter in the MotoGP class since 2013 and once again it was Marc Márquez who took the honour in 2016. Márquez clocked a time of 1’47.117 to keep Maverick Viñales at bay by six tenths of a second, with an... Read more
Eugene Laverty makes breakthrough in opening Aragon practice sessions
The possibility of seeing a ninth different winner in nine consecutive MotoGP races at Aragon this weekend already looks a slim one after the opening day of free practice, which saw Spanish pair Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez produce the kind of form that suggests a home victory on... Read more