Buriram test, day 1: Crutchlow and Rins take first honours in Thailand
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) topped the first day of testing at Chang International Circuit, taking over from reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) later in the session to set a 1:30.797. Despite setting the fastest lap so far by a MotoGP™ rider at the new venue, the... Read more
Buriram awaits as MotoGP testing heads for Thailand and the newest venue on the calendar
New country, new culture, new challenge…but the same incredible riders ready to take on the track. It’s time for Chang International Circuit in Buriram to debut in MotoGP™, with a three-day test giving the grid their first taste of the venue ahead of the first ever PTT Thailand Grand... Read more
Alex Marquez on top in Moto2 as Arbolino reigns Moto3 at Jerez test
Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) ended the second test of the Moto2™ season on top of the timesheets, fastest on Day 3 and quickest overall with a 1:40.926. The Spaniard staked an immediate claim on the class on his first outing in 2018 – with EG 0,0 Marc... Read more
FIM MotoGP™ World Championship race durations to change
Race distances in the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship will be adjusted from 2018, with a two-year transition beginning this season before final changes come into force in 2019. This is to ensure that races have a similar duration at each venue on the World Championship calendar, enhancing event organisation... Read more
Jorge Lorenzo below lap record pace to dominate Day 3 of Sepang test
Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) decimated the competition on the third and final day of the #SepangTest, setting the fastest ever lap around the Malaysian venue with a 1:58.830. His closest challenger was Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa – the fastest man on Day 1 of the test – who... Read more
Viñales and Rossi reign on Day 2 of Sepang Test
Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) went quickest on Day 2 at Sepang International Circuit, just beating teammate Valentino Rossi to the top late on as the Yamaha duo put in some timeattack laps. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) was third quickest, with the top three split by less than... Read more
Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Lorenzo: the fastest three on Sepang Test day 1
The first day of Official 2018 action began wet at Sepang International Circuit, with the majority of the field setting some laps but then waiting it out as the track began to dry. So the season began on wets, before slicks began to appear up and down pitlane. Fastest... Read more
Dakar 2018, final stage – Heroes all
Route: Cordoba – Cordoba Liaison: 166km Special: 120km Total: 286km Terrain: Dirt tracks. Words: Georgia Wells. Images: Dakar/ASO The final stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally may have been high pressure, but thankfully it was without high drama. After a draining two weeks, which has seen heartbreak for many riders who suffered crashes and mechanical... Read more