WorldSBK Qatar: Rea signs off 2017 in style with fantastic Losail victory
The final race of the 2017 season at the Acerbis Qatar Round on Saturday night brought another win for Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) as he crossed the line just under two seconds ahead of Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati), with Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team)... Read more
NOT the MotoGP News: Wet Wet Wet – Qatar kicks off the season
It’s a warm welcome back to Guy Anderson (Well, it certainly is if you’re our lawyers, who are looking forward to another season and some expensive new clothes, holidays and cars etc…) and his special post-race blogs. Oh – and when you’re done, make sure to go follow Guy... Read more
Danny Kent satisfied with points finish as 2017 campaign gets underway in Qatar
After a weekend full of weather-related issues, at least conditions were stable at the time of Sunday evening’s race. Both, Danny Kent and Kiefer Racing teammate Dominique Aegerter left the line well when the red lights went out for the first time this year. However, with an increasing race... Read more
Disappointing DNF for Cal Crutchlow in weather affected Qatar race
LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow endured a disappointing start to the 2017 MotoGP World Championship as he crashed out of Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit. As on Saturday – when qualifying had to be cancelled – the venue was hit by rain prior to the... Read more
Superb seventh for Scott Redding in Qatar
The first Grand Prix of the 2017 MotoGP season was full of twists and gave emotions to Octo Pramac Racing. Scott Redding conquered a precious seventh while teammate Danilo Petrucci had to surrender to a technical problem with five laps to go following a great comeback The evening of... Read more
Sam Lowes takes positives from MotoGP debut in Losail
Sam Lowes, in his MotoGP début, was unable to resolve his doubts on the setup and therefore focused on finishing the race at Qatar (18th in the end). For the English rider, gaining familiarity with the bike and the category, including during the race, is the first step toward... Read more
Grand Prix of Qatar, raceday roundup: MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Rain, delays, uncertainty and a decision for a slightly shortened race distance prefaced the 20 laps that then blew the drama out the water: MotoGP™ is back for 2017, and in some style. After stealing the headlines throughout preseason, Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) retains them after his... Read more
Superb season start for John McPhee as he takes second in Qatar
Patience can be a virtue in practice, before the lights go out for the race and the flag demands a payoff. Patience was the plan for British Talent Team rider John McPhee leading up to the team’s debut – and the Scotsman put in a stunner once the flag... Read more