MotoGP: Marquez ready for Assen battle

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez says the unpredictable weather at Assen places additional emphasis on being ‘ready to adapt’ to the elements.  Australian rider Jack Miller won the rain-affected race at ‘the Cathedral’ of motorcycle racing last year from Marquez, while the reigning MotoGP champion himself triumphed in the wet in 2014.  Marquez, who finished second…

‘Surprise’ arm pain for Rossi

Valentino Rossi finished day one of his home Italian MotoGP 14th on the timesheets, as he put his physical condition to the test for the first time since suffering chest and stomach injuries in last week’s motocross accident. The Movistar Yamaha rider put in 15 laps during the morning session, when he was surprised by…

Valentino Rossi discharged from hospital

Valentino Rossi has returned home from his overnight stay in hospital in Rimini after passing medical checks and will continue his recovery in preparation for the Italian MotoGP at Mugello. Rossi’s Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team has released a statement confirming the 38-year-old left the Ospedale Infermi hospital at 5.30pm local time accompanied by his staff.…

Rossi involved in motocross training accident.

Valentino Rossi has been involved in a motocross training accident and has been taken to hospital with a mild thoracic and abdominal trauma. Full Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team statement: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi was involved in a motocross training accident at the Cross Club Cavallara in Mondavio (Pesaro Urbino, Italy), on Thursday,…

WSBK » Davies tests Ducati GP17 at Mugello

Chaz Davies saw Ducati keep its promise by giving him a run on its GP17 machine on its test day at Mugello after the Welsh rider secured a dominant double victory at the Imola World Superbike round. The 30-year-old produced a flawless race weekend at his Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s home round with pole position, two…

Sylvain Guintoli gears up for MotoGP return

Sylvain Guintoli will make his first MotoGP start since 2011, and first ever for a factory team, in front of his home fans at Le Mans this weekend. The former World Superbike champion, currently competing for Suzuki in BSB, has been drafted into the factory’s MotoGP squad in place of injured rookie Alex Rins. “The…

Suter 500 ‘could match MotoGP times’

Eskil Suter claims his company’s MMX 500 two-stroke would be around tenth place, with the right rider, if it went up against the current grid of MotoGP machines. Rule changes saw four-strokes enter the premier-class in 2002. The bigger capacity bikes soon dominated the results and filled the grid from the following year. But despite…