Tag Archive for MotoGP

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Flashback: Super Duke GTs to Austrian MotoGP

This time last year, I was recovering from my stag weekend. It wasn’t a very civilised affair and many boundaries were broken. My soul was broken too, but there wasn’t time to mope around and contemplate the debauchery (even if the Waybuloo theme tune sparked emotional turmoil) because we had a 44T mission to complete – riding to the Austrian… Read more →

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Gallery: 2017 Red Bull KTM RC16

Sometimes all you need is a gallery of images to remedy another torrid Monday, so how about KTM’s 2017 RC16 shot by the insanely talented Sebas Romero? Launched today, just down the road from its factory in Mattighofen, KTM unveiled 2017’s colours and already look set to win this season’s sexiest bike competition, although we’re not entirely sure who the… Read more →

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Video: Dream Garage

The 990cc era brought big, belligerent beasts and plenty of noise to MotoGP in the Noughties. Manufacturers were still experimenting with engine configurations, chassis set-ups and aero, and rules were far less restrictive than the current directory, which meant a veritable feast of intriguing variations – there was a genuine prototype element compared to today’s sanitised state. While these four-bangers… Read more →

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LIVE: 2017 Ducati Team MotoGP Presentation

In a season of MotoGP musical chairs, 2017 is already shaping up nicely. Jorge Lorenzo’s move to Ducati alongside Dovi is an obvious focal point, and today we’ll get to see J-Lo in Ducati colours for the first time. The Bologna factory squad is live streaming its official unveiling from the Ducati auditorium at 9.30am (GMT), and you can watch… Read more →

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Photo Spesh: Viñales triggers beast mode at Valencia Test

Happy New Year! 2017 starts now, well, it started on Tuesday in Valencia and the happiest man leaving the test must have been Maverick Viñales. Fastest on both days and the only man to dip into the 1m29s, Yamaha’s new factory pilot looked comfortable from the outset and the odds of him claiming a maiden title in 2017 have been… Read more →

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Access All Areas: KTM RC16

As the 2016 season reaches its climax in Valencia this weekend, MotoGP welcomes another manufacturer onto the grid of glitz and glamour. KTM is wildcarding with factory test pilot, Mika Kallio riding the RC16, giving us a taster of the Austrian firm’s full-time comeback in 2017 and beyond. It wasn’t too long ago that MotoGP was berated for its dwindling… Read more →

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Video: Super Duke GT to GP – EP02

It’s Saturday morning. We’re nursing gargantuan G&T hangovers and pizza comedowns after consuming far too much. The air is still thick with an overriding scent of the Partridge perfumery. There’s one of the most beautiful lakes and consequent backdrops you’ve ever seen. A pedalo elegantly dances on the water outside our hotel – our hotel called Seewinkel – enticing us… Read more →

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Brad Binder: “Racing bikes, you get more pussy than anyone”

MotoGP is brewing nicely in 2016: new race winners, records being smashed left, right and centre, entertainment throughout all classes and a genuine British resurgence. But Moto3, once again, provided the closest, most enthralling fairing-bashing at Silverstone and factory KTM pilot, Brad Binder claimed his fourth victory of the season after a motivational session chat with 44Teeth. What started as… Read more →

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5 Things… About Michelin’s Return To MotoGP

Seven years after relinquishing MotoGP’s first ever control tyre contract, Michelin is back in the paddock and supplying all things rubbery to the premier class. It wasn’t exactly a smooth reintroduction into the GP paddock (neither was Bridgestone’s to be fair), with numerous riders chucking it down the road during initial testing following years of Bridgestone’s unflappable front-end grip. And… Read more →

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What can we expect from KTM in MotoGP?

There I was, sitting in the hotel lobby, waiting for the shuttle to Losail circuit before qualifying and wondering how I was going to survive another day without alcohol in Qatar. Thoughts of KTM’s MotoGP project also meandered though my mind as, moments earlier, I was told that Bradley Smith had signed for the Austrians. And would you believe it?… Read more →

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10 things we’ve learned after Qatar GP

As you may well have clocked from social media activities, we were at Losail circuit in Qatar for MotoGP’s season opener. The principal reason for the jaunt was building investigation work for FIFA the launch of ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game,’ although the main event was obviously some intense racing in all classes. The gaming industry has, seemingly, endless pots… Read more →

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Photo Spesh: Qatar Test

Wings, winglets, aero nodules: call them what you will. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has been testing them under the floodlights at Losail, but it was the wing-less Suzuki of Maverick Vinales who ended the second day fastest. Many attempted race simulations for the first time this ‘season’ despite a greasy surface. All riders/teams tested new Michelin compounds and tried… Read more →