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Sepang Pre-Test Started – Ducati, Honda Test Riders On Track

While testing for the WorldSBK teams is in full swing at Jerez, halfway around the world, the MotoGP test teams are preparing for the start of the official IRTA test in Sepang, Malaysia. Test riders for all six factories are in Malaysia, putting in laps in what are for the …

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2017 MotoGP Calendar Now Confirmed

The 2017 MotoGP calendar is now officially confirmed. The FIM removed the provisional status of the calendar after Dorna finalized contracts with the two remaining circuits still left with an asterisk, Silverstone and Sepang. The situation with Sepang had been settled earlier, with Sepang keen to retain a MotoGP race …

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Ducati's MotoGP Launch: A New Rider, A New Engine, And A New V4 Superbike

From one presentation to another. Having the Movistar Yamaha and Ducati Factory team launches on consecutive days made it a little too easy to make comparisons between the two. There was much complaining on social media about the fact that large parts of the Yamaha presentation were in Spanish only, …

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2017 Ducati MotoGP Team Launch Photos

The launch of the Ducati MotoGP team was full of surprises and left plenty to talk about. There will be much more news on the site about that later today and tomorrow. For now, here is a massive gallery of launch photos, with a lot of close up shots of …

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Movistar Yamaha Press Release: Yamaha Unveils 2017 MotoGP Team In Madrid

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team issued the following press release after the team launch in Madrid: THE MOVISTAR YAMAHA MOTOGP TEAM UNVEILS 2017 LINE-UP IN MADRID The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team grabbed the spotlight in Madrid today as it presented its new rider line-up, 2017 YZR-M1 livery, team logo and …

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Launch Videos

Along with a press release and photos, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team issued a set of videos, introducing the 2017 MotoGP bike, riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales meeting, and Lin Jarvis interviewing both riders. The videos are below: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQHAtunYUo4] The bike [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t0WxCsSGyE] Rossi and Viñales see the …

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Launch Videos

Along with a press release and photos, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team issued a set of videos, introducing the 2017 MotoGP bike, riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales meeting, and Lin Jarvis interviewing both riders. The videos are below: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQHAtunYUo4] The bike [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t0WxCsSGyE] Rossi and Viñales see the …

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What We Learned From The 2017 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Launch

Yamaha have kicked off the 2017 MotoGP season. The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team were the first to present their bike, their riders, their team, and most importantly, their sponsors and color scheme to the world. Launches being what they are – a show primarily put on for the benefit of …

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Guest Blog: Mat Oxley – How MotoGP launch control works

Launch control is the rider-aids programme designed to help MotoGP riders when they rocket away from the grid at the start of races. This is how it works… Overtaking in MotoGP gets more and more difficult for all kinds of reasons, from the reduced braking distances allowed by carbon brakes …

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