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Lorenzo beats Rossi and Ducatis at Le Mans

Jorge Lorenzo demolished the field in the MotoGP race at Le Mans, the factory Yamaha rider leading from start to finish to take an emphatic second successive win.

Marc Marquez storms to Le Mans pole

A stunning performance from reigning champion Marc Marquez resulted in MotoGP pole position at Le Mans ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo.

Lorenzo sets quickest FP3 time at Le Mans

Jorge Lorenzo signalled his intent ahead of the French Grand Prix by taking the top time in Saturday morning's practice session at Le Mans.

Smith grabs top practice time for Tech 3

Bradley Smith thrilled his Tech 3 Yamaha team by topping the timesheets in second practice at Le Mans ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso.

Dovizioso sets the bar in first practice at Le Mans

Andrea Dovizioso put Ducati on top in the first free practice session for this weekend’s MotoGP race at Le Mans, lapping almost a quarter of a second quicker than nearest rival Marc Marquez.

Can Marquez bounce back at Le Mans?

After dominating MotoGP last year, Marc Marquez has endured a tough start in 2015 - could Le Mans provide an opportunity for the reigning champion to get back on top?

Pedrosa confirms return to MotoGP action at Le Mans

Dani Pedrosa will return to MotoGP action this weekend at Le Mans after missing the last three rounds following an operation to clear up an arm pump issue that has been plaguing the Spanish rider.

Lorenzo takes dominant first MotoGP victory of the year at Jerez

Jorge Lorenzo thrilled his home fans by sealing his first win of 2015 at Jerez in masterful fashion, the factory Yamaha rider leading from start to finish.

Lorenzo smashes circuit record to seal Jerez pole

Jorge Lorenzo romped to a first pole position of the MotoGP season after a stunning performance in qualifying at Jerez, breaking the lap record in the process.

Lorenzo dominates third MotoGP free practice session at Jerez

Jorge Lorenzo continued his domination of this weekend’s MotoGP round at Jerez with a late surge to the top of the timesheets in third practice.

Lorenzo sends an early warning shot to rivals in Jerez MotoGP practice

Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo led the way in the first practice session for this weekend's MotoGP round at Jerez, ahead of Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro and Honda's Cal Crutchlow.

Rossi takes second victory of the year in thrilling Argentina MotoGP

The legendary Valentino Rossi won a dramatic race to score his second victory of 2015 and stretch his championship advantage, as Marc Marquez crashed out during battle for the lead.

Marquez takes second MotoGP pole of 2015 in Argentina

Marc Marquez was back to his dominant self in qualifying for the MotoGP race in Argentina, the factory Honda rider sealing his second pole position of the year.

Marquez back on top in Argentina MotoGP FP3

Reigning champion Marc Marquez jumped into top spot in third practice at Termas de Rio Hondo, ahead of fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow and Suzuki's Aleix Espargaro.

Espargaro maintains practice advantage in Argentina

Aleix Espargaro once again lead the field in second practice at Termas de Rio Hondo aboard the works Suzuki, ahead of Ducati's Andrea Iannone and Honda's Marc Marquez.

Espargaro gets up to speed quickest in Argentina MotoGP practice

Factory Suzuki rider Aleix Espargaro lead Ducati pair Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso in the opening practice session at Termas de Rio Hondo.

Marquez secures dominant victory at Austin

Reigning MotoGP Marc Marquez made it three wins in a row at the Circuit of the Americas, with Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi completing the podium.

Marquez storms to pole position in hectic Austin MotoGP qualifying

Honda rider Marc Marquez set a new lap record at the Circuit of the Americas to secure pole position, despite having to change to a second bike.

Marquez maintains practice advantage over rivals at Austin

In a scintillating third practice session at Austin, reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez led the way ahead of fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow and Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.

MotoGP riders prepare to do battle in Austin

Round two of the MotoGP season takes place at the popular Circuit of the Americas, where Marc Marquez will be looking to maintain his dominant streak.

Pedrosa to undergo surgery to fix arm issues

Dani Pedrosa has taken the decision to undergo further surgery on his right arm in an attempt to fix his arm pump condition.

Rossi hails Qatar victory ‘one of the best ever'

Nine-time World Champion reflects on stunning 109th career race win at Losail.

Legend Rossi wins sensational MotoGP opener in Qatar

Valentino Rossi won the opening round of the MotoGP season under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar after a fantastic duel with Andrea Dovizioso.

Marquez continues to lead MotoGP field in Qatar

Reigning champion leads on day two ahead of Crutchlow and Iannone

Marquez sets the pace at MotoGP season opener in Qatar

Repsol Honda rider leads first free practice session ahead of teammate Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaro.

Qatar washout sees Ducati on top at final MotoGP test

Torrential downpours bring an abrupt end to teams’ testing schedules

Dovizioso edges out Marquez on second day of MotoGP testing in Qatar

Reigning MotoGP champion splits factory Ducati riders Dovizioso and Iannone

Rivals chasing factory Ducati riders in Qatar

Iannone and Dovizioso lead the way moving into day two of final MotoGP test

Pramac launches 2015 MotoGP campaign

Teammates relishing opportunity on new factory Ducati machine

Forward Racing launches 2015 MotoGP effort

New title sponsor for MotoGP and Moto2 World championships unveiled

Aprilia officially launches new MotoGP challenger

Italian manufacturer treating 2015 as its ‘development’ year.

Marquez ticks all the boxes with final day of testing in Sepang

Reigning MotoGP champion very happy with blistering hot race simulation

Marquez ends Sepang MotoGP test on top

Reigning MotoGP world champion takes fastest lap on day three ahead of Lorenzo and Crutchlow

Marquez goes quickest on day two at Sepang

Marc Marquez returned to the top of the timing sheets on the second day of testing at the Sepang circuit.

Rossi uses new gearbox to full advantage to lead in Sepang

Movistar Yamaha rider very happy with first day using updated gearbox

Rossi leads opening day of MotoGP testing at Sepang

Seven-time MotoGP champion sets the bar on first day of second Sepang test.

Can Marquez and HRC maintain the edge on MotoGP rivals?

MotoGP champ wants more grip while Yamaha make seamless transition to second Sepang test.

Crutchlow and Miller unveil LCR colours

Teammates and management speak of their hopes for 2015 at glitzy launch party.

Bayliss to make shock return to World Superbikes

Three-time World Superbike champion leaps at chance to replace injured Giugliano

Marquez nominated for main Laureus Sports award

Double MotoGP Champion up against the world’s best for prestigious award

Lorenzo on a mission on second day at Sepang MotoGP testing

Movistar Yamaha rider leads the way and continues to improve lap times

Miniscule gap separates top MotoGP riders on first day of 2015 testing

MotoGP roars back into life with Marquez, Rossi and Lorenzo locked together

Stoner completes three day Honda MotoGP test

Double MotoGP World Champion provides vital feedback for HRC

Rossi and Lorenzo launch 2015 Yamaha MotoGP campaign

Movistar Yamaha teammates unveil new bike and speak on title hopes

Stoner signs new HRC testing deal for 2015

Honda Racing Corporation renews relationship with double MotoGP champ

Top 20 moments of 2014, #12: Marc Marquez takes another title in dominating fashion

Looking back over the top moments of 2014, claiming his second title in dominating fashion was Marc Marquez hitting the #12 spot on our list.

Marquez takes record breaking 13th win of the year in Valencia

Double World Champion secures solid victory as Rossi seals second ahead of Pedrosa

Rossi takes final MotoGP pole of the year with last gasp effort at Valencia

Movistar Yamaha rider gets first pole in four years ahead of Iannone and Pedrosa

Perfect start to weekend in Valencia for high-flying Marquez

Double World Champion leads the way on first day of practice ahead of Lorenzo and Dovizioso

Riders ready for final MotoGP battle of 2014 in Valencia

Champion Marquez returns to adoring fans while Rossi and Lorenzo prepare to fight for runner-up spot

Stoner wraps up intense two day HRC test in Japan

Double MotoGP World Champion tests Marquez and Pedrosa 2015 machines

Marquez emerges victorious from thrilling Sepang MotoGP battle

Repsol Honda rider seals 12th win of the year ahead of teammates Rossi and Lorenzo.

Marquez seals 13th pole of the year with record time in Malaysia

World Champion sets fastest time and new pole record ahead of Lorenzo and Pedrosa

Pedrosa leads the way on first day of practice in Malaysia

Repsol Honda rider sets fastest lap in morning session of rain-affected day one

Rossi seals dream victory at Philip Island on 250th MotoGP start

Seven times MotoGP champion takes maximum points ahead of Lorenzo and Smith

Marquez dominates Philip Island qualifying to seal 12th pole of the year

Repsol Honda rider heads up the front row ahead of Crutchlow and Lorenzo