General Eng

14 03, 2018

“We will be much closer than last year!”, Aleix Espargaró

2018 will be his 14th season in the World Championship, and that has raced on five different types of bikes in MotoGP. With this history, one can imagine that Aleix is a guy who has turned races into a 9 to 5 job. But when it comes to talking about motorcycles, the Catalan rider does it with the intensity and passion of a youngster

14 03, 2018

Dani Pedrosa’s incredible record

This season, Dani will again pursue for the 13th time his long-awaited dream of proclaiming MotoGP World Champion, the only title he not yet conquered. But through his obsessive and constant striving for the title, he has set a record that will be very difficult for anyone to beat.

13 03, 2018

How riders manage the avalanche of data they work with

The preseason means weeks of evaluating subjective sensations, analyzing mathematical data of the telemetry, listening to the observations of the track coach, and reviewing video images from every angle. MotoGP riders receive an avalanche of inputs that theoretically should help them go faster. How do they manage all this information?

13 03, 2018

Making it rain – This is how DORNA finances MotoGP teams

Over the 26 years managing the World Championship, DORNA has tried different ways to give the championship stability. Through living and learning, Carmelo Ezpeleta—DORNA CEO – has realized that "peace" occurs through a balance between factories and private teams.

13 03, 2018

“I have a one year contract, so I have to do things correctly”, Scott Redding

Scott Redding is the new kid on the Aprilia block. The Brit has a one year contract with the Noale factory, and as he stated in the headline, he knows he has to give his very best over the next nine months. 2018 will be his 11th year in the World Championship, but the first time that he will start the season as a full factory rider.

20 02, 2018

Who pays for “the party”?

How much does a MotoGP team cost? How much does DORNA earn? How can is financed the worlwide show that is MotoGP today? Finding answers to questions to how to fund the World Championship paddock is impossible. As soon as the word "money" is mentioned, all mouths immediately close.

29 09, 2017

Suzuki MotoGP… or when you hit rock bottom

After the promising 2016 season, the MotoGP Suzuki project seemed to be on rails. But so far 2017 has been extremely frustrating. But aside from bad results, the worst part of the Suzuki crisis is the manifest lack of harmony between the parties that need to work together to move the project forward.

22 07, 2017

Hey Miguel, what the hell are you doing here?!”

As the only Portuguese rider in the championship, Miguel Oliveira is a rare bird. Until his arrival to the World Championship in 2011, Portugal had never been represented by one of its riders in the more than 60 years of the championship’s existence.