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.
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.
As much as it hurts the purists to admit it, MotoGP is now more a entertainment show than a sport. MotoGP has turned into a major performance in sporting event format which expands daily. Requests to organize races accumulating on the desk of DORNA.
"With the options we make available to the riders, we have introduced a variant that did not exist before: a strategy." The speaker is Nicola Goubert, head of Michelin at the GPs.
If you want to dispel any doubts about what was true and what wasn’t regarding Valentino Rossi’s participation at the Aragon GP two weeks ago, read this interview with Ángel Charté, medical director of the World Championship.
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.
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.
If you are not Italian, it’s likely difficult to understand some of the things you’ll read in this article. It is unusual that someone leaves his home, the environment in which he has been raised, his friends, everything, to emigrate following the call of a passion that has become a religion.
Paradoxically, what at this point is clearly a crisis that was not expected -read here Lorenzo's adaptation problems-, it’s diluted in the best Ducati start of the World Championship we’ve seen in the last 8 years.
Márquez has accumulated seven consecutive victories at Sachsenring and started from the pole position in all of them. Undoubtedly, Marc is a master of the German circuit. If he wins this weekend, he will become the second rider in history to win the same GP for eight straight years.
The World Championship travels this weekend to Assen, the most mythic circuit in the MotoGP calendar but a scenario that brings not too good memories to Jorge Lorenzo.
He has no tattoos, he doesn’t walk around with sunglasses or a personalized cap; he doesn’t tweet, he does not smile to look nice, he doesn’t even use mobile phone... People say he is shy, it is not true: Johann Zarco is discreet, different.