MotoGP

Lorenzo: Austin performance "difficult to accept"

Lorenzo was the top Ducati on the COTA grid in sixth, but struggled massively in race trim, finishing 31 seconds behind race winner Marc Marquez in 11th.This meant the three-time champion is left with only six points from the first three races, continu

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Miller rode with shoulder tear, cracked collarbone

The Aussie admits he kept his injury quiet heading into the weekend, first revealing that he was carrying a tear to his rotator cuff and a crack in his collarbone after qualifying 18th on Saturday.He opened up on the injuries more after finishing a credib

MotoGP

Marquez: Argentina criticism gave me "special motivation"

Marquez came in for criticism after an aggressive approach in Argentina, in which he clashed with Aleix Espargaro and Valentino Rossi, receiving a 30-second time drop for the latter incident.Marquez typically dominated at the Circuit of the Americas, maki

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Austin MotoGP: Marquez romps to sixth COTA victory

Having been demoted to fourth place on the grid from pole for blocking Maverick Vinales in qualifying, Marquez leapt to second into Turn 1 as Andrea Iannone scorched into an early lead.The Suzuki man's time in the lead proved short-lived however, as Marqu

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Austin Moto2: Bagnaia overcomes Marquez to win

Bagnaia started from fourth place on the grid but passed Sam Lowes off the line and quickly worked his way past Mattia Pasini, as polesitter Marquez opened a one-second advantage.Bagnaia chipped away at Marquez’s lead and caught his Marc VDS rival mid-d

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Austin Moto3: Martin takes points lead with win

The majority of the race was led by Argentina winner Marco Bezzecchi, who was able to quickly retake the lead on the two occasions he went wide and allowed Fabio Di Giannantonio through.But, with six laps to go, Martin slipstreamed past Bezzecchi (Pruste

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Austin MotoGP: Marquez leads Vinales in warm-up

Marquez, who was demoted from pole to fourth on the grid for blocking Maverick Vinales in qualifying, took the top spot in the opening part of the 20-minute session, and held it throughout barring a brief interlude when Andrea Iannone nudged 0.150s ahead

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Pedrosa unsure he can "handle" full Austin race

Pedrosa fractured his right wrist in a crash at the previous round in Argentina, undergoing surgery in the aftermath, and opted to travel to Austin to assess his fitness.He was passed fit by MotoGP’s doctors and went on to qualify his factory RC213V in

MotoGP

Analysis: Is the king of COTA's reign under threat?

There is no denying Marquez has been the fastest rider of the weekend in Austin so far.The Honda rider topped three of the four practice sessions, and losing out to Andrea Iannone in FP2, was the result of not putting on new tyres for his fastest lap,

MotoGP

Assen WSBK: Sykes claims first win of 2018

Poleman Sykes repelled Barni Ducati's Xavi Fores to take the holeshot at the start, while van der Mark and Saturday race winner Rea cut through from row three to complete the top five on the opening lap.The charging van der Mark and Rea cut through on Mar

MotoGP

Crutchlow blames tyre “lottery” for poor Austin qualifying run

LCR Honda’s Crutchlow, who holds a three-point lead coming into the third round of the series after victory in Argentina, said he had heard of similar issues arising around the paddock.“You're hearing it more and more these days – week in, week out

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Marquez explains Vinales block in Austin qualifying

Vinales was on a quick lap and set to challenge Marquez's provisional pole benchmark when he came up on the Honda rider in the final sector and was forced to back out, gesticulating angrily at Marquez as he rode past.He recovered with his nest lap, finish

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Austin MotoGP: Marquez tops rain-disrupted FP3

Marquez was among the few riders to better his Friday laptime before weather intervened, and ended up four tenths clear of nearest rival Johann Zarco, who likewise posted his personal best lap of the weekend.The Frenchman had looked set to miss out on an

MotoGP

Marquez wary of Vinales threat in Austin

Honda rider Marquez has never lost at Austin since the track was added to the calendar in 2013, but ended up second-fastest on the opening day of action of COTA behind Suzuki's Andrea Iannone.Vinales - who is in the midst of an 11-month win drought - wa

MotoGP

Assen WSBK: Rea beats home hero van der Mark to win

Kawasaki rider Rea was up to the lead on the opening lap from second on the grid with van der Mark, starting seventh, making quick moves on Alex Lowes and Xavi Fores to run second.The local rider put pressure on Rea in the first half of the race, and mana

MotoGP

MotoGP to impose tougher penalties after clashes

Tougher measures were agreed to in Friday's Safety Commission meeting at Austin, which was attended by most riders following the controversy surrounding Marc Marquez's aggressive riding at Termas de Rio Hondo.The world champion, recovering from an earlier

MotoGP

Pedrosa: Austin points would give pain "meaning"

Pedrosa was given the all-clear to ride at the Circuit of the Americas on Thursday, just nine days after he was diagnosed with a fractured right radius from his highside crash on the opening lap in Argentina.The Spaniard visibly struggled with the pain th

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Austin MotoGP: Iannone tops FP2 as Marquez crashes

Having spent much of the session playing second fiddle to Honda’s Marc Marquez, Iannone pulled out an amazing lap of 2m04.599s in the dying moments to beat Marquez – the renowned master of Austin – by 0.056s.Weather conditions remained cool at the

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Lorenzo: Stewards, not riders, at fault for MotoGP aggression

The debate over MotoGP penalties has been reignited following a controversial Argentine Grand Prix, where reigning champion Marc Marquez was punished for clashes with Aleix Espargaro and Valentino Rossi.The Rossi incident sanction took Marquez out of the

MotoGP

Pedrosa cleared to ride at Austin

Pedrosa underwent surgery last week having fractured the radius in his right wrist on the first lap of the Argentinian Grand Prix.Honda tester Stefan Bradl had been tipped to replace Pedrosa in America, but the team then announced he would travel in an at

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Marquez: Electronics issue caused Argentina stall

The reigning champion’s decision to start from the grid at Termas de Rio Hondo, having stalled and jump-started his bike, resulted in a ride-through penalty, dropping him outside the points and leading to his collisions with Aleix Espargaro and Valentin

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