Mandalika Round 2: Toprak dominates, Bautista finishes / World Superbike Championship

While Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) celebrated a flawless triple victory at the Superbike meeting at the Mandalika circuit, Álvaro Bautista (Ducati) brought the world title in the towel. The first race of the 2022 World Supersport Championship at the Mandalika Street Circuit was held in sultry and hot weather. When the race started at 13:30 local … Read more

Franco Morbidelli thinks: now another driver? / MotoGP

Yamaha racer Franco Morbidelli talks about his very mixed 2022 MotoGP year and his transformation into an “aggressive” M1 tamer. Franco Morbidelli crossed the finish line in tenth place in Sunday’s MotoGP final at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia – just behind new world champion Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia. Unbelievable: It was the second best … Read more

Honda fears for Iker Lecuona: Nagashima is ready / Superbike World Championship

After being diagnosed with a fractured T12 vertebra, Honda wants to get a second opinion on factory Superbike rider Iker Lecuona’s injury as soon as possible. The Spaniard flies home from Lombok on Saturday. HRC’s Iker Lecuona lost control of his Fireblade while changing direction at Turn 3 in Friday afternoon’s FP2 at the Mandalika … Read more

Mandalika, FP2: Bautista amazing, Lecuona worried / World Superbike Championship

World championship leader Álvaro Bautista finished the first day of practice for the 2022 World Superbike Championship with an excellent time as fastest. However, the second practice was overshadowed by the crash of Iker Lecuona (Honda). The near-series World Championship meeting at the Mandalika Street Circuit will be a sweaty affair. At the beginning of … Read more

Alex Márquez (Ducati): “Marc would have other problems” / MotoGP

Only 0.036 seconds separated the Márquez brothers in the Valencia test. In terms of mood, they were by no means the same: while Marc was disappointed with the new Honda, Alex was absolutely delighted with his Ducati. Spaniard Alex Márquez’s departure from the LCR-Honda team was short and unceremonious. “Here’s a motorbike. I’m going,” he … Read more

Hard fall of Iker Lecuona (Honda): Vertebra fracture! / Superbike World Championship

The second practice of the 2022 Superbike World Championship at the Mandalika circuit was overshadowed by Iker Lecuona’s bad highside. The Honda rider’s season is most likely over. With Honda using Super Concession Parts licensed from Portimão for the first time at the eleventh meeting of the season, Iker Lecuona was particularly excited about the … Read more

Hervé Poncharal (GASGAS): “Everything is different now” / MotoGP

Suzuki goes, GASGAS comes. The entry of the new MotoGP brand from Pierer Mobility AG caused a stir in Valencia. Team manager Poncharal takes stock. New Moto2 World Champion Augusto Fernández, who replaced Remy Gardner in second place on Sunday, made a promising first-class debut at the 4.005km Ricardo-Tormo circuit on Tuesday. “On the first … Read more

Valentino Rossi: praise for Ducati, future in BMW / MotoGP

During his visit to the Circuit Ricardo Tormo paddock, Valentino Rossi spoke on the sidelines of the Valencia GP about the 2022 MotoGP season and his future plans in motorsport. Valentino Rossi looked over his shoulder at his VR46 charges at the season finale in Valencia. After his Mooney VR46 Racing Team’s first year of … Read more

Criticism of Bagnaio: the world champion remains, words pass / MotoGP

Pecco Bagnaio’s journey to the 2022 MotoGP title has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions, repeatedly accompanied by sometimes harsh criticism, especially on social media. “I accepted it,” the Ducati star says today. Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia completed the greatest comeback in GP history in Valencia on Sunday to be crowned MotoGP World Champion for the … Read more

Weak Yamaha engine: Morbidelli is also surprised / MotoGP

Factory Yamaha rider Franco Morbidelli was looking forward to testing the 2023 materials after the MotoGP season ended in Valencia on Sunday. But like Fabio Quartararo, the Italian was also disappointed. As the MotoGP stars tested after the Misano GP, Yamaha faces in particular were delighted as the new engine proved to be more powerful … Read more