[ad_1] Maverick Vinales says Yamaha’s MotoGP bike has lost power in recent rounds, and suggests the manufacturer has become “confused” by its electronics set-up. Vinales led the championship by more than a race win’s worth of points after the Mugello round at the start of June, but relinquished that advantage over the three subsequent rounds
[ad_1] KTM rider Pol Espargaro says the manufacturer can be “really proud” of what it has achieved in the first half of its maiden MotoGP season. The Austrian manufacturer made its full-time debut in the premier class at the start of 2017, scoring its first points at the second round of the campaign in Argentina.
[ad_1] Tech3 Yamaha rider Jonas Folger believes his breakthrough ride to second in last weekend’s MotoGP German Grand Prix can act as a springboard for similar results in the future. Folger pushed Honda’s Marc Marquez during Sunday’s Sachsenring race, enjoying a five-lap spell in the lead and staying within one second of the reigning champion
[ad_1] Jack Miller is set to switch to the Pramac Ducati MotoGP team for 2018, taking Scott Redding’s ride, Autosport has learned. Miller’s three-year factory Honda expires at the end of this year, meaning he had to reach a deal with Marc VDS directly. He instead he took up an option to join Pramac, which
[ad_1] Marc Marquez’s clash with Maverick Vinales in Sachsenring qualifying shows he is “playing” with his MotoGP rivals and will win the title, according to Honda stablemate Cal Crutchlow. Vinales had to abort a flying lap after contact with Marquez in German Grand Prix qualifying. Reigning champion Marquez, who went on to win the race
[ad_1] Suzuki legend Kevin Schwantz says Andrea Iannone just “needs to get on with the job” after a dismal first half of the 2017 MotoGP season. Iannone joined Suzuki for this year after two seasons at the works Ducati team that included a race win, but he has taken only four points finishes – none
[ad_1] Sachsenring MotoGP race winner Marc Marquez says he did not expect to lead the points standings heading into the summer break. The reigning champion extended his unbeaten run of premier class German Grand Prix victories to five on Sunday, beating Tech3 Yamaha rookie Jonas Folger. Marquez’s win, his second of the season, also vaulted
[ad_1] Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo says he was braced for “a much worse” MotoGP German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, despite finishing outside the top 10. Three-time champion Lorenzo started Sunday’s race sixth on the grid and ran as high as third early on, behind the leading works Hondas of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.
[ad_1] Valentino Rossi says he was relieved to finish in the top five of MotoGP’s German Grand Prix given the problems of his Sachsenring weekend. The Yamaha rider admitted to being “in trouble” after Friday practice in both dry and wet conditions, and having found enough speed on Saturday morning to qualify for Q2 he
[ad_1] Pramac Ducati rider Scott Redding described Sunday’s German Grand Prix the “worst race of my career” amid uncertainty about his MotoGP future. Redding started 23rd of of 24 riders and made little progress in the Sachsenring race, ending up a full minute behind race winner Marc Marquez and only narrowly fending off Alex Rins