A total of 13 MotoGP riders have just completed testing at the revised Catalunya circuit, which now includes a new, tight chicane to lower speeds in a dangerous part of the track. Lap time reports indicate that Marc Marquez (Honda) was quickest, and that Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo posted the second quickest time.
Former MotoGP and AMA Superbike champ Nicky Hayden passed away earlier today at a hospital in Italy, succumbing to very serious injuries suffered in an accident aboard his bicycle last week. MD staff express their heartfelt condolences to the Hayden family, his fiancée, as well as Nicky’s many friends and
May 21, 2017 Dirck Edge The Le Mans round of the MotoGP championship could turn out to be pivotal. A win by Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) and DNFs from both Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and Marc Marquez (Honda) results in Viñales re-taking the championship lead. Finishing second and third behind Viñales today were
May 20, 2017 Dirck Edge After struggling at the last round in Jerez, Yamaha has found a good groove at Le Mans and taken the top three qualifying positions for tomorrow’s race. Starting on pole will be Maverick Viñales, with teammate Valentino Rossi qualifying second and rookie Johann Zarco qualifying third.
May 17, 2017 Dirck Edge Like many professional motorcycle racers, Nicky Hayden frequently trains on a bicycle. According to reports, including this one from Italy, Hayden was riding with a large group of cyclists near Misano in Italy when he collided with an automobile. The impact reportedly resulted in serious