Intense competition among the top-five riders in every practice session and a three-spot grid penalty for blocking Maverick Viñales during qualifying couldn’t slow down Marc Marquez at Circuit of The Americas. Overcoming the odds, Marquez somehow found his way through the field and onto the top step of the podium for…
Motorsport wouldn’t be what it is today without all the off-track drama. And this weekend, we’ve got plenty of bad-mouthing, grumping, and petty jabs running rampant before the racing has even gotten underway!
For the sixth straight year, Circuit of The Americas is hosting MotoGP, and this year there’s a bit more tension leading into round three. Yes, Marc Marquez has won on this track each and every one of the five previous years in Austin, but this year’s MotoGP season is off to a rocky start for the Spaniard, and the…
Frustrated up with dearth of passing, confusing rules or just a general lack of excitement in your motorsports series of choice? Then it’s time to check out MotoGP. The new season kicks off this weekend, and all signs point to it being another amazing one.
If you thought this “robot apocalypse” was going to be quick, smooth and over before us humans noticed, you were wrong. Robots are cocky. Just look at this motorcycle robot, which (who?) looked at seven-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and said, “I am Motobot. I was created to surpass you.”
Yamaha MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has been cleared to race again a mere 21 days after breaking his right leg in a motocross accident, the series announced today. If all goes well in practice, he’ll be back racing at Aragon this weekend.
There’s something wonderful about watching an athlete with the determination to finish whatever event they’re competing in when things just flat-out suck—when it’s useless, it’s not worth the effort, and it’s not going to result in a good finish anyway, but damn if they’re not going to finish it anyway.
Nine-time world champion and MotoGP Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi was hospitalized Thursday due to an endurance motocross crash that fractured parts of his right leg, reports Motorsport.com. Sadly for those hoping this year would bring him championship number 10, he will take a while to recover.
It was heartbreak in Assen, Netherlands for Dutch rider Bo Bendsneyder as his 10th place finish was given a DNF. A last lap kurfuffle with another rider on the final chicane resulted in Bensneyder being ejected from his bike as he slid across the finish line. Apparently this is against the rules. Lame.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rosso sustained mild thoracic and abdominal trauma in a what a team press release calls “motocross training accident” in Italy, reports Roadracing World. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fractures were reported.
Until Nicky Hayden showed up in MotoGP, there was little anybody could do about Italian legend Valentino Rossi’s dominance on motorcycle racing’s biggest stage. But the kid from Kentucky with the aggressive riding style honed on the dirt tracks of middle America managed to halt Rossi’s five-year winning streak in…
American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden succumbed Monday to injuries from being struck by a car while cycling Wednesday in Italy ahead of the World Superbike race at Misano, multiple outlets are reporting. Hayden was the last American motorcycle racer to win a MotoGP world championship in 2006. He was 35.
During the Moto3 race at the MotoGP World Championship’s French Grand Prix over the weekend, it was almost like some sort of weird, hypnotic spell had been put on the field. As if prompted, a huge group of riders began solo slides into a gravel trap along the race course in an almost surreal fashion.
As video games continue to move into the world of sports, including racing, MotoGP just added itself to the list. In an official, MotoGP-governed eSports championship, gamers will compete for a digital MotoGP title later this year. The fastest e-motorcycle racer, ironically, will win a new car.
Wasp stings are bad, sure, but they’re particularly bad if you’re trying to keep a high-powered motorcycle within the confines of a race track. That’s exactly what happened to MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow, who said he got stung about five times when a wasp wound up in his leathers during qualifying on Saturday.
Once again, Marc Márquez dominated the Circuit of The Americas, proving that he is your God and scoring a fifth straight victory in Austin. While Rossi and Pedrosa put up a fight during the race, it seemed there was no doubt the Spaniard would continue blowing away the field in America.
In case you hadn’t heard, Jalopnik has been out at Circuit of The Americas all weekend watching bikes go fast. If you didn’t get to enjoy the races for yourself—or even if you did—at least enjoy a lovely new wallpaper for your desktop.
Loris Baz had the save of the weekend after nearly losing it coming on to Circuit of the Americas’ main straight during qualifying. It was a Code Brown, but no leathers were soiled, if the rider himself is to be believed on the matter.