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.
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.
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.
Repsol Honda Team rider Marc Márquez defended his unofficial title of the King of Texas today, topping off five pole positions in a row with a fifth win in a row out of all five MotoGP races at Circuit of The Americas. Holy crap.
Honda’s Marc Márquez isn’t interested in letting anyone else in on his MotoGP dominance at the Circuit of The Americas. After a morning that featured the Spaniard dumping the bike twice in practice, Márquez grabbed his fifth consecutive pole position for the fifth-ever running of the race.
MotoGP World Championship riders recently got a set of new rules and fines for hand gestures on track, which governs them all like a bunch of middle schoolers with access to adult TV and money. As Honda rider Cal Crutchlow said, “You’re not allowed to stick fingers up, wanker signs, nothing.” Terrible.
Marc Marquez won his first race ever at Circuit of the Americas and hasn’t lost a race here since. And, while he’s been the fastest throughout the practice sessions and qualifying at this year’s race, it hasn’t been by nearly the margins expected. Tomorrow’s event could be much more interesting than we originally…
Rumors have been swirling for several weeks about the possibility that Jorge Lorenzo, last years MotoGP world champion, might ditch the best bike in the paddock for a huge payday and the chance to finally prove he’s better than Rossi. Now, those rumors are looking like a reality.
Will Lorenzo repeat? Will Rossi come on strong or is he still too pissy about last year to ride with a clear head? Will Marquez be able to keep the Honda upright? Will Vinales be the next Alien? It all starts this weekend, so make sure you get your fantasy picks in!
El Día de los Santos Inocentes, or Holy Innocents day, is sort of like April Fool’s Day for Spain and many other Latin America Countries, only it’s on December 28th. While the people who live in those Spanish-speaking countries might have been prepared for they day’s jokes, we motorcyclists in the rest of the world…
Do you watch MotoGP, the world’s top form of motorcycle racing? If the answer’s no, let me tell you why this coming season will be the best one to start on in many years. All it took was a few rule changes that should make the sport more open and more exciting than it’s been in a while, and since it already kicked…
Just because the 2015 MotoGP season is over doesn’t mean the bickering and drama is. Valentino Rossi has been extremely vocal about Marc Marquez’s performance, and Jorge Lorenzo claims this was Rossi’s last chance to win a championship. It’s a good thing most of these guys are 100 pounds soaking wet or things might…
Jorge Lorenzo rode an almost perfect race in today’s MotoGP season finale at Valencia to claim his third MotoGP world championship and fifth world title overall, but it was his Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi with an utterly jaw-dropping ride from the back of the grid up to 4th place.
Embattled MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi crashed out at the end of Valencia MotoGP qualifying, but he’s forced to start from the back of the grid anyway due to a penalty from an incident in Sepang. Meanwhile, his main championship rival Jorge Lorenzo took pole position with a record-breaking lap of 1:30.001.
Valentino Rossi was ordered to start from the back of the grid this Sunday for the final race of the 2015 MotoGP season, after he was penalized for his part in an incident in with Marc Marquez. He appealed because, as many in the motorcycle racing community believe, the crash was Marquez’s fault. With that appeal…
I was going to try and hold off on an update to the whole Rossi/Marquez thing for another day or so, but Honda came out swinging with claims that they have proof Rossi kicked Marquez’s brake lever and caused the crash at Sepang. The shit just got real.
Moto GP racer Marc Márquez was reportedly assaulted by Italian reporters in his garage, who were allegedly mocking him for a controversial crash during the Moto GP race earlier this week.
I leave the internet world for three whole days to learn how to drive some formula race cars, and the entire MotoGP world turns into a bunch of catfighting pre-teens. Come on, guys!
We told you this week’s MotoGP race was going to be an intense one, and it definitely didn’t leave us wanting. During the race, Marquez and Rossi were battling for third place and things began to get heated when the two collided and Marquez went down.