MotoGP World Championship

Magnificent Marquez Makes Merry After Securing His Third MotoGP World Championship

 November 21, 2016   R K Gupta

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Long before the 2016 MotoGP season ended at Valencia on November 13, Spain’s Marc Marquez had already won this year’s World Championship honors. The 23-year-old Marquez got lucky at Japan’s Motegi racing circuit on October 16, when his closest contenders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo both crashed out. The Spaniard had only an outside chance […]

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Marquez Wins Aragon MotoGP to Consolidate his World Championship Stranglehold

 October 1, 2016   R K Gupta

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MotoGP experts predicted the 2015 season as belonging to Ducati team of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. They had super engines and showed lots of promise during testing and practice before the season got underway. To help them ascend the ladder the 2013 & 2014 World Champion Marc Marquez crashed several times and went out […]

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Marc Marquez Misses Misano Podium but Still Remains 2016 MotoGP Championship

Marc Marquez Misses Misano Podium but Still Remains 2016 MotoGP Championship Leader

 September 13, 2016   R K Gupta

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Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa put paid to his 5-race podium drought with an amazing victory in the San Marino MotoGP last Sunday. But with track temperatures rising, the Misano MotoGP was probably more about tyre-choice strategies. Europe has been rainy this season and wet-to-dry surfaces have prompted the riders and their team managers to […]

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MotoGP races

Marquez Gets Ready for British MotoGP after Missing Podiums at Austria and Czech Republic

 September 1, 2016   R K Gupta

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With 7 MotoGP races remaining this season, Spain’s Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez still holds a 53-point lead over his nearest rival Valentino Rossi of Yamaha Movistar. This is despite the 2013 & 2014 World Champion finishing fifth in Austria’s Red-Bull ring on August 14 and third at the Czech MotoGP in Brno on August […]

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Catalunya MotoGP

Rossi Wins Catalunya MotoGP Battle from Marquez as Lorenzo and Iannone Crash Out

 June 9, 2016   R K Gupta

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Veteran Yamaha Movistar rider Valentino Rossi redeemed himself after the unfortunate events at Mugello to win the Catalunya MotoGP from Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez. It was a classic battle that saw the seasoned Italian through as Honda riders Marquez and Dani Pedrosa finished second and third. In an unfortunate 17th lap crash, Rossi’s teammate Jorge […]

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Marc Marquez

Marquez Makes it Two-in-a-Row With 4th Straight Win at Austin’s Grand Prix of Americas

 April 13, 2016   R K Gupta

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2013 and 2014 MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez raced at Austin MotoGP Circuit of the Americas like he owned the place. He had been a winner here on previous three occasions in 2013, 2014 & 2015 and on Sunday, he was already a Pole-man, when he waited at front row for the lights to go […]

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Marquez Wins Argentina MotoGP 2016

Marquez Wins Argentina MotoGP Shortened by Tyre Problem and Ducati Drama on His Tail

 April 5, 2016   R K Gupta

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Marc Marquez was the winner of the bizarre Argentina GP on Sunday but it wasn’t a normal race at all. Race Direction decided to split the main event into two parts with a compulsory pit stop because tyre company Michelin felt less confident about the safety of its real slick-tyres. The decision was prompted by […]

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2016 MotoGP Season

At Losail It Was Lorenzo All the Way as 2016 MotoGP Season Gets Underway

 March 27, 2016   R K Gupta

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Spain’s 2015 MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo began his title defense in great style with an emphatic victory in the season opener at Qatar. Losail International Circuit located 30 kilometers north of Doha hosted the flood-lit event last Sunday because daytime racing in the desert is not preferred by riders because of extreme heat. Lorenzo left […]

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Valencia Lorenzo Wins 2015 MotoGP World Championship

At Valencia Lorenzo Wins 2015 MotoGP World Championship after Trailing Rossi All Season

 November 13, 2015   R K Gupta

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Italian veteran rider Valentino Rossi topped the championship leaderboard all through the 2015 MotoGP season but in the last race at Valencia, he lost the World Championship to his Movistar Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi would still have become the 2015 world champion by securing at least the second place at Valencia but he was […]

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Dani Pedrosa

Pedrosa’s Second Win of 2015 Season Marred by Rossi-Marquez One-upmanship at Sepang

 October 28, 2015   R K Gupta

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All through the week, Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa had looked in great form. The Spaniard defied high track temperatures at the Sepang racing track in Malaysia by taking top podium finish ahead of Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo. But Pedrosa’s superb victory was overshadowed by an unseemly controversy involving a ferocious fight between Valentino Rossi and […]

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