Apr 22

MotoGP: Marquez and mind games

Marc Marquez has had a perfect start to the 2014 MotoGP season. (Photo: Christian Pondella/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez looks on at COTA. He will attempt to score his third consecutive win at Argentina this weekend. (Photo: Christian Pondella/Getty Images)

American MotoGP legend Kevin Schwantz knows the feeling of the magic carpet ride that has been Marc Marquez’s breathtaking start to the MotoGP season.

Two wins and two pole positions with a perfect score of 50 points has established a platform for back-to-back world championships.

Apr 14

MotoGP: Lorenzo title hopes in meltdown

Jorge Lorenzo had to serve a penalty during the MotoGP Grand Prix of Americas after jumping the start. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo finished 10th after serving a ride-through penalty during the MotoGP Grand Prix of Americas for jumping the start. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

With his MotoGP championship bid in meltdown after just two races, Jorge Lorenzo has hit back at critics who claim that “mental disintegration” is central to his problems.

And that’s before he faces the question of whether he can regroup and match the flashy and increasingly fast form of his intense rival Marc Marquez.

Apr 13

MotoGP: Lorenzo Needs Solid Start To Challenge Honda Pair In Austin

Jorge Lorenzo starts fifth in the Grand Prix of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo starts fifth in the Grand Prix of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo is under illusions about his chances of opening his MotoGP World Championship account with a win in today’s Grand Prix of The Americas.

A rare, but costly, first lap error at the opening race in Qatar has the hardcore Spanish racer on zero points and already scrambling to stay in the title chase against main rival Marc Marquez.

Apr 11

MotoGP: Yamaha fast, but not fast enough

Jorge Lorenzo was eighth fastest overall during Friday's practice sessions at Austin. (Photo: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)

Jorge Lorenzo was eighth fastest overall during Friday’s practice sessions at Austin. (Photo: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)

Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi refuse to concede to defeat but the reality check of Marc Marquez’s stunning Honda pace for Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas is impossible to ignore.

The COTA circuit in Austin is Honda heaven and when combined with the imperious talent of Marquez – MotoGP’s youngest ever world champion – and quite simply Marquez looks untouchable.

Apr 11

MotoGP: Riders react to Edwards retirement

Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi testing on track at the Sachsenring during 2012. (Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi testing on track at the Sachsenring during 2012. (Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

MotoGP stars Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden have paid tribute to Texas veteran Colin Edwards who will retire at the end of 2014.

Edwards, 40, will race in Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin as he counts down to his final international appearance at Valencia in November.