Jun 27

MotoGP: Rossi puts high price on Assen victory

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads down a straight  during the MotoGP of Netherlands - Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads down a straight during the MotoGP of Netherlands – Qualifying at TT circuit on June 27, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi has put a high price on ending his one year losing streak with a win in Saturday’s Dutch TT at Assen.

Rossi’s last win was at this race a year ago, his only victory of 2013, and he is regarded as an Assen specialist.

Jun 16

MotoGP: Marc Marquez, the last lap master

Marc Marquez celebrates after scoring his seventh consecutive victory in the 2014 Catalunya GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez celebrates after scoring his seventh consecutive victory in the 2014 Catalunya GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez has become the master of the last lap dash in establishing an astonishing domination over his MotoGP rivals.

Three times this season Marquez has been put under massive pressure by three of the world’s fastest and classiest racers – Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. All three have failed to end Marquez’s amazing winning streak after being out-raced on the final, frenetic surge to the checkered flag.

Jun 14

MotoGP: Hayden denies retirement rumors

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during MotoGp of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during MotoGP of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

American rider Nicky Hayden has laughed off unfounded rumors that he was intending to retire from MotoGP because of injury issues with his right hand and wrist.

Hayden has endured a tough couple of weeks, with surgery in Italy 10 days ago putting his presence in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix in doubt.

Jun 14

MotoGP: Lorenzo tipped to win Catalunya GP by teammate Rossi

Yamaha Factory Racing motoGP's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo waves after the Moto GP qualifying session of the Catalunya Grand Prix at the Montmelo racetrack near Barcelona on June 14, 2014.    AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo waves to his home crowd after qualifying second for Sunday’s Catalunya GP. (Photo: Josep Lago/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is boldly predicting that his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo has the potential to end Marc Marquez’s winning streak in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix.

Marquez has won the opening six races of the season, and now faces massive pressure to deliver a seventh consecutive win in his home race in Barcelona. Yet, for this first time this season, Marquez made a mistake and crashed in qualifying, and will start third from the outside of the front row on Sunday.

Jun 12

MotoGP: Rossi Aims High For Barcelona Race

Valentino Rossi will look to stop Marc Marquez's win streak in Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi will look to stop Marc Marquez’s win streak in Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi believes that he must improve his qualifying performance if he is to be the first rider to beat Marc Marquez this season.

The next chance for the seven-time MotoGP World Champion comes in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix at Rossi’s beloved Barcelona circuit.

Rossi has been second to the all-conquering Spanish youngster Marquez three times this season but harbors thoughts of reprising his glory days at the 2.93-mile circuit.