Valentino Rossi
Apr 13

MotoGP: Austin Race Not Kind To Rossi And Lorenzo

Valentino Rossi finished eighth in the Grand Prix of The Americas after struggling with grip. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi finished eighth in the Grand Prix of The Americas after struggling with grip. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas proved to be difficult affair for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team.

Indeed it was a weekend to forget for 2010 and 2012 MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo. Starting from fifth on the grid he made a jump start at the beginning of the race and received a ride-through penalty as a result.

Apr 13

MotoGP: Rain Could Level Playing Field For Grand Prix Of The Americas

Everyone is chasing Marc Marquez (93) at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Everyone is chasing Marc Marquez (93) at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

The dark clouds looming over the Circuits of The Americas today may look like a small ray of hope for the bulk of the MotoGP field, at least compared to the prospect of Marc Marquez riding off into the sunset.

Marquez has been in imperious form this weekend at the circuit he scored his first-ever MotoGP victory one year ago. Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa may still hold realistic hopes of overcoming Marquez, but the rest of the top men have lowered their sights with a podium result considered about the best they can hope for… unless something unusual happens.

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.

Apr 9

MotoGP: Austin GP A Benchmark Race For Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi is contemplating his desire for a 20th season in MotoGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is contemplating his desire for a 20th season in MotoGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas at Circuit of the Americas in Austin is shaping up as a crucial benchmark for Valentino Rossi and his future in MotoGP.

As Rossi contemplates his desire for a 20th season in Grand Prix racing in 2015, he knows he must continue the age-defying form he showed at the opening race in Qatar.