Valentino Rossi
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 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.