Jorge Lorenzo to leave Yamaha for Ducati at end of 2016
Yamaha has announced that its partnership with Jorge Lorenzo will be discontinued at the close of the 2016 MotoGP season, when Jorge will move on to new racing challenges. Since the Spaniard joined the Yamaha Factory Racing Team in 2008, Lorenzo and Yamaha won three MotoGP World Championships (2010, 2012... Read more
Aspar MotoGP squad confirm Ducati for 2016
After being a reference point in the smaller GP categories, and winning a variety of world championships, in 2010 the Aspar Team confirmed they would extend their efforts to become the biggest team in the world championships – setting up a MotoGP squad alongside Ducati. The Valencia-based team enjoyed... Read more
Sepang 2 test – Final day round-up, plus Ducati confirm ‘Open’ entry
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa concluded the second Sepang MotoGP™ test with an identical 1’59.999 lap time, as preparations for the 2014 season continued in Malaysia. Meanwhile, after testing concluded the Ducati Team confirmed their decision to enter the ‘Open’ class in 2014, meaning that... Read more
According to Spanish website Aspar Racing is interested in fielding two Ducatis in 2012, expanding Ducati’s MotoGP presence to seven bikes. Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez who’s contract with Ducati is up at the end of this season is already in talks with the Italian manufacturer to see if they can... Read more
Spanish rider Julián Simón, the current 125cc World Champion who is just about to embark on the debut Moto2 season with the Mapfre Aspar team, had his first taste of the MotoGP class as he tested the Ducati GP10 for two days at the Jerez circuit this week. Simón received... Read more
Dani Pedrosa has admitted that he is considering a switch from Honda to Ducati next season. Ducati team boss Livio Suppo hinted yesterday that he had not given up on attracting the 23-year-old Spaniard across from Honda, where he is yet to confirm a deal for 2010. Pedrosa says he is... Read more
According to reports in the Spanish press, Hector Barbera and Jorge Martinez have reached an agreement today on a one-year deal for the current 250cc rider, with an option to extend the contract for another year.The official announcement is said to follow in a few hours. Update: Official confirmation has... Read more
For those of us who want to see Alvaro go up into MotoGP with Aspar next season, this weekend looks like being the crunch.There are reports around from the likes of Marca and GPOne that suggest Bati signed a pre-contract of some kind with Suzuki in the middle of... Read more
Jorge Martínez “Aspar” will finally move his World Championship project up to MotoGP in 2010, courtesy of a deal with Ducati confirmed on Saturday at Donington Park. After three years of negotiating with various factories, an agreement has been struck for an ambitious stay in the premier class. “It seems... Read more
According to… Talks with Suzuki and Yamaha seem to have stalled, but Jorge Martinez ‘Aspar’ has revealed that Ducati is interested in supporting his MotoGP aspirations.Aspar, who runs the Mapfre Aspar Team in the 250cc class and the Bancaja Aspar Team (including reigning world champion Gabor Talmacsi) in... Read more