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Dani Pedrosa Has Hand Surgery after Argentina CrashDani Pedrosa has suffered a fractured wrist in his lap one crash at the Termas De Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina on Sunday. As a consequence of that crash, Pedrosa had to undergo surgery today in Barcelona to fix the intra-articular fracture in his right distal radius. The fracture reduction...   

Motorcycle Racing Stories We Missed Over the HolidaysThough the world of motorcycle racing slowed to a crawl over the holiday season, that does not mean that nothing happened whatsoever. Racing news trickled out from around the globe, as riders, teams, and factories made decisions, and racing collided with the real world. So here's a round up...   

Marc Marquez is the 2017 MotoGP World ChampionThe 2017 MotoGP Championship has finally come to a close, and it took racing under the Valencian sun for us to crown a victor. Though he was easily the pre-season favorite, this year was a long season for Marc Marquez to claim his sixth world championship, and his victory seemed far from...   

MotoGP Motegi Japan 2017 race reportAndrea Dovizioso powered to his fifth win of the year today at Motegi at the end of an exciting race and a terrific scrap right down to the final corner with Marc Marquez. The Ducati Team's Italian rider has now reduced the gap in the overall standings to 11 points to the Spanish champion, with...   

MotoGP Race Results from the Japanese GP236 2 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 146.3 +0.249 3 Danilo PETRUCCI OCTO Pramac Racing Ducati 145.8 +10.557 4 Andrea IANNONE Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 145.3 +18.845 5 Alex RINS Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 145.1 +22.982 6 Jorge...   

MotoGP Motegi Race ResultsFor the second time this season, Factory Ducati #1 Andrea Dovizioso and prodigy Marc Marquez gave us a late-race knives-in-a-phonebooth duel, a ten-point spread in the standings at the top of the heap at stake. And for the second time this season, Dovizioso prevailed in what was almost a carbon...   

Making Motegi a Little More Japanese, Aoyama & Nakasuga Racing at Their Home Grand PrixIn the week in which MotoGP marks ten years since the remarkable Norick Abe tragically died in a traffic accident (an occasion which MotoGP.com is marking by posting videoes of some of Abe's career highlights on their Facebook page, news comes of extra Japanese presence at the Motegi round of...   

"Our Most Hated Rival" – KTM's Long Feud with Honda They are, after all, the places where factory bosses, team managers, and riders stake out their intentions for the coming season. They loudly proclaim that they are in it to win it, that their goal is to be champions sooner rather than later, and that they are plainly superior to their...   

MotoGP 2016 Valencia Results The most interesting season in recent memory is now history. More than half of the top riders will be on new equipment starting Tuesday, which supports my contention that next year's title fight will be primarily between Rossi and Marquez. I spent the last few days driving a rented Ford...   

MotoGP 2016 Sepang ResultsThe 26th running of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix on the newly refurbished Sepang International Circuit went especially well for several combatants, and not so well for a few others. For factory Ducati veteran Andrea Dovizioso, his skills, his bike, the track and the weather came together...