Qatar 2015 – determination required, drama guaranteed!

MotoGP gave us one of it’s greatest races in a long time, and a very Italian podium, but the Spanish domination had vanished in all three world championship classes, they did not feature once on the podium in Qatar (though all the Spanish Moto3 and Moto2 rookies look VERY promising).


Reporting on the support classes is always enjoyable, both races had winners who had not won before in that class thanks to a mixture of talent and luck. Behind them riders got the chance to excel on their new machines, while other faltered at the final hurdle.

Moto3 saw experienced ‘veteran’ of the class Alexis Masbou claim his first Moto3 win, just his second ever victory at 27 , Moto2 saw Sam Lowes dominance come to nothing, the reigning champion Rabat also falling and Zarco be let down by his machinery. One of the few other riders to drop a sub two minute lap, Jonas Folger was perfectly poised to pick up the pieces there.

But who else impressed? Who bagged a trophy?

To catch up with the action, try these reports (I again, lovingly created!)

Crash is the destination for detail, as reported live directly after the session reports for Moto2 and Moto3, just click the links to be immersed in all you could wish to know about the Qatar action so far:

Less time? Try the shorter version at PaddockChatter


Qatar qualifying 2015 – resurgence, dominance and experience

MotoGP has returned so it’s time to get back to blogging after my own winter break!

Qatar qualifying has really been exciting as there is so much movement in the paddock, many riders beating expectations and some below where they were predicted.

MotoGP brought us a session where the Ducati really shone a resurgence under the guidance of project manager Gigi Dall’Igna, emotively completed by chants of the man who has stuck by them through thick and thin ‘Dovi’ – Andrea Dovizioso.


But my main focus for reporting remains the support classes, both of which had riders take career first poles within the world championship structure.

Moto3 saw experienced ‘veteran’ of the class Alexis Masbou rise to the top , Moto2 saw Sam Lowes continue his dominance over the weekend.

But who can challenge them?

The finest place to catch up with the action, try these reports (I lovingly created!)

Crash is the destination for detail, as reported live directly after the session reports for Moto2 and Moto3, just click the links to be immersed in all you could wish to know about the Qatar action so far:

Less time? Try the shorter version at PaddockChatter

Get your Valencia qualifying reports here!



A final post to link to some great qualifying to write about, and hopefully read, can’t believe the last race of the season is here already!

For detailed as live Moto3 and Moto2 reports visit, click here for battle to the last in Moto3 and here for a record breaking Moto2.

For a combined, shorter report covering both try

Just Up? Catch up on the Sepang races here!

Moto2 saw the title decided and Moto3 was a thriller so here’s some links to help you catch up if you could only just about make it out of bed for the main event (extra tricky with the clocks changing!)

My main Moto3 and Moto2 race reports are done as-live and can be found at, click here for Moto3 and here for Moto2.

They also have very comprehensive coverage of MotoGP so worth a click whatever your interests to comment, like, tweet and get involved, the more the merrier!

For a round up of both the support classes here’s a combined summary for Paddock Chatter.


Not an early bird? get your Sepang reports here!

The flyaway rounds are coming to a close but if an early morning qualifying wasn’t for you here’s some catch up reports before race day for the Malaysian Grand Prix rounds!

My early morning detailed race reports for are the most comprehensive way to catch up on events, you can check out Moto2 here and Moto3 here. The site also carries all the info on the main race so why not comment, like tweet and get involved!

For a briefer digest of the morning in the support classes you can also check out my Moto2 and Moto3 round -up for Paddock Chatter here.

MotoGP race reports for the early Australian Grand Prix are online now


The Australian MotoGP weekend brought three enthralling races, with MotoGP repeated I won’t spoil the result, but if you are looking to catch up on the sports future stars of Moto2 and Moto3 here are some race reports to help you catch up!

My full race reports are wriiten as the action happened so for full details of what happened in Moto3, click here or for Moto2 here.

You can also check out a shorter, combined report over at Paddock Chatter by clicking here.

You will also find the opportunity to discuss the races in the comments section or via the social media buttons on each article, allowing you to chat with other race fans about the days events.

MotoGP Phillip Island too early? Catch up here!


Rabat on Record form. Image via Marc VDS.

Rabat on Record form.
Image via Marc VDS.

The flyaways are pretty tough on fans in Europe, three weekends in a row of early mornings!

If you missed any of the Moto3 or Moto2 qualifying action here’s some links to help you catch up before race day!

For my full race reports done as the sessions are run and full of detail try – Moto3 here, or Moto2 here.

For a briefer, combined round up there is also, just click the links for more!

MotoGP Motegi 2014 race reports…


make for some great reading if you couldn’t get up for 3am!

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When you can’t find a repeat and you need to know what happened beside Marquez excellent championship win and Lorenzo’s racecraft – and lets face it Moto3 and Moto2 were EARLY if you were watching in Europe – here’s some of my race reports to give you a flavour of the action!

Moto3 had it all, with a six way battle and a final lap victory, for more on this in my race report (from 3am!) for here.

Moto2 had a breakaway and a chase, the race report for that, also at crash is here.

For a combined, shorter report you can also visit here.

Don’t forget it is also a great opportunity to talk, comment, like and tweet with other fans too!

MotoGP Motegi qualifying round ups…

In Europe? MotoGP qualifying too early for you? Catch up here!


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Moto3 was full of explosive action and some great results for the Brits learn more here in my race report for

Moto2 was all about Tito Rabat and his need for pole more on that also at here.

For a shorter round-up of both in the same place you can visit paddock chatter too!

I get up early so you don’t have to so enjoy, comment like and tweet to get involved ( and pretend you were up if you want!)

Moto3: All change for Ana Carrasco?


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Woman racers. They always cause discussion.

The only girl in the world championship is Ana Carrasco, a Moto3 rider. She excelled as Maverick Vinales team-mate in his championship winning year on a KTM closer to a street bike, taking two points finishes.

Her second year in Moto3, this year, has been more difficult – on an unfavoured Kalex KTM at RW Racing her best placing has been 20th.

Things have become so strained between rider and team that the Spaniard was to sit out practice in Misano, allegedly over financial differences – with her now to make no further appearances with the team this season as we head into the trio of flyaway races followed by the season finale in Valencia.

Just as this moves the discussion into paid rides and the money a solo female rider brings as a novelty (unfortunately the view of many) versus talent and getting a good enough bike to show it ( I believe after her year at Team Calvo, the termination of which again came down to money issues, the latter applies as good results from any of the Kalex KTM riders have been few and far between) it appears that talent can come first as Carrasco seems to be near confirming a ride for 2015!

It is suggested in her home news publications that Carrasco has been picked up by Aleix Espargaro’s RBA team – present in this years CEV Spanish  championship and with a string of Moto3 wild-card appearances under their belt with Gabriel Rodrigo.

For the full lowdown and news on who else is set for a move to the team click here to go to my full story at, where you can get interactive on social media or in the comments.