MotoGP
Jun 16

MotoGP: Marc Marquez, the last lap master

Marc Marquez celebrates after scoring his seventh consecutive victory in the 2014 Catalunya GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez celebrates after scoring his seventh consecutive victory in the 2014 Catalunya GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez has become the master of the last lap dash in establishing an astonishing domination over his MotoGP rivals.

Three times this season Marquez has been put under massive pressure by three of the world’s fastest and classiest racers – Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. All three have failed to end Marquez’s amazing winning streak after being out-raced on the final, frenetic surge to the checkered flag.

Jun 15

MotoGP: Marquez scores seventh consecutive win after incredible on-track battle

The Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya produced another brilliant race on Sunday, with Marc Marquez securing the victory on the final lap ahead of Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez crossed the line half a second in front of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Rossi, surviving a late scare as Pedrosa touched his rear wheel in the final stages, the latter almost crashing and having to settle for third.

Jun 14

MotoGP: Hayden denies retirement rumors

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during MotoGp of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during MotoGP of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

American rider Nicky Hayden has laughed off unfounded rumors that he was intending to retire from MotoGP because of injury issues with his right hand and wrist.

Hayden has endured a tough couple of weeks, with surgery in Italy 10 days ago putting his presence in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix in doubt.

Jun 14

MotoGP: Lorenzo tipped to win Catalunya GP by teammate Rossi

Yamaha Factory Racing motoGP's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo waves after the Moto GP qualifying session of the Catalunya Grand Prix at the Montmelo racetrack near Barcelona on June 14, 2014.    AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo waves to his home crowd after qualifying second for Sunday’s Catalunya GP. (Photo: Josep Lago/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is boldly predicting that his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo has the potential to end Marc Marquez’s winning streak in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix.

Marquez has won the opening six races of the season, and now faces massive pressure to deliver a seventh consecutive win in his home race in Barcelona. Yet, for this first time this season, Marquez made a mistake and crashed in qualifying, and will start third from the outside of the front row on Sunday.

Jun 14

Pedrosa on MotoGP pole as Marquez streak ends with crash

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGp of Catalunya- Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa rounds the bend during the MotoGP of Catalunya Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Saturday afternoon’s Q2 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya ended with Dani Pedrosa securing pole position, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez on row one for Sunday’s race – with Marquez suffering a late crash in the session.

At his home event, Pedrosa took his first pole since the 2013 Catalan Grand Prix with a 1:40.985s lap in the Barcelona-Catalunya heat and, in doing so, the Repsol Honda rider ended Marquez’ successive pole run.