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Delve behind the scenes with MotoGP™ competitors past and present.

Delve behind the scenes with MotoGP™ competitors past and present.

Feature Interview with Jorge Lorenzo

As he continues his bid in defending the world title, Jorge Lorenzo speaks exclusively with motogp.com. The Yamaha Factory Racing rider explains his strong and weak points in 2013, fighting back from two frightening accidents and the ongoing battle for the crown with Repsol Honda Team rookie Marc Marquez, as well as receiving messages of support from fans.

TAGS 2013MotoGP™Jorge LORENZOYamaha Factory Racing

Feature interview with Hector Barbera

Ahead of his home Grand Prix in Valencia, Hector Barbera discusses his 2013 season as well as discussing the future for Avintia Blusens and Kawasaki.

Feature interview with Hiroshi Aoyama

Ahead of his home Grand Prix in Japan, Hiroshi Aoyama discusses his season to date. The 250 World Champion of four years ago explains how he has adapted to CRT machinery in 2013 - a year blighted early on by injuries.

'It is Pedrosa who has to win the title' - Marquez

Marc Marquez stresses that Dani Pedrosa still holds a ‘number one’ position within Repsol Honda Team, despite the rookie enjoying the championship lead with just five races remaining in the 2013 campaign.

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The journey continues for Bryan Staring

Not all MotoGP™ rookies have enjoyed instant success in Marc Marquez fashion, as CRT rider Bryan Staring explains. The Australian Gresini debutant discusses his highs and lows of the year to date.

TAGS 2013MotoGP™Bryan STARINGGO&FUN Honda Gresini

Rossi: ‘Assen made up for two years of disappointment’

Now en route to the race track practically on his door step, Valentino Rossi speaks to motogp.com about the good times, the bad times, just how it felt to be back on ‘his’ Yamaha M1 and objectives for the near future.

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Behind the Scenes with Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso has endured a difficult first year with Ducati Team. The Italian discusses his experiences on and off the track, as well as introducing us to his ‘office’.

Up close and personal: Lukas Pesek

Ahead of his first home Grand Prix in the premier class of the World Championship, Came IodaRacing Project’s Lukas Pesek chats with motogp.com, discussing his year so far and feelings for the future.

Feature Interview with Cal Crutchlow

Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow discusses his 2013 season to date, including the popularity of MotoGP™ in homeland Great Britain and the differences between the Yamaha bikes on the current grid. The Englishman also expresses his opinions on Ducati Team, having now signed for the Italian outfit for the next two seasons.

TAGS 2013MotoGP™Cal CRUTCHLOWMonster Yamaha Tech 3

Behind the Scenes with Nicky Hayden

It’s an uphill struggle for Nicky Hayden. The 2006 MotoGP™ World Champion talks of his latest challenges with Ducati Team on the track while, off it, he invites us into the home of his parents where his own riding skills were honed.

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TAGS 2013MotoGP™Nicky HAYDENDucati Team

Bradl: Contract details to come very soon

Stefan Bradl has revealed that he will soon be able to disclose further information regarding his contract situation for the 2014 MotoGP™ season.

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TAGS 2013MotoGP™Stefan BRADLLCR Honda MotoGP

Behind the Scenes with Andrea Iannone

We delve into the life of Italy’s Andrea Iannone, who explains his first experiences of the MotoGP™ class after progressing as a regular Moto2™ front-runner. The Energy T.I. Pramac Racing rider also provides us with the latest handy-cam footage…

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Espargaro excited about new Aprilia engine

Aleix Espargaro looks forward to receiving more power, with a new Aprilia engine on course to be made available to Power Electronics Aspar at the end of September.

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TAGS 2013MotoGP™Aleix ESPARGAROPower Electronics Aspar

Off-track with Danilo Petrucci

Go behind the scenes with Came IodaRacing Project’s Danilo Petrucci, who describes what it is like to be climbing the MotoGP™ ladder. The Italian also discusses training and his obsession with cleaning when at home alone…

Karel Abraham interview

Ahead of the Gran Premio d'Italia TIM, motogp.com talks with Cardion AB Motoracing rider Karel Abraham. Having grown up just minutes away from the Brno circuit, the 23-year-old is excited by the presence of two Czech riders in the current MotoGP™ field.

TAGS 2013MotoGP™Karel ABRAHAMCardion AB Motoracing

Off-track with Randy de Puniet

2013 marks an important season for Randy de Puniet as he looks ahead to the future. We delve behind the scenes at the race track and into the Power Electronics Aspar rider’s Andorra home as he discusses what lies ahead.

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Michael Laverty interview

An in-depth interview with Michael Laverty, in which the rider talks about the highlights of his racing career, expectations for the current season, opinions about his team, his machine, rivals and also about parts of his personal life.

Pedrosa: ‘Difficult to predict a Barcelona winner’

Dani Pedrosa is not venturing into predictions when it comes to this weekend’s Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya – a home race for the Repsol Honda Team rider, which he won in the premier class for the first and so far only time five years ago.

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TAGS 2013MotoGP™Dani PEDROSARepsol Honda Team

MotoGP™: Bautista ‘feeling more support than last year’

Álvaro Bautista has discovered a renewed optimism for the 2013 MotoGP™ season, having signed a fresh two-year deal with GO&FUN Honda Gresini that takes him through to the end of 2014. With several doubts now out of his mind, the Spaniard is able to mix development work with his passion to succeed.

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MotoGP™: Edwards ‘comfortable’ with plans for future

Colin Edwards is itching to get out on-track as MotoGP™ heads to his home state of Texas this weekend. The NGM Mobile Forward Racing rider, having switched from a Suter-BMW to an FTR-Kawasaki for 2013, is far more upbeat with the potential.

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Getting to know…Claudio Corti

Following a one-off appearance in Valencia last year, Claudio Corti is now poised to make his full-time debut in MotoGP™. Courtesy of a hand-held video camera, we go behind the scenes with the NGM Mobile Forward Racing rider.

 

Smith out to silence critics in 2013

The Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar will see Bradley Smith making his MotoGP™ debut – something he has known he would be doing this weekend since September 2011. The Englishman is now looking to prove his doubters wrong.

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