Blood Sweat & Gears

Scott Deroue sitting on his RW Racing bike

Scott Deroue

Dutchman and current RW Racing Moto3 rider Scott Deroue recently spoke exclusively to Motoscene about his rise to MotoGP. Scott spoke at length about his early beginnings on two wheels, his most memorable moments and the pressure of riding within the series. Where did it…


Toni Elias Talks To Motoscene

Fans favourite and all round nice guy Toni Elias spoke exclusively to Motoscene during the Motegi race weekend. The small Spaniard has gone the long way round, but is finally back in MotoGP with Forward Racing at least until the end of the season. We…


Why MotoGP should embrace SnapChat and open up motorsport

Dorna Sports, the management company behind MotoGP – the premier class in motorcycle racing – recently advertised for a Social Media Coordinator with the role being responsible for all social media output from the organisation for the MotoGP World Championship. Social Media is something that…

Work to do for Repsol Honda

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa testing the Repsol Honda in Sepang 2016.
Photo: Repsol Honda Team

Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc MArquez are under no illusions of the work still ahead of them going into the 2016 season after completing the first day of pre-season testing. The Spanish duo joined the rest of the MotoGP grid for testing in Sepang today and finished in 3rd and 7th place respectively in the standings, and focussed their efforts on the new engine specification throughout the day whilst their engineers continued to work on the new software…

Lorenzo leads the way on day 1 of Sepang Test

Jorge Lorenzo at Sepang Test 2016
Photo: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo set the pace on the opening day of the official MotoGP test at Sepang, Malaysia as he set a best time of 2:00:684 to finish over a second ahead of team-mate Valentino Rossi and the rest of the field. The 2015 world champion continued where he left off at the end of last season by leading the field, however times within test sessions don’t carry the same importance as during the race season. With the new tyres and…

Stoner to join official MotoGP test

Casey Stoner private testing in Sepang 2016
Photo: Ducati Corse

Casey Stoner will return to the same track as the other MotoGP riders for the first time since he retired in 2012 as Ducati have confirmed that he will take part in the second day of official testing at Sepang, Malaysia. The Australian double world champion returned to the Italian factory this year to take up a testing and ambassadorial role for 2016. Stoner undertook his first outing on a Ducati since 2010 on Saturday at a private test at…

Top six the aim for Vinales and Suzuki

Maverick Vinales testing Suzuki at Valencia 2014
Photo: Team Suzuki Ecstar

Maverick Vinales and Suzuki have set high targets for the 2016 season, aiming to finish within the top six at every race. The Spanish rider is entering his second season in MotoGP after moving up from just a single season in Moto2, and impressed during his first year. Speaking ahead of the first pre-season test at Sepang, Malaysia, Vinales said: This year, both Suzuki and I have more ambitious goals. We’d like to finish in the top six in every…

Rabat to focus on familiarity at Sepang

Tito Rabat at Valencia 2015.
Photo: Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

MotoGP rookie Tito Rabat will concentrate on continuing his adaptation to the bike and ease himself back into riding after the winter break. The 2014 Moto2 champion will make the step up to the premier class after five years in Moto2 where he claimed thirteen victories, and is looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Speaking of the forthcoming test, Rabat said: I’m looking forward to getting back to work in Malaysia. The aim of the first…