August 21st, 2014
Former 250cc race winner Jeremy McWilliams will make a surprise return to world championship racing at Silverstone next weekend when he will compete in the Moto2 class. The 50-year-old will ride an experimental Brough Superior in the intermediate grand prix category, which comes seven years after he last raced in MotoGP as part of the disastrous Ilmor project. Despite the long duration of time, McWilliams has never formally retired from motorcycle racing and has won the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland in the last two years. The Irishman is also eligible to compete in Moto2 as the series’ age limit restrictions state that “the limit for the maximum age finishes at the end of the year in which the rider reaches the age of 50.” McWilliams, who famously [...]
July 17th, 2014
Runaway Moto2 championship leader Tito Rabat has committed to another season in the second-tier category in 2015 rather than a MotoGP move, even if he wins the title. The 25-year-old Spaniard, who has raced in Moto2 since 2011, currently holds a 19-point lead over Marc VDS team-mate Mika Kallio, having won four of this season’s nine races so far. Although his contract contained a release clause that would have allowed him to leave Marc VDS for a MotoGP seat if he won the 2014 Moto2 crown, he has already decided to stay on with the team in the intermediate grand prix class. “I have a good team of people around me and they ensure I have everything I need to win, so why would I go anywhere else?” said Rabat. [...]
September 30th, 2012
Pol Espargaro claimed his third win of the season on home spoil after a scintillating three-way battle with Moto2 championship rivals Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone. The trio had been part of a larger group before gradually easing away in the closing stages, their battle building into a thrilling climax. On lap 16 alone Marquez traded position with Iannone five times in as many corners, with the Italian eventually coming out in front
August 26th, 2012
Marc Marquez gave his 2012 Moto2 title hopes a significant boost with victory in a cagey four-way fight at Brno that exploded in the final laps.