MotoGP 2014 Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2014 MotoGP season.

YamahaM12014.jpg Yamaha unveiled it's 2014 M1 MotoGP racer in Indonesia today.
Tech3Flood.jpg The Tech 3 race shop in France suffered flooding on Sunday.
GoFunInside.jpg Scott Redding showed off his new Honda at the Go & Fun Gresini team introduction in San Marino.
SepangTestMarquez1.jpg Marc Marquez started off the Sepang test with the fastest time on day one.
SepangTestHayden1.jpg Nicky Hayden didn't have a great day in his first test of the 2014 season on the Aspar Honda Open class bike.
CrutchlowSepangTest1.jpg Cal Crutchlow had his first outing on the 2014 Ducati during the Sepang test in Malaysia.
CrutchlowSepangTest2.jpg Cal Crutchlow is riding the new Ducati at the MotoGP test in Malaysia this week.
SepangMarquez2.jpg Marc Marquez continued to lead the MotoGP test at Sepang on day two of the first test of the 2014 racing season.
SepangHayden2.jpg Nicky Hayden improved on the second day of MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia.
SepangMarquez3.jpg Marc Marquez broke the Sepang circuit lap record on the final day of the 2014 pre-season test.
SepangNicky3.jpg Nicky Hayden showed improvement over the course of the three-day Sepang MotoGP test
herrin14jereztestd1.jpg Josh Herrin tested today at the Valencia circuit in Spain.
herrin14VLCtestd3.jpg Josh Herrin continues to improve on the final day of testing in Valencia, Spain.
HerrinJerezTest1.jpg Josh Herrin completed his second day of testing at Jerez in Spain.
MarquezHurt.jpg Marc Marquez suffered a broken leg in a training accident in Spain.
HaydenTeamIntro1.jpg Nicky Hayden showed off his new Honda and color scheme today in Malaysia.
BautistaSepang1.jpg Alvaro Bautista led the first day of the second test at Sepang in Malaysia.
MarquezInjuryUpdate.jpg Marc Marquez will miss the upcoming Phillip Island MotoGP test.
HaydenSepangTest2.jpg Nicky Hayden is currently in Sepang for the second Malaysian MotoGP test.
635290874739395024PedrosaSepang2.jpg Dani Pedrosa led the second day of MotoGP testing in Sepang, Malaysia.
NoyesSpanishSBK.jpg Kenny Noyes will race in the Spanish Superbike Championship in 2014.
DucatiOpenClass.jpg Ducati will race in the Open class of MotoGP in 2014
RossiSepangDay3.jpg Valentino Rossi wheelies in celebration of earning the fastest lap at the Sepang MotoGP test.
Marinealera.jpg.jpg Alex Marinelarena was injured in a testing crash in Spain.
14lorenzopitestd1.jpg Jorge Lorenzo tops the times on the first day of the tire test at Phillip Island. Photography By Gold & Goose
14jorgelorenzod2pitest.jpg Jorge Lorenzo still fastest on day two of the Phillip Island tire test. Photography By Gold & Goose
MovistarYamahaMotoGP_Logo_landscape.jpg Yamaha's MotoGP team will have Movistar sponsorship for the next five years.
CaterhamAirAsia.jpg Josh Herrin's Moto2 team will be sponsored by AirAsia.
Ezpeleta.jpg Carmelo Ezpeleta says there will be a "Factory 2" class in MotoGP.
AEspargaroQatar1.jpg Aleix Espargaro led the first day of MotoGP testing in Qatar
PolEspargaroQatar.jpg Aleix Espargaro ended the three-day test in Qatar with the best lap time.
DucatiMotoGPIntro2.jpg Ducati introduced its 2014 MotoGP team in Germany today.
ControlECUMotoGP.jpg Everyone will use the same ECU in MotoGP beginning in 2016
MovistarRossiBike.jpg Yamaha unveiled its new look, Movistar-backed M1s in Qatar
motogpqatarpresser.jpg (Left to right) Aleix Espargaro, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, and Cal Crutchlow weigh in on the new rules for 2014.
14qatarfp1_espargaro.jpg Aleix Espargaro is fastest in the FP1 at the MotoGP season opener in Qatar. Photography By Gold & Goose
RossiDay1Qatar.jpg Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo both struggled with grip issues on day one in Qatar.
635309205622255124MarquezQatar1.jpg Marc Marquez returned to riding after suffering a broken leg six weeks ago.
635309234689634607HaydenQatar1.jpg Nicky Hayden ended up 10th on the first day of practice in Qatar.
qatar14fp3.jpg Aleix Espargaro still the man to beat at Qatar. Photography By Gold & Goose
Qatarfrontrow.jpg The front row starters for the opening MotoGP race of 2014 at Qatar. (Gold & Goose photo)
MarquezwinsQatar2014.jpg Marc Marquez began the 2014 MotoGP season with a thrilling victory over Valentino Rossi. (Gold & Goose photo)
SchwantzCOTA.jpg Kevin Schwantz will be an ambassador for the Circuit of The Americas, ending lawsuit battle.
AustinTrophies.jpg The trophies for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas are made from trees that were killed in a local fire.
MarquezAustinPreview.jpg Will Marc Marquez earn a second straight victory in the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas?
BI3C1712.jpg Colin Edwards announced that he will retire at the end of the 2014 MotoGP season. Photography By Andrea Wilson
ROSSIONEDWARDS.jpg Valentino Rossi talks memories with Colin Edwards after Edwards announced his retirement at the end of 2014. Photography By Andrea Wilson
BI3C1768.jpg Josh Herrin looking for better results on home turf. Photography By Andrea Wilson
14marquezcotafp1.jpg Marc Marquez fastest in free practice one at the Circuit of The Americas. Photography By Gold & Goose
14marquezcotafp2.jpg Marc Marquez still fastest at CoTA. Photography By Gold & Goose
14marquezcotafp2.jpeg Marc Marquez dominated the first day of MotoGP action at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
14cotalorenzo.jpg Jorge Lorenzo hoping to improve from Friday's practice at the Circuit of The Americas. Photography By Gold & Goose
14MarquezAustin.jpg Marc Marquez says his leg is getting better every day.
14cotamarquezfp3.jpg Marc Marquez still on top at Circuit of The Americas. Photography By Gold & Goose
14cotamarquezpole.jpg Marc Marquez on pole for the Grand Prix of the Americas. Photography By Gold & Goose
14cotacrutchlowsat.jpeg Cal Crutchlow qualified on the third row for the Grand Prix of the Americas.
hayden14cota.jpg Nicky Hayden looking for improvement on race day at the Circuit of the Americas. Photography By Gold & Goose
14LorenzoAustin2.jpg Jorge Lorenzo says he has very little chance of winning the Grand Prix of Americas
14MarquezAustinGPFinal.jpg Marc Marquez totally dominated the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
SchwantzMotGPTest2.jpg Kevin Schwantz rode Suzuki's new MotoGP racer at the Circuit of the Americas.
DePunietAustinText.jpg Randy de Puniet tested the Suzuki MotoGP bike at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
crutchlowquestionforargentina.jpg Cal Crutchlow's hand injury makes him questionable for Argentine Grand Prix. Photography By Gold & Goose
CrutchlowOutInjured.jpg Cal Crutchlow won't be racing this weekend in the Argentinian Grand Prix.
HerrinInjured.jpg Josh Herrin will miss the Argentinian Grand Prix after suffering a broken collarbone on his Supermoto bike.
14argentina_marquezd1.jpg Marc Marquez fastest on the first day at the new Termas de Rio Hondo track in Argentina. Photography By Gold & Goose.
MarquezArgentinaFP3.jpg Marc Marquez continues to lead the way in practice for Sunday's Grand Prix of Argentina.
14argentinafp3_marquez.jpg Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez still leads the field at Argentina. Photography By Gold & Goose
14Argentina_marquezpole.jpeg Marc Marquez earned his third straight pole position today in the Red Bull Grand Prix of Argentina.
14argentina_marquezwins.jpg Marc Marquez three-for-three with the win in Argentina. Photography By Gold & Goose
BridgestoneOutOfGP.jpg Bridgestone has announced it won't be the MotoGP spec tire beyond 2015.
CrutchlowJerez1.jpg Cal Crutchlow will try and race this weekend in Jerez.
BridgestoneRossi.jpg Valentino Rossi isn't happy about Bridgestone leaving MotoGP in 2016.
2014JerezMarquez1.jpg Marc Marquez led Friday's free practice 2 session at the Jerez circuit in Spain.
JerezMarquezPole.jpg Marc Marquez earned his fourth straight pole position to start the season, this one coming at the Jerez Circuit in Spain.
Marquez-JerezMotoGP14.jpg One of the few things Marc Marquez hadn’t accomplished in his short, but brilliant career was to win at Jerez. He can now cross that one off his list. (Gold & Goose photo)
635349659007042171PedrosaSurgery.jpg Dani Pedrosa underwent surgery to relieve arm pump in his right arm.
BradlSurgery.jpg Stefan Bradl underwent arm-pump surgery in Germany.
DucatiMugelloTest.jpg Andrea Dovizioso gets the back wheel off the ground during Ducati's test session at Mugello in Italy.
MarquezSignsHRC.jpg Marc Marquez has signed a two-year contract extension with Honda.
LeManPreview.jpg Will Marc Marquez win his fifth straight MotoGP race?
LeMansPreview1.jpg The Monster girls will be out in full force at Le Mans.
lemans_RossiMarquez.jpg Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi talk records and silly season at the pre race presser at Le Mans, France. Photography By Gold & Goose.
MarquezLeMans1.jpg Marc Marquez led both practice sessions on Friday at Le Man in France.
Marquez-LeMansquals14.jpg At Le Mans Marc Marquez not only broke a six-year-old MotoGP track record, he also is the first rider to start from pole at six or more consecutive MotoGP races since Casey Stoner earned pole at seven successive races in 2008. (Gold & Goose photo)
Marquez-LeMans2014.jpg Marc Marquez didn’t make it easy on himself at Le Mans. In front of 88,222 fans on a beautiful Sunday in northwestern France, Marquez suffered an absolutely terrible start on his factory Honda at the French Grand Prix and ran as far down as tenth on the first lap. But then Marquez recovered and made a methodical charge through the field. His march to the front came to completion on lap 13 when he took over the lead from the rider he’s been compared to so many times, Valentino Rossi. From there he pulled away to his fifth-straight victory of the season. (Gold & Goose photo)
BiggerBrakes.jpg The FIM will allow the MotoGP class to run bigger disc brakes this year.
MichelinDorna.jpg Michelin will be the spec tire for MotoGP starting in 2016.
RossiPreMugello.jpg Valentino Rossi will race in his home Grand Prix this weekend in Mugello.
MugelloMarquez1.jpg Marc Marquez talks about this weekend's Italian Grand Prix in Mugello.
14mugello_lorenzo_marquez.jpg Jorge Lorenzo has won the last three MotoGP races at Mugello. Can he make it four-in-row and break the guy on the left's - Marc Marquez - win streak? Photography By Gold & Goose.
Marquez-Iannone-Mugello.jpg Marc Marquez leads Andrea Iannone in practice for Mugello Friday. Marcquez topped the times. (Gold & Goose photo)
MugelloNickyWrist.jpg Nicky Hayden will have wrist surgery next week in California.
Marquez-poleMugello-2014.jpg Marc Marquez kept his momentum rolling right along Saturday in Mugello. The defending MotoGP Champion scored his sixth pole of the season, seventh in a row dating back to last season, riding his Repsol Honda to the top time of 1:47.270. (Gold & Goose photo)
marquez-lorenzo-mugello14.jpg Mugello fans will remember this race for years to come. The Italians have the privilege of saying they were there to watch one of the best one-on-one MotoGP battles in championship history. Honda’s Marc Marquez won for a sixth straight time, but he faced the toughest challenge of his career from Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo. (Gold & Goose photo)
CatalunyaHaydenReturn.jpg Nicky Hayden will try and race in this weekend's Grand Prix of Catalunya in Spain.
RossiCatalunyaPreRace.jpg Valentino Rossi knows he has to do a better job of qualifying.
Smith-CatalunyaFri-file.jpg Bradley Smith was a surprise in FP2 at Catalunya, topping the charts on his Monster Energy/Tech 3 Yamaha. (File photo by Gold & Goose)
CatalunyaNicky.jpg Nicky Hayden is hopeful of racing in the Grand Prix of Catalunya.
Pedrosa-Catalunyapole.jpg Dani Pedrosa scored his first pole of the season at Catalunya. (Gold & Goose photo)
Marquez-Catalunya14.jpg Just about every circumstance has been thrown at Marc Marquez this season, but time and again the young MotoGP Champion keeps coming out smelling like a rose. At Catalunya Marquez had to survive a constant threat of rain, a great ride by Valentino Rossi and then a last-lap wheel touch with his teammate Dani Pedrosa to secure his seventh straight victory, staying perfect in 2014. (Gold & Goose photo)
AssenPreRaceMarquez.jpg Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa battle in Spain. Next up... the Dutch TT.
EspargaroAleix-AssenThurs.jpg Aleix Espargaro used the open class soft option tire to full advantage Thursday in MotoGP practice at the Dutch TT in Assen, where the NGM Forward Racing Yamaha rider clocked the best time of the day with a 1:33.653, which is under the track record of 1:33.7 set by Casey Stoner two years ago. (Gold & Goose photo)
EspargaroAleix.jpg Aleix Espargaro, gritted his teeth and bravely rode through the raindrops on his NGM Forward Racing Yamaha to set the fastest time with a 1:38.789 to go to the top of the charts. With that rain started coming down harder and no one was able to respond. The end result was Espargaro had earned his first-career MotoGP pole.(Gold & Goose photo)
AssenHayden.jpg Nicky Hayden had his worst qualifying session of the season today at Assen in the Netherlands.
AssenRossi.jpg Valentino Rossi will have a hard time challenging for victory from the fourth row of the grid in the Dutch Grand Prix.
Marquez-Assen2014.jpg Honda’s Marc Marquez just keeps finding new ways to win. The still undefeated defending World Champion scored his eighth straight MotoGP victory of 2014 Saturday in front of 90,000 at the Dutch TT in Assen. (Gold & Goose photo)
RossiSignsYamaha.jpg Valentino Rossi signs for another two years with Yamaha in MotoGP.
PedrosaSigns.jpg Dani Pedrosa has re-signed with the Repsol Honda MotoGP team for two more years.
suzukisachsupdate.jpg Could Suzuki and Randy de Puniet return to racing at the final round of MotoGP at Valencia? Photography By Gold & Goose
EspargaroPol-SachsenringFri.jpg Aleix Espargaro experimented with a different chassis in Friday’s FP2 session, but in the end he went back to the factory Yamaha frame on his NGM Forward Racing Yamaha and, using the Open team soft option tire, clocked the fastest time of the session at the German round of the MotoGP World Championship at the Sachsenring. (Gold & Goose photo)
GermanMotoGPfrontrow.jpg Marc Marquez (middle) continues to rack up ever more impressive stats. Saturday at Germany’s Sachsenring, the defending MotoGP World Champion not only won the pole for Sunday’s German Grand Prix, he also broke a six-year-old track record held by Casey Stoner. (Gold & Goose photo)
Marquez-WinsSachsenring14.jpg Marc Marquez continued his amazing run through the 2014 MotoGP season. On Sunday at the Sachsenring in Germany, Marquez started from the pit lane on a drying track, sliced his way through the field and broke to the front five laps in and pulled away to another convincing victory. (Gold & Goose photo)
CrutchlowSurgery.jpg Cal Crutchlow had arm-pump surgery yesterday in Spain.
MarquezBrnoTest.jpg Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa tested the new 2015 Honda MotoGP bike this week in the Czech Republic.
RabatSigns.jpg Tito Rabat will stay in the Moto2 World Championship in 2015.
HaydenSurgery.jpg Nicky Hayden underwent more wrist surgery today in San Diego, California.
14haydentomissindy.jpg Nicky Hayden to miss Indy and Brno, needing more time to recover from last week's wrist surgery. Photography By Gold & Goose
RedBullRepsol.jpg Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa's Repsol Honda team will be back by Red Bull for the next two years.
CrutchlowOutDucati.jpg Cal Crutchlow has been released from his Ducati contract for 2015.
MarquezIndyPreview.jpg Marc Marquez heads to Indy this weekend with nine wins in a row.
BradlForwardRacing.jpg Stefan Bradl has signed to raced for the Forward Racing team next year.
LorenzoSigns.jpg Jorge Lorenzo signed a new two-year contract with Yamaha this week.
HaydenIndy1.jpg Nicky Hayden talked about his wrist injury today in Indianapolis.
marquez14indypresser.jpg Marc Marquez heads into Indianapolis Grand Prix undefeated, is that bad for MotoGP? Photography By Gold & Goose
Rossi-IndyFP1.jpg MotoGP’s summer break is over and for the moment Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi is the new lap record holder on the reconfigured Indianapolis Motor Speedway MotoGP road course. (Gold & Goose photo)
Marquez-onIndychanges.jpg Defending MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez took his initial laps on the newly reconfigured Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and gives his early assessment. (Larry Lawrence photo)
Marquez-IndyFP2.jpg In MotoGP’s FP2 Marc Marquez was the only rider able to dip into the 1:32s, clicking off a 1:32.882 aboard his Repsol Honda to end day one on top of the charts.(Gold & Goose photo)
Edwards-Fri.jpg Colin Edwards signs autographs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This weekend will be his final Grand Prix on American soil. (Larry Lawrence photo)
14indybradlmotogpfp3.jpg Stefan Bradl set fastest time at Indy in MotoGP's FP3 session. Photography By Gold & Goose
Marquez-Indypole14.jpg Marc Marquez continued his remarkable 2014 by earning the pole for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP with a time of 1:31.619 on his Repsol Honda. (Larry Lawrence photo)
Marquez-Indywarmup.jpg Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez topped Sunday morning's warm-up session in Indianapolis with a 1:32.727. (Gold & Goose photo)
Marquez-Indy14.jpg After the early battle at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP Marc Marquez finally broke away and sprinted off to a 1.803 second margin of victory over Lorenzo. Rossi rounded out the podium finishers.(Larry Lawrence photo)
WalesMotoGP.jpg The Circuit of Wales has signed a five-year deal with Dorna to host the British Grand Prix.
SmithSigns.jpg Bradley Smith has signed for another season of MotoGP with the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha team.
BrnoMarquez1.jpg Marc Marquez was fastest on day one at the Brno Circuit in the Czech Republic.
14brnomarquezpole.jpg Marc Marquez earns ninth pole of the season at Brno. Photography By Gold & Goose
Pedrosa-Brno14.jpg Dani Pedrosa ran a brilliant race at Brno to score his first victory since the Malaysian round last year and end the winning streak of Marc Marquez. (Gold & Goose photo)
marqueztalksbrno14.jpg Marc Marquez loses his invincibility at Brno. Photography By Gold & Goose
BI3C5782.jpg Jeremy McWIlliams to race Moto2 as a on-off wild card ride for Bennetts Brough Superior at the British Grand Prix. Photography By Andrea Wilson
MamolaSilverstoneMoto2.jpg Dakota Mamola, the son of Randy Mamola, will make his Moto2 debut in the British Grand Prix.
MarquezLondon1Web.jpg Marc Marquez rode his Honda RC213V MotoGP bike across the Millennium Bridget in London today.
MarquezLondonRotator.jpg Marc Marquez readies himself to ride across the Millennium Bridget in London.
MarquezSilverstone1.jpg Marc Marquez led day one of practice for Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Marquez-Silverstonequals14.jpg Marc Marquez looks ready to bounce back after his first loss of the season. On Saturday at the famous Silverstone circuit, Marquez raced his factory Repsol Honda to the pole for Sunday’s British Motorcycle Grand Prix, turning a 2:00.829 with just 30 seconds remaining in the Q2 session to earn his 10th pole of the season. (Gold & Goose photo)
marrguezwinsbritishgp.jpg Marc Marquez gets number 11 at the British Grand Prix. Photography by Gold & Goose
RemyGardnerWeb.jpg Remy Gardner, the son of 1987 World Champion Wayne Gardner, will make his Moto3 debut in the Australian Grand Prix.
635459320500838498MarquezMisano1.jpg Marc Marquez will try to keep the Honda steamroller going at Misano this weekend in the San Marino Grand Prix.
RossiMisanoPresser.jpg Valentino Rossi spoke at today's pre-Misano MotoGP press conference.
ReddingMisano.jpg Scott Redding says the move to MotoGP hasn't been an easy one.
Dovizioso-MisanoFP2.jpg Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso came back from a crash early in Free Practice 2 for the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini at Misano, to record the fastest time of the wet session, which saw many fall. (Gold & Goose photo)
GresiniAprilia.jpg Fausto Gresini's team will run Aprilia's effort in MotoGP starting in 2015.
Lorenzo-Misano14pole.jpg Jorge Lorenzo gave Yamaha a tremendous morale boost when he scored the pole today for Sunday’s San Marino GP, round 13 of the 18-race MotoGP championship. It marked the first time this season that Lorenzo earned the pole. (Gold & Goose photo)
Rossi-Misano14.jpg Valentino Rossi thrilled the partisan San Marino crowd when he won the MotoGP race at Misano, Italy, round 13 of the 18-race series. Rossi took the lead from Movistar Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo early in the race and then held off a challenge by defending world champ Marc Marquez. (Gold & Goose photo)
MillerLCR.jpg Jack Miller will move to the MotoGP class next year after signing with LCR Honda.
HaydenAragonReturn.jpg Nicky Hayden returns to action at the Motorland Aragon circuit this weekend after a four-race absence.
NoyesAragon.jpg Kenny Noyes will race in this weekend's Moto2 race in Spain.
nickyhaydentalksrecovery.jpg Nicky Hayden talks about his wrist surgery and the path to return to racing. Photo courtesy of Aspar Team
DoviAragon1.jpg Andrea Dovizioso led the first day of practice at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain.
MotoGPSchedule.jpg Indianapolis Motor Speedway will again host a round of the MotoGP World Championship in 2015.
Marquez-Aragon14pole.jpg Marc Marquez continued to pull rabbits out of his hat. On Saturday the defending MotoGP World Champion made a last-second charge in qualifying to outdo his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa to earn the pole for Sunday’s MotoGP race at MotorLand Aragon. (Gold & Goose photo)
AragonMotoGP14podium.jpg In perhaps the most eventful MotoGP of the season, it was MoviStar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo scoring his first victory of 2014, employing a perfect strategy coming in to switch to his rain bike with just four laps to go and then emerging the leader a lap later after Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez crashed his machine while still running on slick tires on the wet MotorLand Aragon track. Finding himself alone up front Lorenzo raced on to a 10.295-second victory over Aleix Espargaro, who elbowed his way to second with a fierce final stretch battle with the hard-charging Cal Crutchlow for the runner-up spot.(Gold & Goose photo)
RossiCrashTalk.jpg Valentino Rossi didn't suffer injury in his crash during the Grand Prix of Aragon.
SuzukiGSXRRRInside.jpg Suzuki showed off its new MotoGP bike at the Intermot show in Germany today.
EugeneLavertytoAspar.jpg Eugene Laverty to ride for Team Aspar in MotoGP in 2015. Photography By Gold & Goose
schwantzaimelivehangout.jpg Schwantz talks MotoAmerica, Jack Miller and Suzuki's MotoGP effort. Photography By Gold & Goose.
MarquezTitleHopes2.jpg Marc Marquez can wrap up the MotoGP World Championship this weekend in Japan.
MotegiPreview.jpg It will likely be Marc Marquez (93) vs. Jorge Lorenzo (99) in Motegi, Japan this weekend.
2014motegidovidayone.jpg Andrea Dovizioso fastest on day one at Motegi. Photography by Gold & Goose
DoviMotegiPole.jpg Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati earned pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi.
Marquez2014Motogpchamp.jpg Marc Marquez clinched the 2014 MotoGP World Championship in Motegi. (Photo courtesy MotoGP)
Marquez-Japanpodium.jpg Jorge Lorenzo won the race in Motegi Sunday, but his victory was slightly overshadowed by second-place Marc Marquez earning enough points to clinch the 2014 MotoGP World Championship. (Gold & Goose photo)
Lorenzo-AussieFri.jpg Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo ended Friday the fastest rider in MotoGP practice at Australia’s Phillip Island with a time of 1:29.602, but he couldn’t have been happy with the way his day ended. In the closing minutes of the session Lorenzo took a heavy tumble. (Gold & Goose photo)
AustralianGPfrontrow14.jpg MotoGP qualifying for the Tissot Australian Grand Prix was a tense session with rain in the Phillips Island area, but as has been the case all season it was Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez showing best under pressure, scoring his 12th pole of the season. (Gold & Goose photo)
RossiwinsAussieGP.jpg Valentino Rossi scored a popular victory in the Australian Grand Prix in front of 32,000 fans at Phillips Island. Rossi had a long and fierce battle with his MoviStar Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo, which turned into a battle for the lead when newly-crowned World Champion Marc Marquez crashed out of the race with a four-second lead about three-quarters of the way through.
RossiMalaysiaPresser.jpg Valentino Rossi is hopeful of a good result at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia.
Lorenzo-Sepang-Fri.jpg MoviStar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo clicked off lap, after improving lap on a wet Sepang International Circuit in Friday’s second MotoGP practice session and ended the session the fastest rider in preparation for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. (Gold & Goose photo)
Marquez-pole-Malaysia2014.jpg Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez turned in another record-setting performance in qualifying Saturday for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The double world champion broke the official MotoGP lap record at Sepang with a time of 1:59.791, winning the pole and becoming the first rider ever to record 13 poles in a single season.
Marquez-Malaysia2014win.jpg Nearly 82,000 fans braved the searing Malaysian heat and watched history being made as Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez overcame a ragged start and then a great skirmish with the Yamaha riders of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to score his 12th victory of the season. (Gold & Goose photo)
StonerTest.jpg Casey Stoner just completed a two-day test for HRC at the Motegi Circuit in Japan.
BI3C9184.jpg Alex Marquez (left) and Jack Miller (right) prepare to face off at the season finale in Valencia, Spain. Photography By Andrea Wilson.
14marcmarquezfastestfriday.jpg Marc Marquez leads the way on Friday at Valencia. Photography By Gold & Goose.
Marquez-ValinciaFP2.jpg It’s the final weekend of the 2014 MotoGP season and aptly it was Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez ending the opening day of practice atop the timing charts. Marquez clocked a 1:31.454 aboard the factory Honda RC213V to lead FP2 on Friday at Valencia. (Gold & Goose photo)
haydentalksmotoamerica.jpg Nicky Hayden talks MotoAmerica and hopes for next season. Photography By Gold & Goose
Rossi-Valenciapole.jpg It was MoviStar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi coming through to earn his first MotoGP pole of the season. Rossi waited until the very last second of the session to cross the line at Valencia and watch his name flash to the top of the timing charts with a time of 1:30.843. (Gold & Goose photo)
valetalksvlcpole.jpg Valentino Rossi happy to be on pole position after a four and a half year drought. Photography By Gold & Goose
Marquez-Valenicawin.jpg Marc Marquez added another chapter to his already rich MotoGP career. Having long since secured the 2014 title, Marquez still performed a fabulous curtain call for the 2014 season, breaking the record for the most Motorcycle Grand Prix wins in a season by scoring his 13th victory in the finale at Valencia. (Gold & Goose photo)
2014vlclorenzo.jpg Jorge Lorenzo explains his decision to retire early at Valencia. Photography By Gold & Goose
calslastrideontheduc.jpg Cal Crutchlow reflects on his season with Ducati and his last ride on the Duc at Valencia. Photography By Andrea Wilson
MarquezBrosRide14.jpg Alex Marquez rode his older brother Marc's MotoGP bike at the Valencia post-season test while his brother watched on from behind. Photography By Gold & Goose
xmascomeearlyformarquezbros.jpg The Marquez brothers - Alex (left) and Marc (right) - thank HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto for the ride around Valencia. Photography By Gold & Goose
baztalksmotogpswitch.jpg Loris Baz talks about his first few days on the Forward Racing Yamaha MotoGP Open Class bike at Valencia, Spain. Photography By Gold & Goose
melandritalksmotogpmove.jpg Marco Melandri talks about his return to MotoGP as a development rider for Aprilia. Photography By Gold & Goose
dovi14winterjereztest.jpg Andrea Dovizioso fastest on day three of the combined MotoGP/World Superbike winter test at Jerez. Photography By Gold & Goose
millerends3daytest.jpg Rookie Jack Miller makes progress in Sepang. Photography Courtesy of CWM LCR Honda
haydene_slideshow_169.jpg Nicky Hayden is coming off an injury-plagued 2014 season and one for a while that saw some pundits predict the former World Champ’s retirement. Fortunately for American fans, Hayden seems determined to come back and try to get back to some finishes that he knows he’s capable of. ( photo)