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Philip Island MotoGP: Valentino Rossi not surprised at Casey Stoner’s home speed

Valentino Rossi said he wasn’t surprised to see Casey Stoner dominating the opening day of practice for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island earlier today. Fears the slow recovering right ankle injury he suffered in Indianapolis might seriously hinder the Aussie in his final appearance at Phillip Island vanished today as Stoner delivered a stunning performance in front ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 26 October 2012

Motegi MotoGP: Pedrosa wins, Crutchlow cruelly denied podium

Dani Pedrosa stormed to a fourth win in the last five MotoGP races in Japan this afternoon to keep the pressure on world championship rival Jorge Lorenzo. But there was bitter disappointment for British rider Cal Crutchlow, who had to retire on the last lap while he was locked in a thrilling battle with Gresini Honda rival Alvaro Bautista for ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 14 October 2012

First pics: Jonathan Rea tests Repsol Honda in Brno

British rider Jonathan Rea has completed his first laps on board Casey Stoner’s factory Honda RC213V machine at a cool and windy Brno this morning. Rea is replacing injured reigning world champion Stoner, who is preparing for surgery on the ankle he badly damaged in a qualifying crash at the recent Indianapolis round. The 25-year-old will test in the Czech ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 27 August 2012

Dani Pedrosa sets practice pace at iconic Indianapolis

Dani Pedrosa made a fast return from the short MotoGP summer break to top the practice timesheets on the opening day of action at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. Torrential rain that battered the Indianapolis track during thunderstorms yesterday meant low grip levels for this morning’s opening practice session. Conditions were so poor that Casey Stoner’s fastest time of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 August 2012

US MotoGP: Motivation waning, admits Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has admitted finding it increasingly hard to stay motivated to ride Ducati’s struggling factory Desmosedici machine after he suffered a dismal US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The Italian had qualified a massive 1.9s off pole position in 10th and then crashed heavily on the fast approach to the spectacular Corkscrew while running in a lonely eighth place ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 30 July 2012

US MotoGP: Ducati confirm new deal for Nicky Hayden

Ducati has announced in Laguna Seca this morning that American rider Nicky Hayden has signed a new one-year deal with its factory MotoGP squad. The 2006 world champion has signed a deal for 2013 with an option for the 2014 world championship campaign, as was first revealed by MCN on Twitter yesterday (Thursday). The Kentucky rider, who turns 31 on ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 27 July 2012

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi 13th after rear tyre disaster

Valentino Rossi went from challenging for his best dry weather result of 2012 to finishing in a disastrous 13th after he suffered a major rear tyre failure in Assen. Rossi was locked in a battle for fifth position with Nicky Hayden and Hector Barbera when his factory Ducati GP12 developed an early vibration from his hard compound Bridgestone rear tyre. ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 01 July 2012

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa strolls to easy win

Dani Pedrosa claimed a routine start-to-finish victory in another uninspiring MotoGP race at the Misano circuit this afternoon. Pedrosa romped to his second win in a week with a crushing fourth win of 2010 to cut Jorge Lorenzo’s points lead to 63 with just six races remaining. The 28-lap race was over as a contest pretty much from the moment ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 05 September 2010

Brno MotoGP: Bradley Smith secures first 2010 pole position

Bradley Smith romped to his first 125GP pole position of the 2010 campaign with a brilliant display at the Brno circuit this afternoon. The Oxfordshire rider, who topped the practice timesheets in misty conditions this morning, maintained his impressive form in the all-important qualifying session. Smith was in control of the session from the moment he first surged to the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 14 August 2010

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo strolls to easy win

Jorge Lorenzo continued his relentless march towards a maiden MotoGP world title in 2010 after another crushing victory at the Catalunya circuit in Spain today. The Fiat Yamaha rider was left to stroll to his fifth win of the season when his only serious challenger Andrea Dovizioso crashed out of second place on lap 15. With Dani Pedrosa and Casey ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 04 July 2010


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