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Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner hails Dani Pedrosa’s development skills

Casey Stoner praised Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa’s development skills after he continued his relentless charge to the 2011 MotoGP world title at the Motorland Aragon track yesterday (Sunday). The Australian dominated the 23-lap encounter to win for the eighth time this season in another processional MotoGP race. And the 25-year-old, who has now won 31 races to equal the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 19 September 2011

Valentino Rossi’s development skills vital for Ducati

Ducati is finally starting to reap the rewards of having the technical skills of Valentino Rossi develop its factory GP11 MotoGP machine, according to factory team boss Vittoriano Guareschi. Rossi has already started to instigate a major overhaul of this year's Desmosedici with new a electronics package and revised carbon fibre chassis introduced recently. A new engine spec, featuring a ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 25 May 2011

MotoGP: Improved run-offs taking away rider skill

MotoGP world champions Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden reckon the drive to improve safety in MotoGP is taking away another element of rider skill. Already angered by the significant influence that electronic rider aids have had in MotoGP, some riders now feel the increasing number of paved run-off areas before gravel traps is also detrimental to rider skill. Stoner and ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 May 2008

Rivals hail Jorge Lorenzo’s bravery and skill

Valentino Rossi reckons the superhuman efforts of factory Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo meant the reigning world champion was the real hero of a thrilling Assen MotoGP race in Holland yesterday (Saturday). Just 48 hours after breaking his left collarbone in a practice crash, Lorenzo was performing miracles to finish fifth in a mentally and physically draining 26-lap battle. The reward ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 30 June 2013

Estoril MotoGP: Alex Barros says electronics are taking away rider skill

Veteran Brazilian Alex Barros believes that sophisticated electronics are now diminishing the influence that rider talent currently has in the MotoGP world championship. The D'Antin Ducati rider, speaking ahead of this weekend's Estoril GP in Portugal, said the huge advances in electronics was having a negative impact in MotoGP.His comments echo those recently of FIM president Vito Ippolito and seven-times world ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 13 September 2007

Is it Miller time for MotoGP?

Imagine trading in your KTM 390 Duke for the most trick Honda CBR1000RR FireBlade money can buy. That’s about as close as you will get to a move that Jack Miller could make in 2015, with the Aussie looking certain to complete a dream switch from KTM in Moto3 to a fire-breathing 1000cc Honda MotoGP bike in 2015. Ever since ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 13 August 2014

Yamaha: We are looking for the real Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha bosses have said it is essential that Jorge Lorenzo can return to winning ways in the second half of the 2014 MotoGP world championship. The Spaniard’s struggle to be competitive in the first nine races has been one of the big surprises of the campaign, with Lorenzo only scoring three podium finishes, while Honda rival Marc Marquez has dominated ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 07 August 2014

Freddie Spencer marvels at Marquez talent

American legend Freddie Spencer says he is not surprised to see Marc Marquez continue his record-breaking exploits in MotoGP, with the Spaniard unbeaten so far in six races in 2014. Marquez smashed many records held by Spencer on his way to capturing a historic maiden premier class world title in 2013, including becoming the youngest rider ever to win the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 04 June 2014

Honda plan Jorge Lorenzo talks for 2015

Honda will approach Jorge Lorenzo about forming a Spanish super team with new MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez in 2015. With all top riders out of contract at the end of this year, speculation on Lorenzo’s 2015 future has kicked off, with the Spaniard already linked with an unlikely Ducati transfer. HRC Vice-President Shuhei Nakamoto is a long-time admirer of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 07 February 2014

Yamaha rubbishes Ducati swoop for Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has strongly denied rumours that double MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo is close to clinching a shock switch to Ducati for 2015. A wheel hasn’t even been turned in anger in 2014 yet, but with every top rider out of contract at the end of the year, speculation is already rife about the future prospects for ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 January 2014

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