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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

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

Yamaha confirm replacement for axed Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi’s new factory Yamaha MotoGP crew chief will be Silvano Galbusera, who will take over from the Italian’s trusted chief engineer Jerry Burgess from today’s test session in Valencia. Burgess was unceremoniously dumped on the eve of the final race in Valencia  after a 14-year stint with Rossi that saw them win seven world titles and 80 races together ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 11 November 2013

Casey Stoner to become MotoGP Legend in Phillip Island

Casey Stoner will become the 20th rider to be awarded the prestigious title of MotoGP Legend during his home race at Phillip Island this weekend. The double MotoGP world champion was nominated as a MotoGP Legend immediately after his final premier class appearance in Valencia last November. Stoner retired from MotoGP aged just 27 and he will become the third ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 15 October 2013

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