MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Scott Redding shortlisted for top BBC award

    12 November 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding shortlisted for top BBC award

    British 125GP sensation Scott Redding has made the shortlist for the coveted BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award. The 15-year-old, who created history in June when his stunning victory in...

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  • Loris Capirossi ready for wind tunnel testing

    12 November 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Loris Capirossi ready for wind tunnel testing

    Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi will fly to Japan for vital wind tunnel testing on the 2009 factory GSV-R machine next week. The veteran Italian will spend a day in Suzuki’s wind tunnel before he flies...

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  • MotoGP Poor Value

    12 November 2008 by Andy Anderson

    I note with great interest the comments made by Valentino Rossi regarding MotoGP being boring. I have been involved in all forms of road racing for the best part of sixty years,travelling all over the world to support bike racing,and without doubt Moto-GP as stated by Valentino has become boring to watch (125s and 250s excepted). For fans to travel too Moto-GP and watch three races one, of which...

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  • Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: COMPETITION

    12 November 2008 by Rob Hull

    Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: COMPETITION

    To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine on sale now, today we’re bringing you a very special AGV helmet competition for readers. The MCN bookazine is a...

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  • Special Birthday thanks to JT

    11 November 2008 by Paul Scott

    James Toseland made my son Aaron's 12th birthday very special on Saturday night at Donnington Park Paddock suite. The GP star along with his manager Roger Burnett invited Aaron backstage to have his photo taken and sign autographs. My son stated it was his best birthday ever. Many Thanks to James and Roger for making this an extra special treat.

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  • Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The Doctor

    09 November 2008 by Rob Hull

    Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The Doctor

    To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

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  • Video: Rally driving with Loris Capirossi

    07 November 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Loris Capirossi is no slouch on a MotoGP bike, but the Italian showed his prowess on four wheels this week when he tested a Suzuki Swift Sport Cup rally car this week. The Italian completed a shakedown test session at the Turweston Aerodrome in Northamptonshire ahead of an appearance in the Tempest Rally, which will be run on an 80km course through the forests and military training grounds of...

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  • Work starts on new Hungary circuit

    07 November 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Work starts on new Hungary circuit

    Work has commenced on the new Balatonring circuit in Hungary, which is due to stage a round of the MotoGP world champion in just 10 months time. 2009 MotoGP calendar The first stone was laid...

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  • Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The homage

    06 November 2008 by Rob Hull

    Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: The homage

    To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

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  • Sete Gibernau unsure of 2009 prospects

    06 November 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Sete Gibernau unsure of 2009 prospects

    Returning Spaniard Sete Gibernau says he has no idea where he will finish in next year’s MotoGP world championship. Gibernau started plotting his shock return to premier class racing last month in...

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  • Fiat sign new Yamaha deal

    05 November 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Fiat sign new Yamaha deal

    Fiat has signed a new two-year deal to remain as title sponsor of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha MotoGP squad. There had been fears that Fiat would withdraw its sponsorship with...

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  • Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Face-off

    04 November 2008 by Rob Hull

    Valentino Rossi helmet of the day: Face-off

    To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132 page Valentine Rossi tribute bookazine available on November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day for you to poll on. The MCN...

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  • Nicky Hayden: Team effort vital for Ducati

    03 November 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Nicky Hayden: Team effort vital for Ducati

    Nicky Hayden reckons the key to Ducati winning back the MotoGP world title in 2009 will be team effort. The American made his factory Ducati debut in Valencia last week, immediately working in tandem...

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  • Yuki Takahashi tipped to succeed in MotoGP

    03 November 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Yuki Takahashi tipped to succeed in MotoGP

    MotoGP newcomer Yuki Takahashi has been given a vote of confidence by former team-mate and factory Honda star Andrea Dovizioso. Takahashi has been promoted to the JIR Scot Honda MotoGP seat with...

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  • Valencia 'riot'

    02 November 2008 by Angela (Maz) Holbrook

    Just got back from Valencia GP and I won't be going back there again! After going to various GPs, Valencia was the worst one for travelling to and from the track. I couldn't fault the track - it was great for spectators but when it came to leaving after the race had finished it was like a free for all! If you went to the race in a vehicle, you had to park a few mile down the road then...

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  • Meeting the MotoGP riders

    01 November 2008 by philsmufc

    Meeting the MotoGP riders

    I philip wharton went to valencia track on tuesday after the race with my daughter lucy to watch the testing, only to be invited into the garage where valentino rossi was (as seen in photo)! What a...

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  • MCN Valencia banner

    31 October 2008 by Sean Denton

    MCN Valencia banner

    Keith, James, Roger, Dale and myself Sean went to Valencia to watch the MotoGP. On Saturday night we made this banner and hung it from the stand on Sunday. We painted it on the carpark floor where we...

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  • Valentino Rossi helmet of the day

    31 October 2008 by Rob Hull

    Valentino Rossi helmet of the day

    To celebrate the launch of MCN’s exclusive 132-page Valentino Rossi tribute "bookazine" available from November 11, we’ll be bringing you a Valentino Rossi helmet of the day each day. The...

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  • Mixing it with MotoGP stars

    30 October 2008 by jenksrc85

    Mixing it with MotoGP stars

    I've just got back from Valencia MotoGP. Me and my mate Rob managed to get into the pits on the second day of testing. It was like Christmas and we met most of the top riders and all of them...

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  • Valentino Rossi won’t ditch famous number 46

    30 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi won’t ditch famous number 46

    Valentino Rossi has confirmed he will again shun the chance to run the number one plate in MotoGP next season, instead keeping his famous number 46. The Italian has never carried the number one plate...

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  • Valentino Rossi dismisses latest Ferrari link

    30 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi dismisses latest Ferrari link

    Valentino Rossi has again rejected suggestions that he is seriously contemplating a future switch to Formula One. The Italian has been offered another test drive in Ferrari’s F1 car, which inevitably...

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  • Valencia MotoGP - amazing

    29 October 2008 by john cotton

    Valencia MotoGP - amazing

    Had a blast down to Valencia from Santander (amazing mountain roads from Santander to Burgos on the 623) on the bikes with my mate Lee Wyer to watch the final MotoGP round. It's an awesome track...

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