MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Gallery: Rossi's spectacular Sepang highside

    22 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Gallery: Rossi's spectacular Sepang highside

    Valentino Rossi made an eventful start to the first day of MotoGP testing at Sepang, highsiding his Yamaha M1 in spectacular style. The Italian was caught out by the 2008 motorcycle, launched...

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  • Video: Yamaha launch 2008 MotoGP team

    21 January 2008 by Rob Hull

    Yamaha officially launched it's 2008 MotoGP team on Friday, with new team-mates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo taking to the stage. Check out the video below to see the highlights of the glitzy event then click here to see the Ducati team launch the week previous.

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  • Jorge Lorenzo talks about MotoGP leap

    18 January 2008 by Rob Hull

    Jorge Lorenzo talks about MotoGP leap

    Double world 250 world champion Jorge Lorenzo has spoken about his expectations for 2008 and how he is coping with the switch to MotoGP in Italy today. The Spaniard said: “The M1 is a bike I like very...

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  • Valentino Rossi unsure on Qatar night race

    18 January 2008 by Rob Hull

    Valentino Rossi unsure on Qatar night race

    Seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi has spoken about his reservations about the historic night race in Qatar that will start the 2008 MotoGP world championship. Rossi’s first chance to gauge...

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  • Marco Melandri looking to tame Ducati

    16 January 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Marco Melandri looking to tame Ducati

    Marco Melandri is hoping engine modifications he will try for the first time in Malaysia next week will help him improve his confidence and speed on Ducati’s new 2008 MotoGP contender. The former...

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  • MotoGP: Seven up for Chris Vermeulen

    15 January 2008 by Matthew Birt

    MotoGP: Seven up for Chris Vermeulen

    Chris Vermeulen will finally get to pay further homage to British legend Barry Sheene in 2008 after securing the number seven plate for this year’s MotoGP world championship. The Rizla Suzuki rider...

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  • Video: James Toseland talks about his BKS leathers deal

    11 January 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Two-time WSB Champion James Toseland has signed to wear British-made BKS leathers in MotoGP this year. The firm is now owned by Frank Thomas and was relaunched today, with Toseland carrying the torch on the world stage. Watch the video to hear an excluisve interview with Toseland on the matter.

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  • Toseland to wear BKS in MotoGP

    10 January 2008 by MCN Sports Desk

    Toseland to wear BKS in MotoGP

    Two-time WSB Champion James Toseland has signed to wear British-made BKS leathers in MotoGP this year. BKS has been bought by Frank Thomas and was relaunched today, with Toseland carrying the torch...

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  • Video: Ducati launch 2008 MotoGP bike

    10 January 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Reigning MotoGP world champions Ducati kicked off the defence of the premier class crown with an official team launch in Italy on Tuesday 8th Janurary. Watch the video as MotoGP champion Casey Stoner and new Ducati team-mate Marco Melandri unviel the bike against the spectacular mountain backdrop at the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort.

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  • Ducati launch 2008 MotoGP effort

    08 January 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati launch 2008 MotoGP effort

    Reigning MotoGP world champions Ducati kicked off the defence of the premier class crown with an official team launch in Italy today. Against the spectacular mountain backdrop at the Madonna di...

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  • Ducati unveil 200mph MotoGP ice racer!

    08 January 2008 by Matthew Birt, Angus Farquhar

    Ducati unveil 200mph MotoGP ice racer!

    Ducati marked the launch of its 2008 MotoGP world championship campaign in amazing fashion by rolling out a 200mph MotoGP ice racer! Test and development rider Vittoriano Guareschi stunned fans last...

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  • Foggy: Toseland can win

    04 January 2008 by Michael Guy, Howard Boylan, Angus Farquhar

    WSB legend Carl Fogarty has told MCN he thinks James Toseland can definately succeed in MotoGP, but only if he gives it all he's got. Check out the video below to listen to our exclusive interview with the former World Superbike Champion.

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  • MotoGP: James Toseland's mum set to marry

    03 January 2008 by Michael Guy

    MotoGP: James Toseland's mum set to marry

    James Toseland’s mum, Jane is set to re-marry at the end of the year to long term partner Steven Oates. The pair spent New Year in Rome and Steven proposed in style when he popped the big question...

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