MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Colin Edwards happy with second row

    18 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Colin Edwards happy with second row

    Colin Edwards declared himself happy with a second row start for tomorrow’s Malaysian GP in Sepang. The American, who has been one of the most consistent and fastest riders in dry conditions, claimed...

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  • James Toseland disappointed with 12th

    18 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    James Toseland disappointed with 12th

    British rider James Toseland expressed his disappointment at finishing outside of the top ten in today’s weather-hit qualifying session in Sepang. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider had to settle for 12th...

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  • Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa takes pole at Sepang

    18 October 2008 by James Keen

    Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa takes pole at Sepang

    Dani Pedrosa has taken pole position for tomorrow's Sepang GP clash after a hard fought qualifying session. Pedrosa stole pole from world champion Rossi at the very end of the session, giving the...

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  • Sete Gibernau’s Ducati deal finalised

    18 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Sete Gibernau’s Ducati deal finalised

    Sete Gibernau’s shock return to the MotoGP world championship will be confirmed on the eve of the final round in Valencia next week. The Onde 2000 team confirmed today in Sepang that an announcement...

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  • Kawasaki scrap third ZX-RR plan for 2009

    17 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Kawasaki scrap third ZX-RR plan for 2009

    Kawasaki boss Michael Bartholemy has confirmed to MCN that the Japanese factory will not field a third ZX-RR machine in 2009. Get all the latest MotoGP news A proposed deal with current Aprilia 125...

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  • Casey Stoner looking for big improvement

    17 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner looking for big improvement

    Former world champion Casey Stoner had a troublesome start to the Malaysian GP in Sepang. Get the latest MotoGP news The Aussie, who celebrated his 23rd birthday yesterday, finished third on the...

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  • Valentino Rossi content with second place

    17 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi content with second place

    MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi said he was content with his second place at the end of the first day of action in Sepang today. The Fiat Yamaha rider set a best time of 2.02.693 to finish just...

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  • James Toseland frustrated in 13th

    17 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    James Toseland frustrated in 13th

    James Toseland’s return to the Sepang circuit where his MotoGP career began 11 months ago started in frustrating fashion today as the British rider ended the opening day of free practice for the...

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  • No decision on Rizla’s MotoGP future

    17 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    No decision on Rizla’s MotoGP future

    Rizla has yet to decide whether it will continue to back Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad in 2009. Having recently announced it would quit backing Suzuki’s British superbike team after a seven-year...

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  • Freak accident ends Spanish rookie’s season

    17 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Freak accident ends Spanish rookie’s season

    Spanish rookie Marc Marquez has been ruled out for the final two races of the 2008 125GP campaign after he was involved in a freak accident during this morning’s opening free practice session in...

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  • Nicky Hayden hits back at Alberto Puig attack

    16 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Nicky Hayden hits back at Alberto Puig attack

    Nicky Hayden has hit back at fierce criticism from Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa’s manager Alberto Puig in Malaysia today. Outspoken Puig launched an incredible attack on Hayden last week,...

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  • Storm worry for Valentino Rossi

    16 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Storm worry for Valentino Rossi

    MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has expressed concern that heavy storms might seriously disrupt this weekend’s Malaysian clash at the Sepang circuit. Rossi was speaking after a typical...

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  • KTM quit 250GP class

    16 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    KTM quit 250GP class

    Austrian manufacturer KTM has confirmed it will withdraw from the 250GP world championship at the end of the 2008 campaign. In a statement released on the eve of this weekend’s Malaysia GP in Sepang,...

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  • Where have all the chickens gone Rossi?

    15 October 2008 by steve lynn

    I see rossi is back on form again but dont you think he's lost that sparkle he had, i used to love to see what he was going to get up to after each race win and if it wasnt a chicken on the back of his bike it was something just as entertaining. Iit was that sort of thing that made him different to everyone else and at the same time made moto gp so much fun to watch. So why has he become so...

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  • Casey Stoner aware of wrist surgery risks

    15 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner aware of wrist surgery risks

    Former world champion Casey Stoner has conceded the imminent surgery on his troublesome left wrist carries an element of risk for his career. Get all the latest MotoGP news The Aussie needs a bone...

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  • UFO's trying to keep up with Rossi

    14 October 2008 by chris roberts

    Having watched the last round at phillip island for the third time... sad I know, but I just love watching Rossi carving his way through the field again, but i noticed in the opening 1st lap I saw in the sky a UFO- NO JOKE! Check it out... it's 1min 10seconds into the 1st lap, it moves in from the right from behined eurosport symbol to the left at high speed... go check it out, try...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo looking for more from Michelin

    13 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Jorge Lorenzo looking for more from Michelin

    Jorge Lorenzo reckons his hopes of a successful finish to his rookie MotoGP campaign depends largely on the performance of Michelin’s tyres. The Fiat Yamaha rider has had to settle for successive...

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  • Nicky Hayden looking for strong Honda finish

    13 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Nicky Hayden looking for strong Honda finish

    Nicky Hayden believes he can bring down the curtain on his long Honda career in successful style as he looks to continue his recent revival in the MotoGP world championship. Hayden has been on the...

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  • Dani Pedrosa looking to bounce back in Sepang

    13 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Dani Pedrosa looking to bounce back in Sepang

    Factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa is hoping to put a miserable Australian GP behind him with a return to form in Sunday’s Sepang clash. Get all the latest MotoGP news The Spaniard crashed out of third...

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  • Casey Stoner eyes more Sepang success

    13 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner eyes more Sepang success

    Former world champion Casey Stoner has backed himself to continue his impressive form at the Sepang circuit ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian GP. The Aussie, who his home race at Phillip Island...

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  • Loris Capirossi joins Scott Redding fan club

    10 October 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Loris Capirossi joins Scott Redding fan club

    Loris Capirossi is the latest big name to join British sensation Scott Redding’s growing list of admirers. Get all the latest MotoGP news Split by 20 years in age, Redding’s incredible rookie...

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  • Pedrosa's manager slams Hayden

    09 October 2008 by matto3227

    Pedrosa's manager slams Hayden

    Dani Pedrosa's manager Alberto Puig has launched a scathing attack on the Spaniard's Repsol Honda teammate Nicky Hayden. The relationship between the pair has been strained since Pedrosa collided...

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