MotoGP (July 2008)

  • Melandri to keep Ducati ride?

    29 July 2008 by matto3227

    Melandri to keep Ducati ride?

    Marco Melandri will race for the Ducati Marlboro team at Brno in three weeks' time, according to team boss Livio Suppo. The Italian's place had been in doubt after his dismal start to the season, and...

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  • Donington new track layout

    26 July 2008 by wackjonny

    Donington new track layout

    Photograhed at Donington at a board meeting via a mobile telephone. The future of the British Grand Prix has been secured in a new 10 year agreement between Donington Ventures Leisure Limited and...

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  • How to race in MotoGP!

    25 July 2008 by paul baldock

    Having watched the USA MotoGP a few times I cannot understand what he is moaning about. That has to be the first GP for a long time where you could say that was a real proper race. I am a fan of Casey's but you have to learn to take defeat in this sport Casey. It's a good job it wasn't the old Pro-AM days, that would have done his head in. Pick yourself up from this Casey - Valantino is the...

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  • 2009 MotoGP Calendar announced

    25 July 2008 by Michael Guy

    2009 MotoGP Calendar announced

    The 2009 provisional MotoGP calendar has been announced today. The 18 round series includes two USA rounds along with new addition Lake Balaton in Hungary.     DATE GRAND...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo confirms broken metatarsals

    24 July 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Jorge Lorenzo confirms broken metatarsals

    Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has confirmed he has broken his third, fourth and fifth metatarsal bones in his foot after his high-side at Laguna Seca. Lorenzo crashed out of the Laguna Seca MotoGP...

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  • Stoner's rant

    24 July 2008 by tony patterson

    How this "boy" can pass comment one one of the worlds motorcycle racing legends is beyond belief. Stoner hasnt even served his time yet. Valentino has been racing and winning for many years and is a very charismatic, colourful and talented character! Can the same be said about Casey? I think not. Back in the late 90's Vale was winning on very basic machinery, nothing like caseys "scalextric"...

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  • Melandri's new ride

    24 July 2008 by Marc46

    Melandri's new ride

    Photographed at Wroclaw (Poland) on Tuesday, this is what Melandri thinks he's been riding all season.

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  • That's the racing we want!

    24 July 2008 by DAVID WHITELEY

    Just a few words regarding the story with Casey Stoner in MCN this week. I've got to be one of Rossi's biggest fans but will always lift a glass to who ever wins the GP, but this time going on about Rossi with aggressive riding. Come on Casey it's nice to see some old school battles like we get on WSB just watch them Casey! This is what the fans want! From all at the Boot and Shoe Inn,...

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  • Casey 'Moaner' Stoner

    23 July 2008 by Dan Moore

    What is Casey Stoner's problem? I had the utmost respect for his ability and that cannot be in doubt but you have to worry when the riders - who should be the last line of defence for battles and real fairing to fairing dicing - start complaining that racing is too close! Admittedly there was one overtake at the Corkscrew when Valentino Rossi properly ballsed it up and they...

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  • The greatest MotoGP race ever?

    23 July 2008 by Rod Stines

    The real winners at the Laguna Seca GP were the fans! I have been chasing the GP bikes for over fifteen years and this might be the best race that I have seen. This is what MotoGP should be. I live clost to Indianapolis and I can hardly wait for the Indy Moto GP.

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  • Stoner needs to learn how to race properly

    21 July 2008 by MARCO

    Is it a criminal offence for Valentino Rossi to win a race? Just because the man showed the boy how to race! I haven't seen racing like that since Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts. Since Stoner has been racing since he was four he doesn't seem to have learnt a lot.

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  • Moaning Stoner

    21 July 2008 by alan-mac1

    I have watched the Laguna GP twice. I am infuriated with Stoner. What a winger and he doesn't deserve to be number 1. So the racing was hard, so the overtaking a bit full on... Well grow up Casey, this is the pinical of racing, and that's just what Rossi did. His bike was under powered to yours, and he used whatever he could to win the race, cleanly. Sour grapes, that's the only phrase that...

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  • Stoner should grow up

    21 July 2008 by Stephen Scragg

    Oh well Casey Stoner, what can you say a great race to watch in Laguna Seca. Probably the best so far this year, I was glued to my seat right through but he (Stoner) again spoils the moments after with his bratish, childish behaviour. Was it just my imagineation or did anyone else see his poor mechanic wince & brace himself after Stoner had his helmeted face in the poor guys space then brace...

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  • My love for the God - Valentino Rossi!

    21 July 2008 by Ninja.chick

    My love for the God - Valentino Rossi!

    I sent a letter and some photos in of me with your fantastic paper in Tunisia a while ago. In it I mentioned my love and tribute for the God who is ValentinoRossi! Have a look and let me know what you...

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  • What a race at Laguna Seca

    21 July 2008 by Keith Mc Gowan.

    Stoner in parc ferme post race BBC 2 interview showed his true colours. Just like a baby throwing toys out of his pram. What does he expect?! It's a race and what a race it was - one of the best by far. Stoner is so used to being way out in front which to be honest gets a bit boring. We need more races like Laguna Seca

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  • Chris Vermeulen back on podium

    21 July 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Chris Vermeulen back on podium

    Chris Vermeulen claimed his second podium in seven days at the American GP, though he was powerless to fight with Bridgestone rivals Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi. The factory Suzuki rider...

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  • James Toseland furious with Michelin

    21 July 2008 by Matthew Birt

    James Toseland furious with Michelin

    James Toseland blasted Michelin as he had to settle for a disappointing ninth place in Laguna Seca. The British rider made a fantastic start and was third at the first corner, but grip issues with...

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  • Valentino Rossi defends Laguna overtakes

    21 July 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi defends Laguna overtakes

    Valentino Rossi protested his innocence as he came in for a wave of criticism from MotoGP adversary Casey Stoner following their thrilling Laguna Seca scrap. Stoner hit out at Rossi for being too...

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  • Casey Stoner confident of Laguna repeat

    20 July 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner confident of Laguna repeat

    Reigning world champion Casey Stoner believes he has a golden opportunity to repeat his 2007 Laguna Seca domination today after a virtuoso qualifying performance. Stoner obliterated his own pole...

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  • Dani Pedrosa explains Laguna Seca withdrawal

    19 July 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Dani Pedrosa explains Laguna Seca withdrawal

    Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has explained why he decided to withdraw from the American GP in Laguna Seca today. The Spaniard opted not to ride in today’s practice and qualifying sessions or...

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  • Dani Pedrosa withdraws from Laguna Seca race

    19 July 2008 by Matthew Birt

    Dani Pedrosa withdraws from Laguna Seca race

    Dani Pedrosa has withdrawn from the American GP at Laguna Seca. The Spaniard is set to be driven back to San Francisco this afternoon having decided that the injuries he suffered in a crash while...

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