MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Suzuki delighted with Alvaro Bautista capture

    22 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Suzuki delighted with Alvaro Bautista capture

    Suzuki boss Paul Denning has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of Alvaro Bautista riding a factory GSV-R machine in 2010. Suzuki signed the 24-year-old on a two-year deal during last weekend’s...

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  • Tech 3 Yamaha nearing James Toseland decision

    22 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Tech 3 Yamaha nearing James Toseland decision

    James Toseland could be told whether he has a MotoGP future at the next race in Indianapolis. The British rider is out of contract at the end of the season and desperate to stay with the Monster...

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  • JT spotted in his Alfa

    19 August 2009 by barry coker

    On monday the 17th in the afternoon driving along the A610 heading out of Nottingham towards j 26 of the M1 around 5 PM , I looked to my right side and saw a red ALFA ROMEO with the reg 52 JT coming along side when it was level with me I realised it was our own JAMES TOSLAND, I thought he was quick to get from sundays race at BRUNO back home and hanging in NOTTINGHAM.

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  • Cal Crutchlow closing in on Moto2 switch

    19 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Cal Crutchlow closing in on Moto2 switch

    Cal Crutchlow is closing in on a deal to move to the new Moto2 600cc world championship next season, MCN can exclusively reveal. Crutchlow held lengthy discussions with Fausto Gresini during last...

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  • No third factory Honda for Jorge Lorenzo

    18 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    No third factory Honda for Jorge Lorenzo

    Honda has rubbished the prospect of expanding its factory MotoGP line-up to three bikes in 2010 to prise Jorge Lorenzo away from rivals Yamaha. New HRC President Tetsuo Suzuki confirmed that Honda...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo dominates Brno MotoGP test

    18 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Jorge Lorenzo dominates Brno MotoGP test

    A new electronics package on his factory Yamaha YZR-M1 helped Jorge Lorenzo dominate the Brno MotoGP test yesterday. Shrugging off the bitter disappointment of crashing out of the lead in Sunday’s...

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  • Mika Kallio opens talks with Tech 3 Yamaha

    18 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Mika Kallio opens talks with Tech 3 Yamaha

    Mika Kallio has joined the increasing queue of MotoGP talent looking to secure a ride with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team in 2010, MCN can reveal. The Finn’s management held talks with Tech 3 boss...

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  • Meeting JT

    17 August 2009 by Sam Williams

    Meeting JT

    Meeting James Toseland at MOTOGP I was working in the hospitality suite at Donnington park a very long day but was made bareable by getting to see JT a lovely Guy and he made time for everyone in...

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  • Flew back from Afghanistan for the Donny GP

    17 August 2009 by Stitch Ritchie

    Flew back from Afghanistan for the Donny GP

    I have attached a photo of my two sons, Jordan and Kobey with a cracking mad bunch of Vale fans at Donington - what a day it was.  I was back on R&R from Afghanistan and could not miss...

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  • Brno MotoGP test: Moto2 test rider breaks foot

    17 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Brno MotoGP test: Moto2 test rider breaks foot

    Former MotoGP racer David de Gea has suffered a small break in his foot after crashing the new Blusens Honda Moto2 600cc machine in Brno earlier today. The Spaniard had clocked a best time of 2.05.982...

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  • Brno MotoGP test: Honda test Ohlins suspension

    17 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Brno MotoGP test: Honda test Ohlins suspension

    Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have started to assess Ohlins suspension during today’s at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. The factory Honda duo will run back-to-back tests against current...

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  • Brno MotoGP: Mika Kallio slams Marco Melandri

    17 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Brno MotoGP: Mika Kallio slams Marco Melandri

    Mika Kallio’s factory Ducati debut ended in disaster when he ended up in the gravel trap after a late tangle with Marco Melandri in a battle for sixth place. Kallio and Melandri were both hoping to...

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  • Brno MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen out of Suzuki?

    17 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Brno MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen out of Suzuki?

    Confirmation that Alvaro Bautista will join Suzuki’s factory MotoGP team in 2010 appears to have placed the future of Aussie rider Chris Vermeulen in serious doubt. Bautista has signed a two-year deal...

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  • Brno MotoGP: Rossi wins, Lorenzo crashes out

    16 August 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Brno MotoGP: Rossi wins, Lorenzo crashes out

    Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi has won the Brno MotoGP race after team-mate Jorge Lorenzo crashed out of the lead. Rossi led unchallenged from the start, until Lorenzo caught up midway through the...

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  • Brno MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli wins 250GP race

    16 August 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Brno MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli wins 250GP race

    Reigning 250GP World Champion Marco Simoncelli took the win at the Brno MotoGP round after a race-long battle between several riders. Simoncelli eventually pulled away from the following pack but he...

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  • Brno MotoGP: Terol takes 125GP win

    16 August 2009 by Liam Marsden

    Brno MotoGP: Terol takes 125GP win

    Spaniard Nicolas Terol has taken the win at the Brno circuit in the 125GP class ahead of current championship leader and fellow Spaniard Julian Simon. The two Spaniards managed to pull away from the...

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  • Brno MotoGP: James Toseland slumps to 14th

    15 August 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Brno MotoGP: James Toseland slumps to 14th

    James Toseland gave himself a mountain to climb in tomorrow’s 22-lap Czech Republic MotoGP after he could only qualify in 14th position. The 28-year-old blamed set-up issues once he switched to the...

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