MotoGP (September 2009)

  • Mika Kallio signs new Ducati deal

    30 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Mika Kallio signs new Ducati deal

    Finn Mika Kallio has penned a new deal with the Pramac Ducati squad for the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The 12-times GP winner has done enough to impress Ducati bosses having claimed a best finish...

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  • James Toseland poised to unveil 2010 plans

    30 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    James Toseland poised to unveil 2010 plans

    James Toseland’s departure from the Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP team will be confirmed tomorrow (Thursday).   And MCN understands the 28-year-old will complete a straight job swap with Ben Spies with...

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  • Casey Stoner to ride in Estoril

    28 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner to ride in Estoril

    Casey Stoner will be back in action at this weekend’s Estoril MotoGP clash in Portugal, MCN can reveal. Ducati boss Livio Suppo has confirmed that the 23-year-old will end his self-imposed exile...

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  • Valentino Rossi expects more Yamaha dominance

    25 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi expects more Yamaha dominance

    Valentino Rossi expects Yamaha to continue dominating the MotoGP world championship after a hugely successful 2009 campaign. The 30-year-old Italian, who has won six races on board the Fiat Yamaha...

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  • James Toseland assessing 2010 options

    25 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    James Toseland assessing 2010 options

    James Toseland is assessing a number of opportunities for 2010 after his release from the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP squad. The double World Superbike champion, who is expected to be replaced at...

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  • Mattia Pasini crashes twice during Ducati test

    25 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Mattia Pasini crashes twice during Ducati test

    Mattia Pasini ended his second test on Ducati’s GP9 MotoGP machine with glowing praise from Bologna bosses despite two crashes in the three-day outing. The Italian impressed on the factory GP9 at the...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo is victim of his own success

    23 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Jorge Lorenzo is victim of his own success

    Jorge Lorenzo’s eye-catching performances in MotoGP have made his job of defeating Valentino Rossi even tougher. According to Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio, Lorenzo’s success has only...

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  • Randy de Puniet signs new LCR Honda deal

    22 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Randy de Puniet signs new LCR Honda deal

    Randy de Puniet has signed a new contract with the LCR Honda squad. Despite lengthy discussions about a move to the Tech 3 Yamaha squad as replacement for James Toseland, the French rider will remain...

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  • Mattia Pasini back in test action for Ducati

    21 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Mattia Pasini back in test action for Ducati

    Mattia Pasini has been handed another chance to impress Ducati having been handed a second test on board a factory GP9 in Mugello this week. The Italian, who has won ten world championship races in...

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  • MCN in Indianapolis

    21 September 2009 by Ken Aicken

    MCN in Indianapolis

    I Went to Indianapolis MotoGP 2009. Me (Ken) and my mates Stevie and Mark. This is me holding MCN. This is us with King Kenny. We saw him at the Indy Mile. These are photos of Moriwaki's new...

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  • James Toseland at Thunder Road

    19 September 2009 by Janine Massocchi

    James Toseland at Thunder Road

    Met James Toseland at Thunder road today. What an absolutely lovely man. He had plenty of time for my daughters and all of his fans.

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  • Yamaha coy on James Toseland departure

    18 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Yamaha coy on James Toseland departure

    Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis has denied a final decision on James Toseland's future has been taken. Although it seems certain World Superbike star Ben Spies has agreed to join fellow Texan Colin...

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  • James Toseland loses MotoGP ride

    17 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    James Toseland loses MotoGP ride

    James Toseland is likely to make a swift but reluctant return to World Superbikes in 2010 after losing his MotoGP ride. World Superbike sensation Ben Spies has opted to quit World Superbikes and move...

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  • Valentino Rossi looking for error free finish

    16 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi looking for error free finish

    Valentino Rossi is determined to eradicate some of the crucial mistakes that have dogged him in 2009 as he prepares to wrap up a ninth world title. With just four races of the campaign remaining in...

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  • Valentino Rossi: 'I won’t race without JB'

    15 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi: 'I won’t race without JB'

    Valentino Rossi will only continue racing in the MotoGP world championship as long as legendary engineer Jerry Burgess agrees to continue at the helm of his factory Yamaha crew. Since they first...

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  • Eddie Lawson: Yamaha now best MotoGP machine

    15 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Eddie Lawson: Yamaha now best MotoGP machine

    American legend Eddie Lawson reckons Yamaha’s YZR-M1 is now comfortably the best MotoGP bike on the grid. Fiat Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have won nine out of 13 races so far in 2009...

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  • Having a great time at Laguna Seca

    14 September 2009 by Paul Ellis

    Having a great time at Laguna Seca

    Me and the good lady at Laguna Seca this year and pretending to ride the cork screw. Meeting JT was great, a real gentleman. Plus Paul & Bec with MCN on the Laguna stand.

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  • LCR Honda to run Hiroshi Aoyama in 2010?

    14 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    LCR Honda to run Hiroshi Aoyama in 2010?

    Lucio Cecchinello’s satellite Honda squad could be expanded to a two-rider effort in 2010. Already committed to run one RC212V next season, likely to be for current rider Randy de Puniet, it is...

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  • Caffe Latte abandons MotoGP plan

    14 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Caffe Latte abandons MotoGP plan

    Thomas Luthi’s hopes of a shock MotoGP move are over after his Caffe Latte Aprilia 250GP squad abandoned plans to switch to the premier class in 2010. The Swiss outfit had confirmed its intention to...

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  • Loris Capirossi confident Suzuki can improve

    14 September 2009 by Matthew Birt

    Loris Capirossi confident Suzuki can improve

    Loris Capirossi believes he can still make Suzuki a potent MotoGP force – even though a factory GSV-R hasn’t been on the podium for 13 months. The veteran Italian, who confidently boasted he would be...

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  • Rossi at Misano

    11 September 2009 by BrigetteHodgetts

    Rossi at Misano

    My husband and I went to the race at San Marino last sunday. Luckily we had a paddock pass and went and stood by Rossi's motor home waiting for him to come out. fter waiting for about an hour, the...

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