MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Aragon MotoGP: Spanish duo aim for more success

    16 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Aragon MotoGP: Spanish duo aim for more success

    Having won the last 11 MotoGP races between them, it is hard to back against home duo Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa from triumphing in this weekend’s inaugural Motorland Aragon race. Pedrosa arrives...

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  • Aragon MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista targets top six

    16 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Aragon MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista targets top six

    Alvaro Bautista believes he can challenge for top six finishes in the final part of the 2010 MotoGP world championship.  The Spaniard has had a tough rookie campaign in the premier class but has...

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  • Rossi to undergo shoulder op

    15 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Rossi to undergo shoulder op

    Valentino Rossi is to have an operation on the shoulder he injured earlier this year in a motocross accident – according to an interview with Sky Italia. Rossi broke his tibia and fibula in a crash at...

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  • Scott Redding ready for Aragon

    15 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding ready for Aragon

    Scott Redding has insisted being in the right frame of mind to return to Moto2 action at the spectacular Motorland Aragon track in Spain this weekend. The 17-year-old British rider was involved in a...

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  • Ben Spies can win before end of 2010

    14 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ben Spies can win before end of 2010

    Ben Spies can win at least one of the remaining six MotoGP races remaining in his impressive rookie campaign. That’s the bold prediction of American legend Kevin Schwantz, who has worked closely with...

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  • Loris Capirossi ruled out of Aragon race

    13 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Loris Capirossi ruled out of Aragon race

    Loris Capirossi will miss this weekend’s Motorland Aragon MotoGP race having failed to recover from a hand injury suffered in Misano earlier this month. The veteran Italian severed a tendon in his...

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  • Fonsi Nieto relives Indy op nightmare

    13 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Fonsi Nieto relives Indy op nightmare

    Fonsi Nieto has revealed he wept uncontrollably after he nearly died following surgery in Indianapolis last month. The 31-year-old broke his left foot in a Moto2 qualifying crash in Indianapolis but...

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  • Honda move no distraction, says Casey Stoner

    10 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Honda move no distraction, says Casey Stoner

    Casey Stoner has scoffed at suggestions that his early decision to sign for Honda has been prime factor in his failure to win a race in almost a year. The Australian agreed to quit Ducati and move to...

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  • India set for MotoGP in 2012

    10 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    India could be added to the 2012 MotoGP world championship calendar. A new circuit in Greater Noida has been added to the 2011 Formula One calendar subject to homologation. And bosses at the Jaypee Group Circuit are also keen to host a MotoGP race in the future and could be on the calendar as early as 2012 – the first season for the new 1000cc four-stroke rules. International Race Teams...

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  • Motegi deadline for 2011 Moto2 entries

    10 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Motegi deadline for 2011 Moto2 entries

    Teams wishing to participate in the 2011 Moto2 world championship will have to apply for their places by the start of next month’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. The 250cc...

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  • Factories reject more winter testing

    10 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Factories reject more winter testing

    Plans to test in Jerez and Phillip Island during the 2011 MotoGP pre-season have been thrown out by the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association. Proposals submitted last month in Brno saw an...

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  • Parents and team pay tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

    09 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Parents and team pay tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

    The grief stricken parents and Moto2 team of Shoya Tomizawa have issued a statement paying tribute to the talented Japanese rider. The 19-year was fatally injured in a three-rider incident during last...

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  • Nicky Hayden aims to justify new Ducati deal

    09 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Nicky Hayden aims to justify new Ducati deal

    Nicky Hayden aims to prove the doubters wrong after he recently inked a new two-year deal with Ducati. The 2006 world champion will partner Valentino Rossi in Ducati’s factory squad for 2011 and...

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  • Valentino Rossi tests at Motorland Aragon

    08 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi tests at Motorland Aragon

    Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi has been riding a production Yamaha R1 to familiarise himself with the new Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain today. The new track will host its first MotoGP...

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  • Toni Elias to get LCR Honda chance?

    08 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Toni Elias to get LCR Honda chance?

    Toni Elias and Alex de Angelis could be thrown a MotoGP lifeline if Randy de Puniet joins Suzuki’s factory squad in 2011. LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello is waiting to find out if de Puniet will quit...

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  • Loris Capirossi silent on Aragon return

    08 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Loris Capirossi silent on Aragon return

    Loris Capirossi has made no mention of his chances of being fit for the Motorland Aragon MotoGP race after a successful operation on his badly damaged right little finger. The veteran Italian is a...

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  • Shoya Tomizawa

    07 September 2010 by Tom Taylor

    I just wanted to use your site and publication to pass on my thoughts and simpathies to the family, friends and team members of Shoya Tomizawa. Although I have never even ridden pillion on a motorbike I have enjoyed watching most forms of motorsports for as long as I care to remember, Moto 2 this season - in my opiniton has been the most exciting, unpredictable and fiercley contested form of...

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  • Shoya Tomizawa had signed 2011 deal in Misano

    07 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Shoya Tomizawa had signed 2011 deal in Misano

    Shoya Tomizawa had signed a new Moto2 contract for 2011 just hours before he was tragically killed in a crash during the Misano Grand Prix. The emerging Japanese talent had agreed to stay with the...

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  • MotoGP pays tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

    06 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    MotoGP pays tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

    The MotoGP world has paid tribute to Shoya Tomizawa after the Japanese rider was fatally injured in a crash during Sunday’s Misano Moto2 race. He was fighting for his first podium finish since the...

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  • Shoya Tomizawa death stuns Alex de Angelis

    06 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Shoya Tomizawa death stuns Alex de Angelis

    Alex de Angelis has spoken of his shock and sadness after he was involved in a sickening Moto2 crash at Misano yesterday that killed Shoya Tomizawa. The Italian hit Tomizawa after the Japanese rider...

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  • Scott Redding escapes serious injury

    06 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding escapes serious injury

    British rider Scott Redding escaped serious injury in the horrific Moto2 crash in Misano yesterday that claimed the life of emerging Japanese star Shoya Tomizawa. Tomizawa lost control of his Suter...

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  • Cal Crutchlow signs Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP deal

    05 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Cal Crutchlow signs Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP deal

    British rider Cal Crutchlow has signed a two-year MotoGP deal with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad. As MCN first reported over a month ago, the 24-year-old will join Herve Poncharal’s French-based...

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  • Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa strolls to easy win

    05 September 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa strolls to easy win

    Dani Pedrosa claimed a routine start-to-finish victory in another uninspiring MotoGP race at the Misano circuit this afternoon. Pedrosa romped to his second win in a week with a crushing fourth win of...

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