MotoGP (January 2010)

  • McCoy back in MotoGP with FB Corse

    31 January 2010 by Michael Guy

    McCoy back in MotoGP with FB Corse

    Garry McCoy will make a sensational return to the Grand Prix paddock where he made his name after signing a two-year deal to ride for FB Corse in MotoGP. MCN can confirm that the 37 year old...

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  • Tech 3 boss confident in Moto2 line-up

    29 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Tech 3 boss confident in Moto2 line-up

    Tech 3 Moto2 boss Herve Poncharal believes Yuki Takahashi and Raffaele de Rosa will be strong contenders for victories in the new 600cc four-stroke world championship in 2010. The pair completed a...

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  • Positive test for Tech 3 Moto2 in Valencia

    29 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Positive test for Tech 3 Moto2 in Valencia

    Despite poor weather ruining two out of three scheduled test days at the Valencia circuit in Spain, the Tech 3 squad was still happy with an encouraging performance from its new Moto2 contender this...

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  • Bradley Smith heads 27-strong 125GP grid

    27 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Bradley Smith heads 27-strong 125GP grid

    Bradley Smith will start the 2010 125GP world championship campaign as clear pre-season favourite after a 27-rider grid was unveiled today. Smith, who became Britain’s most successful rider since...

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  • Scott Redding ponders tough Moto2 field

    27 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding ponders tough Moto2 field

    Scott Redding will face five riders who raced in MotoGP last season and three world 125GP champions in what promises to be a fiercely fought inaugural Moto2 600cc series in 2010. Toni Elias, Alex de...

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  • 2010 MotoGP entry list released

    27 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    2010 MotoGP entry list released

    As expected, only 17 riders will start the 2010 MotoGP world championship with all eyes on the hugely anticipated title scrap between Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Dani...

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  • Dani Pedrosa looks to cut out mistakes

    26 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Dani Pedrosa looks to cut out mistakes

    Dani Pedrosa has admitted he will need to cut out costly errors if he is to claim an elusive MotoGP crown in 2010. The Spaniard has failed to seriously challenge for the premier class campaign in his...

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  • Jerry Burgess hails Yamaha YZR-M1 machine

    26 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Jerry Burgess hails Yamaha YZR-M1 machine

    Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 MotoGP machine will be remembered as one of the greatest bikes in racing history, according to Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess. Burgess and Rossi transformed the...

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  • Valentino Rossi impresses in Ferrari F1 test

    22 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi impresses in Ferrari F1 test

    Rain and fog couldn’t prevent Valentino Rossi from showing his prowess on four wheels as the Italian bike legend ended a two-day test session in a 2008 Ferrari F1 car thrilled with his pace. Rossi,...

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  • Debon to ride British-built FTR in Moto2

    22 January 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Debon to ride British-built FTR in Moto2

    FTR Moto will supply machinery to the Motor Sport 69 Team of Spanish rider Alex Debon for his campaign in the inaugural Moto2 World Championship in 2010. Debon will race the M210 in the 17-round...

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  • No New Year weight loss for Hiroshi Aoyama

    21 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    No New Year weight loss for Hiroshi Aoyama

    While millions of people embark on a weight loss regime for the New Year, reigning 250GP world champion Hiroshi Aoyama is looking to do the opposite. The Japanese rider has embarked on a rigorous...

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  • Suter MMX: the most popular bike in Moto2

    21 January 2010 by Guy Procter

    Suter MMX: the most popular bike in Moto2

    A third of the bikes taking part in Moto2 could be Suter MMXs, the provisional list of entries reveals. The Swiss firm – which built Kawasaki’s MotoGP chassis and will supply slipper clutches to the...

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  • Video: Inmotec MotoGP bike on track

    21 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    This is the new Inmotec MotoGP machine seen in track testing recently in Spain. The Spanish V4 800cc contender was ridden by test rider Ivan Silva and has now completed 12 successful days of testing as Inmotec still hopes to be part of the MotoGP world championship in 2010 with selected wild card appearances. Test rider Silva said: “The engine is very powerful and very easy to ride. This is very...

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  • Casey Stoner wants to stay at Ducati

    20 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner wants to stay at Ducati

    Casey Stoner has given Ducati a massive boost ahead of the 2010 MotoGP world championship by stating he has no intention of quitting the Bologna factory when his current contract expires. The...

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  • Size doesn’t matter, says Ben Spies

    19 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Size doesn’t matter, says Ben Spies

    Ben Spies reckons he’s calmed his apprehension about being too heavy to be a serious contender in MotoGP in 2010. The reigning World Superbike champion weighs in at 70kg and will be one of the...

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  • Loris in Belfast

    18 January 2010 by jamie46rossi

    Loris in Belfast

    Guess who I bumped into last Friday (15/01/10) in Belfast. Non other than MotoGP legend Lori Capirossi!

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  • Toni Elias confirms Gresini Moto2 ride

    18 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Toni Elias confirms Gresini Moto2 ride

    Spaniard Toni Elias will join the new Moto2 world championship in 2010, riding a Moriwaki machine for Fausto Gresini’s squad. The 2006 Estoril MotoGP winner, who tested the Moriwaki MD600 machine in...

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  • Casey Stoner feeling relaxed for title assault

    18 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner feeling relaxed for title assault

    After an injury and surgery free winter, Australian rider Casey Stoner believes he’s much more relaxed and ready for a serious assault on the 2010 MotoGP world championship crown. Stoner has been...

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  • Valentino Rossi treated for appendix problem

    15 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi treated for appendix problem

    Valentino Rossi won’t require surgery after undergoing treatment for an inflamed appendix in Italy yesterday (Thursday). The nine-times world champion, who is bidding for a third successive MotoGP...

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  • John Hopkins’ MotoGP return in doubt

    15 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    John Hopkins’ MotoGP return in doubt

    Hopes that John Hopkins will make a shock return to the MotoGP world championship in 2010 appear to be fading fast. It has been rumoured for several weeks that Hopkins was poised to make a premier...

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  • Ducati boss talks about 2010 GP bike

    13 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati boss talks about 2010 GP bike

    Ducati race boss Claudio Domenicali has given some insight into the significant changes made to the Bologna factory’s new GP10 MotoGP challenger. The new bike was officially unveiled today at Ducati’s...

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  • Ducati unveil 2010 MotoGP contender

    13 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati unveil 2010 MotoGP contender

    This is the bike Ducati hopes will end Yamaha’s recent domination of the MotoGP world championship in 2010. The GP10 was officially rolled out at Ducati’s 2010 team launch at the spectacular Italian...

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  • Valentino Rossi set for Ferrari F1 test

    13 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi set for Ferrari F1 test

    Valentino Rossi will be back behind the wheel of a Ferrari Formula One car next week. The reigning MotoGP world champion will get a two-day run out in an older version of Ferrari’s F1 car at the...

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  • Interwetten squad unveil Moto2 plan

    13 January 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Interwetten squad unveil Moto2 plan

    Hiroshi Aoyama’s Interwetten Honda MotoGP squad has announced it will also contest the new Moto2 600cc four-stroke world championship in 2010. The new squad will run former world 125GP champion Thomas...

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  • Kev Coghlan rides FTR in Spanish Moto2 ride

    13 January 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Kev Coghlan rides FTR in Spanish Moto2 ride

    Spanish and European Supersport champion Kev Coghlan is racing in Spain again this year with the title-winning Joe Darcy team – but is switching to ride in the national Moto2 championship on a...

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