MotoGP (March 2010)

  • Ducati boss: ‘I see a new Casey Stoner’

    31 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati boss: ‘I see a new Casey Stoner’

    Ducati boss Vittoriano Guareschi believes Casey Stoner is a transformed character after the trials and tribulations of a tough 2009. The Australian rider had to miss three races last season while he...

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  • Pressure on Jorge Lorenzo to win MotoGP crown

    31 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Pressure on Jorge Lorenzo to win MotoGP crown

    Jorge Lorenzo will be under immense pressure to deliver his first MotoGP world crown in 2010, according to Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio. The Spaniard is poised to start his third...

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  • Alvaro Bautista adjusts to MotoGP electronics

    31 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Alvaro Bautista adjusts to MotoGP electronics

    Suzuki rookie Alvaro Bautista reckons he’s making big progress in understanding the high level of influence that electronics have in MotoGP. The former world 125GP champion and 250GP title contender...

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  • Scott Redding buoyant after final Moto2 test

    30 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding buoyant after final Moto2 test

    Scott Redding’s confidence rocketed after he ended the final Moto2 test in Jerez with the fourth quickest time. The British teenager, who was second fastest on day two, ended with a best time of...

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  • Ben Spies targets improved early race speed

    29 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ben Spies targets improved early race speed

    Ben Spies reckons he still needs to improve his speed on new Bridgestone tyres as his eagerly anticipated first full season in MotoGP draws closer. Spies has impressed throughout the winter testing...

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  • Scott Redding’s 2010 Moto2 bike revealed

    29 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding’s 2010 Moto2 bike revealed

    This is the first look at Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing machine painted in full livery for the new Moto2 world championship in 2010. Unveiled at the Jerez circuit in Spain, Redding is currently...

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  • Scott Redding storms Jerez Moto2 test

    29 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding storms Jerez Moto2 test

    Scott Redding’s hopes of making an immediate impression in the new Moto2 world championship were boosted when he ended the second day of testing in Jerez yesterday with the second fastest time. The...

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  • Alvaro Bautista happy with Suzuki move

    29 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Alvaro Bautista happy with Suzuki move

    When Alvaro Bautista signed a deal to join Suzuki’s struggling factory MotoGP squad, many questioned the wisdom of his choice. Suzuki had its worst premier class campaign since 2004 last year and...

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  • Mika Kallio confident in new Ducati motor

    26 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Mika Kallio confident in new Ducati motor

    Mika Kallio is confident Ducati’s impressive new GP10 motor will help the Finn establish himself a consistent top ten finisher in MotoGP this year. Ducati has rolled out a smoother Big Bang engine...

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  • 2010 Tech 3 Yamaha line-up is best ever

    26 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    2010 Tech 3 Yamaha line-up is best ever

    Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal reckons his 2010 all-American squad featuring Colin Edwards and Ben Spies is the strongest he’s ever fielded. The French team boss is confident of another...

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  • Bradley Smith targets 125 success

    26 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Bradley Smith targets 125 success

    British teenager Bradley Smith reckons he’s ready and better prepared than ever to mount a serious assault on the world 125GP crown in 2010. Smith’s Aspar Aprilia squad was unveiled in Spain earlier...

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  • Casey Stoner admits diet worry

    25 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner admits diet worry

    Former MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has admitted that sticking religiously to a diet free from lactose is proving a tough challenge ahead of the new premier class campaign.   ...

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  • Ducati boss hails new engine performance

    24 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati boss hails new engine performance

    Ducati boss Vittoriano Guareschi has hailed the performance of the Bologna factory’s new Big Bang GP10 motor after Casey Stoner topped the timesheets at the final winter test in Qatar last...

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  • Suzuki boss praises winter testing effort

    23 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Suzuki boss praises winter testing effort

    With only two bikes on the grid and one of those being ridden by an inexperienced rookie, it’s perhaps fair to say the busiest rider in winter testing has been veteran Italian Loris Capirossi. With...

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  • Casey Stoner ends 2010 pre-season on top

    20 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner ends 2010 pre-season on top

    Casey Stoner ended Valentino Rossi’s domination of the 2010 MotoGP pre-season campaign with an impressive display on Ducati’s factory GP10 machine in Qatar tonight.  The Aussie slashed 0.4s off...

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  • Hungary off MotoGP calendar again

    18 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Hungary off MotoGP calendar again

    The Hungarian round of the 2010 MotoGP world championship at the Balatonring has been cancelled for a second successive year. Due to take place on September 19 and be the 14th round of this year’s...

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  • Julian Simon impresses in Ducati MotoGP test

    18 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Julian Simon impresses in Ducati MotoGP test

    Reigning world 125GP champion Julian Simon has produced an eye-catching performance in Jerez after making a shock debut on Ducati’s GP10 test bike. With Ducati’s test rider Franco Battaini sidelined...

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  • FB Corse to enter MotoGP in Jerez

    18 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    FB Corse to enter MotoGP in Jerez

    The new FB Corse squad claims to have been given approval to start racing in the 2010 MotoGP world championship from the third round in Jerez. The three-cylinder project has been given the green light...

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  • Satellite Ducati boss demands big improvement

    17 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Satellite Ducati boss demands big improvement

    Pramac Ducati boss Paolo Campinoti has said he expects significantly better results in 2010 from Finn Mika Kallio and Spanish rookie Aleix Espargaro. Campinoti branded a tough 2009 as one of the worst...

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  • Pramac Ducati goes green for 2010

    17 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Pramac Ducati goes green for 2010

    The Pramac Ducati squad has gone all eco-friendly for the 2010 MotoGP world championship having unveiled its new paintscheme for Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargaro in Qatar today. Instead of its...

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  • Anthony West and MZ given Moto2 lifeline

    17 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Anthony West and MZ given Moto2 lifeline

    Former factory Kawasaki MotoGP rider Anthony West will contest the inaugural Moto2 world championship in 2010. The Aussie has been given clearance to ride in the 250cc two-stroke replacement class...

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