MotoGP (May 2010)

  • Ben Spies: ‘I have to earn factory chance’

    28 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ben Spies: ‘I have to earn factory chance’

    Ben Spies reckons he’s still got to show Yamaha he’s worthy of a seat alongside Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo in 2011. The Texan has a two-year deal with Yamaha and has been heavily linked with a...

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  • Yamaha target new Jorge Lorenzo deal

    27 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Yamaha target new Jorge Lorenzo deal

    Yamaha has insisted it intends to keep current MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo and Italian star Valentino Rossi together in its factory line-up in 2011. The future of both Lorenzo and...

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  • Ducati plot Jorge Lorenzo swoop

    26 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati plot Jorge Lorenzo swoop

    Ducati will turn to Jorge Lorenzo if Casey Stoner drops a bombshell and signs a factory Honda deal for 2011. Bologna factory management confirmed to MCN that Spaniard Lorenzo has already been...

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  • Hard work paying off, says Nicky Hayden

    26 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Hard work paying off, says Nicky Hayden

    Nicky Hayden says he is finally reaping the reward for all his hard work in trying to be a success for Ducati. The popular American had a wretched debut season with the Bologna factory where he...

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  • Rumours won’t affect Honda pair

    26 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Rumours won’t affect Honda pair

    Honda has denied incessant rumours linking the Japanese factory with a double swoop for Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo is having a negative impact on its current line-up. Speculation is rife that Dani...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo toasts dominant win

    25 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Jorge Lorenzo toasts dominant win

    Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo hailed his French MotoGP success after he demolished Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi with a second successive premier class win. Lorenzo stalked his more experienced...

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  • Valentino Rossi settles for second

    25 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi settles for second

    Valentino Rossi conceded he was powerless to prevent Jorge Lorenzo from romping to a dominant victory in Sunday’s French MotoGP race at the iconic Le Mans track. The Italian led for 12 of the 28-laps,...

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  • Casey Stoner reflects on costly crash

    25 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner reflects on costly crash

    Casey Stoner’s MotoGP title hopes suffered a crushing blow in Le Mans after the Australian crashed out for the second time in three races. Stoner's latest mistake came on the third lap of the French...

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  • Nicky Hayden fourth again

    25 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Nicky Hayden fourth again

    Nicky Hayden claimed fourth place for the third time this season in Le Mans to continue his impressive start to 2010. Fourth on the first lap after sweeping by factory Ducati team-mate Casey Stoner,...

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  • Rear brake issue costs Dani Pedrosa

    25 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Rear brake issue costs Dani Pedrosa

    A rear brake problem cost Dani Pedrosa a chance to celebrate his 150th Grand Prix in style at the Le Mans circuit in France. The Spaniard looked certain to claim his 40th MotoGP podium finish when he...

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  • Andrea Dovizioso delighted with third

    25 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Andrea Dovizioso delighted with third

    Andrea Dovizioso was in jubilant mood after he exacted revenge on Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa to claim third place in the French MotoGP race. A year ago Dovizioso lost third on the final...

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  • Ben Spies baffled by crash

    25 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Ben Spies baffled by crash

    American rider Ben Spies admitted he could not explain the cause of the crash that saw him fail to finish a second successive MotoGP race in 2010 at Le Mans. The Texan was running in 11th position...

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  • Le Mans MotoGP: Ben Spies happy with eighth

    21 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Le Mans MotoGP: Ben Spies happy with eighth

    Ben Spies wasted no time in mastering the iconic Le Mans circuit after he ended opening practice in an encouraging eighth place. The Texan clocked a best time of 1.35.291 to finish just 0.889s slower...

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  • Big four cautious on 2011 talk

    21 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Big four cautious on 2011 talk

    Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa have faced a barrage of questions about their future plans in Le Mans. But all of them have adopted a cautious approach when discussing...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo targets new Yamaha deal

    20 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Jorge Lorenzo targets new Yamaha deal

    MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo has again insisted he intends to race with Yamaha in 2011. The Spaniard has already been strongly linked with a big money move to Ducati’s factory team...

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  • Casey Stoner confident for Le Mans

    19 May 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner confident for Le Mans

    Former world champion Casey Stoner is confident he can kickstart his 2010 MotoGP world title challenge in Le Mans this weekend.  Stoner has yet to score a podium in the opening two races and the...

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