MotoGP (March 2011)

  • Ducati to revamp GP11 for Valentino Rossi

    31 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati to revamp GP11 for Valentino Rossi

    Ducati is working on a major re-design of its factory GP11 bike after being told by Valentino Rossi the current version isn’t competitive enough to win MotoGP races. The Italian was only seventh in...

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  • Dani Pedrosa to undergo shoulder surgery

    31 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Dani Pedrosa to undergo shoulder surgery

    Dani Pedrosa has suffered a fresh injury nightmare having been told the on-going left shoulder problem he suffered last October requires further surgery. The Repsol Honda rider suffered a recurrence...

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  • Ben Spies looking to close gap to Honda

    29 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Ben Spies looking to close gap to Honda

    Ben Spies has targeted a closer challenge to Honda's early season dominance ahead of the second round of the 2011 MotoGP world championship in Jerez this weekend. The Texan finished the season's...

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  • Electronics boom impresses John Hopkins

    29 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Electronics boom impresses John Hopkins

    John Hopkins has hailed the development of electronics in MotoGP as he prepares to make a shock premier class comeback in Spain this weekend. The American will ride injured Alvaro Bautista's factory...

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  • Randy de Puniet's girlfriend goes green

    29 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Randy de Puniet's girlfriend goes green

    Lauren Vickers, the top model girlfriend of French MotoGP star Randy de Puniet, has thrown her weight and most of her clothes behind the Pramac Ducati squad's environmentally friendly initiative for...

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  • Casey Stoner not writing Rossi off yet

    24 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner not writing Rossi off yet

    Casey Stoner said it would be foolish to write off Valentino Rossi as a potential title contender after just one race of the 2011 MotoGP world championship. The Australian made a dream start to his...

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  • Ben Spies confident in Yamaha potential

    23 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Ben Spies confident in Yamaha potential

    Ben Spies says he’s confident in the potential of the 2011 factory Yamaha YZR-M1 machine after he started the new season with a low-key sixth place in Qatar. Despite a pre-race declaration that he’d...

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  • Yuki Takahashi reveals earthquake escape

    23 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Yuki Takahashi reveals earthquake escape

    Yuki Takahashi has spoken of the moment he feared his car would roll over when he was caught up in the devastating Japanese earthquake earlier this month. The Gresini Moriwaki Moto2 rider was just...

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  • Phillip Island wins date change battle

    23 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Phillip Island wins date change battle

    Valentino Rossi lost another battle in Qatar last weekend after it was confirmed the Australian MotoGP race will remain in its traditional October slot on the calendar. Rossi has tirelessly campaigned...

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  • MotoGP unites to help Japan

    22 March 2011

    MotoGP unites to help Japan

    To support those affected by the recent earthquake in Japan, the MotoGP community has produced a special shirt signed by all 17 MotoGP riders, with the message 'We are for Japan'. The shirt will be...

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  • Crutchlow in Qatar

    21 March 2011 by Michael Harris

    Crutchlow in Qatar

    Qatar GP 2011 - Very relaxed, Cal & family met me on their way to the paddock. His dad kindly took the pic!

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow fights for top ten

    21 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Qatar MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow fights for top ten

    Cal Crutchlow put up a tremendous fight for a top ten finish in his MotoGP debut at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar last night. The British rider was in close pursuit of the battle for ninth...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Stoner takes first win on Honda

    20 March 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Stoner takes first win on Honda

    Repsol Honda new boy Casey Stoner topped off a perfect weekend at Qatar by taking victory in the first MotoGP race of 2011. Team-mate Dani Pedrosa got the holeshot, only for Stoner to take the lead...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Bradl romps to Moto2 victory

    20 March 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Bradl romps to Moto2 victory

    German Stefan Bradl took his second ever victory in Qatar today after dominating from the very first corner. Andrea Iannone finished second after fighting his way through the field due to a poor...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Terol takes 125GP victory

    20 March 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Terol takes 125GP victory

    Nico Terol continued his dominance of the 125GP class by taking victory at the first race in Qatar by over seven seconds. Sandro Cortese took second place ahead of Sergio Gadea on the Blusens...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow faster than Rossi

    20 March 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Qatar MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow faster than Rossi

    Cal Crutchlow produced arguably the performance of the night in Qatar this evening when he qualified in eighth position for his MotoGP debut. The British rider shrugged off the non-stop pain from a...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Bradl on pole for Moto2 race

    19 March 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Bradl on pole for Moto2 race

    Stefan Bradl will start from pole position in the Moto2 race tomorrow ahead of rookie Marc Marquez. Thomas Luthi, Yuki Takahashi and Jules Cluzel round out the top five. Moto2 newcomer Bradley Smith...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Stoner starts from pole

    19 March 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Stoner starts from pole

    Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner will start the first race of the 2011 season on pole after setting the fastest time during qualifying today. Team-mate Dani Pedrosa was the only other rider who...

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