MotoGP (November 2011)

  • Aspar confirms Aprilia deal for 2012

    28 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Aspar confirms Aprilia deal for 2012

    Spain’s high-profile Aspar squad has officially confirmed it plans to race in the 2012 MotoGP world championship with an Aprilia RSV4-powered 1000cc project. The team has also confirmed the signing of...

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  • Gone, but never forgotten

    25 November 2011 by Russell Hunter

    Gone, but never forgotten

    British GP, Silverstone 2011. I was cold, I was wet and felt a touch miserable. Then, coming down the Wellington Straight was a white screaming blur. The rider's head was down, his throttle was wide...

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  • Scott Redding remains on top in Jerez

    25 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding remains on top in Jerez

    Scott Redding continued his fast form at the Jerez Moto2 test yesterday when he remained on top of the timesheets at the end of the second day. The 18-year-old matched his best lap of 1.42.9 set on...

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  • Colin Edwards makes Suter/BMW debut

    24 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Colin Edwards makes Suter/BMW debut

    Colin Edwards made a low-key debut on the Suter/BMW 1000cc MotoGP bike in Jerez yesterday when he ended the opening day one second slower than Scott Redding’s fastest Moto2 pace. The vastly...

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  • Tribute to Marco Simoncelli

    22 November 2011 by pencilking

    Tribute to Marco Simoncelli

    After the tragic accident in Sepang I was contacted by a large number of people asking if I would be producing a painting of Marco as a tribute to him. My first thought after the event was “I never...

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  • Colin Edwards set for Suter/BMW debut

    22 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Colin Edwards set for Suter/BMW debut

    Colin Edwards will get his first chance to understand the performance potential of the new Suter/BMW 1000cc machine when he makes his debut for the Forward Racing squad in Jerez tomorrow...

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  • Stefan Bradl: “I had to take this chance”

    21 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Stefan Bradl: “I had to take this chance”

    Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl said the chance to move to MotoGP on a two-year deal with the LCR Honda squad was simply too good to turn down. Bradl’s dream of switching to MotoGP in 2012 appeared...

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  • Suzuki boss speaks on MotoGP withdrawal

    18 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Suzuki boss speaks on MotoGP withdrawal

    Suzuki MotoGP boss Paul Denning has spoken of his disappointment at the Japanese factory’s decision to withdraw from MotoGP until at least the 2014 world championship campaign. Suzuki Motor...

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  • Suzuki confirms MotoGP withdrawal

    18 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Suzuki confirms MotoGP withdrawal

    Suzuki has officially announced it has withdrawn from the MotoGP world championship with immediate affect, ending months of speculation about the future of the Japanese factory squad. A short...

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  • Brake protectors now mandatory in MotoGP

    17 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Brake protectors now mandatory in MotoGP

    Every machine racing in all three classes in next year’s MotoGP world championship must be fitted with a brake protector to try and prevent accidents similar to the multi-rider pile-up at the first...

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  • Scott Redding impressed with Kalex chassis

    17 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding impressed with Kalex chassis

    British rider Scott Redding produced an impressive performance on the new Kalex chassis he will race in the 2012 Moto2 world championship at the start of a three-day test in Valencia yesterday. The...

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  • Ducati happy with testing rule boost

    11 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati happy with testing rule boost

    New testing regulations for MotoGP will help Ducati try and bridge the gap to Japanese rivals Honda and Yamaha, according to the Bologna factory’s technical guru Filippo Preziosi. MotoGP bosses have...

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  • First pic: Alvaro Bautista tests Gresini Honda

    09 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    First pic: Alvaro Bautista tests Gresini Honda

    Alvaro Bautista has made his debut for the Gresini Honda squad at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia this morning. The Spaniard has moved to the Italian squad after confirming he was leaving Suzuki...

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  • Alvaro Bautista leaves Suzuki

    09 November 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Alvaro Bautista leaves Suzuki

    Alvaro Bautista seems certain to move to the San Carlo Gresini Honda squad in 2012 after Suzuki confirmed in Valencia today that the former 125GP world champion has left the Japanese factory. Suzuki...

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