MotoGP (October 2011)

  • Jorge Lorenzo in fitness fight for Valencia

    31 October 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Jorge Lorenzo in fitness fight for Valencia

    Former MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will make a last-minute decision on whether to race in the final round of 2011 in Valencia this weekend. The 2010 world champion is continuing his recovery...

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  • Marco - 2010

    30 October 2011 by Tracey Fisher

    Marco - 2010

    My husband and I met Marco at the Riders for Health charity day at Silverstone in 2010. As you can see he was feeling the cold, even though it was a nice sunny June day in Britain. Great memories, and...

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  • Meeting Marco in 2007

    28 October 2011 by Nicki Hill

    Meeting Marco in 2007

    I met Marco in 2007 during his 250GP days. The pits were empty and whilst patrolling up and down I saw his lovely barnet! I made a bee line for him. He was so gracious and sweet. I asked if it...

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  • Colin Edwards ruled out of Valencia race

    28 October 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Colin Edwards ruled out of Valencia race

    Colin Edwards will miss the final race of the 2011 MotoGP world championship in Valencia next weekend while he recovers from injuries sustained in a tragic accident in Sepang that left popular Italian...

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  • Marco before winning the 250 race at Indy

    27 October 2011 by Scott Schaefer

    Marco before winning the 250 race at Indy

    This is me with Marco at Indianapolis in 2009, at the time I was already a fan of his but I was amazed at how genuinely interested he was to meet fans. He took his time with all of us and didn't rush,...

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  • Marco - A true legend

    27 October 2011 by Kirsty

    My husband and I met Marco earlier this year when He visited the Dainese store in Manchester during summer break. He was wonderful and so sweet to everyone. I fell in love with Marco from the minute I saw him racing in 2009 in the 250cc championship. I thought his style and charisma was second to none. I named him my fluffy puppy, and when I met him in Manchester, I had pre-written a note telling...

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  • My Fiancé and Marco Simoncelli

    26 October 2011 by Mark Hawley

    My Fiancé and Marco Simoncelli

    I’d been watching Marco for a few years in 250s, then into MotoGP and liked his combative style. We met him for the first time in Catalunya 2010, when my fiancé fell in love with him! Picture 1. We...

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  • Tributes to Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011

    26 October 2011 by MCN

    Tributes to Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011

    MCN users, racers and biking celebrities have been leaving their tributes to Marco Simoncelli after the Italian passed away after an accident at the Malaysian MotoGP. MCN was swamped with race fans...

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  • Simoncelli at Laguna Seca

    25 October 2011 by debbie falero

    Simoncelli at Laguna Seca

    I met Marco at Laguna Seca this year - what a wonderful person. We have lost a champion but as it's been said there is a bright star looking down on us. RIP #58

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  • God's Speed Marco

    25 October 2011 by whiteysj

    God's Speed Marco

    I followed Marco through his career and what a talent and a fantastic guy he was. He always gave his all and never gave in to his critics - he rode his race the way he wanted to and gave many of...

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  • HRC stunned by Marco Simoncelli death

    24 October 2011 by Matthew Birt

    HRC stunned by Marco Simoncelli death

    HRC Vice-President Shuhei Nakamoto has spoken of his shock and sadness after factory Honda rider Marco Simoncelli died as a result of a second lap crash in yesterday’s Malaysian MotoGP race at the...

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  • Honda trio pay tribute to Marco Simoncelli

    24 October 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Honda trio pay tribute to Marco Simoncelli

    New MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have paid tribute to fellow factory Honda rider Marco Simoncelli after the Italian passed away following a horrific crash in...

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  • MotoGP paddock pays tribute to Simoncelli

    24 October 2011 by Ped Baker

    MotoGP paddock pays tribute to Simoncelli

    MotoGP riders, managers and teams have been paying tribute to Marco Simoncelli, the charismatic and talented rider who was tragically killed at the Malaysian MotoGP on Sunday. The Italian was seen as...

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  • Sepang MotoGP: Vinales takes 125GP win

    23 October 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Sepang MotoGP: Vinales takes 125GP win

    Paris Hilton Racing rider Maverick Vinales took his third victory of the season after championship leader Nicolas Terol made a mistake on the final lap, meaning the last ever 125GP championship will...

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  • Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to brave pain

    22 October 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to brave pain

    Battered and bruised Ben Spies has vowed to ride through the pain barrier in tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix after he experienced another physically punishing day at the Sepang circuit. The Texan is...

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  • Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner targets 10th win

    22 October 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner targets 10th win

    Casey Stoner is confident he can overcome Repsol Honda team-mates Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso to claim a 10th win of 2011 in tomorrow’s Sepang MotoGP race. Repsol Honda took a clean sweep of the...

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  • Sepang MotoGP: Luthi takes first Moto2 pole

    22 October 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Sepang MotoGP: Luthi takes first Moto2 pole

    Interwetten rider Thomas Luthi has secured his first Moto2 pole position, beating title hopeful Stefan Bradl at the Sepang circuit. Stefan Bradl and Michel Pirro complete the front row in second and...

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  • Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa storms to pole

    22 October 2011 by Liam Marsden

    Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa storms to pole

    Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow's race from pole position despite crashing on only his fifth lap during qualifying. Pedrosa heads a Repsol Honda front row, with Casey Stoner and...

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