MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • Casey Stoner memories: Colin Edwards

    06 January 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner memories: Colin Edwards

    In the final part of MCN’s exclusive series of Stoner memories Colin Edwards recalls a side to the Aussie few seldom see in the immediate aftermath of the tragic accident in Sepang last year that...

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  • Casey Stoner memories: Lucio Cecchinello

    05 January 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner memories: Lucio Cecchinello

    In the sixth part of MCN’s exclusive series of Stoner memories, Lucio Cecchinello, who gave Stoner his first Grand Prix ride and big break into MotoGP in 2006, talks about their time together. “We...

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  • Casey Stoner memories: Jerry Burgess

    04 January 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner memories: Jerry Burgess

    In the fifth part of MCN’s exclusive series of Stoner memories, Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess gives his thoughts on his no-nonsense compatriot. “I think we all know Casey is...

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  • Casey Stoner memories: Livio Suppo

    03 January 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner memories: Livio Suppo

    In the fourth part of MCN’s exclusive series of Stoner memories, Livio Suppo, who signed Stoner for Ducati at the end of 2006 and then worked with him at HRC, shares his thoughts. “I think his Phillip...

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  • Casey Stoner memories: Chris Richardson

    02 January 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner memories: Chris Richardson

    In the third part of MCN’s exclusive series of Stoner memories, Stoner’s former LCR mechanic Chris Richardson recalls his first encounter with the supremely talented Aussie. “My first year with Lucio...

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  • Casey Stoner memories: Andy Dawson

    01 January 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner memories: Andy Dawson

    In the second part of MCN’s exclusive series of Stoner memories, Ohlins suspension technician Andy Dawson, who worked with the Australian throughout his MotoGP career at Ducati and Honda, recalls his...

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  • Casey Stoner memories: Vittoriano Guareschi

    31 December 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Casey Stoner memories: Vittoriano Guareschi

    2012 marked the end of an era when double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner hung up his leathers after finishing third in the Valencia race in November. The Australian– widely acclaimed as one of the...

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  • 2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – VALENCIA

    30 December 2012 by Matthew Birt

    2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – VALENCIA

    It’s rarer than rocking horse manure to see a rider win a Grand Prix having started from the pit lane and rare to witness a rider charge from the back of the grid to claim victory. So for both to...

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  • 2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – BRNO

    27 December 2012 by Matthew Birt

    2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – BRNO

    MotoGP has often been accused of being about as entertaining as watching hair grow, but there were still reminders in 2012 of why we all fell in love with motorcycle racing. The new 250cc four-stroke...

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  • 2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – DUCATI DISASTER

    26 December 2012 by Matthew Birt

    2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – DUCATI DISASTER

    It’s the Valencia MotoGP test in November, 2010 and the wave of optimism sweeping through Ducati’s factory garage is so powerful it could almost knock you off your feet. Valentino Rossi has arrived to...

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  • 2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – CASEY STONER RETIRES

    23 December 2012 by Matthew Birt

    2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – CASEY STONER RETIRES

    When Casey Stoner won the Jerez and Estoril races to ignite the defence of his MotoGP crown, talk of his retirement was already filling plenty of column inches. The Aussie was at pains to deny the...

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  • 2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – CRUTCHLOW ON PODIUM

    22 December 2012 by Matthew Birt

    2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – CRUTCHLOW ON PODIUM

    A British rider on a MotoGP podium had become almost as rare as the sight of Halley’s Comet. A podium drought that stretched back to the British Grand Prix in 2000 was finally ended though when Cal...

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  • Yamaha expected to unveil new gearbox for 2013

    19 December 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Yamaha expected to unveil new gearbox for 2013

    Yamaha is expected to equip its factory YZR-M1 machine with a new seamless shift gearbox to aid Jorge Lorenzo in his quest to win the MotoGP world title for a third time in 2013. Honda and Ducati have...

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  • Jerry Burgess haunted by Ducati failure

    15 December 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Jerry Burgess haunted by Ducati failure

    Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess says he will be haunted to his grave by the Italian’s failure to be competitive enough to challenge for victories during a disastrous two-year stint with...

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  • Suzuki request MotoGP testing return

    11 December 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Suzuki request MotoGP testing return

    Suzuki have re-ignited claims of a 2014 MotoGP return as they today requested permission to partake in selected MotoGP official tests in 2013. The Japanese team, who left the championship for...

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  • Sepang to host two MotoGP races in future?

    30 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Sepang to host two MotoGP races in future?

    Sepang could host two MotoGP races in the near future in a bid to cash in on booming interest in South East Asian markets like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. MCN can reveal that Yamaha boss Lin...

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  • Stefan Bradl has birthday op to cure arm pump

    30 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Stefan Bradl has birthday op to cure arm pump

    Stefan Bradl’s 23rd birthday celebrations took place on a Barcelona hospital bed after the German underwent successful surgery to cure an arm pump issue that plagued him during an impressive rookie...

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  • Gino Rea set to stay in Moto2

    30 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Gino Rea set to stay in Moto2

    Gino Rea’s tough debut season in the ultra-competitive Moto2 class won't be his last, with the Londoner understood to have signed a 2013 deal with the new ESGP squad. Rea was missing from the...

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