MotoGP (November 2012)

  • 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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  • Michael Laverty to MotoGP in 2013

    28 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Michael Laverty to MotoGP in 2013

    As has been widely rumoured, Michael Laverty has been named on the provisional MotoGP entry list for 2013 in Paul Bird’s British-based squad. Laverty is entered on a PBM machine, which is expected to...

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  • 32-strong field for 2013 Moto3 battle

    28 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    32-strong field for 2013 Moto3 battle

    A 32-strong field, which includes British duo Danny Webb and John McPhee, will contest the second Moto3 world championship in 2013. Webb is down to ride a Suter Honda machine on the provisional entry...

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  • Bryan Staring lands Gresini CRT ride

    27 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Bryan Staring lands Gresini CRT ride

    Casey Stoner’s retirement from MotoGP hasn’t left the premier class without an Australian rider on the grid after Bryan Staring was confirmed as the surprise pick for the Gresini CRT ride. Staring...

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  • Marc Marquez tests 2013 Honda in Sepang

    27 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez tests 2013 Honda in Sepang

    Improved weather conditions at the Sepang track in Malaysia today enabled Marc Marquez to enjoy his most productive day on board Honda’s RC213V 1000cc MotoGP machine to date. The reigning Moto2 world...

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  • Marc Marquez foiled by rain again in Sepang

    26 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez foiled by rain again in Sepang

    After a rain-disrupted MotoGP debut in Valencia earlier this month, Marc Marquez was hoping for better luck with the weather at the start of a three-day private Honda test session at the Sepang track...

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  • Argentina dropped from 2013 MotoGP calendar

    23 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Argentina dropped from 2013 MotoGP calendar

    Argentina’s bid to be back on the MotoGP calendar next season for the first time since 1999 has been scuppered. The new Autodromo de Rio Hondo track was pencilled in to host round two of the 2013...

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  • Stefan Bradl flattered by Honda faith

    22 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Stefan Bradl flattered by Honda faith

    Stefan Bradl said it is a big honour to have signed a new MotoGP contract direct with HRC after impressing during his rookie season in 2012. The former Moto2 world champion didn’t finish out of the...

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  • Marc VDS miss out on Maverick Vinales

    19 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Marc VDS miss out on Maverick Vinales

    Maverick Vinales has rejected the chance to sign a long-term deal to race in Moto3 and Moto2 with Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing squad. After much behind-the-scenes manoeuvring and negotiating by...

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  • James Ellison gutted to lose MotoGP ride

    19 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    James Ellison gutted to lose MotoGP ride

    James Ellison admitted he was gutted not to get the chance to stay with the Paul Bird Motorsport CRT squad in MotoGP next season. The 31-year-old equalled his career best result of ninth in two out of...

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  • Valentino Rossi at Valencia

    17 November 2012 by John Howe

    Valentino Rossi at Valencia

    The final MotoGP round of 2012 was my first trip to Valencia. I thouroughly enjoyed it and they allow you to move about the grandstands throughout the weekend.  

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  • Cal Crutchlow's crash

    16 November 2012 by asrwinstanley@aol.com

    Cal Crutchlow's crash

    Cal Crutchlow crashes out of second place in the Valencia MotoGP with just seven laps to go.

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  • Bradley Smith passes first MotoGP examination

    15 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Bradley Smith passes first MotoGP examination

    Bradley Smith passed the first serious examination of his MotoGP credentials when he impressed in wet and dry conditions on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 debut in Valencia. The British rider had endured a...

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  • Cal Crutchlow hails ‘special’ Marc Marquez

    15 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Cal Crutchlow hails ‘special’ Marc Marquez

    British rider Cal Crutchlow hailed Marc Marquez’s much anticipated MotoGP debut after the Spaniard finished just over a second off the fastest pace in Valencia yesterday (Wednesday). Cool, windy and...

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  • Rain in Spain a pain for Valentino Rossi

    15 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Rain in Spain a pain for Valentino Rossi

    Yamaha’s gamble to abandon the Valencia test to go in search of improved conditions at the Motorland Aragon track backfired as further rain disrupted Valentino Rossi’s early 2013 MotoGP...

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  • Weather ruins Rossi's Yamaha return

    13 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Weather ruins Rossi's Yamaha return

    Cold temperatures and intermittent rain put a huge dampener on the opening day of winter testing in Valencia today, with Valentino Rossi completing just two tentative laps on his Yamaha return in dry...

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  • Pics: Valentino Rossi makes Yamaha return

    12 November 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Pics: Valentino Rossi makes Yamaha return

    Valentino Rossi has returned to Yamaha’s official factory MotoGP squad at the Valencia track today. The Italian arrived at Yamaha’s garage at the Ricardo Tormo track in the middle of the afternoon...

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  • Poll: How to REALLY spice up MotoGP

    12 November 2012 by Guy Procter

    Poll: How to REALLY spice up MotoGP

    Dorna has announced some concessions to the factories by scrapping CRT bikes in 2014 and ditching the idea of control rider aid software. But what do you think would REALLY spice up the spectacle, and...

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