2009

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi stats and facts

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi stats and facts

Valentino Rossi’s ninth world championship success in Sepang cemented his place in the history of racing. The record-breaking Italian clinched his seventh MotoGP world title with third place in a...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on 9th world title

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on 9th world title

Valentino Rossi has been reflecting on his ninth world championship triumph and seventh in MotoGP after a dramatic rain-hit race in Malaysia.  Third place was enough to clinch the title for the...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates after Malaysia monsoon

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates after Malaysia monsoon

Casey Stoner’s stunning return to the MotoGP world championship continued in breathtaking fashion at Sepang, the Aussie romping to a crushing victory in a weather-hit Malaysian...

Sepang MotoGP: James Toseland humbled in downpour

Sepang MotoGP: James Toseland humbled in downpour

James Toseland had an instantly forgettable Malaysian MotoGP race, the British rider enduring a nightmare in the treacherously wet conditions to finish last. Woefully off the pace in the dry all...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rues key crashes

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rues key crashes

Jorge Lorenzo was left to reflect on four costly crashes after his slim MotoGP world title hopes finally disappeared in Sepang.  Lorenzo surrendered precious points with falls in Jerez,...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa thrilled to end rain jinx

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa thrilled to end rain jinx

Dani Pedrosa made a major breakthrough in a rain-lashed Malaysian MotoGP as the Spaniard celebrated his first ever wet weather premier class podium. Wet weather riding has been a real weakness for the...

Sepang MotoGP: Mistake costs Andrea Dovizioso podium chance

Sepang MotoGP: Mistake costs Andrea Dovizioso podium chance

Andrea Dovizioso blew his hopes of a second successive Sepang MotoGP podium when he crashed out of third place in Sunday’s rain-hit 21-lap encounter. Surging through from 11th on the grid, the Italian...

Sepang MotoGP: Brave Bradley Smith claims second

Sepang MotoGP: Brave Bradley Smith claims second

Bradley Smith rode through the pain barrier to claim a deserved second place in Sepang that secured the British teenager the runner-up slot in the world 125GP championship. Riding with two broken...

Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

Portimao WSB: Fabrizio claims race 2 win

Ducati Xerox rider Michel Fabrizio proved victorious in the second of this weekend's World Superbike races at Portimao. Fabrizio's team mate Noriyuki Haga took second making it a 1-2 for the...

Portimao WSB: Eugene Laverty first in World Supersport race

Portimao WSB: Eugene Laverty first in World Supersport race

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty claimed victory in the World Supersport race at Portimao. Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu placed second for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team, followed by...

Portimao WSB: Spies takes race 1 victory

Portimao WSB: Spies takes race 1 victory

Yamaha WSB rider Ben Spies took victory in the first World Superbike race at Portimao. Brit Jonathan Rea claimed second for the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team and Aprilia rider Max Biaggi finished...

MCN at Estoril MotoGP

MCN at Estoril MotoGP

Picture taken at Estoril motogp 2009 Friday timed practice. The gent in the pic is Graham Farquharson We are both from Aberdeen

Sepang MotoGP: Stoner wins race, Rossi claims title

Sepang MotoGP: Stoner wins race, Rossi claims title

Ducati Marlboro rider Casey Stoner took the win in a wet Sepang MotoGP battle, but third was enough to secure this year's world title for Valentino Rossi and the Fiat Yamaha team.  Repsol...

Sepang MotoGP: Aoyama takes 250 win

Sepang MotoGP: Aoyama takes 250 win

Scot Racing rider Hiroshi Aoyama claimed victory in the 250 race in Malaysia. Second place went to Spaniard Hector Barbera of the Pepe World team - his last minute surge for 2nd meant a photo finish...

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith on the podium in Malaysia

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith on the podium in Malaysia

Bancaja Aspar rider Bradley Smith claimed 2nd place on the podium behind team mate Julain Simon in the Sepang 125 race.     Bradley's performance is enough to earn him second spot...

Portimao WSB: 2 Brits on the front row for WSB clash

Portimao WSB: 2 Brits on the front row for WSB clash

Yamaha WSB rider Ben Spies topped the timesheets yet again in role for pole ahaead of tomorrow's World Superbike clash at Portimao.    Brit Shane Byrne took second place for the...

Portimao WSB: Crutchlow places 2nd in supersport qualifying

Portimao WSB: Crutchlow places 2nd in supersport qualifying

Brit Cal Crutchlow placed 2nd in World Supersport qualifying for the Yamaha WSS team.  Crutchlow finished just behind Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty. Third spot went to Italian Michele...

Portimao WSB: Rea fastest in second qualifying session

Portimao WSB: Rea fastest in second qualifying session

Brit Jonathan Rea was fastest again in the 2nd WSB qualifying session at Portimao. The Ten Kate Honda rider lapped the Portimao circuit in 1'43.458 to hold on to his spot at the top of the timesheets.

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fears difficult race

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fears difficult race

Jorge Lorenzo has cast doubt on his Malaysian MotoGP victory hopes after he was easily beaten by Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi in today’s qualifying session.  Lorenzo was struggling to...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi hails ‘great’ lap

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi hails ‘great’ lap

Valentino Rossi smashed the pole position record at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia to give his hopes of clinching a seventh MotoGP world title tomorrow a massive boost. A stunning last lap of 2.00.518...

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith to ride with broken foot

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith to ride with broken foot

British teenager Bradley Smith will brave the pain of a small break in his right foot to fight for a third 125GP victory in Malaysia tomorrow. Smith confirmed he had broken his fifth metatarsal after...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa struggles on soft tyre

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa struggles on soft tyre

Dani Pedrosa admitted he didn’t get the maximum performance out of the softer compound Bridgestone rear tyre in qualifying today as he had to settle for third place on the grid for tomorrow’s 21-lap...

Portimao WSB: Spies hoping for toe to toe battle with Haga to decide title

Portimao WSB: Spies hoping for toe to toe battle with Haga to decide title

American WSB sensation Ben Spies is hoping for a good clean race with Noriyuki Haga on Sunday to decide who will be crowned 2009 World Champion.  With just ten points separating the two men,...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner happy with race pace

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner happy with race pace

Casey Stoner reckons he’ll be a serious contender for victory in tomorrow’s Malaysia MotoGP clash, despite missing the front row of the grid in a record-breaking qualifying session. The 24-year-old...

Sepang MotoGP: James Toseland dejected with dismal 16th

Sepang MotoGP: James Toseland dejected with dismal 16th

James Toseland’s hopes of bowing out of MotoGP in style suffered a massive blow today in Malaysia, the British rider cutting a disconsolate figure in the Sepang paddock after he qualified in a...

Sepang MotoGP: Aoyama sets new sepang 250 record

Sepang MotoGP: Aoyama sets new sepang 250 record

Scot Racing rider Hiroshi Aoyama set a new 250cc record at Sepang during qualifying and claimed pole for tomorrow's race. Jules Cluzel took second on the grid for the Matteoni Racing team ahead of...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aiming for seventh heaven

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aiming for seventh heaven

A seventh pole position of the season in Sepang today has given Valentino Rossi a great chance to clinch his seventh MotoGP world title after a breathtaking qualifying performance in Malaysia.

Sepang MotoGP: Rossi claims pole in Malaysia

Sepang MotoGP: Rossi claims pole in Malaysia

Fiat Yamaah rider Valentino Rossi has claimed pole position for the Malaysian MotoGP clash tomorrow and broken the track record in the process. Rossi's team mate Jorge Lorenzo will start from...

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith on front row despite crash

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith on front row despite crash

Bradley Smith secured his eighth front row start of 2009 despite a massive late crash during 125GP qualifying at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The British teenager was lying in second place and...

Portimao WSB: Rea tops first qualifying

Portimao WSB: Rea tops first qualifying

Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea completed a successful day for Ten Kate Honda after setting the fastest time in the first qualifying session of the weekend. Rea edged out the early pace setter Jakub...

Portimao WSB: Sofuoglu tops free practice 1

Portimao WSB: Sofuoglu tops free practice 1

Ten Kate Honda rider Kenan Sofuoglu topped the time sheets during the first Supersport free practice. WSS title contenders Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty were also on good form as they set the...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner uncomfortable but fast

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner uncomfortable but fast

Casey Stoner might not have been entirely happy with the performance of his factory Ducati GP9 on the opening day of action in Malaysia today. But the 2007 world champion was still a major threat as...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo happy to bounce back

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo happy to bounce back

Jorge Lorenzo said he was delighted to quickly shrug off the disappointment of his Australian MotoGP disaster, the Spaniard bouncing back in impressive fashion in Sepang today. Lorenzo’s world title...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi content with fourth

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi content with fourth

Valentino Rossi admitted he was content with setting the fourth fastest time on the opening day of the Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang. The 30-year-old can wrap up his ninth world championship success in...

Sepang MotoGP: James Toseland bemoans engine performance

Sepang MotoGP: James Toseland bemoans engine performance

James Toseland and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team-mate Colin Edwards bemoaned a lack of engine power as both former World Superbike champion’s struggled on the opening day of the Malaysian...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo makes fast start

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo makes fast start

Jorge Lorenzo might have given up any hope of clinching the 2009 MotoGP world crown, but the Spaniard proved he will go down fighting after topping the timesheets in the opening practice session for...