2011

US MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa fades to third

US MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa fades to third

Dani Pedrosa's impressive return to MotoGP action continued at Laguna Seca yesterday after he claimed his fifth podium finish of the season. The Spaniard looked like challenging for a second victory...

US MotoGP: Launch control issue proves costly for Ben Spies

US MotoGP: Launch control issue proves costly for Ben Spies

Ben Spies fought back superbly from a nightmare first lap to score fourth place in front of his home crowd at the Laguna Seca circuit in California. Spies dropped back from fourth on the grid to...

US MotoGP: Poor run continues for Cal Crutchlow

US MotoGP: Poor run continues for Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow suffered another bitterly disappointing MotoGP weekend after he crashed out in the early stages of yesterday’s US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The British rider was trying to stay in touch...

US MotoGP: Stoner steals victory from Lorenzo

US MotoGP: Stoner steals victory from Lorenzo

Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda) stole an impressive fifth win of the season from Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) at Laguna Seca. Lorenzo made a strong start and led for the majority of the race,...

US MotoGP: Huge crash fails to slow Jorge Lorenzo

US MotoGP: Huge crash fails to slow Jorge Lorenzo

A huge high-side after the end of final practice failed to prevent Jorge Lorenzo from claiming a stunning pole position for today’s US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The reigning world champion suffered a...

US MotoGP: ‘I was a one-lap wonder’ admits Casey Stoner

US MotoGP: ‘I was a one-lap wonder’ admits Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner fears he doesn’t have the race pace to fight MotoGP world championship rival Jorge Lorenzo at Laguna Seca later today. The Australian qualified his Repsol Honda RC212V machine in second...

US MotoGP: Ben Spies rues late qualifying crash

US MotoGP: Ben Spies rues late qualifying crash

Ben Spies saw his hopes of starting his home race at Laguna Seca later today from pole position ruined by a late crash in qualifying. Spies briefly held top spot to the delight of a large and...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi equals best qualifying in 2011

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi equals best qualifying in 2011

Valentino Rossi equalled his best qualifying result of the season in Laguna Seca, but the nine-times world champion says he’s still got work to do to compete for a top six finish in today’s 32-lap...

US MotoGP: Lorenzo bounces back to claim pole

US MotoGP: Lorenzo bounces back to claim pole

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) bounced back from crashing out of the final practice session at Laguna Seca to claim pole for tomorrow's race. Unshaken by a big highside...

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden expects to race old Ducati

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden expects to race old Ducati

Nicky Hayden made his debut on Ducati’s new GP11.1 machine in Laguna Seca yesterday, but the American is unlikely to race the revamped Desmosedici in his home race. The Kentucky rider clocked a best...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi perseveres with new Ducati

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi perseveres with new Ducati

Valentino Rossi has opted to continue riding Ducati’s radically revamped GP11.1 at Laguna Seca, the Italian resisting the temptation to revert back to the older GP11 model. Rossi had requested the...

US MotoGP: Ben Spies confident big gap can be reduced

US MotoGP: Ben Spies confident big gap can be reduced

Ben Spies is confident he can get closer to the fastest pace in Laguna Seca after he finished the opening day of practice for his home MotoGP round in fifth position. Spies finished over half-a-second...

US MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow stuck in 13th

US MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow stuck in 13th

Cal Crutchlow finished 13th fastest in both MotoGP practice sessions at the Laguna Seca track in California yesterday. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider, experimenting with a radically revised...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo happy to set Laguna pace

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo happy to set Laguna pace

Jorge Lorenzo survived a huge scare to top the timesheets on the first day of practice for the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The reigning world champion set the benchmark with a 1.22.056 to finish...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest to deny Honda trio

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest to deny Honda trio

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo ended the first day of practice for the US Grand Prix on top of the timesheets to deny Repsol Honda trio Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso at Laguna...

Crescent at Cadwell Park

Crescent at Cadwell Park

Pictures from Samsung Crescent Suzuki at Cadwell Park today.

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest in first practice

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest in first practice

Casey Stoner has made a flying start to the US Grand Prix weekend to set the quickest time in opening MotoGP practice session at a cool and overcast Laguna Seca in California. The Repsol Honda rider,...

Silverstone set for World Superbikes

Silverstone set for World Superbikes

Silverstone Circuit is set to host the British round of the FIM Superbike World Championship on 29 – 31 July and with spectacular action and an exhilarating atmosphere guaranteed, the six British...

TT World Series project gathers pace

TT World Series project gathers pace

TT World Series took a step closer to reality today when the Isle of Man Government issued a press statement saying they were looking to engage a consultancy firm to investigate the viability of such...

US MotoGP: ‘Tough to be so far away’ says Nicky Hayden

US MotoGP: ‘Tough to be so far away’ says Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden has admitted it has been tough to be finishing so far off the pace in MotoGP after Ducati experienced a dismal first half of the season in 2011. Hayden goes into his home race at Laguna...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner aims to stretch title advantage

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner aims to stretch title advantage

Casey Stoner says his main goal in this weekend’s US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in California will be to stretch his title lead over reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo heading into the summer...

Suzuki confirm Brno wild card for John Hopkins

Suzuki confirm Brno wild card for John Hopkins

Suzuki has confirmed John Hopkins will join Alvaro Bautista on a factory GSV-R machine at next month's Czech Republic MotoGP round in Brno, as was first reported by MCN back in May. Hopkins, who is...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo expects strong threat from Ben Spies

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo expects strong threat from Ben Spies

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo is expecting factory Yamaha team-mate Ben Spies to pose a strong threat for victory in this weekend’s US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Spies is confident he can...

Kevin Schwantz surprised at Valentino Rossi’s Ducati struggle

Kevin Schwantz surprised at Valentino Rossi’s Ducati struggle

Kevin Schwantz has spoken of his surprise that Valentino Rossi is struggling so much to master Ducati’s Desmosedici in 2011. The 32-year-old arrives in California this weekend on the back of his worst...

Yamaha cautious on Jorge Lorenzo’s Motegi boycott plan

Yamaha cautious on Jorge Lorenzo’s Motegi boycott plan

Yamaha has said it is too early to decide what action could be taken against reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo if he honours his vow not to ride in the Japanese Grand Prix in October. Lorenzo has...

Casey Stoner looks to return to winning ways

Casey Stoner looks to return to winning ways

Casey Stoner might be enjoying the best run of podium finishes in his MotoGP career , but the world championship leader wants a quick return to winning ways in the face of mounting pressure from...

Ben Bostrom lands shock Laguna Seca MotoGP chance

Ben Bostrom lands shock Laguna Seca MotoGP chance

Ben Bostrom has landed a shock chance to make his MotoGP debut at the age of 37 having been confirmed as a wild card for this weekend’s US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Bostrom was given permission by...

Ducati working harder than ever, says Nicky Hayden

Ducati working harder than ever, says Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden says Ducati is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to compete at the front again in MotoGP after a dismal opening half of the 2011 world championship. The Bologna factory has scored just...

Rossi and Hayden back in testing mode at Laguna Seca

Rossi and Hayden back in testing mode at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will practically revert back to winter testing mode as both prepare for this weekend’s US Grand Prix at the spectacular Laguna Seca circuit. The factory Ducati duo are...

Valentino Rossi undecided on Japan participation

Valentino Rossi undecided on Japan participation

Valentino Rossi has said he will wait to hear the results of an independent investigation before making his final decision on whether he will race in the Japanese Grand Prix on October 2. Rossi has...

Loris Capirossi determined to ride in Laguna Seca

Loris Capirossi determined to ride in Laguna Seca

Loris Capirossi will travel to California to try and compete in this weekend’s American Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The Italian veteran withdrew from last weekend’s German round at the Sachsenring...

Ben Spies fired up for Laguna Seca, says Yamaha boss

Ben Spies fired up for Laguna Seca, says Yamaha boss

Yamaha is confident Ben Spies can win at least another two races in 2011 after the American broke his MotoGP victory duck in Assen last month. And factory boss Lin Jarvis has backed Spies to mount a...

Valentino Rossi expects Jerry Burgess back in America

Valentino Rossi expects Jerry Burgess back in America

Valentino Rossi expects trusted crew chief Jerry Burgess to be back pulling the strings in his factory Ducati garage at this weekend’s American Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Burgess has been absent from...

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi slumps at Sachsenring

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi slumps at Sachsenring

Valentino Rossi admitted he could do nothing more after slumping to his worst finish for Ducati in 2011 at the Sachsenring yesterday. The Italian ended a dire weekend down in a lowly ninth position as...

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner: ‘I’m not ecstatic’

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner: ‘I’m not ecstatic’

Casey Stoner dropped from first to third for the second MotoGP race in a row yesterday when he failed to fend off Spanish duo Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo in a captivating German MotoGP race. The...

German MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa savours fairytale win

German MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa savours fairytale win

Jubilant Dani Pedrosa put his injury heartache behind him in emphatic fashion yesterday, the Spanish rider storming to a surprise victory in an enthralling German MotoGP race at the...