October

Jacque back to Kawasaki

Jacque back to Kawasaki

Former world champion Olivier Jacque has returned to Kawasaki and MotoGP full time for 2007, to ride alongside fellow countryman Randy de Puniet. Puniet, 25, will stay with the team for his second...

Guintoli in Ellison out

Guintoli in Ellison out

The wave of rider movements continues with MotoGP’s Tech 3 Team the latest to confirm their line up for 2007. Current test rider and 250cc competitor Sylvian Guintoli will join up with Makoto...

Yamaha retain Edwards

Yamaha retain Edwards

Colin Edwards will stay as team-mate to Valentino Rossi for 2007, retaining his place with the Yamaha Factory team for a third year. The 32-year-old American has a one-year agreement for his third...

Moto GP Qualifying

Moto GP Qualifying

Valentino Rossi will be heading into turn one of the Valencia GP from pole position this afternoon. Rossi took pole yesterday by nearly a quarter of a second from the suprise package of the weekend,...

Smith is top Rookie

Smith is top Rookie

A teenager from Oxfordshire has won the Rookie of the Year title in this season’s World 125cc Grand Prix Championship. Bradley Smith was awarded with the accolade at the Grand Prix awards...

Hayden wins GP title

Hayden wins GP title

In one of the most memorable races in Moto GP history, Nicky Hayden has clinched the World championship. From the start Troy Bayliss took the lead, which he held to the flag to win the final race of...

New deal for organisers

New deal for organisers

IRTA and MotoGP rights holders, Dorna Sports, have signed a new agreement to prolong their relationship for a further five years. The format of race meetings is set to continue with both parties...

Lorenzo takes 250 title

Lorenzo takes 250 title

Jorge Lorenzo has taken the 250cc World Championship with a fourth position in Valencia today. Roberto Locatelli led the race from the green light until he was caught by Alex De Angelis and Hiroshi...

Watch GP on Big Screens

Watch GP on Big Screens

Fancy watching the final MotoGP of the year with 500 other race fans at a top London venue? Then get yourself down to the The Sports Café for the round of a lifetime as Valentino Rossi and...

Tamada joins Tech 3

Tamada joins Tech 3

Makoto Tamada has joined the Tech 3 squad to ride an 800cc Yamaha in 2007. The Japanese rider will continue the development of Dunlop tyres following his switch from the Konica Minolta Honda squad...

Tamada loses GP ride

Tamada loses GP ride

Makoto Tamada will split with the Konica Minolta Honda team following a lacklustre season. The decision not to renew the 29-year-old’s contract after the end of the 2006 season was made...

Barros back to MotoGP

Barros back to MotoGP

Alex Barros will return to MotoGP next season with Pramac d’Antin following a stint in World Superbikes in 2006. The 36-year-old spent 15 years at the top level following the jump from 250cc.

Morelli stays at Angaia

Morelli stays at Angaia

Provisional plans for 2007 are in place for the Angaia Racing Team with current 250cc rider Luca Morelli already secured. A second rider may be joining the Italian, with a decision set to be...

MotoGP practice

MotoGP practice

125cc first practice: Alvaro BAUTISTA 1'40.542 Nicolas TEROL 1'40.785 Sergio GADEA 1'40.942 Mattia PASINI 1'40.978 Gabor TALMACSI 1'41.049 Mika KALLIO 1'41.116 Hector FAUBEL 1'41.413 Esteve...

MotoGP second practice

MotoGP second practice

MotoGP second practice results: Loris Capirossi took more than a second off the pace set by Valentino Rossi this morning to record the fastest lap of the second practice session. The Italian improved...

Dunlop boosts GP effort

Dunlop boosts GP effort

Tyre firm Dunlop has announced a major investment in new technology at the Fort Dunlop plant in Birmingham, to deliver MotoGP successes. The money covers manufacturing technology, including advanced...

Rossi on Estoril pole

Rossi on Estoril pole

Valentino Rossi has qualified on pole position for the MotoGP round at Estoril on Sunday, October 15, 2006, with a time of 1:36.200, ahead of Camel Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards. Current title...

Bayliss to ride Valencia

Bayliss to ride Valencia

Troy Bayliss will be riding Sete Gibernau’s Ducati in Valencia due to the Spaniard being injured. Gibernau broke his hand and aggravated his shoulder injury when he collided with Casey...

Elias wins in Estoril

Elias wins in Estoril

Toni Elias has racked up his first Moto GP victory and podium in what could be one of the most historic races in Moto GP history. The Spaniard took a photo finish win from Valentino Rossi who now...

Bayliss to race Valencia?

Bayliss to race Valencia?

Troy Bayliss could race the MotoGP Ducati Desmosedici at the final race of the season at Valencia, according to a blog post by Ducati boss Federico Minoli. Minoli was responding to the possibility...

Gibernau out for Valencia

Gibernau out for Valencia

Sete Gibernau has ridden his last race for the Ducati GP team after surgery on his injuries sustained after his crash in Estoril forced him to sit out the last race of the season. The Spanish rider...

Nakano leaves Kawasaki

Nakano leaves Kawasaki

Kawasaki MotoGP team manager Harold Eckl has confirmed that Shinya Nakano will not be staying with the Kawasaki team for 2007. Eckl has retained the services of French rider Randy de Puniet for next...

Stoner moves to Ducati

Stoner moves to Ducati

Casey Stoner will move from LCR Honda to join the factory Ducati MotoGP squad for 2007. News emerged following the Estoril round of the championship that Stoner had signed for the Italian firm a day...

Ilmor bike unveiled

Ilmor bike unveiled

The Ilmor MotoGP machine has been unveiled at an offical press conference at Estoril for the Portuguese GP on Thursday, October 12, 2006. The conference was attended by the men behind the project,...

KTM's 2007 125cc team

KTM's 2007 125cc team

KTM has confirmed it will field three riders in the 125cc GP class in 2007, with Tomoyoshi Koyama, Julian Simon and Randy Krummenacher. Simon (19, Spain), and Koayama (23, Japan), will be the main...

Rossi fastest at Estoril

Rossi fastest at Estoril

Valentino Rossi has gone fastest in the first free practice session for the Estoril round of the MotoGP championship. Loris Capirossi is second faster, followed by John Hopkins and Nicky Hayden.

GP tyre testing secrets

GP tyre testing secrets

Kenny Roberts Junior and Colin Edwards are two of Michelin’s best MotoGP test riders and crucial contributors to Michelin’s R&D programme. So what do they think is the secret to being...

Nieto moves to 250 GPs

Nieto moves to 250 GPs

Pablo Nieto will race in the 250cc GP class for the Wurth Honda BQR team in 2007. The Spanish rider has agreed a one-year deal, with the option of a further season. He'll be riding alongside Alex...

Melandri stays at Honda

Melandri stays at Honda

Marco Melandri is staying with Honda for the 2007 MotoGP world championship. The 24-year-old signed a one-year contract to remain with Fausto Gresini's squad this afternoon in Italy, crushing...

Hopkins rates Brands

Hopkins rates Brands

John Hopkins thinks the Brands Hatch circuit would make a great addition to the MotoGP calendar following his two demonstrations runs on the Suzuki GP machine at the British Superbike final round. ...