July

Rossi in the dirt

Rossi in the dirt

Here's a picture I took of Rossi, gathering up his bike after a tumble in Donington MotoGP practice. He came off right in front of us!

MotoGP: Title leader tips Chaz Davies for full-time ride

MotoGP: Title leader tips Chaz Davies for full-time ride

Casey Stoner reckons close pal Chaz Davies is worthy of a full-time ride in the MotoGP world championship after the British rider impressed on his shock Ducati debut in Laguna Seca last...

MotoGP: Casey Stoner says tyre complaints are just whinging

MotoGP: Casey Stoner says tyre complaints are just whinging

CASEY STONER reckons Valentino Rossi's complaints about the new tyre rule are just sour grapes as the Australian takes giant steps towards a first MotoGP world title. After Valentino rossi said the...

MotoGP: Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi finally agree

MotoGP: Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi finally agree

For one of the first times bitter rivals Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi have agreed on something - that the tyre situation in Moto GP is ruining the championship. Biaggi has revealed that he thinks...

Ducati test ride offer for Carlos Checa

Ducati test ride offer for Carlos Checa

Carlos Checa has been offered the chance to land a test and development ride for Ducati in 2008, with his MotoGP racing career seemingly drawing to a close. The Spaniard has struggled on the LCR...

Ben Spies talks MotoGP future

Ben Spies talks MotoGP future

Reigning American Superbike champion Ben Spies is a man increasingly in demand, on both sides of the Atlantic. The 23-year-old, leading the US championship this year on a Yoshimura Suzuki, was...

Colin Edwards won't know future until late August

Colin Edwards won't know future until late August

Colin Edwards will have to sweat on his future for another four weeks before finding out whether he has a MotoGP ride with Yamaha. The American was hoping to have a clear idea about Yamaha’s 2008...

Ducati boss doubts Loris Capirossi will stay

Ducati boss doubts Loris Capirossi will stay

The man in charge of Ducati's works MotoGP team says he thinks Loris Capirossi will reject an offer to stay with the team next year alongside Casey Stoner and new signing Marco Melandri on a third...

Video: The amazing race Ducati collection of Tony O'Neill

Video: The amazing race Ducati collection of Tony O'Neill

Somewhere in rural Kent is a garage that has more factory Ducati MotoGP and World Superbikes that the Italian firm has at its factory in Bologna. Watch the video below to take a tour through the...

Yamaha signs Jorge Lorenzo for MotoGP

Yamaha signs Jorge Lorenzo for MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo, the 250cc GP champion, has signed a two-year deal with Yamaha to make his MotoGP debut in 2008 aboard a Yamaha YZR-M1 with direct factory support. "Yamaha has been watching Jorge's...

German GP thumbs-up

Went to Sachsenring MotoGP with a mate on the back, stayed Friday and Saturday - amazing! The Germans were the best: friendly, helpful, fun & generous. We never even had to buy a beer on Saturday. On Sunday we secure-parked the bike & put all our gear in secure "holding" (all for 6 Euros; imagine that in the UK). Then it was a five minute walk to...

Hofmann's crash

Hofmann's full crash sequence... www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~nweaver/hofmann/

US MotoGP: AMA: Neil Hodgson fifth, Ellison tenth, Chaz Davies retires

US MotoGP: AMA: Neil Hodgson fifth, Ellison tenth, Chaz Davies retires

Neil Hodgson made an impressive return to racing with fifth place in the AMA Superbike race as part of the US MotoGP weekend at Laguna Seca, with James Ellison tenth. The race was won by Yoshimura...

US MotoGP reaction: Sprocket failure costs Chaz Davies

US MotoGP reaction: Sprocket failure costs Chaz Davies

A broken rear sprocket cost British rider Chaz Davies a points-scoring finish on his shock MotoGP debut in Laguna Seca. Replacing injured German Alex Hofmann on the D’Antin Ducati, Davies was lying...

US MotoGP reaction: Marco Melandri braves pain for Laguna Seca podium

US MotoGP reaction: Marco Melandri braves pain for Laguna Seca podium

Marco Melandri claimed a heroic third place in today’s American MotoGP race to clinch a contract with Ducati’s factory squad for 2008. Just over 24 hours after he dislocated his left ankle in a...

US MotoGP reaction: Chris Vermeulen second behind rampant Casey Stoner

US MotoGP reaction: Chris Vermeulen second behind rampant Casey Stoner

Chris Vermeulen claimed his third podium of 2007 with second place in the Laguna Seca MotoGP clash, but was powerless to seriously trouble a dominant Casey Stoner. The closest Vermeulen got to his...

US MotoGP reaction: Stoner romps to victory

US MotoGP reaction: Stoner romps to victory

Casey Stoner extended his MotoGP world championship lead to a massive 44-points going into the summer break after a crushing victory at the American MotoGP. The 21-year-old obliterated his rivals to...

Marco Melandri clinches Ducati deal alongside Casey Stoner

Marco Melandri clinches Ducati deal alongside Casey Stoner

Marco Melandri has signed a two-year contract to join Ducati’s factory squad next season, while Laguna Seca race winner Casey Stoner has extended his deal with the Bologna factory to the end of the...

US MotoGP: Vermeulen signs new factory Suzuki deal

US MotoGP: Vermeulen signs new factory Suzuki deal

Aussie Chris Vermeulen has signed a new contract with Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad. The 24-year-old will stay on board a GSV-R for 2008 with an option for 2009 having accepted a formal offer he...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates Laguna Seca

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates Laguna Seca

Casey Stoner has won the US MotoGP round at Laguna Seca with a totally dominant performance on the Ducati Desmosedici. Dani Pedrosa led from the start, but within two corners Casey Stoner was in the...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner tops Laguna Seca warm-up

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner tops Laguna Seca warm-up

Casey Stoner’s ominous form in Laguna Seca continued this morning when the factory Ducati rider finished warm-up with the fastest time. Stoner, who will start from pole position for this afternoon’s...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards fear front tyre trouble

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards fear front tyre trouble

Fiat Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards have serious concerns about the durability of their Michelin front tyres for tomorrow’s 32-lap American MotoGP race. Rossi will start fifth on the...

D'Antin MotoGP team impressed and surprised by Chaz Davies

D'Antin MotoGP team impressed and surprised by Chaz Davies

Ducati team boss Luis D’Antin reckons he has been surprised by the impressive performance of British rider Chaz Davies in the American MotoGP. Davies was thrown in at the deep end yesterday afternoon...

US MotoGP: Late charge fires Casey Stoner to Laguna Seca pole

US MotoGP: Late charge fires Casey Stoner to Laguna Seca pole

Casey Stoner produced a brilliant last two laps in today’s MotoGP qualifying session to claim his third pole position of the year in Laguna Seca. Having dominated the three free practice sessions,...

US MotoGP: Hofmann targets Brno MotoGP return

US MotoGP: Hofmann targets Brno MotoGP return

Alex Hofmann has targeted a return to action in the Czech Republic MotoGP race in Brno next month after undergoing surgery on a badly broken left hand in San Francisco yesterday (Friday). The German’s...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi crashes as Casey Stoner goes fastest

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi crashes as Casey Stoner goes fastest

Casey Stoner topped the timesheets in the third and final American MotoGP free practice as main world title rival Valentino Rossi escaped injury in a crash. Stoner’s domination at Laguna Seca...

2008 provisional MotoGP calendar announced

2008 provisional MotoGP calendar announced

The provisional calendar for the 2008 MotoGP world championship has been released today in Laguna Seca. As was widely anticipated, the series remains an 18-round championship, with Indianapolis...

US MotoGP: Chaz Davies talks dream Ducati debut

US MotoGP: Chaz Davies talks dream Ducati debut

British rider Chaz Davies starred in one of the most unlikely MotoGP stories on the opening day of the American GP in Laguna Seca. Drafted in at the 11th hour to ride the D’Antin Ducati GP7, it was...

US MotoGP: Stoner stays in charge at Laguna Seca

US MotoGP: Stoner stays in charge at Laguna Seca

Casey Stoner ended the first day of action at a sun-drenched Laguna Seca circuit with the fastest time in both free practice sessions. The MotoGP world championship leader clocked a 1.22.997 lap this...

US MotoGP: Rossi worried by red flag delay for injured Hofmann

US MotoGP: Rossi worried by red flag delay for injured Hofmann

Valentino Rossi has confirmed he will speak to MotoGP bosses at the regular Safety Commission meeting tonight to discuss a delay in transferring injured Alex Hofmann to the Laguna Seca medical...

US MotoGP: Chaz Davies to replace Alex Hofmann

US MotoGP: Chaz Davies to replace Alex Hofmann

British rider Chaz Davies will replace injured German Alex Hofmann in this weekend’s American GP in Laguna Seca. Hofmann was injured in this morning’s free practice session when he broke his left hand...

US MotoGP: Hodgson eighth on Laguna Seca return

US MotoGP: Hodgson eighth on Laguna Seca return

Neil Hodgson’s return to competitive race action for the first time since last October saw the British rider finish eighth quickest in the opening AMA superbike practice in Laguna Seca. The former...

US MotoGP: Stoner sets early Laguna Seca pace

US MotoGP: Stoner sets early Laguna Seca pace

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner made the perfect start to the American GP in Laguna Seca this morning by clocking the fastest time in opening free practice. The Australian beat Marco...

US MotoGP: Alex Hofmann out of Laguna Seca MotoGP after practice crash

US MotoGP: Alex Hofmann out of Laguna Seca MotoGP after practice crash

Alex Hofmann has been ruled out of Sunday’s American MotoGP race in Laguna Seca after suffering a serious left hand injury in this morning’s free practice session. Just ten minutes of the opening...

US MotoGP: Hayden plays down Laguna Seca hat-trick hopes

US MotoGP: Hayden plays down Laguna Seca hat-trick hopes

Reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has played down his hopes of maintaining his 100 per cent winning record in Sunday’s American MotoGP clash in Laguna Seca. Hayden has been triumphant on...

Stoner ready for Laguna Seca challenge

Stoner ready for Laguna Seca challenge

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner believes he will be capable of mounting a victory challenge in this weekend’s Laguna Seca clash. Looking to bounce back from his disappointing fifth place...