July

Repsol to stay with Honda MotoGP squad

Repsol to stay with Honda MotoGP squad

Repsol has agreed a new two-year extension to stay as title sponsor of Honda’s official factory team. MCN understands the new deal was clinched after Spaniard Dani Pedrosa’s first win in 12 months at...

Colin Edwards sees life after Fiat Yamaha

Colin Edwards sees life after Fiat Yamaha

Colin Edwards is believed to have been told his stint as Valentino Rossi’s team-mate is over at the end of this season, but still has the chance of a works Yamaha ride with the Tech 3 team for 2008.

Team Roberts’ MV link

Team Roberts’ MV link

Kenny Roberts' British-based squad has held tentative discussions with MV Agusta about a future racing collaboration in either World Superbikes or MotoGP. Further talks about a possible tie-up will be...

World Superbikes: Toseland weighs Yamaha and Honda offers for 2008

World Superbikes: Toseland weighs Yamaha and Honda offers for 2008

James Toseland goes into this weekend’s Brno World Superbike round in the Czech Republic with two clear choices open to him for 2008. The Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP team has made it clear they want the WSB...

Bradley Smith gets works Aprilia offer

Bradley Smith gets works Aprilia offer

Bradley Smith has been offered a factory Aprilia ride in the 2008 125cc world championship. The 16-year-old, one of the brightest British prospects for a generation, has been approached about signing...

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi in shock Rizla Suzuki move

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi in shock Rizla Suzuki move

MCN understands Marlboro Ducati’s Loris Capirossi has agreed to join Suzuki's MotoGP team next year. This will see Italian joining Chris Vermeulen in the Rizla Suzuki squad after the Aussie agreed to...

Laguna Seca MotoGP: Roger Lee Hayden told to impress by Kawasaki

Laguna Seca MotoGP: Roger Lee Hayden told to impress by Kawasaki

Kawasaki bosses have told Roger Lee Hayden his Laguna Seca wild card is a chance to put himself in the shop window for a full-time MotoGP world championship ride. The youngest of the Hayden racing...

Rossi had it coming

Well something had to give. After reading John Hopkins' statement of how Vale is overiding the Yamaha, watching a frustrated Valentino try to pass Randy De Puniet at a part of the track labelled as audacious and then bin it was no surprise. The downhill waterfall, a favoured passing place, only demonstrated the Yam's lack of grunt against a Kawasaki, never mind a Ducati. Even shortshifting...

German MotoGP reaction: Valentino Rossi: 'I made a mistake, I'm sorry'

German MotoGP reaction: Valentino Rossi: 'I made a mistake, I'm sorry'

Valentino Rossi had admitted he "made a mistake" following his uncharacteristic crash out of the German MotoGP on Sunday. The seven-time world champion was battling to get past Randy de Puniet in the...

German MotoGP reaction: Sachsenring podium boosts Nicky Hayden ahead of Laguna Seca

German MotoGP reaction: Sachsenring podium boosts Nicky Hayden ahead of Laguna Seca

Reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden’s bid for a third successive victory on home soil next weekend at Laguna Seca got a major boost today when he claimed third place in the German MotoGP...

German MotoGP reaction: Loris Capirossi roars back to form in Germany

German MotoGP reaction: Loris Capirossi roars back to form in Germany

Loris Capirossi put a dismal 2007 MotoGP campaign behind him with second place in today’s Sachsenring clash. The veteran Italian avoided the problems suffered by a host of Bridgestone riders as he...

German MotoGP reaction: Dani Pedrosa ends barren run with dominant German victory

German MotoGP reaction: Dani Pedrosa ends barren run with dominant German victory

Dani Pedrosa won his first MotoGP race for 12 months in dominant fashion at the Sachsenring in Germany today to revitalise his MotoGP world title aspirations.  In searing heat, Dani Pedrosa was...

German MotoGP: Repsol Honda fight back with Dani Pedrosa win and Nicky Hayden third

German MotoGP: Repsol Honda fight back with Dani Pedrosa win and Nicky Hayden third

Repsol Honda announced they are back to the MotoGP paddock in style today as Dani Pedrosa took his first win of the season and Nicky Hayden claimed a second third place.  Dani Pedrosa won...

German MotoGP reaction: Brave Brit Bradley Smith claims Sachsenring top 10

German MotoGP reaction: Brave Brit Bradley Smith claims Sachsenring top 10

British teenager Bradley Smith came through a severe mental and physical examination today to claim a brilliant eighth place finish in the German 125 MotoGP. Riding with broken bones in his left foot,...

German MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama leaves it late in 250 Sachsenring race

German MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama leaves it late in 250 Sachsenring race

KTM rider Hiroshi Aoyama snatched victory on the final corner in a gripping 250 race at the Sachsenring in Germany. This was the Japanese rider’s fourth victory in the 250 class and the first of the...

German MotoGP: Pole man Gabor Talmacsi wins 125 race at Sachsenring

German MotoGP: Pole man Gabor Talmacsi wins 125 race at Sachsenring

Pole man Gabor Talmacsi rode the perfect race at the Sachsenring this morning to take victory in the 125s. The Hungarian led from the start and kept pushing throughout the leave a gap and the fighting...

German MotoGP: Nicky Hayden and Carlos Checa have lucky escapes

German MotoGP: Nicky Hayden and Carlos Checa have lucky escapes

Reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden reckons he came close to slamming into Carlos Checa as the Spaniard ran across the track following a crash in today’s Sachsenring final qualifying...

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reckons German challenge tougher than Assen

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reckons German challenge tougher than Assen

Valentino Rossi reckons starting from sixth place for tomorrow’s German MotoGP will be a much tougher proposition than when he surged from 11th to win last month’s Dutch MotoGP in Assen.  The...

German MotoGP: Mika Kallio takes pole from Jorge Lorenzo for 250 race

German MotoGP: Mika Kallio takes pole from Jorge Lorenzo for 250 race

Finland’s Mika Kallio has taken pole position for tomorrow’s 250 MotoGP race in Germany from championship leader Jorge Lorenzo.  Lorenzo had taken provisional pole yesterday with a time of...

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner storms to Sachsenring pole

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner storms to Sachsenring pole

Casey Stoner claimed his second pole position of the season at the Sachsenring today to continue his domination of the German MotoGP. And the Australian will be hoping to end the premier class pole...

German MotoGP: Brit Bradley Smith claims heroic front row

German MotoGP: Brit Bradley Smith claims heroic front row

Gutsy British teenager Bradley Smith produced a heroic performance this afternoon to claim a spot on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s German 125 MotoGP.  Riding with broken bones in his...

German MotoGP: Mika Kallio tops timesheets in 250 free practice three

German MotoGP: Mika Kallio tops timesheets in 250 free practice three

Mika Kallio was the surprise rider at the top of the timesheets for the second 250 free practice at the Sachsenring.  The KTM rider recorded a best of 1:24.672 to knock half a second off his...

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner hammers rivals again at the Sachsenring

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner hammers rivals again at the Sachsenring

Casey Stoner’s unstoppable form at the Sachsenring continued this morning as he dominated the third and final free practice session ahead of tomorrow's 30-lap German MotoGP race.  Stoner was the...

German MotoGP: Bradley Smith continues on road to recovery

German MotoGP: Bradley Smith continues on road to recovery

Britain’s Bradley Smith continued on his remarkable comeback from injury in Germany this morning by finishing eighth.  The Oxfordshire teenager improved on his time from qualifying one yesterday...

German MotoGP: Hayden out of luck on Friday the 13th

German MotoGP: Hayden out of luck on Friday the 13th

Reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden had a Friday the 13th to forget as he suffered a torrid opening day to the German GP. Hayden crashed in this morning’s opening free practice session unhurt...

German MotoGP: Stoner surprised at Sachsenring speed

German MotoGP: Stoner surprised at Sachsenring speed

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner has admitted he was surprised at his fast and consistent pace on the opening day of practice for the German GP. Stoner left his rivals trailing in his...

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi predicts another epic Casey Stoner battle

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi predicts another epic Casey Stoner battle

Valentino Rossi has backed MotoGP world championship rival Casey Stoner to provide the toughest opposition to his bid for glory in Sunday's German MotoGP race. Stoner was untouchable on the opening...

German MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes provisional 250 pole

German MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes provisional 250 pole

The man who has dominated the 250 MotoGP championship so far this season continued his run of form at the Schsenring by taking provisional pole for Sunday’s race.  Jorge Lorenzo fought off...

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner's dominance continues at Sachsenring

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner's dominance continues at Sachsenring

Casey Stoner continued his Sachsenring domination this afternoon when he comfortably beat MotoGP world championship rivals Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa in the second free practice...

German MotoGP: Brave Brit Bradley Smith claims brilliant seventh at Sachsenring

German MotoGP: Brave Brit Bradley Smith claims brilliant seventh at Sachsenring

Shrugging off the pain of broken bones in his left knee, foot and hand, British teenager Bradley Smith produced a heroic performance at the Sachsenring this afternoon in the opening 125 MotoGP...

German MotoGP: Hector Barbera fastest in 250 free practice

German MotoGP: Hector Barbera fastest in 250 free practice

Hector Barbera was the quickest rider in the first 250 free practice session at Sachsenring this morning. The Spaniard recorded a best time of 1:25.103 on his Aprilia with Finland’s Mika Kallio...

German MotoGP: Sergio Gadea fastest in 125 free practice

German MotoGP: Sergio Gadea fastest in 125 free practice

Aprilia’s Sergio Gadea was the quickest rider in the first practice session for the 125s at the Sachsenring.  The Spaniard recorded a best time of 1:28.025 around the German circuit on a fairly...

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates crash-strewn Sachsenring free practice

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates crash-strewn Sachsenring free practice

German MotoGP: Stoner dominates crash-strewn opening Sachsenring MotoGP practice MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner stamped his authority down early at the Sachsenring MotoGP this morning...

German MotoGP: Rossi expecting another final round shootout for MotoGP world title

German MotoGP: Rossi expecting another final round shootout for MotoGP world title

Valentino Rossi expects his quest to reclaim the MotoGP world championship crown to be decided in a nail-biting final round showdown for the second season in succession. The Fiat Yamaha rider is...

German MotoGP: Stoner unconcerned by MotoGP world championship outcome

German MotoGP: Stoner unconcerned by MotoGP world championship outcome

Casey Stoner says he will be proud of his 2007 season regardless of whether he inflicts defeat on rival Valentino Rossi for the MotoGP world championship crown. The Australian goes into this weekend's...

German MotoGP: Hofmann to race in Sachsenring MotoGP with broken right hand

German MotoGP: Hofmann to race in Sachsenring MotoGP with broken right hand

Home favourite Alex Hofmann will contest Sunday's German MotoGP race with a broken right hand that he suffered in a freak accident just five days ago. The D'Antin Ducati rider revealed he has a metal...