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MotoGP Sepang test: Nicky Hayden crashes unhurt in Sepang

MotoGP Sepang test: Nicky Hayden crashes unhurt in Sepang

Former world champion Nicky Hayden had a nightmare start to the Sepang test session today when he crashed his 2007 factory Honda after just four laps. Click here to read why Dani Pedrosa is not in...

MotoGP Sepang test: Randy de Puniet crashes but sets fastest time at rain-hit Sepang

MotoGP Sepang test: Randy de Puniet crashes but sets fastest time at rain-hit Sepang

Frenchman Randy de Puniet posted the fast time on a rain-hit opening day of testing in Malaysia.  Click here to see James Toseland's first MotoGP crash The LCR Honda rider clocked a best time...

MotoGP Sepang test: Dani Pedrosa skips Sepang test session

MotoGP Sepang test: Dani Pedrosa skips Sepang test session

Dani Pedrosa has opted to miss this week’s three-day test session at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, preferring to wait for engine improvements on Honda’s new factory RC212V 800cc machine. ...

MotoGP Sepang test: James Toseland talks Yamaha MotoGP debut

MotoGP Sepang test: James Toseland talks Yamaha MotoGP debut

James Toseland shrugged off an early crash on his Yamaha debut in Sepang today as the British rider had an eventful start to his MotoGP career. Click here to see James Toseland's first MotoGP...

Video exclusive: Toseland's first MotoGP crash

Video exclusive: Toseland's first MotoGP crash

James Toseland came a cropper in his first outing on his new Yamaha MotoGP bike, crashing on only his sixth lap on the bike and you can see our exclusive video of the crash below. Click here to...

MotoGP Sepang test: Heavy rain affects practice as Randy de Puniet goes fastest

MotoGP Sepang test: Heavy rain affects practice as Randy de Puniet goes fastest

Heavy rain has interrupted day one of the three day MotoGP test in Sepang. LCR Honda’s Randy de Puniet set the fastest time of the day with a 2:03.033. He was also the fastest rider in the opening...

MotoGP Sepang test: James Toseland crashes at test

MotoGP Sepang test: James Toseland crashes at test

Britain's James Toseland has had a baptism of fire in to MotoGP as he crashed out of his first official test session in Sepang today. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider was unhurt as he came off his YZR-M1 and...

Toseland gives thumbs up to Qatar night race for 08

Toseland gives thumbs up to Qatar night race for 08

James Toseland is one of five MotoGP riders to give the all clear to a floodlit night race at the Qatar circuit in 2008. Part of the track was set up with floodlights today (Tuesday, November 13) and...

MotoGP Valencia 2007 Winners

MotoGP Valencia 2007 Winners

Competition winners David & Margaret Griffin from Wrexham had a wonderful time in Valencia at the MotoGP. We at Toursareus would like to thank MCN for giving their readers a chance to win...

MotoGP: Bradley Smith to make Aprilia track debut

MotoGP: Bradley Smith to make Aprilia track debut

Sixteen-year-old MotoGP125 star Bradley Smith gets his first ride on the 125cc Polaris World Aprilia at Jerez next Monday in a scheduled three-day test. This will be Bradley Smith’s first opportunity...

MotoGP: James Toseland in floodlit Qatar test

MotoGP: James Toseland in floodlit Qatar test

World Superbike champion James Toseland will find out what it might be like to race under floodlights when he joins other MotoGP stars including Loris Capirossi in a track test at Losail Interntional...

MotoGP: Toni Elias to undergo leg surgery

MotoGP: Toni Elias to undergo leg surgery

New Alice Ducati recruit Toni Elias will undergo surgery to remove pins and screws in his left leg later this month. Elias suffered a serious fracture to his femur on the first day of the Dutch TT in...

Rossi Too Ducati in the future???

Rossi Too Ducati in the future???

Former world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi said on Friday he would be interesting in riding for Ducati in 2009 if his Yamaha bike does not improve next season. Ducati's Casey Stoner raced away with...

MotoGP: Suzuki delighted at Loris Capirossi’s impressive start

MotoGP: Suzuki delighted at Loris Capirossi’s impressive start

Suzuki boss Paul Denning has said Loris Capirossi’s impressive GSV-R debut in Valencia earlier this week fully justified the signing of the veteran Italian. Loris Capirossi joined Suzuki to replace...

MotoGP: Tech 3 boss keen to start testing with James Toseland

MotoGP: Tech 3 boss keen to start testing with James Toseland

James Toseland’s new MotoGP team boss has said he can’t wait to begin the British star’s hectic winter testing schedule in Malaysia next week. And Herve Poncharal said James Toseland’s triumph in the...

Audio: Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden talks 2008

Following a frustrating 2007 for Nicky Hayden the 2006 MotoGP world champion talks about his aim to claim back his title next season. Listen to this interview with Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden from the first winter test in Valencia this week as he talks about plans for 2008 and family weddings. Read MCN next week (November 14, 2007) for a full round-up of the Valencia MotoGP test.

The Doctors in Valencia

The Doctors in Valencia

My Wife and Brother in law at This years Valencia Moto GP. We were asked for about one hundred and fifty photos on the Saturday.

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi believes Casey Stoner will get stronger in 2008

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi believes Casey Stoner will get stronger in 2008

Valentino Rossi reckons Ducati rival Casey Stoner will prove to be an even bigger threat in 2008. The Italian, who is currently recovering from three broken bones in his right hand after a massive...

MotoGP: Software glitch likely cause of Valentino Rossi’s Valencia retirement

MotoGP: Software glitch likely cause of Valentino Rossi’s Valencia retirement

Yamaha has revealed a software glitch in its electronics system was the probable cause of Valentino Rossi’s Valencia retirement last Sunday that cost the Italian second place in the MotoGP world...

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden worried by Valentino Rossi’s Bridgestone switch

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden worried by Valentino Rossi’s Bridgestone switch

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden fears Valentino Rossi’s switch to Bridgestone tyres in 2008 will make it tougher for Michelin to fight back next season. Bridgestone now has Valentino Rossi...

Legend Sheene lives on

Legend Sheene lives on

I took this picture at Valencia at the MotoGP on Sunday. The Legend lives on. I'm sure he was looking down and saying "I could beat that F***ing lot with a fag in my mouth" ! Kind regards Jeff...

My son and Marco Melandri

My son and Marco Melandri

This is a picture of my son josh with Moto GP rider Marco Melandri at East Midlands airport ready for valencia.

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi eager to try 2008 Suzuki in Sepang

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi eager to try 2008 Suzuki in Sepang

Loris Capirossi said he is keen to evaluate Suzuki’s prototype 2008 factory GSV-R machine in Malaysia next week after he made a positive start to winter testing in Valencia.  The Italian made...

MotoGP: Yamaha promise Jorge Lorenzo full support

MotoGP: Yamaha promise Jorge Lorenzo full support

Yamaha has assured double world 250 champion Jorge Lorenzo he will be given identical technical support to Valentino Rossi in 2008 after he made a solid start to his MotoGP career in Valencia. Jorge...

Casey Stoner ends Valencia test fastest

Casey Stoner ends Valencia test fastest

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner ended the first test session in preparation for the 2008 season in Valencia today with the fastest time. Riding a slightly modified version of his 2007 factory...

Video: MotoGP: 2008 winter test on track for teams

Check out the video below as MCN's MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt gets action from the first test of the 2008 MotoGP motorcycles in Valencia. Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha are among the teams who have been out testing at the Spanish track yesterday and today. Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha YZR-M1 is one of several riders testing bikes for the first time.

MotoGP: Picture special Valencia winter test

MotoGP: Picture special Valencia winter test

Check out these pictures taken at the first winter MotoGP test in Valencia. Suzuki, Ducati, Kawasaki and Yamaha were among the teams at the two day test with their first real chance to see what their...

MotoGP: Michelin and Bridgestone confident data will remain secret at Yamaha

MotoGP: Michelin and Bridgestone confident data will remain secret at Yamaha

Michelin and Bridgestone bosses laid down a series of non-negotiable demands to ensure critical tyre and development information isn’t leaked inside Yamaha’s factory MotoGP team next season. There...

MotoGP: Bridgestone eager to begin work with Valentino Rossi

MotoGP: Bridgestone eager to begin work with Valentino Rossi

Bridgestone boss Hiroshi Yamada said he is looking forward to prospect of working with Valentino Rossi in 2008, despite being one of the Italian’s fiercest critics in his bid to ditch Michelin. Yamada...

Journalist's mishap with Nicky Hayden's MotoGP Honda

Journalist's mishap with Nicky Hayden's MotoGP Honda

At Valencia a select number of journalists have been given the chance to ride the MotoGP machines of the 2007 season. You'll be able to see updates from MCN's Michael Neeves on this site, and also in...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

Todays babe of the day.         Don't forget there are 28 new motorcycle launches, in MCN, Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

MotoGP: Casey Stoner tops first day of 2008 winter testing

MotoGP: Casey Stoner tops first day of 2008 winter testing

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner started preparations for the defence of his title in Valencia today, immediately continuing his dominant form that won him 10 races last season. With Casey Stoner...

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi impresses on Suzuki debut

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi impresses on Suzuki debut

Veteran Italian Loris Capirossi was the most impressive of the several riders who changed machinery in the first winter test for the 2008 season in Valencia today. Making his debut on Suzuki’s factory...

MotoGP: Engine glitch stalls Nicky Hayden’s 2008 Honda debut

MotoGP: Engine glitch stalls Nicky Hayden’s 2008 Honda debut

Nicky Hayden’s first chance to evaluate Honda’s new factory RC212V in Valencia today (Tuesday) was beset by problems as he completed only 14 laps on the 2008 V4. A problem with a new pneumatic valve...

MotoGP: Ducati not pursuing Michelin deal

MotoGP: Ducati not pursuing Michelin deal

Ducati bosses refused to deny in Valencia they had contacted Michelin in response to Valentino Rossi’s controversial move to Bridgestone. Disgruntled at the way Valentino Rossi’s switch to use the...

Video: MotoGP: 2008 MotoGP season gets underway in Valencia

The 2008 MotoGP world championship has kicked off today (Tuesday) in Valencia, and we have video of a host of riders getting their first opportunity to test new machinery. Today's test session, which kicked off at 2pm local time, saw John Hopkins make his Kawasaki debut, Loris Capirossi jump on Suzuki's GSV-R machine, and Marco Melandri join world champion Casey Stoner in Ducati's factory squad.