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Rossi just after his Valencia crash

Rossi just after his Valencia crash

A pic of Rossi just after he fell off at Valencia.

MotoGP: Michael Schumacher stuns in Ducati 800 MotoGP ride

MotoGP: Michael Schumacher stuns in Ducati 800 MotoGP ride

Ferrari Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has shown he is no slouch on two wheels today in Valencia with an incredible performance on Casey Stoner’s world championship-winning factory...

MotoGP: Yamaha admit Bridgestone tyres switch is 'risky'

MotoGP: Yamaha admit Bridgestone tyres switch is 'risky'

Valentino Rossi's factory Yamaha MotoGP team boss admitted the Italian's controversial switch to Bridgestone tyres in 2008 is a massive risk. But Davide Brivio said Yamaha had no choice but to support...

Nicky Hayden catches first glimpse of 2008 Honda

Nicky Hayden catches first glimpse of 2008 Honda

Nicky Hayden has caught a first glimpse of the new 2008 Honda RC212V 800 that he will debut in Valencia tomorrow (Tuesday). The former world champion spotted the new bike in the Repsol Honda garage...

MotoGP: Michelin confident despite Valentino Rossi departure

MotoGP: Michelin confident despite Valentino Rossi departure

Michelin believe they still have a big enough talent pool to help wrestle back the MotoGP world championship from rivals Bridgestone in 2008. While Bridgestone now have world champion Casey Stoner and...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

MCN's babe of the day.

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi confirms Bridgestone tyre switch

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi confirms Bridgestone tyre switch

As was revealed by MCN last month in Phillip Island, Valentino Rossi has today confirmed he will switch to Bridgestone tyres in 2008. An official announcement has just been made by Yamaha in Valencia,...

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Dani Pedrosa thrills home fans with Valencia win

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Dani Pedrosa thrills home fans with Valencia win

Dani Pedrosa thrilled a massive home crowd of 132,500 with a Valencia victory that snatched second place in the world championship from injured rival Valentino Rossi. The Repsol Honda rider, who had...

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Casey Stoner ends dream season with second

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Casey Stoner ends dream season with second

Casey Stoner ended his brilliant 2007 campaign with second place in Valencia today as he preserved his 100 per cent record of scoring points in all 18 races. For once, the factory Ducati rider didn’t...

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Emotional John Hopkins leaves Suzuki in style

Valencia MotoGP Reaction: Emotional John Hopkins leaves Suzuki in style

American John Hopkins ended his Suzuki career in style today when he claimed third place in his last race for the Japanese factory. Hopkins will begin his new career on Tuesday when he makes his debut...

Valencia MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa wins as Rossi retires from the race

Valencia MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa wins as Rossi retires from the race

Dani Pedrosa has won the final race of the 2007 MotoGP championship at Valencia for Repsol Honda and Michelin, as newly-crowned champion Casey Stoner is forced to settle for second, and MotoGP legend...

Valencia MotoGP: Mika Kallio wins Valencia 250cc GP

Valencia MotoGP: Mika Kallio wins Valencia 250cc GP

Finnish KTM rider Mika Kallio has taken his second victory of 2007 in Valencia, making it two wins in his first year in the 250cc GP championship. Kallio was joined on the podium by Alex de Angelis,...

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi wins 125cc GP title, as Hector Faubel wins race

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi wins 125cc GP title, as Hector Faubel wins race

Gabor Talmacsi has become the first Hungarian motorcycle racer to win a world championship, despite his Bancaja Aspar team-mate Hector Faubel pressuring Talmacsi up until the final corner. The pair...

Valencia MotoGP: Chaz Davies ruled out but Carlos Checa will race

Valencia MotoGP: Chaz Davies ruled out but Carlos Checa will race

Hand and wrist injuries suffered in two big high-side crashes have ruled British rider Chaz Davies out of today’s 30-lap Valencia GP. Davies has ligament damage and a small crack in the scaphoid bone...

Valencia MotoGP: Yamaha poised to confirm Bridgestone deal for Valentino Rossi

Valencia MotoGP: Yamaha poised to confirm Bridgestone deal for Valentino Rossi

Yamaha is expected to officially confirm today in Valencia that Valentino Rossi will ditch Michelin tyres and race on Bridgestone rubber in the 2008 MotoGP world championship. In a deal largely...

Valencia MotoGP: Jerry Burgess confident Valentino Rossi will race

Valencia MotoGP: Jerry Burgess confident Valentino Rossi will race

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess is confident the Italian will be fit to ride in tomorrow’s 30-lap Valencia GP, despite suffering three small broken bones in his right hand in a qualifying...

Valencia MotoGP: Mika Kallio on pole for 250cc GP finale

Valencia MotoGP: Mika Kallio on pole for 250cc GP finale

Mika Kallio has secured pole position for the 250cc GP at the final round of the 2007 championship at Valencia. It's the second pole position of 2007 for Kallio, as the 25-year-old Finnish KTM rider...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi injured as Dani Pedrosa claims pole position

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi injured as Dani Pedrosa claims pole position

Dani Pedrosa stormed to his fourth successive pole position in Valencia this afternoon, but Valentino Rossi suffering multiple fractures in his right hand after a heavy crash overshadowed the...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks right hand in horror crash

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks right hand in horror crash

Valentino Rossi could miss the first Grand Prix of his illustrious career in Valencia tomorrow after breaking his right hand in three places in a horror crash during today’s qualifying session. Rossi...

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talamcsi on pole position for 125cc GP

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talamcsi on pole position for 125cc GP

Gabor Talmacsi has taken pole position for the final and championship deciding Valencia round of the 125cc GP season, to line up on the grid ahead of Bancaja Aspar Aprilia team-mates Hector...

Valencia MotoGP: Qualifying tyre helps Sylvain Guintoli top Valencia practice

Valencia MotoGP: Qualifying tyre helps Sylvain Guintoli top Valencia practice

A Dunlop qualifying tyre helped French rider Sylvain Guintoli end free practice for tomorrow's Valencia MotoGP clash with the fastest time. With Dunlop not restricted by the 31-tyre limit regulation...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner shrugs off back injury to dominate in Valencia

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner shrugs off back injury to dominate in Valencia

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner shrugged off the lingering pain of a back injury he first suffered in Phillip Island last month to dominate the opening day of free practice in Valencia. Stoner...

Valencia MotoGP: Yamaha engine as bad as Michelin tyres admits Valentino Rossi

Valencia MotoGP: Yamaha engine as bad as Michelin tyres admits Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has admitted the slow performance of Yamaha's YZR-M1 800cc motor has contributed to his 2007 problems as much as Michelin's failure to compete with Bridgestone. Rossi ended a tough...

Valencia MotoGP: Chaz Davies to brave pain in Valencia

Valencia MotoGP: Chaz Davies to brave pain in Valencia

British rider Chaz Davies will try and ride through the pain barrier tomorrow in a bid to take his place in the season's final race in Valencia on Sunday. The D'Antin Ducati team has confirmed tonight...

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes provisional 250 pole

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes provisional 250 pole

Jorge Lorenzo has taken provisional pole position for the final 250 MotoGP in Valencia after topping the timesheets for the second time today. The Aprilia rider was greeted back to his garage by...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner untouchable in Valencia free practice

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner untouchable in Valencia free practice

Casey Stoner continued his domination in Valencia this afternoon as he posted the best time in the second free practice session. Stoner occupied top spot for 55 minutes of the session, as he needed...

Valencia MotoGP: Hector Faubel takes provisional pole for final 125 race of the season

Valencia MotoGP: Hector Faubel takes provisional pole for final 125 race of the season

Hector Faubel jumped to the top of the timesheets in the dying second of the first qualifying practice in Valencia this afternoon to take provisional pole for the last 125 race of the season. The...

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo leads 250 free practice one in Valencia

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo leads 250 free practice one in Valencia

Aprilia’s Jorge Lorenzo celebrated his new 250 world championship title by setting the fastest time in the first 250 practice in his home MotoGP in Valencia.  The Spanish rider who...

Valencia MotoGP: Chaz Davies undergoing hospital treatment in Valencia

Valencia MotoGP: Chaz Davies undergoing hospital treatment in Valencia

Chaz Davies has been taken to a Valencia hospital for precautionary checks after he suffered a massive high-side crash in this morning’s opening free practice session. The British rider crashed with...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominant in first free practice

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominant in first free practice

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner made the perfect start in his bid to end a brilliant season on a high note by dominating this morning’s opening free practice session in Valencia.  Once the...

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi fastest in 125 free practice one

Valencia MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi fastest in 125 free practice one

Aprilia’s Gabor Talmacsi was the fastest rider in this morning’s first free practice in Valencia ahead of the final 125 MotoGP. The world championship leader recorded a best lap of 1:41.280 at the...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner begins plotting 2008 title defence

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner begins plotting 2008 title defence

MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner’s attention has already turned to the defence of his crown in 2008 as he brings the curtain down on a stunning debut season with Ducati in Valencia this weekend. The...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi anxiously waiting for Bridgestone clearance

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi anxiously waiting for Bridgestone clearance

Valentino Rossi has admitted he has no idea whether he will be allowed to begin testing Bridgestone tyres immediately after this weekend’s final race in Valencia.   Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha team is...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Loris Capirossi confirmed for Qatar night test

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Loris Capirossi confirmed for Qatar night test

Valentino Rossi and Loris Capirossi have confirmed they will attend a special night test session at the Losail International circuit in Qatar later this month. Plans for a historic night race in Qatar...

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden urges Honda caution on 2008 machine

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden urges Honda caution on 2008 machine

Former world champion Nicky Hayden is hoping Honda engineers have not made radical changes to his factory Honda RC212V machine for 2008, even though he believes the current bike is only at 80 per cent...

Valencia MotoGP: Suzuki happy with new 2008 GSV-R

Valencia MotoGP: Suzuki happy with new 2008 GSV-R

Suzuki will give Chris Vermeulen and new recruit Loris Capirossi a debut on the new 2008 factory GSV-R next week in Valencia confident the new 800 can continue the Japanese factory’s...