October

MotoGP: Suzuki to race 2008 GSV-R in Malaysian MotoGP

MotoGP: Suzuki to race 2008 GSV-R in Malaysian MotoGP

Suzuki will steal a march on their MotoGP rivals this weekend after unveiling plans to race a new prototype factory GSV-R in Malaysia. Test and development rider Nobuatsu Aoki has a wild card slot for...

MotoGP: Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi agree on bike swap

MotoGP: Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi agree on bike swap

It might be pure fantasy to imagine a scenario where Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi switch bikes for a Grand Prix weekend, but at least the world’s top two riders would be willing to give it a...

MotoGP: Casey Stoner can dominate like Mick Doohan

MotoGP: Casey Stoner can dominate like Mick Doohan

Daryl Beattie believes Casey Stoner can follow in the footsteps of his boyhood hero Mick Doohan and dominate premier class motorcycle racing for years. Former world 500 championship runner-up Beattie...

MotoGP: Stars prepare for Qatar night test ahead of historic race

MotoGP: Stars prepare for Qatar night test ahead of historic race

Plans for a historic night race in Qatar in 2008 could move a step closer when Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi carry out the first serious evaluation under floodlights next month. Five riders...

MotoGP: Colin Edwards calm over Valentino Rossi’s Bridgestone switch

MotoGP: Colin Edwards calm over Valentino Rossi’s Bridgestone switch

Colin Edwards said he has no issues with remaining on Michelin tyres in 2008, despite Valentino Rossi nearing a deal to run his factory Yamaha on Bridgestone rubber next year. The Texan will be one of...

MotoGP: Ducati not worried about Valentino Rossi on Bridgestone tyres

MotoGP: Ducati not worried about Valentino Rossi on Bridgestone tyres

Ducati boss Livio Suppo said the prospect of seeing Valentino Rossi go to head-to-head with new world champion Casey Stoner on Bridgestone tyres in 2008 held no fears for the Aussie star. With Rossi...

MotoGP: Michelin confirm three-rider talks with Yamaha

MotoGP: Michelin confirm three-rider talks with Yamaha

Michelin confirmed that Yamaha had discussed the option of clinching a tyre deal for only three riders in 2008 before hot rumours emerged in Australia last weekend of Valentino Rossi’s shock switch to...

MotoGP: Bridgestone could supply Valentino Rossi in 2008

MotoGP: Bridgestone could supply Valentino Rossi in 2008

Bridgestone boss Hiroshi Yamada has dropped a massive hint that the Japanese factory will strike a deal to supply tyres to Valentino Rossi in 2008. Rossi’s switch after his frustration with Michelin...

Australian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo extends series lead with 250cc GP win

Jorge Lorenzo has increased his lead in the 250cc GP world championship with victory at the Australian round. The Majorcan Fortuna Aprilia rider led from start to finish to take maximum points, finished 19 seconds clear of second placed Alvaro Bautista. Andrea Dovizioso fought hard, but finished third to keep his title hopes alive, just ahead of Hiroshi Aoyama and Thomas Luthi. Jorge Lorenzo now...

Australian MotoGP: Lukas Pesek takes the 125cc GP win

Lukas Pesek has won the 125cc GP at the Australian round, as championship leader Gabor Talmacsi finished in eighth. The race featured 10 riders battling for the lead from the start of the race. The eventual winning margin was just 0.090 seconds, with the first nine riders taking the chequered flag with 1.5 seconds of Pesek. Behind the Valsir Seedorf Derbi rider, Joan Olive took second place, with...

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner wins as Nicky Hayden retires

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner wins as Nicky Hayden retires

Casey Stoner has won the Australian round of the 2007 MotoGP championship, continuing his dominant season, and taking the trophy at his home round of the championship. Ducati riders took first and...

Australian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi set to race on Bridgestone in 2008

Australian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi set to race on Bridgestone in 2008

Valentino Rossi seems certain to race on Bridgestone tyres next season even though a controversial one-make tyre rule won’t be implemented for 2008. MCN understands the Italian will be the lone Yamaha...

Australian MotoGP: Chaz Davies looks for points finish in Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Chaz Davies looks for points finish in Phillip Island

Britain's Chaz Davies is confident he can fight with some of MotoGP racing’s hottest talents in tomorrow’s Phillip Island MotoGP after he ended today’s qualifying session in 17th position. Davies was...

Australian MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa storms to Phillip Island pole position

Australian MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa storms to Phillip Island pole position

Dani Pedrosa put a halt to new world champion Casey Stoner’s domination at Phillip Island today when he surged to his third pole position of the season. The Spaniard claimed his second successive...

James who?

Think the treatment of motorcycle racing by the media is atrocious! Toseland winning the championship was reported on Five Live for about 10 seconds after scores from league two of the football were read out. National newspapers have tiny paragraphs about a Briton winning a world championship. BBC sport show stories as 'latest' news for up to two weeks after happening. Norick Abe's death...

Australian MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi provisional pole for 125 GP

Australian MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi provisional pole for 125 GP

Aprilia’s Gabor Talmacsi has secured provisional pole position for Sunday’s 125 MotoGP race in Phillip Island. The Hungarian recorded a best time of 1:39.134 on his last lap on the Australian circuit...

Australian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest 250 rider in qualifying practice one

Australian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest 250 rider in qualifying practice one

Aprilia’s Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest man in the first 250 qualifying practice in Phillip Island and has put himself on provisional pole position for Sunday’s race. The Spanish rider, who will be...

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner happy despite crash in Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner happy despite crash in Phillip Island

Casey Stoner declared himself happy and satisfied as his homecoming as new MotoGP world champion got off to a perfect start today in Phillip Island. The factory Ducati rider dominated a weather...

Australian MotoGP: Impressive start for Chaz Davies in Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Impressive start for Chaz Davies in Phillip Island

A crash, a technical failure and tricky weather conditions couldn’t stop impressive British rider Chaz Davies from beating home favourite Chris Vermeulen and Colin Edwards on the opening day of action...

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner makes perfect start in Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Casey Stoner makes perfect start in Phillip Island

Casey Stoner made the perfect start to his reign as new MotoGP world champion by topping the timesheets on the opening day of practice for his home race in Australia. On a weather-hit opening day at...

Australian MotoGP: Perseverance pays off for Anthony West

Australian MotoGP: Perseverance pays off for Anthony West

Home favourite Anthony West has spoken of his relief his never say die attitude has landed him a full-time factory contract in the 2008 MotoGP world championship. Preparing for his first home MotoGP...

Australian MotoGP: Marco Melandri relishing prospect of partnering Casey Stoner

Australian MotoGP: Marco Melandri relishing prospect of partnering Casey Stoner

Italian Marco Melandri has said he is undaunted at the prospect of joining new world champion Casey Stoner in Ducati’s factory MotoGP squad next season. Marco Melandri signed a two-year deal to...

Australian MotoGP: Rizla Suzuki's Chris Vermeulen unveils Barry Sheene colours

Australian MotoGP: Rizla Suzuki's Chris Vermeulen unveils Barry Sheene colours

Rizla Suzuki’s Chris Vermeulen unveiled the one-off Barry Sheene paint-scheme he will use for this weekend’s Australian MotoGP at the Phillip Island circuit earlier today.  The Australian...

Australian MotoGP: Yamaha to continue fighting with Michelin

Australian MotoGP: Yamaha to continue fighting with Michelin

Valentino Rossi’s factory Yamaha boss Davide Brivio says the Japanese factory will continue as if they are going to be using Michelin tyres in 2008, despite a controversial one-make tyre rule proposal...

Australian MotoGP: World title success still sinking in says Casey Stoner

Australian MotoGP: World title success still sinking in says Casey Stoner

New MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner said his first premier class world championship success has still not properly sunk in as he prepares for a rapturous reception in his home race in Phillip...

Australian MotoGP: Nicky Hayden’s support for one-make tyre rule grows

Australian MotoGP: Nicky Hayden’s support for one-make tyre rule grows

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden says his support for a controversial one-make tyre in next year’s world championship is increasing ahead of the final decision next weekend in Malaysia. ...

Australian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi pays tribute to 'inspirational' Norick Abe

Australian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi pays tribute to 'inspirational' Norick Abe

Valentino Rossi has paid tribute to Japanese rider Norick Abe, who was killed in a road accident last weekend. Italian Rossi was a huge fan of Norick Abe and when he started his world championship...

Video: MotoGP: Casey Stoner meets Aussie fans

MotoGP champion Casey Stoner delighted thousands of fans with an appearance in Melbourne ahead of this weekend's Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island. The Ducati rider took part in a question and answers session with MotoGP's Gavin Emmett and then stayed behind to sign autographs for his fans. Check out the video below to see what Casey Stoner had to say about the season so far and his...

MotoGP: Dan Linfoot dropped by 250 MotoGP team

MotoGP: Dan Linfoot dropped by 250 MotoGP team

British rider Dan Linfoot has been axed from the Sicilia Aprilia 250 MotoGP team with three rounds of the 2007 season still remaining. Linfoot had clinched a deal at Donington Park to replace Anthony...

MotoGP tyre war. Boo!

Dunlop, Michelen, Bridgstone should not decide the outcome of a race. It's the rider and machine he or she rides that decide the race. MotoGP will allways be the top sport. Fair play is fair play and what is wrong with that in racing and not a bunch of show-offs caring about themselves looking good in a race. AMA superbike is going through that problem right now with no fair playing field, with...

MotoGP: Colin Edwards doubts Michelin can reach Bridgestone level

MotoGP: Colin Edwards doubts Michelin can reach Bridgestone level

Colin Edwards has cast doubt on Michelin’s capability to match the performance of rivals Bridgestone as the Texan continues to back plans for MotoGP to switch to a one-make tyre rule next...

MotoGP: Michelin ‘shocked’ at one-make tyre plan for 2008

MotoGP: Michelin ‘shocked’ at one-make tyre plan for 2008

Michelin boss Jean-Philippe Weber has spoken of his shock and disappointment at plans for MotoGP to implement a one-make tyre rule next season. Plans unveiled in Japan, as it became apparent that...

MotoGP: Dunlop boss concerned about one-make tyre plan

MotoGP: Dunlop boss concerned about one-make tyre plan

Dunlop boss Jeremy Ferguson has expressed concerns about MotoGP switching to a one-make tyre rule for 2008. And Ferguson admitted it is too early to contemplate whether Dunlop will bid to become the...

MotoGP: Bridgestone blame Valentino Rossi for one-make tyre proposal

MotoGP: Bridgestone blame Valentino Rossi for one-make tyre proposal

Bridgestone boss Hiroshi Yamada believes Valentino Rossi has been the ringleader of a campaign to switch MotoGP to a one-make tyre rule in 2008. Hiroshi Yamada admitted he was ‘very disappointed and...

MotoGP: Jerry Burgess urges caution on one-make tyre proposal

MotoGP: Jerry Burgess urges caution on one-make tyre proposal

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess said switching to a one-make tyre rule for 2008 is nothing more than a knee jerk reaction by Dorna which has no guarantee of improving MotoGP as a spectacle...

MotoGP: One-make tyre rule would punish Bridgestone says John Hopkins

MotoGP: One-make tyre rule would punish Bridgestone says John Hopkins

American John Hopkins reckons Bridgestone are being unfairly penalised for being successful on track as he faces up to the prospect of a one-make tyre rule in 2008.   John Hopkins, who has raced...