September

MotoGP: Casey Stoner’s biggest test still to come

MotoGP: Casey Stoner’s biggest test still to come

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess believes Casey Stoner’s biggest test is still to come as he paid tribute to the Australian’s brilliant 2007 MotoGP world championship-winning campaign. Casey...

MotoGP: Eugene Laverty looking to bounce back in Australia

MotoGP: Eugene Laverty looking to bounce back in Australia

Eugene Laverty is confident he can return to form in next month’s Phillip Island 250 MotoGP in Australia after he endured a nightmare in Japan last weekend. Laverty pulled no punches after his hopes...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi threatens legal action over Ryanair advert

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi threatens legal action over Ryanair advert

Valentino Rossi has instructed lawyers to look at taking legal action against budget airline Ryanair after a new advertising campaign featured a reference to the Italian’s current...

MotoGP: Danny Webb looking to build on first points finish

MotoGP: Danny Webb looking to build on first points finish

Danny Webb has set his sights on three top 20 finishes in the last three 125 GP races after breaking his world championship points duck with a brilliant 13th place finish in Japan last weekend. In...

MotoGP: Carlos Checa closes in on Ten Kate Honda deal

MotoGP: Carlos Checa closes in on Ten Kate Honda deal

Carlos Checa will fly to Holland this week to finally clinch a deal to replace James Toseland in the 2008 World Superbike championship. The veteran Spaniard has been frozen out of MotoGP with no...

Moto GP: British stars pay tribute to Casey Stoner

Moto GP: British stars pay tribute to Casey Stoner

British riders who raced newly crowned MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner early in his career paid tribute to the Aussie who kick-started his career on UK tracks. Cal Crutchlow “I raced against him...

Video: MotoGP: MCN Exclusive Video Suzuki unveil 2008 MotoGP protoype

Video: MotoGP: MCN Exclusive Video Suzuki unveil 2008 MotoGP protoype

Suzuki rolled out its new 2008 prototype GSV-R V4 MotoGP machine at a test session in the Twin Ring Motegi earlier this week. The bike, which was tested by development rider Nobuatsu Aoki, featured a...

Video Exclusive: Valentino Rossi tests 2008 MotoGP Yamaha

Video Exclusive: Valentino Rossi tests 2008 MotoGP Yamaha

This exclusive video shot in the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan on Monday captured Valentino Rossi completing his first laps on a prototype version of Yamaha’s 2008 YZR-M1 machine. Featuring new bodyork...

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen says give Casey Stoner credit

MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen says give Casey Stoner credit

Chris Vermeulen believes it is time for people to stop detracting from Casey Stoner’s impressive 2007 success and start paying him some more respect for an outstanding world championship-winning...

MotoGP: Suzuki roll out 2008 prototype MotoGP bike

MotoGP: Suzuki roll out 2008 prototype MotoGP bike

Japanese factory Suzuki gave a public debut to their new 2008 GSV-R MotoGP challenger in the Twin Ring Motegi today. Tested by development rider Nobuatsu Aoki, the new bike featured completely...

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi tests 2008 Yamaha contender in Japan

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi tests 2008 Yamaha contender in Japan

Valentino Rossi has tested a prototype version of the bike Yamaha hopes will help the Italian wrestle back the MotoGP world championship crown in 2008. Less than 24 hours after Rossi’s disastrous 13th...

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Bridgestone delight at Casey Stoner’s MotoGP title

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Bridgestone delight at Casey Stoner’s MotoGP title

Bridgestone boss Hiroshi Yamada hailed Casey Stoner and Ducati as the Japanese tyre company celebrated a historic milestone in yesterday’s Japanese MotoGP. Casey Stoner’s sixth place in a rain-hit...

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Randy de Puniet celebrates debut podium

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Randy de Puniet celebrates debut podium

Randy de Puniet claimed his first MotoGP podium today when he finished a distant second to Ducati's Loris Capirossi in an exciting flag-to-flag Japanese MotoGP. The French rider struggled early...

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Toni Elias ends injury nightmare with third

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Toni Elias ends injury nightmare with third

Toni Elias ended a torturous second half of the season when he claimed third place in this afternoon’s Japanese MotoGP. The Spaniard has been struggling for full fitness ever since he suffered a...

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Loris Capirossi completes Motegi hat-trick

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Loris Capirossi completes Motegi hat-trick

Loris Capirossi completed a stunning hat-trick of victories at the Japanese GP at the end of a dramatic race in the Twin Ring Motegi. On a great day for Ducati, not only did Capirossi win his third...

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Valentino Rossi reflects on Motegi misery

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Valentino Rossi reflects on Motegi misery

Valentino Rossi lost his second successive world championship campaign for the first time in his career today after he failed to beat Casey Stoner in a dramatic flag-to-flag Japanese MotoGP. Rossi...

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Casey Stoner in dreamland after clinching first MotoGP world title

Motegi MotoGP reaction: Casey Stoner in dreamland after clinching first MotoGP world title

Casey Stoner described winning his first MotoGP world championship crown as an ‘absolute dream’ on a memorable day for the Australian and his factory Ducati team in Japan. Not only did Casey...

Motegi MotoGP: Latest Championship standings

Motegi MotoGP: Latest Championship standings

Casey Stoner has secured the MotoGP championship. Click here for the full report and see below for the championship standings after the Japanese round at the Twin Ring Motegi. Riders...

Motegi MotoGP: Stoner wins the world title for Ducati

Motegi MotoGP: Stoner wins the world title for Ducati

Casey Stoner has taken the first MotoGP world championship for Ducati after finishing 7 places ahead of Valentino Rossi while the second Ducati of Loris Capirossi took the race win. After an...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner upbeat despite Motegi qualifying nightmare

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner upbeat despite Motegi qualifying nightmare

Casey Stoner refused to get too downhearted as his hopes of winning the MotoGP world championship in tomorrow’s Japanese GP were dented by his worst qualifying result of the season. If Stoner finishes...

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden says Casey Stoner not cracking under pressure

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden says Casey Stoner not cracking under pressure

Reigning champion Nicky Hayden believes that Casey Stoner is not cracking under the pressure after the Australian’s bid to win his first premier class crown in tomorrow’s Japanese GP suffered a major...

Motegi MotoGP: MotoGP boss submits formal request for one-make tyre rule

Motegi MotoGP: MotoGP boss submits formal request for one-make tyre rule

Dorna chief Carmelo Ezpeleta has confirmed today in the Twin Ring Motegi that he has proposed the introduction of a one-make tyre rule for the MotoGP world championship in 2008. He submitted the...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner slumps as Dani Pedrosa claims Japan pole

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner slumps as Dani Pedrosa claims Japan pole

If Casey Stoner wants to wrap up his first MotoGP world title in Japan tomorrow, the Aussie will have to do it the hard way after he slumped to his worst grid position of 2007 in today’s qualifying...

Chaz Davies displays his injuries - warning - not for the squeamish!

Chaz Davies displays his injuries - warning - not for the squeamish!

These pictures show just why British rider Chaz Davies reluctantly rejected the chance to ride a Ducati GP7 machine in this weekend’s Japanese GP at the Twin Ring Motegi. Having initially agreed a...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner and Carlos Checa clash in Japan

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner and Carlos Checa clash in Japan

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner launched a scathing attack on Spanish veteran Carlos Checa after the pair tangled early in this afternoon’s second free practice session in the Twin Ring...

Motegi MotoGP: Bridgestone baffled by Honda tyre claim

Motegi MotoGP: Bridgestone baffled by Honda tyre claim

Bridgestone bosses have said they are shocked and surprised at a statement by HRC president Masumi Hamane today at the Japanese GP that negotiations are still on-going about a tyre deal for...

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi suffers disastrous start to Motegi

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi suffers disastrous start to Motegi

MotoGP Valentino Rossi has cast serious doubt on whether he will be able to prevent Ducati’s Casey Stoner from wrapping up his first MotoGP world title on Sunday after the Italian’s disastrous start...

Motegi MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa sets Motegi pace to mark new Honda deal

Motegi MotoGP:  Dani Pedrosa sets Motegi pace to mark new Honda deal

Dani Pedrosa celebrated signing a new factory Honda contract today in the Twin Ring Motegi by clocking the fastest time at the end of the first day of free practice for the Japanese MotoGP. Having...

Ducati up North endorsed by Loris?

Ducati up North endorsed by Loris?

Loris Caparossi liked my flag at the Estoril GP.

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi bids to end Motegi barren run

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi bids to end Motegi barren run

Valentino Rossi is hoping he can end his long-running losing streak at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan to delay Ducati’s Casey Stoner clinching the MotoGP world championship on Sunday. The...

Video: Motegi MotoGP: Fans reaction tells its own story

If you wondered what fans in the homeland of the four Japanese factories of MotoGP think of the stars of the series - and why Valentino Rossi is still the prime asset to the men behind MotoGP despite his being miles off the title lead - you only need look at the reaction of Japanese fans. The cream of the MotoGP grid was rolled out for a traditional pre-race publicity bash in the heart of Tokyo...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner predicts close race as MotoGP title beckons

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner predicts close race as MotoGP title beckons

Marlboro Ducati’s Casey Stoner believes Sunday’s Japanese MotoGP could be a repeat of the classic Estoril clash last weekend as he stands on the brink of his first MotoGP world championship...

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi laughs off Ryanair tax advert

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi laughs off Ryanair tax advert

Valentino Rossi has laughed off a new advertising campaign by budget airline Ryanair that features a reference to the Italian’s current multi-million pound tax investigation. The advert was run in...

Motegi MotoGP: Loris Capirossi goes for Motegi hat-trick

Motegi MotoGP: Loris Capirossi goes for Motegi hat-trick

Italian Loris Capirossi has said he is confident of putting a nightmare 2007 season behind as he goes in search of a third successive victory at the Japanese MotoGP. The 34-year-old has won the last...

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo’s Yamaha test cancelled

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo’s Yamaha test cancelled

Jorge Lorenzo’s planned first serious test session on board Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 in Japan next week has been cancelled. The Spaniard was due to ride on Tuesday after this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP...

MotoGP: Bridgestone turn the knife on Michelin

MotoGP: Bridgestone turn the knife on Michelin

Bridgestone celebrated another victory over rivals Michelin in Estoril with final confirmation that next year’s tyre rule tweak would not see an increase in the number of tyres available to...