September

MotoGP: Kenny Roberts says future could lie in World Superbikes

MotoGP: Kenny Roberts says future could lie in World Superbikes

Kenny Roberts admitted he would seriously consider moving to the World Superbike championship in 2008 if he was forced to quit MotoGP. Roberts, who has been involved in the MotoGP world championship...

MotoGP: James Toseland to make Yamaha MotoGP debut in Malaysia

MotoGP: James Toseland to make Yamaha MotoGP debut in Malaysia

James Toseland will delay his long-awaited Yamaha MotoGP debut until a three-day test session at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia in mid-November. And MCN has also learned that Toseland and new...

MotoGP: Infected arm rules Chaz Davies out of Motegi race

MotoGP: Infected arm rules Chaz Davies out of Motegi race

A reaction to a tetanus jab has cost Chaz Davies the chance of a Ducati MotoGP ride at Motegi this weekend. The 20-year-old needed an anti-infection jab after a crash at the final round of the US...

MotoGP: Yamaha deny tyre rule U-turn

MotoGP: Yamaha deny tyre rule U-turn

Valentino Rossi and Fiat Yamaha boss Davide Brivio have denied completing a dramatic U-turn over revised tyre regulations for 2008. With Fiat Yamaha confirming Michelin tyres for 2008, despite rumours...

MotoGP: Michelin delighted at new 2008 Yamaha deal

MotoGP: Michelin delighted at new 2008 Yamaha deal

Michelin boss Jean-Philippe Weber has spoken of his delight at Yamaha’s decision to agree a new deal to keep Valentino Rossi on Michelin rubber in the 2008 MotoGP world championship. Michelin have...

MotoGP: Chaz Davies confirmed for Ducati MotoGP ride at Motegi

MotoGP: Chaz Davies confirmed for Ducati MotoGP ride at Motegi

Chaz Davies will ride a factory-backed D’Antin Ducati at Motegi this weekend at the Japanese MotoGP. The chance of a ride as a stand-in came after the team sacked German rider Alex Hofmann on Sunday...

MotoGP: Ben Spies to make Suzuki MotoGP debut in Malaysia test

MotoGP: Ben Spies to make Suzuki MotoGP debut in Malaysia test

Ben Spies will be given his first chance to impress on Suzuki’s factory GSV-R MotoGP machine when he tests at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia next month. MCN understands the newly crowned American...

MotoGP: Chaz Davies set to replace Alex Hofmann for rest of 2007

MotoGP: Chaz Davies set to replace Alex Hofmann for rest of 2007

Chaz Davies is expected to ride in the last four races of the 2007 MotoGP world championship after German Alex Hofmann was axed last night from the D’Antin Ducati squad. Davies, who raced in the final...

Estoril MotoGP: Chaz Davies to replace Alex Hofmann for last four races?

Estoril MotoGP: Chaz Davies to replace Alex Hofmann for last four races?

British rider Chaz Davies could find himself drafted into the D’Antin Ducati team for the final four races of the 2007 MotoGP season after Alex Hofmann’s controversial retirement in Estoril today. The...

Estoril MotoGP reaction: Clutch problem ends Casey Stoner’s winning streak

Estoril MotoGP reaction: Clutch problem ends Casey Stoner’s winning streak

Casey Stoner revealed a clutch problem cost him the chance to become the youngest rider in history to win four successive MotoGP races, as he had to settle for third in a thrilling Estoril race.

Estoril MotoGP reaction: Dani Pedrosa second after epic scrap with Valentino Rossi

Estoril MotoGP reaction: Dani Pedrosa second after epic scrap with Valentino Rossi

Dani Pedrosa put his recent poor run of form behind him to finish a close second to a resurgent Valentino Rossi in Estoril today. The Spaniard hasn’t scored a podium since his dominant victory at the...

Estoril MotoGP reaction: Valentino Rossi dedicates Estoril win to rally legend Colin McRae

Estoril MotoGP reaction: Valentino Rossi dedicates Estoril win to rally legend Colin McRae

Valentino Rossi dedicated his stunning Estoril GP victory this afternoon to rally legend Colin McRae. The Scot was killed in a helicopter crash near his home in Scotland yesterday, and Rossi dedicated...

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins thrilling Portuguese race

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins thrilling Portuguese race

Anyone who said MotoGP was turning into somewhat of a bore-fest recently have had to eat their words this afternoon as the premier class race was a true flag-to-flag nail-biter with...

Estoril GP: Alvaro Bautista carves his way to an impressive win

Estoril GP: Alvaro Bautista carves his way to an impressive win

Reigning 125cc champion Alvaro Bautista made up for a horror start to barge his way from 12th to first in today’s Portuguese 250 Grand Prix race at Estoril. Bautista started from sixth on the grid,...

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi pays tribute to rally legend Colin McRae

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi pays tribute to rally legend Colin McRae

Valentino Rossi has spoken of his shock and sadness at the death of rally legend Colin McRae. The Scot, who won the 1995 world rally championship, was killed in a helicopter crash yesterday in which...

Estoril GP: Hector Faubel drafts his way to victory

Estoril GP: Hector Faubel drafts his way to victory

Hector Faubel has pulled team-mate Gabor Talmasci’s championship lead down to just five points after beating the Hungarian into second place in a drag race to the line. It was another typical 125 race...

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner heads morning warm-up

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner heads morning warm-up

Championship leader Casey Stoner has rattled in the fastest time of this morning’s warm-up session, clocking a time a quarter of a second quicker than second quickest, Randy De Puniet. Casey Stoner...

Estoril MotoGP: Sylvain Guintoli signs for D’Antin Ducati

Estoril MotoGP: Sylvain Guintoli signs for D’Antin Ducati

As was revealed by MCN on August 19 in Brno, the D’Antin Ducati team has finally confirmed the signing of French rider Sylvain Guintoli for the 2008 MotoGP world championship. Guintoli has signed a...

Estoril MotoGP: Qualifying tyre gamble costs Valentino Rossi

Estoril MotoGP: Qualifying tyre gamble costs Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi admitted that his hopes of claiming pole position for tomorrow’s Estoril GP in Portugal were ruined by a qualifying tyre gamble that backfired. Rossi opted to run a new Michelin...

Estoril MotoGP: Nicky Hayden delighted with Portugal pole position

Estoril MotoGP: Nicky Hayden delighted with Portugal pole position

Reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has spoken of his joy at claiming his first pole position of the season in Estoril today. The American though admitted he needs to drastically up his race...

Estoril MotoGP: Michelin boss delighted at tyre improvement

Estoril MotoGP: Michelin boss delighted at tyre improvement

Michelin boss Jean-Philippe Weber has declared his satisfaction that new tyres introduced for this weekend’s Estoril GP have moved Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden closer to runaway world championship...

Estoril MotoGP: Nicky Hayden buries Estoril demons with pole position

Estoril MotoGP: Nicky Hayden buries Estoril demons with pole position

Reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden went some way to erasing the painful memory of his Estoril nightmare in 2006 when he claimed a brilliant pole position for tomorrow’s Portuguese GP. The...

Estoril MotoGP: The winners and losers from Estoril in the past

Estoril MotoGP: The winners and losers from Estoril in the past

In the past the Portuguese MotoGP round has served up a few surprises and shocks. The circuit, based on the Atlantic coast just 17 miles from the capital of Lisbon, was first introduced to the MotoGP...

Estoril MotoGP: Alex de Angelis to join Gresini Honda

Estoril MotoGP: Alex de Angelis to join Gresini Honda

Alex de Angelis will ride in the Gresini Honda squad in next year’s MotoGP world championship. An official announcement is expected on Monday after tomorrow’s Estoril GP in Portugal, with the Italian...

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner edges out Valentino Rossi in final practice

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner edges out Valentino Rossi in final practice

Casey Stoner’s domination of the Estoril GP in Portugal continued this morning when the Aussie edged out Fiat Yamaha rival Valentino Rossi in the third and final free practice session. The Australian...

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner happy despite bumpy ride in Portugal

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner happy despite bumpy ride in Portugal

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner showed the prospect of clinching his first premier class title in Estoril wasn’t affecting his performance after he dominated the opening day’s action in...

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi confirms Rally of Great Britain plan

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi confirms Rally of Great Britain plan

Valentino Rossi has confirmed he is in discussions about competing in his second Rally of Great Britain later this year. Rossi, who is a huge rally fan, is planning to contest the Wales Rally of GB...

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi happy with improved Michelin performance

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi happy with improved Michelin performance

Valentino Rossi is confident that new Michelin tyres he’s used on the opening day of the Estoril GP in Portugal are a big step in performance after his recent troubles. The Italian has one new front...

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo continues form for provisional 250 pole on Sunday

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo continues form for provisional 250 pole on Sunday

Aprilia’s Jorge Lorenzo carried his impressive form in to this afternoon’s qualifying session to record provisional pole for Sunday’s 250 race. The Spaniard knocked almost a second off his best time...

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates in Portugal

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner dominates in Portugal

Casey Stoner ended the opening day of free practice at the Estoril circuit in Portugal with the fastest time as Michelin duo Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa continued to post competitive...

Estoril MotoGP: Mattia Pasini takes provisional pole for 125 MotoGP race

Estoril MotoGP: Mattia Pasini takes provisional pole for 125 MotoGP race

Aprilia’s Mattia Pasini grabbed provisional pole for Sunday’s 125 MotoGP in the last few minutes from Gabor Talmacsi. The Italian recorded a best time of 1:45.115 two laps before heading in to the...

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest in 250 free practice one

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest in 250 free practice one

Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest man out on track this afternoon in the first 250 free practice. The Aprilia man recorded a best lap of 1:41.445 on the final circuit of the Portugese track. Andrea...

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest as Valentino Rossi and Michelin fight back

Estoril MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest as Valentino Rossi and Michelin fight back

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner topped the timesheets in this morning’s opening free practice session in Estoril, fending off an improved challenge from Valentino Rossi and...

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner square up off track

Estoril MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner square up off track

Fiat Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and Marlboro Ducati’s Casey Stoner took their rivalry off the track in Estoril yesterday afternoon when they squared up for a game of table football. The top two in the...

Estoril MotoGP: Mattia Pasini leads 125 free practice one

Estoril MotoGP: Mattia Pasini leads 125 free practice one

Aprilia’s Mattia Paini was the fastest rider in the first 125 MotoGP practice in Estoril this morning. The Italian recorded a best lap of 1:45.949 which was just under half a second ahead of next best...

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo to test Yamaha MotoGP bike in Japan

Estoril MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo to test Yamaha MotoGP bike in Japan

New Yamaha MotoGP recruit Jorge Lorenzo will test a factory YZR-M1 800 machine for the second time in a one-day session after next weekend’s Japanese GP in the Twin Ring Motegi. The reigning world 250...