2008

MotoGP Sepang Test: Colin Edwards bemoans "stupid crash"

MotoGP Sepang Test: Colin Edwards bemoans "stupid crash"

American Colin Edwards walked away unhurt from an opening day spill that he branded "stupid" to set the seventh best time in Sepang. Testing a revised engine spec, but not the pneumatic valve YZR-M1...

MotoGP Sepang test: Dani Pedrosa suffers injury blow

MotoGP Sepang test: Dani Pedrosa suffers injury blow

Honda's pre-season preparations for the 2008 MotoGP world championship have been dealt a big blow after it was confirmed that Spaniard Dani Pedrosa suffered a broken right hand in the second of two...

Gallery: Rossi's spectacular Sepang highside

Gallery: Rossi's spectacular Sepang highside

Valentino Rossi made an eventful start to the first day of MotoGP testing at Sepang, highsiding his Yamaha M1 in spectacular style. The Italian was caught out by the 2008 motorcycle, launched...

Video: Yamaha launch 2008 MotoGP team

Yamaha officially launched it's 2008 MotoGP team on Friday, with new team-mates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo taking to the stage. Check out the video below to see the highlights of the glitzy event then click here to see the Ducati team launch the week previous.

Valentino Rossi looks forward to 2008 Yamaha debut

Valentino Rossi looks forward to 2008 Yamaha debut

Valentino Rossi has highlighted the early 2008 winter tests as vital to get his factory Fiat Yamaha adapted to Bridgestone tyres with the new premier class season just seven weeks away. With a right...

Valentino Rossi gives update on tax investigation

Valentino Rossi gives update on tax investigation

As Yamaha completed the official launch of the 2008 Fiat-backed team in Italy today, Valentino Rossi could not escape questions about the tax investigation that rocked the 28-year-old sporting icon...

Jorge Lorenzo talks about MotoGP leap

Jorge Lorenzo talks about MotoGP leap

Double world 250 world champion Jorge Lorenzo has spoken about his expectations for 2008 and how he is coping with the switch to MotoGP in Italy today. The Spaniard said: “The M1 is a bike I like very...

Valentino Rossi unsure on Qatar night race

Valentino Rossi unsure on Qatar night race

Seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi has spoken about his reservations about the historic night race in Qatar that will start the 2008 MotoGP world championship. Rossi’s first chance to gauge...

Yamaha bosses play down risk of F1-style spy row

Yamaha bosses play down risk of F1-style spy row

Valentino Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio has played down any possibility of spying amongst the factory Yamaha team next season, similar to that which tarnished last year’s Formula One...

Casey Stoner expects Marco Melandri to star in 2008

Casey Stoner expects Marco Melandri to star in 2008

Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has backed new Ducati recruit Marco Melandri to make the Bologna factory an even bigger threat in 2008. Aussie Stoner was the outstanding Ducati rider last...

Marco Melandri looking to tame Ducati

Marco Melandri looking to tame Ducati

Marco Melandri is hoping engine modifications he will try for the first time in Malaysia next week will help him improve his confidence and speed on Ducati’s new 2008 MotoGP contender. The former...

MotoGP: Seven up for Chris Vermeulen

MotoGP: Seven up for Chris Vermeulen

Chris Vermeulen will finally get to pay further homage to British legend Barry Sheene in 2008 after securing the number seven plate for this year’s MotoGP world championship. The Rizla Suzuki rider...

Video: James Toseland talks about his BKS leathers deal

Two-time WSB Champion James Toseland has signed to wear British-made BKS leathers in MotoGP this year. The firm is now owned by Frank Thomas and was relaunched today, with Toseland carrying the torch on the world stage. Watch the video to hear an excluisve interview with Toseland on the matter.

Toseland to wear BKS in MotoGP

Toseland to wear BKS in MotoGP

Two-time WSB Champion James Toseland has signed to wear British-made BKS leathers in MotoGP this year. BKS has been bought by Frank Thomas and was relaunched today, with Toseland carrying the torch...

Video: Ducati launch 2008 MotoGP bike

Reigning MotoGP world champions Ducati kicked off the defence of the premier class crown with an official team launch in Italy on Tuesday 8th Janurary. Watch the video as MotoGP champion Casey Stoner and new Ducati team-mate Marco Melandri unviel the bike against the spectacular mountain backdrop at the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort.

Ducati launch 2008 MotoGP effort

Ducati launch 2008 MotoGP effort

Reigning MotoGP world champions Ducati kicked off the defence of the premier class crown with an official team launch in Italy today. Against the spectacular mountain backdrop at the Madonna di...

Ducati unveil 200mph MotoGP ice racer!

Ducati unveil 200mph MotoGP ice racer!

Ducati marked the launch of its 2008 MotoGP world championship campaign in amazing fashion by rolling out a 200mph MotoGP ice racer! Test and development rider Vittoriano Guareschi stunned fans last...

Foggy: Toseland can win

WSB legend Carl Fogarty has told MCN he thinks James Toseland can definately succeed in MotoGP, but only if he gives it all he's got. Check out the video below to listen to our exclusive interview with the former World Superbike Champion.

MotoGP: James Toseland's mum set to marry

MotoGP: James Toseland's mum set to marry

James Toseland’s mum, Jane is set to re-marry at the end of the year to long term partner Steven Oates. The pair spent New Year in Rome and Steven proposed in style when he popped the big question...

MotoGP: Michelin confident Honda will help 2008 revival

MotoGP: Michelin confident Honda will help 2008 revival

Michelin believe that Honda’s 2008 RC212V will be competitive enough for the French factory to show the potential of its new tyres next season. The dire early 2007 performance of Honda’s first 800cc...