2008

Livio Suppo welcomes Nicky Hayden to Ducati

Livio Suppo welcomes Nicky Hayden to Ducati

Livio Suppo welcomes Nicky Hayden to the Ducati Garage at Valencia

Nicky Hayden fastest in cold and damp Valencia

Nicky Hayden fastest in cold and damp Valencia

New factory Ducati rider Nicky Hayden has topped the timesheets on a second of day testing in Valencia severely disrupted by wet conditions. Hayden, who was 12th quickest on his Ducati debut in Spain...

Bridgestone happy with spec tyre debut

Bridgestone happy with spec tyre debut

Bridgestone has expressed its delight with the performance of a range of new tyres it tested in Valencia yesterday. The tyres will form part of the allocation under a single tyre rule in 2009, with...

MotoGP winter testing schedule cut

MotoGP winter testing schedule cut

The switch to a single tyre rule and the global credit crunch has seen the 2009 MotoGP winter testing schedule dramatically cut down. The traditional test opening in Sepang in late January has been...

Rain disrupts second day in Valencia

Rain disrupts second day in Valencia

Intermittent rain showers have delayed the second day of 2009 winter testing at the Valencia circuit this morning. Get all the latest MotoGP news The circuit is currently under a blanket of dark and...

Nicky Hayden confident after Ducati debut

Nicky Hayden confident after Ducati debut

American Nicky Hayden believes he can tame Ducati’s GP9 and crush the belief that only Casey Stoner can master the V4 machine. Get all the latest MotoGP news Hayden’s long-waited debut for the...

Andrea Dovizioso getting to grips with factory Honda

Andrea Dovizioso getting to grips with factory Honda

Andrea Dovizioso said he has a lot to learn after he made a successful start to his factory Honda career in Valencia. Get all the latest MotoGP news The Italian got his first chance to assess Nicky...

Casey Stoner impressed with new Ducati

Casey Stoner impressed with new Ducati

Former world champion Casey Stoner said he was delighted with the performance of Ducati’s new GP9 after he dominated the opening day of 2009 testing in Valencia. Get all the latest MotoGP news The...

Jorge Lorenzo crashes on Bridgestone debut

Jorge Lorenzo crashes on Bridgestone debut

Jorge Lorenzo’s Bridgestone debut ended with a small crash as the Spaniard finished seventh quickest on the first day of winter testing in Valencia yesterday. Get all the latest MotoGP news The...

Valentino Rossi happy with 2009 Yamaha debut

Valentino Rossi happy with 2009 Yamaha debut

Valentino Rossi declared himself happy with his debut on Yamaha’s new 2009 prototype YZR-M1 machine in Valencia yesterday. Get all the latest MotoGP news The Italian ended the opening day on 2009...

Poor coverage on BBC

Is there any other channel I can watch the MotoGP on next year? I have been following motogp on eurosport for the past few seasons, watching the warm ups, the quali's and the race itself. But sadly there is no more coverage on eurosport next year! I tried to find any of the build up on the BBC but to no avail. What can I do? is there any coverage on t'internet or anywhere else?

2009 MotoGP campaign gets underway in Valencia

2009 MotoGP campaign gets underway in Valencia

Less than 24 hours after the conclusion to the 2008 MotoGP world championship, the paddock kicked off preparations for 2009 in Valencia this morning. Nicky Hayden has made his factory Ducati debut,...

Sete Gibernau back on track in Valencia

Sete Gibernau back on track in Valencia

Spanish veteran Sete Gibernau stepped out of retirement today to begin his 2009 MotoGP preparations with a debut for the new Onde 2000 Ducati squad in Valencia. Gibernau, who retired at the end of the...

Nicky Hayden begins Ducati career in Valencia

Nicky Hayden begins Ducati career in Valencia

Nicky Hayden has just completed his first laps on Ducati’s MotoGP machine in Valencia. After sitting looking somewhat anxious and apprehensive at the back of the Ducati garage, Hayden finally went out...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks points record with third

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks points record with third

Valentino Rossi wrote another chapter in the history books today with his third place in Valencia taking his points haul to a record tally of 373-points. In a terribly dull final race of 2008, Rossi...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner romps to final race victory

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner romps to final race victory

Casey Stoner ended the 2008 MotoGP campaign just as he started the season with a dominant performance to take his sixth win of the season in Valencia. Stoner cruised to his 23rd career victory - a win...

Valencia MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso delighted with fourth

Valencia MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso delighted with fourth

Italian Andrea Dovizioso was delighted to end his rookie premier class campaign with fourth place in Valencia today. Fifth in the early stages, the former world 125 champion was dropped to sixth on...

Valencia MotoGP: Colin Edwards ends 2008 in positive fashion

Valencia MotoGP: Colin Edwards ends 2008 in positive fashion

Texan Colin Edwards scored his first top six finish since the Dutch GP in Assen back in June to make it a fantastic last race of 2008 for the Tech 3 Yamaha squad in Valencia today. Edwards’ seventh...

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden disappointed with last Honda race

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden disappointed with last Honda race

American Nicky Hayden could not hide his disappointment as he bowed out of Honda’s factory Honda squad with fifth place in Valencia today. Hayden was quickly passed on the first lap by compatriot...

Valencia MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa powerless to deny Casey Stoner

Valencia MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa powerless to deny Casey Stoner

Home favourite Dani Pedrosa failed to prevent Casey Stoner from romping to victory in front of a 117,000-strong Valencia crowd for the final MotoGP clash of the season. The Repsol Honda rider got the...

Valencia MotoGP: James Toseland frustrated to finish outside of top ten

Valencia MotoGP: James Toseland frustrated to finish outside of top ten

James Toseland brought the curtain down on his rookie MotoGP campaign in Valencia today with a disappointing 11th place finish. The British rider survived intense late pressure from Sylvain Guintoli...

Valencia MotoGP: Stoner takes final 2008 MotoGP win

Valencia MotoGP: Stoner takes final 2008 MotoGP win

Casey Stoner has taken the win at Valencia for the final MotoGP race of 2008. Stoner took the lead on the first lap and held it to the flag, pulling out a massive lead over second placed man Dani...

Valencia MotoGP: Simoncelli takes 250GP win

Valencia MotoGP: Simoncelli takes 250GP win

Marco Simoncelli has taken an incredible win at the final 250 GP of the year at Valencia. The Gilera rider worked his way through the field after a bad start to take the lead by the half way mark and...

Valencia MotoGP: Smith fourth, Corsi wins in Valencia 125GP

Valencia MotoGP: Smith fourth, Corsi wins in Valencia 125GP

Bradley Smith narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the final round of the 125GP championship in Valencia with Simone Corsi taking the win. Smith started from fifth on the grid but slipped back to...

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden frustrated to slip to third

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden frustrated to slip to third

Having dominated all three free practice sessions in Valencia this weekend, American Nicky Hayden had to settle for third place in qualifying for his last Honda appearance tomorrow. The 27-year-old...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner romps to ninth pole position

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner romps to ninth pole position

Casey Stoner extended his incredible qualifying record in Valencia today, the Aussie notching his ninth pole position to deny home favourite Dani Pedrosa. The 23-year-old equalled the season record...

Valencia MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa ready for victory challenge

Valencia MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa ready for victory challenge

Home favourite Dani Pedrosa believes he will be able to mount a strong challenge for a second successive MotoGP victory in tomorrow’s season-ending Valencia clash. The Repsol Honda rider produced an...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi frustrated with 10th

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi frustrated with 10th

Valentino Rossi’s hopes of burying his Valencia jinx were seriously dented today as he slumped to a shock 10th place in qualifying. Having lost the world title in 2006 in the last race at Valencia to...

Valencia MotoGP: James Toseland relieved with second row

Valencia MotoGP: James Toseland relieved with second row

British rider James Toseland has spoken of his relief at claiming fifth place in the final qualifying session of 2008 in Valencia today. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider had only one Michelin qualifying tyre...

Valencia MotoGP: Simoncelli takes 250GP pole

Valencia MotoGP: Simoncelli takes 250GP pole

Marco Simoncelli has taken the pole position for the final 250GP race of the season. The Gilera rider lead for most fo the session only to be knocked off the top spot by Alex Debon with just under 10...

Valencia MotoGP: Toseland to start from fifth at final round

Valencia MotoGP: Toseland to start from fifth at final round

James Toseland has qualified in fifth place for the start of the final MotoGP race of the year with Casey Stoner taking pole. Nicky Hayden lead for the majority of the session but with 13 minutes to...

Valencia MotoGP: Talmasci takes 125 pole

Valencia MotoGP: Talmasci takes 125 pole

Gabor Talmasci has taken pole position for the final 125GP race of the season at Valencia. The Hungarian rider finished the session almost two tenths of a second ahead of Sergio Gadea with Simone...

Dani Pedrosa content with second

Dani Pedrosa content with second

Dani Pedrosa declared himself satisfied with second place at the end of a weather-hit opening day in Valencia. Get all the latest MotoGP news Bidding for a second successive victory at the Valencia...

Valentino Rossi relieved after Valencia crash

Valentino Rossi relieved after Valencia crash

MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi admitted he was lucky to get away with just a small crash when he tumbled out during this afternoon’s second practice session in Valencia. On a weather-hit...

James Toseland unhappy after dismal first day

James Toseland unhappy after dismal first day

British rider James Toseland admitted he was bitterly unhappy as he kicked off the Valencia GP - the final race of his rookie premier class campaign - down in 16th place. Get all the latest MotoGP...

Shinya Nakano in talks with Aprilia’s WSB squad

Shinya Nakano in talks with Aprilia’s WSB squad

Japanese rider Shinya Nakano is poised to clinch a deal to partner Max Biaggi in Aprilia’s new World Superbike squad in 2009, MCN can reveal. Nakano has been frozen out of MotoGP after the San Carlo...