July

Melandri to keep Ducati ride?

Melandri to keep Ducati ride?

Marco Melandri will race for the Ducati Marlboro team at Brno in three weeks' time, according to team boss Livio Suppo. The Italian's place had been in doubt after his dismal start to the season, and...

Donington new track layout

Donington new track layout

Photograhed at Donington at a board meeting via a mobile telephone. The future of the British Grand Prix has been secured in a new 10 year agreement between Donington Ventures Leisure Limited and...

How to race in MotoGP!

Having watched the USA MotoGP a few times I cannot understand what he is moaning about. That has to be the first GP for a long time where you could say that was a real proper race. I am a fan of Casey's but you have to learn to take defeat in this sport Casey. It's a good job it wasn't the old Pro-AM days, that would have done his head in. Pick yourself up from this Casey - Valantino is the...

2009 MotoGP Calendar announced

2009 MotoGP Calendar announced

The 2009 provisional MotoGP calendar has been announced today. The 18 round series includes two USA rounds along with new addition Lake Balaton in Hungary.     DATE GRAND...

Jorge Lorenzo confirms broken metatarsals

Jorge Lorenzo confirms broken metatarsals

Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has confirmed he has broken his third, fourth and fifth metatarsal bones in his foot after his high-side at Laguna Seca. Lorenzo crashed out of the Laguna Seca MotoGP...

Stoner's rant

How this "boy" can pass comment one one of the worlds motorcycle racing legends is beyond belief. Stoner hasnt even served his time yet. Valentino has been racing and winning for many years and is a very charismatic, colourful and talented character! Can the same be said about Casey? I think not. Back in the late 90's Vale was winning on very basic machinery, nothing like caseys "scalextric"...

Melandri's new ride

Melandri's new ride

Photographed at Wroclaw (Poland) on Tuesday, this is what Melandri thinks he's been riding all season.

That's the racing we want!

Just a few words regarding the story with Casey Stoner in MCN this week. I've got to be one of Rossi's biggest fans but will always lift a glass to who ever wins the GP, but this time going on about Rossi with aggressive riding. Come on Casey it's nice to see some old school battles like we get on WSB just watch them Casey! This is what the fans want! From all at the Boot and Shoe Inn,...

Valentino Rossi's replacement

Valentino Rossi's replacement

Henri is hoping to take over from Valentino Rossi when he retires.

Casey 'Moaner' Stoner

What is Casey Stoner's problem? I had the utmost respect for his ability and that cannot be in doubt but you have to worry when the riders - who should be the last line of defence for battles and real fairing to fairing dicing - start complaining that racing is too close! Admittedly there was one overtake at the Corkscrew when Valentino Rossi properly ballsed it up and they...

The greatest MotoGP race ever?

The real winners at the Laguna Seca GP were the fans! I have been chasing the GP bikes for over fifteen years and this might be the best race that I have seen. This is what MotoGP should be. I live clost to Indianapolis and I can hardly wait for the Indy Moto GP.

Stoner needs to learn how to race properly

Is it a criminal offence for Valentino Rossi to win a race? Just because the man showed the boy how to race! I haven't seen racing like that since Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts. Since Stoner has been racing since he was four he doesn't seem to have learnt a lot.

Moaning Stoner

I have watched the Laguna GP twice. I am infuriated with Stoner. What a winger and he doesn't deserve to be number 1. So the racing was hard, so the overtaking a bit full on... Well grow up Casey, this is the pinical of racing, and that's just what Rossi did. His bike was under powered to yours, and he used whatever he could to win the race, cleanly. Sour grapes, that's the only phrase that...

Stoner should grow up

Oh well Casey Stoner, what can you say a great race to watch in Laguna Seca. Probably the best so far this year, I was glued to my seat right through but he (Stoner) again spoils the moments after with his bratish, childish behaviour. Was it just my imagineation or did anyone else see his poor mechanic wince & brace himself after Stoner had his helmeted face in the poor guys space then brace...

My love for the God - Valentino Rossi!

My love for the God - Valentino Rossi!

I sent a letter and some photos in of me with your fantastic paper in Tunisia a while ago. In it I mentioned my love and tribute for the God who is ValentinoRossi! Have a look and let me know what you...

What a race at Laguna Seca

Stoner in parc ferme post race BBC 2 interview showed his true colours. Just like a baby throwing toys out of his pram. What does he expect?! It's a race and what a race it was - one of the best by far. Stoner is so used to being way out in front which to be honest gets a bit boring. We need more races like Laguna Seca

Chris Vermeulen back on podium

Chris Vermeulen back on podium

Chris Vermeulen claimed his second podium in seven days at the American GP, though he was powerless to fight with Bridgestone rivals Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi. The factory Suzuki rider...

James Toseland furious with Michelin

James Toseland furious with Michelin

James Toseland blasted Michelin as he had to settle for a disappointing ninth place in Laguna Seca. The British rider made a fantastic start and was third at the first corner, but grip issues with...

Valentino Rossi defends Laguna overtakes

Valentino Rossi defends Laguna overtakes

Valentino Rossi protested his innocence as he came in for a wave of criticism from MotoGP adversary Casey Stoner following their thrilling Laguna Seca scrap. Stoner hit out at Rossi for being too...

Casey Stoner upset with aggressive Valentino Rossi

Casey Stoner upset with aggressive Valentino Rossi

Casey Stoner criticised MotoGP title rival Valentino Rossi after the pair tangled in an epic Laguna Seca race. Aussie Stoner was upset with what he felt was over aggressive tactics by Rossi to secure...

Rossi takes incredible win at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Rossi takes incredible win at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Valentino Rossi has taken victory at Laguna Seca in one of the most fantastic MotoGP races for years. Casey Stoner dominated practice all weekend but come the race it was Rossi that pulled it out of...

Casey Stoner confident of Laguna repeat

Casey Stoner confident of Laguna repeat

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner believes he has a golden opportunity to repeat his 2007 Laguna Seca domination today after a virtuoso qualifying performance. Stoner obliterated his own pole...

Valentino Rossi happy to be on front row at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi happy to be on front row at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi says it was crucial that he qualified on the front row of the grid for the today’s American GP to have any hope of competing with dominant world title rival Casey Stoner. Stoner has...

James Toseland delighted with fifth in qualifying for US MotoGP

James Toseland delighted with fifth in qualifying for US MotoGP

British rookie James Toseland shrugged off a frustrating last three races to give himself a massive confidence boost in qualifying at Laguna Seca. Toseland will start the American GP from fifth on the...

Nicky Hayden predicts tough home race at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Nicky Hayden predicts tough home race at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Nicky Hayden has predicted he faces a tough home race in Laguna Seca today, despite qualifying on the front row of the grid. The factory Honda rider will start the 32-lap clash from third behind Casey...

Casey Stoner takes pole at Laguna Seca, Toseland improves to fifth

Casey Stoner takes pole at Laguna Seca, Toseland improves to fifth

Casey Stoner has taken pole position for the Laguna Seca round of the MotoGP world championship, while James Toseland improved to take fifth. Stoner dominated the whole weekend and just proved his...

Dani Pedrosa explains Laguna Seca withdrawal

Dani Pedrosa explains Laguna Seca withdrawal

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has explained why he decided to withdraw from the American GP in Laguna Seca today. The Spaniard opted not to ride in today’s practice and qualifying sessions or...

Dani Pedrosa withdraws from Laguna Seca race

Dani Pedrosa withdraws from Laguna Seca race

Dani Pedrosa has withdrawn from the American GP at Laguna Seca. The Spaniard is set to be driven back to San Francisco this afternoon having decided that the injuries he suffered in a crash while...

Casey Stoner continues US domination at final Laguna Seca practice

Casey Stoner continues US domination at final Laguna Seca practice

Casey Stoner has continued his domination of the American GP to finish on top of the final practice timesheets at a cool and cloudy Laguna Seca this morning. Stoner was quickest again in this...

Yamaha delighted at new Valentino Rossi MotoGP deal

Yamaha delighted at new Valentino Rossi MotoGP deal

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has spoken of his delight at securing the services of Valentino Rossi for at least two more years. Rossi penned a new deal in Laguna Seca to remain with Yamaha until the end of...

Nicky Hayden frustrated by Michelin grip problems in Laguna Seca

Nicky Hayden frustrated by Michelin grip problems in Laguna Seca

Nicky Hayden’s hopes of a third home win at Laguna Seca appear to be fading already as he suffered major issues with rear grip on the opening day of free practice. The former world champion finished...

Dani Pedrosa undecided on Laguna Seca participation

Dani Pedrosa undecided on Laguna Seca participation

Factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has not yet decided on whether he will participate in tomorrow’s American GP at Laguna Seca. The Spaniard ended a gruelling first day down in 15th place as he bravely...

Andrea Dovizioso competitive at ‘mad’ Laguna Seca

Andrea Dovizioso competitive at ‘mad’ Laguna Seca

Italian Andrea Dovizioso said the spectacular Laguna Seca circuit is a ‘mad track’ after he made an impressive American debut. The JIR Scot Honda rider finished the opening day’s free practice...

Neck injury and grip problems hamper Colin Edwards at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Neck injury and grip problems hamper Colin Edwards at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Colin Edwards’ hopes of celebrating a new Tech 3 Yamaha contract in style at his home race in Laguna Seca suffered a disappointing start. The Texan, who announced a new one-year deal on the eve of his...

James Toseland struggles in Laguna Seca MotoGP

James Toseland struggles in Laguna Seca MotoGP

British rider James Toseland had a tough first day in Laguna Seca as he ended in a lowly 16th place on the timesheets. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider joined several Michelin riders is experiencing serious...

Valentino Rossi signs new two-year Yamaha MotoGP deal at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi signs new two-year Yamaha MotoGP deal at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi has confirmed in Laguna Seca that he has signed a new two-year deal with Yamaha. The 29-year-old announced his new contract, which will see him stay in MotoGP until the end of the 2010...