July

Stoner dominates opening day at Laguna Seca

Stoner dominates opening day at Laguna Seca

Casey Stoner has dominated the second free practice session on the opening day of the Laguna Seca MotoGP. Stoner, who already toppped the morning session, took the top spot as soon as he had...

Casey Stoner fastest at cold Laguna Seca

Casey Stoner fastest at cold Laguna Seca

The California weather might have had an unfamiliar feel to it this morning, but the MotoGP timesheets certainly didn’t as in-form Casey Stoner dominated opening free practice at Laguna Seca. This...

Title rivals predict tough weekend for Dani Pedrosa

Title rivals predict tough weekend for Dani Pedrosa

Injured Spaniard Dani Pedrosa’s main world title rivals have predicted a tough weekend for the factory Honda rider as he attempts to ride through the pain barrier in Laguna Seca. Just five days since...

Casey Stoner fighting fit for Laguna Seca

Casey Stoner fighting fit for Laguna Seca

In-form world champion Casey Stoner reckons he is back to 100 per cent fitness for this weekend’s American GP. Stoner confirmed he has made quick and complete recovery from a bout of sickness that he...

Valentino Rossi looking to end Casey Stoner’s revival

Valentino Rossi looking to end Casey Stoner’s revival

Valentino Rossi believes he can halt the momentum gathered by reigning world champion Casey Stoner in the 2008 MotoGP title fight. Stoner is currently in superlative form having surged to three...

Tech 3 delighted with new Colin Edwards deal

Tech 3 delighted with new Colin Edwards deal

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal has spoken of his delight at the signing of Colin Edwards for the 2009 MotoGP world championship. Edwards will stay with the French-based team for at least one more...

Colin Edwards to stay with Tech3 until 2009

Colin Edwards to stay with Tech3 until 2009

Colin Edwards used the eve of his home race at Laguna Seca to confirm that he had signed a new deal with the Tech 3 Yamaha squad. The Texan signed a new one-year deal with an option for 2010 last...

Valentino Rossi to announce new deal in America

Valentino Rossi to announce new deal in America

Valentino Rossi will announce that he has signed a new Yamaha contract during this weekend’s American GP at Laguna Seca. The 29-year-old is expected to confirm he has signed a two-year deal, keeping...

MotoGP riders do the Can Can

MotoGP riders do the Can Can

MCN forum user Madmark99 made this and I though it was so funny i had to put it up for everyone to see. If you like it tell him in the comments below or on the original thread, here. Send a JibJab...

Nicky Hayden looking for upturn in fortunes

Nicky Hayden looking for upturn in fortunes

Former world champion Nicky Hayden is hoping his home race at Laguna Seca this weekend will help spark an upturn in his fortunes after a tough spell. The factory Honda rider arrives at Laguna Seca,...

Dani Pedrosa to ride at Laguna Seca

Dani Pedrosa to ride at Laguna Seca

After consulting with doctors in Barcelona, factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has decided to try and ride in this weekend’s American GP at Laguna Seca. Pedrosa suffered a broken index finger and tendon...

£100 million wasted

£100 million spent on Donington Park MotoGP?! No doubt all or best part of it was spent in the paddock area - what about us spectators? Are we going to get a campsite worth sleeping in? Are we going to get toilets that we don’t have to queue for 20 minutes for and bring our own toilet paper? What about stands around the track, or the annoying hedge by Coppice corner right on the apex of the...

Chris Vermeulen looking to extend impressive Laguna record

Chris Vermeulen looking to extend impressive Laguna record

Factory Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen is confident he can he claim back-to-back podium finishes for the first time in his premier class career in Sunday’s American GP. The Aussie, who finished third...

Casey Stoner not worried about possible Ducati upheaval

Casey Stoner not worried about possible Ducati upheaval

Casey Stoner reckons he won’t let the potential upheaval caused by factory Ducati Marco Melandri’s struggles have any impact on his own performance. Melandri could be sacked after this weekend’s...

Suzuki not ruling out 2009 deal for Ben Spies

Suzuki not ruling out 2009 deal for Ben Spies

Suzuki hasn’t ruled Ben Spies out of the running for a factory GSV-R ride in 2009. Despite recently confirming the Japanese factory will not run a third V4 machine next season, Spies is still under...

Colin Edwards pens new Tech 3 Yamaha deal

Colin Edwards pens new Tech 3 Yamaha deal

Texan Colin Edwards will announce tomorrow on the eve of his home race in Laguna Seca that he has signed a new one-year deal with the Tech 3 Yamaha squad. Negotiations reached a successful conclusion...

Ben Spies looking forward to second Suzuki outing

Ben Spies looking forward to second Suzuki outing

Wild card Ben Spies hopes to put on an impressive performance in front of his home fans when he makes his second MotoGP appearance at Laguna Seca this weekend. The reigning American superbike champion...

Jorge Lorenzo excited ahead of Laguna debut

Jorge Lorenzo excited ahead of Laguna debut

Jorge Lorenzo is relishing the prospect of making his Laguna Seca debut this weekend after his disappointing early exit from last weekend’s Sachsenring clash. The Fiat Yamaha rider crashed out of the...

Valentino Rossi looking to break American jinx

Valentino Rossi looking to break American jinx

Valentino Rossi will be looking to bury his American jinx and extend his MotoGP world championship lead in this weekend’s Laguna Seca clash. Laguna is one of the rare tracks where the 29-year-old has...

Dani Pedrosa injury update

Dani Pedrosa injury update

The Repsol Honda team has still not ruled out the possibility of Dani Pedrosa participating in this weekend's American GP after he underwent further medical examinations in Barcelona today. The triple...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Rain specialist Chris Vermeulen back on podium

Sachsenring MotoGP: Rain specialist Chris Vermeulen back on podium

Chris Vermeulen did little to dispel the theory that he is a rain expert after he claimed his first podium of 2008 in a weather-hit German GP. The Aussie surged through from the fifth row to claim...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner maintains stunning recovery

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner maintains stunning recovery

Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner continued his brilliant 2008 recovery with a third straight victory in a rain-soaked German GP. Just a month after virtually being written off as a title...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Alex de Angelis surprised with fourth

Sachsenring MotoGP: Alex de Angelis surprised with fourth

Honda rookie Alex de Angelis admitted he was surprised to have made such a strong challenge for the podium today after he came close to a maiden top three finish in appalling conditions in Germany.

Sachsenring MotoGP: Colin Edwards disappointed to miss out on top five

Sachsenring MotoGP: Colin Edwards disappointed to miss out on top five

The best run of results in Colin Edwards’ career came to an abrupt end today when he crashed out of fifth place in today’s rain-lashed German GP. Bidding for a sixth successive top five finish,...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo sorry for early exit

Sachsenring MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo sorry for early exit

Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo apologised to his team after he crashed out of the top six on only the third lap in today’s wet Sachsenring race. The Spaniard had just exited turn four when he...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Valentino Rossi snatches series lead with second

Sachsenring MotoGP: Valentino Rossi snatches series lead with second

Valentino Rossi moved back into the lead in the MotoGP world championship after he claimed a hard fought second in a rain-lashed Sachsenring clash. Starting from seventh on the grid, Rossi needed...

Sachsenring MotoGP: James Toseland 11th in tough German clash

Sachsenring MotoGP: James Toseland 11th in tough German clash

British rider James Toseland had a tough wet MotoGP debut at the Sachsenring today as he got lapped on his way to a lowly 11th place finish. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider looked to be capable of mounting a...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa in doubt for Laguna Seca

Sachsenring MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa in doubt for Laguna Seca

Dani Pedrosa is a major doubt for next weekend’s American GP at Laguna Seca after he endured a disaster in Germany this afternoon. Not only did a massive first corner crash on lap six saw him...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner cruises to victory at the German GP

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner cruises to victory at the German GP

Casey Stoner claimed a comfortable victory at the Sachsenring in Germany after early leader Dani Pedroda crashed out of the race. Valentino Rossi took second and Rizla Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli dominated the German GP and now leads the 250 world championship

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli dominated the German GP and now leads the 250 world championship

Metis Gilera rider Marco Simoncelli seized the lead in the 250GP world championship with a dominant win today in a rain-hit Sachsenring GP. Starting from pole and gambling on running a new spec...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Di Meglio wins German 125 GP as Bradley Smith just misses out on a podium finish

Sachsenring MotoGP: Di Meglio wins German 125 GP as Bradley Smith just misses out on a podium finish

Despite a very close race at the front, Mike Di Meglio opened up a large gap late in the race to take his third win of the season today at the Sachsenring and further secure his position at the top of...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner romps to fourth straight pole

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner romps to fourth straight pole

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner looks a strong favourite to notch a crucial win in tomorrow’s German GP after he stormed to a fourth consecutive pole position in today’s qualifying session. The...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Colin Edwards claims fifth front row start

Sachsenring MotoGP: Colin Edwards claims fifth front row start

In-form American Colin Edwards is confident he can challenge for a third podium of 2008 after he secured a front row start at the Sachsenring today. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider posted a best time of...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo sorry for baulking Valentino Rossi

Sachsenring MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo sorry for baulking Valentino Rossi

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo has apologised to Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi after he inadvertently baulked the Italian on a fast qualifying lap this afternoon. As Lorenzo rounded the final turn to...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Valentino Rossi predicts tough race from third row

Sachsenring MotoGP: Valentino Rossi predicts tough race from third row

Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi reckons he’s in for a tough German GP at the Sachsenring tomorrow after he was left languishing on the third row of the grid. The Italian could only log a best time...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa surprised with second on the grid

Sachsenring MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa surprised with second on the grid

Last year’s German GP winner Dani Pedrosa said he was surprised to have finished on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Sachsenring clash. The Spaniard will start the 30-lap clash from second...