July

Sachsenring MotoGP: James Toseland content with fourth row

Sachsenring MotoGP: James Toseland content with fourth row

A late set-up change helped James Toseland claim a respectable 11th place on the grid for tomorrow’s German GP at the Sachsenring. The British rider has been struggling with the set-up of his Tech 3...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Bradley Smith second on grid for 125GP

Sachsenring MotoGP: Bradley Smith second on grid for 125GP

British rider Bradley Smith came within just 0.093s of claiming a fourth pole position in 2008 as he had to settle for second on the grid at the end of this afternoon’s 125GP final qualifying...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli to start at the front of the grid in the Sachsenring 250 GP

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli to start at the front of the grid in the Sachsenring 250 GP

Italian Marco Simoncelli, racing for the Metis Gilera team, has dominated both of the 250cc qualifying sessions to earn himself pole position in tomorrow's 250 GP at the Sachsenring in...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner qualifies in pole position for the German MotoGP

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner qualifies in pole position for the German MotoGP

Casey Stoner went out on track at the Sachsenring for the MotoGP qualifying session and smashed the lap record he set only yesterday, by a further half a second, giving him pole position for...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Talmacsi claims pole position for the 125cc GP

Sachsenring MotoGP: Talmacsi claims pole position for the 125cc GP

Following on from his success in yesterday's free practise session, reigning world champion Gabor Talmacsi topped the timesheets in today's 125 qualifying session, giving him pole position on the grid...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Pedrosa tops timesheets in final free practice session

Sachsenring MotoGP: Pedrosa tops timesheets in final free practice session

Despite a fast crash in yesterday afternoon's second free practise session, Dani Pedrosa has come out fighting this morning and took first place on the timesheets. Pedrosa's fastest lap was his...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest after massive crash

Sachsenring MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest after massive crash

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner walked away unhurt from a massive fifth gear crash in this afternoon’s second free practice session to dominate the opening day at the Sachsenring. Stoner ended...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Valentino Rossi bemoans Yamaha set-up

Sachsenring MotoGP: Valentino Rossi bemoans Yamaha set-up

Valentino Rossi’s bid to regain the MotoGP world championship lead in Germany this weekend didn’t get off to a great start when he languished over a second off the blistering pace set by a resurgent...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Alex de Angelis thrilled with second

Sachsenring MotoGP: Alex de Angelis thrilled with second

Rookie Alex de Angelis caused a major surprise on the opening day of action at the Sachsenring when he claimed second place on the Gresini Honda. The San Marino rider clocked a best time of 1.21.993...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa unnerved by crash

Sachsenring MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa unnerved by crash

MotoGP world championship leader Dani Pedrosa brushed off a fast crash in this afternoon’s second free practice session in Germany that left him only fifth on the overall timesheets. The Repsol Honda...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo pledges faster pace

Sachsenring MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo pledges faster pace

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo believes he can improve his lap times at the Sachsenring after he ended the first day of free practice with the sixth fastest overall time. Sixth in the last two races since his...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Colin Edwards third despite crash

Sachsenring MotoGP: Colin Edwards third despite crash

Colin Edwards declared himself satisfied with third place at the end of the opening day of free practice in Germany today, despite a crash at the final corner this afternoon. The American ended the...

Sachsenring MotoGP: James Toseland still upbeat after tough start

Sachsenring MotoGP: James Toseland still upbeat after tough start

British rider James Toseland refused to get too downhearted after he ended a nightmare first day at the Sachsenring with the slowest overall time. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider clocked a best time of...

Sachsenring MotoGP - Marco Simoncelli fastest in first 250 qualifying practice

Sachsenring MotoGP - Marco Simoncelli fastest in first 250 qualifying practice

In the first 250cc Qualifying practice Italian Marco Simoncelli of the Metis Gilera team was the fastest on track with a time of 1'23.953, earning him provisional pole position. Spanish...

Sachsenring MotoGP - Casey Stoner breaks Sachsenring circuit record in free practice

Sachsenring MotoGP - Casey Stoner breaks Sachsenring circuit record in free practice

Casey Stoner dominated the field today in the Sachsenring MotoGP free practice, finishing at the top of the time sheets in both practice sessions. In the first practice this morning, Stoner set the...

Sachsenring MotoGP - Bradley Smith qualifies provisional second for the German GP

Sachsenring MotoGP - Bradley Smith qualifies provisional second for the German GP

Polaris World rider Bradley Smith has qualified provisional second for the Sachsenring 125 race in Germany this weekend. Current world champion Gabor Talmacsi beat the British rider...

Sachsenring MotoGP: James Toseland crashes in first session

Sachsenring MotoGP: James Toseland crashes in first session

British rider James Toseland escaped injury in a fast crash on just his third lap of this morning’s opening free practice at the Sachsenring. Toseland crashed his Tech 3 Yamaha when he lost the front...

Bradley Smith nearing full fitness for German clash

Bradley Smith nearing full fitness for German clash

Bradley Smith is finally nearing full fitness after his injury-ravaged period in the 125GP world championship. The Polaris World Aprilia rider has barely been fit since a crash strewn period started...

Jamie Hacking secures Kawasaki ride for Laguna Seca

Jamie Hacking secures Kawasaki ride for Laguna Seca

Kawasaki has confirmed that AMA superbike rider Jamie Hacking will make his MotoGP debut in next weekend’s American GP at Laguna Seca. The 37-year-old British born rider will replace injured American...

Luis D’Antin steps down as Ducati boss

Luis D’Antin steps down as Ducati boss

Spaniard Luis D’Antin has stepped down as boss of the Alice Ducati team with immediate effect. D’Antin is expected to make a statement later but it has been confirmed he resigned after the Dutch GP in...

BBC clinches new five-year MotoGP deal

BBC clinches new five-year MotoGP deal

The BBC has signed a new five-year deal to screen MotoGP until the end of 2013, less than two weeks after Dorna controversially axed British Eurosport’s coverage. The BBC deal includes the rights to...

Casey Stoner looking to continue resurgence

Casey Stoner looking to continue resurgence

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner is confident he can continue his stunning return to form by claiming a third straight win in this weekend’s German GP. Stoner’s wilting title challenge has been...

Bridgestone chasing debut Sachsenring victory

Bridgestone chasing debut Sachsenring victory

With six wins in the opening nine races of 2008, Bridgestone is confident of claiming a first Sachsenring victory as the second half of the MotoGP campaign kicks off in Germany this...

John Hopkins undergoes successful surgery

John Hopkins undergoes successful surgery

John Hopkins has undergone successful surgery on the left leg injuries that will keep him out for at least the next two races, including his home race at Laguna Seca. The factory Kawasaki rider will...

Jorge Lorenzo targeting podium return

Jorge Lorenzo targeting podium return

Injury-hit Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo is targeting a return to the podium in this weekend’s German GP as he gets closer to 100 per cent fitness. The Fiat Yamaha rider has not claimed a top three finish...

Valentino Rossi looking to bounce back in Germany

Valentino Rossi looking to bounce back in Germany

Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi reckons it will be vital he bounces straight back from the disappointment of crashing in the last race when he returns to action in Germany this weekend. Rossi...

Danny Webb intent on Germany comeback

Danny Webb intent on Germany comeback

British teenager Danny Webb is planning on riding through the pain barrier in Germany this weekend, just three weeks after breaking his right collarbone in his home race at Donington Park. Doctors...

Loris Capirossi confirms Germany participation

Loris Capirossi confirms Germany participation

Loris Capirossi has declared himself fit to compete in this weekend’s German GP at the Sachsenring. The veteran Italian is still recovering from a broken right hand he suffered last month in...

Donington Park VIP facilities

We went to the MotoGP 3 persons at £495 pound each in the VIP suite.... only to be failed by the promises of the web site. Even in the VIP suite, there's not enough toilets for the users and it was very basic, no urinals for men even. Food was cooked on a couple of domestic barbeques... so long wait there then. Crappy fatty burgers were served, not beef and no alternative ready...

Donington Park track invasion

Having been to Donington Park to the Moto GP, I cannot believe that idiots think it's clever to invade the track at all, never mind when riders are still racing. To make matters worse the photo of the prat in the Aston Villa shirt works where I do. He has been told in no uncertain terms what we think of him, and I would ban him from all race meetings. He would be better off invading Villa...

Dani Pedrosa eyes Sachsenring repeat

Dani Pedrosa eyes Sachsenring repeat

MotoGP world championship leader Dani Pedrosa will be looking for a repeat of his dominant2007 Sachsenring success when he tries to extend his points advantage over Valentino Rossi in Germany next...

Chaz Davies linked with Kawasaki MotoGP ride

Chaz Davies linked with Kawasaki MotoGP ride

British rider Chaz Davies has been linked with replacing injured John Hopkins in Kawasaki’s factory MotoGP squad for the forthcoming American GP at Laguna Seca. The Daytona 200 winner is under...

John Hopkins targeting Brno return

John Hopkins targeting Brno return

American John Hopkins has targeted a return to action at the Czech Republic GP in Brno next month after learning the left leg injuries he suffered in Assen last week are more severe than originally...

R.I.P. Eurosport

I read with a sad heart that the BBC will have sole rights to screen MotoGP, will they give us the same sort of coverage that Eurosport does? I think not. Will they screen qualifying? Will they screen 125 and 250 live? no. I have watched Eurosport for years, it is an institution amongst race fans, the BBC will never have the following of Eurosport. Dorna you have got it so wrong, How are we...

Marco Melandri made to wait for Kawasaki chance

Marco Melandri made to wait for Kawasaki chance

Italian Marco Melandri will have to wait for his chance to ride Kawasaki’s factory ZX-RR after he was unable to end his Ducati nightmare in time for the German GP. As reported in yesterday’s MCN,...

James Toseland looks after his fans

I just read in mcn about JT giving his donny suit to a fan.....what a guy! this is how you take care of your fans, casey take note!