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Why JT fell off at the first bend

Why JT fell off at the first bend

These Are Why JT Fell Off At The First Bend.

Assen MotoGP: Randy de Puniet frustrated by Valentino Rossi error

Assen MotoGP: Randy de Puniet frustrated by Valentino Rossi error

French rider Randy de Puniet could not hide his disappointment as his Dutch MotoGP lasted less than a lap following a collision with Valentino Rossi. The LCR Honda rider was the innocent victim of...

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden cruelly denied podium

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden cruelly denied podium

Nicky Hayden saw his hopes of claiming his first podium in nearly a year cruelly snatched away in Assen after he ran out of fuel just metres from the finish line while he held a safe third. The...

Assen MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa seizes series lead with second

Assen MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa seizes series lead with second

Spaniard Dani Pedrosa’s distant second in Assen today moved him into the lead in the MotoGP world championship. A fourth consecutive podium moved the Repsol Honda rider four-points clear of closest...

Assen MotoGP: First lap blunder costs Valentino Rossi

Assen MotoGP: First lap blunder costs Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi surrendered the MotoGP world championship lead to Dani Pedrosa and saw Casey Stoner move ominously closer to him in the standings after a nightmare Dutch MotoGP in Assen today. The...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner unstoppable in Assen

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner unstoppable in Assen

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner thrust himself firmly back into contention for the 2008 MotoGP world title today with another crushing victory in Assen. Just six days after he romped to victory...

Assen MotoGP: Tech 3 boss hails ‘incredible’ Colin Edwards

Assen MotoGP: Tech 3 boss hails ‘incredible’ Colin Edwards

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal hailed Colin Edwards’ Assen performance as ‘incredible’ after the American came from last to third in today’s 26-lap race. Edwards snatched third just metres from...

Assen MotoGP: Colin Edwards thrilled with third after late drama

Assen MotoGP: Colin Edwards thrilled with third after late drama

Colin Edwards starred in late drama at Assen for the second time in three years today as he claimed an unlikely podium finish. The Texan looked like he’d have to settle for fourth place when he was on...

Assen MotoGP: James Toseland disappointed with ninth

Assen MotoGP: James Toseland disappointed with ninth

British rider James Toseland admitted he was disappointed with his ninth place finish in Assen today as he continues to struggle to find a set-up with his Tech 3 Yamaha. The double World Superbike...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner's Assen masterclass continues with victory

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner's Assen masterclass continues with victory

Casey Stoner has continued his MotoGP Assen masterclass as he took his third victory of the year. The Australian was in control from the off having started the race from pole, and with championship...

Assen MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista wins 250 race

Assen MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista wins 250 race

Alvaro Bautista has won his second 250GP of the season, and his first from pole in Assen this morning after catching early leader Thomas Luthi. The threat of rain did fall and slowed the riders down,...

Assen MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi wins five-lap dash

Assen MotoGP: Gabor Talmacsi wins five-lap dash

World Champion Gabor Talmacsi has taken only his second victory of the season in a five-lap dash 125GP in Assen. The race was shortened after the first attempt was red flagged due to safety concerns...

Assen MotoGP: 125GP stopped due to rain, Bradley Smith crashes out of lead

Assen MotoGP: 125GP stopped due to rain, Bradley Smith crashes out of lead

The 125 Assen GP has been stopped and will restart after rain has begun to fall heavily on the track. Britain’s Bradley Smith was leading the race, more than three seconds ahead of the pack before...

Kindness in the biking community

I went to Donington GP last weekend alone after being let down at last min by a friend. On the way back home i stopped off at the services to reassure myself of my route to Dorchester. As i was about to leave I had a brief chat with a Gentleman Stuart who was also about to set off. I explained to him about my situation when his girlfriend Elaine turned up. We all said our goodbyes, but concerned...

Charlie meets Jorge Lorenzo (Donnington 2008)

Charlie meets Jorge Lorenzo (Donnington 2008)

This is my son, Charlie Holder, who met his MotoGP hero at Donnington Park last Sunday moments after the race. Jorge was great - and took time posing for this picture and signing Charlie's inflatable...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner confident after third straight pole

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner confident after third straight pole

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner will start as red-hot favourite for tomorrow’s Dutch MotoGP after he claimed his third successive pole position in Assen. Continuing his devastating return to form...

Assen MotoGP: John Hopkins facing injury lay-off

Assen MotoGP: John Hopkins facing injury lay-off

John Hopkins’ factory Kawasaki nightmare continued in Assen today, with the American ruled out of tomorrow’s Dutch MotoGP after a high-speed qualifying crash. The American, just recovering from a...

Assen MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa happy with second place

Assen MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa happy with second place

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa declared himself satisfied with second on the grid for tomorrow’s Dutch MotoGP in Assen. The Spaniard logged a best time of 1.35.552 to finish just 0.032secs behind...

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plays down victory hopes

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plays down victory hopes

MotoGP world championship leader Valentino Rossi has conceded he might not have the pace to defeat domimant Aussie Casey Stoner in tomorrow’s Dutch MotoGP. The Fiat Yamaha rider will start tomorrow’s...

Assen MotoGP: Front tyre issue costs Colin Edwards front row

Assen MotoGP: Front tyre issue costs Colin Edwards front row

American Colin Edwards blamed front tyre issues for leaving him only sixth on the grid for tomorrow’s Dutch MotoGP. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider had to settle for sixth place having clocked a best time of...

Assen MotoGP: Late mistake costs James Toseland third row

Assen MotoGP: Late mistake costs James Toseland third row

James Toseland believes a crucial late mistake on his last flying lap that cost him a third row starting position for tomorrow’s Dutch MotoGP at Assen. The British rider seemed certain to bump himself...

Assen MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista seals pole for 250GP

Assen MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista seals pole for 250GP

Alvaro Bautista has clinched pole position for tomorrow’s 250GP in Assen after other rider was today able to match his impressive time set in yesterday’s first qualifying session. The Spaniard will...

Save our Commentators!

!Save our Commentators! MCN Help us bike racing fans and set up a campaign to petition Dorna to stop this very stupid decision. Eurosport (Toby, Julian and Randy) have made MotoGP in the UK. They are not just commentators, they are genuine bike racing fans like us. We all know what the BBC will give us some watered down, half hearted, ill informed crap, even with Stavros trying his best. Come on...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner's domination continues with third consecutive pole

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner's domination continues with third consecutive pole

Ducati’s Casey Stoner has taken his third consecutive pole position ahead of tomorrow’s Assen MotoGP. The 22-year-old Australian took control of the session with just over a quarter of the...

Assen MotoGP: Bradley Smith to start from second in 125GP

Assen MotoGP: Bradley Smith to start from second in 125GP

Britain’s Bradley Smith will start tomorrow’s Assen 125GP from second on the grid after cold conditions at the Netherland’s circuit failed to change the majority of the grid from yesterday’s first...

Last time at Donnington!

For the third year in a row, against better judgement and past experience - spurred on by support for JT, another horror experience at Donnington. Tickets for the Start/Finish grandstand - thats a stretch of imagination, block C was 400 yards away, at nigh on £50 plus the admission of another near £40, plus programmes + rip off drinks - diabolical quality food a "crack of Sparrow fart" start from...

Assen MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli tops 250 second free practice

Assen MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli tops 250 second free practice

Marco Simoncelli was the fastest man on track in Assen for the second 250 free practice this morning. Simoncelli traded places at the top of the timesheets with eventual third placed Hector Barbera on...

Assen MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa tops timesheets in free practice three

Assen MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa tops timesheets in free practice three

Dani Pedrosa put on a late surge in the final free practice session ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying session in Assen. The Repsol Honda rider left it until his last lap and the dying seconds of...

Assen MotoGP: Sergio Gadea tops second 125 free practice

Assen MotoGP: Sergio Gadea tops second 125 free practice

Sergio Gadea has topped the timesheets in the second 125 free practice session in Assen this morning on the Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia. The Spaniard recorded shot to the head of the times on his 14th...

Petition for to improve BBCs MotoGP coverage

Petition for to improve BBCs MotoGP coverage

We all know that MotoGP will not be shown on Eurosport in 2009, thanks to Dorna. After being on Eurosport for so many years it will be on the BBC. But there's hope. If you sign this...

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi waiting for electronics step

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi waiting for electronics step

Valentino Rossi confirmed today that he is waiting for an electronics update from Yamaha as the MotoGP world championship leader claimed second on the opening day in Assen. With Casey Stoner’s factory...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner surprised at stunning Assen pace

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner surprised at stunning Assen pace

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner admitted being surprised at his own stunning pace today as the Aussie dominated free practice in Assen. The Aussie smashed Nicky Hayden’s 2006 lap record by 1.1s...

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden fears Casey Stoner walkover

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden fears Casey Stoner walkover

Former world champion Nicky Hayden believes Casey Stoner might be untouchable this weekend after the Australian’s dominant start to the Dutch GP in Assen today. Hayden was fourth quickest at the end...

Eurosport MotoGP coverage axed for 2009

Eurosport MotoGP coverage axed for 2009

British fans will no longer be able to watch the MotoGP world championship on Eurosport after the end of the 2008 campaign. After many years of successful collaboration, MotoGP rights-holders Dorna...

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies won’t replace injured Loris Capirossi

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies won’t replace injured Loris Capirossi

Suzuki has confirmed that reigning American superbike champion Ben Spies will not replace injured Loris Capirossi in Saturday’s Dutch MotoGP. Italian veteran Capirossi is definitely out of Saturday’s...

Assen MotoGP: Colin Edwards content with third

Assen MotoGP: Colin Edwards content with third

Colin Edwards reckons he was happy with the third fastest time in Assen today before admitting it will be tough to beat dominant Aussie Casey Stoner. Fourth in this morning’s opening free practice,...