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MotoGP: 2008 championship standings

MotoGP: 2008 championship standings

Here are the current standings in the MotoGP championship with both rider and manufacturer points shown. Check back after each round to see who is leading. MotoGP championship rider standings after...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Yamaha feared technical failure after Valentino Rossi error

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Yamaha feared technical failure after Valentino Rossi error

Yamaha bosses have admitted they feared the worst when Valentino Rossi began suddenly slowing a lap before the end of the Spanish GP. His Fiat Yamaha team thought Rossi was alerting them to a...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Colin Edwards keen to get new Yamaha engine

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Colin Edwards keen to get new Yamaha engine

American Colin Edwards has said he can't wait to get Yamaha's new pneumatic valve engine in Estoril later this month as he blamed a horsepower deficit for his disappointing Spanish GP. Having...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Tech 3 Yamaha boss hails gutsy James Toseland

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Tech 3 Yamaha boss hails gutsy James Toseland

James Toseland‚s Tech 3 Yamaha team boss Herve Poncharal has praised the British rookie after he shrugged off a serious bout of bronchitis to claim a deserved top six finish in Jerez. Toseland was a...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Loris Capirossi boosted by fifth

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Loris Capirossi boosted by fifth

Loris Capirossi remains confident he can turn Suzuki into a regular MotoGP front-runner after he scored his best result on the GSV-R in the Spanish GP. Capirossi jumped from seventh to fifth place at...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Andrea Dovizioso unhappy with eighth

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Andrea Dovizioso unhappy with eighth

Italian rookie Andrea Dovizioso was unhappier finishing nearly seconds behind Jerez winner Dani Pedrosa than he was at losing three places in a dramatic final corner. The JIR Scot rider had produced a...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Disaster for Casey Stoner

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Disaster for Casey Stoner

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner suffered his worst result in 20 appearances for Ducati as he twice ran off track on his way to 11th in an eventful Spanish GP. The Aussie made a great start from...

Jerez MotoGP reaction: Dani Pedrosa on top of the world after home win

Jerez MotoGP reaction: Dani Pedrosa on top of the world after home win

Dani Pedrosa jumped to the top of the MotoGP world championship standings this afternoon after he produced a crushing start-to-finish victory in front of 131,000 home fans in Jerez. And making his...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Jorge Lorenzo left frustrated

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Jorge Lorenzo left frustrated

Jorge Lorenzo was cut down to size by fellow Spaniard Dan Pedrosa in today’s Spanish GP, as the Yamaha rider and red-hot pre-race favourite could only finish third. Lorenzo had looked a good bet to...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Valentino Rossi scores 100th podium

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Valentino Rossi scores 100th podium

Valentino Rossi created another slice of history for himself in Jerez today after the Italian’s first top three finish for Bridgestone gave him his 100th premier class podium. His second place though...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Heroic James Toseland claims sixth

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Heroic James Toseland claims sixth

James Toseland came within metres of a brilliant top five finish in only his second MotoGP race in Jerez this afternoon. The British rider claimed a second successive sixth place in front of 131,000...

Jerez MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates in home GP

Jerez MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates in home GP

Dani Pedrosa led today’s Jerez MotoGP race from turn one right to the flag with a mistake-free performance. Pedrosa took the lead going into the first turn to get ahead of pole-sitter Jorge Lorenzo...

Jerez MotoGP reaction: Danny Webb suffers hand injury

Jerez MotoGP reaction: Danny Webb suffers hand injury

British teenager Danny Webb has had four stitches inserted in a nasty cut on the wedding ring finger of his left hand after he crashed out of today’s Spanish 125GP in Jerez. Webb was dicing with Joan...

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Bradley Smith toasts first Aprilia podium

Jerez MotoGP Reaction: Bradley Smith toasts first Aprilia podium

British rider Bradley Smith put his bitter Qatar disappointment behind him today to claim a brilliant third place in the Spanish GP. The Polaris World Aprilia rider, who had qualified on pole in...

Jerez MotoGP: Mika Kallio wins 250 Jerez GP in last lap drama

Jerez MotoGP: Mika Kallio wins 250 Jerez GP in last lap drama

Mika Kalllio has had the luckiest GP win of his career, being handed 25 points after Marco Simoncelli took leader Alvaro Bautista out on the final lap. Simoncelli and Bautista battled at the front for...

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith scores Jerez podium

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith scores Jerez podium

Bradley Smith has scored the second podium of his GP career with a determined performance at the Jerez Grand Prix. Smith secured a podium finish last season at Le Mans, but this is the first time...

Jerez MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista takes pole for 250GP

Jerez MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista takes pole for 250GP

Alvaro Bautista has taken pole position for his home 250GP in Jerez after vying with Finland’s Mika Kallio at the top of the timesheets. The Aprilia man took control of the second qualifying...

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo pole

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo pole

Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has claimed pole position for his home MotoGP in Jerez tomorrow. It was double joy for the 80,000 Spanish fans who were at the circuit today as Repsol Honda's Dani...

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith claims 125GP pole

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith claims 125GP pole

British rider Bradley Smith has claimed his second successive 125GP pole position after a brilliant performance in today’s final qualifying session in Jerez. A best lap of 1:47.587 in hot and sunny...

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo tops free practice

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo tops free practice

Home favourite Jorge Lorenzo has ended free practice for the Spanish MotoGP with the fastest time, despite compatriot Dani Pedrosa topping the timesheets in this morning’s third and final...

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith fastest in second 125 practice

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith fastest in second 125 practice

British teenager Bradley Smith has posted the fastest time in the second 125GP practice session ahead of tomorrow’s Spanish MotoGP in Jerez. The Polaris World Aprilia rider jumped to the top of the...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden happy with new Honda chassis

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden happy with new Honda chassis

Nicky Hayden said he enjoyed riding again today as he cast aside the bitter disappointment of his Qatar performance with the fourth fastest time in Jerez today. The American was back on the 2008...

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo makes perfect start on home soil

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo makes perfect start on home soil

Jorge Lorenzo’s brilliant early MotoGP form continued today when he topped the timesheets at the end of the first day of free practice for his home race in Jerez. The Fiat Yamaha rider, who claimed a...

Jerez MotoGP: Frustrated Casey Stoner escapes injury in crash

Jerez MotoGP: Frustrated Casey Stoner escapes injury in crash

Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner admitted his bid to claim a career first Jerez podium had started in ‘frustrating’ fashion as a big crash left him only sixth fastest on day one. The...

Jerez MotoGP: James Toseland battles illness in Spain

Jerez MotoGP: James Toseland battles illness in Spain

James Toseland posted the eighth best time in Jerez today despite a torrid opening to the Spanish MotoGP for the British rider. Fresh from his stunning debut in Qatar earlier this month when he...

Jerez MotoGP: Mika Kallio takes provisional pole for 250GP

Jerez MotoGP: Mika Kallio takes provisional pole for 250GP

Mika Kallio has taken provisional pole position for Sunday’s 250GP in Jerez. The Finnish rider knocked more than a second of his best time in this morning’s free practice to claim a best time of...

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo proves Qatar was no fluke

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo proves Qatar was no fluke

Jorge Lorenzo once again showed his impressive move from the 250s to MotoGP was no fluke in Qatar as the Spaniard went fastest in the second free practice for his home MotoGP. The factory Yamaha rider...

Jerez MotoGP: Alex Debon fastest in first 250GP practice

Jerez MotoGP: Alex Debon fastest in first 250GP practice

Alex Debon was the man on the pace in the opening 250GP practice at Jerez this morning. The Spaniard followed up fellow countryman Nicolas Terol’s performance in the 125 session at his home MotoGP to...

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith on provisional 125GP front row

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith on provisional 125GP front row

Bradley Smith has qualified on the provisional front row for Sunday’s Spanish 125GP clash in Jerez. In sunny but windy conditions this afternoon, the British teenager posted a best time of 1:48.370s...

Jerez MotoGP: Colin Edwards springs early Jerez surprise

Jerez MotoGP: Colin Edwards springs early Jerez surprise

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Colin Edwards got his Spanish MotoGP bid off to a flying start this morning when the American posted the fastest time in opening free practice at a sun-drenched but cool Jerez. The...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicolas Terol fastest in 125 free practice one

Jerez MotoGP: Nicolas Terol fastest in 125 free practice one

Nicolas Terol has taken the top spot at the opening free practice for the 125GP in Jerez this morning. The Spaniard recorded a best time of 1:49.002 onboard his Aprilia at his home GP. Gabor Talmacsi...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden accepts 2007 Honda choice was mistake

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden accepts 2007 Honda choice was mistake

American Nicky Hayden has conceded that his gamble to race Honda’s 2007 factory RC212V in the season’s opening race backfired.  The 2006 premier class world champion slumped to 10th place under...

Jerez MotoGP: James Toseland is biggest surprise for Valentino Rossi

Jerez MotoGP: James Toseland is biggest surprise for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has admitted the performance of British rider James Toseland has surprised him more than the likes of impressive 250 graduates Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso. Toseland grabbed the...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden back on 2008 Honda

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden back on 2008 Honda

Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has scrapped Honda’s 2007 factory RC212V and will contest this weekend’s Spanish MotoGP on the latest V4 machine. Hayden made a dismal start to 2008 when he...

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expects strong performance

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expects strong performance

Valentino Rossi has said he expects to be a serious contender for victory in Sunday’s Spanish MotoGP in Jerez. The factory Yamaha rider is looking to stop a barren run of five races without a victory...

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo targets more success on home soil

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo targets more success on home soil

Fresh from his stunning MotoGP debut in Qatar earlier this month, Jorge Lorenzo is confident he can thrill a partisan home crowd in Jerez this weekend. The 20-year-old made a brilliant class debut...