August

Indianapolis MotoGP: Lorenzo wins, Rossi and Pedrosa crash

Indianapolis MotoGP: Lorenzo wins, Rossi and Pedrosa crash

Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has won the Indianapolis MotoGP race after team-mate Valentino Rossi and fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa crashed out. Pedrosa crashed out of the lead early on in the race...

Indianapolis MotoGP: Espargaro takes first ever win

Indianapolis MotoGP: Espargaro takes first ever win

Derbi Racing team rider Pol Espargaro has taken his first ever race win at the Indianapolis GP ahead of Britain's Bradley Smith. Espargaro crossed the line 0.120 seconds ahead of Smith, with Fontana...

Indy MotoGP: James Toseland in dark over future

Indy MotoGP: James Toseland in dark over future

James Toseland has told MCN in Indianapolis today that he is still waiting for news on whether he will be retained by the Tech 3 Yamaha squad in 2010. Toseland’s future has been the subject of intense...

Indy MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen determined to stay in MotoGP

Indy MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen determined to stay in MotoGP

Axed factory Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen has spoken of his determination to stay in the MotoGP world championship in 2010. Vermeulen, who remains Suzuki’s only four-stroke MotoGP winner, will be...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi saves engine life

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi saves engine life

Valentino Rossi reckons his decision to spend over 20 minutes in the pits during practice in Indianapolis today could become a common sight when new engine restrictions come into force in MotoGP next...

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa tops rain-lashed practice

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa tops rain-lashed practice

Dani Pedrosa splashed his way to the fastest time in MotoGP practice as the bad weather curse struck the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway again today. A year after the inaugural Indy MotoGP clash...

Indy MotoGP: Bradley Smith third quickest in 125GP practice

Indy MotoGP: Bradley Smith third quickest in 125GP practice

Bradley Smith made a positive start to the Indianapolis GP weekend today, the Aspar Aprilia rider clocking the third best time in opening practice. Smith logged a best time of 1.50.878 in the final...

Indy MotoGP: Loris Capirossi rejected shock Ducati approach

Indy MotoGP: Loris Capirossi rejected shock Ducati approach

Loris Capirossi has confirmed he rejected a surprise late approach from Ducati after his new Suzuki deal was announced in Indianapolis. Capirossi confirmed to MCN yesterday that he was approached...

Indy MotoGP: No new tactics from Jorge Lorenzo

Indy MotoGP: No new tactics from Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo insists he won’t radically overhaul his race tactics in a bid to end a succession of deflating defeats to factory Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi. Lorenzo has failed to beat Rossi in...

Indy MotoGP: Colin Edwards hopeful Yamaha want him for 2010

Indy MotoGP: Colin Edwards hopeful Yamaha want him for 2010

Colin Edwards is confident he remains part of Yamaha’s MotoGP plans for the 2010 world championship. The Texan has yet to secure a deal with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad for next season while he...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unfazed by Ducati rumours

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unfazed by Ducati rumours

Nicky Hayden reckons he’s not letting the constant speculation surrounding who Ducati might sign in 2010 worry him ahead of this weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP race. Ducati has already tried and failed...

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa approached by Ducati

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa approached by Ducati

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa is in negotiation with Ducati about a 2010 deal after the Bologna factory lost out on capturing fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo. With nobody seemingly certain that Aussie...

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo right to turn down Ducati says Valentino Rossi

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo right to turn down Ducati says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi believes Jorge Lorenzo was right to shun the offer of a multi-million deal to switch to Ducati next season. Lorenzo will remain alongside the 30-year-old in Yamaha’s factory team...

Indy MotoGP: Suzuki delighted to keep Loris Capirossi

Indy MotoGP: Suzuki delighted to keep Loris Capirossi

Suzuki boss Paul Denning has spoken of his delight at clinching a new deal with Loris Capirossi but also of his sadness at releasing Chris Vermeulen. Capirossi will partner Spaniard Alvaro Bautista on...

Indy MotoGP: Loris Capirossi confirms new Suzuki deal

Indy MotoGP: Loris Capirossi confirms new Suzuki deal

Veteran Italian Loris Capirossi will partner rookie Alvaro Bautista in Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad next season. As was revealed by MCN last week, the Japanese factory confirmed Capirossi has signed...

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding still hampered by ankle injury

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding still hampered by ankle injury

British teenager Scott Redding fears his hopes of notching a first 125GP podium outside of the UK in Indianapolis this weekend could be ruined by a lingering right ankle injury. The 16-year-old is...

Indy MotoGP: Suzuki to run new chassis

Indy MotoGP: Suzuki to run new chassis

Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen will run a new chassis on their factory Suzuki GSV-R machines in Indianapolis this weekend. Both tried the new frame during the recent one-day test session in Brno...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden ducks home race predictions

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden ducks home race predictions

Nicky Hayden has refused to make any predictions about his potential ahead of this weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP clash in America. Hayden scored one of only two premier class podium finishes in 2008...

Indy MotoGP: Points deficit hard to claw back for Jorge Lorenzo

Indy MotoGP: Points deficit hard to claw back for Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha team boss has told MCN it will be incredibly difficult for the Spaniard to force his way back into MotoGP world title contention in 2009. The 22-year-old has suddenly...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expecting Jorge Lorenzo backlash

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expecting Jorge Lorenzo backlash

Valentino Rossi fears a backlash from factory Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo in this weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP race. Lorenzo has given himself a mountain to climb to win the 2009 premier class...

Yamaha delighted to keep Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha delighted to keep Jorge Lorenzo

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has spoken of his delight at Jorge Lorenzo’s decision to sign a one-year extension to his factory Yamaha contract. The Spaniard shunned a multi-million pound offer to join...

Jorge Lorenzo signs new Yamaha deal

Jorge Lorenzo signs new Yamaha deal

Jorge Lorenzo has rejected a multi-million pound deal to join Ducati and will stay with Valentino Rossi in Yamaha’s official factory team. The 22-year-old, who currently sits second in the MotoGP...

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa looking for more American glory

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa looking for more American glory

Just eight weeks after his victory in Laguna Seca, Dani Pedrosa is looking for a repeat success in America in the Indianapolis MotoGP clash this weekend. Pedrosa ended a 13-month losing streak when...

Chris Vermeulen not ruling out World Superbike return

Chris Vermeulen not ruling out World Superbike return

Chris Vermeulen might be keen to keep his MotoGP place after splitting from Suzuki’s factory squad, but the Aussie has refused to rule out a dramatic return to World Superbikes in 2010. Vermeulen’s...

Valentino Rossi: Jorge Lorenzo staying is better for Yamaha

Valentino Rossi: Jorge Lorenzo staying is better for Yamaha

Valentino Rossi has accepted that if Jorge Lorenzo rejected a lucrative deal to join Ducati that it would massively benefit Yamaha. It is no secret that Rossi and Lorenzo don’t get on, but the pair...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi ready to ram home advantage

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi ready to ram home advantage

Valentino Rossi is hoping he can bolster his hopes of a seventh MotoGP world title in 2009 by claiming a second successive Indianapolis GP win this weekend. The Italian heads to America with a...

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to end losing streak

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo looking to end losing streak

Jorge Lorenzo is determined to end his losing streak when the MotoGP world championship makes its second trip across the Atlantic to Indianapolis this weekend. The 22-year-old Spaniard hasn’t won...

Jorge Lorenzo would be brave to join Ducati, says Nicky Hayden

Jorge Lorenzo would be brave to join Ducati, says Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden has told MCN that Jorge Lorenzo would be taking a massive gamble if he opted to quit Yamaha and complete a multi-million pound switch to Ducati. Lorenzo has been locked in negotiations...

Yamaha confident Jorge Lorenzo will stay in 2010

Yamaha confident Jorge Lorenzo will stay in 2010

Jorge Lorenzo’s Fiat Yamaha boss is confident the Spaniard will turn down a massive pay deal from rivals Ducati to commit his future to the Japanese factory. Ducati and Marlboro have offered Lorenzo...

Jerry Burgess understands Casey Stoner’s shock absence

Jerry Burgess understands Casey Stoner’s shock absence

Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess has said he understands why Casey Stoner opted to concede his 2009 MotoGP world title hopes to try and recover from mystery health issues. Stoner...

Suzuki delighted with Alvaro Bautista capture

Suzuki delighted with Alvaro Bautista capture

Suzuki boss Paul Denning has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of Alvaro Bautista riding a factory GSV-R machine in 2010. Suzuki signed the 24-year-old on a two-year deal during last weekend’s...

Tech 3 Yamaha nearing James Toseland decision

Tech 3 Yamaha nearing James Toseland decision

James Toseland could be told whether he has a MotoGP future at the next race in Indianapolis. The British rider is out of contract at the end of the season and desperate to stay with the Monster...

Hector Barbera’s Ducati MotoGP deal confirmed

Hector Barbera’s Ducati MotoGP deal confirmed

Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez has confirmed Hector Barbera will spearhead his first assault on the MotoGP world championship in 2010. Following Alvaro Bautista’s move to Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad,...

Aleix Espargaro gets shock Ducati MotoGP chance

Aleix Espargaro gets shock Ducati MotoGP chance

Aleix Espargaro has been thrust into the limelight after the Spaniard landed a shock slot in the Pramac Ducati squad for the Indianapolis and Misano races. The 20-year-old, who had no ride in 2009,...

JT spotted in his Alfa

On monday the 17th in the afternoon driving along the A610 heading out of Nottingham towards j 26 of the M1 around 5 PM , I looked to my right side and saw a red ALFA ROMEO with the reg 52 JT coming along side when it was level with me I realised it was our own JAMES TOSLAND, I thought he was quick to get from sundays race at BRUNO back home and hanging in NOTTINGHAM.

Cal Crutchlow closing in on Moto2 switch

Cal Crutchlow closing in on Moto2 switch

Cal Crutchlow is closing in on a deal to move to the new Moto2 600cc world championship next season, MCN can exclusively reveal. Crutchlow held lengthy discussions with Fausto Gresini during last...