2010

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies talks ‘dream’ first pole position

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies talks ‘dream’ first pole position

Ben Spies said his first MotoGP pole position was a ‘dream’ after he produced an outstanding qualifying performance on home soil at Indianapolis. The Texan’s already impressive rookie campaign got...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden thrilled with first Ducati front row

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden thrilled with first Ducati front row

Nicky Hayden finally scored his first front row start for Ducati in Indianapolis with the American securing third place on the grid for today’s 28-lap clash. Hayden has qualified on the second row of...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies can win, says Jorge Lorenzo

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies can win, says Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo reckons Ben Spies can become the first non-factory rider to win a MotoGP race since Toni Elias triumphed at Estoril back in 2006. The Texan produced a brilliant display in Indianapolis...

Indy MotoGP: Traffic thwarts Scott Redding’s pole bid

Indy MotoGP: Traffic thwarts Scott Redding’s pole bid

Heavy traffic in the decisive final moments of Moto2 qualifying at Indianapolis cost Scott Redding chance to claim a sensational pole position. The British rider has been in inspired form all weekend...

Indy MotoGP: Second row frustrates Casey Stoner

Indy MotoGP: Second row frustrates Casey Stoner

Factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner vented his frustration on the condition of the Indianapolis track after he equalled his worst qualifying result of the season. The Australian will start the race from...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on double crash

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on double crash

Valentino Rossi struggled to recall the last time he crashed twice on the same day as the Italian’s hopes of a second podium in America in a month suffered a big blow. The Fiat Yamaha rider will start...

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding to start from third

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding to start from third

Brit Scott Redding will start tomorrow's Moto2 race at Indianapolis from third on the grid after dominating most of the practice and qualifying sessions. The Marc VDS Racing rider was fastest in all...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies claims stunning maiden pole position

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies claims stunning maiden pole position

Ben Spies claimed a stunning pole position for the first time in his career ahead of tomorrow’s Indianapolis MotoGP race. The reigning World Superbike champion clocked a superb lap of 1.40.105 with...

Indy MotoGP: Front row start for Bradley Smith

Indy MotoGP: Front row start for Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith claimed his seventh consecutive 125GP front row start in Indianapolis this afternoon to boost his hopes of recording only a third podium of 2010. The Aspar Aprilia rider will start...

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding quickest in Moto2 practice

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding quickest in Moto2 practice

British rider Scott Redding produced a brilliant late surge to top the opening Moto2 practice timesheets at Indianapolis. The Marc VDS Racing rider posted a best time of 1.46.728 to edge out world...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies undaunted by late crash

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies undaunted by late crash

Ben Spies is confident he will be able to mount a podium challenge in the Indianapolis MotoGP race on Sunday despite a late crash in opening practice. The Texan, who has been confirmed as Valentino...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unhurt after crash

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unhurt after crash

Nicky Hayden was thankful on two counts after his Indianapolis MotoGP weekend got off to a mixed start. The Kentucky rider was able to clock the third best time in opening practice to give his hopes...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner unhappy with track surface

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner unhappy with track surface

Casey Stoner reckons 70 per cent of the Indianapolis circuit will need to be resurfaced ahead of the 2011 MotoGP at the iconic American venue. The 2007 world champion produced a promising start to the...

Indy MotoGP: Grip issues slow Valentino Rossi

Indy MotoGP: Grip issues slow Valentino Rossi

A lack of grip and a bumpy track surface at the world famous Indianapolis track left Valentino Rossi down in fifth place on the practice timesheets. The Italian only climbed into the top five in the...

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo unsure of Casey Stoner threat

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo unsure of Casey Stoner threat

Jorge Lorenzo said he is unsure whether Casey Stoner could threaten to end his golden run in America at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Stoner has made a habit of starting...

Indy MotoGP: Aspar Ducati looks to expand in 2012

The Spanish-based Aspar Ducati squad is already locked in negotiations about expanding to a two-rider effort for the 2012 MotoGP world championship campaign. Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez confirmed his expansion plans when MotoGP reverts to a 1000cc four-stroke series for 2012 in Indianapolis. The Spaniard unveiled his ambitions after confirming he’s agreed terms to stay with Ducati in 2011. Martinez...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner shines in first practice

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner shines in first practice

Casey Stoner made a fast start to the Indianapolis MotoGP weekend this afternoon, the Aussie denying runaway 2010 series leader Jorge Lorenzo top spot at the end of a sun soaked opening practice...

Indy MotoGP: Bradley Smith fifth in first practice

Indy MotoGP: Bradley Smith fifth in first practice

Bradley Smith’s bid for a second successive podium finish at the iconic Indianapolis circuit kicked off in positive fashion this afternoon. The British rider clocked the fifth best time in an opening...

Indy MotoGP: Colin Edwards eyes new Tech 3 deal

Indy MotoGP: Colin Edwards eyes new Tech 3 deal

Colin Edwards is hoping to secure another season in the MotoGP world championship having made it clear in Indianapolis he wants to stay with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad. The Texan will make his...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies targets more podiums

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies targets more podiums

Ben Spies has targeted regular podium finishes after his move to Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad was confirmed in Indianapolis this morning. The 26-year-old will join Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo after an...

Indy MotoGP: Official Ben Spies replaces Valentino Rossi

Indy MotoGP: Official Ben Spies replaces Valentino Rossi

Ben Spies will replace Valentino Rossi in Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad in 2011. As has been widely expected for several weeks now, the Texan will partner Jorge Lorenzo in a deal confirmed at the...

Indy MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama poised for return

Indy MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama poised for return

Hiroshi Aoyama has spoken of his long and tough recovery from the broken back that ruined his rookie MotoGP campaign. The reigning world 250GP champion will make a comeback in Indianapolis this...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hopeful on damaged wrist

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hopeful on damaged wrist

Nicky Hayden is confident his damaged left wrist won’t seriously hinder his bid for a third successive podium finish in Sunday’s Indianapolis MotoGP race. The Kentucky rider chipped a bone in his...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits confidence issue

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits confidence issue

Valentino Rossi has admitted a lack of confidence is preventing him from challenging for victories in MotoGP. The Italian is still working his way back to full fitness after breaking his right leg...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner takes front fork gamble

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner takes front fork gamble

Casey Stoner will gamble on running 2011 spec Ohlins front forks in Indianapolis this weekend as he looks to end his long victory drought in MotoGP. The Australian’s winless streak extends way back to...

Cal Crutchlow better off in WSB for 2011

Cal Crutchlow better off in WSB for 2011

Cal Crutchlow would be better off delaying his switch to MotoGP until 2012, according to a leading Yamaha boss. The British rider has become hot property since he won both races at the Silverstone WSB...

Valentino Rossi vital for Ducati's new 1000cc project

Valentino Rossi vital for Ducati's new 1000cc project

Ducati say Valentino Rossi’s development skills will be a priceless asset when MotoGP switches to a 1000cc four-stroke format in 2012. As well as winning over 100 Grand Prix races, the Italian is...

Casey Stoner critical of Karel Abraham's MotoGP move

Casey Stoner critical of Karel Abraham's MotoGP move

Casey Stoner has criticised Karel Abraham’s Ducati MotoGP move. The Aussie said money should never secure a top MotoGP ride over talent after Abraham’s premier class switch was signed in Brno earlier...

Ben Spies targets career best result at Indianapolis

Ben Spies targets career best result at Indianapolis

Ben Spies has targeted a career best finish in this weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP race. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider is hoping to better his stunning third place at the British Grand Prix in June...

Kevin Schwantz keen on full-time management role

Kevin Schwantz keen on full-time management role

American Kevin Schwantz is hoping his foray into Grand Prix team management this week will be the platform to a permanent role in the future. The 1993 world 500cc champion will lead an American Honda...

Suzuki boss Paul Denning breaks leg

Suzuki boss Paul Denning breaks leg

Suzuki’s factory MotoGP boss Paul Denning has broken his leg while motocross riding last Friday. Denning was riding in Dorset when he crashed and broke his fibula bone. He is still in hospital in...

Bradley Smith kicks off Moto2 preparations

Bradley Smith kicks off Moto2 preparations

The 2011 Moto2 world championship maybe seven months away, but Bradley Smith has already kicked off preparations for next season. The 19-year-old was spotted testing a production Honda CBR600RR at the...

Suzuki dismiss downsize rumours

Suzuki dismiss downsize rumours

Suzuki has dismissed growing speculation that its disastrous results will see the Japanese factory quit or drastically reduce its involvement in MotoGP for 2011. The factory GSV-R is undoubtedly the...

Indy announcement for Ben Spies’ factory Yamaha switch

Indy announcement for Ben Spies’ factory Yamaha switch

Ben Spies’ move to replace Valentino Rossi in Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad will be made official during the forthcoming Indianapolis MotoGP round. The Texan has been hugely impressive in his rookie...

Dani Pedrosa close to new Honda deal

Dani Pedrosa close to new Honda deal

Dani Pedrosa insists he will sign a new deal with Honda for 2011, despite protracted talks not yet being finalised. Pedrosa, who finished second behind Jorge Lorenzo for the third time in the last...

Dovizioso’s Honda contract saga drags on

Dovizioso’s Honda contract saga drags on

Andrea Dovizoso’s quest to remain a factory Honda rider next season could end up in a bitter courtroom wrangle. MCN sources say lawyers could settle the Italian’s contract dispute with HRC unless an...