2010

US MotoGP: Title ‘difficult’ admits Dani Pedrosa

US MotoGP: Title ‘difficult’ admits Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa has conceded his hopes of lifting a maiden MotoGP world title in 2010 all but disappeared when he crashed out of the lead at Laguna Seca yesterday. The Spaniard got his trademark fast...

US MotoGP: Fourth frustrates Andrea Dovizioso

US MotoGP: Fourth frustrates Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizoso failed to capitalise on his first MotoGP front row start in Laguna Seca, the Italian ending the 32-lap American Grand Prix in a disappointing fourth position. The Repsol Honda rider...

US MotoGP: Top American no consolation for Nicky Hayden

US MotoGP: Top American no consolation for Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden denied taking any great satisfaction out of being top American rider in his home race at Laguna Seca yesterday. The 2006 world champion ended the 32-lap race in fifth place but was...

US MotoGP: Mistake costs Ben Spies podium chance

US MotoGP: Mistake costs Ben Spies podium chance

A mistake in the braking zone for the last corner with seven laps remaining cost Ben Spies his chance of a podium finish in Laguna Seca yesterday. The 26-year-old had made a brilliant start from the...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes giant leap towards maiden title

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes giant leap towards maiden title

Jorge Lorenzo took a giant stride towards his first MotoGP world title in Laguna Seca after closest rival Dani Pedrosa crashed out of the lead in a sun-soaked American Grand Prix. The Fiat Yamaha...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo thrilled with Laguna Seca pole

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo thrilled with Laguna Seca pole

MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo said he was thrilled to have notched his fifth successive premier class pole position at Laguna Seca. The Fiat Yamaha rider, who holds a commanding...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner upset not to claim pole position

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner upset not to claim pole position

Casey Stoner admitted he was aggravated after he missed out on claiming his first pole position since the opening race of the 2010 MotoGP campaign. A fastest lap of 1.21.169 looked to have secured the...

US MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso hails first front row

US MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso hails first front row

Andrea Dovizioso claimed his first MotoGP front row at the 44th attempt in Laguna Seca to give his hopes of a fifth podium finish of the season a major boost. The Repsol Honda rider logged a best time...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi doubts victory challenge

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi doubts victory challenge

Valentino Rossi has virtually written off his hopes of victory in the American MotoGP race after he qualified in sixth place for the 32-lap clash at Laguna Seca. The Italian was bumped to the back of...

US MotoGP: Mika Kallio crash costly for Ben Spies

US MotoGP: Mika Kallio crash costly for Ben Spies

Ben Spies saw his hopes of a stunning maiden MotoGP front row start in his home race thwarted by a late crash from Pramac Ducati rider Mika Kallio in qualifying. The Texan was on course to move into...

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden "I'm not fast enough"

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden "I'm not fast enough"

Nicky Hayden pulled no punches as his hopes of a second successive home podium in American faded in Laguna Seca. The Kentucky rider, who finished third in last August’s Indianapolis clash, will start...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo extends stunning qualifying form

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo extends stunning qualifying form

Jorge Lorenzo stormed to his fifth successive pole position at Laguna Seca today after an action-packed qualifying session in California. As had been the case in both practice sessions, the battle for...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest in final practice

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest in final practice

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo was quickest in today’s final MotoGP practice session at Laguna Seca. The Fiat Yamaha rider posted a best time of 1.21.763 to edge out Aussie rider Casey Stoner by just 0.063s...

US MotoGP: Fitness concern for Valentino Rossi

US MotoGP: Fitness concern for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has admitted a lack of strength in his right leg and shoulder is a big cause for concern as he began preparations for the American MotoGP race yesterday with the sixth best time in...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner keeping feet on ground

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner keeping feet on ground

Casey Stoner refused to get carried away after he made a storming start to the American MotoGP weekend at Laguna Seca. The 2007 world champion won an exciting opening practice duel with Spaniard Jorge...

US MotoGP: Roger Lee Hayden content with Honda debut

US MotoGP: Roger Lee Hayden content with Honda debut

Roger Lee Hayden declared himself satisfied with his Honda MotoGP debut today after he ended in 17th position at the end of the first practice session at Laguna Seca. The youngest brother of 2006...

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden relieved at Casey Stoner’s pace

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden relieved at Casey Stoner’s pace

Nicky Hayden said he was relieved to see factory Ducati team-mate Casey Stoner setting such a hot pace after opening practice for the Laguna Seca MotoGP race. Stoner was in sparkling form in...

US MotoGP: Ben Spies and Colin Edwards happy with upgrade

US MotoGP: Ben Spies and Colin Edwards happy with upgrade

It might not have been the big leap in performance that Ben Spies and Colin Edwards had hoped for, but an engine upgrade boosted their confidence at the start of their home race in Laguna Seca. Texan...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fears Casey Stoner threat

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fears Casey Stoner threat

Jorge Lorenzo fears Casey Stoner could wreck his hopes of winning a first American MotoGP race in Laguna Seca on Sunday. The Spaniard, who has not finished below second place in the opening eight...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner sets Laguna Seca pace

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner sets Laguna Seca pace

Factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner ended opening practice for Sunday’s American MotoGP race with the fastest time after an intense early weekend battle with Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo first moved to the...

Is your photo on Rossi and Lorenzo's Laguna Seca Yamaha M1s?

Is your photo on Rossi and Lorenzo's Laguna Seca Yamaha M1s?

500 Fiat Yamaha fans will be in seventh heaven this morning after Yamaha revealed its special Laguna Seca liveries.   The two M1s feature 500 images submitted by fans via the team’s...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plays down podium hopes

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plays down podium hopes

Valentino Rossi has played down hopes that he can claim a rostrum finish in this weekend’s American MotoGP race at Laguna Seca. Rossi arrived in California in bullish mood after his remarkable...

US MotoGP: ‘Big opportunity’ for Roger Lee Hayden

US MotoGP: ‘Big opportunity’ for Roger Lee Hayden

Home favourite Nicky Hayden reckons younger brother Roger Lee has a big opportunity to put himself in the shop window having landed a chance to ride injured Randy de Puniet’s LCR Honda in the American...

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden shrugs off translation blunder

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden shrugs off translation blunder

Nicky Hayden has shrugged off reports that wrongly claimed he was heavily critical of Casey Stoner’s departure from Ducati to Honda for 2011. An article that appeared in leading daily sports newspaper...

US MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa aims for landmark win

US MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa aims for landmark win

Dani Pedrosa is aiming to break two personal records in this weekend’s American MotoGP race at Laguna Seca on Sunday. Pedrosa has never won back-to-back races in the premier class but arrives in...

US MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso confident of stronger challenge

US MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso confident of stronger challenge

Andrea Dovizioso is confident he can put up more of a threat for a podium finish in Laguna Seca this weekend. Four podium finishes in the opening five races put the Italian second in the overall...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner looks for grip and grunt

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner looks for grip and grunt

Casey Stoner reckons more grip from Bridgestone and extra acceleration from his factory Ducati would help him mount a bigger threat for victories in MotoGP. Stoner is looking to end his long-running...

Ben Spies targets home podium challenge

Ben Spies targets home podium challenge

Ben Spies is confident he will be a serious challenger for a podium finish in his vital home race at Laguna Seca this weekend. Spies’ optimism that he can register a second MotoGP rostrum to follow up...

Andrea Dovizioso’s factory Honda future in doubt

Andrea Dovizioso’s factory Honda future in doubt

Andrea Dovizioso could be forced out of Honda’s factory MotoGP squad for 2011. The Japanese factory looks certain to abandon plans to form a star-studded ‘super team’ with Honda struggling to attract...

Ducati close to new Nicky Hayden deal

Ducati close to new Nicky Hayden deal

Ducati has admitted its big money pursuit of Valentino Rossi has delayed finalising a deal to extend Nicky Hayden’s contract. Hayden though is a certainty to re-sign with Ducati having significantly...

Casey Stoner: ‘I need to get the job done’

Casey Stoner: ‘I need to get the job done’

Casey Stoner has conceded that he must step up his game to try and compete closer for a first MotoGP victory since last October. The 24-year-old hasn’t won since the Sepang race in Malaysia nine...

Jorge Lorenzo ‘curious’ to see Casey Stoner at Honda

Jorge Lorenzo ‘curious’ to see Casey Stoner at Honda

MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo says he’s curious to see how Aussie rival Casey Stoner will gel with Honda’s factory RC212V machine in 2011. Stoner was the first of the big four to...

Ducati denies bike revamp for Valentino Rossi

Ducati denies bike revamp for Valentino Rossi

Ducati will not radically revamp its 2011 factory MotoGP contender for the arrival of Italian icon Valentino Rossi. The GP11 will only feature minor modifications to the current bike ridden by Casey...

Suzuki gets increased engine allocation

Suzuki gets increased engine allocation

Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista will have access to three new factory Suzuki GSV-R engines this season, MCN can reveal. MCN understands Suzuki has been given special dispensation to increase its...

Roger Lee Hayden relishing LCR Honda chance

Roger Lee Hayden relishing LCR Honda chance

Roger Lee Hayden reckons the chance to replace injured Randy de Puniet in Laguna Seca this weekend is a great opportunity to put himself in the shop window for 2011. The younger brother of 2006 world...

Honda closing in on new Dani Pedrosa deal

Honda closing in on new Dani Pedrosa deal

Honda held more talks with Dani Pedrosa in Germany last weekend as it looks to retain the Spaniard to partner Casey Stoner in 2011. HRC bosses discussed the Spaniard’s future with his long-term...