2010

Casey Stoner can be big success at Honda, says Nicky Hayden

Casey Stoner can be big success at Honda, says Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden has no doubt that Casey Stoner can help Honda become a major force in MotoGP again. Stoner will leave Ducati at the end of 2010 to try and transform Honda’s factory RC212V into a...

Valentino Rossi delays Germany return decision

Valentino Rossi delays Germany return decision

Valentino Rossi has delayed his decision on whether he will make a shock comeback in the MotoGP world championship at this weekend’s Sachsenring race in Germany. Rossi is still unsure about whether to...

First pictures: Valentino Rossi starts Brno test

First pictures: Valentino Rossi starts Brno test

Valentino Rossi has started testing a factory Yamaha R1 World Superbike champion to check whether he’s fit enough to return to MotoGP action in Germany this weekend. The 31-year-old will decide...

Valentino Rossi to decide on comeback today

Valentino Rossi to decide on comeback today

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will decide later on today whether he will make a dramatic return to racing this weekend at the Sachsenring. The 31-year-old will test James Toseland’s...

Valentino Rossi set to test James Toseland's R1 in Brno?

Valentino Rossi set to test James Toseland's R1 in Brno?

Speculation is increasing at the Czech Republic World Superbike round that reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will test James Toseland’s factory R1 machine on Monday. Rossi is desperate to...

Honda confirm Casey Stoner signing

Honda confirm Casey Stoner signing

The 2011 MotoGP world championship line-up is starting to take shape with Honda officially announcing the signing of Casey Stoner today. Shortly after Ducati confirmed the 2007 world champion was...

Casey Stoner grateful to Ducati

Casey Stoner grateful to Ducati

Casey Stoner has thanked Ducati for helping transform him into a MotoGP world champion after it was confirmed today that he will quit the Bologna factory at the end of the season. Stoner arrived at...

Official: Casey Stoner to leave Ducati

Official: Casey Stoner to leave Ducati

Ducati has confirmed that Casey Stoner will quit the Bologna factory at the end of the 2010 MotoGP world championship. Update: Casey Stoner grateful to Ducati In a move widely anticipated since the...

Tech 3 Yamaha dismiss Randy de Puniet link

Tech 3 Yamaha dismiss Randy de Puniet link

The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha squad has rubbished rumours of an imminent swoop for Randy de Puniet.    Herve Poncharal dismissed launching a raid for the Frenchman, who has been the...

Ducati would welcome back Loris Capirossi

Ducati would welcome back Loris Capirossi

Ducati would welcome back Loris Capirossi for a shock return in 2011. The veteran Italian left Ducati’s factory team at the end of 2007 having been humbled by Aussie Casey Stoner in the first 800cc...

Graphics for Roger Lee Hayden's Moto2 bike revealed

Graphics for Roger Lee Hayden's Moto2 bike revealed

This is the bike that Roger Lee Hayden will be riding in Moto2 at the Indianapolis GP. Hayden will be riding as a wildcard in a team headed by Kevin Schwantz, backed by both the AMA Erion Honda team...

Valentino Rossi undecided on shock Germany return

Valentino Rossi undecided on shock Germany return

Valentino Rossi is undecided about whether to make a shock return from injury at next weekend’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. The Italian icon made a surprise return to action in Misano...

First pics: Rossi looking good on R1 at Misano test

First pics: Rossi looking good on R1 at Misano test

MCN's Michael Neeves has managed to talk his way into a heavily-secured Misano circuit this afternoon where Rossi is due to take the track for the first time since his shin-breaking Mugello crash.

Valentino Rossi testing R1 WSB machine in Misano

Valentino Rossi testing R1 WSB machine in Misano

Valentino Rossi will be back on two wheels today just 32 days after breaking his right leg at Mugello last month.  The nine-times world champion will test a Yamaha R1 World Superbike machine at...

Me at the MotoGP Silverstone

Me at the MotoGP Silverstone

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Catalunya MotoGP: Faultless Jorge Lorenzo stretches title lead

Catalunya MotoGP: Faultless Jorge Lorenzo stretches title lead

Jorge Lorenzo looks virtually unstoppable in his quest for a maiden MotoGP crown after he cruised to yet another convincing victory in his home race at the Catalunya circuit. Lorenzo extended his...

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues early braking mistake

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues early braking mistake

Casey Stoner was left to rue an early braking mistake as his winless run in MotoGP continued in Catalunya. The Aussie had to settle for third place as his victory hopes were dashed by a mistake at the...

Catalunya MotoGP: First corner blunder costs Dani Pedrosa

Catalunya MotoGP: First corner blunder costs Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa’s hopes of claiming the bragging rights in Spain over Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo were effectively ended at the first corner of the Catalunya MotoGP race.    The triple...

Catalunya MotoGP: Brake issue costs Andrea Dovizioso

Catalunya MotoGP: Brake issue costs Andrea Dovizioso

A rear brake problem cost Andrea Dovizioso his hopes of denying Jorge Lorenzo a fifth victory in 2010 at a sun-drenched Catalunya track in Spain. The former world 125GP champion was mounting a...

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies frustrated despite top six

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies frustrated despite top six

Ben Spies certainly wasn’t celebrating despite extending his recent impressive run in MotoGP with a hard fought top six in Catalunya. The 25-year-old was cursing a lack of rear grip in the opening...

Catalunya MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista jubilant with top five

Catalunya MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista jubilant with top five

Alvaro Bautista produced the big shock of the Catalunya MotoGP race after he claimed a career best fifth in front of his home crowd. Dogged by lingering shoulder injury and a struggling factory Suzuki...

Catalunya MotoGP: Randy de Puniet delighted with fourth

Catalunya MotoGP: Randy de Puniet delighted with fourth

Randy de Puniet’s fantastic 2010 MotoGP campaign continued in brilliant fashion at the Catalunya circuit. The French rider scored his best result of the season with a deserved but lonely fourth place...

Catalunya MotoGP: Scott Redding retires with crash damage

Catalunya MotoGP: Scott Redding retires with crash damage

Scott Redding blamed damage sustained in a multi-rider first corner pile-up for his early exit from the Catalunya Moto2 race. The British teenager was not one of nine riders to crash in the carnage...

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith thrilled with second

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith thrilled with second

Bradley Smith was thrilled with his best result of the 2010 125GP world championship campaign after an epic last lap in Catalunya yesterday. The Oxfordshire rider’s podium hopes looked to have been...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo strolls to easy win

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo strolls to easy win

Jorge Lorenzo continued his relentless march towards a maiden MotoGP world title in 2010 after another crushing victory at the Catalunya circuit in Spain today. The Fiat Yamaha rider was left to...

Catalunya MotoGP: Yuki Takahashi wins action-packed Moto2 race

Catalunya MotoGP: Yuki Takahashi wins action-packed Moto2 race

Yuki Takahashi won an eventful Catalunya Moto2 race this afternoon to claim a first win for the French-based Tech 3 Racing squad. The former Scot Honda MotoGP rider had never claimed a Moto2 podium in...

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith claims dramatic second

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith claims dramatic second

Bradley Smith produced a stunning last lap to claim his second podium finish in the last three races of 2010 after a thrilling climax to the Catalunya 125GP in Spain. The British teenager, who had...

Catalunya MotoGP: Alex de Angelis back in MotoGP

Catalunya MotoGP: Alex de Angelis back in MotoGP

Alex de Angelis will get a chance to resurrect his MotoGP career having been confirmed as Hiroshi Aoyama’s injury replacement in the Interwetten Honda squad. Japanese rider Aoyama is currently...

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies upset with Aleix Espargaro

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies upset with Aleix Espargaro

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Ben Spies hit out at fellow MotoGP rookie Aleix Espargaro after a thrilling climax to qualifying at a scorching hot Catalunya today. The Texan was infuriated with the...

Catalunya MotoGP: Nicky Hayden continues to struggle

Catalunya MotoGP: Nicky Hayden continues to struggle

Nicky Hayden’s troubled Catalunya MotoGP weekend continued this afternoon after the American slumped to his worst qualifying performance of the season. The Kentucky rider was only able to clock a best...

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner renews attack on slower riders

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner renews attack on slower riders

Casey Stoner has launched another scathing attack on his MotoGP rivals after this afternoon’s qualifying session at the Catalunya circuit in Spain. The Australian’s frustration boiled over again today...

Catalunya MotoGP: Randy de Puniet plays down podium hopes

Catalunya MotoGP: Randy de Puniet plays down podium hopes

Randy de Puniet reckons he’s only get a slender chance of causing an upset in tomorrow’s Catalunya MotoGP race as he targets a first podium finish of 2010. The former factory Kawasaki rider is...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo predicts gruelling race

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo predicts gruelling race

Jorge Lorenzo reckons he will have to dig deep to register his third successive MotoGP victory of 2010 on home soil at the Catalunya track tomorrow. The home crowd favourite claimed his third straight...

Catalunya MotoGP: Iannone on pole, Redding 12th

Catalunya MotoGP: Iannone on pole, Redding 12th

Fimmco Speed Up rider Andrea Iannone topped the timesheets to claim pole position for tomorrow's Moto2 clash in Catalunya.  Tech 3 Racing rider Yuki Takahashi will start from second on the grid,...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes third successive pole

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes third successive pole

Jorge Lorenzo stormed to his third successive pole position at the end of a thrilling MotoGP qualifying session at a scorching hot Catalunya circuit this afternoon. The Spaniard, who is aiming for a...

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith third in 125GP qualifying

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith third in 125GP qualifying

Bradley Smith bounced back superbly from a heavy practice crash to claim his fourth successive front row start in Catalunya today. The Aspar Aprilia rider ended a 125GP qualifying session run in...