2010

Assen MotoGP: Andrea Iannone takes Moto2 pole

Assen MotoGP: Andrea Iannone takes Moto2 pole

Speed Up team rider Andrea Iannone continued his dominance at Assen today by claiming pole position during qualifying today. Second on the grid is Ratthapark Wilairot, who waited till his 16th and...

Assen MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo continues Dutch domination

Assen MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo continues Dutch domination

Jorge Lorenzo continued his sparkling form in the 80th Dutch TT at Assen today as the MotoGP world championship leader claimed pole position. Lorenzo maintained his 100 per cent front row starting...

Assen MotoGP: Front row start for Bradley Smith

Assen MotoGP: Front row start for Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith will start tomorrow’s Dutch 125GP clash at Assen from the front row of the grid after qualifying in second position. The British rider, who only scored his first front row start of the...

Assen MotoGP: Marco Melandri dislocates left shoulder

Assen MotoGP: Marco Melandri dislocates left shoulder

Marco Melandri suffered a dislocated left shoulder after a massive high-side crash in this morning’s final free practice session at the famous Assen circuit. The Italian ran off track at the...

Valentino Rossi poised to sign Ducati deal?

Valentino Rossi poised to sign Ducati deal?

Speculation is rife in Assen that Valentino Rossi is poised to drop another transfer bombshell by confirming he will quit Yamaha and sign a lucrative contract with Ducati.  It is the second time...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner looks to solve tyre heat issue

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner looks to solve tyre heat issue

Casey Stoner has admitted struggling to solve a temperature issue with his rear Bridgestone tyre at the legendary Assen circuit in Holland today. The Australian ended the opening practice session for...

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden satisfied with early speed

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden satisfied with early speed

Nicky Hayden quickly put the disappointment of last weekend’s British GP behind him to make an impressive start to the 80th Dutch TT at Assen this afternoon. The Kentucky rider lost the chance to...

Assen MotoGP: Colin Edwards finds form

Assen MotoGP: Colin Edwards finds form

Colin Edwards made a welcome return to form today when he posted the fourth quickest time in opening practice at Assen. The American has had a tough start to 2010 but a front-end geometry setting...

Assen MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo on top in first practice

Assen MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo on top in first practice

Jorge Lorenzo’s domination of the 2010 MotoGP world championship continued at Assen today when he topped the opening practice leaderboard. The Spaniard, who is chasing a fourth victory of the season...

Assen MotoGP: Bradley Smith fourth in 125GP practice

Assen MotoGP: Bradley Smith fourth in 125GP practice

Bradley Smith made a decent start to the famous Dutch TT at Assen today, the British rider clocking the fourth quickest time in opening 125GP practice. The Oxfordshire rider, who scored his first...

The headache of replacing Valentino Rossi

The headache of replacing Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi’s crash at the Mugello MotoGP race earlier this month caused more than one major headache for Yamaha. As well as ending Rossi’s 2010 world title hopes and throwing major doubt over...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner looks to end podium drought

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner looks to end podium drought

Casey Stoner had admitted he would never have anticipated going into the sixth race of the 2010 MotoGP world championship still chasing his first podium finish. The Australian, who seems certain to be...

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies plays down podium prospects

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies plays down podium prospects

Ben Spies is keeping his feet firmly on the ground as he bids to fight for a second MotoGP podium at the iconic Assen circuit in Holland this weekend. Brimming with confidence after he claimed a...

Yamaha confirm Valentino Rossi’s replacement

Yamaha confirm Valentino Rossi’s replacement

A 41-year-old test rider will replace nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi while the Italian recovers from a broken leg. Wataru Yoshikawa will join Jorge Lorenzo in the Fiat Yamaha squad from the...

Rossi replacement set to be announced

Rossi replacement set to be announced

Yamaha is set to announce that Wataru Yoshikawa will replace Valentino Rossi while he recovers from his broken shin sustained at Mugello. Yoshikawa, a test rider for the Yamaha factory, will ride in...

Matt Roberts catching up on the news with MCN

Matt Roberts catching up on the news with MCN

Matt Roberts keeping up to date with the latest news whilst at the Day of Champions.

Nicky Hayden at the Day of Champions

Nicky Hayden at the Day of Champions

Here's me with Nicky Hayden at Silverstone during the Day of Champions.

Ducati and Valentino Rossi rumours not worrying for Yamaha

Ducati and Valentino Rossi rumours not worrying for Yamaha

Yamaha insist it won’t worry about incessant speculation linking nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi with a switch to Ducati in 2011. The Italian has flirted with a move to Ducati in the past...

Yamaha right not to have moved Ben Spies to factory team

Yamaha right not to have moved Ben Spies to factory team

Yamaha would have made a mistake had it seconded Ben Spies to its factory squad as injury cover for reigning world champion Valentino Rossi. Spies was never seriously considered as a replacement for...

Ducati to offer Nicky Hayden new deal

Ducati to offer Nicky Hayden new deal

Ducati will offer Nicky Hayden a new contract for 2011. The American will be rewarded for his stunning transformation in fortunes with an imminent offer of a new deal. The 2006 world champion endured...

Hiroshi Aoyama facing lengthy injury lay-off

Hiroshi Aoyama facing lengthy injury lay-off

Japanese rookie Hiroshi Aoyama could be out of action for up to three months after a massive crash at last weekend’s British MotoGP clash at Silverstone. The Interwetten Honda rider suffered a...

Nicky Hayden excited at Moto2 chance for brother

Nicky Hayden excited at Moto2 chance for brother

Nicky Hayden could be joined by his younger brother Roger Lee in the Grand Prix paddock next year.  The youngest of the famous Kentucky racing dynasty, Roger Lee has landed a wild card in the...

Ben spies at Silverstone

Ben spies at Silverstone

I got this picture of my daughter Jessica with Ben Spies at Silverstone. He was a nice bloke and this made her day.

Lorenzo at Silverstone

Lorenzo at Silverstone

Here's a couple of pictures from the Friday qualifiying sesionat Silverstone. I felt really sorry for Nicky Hayden losing out on his podium in the final part of the race. The picture of Lorenzo...

Silverstone MotoGP impressions

I spent the whole weekend at the circuit for the Silverstone MotoGP. The track is ace, but for most of the weekend the majority of the grandstands were either locked and closed or were empty! I have been to a few circuits in Europe and the stands are always packed. When we went back to our hotel on the Friday evening we watched FP1 and the managing director of the course said that...

British MotoGP: Ben Spies storms to Silverstone podium

British MotoGP: Ben Spies storms to Silverstone podium

Ben Spies stormed to a stunning debut MotoGP podium finish at the Silverstone circuit yesterday. The Texan produced an outstanding late attack to claim a dramatic third on the last lap after an epic...

British MotoGP: Bad start costs Casey Stoner

British MotoGP:  Bad start costs Casey Stoner

A shocking start that left Casey Stoner languishing down in 14th place on the opening lap of yesterday’s British MotoGP race continued a disappointing campaign for the Australian star. The...

British MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rampant at Silverstone

British MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rampant at Silverstone

Jorge Lorenzo strengthened his grip on the 2010 MotoGP world championship with a crushing British MotoGP success at Silverstone yesterday. The Spaniard’s third win of a hugely impressive season never...

British MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso continues excellent form

British MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso continues excellent form

Andrea Dovizioso continued his excellent start to the 2010 MotoGP world championship at Silverstone yesterday. The 2009 British GP winner ended in a distant second position behind dominant winner...

British MotoGP: Randy de Puniet content with sixth

British MotoGP: Randy de Puniet content with sixth

Randy de Puniet cemented his status as the top non-factory rider in the 2010 MotoGP world championship after a gutsy ride to sixth place at Silverstone. The French rider looked like claiming a rare...

British MotoGP: Nicky Hayden gutted with another fourth

British MotoGP: Nicky Hayden gutted with another fourth

Nicky Hayden saw his hopes of a second podium finish for Ducati crushed by a crucial last lap mistake that consigned the American to yet another fourth place in yesterday’s British MotoGP race. Hayden...

British MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa’s title hopes suffer big blow

British MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa’s title hopes suffer big blow

Dani Pedrosa’s 2010 MotoGP world title aspirations suffered a severe blow at Silverstone yesterday. The Spaniard could only finish the 20-lap race in a lowly eighth position to fall 42-points behind...

British MotoGP: Bradley Smith savours first home rostrum

British MotoGP: Bradley Smith savours first home rostrum

British teenager Bradley Smith celebrated his first ever podium finish on home soil yesterday with a brilliant ride to third place in the Silverstone 125GP race. The 19-year-old was unable to make a...

British MotoGP: Scott Redding talks brilliant home fourth

British MotoGP: Scott Redding talks brilliant home fourth

Scott Redding could not have tried harder to protect his 100 per cent podium record at the British Grand Prix after he finished fourth in a gripping Moto2 clash at Silverstone. The 17-year-old clocked...

British MotoGP: Bradley Smith third at Silverstone

British MotoGP: Bradley Smith third at Silverstone

Bancaja Aspar team rider Bradley Smith stood on the podium in front of his home crowd today when he placed third in the Silverstone 125 GP clash. First went to Red Bull Ajo rider Marc...

British MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo romps to Silverstone success

British MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo romps to Silverstone success

Jorge Lorenzo romped to an easy British MotoGP victory at Silverstone this afternoon to extend his advantage in the overall rankings to a commanding 37-points. Lorenzo got a great start from pole...