2010

Valentino Rossi hints at Brno return

Valentino Rossi hints at Brno return

Valentino Rossi believes he might be fit enough to return to the MotoGP world championship at the Czech Republic GP in Brno in the middle of August. While refusing to fix a definite date for his...

Valentino Rossi: ‘The error was mine’

Valentino Rossi: ‘The error was mine’

Valentino Rossi has accepted the blame for the horrific crash that ruined his hopes of winning a third successive MotoGP crown in 2010. Rossi pushed too hard on a new rear Bridgestone tyre that had...

Yamaha cautious on Valentino Rossi’s return date

Yamaha cautious on Valentino Rossi’s return date

Yamaha has refused to name a specific race when injured star rider Valentino Rossi will be fit to return to the MotoGP world championship. Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio said it was too...

Six-month recovery for Valentino Rossi

Six-month recovery for Valentino Rossi

The surgeon who operated on Valentino Rossi’s broken right leg reckons the nine-times world champion will need six months to make a complete recovery. The prognosis by Professor Roberto Buzzi, who...

Yamaha cagey on Valentino Rossi’s replacement

Yamaha cagey on Valentino Rossi’s replacement

Ever since Valentino Rossi broke his leg in Mugello last weekend, speculation has been rife about who could replace the Italian legend during his long rehabilitation. Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Colin...

Tech 3 to run Yamaha 800cc bike in 2011

Tech 3 to run Yamaha 800cc bike in 2011

Ben Spies’ Tech 3 Yamaha squad will definitely race a factory-backed Yamaha YZR-M1 800cc machine in 2011. MotoGP has been engulfed by persistent rumours that some independent teams will ditch their...

Rossi released from hospital

Rossi released from hospital

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has been released from hospital in Florence to begin the long recovery from a broken right leg closer to his Tavullia home. The 31-year-old has been...

Andrea Dovizioso plays down title hopes

Andrea Dovizioso plays down title hopes

Andrea Dovizioso has denied his 2010 MotoGP hopes have been boosted by the injury absence of fellow Italian Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner’s poor start to the season. The Repsol Honda rider is...

Valentino Rossi absence ‘strange’ for Yamaha

Valentino Rossi absence ‘strange’ for Yamaha

Valentino Rossi’s factory Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio has admitted it is ‘strange’ to think that the Italian star is out of the 2010 MotoGP world championship title chase.    Rossi...

Yamaha ‘deflated’ after Valentino Rossi injury blow

Yamaha ‘deflated’ after Valentino Rossi injury blow

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has admitted the mood in Valentino Rossi’s factory camp was deflated after the Italian broke his right leg in Mugello last weekend. Rossi will miss at least the next five races...

Valentino Rossi has second operation on broken leg

Valentino Rossi has second operation on broken leg

Valentino Rossi underwent a second operation on his broken right leg yesterday (Monday).  The nine-times world champion had a short operation to close the wound after the Italian suffered a...

Garry McCoy quits FB Corse MotoGP project

Garry McCoy quits FB Corse MotoGP project

Garry McCoy has ended his involvement with the FB Corse MotoGP project. The Aussie, who signed a deal to develop and race the former Oral Engineering 800cc concept in late January, quit the squad by...

Valentino Rossi and the curse of the cold tyre

Valentino Rossi and the curse of the cold tyre

Valentino Rossi’s championship ending crash during practice for last weekend’s Italian MotoGP race once again put the issue of big high-side crashes on cold tyres into sharp focus.  High-side...

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa celebrates 'unbelievable' win

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa celebrates 'unbelievable' win

Just a few weeks after being written off as a MotoGP title no-hoper, Dani Pedrosa stormed to a commanding victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello yesterday. Pedrosa produced one of his trademark...

Mugello MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hails 'perfect' Dani Pedrosa

Mugello MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hails 'perfect' Dani Pedrosa

Jorge Lorenzo admitted he was well beaten by bitter Spanish rival Dani Pedrosa after a comprehensive defeat in yesterday’s Italian MotoGP race at Mugello. Lorenzo was a comfortable pre-race favourite...

Mugello MotoGP: Casey Stoner satisfied with distant fourth

Mugello MotoGP: Casey Stoner satisfied with distant fourth

Casey Stoner declared himself satisfied with a distant fourth place finish as his 2010 MotoGP title challenge failed to gather serious momentum in Mugello. Stoner was never in contention for a first...

Mugello MotoGP: Emotional Andrea Dovizioso toasts third

Mugello MotoGP: Emotional Andrea Dovizioso toasts third

Andrea Dovizioso could not fight back tears after he claimed an emotional maiden home MotoGP podium in Mugello yesterday. The Repsol Honda rider held third for the opening two laps before he...

Mugello MotoGP: Marco Melandri surprised with brilliant fifth

Mugello MotoGP: Marco Melandri surprised with brilliant fifth

Marco Melandri admitted he shocked himself after the Italian claimed his best result in MotoGP for over a year. Starting from a lowly 14th on the grid on board the San Carlo Gresini Honda, the former...

Mugello MotoGP: Randy de Puniet bemoans double mistake

Mugello MotoGP: Randy de Puniet bemoans double mistake

Randy de Puniet reckons an early and late mistake cost him the chance of a fourth place finish in yesterday’s Italian MotoGP race. The French rider lost out in a titanic battle with 2007 world...

Mugello MotoGP: Nicky Hayden accepts blame for crash

Mugello MotoGP: Nicky Hayden accepts blame for crash

Nicky Hayden refused to blame an on-going front-end issue for Ducati’s new GP10 contender after his promising start to 2010 came to an abrupt end in Mugello. Hayden got a shocking start from the...

Our Thoughts

MCN news is the only way an every day bloke can get a mesage to my hero Valentino Rossi. I was so upset when I so valentino crash so like most fans who will never meet him I send my love and best wishes to him get well soon the legend

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa eases to dominant win

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa eases to dominant win

Dani Pedrosa made the ninth win of his MotoGP career look easy as the Spaniard cruised to a start-to-finish success in Mugello this afternoon. Pedrosa is never more of a dangerous threat than when he...

Mugello MotoGP: Andrea Iannone cruises to Moto2 win

Mugello MotoGP: Andrea Iannone cruises to Moto2 win

Italian Andrea Iannone romped to his first Moto2 victory in easy fashion in front of a massive home crowd at Mugello this afternoon. Iannone led from start to finish having started from pole position...

I broke my leg the same day as Valentino Rossi

I broke my leg the same day as Valentino Rossi

MY NAME IS RUBAN REEVES I AM THREE YEARS OLD AND I BROKE MY LEG THE SAME DAY AS VALENTINO ROSSI.

Mugello MotoGP: Bradley Smith fourth in 125GP thriller

Mugello MotoGP: Bradley Smith fourth in 125GP thriller

Bradley Smith missed his first podium finish of 2010 by just 0.045s today in a classic Italian 125GP at Mugello. Bidding for a second straight win at the spectacular Italian venue, the Oxfordshire...

Mugello MotoGP: Nicky Hayden talks Valentino Rossi crash

Mugello MotoGP: Nicky Hayden talks Valentino Rossi crash

Nicky Hayden has talked about the moment he witnessed Valentino Rossi’s 2010 world title hopes vanish in Mugello today. The American was in pursuit of the 31-year-old’s Fiat Yamaha in this morning’s...

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi surgery a success

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi surgery a success

Surgery to repair Valentino Rossi’s compound break of his right tibia has been a success in Italy this afternoon. Rossi suffered the injury when he lost control of his factory Yamaha YZR-M1 during the...

Mugello MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo 'sad' at Valentino Rossi injury

Mugello MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo 'sad' at Valentino Rossi injury

Jorge Lorenzo has spoken of his sadness at main title rival and Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi suffering a broken right leg in practice for the Italian MotoGP today. Rossi’s title hopes...

Mugello MotoGP: Casey Stoner writes off victory hopes

Mugello MotoGP: Casey Stoner writes off victory hopes

Former world champion Casey Stoner admitted he has little chance of fighting for the victory in tomorrow’s Italian MotoGP race at Mugello. The Australian will start the 23-lap clash from the front row...

Rossi (the Bear) Recuperating

Rossi (the Bear) Recuperating

Valentino Rossi recovering from broken leg accident.

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa happy with second pole position

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa happy with second pole position

Dani Pedrosa declared himself satisfied after the Spaniard claimed his second pole position in the last three MotoGP races at a subdued Mugello today. With reigning world champion and home favourite...

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa snatches late pole

Mugello MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa snatches late pole

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa snatched a last gasp pole position in front of Valentino Rossi’s shell-shocked home fans at the Mugello circuit. Pedrosa claimed his second pole position in the opening...

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi undergoes surgery on broken leg

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi undergoes surgery on broken leg

Valentino Rossi is undergoing an operation on the right leg he broke in a huge practice crash at the Mugello circuit earlier today. The reigning world champion had further checks on his damaged leg at...

Mugello MotoGP: Bradley Smith secures 125GP front row

Mugello MotoGP: Bradley Smith secures 125GP front row

Bradley Smith will start from the front row of a 125GP race for the first time in 2010 having ended a sun-drenched Mugello qualifying session in third place. The British rider comfortably beat his...

MotoGP Blog - Rossi's Crash Opens So Many Questions

MotoGP Blog - Rossi's Crash Opens So Many Questions

Rossi’s Crash Opens So Many Questions For several seasons those in MotoGP have been asking: what will the sport do without Valentino? From today, we’ll all find out – if only for the duration of a few...

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks right leg in massive crash

Mugello MotoGP: Valentino Rossi breaks right leg in massive crash

Valentino Rossi’s 2010 MotoGP world title hopes disappeared today when he suffered a broken right leg in a huge high-side crash during final practice for his home race at the Mugello circuit in Italy...