2010

Colin Edwards targets Le Mans boost

Colin Edwards targets Le Mans boost

Colin Edwards is confident he can kickstart his 2010 MotoGP campaign in Le Mans later this month having made significant progress with the set-up of his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine.  Edwards...

Ducati 'working hard' to keep Casey Stoner

Ducati 'working hard' to keep Casey Stoner

Ducati bosses say they will leave no stone unturned to ensure Casey Stoner is not tempted by a rival offer to quit the Bologna factory at the end of the 2010 MotoGP world championship. Honda has...

Jerry Burgess praises Nicky Hayden revival

Jerry Burgess praises Nicky Hayden revival

Valentino Rossi’s factory Yamaha crew chief Jerry Burgess has praised American Nicky Hayden’s brilliant revival in 2010. Hayden has been transformed by Ducati’s smoother Big Bang GP10 motor and he’s...

Suzuki boss expects axe for 800s

Suzuki boss expects axe for 800s

Suzuki’s factory MotoGP boss Paul Denning believes the current generation 800cc four-stroke bikes will race for only one more season after 2010. Denning believes that every manufacturer entering the...

Aspar to switch to Suter Moto2 chassis

Aspar to switch to Suter Moto2 chassis

Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez’s Moto2 squad will switch to a Suter MMX chassis for the remainder of the 2010 world championship. The Spaniard will ditch current chassis supplier RSV after an indifferent...

Honda cagey over Casey Stoner talks

Honda cagey over Casey Stoner talks

Honda management are being cagey about an approach for 2007 world champion Casey Stoner. The Australian’s father and manager Colin Stoner attended last weekend’s Spanish MotoGP race at Jerez where he...

Nicky Hayden satisfied with 2010 form

Nicky Hayden satisfied with 2010 form

Nicky Hayden has declared himself satisfied with his impressive start to the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The Kentucky rider endured a nightmare debut season with Ducati but has been a revelation...

Colin Edwards hails Jorge Lorenzo’s Jerez win

Colin Edwards hails Jorge Lorenzo’s Jerez win

American rider Colin Edwards has hailed Jorge Lorenzo’s late victory in last weekend’s Spanish MotoGP race as ‘brilliant’. The double World Superbike champion is a big admirer of 23-year-old Lorenzo,...

Loris Capirossi ‘excited’ to see first TT

Loris Capirossi ‘excited’ to see first TT

Factory Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of witnessing the famous Isle of Man TT races for the first time next month. The veteran Italian will make his first...

Kevin Schwantz praises resurgent Nicky Hayden

Kevin Schwantz praises resurgent Nicky Hayden

American legend Kevin Schwantz has hailed Nicky Hayden’s brilliant start to the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The Texan said he was impressed that Hayden’s incredible work ethic, patience and talent...

Casey Stoner: Lorenzo made us look silly

Casey Stoner: Lorenzo made us look silly

Casey Stoner reckons Spanish GP winner Jorge Lorenzo made his rivals look silly after the Fiat Yamaha rider’s brilliant late victory in Jerez last weekend. Lorenzo fought back from fifth place in the...

Andrea Dovizioso seeking easier Honda

Andrea Dovizioso seeking easier Honda

Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso believes Honda still needs to make its factory RC212V contender a more manageable package in 2010. Although Honda management continue to insist that the bike is not good...

Dani Pedrosa quickest at Jerez test despite crash

Dani Pedrosa quickest at Jerez test despite crash

Dani Pedrosa ended a one-day test session at the Jerez circuit with the fastest time after the Spaniard had luckily escaped injury in a high-speed crash. The Repsol Honda rider ended one of only two...

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo elated after home triumph

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo elated after home triumph

Jorge Lorenzo produced a stunning second half fightback in Jerez yesterday to win his first MotoGP race on home soil.  The jubilant Fiat Yamaha rider had looked out of contention for victory in...

Jerez MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa shocked by victory bid

Jerez MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa shocked by victory bid

Dani Pedrosa put his recent problems with Honda’s new factory RC212V contender behind him to come tantalisngly close to a shock victory in front of over 122,000 home fans in Jerez...

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi content with third

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi content with third

Valentino Rossi declared himself satisfied with a hard fought third place in Jerez yesterday, despite surrendering the lead in the 2010 MotoGP world championship to factory Yamaha team-mate Jorge...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden fourth again

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden fourth again

Nicky Hayden admitted he was hoping to have posed a more serious podium threat after he finished yesterday’s Spanish MotoGP race in a distant fourth place. The American held third place for the...

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner disappointed with fifth

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner disappointed with fifth

Casey Stoner could not disguise his disappointment after he failed to make any major impact in yesterday’s Spanish MotoGP race at Jerez.  The Australian had to settle for fifth place and on a...

Jerez MotoGP: Mystery front tyre issue costs Ben Spies

Jerez MotoGP: Mystery front tyre issue costs Ben Spies

An undiagnosed front tyre issue left Ben Spies contemplating what might have been after the Texan was forced to retire in the early stages of yesterday’s Spanish MotoGP race.  Boosted by a...

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith looking to improve

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith looking to improve

Bradley Smith is confident he can be back fighting for podium finishes in the 125GP world championship after a battling fourth place in Jerez yesterday. The Oxfordshire rider was gifted a 13-point...

Jerez MotoGP: Scott Redding just misses Moto2 top 15

Jerez MotoGP: Scott Redding just misses Moto2 top 15

Scott Redding was denied his first points-scoring finish in the Moto2 world championship by just 0.2s in Jerez yesterday.    The British teenager lost out in a race long scrap with...

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo claims stunning late win

Jerez MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo claims stunning late win

Jorge Lorenzo seized the lead in the MotoGP world championship after claiming a stunning late victory in his home race at Jerez today.  The Fiat Yamaha rider fought back superbly from a distant...

Jerez MotoGP: Toni Elias wins Moto2 classic

Jerez MotoGP: Toni Elias wins Moto2 classic

Toni Elias won a pulsating and dramatic Moto2 race in Jerez this afternoon to deny Shoya Tomizawa a second successive victory. The Spaniard used all his experience to ride a faultless final lap as the...

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith fourth in Spain

Jerez MotoGP: Bradley Smith fourth in Spain

Bradley Smith claimed a somewhat fortuitous fourth place in today’s Spanish 125GP as home favourite Pol Espargaro claimed a late victory. Smith benefited from a series of mistakes and misfortune in...

Jerez MotoGP: Grip bigger issue than shoulder, says Valentino Rossi

Jerez MotoGP: Grip bigger issue than shoulder, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi reckons a rear grip issue is causing more trouble than his damaged right shoulder after he just missed claiming a place on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Spanish MotoGP...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden talks 132mph crash

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden talks 132mph crash

American Nicky Hayden has spoken of his relief at escaping serious injury in a terrifying high-speed crash in Jerez today.  The 2006 world champion recovered superbly from a horrific 132mph...

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner ‘surprised’ with front row

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner ‘surprised’ with front row

Despite topping the timesheets at the end of opening free practice yesterday, former world champion Casey Stoner declared himself ‘surprised’ after he claimed a front row start for the Spanish MotoGP...

Jerez MotoGP: Ben Spies confident of top six assault

Jerez MotoGP: Ben Spies confident of top six assault

Ben Spies is confident he can emulate his top six finish in the season’s opening race in Jerez tomorrow after he produced another impressive qualifying display.  The Texan will start his second...

Jerez MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa plays down victory hopes

Jerez MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa plays down victory hopes

Dani Pedrosa snatched a shock pole position for his home race in Jerez today and then quickly played down his hopes of winning the Spanish MotoGP race.  Pedrosa cast aside his early season woes...

Jerez MotoGP: Shoya Tomizawa tops Moto2 qualifying

Jerez MotoGP: Shoya Tomizawa tops Moto2 qualifying

Shoya Tomizawa continued his brilliant start to the new Moto2 world championship today when he set the fastest time in a closely fought and enthralling qualifying session.  Tomizawa, who created...

Jerez MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa claims shock pole position

Jerez MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa claims shock pole position

A rejuvenated Dani Pedrosa stormed to a shock pole position for his home race in Jerez tomorrow after a thrilling qualifying session for the Spanish MotoGP race. Just over one second split the top 11...

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez takes pole and lap record

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez takes pole and lap record

Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider Marc Marquez secured pole for tomorrow's Jerex 125cc GP with a record-setting lap of the Spanish track.  The all Spanish front row is completed by Tuenti Racing...

Jerez MotoGP: Second row for Bradley Smith

Jerez MotoGP: Second row for Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith will need to produce the performance of his career if he is to capture a second successive 125GP victory in the Spanish GP at Jerez tomorrow. The British teenager, who won his first...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden walks away from massive crash

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden walks away from massive crash

American Nicky Hayden was fortunate to escape injury after he was involved in a high-speed crash during the final practice session in Jerez this morning. The 2006 world champion was lying in fourth...

Jerez MotoGP: Ben Spies ‘super-happy’ with 11th

Jerez MotoGP: Ben Spies ‘super-happy’ with 11th

Ben Spies declared himself ‘super-happy’ after the Texan made an impressive debut at the Jerez circuit in Spain today.  The Texan underlined again how quickly he can master a new track when he...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden on pace again

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden on pace again

Nicky Hayden showed his brilliant fourth place in Qatar earlier this month was no fluke after the American rider set the third fastest time in opening free practice for this weekend’s Jerez clash.