2010

Scott Redding third in Valencia Moto2 test

Scott Redding third in Valencia Moto2 test

Scott Redding finished the Valencia Moto2 test with the third fastest time today as fellow British rider Bradley Smith made an impressive debut in the 600cc four-stroke class.  Redding logged a...

Stoner, Pedrosa and Dovizioso together at Honda

Stoner, Pedrosa and Dovizioso together at Honda

After months of political wrangling, the saga surrounding Honda’s factory plans for 2011 finally unravelled in Valencia today with the Japanese factory confirming that Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and...

Bradley Smith makes Moto2 debut

Bradley Smith makes Moto2 debut

Bradley Smith kicked off his preparations for the 2011 Moto2 world championship in Valencia earlier today. The 19-year-old, who claimed a brilliant 125GP victory in yesterday's final race, has...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi third in Yamaha farewell

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi third in Yamaha farewell

Valentino Rossi ended his Yamaha career on the podium in Valencia yesterday, but the Italian was unable to clinch a fairytale farewell as he was overshadowed by bitter rival and Fiat Yamaha team-mate...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner leaves Ducati on podium

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner leaves Ducati on podium

Casey Stoner’s bid to end his Ducati career in winning fashion was thwarted in Valencia yesterday by a virtuoso performance from 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo. The Aussie led for the opening...

Suzuki confirm one-bike for 2011

Suzuki confirm one-bike for 2011

Suzuki has confirmed it will run only one factory GSV-R in the 2011 MotoGP world championship. The Japanese factory released a short statement overnight confirming it would reduce its involvement and...

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo ecstatic with ninth win

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo ecstatic with ninth win

Jorge Lorenzo showed why he will be the man to beat in 2011 after he ended a fantastic season with an emphatic victory in Valencia yesterday. The new world champion battled his way back from seventh...

Mika Kallio joins Scott Redding’s Moto2 squad

Mika Kallio joins Scott Redding’s Moto2 squad

Rising British star Scott Redding will be joined by experienced Finnish rider Mika Kallio in the 2011 Moto2 world championship. Kallio signed a deal with the Belgian-based Marc VDS Racing squad during...

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo wins thrilling 2010 finale

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo wins thrilling 2010 finale

Jorge Lorenzo ended his stunning 2010 campaign in style at Valencia today, the new MotoGP world champion claiming a victory that saw him set a new premier class point-scoring record. The Fiat Yamaha...

Valencia MotoGP: Abraham 1st, Iannone 2nd

Valencia MotoGP: Abraham 1st, Iannone 2nd

Cardion AB Motoracing rider Karel Abraham claimed his first ever GP win in the Moto2 clash at this weekend's Valencia MotoGP round.  Second place went to Fimmco Speed Up rider Andrea...

Valencia MotoGP: Bradley Smith victorious, Marquez claims 125GP title

Valencia MotoGP: Bradley Smith victorious, Marquez claims 125GP title

Marc Marquez became the second youngest rider in history to win a world title in Valencia today when he was crowned 125GP champion in front of a jubilant home crowd. And there was final round joy for...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi salvages fourth

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi salvages fourth

Valentino Rossi will start his bid to end his Yamaha career in style with a victory in Valencia tomorrow from fourth on the grid. A problematic weekend for the Italian continued until the dying...

Valencia MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli targets first podium

Valencia MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli targets first podium

Marco Simoncelli has backed himself to challenge for a maiden MotoGP podium in Valencia tomorrow after he secured his first front row start with a stunning qualifying performance earlier today. The...

Randy de Puniet clinches Ducati deal

Randy de Puniet clinches Ducati deal

Randy de Puniet will partner Loris Capirossi in the Pramac Ducati squad in 2011. The move has been on the cards since the Phillip Island round in Australia last month when it emerged that Toni Elias...

Valencia MotoGP: ‘Casey was on fire’, says Jorge Lorenzo

Valencia MotoGP: ‘Casey was on fire’, says Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo said he never had a chance of claiming pole position for tomorrow’s Valencia MotoGP race with Casey Stoner in such ominous form. Stoner blitzed to his fourth pole position of the season...

Suzuki poised to confirm one-bike plan

Suzuki poised to confirm one-bike plan

Suzuki will officially confirm it will reduce its involvement in the 2011 MotoGP world championship to just one bike after tomorrow’s final race in Valencia. A statement is expected to be released...

Kenan Sofuoglu signs Moto2 deal

Kenan Sofuoglu signs Moto2 deal

Double World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu will ride in the 2011 Moto2 world championship having signed a permanent deal today in Valencia. The Turkish rider has agreed a deal with the...

Tech 3 unveil 2011 line-up

Tech 3 unveil 2011 line-up

Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith took part in their first official engagement for the Tech 3 squad in Valencia earlier today. The British pair took part in a special photoshoot outside the Tech 3...

Valencia MotoGP: Elias on pole for Moto2

Valencia MotoGP: Elias on pole for Moto2

Spaniard and Team Gresini Racing rider Toni Elias has qualified in pole position for tomorrow's Moto2 race in Valencia.  Stefan Bradl will start from second on the grid for Viessmann Kiefer...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner on pole for Ducati farewell

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner on pole for Ducati farewell

Casey Stoner will start his last race for Ducati from pole position after he denied home favourite Jorge Lorenzo in qualifying at the Valencia circuit this afternoon. The Aussie claimed his fourth...

Valencia MotoGP: Bradley Smith third, Marc Marquez secures vital pole

Valencia MotoGP: Bradley Smith third, Marc Marquez secures vital pole

Bradley Smith clinched his 12th front row start of this year’s 125GP campaign in Valencia this afternoon. But the British rider could do nothing about Marc Marquez as the Spaniard romped to his 11th...

Valencia test highlights on British Eurosport

Valencia test highlights on British Eurosport

Highlights of Valentino Rossi’s Ducati debut, Casey Stoner’s first factory Honda appearance and Cal Crutchlow’s first serious of taste of life in MotoGP will be shown on British Eurosport next...

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner confident of final Ducati win

Valencia MotoGP: Casey Stoner confident of final Ducati win

Casey Stoner is confident he can end his factory Ducati career on a high note by winning Sunday’s final race of 2010 at the Valencia circuit in Spain. The Australian topped the timesheets in this...

Valencia MotoGP: Colin Edwards desperate to help Ben Spies

Valencia MotoGP: Colin Edwards desperate to help Ben Spies

Colin Edwards told MCN he will be doing all he can to ensure Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team-mate Ben Spies finishes the 2010 MotoGP campaign as top American rider and sixth overall. Spies is tied on...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi laments ‘bad’ practice

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi laments ‘bad’ practice

Valentino Rossi conceded he will need to make drastic improvements to have a chance of ending his Yamaha career with a victory in Sunday’s Valencia MotoGP race. The Fiat Yamaha was left languishing...

Valencia MotoGP: Ben Spies sixth after early crash

Valencia MotoGP: Ben Spies sixth after early crash

Ben Spies shrugged off another crash to end the opening day of the final MotoGP race in Valencia in sixth position. Limping heavily after dislocating his left ankle in a sighting lap crash just...

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo sets early pace

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo sets early pace

Jorge Lorenzo’s bid to end his stunning 2010 campaign in winning fashion got off to a perfect start at the Valencia track in Spain today. The new world champion, who is gunning for a ninth win of the...

Valencia MotoGP: Bradley Smith quickest in practice

Valencia MotoGP: Bradley Smith quickest in practice

Bradley Smith topped the timesheets at the end of the opening day of 125GP practice at the Valencia circuit in Spain today. Third fastest this morning behind Spanish duo Efren Vazquez and world title...

Bradley Smith reveals Moto2 crew chief

Bradley Smith reveals Moto2 crew chief

Bradley Smith has confirmed that Hiroshi Aoyama’s current Honda MotoGP chief engineer Tom Jojic will be his crew chief in the Tech 3 Moto2 squad in 2011. Jojic has worked with 2009 world 250GP...

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi ‘curious’ ahead of Ducati debut

Valencia MotoGP: Valentino Rossi ‘curious’ ahead of Ducati debut

Valentino Rossi admitted that he’s curious to find out what challenges await him as he prepares to make his much-hyped factory Ducati debut in Valencia next week. The 31-year-old will test for the...

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden frustrated not to challenge more

Valencia MotoGP: Nicky Hayden frustrated not to challenge more

Nicky Hayden has admitted large parts of the 2010 MotoGP campaign have been frustrating, despite the American producing a vastly improved performance compared to his first season with Ducati last...

Valencia MotoGP: Crew move crucial, says Casey Stoner

Valencia MotoGP: Crew move crucial, says Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner has told MCN how crucial it is that his entire crew will join him in Honda’s official factory squad in 2011. Stoner has quit Ducati to join HRC and as part of the two-year deal, he will...

Valentino Rossi banned from Ducati comments

Valentino Rossi banned from Ducati comments

Valentino Rossi has apparently been gagged by Yamaha and is unable to make any public comments about his factory Ducati debut in Valencia next week. One of the conditions of Rossi’s early release from...

Suzuki silent on one-bike plan

Suzuki silent on one-bike plan

Suzuki has so far ignored requests from Dorna to clarify its position on the number of bikes it will field in the 2011 MotoGP world championship. The Japanese factory first informed the Spanish rights...

Ducati feared Valentino Rossi Valencia test ban

Ducati feared Valentino Rossi Valencia test ban

Ducati feared Valentino Rossi was going to be banned from testing for the Bologna factory in Valencia next week. Ducati only got confirmation of Rossi’s release from his Yamaha contract at the recent...

Ben Spies fit for final race

Ben Spies fit for final race

Ben Spies will ride in this weekend’s final MotoGP race at the Valencia circuit in Spain. The Texan has declared himself fit to ride his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 machine despite dislocating his...