April

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.

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner undaunted by late crash

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner undaunted by late crash

Casey Stoner shrugged off yet another front-end crash on his factory Ducati GP10 machine in Jerez today after the Australian topped the opening practice timesheets. Stoner denied his confidence was...

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi doubts victory challenge

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi doubts victory challenge

Valentino Rossi has cast doubt on whether he can claim a 105th Grand Prix victory in Jerez this weekend after he ended opening practice down in fifth place. The Italian conceded his hopes of success...

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest after late crash

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner fastest after late crash

Casey Stoner’s bid to claim his first ever victory at the Jerez circuit in Spain got off to a mixed start today. The Australian ended the session with the fastest time having impressively led the way...

Jerez MotoGP: Top ten start for British 125 duo

Jerez MotoGP: Top ten start for British 125 duo

Bradley Smith and Danny Webb both ended first practice for Sunday’s Spanish 125GP in Jerez in the top ten. It wasn’t the speedy recovery Aspar Aprilia rider Smith might have been hoping for as his bid...

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner confident of victory challenge

Jerez MotoGP: Casey Stoner confident of victory challenge

Casey Stoner is confident he can mount a strong challenge for victory in Sunday’s Spanish MotoGP race at Jerez. The Australian is looking to bounce back from the bitter disappointment of crashing out...

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits shoulder fear

Jerez MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits shoulder fear

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has expressed concerns that his damaged right shoulder will be a severe handicap during this weekend’s Spanish GP at Jerez. The Italian stretched...

Jerez MotoGP: Honda to test new engine on Monday

Jerez MotoGP: Honda to test new engine on Monday

Andrea Dovizioso has revealed he will test a new RC212V factory Honda engine during Monday’s MotoGP test session at the Jerez circuit in Spain. The engine is a brand new V4 and is designed to tame...

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden cautious despite fast start

Jerez MotoGP: Nicky Hayden cautious despite fast start

Nicky Hayden has insisted he will not get swept away on a new wave of optimism after his brilliant first race performance in Qatar. Hayden heads into this weekend’s Spanish GP in Jerez buoyant after...

Abu Dhabi to host MotoGP in 2011?

Abu Dhabi to host MotoGP in 2011?

The spectacular Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi is bidding to host a round of the MotoGP world championship next year. Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner were among a small delegation from MotoGP who...

Casey Stoner targets Spanish recovery

Casey Stoner targets Spanish recovery

Casey Stoner is hoping to get his 2010 MotoGP world championship challenge up and running at this weekend’s Spanish GP in Jerez. The Aussie blew a golden chance to collect the first 25-points of the...

Bradley Smith aims for more Jerez glory

Bradley Smith aims for more Jerez glory

Bradley Smith is hoping he can emulate his stunning maiden 125GP victory at Jerez in 2009 when he returns for the eagerly awaited Spanish GP this weekend. The Oxfordshire rider won his first Grand...

Dani Pedrosa looks for home boost

Dani Pedrosa looks for home boost

Dani Pedrosa is hoping his impressive record at the Jerez circuit will spark his disappointing 2010 season into life at this weekend’s Spanish MotoGP clash. The triple world champion struggled badly...

Valentino Rossi fit after unexpected lay-off

Valentino Rossi fit after unexpected lay-off

Valentino Rossi has declared himself fit and ready to go ahead of this weekend’s Spanish MotoGP clash at the Jerez circuit. Nobody would have been more relieved than the 31-year-old at the recent...

Scott Redding eyes Jerez boost

Scott Redding eyes Jerez boost

After a bitterly disappointing Moto2 debut in Qatar earlier this month, British rider Scott Redding is hoping to kickstart his 2010 campaign when the world championship begins its crucial European...

Nicky Hayden on Ducati, new rules and volcanoes

Nicky Hayden on Ducati, new rules and volcanoes

American Nicky Hayden has given his thoughts on a range of subjects as part of a teleconference for the iconic Indianapolis circuit. The 2006 world champion gave his thoughts on his brilliant fourth...

‘Impossible’ for Japanese MotoGP to go ahead

‘Impossible’ for Japanese MotoGP to go ahead

MotoGP bosses have said it was ‘impossible’ for the Japanese MotoGP race to go ahead as scheduled this weekend. The Twin Ring Motegi clash was due to be staged on Sunday (April 25) but was postponed...

Honda duo disappointed after Motegi postponement

Honda duo disappointed after Motegi postponement

Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have spoken of their disappointment at not being able to compete in Honda’s home race at the Twin Ring Motegi this weekend. The factory Honda duo are just two of...

Hiroshi Aoyama “surprised’ at Motegi postponement

Hiroshi Aoyama “surprised’ at Motegi postponement

Home favourite Hiroshi Aoyama has said he was surprised to learn that this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP race had been postponed for six months. With hundreds of race personnel unable to make the long...

Motegi MotoGP replaced by internet phenomenon 'TwitGP'

Motegi MotoGP replaced by internet phenomenon 'TwitGP'

Frustrated MotoGP fans have opted to replace the postponed Motegi round with the world’s first virtual MotoGP race. The ‘TwitGP’ , which will take place entirely on popular microblogging site Twitter,...

Japanese MotoGP confirms October date

Japanese MotoGP confirms October date

The Japanese MotoGP race, scheduled to take place this Sunday (April 25) has been postponed until October 3 because of on-going European travel chaos caused by an Icelandic volcano. As was first...

Japanese MotoGP cancelled after volcano disruption

Japanese MotoGP cancelled after volcano disruption

The Japanese MotoGP race, scheduled to take place at the Twin Ring Motegi next weekend (April 25), has been postponed until early October because of on-going European travel chaos caused by an...

Valentino Rossi escapes serious injury in motocross crash

Valentino Rossi escapes serious injury in motocross crash

Valentino Rossi was lucky to escape serious injury after the reigning MotoGP world champion suffered a heavy crash while training on a motocross bike in Italy yesterday (Thursday). Rossi, who won his...

Jerry Burgess predicts top five for Ben Spies in 2010

Jerry Burgess predicts top five for Ben Spies in 2010

Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess believes Ben Spies has a great chance of finishing his first full MotoGP campaign in the top five. The Texan made an immediate impact in 2010 when...

Honda happy with RC212V progress

Honda happy with RC212V progress

New HRC Technical Director Shinichi Kokubu believes Honda’s 2010 RC212V is making good progress after Andrea Dovizioso’s podium finish at the season’s opening race in Qatar. Honda has endured a...

Ben Spies ready for the unknown

Ben Spies ready for the unknown

Ben Spies is ready to start the toughest period of his first full MotoGP campaign when the premier class circus moves to the Far East next week for the Japanese GP. The Honda-owned Twin Ring Motegi...

Andrea Dovizioso hails Honda engine speed

Andrea Dovizioso hails Honda engine speed

Andrea Dovizioso has praised the impressive top speed of Honda’s new 2010 factory RC212V machine after his podium finish in the season opening Qatar MotoGP race last weekend.  Dovizioso claimed...

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi hails winning start

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi hails winning start

Valentino Rossi doesn’t usually need much help to win MotoGP races. But win number 104 in his illustrious career came with a big helping hand from title rival Casey Stoner after the Australian crashed...

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues ‘silly mistake’

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues ‘silly mistake’

Casey Stoner admitted his surprise blunder in a thrilling Qatar MotoGP race was a ‘silly mistake’ as the Aussie crashed out of the lead to hand Valentino Rossi a 104th career success. Stoner looked on...

Qatar MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo satisfied with second

Qatar MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo satisfied with second

Jorge Lorenzo maintained his 100 per cent podium record in the Qatar night race after a brilliant late attack in a dramatic opening to the 2010 MotoGP campaign. Lorenzo looked like he was struggling...

Qatar MotoGP: Mixed emotions for Nicky Hayden

Qatar MotoGP: Mixed emotions for Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden experienced mixed emotions after the American produced arguably his best ever ride for Ducati in a thrilling 22-lap Qatar MotoGP race last night. The Kentucky rider was the surprise...

Qatar MotoGP: Tech 3 thrilled with Ben Spies

Qatar MotoGP: Tech 3 thrilled with Ben Spies

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal said new recruit Ben Spies had already lived up to the pre-season hype after the Texan’s brilliant ride to fifth place in last night’s MotoGP curtain-raiser...

Qatar MotoGP: Scott Redding dismayed at poor Moto2 debut

Qatar MotoGP: Scott Redding dismayed at poor Moto2 debut

Scott Redding endured a nightmare debut in the historic first Moto2 race in Qatar last night. The British prospect could only ride his Marc VDS Racing Suter MMX machine to a bitterly disappointing...

Qatar MotoGP: Bradley Smith frustrated with eighth

Qatar MotoGP: Bradley Smith frustrated with eighth

Bradley Smith cut a frustrated figure in Qatar last night after the British rider made a disappointing start to his bid for 125GP glory in 2010. Tipped by many as favourite for this year’s crown after...

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins, Casey Stoner crashes

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins, Casey Stoner crashes

Valentino Rossi won the first race of the season for the first time since 2005 tonight after a gripping opening to the new MotoGP campaign in Qatar. The reigning world champion triumphed by just over...