August

Rossi's bike in Indianapolis

Rossi's bike in Indianapolis

With Valentino's bike before morning warm up in Indianapolis. He went out and promptly fell off for the third time!

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies storms to career best second

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies storms to career best second

It was mission accomplished for rookie sensation Ben Spies in Indianapolis yesterday after he claimed his career best MotoGP result on home soil. The 26-year-old had vowed to better his brilliant...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi satisfied with fourth

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi satisfied with fourth

Valentino Rossi ended a crash strewn Indianapolis weekend in a lonely fourth place, the Italian declaring himself satisfied with his display in a physically and mentally demanding race. Rossi suffered...

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa hails dominant win

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa hails dominant win

Dani Pedrosa breathed fresh life back into his MotoGP world title challenge with a convincing victory in Indianapolis yesterday. With runaway series leader Jorge Lorenzo experiencing a rare off-day in...

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo content with third

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo content with third

Jorge Lorenzo refused to be too downbeat after he scored his worst result of the 2010 MotoGP world championship in Indianapolis yesterday. The Spaniard never seriously looked like challenging for a...

Indy MotoGP: Crash extends Casey Stoner’s winless run

Indy MotoGP: Crash extends Casey Stoner’s winless run

Casey Stoner’s winless run in the MotoGP world championship extended to 12 races after he crashed out of the top six in yesterday’s Indianapolis MotoGP race. The Australian made a shocking start and...

Indy MotoGP: Freak problem hampers Nicky Hayden

Indy MotoGP: Freak problem hampers Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden’s hopes of maintaining his 100 per cent podium record in the Indianapolis MotoGP race were thwarted by a freak incident. Starting from the front row of the grid for the first time in his...

Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa romps to easy win

Indy MotoGP:  Dani Pedrosa romps to easy win

Dani Pedrosa made amends for his crash out of the lead in last year’s Indianapolis MotoGP today, the Spaniard romping to his third win of 2010 at the historic American venue. Pedrosa’s crushing...

Indy MotoGP: Redding takes first Moto2 podium

Indy MotoGP: Redding takes first Moto2 podium

Brit Scott Redding took his first podium in Moto2 after finishing third in the restarted race at Indianapolis. The race was red-flagged before the end of the first lap when there were two...

Indy MotoGP: High-side wrecks Bradley Smith’s podium bid

Indy MotoGP: High-side wrecks Bradley Smith’s podium bid

Bradley Smith suffered a painful and bitterly disappointing Indianapolis 125GP race today when he crashed out of second place. Recovering from a poor start that dropped him back to sixth on the...

Indy MotoGP: Official - Nicky Hayden extends Ducati deal

Indy MotoGP: Official - Nicky Hayden extends Ducati deal

Nicky Hayden will partner Valentino Rossi in Ducati’s factory MotoGP squad in 2011. News of the American’s contract renewal has been anticipated for several weeks and official confirmation came in...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies talks ‘dream’ first pole position

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies talks ‘dream’ first pole position

Ben Spies said his first MotoGP pole position was a ‘dream’ after he produced an outstanding qualifying performance on home soil at Indianapolis. The Texan’s already impressive rookie campaign got...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden thrilled with first Ducati front row

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden thrilled with first Ducati front row

Nicky Hayden finally scored his first front row start for Ducati in Indianapolis with the American securing third place on the grid for today’s 28-lap clash. Hayden has qualified on the second row of...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies can win, says Jorge Lorenzo

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies can win, says Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo reckons Ben Spies can become the first non-factory rider to win a MotoGP race since Toni Elias triumphed at Estoril back in 2006. The Texan produced a brilliant display in Indianapolis...

Indy MotoGP: Traffic thwarts Scott Redding’s pole bid

Indy MotoGP: Traffic thwarts Scott Redding’s pole bid

Heavy traffic in the decisive final moments of Moto2 qualifying at Indianapolis cost Scott Redding chance to claim a sensational pole position. The British rider has been in inspired form all weekend...

Indy MotoGP: Second row frustrates Casey Stoner

Indy MotoGP: Second row frustrates Casey Stoner

Factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner vented his frustration on the condition of the Indianapolis track after he equalled his worst qualifying result of the season. The Australian will start the race from...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on double crash

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on double crash

Valentino Rossi struggled to recall the last time he crashed twice on the same day as the Italian’s hopes of a second podium in America in a month suffered a big blow. The Fiat Yamaha rider will start...

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding to start from third

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding to start from third

Brit Scott Redding will start tomorrow's Moto2 race at Indianapolis from third on the grid after dominating most of the practice and qualifying sessions. The Marc VDS Racing rider was fastest in all...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies claims stunning maiden pole position

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies claims stunning maiden pole position

Ben Spies claimed a stunning pole position for the first time in his career ahead of tomorrow’s Indianapolis MotoGP race. The reigning World Superbike champion clocked a superb lap of 1.40.105 with...

Indy MotoGP: Front row start for Bradley Smith

Indy MotoGP: Front row start for Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith claimed his seventh consecutive 125GP front row start in Indianapolis this afternoon to boost his hopes of recording only a third podium of 2010. The Aspar Aprilia rider will start...

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding quickest in Moto2 practice

Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding quickest in Moto2 practice

British rider Scott Redding produced a brilliant late surge to top the opening Moto2 practice timesheets at Indianapolis. The Marc VDS Racing rider posted a best time of 1.46.728 to edge out world...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies undaunted by late crash

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies undaunted by late crash

Ben Spies is confident he will be able to mount a podium challenge in the Indianapolis MotoGP race on Sunday despite a late crash in opening practice. The Texan, who has been confirmed as Valentino...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unhurt after crash

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden unhurt after crash

Nicky Hayden was thankful on two counts after his Indianapolis MotoGP weekend got off to a mixed start. The Kentucky rider was able to clock the third best time in opening practice to give his hopes...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner unhappy with track surface

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner unhappy with track surface

Casey Stoner reckons 70 per cent of the Indianapolis circuit will need to be resurfaced ahead of the 2011 MotoGP at the iconic American venue. The 2007 world champion produced a promising start to the...

Indy MotoGP: Grip issues slow Valentino Rossi

Indy MotoGP: Grip issues slow Valentino Rossi

A lack of grip and a bumpy track surface at the world famous Indianapolis track left Valentino Rossi down in fifth place on the practice timesheets. The Italian only climbed into the top five in the...

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo unsure of Casey Stoner threat

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo unsure of Casey Stoner threat

Jorge Lorenzo said he is unsure whether Casey Stoner could threaten to end his golden run in America at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Stoner has made a habit of starting...

Indy MotoGP: Aspar Ducati looks to expand in 2012

The Spanish-based Aspar Ducati squad is already locked in negotiations about expanding to a two-rider effort for the 2012 MotoGP world championship campaign. Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez confirmed his expansion plans when MotoGP reverts to a 1000cc four-stroke series for 2012 in Indianapolis. The Spaniard unveiled his ambitions after confirming he’s agreed terms to stay with Ducati in 2011. Martinez...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner shines in first practice

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner shines in first practice

Casey Stoner made a fast start to the Indianapolis MotoGP weekend this afternoon, the Aussie denying runaway 2010 series leader Jorge Lorenzo top spot at the end of a sun soaked opening practice...

Indy MotoGP: Bradley Smith fifth in first practice

Indy MotoGP: Bradley Smith fifth in first practice

Bradley Smith’s bid for a second successive podium finish at the iconic Indianapolis circuit kicked off in positive fashion this afternoon. The British rider clocked the fifth best time in an opening...

Indy MotoGP: Colin Edwards eyes new Tech 3 deal

Indy MotoGP: Colin Edwards eyes new Tech 3 deal

Colin Edwards is hoping to secure another season in the MotoGP world championship having made it clear in Indianapolis he wants to stay with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad. The Texan will make his...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies targets more podiums

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies targets more podiums

Ben Spies has targeted regular podium finishes after his move to Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad was confirmed in Indianapolis this morning. The 26-year-old will join Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo after an...

Indy MotoGP: Official Ben Spies replaces Valentino Rossi

Indy MotoGP: Official Ben Spies replaces Valentino Rossi

Ben Spies will replace Valentino Rossi in Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad in 2011. As has been widely expected for several weeks now, the Texan will partner Jorge Lorenzo in a deal confirmed at the...

Indy MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama poised for return

Indy MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama poised for return

Hiroshi Aoyama has spoken of his long and tough recovery from the broken back that ruined his rookie MotoGP campaign. The reigning world 250GP champion will make a comeback in Indianapolis this...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hopeful on damaged wrist

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hopeful on damaged wrist

Nicky Hayden is confident his damaged left wrist won’t seriously hinder his bid for a third successive podium finish in Sunday’s Indianapolis MotoGP race. The Kentucky rider chipped a bone in his...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits confidence issue

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi admits confidence issue

Valentino Rossi has admitted a lack of confidence is preventing him from challenging for victories in MotoGP. The Italian is still working his way back to full fitness after breaking his right leg...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner takes front fork gamble

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner takes front fork gamble

Casey Stoner will gamble on running 2011 spec Ohlins front forks in Indianapolis this weekend as he looks to end his long victory drought in MotoGP. The Australian’s winless streak extends way back to...