August

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi angry after mistake

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi angry after mistake

Valentino Rossi was left cursing a crucial late mistake that the Italian believes robbed him of the chance to challenge for only his second pole position of the season. The reigning world champion was...

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rues worst session of year

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo rues worst session of year

Jorge Lorenzo admitted he was lucky on two counts as his bid for a sixth successive pole position ended in a cloud of dust and gravel at Brno today. The Fiat Yamaha rider was bidding to move up from...

Brno MotoGP: Nicky Hayden suffers wrist damage in big crash

Brno MotoGP: Nicky Hayden suffers wrist damage in big crash

Nicky Hayden is anticipating a gruelling Czech Republic MotoGP clash tomorrow after he chipped a bone in his left wrist after a heavy crash during qualifying.  The 2006 world champion will start...

Brno MotoGP: Tomizawa on Moto2 pole

Brno MotoGP: Tomizawa on Moto2 pole

Technomag-CIP rider Shoya Tomizawa will start from pole position in tomorrow's Brno Moto2 clash after dominating today's qualifying session. Starting in second place is Fimmco Speed Up rider...

Brno MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa denies Ben Spies stunning pole position

Brno MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa denies Ben Spies stunning pole position

A brilliant late attack from Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa denied Ben Spies a stunning maiden MotoGP pole position at the Brno circuit this afternoon. Just 40 seconds remained of the decisive...

Brno MotoGP: Aragon on standby for crucial test

Brno MotoGP: Aragon on standby for crucial test

Poor weather that had threatened Monday’s crucial test session at the Brno circuit might see the session cancelled and run next month at the new Motorland Aragon track in Spain. Teams will meet at 9am...

Brno MotoGP: Bradley Smith secures first 2010 pole position

Brno MotoGP: Bradley Smith secures first  2010 pole position

Bradley Smith romped to his first 125GP pole position of the 2010 campaign with a brilliant display at the Brno circuit this afternoon. The Oxfordshire rider, who topped the practice timesheets in...

Brno MotoGP: Randy de Puniet vows to brave pain

Brno MotoGP: Randy de Puniet vows to brave pain

Heroic Randy de Puniet has vowed to ride on and contest Sunday’s Czech Republic MotoGP race despite nearly suffering what would have been a disastrous crash during opening practice today. Making a...

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi satisfied with third

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi satisfied with third

Valentino Rossi’s impressive recovery from a broken right leg continued in Brno today when the reigning world champion ended opening MotoGP practice with the third quickest time. The Italian suffered...

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner doubts Ducati parts boost

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner doubts Ducati parts boost

Aussie Casey Stoner doubts Ducati will be able to roll out a raft of new parts to help bring its factory GP10 into winning contention in MotoGP. Stoner’s tough 2010 campaign continued in Brno today...

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo expects faster pace

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo expects faster pace

Jorge Lorenzo played down his impressive return to MotoGP action in Brno this afternoon.  Back after a two-week summer break, the 23-year-old topped the timesheets with a best time of 1.57.215...

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner struggling in seventh

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner struggling in seventh

Casey Stoner’s hopes of ending his long MotoGP victory drought hit trouble in Brno today as the Australian was left languishing down in seventh place on the practice leaderboard. The 24-year-old was a...

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo continues domination

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo continues domination

Jorge Lorenzo started the second half of the 2010 MotoGP campaign as he ended the first – on top and in dominant form at Brno. The Spaniard, who was won six out of nine races so far this season,...

Brno MotoGP: British duo in 125GP practice top six

Brno MotoGP: British duo in 125GP practice top six

Bradley Smith and Danny Webb made a fast return to action in Brno today as both claimed a place in the top six at the end of the opening 125GP practice session. Smith was second quickest as he tries...

Brno MotoGP: No test for new Suter BMW 1000cc bike

Brno MotoGP: No test for new Suter BMW 1000cc bike

Swiss tuner Eskil Suter will not go ahead with a planned test of a new MotoGP project powered by a tuned BMW engine at next week’s Brno test in the Czech Republic. Suter has been working on a new...

Brno MotoGP: Toni Elias banned from Moto2 practice

Brno MotoGP: Toni Elias banned from Moto2 practice

Toni Elias has been banned from taking part in today’s opening practice session for the Czech Republic Moto2 clash on Sunday. The Spaniard and his Gresini squad broke strict rules on testing during...

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo prepares for new engine test

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo prepares for new engine test

MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo has confirmed he will test a new factory Yamaha YZR-M1 motor in Brno next Monday. The Spaniard, who holds a commanding 72-point lead over closest rival...

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi doubts victory hopes

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi doubts victory hopes

Valentino Rossi has again played down hopes of victory in Sunday’s Czech Republic MotoGP race in Brno. The 31-year-old though did confirm on the eve of the 10th race of the campaign today that an...

Brno MotoGP: Randy de Puniet cleared for remarkable return

Brno MotoGP: Randy de Puniet cleared for remarkable return

Randy de Puniet will make a stunning MotoGP comeback tomorrow (Friday) in Brno just 26 days after his broke his left leg in two places. The Frenchman will complete a remarkable recovery when he rides...

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner seeks faster pace

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner seeks faster pace

Casey Stoner has admitted facing a tough second half to the 2010 MotoGP world championship unless he can extract more speed out of Ducati’s factory GP10 machine. The Australian hasn’t won a premier...

Brno MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama poised for return

Brno MotoGP: Hiroshi Aoyama poised for return

Hiroshi Aoyama is planning to gauge his fitness by returning to action during Monday’s MotoGP test session at the Brno circuit. The Japanese rider has been sidelined with a broken back that he...

Brno MotoGP: Ben Spies to test 2011 Yamaha

Brno MotoGP: Ben Spies to test 2011 Yamaha

Ben Spies will be given chance to test an early 2011 factory Yamaha prototype after this weekend’s Brno MotoGP race. The Texan will be handed an opportunity to complete laps on the new bike during...

Brno MotoGP: New parts boost for Suzuki

Brno MotoGP: New parts boost for Suzuki

Suzuki will roll out a raft of new parts at the Brno test on Monday in a bid to get its struggling factory GSV-R competitive in MotoGP. The 2010 V4 contender has been left woefully off the pace so far...

Video: Randy De Puniet back on a bike

Just 22 days after breaking his tibia, Honda LCR MotoGP rider Randy De Puniet rode a Fireblade yesterday around the Ales circuit in the south of France. He completed 20 laps on what looks like a standard road bike, clocking times that would have put on the front row of a French Supersport race. Afterwards he said: “Okay, it’s not as bad as I thought. The first run was a little difficult because...

Armoy Road Races

Armoy Road Races

A few pics from the Armoy Road Races. Notice Adrian Archibald braking MotoGP style(leg out) into the new chicane.

Yanks very much, Nicky!

Yanks very much, Nicky!

I've just developed the pictures I took at Silverstone MotoGP. Here's Ben Spies passing Nicky Hayden on the last lap.

Valentino Rossi barred from riding new Yamaha

Valentino Rossi barred from riding new Yamaha

Yamaha will ban Valentino Rossi from riding its 2011 prototype machine in Brno later this month. Rossi’s multi-million pound switch to Ducati will be confirmed immediately after the Czech Republic...

Ben Spies doubts Jerry Burgess partnership

Ben Spies doubts Jerry Burgess partnership

Ben Spies has conceded it is a remote dream to think he will get a golden chance to work under Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess next season. The Texan will move to Yamaha’s factory...

Moto3 won’t be single engine, says race boss

Moto3 won’t be single engine, says race boss

MotoGP bosses have categorically denied plans to make the new Moto3 four-stroke class a single engine series to save costs. The current 125cc two-strokes will be banished and replaced by a 250cc...

Jerry Burgess unsure of Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha future

Jerry Burgess unsure of Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha future

Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess has admitted for the first time that he’s no longer convinced that the Italian will remain at Yamaha in 2011. The Australian, who has been the...

How do you solve a problem like Andrea Dovizioso?

How do you solve a problem like Andrea Dovizioso?

Honda is unlikely to entertain a deal where it pays Andrea Dovizioso to ride for a rival manufacturer in 2011. Unable so far to attract new investment that would allow HRC to run a planned factory...

Elena Myers to test factory Suzuki MotoGP bike

Elena Myers to test factory Suzuki MotoGP bike

Up and coming American racer Elena Myers has been invited to test ride Rizla Suzuki’s factory GSV-R racebike at the end of the Moto GP season. Myers, 16, was offered the chance after touring the Rizla...