July

Colin Edwards keen on Ducati WSB deal

Colin Edwards keen on Ducati WSB deal

Colin Edwards is in talks about a deal to spearhead Ducati’s factory World Superbike effort in 2011. The popular Texan is seriously contemplating a return to World Superbikes for the first time since...

Laguna Seca to stage Moto2 and 125 class in 2011?

Laguna Seca to stage Moto2 and 125 class in 2011?

Laguna Seca could soon play host to the full MotoGP schedule with plans under discussion to run the Moto2 and 125GP races in California next year. Ever since Laguna Seca returned to the Grand Prix...

Suzuki results damaging for future recruitment

Suzuki results damaging for future recruitment

Suzuki’s dismal form in 2010 is seriously weakening its bid to attract top talent to its factory effort. Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista have scored just six top ten finishes between them in the...

Eddie Lawson: Jorge Lorenzo a worthy champion

Eddie Lawson: Jorge Lorenzo a worthy champion

MotoGP legend Eddie Lawson reckons Jorge Lorenzo will be a worthy new world champion at the end of the 2010 world championship campaign. Even Fiat Yamaha rider Lorenzo has admitted fearing that his...

Andrea Dovizioso eager to see Casey Stoner at Honda

Andrea Dovizioso eager to see Casey Stoner at Honda

Andrea Dovizioso says he’s fascinated to see how new Honda recruit Casey Stoner will gel with a factory RC212V machine in 2011. The Italian said it would be intriguing to see how the Aussie morphs his...

Monster plan MotoGP expansion

Monster plan MotoGP expansion

American energy drink giant Monster is planning to expand its involvement in the MotoGP paddock next season. Monster is close to agreeing a new deal with Herve Poncharal’s Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP squad,...

Tech 3 play down Cal Crutchlow approach

Tech 3 play down Cal Crutchlow approach

Tech 3 Yamaha has denied being at an advanced stage in talks with British rider Cal Crutchlow over a MotoGP switch in 2011. With Ben Spies taking Valentino Rossi’s place in the factory Yamaha squad...

Ducati good enough to win, says Nicky Hayden

Ducati good enough to win, says Nicky Hayden

Former world champion Nicky Hayden believes Ducati’s factory GP10 is good enough to win races even though it has yet to triumph in 2010. Aussie Casey Stoner told MCN after last weekend’s US MotoGP...

Nicky Hayden hails Jorge Lorenzo’s form

Nicky Hayden hails Jorge Lorenzo’s form

American Nicky Hayden reckons it is almost impossible to find a weakness in current MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo. The Spaniard has obliterated the field in 2010 with six wins in the...

Casey Stoner to make Honda debut at Valencia test

Casey Stoner to make Honda debut at Valencia test

Casey Stoner will make his factory Honda debut immediately after the final race of the season in Valencia. Ducati has agreed to release the Australian to begin testing a factory RC212V machine after...

Ducati expands MotoGP entry for 2011

Ducati expands MotoGP entry for 2011

Ducati will expand its involvement in MotoGP to six bikes in 2011. The extra Desmosedici GP11 will be campaigned by Czech Republic rider Karel Abraham. The shock move follows an impressive test...

Pingley's thoughts: Engines

There has been much discussed in the public domain, behind closed doors and in the media about the ever increasingly sensitive subject of engines in the MotoGP class recently. Regulations were introduced in 2009 at the Czech Grand Prix governing the number of engines for the rest of the season allowing five engines for the final seven Grands Prix and this was further reduced to six engines for the...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi overjoyed with third

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi overjoyed with third

Valentino Rossi could barely contain his delight after he claimed a stunning third place in yesterday’s American MotoGP race. Just 50 days after suffering a compound break of his right tibia, the...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo taking nothing for granted

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo taking nothing for granted

Jorge Lorenzo denied winning his first MotoGP world crown is a forgone conclusion after he strolled to his sixth win of the season at Laguna Seca. Lorenzo was once again coolness personified while his...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner praises ‘fantastic’ Jorge Lorenzo

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner praises ‘fantastic’ Jorge Lorenzo

Casey Stoner said red-hot title favourite Jorge Lorenzo would make a worthy 2010 MotoGP world champion after he claimed his best result of the season in America yesterday. Aussie Stoner finished a...

US MotoGP: Title ‘difficult’ admits Dani Pedrosa

US MotoGP: Title ‘difficult’ admits Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa has conceded his hopes of lifting a maiden MotoGP world title in 2010 all but disappeared when he crashed out of the lead at Laguna Seca yesterday. The Spaniard got his trademark fast...

US MotoGP: Fourth frustrates Andrea Dovizioso

US MotoGP: Fourth frustrates Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizoso failed to capitalise on his first MotoGP front row start in Laguna Seca, the Italian ending the 32-lap American Grand Prix in a disappointing fourth position. The Repsol Honda rider...

US MotoGP: Top American no consolation for Nicky Hayden

US MotoGP: Top American no consolation for Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden denied taking any great satisfaction out of being top American rider in his home race at Laguna Seca yesterday. The 2006 world champion ended the 32-lap race in fifth place but was...

US MotoGP: Mistake costs Ben Spies podium chance

US MotoGP: Mistake costs Ben Spies podium chance

A mistake in the braking zone for the last corner with seven laps remaining cost Ben Spies his chance of a podium finish in Laguna Seca yesterday. The 26-year-old had made a brilliant start from the...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes giant leap towards maiden title

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes giant leap towards maiden title

Jorge Lorenzo took a giant stride towards his first MotoGP world title in Laguna Seca after closest rival Dani Pedrosa crashed out of the lead in a sun-soaked American Grand Prix. The Fiat Yamaha...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo thrilled with Laguna Seca pole

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo thrilled with Laguna Seca pole

MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo said he was thrilled to have notched his fifth successive premier class pole position at Laguna Seca. The Fiat Yamaha rider, who holds a commanding...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner upset not to claim pole position

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner upset not to claim pole position

Casey Stoner admitted he was aggravated after he missed out on claiming his first pole position since the opening race of the 2010 MotoGP campaign. A fastest lap of 1.21.169 looked to have secured the...

US MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso hails first front row

US MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso hails first front row

Andrea Dovizioso claimed his first MotoGP front row at the 44th attempt in Laguna Seca to give his hopes of a fifth podium finish of the season a major boost. The Repsol Honda rider logged a best time...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi doubts victory challenge

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi doubts victory challenge

Valentino Rossi has virtually written off his hopes of victory in the American MotoGP race after he qualified in sixth place for the 32-lap clash at Laguna Seca. The Italian was bumped to the back of...

US MotoGP: Mika Kallio crash costly for Ben Spies

US MotoGP: Mika Kallio crash costly for Ben Spies

Ben Spies saw his hopes of a stunning maiden MotoGP front row start in his home race thwarted by a late crash from Pramac Ducati rider Mika Kallio in qualifying. The Texan was on course to move into...

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden "I'm not fast enough"

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden "I'm not fast enough"

Nicky Hayden pulled no punches as his hopes of a second successive home podium in American faded in Laguna Seca. The Kentucky rider, who finished third in last August’s Indianapolis clash, will start...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo extends stunning qualifying form

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo extends stunning qualifying form

Jorge Lorenzo stormed to his fifth successive pole position at Laguna Seca today after an action-packed qualifying session in California. As had been the case in both practice sessions, the battle for...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest in final practice

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest in final practice

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo was quickest in today’s final MotoGP practice session at Laguna Seca. The Fiat Yamaha rider posted a best time of 1.21.763 to edge out Aussie rider Casey Stoner by just 0.063s...

US MotoGP: Fitness concern for Valentino Rossi

US MotoGP: Fitness concern for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has admitted a lack of strength in his right leg and shoulder is a big cause for concern as he began preparations for the American MotoGP race yesterday with the sixth best time in...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner keeping feet on ground

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner keeping feet on ground

Casey Stoner refused to get carried away after he made a storming start to the American MotoGP weekend at Laguna Seca. The 2007 world champion won an exciting opening practice duel with Spaniard Jorge...

US MotoGP: Roger Lee Hayden content with Honda debut

US MotoGP: Roger Lee Hayden content with Honda debut

Roger Lee Hayden declared himself satisfied with his Honda MotoGP debut today after he ended in 17th position at the end of the first practice session at Laguna Seca. The youngest brother of 2006...

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden relieved at Casey Stoner’s pace

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden relieved at Casey Stoner’s pace

Nicky Hayden said he was relieved to see factory Ducati team-mate Casey Stoner setting such a hot pace after opening practice for the Laguna Seca MotoGP race. Stoner was in sparkling form in...

US MotoGP: Ben Spies and Colin Edwards happy with upgrade

US MotoGP: Ben Spies and Colin Edwards happy with upgrade

It might not have been the big leap in performance that Ben Spies and Colin Edwards had hoped for, but an engine upgrade boosted their confidence at the start of their home race in Laguna Seca. Texan...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fears Casey Stoner threat

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fears Casey Stoner threat

Jorge Lorenzo fears Casey Stoner could wreck his hopes of winning a first American MotoGP race in Laguna Seca on Sunday. The Spaniard, who has not finished below second place in the opening eight...

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner sets Laguna Seca pace

US MotoGP: Casey Stoner sets Laguna Seca pace

Factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner ended opening practice for Sunday’s American MotoGP race with the fastest time after an intense early weekend battle with Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo first moved to the...

Is your photo on Rossi and Lorenzo's Laguna Seca Yamaha M1s?

Is your photo on Rossi and Lorenzo's Laguna Seca Yamaha M1s?

500 Fiat Yamaha fans will be in seventh heaven this morning after Yamaha revealed its special Laguna Seca liveries.   The two M1s feature 500 images submitted by fans via the team’s...