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German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi thrilled and surprised at comeback speed

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi thrilled and surprised at comeback speed

Valentino Rossi made a stunning return to MotoGP action in Germany this afternoon, the nine-times world champion ending opening practice at the Sachsenring in seventh position. Just 41 days after...

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner seeks braking improvement

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner seeks braking improvement

Casey Stoner reckons he needs to improve braking performance with his factory Ducati GP10 machine to strengthen his bid for a first MotoGP victory since October. The 24-year-old hasn’t won since the...

German MotoGP: Nicky Hayden impressed with Valentino Rossi’s return

German MotoGP: Nicky Hayden impressed with Valentino Rossi’s return

Nicky Hayden hailed Valentino Rossi’s brilliant return to MotoGP action today after the American enjoyed an upturn in his own fortunes at the Sachsenring. The American finished opening practice with...

German MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa thrilled with early form

German MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa thrilled with early form

Dani Pedrosa got an early confidence boost in Germany today after he ended first free practice with the quickest time. Pedrosa has been normally slow out of the blocks in 2010 with the Spaniard...

German MotoGP: Ben Spies finishes top Yamaha

German MotoGP: Ben Spies finishes top Yamaha

Ben Spies finished top Yamaha at the end of opening practice at the Sachsenring today after another impressive performance from the Texan. The reigning World Superbike champion quickly mastered the...

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi shines on Sachsenring return

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi shines on Sachsenring return

Valentino Rossi produced a remarkable comeback to MotoGP this afternoon after the reigning world champion ended opening practice at the Sachsenring in seventh position. Back on his factory Yamaha...

German MotoGP: Lowly eighth for Bradley Smith

German MotoGP: Lowly eighth for Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith had to settle for a lowly eighth place on the timesheets after the opening 125GP practice session at a scorching hot Sachsenring today. Fresh from his best result of the campaign at the...

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plays down comeback hopes

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plays down comeback hopes

Valentino Rossi has been quick to play down expectations after he made a return to the MotoGP arena in Germany today. The Italian icon will ride at the Sachsenring this weekend having been passed fit...

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner talks Honda switch

German MotoGP: Casey Stoner talks Honda switch

Casey Stoner has spoken briefly about his decision to quit Ducati at the end of the season and move to Honda in 2011. The 24-year-old, who has won 20 races for Ducati since the start of 2007, will...

German MotoGP: Top stars welcome back Valentino Rossi

German MotoGP: Top stars welcome back Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi’s main title rivals hailed the Italian’s much anticipated return to the MotoGP paddock in Germany today. Less than six weeks after breaking his right tibia in a high-speed crash at his...

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi cleared to race at Sachsenring

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi cleared to race at Sachsenring

Valentino Rossi has passed medical checks at the Sachsenring circuit this afternoon and will compete in this weekend’s German MotoGP race. The Italian had declared himself fit to contest round eight...

Yamaha boss surprised at Valentino Rossi’s rapid recovery

Yamaha boss surprised at Valentino Rossi’s rapid recovery

Valentino Rossi’s factory Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio says he’s surprised at the fast recovery the Italian has made from a broken right leg. Just six weeks since suffering a compound fracture of...

Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP return ‘bloody great’

Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP return ‘bloody great’

Valentino Rossi’s Aussie crew chief Jerry Burgess has told MCN the Italian’s MotoGP comeback in Germany this weekend is ‘bloody great’ for the world championship. Having missed the last four races...

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plans to race at Sachsenring

German MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plans to race at Sachsenring

Valentino Rossi will make a return to MotoGP action in Germany this weekend having opted to try and comeback from injury way ahead of schedule. The nine-times world champion has declared himself fit...

German MotoGP: Bradley Smith seeks to end Marquez domination

German MotoGP: Bradley Smith seeks to end Marquez domination

Bradley Smith says he’s determined to end Marc Marquez’s golden run in the 125GP class in this weekend’s German race at Sachsenring. Derbi rider Marquez has been unstoppable recently with the Spaniard...

Casey Stoner can be big success at Honda, says Nicky Hayden

Casey Stoner can be big success at Honda, says Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden has no doubt that Casey Stoner can help Honda become a major force in MotoGP again. Stoner will leave Ducati at the end of 2010 to try and transform Honda’s factory RC212V into a...

Valentino Rossi delays Germany return decision

Valentino Rossi delays Germany return decision

Valentino Rossi has delayed his decision on whether he will make a shock comeback in the MotoGP world championship at this weekend’s Sachsenring race in Germany. Rossi is still unsure about whether to...

First pictures: Valentino Rossi starts Brno test

First pictures: Valentino Rossi starts Brno test

Valentino Rossi has started testing a factory Yamaha R1 World Superbike champion to check whether he’s fit enough to return to MotoGP action in Germany this weekend. The 31-year-old will decide...

Valentino Rossi to decide on comeback today

Valentino Rossi to decide on comeback today

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will decide later on today whether he will make a dramatic return to racing this weekend at the Sachsenring. The 31-year-old will test James Toseland’s...

Valentino Rossi set to test James Toseland's R1 in Brno?

Valentino Rossi set to test James Toseland's R1 in Brno?

Speculation is increasing at the Czech Republic World Superbike round that reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will test James Toseland’s factory R1 machine on Monday. Rossi is desperate to...

Honda confirm Casey Stoner signing

Honda confirm Casey Stoner signing

The 2011 MotoGP world championship line-up is starting to take shape with Honda officially announcing the signing of Casey Stoner today. Shortly after Ducati confirmed the 2007 world champion was...

Casey Stoner grateful to Ducati

Casey Stoner grateful to Ducati

Casey Stoner has thanked Ducati for helping transform him into a MotoGP world champion after it was confirmed today that he will quit the Bologna factory at the end of the season. Stoner arrived at...

Official: Casey Stoner to leave Ducati

Official: Casey Stoner to leave Ducati

Ducati has confirmed that Casey Stoner will quit the Bologna factory at the end of the 2010 MotoGP world championship. Update: Casey Stoner grateful to Ducati In a move widely anticipated since the...

Tech 3 Yamaha dismiss Randy de Puniet link

Tech 3 Yamaha dismiss Randy de Puniet link

The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha squad has rubbished rumours of an imminent swoop for Randy de Puniet.    Herve Poncharal dismissed launching a raid for the Frenchman, who has been the...

Ducati would welcome back Loris Capirossi

Ducati would welcome back Loris Capirossi

Ducati would welcome back Loris Capirossi for a shock return in 2011. The veteran Italian left Ducati’s factory team at the end of 2007 having been humbled by Aussie Casey Stoner in the first 800cc...

Graphics for Roger Lee Hayden's Moto2 bike revealed

Graphics for Roger Lee Hayden's Moto2 bike revealed

This is the bike that Roger Lee Hayden will be riding in Moto2 at the Indianapolis GP. Hayden will be riding as a wildcard in a team headed by Kevin Schwantz, backed by both the AMA Erion Honda team...

Valentino Rossi undecided on shock Germany return

Valentino Rossi undecided on shock Germany return

Valentino Rossi is undecided about whether to make a shock return from injury at next weekend’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. The Italian icon made a surprise return to action in Misano...

First pics: Rossi looking good on R1 at Misano test

First pics: Rossi looking good on R1 at Misano test

MCN's Michael Neeves has managed to talk his way into a heavily-secured Misano circuit this afternoon where Rossi is due to take the track for the first time since his shin-breaking Mugello crash.

Valentino Rossi testing R1 WSB machine in Misano

Valentino Rossi testing R1 WSB machine in Misano

Valentino Rossi will be back on two wheels today just 32 days after breaking his right leg at Mugello last month.  The nine-times world champion will test a Yamaha R1 World Superbike machine at...

Me at the MotoGP Silverstone

Me at the MotoGP Silverstone

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Catalunya MotoGP: Faultless Jorge Lorenzo stretches title lead

Catalunya MotoGP: Faultless Jorge Lorenzo stretches title lead

Jorge Lorenzo looks virtually unstoppable in his quest for a maiden MotoGP crown after he cruised to yet another convincing victory in his home race at the Catalunya circuit. Lorenzo extended his...

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues early braking mistake

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues early braking mistake

Casey Stoner was left to rue an early braking mistake as his winless run in MotoGP continued in Catalunya. The Aussie had to settle for third place as his victory hopes were dashed by a mistake at the...

Catalunya MotoGP: First corner blunder costs Dani Pedrosa

Catalunya MotoGP: First corner blunder costs Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa’s hopes of claiming the bragging rights in Spain over Yamaha rival Jorge Lorenzo were effectively ended at the first corner of the Catalunya MotoGP race.    The triple...

Catalunya MotoGP: Brake issue costs Andrea Dovizioso

Catalunya MotoGP: Brake issue costs Andrea Dovizioso

A rear brake problem cost Andrea Dovizioso his hopes of denying Jorge Lorenzo a fifth victory in 2010 at a sun-drenched Catalunya track in Spain. The former world 125GP champion was mounting a...

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies frustrated despite top six

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies frustrated despite top six

Ben Spies certainly wasn’t celebrating despite extending his recent impressive run in MotoGP with a hard fought top six in Catalunya. The 25-year-old was cursing a lack of rear grip in the opening...

Catalunya MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista jubilant with top five

Catalunya MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista jubilant with top five

Alvaro Bautista produced the big shock of the Catalunya MotoGP race after he claimed a career best fifth in front of his home crowd. Dogged by lingering shoulder injury and a struggling factory Suzuki...