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Catalunya MotoGP: Randy de Puniet delighted with fourth

Catalunya MotoGP: Randy de Puniet delighted with fourth

Randy de Puniet’s fantastic 2010 MotoGP campaign continued in brilliant fashion at the Catalunya circuit. The French rider scored his best result of the season with a deserved but lonely fourth place...

Catalunya MotoGP: Scott Redding retires with crash damage

Catalunya MotoGP: Scott Redding retires with crash damage

Scott Redding blamed damage sustained in a multi-rider first corner pile-up for his early exit from the Catalunya Moto2 race. The British teenager was not one of nine riders to crash in the carnage...

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith thrilled with second

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith thrilled with second

Bradley Smith was thrilled with his best result of the 2010 125GP world championship campaign after an epic last lap in Catalunya yesterday. The Oxfordshire rider’s podium hopes looked to have been...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo strolls to easy win

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo strolls to easy win

Jorge Lorenzo continued his relentless march towards a maiden MotoGP world title in 2010 after another crushing victory at the Catalunya circuit in Spain today. The Fiat Yamaha rider was left to...

Catalunya MotoGP: Yuki Takahashi wins action-packed Moto2 race

Catalunya MotoGP: Yuki Takahashi wins action-packed Moto2 race

Yuki Takahashi won an eventful Catalunya Moto2 race this afternoon to claim a first win for the French-based Tech 3 Racing squad. The former Scot Honda MotoGP rider had never claimed a Moto2 podium in...

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith claims dramatic second

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith claims dramatic second

Bradley Smith produced a stunning last lap to claim his second podium finish in the last three races of 2010 after a thrilling climax to the Catalunya 125GP in Spain. The British teenager, who had...

Catalunya MotoGP: Alex de Angelis back in MotoGP

Catalunya MotoGP: Alex de Angelis back in MotoGP

Alex de Angelis will get a chance to resurrect his MotoGP career having been confirmed as Hiroshi Aoyama’s injury replacement in the Interwetten Honda squad. Japanese rider Aoyama is currently...

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies upset with Aleix Espargaro

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies upset with Aleix Espargaro

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Ben Spies hit out at fellow MotoGP rookie Aleix Espargaro after a thrilling climax to qualifying at a scorching hot Catalunya today. The Texan was infuriated with the...

Catalunya MotoGP: Nicky Hayden continues to struggle

Catalunya MotoGP: Nicky Hayden continues to struggle

Nicky Hayden’s troubled Catalunya MotoGP weekend continued this afternoon after the American slumped to his worst qualifying performance of the season. The Kentucky rider was only able to clock a best...

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner renews attack on slower riders

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner renews attack on slower riders

Casey Stoner has launched another scathing attack on his MotoGP rivals after this afternoon’s qualifying session at the Catalunya circuit in Spain. The Australian’s frustration boiled over again today...

Catalunya MotoGP: Randy de Puniet plays down podium hopes

Catalunya MotoGP: Randy de Puniet plays down podium hopes

Randy de Puniet reckons he’s only get a slender chance of causing an upset in tomorrow’s Catalunya MotoGP race as he targets a first podium finish of 2010. The former factory Kawasaki rider is...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo predicts gruelling race

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo predicts gruelling race

Jorge Lorenzo reckons he will have to dig deep to register his third successive MotoGP victory of 2010 on home soil at the Catalunya track tomorrow. The home crowd favourite claimed his third straight...

Catalunya MotoGP: Iannone on pole, Redding 12th

Catalunya MotoGP: Iannone on pole, Redding 12th

Fimmco Speed Up rider Andrea Iannone topped the timesheets to claim pole position for tomorrow's Moto2 clash in Catalunya.  Tech 3 Racing rider Yuki Takahashi will start from second on the grid,...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes third successive pole

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo takes third successive pole

Jorge Lorenzo stormed to his third successive pole position at the end of a thrilling MotoGP qualifying session at a scorching hot Catalunya circuit this afternoon. The Spaniard, who is aiming for a...

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith third in 125GP qualifying

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith third in 125GP qualifying

Bradley Smith bounced back superbly from a heavy practice crash to claim his fourth successive front row start in Catalunya today. The Aspar Aprilia rider ended a 125GP qualifying session run in...

Catalunya MotoGP: Nicky Hayden struggles for grip

Catalunya MotoGP: Nicky Hayden struggles for grip

Baking hot conditions and a lack of rear grip left Nicky Hayden languishing down in eighth place on the timesheets at the end of first practice for this weekend’s Catalunya MotoGP race in Spain. ...

Catalunya MotoGP: Fifth place for fast learner Ben Spies

Catalunya MotoGP: Fifth place for fast learner Ben Spies

American Ben Spies made a mockery of his inexperience of the technical Catalunya circuit this afternoon to clock the fifth quickest time on his first ever appearance at the Spanish venue. Spies...

Catalunya MotoGP: Arm pump no concern for Casey Stoner

Catalunya MotoGP: Arm pump no concern for Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner was relieved to end opening practice for the Catalunya MotoGP today without a return of the arm pump issues that dogged him at Silverstone and Assen last month. The 2007 world champion...

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner slams Loris Capirossi

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner slams Loris Capirossi

Casey Stoner blasted former factory Ducati team-mate Loris Capirossi after an incident during opening MotoGP practice in Catalunya this afternoon. The Aussie was on a fast lap on his factory Ducati...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo happy with early speed

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo happy with early speed

MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was satisfied with his early speed after topping the timesheets in Catalunya today. The 23-year-old clocked a best time of 1.43.259 to make the perfect...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest on home soil

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest on home soil

Jorge Lorenzo’s charge towards his first MotoGP world title continued this afternoon at a sun-drenched Catalunya circuit in Spain. The overwhelming favourite for the 2010 world title claimed top spot...

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith second in 125GP opener

Catalunya MotoGP: Bradley Smith second in 125GP opener

Bradley Smith ended an opening 125GP practice run in baking hot conditions at the Catalunya circuit in Spain today with the second fastest time. The British rider was once again the only rider to haul...

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies waiting for future decision

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies waiting for future decision

Ben Spies says he can do nothing but wait to see whether he will move to Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad in 2011. The Texan will be the automatic choice to partner Jorge Lorenzo next season with...

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner undaunted by Honda talk

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner undaunted by Honda talk

Casey Stoner insists he won’t let constant speculation about his future distract him from trying to regain his winning touch with Ducati in MotoGP. The Australian looks certain to quit Ducati at the...

Catalunya MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hoping to mount stronger challenge

Catalunya MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hoping to mount stronger challenge

Nicky Hayden might have dragged himself closer to contending for a podium on a regular basis in 2010 but the American is still searching for a big improvement. Four fourth places in the opening six...

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo aims to continue golden run

Catalunya MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo aims to continue golden run

Jorge Lorenzo is confident he can continue his fantastic form in 2010 as he chases a fifth win in seven races during this weekend’s Catalunya MotoGP clash near Barcelona. Lorenzo has yet to finish...

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner hopeful on arm pump issue

Catalunya MotoGP: Casey Stoner hopeful on arm pump issue

Former world champion Casey Stoner is hopeful an arm pump issue that hindered his challenge at Silverstone and Assen will not strike again during this weekend’s Catalunya clash. The Australian...

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies back in learner mode

Catalunya MotoGP: Ben Spies back in learner mode

Ben Spies has admitted it will be tough to revert back to learner mode as he tries to continue his purple patch of form in this weekend’s Catalunya MotoGP. Spies scored his first premier class podium...