March

Results to determine Loris Capirossi’s future decision

Results to determine Loris Capirossi’s future decision

Suzuki boss Paul Denning reckons 2010 performances will determine whether Italian veteran Loris Capirossi opts to prolong his career. Triple world champion Capirossi has already hinted that 2010 might...

Ducati boss: ‘I see a new Casey Stoner’

Ducati boss: ‘I see a new Casey Stoner’

Ducati boss Vittoriano Guareschi believes Casey Stoner is a transformed character after the trials and tribulations of a tough 2009. The Australian rider had to miss three races last season while he...

Pressure on Jorge Lorenzo to win MotoGP crown

Pressure on Jorge Lorenzo to win MotoGP crown

Jorge Lorenzo will be under immense pressure to deliver his first MotoGP world crown in 2010, according to Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio. The Spaniard is poised to start his third...

Mika Kallio targets consistent top six challenge

Mika Kallio targets consistent top six challenge

Finnish rider Mika Kallio has set himself the target of becoming a regular top six contender in the 2010 MotoGP world championship. The Pramac Ducati rider ended 15th overall in his rookie campaign...

Alvaro Bautista adjusts to MotoGP electronics

Alvaro Bautista adjusts to MotoGP electronics

Suzuki rookie Alvaro Bautista reckons he’s making big progress in understanding the high level of influence that electronics have in MotoGP. The former world 125GP champion and 250GP title contender...

Toni Elias in fitness fight for first Moto2 race

Toni Elias in fitness fight for first Moto2 race

Pre-season favourite Toni Elias is facing a race to be fit for the inaugural Moto2 world championship clash in Qatar next month. The Spaniard is due to undergo surgery today (Tuesday) in Barcelona...

Scott Redding buoyant after final Moto2 test

Scott Redding buoyant after final Moto2 test

Scott Redding’s confidence rocketed after he ended the final Moto2 test in Jerez with the fourth quickest time. The British teenager, who was second fastest on day two, ended with a best time of...

New Ducati boss determined to keep Casey Stoner

New Ducati boss determined to keep Casey Stoner

New factory Ducati boss Vittoriano Guareschi has told MCN one of his main priorities for 2010 is to ensure Casey Stoner remains with the Bologna factory beyond the forthcoming MotoGP season. Stoner’s...

Ben Spies targets improved early race speed

Ben Spies targets improved early race speed

Ben Spies reckons he still needs to improve his speed on new Bridgestone tyres as his eagerly anticipated first full season in MotoGP draws closer. Spies has impressed throughout the winter testing...

Scott Redding’s 2010 Moto2 bike revealed

Scott Redding’s 2010 Moto2 bike revealed

This is the first look at Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing machine painted in full livery for the new Moto2 world championship in 2010. Unveiled at the Jerez circuit in Spain, Redding is currently...

Scott Redding storms Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding storms Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding’s hopes of making an immediate impression in the new Moto2 world championship were boosted when he ended the second day of testing in Jerez yesterday with the second fastest time. The...

Alvaro Bautista happy with Suzuki move

Alvaro Bautista happy with Suzuki move

When Alvaro Bautista signed a deal to join Suzuki’s struggling factory MotoGP squad, many questioned the wisdom of his choice. Suzuki had its worst premier class campaign since 2004 last year and...

Mika Kallio confident in new Ducati motor

Mika Kallio confident in new Ducati motor

Mika Kallio is confident Ducati’s impressive new GP10 motor will help the Finn establish himself a consistent top ten finisher in MotoGP this year. Ducati has rolled out a smoother Big Bang engine...

2010 Tech 3 Yamaha line-up is best ever

2010 Tech 3 Yamaha line-up is best ever

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal reckons his 2010 all-American squad featuring Colin Edwards and Ben Spies is the strongest he’s ever fielded. The French team boss is confident of another...

Hector Barbera expects tough rookie campaign

Hector Barbera expects tough rookie campaign

Spanish rider Hector Barbera has admitted that his debut campaign in MotoGP in 2010 will be a tough one after the Aspar Ducati squad was officially launched in Spain this week.    Last...

Bradley Smith targets 125 success

Bradley Smith targets 125 success

British teenager Bradley Smith reckons he’s ready and better prepared than ever to mount a serious assault on the world 125GP crown in 2010. Smith’s Aspar Aprilia squad was unveiled in Spain earlier...

Yamaha success not just about the bike, says Ben Spies

Yamaha success not just about the bike, says Ben Spies

Reigning World Superbike champion Ben Spies reckons Yamaha’s domination of MotoGP is not solely down to the all-round performance of the Japanese factory’s YZR-M1 machine.   Italian legend...

Casey Stoner admits diet worry

Casey Stoner admits diet worry

Former MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has admitted that sticking religiously to a diet free from lactose is proving a tough challenge ahead of the new premier class campaign.   ...

Ducati boss hails new engine performance

Ducati boss hails new engine performance

Ducati boss Vittoriano Guareschi has hailed the performance of the Bologna factory’s new Big Bang GP10 motor after Casey Stoner topped the timesheets at the final winter test in Qatar last...

Jorge Lorenzo reveals truth behind hand injury

Jorge Lorenzo reveals truth behind hand injury

Jorge Lorenzo has revealed the badly broken right thumb that disrupted his pre-season MotoGP plans was not the result of a motocross training accident. Lorenzo missed the second Sepang test in...

Alvaro Bautista benefiting from Loris Capirossi’s experience

Alvaro Bautista benefiting from Loris Capirossi’s experience

Suzuki rookie Alvaro Bautista reckons he’s learning how to adapt quicker to MotoGP thanks to help and advice coming from vastly experienced team-mate Loris Capirossi. Bautista has been steadily...

Casey Stoner boosted by Nicky Hayden resurgence

Casey Stoner boosted by Nicky Hayden resurgence

Casey Stoner has backed factory Ducati team-mate Nicky Hayden for a successful 2010 MotoGP campaign after the American finished winter testing in promising form. Hayden concluded the shortened...

Suzuki boss praises winter testing effort

Suzuki boss praises winter testing effort

With only two bikes on the grid and one of those being ridden by an inexperienced rookie, it’s perhaps fair to say the busiest rider in winter testing has been veteran Italian Loris Capirossi. With...

Colin Edwards ready for strong Ben Spies challenge

Colin Edwards ready for strong Ben Spies challenge

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal believes the instant impact made by Texan Ben Spies in MotoGP will inspire team-mate Colin Edwards in 2010. Double World Superbike champion Edwards was...

Valentino Rossi delighted with versatile 2010 Yamaha

Valentino Rossi delighted with versatile 2010 Yamaha

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi believes Yamaha’s ability to work at a range of different tracks and in varying conditions will prove a precious asset in 2010. The Italian is aiming to...

Yamaha satisfied with 2010 engine performance

Yamaha satisfied with 2010 engine performance

Valentino Rossi’s team boss Davide Brivio believes the Italian’s hopes of capturing a 10th world title in 2010 have been massively boosted by the performance of Yamaha’s new factory YZR-M1...

Casey Stoner ends 2010 pre-season on top

Casey Stoner ends 2010 pre-season on top

Casey Stoner ended Valentino Rossi’s domination of the 2010 MotoGP pre-season campaign with an impressive display on Ducati’s factory GP10 machine in Qatar tonight.  The Aussie slashed 0.4s off...

Valentino Rossi dazzles under Qatar floodlights

Valentino Rossi dazzles under Qatar floodlights

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi continued his phenomenal pre-season form in Qatar tonight. The Italian ended the first night of the penultimate test under the Losail International...

Hungary off MotoGP calendar again

Hungary off MotoGP calendar again

The Hungarian round of the 2010 MotoGP world championship at the Balatonring has been cancelled for a second successive year. Due to take place on September 19 and be the 14th round of this year’s...

Julian Simon impresses in Ducati MotoGP test

Julian Simon impresses in Ducati MotoGP test

Reigning world 125GP champion Julian Simon has produced an eye-catching performance in Jerez after making a shock debut on Ducati’s GP10 test bike. With Ducati’s test rider Franco Battaini sidelined...

FB Corse to enter MotoGP in Jerez

FB Corse to enter MotoGP in Jerez

The new FB Corse squad claims to have been given approval to start racing in the 2010 MotoGP world championship from the third round in Jerez. The three-cylinder project has been given the green light...

Satellite Ducati boss demands big improvement

Satellite Ducati boss demands big improvement

Pramac Ducati boss Paolo Campinoti has said he expects significantly better results in 2010 from Finn Mika Kallio and Spanish rookie Aleix Espargaro. Campinoti branded a tough 2009 as one of the worst...

Pramac Ducati goes green for 2010

Pramac Ducati goes green for 2010

The Pramac Ducati squad has gone all eco-friendly for the 2010 MotoGP world championship having unveiled its new paintscheme for Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargaro in Qatar today. Instead of its...

Qatar confirms Monday race if rain strikes again

Qatar confirms Monday race if rain strikes again

The opening round of the 2010 MotoGP world championship will be held at night on Monday, April 12 if the scheduled race on the previous night is postponed. Teams have already been notified of the...

Anthony West and MZ given Moto2 lifeline

Anthony West and MZ given Moto2 lifeline

Former factory Kawasaki MotoGP rider Anthony West will contest the inaugural Moto2 world championship in 2010. The Aussie has been given clearance to ride in the 250cc two-stroke replacement class...

Hiroshi Aoyama adjusting to MotoGP electronics

Hiroshi Aoyama adjusting to MotoGP electronics

Reigning 250GP world champion Hiroshi Aoyama reckons getting accustomed to the huge influence of electronic rider aids will be one of the biggest challenges ahead of his rookie MotoGP campaign in...