September

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aims to finish season

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aims to finish season

Valentino Rossi has insisted he will do his utmost to finish his final season with Yamaha, despite the on-going pain and discomfort caused by his badly damaged right shoulder. After struggling to a...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner cautious on victory chances

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner cautious on victory chances

Casey Stoner says he is unsure whether a radical new set-up that helped end his long winless streak in MotoGP earlier this month will propel him to more success in Sunday’s Japanese Grand...

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hoping for new engine boost

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hoping for new engine boost

Jorge Lorenzo is hoping an updated factory Yamaha YZR-M1 motor will help catapult him close to the 2010 MotoGP world championship crown in Japan this weekend. The 23-year-old holds a commanding...

Motegi MotoGP: Scott Redding confirms new two-year deal

Motegi MotoGP: Scott Redding confirms new two-year deal

Scott Redding has confirmed signing a new two-year Moto2 deal with the Marc VDS Racing squad today, as was first reported by MCN earlier this week. The 17-year-old’s new deal was confirmed at a cold...

Motegi MotoGP: 2011 MotoGP calendar unveiled

Motegi MotoGP: 2011 MotoGP calendar unveiled

The 2011 British Grand Prix at Silverstone will take place on June 12 after next season’s MotoGP calendar was unveiled in Japan today. The Silverstone race will be round seven of the campaign and...

Charlie Cox laughs off Formula One link

Charlie Cox laughs off Formula One link

BBC MotoGP commentator Charlie Cox has laughed off rumours linking him with a surprise switch to the Beeb’s Formula One team in 2011. According to recent speculation, the BBC will axe current...

Valentino Rossi not pushed to Ducati by Jorge Lorenzo’s form

Valentino Rossi not pushed to Ducati by Jorge Lorenzo’s form

Valentino Rossi was not pressurised into moving to Ducati for 2011 because of the impressive form of Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo. That’s the opinion of Aussie legend Mick Doohan, who won the world 500cc...

Data sharing to return at Yamaha in 2011

Data sharing to return at Yamaha in 2011

Yamaha will abolish its controversial ban on the sharing of data in its factory team for 2011. There will be no technical secrets between Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies next season, with both open to...

Scott Redding signs new Moto2 deal

Scott Redding signs new Moto2 deal

Scott Redding has signed a new two-year with the Marc VDS Racing squad, MCN can reveal. The highly rated Gloucestershire rider clinched a deal for 2011 and ’12 last weekend before he embarked on the...

Valentino Rossi expects tough weekend in Japan

Valentino Rossi expects tough weekend in Japan

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi has said he is anticipating another tough physical challenge in this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP clash at the Twin Ring Motegi. The Italian continues to be...

Kev Coghlan targets Moto2 for 2011

Kev Coghlan targets Moto2 for 2011

British rider Kev Coghlan is hoping he can secure a full-time switch to the Moto2 world championship in 2011. The 22-year-old is currently second in the Spanish Moto2 series having won two races and...

Loris Capirossi fit for 2010 run-in

Loris Capirossi fit for 2010 run-in

Italian Loris Capirossi has been declared fit to return to action at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi. The 37-year-old was forced to miss the previous round at the Motorland...

Key meetings to decide Suzuki 2011 strategy

Key meetings to decide Suzuki 2011 strategy

Several key meetings will take place in Japan ahead of this weekend’s Twin Ring Motegi race to determine the future racing strategy of Suzuki. The Japanese factory has refused to confirm it will...

Ducati expects Jerry Burgess to sign 2011 deal

Ducati expects Jerry Burgess to sign 2011 deal

Ducati boss Filippo Preziosi has told MCN he expects all of Valentino Rossi’s crew to follow the Italian when he joins the Bologna factory for the 2011 MotoGP world championship. Yamaha has confirmed...

MotoGP boss thrilled by Valentino Rossi's Ducati switch

MotoGP boss thrilled by Valentino Rossi's Ducati switch

MotoGP supremo Carmelo Ezpeleta has admitted Valentino Rossi’s Ducati deal is a massive boost for the premier class world championship. Rossi’s transfer to Ducati has already heaped huge attention on...

Randy Krummenacher makes grovelling apology

Randy Krummenacher makes grovelling apology

Randy Krummenacher has issued a grovelling apology after he took out world 125GP title contender Marc Marquez in the recent Motorland Aragon race. The Swiss rider lost the front at the first corner...

Valentino Rossi to set up Moto2 team in 2011

Valentino Rossi to set up Moto2 team in 2011

Valentino Rossi has launched a bid to become a team owner in the 2011 Moto2 world championship. MCN understands Rossi will help fund the project with lifelong friend Uccio Salucci installed as boss of...

Danger is part of the attraction, says Casey Stoner

Danger is part of the attraction, says Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner reckons fear and danger are two of the major reasons why riders love bike racing so much. The Australian gave a heartfelt answer when asked his feelings on the recent Misano...

Andrea Dovizioso not ruling out Gresini Honda

Andrea Dovizioso not ruling out Gresini Honda

Andrea Dovizioso has refused to blame his reluctance to move the Gresini Honda squad in 2011 on a strained relationship with fellow Italian Marco Simoncelli. Dovizioso’s contract saga with HRC...

Dani Pedrosa urges caution on Honda team changes

Dani Pedrosa urges caution on Honda team changes

Dani Pedrosa has told Honda not to tamper with its factory MotoGP squad as a row between HRC management and title sponsor Repsol escalates. Pedrosa signed a new two-year deal at the Motorland Aragon...

Toni Elias confident of MotoGP return

Moto2 world title favourite Toni Elias is confident he will be back in MotoGP next season. Elias, who has won six races in Moto2 this season, is desperate for a return to MotoGP just one season after he was bombed out of the premier class. Elias lost his Gresini Honda ride in 2009 but has been in talks with Suzuki, Tech 3 Yamaha and Fausto Gresini about a rapid return. He also spoke to the...

March 20 set for Valentino Rossi's Ducati debut

March 20 set for Valentino Rossi's Ducati debut

Valentino Rossi will make his Ducati race debut in Qatar on March 20, 2011. The first chance for European fans to see the Italian in race action for Ducati will be on April 3 at the Spanish Grand Prix...

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to miss end of season?

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to miss end of season?

Valentino Rossi might miss the final two races of the MotoGP campaign in Estoril and Valencia to undergo surgery on his badly damaged right shoulder. Rossi hinted that he would opt for surgery after...

Aragon MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo loses podium record

Aragon MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo loses podium record

Jorge Lorenzo saw his hopes of extending his 100 per cent podium record in the 2010 MotoGP world championship ended in late drama at the Motorland Aragon circuit. The Fiat Yamaha rider briefly led the...

Aragon MotoGP: Ben Spies thrilled with fighting fifth

Aragon MotoGP: Ben Spies thrilled with fighting fifth

Ben Spies produced a masterclass in late braking and stunning overtaking to continue his hugely impressive rookie MotoGP campaign at the new Motorland Aragon track in Spain. The reigning World...

Aragon MotoGP: Nicky Hayden toasts second Ducati podium

Aragon MotoGP: Nicky Hayden toasts second Ducati podium

Nicky Hayden was in jubilant mood after scoring only his second Ducati podium with a brilliant last lap overtake on world championship favourite Jorge Lorenzo at the Motorland Aragon. The Kentucky...

Aragon MotoGP: Early error hits Dani Pedrosa's hat-trick hopes

Aragon MotoGP: Early error hits Dani Pedrosa's hat-trick hopes

Dani Pedrosa was left to rue a first corner mistake that dented his hopes of recording a third successive MotoGP victory at the Motorland Aragon track. The Repsol Honda was looking to fight his way to...

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner delighted to end winless run

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner delighted to end winless run

Casey Stoner ended his long victory drought in MotoGP in emphatic fashion at the Motorland Aragon track yesterday. The Australian was never threatened once he quickly disposed of Jorge Lorenzo on the...

Aragon MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso 'angry' after late exit

Aragon MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso 'angry' after late exit

Andrea Dovizioso was left cursing a missed podium opportunity after two early mistakes and a last lap crash in an eventful Motorland Aragon MotoGP race. The Italian made big mistakes in successive...

Colin Edwards to partner Cal Crutchlow in 2011

Colin Edwards to partner Cal Crutchlow in 2011

Colin Edwards has signed a new Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha deal at the Motorland Aragon track in Spain today. The Texan’s new contract means he will partner British rider and former World Supersport...

Aragon MotoGP: Stoner triumphant

Aragon MotoGP: Stoner triumphant

Casey Stoner romped to victory in Aragon today on the Ducati finishing over five seconds ahead of Dani Pedrosa on the Repsol Honda. Nicky Hayden took third place with Jorge Lorenzo in fourth on...

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi fears tough race

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi fears tough race

Valentino Rossi expects a tough Motorland Aragon MotoGP race tomorrow after he could only qualify in a disappointing seventh place on the grid. The Italian made a vital mistake on his final flying lap...

Aragon MotoGP: New set-up boost for Casey Stoner

Aragon MotoGP: New set-up boost for Casey Stoner

Aussie Casey Stoner thanked a radical new set-up for helping him storm to his first pole position since the opening race of the season at the Motorland Aragon track today. A best lap of 1.48.942 was...

Aragon MotoGP: Late mistake costs Dani Pedrosa pole

Aragon MotoGP: Late mistake costs Dani Pedrosa pole

Dani Pedrosa was left to rue a last lap error that denied him the opportunity to claim a fifth pole position of the season at the new Motorland Aragon track this afternoon. The Repsol Honda rider...

Aragon MotoGP: Top speed blunts Jorge Lorenzo’s challenge

Aragon MotoGP: Top speed blunts Jorge Lorenzo’s challenge

Yamaha’s top speed deficit left Jorge Lorenzo hoping that the Japanese factory will roll out a more powerful YZR-M1 motor at its forthcoming home race at the Twin Ring Motegi. Lorenzo maintained his...

Aragon MotoGP: Scott Redding aims for podium

Aragon MotoGP: Scott Redding aims for podium

British rider Scott Redding is confident he can challenge for a second Moto2 rostrum finish in the last three races after he narrowly missed claiming a career first pole position at the Motorland...