September

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner claims brilliant pole

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner claims brilliant pole

Casey Stoner stormed to his first pole position since the opening race of 2010 in Qatar with a stunning lap of the state-of-art Motorland Aragon track this afternoon. Just over 90 seconds of the...

Aragon MotoGP: Scott Redding just misses stunning maiden pole position

Aragon MotoGP: Scott Redding just misses stunning maiden pole position

Scott Redding was denied a brilliant maiden career pole position by just 0.041s at the spectacular new Motorland Aragon track this afternoon. The British looked destined to claim a stunning Moto2 pole...

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi happy with rain speed

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi happy with rain speed

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi declared himself satisfied after the premier class field encountered a mixed day of weather at the new Motorland Aragon track. The Fiat Yamaha rider was...

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner gives new track lukewarm reception

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner gives new track lukewarm reception

Casey Stoner might have topped the timesheets in a wet second MotoGP practice session at the Motorland Aragon track today, but the Australian wasn’t overly impressed with the stunning new Spanish...

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa unfazed by poor wet session

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa unfazed by poor wet session

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa blamed an electronics glitch for leaving him woefully off the pace in this afternoon’s rain-hit second practice session at the spectacular new Motorland Aragon...

Aragon MotoGP: Rain gives Ben Spies confidence boost

Aragon MotoGP: Rain gives Ben Spies confidence boost

Ben Spies is confident that come rain or shine he will be able to extend his brilliant recent run in the 2010 MotoGP world championship in Spain this weekend. The Texan has finished top rookie and top...

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner tops wet second session

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner tops wet second session

Ducati rider Casey Stoner won an exciting duel with 2010 MotoGP world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo to top the timesheets at the end of a rain-hit second practice session at the Motorland Aragon...

Aragon MotoGP: Scott Redding third in second Moto2 session

Aragon MotoGP: Scott Redding third in second Moto2 session

Scott Redding ended a rain-hit second Moto2 practice session at the Motorland Aragon circuit with the third quickest time this afternoon. The 17-year-old, who was 11th in this morning’s session,...

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa continues golden run

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa continues golden run

Dani Pedrosa’s golden run of form in 2010 showed no sign of relenting this morning when he dominated the opening MotoGP practice session at the new Motorland Aragon track in Spain.  With Friday...

Aragon MotoGP: Kev Coghlan fourth in Moto2 opener

Aragon MotoGP:  Kev Coghlan fourth in Moto2 opener

British rider Kev Coghlan made an impressive start at the new Motorland Aragon track this morning after he set the fourth quickest time in opening Moto2 practice. The 22-year-old has a wild card slot...

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi undecided on shoulder surgery

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi undecided on shoulder surgery

Valentino Rossi reckons he’s still not committed himself 100 per cent to having surgery on his damaged right shoulder at the end of the 2010 MotoGP world championship. Earlier this week the...

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa signs new Honda deal

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa signs new Honda deal

Dani Pedrosa has penned a new two-year deal with Honda. The expected announcement finally arrived at the new Motorland Aragon track earlier today with the Spaniard signing for 2011 and 2012. ...

Aragon MotoGP: Spanish duo aim for more success

Aragon MotoGP: Spanish duo aim for more success

Having won the last 11 MotoGP races between them, it is hard to back against home duo Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa from triumphing in this weekend’s inaugural Motorland Aragon race. Pedrosa arrives...

Aragon MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista targets top six

Aragon MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista targets top six

Alvaro Bautista believes he can challenge for top six finishes in the final part of the 2010 MotoGP world championship.  The Spaniard has had a tough rookie campaign in the premier class but has...

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner to try radical new set-up

Aragon MotoGP: Casey Stoner to try radical new set-up

Casey Stoner has told MCN that he will experiment with a radically different set-up on his factory Ducati machine in the first Motorland Aragon MotoGP this weekend. The 24-year-old hasn’t won a race...

Rossi to undergo shoulder op

Rossi to undergo shoulder op

Valentino Rossi is to have an operation on the shoulder he injured earlier this year in a motocross accident – according to an interview with Sky Italia. Rossi broke his tibia and fibula in a crash at...

Scott Redding ready for Aragon

Scott Redding ready for Aragon

Scott Redding has insisted being in the right frame of mind to return to Moto2 action at the spectacular Motorland Aragon track in Spain this weekend. The 17-year-old British rider was involved in a...

Jerry Burgess crucial for Ducati, says Mick Doohan

Jerry Burgess crucial for Ducati, says Mick Doohan

Aussie legend Mick Doohan reckons Jerry Burgess moving to Ducati with Valentino Rossi is vital for the Bologna factory to succeed with the nine-times world champion. Burgess and the rest of Rossi’s...

Ben Spies can win before end of 2010

Ben Spies can win before end of 2010

Ben Spies can win at least one of the remaining six MotoGP races remaining in his impressive rookie campaign. That’s the bold prediction of American legend Kevin Schwantz, who has worked closely with...

Loris Capirossi ruled out of Aragon race

Loris Capirossi ruled out of Aragon race

Loris Capirossi will miss this weekend’s Motorland Aragon MotoGP race having failed to recover from a hand injury suffered in Misano earlier this month. The veteran Italian severed a tendon in his...

Yamaha boss: ‘I would release Rossi to test Ducati’

Yamaha boss: ‘I would release Rossi to test Ducati’

Yamaha boss Masao Furusawa has said his personal preference is not to block Valentino Rossi from testing for Ducati in Valencia in early November. But the senior race boss, who was influential in...

Fonsi Nieto relives Indy op nightmare

Fonsi Nieto relives Indy op nightmare

Fonsi Nieto has revealed he wept uncontrollably after he nearly died following surgery in Indianapolis last month. The 31-year-old broke his left foot in a Moto2 qualifying crash in Indianapolis but...

Dani Pedrosa expects Ducati success for Valentino Rossi

Dani Pedrosa expects Ducati success for Valentino Rossi

In-form Spaniard Dani Pedrosa has backed Valentino Rossi to be a big success in 2011 when the Italian completes a switch to Ducati. The nine-times world champion will quit Yamaha at the end of the...

Valentino Rossi looks to match Spaniard's speed

Valentino Rossi looks to match Spaniard's speed

Valentino Rossi has conceded Spanish duo Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo are simply too good for him at the moment. The Italian finished in a distant third place in Misano last weekend but was once...

Honda move no distraction, says Casey Stoner

Honda move no distraction, says Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner has scoffed at suggestions that his early decision to sign for Honda has been prime factor in his failure to win a race in almost a year. The Australian agreed to quit Ducati and move to...

India set for MotoGP in 2012

India could be added to the 2012 MotoGP world championship calendar. A new circuit in Greater Noida has been added to the 2011 Formula One calendar subject to homologation. And bosses at the Jaypee Group Circuit are also keen to host a MotoGP race in the future and could be on the calendar as early as 2012 – the first season for the new 1000cc four-stroke rules. International Race Teams...

Motegi deadline for 2011 Moto2 entries

Motegi deadline for 2011 Moto2 entries

Teams wishing to participate in the 2011 Moto2 world championship will have to apply for their places by the start of next month’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. The 250cc...

Factories reject more winter testing

Factories reject more winter testing

Plans to test in Jerez and Phillip Island during the 2011 MotoGP pre-season have been thrown out by the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association. Proposals submitted last month in Brno saw an...

Scott Redding: ‘It still hasn’t sunk in yet.’

Scott Redding: ‘It still hasn’t sunk in yet.’

Scott Redding aims to make a track return in Valencia next Monday as the British teenager struggles to come to terms with the tragic death of Shoya Tomizawa in Misano. The Japanese rider died after...

Parents and team pay tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

Parents and team pay tribute to Shoya Tomizawa

The grief stricken parents and Moto2 team of Shoya Tomizawa have issued a statement paying tribute to the talented Japanese rider. The 19-year was fatally injured in a three-rider incident during last...

Nicky Hayden aims to justify new Ducati deal

Nicky Hayden aims to justify new Ducati deal

Nicky Hayden aims to prove the doubters wrong after he recently inked a new two-year deal with Ducati. The 2006 world champion will partner Valentino Rossi in Ducati’s factory squad for 2011 and...

Ducati switch easier for Valentino Rossi than 2004

Ducati switch easier for Valentino Rossi than 2004

Winning at Ducati next year will be easier for Valentino Rossi than when he joined Yamaha back in 2004. Rossi’s current factory Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio reckons Rossi’s task will be less complex...

Valentino Rossi tests at Motorland Aragon

Valentino Rossi tests at Motorland Aragon

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi has been riding a production Yamaha R1 to familiarise himself with the new Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain today. The new track will host its first MotoGP...

Toni Elias to get LCR Honda chance?

Toni Elias to get LCR Honda chance?

Toni Elias and Alex de Angelis could be thrown a MotoGP lifeline if Randy de Puniet joins Suzuki’s factory squad in 2011. LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello is waiting to find out if de Puniet will quit...

Loris Capirossi silent on Aragon return

Loris Capirossi silent on Aragon return

Loris Capirossi has made no mention of his chances of being fit for the Motorland Aragon MotoGP race after a successful operation on his badly damaged right little finger. The veteran Italian is a...

Shoya Tomizawa

I just wanted to use your site and publication to pass on my thoughts and simpathies to the family, friends and team members of Shoya Tomizawa. Although I have never even ridden pillion on a motorbike I have enjoyed watching most forms of motorsports for as long as I care to remember, Moto 2 this season - in my opiniton has been the most exciting, unpredictable and fiercley contested form of...