2011

God's Speed Marco

God's Speed Marco

I followed Marco through his career and what a talent and a fantastic guy he was. He always gave his all and never gave in to his critics - he rode his race the way he wanted to and gave many of...

Hiroshi Aoyama devastated by team-mate Marco Simoncelli’s death

Hiroshi Aoyama devastated by team-mate Marco Simoncelli’s death

Japanese rider Hiroshi Aoyama has spoken of his sorrow at the death of San Carlo Gresini Honda team-mate Marco Simoncelli during yesterday’s Sepang MotoGP race in Malaysia. The Italian lost his life...

Colin Edwards dislocates shoulder in Sepang crash

Colin Edwards dislocates shoulder in Sepang crash

American Colin Edwards suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the horrific crash that claimed the life of popular Honda rider Marco Simoncelli at Sepang yesterday. Edwards and factory Ducati rider...

Motorsport world pays tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Motorsport world pays tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Tributes to Marco Simoncelli, who was killed in a crash during yesterday’s Sepang MotoGP race, have poured in from the global motorsport community. The former 250GP world champion succumbed to serious...

HRC stunned by Marco Simoncelli death

HRC stunned by Marco Simoncelli death

HRC Vice-President Shuhei Nakamoto has spoken of his shock and sadness after factory Honda rider Marco Simoncelli died as a result of a second lap crash in yesterday’s Malaysian MotoGP race at the...

Valentino Rossi mourns ‘younger brother’ Marco Simoncelli

Valentino Rossi mourns ‘younger brother’ Marco Simoncelli

Grief-stricken Valentino Rossi has paid tribute to Marco Simoncelli after the nine-times world champion’s close friend died from multiple injuries sustained in yesterday’s Malaysian MotoGP race at the...

Honda trio pay tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Honda trio pay tribute to Marco Simoncelli

New MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have paid tribute to fellow factory Honda rider Marco Simoncelli after the Italian passed away following a horrific crash in...

MotoGP paddock pays tribute to Simoncelli

MotoGP paddock pays tribute to Simoncelli

MotoGP riders, managers and teams have been paying tribute to Marco Simoncelli, the charismatic and talented rider who was tragically killed at the Malaysian MotoGP on Sunday. The Italian was seen as...

Marco Simoncelli tribute video

RIP Marco.

Marco Simoncelli passes away after Sepang crash

Marco Simoncelli passes away after Sepang crash

Marco Simoncelli has passed away in Malaysia after crashing during the second lap of the MotoGP race at the Sepang circuit earlier today. The 24-year-old was battling with Alvaro Bautista for fourth...

Sepang MotoGP: MotoGP race cancelled after Simoncelli crash

Sepang MotoGP: MotoGP race cancelled after Simoncelli crash

The Sepang MotoGP race has been cancelled after an incident on the second lap involving Marco Simoncelli, Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. Gresini Honda rider Marco Simoncelli lost the front at turn...

Sepang MotoGP: Thomas Luthi wins red-flagged race

Sepang MotoGP: Thomas Luthi wins red-flagged race

Suter rider Thomas Luthi has won the Sepang Moto2 race after taking the lead shortly before the race was red flagged. The race was red flagged due to a crash from Alex Pons. Nine other riders did not...

Sepang MotoGP: Vinales takes 125GP win

Sepang MotoGP: Vinales takes 125GP win

Paris Hilton Racing rider Maverick Vinales took his third victory of the season after championship leader Nicolas Terol made a mistake on the final lap, meaning the last ever 125GP championship will...

Cal Crutchlow to make Yamaha 1000cc debut in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow to make Yamaha 1000cc debut in Sepang

British rider Cal Crutchlow will make his debut on Yamaha’s new 1000cc MotoGP bike at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia tomorrow (Monday). Crutchlow will ride in place of injured Ben Spies, who had to...

Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies withdraws after double crash

Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies withdraws after double crash

Battered and bruised Ben Spies has withdrawn from tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix, just hours after vowing to ride through the pain barrier in Sepang. The Texan has struggled with a major rib injury...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on another front-end crash

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi reflects on another front-end crash

Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow’s Sepang MotoGP race from ninth on the grid after he suffered yet another front-end crash with Ducati’s factory Desmosedici machine in qualifying. The Italian, who...

Sepang MotoGP: Colin Edwards takes best grid slot since 2008

Sepang MotoGP: Colin Edwards takes best grid slot since 2008

Colin Edwards proved he’s not getting any slower with age as he stormed to his best MotoGP qualifying result since 2008 at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today. The popular Texan set a best time of...

Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to brave pain

Sepang MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to brave pain

Battered and bruised Ben Spies has vowed to ride through the pain barrier in tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix after he experienced another physically punishing day at the Sepang circuit. The Texan is...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner targets 10th win

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner targets 10th win

Casey Stoner is confident he can overcome Repsol Honda team-mates Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso to claim a 10th win of 2011 in tomorrow’s Sepang MotoGP race. Repsol Honda took a clean sweep of the...

Sepang MotoGP: Luthi takes first Moto2 pole

Sepang MotoGP: Luthi takes first Moto2 pole

Interwetten rider Thomas Luthi has secured his first Moto2 pole position, beating title hopeful Stefan Bradl at the Sepang circuit. Stefan Bradl and Michel Pirro complete the front row in second and...

Sepang MotoGP: Finger injury rules out heartbroken John Hopkins

Sepang MotoGP: Finger injury rules out heartbroken John Hopkins

The serious finger injury John Hopkins suffered in a crash during practice for the Brno MotoGP round back in August has forced the American to withdraw from tomorrow’s Sepang race in Malaysia. Hopkins...

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa storms to pole

Sepang MotoGP: Pedrosa storms to pole

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will start tomorrow's race from pole position despite crashing on only his fifth lap during qualifying. Pedrosa heads a Repsol Honda front row, with Casey Stoner and...

Sepang MotoGP: Nicolas Terol takes pole position

Sepang MotoGP: Nicolas Terol takes pole position

125GP championship leader Nicolas Terol will start tomorrow's race at the Sepang circuit, Malaysia from pole position after edging out team-mate Hector Faubel in the final moments of the...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi slow and struggling in 13th

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi slow and struggling in 13th

Valentino Rossi had another instantly forgettable day on Ducati’s factory Desmosedici machine after the Italian finished the first day of practice at a scorching hot Sepang in a lowly 13th place. The...

Injury rules Bradley Smith out of Sepang Moto2 race

Injury rules Bradley Smith out of Sepang Moto2 race

British rider Bradley Smith has been ruled out of Sunday’s Malaysian Moto2 Grand Prix after being hospitalised following a huge crash in this morning’s opening practice session. The Tech 3 Racing Team...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner not worried by Pedrosa’s hot pace

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner not worried by Pedrosa’s hot pace

New MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner said he isn’t worried to be so far behind factory Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa at the end of the first day of practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Aussie...

Sepang MotoGP: Injury agony for frustrated Ben Spies

Sepang MotoGP: Injury agony for frustrated Ben Spies

The high-speed crash that ruled Ben Spies out of last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island continued to be a major source of pain for the American on the first day of practice in Malaysia...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates opening practice

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates opening practice

Dani Pedrosa dominated the opening day of practice for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, the Repsol Honda beating new world champion Casey Stoner by over 0.8s in typically hot and humid...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aiming to bounce back in Malaysia

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi aiming to bounce back in Malaysia

Valentino Rossi is aiming to bounce back from two disastrous flyaway races in Sepang this weekend to strengthen his bid to finish fifth in the overall MotoGP world championship standings. Rossi...

Marquez right to delay MotoGP switch, says Valentino Rossi

Marquez right to delay MotoGP switch, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has backed rising star Marc Marquez’s decision to stay for one more season in the Moto2 world championship in 2012. The Spaniard ended speculation that he was going to switch to MotoGP...

Colin Edwards to ride Suter/BMW in 2012

Colin Edwards to ride Suter/BMW in 2012

Colin Edwards has confirmed he will ride a Suter/BMW machine in the new 1000cc MotoGP world championship in 2012. The Texan will make his debut on the bike, which features a highly-tuned BMW S1000RR...

Marc Marquez to stay in Moto2 in 2012

Marc Marquez to stay in Moto2 in 2012

Marc Marquez has ended intense speculation about his future in Malaysia today by confirming he will remain in the Moto2 world championship in 2012. The Spaniard has been constantly linked with a...

No Yamaha 1000cc test for Cal Crutchlow in Sepang

No Yamaha 1000cc test for Cal Crutchlow in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow will still have to wait until next month’s Valencia test to get his first ride on Yamaha’s new 1000cc MotoGP machine. It was rumoured that the British rider might test the new YZR-M1...

Moto2 likely to remain single engine beyond 2012

Moto2 likely to remain single engine beyond 2012

The Moto2 world championship is likely to remain a one-make engine series after 2012. A three-year contract for Honda to supply the engines for the intermediate Grand Prix class expires at the end of...

Bikes on TV: October 19-25

Bikes on TV: October 19-25

KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

Silverstone Stoner’s standout ride, says Jerry Burgess

Silverstone Stoner’s standout ride, says Jerry Burgess

Casey Stoner’s brilliant victory at a wet and cold British Grand Prix at Silverstone back in June showed why he was crowned 2011 MotoGP world champion, according to fellow Aussie Jerry Burgess. Stoner...