August

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies fights back for thrilling podium

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies fights back for thrilling podium

Ben Spies recorded his second successive Indianapolis MotoGP podium yesterday after making a brilliant recovery from a disastrous first lap. The factory Yamaha rider dropped from second on the grid to...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi struggles again

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi struggles again

Valentino Rossi’s tough debut campaign with Ducati’s factory MotoGP squad continued at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday. With only one podium finish in the opening 11 races, hopes Rossi could...

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo’s title hopes suffer major setback

Indy MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo’s title hopes suffer major setback

Jorge Lorenzo’s hopes of retaining the MotoGP world title in 2011 suffered a major setback in Indianapolis yesterday when he limped home in a frustrating fourth position. The Spaniard struggled with a...

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden frustrated in home race

Indy MotoGP: Nicky Hayden frustrated in home race

Nicky Hayden could hardly conceal his disappointment after he finished his home race at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway in last place. The 2006 world champion was the only rider to gamble on...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner marches towards 2011 world title

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner marches towards 2011 world title

Casey Stoner produced another MotoGP masterclass in Indianapolis yesterday to tighten his grip on the 2011 world championship chase. The Australian romped to a third successive victory and seventh of...

Indy MotoGP: Stoner cruises to 30th MotoGP win

Indy MotoGP: Stoner cruises to 30th MotoGP win

Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner cruised to his 30th victory in the MotoGP class at Indianapolis, setting a new lap record on the way. Team-mate Dani Pedrosa got the best start and led for a...

Indy MotoGP: Marquez takes Moto2 win

Indy MotoGP: Marquez takes Moto2 win

Suter rider Marc Marquez took advantage of championship leader Stefan Bradls' poor performance in qualifying to close the gap on Bradl with victory at Indianapolis. Bradl - who qualified in 22nd - got...

Indy MotoGP: Terol eases to 125GP victory

Indy MotoGP: Terol eases to 125GP victory

Aspar Aprilia rider Nicolas Terol has extended his lead at the top of the 125GP championship with an easy victory at Indianapolis today. The Spanish rider got a good start off the line and from there...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi slumps to woeful 14th

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi slumps to woeful 14th

Valentino Rossi suffered another Ducati disaster in Indianapolis and the Italian will start today’s 28-lap race from a lowly 14th place on the grid. An early crash and then a struggle to gain any...

Indy MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow blasts ‘idiot’ Loris Capirossi

Indy MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow blasts ‘idiot’ Loris Capirossi

Cal Crutchlow branded Loris Capirossi an 'idiot’ after he had to run off track in the final stages of qualifying to avoid a collision with the Italian veteran in Indianapolis. Crutchlow was trying to...

Indy MotoGP: “I wasn’t fast enough for pole,“ admits Ben Spies

Indy MotoGP: “I wasn’t fast enough for pole,“ admits Ben Spies

Ben Spies refused to blame a dislodged part on the fuel tank of his factory Yamaha YZR-M1 machine after he failed to secure a second successive pole position at Indianapolis. The Texan said even...

Cadwell BSB: Hill fastest in dry free practice

Cadwell BSB: Hill fastest in dry free practice

Tommy Hill set the pace in today’s opening free practice session at Cadwell Park – lapping half a second faster than championship rival Shane Byrne in preparation for the final round of the regular...

Indy MotoGP: Marquez steals pole from Corsi

Indy MotoGP: Marquez steals pole from Corsi

125GP champion Marc Marquez stole pole from Simone Corsi by one thousandth in the dying seconds of qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Andrea Iannone completes the front row in third...

Indy MotoGP: Stoner takes pole position

Indy MotoGP: Stoner takes pole position

Championship leader Casey Stoner has taken pole position ahead of tomorrow's race at Indianapolis, smashing the previous pole position record, set by Dani Pedrosa in 2009, by just under one...

Indy MotoGP: Terol dominates qualifying to take pole

Indy MotoGP: Terol dominates qualifying to take pole

125GP championship leader Nicolas Terol has continued his dominance of the class after taking pole position at Indianapolis onboard his Aspar Aprilia. Sandro Cortese starts from second on the grid,...

Indy MotoGP: New tarmac blasted by top riders

Indy MotoGP: New tarmac blasted by top riders

Grip levels on the resurfaced infield section of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been blasted by a host of top MotoGP riders after the opening day of practice. The Indy infield was...

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi seeks improved pace

Indy MotoGP: Valentino Rossi seeks improved pace

Valentino Rossi is confident he can improve his pace on the newly resurfaced Indianapolis Motor Speedway after he finished yesterday’s opening practice sessions in a lowly 11th position. The Italian...

Indy MotoGP: “I expected to be faster”, admits Nicky Hayden

Indy MotoGP: “I expected to be faster”, admits Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden admitted he expected to be faster and more competitive on Ducati’s new GP11.1 machine, as he kicked off preparations for his home race in Indianapolis by clocking the eighth best...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner leads first day of practice

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner leads first day of practice

MotoGP world championship leader Casey Stoner set the pace at the end of the opening day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. For the majority of the day it looked like home favourite...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies sets first practice pace

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies sets first practice pace

Ben Spies made good use of a host of upgrades on his factory Yamaha YZR-M1 machine to top the timesheets at the end of a sun-drenched opening MotoGP practice session at the Indianapolis Motor...

Indy MotoGP: Ducati far away from victory challenge, says Valentino Rossi

Indy MotoGP: Ducati far away from victory challenge, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi reckons Ducati is still nowhere near challenging for MotoGP victories in 2011 as he prepares for this weekend’s Indianapolis round in America. Rossi has no new updates for his...

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies hopeful on neck fitness

Indy MotoGP: Ben Spies hopeful on neck fitness

Ben Spies is hopeful a trapped nerve in his neck won’t hurt his bid for a second successive podium finish in his home race at Indianapolis this weekend. Spies rode throughout the Brno race weekend...

Elena Myers tests factory Suzuki MotoGP bike

Elena Myers tests factory Suzuki MotoGP bike

Elena Myers, the first female racer in history to win an AMA Pro road race last year, completed a handful of laps on Suzuki’s factory GSV-R at the legendary Indianapolis track yesterday...

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner eyes seven podiums to finish 2011

Indy MotoGP: Casey Stoner eyes seven podiums to finish 2011

Casey Stoner has targeted extending his career best rostrum run in MotoGP until the end of the 2011 world championship campaign. The Australian's outstanding form in his first season as a factory...

Yamaha breaks silence on Japanese Grand Prix

Yamaha breaks silence on Japanese Grand Prix

Yamaha has finally broken its silence on the re-scheduled Japanese Grand Prix, and senior management have confirmed they expect Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies to attend the Twin Ring Motegi race on...

No morale issue at Ducati, says Nicky Hayden

No morale issue at Ducati, says Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden says morale inside Ducati’s factory MotoGP camp hasn’t suffered, despite a bitterly disappointing 2011 world championship campaign. American Hayden and team-mate Valentino Rossi have...

Colin Edwards poised for Forward Racing 2012 deal?

Colin Edwards poised for Forward Racing 2012 deal?

Colin Edwards insists he’s not been put off riding for a new private team in MotoGP after confirming to MCN he could ride a highly-tuned BMW S1000RR-powered machine in 2012. MCN has learned Edwards...

Valentino Rossi anticipating difficult Indianapolis weekend

Valentino Rossi anticipating difficult Indianapolis weekend

Valentino Rossi is anticipating another difficult race in Indianapolis this weekend, despite recent improvements to the performance of his factory Ducati GP11.1 machine. The Italian used new front-end...

Lorenzo boss: ‘Jorge will never give up’

Lorenzo boss: ‘Jorge will never give up’

Jorge Lorenzo's factory Yamaha boss Wilco Zeelenberg says the Spaniard will never give up fighting to retain the MotoGP world title until it is mathematically impossible to defeat Honda rival Casey...

Yamaha would welcome Eugene Laverty into MotoGP

Yamaha would welcome Eugene Laverty into MotoGP

One of Yamaha's senior MotoGP bosses has said he would have no objections to the Tech 3 Yamaha squad selecting Eugene Laverty for its 2012 MotoGP world championship line-up. Laverty is a leading...

Honda still finalising 2012 strategy

Honda still finalising 2012 strategy

Honda is still in the process of finalising its 2012 MotoGP line-up with HRC facing pressure to make drastic cuts to its racing budget next season. The impact of the devastating earthquake and tsunami...

Valentino Rossi still motivated for Ducati challenge

Valentino Rossi still motivated for Ducati challenge

Valentino Rossi is still fully motivated and relishing the tough challenge of turning Ducati’s struggling Desmosedici into a MotoGP world championship challenger. That’s the view of the Italian’s...

Honda expects Casey Stoner to race in Japan

Honda expects Casey Stoner to race in Japan

Honda has once again made it clear it expects all of its factory-contracted riders, including world championship leader Casey Stoner, to attend the re-scheduled Japanese MotoGP round in early...

John Hopkins determined to win BSB title after Brno

John Hopkins determined to win BSB title after Brno

John Hopkins reckons the crushing disappointment of missing the Czech Republic MotoGP race last weekend through injury has only reinforced his determination to capture the BSB title for the Samsung...

Nicky Hayden expects wait for Ducati front-end mods

Nicky Hayden expects wait for Ducati front-end mods

Nicky Hayden says he’s got no idea when he will get his chance to race new front-end parts that proved a big breakthrough for Valentino Rossi in Brno last weekend. A vague front-end feeling and an...

Valentino Rossi and Ducati hint at aluminium chassis switch

Valentino Rossi and Ducati hint at aluminium chassis switch

Valentino Rossi and Ducati technical boss Filippo Preziosi have both dropped strong hints that the Bologna factory is seriously contemplating a drastic change in philosophy by switching to a...