August

LCR Honda looking at 2012 expansion plan

LCR Honda looking at 2012 expansion plan

LCR Honda could expand to a two-rider effort in 2012 by running Andrea Dovizioso and rising German star Stefan Bradl. Lucio Cecchinello is currently working on two separate projects for next season,...

Valentino Rossi didn’t underestimate Ducati challenge

Valentino Rossi didn’t underestimate Ducati challenge

Valentino Rossi didn't underestimate the size of the challenge to win MotoGP races at Ducati. But Ducati did underestimate the extent to which rivals Honda would improve in 2011, according to Rossi’s...

Ben Spies satisfied with 2011 progress

Ben Spies satisfied with 2011 progress

Ben Spies has declared himself satisfied with the progress he’s making in the second year of his MotoGP career. Spies was Rookie of the Year in 2010 and made an immediate impact for the Monster Yamaha...

Kevin Schwantz: Stoner can be better than Doohan

Kevin Schwantz: Stoner can be better than Doohan

Kevin Schwantz has backed Casey Stoner to better Aussie legend Mick Doohan’s winning record in MotoGP. The Repsol Honda rider has won 28 races, including a stunning success in the last round at Laguna...

Marco Simoncelli wants Honda offer in Brno

Marco Simoncelli wants Honda offer in Brno

Marco Simoncelli has told Honda he wants a new contract offer by the next race in Brno as speculation mounts that Ducati is preparing to launch an audacious raid for the Italian. Simoncelli has no...

Andrea Iannone cagey on MotoGP switch

Andrea Iannone cagey on MotoGP switch

Andrea Iannone has played down intense speculation that he will move to MotoGP in 2012. The highly rated Italian made his MotoGP debut on a Pramac Ducati GP11 during a brief test at Mugello last...

Andrea Dovizioso closing on LRC Honda deal

Andrea Dovizioso closing on LRC Honda deal

Andrea Dovizioso is edging closer to a switch to the LCR Honda squad for 2012. Talks are at an advanced stage with the 2009 British Grand Prix winner as HRC gets set to slash its factory-backed Repsol...

72 bikes planned for Moto2 and Moto3 in 2012

72 bikes planned for Moto2 and Moto3 in 2012

Almost 75 bikes are expected to contest the 2012 Moto2 and new Moto3 world championships. Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has confirmed to MCN that a maximum of 36 bikes will race in the 600cc Moto2...