November

Colin Edwards experience vital for Suter/BMW project

Colin Edwards experience vital for Suter/BMW project

Colin Edwards and his wealth of experience will be an invaluable asset to help the new Suter/BMW 1000cc MotoGP project develop at a fast rate. That’s the opinion of Swiss chassis designer Eskil Suter,...

Aspar confirms Aprilia deal for 2012

Aspar confirms Aprilia deal for 2012

Spain’s high-profile Aspar squad has officially confirmed it plans to race in the 2012 MotoGP world championship with an Aprilia RSV4-powered 1000cc project. The team has also confirmed the signing of...

Scott Redding thrilled with Kalex race simulation

Scott Redding thrilled with Kalex race simulation

Scott Redding might have topped the Moto2 timesheets in Jerez last week but the highly-rated British teenager was also thrilled with a final day race simulation on the new Kalex chassis. A best lap of...

Gone, but never forgotten

Gone, but never forgotten

British GP, Silverstone 2011. I was cold, I was wet and felt a touch miserable. Then, coming down the Wellington Straight was a white screaming blur. The rider's head was down, his throttle was wide...

Colin Edwards: “We’ve got a huge to do list”

Colin Edwards: “We’ve got a huge to do list”

Colin Edwards ended his debut test on the Forward Racing Suter/BMW in Jerez yesterday admitting the new 1000cc project needs major improvements ahead of the 2012 world championship campaign. The Texan...

Scott Redding remains on top in Jerez

Scott Redding remains on top in Jerez

Scott Redding continued his fast form at the Jerez Moto2 test yesterday when he remained on top of the timesheets at the end of the second day. The 18-year-old matched his best lap of 1.42.9 set on...

Colin Edwards makes Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards makes Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards made a low-key debut on the Suter/BMW 1000cc MotoGP bike in Jerez yesterday when he ended the opening day one second slower than Scott Redding’s fastest Moto2 pace. The vastly...

Scott Redding sets Jerez pace after early crash

Scott Redding sets Jerez pace after early crash

Scott Redding bounced back from an early crash during the opening day of Moto2 testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain yesterday to set the fastest pace on board the Kalex frame he has switched to for...

Tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Tribute to Marco Simoncelli

After the tragic accident in Sepang I was contacted by a large number of people asking if I would be producing a painting of Marco as a tribute to him. My first thought after the event was “I never...

Colin Edwards set for Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards set for Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards will get his first chance to understand the performance potential of the new Suter/BMW 1000cc machine when he makes his debut for the Forward Racing squad in Jerez tomorrow...

Bradley Smith excited to assess 2012 Tech 3 bike

Bradley Smith excited to assess 2012 Tech 3 bike

Bradley Smith is looking forward to completing his first laps on the new Tech 3 Moto2 machine tomorrow (Wednesday), as the British rider kicks off his 2012 preparations in Jerez. Bad weather prevented...

FTR to debut new Moto3 bike with Maverick Vinales

FTR to debut new Moto3 bike with Maverick Vinales

FTR will give its new Moto3 machine its first serious track test with Spanish sensation Maverick Vinales at the Almeria circuit on Wednesday (November 23). The M311 chassis will be tested with Honda’s...

Stefan Bradl: “I had to take this chance”

Stefan Bradl: “I had to take this chance”

Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl said the chance to move to MotoGP on a two-year deal with the LCR Honda squad was simply too good to turn down. Bradl’s dream of switching to MotoGP in 2012 appeared...

Remy Gardner to race in Spanish Moto3 with Moriwaki

Remy Gardner to race in Spanish Moto3 with Moriwaki

13-year-old Remy Gardner will race a Moriwaki MD250GP3 (Moriwaki Dream 250cc GP3) in next year’s Spanish CEV Buckler Moto3 national championship.  It will be a 30-year old Gardner/Moriwaki...

Suzuki boss speaks on MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki boss speaks on MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki MotoGP boss Paul Denning has spoken of his disappointment at the Japanese factory’s decision to withdraw from MotoGP until at least the 2014 world championship campaign. Suzuki Motor...

Suzuki confirms MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki confirms MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki has officially announced it has withdrawn from the MotoGP world championship with immediate affect, ending months of speculation about the future of the Japanese factory squad. A short...

Stefan Bradl signs two-year deal with LCR Honda

Stefan Bradl signs two-year deal with LCR Honda

Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl has agreed a two-year deal with the LCR Honda MotoGP squad after impressing during testing at the Valencia circuit last week. Bradl seemed certain to remain in Moto2...

Brake protectors now mandatory in MotoGP

Brake protectors now mandatory in MotoGP

Every machine racing in all three classes in next year’s MotoGP world championship must be fitted with a brake protector to try and prevent accidents similar to the multi-rider pile-up at the first...

Hand injury no influence on title defeat, admits Jorge Lorenzo

Hand injury no influence on title defeat, admits Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo reckons the serious hand injury that forced him to miss the final three races of 2011 didn’t play a key role in him surrendering the MotoGP crown to Honda rival Casey Stoner. Lorenzo...

Scott Redding impressed with Kalex chassis

Scott Redding impressed with Kalex chassis

British rider Scott Redding produced an impressive performance on the new Kalex chassis he will race in the 2012 Moto2 world championship at the start of a three-day test in Valencia yesterday. The...

Dani Pedrosa pondering fresh shoulder surgery

Dani Pedrosa pondering fresh shoulder surgery

Dani Pedrosa is contemplating whether to have a plate removed from his right collarbone in the near future or delay further surgery until the end of the 2012 MotoGP world championship. The Repsol...

FTR to build chassis for new Gresini 1000cc project

FTR to build chassis for new Gresini 1000cc project

British specialists FTR will design and build the chassis for Fausto Gresini’s new Honda CBR1000RR-powered MotoGP project in 2012. The Italian team owner has chosen the Buckingham company, who have...

Nicky Hayden undergoes successful wrist surgery

Nicky Hayden undergoes successful wrist surgery

Nicky Hayden has undergone successful surgery on the right wrist he broke in two places during a multi-rider collision at the first corner of the final MotoGP race in Valencia earlier this month. The...

Loris Capirossi at ease with retirement decision

Loris Capirossi at ease with retirement decision

Loris Capirossi says he’s 100 per cent convinced that he made the right choice to quit MotoGP at the end of the 2011 campaign. The Italian veteran retired after 22 years in the world championship...

Casey Stoner confident new Honda will get faster

Casey Stoner confident new Honda will get faster

Casey Stoner believes Honda’s impressive new RC213V machine has plenty of room for improvement, despite the Aussie and team-mate Dani Pedrosa’s domination of last week’s 1000cc test in...

Suzuki poised to officially confirm MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki poised to officially confirm MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki is expected to officially confirm it will withdraw from the MotoGP world championship before the end of this week. The Japanese factory was set a deadline by Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta to...

Ducati happy with testing rule boost

Ducati happy with testing rule boost

New testing regulations for MotoGP will help Ducati try and bridge the gap to Japanese rivals Honda and Yamaha, according to the Bologna factory’s technical guru Filippo Preziosi. MotoGP bosses have...

Alvaro Bautista determined to honour Marco Simoncelli in 2012

Alvaro Bautista determined to honour Marco Simoncelli in 2012

Alvaro Bautista has vowed to give his all to honour the memory of late Italian rider Marco Simoncelli in 2012 after he joined the Gresini Honda squad this week. Bautista quit Suzuki with the Japanese...

Great final race!

Great final race!

Great race at the weekend to see out the 2011 MotoGP season!

Meeting Marco in 2009

Meeting Marco in 2009

Marco and me at Donington, 2009.

Valentino Rossi looks ahead to crucial Sepang test

Valentino Rossi looks ahead to crucial Sepang test

Valentino Rossi quickly turned his attention to a crucial first test of 2012 at the Sepang track in Malaysia next January after he finished over 1.5s away from the fastest pace during a two-day test...

Andrea Dovizioso seeks rear stability from Yamaha

Andrea Dovizioso seeks rear stability from Yamaha

Andrea Dovizioso made a solid rather than spectacular Yamaha 1000cc debut in Valencia this week after he ended the first test for 2012 with the fifth quickest time. The Italian clocked a best time of...

Cal Crutchlow impresses on Yamaha 1000cc debut

Cal Crutchlow impresses on Yamaha 1000cc debut

Cal Crutchlow made an impressive start to the new 1000cc MotoGP era in Valencia this week when he ended a two-day test session at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in fourth place. The British rider finished...

First pic: Alvaro Bautista tests Gresini Honda

First pic: Alvaro Bautista tests Gresini Honda

Alvaro Bautista has made his debut for the Gresini Honda squad at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia this morning. The Spaniard has moved to the Italian squad after confirming he was leaving Suzuki...

Alvaro Bautista leaves Suzuki

Alvaro Bautista leaves Suzuki

Alvaro Bautista seems certain to move to the San Carlo Gresini Honda squad in 2012 after Suzuki confirmed in Valencia today that the former 125GP world champion has left the Japanese factory. Suzuki...

Valentino Rossi: “Some big problems remain.”

Valentino Rossi: “Some big problems remain.”

Valentino Rossi admitted Ducati still has to make huge improvements to its new GP12 1000cc bike after he made his long-awaited public debut on a new twin spar aluminium chassis in Valencia today. The...