2012

Dani Pedrosa in seventh heaven in Valencia

Dani Pedrosa in seventh heaven in Valencia

Dani Pedrosa might not have won an elusive first MotoGP world title in 2012, but the Spaniard did at least take the honour of winning the most races after he took a seventh win in Valencia...

Valentino Rossi lapped in dismal Ducati farewell

Valentino Rossi lapped in dismal Ducati farewell

Valentino Rossi suffered one final humiliation at Ducati in Valencia yesterday when he was lapped in his final appearance for the Bologna factory. Rossi’s disastrous two-year spell with Ducati ended...

Cal Crutchlow targets more podiums in 2013

Cal Crutchlow targets more podiums in 2013

British rider Cal Crutchlow believes he can be battling for the podium in every race in 2013 after his impressive second season in MotoGP ended in painful and frustrating fashion in Valencia...

Nicky Hayden loses proud podium record

Nicky Hayden loses proud podium record

Nicky Hayden saw his proud record of scoring at least one podium in every season of his MotoGP career disappear in a disappointing conclusion to 2012 in Valencia yesterday. Ever since he joined the...

Gino Rea reflects on missed podium chance

Gino Rea reflects on missed podium chance

British rider Gino Rea saw a golden chance to claim his second Moto2 podium in the last three races slip away in a rain-hit Valencia race. Rea, who scored a sensational third in a storm-lashed Sepang...

Valencia MotoGP: Pedrosa prevails with tyre change

Valencia MotoGP: Pedrosa prevails with tyre change

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has won at Valencia today in tricky conditions which saw riders roll up to the grid on a mix of wet and slick tyres. With the track drying Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow, Nicky...

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez takes astonishing win

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez takes astonishing win

2012 Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez rode an incredible to race to win his final race in the class before moving up to MotoGP for 2013. Marquez was forced to start from last on the grid after...

Valencia MotoGP: Danny Kent victorious in final Moto3 race

Valencia MotoGP: Danny Kent victorious in final Moto3 race

Brit Danny Kent rode an excellent race in wet conditions to take his second Moto3 victory at Valencia in his final race in the class. Starting from seventh position on the grid Kent was always in...

No controlled electronics and no in-season engine mods in MotoGP

No controlled electronics and no in-season engine mods in MotoGP

Honda, Yamaha and Ducati will no longer be able to introduce new or upgraded engines during the season, but will still be able to use their own traction control and anti-wheelie strategies as part of...

Rain set to spoil Casey Stoner’s MotoGP farewell

Rain set to spoil Casey Stoner’s MotoGP farewell

Casey Stoner fears his hopes of ending his career in winning fashion could be ruined by the weather in Valencia tomorrow, with his farewell MotoGP race likely to be dominated by rain. The Repsol Honda...

Rossi and Hayden cagey on Ducati boss axe rumour

Rossi and Hayden cagey on Ducati boss axe rumour

Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden gave a lesson in diplomacy in Valencia this afternoon when grilled about the future of Ducati boss Filippo Preziosi. It has been widely reported in Italy and is the...

Valencia MotoGP: Espargaro secures pole position

Valencia MotoGP: Espargaro secures pole position

Pol Espargaro has taken his eighth pole position of the 2012 season with pole position at the final round of the 2012 season in Valencia despite a crash in the latter stages of the qualifying...

Shane Byrne to test Aprilia ART bike in Valencia

Shane Byrne to test Aprilia ART bike in Valencia

Triple British Superbike champion Shane Byrne will test for the Paul Bird Motorsport squad in next week’s much anticipated MotoGP test session at the Valencia track in Spain. Byrne is a leading...

Valencia MotoGP: Pedrosa takes pole and new lap record

Valencia MotoGP: Pedrosa takes pole and new lap record

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa secured pole position for the final race of the 2012 season at Valencia and set a new lap record today. Pedrosa set a fastest lap of 1:30.844 to break the lap record,...

Valencia MotoGP: Folger takes Moto3 pole

Valencia MotoGP: Folger takes Moto3 pole

Aspar KTM rider Jonas Folger has taken the second pole position of his career at Valencia today for the final race of the 2012 season. Folger will start ahead of Spaniard Miguel Oliveira and Frenchman...

Valentino Rossi critical of Marc Marquez

Valentino Rossi critical of Marc Marquez

Valentino Rossi criticised new Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez after the hard riding Spaniard was involved in more controversy on the opening day of practice for the final round of 2012 in Valencia...

Andrea Dovizioso curious to test Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso curious to test Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso says he is curious to understand the size of the task he faces to make Ducati a serious podium challenger in MotoGP when he makes his Desmosedici debut in Valencia next Tuesday. The...

Marquez on record pace in Moto2

Marquez on record pace in Moto2

Marc Marquez blitzed the Valencia Moto2 lap record to finish day one on top of the time sheets, at the end of the opening two free practice sessions. Pol Espargaro put in a flying lap to take the top...

McPhee fastest in Moto3

McPhee fastest in Moto3

Scottish rider John McPhee finished the first day of the final round of the season fastest, after a late-session swap to slicks on a drying track saw him shoot up the leaderboard. McPhee, who was a...

Valencia MotoGP: CRTs top free practice

Valencia MotoGP: CRTs top free practice

A wet first and drying second session at Valencia saw a surprise CRT one-two in MotoGP today, with Randy De Puniet the fastest of the day on his Aspar ART, with Michele Pirro second on the Gresini...

Casey Stoner braced for MotoGP farewell

Casey Stoner braced for MotoGP farewell

Aussie Casey Stoner has played down hopes he can end his Grand Prix career on a high with a victory in Sunday’s season finale at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. The Repsol Honda rider arrives...

Cal Crutchlow warns Bradley Smith ahead of MotoGP debut

Cal Crutchlow warns Bradley Smith ahead of MotoGP debut

Cal Crutchlow has warned new Monster Yamaha Tech 3 teammate Bradley Smith not to make the same mistake he did in 2011 by pushing too hard too soon in his rookie MotoGP campaign. Smith will make his...

Jorge Lorenzo vows to take more risks in Valencia

Jorge Lorenzo vows to take more risks in Valencia

Jorge Lorenzo has pledged to take more risks to sign off a triumphant 2012 world championship campaign in winning style in Sunday’s final race at Valencia. The Spaniard clinched his second MotoP world...

Valentino Rossi excited ahead of Yamaha return

Valentino Rossi excited ahead of Yamaha return

Sunday’s final MotoGP round in Valencia is almost a sideshow as the world awaits Valentino Rossi’s much anticipated return to Yamaha in next week’s traditional two-day test session. Rossi will end his...

Jerry Burgess talks Yamaha return

Jerry Burgess talks Yamaha return

Valentino Rossi will end his Ducati nightmare by jumping back on a factory Yamaha YZR-M1 machine during next week’s MotoGP test at the Valencia circuit in Spain. The Italian’s move back to Yamaha will...

John McPhee lands 2013 Moto3 ride

John McPhee lands 2013 Moto3 ride

British rider John McPhee has secured a permanent slot on the 2013 Moto3 world championship grid after signing a deal to ride for the Racing Team Germany squad. The 18-year-old will replace departing...

Poll: Will Rossi give Lorenzo something to worry about in 2013?

Poll: Will Rossi give Lorenzo something to worry about in 2013?

After a disappointing two years at Ducati, Valentino Rossi returns to Yamaha for 2013, but will he be able to rekindle the magic that saw him take four MotoGP world titles with the...

No more CRT in MotoGP by 2014?

No more CRT in MotoGP by 2014?

A grid of full-blown prototypes could contest the 2014 MotoGP world championship, ending the headache of how to slash the gulf in performance between factory bikes and production-derived CRT...

Minimum weight limit being considered for Moto2

Minimum weight limit being considered for Moto2

A minimum weight limit for the Moto2 world championship is currently under discussion in a move that could significantly reduce the disadvantage heavier riders like British star Scott Redding...

Ryuichi Kiyonari in line for shock MotoGP deal in 2013

Ryuichi Kiyonari in line for shock MotoGP deal in 2013

Triple British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari could be make a shock switch to MotoGP in 2013 to spearhead development of Honda’s new RC213V 1000cc production racer. HRC plans to sell production...

Suzuki warned on MotoGP return plans

Suzuki warned on MotoGP return plans

Suzuki has been told to forget plotting a MotoGP return unless it is willing to commit to running a new factory effort until the end of the 2016 world championship at least. The Japanese factory...

Anthony West fails drug test

Anthony West fails drug test

Moto2 rider Anthony West has been stripped of his Le Mans seventh place from earlier in the season and banned from competition for one month after a drugs sample he gave after the French round was...

Marc Marquez gets crew boost at HRC

Marc Marquez gets crew boost at HRC

New Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez has been given a major boost after it was confirmed all but one of Casey Stoner’s current factory Honda crew will oversee his much anticipated move to MotoGP in...

Argentina MotoGP remains in doubt

Argentina MotoGP remains in doubt

A political storm involving Repsol – one of the most high profile sponsors in the MotoGP paddock – continues to seriously threaten Argentina’s bid to be back on the calendar next season for the first...

Casey Stoner makes it super six at Phillip Island

Casey Stoner makes it super six at Phillip Island

Casey Stoner’s love affair with the spectacular Phillip Island track continued yesterday when he romped to a stunning sixth successive victory on home soil. The Repsol Honda rider could not have...

Cal Crutchlow thrilled with podium return in Australia

Cal Crutchlow thrilled with podium return in Australia

Cal Crutchlow ended a nightmare run on the end of season MotoGP world tour yesterday to score his second premier class podium with a brilliant display in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip...