2012

Motegi MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow expects improved pace

Motegi MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow expects improved pace

Cal Crutchlow believes his lowly ninth place on the opening day practice timesheets in Japan today was not a true reflection of his potential ahead of Sunday’s clash at the Twin Ring Motegi. The...

Motegi MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa off to flying start in Japan

Motegi MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa off to flying start in Japan

Dani Pedrosa won a personal practice duel with MotoGP world title rival Jorge Lorenzo after the Spanish duo dominated the opening day of action ahead of Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner not expecting Honda team orders

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner not expecting Honda team orders

Casey Stoner doesn’t believe Honda will impose controversial team orders in a bid to help Dani Pedrosa win an elusive first MotoGP world title in 2012. The Spaniard trails factory Yamaha rival Jorge...

Motegi MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow anticipating tough weekend

Motegi MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow anticipating tough weekend

Cal Crutchlow believes he faces a tough task to challenge for the podium in Sunday’s Japanese MotoGP clash at the Twin Ring Motegi. Hard braking points dominate the Honda-owned circuit, and it has...

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo unfazed by Stoner return

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo unfazed by Stoner return

Jorge Lorenzo says he’s not worried that the return of Casey Stoner to MotoGP action in Japan this weekend could damage his hopes of securing a second premier class world title in 2012. After missing...

Motegi MotoGP: Nicky Hayden looking to restore confidence

Motegi MotoGP: Nicky Hayden looking to restore confidence

Nicky Hayden says his prime focus in Japan this weekend will be to build up his confidence after a crash and injury-hit spell in the 2012 MotoGP world championship. The luckless American missed the...

Jury still out on Ducati progress, say Andrea Dovizioso and Ben Spies

Jury still out on Ducati progress, say Andrea Dovizioso and Ben Spies

Andrea Dovizioso and Ben Spies believe it is impossible to judge whether Valentino Rossi’s recent second place finish in Misano means Ducati has taken a major step forward with its struggling...

Casey Stoner eager to assess injured ankle in Japan

Casey Stoner eager to assess injured ankle in Japan

Casey Stoner says it will be crucial to understand the strength and mobility in his injured right ankle as the Australian prepares for a much-anticipated return to MotoGP action in Japan this...

Nicky Hayden reveals hand fracture after Aragon crash

Nicky Hayden reveals hand fracture after Aragon crash

Nicky Hayden is facing another tough MotoGP weekend in Japan after revealing he suffered a broken bone in his right hand in a horrific crash during the recent Motorland Aragon race in Spain. Hayden...

Loris Capirossi at Silverstone

Loris Capirossi at Silverstone

I met Loris Caprisso at this year's Silverstone MotoGP. He was a lovely bloke and had time for everybody.

Danny Kent joins Tech 3 Moto2 squad

Danny Kent joins Tech 3 Moto2 squad

British teenager Danny Kent has signed a two-year deal to join the Tech 3 Racing squad in next year’s Moto2 world championship. The 18-year-old will partner French rider Louis Rossi, who confirmed a...

Ducati boss not surprised Valentino Rossi rejected 2013 offer

Ducati boss not surprised Valentino Rossi rejected 2013 offer

Ducati boss Filippo Preziosi has admitted that he wasn’t surprised that Valentino Rossi rejected a multi-million pound offer to finish his MotoGP career with the Bologna factory. Not even the weight...

Tech 3 Yamaha crew unchanged for Bradley Smith in 2013

Tech 3 Yamaha crew unchanged for Bradley Smith in 2013

Bradley Smith's challenge to become a competitive force in MotoGP next season will be masterminded by vastly experienced crew chief Guy Coulon. The 21-year-old had expressed interest in moving to Tech...

Honda powerless to influence MotoGP switch for Jonathan Rea

Honda powerless to influence MotoGP switch for Jonathan Rea

HRC has admitted it was powerless to sway satellite team boss Fausto Gresini towards signing Jonathan Rea in 2013. Honda is consulted on rider selection for its satellite teams but has no right to...

America to host three races in 2013 as Texas gets green light

America to host three races in 2013 as Texas gets green light

Three MotoGP races will be held in America in 2013 after it was confirmed the Circuit of the Americas clash in Texas will definitely go ahead. The race will be staged on April 21 and is likely to be...

Dorna to run MotoGP and World Superbikes

Dorna to run MotoGP and World Superbikes

A major reshuffle of the organisation of MotoGP and World Superbikes will see Dorna manage both championships in the future. Bridgepoint, the private equity firm that invested in Dorna in 2006 and...

Casey Stoner confirms Motegi return

Casey Stoner confirms Motegi return

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner has confirmed he will be back in MotoGP action at next weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi. The Australian has been out of action since he badly...

Aragon MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow misses podium on last lap

Aragon MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow misses podium on last lap

Cal Crutchlow refused to be too downbeat after he narrowly missed scoring a second podium in the last three MotoGP races at the Motorland Aragon yesterday. The British rider had been locked in a race...

Aragon MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow misses podium on last lap

Aragon MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow misses podium on last lap

Cal Crutchlow refused to be too downbeat after he narrowly missed scoring a second podium in the last three MotoGP races at the Motorland Aragon yesterday. The British rider had been locked in a race...

Aragon MotoGP: Jonathan Rea satisfied with seventh

Aragon MotoGP: Jonathan Rea satisfied with seventh

Jonathan Rea declared himself satisfied to finish his second MotoGP appearance in seventh position at the Motorland Aragon yesterday, but admitted his inexperience with the level of sophisticated...

Aragon MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo content with safe second

Aragon MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo content with safe second

Jorge Lorenzo settled for a safe second place in yesterday’s Motorland Aragon MotoGP clash to keep himself firmly in the driving seat to clinch a second premier class title in 2012. The Spaniard led...

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi rues first lap error

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi rues first lap error

Valentino Rossi fought back from dead last to eighth place after a costly first lap error in yesterday’s Motorland Aragon MotoGP race. The Italian had to run off the track in the braking zone at the...

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa not counting on Stoner support

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa not counting on Stoner support

Dani Pedrosa says he won’t be relying on the return of factory Honda teammate Casey Stoner to help him capture a maiden MotoGP world title in 2012. The Spaniard got his title tilt back on track with a...

Aragon MotoGP: Podium continues to elude Stefan Bradl

Aragon MotoGP: Podium continues to elude Stefan Bradl

An early crash out of third place extended Stefan Bradl’s search for a maiden podium in his hugely impressive debut MotoGP campaign. The German had just grabbed third place from American Ben Spies on...

Aragon MotoGP: Ben Spies disappointed to miss podium

Aragon MotoGP: Ben Spies disappointed to miss podium

Ben Spies is still waiting to score his first podium finish in 2012 after he was unable to match the pace of Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso in a battle for the top three at the Motorland Aragon...

Aragon MotoGP: Scott Redding digs deep for heroic podium

Aragon MotoGP: Scott Redding digs deep for heroic podium

Scott Redding rode through the pain barrier in a pulsating Moto2 race at the Motorland Aragon track yesterday to claim a stunning podium finish on the last lap. Redding rode for more than half of the...

Aragon MotoGP: Pedrosa eases to victory

Aragon MotoGP: Pedrosa eases to victory

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa dominated today's MotoGP race at Aragon to win from Jorge Lorenzo by over six seconds. Lorenzo took the lead from the start, with Pedrosa close behind. Pedrosa passed...

Aragon MotoGP: Espargaro takes home win

Aragon MotoGP: Espargaro takes home win

Kalex rider Pol Espargaro won his home race at Motorland Aragon today after a race long battle with championship leader and fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez. Neither Spaniard wanted to concede the lead...

Aragon MotoGP: Salom takes Moto3 win

Aragon MotoGP: Salom takes Moto3 win

Spaniard Luis Salom has taken his second Moto3 victory of the season and moved in to second place in the championship after Maverick Vinales suffered a tehcnical problem on his out lap and was unable...

Aragon MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow surprised with front row

Aragon MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow surprised with front row

Cal Crutchlow admitted he didn’t expect to challenge for his third successive front row start after he qualified behind dominant Spanish duo Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa at the Motorland Aragon this...

Aragon MotoGP: Third row not a disaster, says Valentino Rossi

Aragon MotoGP: Third row not a disaster, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi brushed off a crash that left him on the third row of the grid at the end of qualifying at a cool and cloudy Motorland Aragon this afternoon. Rossi lost the front-end of his factory...

Aragon MotoGP: Jonathan Rea seeks to slash gap to winner

Aragon MotoGP: Jonathan Rea seeks to slash gap to winner

Jonathan Rea says he is more concerned about slashing the gap between himself and the race winner in Aragon tomorrow than he is about his final position at the end of the 23-lap clash. The British...

Aragon MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to attack for podium

Aragon MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to attack for podium

Ben Spies has vowed to throw more caution to the wind in tomorrow’s Motorland Aragon race in a bid to score his first podium in the 2012 MotoGP world championship. The Texan admitted taking a cautious...

Aragon MotoGP: Corsi secures Moto2 pole

Aragon MotoGP: Corsi secures Moto2 pole

Ioda Racing rider Simonce Corsi has secured the first Moto2 pole position of his career. Corsi stole pole position from Spanish rider Pol Espargaro in the dying moments of the session. Italian Andrea...

Aragon MotoGP: Lorenzo snatches pole from Pedrosa

Aragon MotoGP: Lorenzo snatches pole from Pedrosa

MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo will start tomorrow's race at the Motorland Aragon circuit from pole position after knocking Dani Pedrosa off pole position at the end of the session. Pedrosa...

Aragon MotoGP: Folger on pole position

Aragon MotoGP: Folger on pole position

Aspar rider Jonas Folger will start from pole position for tomorrow's Moto3 race at Aragon after setting a fastest lap of 2'01.715 incool conditions during qualifying. It will be the German's first...