January

Valentino Rossi thrilled with new Ducati GP12

Valentino Rossi thrilled with new Ducati GP12

Valentino Rossi praised Ducati after he made a hugely encouraging debut on the all-new factory GP12 at the Sepang track in Malaysia today. Rossi’s first ride on the radical new bike, which has been...

Casey Stoner misses first day in Sepang

Casey Stoner misses first day in Sepang

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner didn’t complete a lap on the opening day of 2012 MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today after he was sidelined by a back injury. The Australian was...

Cal Crutchlow makes flying start to 2012

Cal Crutchlow makes flying start to 2012

Cal Crutchlow kicked off preparations for the new 1000cc MotoGP world championship in 2012 in brilliant fashion today at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider ended the...

Sepang test: Jorge Lorenzo leads first session

Sepang test: Jorge Lorenzo leads first session

Jorge Lorenzo might not have ridden a MotoGP bike since October 16, but he returned to action in impressive fashion today to top the opening day timesheets at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The...

Dani Pedrosa eager to kick off 2012 pre-season

Dani Pedrosa eager to kick off 2012 pre-season

Dani Pedrosa says he’s eager to kick off pre-season preparations for the 2012 MotoGP campaign in Malaysia tomorrow and find out if winter developments have improved the new Honda RC213V machine. The...

1000s could mean less traction control, says Casey Stoner

1000s could mean less traction control, says Casey Stoner

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner believes the introduction of more powerful 1000cc engines in MotoGP in 2012 might actually reduce the influence of electronic rider aids like traction...

Honda launches 2012 factory 1000cc machine in Malaysia

Honda launches 2012 factory 1000cc machine in Malaysia

Honda has unveiled the factory RC213V machine it hopes will emulate its domination of last year’s MotoGP world championship in 2012. Australian rider Casey Stoner and Repsol Honda team-mate Dani...

Valentino Rossi unveils new Ducati GP12

Valentino Rossi unveils new Ducati GP12

One of the most eagerly anticipated new bikes in recent MotoGP history finally broke cover today when Valentino Rossi tweeted a picture of the new Ducati GP12 1000cc MotoGP bike being prepared...

Mattia Pasini takes cash-strapped Anthony West’s MotoGP slot

Mattia Pasini takes cash-strapped Anthony West’s MotoGP slot

Mattia Pasini will make his MotoGP debut in 2012 having been selected to take the seat vacated by cash-strapped Anthony West in the Speed Master squad. Fans of Aussie West were still trying to digest...

Cal Crutchlow defends Andrea Dovizioso over motocross injury

Cal Crutchlow defends Andrea Dovizioso over motocross injury

Cal Crutchlow has defended Monster Yamaha Tech team-mate Andrea Dovizioso after the Italian broke his right collarbone in a motocross training accident earlier this month. Dovizioso faced criticism...

1000cc switch to help Ben Spies

1000cc switch to help Ben Spies

Yamaha expects the introduction of the new 1000cc MotoGP class to help American rider Ben Spies mount a challenge for more victories in 2012. The Texan’s factory Yamaha team boss Massimo Meregalli...

Alvaro Bautista keen to make 1000cc MotoGP debut

Alvaro Bautista keen to make 1000cc MotoGP debut

Gresini Honda rider Alvaro Bautista says he is eager to understand the performance of the new generation 1000cc MotoGP machines when testing for the 2012 world championship campaign kicks off in...

Qatar to keep four-night format for 2012

Qatar to keep four-night format for 2012

The opening round of the 2012 world championship, which will include the first race of the new 1000cc MotoGP era and the debut of the new Moto3 class, will be run over four nights again in early...

Grab your discounted Silverstone MotoGP tickets

Grab your discounted Silverstone MotoGP tickets

MotoGP fans still have a few days left to take advantage of the special ‘Early Bird’ ticket discounts for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on June 17. You could save yourself up to 20% on ticket...

Grandma Anne taking a break with Valentino

Grandma Anne taking a break with Valentino

Anne Cook taking a break with Valentino Rossi in Valencia Nov 2011.

Karel Abraham’s 2012 Ducati livery unveiled

Karel Abraham’s 2012 Ducati livery unveiled

This is what the Ducati Desmosedici GP12 that Karel Abraham will ride in the 2012 MotoGP world championship will look like when the new season kicks off in Qatar on April 8. Abraham’s Cardion AB...

250bhp from new Ducati GP12

250bhp from new Ducati GP12

The new Ducati GP12 that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will give a public debut to in Sepang on January 31 is producing around 250bhp. The power figure was released by Karel Abraham’s Cardion AB...

Ducati open-minded on future MotoGP rules

Ducati open-minded on future MotoGP rules

Ducati insist they are open to any solutions that will help the MotoGP world championship prosper in the future. MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta is currently putting Ducati, Honda and Yamaha under...

India and South Korea in talks to host MotoGP race

India and South Korea in talks to host MotoGP race

MotoGP bosses are locked in talks with India and South Korea about hosting MotoGP races in the future. Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta visited the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida in early...

Marc Marquez has successful eye op

Marc Marquez has successful eye op

Marc Marquez has undergone successful surgery on his right eye to cure a double vision issue that ended his hopes of capturing the Moto2 world title at the first attempt last season. The Spaniard...

Estoril MotoGP remains in doubt

Estoril MotoGP remains in doubt

The Portuguese MotoGP round at the Estoril circuit, scheduled to take place on May 6, remains in doubt with no current agreement in place with rights owners Dorna. Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta...

Video: Rossi, Hayden and a Ducati MotoGP bike on snow

Video: Rossi, Hayden and a Ducati MotoGP bike on snow

Valentino Rossi ended Ducati’s 2012 MotoGP launch in unique style last week by giving injured team-mate Nicky Hayden a pillion ride on a two-seater Desmosedici on the snow! The Italian used a...

2012 MotoGP line-up unveiled

2012 MotoGP line-up unveiled

The 2012 MotoGP world championship line-up has been unveiled with 21 bikes starting the new 1000cc campaign in Qatar on April 8. The grid will be split between a mixture of 12 factory prototype...

Three Brits to do battle in 2012 Moto2 series

Three Brits to do battle in 2012 Moto2 series

Scott Redding, Bradley Smith and Gino Rea will lead the British challenge in the 2012 Moto2 world championship. Redding is poised for his third attack on the 600cc four-stroke class and remains with...

32 bikes on inaugural Moto3 grid

32 bikes on inaugural Moto3 grid

A 32-strong field, including British duo Danny Kent and Danny Webb, will contest the inaugural Moto3 world championship in 2012. The 250cc four-stroke single-cylinder class replaces the 125cc...

Rossi gives Hayden a Ducati MotoGP pillion ride – on snow!

Rossi gives Hayden a Ducati MotoGP pillion ride – on snow!

Nicky Hayden experienced a career first in Italy yesterday when he took a pillion ride on a Ducati MotoGP bike with team-mate Valentino Rossi – on snow! The special ride took place during Ducati’s...

Ducati uncomfortable with Aprilia CRT project

Ducati uncomfortable with Aprilia CRT project

Aprilia’s decision to supply a new 1000cc MotoGP bike based on its RSV4 World Superbike machine is not in the spirit of new CRT rules introduced for 2012, according to senior Ducati boss Claudio...

Ducati coy on FTR link with new GP12

Ducati coy on FTR link with new GP12

Ducati technical boss Filippo Preziosi has again refused to confirm whether British chassis specialists FTR are heavily involved in the conventional twin spar aluminium frame that Valentino Rossi and...

Rossi and Hayden keen to check CRT performance

Rossi and Hayden keen to check CRT performance

Factory Ducati duo Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden are both keen to gauge the performance potential of the new production-based 1000cc MotoGP machines (CRT) in 2012. Nine of the 21 bikes that will...

MotoGP boss pledges cheaper bikes and closer racing in 2013

MotoGP boss pledges cheaper bikes and closer racing in 2013

MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has laid out his vision for MotoGP in 2013 and beyond by pledging to get manufacturers to supply cheaper bikes while cutting the gulf in performance between factory...

Jorge Lorenzo backs India MotoGP bid

Jorge Lorenzo backs India MotoGP bid

Former world champion Jorge Lorenzo has thrown his support behind plans to stage a MotoGP race in India in the future after he visited the Buddh International Circuit. The Spaniard was in India to...

Ducati braced for challenging recovery in 2012

Ducati braced for challenging recovery in 2012

Ducati boss Filippo Preziosi has conceded the Bologna factory faces a huge challenge to try and compete with Japanese rivals Honda and Yamaha in the 2012 MotoGP world championship. Valentino Rossi and...

Ducati cagey on GP12 changes

Ducati cagey on GP12 changes

Ducati technical guru Filippo Preziosi did a great job of revealing very little about the radical new GP12 Desmosedici that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will debut when winter testing kicks off at...

New 1000s not a throwback to 2006, warns Nicky Hayden

New 1000s not a throwback to 2006, warns Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden has warned fans not to expect a throwback to the spectacular racing and tyre smoking slides of the 990cc MotoGP era when the new 1000cc world championship gets underway in Qatar on April...

Nicky Hayden confident on Sepang test fitness

Nicky Hayden confident on Sepang test fitness

American Nicky Hayden is confident he will be fit to make his debut on Ducati’s new GP12 when winter testing resumes at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia on January 31. The American is currently...

Valentino Rossi cautious on Ducati future

Valentino Rossi cautious on Ducati future

Valentino Rossi has no plans to quit MotoGP at the end of 2012, but insists it is too early to say whether he will commit his future to Ducati after this season. Rossi endured a nightmare debut...