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Fri 28 Sep 2007
Capirossi takes Motegi, Stoner the championshipHeadline

Capirossi takes Motegi, Stoner the championship

It may have been the home race for MotoGP's Japanense manufacturers -- Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Bridgestone -- but the Ducati Marlboro Team painted the Motegi circuit red, with Loris Capirossi taking the victory in the Japanese Grand ...

Fri 13 Jul 2007
Hopkins switches to Kawasaki next yearHeadline

Hopkins switches to Kawasaki next year

John Hopkins has been confirmed today as a Kawasaki Racing Team rider for the 2008 and 2009 seasons of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP). Podium: John Hopkins. Photo by Crescent Suzuki. "We have had our eye on...

Sat 22 Dec 2007
Ducati tribute to Terblanche
AMA

Ducati tribute to Terblanche

Acclaimed motorcycle designer steps down as Director of Design for Ducati Motor Holding, Bologna, Italy. December 2007. * Tribute to Pierre Terblanche * By John M. Rossi Our sincere thanks to a friend and respected colleague, Pierre ...

Thu 18 Oct 2007
Le Mans circuit 2008 schedule
DTM

Le Mans circuit 2008 schedule

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest is hard at work preparing the 2008 season with what promises to be an exceptional action-packed programme. Note the dates: 29th & 30th MARCH FRENCH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP This is the start of the motorbike season...

Mon 23 Jul 2007
US GP: Kawasaki Racing Team race report

US GP: Kawasaki Racing Team race report

KAWASAKI CELEBRATE A TOP TEN TRIPLE AT LAGUNA The Kawasaki Racing Team today saw all three of their riders come home in the top ten at the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Randy de Puniet claimed 6th place, Anthony West 7th and wild card Roger Lee...

Tue 09 Oct 2007
Norifumi Abe dies in accident

Norifumi Abe dies in accident

About the Passing Away of Norifumi (Norick) Abe It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Norifumi (Norick) Abe (32) on October 7, 2007, following a traffic accident. Norick Abe, as he is fondly known by motorcycle race fans around...

Fri 23 Mar 2007
Team Roberts announce partnership

Team Roberts announce partnership

Team Roberts brings Las Vegas to MotoGP! In a unique all-American collaboration, Kenny Roberts, Sr. and Team Roberts has joined forces with F1 MAX-X and MGM's Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas to increase the popularity of MotoGP in ...

Sat 01 Sep 2007
Melandri tops Misano practice before storm hitsHeadline

Melandri tops Misano practice before storm hits

Marco Melandri, who is back on track after two weeks of recuperation from neck and ankle injuries, set the pace in day one of the San Marino Grand Prix that was shortened due to heavy rain fell in Misano circuit. Major flooding around ...

Thu 28 Jun 2007
TT Assen: Fiat Yamaha Team preview

TT Assen: Fiat Yamaha Team preview

European front continues for FIAT Yamaha Team at Assen Just days after safely negotiating the waters of a soaking wet Donington Park, the Fiat Yamaha Team continue their adventures this week with a trip across the North Sea to Holland, in ...

Wed 13 Jun 2007
Breil Milano, Ducati renew partnership

Breil Milano, Ducati renew partnership

BREIL MILANO & DUCATI CORSE JOIN FORCES AGAIN UNTIL 2009 Breil Milano and Ducati have renewed their partnership. The Binda brand of watches and jewellery will be racing with the Ducati Corse team in the Superbike and MotoGP championships until...

Wed 23 May 2007
Vermeulen earns first win at French GPHeadline

Vermeulen earns first win at French GP

Under the rain on the Bugatti Le Mans circuit of France, Chris Vermeulen achieved his maiden victory in the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) onboard his Rilza Suzuki. Second place belonged to Marco Melandri, with a Honda ...

Sat 18 Aug 2007
Czech GP: Honda LCR Saturday notes

Czech GP: Honda LCR Saturday notes

CHECA TO START ON FOURTH ROW FOR CZECH GRAND PRIX Brno, 18 August: In warm and sunny conditions at Brno, Honda LCR rider Carlos Checa qualified in 12th position for tomorrow's Czech Republic Grand Prix. Checa is aiming for a top ten finish in...

Wed 18 Jul 2007
US GP: Repsol Honda preview

US GP: Repsol Honda preview

Pedrosa has victory number 300 for Spain in his sights The Sachsenring showed the best side of the Repsol Honda riders once again, with Dani Pedrosa on top of the podium and showing what he can do to his laggard rivals, whilst his team mate...

Wed 25 Jul 2007
US GP: Repsol Honda race report

US GP: Repsol Honda race report

DANI PEDROSA FIFTH AND NICKY HAYDEN RETIRES FROM THE AMERICAN GP The local hero Nicky Hayden, retired after being involved in an incident with another rider on the first lap. The American GP weekend did not finish well for the two Repsol ...

Sat 10 Mar 2007
Qatari GP: Michelin race notes

Qatari GP: Michelin race notes

Michelin Men Rossi & Pedrosa On Losail Podium Michelin riders Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team RC212V-Michelin) took second- and third-place results in today's season-opening Qatar GP, the ...

Fri 09 Mar 2007
Qatari GP: Rizla Suzuki Friday notes

Qatari GP: Rizla Suzuki Friday notes

Second-row start for Hopkins and Rizla Suzuki MotoGP at season opener Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins will start the first Grand Prix of the season at Doha in Qatar tomorrow from sixth place on the grid. Hopkins (P6, 1'55.833, 45 laps)...

Mon 22 Jan 2007
Yamaha Racing Sepang test 2007-01-22

Yamaha Racing Sepang test 2007-01-22

New season gets underway for Yamaha Factory Racing Team in Sepang Yamaha Factory Racing Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got the new year off to a promising start at the first MotoGP test of the season in Sepang, Malaysia today, ...

Wed 07 Nov 2007
Michelin 2008 season preview

Michelin 2008 season preview

MICHELIN LOOKS FORWARD TO 2008 Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC212V-Michelin) and Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) have secured second and third places in the 2007 MotoGP World Championship for Michelin. And although the ...

Sun 14 Oct 2007
Australian GP: Rizla Suzuki race report

Australian GP: Rizla Suzuki race report

Rizla Suzuki scores stunning top-eight finishes after tough weekend down under Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen produced two fantastic race performances at the Australian Grand Prix today, to leave Phillip Island...

Australian GP: Race results

Australian GP: Race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ---------------------- --------- --------- 1. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 2. Loris Capirossi I Ducati...

Fri 23 Mar 2007
Spanish GP: Fiat Yamaha Team Friday notes

Spanish GP: Fiat Yamaha Team Friday notes

ROSSI AND EDWARDS LOOK FOR GRIP AT CHILLY JEREZ The first European race of the season got off to a slightly shaky start for Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards today, with the Fiat Yamaha Team riders struggling for rear grip at the Andalucian ...

Spanish GP: Konica Minolta Honda Friday notes

Spanish GP: Konica Minolta Honda Friday notes

Konica Minolta Honda confident of qualifying comeback Konica Minolta Honda finished in a lowly 17th place in an admittedly close-fought opening practice session for the second race of the 2007 MotoGP season. Konica Minolta Honda rider...

Thu 11 Oct 2007
Australian GP: Vermeulen unveils one-off retro livery

Australian GP: Vermeulen unveils one-off retro livery

Chris Vermeulen today unveiled his new 'old'- look Suzuki GSV-R for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. The bike is sporting a retro paint-scheme designed to pay homage to Vermeulen's mentor, and personal hero Barry Sheene....

Mon 23 Jul 2007
US GP: Honda LCR race report

US GP: Honda LCR race report

CHECA IN THE POINTS AT U.S. GRAND PRIX On a near perfect summer's day Honda LCR rider Carlos Checa finished fourteenth in today's U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. The Spanish rider put in a maximum effort over the 32 lap race but could not find...

Tue 06 Nov 2007
Valencian GP: Konica Minolta Honda race report

Valencian GP: Konica Minolta Honda race report

Points for Konica Mionlta Honda at final MotoGP race of 2007 Konica Mionlta Honda took their last points of the year at today's final MotoGP race of 2007. Shinya Nakano took 14th place at the end of the 30- lap race around the 2.764-mile...

Sun 23 Sep 2007
Japanese GP: Team Roberts Saturday notes

Japanese GP: Team Roberts Saturday notes

ROBERTS FRUSTRATED IN THE JAPANESE SUN Kurtis Roberts struggled in the blistering sunshine of final qualifying for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix on the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit, a track that doesn't suit the Honda-powered KR212V hybrid. Lacking...

Fri 17 Aug 2007
Czech GP: Honda LCR Friday notes

Czech GP: Honda LCR Friday notes

CHECA IN POSITIVE MOOD AT BRNO Brno, 17 August: Boosted by the arrival of new parts from HRC, Honda LCR rider Carlos Checa finished the opening day of practice for the Czech Grand Prix in a positive mood. While the Spanish rider took some time...

Sun 18 Nov 2007
Rizla Suzuki Sepang test summary

Rizla Suzuki Sepang test summary

Successful Sepang test for Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has completed its second 2008 pre-season test at Sepang in Malaysia today with satisfying results that Suzuki and the team believes it can build upon in the coming ...

Thu 19 Apr 2007
Fiat Yamaha Team adds sponsor

Fiat Yamaha Team adds sponsor

Fiat Yamaha Team Agree New Sponsorship With AIA The Fiat Yamaha Team is pleased to announce that it has concluded a new sponsorship agreement with Agricola Italiana Alimentare (AIA), the leading Italian agricultural and food company. Starting...

Fri 30 Nov 2007
Ducati Team Jerez test notes, day two

Ducati Team Jerez test notes, day two

STONER UNLUCKY AT JEREZ, MELANDRI HAPPY WITH HIS DAY Ducati Marlboro Team riders Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri continued testing at Jerez today but the team's day was marred by a crash involving Stoner. The World Champion fell heavily at ...

Wed 18 Jul 2007
US GP: Laguna Seca pre-race notes

US GP: Laguna Seca pre-race notes

WHAT: Third annual Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring round 11 of the MotoGP World Championship. WHERE: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, world-renowned 2.238-mile, 11-turn permanent road course in Monterey, Calif. WHEN: ...

Fri 27 Apr 2007
Chinese GP: Ducati Marlboro Team preview

Chinese GP: Ducati Marlboro Team preview

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM SET FOR CHINESE CHALLENGE The Ducati Marlboro Team travels to China following a brilliant weekend in Turkey where the dazzling Casey Stoner won his second Grand Prix of the year to regain the World Championship lead and...

Tue 06 Mar 2007
Qatari GP: Michelin preview

Qatari GP: Michelin preview

Michelin Looking Forward To First 800 Battle This long-awaited first 800cc MotoGP race follows a gruelling winter of research and development during which Michelin engineers have dedicated themselves to creating the best tyres for the new 800cc...

Tue 16 Jan 2007
2007 MotoGP provisional schedule

2007 MotoGP provisional schedule

Date Grand Prix Track --------------- --------------- ----------------- March 10** Qatar Losail March 25 Spain Jerez April 22 Turkey Istanbul May 6 China ...

Tue 06 Nov 2007
Valencian GP: Gresini Racing race report

Valencian GP: Gresini Racing race report

MELANDRI JUST OFF THE PODIUM Marco Melandri and Toni Elias fought with determination in the final race of the year. After starting relatively low on the grid Marco Melandri and Toni Elias both got away well to make up several places at the start...