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Wed 05 Nov 2008
Yamaha and Fiat to continue partnership

Yamaha and Fiat to continue partnership

Yamaha and Fiat to continue together for two more years Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd and Fiat Automobiles Spa have concluded an agreement to continue their partnership for a further two years. The agreement will see Fiat continue as the title sponsor...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Casey Stoner leaves hospital after wrist operation

Casey Stoner leaves hospital after wrist operation

Casey Stoner underwent successful surgery on his wrist on Thursday, at the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico in Modena. Antonio Landi, Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand Surgery, was assisted by arthroscopic specialist Dr Luigi...

Tue 28 Oct 2008
Repsol Honda Valencia test summary

Repsol Honda Valencia test summary

After a good day" work yesterday at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the venue for last Sunday" final GP race of the 2008 season, today rain appeared just as the weather forecasts had predicted, and only a few riders decided to go out on the track....

Gresini Racing Valencia test summary

Gresini Racing Valencia test summary

BAD WEATHER AFFECTS TEAM SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI SECOND DAY TESTING AT VALENCIA The second and last tests day to prepare the 2009 season, in Valencia, has been set back by the adverse weather conditions: during the morning in fact no rider has...

Alice Team Valencia test summary

Alice Team Valencia test summary

VALENCIA TEST ENDS UNDER THE RAIN Fabiano Sterlacchini -- Alice Team Technical Director "These two days have been very important for us. Our two young riders, Mika and Niccolò, had the possibility to get to know the...

Ducati Valencia test summary

Ducati Valencia test summary

NICKY HAYDEN FASTEST AT WET VALENCIA After enjoying perfect conditions yesterday, the second and final day of testing at Valencia was badly affected by adverse weather, with intermittent showers leaving the track in a constantly damp state.

Fiat Yamaha Valencia test summary

Fiat Yamaha Valencia test summary

Bad weather curtails Fiat Yamaha Team test in Valencia Due to bad weather in Valencia today the Fiat Yamaha Team took the decision to cancel their second day of testing at the Spanish track. 2008 World Champion Valentino Rossi and the season's...

Bridgestone Valencia test summary

Bridgestone Valencia test summary

Bridgestone begins 2009 preparations with encouraging Valencia test Less than 24 hours after Casey Stoner took victory in the final race of the 2008 season, Bridgestone's preparations for the 2009 season got underway with a test at the Ricardo...

Repsol Honda Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Repsol Honda Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Less than 24 hours after the 2008 MotoGP season ended at Valencia yesterday afternoon, the Repsol Honda Team began its preparation for the 2009 World Championship with Dani Pedrosa and new recruit Andrea Dovizioso. Dovizioso began his first...

Gresini Racing Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Gresini Racing Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

TEAM SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI'S 2009 SEASON BEGINS TODAY WITH VALENCIA TESTS Team San Carlo Honda Gresini began its preparations for the 2009 season at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia today, as the Spanish track played host to the first...

LCR Honda Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

LCR Honda Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

FIRST RUN-OUT FOR DE PUNIET ON BRIDGESTONE TYRES In sunny and hot conditions, LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy de Puniet finished 11th overall on the first day of testing at the Rircardo Tormo circuit. After yesterday's GP of the Comunitat ...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
Alice Team Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Alice Team Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

FIRST DAY OF WORK IN MOTOGP FOR KALLIO AND CANEPA Mika Kallio -- Alice Team rider "I am very happy after my first day of work on the Ducati. It's a really powerful bike. It's really fun to ride because you have to play with it a lot to use in...

Fiat Yamaha Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Fiat Yamaha Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Rossi makes positive start on 2009 campaign in Valencia One day after the final race of his victorious season, MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi began working towards the defence of his title with his first day's testing aboard the 2009 ...

Kawasaki Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Kawasaki Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

HOPKINS IMPROVES AS MELANDRI MAKES KAWASAKI DEBUT Less than 24 hours after the chequered flag at Valencia brought the 2008 season to a close, John Hopkins and new teammate, Marco Melandri, were back on track and working towards improving ...

Ducati Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Ducati Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

CASEY STONER AND NICKY HAYDEN TAKE THE GP9 ON TRACK IN VALENCIA The first session of a two-day test got underway in hot and sunny conditions in Valencia today, a day full of new things for the Ducati Marlboro Team. At close to 11.00 in the ...

Rizla Suzuki Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

Rizla Suzuki Valencia test notes 2008-10-27

New era starts positively for Rizla Suzuki Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers Chris Vermeulen and Loris Capirossi both made positive steps forward during today's post Valencian Grand Prix test in Spain as they clocked the fourth and fifth fastest times...

Sun 26 Oct 2008
Valencian GP: Repsol Honda race report

Valencian GP: Repsol Honda race report

Strong Ride Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa completed the 2008 MotoGP World Championship with a strong ride to second place in front of 117,000 sun-blessed fans at Valencia this afternoon. The Spanish star, who qualified second...

Valencian GP: Gresini Racing race report

Valencian GP: Gresini Racing race report

TEAM SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI SIGN OFF FROM 2008 IN STYLE Team San Carlo Honda Gresini contested the final round of the MotoGP World Championship at Valencia today, with both Shinya Nakano and Alex De Angelis signing off in positive fashion.

Valencian GP: LCR Honda race report

Valencian GP: LCR Honda race report

DE PUNIET OUT OF LUCK IN THE LAST 2008 GP AT VALENCIA CIRCUIT Under sunny skies the last GP of the 2008 season at Valencia race track was run at a very hot pace today with ambience temperature of 26o.C and LCR Honda MotoGP Team rider Randy De ...

Valencian GP: Tech 3 Yamaha race report

Valencian GP: Tech 3 Yamaha race report

Fantastic finale for Tech 3 Yamaha in Valencia claimed a superb fourth place in the Team World Championship standings in today's Valencia MotoGP race. The 15-point haul collected by Edwards and Toseland in today's 30-lap battle saw the Tech 3 ...

Valencian GP: Fiat Yamaha race report

Valencian GP: Fiat Yamaha race report

Rossi rounds out world championship season with 16th podium Valentino Rossi brought the curtain down on a spectacular season with a third place in Valencia today, his 16th podium from 18 races in a year which saw him win his eighth world title.

Valencian GP: Alice Team race report

Valencian GP: Alice Team race report

THE MOTOGP 2008 SEASON ENDED IN VALENCIA. GUINTOLI TWELFH, ELIAS EIGHTEENTH. Finally the sun has arrived in Valencia where the last round of the 2008 MotoGP World Championship season has ended. Sylvain Guintoli, Alice Team rider, has done a...

Valencian GP: Bridgestone race report

Valencian GP: Bridgestone race report

Stoner wins season finale and leads all-Bridgestone podium Ducati rider Casey Stoner has today taken victory in the season finale at Valencia, ending the 2008 season as he started it with a dominant win. It is the Australian's sixth win of the...

Valencian GP: Kawasaki race report

Valencian GP: Kawasaki race report

TOUGH RACE TO END TOUGH SEASON FOR KAWASAKI Kawasaki's John Hopkins and Anthony West faced a tough test at the Valencia circuit today, ending their 2008 MotoGP world championship campaign with 14th and 17th positions respectively in today's 30...