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Tue 25 Nov 2008
Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
2009 ACO calendar

2009 ACO calendar

Keep these weekends free! The Automobile Club de l'Ouest's 2009 season is going to be an intense one full of exciting events for 2, 4 and 6-wheel vehicles on the Bugatti track as well as on the big Le Mans 24-Hours circuit. Get out your diaries...

Sat 27 Sep 2008
Japanese GP: Lorenzo sports cartoon livery this weekend

Japanese GP: Lorenzo sports cartoon livery this weekend

"GENTLEMAN THIEF" TO RACE WITH LORENZO IN MOTEGI To celebrate the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi this Sunday, Jorge Lorenzo's no. 48 Fiat Yamaha will race with an unusual and original livery. The Spanish rider's YZR-M1 will carry the image of ...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Valentino Rossi Wales Rally GB summary

Valentino Rossi Wales Rally GB summary

Rossi rewarded for perfect partnership with Stobart Wales Rally GB has seen a relationship blossom this weekend between MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi and the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team. When the two-wheeled champion made the decision...

Wed 15 Oct 2008
Malaysian GP: Fiat Ymaha preview

Malaysian GP: Fiat Ymaha preview

Fiat Yamaha Team take podium mission to Malaysia A glorious MotoGP season for the Fiat Yamaha Team reaches its penultimate chapter this weekend, with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo targeting the podium at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala ...

Mon 15 Sep 2008
Indianapolis GP: Gresini Racing race report

Indianapolis GP: Gresini Racing race report

The first Indianapolis Grand Prix of the MotoGP World Championship was interrupted as a result of heavy rain and strong wind after 20 of the 28 scheduled laps. Alex De Angelis claimed tenth position, but Shinya Nakano could only...

Fri 03 Oct 2008
Series to hit French airwaves in 2009

Series to hit French airwaves in 2009

MotoGP Confirms Free-To-Air TV Coverage In France Dorna Sports confirmed today that it has reached an agreement with the AB Groupe and Eurosport France to screen MotoGP across France until 2011. The commercial and television rights-holders to...

Sat 27 Sep 2008
Japanese GP: Repsol Honda qualifying report

Japanese GP: Repsol Honda qualifying report

Trying To Get A Result Repsol Honda rider Nicky Hayden stormed to a front-row start at Motegi this afternoon, signalling his intention to play a leading role in tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix. The American ended the qualifying session third...

Wed 10 Sep 2008
Yamaha riders unveil new YZF-R1 in Las Vegas

Yamaha riders unveil new YZF-R1 in Las Vegas

All four Yamaha MotoGP riders took part in the global unveiling of the all-new Yamaha R1 today in a suitably glittering show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, plus Tech 3 Yamaha team-mates Colin...

Wed 17 Sep 2008
Australian GP: Moto Australia announces wildcards

Australian GP: Moto Australia announces wildcards

Motorcycling Australia (MA) are happy to announce that five Australian riders have been granted wildcard entry into the 125cc MotoGP event to be held at Phillip Island from October 3 -- 5 2008. Blake Leigh-Smith, Rhys Moller and Brad Gross...

Fri 11 Jan 2008
Shell renews partnership with Ducati until 2011

Shell renews partnership with Ducati until 2011

Shell today extended its technical partnership with Ducati - both with Ducati Corse in MotoGP and WSBK, and Ducati's road bike division. The new agreement extends the present contract though to the end of 2011. Additionally, the new contract is...

Sun 28 Sep 2008
Michelin comments on 2009 single tire suplier

Michelin comments on 2009 single tire suplier

Michelin notes with interest today's decision concerning the 2009 MotoGP series The decision to move to a single tyre supplier for the 2009 MotoGP World Championship is a major change to the regulations of a series that was created in ...

Fri 01 Feb 2008
Casey Stoner awarded Young Australian of the Year

Casey Stoner awarded Young Australian of the Year

Casey Stoner awarded Young Australian of the Year Casey Stoner, 22, has been named Young Australian of the Year at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra last week. In the ceremony acknowledging outstanding Australian's, Stoner...

Mon 18 Feb 2008
Alice Team presents 2008 Ducati GP8 in Jerez

Alice Team presents 2008 Ducati GP8 in Jerez

ALICE TEAM BEGINS ITS ADVENTURE FROM JEREZ Everything is ready for the beginning of the Alice Team 2008 season, the Italic-Hispanic Team who has signed an agreement with Telecom Italia, will participate to the next two MotoGP World...

Fri 01 Feb 2008
Alice Team Phillip Island test notes 2008-01-31

Alice Team Phillip Island test notes 2008-01-31

The second day of testing at the Phillip Island circuit, in Australia, has been characterized by the rain which was present during all morning and has limited the Alice Team riders' work. Only in the late afternoon the track was completely dry ...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Alice Team Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Alice Team Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

PROMISING START FOR CANEPA AND KALLIO IN THE FIRST TEST ON THE DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP9 SAT Good day of work for the two Pramac Racing riders at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. The cold weather conditions didn't help the MotoGP riders who were...

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....

Fri 29 Feb 2008
Honda LCR Qatar test notes 2008-02-28

Honda LCR Qatar test notes 2008-02-28

FIRST EVER MOTOGP NIGHT TEST AT QATAR Losail, 28 February: Under the state-of-the-art new lighting system at the desert circuit of Losail, the premier class Teams and riders completed their first day of testing before the season opening on the...

Fri 03 Oct 2008
250: JiR Team Scot Phillip Island Friday practice report

250: JiR Team Scot Phillip Island Friday practice report

Yuki Takahashi on the second row in first qualifying at Phillip Island Practice and qualifying for the 250cc Australian Grand Prix got underway at Phillip Island today, with the morning session taking place on a dry track, but with an overcast...

Sat 04 Oct 2008
Australian GP: LCR Honda qualifying report

Australian GP: LCR Honda qualifying report

DE PUNIET 4TH FASTEST IN THE QUALIFYING AT "THE ISLAND" Qualifying for the Grand Prix of Australia was run in dry conditions today with ambience temperature of 18o.C (the asphalt temperature rose up to 30o.C) and the LCR Honda MotoGP rider Randy...

Tue 24 Jun 2008
Resurgent Stoner takes British GP in styleHeadline

Resurgent Stoner takes British GP in style

Casey Stoner started the 2008 MotoGP championship season as the title favourite, coming off his 2007 championship, and starting the season with a victory in Qatar. It was all coming apart, though, but the Australian put paid to any doubts about...

Sat 31 May 2008
125: CRP Racing Mugello preview

125: CRP Racing Mugello preview

The excellent performance of Riccardo Moretti and CRP Racing since the beginning of the season have opened the World Champ doors to the young rider. Thanks to an incredibly in shape Honda and to the useful technical and tactical team's ...

Fri 29 Feb 2008
Repsol Honda Qatar test notes 2008-02-28

Repsol Honda Qatar test notes 2008-02-28

Spectcular Ceremony Repsol Honda riders Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa commenced their final preseason test session at Losail this evening, experiencing for the first time the 5.380 km Qatari track's awesome new lighting system that...

Ducati Team Qatar test notes 2008-02-28

Ducati Team Qatar test notes 2008-02-28

STONER INSIDE LAP RECORD WITHIN FIRST HOUR OF HISTORIC QATAR NIGHT TEST MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner needed just 45 minutes to find his bearings around the floodlit circuit of Losail in Qatar, with almost five and a half million watts ...

Sat 25 Oct 2008
Valencian GP: Kawasaki qualifying report

Valencian GP: Kawasaki qualifying report

HOPKINS HOPING FOR TOP TEN AT VALENCIA Kawasaki's John Hopkins has his sights firmly set on a top ten finish at the final Grand Prix of the season in Valencia tomorrow, after qualifying his Ninja ZX-RR in 14th position on the grid. Anthony West...

Sat 13 Sep 2008
Behind the Barriers - Saturday in Indianapolis

Behind the Barriers - Saturday in Indianapolis

MotoGP's first trip to the Midwest may leave many spectators wondering what products and services are offered by the sport's sponsors. Repsol -- Oil company from Spain Alice -- Italian telecommunication company Wudy -- Processed meats, pork...

Tue 02 Sep 2008
125: Lorenzo Savadori Misano summary

125: Lorenzo Savadori Misano summary

LORENZO SAVADORI: UNLUCKY AT MISANO FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP An unlucky Sunday for Lorenzo Savadori on August 31st at Misano during the "Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini". The young rider from Cesena, Italy, that ...

Mon 16 Jun 2008
Surtees honored with Order of the British Empire

Surtees honored with Order of the British Empire

Englishman John Surtees, to date the only man to have won world championships on two and four wheels, has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), announced with issuance of the annual birthday...

Sat 17 May 2008
250: Le Mans qualifying 1 times

250: Le Mans qualifying 1 times

Pos Rider Nat Team Motorcycle Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- ------------ -------- ------- ------- 1. Alvaro Bautista E Mapfre Aspar Team ...

Thu 15 May 2008
Official recognition for the Yamaha Classic Racing Team

Official recognition for the Yamaha Classic Racing Team

Yamaha Motor Europe NV has officially announced its support for the Yamaha Classic Racing Team, founded and managed by former Yamaha GP mechanic Ferry Brouwer. In addition to a financial element, the support will include technical as well as ...

Fri 25 Jan 2008
Alice Team Sepang test notes 2008-01-24

Alice Team Sepang test notes 2008-01-24

<span lang="EN-US">The Alice Team has concluded the first 2008 MotoGP test on the Sepang circuit in . Both riders have done well, improving their lap times day by day. The hot and humid weather has...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Kawasaki Phillip Island test notes 2008-11-26

Kawasaki Phillip Island test notes 2008-11-26

SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY AT THE ISLAND FOR KAWASAKI The Kawasaki Racing Team were met with perfect conditions as they arrived at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia today, to start the first of three days of development testing ahead of the...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Valentino Rossi will contest this year's Wales Rally GB

Valentino Rossi will contest this year's Wales Rally GB

Call the Doctor... Valentino Rossi, six times MotoGP world champion and one of the world's best-loved sportsmen, will contest this year's Wales Rally GB -- the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship - in a car bearing support for the...

Fri 03 Oct 2008
250: Phillip Island qualifying 1 times

250: Phillip Island qualifying 1 times

Pos Rider Nat Team Motorcycle Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- ------------ -------- ------- ------- 1. Alvaro Bautista E Mapfre Aspar Team ...

Fri 26 Sep 2008
125: Motegi qualifying 1 times

125: Motegi qualifying 1 times

Pos Rider Nat Team Motorcycle Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- ------------ -------- ------- ------- 1. Joan Olive E Belson Derbi ...

Mon 05 May 2008
Chinese GP: JiR Team Scot race report

Chinese GP: JiR Team Scot race report

Shanghai positive for Andrea Dovizioso despite final position of 11th The Chinese Grand Prix weekend has been one of extremes in weather. First high temperatures yesterday and Friday, then overnight rain and then more heavy rain this morning,...