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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...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
John Hopkins undergoes successful surgery

John Hopkins undergoes successful surgery

HOPKINS UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY Kawasaki's John Hopkins was in a buoyant mood and looking forward to a period of rest and recuperation after undergoing successful surgery at the Fremont Surgery Centre in California on Thursday. The ...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
Bridgestone weekend tests summary

Bridgestone weekend tests summary

Bridgestone MotoGP: Jerez/Philip Island Tests Debrief The final MotoGP tests of 2008 took place at the end of last week with eight teams enjoying a two-day test at Circuito de Jerez in Southern Spain and two teams testing at Australia's Philip...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Alice Team Jerez test summary

Alice Team Jerez test summary

CONCLUDED THE LAST TEST OF 2008 IN JEREZ. KALLIO SEVENTH, CANEPA ELEVENTH 2008 testing are over for the Pramac Racing Team with the two new riders, Mika Kallio and Niccolò Canepa, who concluded respectively in seventh and eleventh...

Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test summary

Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test summary

Rizla Suzuki completes successful final 2008 test Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has rounded off 2008 with a successful three-day test at Phillip Island in Australia. Loris Capirossi and Chris Vermeulen recorded over 450 laps of the 4,448m Australian...

Fiat Yamaha Jerez test summary

Fiat Yamaha Jerez test summary

Rossi signs off for winter holidays with fastest time in Jerez World Champion Valentino Rossi set the fastest time in Jerez today on the final day of testing for the year. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo was third fastest, making it a ...

Kawakai Phillp Island test summary

Kawakai Phillp Island test summary

KAWASAKI CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL PHILLIP ISLAND TEST The Kawasaki Racing Team today concluded a successful three-day test at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, with the three riders clocking up more than 150 laps of the 4.445km track, despite...

Gresini Racing Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

Gresini Racing Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

JEREZ -- SECOND DAY OF TESTING The second day of this week's official test at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain has come to an end for Team San Carlo Honda Gresini, the final track meeting of the year before the winter break. The team...

Ducati Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

Ducati Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

MOTOGP TESTING CALENDAR CONCLUDES FOR 2008 AT JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA Jerez de la Frontera, (Spain). The Ducati Marlboro Team completed their final test of 2008 today with Nicky Hayden fifth fastest at the end of a day that saw a particularly late...

Repsol Honda Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

Repsol Honda Jerez test notes 2008-11-27

Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso completed their final test of 2008 at Jerez today, both men continuing the useful progress they made yesterday despite limited track time. Overnight rain forced the pair to make a late start,...

Fiat Yamaha Jerez day one test summary

Fiat Yamaha Jerez day one test summary

Rossi second in chilly Jerez The Fiat Yamaha Team began a two-day test in Jerez, southern Spain yesterday and Valentino Rossi made a positive start to the second winter session, finishing the day second fastest behind Dani Pedrosa. With this...

Kawasaki Phillip Island test notes 2008-11-27

Kawasaki Phillip Island test notes 2008-11-27

KAWASAKI CONTINUES GOOD WORK DESPITE RAIN AT THE ISLAND Work continued in Australia today with the second of three days development testing for the Kawasaki Racing Team, which brought positive results, despite mixed weather conditions at the ...

Gresini Racing Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Gresini Racing Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

The final test of the season got underway for Team San Carlo Honda Gresini at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain today. It was a sunny start to the test with temperatures fluctuating between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius and a track...

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...

Ducati Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Ducati Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM KICK OFF FINAL TEST OF 2008 AT JEREZ Jerez de la Frontera, (Spain). The Ducati Marlboro Team began their final MotoGP test session of the year today, ahead of the testing ban that gets underway on 1st December 2008 and runs...

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...

Repsol Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Repsol Jerez test notes 2008-11-26

Jerez: Repsol Honda MotoGP Test Recap - Pedrosa Fastest Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso commenced their final test session of 2008 at Jerez today. Despite bitter cold and strong winds, the pair had a useful day at the ...

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...

Sun 23 Nov 2008
Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test preview

Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test preview

Rizla Suzuki travels down under for final 2008 test Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is on its way to Phillip Island in Australia to participate in its final test of 2008, as it further evaluates new parts and components for next season's Suzuki ...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Indianapolis Motor Speedway news 2008-11-17

Indianapolis Motor Speedway news 2008-11-17

THE RACETRACK OF CHAMPIONS: 2008 IMS WINNERS SWEEP TITLES INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 -- When Jimmie Johnson crossed the finish line Sunday, Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, history was made 1,045 miles away, at the Indianapolis...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
Stobart support Rossi's run for Children In Need

Stobart support Rossi's run for Children In Need

Stobart Motorsport have backed MotoGP star Valentino Rossi's bid to raise funds for Children In Need on next month's Wales Rally GB. Rossi will drive a Ford Focus RS with full Stobart livery and incorporate the charity's logo and mascot Pudsey ...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Loris Capirossi Tempest Rally summary
BRC

Loris Capirossi Tempest Rally summary

Capirossi tastes podium success in UK rally Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer Loris Capirossi had a successful rally debut yesterday as he drove his Suzuki Swift to third place in the Swift Sport Cup, and ninth position overall in the two-wheel drive ...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Loris Capirossi Tempest Rally preview
BRC

Loris Capirossi Tempest Rally preview

Capirossi ready to rally this weekend Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer Loris Capirossi is swapping two-wheels for four this coming weekend as he competes in the Suzuki-sponsored Tempest Rally in Hampshire, England. Capirossi and Team Manager Paul ...

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...

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...

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