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Mon 27 Oct 2008
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...

Valencian GP: JiR Team Scot race report

Valencian GP: JiR Team Scot race report

Andrea Dovizioso - 4th in Valencia race and 5th in MotoGP championship The last race of the MotoGP World Championship for 2008 ended for Andrea Dovizioso with a fourth place finish, which consolidates his fifth position in the championship ...

Valencian GP: Michelin race report

Valencian GP: Michelin race report

Michelin didn't obtain the results it had expected in today's MotoGP season finale at Valencia. The company had high expectations after setting the pace in the first three practice sessions and putting Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC212V-Michelin)...

Valencian GP: Ducati race report

Valencian GP: Ducati race report

STONER TAKES SIXTH VICTORY OF THE SEASON AT VALENCIA AND SECURES SECOND PLACE FOR DUCATI IN CONTRUCTORS' CHAMPIONSHIP Casey Stoner took a dominant victory in the final round of the 2008 MotoGP season to secure second place in the Constructors'...

Valencian GP: Rizla Suzuki race report

Valencian GP: Rizla Suzuki race report

Capirossi and Vermeulen fight to the end in final race of the year Rizla Suzuki's Loris Capirossi used all his experience to fight to the chequered flag at Valencia today to secure himself a top-10 finish in the 2008 MotoGP World ...

250: JiR Team Scot Valencia race report

250: JiR Team Scot Valencia race report

Yuki Takahashi takes second place at Valencia The last race of the World Championship 250cc class ended for Yuki Takahashi and JiR Team Scot with a fine second place position today: this marked Yuki's third podium of the season after the Grand...

A fond farewell from Michelin

A fond farewell from Michelin

The spirit of competition has always been at the heart of Michelin. Racing has been a part of the company history and the company has been a part of racing history. MotoGP now becomes a one-make tyre championship. Michelin is leaving MotoGP...

2008 Final standings

2008 Final standings

Pos Rider Nat Team Points --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi I Fiat Yamaha Team 373 2. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team ...

Valencian GP: Race results

Valencian GP: Race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Manufacturer Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- ------------ --------- --------- 1. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati ...

250: Valencia race results

250: Valencia race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Manufacturer Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- ------------ --------- --------- 1. Marco Simoncelli I Metis Gilera Gilera ...

125: Valencia race results

125: Valencia race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Manufacturer Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- ------------ --------- --------- 1. Simone Corsi I Jack & Jones WRB Aprilia ...

Valencian GP: Michelin qualifying report

Valencian GP: Michelin qualifying report

Michelin rider Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC212V-Michelin) starred in this afternoon's final qualifying session of 2008, leading most of the hour-long outing and finally claiming a front-row start with third-best time, only two tenths off pole ...

Valencian GP: Fiat Yamaha qualifying report

Valencian GP: Fiat Yamaha qualifying report

Tough Task Ahead 2008 MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi faces a tough task in his quest to win his tenth race of the season tomorrow after a below-par qualifying performance left him on the fourth row in Valencia. The Italian will...

Sat 25 Oct 2008
Valencian GP: Repsol Honda qualifying report

Valencian GP: Repsol Honda qualifying report

Impressive Run Repsol Honda RC212V rider Dani Pedrosa continued his impressive run of form during this afternoon's qualifying session at Valencia, ending the hour a close second fastest, just five hundredths of a second off pole position. Two...

Valencian GP: LCR Honda qualifying report

Valencian GP: LCR Honda qualifying report

DE PUNIET SIXTH FASTEST FOR THE 2008 SEASON FINAL QUALYFYING AT VALENCIA TRACK LCR Honda MotoGP Team rider Randy De Puniet made solid progress today getting the sixth fastest time overall in the qualifying session for the Comunitat Valenciana ...

Valencian GP: Gresini Racing qualifying report

Valencian GP: Gresini Racing qualifying report

DIFFICULT FINAL QUALIFYING PRACTICE FOR TEAM SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI AT VALENCIA Team San Carlo Honda Gresini contested the final qualifying practice session of the season today at the Grand Prix of Valencia. Shinya Nakano and Alex De Angelis ...

250: JiR Team Scot Valencia qualifying report

250: JiR Team Scot Valencia qualifying report

Yuki Takahashi gets third row start in the Grand Prix of Valencia With two days of practice and qualifying disturbed by bad weather, conditions have been difficult in the JiR Team Scot pitbox, but the 250cc team of Yuki Takahashi will start on...

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...

Valencian GP: Ducati qualifying report

Valencian GP: Ducati qualifying report

STONER TAKES NINTH POLE POSITION OF THE SEASON AT VALENCIA Casey Stoner equalled the record for most pole positions in a MotoGP season today, taking his ninth of the campaign to level with Valentino Rossi's effort from 2003. The Ducati...

Valencian GP: Bridgestone qualifying report

Valencian GP: Bridgestone qualifying report

Stoner grabs ninth pole of the season in Valencia qualifying Ducati rider Casey Stoner has taken his ninth pole position of the 2008 season in this afternoon's Valencia GP qualifying session, taking to twelve the total number of Bridgestone-shod...

Valencian GP: JiR Team Scot qualifying report

Valencian GP: JiR Team Scot qualifying report

Andrea Dovizioso sits on the third row in Valencia for final MotoGP Today heralded the last day of practice at the Valencia circuit for the last MotoGP Grand Prix of 2008. Like yesterday the uncertain weather was the hallmark of qualifying and...

Valencian GP: Alice Team qualifying report

Valencian GP: Alice Team qualifying report

FOURTH AND FIFTH ROW FOR THE ALICE TEAM IN THE COMUNITAT DE VALENCIA GRAND PRIX Another day with variable climatic conditions in Valencia where the qualifying session valid for the Comunitat de Valencia Grand Prix took place. Sylvain Guintoli ...

Valencian GP: Rizla Suzuki qualifying report

Valencian GP: Rizla Suzuki qualifying report

Third row start for Capirossi in season finale Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer Loris Capirossi will start the last race of the 2008 MotoGP season from the middle of the third row after qualifying in eighth place at Valencia in Spain...

250: Valencia qualifying 2 times

250: Valencia qualifying 2 times

Pos Rider Nat Team Motorcycle Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- ------------ -------- ------- ------- 1. Marco Simoncelli I Metis Gilera ...

Valencian GP: Qualifying times

Valencian GP: Qualifying times

Pos Rider Nat Team Motorcycle Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- ------------ -------- ------- ------- 1. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team ...