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Thu 26 Nov 2009
Bridgestone 2009 season review

Bridgestone 2009 season review

2009 MotoGP season review with Hiroshi Yasukawa, Director of Bridgestone Motorsport The 2009 MotoGP season was the first for Bridgestone as the series' Official Tyre Supplier. This meant that rather than supporting seven teams and a total of ...

Tue 24 Nov 2009
Biagi and Rossi Vallelunga 6Hr summary

Biagi and Rossi Vallelunga 6Hr summary

Biagi dominates the 6 Hours of Vallelunga He also praises Valentino Rossi! Vallelunga, 22 November 09 - Thomas Biagi, in his first appearance in the event, has triumphed in the demanding Six Hours of Vallelunga. Today was the nineteenth...

Sun 22 Nov 2009
Biagi and Rossi at Vallelunga 6 hours race

Biagi and Rossi at Vallelunga 6 hours race

Bologna, November 19th 2009 After participating to the ever green 24 Hours in Le Mans and SPA, and to the 12 Hours in Sebring, Thomas couldn't miss 6 Hours race in Vallelunga. The by now traditional race that takes place at the end of the season...

Sat 21 Nov 2009
Rizla Suzuki Estoril test summary

Rizla Suzuki Estoril test summary

Bautista continues his Suzuki education Alvaro Bautista's graduation from 250cc to the premier class continued this week, with the Spanish rider undertaking his second test on the factory Suzuki prototype. Having experienced his first action...

Wed 18 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Martin's Chase plot thickens

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Martin's Chase Plot Thickens The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer's view of the top ten stories. Mark Martin, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Photo...

Thu 12 Nov 2009
Gresini Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Gresini Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

MELANDRI AND SIMONCELLI MAKE PROGRESS ON SECOND DAY OF TESTS AT VALENCIA Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli continued to improve their feeling with the bikes they will use to contest the 2010 MotoGP World Championship today on the second day of...

Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

Honda riders complete successful three-day MotoGP test at Valencia The final day of the three-day MotoGP test at the 4.005km Valencia circuit was run in warm and sunny spring like weather that raised the track temperature and helped riders get...

Gresini Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

Gresini Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

SHORT BUT INTENSE FINAL DAY AT VALENCIA FOR TWO MARCOS The third day of testing at Valencia was short but intense for Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli, with the track open from 10am to 1pm but action not getting underway until the asphalt was...

Repsol Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

Repsol Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

The Repsol Honda Team wrapped up the 2009 season with a strong showing on the final morning of MotoGP testing in Valencia. Both Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso made further progress aboard the 2010-spec RC212V, significantly improving their lap...

Bridgestone Valencia test summary

Bridgestone Valencia test summary

Bridgestone concludes 2009 with successful test and tyre compound debut The final grand prix of the 2009 MotoGP season was followed immediately by a three day test at the Valencia circuit at which all of next year's MotoGP entrants...

Ducati Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

Ducati Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

POSITIVE END TO FINAL TEST OF 2009 FOR DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM The Ducati Marlboro Team completed its final test session of 2009 in positive fashion today as Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden ended up fastest and third fastest respectively on the time...

Pramac Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

Pramac Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

MOTOGP 2009 SEASON ENDS. GREAT HOPES FOR THE PRAMAC RACING TEAM FUTURE The MotoGP 2009 season ended after three days of testing on the circuit of Valencia, Spain. The riders of the Pramac Racing Team, Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargaro, have closed...

Rizla Suzuki Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

Rizla Suzuki Valencia test notes 2009-11-11

Bautista ends Valencia test on a roll Alvaro Bautista has completed his first test onboard the Suzuki GSV-R by continuing to improve on his lap-times at a sunny Valencia today. Bautista recorded a best time of 1'34.163 from his 41 laps during...

Wed 11 Nov 2009
Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Pedrosa and Dovizioso take a 'Step by Step' approach to testing the 2010 RC212V When the MotoGP riders arrived at the track for the second day of the planned three-day test they were pleased to find track and weather conditions were much...

Repsol Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Repsol Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

The Repsol Honda Team today joined most of the MotoGP field at the Valencia circuit as the final test of the 2009 season continued. Staring at around 11am, both Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso ran through a useful testing programme today and ...

Tech 3 Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Tech 3 Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Super Spies shines at Valencia test Ben Spies played a starring role on the second day of MotoGP testing in Valencia today, the Texan producing another confident and assured performance on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 machine. Making only...

Fiat Yamaha Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Fiat Yamaha Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Season ends with successful test in Valencia A year of hard work finally came to an end for the Fiat Yamaha Team today with the last day of testing in Valencia. Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi finished the day first and third, signing off for...

LCR Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

LCR Honda Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

DE PUNIET LEAVES VALENCIA CIRCUIT WITH THE 7th LAP TIME Valencia, 10 November: After Sunday's ultimate round of the season premier class riders and team are having three additional days on-track work at Ricardo Tormo circuit. Second day of...

Ducati Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Ducati Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

CASEY STONER AND NICKY HAYDEN IN TOP FIVE ON SECOND DAY OF VALENCIA TEST Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden ended the second day of testing at Valencia inside the top five fastest riders on track. Both riders began lapping at around midday because...

Rizla Suzuki Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Rizla Suzuki Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Big steps for both riders at Valencia test Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista continued in a positive direction during the penultimate day of testing at Valencia, as the pair made use of the improved conditions in Spain today. Capirossi ...

Pramac Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

Pramac Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-10

KALLIO AND ESPARGARO' IMPROVE THEIR LAP TIMES IN THE SECOND DAY OF TESTING IN VALENCIA Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director "It was a very positive day. Mika wanted to try many different technical solutions, including the ...

Valencian GP: Bridgestone debrief

Valencian GP: Bridgestone debrief

Valencia Grand Prix debrief with Tohru Ubukata Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium. Rear: Medium, Hard (asymmetric) The last grand prix of the 2009 MotoGP season was won by Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa. It was the second...

Tue 10 Nov 2009
Ducati Valencia test notes 2009-11-09

Ducati Valencia test notes 2009-11-09

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM START WORK FOR 2010 Less than 24 hours after the 2009 season had concluded the Ducati Marlboro Team was back on track at Valencia as Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden completed their first day of testing for the 2010. Warm ...

Pramac Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-09

Pramac Racing Valencia test notes 2009-11-09

TEST STARTED IN VALENCIA: KALLIO EIGHT, ESPARGARO' ELEVENTH Fabiano Sterlacchini - Pramac Racing Technical Director "These tests are very useful for our new rider at Pramac Racing, Aleix Espargaro. He has already had the opportunity to run...

Ducati announces 2010 models

Ducati announces 2010 models

DUCATI PRESENTS 2010 INNOVATIONS FINALLY UNVEILED, WORLD PREVIEW OF THE NEW AND EAGERLY ANTICIPATED MULTISTRADA 1200. ALSO NEW FOR 2010: NEW "CORSE" LIVERY FOR THE 1198, TWO NEW HYPERMOTARD 1000EVO MODELS AND TECHNICAL ADVANCES...

Rizla Suzuki Valencia test notes 2009-11-09

Rizla Suzuki Valencia test notes 2009-11-09

Bautista makes encouraging debut at a chilly Valencia Alvaro Bautista made his MotoGP entrance onboard a Rizla Suzuki GSV-R at a cool and windy Valencia in Spain this afternoon. Bautista has made the step-up from the 250cc class and performed...

Statement from Tsunji Togami, Yamaha President and CEO

Statement from Tsunji Togami, Yamaha President and CEO

On Winning the 2009 MotoGP Triple Crown Message from Tsunji Togami, President and CEO, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. "It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce that, for the second consecutive year, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has achieved its...

Mon 09 Nov 2009
Valencian GP: Honda race report

Valencian GP: Honda race report

Honda enjoyed a great 2009 season finale at Valencia today with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) winning the MotoGP race in dominant style and Hiroshi Aoyama (Scot Honda) securing the last-ever 250 World Championship. It was a fitting climax to the ...

Valencian GP: Gresini Racing race report

Valencian GP: Gresini Racing race report

ELIAS TAKES SUPER SIXTH IN FINAL MOTOGP APPEARANCE FOR SAN CARLO HONDA GRESINI Toni Elias made his final appearance for the San Carlo Honda Gresini MotoGP team - at least for the immediate future - with a trademark charge to sixth place at ...

Valencian GP: Repsol Honda race report

Valencian GP: Repsol Honda race report

Dani Pedrosa led from start to finish in today's Grand Prix of Valencia to win the final race of the 2009 season in dominant fashion on his Honda RC212V. Underlining his brilliance at the Valencia circuit, Pedrosa set the fastest lap of the race...

Valencian GP: LCR Honda race report

Valencian GP: LCR Honda race report

DE PUNIET ROUNDS SEASON OFF WITH ANOTHER SOLID FINISH Valencia, 8 November: the ultimate round of 2009 season at Ricardo Tormo circuit was run with ambience temperature of 19o.C with premier class riders struggling with strong winds and local...

Valencian GP: Ben Spies race report

Valencian GP: Ben Spies race report

Spies takes well earned seventh in Valencia GP Ben Spies made a good job of silencing any critics he may have today as he set about putting his mark on the GP field ahead of his racing year in 2010. Starting from ninth on the grid he had a good...

Valencian GP: Tech 3 Yamaha race report

Valencian GP: Tech 3 Yamaha race report

Jubilant Edwards claims fantastic fifth overall Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Colin Edwards produced a stunning final race in Valencia today to clinch a dramatic fifth place in the final 2009 MotoGP world championship standings. Starting...

Valencian GP: Fiat Yamaha race report

Valencian GP: Fiat Yamaha race report

Double podium sees Fiat Yamaha seal triple crown in Valencia as Edwards scores fourth and Spies seventh place. Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo finished second and third in the season-ending Grand Prix of Valencia this afternoon, the ninth time...

Valencian GP: Ducati race report

Valencian GP: Ducati race report

SEASON ENDS WITH CONTRASTING FORTUNES FOR STONER AND HAYDEN AT VALENCIA The Ducati Marlboro Team concluded its 2009 MotoGP World Championship with contrasting fortunes for its two riders, as Nicky Hayden ended the season on a high with a ...

Valencian GP: Pramac Racing race report

Valencian GP: Pramac Racing race report

KALLIO CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY WITH THE NINTH POSITION AT VALENCIA. ESPARGARO' THIRTEENTH The 2009 MotoGP season is today over at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Pramac Racing riders, Mika Kallio and Aleix Espargaro, were really motivated...