The MotoGP has a big weekend planned for its return to the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. The U.S. market is one of the best venues of the season and is very important to Ducati, with the twelve event of the season being the home race for their American star Nicky Hayden. Hayden was riding for Honda last year when he finished second on the podium in a competition was that was affected by the winds of a hurricane near the Brickyard. The 2006 MotoGP World Champion is going to be happy to make it home after an eleven race … [Read More]
Fans of Casey Stoner will have to wait for three races before they can again watch their favorite racer take a modern sports bike around a MotoGP race track at break-neck speeds. Casey was given the okay to take a break to get his health in order and put his body right before coming back to the track. This was announced by Ducati MotoGP Project Leader Livio Suppo as MotoGP gets set to head to the Cardion AB Czech Republic Grand Prix in a few days.
Stoner had stayed in California in order to undergo a series of medical tests after … [Read More]
The MotoGP competitions at Donington Park came to an end Sunday after a history that has seen its share of amazing moments and tragic events. This marks a point in history that’s both a pity and turns a page in the history books of the fastest sport on two wheels that will never be forgotten. Andrea Dovizioso will rank a note or two in the history books as the last premier class winner at the Midlands circuit, but this competitive racer is probably just glad to grab a needed 25 points toward his goal of a world championship.
The last competition … [Read More]
Valentino Rossi once again held off the field during the race to the flag to take the victory in the Alice Motorad Grand Prix Deutschland held at the Sachsenring circuit nestled in the beauty of the German countryside on the weekend. This season has been a battle for the current world champion to stay on top and he has been up to the task most days, but his competition has been staying close and making each race a battle to the finish. Rossi managed to just beat his nearest competitor Jorge Lorenzo to the line by a split-second and extend … [Read More]
Dani Pedrosa must have seen the clouds part and the sun shine through Sunday as he crossed the finish line of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix held at iconic Laguna Seca first, after a year long drought that last saw him drink from the victory cup at Catalunya last season. Dani had jumped into the lead from the four hole of the starting grid and managed to stay ahead of a field of world class competitors that included current Grand Prix World Champion Valentino Rossi.
It has been a long year and an even longer recovery for Dani, who has … [Read More]
Valentino may currently lead the MotoGP World Championship competition between him, Casey Stoner, and his Fiat Yamaha team mate Jorge Lorenzo, but both these two gentlemen and the rest of the MotoGP racers have him firmly in their cross-hairs race after race, and yet he continues to win and smile all the way to the bank.
A simple wall separates Valentino and Lorenzo in the Fiat Yamaha garage they work in day after day, but these two friends and rivals have been even closer on the track. Lorenzo has had a really strong showing and if he’s the heir apparent to … [Read More]
Valentino Rossi had a flag ready to commemorate his 100th career Grand Prix victory and the cementing of his legacy as one of the greatest racers of modern history Saturday night after his Assen win. The Doctor was challenged less, two weeks after winning in Barcelona, and this time he had more energy for the celebration to mark reaching the celebrated century mark in Grand Prix victories. Unraveling a banner to celebrate his hundredth victory and taking a photo using an old school camera to remember the occasion in style.
He did make a point of mentioning that he expected to … [Read More]
The 2009 MotoGP season has been a real barn-burner so far, with at least three riders battling for the points lead, and the lead currently being jointly held by both World Champion Valentino Rossi and hard-charging Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo, this year has been a very entertaining ride.
Thursday’s practice session running up to the Alice TT Assen competition had Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, and Jorge Lorenzo once again riding fast and recording three of the top four times at Assen. This time however they found themselves in a position these three racers haven’t found themselves in much this season, as they … [Read More]
The weather for Monday’s one-day MotoGP test session was hot but clouds covered the sky, resulting in showers falling in the midday that dried up by the time testing started, so they weren’t a concern for the riders. The MotoGP’s four day stay at the Circuit de Catelunya got off to a fast start with the riders taking their bikes onto the track to work on their bikes, rather than trying to run the fastest. The war for the fastest time was never going to be the prime concern of the day because teams have an extensive list of new … [Read More]
The MotoGP comes back to the Montmelo circuit this weekend and the top Spanish rider so far this year, Jorge Lorenzo, and his fellow Spanish riders will be feeling pressure to have a good showing on their home ground. Jorge Lorenzo will have stiff competition on the track in Barcelona as he’ll be joined by a field that includes 2008 race winner Dani Pedrosa, current championship leader and winner at Montmelo in 2007 Casey Stoner, one of the best sportbike racers in the history of motorcycle racing, Valentino Rossi, and Spanish riders Toni Elias and Sete Gibernau. This competition will … [Read More]