Valentino Rossi is once again at the front of the MotoGP Premier Class World Championship standings after a season that has been more challenging for this multiple world champion, than previous years. The 2009 MotoGP Premier Class season has been a tough one for Rossi, and he has no illusions as to his chances of staying ahead of hard charging racers like his teammate Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner, who will return to the MotoGP Premier Class grid in the next round in Portugal, after taking time off to rest and recuperate. All three of these racers have …read more
Valentino Rossi left any doubts about him bouncing back from his DNF in Indianapolis in his dust on the pavement of Milano, Italy Sunday afternoon, by taking his second consecutive win in two years at this Italian circuit with a crowd thrilling ride in the Gran Premio Cinzano di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini. Rossi over came the early lead Dani Pedrosa had due to his quick start and then vaulted ahead of Pedrosa and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo, who was in pursuit of the two front runners. Lorenzo was able to get past Dani Pedrosa after a …read more
The MotoGP circus will be coming back to Misano this Sunday and the Spanish pair of Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo will be trying to take one more step toward dethroning the current MotoGP Premier Class World Champion, Valentino Rossi, from his perch at the top. Valentino Rossi has had a few tough races lately, including a DNF, and he’ll be doing his best to keep his 25 point lead in the standings. He has been pressured a lot by his teammate Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa this season. Despite being pressured, he has been smiling brightly and …read more
The knights of the winding-circuits will be heading to next week’s Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix looking to feel the excitement and energy of a victory of winning a MotoGP competition. Preparation for the next venue on the MotoGP circuit has begun. Monday’s post Czech GP testing went pretty well for all concerned, with Fiat Yamaha’s pair of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi once again the top competitors in testing. Jorge Lorenzo’s morning session time of 1’56.171 seconds was the best for the day, just ahead of Rossi’s time of 1’56.747 seconds, which he achieved in the rain shortened afternoon …read more
MotoGP is heading off for a short summer break that all the drivers and teams have been waiting for and they all deserve after a hard fought season, so far. Looking back over the last ten rounds of the MotoGP Championship to date Yamaha’s dominance has been evident since the start of the year. The top two racers this year both ride for Fiat Yamaha, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, and they currently sit 140 points clear of their nearest competitor in the Teams’ World Championships rankings. This situation is not a rosy one for the rest of the teams …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
MotoGP is a tough challenge for any racer, the speeds, g-forces, and pressures of competing against the best sportbike racers in the world can bring out the best in an individual or have them go down in flames in the tight corners and unforgiving pavement of race tracks like Le Mans, the next venue of the MotoGP season and a race track that has seen its share of disappointments and successes.
Saturday’s surprise is only a mild surprise and certainly for those who have raced against him and lost and his fans it’s no surprise that factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa …read more
Valentino Rossi got his season back on track Sunday in front of a crowd of 120,000 screaming motorcycle race fans at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, by earning his first victory of the MotoGP Championship season at the first race on European soil for the 2009 season.
Valentino achieved his first victory of the year at the Gran Premio bwin.com de Espana by reaching the line 2.7 seconds ahead of Dani Pedros in front of a crowd of appreciative Spanish fans in Andalusia, despite the failure of their Spanish riders to win.
Pedrosa was in the lead during the first half …read more