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June 13th, 2013
Casey Stoner insists he has no plans to return to MotoGP action, saying he cannot envisage ever having the urge to compete in the sport again.
May 16th, 2013
Pol Espargaro insists moving into MotoGP remains a remote dream despite talk of him joining Yamaha’s premier class stable. The 21-year-old, runner-up to Marc Marquez in last year’s Moto2 championship, has been linked to a factory contract with the Japanese manufacturer.
April 18th, 2013
The Tech 3 MotoGP team says it is ready to compete in the Grand Prix of the Americas this weekend despite a fire in its garage overnight. One of the electric starters to start the bikes up caught fire inside Cal Crutchlow’s and Bradley Smith’s pit garage at Austin. The track’s sprinkler system was immediately activated and prevented any serious damage.
March 22nd, 2013
Yamaha has unveiled its new livery for the bikes Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will compete with in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship. The team, the last factory outfit to reveal its new livery, made the unveiling on the eve of the final pre-season test at Jerez
January 15th, 2013
Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso see 2013 as a fresh start for Ducati in MotoGP after its troubled recent seasons. The dream partnership with Italian legend Valentino Rossi failed to deliver any more than a handful of podiums for Ducati, which has not won a race since Casey Stoner’s triumph in the 2010 Australian Grand Prix
November 10th, 2012
A Spec ECU and datalogger system will be made compulsory in MotoGP from 2014, governing body the FIM has announced. Factory teams will however be granted the allowance of being able to use their own software systems, but only if they also agree to run on 20, rather than 24, litres of fuel for each race. The FIM stressed however that the changes will only become law at the successful conclusion of negotiations between Dorna and the manufacturers over the supply of prototype chassis and engines.
October 23rd, 2012
Valentino Rossi believes MotoGP is in the weakest state he has yet experienced in 12 years in grand prix racing’s premier class. The seven-time champion pinpoints a lack of on-track action as the main issue, which he says stems from bikes and equipment being “too perfect”
September 18th, 2012
FIM president Vito Ippolito has criticised Misano’s race directors following the chaotic start procedure that contributed to Dani Pedrosa’s early exit from the San Marino Grand Prix. In scenes verging on farce, race organisers cancelled the original start after a clutch issue on Karel Abraham’s Cardion Ducati, allowed team personnel to rejoin the grid en masse, and then issued a sudden one-minute warning
September 13th, 2012
Dani Pedrosa has denied that his hard-fought victory over Jorge Lorenzo in the Czech Grand Prix marked a breakthrough moment in his MotoGP career. The Honda rider triumphed over his title rival at Brno with a bold last-corner move after an epic battle – in contrast to Pedrosa’s reputation as a rider who only wins when he breaks clear of the pack and dominates
August 28th, 2012
Ducati will re-organise its racing department and seek to take full advantage of its relationship with Audi from 2013 in a bid to once again rediscover winning form in MotoGP. The Italian company also backed Andrea Dovizioso – confirmed for next season alongside Nicky Hayden – to help the manufacturer to improve its form over the past two years.
June 30th, 2012
Andrea Dovizioso said he was delighted to take his second MotoGP podium of the year in the Dutch TT because he did not underestimate how difficult it was for his satellite Tech 3 team to get among the works squads at the front. Dovizioso defeated factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies to secure third at Assen, claiming his second podium in a month after achieving the same result at Catalunya.
June 28th, 2012
Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies said they will go into Assen MotoGP qualifying full of confidence in their bikes after topping a practice session apiece in the Netherlands on Thursday. Lorenzo led the way in morning practice, while Spies – who won the Dutch TT last year – went quickest in the second session
June 12th, 2012
MotoGP’s rookie rule, which prevents new riders from moving straight into a works team, does not ‘have to be kept rigidly’ according to Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief of the series’ rights holder Dorna. His comments represent a softening stance on a rule he has previously insisted will remain in place and be stringently applied
April 7th, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo claimed pole position for the MotoGP season-opening Qatar Grand Prix, denying Casey Stoner a fourth straight Losail pole. It was reigning champion Stoner who led the way for Honda for most of the hour, as he both topped the part of the session devoted to practice, then improved to a 1m55.149s on his first concerted pole shot with 11 minutes left. That was beaten by Lorenzo’s 1m54.993s for Yamaha just afterwards, and although four-time Qatar winner Stoner fought back with a 1m54.855s, it put him on top for less than a minute before the Yamaha lapped 0.221 seconds quicker.
February 2nd, 2012
Dani Pedrosa has described Honda’s new RCV 213V as “the most physically demanding” MotoGP bike he has ridden. The 26-year-old Spaniard made the assessment after winding up third quickest on the final day of testing at Sepang, leaving him behind his world champion team-mate Casey Stoner and Yamaha’s Jorge Loreno. Pedrosa has won races on both 990 and 800cc machinery in MotoGP since his debut in grand prix racing’s premier class in 2006, but the Spaniard believes that doing so on the new for 2012 1000cc bike will be even more difficult.
January 20th, 2012
Sepang International Circuit has announced that the first MotoGP tests of 2012 will be open to the public. The MotoGP field will reconvene at the Malaysian track for the first test of the season on 31 January to 2 February, returning for the second test on 28 February to 1 March. The sessions will mark the first time the MotoGP riders have been out at Sepang since Marco Simoncelli lost his life in last October’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
January 2nd, 2012
Stephane Peterhansel took over the lead of the Dakar Rally following the second stage on Monday, while Nasser Al-Attiyah went fastest to climb from 38th to sixth overall.
November 16th, 2011
Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta believes MotoGP cannot continue in its current state, saying that change is needed right now and that an era is over. The championship has struggled to fill the grid properly this year, with just 17 bikes competing regularly. In contrast, the Moto2 championship has a 32-rider field, with 125cc also fielding over 30 bikes in each race
November 7th, 2011
Casey Stoner and Ben Spies have expressed concerns about proposals to scrap MotoGP’s test day limits for 2012, saying it could leave top riders over-worked. At present, testing with factory riders is restricted to a limited number of pre-season and mid-season tests. But there have been suggestions that next year this could be replaced with a limit on how many tyres are available for testing, but with teams allowed to test where and when they pleased within that tyre allocation
November 6th, 2011
Tech 3 Yamaha team boss Herve Poncharal praised Josh Hayes’ professionalism after the double American Superbike champion delivered a seventh-place finish on his MotoGP debut at Valencia. Hayes was given the chance to replace the injured Colin Edwards at Tech 3 this weekend, and achieved seventh despite having had no experience of the MotoGP or the Valencia circuit prior to the event. He also topped the morning warm-up after making a late run on slick tyres in damp conditions.