In Turn 6, on the 5th lap of the Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril, the race, Nicky Hayden's title hopes, and a large part of the world's motorcycling fans exploded. Seconds after Dani Pedrosa's impetuous passing attempt on Hayden, taking both riders out, even the official MotoGP ...
To visitors from the lush north of Europe, their first impression of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo is an overwhelming sense of desolation. As you leave the bustling Spanish coast and the metropolis of Valencia behind you, and head along the highway towards the parched Spanish meseta,...
Nicky Hayden arrived at Valencia with some new artwork on his bike and his leathers. The left-hand side of his fairing depicted a hand of five cards: the ten, jack, queen and king of diamonds, and one more card face down. Besides the cards was a large pile of poker chips, and the...
James Toseland's announcement that he would be leaving World Superbikes and Ten Kate Honda to join Tech 3 Yamaha in MotoGP next season has divided opinion in the motorcycling world. On the one hand, there is delight that Toseland, a charming and obviously talented young rider, is...
When it comes to racetracks, the most damning accusation that MotoGP fans can make is that a particular circuit is a "cookie cutter track." What they mean by this is that the track consists of a bunch of symmetrical, computer-designed turns stuck together to resemble something wh...
MotoGP is the very pinnacle of technological innovation when it comes to motorcycle racing. Whether it be the carbon brakes, advanced engine electronics, trick engine internals or complex chassis design, MotoGP really is pushing the envelope, what's known in computing circles as ...
In theory, motorcycle racing is incredibly simple. Rent a racetrack for a weekend, invite a bunch of riders to bring their bikes with them, lay a set of ground rules to try and ensure fair competition, give the riders a couple of sessions to get to know the track, then come Sunda...
MONSTER TECH 3 MotoGP boss Herve Poncharal has said he can't see a situation where 800cc engines will race against 1000cc motors in MotoGP from 2010.Speaking to David Emmett at Motomatters.com, Poncharal, who's also IRTA's representative on the GP
the team's 2011 Ohlins forks during post race testing at Brno on Monday this week - a move that's upset Rossi, as the Italian still wants to give "110%" for the rest of the season.Speaking to respected MotoGP paddock insider David Emmett about whether he
no interest in a professional career on four wheels."Bikes are for racing, cars are for fun," Rossi told Italian veteran journalist Paolo Scalera, hinting he plans to stick with two wheels when he leaves MotoGP.The interview, translated via David Emmett
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