Valentino Rossi was born on February 16, 1979 in Urbino, Italy. Rossi has become one of the greatest riders in MotoGP, with multiple championship and race victories across GP125, 250 GP, 500 Grand Prix and MotoGP.The first championship victory for Rossi came in 1997 when he pilot...
HAS THE NEW cost-cutting six-engine rule introduced in 2010 into MotoGP really worked? “Not very much,” according to Fiat Yamaha MotoGP chief Masao Furusawa.Despite the decision to restrict the number of engines per team with a view to saving cost, Furusawa reported Yamaha's deve...
One of the longest established race curcuits in the UK, Castle Combe, has encouraged novices to take part in their in-house motorcycle track day programme for the past 15 years. Due to very strict noise regulations they allow only 12 riders on track at any one time and employ num...
100 – Karel Abraham is scheduled to make his 100th Grand Prix start at the Dutch TT. Abraham made his Grand Prix debut in the 125cc class at the opening race of 2005 at Jerez. After two years in the 125cc class he moved up to the 250cc class and then to the Moto2 class for 2010 a...
50 years ago - The first East German Grand Prix was held at the Sachsenring circuit in 1961. The original circuit used for this event was a closed road circuit 8.73km in length.50 - Casey Stoner’s third place finish at Mugello was the 50th time he has stood on the podium in MotoG...
100 - At the Czech Grand Prix, Yuki Takahashi will be making his 100th GP start. Takahashi made his GP debut at the age of seventeen as a wild-card rider in the 125cc class at Motegi in 2001. After several more wild-card appearances he became a full-time GP rider in the 250cc cla...
Valentino Rossi has finished on the podium eleven times in his twelve visits to Phillip Island across all three GP classes. The only race at Phillip Island that he did not finish in the top three was on his first visit riding a 125cc machine in 1997 when he finished sixth. In 199...
150 – At the US GP, Hector Barbera will be making his 150th Grand Prix start, which includes 47 in the 125cc class and 75 in the 250cc class.51 years – On race day at Laguna Seca it will be exactly 51 years since Kenjiro Tanaka finished third in the 250cc race at the 1960 German ...
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THE DEATH of a five-year-old boy fatally injured in a motorcycle accident was caused by a piece of grit in the bike's throttle mechanism, an inquest has heard.Jake Wilson, from Carmarthen, West Wales, died after suffering fatal head injuries while riding on a private car park in ...
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