"Listen shortarse, shake hands or else..."KING JUAN Carlos of Spain played the role of peacemaker after the Jerez MotoGP race, when he firmly grabbed deadly rivals Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo by the arm, and made them shake hands.The two are very much at loggerheads, after Lor...
Back-to-back poles for MotoGP rookie LorenzoJORGE LORENZO'S second pole in succession put him in exalted company. At Qatar he became the first class rookie to qualify on pole since Max Biaggi in 1998. At Jerez, he equalled the feat of Finnish giant Jarno Saarinen, who qualified h...
SEVEN-TIME World Champion Valentino Rossi has stated it took longer to get used to Bridgestone tyres than he expected but believes he made the right decision in switching from Michelin."The set up is very different but we do two podiums, which is good for us. We have time to impr...
FIAT YAMAHA team manager, Davide Brivio, has revealed Valentino Rossi is set to work out a deal with Yamaha that will see him finish his career with the company.The seven-time world champion has stated a desire remain with Fiat Yamaha until the Italian maestro retires; all that’s...
TYRE GIANTS Pirelli and Dunlop will soon be going head-to-head for the right to be the control tyre of the World Superbike Championship. FGSport, the organisers of the World Superbike Championship, have put the control tyre contract up for bid for the 2010-2012 season, with the t...
HE MAY have equalled Angel Nieto's record of 90 Grand Prix wins at the weekend but Valentino Rossi will have to keep winning for another six years, if he is to challenge the old-timers in the career stakes. And that’s only if Loris Capirossi doesn’t ever win another race.Capiross...
BRIDGESTONE TECHNICIANS were rewarded with a win at Le Mans after Valentino Rossi piloted their new-specification rear tyre to victory at yesterday's GP.The team have been working on a new tyre following the problems they encountered in the cool night temperatures of Qatar circu...
VISORDOWN BROUGHT you news last week that Marco Melandri’s place in the Marlboro Ducati squad was under threat and that MotoGP veteran Sete Gibernau was set to replace the lacklustre Italian.The likelihood of this happening is now almost a reality
TEAM ROBERTS is still absent, but hasn’t gone away, according to team manager Chuck Aksland. Plans are still in place for a probable return to the MotoGP class next year.The long-time ally of Kenny Roberts was at Jerez in his new role of rider manager (to American 125 rider Steve...
WE'RE SAYING goodbye (or should that be good riddance?) to the Chinese Grand Prix and judging by the reaction of many teams and riders it seems Shanghai won't be missed one iota.Few riders seem to like the layout. Marlboro Ducati’s Casey Stoner said in the wet it was great but th...
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