with anybody from any team, except with Suzuki.” Spies is a long-time Suzuki rider, and his hoped-for move to MotoGP has always been linked with that factory, and at the same time hampered by Suzuki’s reluctance to support more than two riders
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...
not supposed to say that.”The Tech 3 team has moved back to the front positions this year since switching from Dunlop to Michelin tyres, but remains without a major sponsor.
after erstwhile championship leader Pedrosa had finished fourth (and fellow Michelin user Jorge Lorenzo second) in the race.Racing insiders were reeling at the move, which seemed to represent a capitulation by Honda to rider Pedrosa and his much
and the downfall of many a rider on cold tyres.His main aim was to move to MotoGP as soon as possible. “Now I know that with the right time on the bike and a good team that we could do it for sure. We might not win a race the fist year or two, but I know we can
COLIN EDWARDS set the pace in qualifying, and was ready to move it still higher to be sure of repeating his first-ever pole, achieved here last year, when he was forced to slow by a cruising Marco Melandri on his last lap.“We had a minor problem
sparked a panic move. “It’s bullsh*t,” he said. “We are working on our 2009 bike in the usual way, and we have already begun track testing with our factory testers Guareschi and Capella. It seems it has been well born,” he said. The factory
THE RUMOUR mill has riders moving around all over the place, with substance to at least some of the stories.Ducati will be looking to replace the extraordinarily disappointing Marco Melandri, and candidates include Nicky Hayden and Ben Spies
rider was getting a lucky break when he moved straight from Superstocks and BSB to MotoGP might like to think again. It was about the worst career move he could have made. As Nicky Hayden (him again) is fond of saying: be careful what you wish for.
is in serious trouble with the Italian taxman, apparently set on making an example. They are likely in the end to cut a deal much below the £80-million mentioned at one point; it will still be very expensive. And all to do with moving to London, but not really
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