Bikes Interviews. Page 7



  • May 2008

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Pete Benson (Hayden's chief mechanic). [5]
    1 May 2008: During his ten years with Repsol Honda, Pete Benson has worked with two of the most successful riders in motorcycling history, Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi, and helped guide Nicky Hayden to the 2006 world crown.


  • April 2008

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Sylvain Guintoli.
    25 April 2008: Alice Team's Sylvain Guintoli took part in a press conference at Le Mans earlier this week, to help publicise the French Grand Prix on May 16th.

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Tom Sykes.
    23 April 2008: "I wasn't really expecting it because [Haslam] knew I was there. Obviously I had nowhere to go... I caught my front wheel on his rear wheel and down I went" - Tom Sykes.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Mike Leitner (Pedrosa's chief mechanic). [2]
    10 April 2008: An interview with Mike Leitner, chief mechanic for MotoGP World Championship leader Dani Pedrosa.

  • BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Haslam Crash.net viewer Q&A. [1]
    10 April 2008: Due to a technical problem, questions left by Crash.net viewers in our forum didn't reach the interviewer in time for the last week's live Leon Haslam webcast - but fear not, the HM Plant Honda rider still sat down to answer them...


  • March 2008

    BSB » Open article Q&A: Jonathan Palmer – EXCLUSIVE. [1]
    4 March 2008: New British Superbike commercial rights holder speaks exclusively to Crash.net Radio.


  • February 2008

    BSB » Open article Q&A: Leon Haslam - EXCLUSIVE.
    26 February 2008: HM Plant Honda new boy talks about why 2008 must finally be his year...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Jonny Rea - EXCLUSIVE.
    18 February 2008: Northern Irishman ready to take on the 'axe-murderers' on the international scene...


  • January 2008

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Valentino Rossi. [37]
    19 January 2008: The following Q&A with MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi was provided by Fiat Yamaha at the team's 2008 launch, held at Turin in Italy on Friday.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Jorge Lorenzo.
    19 January 2008: The following Q&A with reigning 250cc world champion Jorge Lorenzo was provided by Fiat Yamaha at the team's 2008 launch, held at Turin in Italy on Friday.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Davide Brivio (Rossi's team manager). [2]
    19 January 2008: The following Q&A with Valentino Rossi's team manager Davide Brivio was provided by Fiat Yamaha at the team's 2008 launch, held at Turin in Italy on Friday.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Daniele Romagnoli (JL's team manager). [3]
    19 January 2008: The following Q&A with Jorge Lorenzo's team manager Daniele Romagnoli was provided by Fiat Yamaha at the team's 2008 launch, held at Turin in Italy on Friday.

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Steve Plater. [1]
    17 January 2008: Steve Plater talks about his 'busy' 2008 season, which will again involve both circuit and street racing...

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Tom Sykes - EXCLUSIVE.
    9 January 2008: Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes is enjoying his role with his new team. He attended the National Motorcycle Show in Manchester at the weekend where he was able to chat to race fans and catch up with a few friends from the paddock as he told Crash.net.


  • December 2007

    BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: John McGuinness. [1]
    12 December 2007: Thirteen times TT winner, John McGuinness has had a very successful year on the pure roads. He picked up the lap record at over 130mph at the TT, took the lap record at the Ulster Grand Prix which is the world's fastest road race, and finished the year off with the record at the Macau GP. He spoke with Crash.net Radio about his 2007 season…….

  • BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Ian Hutchinson.
    4 December 2007: Ian Hutchinson has recently announced that he will be riding for AIM Yamaha next season in the British Supersport class and at the three International road races. Crash.net Radio caught up with him at the NEC bike show to find out what he has been up to recently….


  • November 2007

    BSB » Open article Q&A: Tom Sykes - EXCLUSIVE.
    27 November 2007: Tom Sykes made his first appearance at the NEC bike show on press day as an official member of the Rizla Suzuki team. He was quite surprised at the amount of attention he was receiving from the press but was very much looking on the positives as he told Crash.net…..

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Shane Byrne. [7]
    20 November 2007: Airwaves Ducati has released the following 'get-to-know' guide for its new star rider Shane Byrne...

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Leon Camier. [8]
    20 November 2007: Airwaves Ducati has released the following 'get-to-know' guide for new rider, and rising BSB star, Leon Camier...

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Dani Pedrosa. [43]
    10 November 2007: Dani Pedrosa bares his soul as he looks back on what happened during a troubled 2007 campaign and how he fought back to come out of the situation winning.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Nicky Hayden. [113]
    9 November 2007: After a tough year on track defending his number one plate but without much luck, American Nicky Hayden is determined to take it back in 2008. He has put the new RC212V through its paces and was suitably impressed…..

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Tom Sykes - EXCLUSIVE. [8]
    8 November 2007: Tom Sykes, top BSB rookie, put in an impressive performance during his first outing on the Rizla Suzuki. He has had a whirlwind introduction to the team with riding the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP bike earlier in the week and now debuting on the British Superbike. Crash.net Radio was at Mallory Park to catch up with the talented young man…..


  • October 2007

    BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Cal Crutchlow.
    24 October 2007: Cal Crutchlow has rounded out his season with Rizla Suzuki on a high. He achieved his maiden Bennetts British Superbike podium at the final round at Brands Hatch; he then went on to take his first Superbike win at the Race of the Year at Mallory Park. That is where Crash.net Radio caught up with him….

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Hiroshi Yamada (Bridgestone).
    24 October 2007: Casey Stoner managed to take consecutive victories aboard his Bridgestone-shod Ducati, winning his home grand prix at Phillip Island for the first time and then picked up the win in Sepang - he has notched up ten wins in 17 starts. Competition was close in both rounds but the technical demands of Phillip Island and the uncertainties of a resurfaced circuit in Sepang made life tough for tyre manufacturers as Hiroshi Yamada explained……

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Cal Crutchlow - EXCLUSIVE.
    24 October 2007: Cal Crutchlow has rounded out his season on a high.

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Troy Bayliss. [4]
    10 October 2007: Troy Bayliss has had a tough year on board his Xerox Ducati. The 999 has bowed out gracefully from competition and is due to be replaced by the 1098. Bayliss was determined to make his last season on the new machine really count for something as he told motorsport commentator Jonathan Green...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Tommy Hill - EXCLUSIVE.
    6 October 2007: British Superbike rider Tommy Hill has slotted comfortably into the SSP Yamaha World Supersport team, picking up two fifth place finishes for them. With the Championship now on it's final round he is determined to grab a podium finish. Hill is still looking for a ride for next year but he did hint at his options when he spoke to Crash.net Radio at Magny-Cours...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Tommy Hill - EXCLUSIVE.
    6 October 2007: British Superbike rider Tommy Hill has slotted comfortably into the SSP Yamaha World Supersport team, picking up two fifth place finishes for them. With the Championship now on it's final round he is determined to grab a podium finish. Hill is still looking for a ride for next year but he did hint at his options when he spoke to Crash.net Radio at Magny-Cours…..


  • September 2007

    BSB » Open article Q&A: James Webb.
    21 September 2007: James Webb joined the MSS Discovery Kawasaki team in time for the Cadwell Park round last month replacing the injured Stuart Easton, he impressed with a second-row start and a strong showing until he crashed trying to get past a slower rider. The 18-year-old from Kent will ride for the team at the final two rounds.

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Stuart Easton.
    21 September 2007: Stuart Easton was sidelined for the rest of the season when he crashed out of a two-day test for the Kawasaki France Endurance team in August, breaking his left heel. Now as the Isilon MSS Discovery Kawasaki is improving all the time, Easton is now rueing his bad luck as Cadwell Park, Donington and Brands were tracks where he could have shone.

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Tommy Hill - EXCLUSIVE.
    12 September 2007: Virgin Media Optoma Loans Yamaha rider, Tommy Hill once again stepped up to the World Supersport mark and took a fifth place finish for the SSP Yamaha team. He is finishing the season with the team while figuring out what his options are next year as he told Crash.net Radio at the Eurospeedway in Germany…

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Broc Parkes - EXCLUSIVE.
    12 September 2007: Following an injury plagued season, Broc Parkes has finally shaken off his troubles and put together back to back race wins at Brands Hatch and the Eurospeedway in Germany. He was pleased to finally get his season back on track...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Tommy Hill - EXCLUSIVE.
    12 September 2007: Virgin Media Optoma Loans Yamaha rider, Tommy Hill once again stepped up to the World Supersport mark and took a fifth place finish for the SSP Yamaha team. He is finishing the season with the team while figuring out what his options are next year as he told Crash.net Radio at the Eurospeedway in Germany...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Broc Parkes - EXCLUSIVE.
    12 September 2007: Following an injury plagued season, Broc Parkes has finally shaken off his troubles and put together back to back race wins at Brands Hatch and the Eurospeedway in Germany. He was pleased to finally get his season back on track…….

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Fonsi Nieto - EXCLUSIVE.
    9 September 2007: Fonsi Nieto secured his first career pole position in World Superbikes at the EuroSpeedway in Germany for round eleven of the Championship. The weather was a lottery but Nieto got on track just before the rain really kicked in and used the dry conditions to his advantage as he explained to Crash.net Radio...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Fonsi Nieto - EXCLUSIVE.
    9 September 2007: Fonsi Nieto secured his first career pole position in World Superbikes at the EuroSpeedway in Germany for round eleven of the Championship. The weather was a lottery but Nieto got on track just before the rain really kicked in and used the dry conditions to his advantage as he explained to Crash.net Radio...


  • August 2007

    BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Colin Wright (Airwaves Ducati).
    29 August 2007: The Airwaves Ducati team had a full weekend at Cadwell Park, with a jump start penalty, a crash and a double podium. Colin Wright told Crash.net Radio how things had been from his point of view...

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Nick Morgan (Isilon MSS Discovery Kawasaki)
    22 August 2007: The Isilon MSS Discovery Kawasaki team took the big jump up to Superbike this year running Michael Rutter in the Bennetts Britisih Superbike championship. It has been a tough year for them but they have made progress as team Manager Nick Morgan explains….

  • WSBK » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Roger Burnett. [5]
    8 August 2007: Roger Burnett has the tough job of managing Britain's top riders. He was kept busy at Brands Hatch dealing with James Toseland, Neil Hodgson and Jonathan Rea. He told Crash.net what their plans are...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Roger Burnett - EXCLUSIVE.
    8 August 2007: Roger Burnett has the tough job of managing Britain's top riders. He was kept busy at Brands Hatch dealing with James Toseland, Neil Hodgson and Jonathan Rea. He told Crash.net what their plans are...

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Juan Martínez (Repsol Honda)
    8 August 2007: Juan Martínez has worked with many top riders, he is now turning his attention to the young up and coming riders in the MotoGP paddock.

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Jonathan Rea - EXCLUSIVE. [1]
    3 August 2007: Jonathan Rea was at Brands Hatch World Superbikes to see what his options are in the World paddock. He has just returned from a trip to Suzuka which he has found to be a useful learning experience and now he wants to concentrate on taking the Bennetts British Superbike title as he told Crash.net Radio...

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Jonathan Rea - EXCLUSIVE.
    3 August 2007: Jonathan Rea was at Brands Hatch World Superbikes to see what his options are in the World paddock.

  • WSBK » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: James Toseland.
    2 August 2007: Ahead of the real race at Brands Hatch this coming weekend, James Toseland took part in a radio control bike race. He won that race and is hoping that his weekend continues in the same winning vein as he told Crash.net Radio exclusively following the event…….

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: James Toseland - EXCLUSIVE
    2 August 2007: Ahead of the real race at Brands Hatch this coming weekend, James Toseland took part in a radio control bike race. He won that race and is hoping that his weekend continues in the same winning vein as he told Crash.net Radio exclusively following the event...

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Gianluca Montiron (Konica Minolta). [2]
    2 August 2007: Konica Minolta Honda's Team Manager, Gianluca Montiron speaks frankly about how he feels this season has gone for his team so far….


  • July 2007

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Opinions from the Repsol Champions.
    25 July 2007: Ángel Nieto, Jorge Martínez 'Aspar', Álex Crivillé, Emilio Alzamora and Sito Pons have all been Repsol riders and between them they have won an astonishing 22 world titles. With the MotoGP championship having a well earned break the Repsol Champions stepped in to analyse the season so far…..

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Steve Martin – EXCLUSIVE.
    21 July 2007: Speaking exclusively to Crash.net Radio at Brno, Steve Martin has revealed plans to race for the Virgin Media Optoma Loans team at the last four rounds of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and for Yamaha France at the Brands Hatch World Superbike round....

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
    17 July 2007: Following Monday's historic announcement that Indianapolis will host a round of the MotoGP World Championship in 2008, those involved in securing a second US-based event - plus some American motorcycling stars - spoke to the media...

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Jack Valentine (MSS Kawasaki).
    6 July 2007: Last weekend's Knockhill round of the Bennetts British Superbike championship marked Jack Valentine's debut with the Isilon MSS Discovery Kawasaki team.
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