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  • May 2007

    BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Leon Haslam (Airwaves Ducati).
    6 May 2007: Following his high speed tumble at Silverstone, Leon Haslam has bounced back to head the time sheets at Oulton Park. He is still a little beaten up but his confidence is high as he told Crash.net Radio……..

  • BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Jonathan Rea (HM Plant Honda)
    2 May 2007: Ulsterman Jonathan Rea took two solid podium finishes at Silverstone finishing second in race one and third in race two. He is keen to take that elusive win and is hoping Oulton Park could be the place to do it. When asked about a move to World Superbikes, he didn't deny it but he also wouldn't be drawn on the subject. He spoke with Crash.net Radio after his successful race weekend……….

  • BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Ian Lowry (Relentless Suzuki)
    2 May 2007: Relentless Suzuki rider, Ian Lowry was unfortunate enough to run over one of his fellow competitors, Tom Grant at the second round of the Maxxis Supersport Championship at Thruxton. He was injured in the crash which inevitably followed but he got himself together for the Silverstone weekend and scored a second place finish. Crash.net Radio spoke to him over the Silverstone race weekend…..


  • April 2007

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Harald Bartol – KTM.
    19 April 2007: "If Nicky Hayden had started his road racing career on such a motorcycle, he wouldn't have the problems that he's got now. Superbike racing just doesn't get you where you need to be for grand prix racing" - Harald Bartol.

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Ronald Ten Kate - EXCLUSIVE.
    18 April 2007: The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team had a productive weekend at Valencia. They took wins in both Supersport and Superbike, plus their substitute rider Andrew Pitt who is replacing the injured Sebastien Charpentier finished in second place. Ronald Ten Kate the team manger gave Crash.net a run down on their weekend……

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Ducati's 1200cc plans - EXCLUSIVE.
    16 April 2007: "We wish to continue in World Superbikes, it is not necessarily an ultimatum [to quit], but we would like for the regulations in the future to be fair and in our opinion the 1200cc bike would put the twins on the same level as the fours..."

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Ducati's 1200cc plans - EXCLUSIVE.
    16 April 2007: There has been a lot of speculation over the possibility of Ducati leaving World Superbike should their proposed 1200cc machine not be allowed to race due to current rules...

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Gianluca Montiron.
    15 April 2007: Konica Minolta Honda team manager Gianluca Montiron has had a long and successful career within the motorcycle grand prix paddock, having contributed towards multiple 250cc world titles and MotoGP race victories.

  • MotoGP » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Eugene Laverty.
    9 April 2007: Eugene Laverty, 250 GP rider, is in the British Superbike paddock for the first round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. He is supporting his brothers and enjoying being a spectator as he told Crash.net Radio…..


  • March 2007

    WSBK » Open article Q&A: Steve Martin – EXCLUSIVE.
    31 March 2007: Steve Martin and his DFX Treme Honda team have being having funding problems which left his ride for this weekend in jeopardy. He is now on a race by race deal for the next three rounds as he explained to Crash.net Radio.

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Max Biaggi – EXCLUSIVE.
    30 March 2007: World Superbike rookie and former MotoGP star, Max Biaggi, had a chat with Crash.net Radio about his start to the 2007 season, his hobbies away from the track and more...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Ronald Ten Kate – EXCLUSIVE.
    30 March 2007: Hannspree Ten Kate Honda has enjoyed a dream start to the 2007 World Superbike and World Supersport seasons, leading both championships heading into this weekend's third round at Donington Park...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Ronald Ten Kate – EXCLUSIVE.
    30 March 2007: Hannspree Ten Kate Honda has enjoyed a dream start to the 2007 World Superbike and World Supersport seasons, leading both championships heading into this weekend's third round at Donington Park...

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Roberto Rolfo – EXCLUSIVE.
    30 March 2007: Roberto Rolfo has had a steady start to his second World Superbike season, in which he is riding along current championship leader James Toseland in the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad.

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Roberto Rolfo – EXCLUSIVE.
    30 March 2007: Roberto Rolfo has had a steady start to his second World Superbike season, in which he is riding along current championship leader James Toseland in the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad.

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: Dean Ellison - EXCLUSIVE.
    29 March 2007: Dean Ellison faces a steep learning curve in 2007, after embarking on his maiden campaign in World Superbikes with Team Pedercini. He is hoping to put a trying start to the season behind him as the series arrives on home soil at Donington Park this weekend.

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Johnny Rea – EXCLUSIVE.
    28 March 2007: Johnny Rea has stepped up to the top flight HM Plant Honda team at the young age of twenty. He is very much an up and coming talent and 2007 is a big year for him.

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: James Toseland - EXCLUSIVE.
    26 March 2007: Current World Superbike Championship leader James Toseland is approaching the upcoming British round at Donington Park with a good deal of optimism, following a stellar start to the campaign that has seen him notch up a brace of wins and two second places.

  • BSB » Open article Q&A: Chris Walker - EXCLUSIVE.
    25 March 2007: Chris Walker is settling into his Rizla Suzuki team and enjoying his return to BSB. He had a chat with Crash.net Radio at the Snetterton BSB test.....

  • BSB » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Stuart Higgs, Race Director for BSB.
    21 March 2007: Stuart Higgs, Race Director for the Bennetts British Superbike Championship is fired up about the season ahead. It is shaping up to be a vintage season in all classes not just Superbike. He spoke to Crash.net Radio about his hopes for this year.

  • WSBK » Open article Q&A: James Toseland.
    15 March 2007: James Toseland is determined to hold onto and extend his World Superbike Championship lead at the first of his home rounds at Donington Park on the 1st April. Apart from racing he has been busy with his music as he told Crash.net Radio….


  • February 2007

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Nicky Hayden.
    28 February 2007: "That title took everything I had to win and I know to keep it is going to be even harder" - those are the words of reigning MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden as he prepares to start his title defence in Qatar on March 10.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Dani Pedrosa.
    19 February 2007: Double 2006 MotoGP race winner and rookie of the year, Dani Pedrosa, overturned Yamaha's domination of the Qatar test during the third and final day - at a circuit which will host the first race of 2007...

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Ichiro Yoda – Kawasaki.
    15 February 2007: "We calculated that we would need to rev the first evolution of the new engine to 18,000 rpm... So, our first major decision was to run a pneumatic valve system on the new [800cc] engine" - Ichiro Yoda.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Olivier Jacque.
    14 February 2007: Former 250cc world champion Olivier Jacque will return to full time racing as part of Kawasaki's new look MotoGP squad in 2007, when he will attempt to finally crack the premier-class at the age of 33.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Randy de Puniet.
    13 February 2007: After a turbulent debut MotoGP season, in which flashes of exceptional speed were mixed with accidents and injuries, Randy de Puniet is approaching his second season as a Kawasaki rider intent on proving his worth with the new 800cc machines.


  • August 2006

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Junichi Kawajiri - Bridgestone.
    25 August 2006: Last Sunday's Czech Republic Grand Prix was dominated by Loris Capirossi, who took his Bridgestone shod factory Ducati to its second victory of the 2006 MotoGP season.


  • July 2006

    WSBK » Open article Q&A: Troy Bayliss.
    27 July 2006: "I could fall off tomorrow and break my leg and then the year would be over. You take every day as it comes and I'm not going to pussy foot around for tenth position - I'm here to win" - Troy Bayliss.


  • June 2006

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Sebastian Porto.
    23 June 2006: On the eve of last weekend's Catalan Grand Prix, 250cc star Sebastian Porto surprised the MotoGP paddock by announcing his immediate retirement from racing.


  • February 2006

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Dani Pedrosa.
    18 February 2006: Repsol Honda's MotoGP rookie Dani Pedrosa - already tipped by Valentino Rossi as one of his main 2006 challengers - completed a further 185 laps on his factory RCV at the third and final Sepang test, which concluded on Thursday...


  • November 2005

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Fausto Gresini.
    3 November 2005: On the eve of the 17th and final grand prix of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship season, Fausto Gresini, team manager and owner of the Movistar Honda Team, reflects on the season so far - which has seen very contrasting fortunes for his two riders, Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri...


  • October 2005

    WSBK » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: James Toseland.
    27 October 2005: Less than a day after being officially announced as a Winston Ten Kate Honda rider for the 2006 World Superbike season, Crash.net collared James Toseland to ask the former champion all about his new deal, his thoughts on the return of 2001 champ Troy Bayliss and much more...

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Dani Pedrosa.
    18 October 2005: Dani Pedrosa wrapped-up his third world title in thrilling style at Phillip Island on Sunday when the Movistar Honda rider beat Repsol Aprilia's Sebastian Porto on the run to the chequered flag.


  • September 2005

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Kevin Schwantz.
    8 September 2005: 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz was the rider Valentino Rossi dreamed of being - and that probably says all anybody needs to know about the Suzuki hero, whose spectacular on-the-edge riding style earned him a legendary fan base, but cost him heavily in terms of injuries and title success.


  • August 2005

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Nicky Hayden.
    9 August 2005: The first ten races of the 2005 MotoGP season have seen Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden recover from a slow start to claim his first ever grand prix victory, at his home Laguna Seca race, then notch-up his second podium of the season at the German Grand Prix last time out.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Max Biaggi.
    8 August 2005: Former four-times 250cc title winner Max Biaggi headed for his summer break sitting just fifth in the MotoGP World Championship, and with only two podium finishes to his credit.


  • July 2005

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: John Hopkins - your questions answered!
    21 July 2005: Crash.net recently offered its viewers the opportunity to ask MotoGP star John Hopkins a question - on any subject - and, on the eve the British Grand Prix at Donington Park, Hopper took time out from his busy schedule to answer your questions.


  • April 2005

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Michelin's Nicolas Goubert on Shanghai.
    26 April 2005: The MotoGP World Championship arrives at China's Shanghai International Circuit for the very first time this weekend – so how will leading MotoGP tyre manufacturer Michelin meet the challenge?

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Valentino Rossi.
    20 April 2005: Valentino Rossi was the focal point of a teleconference last Friday at Estoril where he gave his views on the return of MotoGP to American soil for the first time in 10 years, when the 2005 U.S. Grand Prix takes Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by storm on July 8-10.

  • MotoGP » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Paul Denning.
    6 April 2005: After guiding his Rizla Suzuki British Superbike team to title glory with John Reynolds last season, Paul Denning accepted the considerable challenge of trying to repeat his BSB success with the Suzuki MotoGP team, by accepting the role of team manager from 2005.

  • MotoGP » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Michael Scott.
    3 April 2005: Motocourse editor Michael Scott has covered Motorcycle Grand Prix racing since 1984 - and written best selling books on the likes of Wayne Rainey and Barry Sheene - making him perfectly placed to assess the sport on the eve of the opening round of the 2005 season.


  • March 2005

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Nicky Hayden.
    29 March 2005: Repsol Honda rider Nicky Hayden will head to the opening grand prix of the 2005 season, at Jerez on April 10, boosted by having set the pace in the final three-day pre-season test session - held at the same circuit.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Dani Pedrosa.
    25 March 2005: Dani Pedrosa is a small man with a big target on his back this season; the Spaniard is attempting to defend his 250cc world championship - and tipped by many to be a future MotoGP star. As such, his class rivals would like nothing more than to boost there own value by defeating him.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Sebastian Porto.
    25 March 2005: 2004 250cc world championship runner-up Sebastian Porto signed off his pre-season preparations by setting the pace during testing at Jerez this week – and is confident he will be in title contention from the opening event of the 2005 season, at the same circuit, on April 10.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Ichiro Yoda – Kawasaki technical director.
    24 March 2005: A love of motorcycles, which started with riding street bikes, led Ichiro Yoda to take a job with Yamaha immediately after graduating from Tokyo's Metropolitan University at the end of the 1970s.

  • MotoGP » Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Team KR's Chuck Aksland.
    1 March 2005: One of the significant changes on Monday's official MotoGP entry list, released by the FIM, was apparent confirmation that Team KR would run former Aprilia rider Shane Byrne in the 2005 World Championship.


  • February 2005

    MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Erv Kanemoto.
    23 February 2005: Erv Kanemoto returns to Honda this season as technical director of the factory Repsol team – with his sole objective to help Max Biaggi and Nicky Hayden return the premier-class riders' title to Honda after it was taken from them by Valentino Rossi and Yamaha last season.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Max Biaggi.
    14 February 2005: Max Biaggi starts the 2005 MotoGP season with his best chance yet of claiming a first premier-class world crown, after signing to ride for the factory Repsol Honda outfit.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Nicky Hayden.
    14 February 2005: Nicky Hayden will start his third season in MotoGP in 2005, where he will again ride for the factory Repsol Honda Team, and is aware that the time to turn potential into solid results is fast approaching.

  • MotoGP » Open article Q&A: Nicky Hayden on US GP return.
    4 February 2005: Nicky Hayden, the 2002 AMA Superbike champion, will be one of the reasons many American fans are looking forward to the US Grand Prix on July 8-10, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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