MotoGP Features

02/07/2005 - 00:00

At a time when new MotoGP bikes - with ever increasing technical complexity - are being seen in public for the first time, it's worth remembering that the most important formula in motorsport engineering is actually quite simple.

01/14/2005 - 00:00

The latest news from around the world courtesy of Press Snoop Lynne Huntting...

01/10/2005 - 00:00

Suzuki's John Hopkins looks set to start pre-season testing '100% fit' after a speedy recovery from surgery to remove a rod from his femur and pins from each of his ankles.

12/21/2004 - 00:00

Former Formula One, CART and IndyCar star Alex Zanardi has revealed he enjoys watching MotoGP more than F1 these days.

12/17/2004 - 00:00

It was on July 19 of this year that WCM announced they would join forces with Czech company Blata, to develop a brand new V6 machine for the 2005 MotoGP world championship.

12/09/2004 - 00:00

John Surtees, the only man to win world titles in both Formula One and the 500cc World Championship, believes that Valentino Rossi could be the man to emulate his success - and rule both the two and four-wheeled worlds.

12/03/2004 - 00:00

Suzuki has told Crash.net that legendary race engineer and team manager Erv Kanemoto will not be working for the factory MotoGP team next season.

12/01/2004 - 00:00

World Superbike star Chris Vermeulen has missed his second chance to test a Honda MotoGP machine, due to a recovering wrist injury, but HRC are still planning to give the young Australian his RCV debut in the near future.

11/30/2004 - 00:00

Luca Montiron, formerly of Pramac and now managing director of the Konica Minolta Honda team, has revealed that he expects his new team to occupy an existing grid place next season - but will be able to find a new entry if needed.

11/25/2004 - 00:00

Following Wednesday's announcement that Ruben Xaus and Toni Elias will ride for the Tech 3 Yamaha team next season, the future of Norick Abe - one of the team's 2004 riders - remains uncertain.

11/19/2004 - 00:00

Kawasaki were arguably the revelation of the 2004 MotoGP season, advancing from the rear of the field the previous season to become regularly features in the top ten - and leading the team green attack was star rider Shinya Nakano, recruited from d'Antin Yamaha at the end of 2003.

11/17/2004 - 00:00

Following enquires, Crash.net believes it is increasingly likely that Makoto Tamada will, as rumoured, leave the Pramac/Camel Honda team to ride a seventh Honda RC211V next season - on Michelin tyres.

11/12/2004 - 00:00

Bridgestone, who won their first two MotoGP races with Camel Honda's Makoto Tamada this season, look set to expand their premier-class line-up further for 2005.

10/30/2004 - 00:00

Basketball legend Michael Jordan made his MotoGP debut at the Valencia Grand Prix today - riding the Ducati Desmosedici two-seater!

10/26/2004 - 00:00

Valencia is a circuit that offers good camber combined with an abrasive surface, but on a slightly undulating layout. It sports many stop-and-go 90-degree corners, bumps and a tight design which has claimed its fair share of victims via front-end loses.

10/22/2004 - 00:00

Newly crowned 2004 world champion Valentino Rossi has highlighted Yamaha's introduction of a 'big bang' engine, plus his three-race win streak from Mugello to Assen, as the most significant moments in his title winning season - and credited Sete Gibernau as perhaps his greatest on track rival.

10/22/2004 - 00:00

Newly crowned five-times AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin has stated that he's unlikely to return to premier-class GP racing - and has no interest in World Superbikes.

10/21/2004 - 00:00

The FIM has confirmed that the 17 round 2005 MotoGP World Championship season will feature two news events - in China and America - but will not return to South Africa.

10/14/2004 - 00:00

As the usual end of season rumours spread through the paddock like a forest fire in recent weeks, the wheelers and dealers in the business of putting bums on saddles all sought the answer to a very important question - where will the next MotoGP talent emerge from?

10/13/2004 - 00:00

With the first year of a one make tyre rule completed in World Superbikes with considerable success, the question is now being asked if such a rule could benefit other championships.

10/12/2004 - 00:00

With considerably more than 200bhp at their command from their Yamaha YZR-M1s, Valentino Rossi, Carlos Checa, Marco Melandri and Norick Abe will have the tools to compete with their peers at the fast Phillip Island circuit.

10/11/2004 - 00:00

Italian Andrea Dovizioso raced to his first 125cc World Championship title at the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang on Sunday, with two rounds of the championship left to be run.

10/09/2004 - 00:00

Here are some of the latest credible rumours passed on to Crash.net by sources within the Sepang paddock:

10/07/2004 - 00:00

It just falls short of Around the World in Eighty Days but it's very close: In just 47 days the MotoGP riders will travel approximately 55,000 kilometres, visit five countries in three separate continents and unlike those characters in the book, they are not doing it for a bet.