MotoGP Features

08/12/2005 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi has made no secret about his love of four-wheel racing, a fact underlined by his recent Ferrari F1 test - an outing that marked the second time he had driven for the legendary Italian team - but is the much talked about switch to F1 really likely?

08/12/2005 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi makes the business of winning look deceptively simple at times - and the Yamaha star admits that his biggest problem is that it can often look much easier than it actually is.

08/12/2005 - 00:00

Having won an amazing 50 races during just five and a half years in the premier 500cc/MotoGP class - including eight wins from the first ten rounds of this season - what keeps six-times world champion Valentino Rossi motivated?

08/12/2005 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi may call the bustling British capital city of London home now, but the MotoGP superstar grew up in a very different environment - being born in a small town called Tavullia near the north east coast of Italy, which he was eventually forced to leave as his worldwide fame increased.

08/10/2005 - 00:00

Battling MotoGP Brits Shane Byrne and James Ellison - who made their names in Superbike racing - have revealed they are still attracted to the production based championships; Shakey stating he'd return if MotoGP 'became stagnant' while Ellison would 'love' to ride as a wild-card after turning down the chance of a front-running WSBK seat.

08/09/2005 - 00:00

Out of interest, this is how the current 2005 MotoGP Riders' World Championship standings would look without the presence of the brilliant Valentino Rossi - who has won eight out of the ten races so far this season for Gauloises Yamaha.

07/28/2005 - 00:00

The only man to have won premier-class world championships on both two- and four-wheels, John Surtees, has told Crash.net that he doesn't think Valentino Rossi will now follow in his footsteps and leave MotoGP for Formula One.

07/28/2005 - 00:00

MotoGP finally welcomed a new winner on July 10 when Nicky Hayden joined Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi, Alex Barros, Sete Gibernau, Loris Capirossi and Makoto Tamada on the limited list of active grand prix winners since the premier-class switched from 500cc two-strokes to 990cc four-strokes in 2002.

07/28/2005 - 00:00

The tight and twisty nature of Sachsenring lends itself to close racing. This is partially influenced by its rather short overall length, only just scraping in on the minimum allowed distance to host a MotoGP race, while the looping layout itself has the reputation of making passing moves on fellow competitors difficult even at the best of times.

07/20/2005 - 00:00

Donington Park was a circuit born with a reputation for being challenging on both rider and machine, a reputation that only gained further strength with the 1987 extension - carried out to allow Donington to form part of the GP calendar.

07/18/2005 - 00:00

For many fans and journalists in Britain, the annual arrival of the MotoGP World Championship conjures up memories of one of the most exciting motorcycle races of all time.

07/11/2005 - 00:00

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

07/10/2005 - 00:00

It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, if you happen to be at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey CA for the inaugural Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix MotoGP weekend.

07/09/2005 - 00:00

World champion Valentino Rossi has kept up pressure for further safety changes to be made to the Laguna Seca circuit, venue for this weekend's US GP, after revealing that he and his fellow riders have told Dorna that major modifications are needed if MotoGP is to return in 2006.

07/09/2005 - 00:00

NICKY HAYDEN/Repsol Honda Team was fastest Saturday morning in MotoGP practice at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. The local favourite, clocked a 1m 23.718s, fastest so far this weekend. The record-breaking lap was on the twenty-first of the thirty laps he turned Saturday morning. By then the fog had lifted, the sun was out, skies were clear and it was another beautiful day for Round Eight of the MotoGP series.

07/09/2005 - 00:00

Reigning world champion and runaway 2005 world championship leader Valentino Rossi was left in an uncharacteristic ninth place at the end of day one at the US GP, having failed to improve in the afternoon session.

07/09/2005 - 00:00

NICKY HAYDEN of Owensboro KY gave himself an early birthday present Saturday with a record-setting MotoGP top qualifying lap at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Sunday's inaugural Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.

07/08/2005 - 00:00

NICKY HAYDEN was the fastest MotoGP rider Friday afternoon with a 1m 24.228s/95.874 mph/154.295 kph lap, making him the fastest rider for the first day of practice at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Hayden/Repsol Honda Team had the top radar-gun recorded sector speed of 157.83 mph/254 kph.

07/08/2005 - 00:00

Australian TROY BAYLISS/Honda Pons was the overall fastest rider Friday morning in the first practice for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with a 1.24.547/95.513mph/153.713kph lap on the 2.238-mile/3.602km elevated road circuit.

07/06/2005 - 00:00

This weekend's US GP sees MotoGP and Laguna Seca renew a relationship that is so important to both parties - and neither partner really knows what to expect.

07/05/2005 - 00:00

After a ten-year absence from the MotoGP World Championship, it was announced late in 2004 that the Laguna Seca circuit would feature on the 2005 race calendar.

07/04/2005 - 00:00

As Valentino Rossi aims to overturn the home favourites in this weekend's US Grand Prix, he knows that only one other rider has managed to do so in the past.

06/30/2005 - 00:00

While millions of motorcycle fans worldwide will watch the MotoGP star lap Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the upcoming Red Bull US Grand Prix July, the number of those who have actually ridden a lap on the world-famous circuit is much, much lower.

06/22/2005 - 00:00

Assen is unique in a number of ways; the Dutch TT originally began life as 28km street circuit before being shortened - once in 1955 and again in 1984 - to comply with the ever-changing demands of modern motorcycle racing.