MotoGP Interviews

02/04/2005 - 00:00

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.

02/14/2005 - 00:00

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.

02/14/2005 - 00:00

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.

02/23/2005 - 00:00

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.

03/01/2005 - 00:00

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.

03/24/2005 - 00:00

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.

03/25/2005 - 00:00

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.

03/25/2005 - 00:00

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.

03/29/2005 - 00:00

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.

04/03/2005 - 00:00

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.

04/06/2005 - 00:00

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.

04/20/2005 - 00:00

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.

04/26/2005 - 00:00

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?

07/21/2005 - 00:00

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.

08/08/2005 - 00:00

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.

08/09/2005 - 00:00

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.

09/08/2005 - 00:00

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.

10/18/2005 - 00:00

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.

11/03/2005 - 00:00

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...

02/18/2006 - 00:00

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...

06/23/2006 - 00:00

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.

08/25/2006 - 00:00

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.

02/13/2007 - 00:00

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.

02/14/2007 - 00:00

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.