MotoGP Interviews

02/15/2007 - 00:00

"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.

02/19/2007 - 00:00

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...

02/28/2007 - 00:00

"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.

04/09/2007 - 00:00

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 Radio.....

04/15/2007 - 00:00

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.

04/19/2007 - 00:00

"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.

06/08/2007 - 00:00

"Any type of sport is like a war. Let's not fool ourselves, this is a highly competitive world in which everyone defends his/her own plot and tries to benefit" - Alberto Puig.

06/20/2007 - 00:00

At the young age of 16 years, Bradley Smith is taking part in his second Motorcycle Grand Prix season with the Repsol Honda Team 125cc and has already achieved his first podium after finishing third at the French Grand Prix. Here he chats about motorbikes and his life outside the paddock ahead of his home Grand Prix...

07/17/2007 - 00:00

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...

07/25/2007 - 00:00

?ngel Nieto, Jorge Mart?nez 'Aspar', ?lex Crivill?, 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.....

08/02/2007 - 00:00

Konica Minolta Honda's Team Manager, Gianluca Montiron speaks frankly about how he feels this season has gone for his team so far....

08/08/2007 - 00:00

Juan Mart?nez has worked with many top riders, he is now turning his attention to the young up and coming riders in the MotoGP paddock.

10/24/2007 - 12:03

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......

11/09/2007 - 10:37

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.....

11/10/2007 - 12:31

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.

02/09/2011 - 00:00

"After Valentino Rossi signed for Ducati, Filippo Preziosi came to me and asked questions. I gave him lots of hints and it looks like he copied my strategy..."

01/19/2008 - 11:47

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.

01/19/2008 - 11:37

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.

01/19/2008 - 11:24

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.

01/19/2008 - 11:09

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.

04/10/2008 - 14:26

An interview with Mike Leitner, chief mechanic for MotoGP World Championship leader Dani Pedrosa.

04/25/2008 - 13:32

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.

05/01/2008 - 16:10

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.

05/15/2008 - 13:11

"In the past, all the team managers were engineers, but I come from a mechanic's background. I want to show all the young mechanics, and the rest, that a mechanic can make it to team manager if they are ambitious and work hard enough" - Kazuhiko Yamano.