MotoGP Interviews

10/28/2004 - 00:00

Victory last time out in Australia secured Sebastian Porto second place in the 2004 250cc world championship, behind Dani Pedrosa, with this weekend's season ending Valencia Grand Prix still to go.

04/12/2004 - 00:00

In an exclusive interview with Crash.net, Nicky Hayden, now entering his second season with Repsol Honda, talks about his rookie MotoGP year, being Valentino Rossi's team-mate, the difference between satellite and factory RC211Vs, the AMA, a US GP and much more...

03/26/2004 - 00:00

Since his arrival on the grand prix scene in 1997, Alex Hofmann has proven his talents with a string of impressive results in all classes, but the 23-year-old German rider's rise to the premier racing series has literally been a rollercoaster ride through all the ups and downs of motorcycle racing.

03/26/2004 - 00:00

Shinya Nakano burst onto the grand prix scene in impressive fashion in 1999, racking up five podium finishes in his debut season to finish fourth in the 250cc world championship and secure the Rookie of the Year award.

03/26/2004 - 00:00

In 13 years of professional grand prix racing, Harald Eckl honed not only his skills as a rider, but also as a manager and racing engineer.

01/23/2004 - 00:00

Tomorrow (Saturday) will see five-times world champion Valentino Rossi test the Yamaha YZR-M1 for the first time, during a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia.

11/24/2003 - 00:00

In the first of three Q&A sessions with senior members of Yamaha, managing director of motor racing, Mr Lin Jarvis, reveals the massive impact of signing Valentino Rossi for the 2004 and 2005 seasons - while again confirming that Alex Barros is expected to stay alongside Marco Melandri.

11/24/2003 - 00:00

In the second of three Q&A sessions with senior members of Yamaha, team director of Yamaha's factory outfit, Davide Brivio, states that Rossi winning the 2004 world championship is unlikely, reveals the personnel changes made to accommodate the five-times world champion and also confirms that Rossi will ride the M1 for the first time on January 20th, following Honda's refusal to release the #46 early...

11/24/2003 - 00:00

In the final of three Q&A sessions with senior members of Yamaha, general manager of technology development division, Masao Furusawa, talks about the engineering issues currently being tackled to ensure Valentino Rossi can fight for victory in his very first race with Yamaha next April...

08/11/2003 - 00:00

With the three week MotoGP summer break nearing its conclusion, Sito Pons - General Manager of the Camel Pramac Pons team - talks about his riders' performances, his relationship with Honda, the exciting future of the world's premier two-wheeled championship and much more...

03/18/2003 - 00:00

Chaz Davies became the youngest ever full time grand prix entrant in 2002, at just 15 years old, when - helped by Alberto Puig and Dorna - he signed for the CWF-Matteoni Aprilia team.

Here, Chaz talks exclusively to Crash.net about the highs and lows of his rookie season, gives an insight into racing a GP bike, and reveals exactly what he admires about Valentino Rossi, Daijiro Kato and Colin Edwards.

02/20/2003 - 00:00

Q: Are you pleased with Carlos' and Marco's performance in winter testing?

02/20/2003 - 00:00

Q: Last year was a hugely important year in terms of development for Yamaha as the first year of racing the YZR-M1. Can you briefly describe the development stages that the M1 went through, and what was achieved at each stage, bringing us up-to-date?

01/21/2003 - 00:00

Alex Barros, now firmly ensconced as a Yamaha rider for 2003, is touted among the favourites for the world title in 2003. In an exclusive for Crash Brazil, the Brazilian talks about his chance to run with a factory team, his hopes for the coming year and the absence of successors in Brazilian national bike racing....

01/09/2003 - 00:00

"I thought the engine braking would be stronger on the four-stroke but in fact it feels more similar to the 250. The biggest difference between the two is in the power delivery. With the four-stroke, the straight does not seem long enough!" - Marco Melandri

03/11/2002 - 00:00

Reigning European 250 champion David Garcia joined Proton Team KR this year, as tester and back-up rider. The 23-year-old Spaniard from Almeria will not only test the continual stream of developments from the team's engineering base in England, but hopes also to race as a wild card entry at some GPs.

01/11/2002 - 00:00

Ichiro Yoda is the YZR-M1 project leader here he talks about the second generation M1 engine, his hopes for 2002 and a lot more...

01/11/2002 - 00:00

Yamaha rider Max Biaggi talks about the 2002 season, testing, the change to four-stroke machines and a lot more...