Not only a demonstration of power, a run after points and, eventually, a place on the podium, every MotoGP session is also the best opportunity for nations to show off their beautiful models which dress up in suits of the teams they support and make everybody’s blood flow faster and faster.
Being one of the best occasions, Catalunya, attracted photographers from all corners of the world and who weren’t willing to miss that perfect angle (see the picture above). But it seems that sometimes that perfect angle includes you and the other guy’s camera. Buusteed!!
Repsol Honda will not make a debut with the pneumatic valve engine at Catalunya this weekend, but simply reserve two days of testing after the Grand Prix.
One of the reasons is the fact that Hayden and Pedrosa are not familiar with the new engine as they haven’t tested it since winter and although Tadayuki Okada made an incursion on it in Mugello and even got a 14th place, the team isn’t willing to risk anything at all.
Even more, Pedrosa isn’t willing to make a bad (...) > Full story
Casey Stoner played a starring role in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, where he claimed an outstanding second place following a hard-fought battle with Dani Pedrosa. Unfortunately his team-mate Marco Melandri was forced to retire on the fifth lap after running straight into the gravel when avoiding a stricken Randy De Puniet, who had crashed in front of him following contact with Chris Vermeulen.
Stoner stormed to his first Mugello podium in MotoGP, his third of the season, and a (...) > Full story
The sun also shines for the 250cc qualifying practice defining the Italian GP starting grid. Riders extensively tested their bikes’ set-ups for dry conditions, which are also foreseen for tomorrow’s race. Aprilia performed brilliantly placing two RSAs in the first two positions ad six bikes in the first ten.
Hector Barbera, on his RSA of the Toth team, got the pole with the time of 1’52”675, setting the new record of the Tuscan circuit. The Valencian rider proved to be very (...) > Full story
World Championship leader Mika Kallio reveals the secrets behind his success in this year’s 250 cc campaign: A small and efficient crew of engineers, new developments for his KTM FRR 250 - and cold blood in the heat of the battle.
You have a comfortable lead in the championship. Are Mika Kallio and KTM the best combination in this year’s 250 cc championship?
Obviously, it looks like that at the moment. But it’s difficult to say exactly why we are leading so clearly. (...) > Full story
Nicky Hayden and his bling commercial for A’start show us yet another face of the Honda RC12V pilot. I don’t know where’s the Alpinestars part, apart from the logo at the end, but I must admit that it pulls out a smile.
The Ducati MotoGP Team is preparing itself for one of the most popular events of the season for the teams, riders and fans this weekend, as the Grand Prix of Italy takes place at the Mugello circuit, located less than 90 kilometres from the factory’s headquarters in Borgo Panigale.
As has become tradition the factory’s red army of fans will again gather in the Ducati grandstand at the Correntaio corner for both qualifying and the race, with 3,000 of them giving their passionate support (...) > Full story
A second day of post-race testing at Le Mans concluded early when the Ducati Corse engineers, studying the data in their possession, singled out the component that caused the breakdown of Casey Stoner’s engine in the Grand Prix de France. It was therefore decided not to continue with the test in the afternoon in order to avoid further damage to other engines. Engineers back at the Borgo Panigale factory will now replace the component in question before the team’s home race at Mugello in (...) > Full story
No matter what, any MotoGP session brings us the “other” enjoyment of watching races and it is all about the sight. It is well known that teams not only compete on the track, but in the paddocks too. This is also where the fine ladies happen to be and the camera is just behind.
The Ducati MotoGP Team have concluded day one of testing at Le Mans today in cool and cloudy conditions. Thankfully the weather did not interrupt the riders’ programme and both Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri were able to work on various aspects of the set-up of their GP8 machines, as well as trying a variety of new Bridgestone tyres.
Stoner completed 50 laps on race tyres and worked on the electronics with the aim of improving engine performance. During a five-laps run, in which the (...) > Full story