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Lorenzo Increases Championship Lead in Laguna

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo put in an impressive performance today at Laguna Seca to take second in the Grand Prix of USA. Having started from pole, Lorenzo took the hole shot closely followed by rival Dani Pedrosa into turn one. He held the lead until a small incident in the corkscrew allowed Casey […]

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Lorenzo Claims Fourth Consecutive Laguna Seca Pole

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo delivered a signature scorching performance this afternoon to take his fourth consecutive Laguna Seca pole position start ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Prix of USA. The Championship leader was straight into the top spot at the beginning of the qualifying practice and was only challenged by rival Casey Stoner towards the […]

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Difficult qualifying session for Ducati Team at Laguna Seca

Laguna Seca’s thick, wet fog typically burns off relatively early in the morning, but it persisted for today’s final free-practice session for the United States Grand Prix, reducing the useful track time and prompting most riders to wait until the final ten minutes or so before leaving the garages. The afternoon qualifying session took place […]

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Ducati Team works on setup for Laguna Seca

  The Ducati Team, which today announced Nicky Hayden’s re-signing for next year, began its preparation for the United States Grand Prix that will take place on Sunday at Laguna Seca. At the end of the first day of practice, Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi were seventh and ninth, respectively. The Italian crashed without injury […]

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Ducati announces renewal of Nicky Hayden’s contract

Ducati announces renewal of Nicky Hayden’s contract On the occasion of the United States Grand Prix, the home race for two-time Laguna Seca MotoGP winner Nicky Hayden, Ducati announces a contract extension with the American that will see him continuing to race for the Ducati Team next year. Nicky Hayden, who turns 31 on Monday, […]

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Lorenzo Completes Successful Mugello Test

Lorenzo Completes Successful Mugello Test Following his incredible victory sunday in the Grand Prix of Italy, Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo yesterday completed a successful day of testing on the Mugello circuit. The Championship leader worked through a number of settings including a different engine specification tested to decide the path of development and […]

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Mugello test day concludes three busy weeks for Ducati Team

The post-race MotoGP test that concluded three intense weeks of racing and testing was blessed with a beautiful, sunny day that was warm but breezy. Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden worked together with their respective teams and the Ducati engineers on a number of updates to the chassis, in an effort to balance the weight […]

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Crutchlow and Dovizioso complete successful Mugello test

  Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso completed a positive test session at the Mugello circuit in Italy today. Hot and humid conditions enabled Crutchlow and Dovizioso to focus on a range of set-up options with their YZR-M1 machinery and both were able to post competitive times inside the top […]

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Rossi and Hayden close to podium at Italian GP

“I got a good start, but I was spinning a lot in the beginning, and I thought I was going to destroy the tyre. Once I went to a smoother map, I was able to really start driving off the corners and bringing the group back. Those last seven, eight laps, I really gave it […]

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Ellison Bags More Points In Mugello

Britain’s James Ellison rounded off a very busy period in the MotoGP World Championship with yet another points scoring ride when he brought the PBMUK Aprilia ART home in a fine 14th place at the Mugello circuit in Italy. After qualifying in 16th position and fifth place Claiming Rules Team (CRT) specification rider, the 31-year-old […]

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