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MotoGP Aragon gallery part two

21 April, 2020
Here’s the second part of our track action pics from the MotoGP Aragon (see our part one Aragon gallery for more). Now it’s on to the Motegi GP where we see if Dani Pedrosa can close the gap even further…

MotoGP Sepang Rider quotes after FP1

21 April, 2020
Despite the usual sultry weather conditions and a dirty Sepang track, MotoGP’s Friday free practice went quite well for most of the riders. And if you were pleasantly surprised by an unusually tight field, this is easily explained by the…

Nicky Hayden reveals that he suffered a fracture at Aragon

20 April, 2020
Seeing Nicky Hayden sommersault over an unproctected barrier during the last GP at the Motorland Aragon and land onto the access road infuriated a lot of fans and put under the magnifying glass once again, circuit safety. Loris Capirossi and…

MotoGP Motegi rider quotes after Friday's sessions

19 April, 2020
After the last two Friday practice sessions at Misano and Aragon with mixed conditions, the MotoGP riders finally found almost perfect weather conditions at Motegi. Dani Pedrosa was not only the quickest rider of the day and he actually broke…

Casey Stoner opens up on Motegi round

18 April, 2020
During today’s pre-event press conference at Brno, Casey Stoner officially announced that he is to become a father (Congrats to the new daddy-to-be!) stating that the knowing of his wife’s pregnancy may have contributed on his stance on boycotting the…

‘We are for Japan!' – Just not for Motegi

18 April, 2020
If Jorge Lorenzo was already adamant about not going to the Japanese GP in October, not giving a hoot about facts, findings and other things he doesn’t believe or trust, he’s now found a super big ally in points leader…

Dani Pedrosa continues to lead in FP3 at Motegi

18 April, 2020
After being the fastest rider in yesterday’s afternoon practice, this morning in the final free practice at Motegi, Dani Pedrosa continued to be the quickest rider and seems to be a man on a mission determined to have another ‘perfect…

Lorenzo Land at Motegi

17 April, 2020
Jorge Lorenzo took his first win of the 2009 season today at Motegi . It was unusual fast start for Valentino Rossi who started leading the pack at turn 1 ahead of Chris Vemeulen and an excellent Dani Pedrosa who…

Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies talk about Motegi GP

14 April, 2020
While Jorge Lorenzo finished second ahead of Casey Stoner and reduced the standings distance to forty points at the Motegi GP, the reigning World Champion has conceded that keeping the title is ‘almost impossible’ now that there are only three…

Motegi MotoGP round to be postponed

14 April, 2020
News sources from Qatar are reporting that the second round of the MotoGP season that was to be held at Motegi on April 24th, will be postponed following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last Friday morning.Just yesterday we…

Casey Stoner breaks pole position record at Motegi

14 April, 2020
Casey Stoner did it again. The Repsol Honda rider took his 10th pole position of the season at Motegi with blazing lap of 1’45″543 that broke not only Jorge Lorenzo’s 2008 qualifying record (before the one tire rule) but also…

Motegi GP causes concern for riders

13 April, 2020
Does anyone remember John Lee Hooker’s song “I don’t wanna go to Vietnam”? Well it seems that the GP riders don’t wanna go to Motegi in October.The Japanese GP as everyone knows, was postponed after the devasting earthquake and tsunami…

Casey Stoner once again leads Honda clean sweep at Motegi

11 April, 2020
Nothing really changed in MotoGP’s third free practice at Motegi, it was another clean sweep by the Repsol Honda riders. Just like yesterday morning, Casey Stoner was back on top of the charts with a best lap of 1’46″162, followed…

FIM and Dorna Officially Confirm Motegi GP Postponement

10 April, 2020
It took more or less 24 hours after after everyone posted yesterday that the Japanese Grand Prix scheduled for April 25th, was being postponed due to problems in international air travel throughout Europe by the volcanic eruption in Iceland, to…

Stefan Bradl tests Honda 2013 RC213V at Motegi

10 April, 2020
Despite some serious arm pump issues that hindered his performance during yesterday’s MotoGP race at Motegi (he finished 6th) Stefan Bradl was back on track today (Monday) at the Japanese circuit for a private test with Honda’s 2013 machine.The German…

Casey Stoner to return to action at Motegi

9 April, 2020
Casey Stoner in one his last posts on his Repsol Honda blog said he would be targeting a return for the Motegi GP, and the recent rumors from Aragaon paddock seemed to validate this return date, and now the Honda…

'Aspar' Martinez confirms Motegi GP attendance

9 April, 2020
Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez has confirmed that he’s taking all three of his teams to Motegi in October. With Yamaha Tech3 having made their announcement at Brno, Aspar’s decision will be another blow to those riders who have been trying to…

Alvaro Bautista: "I knew I could fight for the podium"

9 April, 2020
At Misano, Gresini Honda’s home race, Alvaro Bautista took a very special third place, but today at Motegi the Spanish rider celebrated his renewed contract with another third place - his second podium in MotoGP racing and both so far…

Karel Abraham decides to sit out Motegi race

8 April, 2020
Karel Abraham has decided to sit out today’s MotoGP race at Motegi. The Czech rider has been complaining of concentration problems since his arrival in Japan and after this morning’s warm up practice has decided to withdraw from the race.Abraham…

Suzuki to decide WSBK and MotoGP plans at Motegi

8 April, 2020
What are going to be the fates of Alstare Suzuki and Rizla Suzuki next season? According to Alstare’s Francis Batta, the Hamamatsu manufacturer will reveal its 2012 plans during the Japanese GP at Motegi next week.Batta confirmed that after his…

Wayne Gardner and Wayne Rainey on Rossi-Lorenzo clash

7 April, 2020
We all have our opinions on the Rossi-Lorenzo clash on and off track at the Motegi GP, but what did two former World Champions of the caliber of Wainey Rainey and Wayne Gardner who were no strangers to hard racing,…

MotoGP Motegi: Andrea Dovizioso takes his first pole positon

7 April, 2020
Dani Pedrosa may be out of the Motegi race after breaking his collarbone, but team mate Andrea Dovizioso kept the Honda Repsol colours flying by taking the pole position in today’s exciting qualifying session on the sunny Japanese track.The Italian…

MotoGP Motegi Rider Quotes

7 April, 2020
The 14th round of the MotoGP at the Twin Ring circuit in Japan will probably be remembered for Casey Stoner’s second consecutive win of the season and claiming his 22nd MotoGP victory equalling legends John Surtees, ‘King’ Kenny Roberts and…
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