Archive - 2007

November 7th

Valencia Post Race Test - Day 2 Times At 1pm

November 6th

Nicky Hayden MTV Show To Air On November 16th

It has been talked about for a long time, but finally it looks like being a reality. Today, MTV announced that they will be airing the long-awaited reality show based around Nicky Hayden's life in MotoGP. The show, unsurprisingly called "The Kentucky Kid," is a two-hour long special charting Hayden's claiming of the 2006 world title over the last two races of the season, and the ill-fated defense of his title during the 2007 season.

Valencia Post Race Test - Day 1 Times

November 5th

2008 Tires: Rossi On Bridgestones, Repsol Honda On Michelins, Dunlop Out

The Valencia MotoGP round is steeped in tradition, despite only having been the final round since 2002. The most interesting part of that tradition is the rolling out of the 2008 MotoGP bikes for the first official test on the Tuesday and Wednesday following the race. But before that can happen, there's the end-of-year test for journalists, former racers and miscellaneous celebrities (this year including Michael Schumacher and Gerhard Berger), who all get to try out some, or for the really lucky ones, all, of the 2007 MotoGP bikes.

2007 Valencia MotoGP Race Report - Mixed Emotions

Bittersweet. That, in a word, describes the final MotoGP round at Valencia. Riders, teams, fans and followers, all face the weekend of MotoGP's last race with very mixed feelings. The time and place, Valencia in early November, has a lot going for it. The weather is perfect for racing and spectating alike, not so hot that it melts both bikes and fans, but warm enough that the tires get up to temperature, and fans can sit in the sun all day. The track is fantastic for viewing: located in a natural bowl, you can see most of the track from almost anywhere around the banked seating areas.

2007 Valencia MotoGP Race Report - Mixed Emotions

Bittersweet. That, in a word, describes the final MotoGP round at Valencia. Riders, teams, fans and followers, all face the weekend of MotoGP's last race with very mixed feelings. The time and place, Valencia in early November, has a lot going for it. The weather is perfect for racing and spectating alike, not so hot that it melts both bikes and fans, but warm enough that the tires get up to temperature, and fans can sit in the sun all day. The track is fantastic for viewing: located in a natural bowl, you can see most of the track from almost anywhere around the banked seating areas.

November 4th

2007 Valencia MotoGP Race Results

Valencia Warmup - Rossi Riding, Davies Out, Checa Doubtful

Injuries and illness are taking their toll at Valencia this morning, with the results of various crashes over the past two days starting to tell on the riders. Chaz Davies has been forced to pull out of Sunday's race, with his crash towards the end of qualifying causing a suspected cracked scaphoid to add to his cracked fingertips from an earlier crash. Davies' withdrawal means the end to his current MotoGP career, as the Welshman will be returning to the AMA for next season.

November 3rd

New Tire Regulations For 2008 Officially Announced

The FIM officially announced changes to the tire regulations today. As expected, the single tire rule has been called off entirely, its purpose having been served by forcing the tire manufacturers to agree upon new rules. Instead, the tire allocation has been expanded, and the testing restrictions have been eased.

Rossi To Decide Whether To Race On Sunday Morning

Valentino Rossi has spoken to the press about his crash during today's Qualifying Practice session. "I immediately realized my hand was broken, but I didn't know how bad it was" he told reporters. "I hit my lower back quite hard as well, and actually it hurts quite a lot, but luckily there is no damage there," the Italian continued.

2007 Valencia Qualifying Practice Result - Day 2

2007 Valencia Qualifying Practice Result - Day 2

Valencia QP Update - Rossi Down, Fractures 3 Bones In Hand

Less than 10 minutes into today's Qualifying Practice session, and Valentino Rossi's terrible season continues to the end. Rossi crashed very heavily coming out of Turn 1, the bike completely destroyed, Rossi whipped back and forth before being tossed off the bike. Rossi was very slow to get up, obviously very shaken, but even worse, he was holding his right wrist in a great deal of pain. He was taken to the medical center with an ice pack on his wrist.

2007 Valencia FP3 Times - Day 2

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