The press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday at Silverstone:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Friday at Silverstone:
Press release previews of this weekend's MotoGP round at Silverstone from the Yamaha teams, Repsol Honda and San Carlo Gresini, as well as a list of activities happening alongside the racing:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the race at Barcelona:
Dani Pedrosa's annus horribilis has apparently gone from bad to worse. Very strong rumors - completely denied by Repsol officials - are circulating among the Spanish press in the paddock at Barcelona that the reason Dani Pedrosa is absent is because he has suffered yet another injury to his collarbone. The fullest report so far comes from the Spanish website Motocuatro.com: according to Motocuatro.com, Pedrosa crashed while training on a Supermoto bike, falling on his right shoulder and aggravating the collarbone that was plated after his crash at Le Mans.
HRC had already confirmed that if Pedrosa was unable to ride at Silverstone, Hiroshi Aoyama would move up from the Gresini Honda team to take Pedrosa's bike at Repsol Honda. Honda test rider Kousuke Akiyoshi, who rode Aoyama's Interwetten Honda last year while the Japanese rider was injured, will step into the Gresini team to take Aoyama's bike once again. If the rumors of Pedrosa's injury are true, then Aoyama is now certain to ride the factory Repsol Honda at Silverstone.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying for the Catalunya Grand Prix at Barcelona:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams on Friday after the first day of practice at Barcelona:
The period between the Le Mans and Catalunya Grand Prix appears to have had a salutary affect on Marco Simoncelli. In the San Carlo Gresini Honda press release preview of the MotoGP round at Barcelona, Simoncelli has expressed his regret at the crash at Le Mans, in which he and Dani Pedrosa collided and Pedrosa broke his collarbone, and for which he was given a ride-through penalty. Read the official press release below:
SIMONCELLI LOOKING TO THE FUTURE IN BARCELONA
The press releases from the teams after Sunday's MotoGP race at Le Mans:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday at Le Mans:
The press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Le Mans:
The first of the press release previews for this weekend's MotoGP action at Le Mans, with, as a bonus, a promotional video from Honda, featuring Casey Stoner riding the CBR1000RR:
The press releases from the MotoGP teams after today's Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril:
Four weeks between races this early in the season is clearly far too long. Since arriving at Estoril, the various members of the paddock have been behaving like sailors on shore leave, getting drunk, chasing women and picking fights with everyone in their vicinity. Well, the getting drunk and chasing women part I made up, but the mood in the paddock is deeply pugnacious, as witnessed by the verbal scraps breaking out everywhere.
On Friday, we had round one of Valentino Rossi in the red corner vs Casey Stoner in the blue corner, with Jorge Lorenzo throwing in some trash talking of Marco Simoncelli as he prepared to face off with the San Carlo Gresini Honda rider. Saturday saw Rossi vs Stoner briefly revisited, while Lorenzo and Simoncelli erupted into a full-scale verbal conflict during the post-qualifying press conference.