Hiroshi Aoyama

2011 MotoGP Le Mans Press Release Previews

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:

Year: 
2011

2011 Estoril MotoGP Sunday Press Releases After The Race

The press releases from the MotoGP teams after today's Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril:

Year: 
2011

2011 Estoril MotoGP Saturday Round Up - We Need A Race, Already

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.

2011 Estoril MotoGP Saturday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday:

Year: 
2011

2011 Estoril Friday MotoGP Press Releases

The press releases put out by the MotoGP after practice on Friday at Estoril:

Year: 
2011

2011 Estoril MotoGP And Moto2 Press Release Previews, Part 2: San Carlo Gresini And Other Hondas

More Estoril press release previews from the teams:

Year: 
2011

2011 Jerez MotoGP Race Day Round Up Part 2: Strategy Begets Tragedy

Race days like Sunday, full of incident and intrigue, leave MotoGP writers such as myself feeling starkly inadequate. So much happened at Jerez, in every single class, both during and after the race that it is impossible to do the weekend justice and give a comprehensive account of events without collapsing from exhaustion at about five in the morning. This weekend also made it clear to me that my fitness is not up to scratch, as I did not make it much past 1:30 am.

Fortunately, there is a four-week gap between the race at Jerez and the following round at Estoril. The riders may not much like it ("too long!" Andrea Dovizioso exclaimed), but that does leave plenty of time to fill out the stories that emerged at Jerez.

Rather unsurprisingly, many of those stories revolve around the incident involving Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner. Debate on the issue is already extraordinarily heated, as was to be expected given that the riders who were party to the incident are the undisputed lord and master of MotoGP, and the rider who most polarizes opinion among racing fans.

2011 Jerez MotoGP Race Day Round Up: The Feeding Frenzy

I'm sure I can take a pretty good guess at what you'd all like me to write about, but with your permission, I'll come to that in a minute. Valentino Rossi's excessively optimistic dive up the inside of Casey Stoner, and the ensuing fallout in its many varied forms will generate many millions of words in the future. It may even end up being the decisive moment in the championship, though we won't know that until November. But that crash will overshadow a few stories which deserve a little limelight of their own.

The rain at Jerez was the worst kind, the kind that makes the track greasy and wet, without providing a nice layer of water to help keep tires cool. The rain started early, a few spots appearing at around 8am, becoming gradually heavier over the course of the day, only stopping once the racing was done.

The conditions made the already slippery track absolutely treacherous, and though it produced a bizarre crashfest spectacular, those conditions also revealed an intriguing insight into the art of motorcycle racing. Grip was minimal, tires - especially the soft-compound Bridgestone wets - ran hot and stripped rubber, and mistakes and arrogance were punished mercilessly, intelligence, tire management and racecraft rewarded all the more.

2011 MotoGP Jerez Sunday Press Releases

Press releases after the race from the MotoGP teams at Jerez:

Year: 
2011

2011 MotoGP Jerez Press Releases Saturday

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday:

Year: 
2011

2011 MotoGP Jerez Press Releases Friday

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Jerez:


Edwards and Crutchlow make promising start in Jerez

Year: 
2011

2011 MotoGP Jerez Press Releases - From Pramac, Repsol And Honda

More preview press releases of the Jerez MotoGP round, this time from Pramac and Repsol Honda:

Year: 
2011

2011 MotoGP Jerez Press Releases - From Ducati, Honda And Yamaha

Press release previews for Jerez from the MotoGP teams, more added as they come in:

Year: 
2011

MotoGP Selling Signed T-Shirts To Raise Funds For Japan

The earthquake and ensuing disaster that devastated Japan's northeast coast has weighed heavy on the hearts of everyone in the MotoGP paddock. With so many factories and suppliers based in Japan, everybody in the paddock knows at least one person who was affected in one way or another. The minute's silence before the start of the MotoGP season opener at Qatar was just one expression of their sympathy, and it was a moment which touched the Japanese members of the paddock very deeply.

To add more practical support to those expressions of sympathy, Dorna, who run the MotoGP series, have arranged to sell t-shirts signed by all of the MotoGP riders to raise funds for the victims of the disaster and help the rebuilding effort in the country. The funds raised are to be presented to an as-yet-unnamed humanitarian organization at the Japanese Grand Prix, due to be held on October 2nd. So if you've always wanted a t-shirts signed by the riders, here's your chance. They cost 20 euros, and are available from a special website, http://weforjapan.motogp.com/.

Below is the official press release announcing the initiative:


MotoGP unites to help Japan

2011 Qatar MotoGP Race Day Press Releases

Press releases from the teams after the MotoGP race at Qatar:


Casey Stoner keeps reigning in Qatar

Year: 
2011
Syndicate content

GTranslate