Loris Capirossi

Scott Jones 2011 Retrospective: Round 10, Laguna Seca


Over the hill and far away


King Kenny rode Laguna on an M1. And hated it.


GP Eleven. Point One.


Loris' Last Laguna

Scott Jones 2011 Retrospective: Round 7, Assen


Colin Edwards, owner of arguably the best looking helmet on the grid


Yamaha's red-and-white livery was a massive hit with the fans


Nobody could say Randy de Puniet wasn't trying in 2011

2011 Valencia MotoGP Sunday Round Up - The Very Many Goodbyes Of 2011, And Hello To 2012

The last race of the year is always one for farewells, but we had an awful lot of goodbyes on Sunday at Valencia. The last ever race for the 800cc MotoGP bikes, the last ever race of Loris Capirossi's very long and highly colorful career (some paddock wags suggesting that the first win of his career came against a rider called Maximus Decimus Meridius), the end of the two-stroke Grand Prix era, with the 125cc bikes making way for the Moto3 machines. The departure of some of the finest journalists and broadcasters from the paddock, as the Spanish state TV company TVE ended its tenure in the paddock. Riders heading off to the World Superbike paddock, some returning to their old stomping ground, as is the case with Kenan Sofuoglu, others to try pastures new, Hiroshi Aoyama joining the Ten Kate Honda squad.

2011 Valencia MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's final race of the season at Valencia:

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2011 Valencia MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday at Valencia:

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2011 Valencia MotoGP Friday Press Release Round Up

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

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2011

2011 Valencia MotoGP Thursday Round Up - Remembering Marco Simoncelli

It's a good thing that we're going to go racing again. Marco Simoncelli's tragic death at Sepang has cast a very heavy and very dark pall over the MotoGP paddock, and two weeks of inaction - the one thing that motorcycle racers cannot bear, along with just about everyone else in the paddock - meeting again at Valencia with the purpose of racing has given some direction again. Walking into the paddock at lunchtime today, the atmosphere was subdued, with journalists and team members holding quiet conversations everywhere, mostly on the subject of Marco Simoncelli, the crash in Sepang and their memories of the Italian.

The process of talking and the unfurling of tributes to the fallen Italian have been cathartic. His team had his bike in the pit box with the text "It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you" on a banner behind it, they also unfurled a banner above the media center with this number on it, the Ducati hospitality trucks have his number on them and the message "always in our hearts" and the number 58 is on stickers, badges and bikes everywhere. The activity, the discussions, the shared memories have started the process of healing the pain.

2011 Valencia MotoGP Round Season Finale Previews

Press release previews from the MotoGP teams ahead of the final race of the season at Valencia:

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2011 Sepang MotoGP Class Press Releases - Mourning The Death Of Marco Simoncelli

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's tragic events at Sepang. All short, all to the point, all mourning the death of a much-loved figure in the paddock, Marco Simoncelli:


Gresini Racing Press Office

GP of MALAYSIA - Race - 23/10/2011

CIAO "SUPER SIC"

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CIAO MARCO!

Toni Elias, Lucio Cecchinello and the whole LCR Honda MotoGP Team thoughts go to Marco Simoncelli's family, friends and the whole Gresini Racing Team in this tragic moment.


Round 17: Malaysian GP – Race

Sepang, Sunday 23 October 2011

Taka Horio – General Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Department

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2011 Sepang MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday for the race at Sepang:

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2011 Sepang MotoGP Friday Round Up: Pedrosa's Poetry In Motion, Honda Domination, Ducati's Problems

The timesheets at the end of day one at Sepang are telling. This is a track at which the teams spent six days testing back in February prior to the start of the year, much as they have done every year, and so they have enough data on the track to fill every iPod Steve Jobs ever sold. They should know how to set up a bike to go around this track, despite everyone complaining of a lack of grip, as is often the case in the hot October weather.

With that variable removed, the timesheet is a pretty good reflection of the state of MotoGP: Four factory Hondas sit at its head, the three Repsols followed by San Carlo's Marco Simoncelli; Hiroshi Aoyama on the satellite Honda follows, with the first Yamaha in 6th position, Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards happy on the setting they found during the pre-season tests. Alvaro Bautista is 7th, the Suzuki thriving in the Malaysian heat as it always has done, and Randy de Puniet on a satellite Ducati is in 8th. That, in a nutshell, is a pretty good summary of the 2011 MotoGP season.

2011 Sepang MotoGP Friday Press Release Round Up

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

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2011 Sepang MotoGP Press Release Previews

Previews from the MotoGP teams ahead of this weekend's race at Sepang:

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2011 Phillip Island MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Releases - Including A Pile Of Championship Pressers

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's race at Phillip Island, including a pile of press releases from everyone involved in Stoner's riders championship and Honda's manufacturers' championship:

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2011 Phillip Island MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying for tomorrows race at Phillip Island:

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