Archive - 2007

December 20th

Standard ECUs Could Come To MotoGP

The influence of electronics has been growing ever since the MotoGP class entered the four-stroke era. This has caused a great deal of concern among many fans and riders, as the bikes get easier to ride within 99% of their potential. To put an end to this, Carmelo Ezepeleta, the CEO of Dorna, has suggested that MotoGP could switch to a standard ECU, much as Formula 1 has done.

December 19th

MotoGP Rule Changes: Tire Testing Restricted, Oval Cylinders Banned

The FIM, the governing body of international motorcycle racing, today announced changes to the technical regulations for the MotoGP series. The changes are numerous, if mostly rather minor, and covered tires, seat units, and cylinder bores, together with a host of minor clean ups and clarifications.

Kentucky Kid MTV Movie To Be Shown In Canada

Thanks to reader John Thomson, Canadian MotoGP fans will be able to watch the documentary on Nicky Hayden's 2006 and 2007 season, "The Kentucky Kid" over the holiday season. John e-mailed MTV Canada, and they wrote him back that "The Kentucky Kid" is scheduled to appear in the week of Christmas. So, in addition to the usual fare of movies about Santa, Canadians can relive a bit of the summer's excitement.

Exact broadcast schedules are not know yet, but should appear on MTV Canada's website in due course.

December 14th

Stoner To Run #1 Plate, Vermeulen To Take #7 Sheene Tribute Plate in 2008

The FIM today unveiled the provisional entry list for the 2008 MotoGP season (PDF document), revealing a couple of important changes in the numbers riders will be running next season. The most important of these is of course the number to be carried by the world champion. Like Nicky Hayden before him, Casey Stoner's bike will bear the number 1 plate.

December 12th

Rossi To Stay For "Five More Years"

One of the specters currently haunting MotoGP is the question of when the series' biggest audience puller, Valentino Rossi, will retire. After losing the title now for two years in a row, speculation had been mounting that Rossi would leave MotoGP sooner rather than later, possibly as early as the end of the 2008 season.

November 30th

2008 MotoGP Calendar

March 9 Qatar Doha/Losail
March 30 Spain Jerez de la Frontera
April 13 Portugal Estoril
May 4 China Shanghai
May 18 France Le Mans
June 1 Italy Mugello
June 8 Catalunya Catalunya
June 22 Great Britain Donington Park
June 28** Netherlands Assen
July 13 Germany Sachsenring
July 20 United States * Laguna Seca
August 17 Czech Republic Brno
August 31 San Marino &

November 29th

Final Times From Day 3 of Jerez Test

Early Times From Day 3 of Jerez Test

November 28th

Final Times From Day 2 of Jerez Test

Latest Times From Day 2 of Jerez Test - 5pm

Early Times From Day 2 of Jerez Test

November 27th

More Times From Day 1 of Jerez Test

Early Times From Day 1 of Jerez Test

November 26th

Final 2007 MotoGP Test Sees Important Debuts

On Tuesday, the final MotoGP test of the 2007 season will start at Jerez before the long winter test ban sets in. And the Spanish track will see some of the most significant pieces of the 2008 season puzzle make their debut, and giving MotoGP fans a first taste of what next year is likely to hold.

November 19th

MTV's The Kentucky Kid Now Available Online

The MTV show about Nicky Hayden's 2006 and 2007 season, The Kentucky Kid, generated a lot of interest throughout the world, but so far, viewers outside the US were out of luck. Now, MTV have put the show on their website, so that international viewers can see it as well.

Watch The Kentucky Kid over at