2012 Silverstone Moto2 Preview: Bureaucracy Comes To Moto2

After the announcement of Casey Stoner's retirement a few weeks ago and Jorge Lorenzo’s confirmation recently that he will be staying with Yamaha for the next two seasons, everybody is trying to guess the answer to the million--dollar question: which factory will Valentino Rossi be riding for next season?.

But none of this has anything to do with the real interest of the World Championship, where Moto2 and Moto3 classes show the real thrilling action on the track, and we all expect more of the same from a new edition of British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

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Dani Pedrosa, On Future Contracts And Prospects Of Retirement

The retirement of Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo's contract renewal with Yamaha have given a massive boost to MotoGP's silly season, with much talk, rumor and speculation about who will be going where in 2013. Journalists are currently grilling anyone without a contract for next year - and that basically means everyone except Stoner, Lorenzo and Stefan Bradl - about their plans for next season and the state of negotiations.

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2012 Silverstone MotoGP Preview: Another Wet Race, A Few More Surprises?

On a sunny and pleasant Thursday, the day before the MotoGP riders are to take to the track at Silverstone for the first day of free practice, the questions ahead of this weekend should be obvious: Have the Hondas really found something at the Barcelona test to fix the chatter that has plagued them this season? How will Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa get on with the new "33" spec front tire, now that the old construction has been withdrawn from the allocation?

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Motorcycle Racing's Future Lies Eastwards: WSBK To Race In India From 2013 Onwards

It's no secret that motorcycle racing is in trouble in its traditional markets in Europe. With massive economic problems in the heartland of Spain and Italy, and declining attendances at both MotoGP and World Superbike races around Europe, both series are being forced to look further afield for fresh markets.

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Silverstone Day of Champions 2012 Offers Chance To Bid On Unique Items For Riders for Health Charity

Every year, ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, motorcycle racing fans come together with the stars of the sport to raise money for Riders for Health at the Day of Champions. This year is no exception, and as ever, a host of events will be put on at Silverstone for the fans. For anyone wanting to obtain a piece of priceless racing memorabilia, the auction is the place to be, held all day close to the main entrance, and hosted by Eurosport commentators Julian Ryder and Toby Moody, Riders for Health founder Randy Mamola, and BBC presenter Matt Roberts. 

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The First Piece Of The Puzzle: Jorge Lorenzo Pens New 2-Year Deal With Yamaha

The first and most important piece in the jigsaw puzzle that is MotoGP's silly season for 2013 has fallen into place. This morning, Yamaha issued a press release announcing that they have signed Jorge Lorenzo to a new two-year deal, meaning the 2010 World Champion will remain with Yamaha for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Casey Stoner's retirement at the end of this season had massively boosted Lorenzo's market value.

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Lucio Cecchinello On The Complications Caused By The Rookie Rule

MotoGP's 2013 Silly Season is one of the most complicated in many years. Though the retirement of Casey Stoner has opened up the market, the real complication lies with two factors, and the way those two interact. The issue can be summed up in a single question: what are we going to do with Marc Marquez?

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2012 Misano World Superbike and World Supersport Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after this weekend's round of the series at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli:


WSBK Misano - Team Italia FMI wraps up 4th and 5th places in the Stk1000

Barrier wins in Misano. La Marra finishes ahead of Savadori. A red flag during the fourth lap splits the race in two.

At the start of the Fim Cup Stock1000, Eddi La Marra takes off and defends his pole position, while Lorenzo Savadori, 6th on the grid, is third at Turn 1.

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2012 Misano World Supersport Race - Consolidation And Confusion

If a racer gains places while leaving the track, he has to concede those places quickly or get penalised with a ride-through. Race Direction will hold a yellow board with the rider's number and the number of places they need to give up to avoid the ride through. With a confusing start, including a rider clipping another on the grid, a few riders made off-track excursions on the first few corners.

“99 +2”

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