Casey Stoner To Return To Australia For Surgery: Out For Brno At Least

Casey Stoner is to return to Australia to have surgery on the ankle he damaged in the qualifying crash at Indianapolis. After studying the MRI scans made in Indianapolis, Stoner's Australia doctors have advised him he needs surgery to correct the damaged ligaments he tore at Indy.

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Ducati Confirms Two-Year Deal With Andrea Dovizioso

Ducati has announced that they have signed a two-year contract with Andrea Dovizioso to ride for the factory team for the 2013 and 2014 season. Ducati CEO Gabriele Del Torchio explained in the press release that the reason for signing Dovizioso was his technical ability and his testing skills, signalling that Ducati's focus at the current time is primarily on the development of the bike, a consequence of Valentino Rossi's conspicuous failure to achieve racing success on the bike.

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Masao Furusawa Interview: On Visiting Italy, Filippo Preziosi's Samurai Spirit, And Valentino Rossi At Yamaha

Editor's note: The news that the former head of Yamaha's MotoGP program Masao Furusawa had visited Italy to talk to Ducati Corse boss Filippo Preziosi spread like wildfire through the racing world. After initial sightings in Italy of Furusawa, rumors quickly began to spread that the legendary Japanese engineer had been contacted by Ducati to help them fix their troubled Desmosedici, in a bid to keep Valentino Rossi at the factory. The rumors turned out to be true, and so veteran Japanese journalist Akira Nishimura visited Furusawa at his Kyoto home to ask him about the visit.

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An Alternative To Spec Tires: Australian Superbikes Introduces Price Caps With Multiple Tire Manufacturers

The spec tire rule in MotoGP is one of its most hated elements. Introduced for the 2009 season after a mass defection from Michelin threatened to leave everyone except Bridgestone struggling to survive, the standard tire has had a massive impact on the series. The idea behind it was to reduce costs, and for the smaller privateer teams who could only buy their tires, it has helped to bring down expenses.

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Nicky Hayden To Miss Brno, Back For Misano

Nicky Hayden is to miss the Brno round of MotoGP. The American fractured a couple of bones in his right hand and suffered a concussion in a big crash at Indianapolis, highsiding his Ducati Desmosedici during qualifying on Saturday. Hayden's injuries meant that he was unable to race at Indianapolis, and after consulting with doctors and the team, Hayden has been forced to pull out of Brno as well. 

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2012 Indianapolis MotoGP Post-Race Round Up: Smart Teams, Smart Riders, Bad Luck And Brave Choices

Indianapolis is not given to great racing - a lack of use on the infield road course means that the track is usually fairly dirty once you get off line - and Sunday was no real exception. The MotoGP and Moto2 races were tactically brilliant and masterful displays of crushing the opposition, but neither was particularly entertaining to watch. Fortunately, nobody had told the Moto3 riders about the lack of great racing, and the youngsters got the day off to a fantastic start, with the race decided in the last sector of the track.

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IMS Press Release: 2012 Indianapolis MotoGP Post-Race Press Conference Transcript

The transcript of the post-race press conference after the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media service:


Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

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IMS Press Release: 2012 Indianapolis Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Race Press Conference Transcripts

Transcripts of the post-race press conferences from both the Moto2 and Moto3 races at Indianapolis, courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media service:


Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro, Julian Simon
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

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IMS Press Release: 2012 Indianapolis Motor Speedway MotoGP Race Report

Below is a race report issued by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway press service after Sunday's Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP race:


Pedrosa becomes first two-time MotoGP winner at Indy, closes on Lorenzo in points

INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 - Dani Pedrosa became the first MotoGP rider to win the Red Bull Indianapolis GP twice and turned up the heat on World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo with a dominant victory Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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2012 Indianapolis MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday:

Superb win for Dani and brilliant fourth place for Casey in Indy

The Repsol Honda Team has completed the second American race of the season with another fantastic performance, this time at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. The Japanese manufacturer has now won the past five races in the United States.

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2012 Indianapolis Moto2 And Moto3 Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press Releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races at Indianapolis:

Dominant victory for Márquez

Repsol rider secures a superb triumph at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, making it five wins in ten races and giving him a 39 point championship lead.

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IMS Press Release: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Back On Calendar For 2013, 2014

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is back on the MotoGP calender for 2013 and 2014. In a press release today, IMS announced that the circuit had agreed with Dorna to stage the race in the middle of August next year. A final date will probably be settled in a week's time, with a provisional MotoGP calendar expected to be announced at Brno.

Below is the press release from IMS:


Event expected in mid-August; fan incentives available for early ticket orders

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2012 Indianapolis MotoGP Race Result: Unstoppable Winner Controls Race From Beginning

Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Indianapolis:

Dani Pedrosa has taken an impressive second win of the season, leaving the rest of the field for dead after the first few laps of the MotoGP race at Indianapolis. Pedrosa's victory opens the championship up again, cutting Jorge Lorenzo's lead to just 18 points over Pedrosa.

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