Press Release: Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Hopkins Rides The Suzuki Again

John Hopkins made a brief return to MotoGP yesterday, taking the Suzuki GSV-R 800 out on the track for some promotional filming for Suzuki. The Rizla Suzuki team issued a press release about it, which you can read below:

Hopkins and Rizla Suzuki reunited in Qatar

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP welcomed back former rider John Hopkins today as he helped the team with some PR work in Qatar.

HRC Press Release: Employees Unharmed In Quake

HRC issued the following press release after the Japanese earthquake which caused so much devastation:


As news broke around the World of Japan's biggest earthquake since records began, Honda Racing Corporation is very relieved to announce that all employees have escaped unharmed.

The HRC headquarters in Asaka (Saitama Prefecture in Tokyo area) suffered no structural damage and no injuries were reported.

The Saga Of Rossi's Shoulder, And Words For His Rivals

As the countdown to the start of the 2011 MotoGP season continues, the spotlight is intensifying on Valentino Rossi. The pressure created by the magical combination of two Italian legends, Rossi and Ducati, has got marketing and media machines going into overdrive. It has become quite frankly impossible not to write about it.

MotoGP 1000s To Make Debut At Mugello?

The 2011 MotoGP season has many things to be excited about - Valentino Rossi on a Ducati, Casey Stoner on a Honda, Ben Spies on a factory Yamaha, and so much more. But the 2012 season is probably just as eagerly anticipated, even though it is still over a year away. For 2012 sees the return of the 1000cc machines, and hopes are high that having the larger capacity back will see closer, more exciting racing.

Repsol Press Release: Dani Pedrosa On Qatar, And The RC212V

As predicted yesterday, the third and final instalment of interviews with the Repsol Honda riders was issued today by the Repsol Media Service. Today it is the turn of Dani Pedrosa, who had some interesting things to say about the state of his shoulder and what Honda is learning from Casey Stoner's experience on the Ducati. Here's the text of the press release:

"From what I have seen this preseason, this year will be very competitive"

Rossi On The Ducati's Handling, His Fans, And World Superbikes

When Valentino Rossi speaks, the world listens. The popularity of the nine-time World Champion is such that fans (and consequently, the media) hang on his every word. Since Rossi switched from Yamaha to Ducati, the scrutiny has become even more intense, every word and action being analyzed a million times for extra levels of meaning.

Moto2 Press Releases: Iannone Presents Team, And FTR Announces 2011 Program

More Moto2 press releases: Andrea Iannone presents the Speed Master team in Milan, and FTR talks about its program and riders for 2011. Here are the press releases:


Andrea Iannone's dream began yesterday 8th March, in Milan. With a quick yet emotional move, he unveiled his Suter MMXI, kicking off his second season in the Moto2 World Championship.

Repsol Press Release: Andrea Dovizioso On The Qatar Race And The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Honda

The Repsol Media service are at it again, providing a trickle of press release interviews with their riders in the run up to the final MotoGP test at Qatar. Today it is the turn of Andrea Dovizioso, in which he talks about the Honda RC212V, it's strengths and weaknesses. With an interview with Casey Stoner issued yesterday, and one with Dovizioso today, expect a press release with Dani Pedrosa tomorrow or Friday. Here's the press release interview:

"We have many chances to fight for the championship"

Cost Of Motorland Aragon MotoGP Totals 41 Million Euros Through 2016

It is not often that people outside of Dorna's inner circle get a peek inside the finances of MotoGP; commercial contracts with all parties are subject to confidentiality clauses and are a closely-guarded secret. But occasionally the facts leak out, thanks to circumstances which are beyond the control of MotoGP's Spanish commercial rights' holder.

Rizla Suzuki Press Release: Bautista And Hopkins To Test At Qatar

With the final MotoGP test at Qatar just a few days away, and in sight of the season opener a week later, Rizla Suzuki issued a press release previewing the work they have to do at the test. Here's the text of the press release:

Rizla Suzuki ready for the final test

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is on the way to Losail in Qatar for the final pre-season test this week still with an intensive schedule ahead of it.


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