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MotoGP – Valentino Rossi Undergoes Successful Surgery

February 7, 2012

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Valentino Rossi underwent a small operation this morning at Cattolica’s Cervesi hospital to remove the rod that was inserted in his right tibia following his practice crash at the 2010 Mugello GP. The injury is now completely healed. The operation went well, and the Ducati Team rider will be ready for the second test in […]

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MotoGP – Nicky Hayden To Undergo Shoulder Surgery To Speed Recovery

February 6, 2012

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Following the first winter test at Sepang, where his participation was limited due to his left shoulder lacking the strength to ride well, Nicky Hayden traveled directly to Fremont, California, for a thorough examination at Doctor Arthur Ting’s clinic. There, tests revealed damage to cartilage in the American’s shoulder, as well as to muscles in […]

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MotoGP – Positive Conclusion to Sepang Test for Bautista

February 3, 2012

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It has been a positive first shakedown with the Honda RC213V for Team San Carlo Honda Gresini and their new rider Alvaro Bautista at Sepang. Over the three days his feeling with the 1000cc machine has gradually improved and now both the team and rider are extremely confident about the next session, which takes place […]

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MotoGP – Positive start to 2012 for Crutchlow and Dovizioso‏

February 3, 2012

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The Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team made a positive start to preparations for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship after a three-day test session at the Sepang International Circuit, which reached a successful conclusion today. British rider Cal Crutchlow wasted no time in getting back up to speed to clock the third fastest time on the opening day and he was […]

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MotoGP – Bradl Ends 11th In His First Outing Riding the LCR RCV

February 3, 2012

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Ultimate day of testing on Sepang surface for MotoGP teams and riders that put their new 1000cc prototypes through their paces at the 5.548km track with Stoner topping the field with a best lap time of 1’59.607. The LCR Honda MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl set out a clear programme for the final day continuing to […]

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MotoGP – Stoner Laps Under 2 Minutes On Final Test Day

February 3, 2012

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On only his second lap of the day, Casey Stoner recorded a blistering fast lap of 1’59.607 which remained unbeaten for the rest of the day. The Australian rider spent this final day of testing to work on various aspects on his RC213V machine including shock settings and the new Bridgestone tyres.   Repsol Honda […]

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MotoGP – Ducati Team Completes First Winter Test At Sepang

February 3, 2012

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The first winter MotoGP test finished today at Sepang International Circuit with a day that was affected by rather variable weather conditions, with intense heat in the middle of the day and a shower that cut short the planned work schedule at 5:25 p.m. Nicky Hayden had already finished riding around noon after having tried […]

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MotoGP – Malaysia Test Concludes With Stoner Reigning Supreme

February 3, 2012

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By MotoGP.com The third and final day of the Official MotoGP™ Test concluded on Thursday at Sepang, with Casey Stoner breaking under the 2 minute mark on just his second lap out to dominate the field by over half a second. The first on-track MotoGP action of the year concluded on Thursday at the Sepang […]

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MotoGP – Bautista makes progress on second day of sepang test‏

February 2, 2012

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Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista enjoyed a positive second day of the first preseason testing session in Malaysia today, the Spanish rider continuing to gather confidence with the Honda RC213V, his first 1000cc Grand Prix motorcycle. The majority of today’s programme was focused on the first part of the day, avoiding too […]

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MotoGP – Bradl Continues his Adaption to RCV at Sepang Track

February 2, 2012

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Second day of testing at Sepang race track got underway from 10am till 6pm on a typically sweltering Malaysian daywith MotoGP teams and riders continuing the fine tuning of 1000cc prototypes. Today reigning premier class champion Stoner topped the timesheet on 2’00.895 after yesterday’s back problem followed by Yamaha duo Spies and Lorenzo. Better track […]

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MotoGP – Rossi works hard on the GP12 at Sepang, Hayden stopped by painful shoulder‏

February 2, 2012

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For the Ducati Team, the second day of testing at Sepang was marked by a busy schedule that focused on preparing the GP12’s base setup. Valentino Rossi was engaged in the work that Filippo Preziosi had planned for the team, using all the time at his disposition, while Nicky Hayden was forced to stop after […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Keep Up the Pace in Sepang‏

February 2, 2012

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Yamaha Factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies continued to show promising form today in the second day of the Sepang test, the first official 1000cc MotoGP test of 2012. Having spent yesterday getting back into the rhythm of riding, today was spent focusing on comparative testing in a number of areas. The team worked […]

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MotoGP – Recovered Stoner Tops Second Day Of Testing In Sepang

February 2, 2012

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By MotoGP.com The Official MotoGP™ Test in Malaysia saw the reigning World Champion heading the times by the end of the day, with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo his closest rivals. After missing a day of testing on Tuesday due to a strained muscle, Casey Stoner gradually worked his way into the […]

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MotoGP – Positive Start to 2012 for Yamaha Factory Racing

February 1, 2012

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Yamaha Factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies took their first ride on the 1000cc YZR-M1 since last year. Both riders blew the cobwebs off quickly and settled down to an impressive pace, Lorenzo proving to be the fastest man on track with his team mate always close behind him. The focus for the first […]

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MotoGP – Bradl Makes his Debut Aboard the Honda RC213V

February 1, 2012

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After 2-month break the premier class teams and riders were back in action today for the first official testing session held at Sepang track (Malaysia). Day one was marked by a damptrack after the light rain fell during the night but around 11:00am riders could make their first contact with the Malaysia asphalt starting the […]

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MotoGP – First Day on the Honda RC213V for Bautista at Sepang‏

February 1, 2012

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There was a melancholy feel to the day following the tragic events of October and the memory of Marco Simoncelli remains in the hearts of all those present, as it will for many years to come. Shortly before lunchtime Alvaro Bautista took to the circuit on board the Honda RC213V for a shakedown that became […]

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MotoGP – Pedrosa Off To Good Start, Stoner Unable To Ride In Sepang

February 1, 2012

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Today the Repsol Honda Team officially kicked off the 2012 MotoGP season with the first of three days testing at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.   Due to early morning rain, the track conditions were not good enough to go out on track until midday when HRC test rider, Kosuke Akiyoshi performed the first 10 […]

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MotoGP – Ducati Team Starts Work On GP12 At Day 1 Of Sepang Test

February 1, 2012

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The 2012 MotoGP test season started with today’s first day of a three-day test at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit. The Ducati Team took to the track with its Desmosedici GP12, and after official test rider Franco Battaini carried out the shakedown, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden started the important work of finding a base setup. […]

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MotoGP – 1000cc Action In Sepang Sees Lorenzo On Top

February 1, 2012

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By MotoGP.com The first Official MotoGP™ Test of 2012 kicked off in Malaysia today with Jorge Lorenzo leading the timesheet at the end of day one, while World Champion Casey Stoner sat out the first day of testing after injuring his back while warming up for his first ride. After two months off the track, […]

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MotoGP – Showa To Make MotoGP Return With Gresini Racing

January 31, 2012

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Showa has chosen to make their return to the MotoGP World Championship with Team San Carlo Honda Gresini, a show of faith in the prestigious Italian team, who will line up riders in the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes this season. The new deal is a revival of a previous relationship between Showa and Fausto […]

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