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MotoGP – Stoner Rounds Off 2011 Championship With Valencia Victory

November 7, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Casey Stoner closed the 800cc era with his tenth victory of his title-winning season, edging Ben Spies across the finish line by just 0.015s as Andrea Dovizioso claimed the final podium spot and with it third place in the final Championship standings. The race was declared dry at the start but light rain […]

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MotoGP – Emotional Funeral Service Bids Farewell To Marco Simoncelli

October 28, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of Marco Simoncelli held at the Santa Maria Assunta church in Coriano. A huge gathering of fans, friends, family members and prominent figures from the world of sport attended the funeral service for the MotoGP rider who passed away on Sunday. The funeral was held at 3pm […]

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MotoGP – Pedrosa Wins Action Packed Grand Prix Of Japan

October 3, 2011

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Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) crossed the line first to take victory at a dramatic Grand Prix of Japan, where only two of the top seven riders did not either run off track or incur a ride through penalty in an eventful Round 15 race in which Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) and Casey Stoner (Repsol […]

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MotoGP – Lorenzo Leads San Marino Opening Day

September 3, 2011

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By MotoGP.com The hot and humid weather on the Adriatic coast produced rain drops in the final minutes of the afternoon session at the Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini on Friday, but the weather had held off long enough for all but one in the MotoGP field to better […]

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MotoGP – Misano All Set For Round 13 As Five-Year Contract Renewal Announced

September 2, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Thursday proved to be a busy day at the Misano World Circuit as preparations for the Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini took shape. Early in the day a renewal of the contract currently held between the circuit and Championship organisers Dorna Sports was announced until at least […]

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MotoGP – Misano Beckons As Stoner Begins To Pull Away

August 31, 2011

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By MotoGP.com A seventh win of the 2011 campaign at Indianapolis extended Casey Stoner’s lead at the top of the Championship standings to 44 points over defending title holder Jorge Lorenzo, as the Repsol Honda rider further reinforced his already strong claim for this year’s crown. A personal milestone of a 30th premier class GP […]

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MotoGP Stars Complete Brno Test

August 16, 2011

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Yamaha debuted their developing 2012 prototype on track at Brno on Monday and Honda continued the evolution of their 1000cc machine, as the premier class remained for an extra day at the Czech Republic track for an official MotoGP Test. With the weather allowing a full day of riding Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo […]

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MotoGP Arrives Stateside For Laguna Seca Show

July 20, 2011

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The 2011 MotoGP season enters its second half this weekend at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where the Red Bull US Grand Prix follows a Sachsenring round which narrowed the gap further at the top of the Championship standings. Round 10 promises to be as entertaining as Germany, where Dani Pedrosa took victory in only […]

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MotoGP – Simoncelli Leads Day One At Sachsenring

July 16, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Following a cold and windy morning free practice that yielded five big crashes in the first half of the session, the MotoGP field entered the second practice on Friday on a substantially warmer track and with slightly calmer winds at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. Marco Simoncelli rode his San Carlo Honda […]

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MotoGP – Simoncelli Edges Spies For Pole At The Cathedral

June 25, 2011

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Marco Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini Team) displayed his determination for a first premier class podium by sealing his second pole position of the 2011 MotoGP season. The Italian’s hot lap of 1’34.718 left him just 0.009s clear at the top of the timesheet, ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies. Spies stepped up his […]

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MotoGP – Stoner Cruises To Catalunya GP Win

June 6, 2011

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Casey Stoner took his 26th victory in the premier class at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya, with last year’s race winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) finishing in second followed by teammate American Ben Spies in third. Despite missing out on pole position, Repsol Honda rider Stoner took the lead in the second corner […]

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MotoGP – Catalunya Marks The Start Of Intense MotoGP Run

May 31, 2011

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By MotoGP.com The 2011 MotoGP World Championship encounters an intense period of activity across the months of June and July, with six races taking place in the space of eight weekends. The Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya gets the stretch underway this weekend, as the campaign enters a demanding section of this season’s schedule, one […]

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MotoGP – Race long battle sees Bautista narrowly miss top-nine finish

May 16, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista produced another strong performance as he fought fairing-to-fairing right to the chequered flag at Le Mans today. Bautista got off the line well at the start of the race, but was boxed in on the first couple of corners and found himself relegated to last place by the end of the […]

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Capirossi heads damp final practice in Portugal

April 30, 2011

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Pramac Racing’s Loris Capirossi led the final practice for this weekend’s bwin Grande Prémio de Portugal. The most experienced rider in the class finished ahead of Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) and Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team). The Italian produced the best time of the final session before qualifying. His lap time of 1’44:515 was just […]

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MotoGP – Next Stop Jerez For MotoGP Class

March 29, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Jerez de la Frontera is the first European stop on the 2011 MotoGP World Championship calendar this weekend, as the famed Spanish circuit hosts the second round of the season. With crowds regularly in excess of 120,000 on GP race day at the Andalucian track, the Gran Premio bwin de España promises a […]

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MotoGP – Stoner Steals Victory In Season Opener

March 21, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda) had a titanic tussle with his Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar in the first round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship to snatch 25 points on his debut ride with Repsol Honda. Stoner finished 3.440 seconds ahead of second placed Jorge Lorenzo […]

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MotoGP – Pedrosa Rounds Off Day 1 At Qatar Fastest

March 14, 2011

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By MotoGP.com The final preparations of the 2011 MotoGP pre-season commenced at the Losail International Circuit on Sunday, as the premier class completed the first of two days of night-time testing at the track which will host the opening round of the campaign next weekend. Under the floodlights it was Dani Pedrosa who found the […]

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MotoGP – Repsol Honda Trio Dominate Day 2 Of Testing In Sepang

February 24, 2011

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Day two at the official MotoGP Test at Sepang ended with the RC212V having once more displayed its pre-season strength, as Repsol Honda trio Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso took the three top positions on the timesheet. With the heat having intensified and the track temperature reaching over 60ºC at one stage, the […]

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