The fast and flowing Mugello circuit is a fan favourite but particularly demanding on tyres because of the high speed, heavy braking and marked elevation changes. In response, and as part of work to ensure ongoing improvement, this year Bridgestone will bring asymmetric rear slick tyres to the 5.245km... Read more
Crutchlow putting Assen behind him and ready for Mugello
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team’s busy schedule continues this weekend when Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow visit the magnificent Mugello circuit for the TIM Grand Prix of Italy, round eight of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship. The 3.259 miles track is one of the most spectacular and challenging on... Read more
Mugello Grand Prix Preview: MotoGP, Moto2 & 125cc
MotoGP The second wave of back-to-back rounds will be completed this weekend as the eighth instalment of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship takes place at the Mugello circuit. The Gran Premio d’Italia TIM takes place immediately after the Assen outing, as the campaign maintains its intense pace. Having stretched his Championship... Read more
Your Summer Reading: Overdrive by Clyde Brolin
Ever wondered what goes through a rider’s mind when he keeps on doing one perfect lap after another? Or how he still manages to react on every tiny movement of the bike when everything starts going blurry around him at over 330 km/h? Chances are when you see a... Read more
Tyre issue denies Crutchlow a brilliant result in Assen
Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow both saw deserved top five finishes in the Iveco TT Assen elude them at the legendary Circuit van Drenthe this afernoon. After rain had played a major part in the earlier 125cc and Moto2 races, the 26-lap race started on a dry but cold track,... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Laps Time Delay/Retirement 1 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 26 41’44.659 2 27 Casey Stoner Honda 26 41’52.356 7.697 3 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 26 42’12.165 27.506 4 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 26 42’15.343 30.684 5 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 26 42’27.831 43.172 6 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 26 42’29.195 44.536 7 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 26 42’52.771 1’08.112 8 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 26 42’55.412 1’10.753 9 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 26 43’09.584 1’24.925 10 24 Toni Elías Honda 26 43’10.875 1’26.216 11 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 26 43’23.125 1’38.466 12 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 25 42’11.017 1 Lap 13 64 Kousuke Akiyoshi Honda 25 42’58.437 1 Lap 14 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 24 43’07.755 2 Laps (10) 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1 1’52.494 Crash 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 0 Crash 65... Read more
DORNA and IRTA renew contract for five years
Dorna and IRTA have announced the renewal of their contract with a new five-year term of 2012 to 2016. The relationship between the two organisations commenced in 1992, coinciding with Dorna’s acquisition of all commercial rights of the MotoGP World Championship from the FIM. IRTA will continue to represent the interests... Read more
Heroic Crutchlow fights for front row in Assen
Cal Crutchlow demonstrated his skill and bravery to mount a stunning challenge for a maiden front row grid position at the world famous Circuit van Drenthe in Assen this afternoon. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider powered his YZR-M1 machine to a best time of 1.35.329 to move into... Read more