Interview Bradley Smith: I don’t think you can think about a title challenge from round one
motogp.com caught up with Bradley Smith after two difficult pre-season tests for the Tech 3 team, to discuss the challenges faced in the year ahead and looking beyond to MotoGP. Bradley Smith’s debut in Moto2 last year saw him achieve three podiums, a 7th place finish in the Championship and... Read more
Interview Scott Redding: “A title would be so good this year”
Motop.com caught up with Scott Redding ahead of the final Test in Jerez to talk about developments during the winter break that have led to renewed expectations of a title challenge in 2012. 2011 was a disappointing year for young Redding, who failed to make a single podium in Moto2... Read more
Crutchlow makes impressive progress at Sepang test
A weather-hit three-day MotoGP test session at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia ended in positive fashion for Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow today. Torrential rain on the first and second day restricted the track time available to Dovizioso and Crutchlow but both took... Read more
The second Sepang pre-season test concluded today with fine weather on the final day allowing teams to make up for lost time following extended rainy periods over the first two days of the test. In a repeat performance of the first Sepang test, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner was again the... Read more
Ellison impressed with potential of PBM Aprilia
Five and a half years after his last ride on a MotoGP bike when he was a Tech3 Yamaha team rider in 2006 James Ellison concluded his first two days of testing the MotoGP CRT bike he will ride for the British Paul Bird Motorsports team in 2012. Ellison and... Read more
First laps for Ellison at Jerez: “I’m just happy to be here riding a bike”
Finally joining the new Claiming Rule Team bikes on track during the second day of testing at the Jerez Circuit was Briton James Ellison of the Paul Bird Motorsport Team, who today made his first laps on the ART bike ahead of his return to the World Championship five... Read more
With the opening round of the 2012 MotoGP™ season just six weeks away, several MotoGP CRTs shared the Jerez circuit today in a private test that continues through Wednesday. Monday at the Circuito de Jerez closed with a private test that saw several CRT (Claiming Rule Team) riders aboard the... Read more
Webb happy with improvements on Mahindra machine
Mahindra Racing’s new Moto3 machine, the Mahindra MGP30,has completed a second successful test giving Mahindra’s engineers plenty of data to analyse as they continue to develop the brand new 250cc four-stroke bike. Briton Danny Webb and German teammate Marcel Schrötter completed a total of 142 and 136 laps respectively... Read more