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Tag: MotoGP

Valentino Rossi back home following motorcross training accident

UPDATE: May 27, 5.30 pm Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team rider Valentino Rossi has returned home from the “Ospedale Infermi” in Rimini, having successfully completed routine diagnostic tests that were scheduled earlier this afternoon. The 38-year-old Italian rider was taken to a local hospital for a medical check-up, where he was diagnosed with mild thoracic and… Read More ›

Zarco and Tech3 to continue successful partnership in 2018

The Monster Yamaha Tech3 team and Johann Zarco, the high-flying sensation, have reached an agreement that will see the double Moto2 World Champion remain with the French team for the 2018 season. The 26-year-old has undertaken a superb start to the current campaign, where he has highlighted his supreme talent by instantly adapting to the… Read More ›

Four Men In A Boat: MotoGP in Argentina

This is the story of four men and how they made a few things very clear at the second MotoGP race of the season in Argentina. One staked claim to the 2017 championship while displaying his mastery over a machine he had only just begun to understand. Another proved, yet again, with his innate ability… Read More ›

Under a Starlit Qatar Sky: MotoGP’s 2017 Season Begins

38. Let’s just let that sink in for a minute. 38. Years. Old. Even now, you cannot ignore the force that is Valentino Rossi. Or, ignore it, but at your peril, because you cannot underestimate the nine-time world champion. So, 38! (And I crib about aching bones and turning 40). Just for that, I want… Read More ›

Rossi and Yamaha Sign Two-Year Extension

It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. confirms that Valentino Rossi will remain a part of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team‘s rider line-up for the MotoGP World Championship season of 2017 and 2018. The announcement comes after three very strong years by the most-respected MotoGP rider of all time, since his return… Read More ›

MotoGP Valencia: I Can’t Write About the Race…Yet

I am not going to lie. This has been a particularly stressful race weekend. In so many ways, it has been the kind of stress I avoid. Let me clarify – I love race stress. I mean the one that involves me in my team colours, fingers crossed, screaming at the screen, tweeting like a… Read More ›

MotoGP in Valencia: 6 Things That Made the Four Press Conferences So, So Special

Everyone has been talking about moving on. They have been harping about dusting off the Sepang episode and focusing on Valencia. Sane voices have been overrun, shouldered aside by the fanatics who have called for crashes… and those are the polite ones. What is it about racing that turns us into rabid fanatics? To add… Read More ›

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Official Statement

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP issued a press released today reacting to a Repsol Media Service press release dated October 25, and the more recent press release from HRC. This is what they had to say: We refer to the press release issued by Repsol Media Service on Sunday 25th October 2015, titled “Pedrosa wins and Marquez… Read More ›

Fall From Grace: Sepang Clash and the Malaysian Grand Prix

There are some races that are recorded for posterity and go down in history for all the right reasons – for cheeky overtaking maneuvers or for hard-fought and well won battles. And then there are races that become history for all the wrong reasons. The 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang was supposed to be… Read More ›

MotoGP at Phillip Island: In which a long hibernation is broken

I have a confession. There are a couple of reasons why I haven’t written in such a long time (Don’t worry, I will keep it short). One is the inevitability of a regular, soul-sucking job. The other is the disappearance of my muse. And the last, and one which will perhaps elicit the maximum sniggers,… Read More ›