Pepe World Team rider Héctor Barberá was delighted to win at Misano, having not tasted victory since the first round of the season in Qatar. Barberá got the better of home rider Mattia Pasini after a great battle with the Italian at Misano on Sunday to cross the line just... Read more
Few expected Aleix Espargaro to make much of an impression on the MotoGP World Championship, when he was announced as a last minute stand-in for Mika Kallio at the Indianapolis and Misano rounds. Despite no prior knowledge of a MotoGP machine, the 20-year-old turned heads by beating at least one... Read more
Dani Pedrosa believes he was fortunate to take third in the San Marino Grand Prix after his Honda cut out on the slowing down lap following the chequered flag. The stranded Spaniard had to ride back to the pits on the rear of Toni Elias’ Gresini Honda after the problem.... Read more
Jorge Lorenzo said he had resigned himself to second place before the start of the San Marino Grand Prix because he already believed Valentino Rossi was unbeatable. The Italian belied his pre-event pessimism by dominating every session and taking victory at Misano, extending his championship lead over Lorenzo back up... Read more
Pos | Rider | Bike | Time/Gap 1. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 44m32.882s 2. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha + 2.416s 3.... Read more
• Misano is one of just three current circuits at which Dani Pedrosa has not had a MotoGP podium; the others are Indianapolis and Phillip Island. • Third on the grid, Jorge Lorenzo has maintained his record of qualifying on the front row at every race in 2009. Following... Read more
There were no signs of jetlag or fatigue as the 125cc riders took to the track for the first free practice session of the San Marino Grand Prix this afternoon, despite the fact that it is barely five days since they were last on track at the Indianapolis circuit... Read more
Pos | Rider | Team | Lap time | Gap 1 Hector BARBERA Pepe World Team 1′39.212 2 Mattia PASINI Team Toth Aprilia 1′39.684 0.472 3 Hiroshi AOYAMA Scot Racing Team 250cc 1′40.048 0.836 4 Alvaro BAUTISTA Mapfre Aspar Team 1′40.189 0.977 5 Mike DI MEGLIO Mapfre Aspar Team 250cc 1′40.262 1.050 6 Hector FAUBEL... Read more
Pos | Rider | Team | Lap time | Gap 1 Bradley SMITH Bancaja Aspar Team 125cc 1′45.297 2 Julian SIMON Bancaja Aspar Team 125cc 1′45.620 0.323 3 Andrea IANNONE Ongetta Team I.S.P.A. 1′45.778 0.481 4 Stefan BRADL Viessmann Kiefer Racing 1′45.966 0.669 5 Efren VAZQUEZ Derbi Racing Team 1′46.071 0.774 6 Sergio GADEA Bancaja... Read more
Dani Pedrosa is confident that he would have improved on his third place in Misano practice had a broken radiator cap not caused him to abort his final flying lap. The Spaniard parked his Honda after water began spilling from the cap onto his hands at the end of... Read more