Top Story: KTM luckless in first 125 cc race of the season.

KTM riders went into the first 125 cc GP of the 2008 racing season hopeful of good results but came away at the end of the first ever night race empty-handed. Team Onde 2000 KTM rider Raffaele de Rosa seemed set for a podium finish for the bulk of the 18-lap (96.84 km) race on the Losail Circuit in Qatar. But he pushed a shade too hard in the battle for second place and crashed out of the race with four laps to go. Unlucky day for de Rosa Best KTM rider at the end of the night race w mehr >>

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MotoGP: KTM luckless in first 125 cc race of the season.

KTM riders went into the first 125 cc GP of the 2008 racing season hopeful of good results but came away at the end of the first ever night race empty-handed. Team Onde 2000 KTM rider Raffaele de Rosa seemed set for a podium finish for the bulk of the 18-lap (96.84 km) race on the Losail Circuit in Qatar. But he pushed a shade too hard in the battle for second p mehr >>


MotoGP: Mika celebrates first podium of the year like a victory

Red Bull KTM 250's maestro Mika Kallio succeeded in riding around problems he had with the feeling of his bike at the late night practice sessions for the Qatar Grand Prix and still finished the season's opening race with a podium place. "After all our problems in practice, this is like a victory for us," the Finnish rider declared after the race, his hundredth mehr >>


MotoGP: Qatar: What the KTM 125cc riders said after Qualifying 2

KTM rider Raffaele de Rosa of Team Onde 2000 was fastest of the KTM's seven-rider line-up in 125 cc qualifying on the Losail Circuit, Qatar ahead of the first ever night race in the world championship series and the opening of the 2008 season. The 20-year-old Italian, who had been consistently within the top runners throughout all pre season tests, confirmed his mehr >>


MotoGP: Red Bull KTM 250 Team Report from Qatar Qualifying 2

Mika Kallio of the Red Bull KTM 250 team elevated himself into the first row grid in the closing minutes of the second qualifying session in Qatar ahead of the first ever night race in the world championship GP. In two difficult late-night qualifying sessions, Kallio pushed his bike to the limit to secure his position while Team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama, who had stea mehr >>


MotoGP: Lorenzo Heads an All-Yamaha Front Row on Superb MotoGP Debut

QUALIFYING 1 QATAR Losail Circuit FIAT YAMAHA TEAM Fiat Yamaha Team new recruit Jorge Lorenzo, at 20 the youngest rider on the grid, took an incredible pole position on his MotoGP debut in Qatar tonight. The Spanish rookie is the first rider in ten years to take pole position at his debut premier-class race and heads the first all-Yamaha front row since Sachsenring mehr >>

Lorenzo Second Quickest Under Qatar's Opening Floodlit Night 08.03.2008

MotoGP: Lorenzo Second Quickest Under Qatar's Opening Floodlit Night



MotoGP: MotoGP startet unter Flutlicht in die neue Saison - Eurosport live

Eurosport berichtet über 130 Stunden live und exklusiv Mit einer ganz besonderen Premiere starten die MotoGP-Piloten in die neue Saison: Erstmals in der WM-Geschichte findet ein Nachtrennen statt. Ausgeleuchtet von hunderten von Scheinwerfern gehen Stoner, Rossi & Co an diesem Wochenende (7. - 9. März) in Doha (QAT) auf Punktejagd. Von der Qualifikatio mehr >>

Thumbs up for KTM Night Riders at Qatar tests 04.03.2008

MotoGP: Thumbs up for KTM Night Riders at Qatar tests

All three KTM 250 riders set themselves up for a successful opening to the season with strong performances in the final official texts ahead of the opening GP - the first- ever night race on the Losail Racing Circuit in Qatar next weekend. Red Bull KTM star Mika Kallio rod mehr >>

FIAT Yamaha Pair Plan Impressive Opening Night in Qatar 03.03.2008

MotoGP: FIAT Yamaha Pair Plan Impressive Opening Night in Qatar

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MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo shines in the Qatar night

Fiat Yamaha Team rookie Jorge Lorenzo proved he is more than ready for his MotoGP debut with an impressive display at the final pre-season test in Qatar tonight. The 20-year-old topped the time sheets on the second night of floodlit testing at the desert circuit, lapping half a second under the existing pole record on Michelin qualifying tyres. Lorenzo, who was victoriou mehr >>

Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup – Second test 2008 – Valencia Spain 01.03.2008

MotoGP: Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup – Second test 2008 – Valencia Spain

February 28th & 29th It was a full week for the 24 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies. Following the two days in Jerez on Monday and Tuesday the season preparation continued with two days in Valencia on Thursday and Friday. Fastest in Valencia was Spaniard Luis Salom ahead of mehr >>


MotoGP: James Toseland dazzles at historic Qatar night test

Tech 3 Yamaha rider James Toseland produced a dazzling performance under the spectacular Losail International Circuit’s floodlights to post the fifth fastest time on a historic night for the MotoGP world championship. The British rider was in sparkling form at the first official MotoGP test to be held under floodlights, with the twoday session a dress rehearsal for the s mehr >>


MotoGP: MotoGP makes history in the desert

Fiat Yamaha Team rider Jorge Lorenzo joined the rest of the MotoGP grid in somewhat unusual conditions today, as the World Championship’s first ever night-test got underway in Qatar. The test is the final one of the pre-season before the first race is run by night at the same track on 9th March. Lorenzo lost no time in getting to grips with his new circumstances, and wit mehr >>


MotoGP: Red Bull MotoGP Rookies – First test 2008 – Jerez Spain, February 25th & 26th

24 young riders enjoyed the sun of southern Spain for the first Red Bull MotoGP Rookies test of 2008, held at Jerez on February 25th and 26th. For many it was their first track time for months and they were just thrilled to be back in action. Fastest was Britain's Matthew Hoyle ahead of the Spanish pair of Luis Salom and Cristian Trabalon with Sturla Fagerhaug of Norway fourth. mehr >>


MotoGP: KTM riders test the mettle of Jerez circuit and finish in high spirits

KTM 250 riders wrapped up the official preseason testing session in Jerez on Thursday on the high note with Repsol-KTM rider Julian Simon in fifth, and the official factory riders Mika Kallio and Hiroshi Aoyama in a very close sixth and seventh position. All three riders were consistently among the top performers in the three days of testing on the Spanish circu mehr >>


MotoGP: Lorenzo Battles with Breeze to Finish Second Fastest in Jerez - Rossi Comes Fifth

Fiat Yamaha rookie Jorge Lorenzo finished the three day Official MotoGP Test in second position overall today, after setting an impressive lap on qualifying tyres at the end of a very windy day in Jerez. It was a tricky three days for the youngest rider on the grid, who admits that he has struggled to adapt to riding a MotoGP bike in such changeable conditions and that h mehr >>


MotoGP: Valentino Rossi Second While Lorenzo Struggles in Wet and Windy Jerez

Valentino Rossi guided his Fiat Yamaha YZR-M1 to second place in today’s Official Practice at Jerez today, despite bad weather disrupting the day’s proceedings at the Spanish circuit. After yesterday’s sunshine this morning saw heavy rain which, although it gradually abated, left the track very damp for the forty-minute ‘qualifying’ session after lunch. It was nonetheles mehr >>


MotoGP: Yamaha official test day1 Jerez review

Lorenzo Makes Impressive Return to Home Soil in Jerez New Fiat Yamaha Team rider Jorge Lorenzo completed a promising first day of testing at the Official MotoGP tests in Jerez today. Although he rode the Yamaha here last November, today is the first time the 250cc World Champion has ridden on home soil in Fiat Yamaha colours as an official Yamaha rider, and the ro mehr >>


MotoGP: Rossi Continues Strong Form on Second Day in Sepang

Fiat Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi continued his impressive form on the second day of testing in Sepang today, topping the ti mehr >>


MotoGP: Rossi Feeling Positive After Impressive Times in Sepang

The second Fiat Yamaha Team test of 2008 began in Sepang, Malaysia today, with Valentino Rossi picking up just where he left off at the same track 12 days ago. After several teams opted to test at Phillip Island last week, it was a somewhat depleted MotoGP field on track today and Rossi and new team-mate Jorge Lorenzo shared the track with just seven other riders. Rossi mehr >>


MotoGP: Lorenzo rounds off Sepang test in forceful fashion

News Sepang, Malaysia 24/01/2008 New Fiat Yamaha Team signing Jorge Lorenzo finished what was just his fourth test on a MotoGP mehr >>


MotoGP: Three Yamaha riders topping the time sheets in Sepang

Another scorching day in Sepang saw the Yamaha riders putting in some fast laps on the new 2008 YZR-M1 today, on the second day of the opening test of the year. Proving that Edwards, Rossi and Lorenzo were harbouring no ill-effects from yesterday’s falls, three out of four Yamaha riders topped the time sheets. Rossi was a second faster than yesterday and over half a secon mehr >>


MotoGP: 2008 Challenge Gets Underway For Yamaha In Sepang

Valentino Rossi completed a mainly positive first day of testing in Malaysia today as the first of four pre-season tests began for the Fiat Yamaha mehr >>

Yamaha and Fiat celebrate their second year together at 2008 team launch in Turin 19.01.2008

MotoGP: Yamaha and Fiat celebrate their second year together at 2008 team launch in Turin

Yamaha Motor Company Ltd. and Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. marked the second year of their MotoGP partnership today, at the official 2008 Fiat Yamaha Team Launch in Turin, Italy. The presentation was hosted by Italian TV star Simona Ventura and took place at the historic Lingotto building, w mehr >>


MotoGP: Valentino Rossi completes first day of testing with Bridgestone

... as Lorenzo's third Yamaha test gets underway in Jerez Valentino Rossi, back in action for the first time since breaking his hand in Valencia, tested his Yamaha M1 on Bridgestone tyres for the first time today at the Spanish circuit of Jerez. The three-day test is the final test of 2007 and Rossi was joined in the garage by his new 2008 team-mat mehr >>


MotoGP: Lorenzo rounds off Malaysia test with promising final day in Sepang

Future Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo rounded off his second test with the factory with more steady improvement in Malaysia today, bettering his lap time from yesterday by almost a second. After intermittent rain for the last two days, the MotoGP teams were rewarded with a completely dry day today and Lorenzo made the most of the time available, completing 83 laps of the 5,548m circu mehr >>


MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo makes steady progress in Sepang

The Fiat Yamaha Team completed an intense second day of testing in Malaysia with 2008 rider Jorge Lorezo today, despite a wet track first thing delaying the start of action until after midday. Heavy rain overnight and an overcast sky throughout the morning meant the Sepang track took a long time to dry out but, once the sun finally shone through the clouds, the temperature quickl mehr >>


MotoGP: Yamaha begins a new chapter with Jorge Lorenzo in Jerez

Reigning 250cc World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, who will ride for the Fiat Yamaha Team in 2008, got his first taste of the YZR-M1 today as he tested with Yamaha for the first time in Valencia this afternoon. Valentino Rossi, who will partner Lorenzo next season, has returned home for further treatment on his right hand, which he broke during qualifying last Saturday. 20-yea mehr >>


MotoGP: Fiat Yamaha Team finalises 2008 line-up

Following the conclusion of the 2007 season, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd and Yamaha Motor Racing Srl are pleased to be able to confirm the final line-up of their 2008 Factory Team. Seven-time World Champion Valentino Rossi and two time 250cc World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will contest the 2008 MotoGP World Championship as team-mates in the Fiat Yamaha Team. Yamaha can a mehr >>


MotoGP: Marc Márquez to join KTM in Grand Prix racing

KTM has announced the recruitment to Grand Prix racing for the 2008 season of 14-year old Spanish talent Marc Márquez. The announcement was made at the final Grand Prix of the 2007 season at Valencia, Spain. Márquez will join the planned Team Repsol KTM with Alberto Puig as Team Director and Emilio Alzamora as marc's personal consultant. Alzamora, a former world mehr >>


MotoGP: Red Bull KTM Grand Prix Valencia 2007

Pole sitter Kallio snatches final 250cc Grand Prix at Valencia   Red Bull KTM rider and master tactician Mika Kallio rode a cool headed race at the 250 cc Grand Prix on the Valencia circuit Sunday to snatch victory in the final laps of the last 250 cc world championship race of the season. Kallio, no stranger to the 125cc podium in V mehr >>


MotoGP: Rider, team & manufacturer standings after VALENCIA GP

Rider Standings 04/11/2007 1. Casey Stoner Ducati AUS 367 2. Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 242 3. Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 241 4. John Hopkins Suzuki USA 189 5. Marco Melandri Honda ITA 187 6. Chris Vermeulen Suzuki AUS 179 7. Loris Capirossi Ducati ITA 166 8. Nicky Hayden Honda USA 127 9. Colin mehr >>


MotoGP: Heartbraking end to season Rossi and Yamaha

Valentino Rossi's hopes of securing the runner-up spot in the championship ended in the unluckiest of fashions today, when a technical issue brought the injured Italian's race to a premature end in Valencia. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards also had a disappointing race and finished 13th in his final race for the Factory Team, after starting from 15th. Having brok mehr >>


MotoGP: Season finale gets underway in Valencia

QUALIFYING 1 GP SPAIN The final round of the 2007 MotoGP World Championship kicked off in Spain today, as the curtain came up on the traditional season-ending Grand Prix in Valencia. Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards had a less than perfect start to the weekend however as they lacked traction and finished the day eighth and thirteen mehr >>


MotoGP: Season finale beckons Fiat Yamaha Team to Valencia

A challenging first season of 800cc Grand Prix racing comes to an end this weekend as the eighteenth and final round of the 2007 MotoGP World Championship takes place at Valencia in Spain. The traditional season curtain call at the Ricardo Tormo circuit marks the conclusion of a difficult campaign for the Fiat Yamaha Team, although Valentino Rossi does have the chance to salvage mehr >>


MotoGP: Fighting fifth for Rossi in Malaysia

Fiat Yamaha Team rider Valentino rounded off a difficult weekend with a strong ride in today's Malaysian Grand Prix, bringing his Yamaha M1 home in fifth position from ninth on the grid. His team-mate Colin Edwards, who started from 13th, finished 11th. The usual hot and steamy Sepang conditions ensured that the 21-lap race would be a test of stamina for all 20 riders on mehr >>


MotoGP: KTM's Aoyama and Kallio 1-2 on pole for Malaysian 250 Grand Prix

Hiroshi Aoyama came out of nowhere in the closing seconds of the second 250cc qualifying practice for the Malaysian 250 cc Grand prix to statch the pole from Red Bull KTM team-mate Mika Kallio by a mere three hundredths of a second. Aoyama said he had constantly run into traffic when attempting a fast lap but eventually he saw his opportunity. "It was only at th mehr >>


MotoGP: Third and fifth rows for Fiat Yamaha in Sepang

Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards are faced with a difficult challenge for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang after struggling during qualifying this afternoon. The team worked hard throughout the day to rectify the lack of grip from which both riders have been suffering, but they were unable to find a competitive package and the pair now face a dau mehr >>


MotoGP: Rossi and Edwards struggle for grip in Sepang

FREE PRACTICE The Malaysian Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the 2007 season, got off to a poor start for Fiat Yamaha Team riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi today, the pair finishing the day a lowly 14th and 16th in the standings. The combined timesheets were topped by Randy de Puniet after a best lap of 2'02.917. With the track having been comp mehr >>


MotoGP: Fiat Yamaha Team return to happy hunting ground in Malaysia

The Fiat Yamaha Team head straight from Australia to Malaysia this week as they contest the second Grand Prix in just seven days, with the penultimate race of the season set to take place at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur. Yamaha have been the most successful manufacturer in MotoGP at the ultra modern circuit, taking three victories from eight visits, a mehr >>

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