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Articles for MotoGP 2012 News

Crutchlow Thrilled with Australian Podium

Monday, October 29, 2012
Tech 3 Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow ended a disappointing run of bad luck with his second career MotoGP podium, this time at Phillip Island.

Valentino Rossi Outpaced at Phillip Island

Monday, October 29, 2012
The season finale at Valencia can’t come soon enough for Valentino Rossi, who’s Ducati disappointment continues at Phillip Island with another lackluster finish.

Katsuyuki Nakasuga in for Spies at Valencia

Monday, October 29, 2012
Japanese Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga has been chosen to step in for Ben Spies in the final round of the 2012 MotoGP season at Valencia.

MotoGP Phillip Island Results 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012
The incident-packed race at Phillip Island saw local hero Casey Stoner prevail in commanding fashion and his teammate, Dani Pedrosa, lose hope of winning this year's title.

MotoGP Phillip Island Qualifying 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Local rider Casey Stoner continued to dominate at Phillip Island through qualifying, appearing to be uncatchable. Randy de Puniet also shined, earning one of the best CRT qualifying positions ever.

MotoGP Phillip Island Friday 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012
Casey Stoner put in a strong showing for his home crowd at Phillip Island during MotoGP free practice sessions, outpacing his teammate Dani Pedrosa and current championship points leader Jorge Lorenzo.

Ben Spies Shoulder Surgery a Success

Thursday, October 25, 2012
MotoGP rider Ben Spies undergoes successful surgery in the USA.

2013 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Following the announcement that the Circuit of The Americas will host the first U.S. round of the 2013 MotoGP Championship in April, its name has been confirmed as the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.

MotoGP Phillip Island Preview 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
MotoGP riders will soon head into the penultimate round of the season, the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo are still battling for the title and Casey Stoner will look to post a top result in the final home race of his career.

Ezpeleta & Rossi on Proposed Rules

Monday, October 22, 2012
MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta continues to press his case for comprehensive MotoGP rules changes, with Valentino Rossi commenting on the need to differentiate MotoGP from WSB.

Pedrosa Reverses Fortunes in the Wet

Monday, October 22, 2012
Notorious for his poor performances in wet conditions, Dani Pedrosa reverses his fortunes with a masterful win at Sepang, while teammate Casey Stoner returns to the podium.

Lorenzo Escapes Title Disaster at Sepang

Monday, October 22, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo luckily escapes Sepang with a 23-point lead in the MotoGP series, while Tech 3 satellite rider Cal Crutchlow is less fortunate.

Valentino Rossi Backs Sepang Stoppage

Monday, October 22, 2012
Valentino Rossi comments on the decision of Race Direction to stop the Malaysian Grand Prix owing to monsoon conditions. Yamaha also confirms The Doctor’s return to the M1 will include his long-time crew.

Ben Spies Out for Phillip Island

Monday, October 22, 2012
During trackside medical evaluation it appeared Ben Spies suffered no serious injuries after his high-side at Sepang, but further tests revealed a number of issues that will force him to sit out the upcoming round at Phillip Island.

MotoGP Sepang Results 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Heavy rain ended the MotoGP contest at Sepang early as visibility was dangerously low and standing water was developing at various points over the circuit. A number crashes resulted before officials red flagged the event.

MotoGP Sepang Qualifying 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012
The battle between Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa continued through qualifying at Sepang in the Malaysian Grand Prix, with both riders posting some of the fastest laps ever recorded at the circuit.

MotoGP Sepang Friday 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012
MotoGP Free Practice at Sepang in Malaysia was disrupted by an afternoon rain storm which left half the track drenched. Riders were able to take advantage of dry conditions in the morning, Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner leading the way.

MotoGP Sepang Preview 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
MotoGP heads to the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, the site where Marco Simoncelli lost his life in 2011. Riders have only three rounds remaining in the season to make a push for overall points, with Jorge Lorenzo still leading the way.

MotoGP 2013 Calendar Update

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
MotoGP officials released an updated version of the 2013 calendar, which includes a new stop at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on April 21, 2013.

Stoner Tires During Motegi Return

Monday, October 15, 2012
Reigning MotoGP champ Casey Stoner marked his return from injury with a fifth-place result at Motegi, but lacked the strength to challenge the leaders.