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Articles for MotoGP 2012 News

Tire Woes Hamper Rossi at Assen TT

Monday, July 2, 2012
Tire woes spoiled Valentino Rossi’s race at the Dutch TT, but the misfortune at Assen doesn’t remedy the Ducati’s troubles – with The Doctor demanding a clear development plan from Ducati.

Spies Rues Tire Problem that Cost Podium

Monday, July 2, 2012
Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi weren’t the only riders griping about their Bridgestones at Assen, with Ben Spies losing a podium spot owing to chunking of his rear in the closing laps.

Nicky Hayden Uncertain of Ducati future

Monday, July 2, 2012
One rider that appears out of the MotoGP loop right now is American Nicky Hayden, with the 2006 MotoGP champ still looking for a 2013 ride.

Bautista Penalized for Assen Incident

Monday, July 2, 2012
San Carlo Honda Gresini's Alvaro Bautista will start from last place at Sachsenring after receiving a penalty for reckless riding at the Assen TT where he took out Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo.

MotoGP Assen TT Results 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner continue their title fight at Assen, with a major shakeup of the championship.

Rookie Rule Scrapped, One-Bike Rule Nixed

Friday, June 29, 2012
The Grand Prix Commission has repealed of the Rookie Rule, as well as a freeze on engine bore and stroke through the end of the 2014 season

German MotoGP at Sachsenring Until 2016

Friday, June 29, 2012
The ADAC in Munich, Germany recently signed a five-year contract with Dorna Sports to keep the German Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sachsenring.

MotoGP Assen TT Qualifying 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012
Casey Stoner returns to the top of the MotoGP field, claiming pole position for the Assen TT ahead of his Alien cohorts.

MotoGP Assen Thursday Practice 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Last year’s Assen TT winner, Ben Spies, sets the Thursday pace leading an Anglo/American top three at the Dutch circuit.

Marquez Cleared of Catalunya Penalty

Thursday, June 28, 2012
The FIM rejects an appeal by the Pol Espargaro’s Pons Moto 2 team to penalize Repsol rider Marc Marquez for a racing incident at Catalunya, clearing Marquez of a 1-minute penalty.

MotoGP Assen TT Preview 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
MotoGP heads to the Assen TT in The Netherlands for Round 7 of the 2012 season. Jorge Lorenzo continues to lead in points and comes into the round with three straight wins.

Seats and Pit Tour Added to Crutchlow Auction

Friday, June 22, 2012
Two Pole Position Hospitality Club seats and a tour of Cal Crutchlow's pit box at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have been added to the auction of leathers Crutchlow wore at the recent British Grand Prix.

Silly Season & MotoGP Rookie Rule Repeal

Thursday, June 21, 2012
The MotoGP Silly Season drama continues with an expected repeal of the MotoGP Rookie Rule, opening the door for Marc Marquez to fill Casey Stoner’s Repsol Honda seat in 2013.

Crutchlow Silverstone Leathers to Auction

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Honey Badger Cares: Yamaha is auctioning off MotoGP star Cal Crutchlow's historic Silverstone leathers to benefit Feed the Children.

Lorenzo Wins, Spies Mystified at Silverstone

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo claims MotoGP victory 21 at Silverstone, while tire woes keep Ben Spies’ season stumbling. Our MotoGP Insider reports from the British GP.

Heroic British GP for Cal Crutchlow

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo may have won the British GP at Silverstone, but the standing ovation from fans was for the heroic performance from Englishman Cal Crutchlow, who charged from last to sixth despite a broken ankle.

More Ducati Disappointment at Silverstone

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Valentino Rossi had another disappointing MotoGP result at Silverstone, with the nine-time world champion remaining coy about his 2013 plans.

Honda’s Silverstone Pace Worries Stoner

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The MotoGP momentum has turned from Casey Stoner to his rival Jorge Lorenzo, with three consecutive defeats the Repsol Honda rider is worried over the RC213V’s pace.

Mixed Emotions for Tech 3 at Silverstone

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal reflects on his rider Cal Crutchlow’s noteworthy performance at Silverstone.

MotoGP Outsider – Silverstone 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Our man Melling gets a taste of the Grand Prix serfdom reserved for MotoGP fans who bother to visit an actual MotoGP race.