Tag Archive: Valentino Rossi

Apr 08

Bridgestone and Valentino Rossi unveil new film

Lights, camera, action

Blog - ChampagneBridgestone and motorcycle racing legend Valentino Rossi recently came together near the nine-times World Champion’s home, Tavullia, Italy to collaborate on a stunning promotional film celebrating their winning partnership. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Bridgestone Europe launch Club46 in partnership with Valentino Rossi

Bridgestone to run six competitions throughout the 2014 season; 46 winners each draw!

Club46 logo For each competition two of the lucky winners will receive the ultimate, money-can’t-buy prize – a VIP MotoGP experience and a meet and greet with Valentino Rossi Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Qatar MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

“The Qatar circuit is a difficult venue for tyre development”
MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Qatar Grand Prix Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won the MotoGP™ season opener at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, as the reigning World Champion claimed victory ahead of Movistar Yamaha Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa who finished in second and third place respectively.

Mar 23

Marquez takes victory in spectacular season opener in Qatar (updated)

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Qatar MotoGP race winner Marc Marquez got his MotoGP™ World Championship title defence off to the perfect start after the Repsol Honda rider emerged victorious from a closely-fought contest with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Briatore, Rossi dislike ‘new’ F1 era

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of formula one.

Flavio Briatore 11 The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Pedrosa and Rossi share the spoils in second Sepang MotoGP™ test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
MotoGP - Valentino-Rossi---Yamaha-Factory-Racing---2014-Sepang-2-MotoGP-test Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi shared the top of the timesheet at the second MotoGP™ pre-season group test at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, after the two riders set an identical lap time of 1’59.999. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Motivation to stay fit ‘went away’ – Webber

“Porsche wanted me for 2013

2013-06-07_0356Mark Webber has admitted fading motivation prompted his decision to retire from formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Australian MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Last Sunday MotoGP witnessed its first flag-to-flag race in dry conditions.

MotoGP - FIM MotoGP Technical Director Danny Aldridge and Bridgestone engineer Klaus Noehles on Australian MotoGP grid Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo won an intriguing Australian Grand Prix ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and his factory Yamaha stablemate Valentino Rossi.

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Oct 03

Aragon MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“In summary I would say that it was a pretty good weekend for Bridgestone.”

MotoGP - Start of the 2013 Aragon Grand PrixMarc Marquez won his sixth race of the year at Motorland Aragon, the rookie taking another step to a maiden MotoGP™ title after winning ahead of the Yamaha Factory Racing duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished second and third respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Alonso best paid driver in motor sport – Forbes

Forbes said the Ferrari driver earns $30 million per year

2013-06-09_1451Fernando Alonso has emerged as clearly the highest earning driver in the entire world of motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

United States MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“This year Bridgestone has four different rubber compounds for its slick tyres”

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyresRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez scored his third victory of the season at Laguna Seca, taking the chequered flag ahead of LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Dutch MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Bridgestone brought its Special Construction heat-resistant rear slicks to Assen

MotoGP - Bridgestone-BATTLAX-MotoGP-slick-tyreYamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi claimed his 80th premier class victory after winning last Saturday’s Dutch TT ahead of Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow.

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Jun 29

Rampant Rossi records first win of the season at Assen

Round 7: Dutch MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Dutch MotoGP race winnerValentino Rossi rode superbly for his first victory since returning to the Yamaha Factory Racing team, the Italian rider taking full advantage of his best qualifying position of the season to take the top step of the podium at Assen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Resurgent Rossi leads Friday practice at Montmeló

Round 6: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Catalan MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi lapped under the race lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya today to lead the field in a scorching day of action. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Fast start at Mugello sees Lorenzo top Friday practice

Round 5: Italian MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Italian MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo led a Yamaha triumvirate at the top of the timesheets today at Mugello, the reigning MotoGP™ World Champion setting a time of 1’48.375 on his last lap of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Marquez becomes youngest ever premier class winner at Americas MotoGP™

Round 2: Americas MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - 2013 Americas MotoGP race winnerRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez emerged victorious from a race-long battle with his teammate Dani Pedrosa at Circuit of the Americas to become the youngest ever race winner in the premier class of Grand Prix racing Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Marquez achieves career-first pole position

On only his second MotoGP™ race weekend

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - 2013 Americas MotoGP FP220-year-old Marc Marquez has achieved pole position for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Rossi rules out F1 switch

Valentino Rossi has ruled out switching to formula one.

Valentino Rossi 2013-02-19 Valentino Rossi 46 Yamaha 2013Some years ago, the MotoGP legend flirted with a change of codes, conducting a series of tests with Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Felipe Massa has admitted his future remains unclear, despite talks with Ferrari about the 2013 season having begun “a long time ago”.

Ferrari talks began ‘long ago’ – Massa

2012-06-09_11372012-06-09_0925The Brazilian, who is 13 places and 139 points behind his teammate Fernando Alonso in the drivers’ championship, is at risk of seeing his Ferrari career end after seven seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Rossi hails Ferrari’s 2012 recovery

Valentino Rossi has used Ferrari as an example of an Italian racing team that managed to emerge from a deep crisis.

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi 2012 Jerez MotoGP FP2Valentino Rossi  2012-02-06Increasingly frustrated with his MotoGP outfit Ducati’s lack of progress, the Italian motorcycle great said Maranello based Ferrari turned around a similar slump in a matter of mere months.

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