Tag Archive: Ben Spies

Sep 28

Spies on top in rain affected Aragon practice

Round 14: Aragon Grand Prix – Free Practice One and Two

 

MotoGP - Ben Spies 2012 Aragon MotoGP FP2MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Aragon MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies was quickest on a rain-riddled Friday at Aragon, with the American rider setting a lap time of 2’00.219 in FP2 to finish the day 0.066 seconds ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Stoner’s soft approach leads to Laguna Seca victory

Round 10: United States Grand Prix – Race

MotoGP logoMotoGP - 2012 Laguna Seca MotoGP Race Winner Casey StonerRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner once again claimed a come-from-behind win at Laguna Seca to claw back valuable points in the MotoGP™ championship battle.

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Jul 29

Lorenzo sets lap record to take pole position at Laguna Seca

Round 10: United States Grand Prix – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP logoMotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Laguna Seca MotoGP QPCurrent MotoGP™ championship leader Jorge Lorenzo will start on pole position at the United States Grand Prix after the Spaniard set a new lap record of 1’20.554 on the Yamaha Factory Racing M1 in qualifying at Laguna Seca.

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Jul 24

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 10 preview

Laguna Seca, USA preview

MotoGP logoMazda Raceway Laguna Seca logoThe second half of the 2012 MotoGP™ season gets underway with this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, home to one of the most challenging and exciting sections of tarmac on the calendar; the Corkscrew.

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Jun 30

Stoner soars to victory at Assen

Round 7: Dutch TT – Race

MotoGP - Casey Stoner 2012 Assen MotoGP Race WinnerMotoGP - Danny Webb - Mahindra RacingCasey Stoner capped off an impressive weekend for the Repsol Honda team to take his third win of the season ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa at today’s Dutch TT at Assen.

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Jun 29

Last minute dash sees Stoner take pole at Assen

Round 7: Dutch TT – Qualifying 

MotoGP - Casey Stoner 2012 Assen MotoGP QPMotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Assen MotoGP QPRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner set a scorching lap time of 1:33.713 right at the end of a rain-interrupted qualifying session to claim pole position for tomorrow’s Dutch TT at Assen.

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Jun 28

Spies shines in Assen practice

Round 7: Dutch TT – Free Practice One and Two

MotoGP - Cal Crutchlow 2012 Assen MotoGP FP2MotoGP - Ben Spies 2012 Assen MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies continued his affinity with the Assen circuit to set a blistering time of 1:34.866 in Free Practice Two and finish fastest on what was an incredibly close day of competition.

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Jun 17

Relentless Lorenzo rules British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Round 6: British MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Silverstone MotoGP Race Winner on podiumMotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Silverstone MotoGP Race WinnerYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo put in a masterful display at Silverstone to win the British Grand Prix for his third consecutive MotoGP™ victory.

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Jun 16

Brilliant Bautista takes first ever MotoGP™ pole at Silverstone

Round 6: British MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Ben Spies 2012 Silverstone MotoGP QPMotoGP - Alvaro Bautista 2012 Silverstone MotoGP QPAlvaro Bautista will start on pole position for the first time ever in a MotoGP™ race after the San Carlo Honda Gresini rider set a time of 2:03.303 in an action packed qualifying session at Silverstone.

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Jun 15

Stoner sets the pace in squally Silverstone practice

Round 6: British MotoGP™ – Free Practice One and Two

MotoGP - Casey Stoner 2012 Silverstone MotoGP FP1MotoGP - Ben Spies 2012 Silverstone MotoGP FP2In a day that saw sun, wind and rain descend upon the Silverstone circuit, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner set a time of 2:04.791 on a dry track in FP2 to finish just ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies.

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Dec 31

Petronas ends Yamaha MotoGP sponsorship

No Petronas backing for the Factory Yamaha MotoGP team in 2012

2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India 08MotoGP - Malaysia - Yamaha Factory Racing - Ben SpiesThe Factory Yamaha Team, which raced without a title sponsor in MotoGP this season, will be without Petronas backing in 2012. The Malaysian oil and gas corporation came on-board with Yamaha in 2009 (when Fiat was the title sponsor) and thus shared in two consecutive Triple Crown MotoGP victories – the Riders’, Constructors and Teams’ titles – in 2009 and 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Motegi pole for Stoner with new outright lap record (+result)

Round 15: Japanese GP – Qualifying Twin Ring Motegi
 
Repsol Honda logoMotoGP - Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda TeamRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner secured his fourth consecutive pole position at Motegi today with a stunning penultimate lap to set a new outright circuit record, beating the previous best of 1m 45.543s by almost 0.3seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lorenzo leads after first day of running at Laguna

 Round 10: United States GP – Free Practice One & Two at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
 
Jorge Lorenzo 2011-05-31Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca logoJorge Lorenzo, last year’s winner here at Laguna Seca, finished the first day of running for the United States Grand Prix fastest overall, just 0.141seconds ahead of Dani Pedrosa. Casey Stoner, who was fastest in the morning’s free practice, finished third fastest a further 0.034seconds adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

MotoGP arrives Stateside for Laguna Seca show

The 2011 MotoGP season enters its second half this weekend
 
MotoGP logoMazda Raceway Laguna Seca logoLaguna Seca hosts the Red Bull US Grand Prix this weekend as the premier class lands Stateside for Round 10 of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

MotoGP: Dutch TT debrief with Hirohide Hamashima

Round 7: Dutch TT Assen Circuit post-race debrief

MotoGP - Assen - Yamaha Factory Racing - Ben SpiesMotoGP - Assen - Last-minute tyre changes on the grid were common amid the changeable conditionsThe Dutch TT marked the first MotoGP victory for Yamaha’s Ben Spies, who becomes the tenth rider to win a premier class Grand Prix on Bridgestone tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Spies excels at Assen to take first MotoGP victory

In round 7:  Dutch TT – Race TT Assen Circuit
 
Ben Spies Magny Cours 091003MotoGP logoBen Spies took his first MotoGP victory in fine style today at Assen, controlling the race from the front to romp to an eventual 7.7second lead over second-placed Casey Stoner and his Repsol Honda teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Second pole for Simoncelli after tricky day at Assen (+result)

Round 7: Dutch TT – Qualifying at TT Assen Circuit

MotoGP -  San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliSan Carlo Honda Gresini logoSan Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli will start tomorrow’s Dutch TT from pole position, his second in the premier class, after a strong performance in a dry qualifying session saw him set his fifth successive front row start.

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Feb 23

Sepang II MotoGP test times – Wednesday 6pm

Sepang MotoGP lap times as of 6pm on Wednesday, at the end of day two of the second official test of 2011

Dani PedrosaCasey Stoner  SepagnCasey Stoner moved ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa in the final minutes; Ben Spies was unhurt in a fall during the last hour; Valentino Rossi was forced to miss the whole second day due to sickness. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Sepang MotoGP test times – Wednesday 4pm

Sepang MotoGP lap times as of 4pm on Wednesday, day two of the first official test of 2011

MotoGP 2011 PreviewMotoGPAll 17 MotoGP race riders are present at the Sepang test, which marks the first time Valentino Rossi has ridden in Ducati red and Casey Stoner in full Repsol livery. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Spies relaxed and ready for first Sepang Test

After a relaxed off-season

Ben Spies 2011-01-24Jorge Lorenzo 091127The factory Yamaha rider is more than ready to get back on a motorcycle next week in Malaysia. In an interview with motogp.com he discussed not only the Sepang date but also his team structure for 2011 and his objectives for the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

Ben Spies: No excuses next year

Ben Spies has one main goal for 2011 – his first MotoGP win

Ben Spies Magny Cours 091003MotoGPBen Spies is targeting nothing less than his first MotoGP race victory next season, when the 2010 Rookie of the Year will step up to the factory Yamaha team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Bridgestone complete two days of valuable developmental tyre testing

Official test: Valencia post-race test Valencia

The traditional two-day post-race test at Valencia proved a valuable opportunity for Bridgestone to continue with its fundamental tyre development programme and four test items were prepared for each of the 17 MotoGP riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Stoner sets fast pace despite lost time

On his last appearance for the Ducati team

“We had some problems over the two sessions with a small vibration in one of the bikes and we lost some time trying to work out what it was” – Casey Stoner.  Stoner looks set to fight for a 24th and final Ducati victory on his last appearance for the team, after a strong showing in both of Friday’s practice sessions at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Miller Motorsports Park, Yamaha extend contract

Successful partnership to continue through 2012

Miller Motorsports Park and Yamaha are pleased to announce they have extended their agreement through the end of 2012. “We are very excited to extend our relationship with Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A.,” said John Larson, General Manager of Miller Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Ben Spies injury update

“My intention is to go to Valencia and race and hopefully do the test too” – Ben Spies

Ben Spies is hopeful of riding in next weekend’s Valencia MotoGP season finale, and the following post-race test, despite dislocating his ankle in a sighting lap crash at Estoril on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

A second day of torrential rain cancels qualifying at Estoril

At round 17 for Portugal Grand Prix qualifying

A second day of torrential rain and high winds forced this afternoon’s qualifying session to be cancelled. In many places the circuit was flooded, causing the cancellation on safety grounds and meaning that the grid for tomorrow’s race will be decided based on the fastest laps from the free practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Winter Las Vegas school program expanded to eight dates

Yamaha Champions Riding School sets winter dates at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The Yamaha Champions Riding School, based at , has announced its 2010-2011 winter schedule of schools to be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Stoner unstoppable for home Australian win (+result)

Casey Stoner wins the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island

Casey Stoner will never be beaten as a Ducati rider at his home Australian Grand Prix, after taking his fourth Phillip Island win in a row on Sunday. The #27, moving to Honda next year, never gave the opposition a chance as he bolted from pole to a two-second lead after just two laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Lorenzo leads the way with pole in Malaysia

Round 15: Malaysian Grand Prix – Qualifying Sepang International Circuit

After qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the first opportunity for Jorge Lorenzo to seal his first premier class world title, it was the Spaniard who came out on top after just getting ahead of Nicky Hayden on his penultimate lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Casey Stoner makes it two in a row (+top ten)

With dominating victory in Japan Round 14: Japanese Grand Prix  at Race Twin Ring Motegi

Ducati Team’s Casey Stoner took his second victory in a row today at Motegi from third on the grid, catapulting himself into an early lead that he never relinquished, despite pressure throughout from pole man Andrea Dovizioso of Repsol Honda who crossed the line in second. Read the rest of this entry »

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