Tag Archive: Nicky Hayden

Nov 11

Torrential rain affects second day of MotoGP™ Valencia test

Highlights from day Two of MotoGP’s Valencia test

2014-08-31-0040 After a busy day on Monday which saw 27 riders on track in Valencia, Tuesday’s test sessions were heavily affect by rain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Unstoppable Marquez wins Argentina Grand Prix

Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Podium for the 2014- Argentina Grand Prix Another dominant display from Marc Marquez this weekend culminated in the Repsol Honda rider winning his third race in a row at the Argentina Grand Prix.

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Apr 26

Stellar lap sees Marquez claim third successive pole position

Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Argentina MotoGP QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez kept his perfect pole record for the season intact, as the reigning World Champion set a scorching lap time of 1’37.683 in qualifying for the Argentina Grand Prix.

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Feb 12

Catch up with U.S. MotoGP star Nicky Hayden!

In the garage  with…Nicky Hayden

MotoGP - Nicky Hayden Only two months until the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, MotoGP™, returns to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), April 11-13, 2014, and U.S. MotoGP riders Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are busy getting their respective teams and bikes ready to compete.

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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 28

Pedrosa reaches record pace in Laguna Seca practice

Round 10: United States Grand Prix – Free Practice One and Two

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Laguna Seca MotoGP FP2MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Laguna Seca MotoGP FP2Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa was quickest in both practice sessions and set a new record fastest lap to dominate the first day of action at Mazda Raceway 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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Jul 15

Lorenzo extends championship lead with convincing win at Mugello (+result)

In a hard-fought MotoGP™ race at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at Mugello

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Mugello MotoGP QPMugello Circuit logoIt was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who stormed to a dominant victory ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso.  Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa led into turn one, however Lorenzo got past into the lead within a few bends, as the grid diced for positions in the early stages. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Broken finger for Rossi sends Hayden to test the GP12

Although the initial examination suggested otherwise
Valentino Rossi 2011-10-06MotoGP - Nicky Hayden, Ducati Team, was third fastest in FP1 and sixth quickest overallValentino Rossi’s crash in the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday aggravated an old injury in his left hand, team mate Hayden will take his place in testing the GP12. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Half season review with Ducati and Suzuki

Ten rounds into the 2011 season
Ducati et Rizla SuzukiMazda Raceway Laguna Seca logoRizla Suzuki and Ducati Team submitted their half season progress reports at the conclusion of the US Red Bull Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. 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 »

Mar 04

Stoner: It could be a colourful season!

“When we’re off the track we’re team-mates and when we’re on track they are other competitors” – Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner - Japon - 03-10-2010Casey Stoner  SepagnFor the first time in MotoGP, it looks like new Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner has team-mates that are able to get close to him in terms of speed. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Rossi: We are quite worried

Almost two-seconds from the top

Valentino Rossi Ducati 02Valentino Rossi 2011-02-08“The position is bad, because we are just eleventh, but especially the distance from first. We are quite worried” – Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Second pre-season chapter to unfold at Sepang

As the start of the season moves ever closer

MotoGPSepang Aerial 2011-02-19The Malaysian circuit will host the second of the three pre-season Tests of 2011 next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Wrooom 2011 concludes with competitive ice race

Wrooom finishes with a spectacular exhibition

Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi at Wrooom 20112011-01-12 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 1Ducati Team riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden faced Scuderia Ferrari F1 stars Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in an ice-race on the closing day of the Wrooom Press Meeting.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Preziosi details the new Desmosedici

Ducati Corse Director Filippo Preziosi talks 2011 Desmo

Ducati Team 2010-01-16Filippo Preziosi  portraitThe Ducati General Director gave an insight into the main characteristics of the new GP11 in an interview. Following the presentation of the Ducati Desmosedici GP11 on Wednesday the creative mind behind the machine, Filippo Preziosi, gave a detailed technical insight into the major characteristics of the prototype that Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden will ride in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Aragon wins ‘Best MotoGP’ at first attempt

MotoGP award for Aragon

Aragon motogp jpgMotoGPSpain’s MotorLand Aragon circuit has made history by winning the IRTA ‘Best Grand Prix’ award at its very first attempt. The new Spanish circuit overcame intimidating obstacles as a replacement race to triumph on a calendar filled with world class facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Ducati debuts: Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Stoner

Riding his Ducati debut at last month’s Valencia test

Valentino Rossi DucatiValentino Rossi-MotoGP-11-2010Valentino Rossi’s Ducati MotoGP debut compared with Nicky Hayden, Marco Melandri and Casey Stoner before him. 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 »

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 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 »

Sep 20

Stoner cements strong weekend with victory at Aragon (+result)

Round 13: Grand Prix of Aragon

Ducati Team’s Casey Stoner finished a strong weekend with a decisive victory at Motorland Aragon, resisting an early challenge from Jorge Lorenzo to run away from the pack and finish over five seconds clear of Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Spies secured first MotoGP pole position (+Top Ten)

Race tyre choice undecided Round 11: Indianapolis GP

Qualifying Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday 28 August 2010 Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Medium, Hard.    Rear: Hard, Extra Hard (asymmetric) Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Stoner sets fast pace to top timesheets

In first practice for  Round 9 at  United States GP

Ducati Team’s Casey Stoner set the fastest lap during the first hour of practice and, using Bridgestone’s asymmetric rear slicks for the first time at Laguna Seca, he was already just 0.02seconds from last year’s pole time. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

MOTOGP: Pedrosa winner of restarted German MotoGP (+result)

Dani Pedrosa has taken his second victory of the 2010 MotoGP season during a restarted German Grand Prix at Sachsenring

The Repsol Honda rider had been a close second to world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo when the race was stopped on lap ten of 27, after a fiery accident involving Randy de Puniet (LCR Honda), Aleix Espargaro (Pramac Ducati) and Alvaro Bautista (Rizla Suzuki). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Lorenzo beats de Puniet to pole (+result)

Lorenzo (Yamaha) trailed de Puniet’s time until the final sector of his best lap

Jorge Lorenzo beat star independent rider Randy de Puniet to Silverstone pole, while third-placed Dani Pedrosa had a big accident at the end of the session. De Puniet was the sensation of qualifying, putting his LCR Honda on provisional pole and extending the margin shortly afterward. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Pedrosa wins and sets new lap record on hard compound slicks (+results)

MotoGP Round 4: Italian GP race report

Opting for Bridgestone’s hard compound slicks front and rear, Dani Pedrosa took victory for the Repsol Honda Team at Mugello in decisive style, setting a new lap record on only the fifth lap of the race and consistently lapping faster than the existing lap record. The Spaniard was the only rider to lap in the 1m 49second bracket. Read the rest of this entry »

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