Tag Archive: Valentino Rossi

May 22

Lorenzo wins last lap thriller as Rossi retires in “Mugiallo”

Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Valentino Rossi dedicates his helmet to the “Mugiallo” circuit and to all his fans

The helmet shows his adored dogs Cesare and Cecilia and his beloved red cat Rossano

Valentino Rossi dedicates his helmet to the Mugiallo circuit and to all his fans According to tradition of the Italian Mugello Gran Prix, during this morning’s qualifying rounds, Valentino showcased the new special graphic of his AGV Pista GP helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announce the signing of Maverick Viñales to ride for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for 2017 and 2018

Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 season

 Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 seasonViñales, who is presently fifth in the MotoGP™ Championship standings, will partner nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, whose contract renewal was already announced in March this year.

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May 16

Lorenzo leads as Rossi looks to reclaim his home

Mugello is a favourite circuit of almost every rider

MotoGP logo It’s still anyone’s championship after a dramatic weekend in France, the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM is set for another fiery race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Lorenzo produces perfection in crash filled French GP

Jorge Lorenzo ran away with the French GP, taking a flag-to-flag victory as former championship leader Marc Marquez fell

MotoGP - Lorenzo produces perfection in crash filled French GP Rossi and Viñales joining him on the podium. Tension hung in the air ahead of the 28-lap Monster Energy Grand Prix de France as riders in the MotoGP™ World Championship sat patiently on the grid. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had pole ahead of championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and potential podium challenger Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team). Gusts of wind blew across the track as they departed for the Warm Up lap. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Advantage Yamaha in Le Mans

It’s hard to believe it has been seven years since Rossi took back-to-back wins, but Matthew Birt believes that could all change in France

Advantage Yamaha in Le MansWith 21 years of experience reporting on MotoGP™, Matthew Birt knows the championship inside-out. For the 2016 season he remains with the motogp.com team to bring you exclusive news and opinion from inside the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

No clear favourite in ever tightening MotoGP™ championship

Valentino Rossi may have been untouchable in Jerez, but the MotoGP™ Championship is building towards an all out brawl

MotoGP logo Heading into the Spanish GP, riders in the MotoGP™ World Championship were playing catch up to Marc Marquez. The Repsol Honda rider had vanished into the distance at the Circuit of the Americas and everyone was left wondering if he’d do the same at home in Jerez.

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Apr 24

Valentino Rossi rocks Jerez

Gran Premio Red Bull de España

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi rocks Jerez The Gran Premio Red Bull de España saw Valentino Rossi lead from start to finish, winning from Lorenzo and Marquez with ease. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

#ArgentinaGP: Work to do ahead of round two

Jorge Lorenzo enters the weekend with the lead in the championship, but his rivals are keen to see it overturned.

WSBK - ArgentinaGP Work to do ahead of round two With the first round of the MotoGP™ World Championship done and dusted, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi were joined by Pol Espargaro and home hero Yonny Hernandez for the pre-event press conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Rossi & Yamaha confirm 2-year contract extension

Yamaha will continue its relationship with nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi

Rossi & Yamaha confirm 2-year contract extensionIt is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. confirms that Valentino Rossi will remain a part of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team‘s rider line-up for the MotoGP World Championship season of 2017 and 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Jorge Lorenzo leads as the MotoGP™ riders hit the track in Qatar

The weekend started with reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo on top under the floodlights of Losail

MotoGP - All the 2016 MotoGP riders The weekend started with Xavier Hernandez and Valentino Rossi going head to head in a football match between their respective academies. Former FC Barcelona player’s Doha based Aspire Academy and the Doctor’s VR46 Academy. Download and share the copyright-free video edit of the event by clicking here. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Rossi and the VR46 Academy kick start season in style

Valentino Rossi and his VR46 Academy riders all enjoy a good game of football

Rossi and the VR46 Academy kick start season in style Valentino Rossi and his team of VR46 Academy riders headed to the Aspire Academy for a game of football against FC Barcelona legend ‘Xavi’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

How the regulation changes could shake up the MotoGP™ field

The introduction of controlled software has also been a big benefit in leveling the playing field…

How the regulation changes could shake up the MotoGP™ fieldWith 21 years of experience reporting on MotoGP™, Matthew Birt knows the championship inside-out. For the 2016 season he remains with the motogp.com team to bring you exclusive news and opinion from inside the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Rossi: “I can continue for a couple of years”

Rossi reflected on being the ‘Peter Pan of bikes’

Rossi: “I can continue for a couple of years”Valentino Rossi spoke with Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of the 2016 season, their interview covered his future and his private life. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Lorenzo leads as riders push to limit during final test

Riders were given one last test session before the 2016 season begins on the 20th of March in Qatar

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo A crash filled final day in Qatar as the MotoGP™ World Championship conclude their pre-season testing, Lorenzo on top again.

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Mar 02

The FIM MotoGP™ World Championship begun their final test before the 2016 season with champion Jorge Lorenzo leading the way

Lorenzo shows intent for title defense

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo With the start of the season fast approaching, riders and teams eagerly went to work at the Losail International Circuit as the final test of the pre-season got underway.

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Feb 19

Marquez leads crash filled final day in Australia, Viñales fastest overall

Action concludes as the Phillip Island Test comes to a close, Marquez topping Friday times but Viñales holding the top spot

MotoGP - Marquez leads crash filled final day in Australia, Viñales fastest overall The final morning of testing at Phillip Island got off to the best start of the three-day test with clear conditions allowing riders to immediately get out on track. Although clouds loomed in the distance, the top seven riders were able to get below the 1’30 barrier within just a handful of laps. Loris Baz saw one of the biggest improvements, the Avintia Racing rider’s early time already half a second faster than his best from Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Conditions improve down under, allowing Viñales on top

With the rain having abated, the MotoGP™ World Championship was back in action in Australia as Viñales led a tight top ten

Motog GP - Conditions improve down under, allowing Viñales on top After an initially slow start, the second day of the Phillip Island MotoGP™ test proved to be a productive one with weather conditions allowing riders to run in the dry.

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Jan 28

Valentino Rossi meets fans in Indonesia

Before heading to Sepang for the first MotoGP™ test of 2016, Valentino Rossi stopped by Indonesia to meet fans

Valentino Rossi meets fans in IndonesiaToday Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi was honoured for his major achievements as the face of Grand Prix racing during his appearance as a special guest of Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturer (YIMM) at the annual ‘Owner Dealer Business Meeting‘ (ODBM) held at The Mulia Resort in Bali. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

MotoGP™ 2016: A quest for records

After a dramatic end to 2015, the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship is set to be a hard fought, and record breaking, season

2016: A quest for recordsThe 2016 season will be the 68th edition of the MotoGP™ World Championship and will run over 18 Grands Prix in four continents and fifteen different countries. After preseason tests in Sepang, Philip Island and Losail the first race will be held in Qatar on the 20th of March, starting an eight-month battle for the title, concluding in Valencia on the 13th of November. Read the rest of this entry »

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