Articles tagged MotoGP

Page 33 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, November 2010

Rossi's biggest dare

Rivers of ink have flowed in the Italian press since Ducati announced its two-year deal with MotoGP darling Valentino Rossi. One newspaper went so far as to suggest that the Pope might consider changing Sunday’s order of service at the Vatican to avoid clashing with the racing. It’s the dream team, but there’s no doubt Rossi is taking a huge gamble. Not that he’s averse to a bit of high-octane...

Page 33 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 2009

MotoGP bans use of "expensive" KERS

MotoGP has banned the use of kinetic energy recovery systems, deciding the green technology would be too costly to develop in these straitened times. Although KERS isn’t currently used by any MotoGP teams, Austrian manufacturer KTM was due to run the system in this year’s 125 World Championship, MotoGP’s junior Grand Prix series. “I’d like to see the technology used in motorcycle racing,” said...

Page 37 of March 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, March 2012

Dorna's master plan

A few months ago this column speculated that MotoGP rights-holder Dorna was quietly working to undermine the power of the factories to achieve its aim of closer, cheaper racing. Now the peace has been broken, with Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta turning into something of a Bernie Ecclestone, abandoning diplomacy and uttering diktats. Ezpeleta (a bit taller but balder and poorer than Bernie) used to be...

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