Articles tagged Casey Stoner

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MotoGP Kawasaki has announced it will run a third factory bike next year. A Spanish team, headed by 125cc team boss Jorge Martinez, is reportedly running the 800cc machine. * After a lacklustre year as team-mate to Casey Stoner, Marco Melandri will leave Ducati and move to Kawasaki for the 2009 season, replacing Anthony West. * Honda Gresini have confirmed that they will re-sign Alex de Angelis...

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Mat Oxley

Angles of attack The new MotoGP season kicks off under Qatar’s entirely fatuous floodlights on March 23 and some people are already inscribing Marc Márquez’s name on the 2014 World Championship trophy. It’s easy to see why: if the youngster could beat everyone as a rookie, what will he do with a full season’s premier-class experience behind him? There is probably only one man capable of stopping...

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Web Spin

Gordon Murray on F1 changes and what he’d do if he was in charge. “I don’t really like the direction F1 is taking at the moment; I think it’s quite false in some areas. I can understand completely the desire to create overtaking, but there were much more simple ways that had a technical background and not an artificial one. I do see the reasoning, though. “In terms of the current direction and...

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Mat Oxley

Rossi: The greatest ever? There were groans of despair all along the pitlane when Valentino Rossi recently announced that he may stay in MotoGP for another four or five seasons. But if the MotoGP king’s young rivals were downcast at the news, there were squeals of delight from the offices of series rights-holder Dorna. Rarely has one man carried a sport like Rossi carries MotoGP. Such is the...

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Mat Oxley

TAMING THE DESMOSEDICI Only Valentino Rossi's most ardent fans expected him to start his association with Ducati covered in glory. In 2004 the Italian turned Yamaha's mid-grid YZR-M1 into a winner almost overnight. The fact he isn't repeating that miracle has destroyed the myth he is some kind of motor sport King Midas. "It is clear now that Valentino is human," says his former Yamaha team-mate...

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Different strokes

Casey Stoner has left the arena that made him famous, but a competitive spark burns brightly still. He’s facing a fresh challenge on four wheels – and former F1 engineer John Russell is his guiding light Writer Jessica Dane The pit garage is cramped and has barely enough room for the car, let alone any mechanics. A nearby truck is cluttered with everything from posters to babygros and bedecked...

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Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world GOODING AND COMPANY On August 18/19 the American auction house Gooding and Company is offering for sale two interesting racers in the shape of a 1964 Ford GT40 prototype and a single-seater Miller. The former is chassis number GT/104, which joined three other cars from the manufacturer for the '64 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car was then passed to...

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Hayden on carbon-fibre Duke

Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden is working to adapt his riding technique to Ducati’s fiery GP9 MotoGP bike, equipped with carbon-fibre chassis designed by ex-F1 engineer Alan Jenkins. Previously Ducati had used an over-stressed steel trellis frame which was blamed for the bike’s sometimes wayward handling. Hayden, however, insists that the hugely powerful Italian V4 is still a handful...

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Facing the fear

In September Motorcycle Grand Prix racing endured its worst week in decades. Two riders died on consecutive weekends at the Indianapolis and San Marino Grands Prix. American Peter Lenz passed away following an accident during an Indy support race; Shoya Tomizawa (above) after a horrific high-speed pile-up in the Misano Moto2 race. The deaths were the first at a MotoGP event since Daijiro Kato’s...

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Mat Oxley

Rossi's big bang theory Stopwatch never lies. That may be true but it doesn't always tell the whole truth. That, at least, is what Valentino Rossi must have been telling himself after his much anticipated Ducati debut in early November (above). After two days of testing aboard the factory's Desmosedici MotoGP bike at Valencia he was 15th fastest, 1.7 seconds off the pace. Oh dear. Rossi isn't...

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