Articles tagged Dani Pedrosa

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MotoGP Dani Pedrosa fractured his hand after crashing in the first pre-season test at Sepang but will return for Jerez. A1GP Christian Vietoris became the youngest-ever winner at Taupo, aged 18 years, nine months and 19 days. * Loic Duval scored Team France’s first win in 37 races, at Eastern Creek. Le Mans Toyota has denied plans to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2010 with a petrol-electric...

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All arms and elbows

Marc Márquez rewrote the rules of MotoGP technique last season and, in so doing, became the youngest premier-class champ in the sport’s history. What drives Spain’s latest bike-racing phenomenon?Writer Mat Oxley You are at the circus to witness the world’s greatest high-wire artists do their thing. You can barely see the wire, one hundred feet above you, and there’s no safety net. The lights go...

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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 last chance The MotoGP world championship has lacked its most important component over the past two seasons: Valentino Rossi running at the sharp end. No one knows exactly how many MotoGP fans support the Italian, but let's just say his followers on Twitter almost outnumber the rest of the grid combined. Now, after two agonising seasons at Ducati, Rossi will line up for the season-opening...

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WHO IS WITHOUT SIN?

WHO IS WITHOUT SIN? Mat Oxley IHAVE BEEN READING KEITH RICHARDS' AUTOBIOGRAPHY, AND an excellent work it is. Large tracts of the tome deal with his time as a heroin addict, during which he brought the Stones to the brink of extinction on several occasions. Not long after Richards cleaned up, Ronnie Wood got into crack cocaine. Richards was so incensed at his colleague threatening the band's...

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The control tyre conundrum

Mat Oxley Tyres account for an inordinate amount of the conversation in racing circles these days. Things have certainly come a long way since the famously technophobic Mike Hailwood didn’t think tyres even worth talking about. When a journalist asked the great man what tyres he was using, he shrugged his shoulders and said “round, black ones”. In F1 the usual conversation is about degradation....

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MotoGP'S Oldest Foes

Mat Oxley, On two wheels Unless Audi works some instant magic at Ducati, the contest for the 2013 MotoGP crown will be a straight duel between Honda and Yamaha. The precedent is no less than the past 30 years. Since 1983, the sport's oldest foes have been beaten only once to the championship for constructors. That's quite a duopoly, but perhaps more surprising is that after all these years both...

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The working wounded

Racers get hurt - it's part of the job. The inevitability of injury and, more importantly, of riding injured is something that every bike racer has to accept; even Valentino Rossi. Until his bone-crunching tumble during June’s Italian GP, Rossi had lived a charmed existence by motorcycle racing standards. He’d never missed a race since his World Championship debut in April 1996; that’s 230...

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Mat Oxley

MotoGP's new direction Next year MotoGP takes the next step towards achieving its avowed intention of filling the grid with (roughly) equal machinery. Following the recent introduction of low-cost, streetbike-powered (and therefore uncompetitive) CRT bikes, a new type of machine is now available to privateer teams. These bikes come from Honda and Yamaha, whom rights-holder Dorna had threatened...

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Mat Oxley – MotoGP

The men behind the visors One of the delights of motor sport is that the competition is not always about macho beefcakes. The most important muscle in the motor sportsman’s body is the thinking muscle, which is why geeks and nerds have always taken their chances to become champagne heroes on the race tracks of the world. Look at Honda’s MotoGP title hope Dani Pedrosa; at five foot two he looks...

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