MotoGP

  • Valentino Rossi in the Ferrari 488 Pista

    Multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi took time out from his busy schedule to sample the latest and greatest from Ferrari, the 488 Pista, on Wednesday. The test drive took place at Ferrari's Fiorano test track in Maranello, Italy, where Rossi was able to push the 710-horsepower machine to the limits. Ferrari says the hardcore 488 variant needs 1:21.5 to lap the 1.86-mile track. That compares to the 1:19.70 the flagship LaFerrari needs and the record 55.99 time set by Michael Schumacher in Ferrari's 2004 Formula 1 car. Speaking of F1, Rossi has close ties with Ferrari and there have been...

  • Valentino Rossi-approved Ford VR46 Ranger
    Valentino Rossi signs off on custom Ford Ranger

    What happens when a 9-time world motorcycle champion signs off on a limited edition pickup truck? The Ford VR46 Ranger, that's what. And this is it in the flesh. Rossi himself gave the final approval of the truck's design which includes plenty of off-road goodies and more menacing looks. Of course...

  • Nicky Hayden - courtesy Ducati
    American MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dead at 35

    Following life-threatening injuries sustained after being struck by a car while bicycling, Nicky Hayden has passed away. Hayden, the last American to win a MotoGP championship, was 35 years old. Hayden's injuries occurred while cycling in Italy. He suffered serious cerebral damage and resided in...

  • BMW M2 official safety car for the 2016 MotoGP season
    BMW M2 transformed into safety car for 2016 MotoGP season

    Following in the footsteps of the M6 and M4 coupes, BMW’s new M2 will serve as official safety car for the 2016 MotoGP season. But before it could be supplied to Dorna Sports, the organizer of MotoGP, the M2 needed a few modifications. The modifications were handled at the BMW M factory and...

  • Valentino Rossi at Goodwood FOS
    MotoGP Icon Valentino Rossi Thrills At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    On or off a motorcycle, nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is an entertaining character. Rossi arrived at the Goodwood Festival of Speed fresh off a victory in the Dutch Grand Prix. While "The Doctor" had started from pole position, the race came down to heroic last-lap efforts after contact...

  • BMW Safety Moto GP Water Injection
    BMW Brings Water Injection System To Its M4 Safety Car

    Since 1999, BMW has been the official car of the MotoGP motorcycle race series. This new year is more of the same for the automaker, but it's also more of the new. BMW has employed its M4 for safety car duty, and it's fitted the decked-out coupe with a unique injection system under the hood. ALSO...

  • Casey Stoner

    Two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner will come out of retirement and hop back on a Honda motorcycle, but only for testing purposes. The Australian retired from MotoGP at the end of the 2012 season to spend more time with family and pursue other endeavors, one of which was driving a Holden Commodore V8 Supercars race car. He has been linked with rumors of a wild card appearance this season but this is now out of the question. Stoner will be testing Honda’s latest RC213V at the Twin Ring Motegi test track in Tochigi, Japan, working together with Honda’s motorsport division to...

  • 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe official safety car for MotoGP
    BMW M6 Gran Coupe Picked As Official Safety Car For 2013 MotoGP Season

    Following the success of the BMW M5 as MotoGP’s official safety car in 2012, the latest bahnstormer from the hallowed M Division, the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, has been picked as this year’s safety car. This will be the 15th successive year that a BMW M car has served as the official...

  • 2011 Holden Commodore V8 Supercars race car
    Two-Time MotoGP Champion Casey Stoner To Drive In V8 Supercars

    Less than a year after announcing his retirement from MotoGP, a sport in which he was crowned world champion twice, Casey Stoner has confirmed he will enter the popular Australian touring car series V8 Supercars in 2013. Stoner will initially be competing in the Dunlop V8 Series, a feeder series...

  • Marco Simoncelli
    Italy's Misano Circuit To Be Dedicated To Marco Simoncelli

    Less than two weeks after Marco Simoncelli's tragic death, the owners of Italy's Misano Circuit have agreed to dedicate the track to the fallen Italian rider.

  • Marco Simoncelli
    MotoGP Star Marco Simoncelli Dies In Malaysian Race

    Top Italian motorbike rider Marco Simoncelli died earlier today due to the results of a crash at the 2011 Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang International Circuit. Simoncelli, just 24 years of age, died on lap two of the race after his Honda skidded and veered across the track and straight into the path of...

  • 2012 BMW M5 MotoGP official safety car
    MotoGP Adopts 2012 BMW M5 As Official Safety Car

    BMW used this past weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP to unveil its new F10 M5 safety car, and to celebrate the occasion invited 50 lucky M fans for hot laps in the new sports sedan. Though the car is based on the latest 2012 BMW M5, it gets a few subtle details for its MotoGP safety car duties...

  • BMW 1-Series M Coupe MotoGP safety car

    We’ve seen plenty of safety cars in the past but never usually this small. The latest is the new 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe, which has been enlisted by the MotoGP motorbike race series to keep things on track. The 1-Series M Coupe Safety Car is a one-off built by BMW’s M Division specifically for this race series. According to its creators, only the 340 horsepower twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine and the rest of the drivetrain were taken over unchanged from the production model. In the interests of weight optimization, the BMW Safety Car comes with a carbon fiber bonnet...

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