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    Jorge Lorenzo put the kibosh on Casey Stoner's reign in Spain today by winning the Grand Prix of Catalunya by more than five seconds over Stoner's teammate Dani Pedrosa. After starting second on a clean, clear but green track after rain washed the circuit, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider bided his time, allowing Pedrosa's Repsol Honda and teammate Ben Spies to get ahead of him at the start, even as pole man Stoner's Honda fell back to fourth. Keeping his hard front and medium rear Bridgestone tires from degrading, Lorenzo battled with fellow Spaniard Pedrosa until six laps from the end of the...

  • Jorge Lorenzo photo courtesy Bridgestone
    Lorenzo Leads MotoGP Circuit De Catalunya Friday Practice

    The MotoGP circuit makes a visit close to Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo's home--and in his home country of Spain this weekend--for the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya, so it's appropriate the point leader would set the fastest time of the day after two practice sessions were completed...

  • Valentino Rossi image courtesy Ducati Team
    Ducati Team Completes Two-Day Mugello Test

    The Ducati MotoGP team intended to test earlier in the month of May but were foiled by rain. Undertaking a two-day scheduled session on the Mugello circuit, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden were met at the Italian track by--you guessed it, wet conditions on the first attempt. Fortunately sunshine...

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    Stoner Tops Dry Le Mans MotoGP Practice

    Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner has work to do before the end of the season when he takes his leave of MotoGP. Before he retires, the Aussie needs to beat Jorge Lorenzo and the balance of the field in the top motorcycle racing arena in the world to earn his third championship and second straight. He...

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    Casey Stoner To Retire From MotoGP At End Of 2012 Season

    Racers are sometimes like alcoholics--they rarely know when to say when. In MotoGP, Mick Doohan knew, Eddie Lawson knew, but I'm not really sure Valentino Rossi knows. It seems reigning world champion Casey Stoner doesn't have that problem as he has confirmed today that he'll retire from the sport...

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    Mercedes And AMG Cut Ties With Ducati

    Ever since Mercedes-Benz’s performance offshoot AMG announced its co-branding deal with Ducati in November of 2010, there’s been talk that the alliance was simply a precursor to the eventual takeover of the Italian motorbike manufacturer by Mercedes’ parent company Daimler. Any...

  • AMG and Ducati announce partnership

    Ever since Mercedes-Benz’s performance offshoot AMG announced its co-branding deal with Ducati in November of 2011, there has been talk that the alliance was simply a precursor to the eventual takeover of the Italian motorbike manufacturer by Mercedes’ parent company Daimler. Rumors of a takeover further escalated when reports emerged that Audi was also considering a takeover of Ducati, though the brand with the four rings is yet to confirm any such possibility. Daimler has now come out and denied that it is looking to takeover Ducati. "We have no interest in a takeover of...

  • LE Tonglet races Karen Stoffer at Gainesville - Anne Proffit photo
    2010 NHRA Champ Tonglet Loses Backing - No Parity In Motorcycle Class

    In 2010, LE Tonglet won the NHRA's Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. He did it with his father/team owner Gary tuning his older Suzuki GSXR, brother GT as secondary crew member and with an admittedly down-on-power engine because they couldn't afford most of...

  • Malcolm Smith photo courtesy AMA Hall of Fame
    Malcolm Smith, Mert Lawwill Named AMA Hall Of Fame Legends

    Two true legends of motorsport are joining the very select AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends this coming November. The induction ceremonies for off-road racing icon Malcom Smith and famed national champion dirt-tracker Mert Lawwill will take place at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las...

  • 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...

  • Keira Knightley rides a Ducati for Chanel
    Video: Keira Knightley Shills Chanel While Straddling A Ducati

    Et alors, qu'est-ce que c'est? Why, it appears to be actress, model, and object of Jeremy Clarkson's undying affection, Ms. Keira Knightley, perched atop a Ducati in Paris' Place de la Concorde. But you know, we're just guessing. At first glance, we thought Keira might be going through some sort of...

  • AMG and Ducati announce partnership
    Report: AMG Eyeing Ducati Takeover, AMG-Branded Motorbikes Possible

    Last week we first heard that AMG and Italian motorbike manufacturer Ducati were forming a partnership, initially surrounding the cooperation over common marketing activities, but with any such deal there is always the potential for the relationship to develop further. While such a possibility may...

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