Tag Archives: Bridgestone

Smith feeling comfortable and confident at Valencia


Bradley Smtih’s last race weekend as a MotoGP rookie started in fantastic fashion with the Englishman setting the fourth fastest time in opening practice. In the afternoon he slipped back to eighth but for Smith the major positive was that … Continue reading

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Hayden: Still quite far behind


On his final weekend with Ducati Nicky Hayden could be excused for looking towards Monday’s test aboard the Honda Production Racer but the American is keen to end his five year tenure with the team with a solid performance in … Continue reading

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Hayden scores best result since Mugello


His Thursday confirmation of signing for Aspar meant that Nicky Hayden has no doubts about his plans for next season and the American celebrated with his best result since the Italian Grand Prix by finishing seventh at Philip Island. Speaking … Continue reading

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Smith thrilled following best weekend of season


Bradley Smith finished sixth in a chaotic Australian Grand Prix after arguably the strongest weekend of his rookie MotoGP campaign. The Tech3 Yamaha rider made a stunning start from the third row and was in fourth position at the first … Continue reading

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No alternative to flag to flag for race direction


The decision to run the Australian Grand Prix as a flag to flag was fuelled by badly blistering Bridgestone tyres failing to adapt to the new track surface and hotter than expected conditions at Philip Island. Throughout the weekend once … Continue reading

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Hayden needs to find two good engines


The flag to flag race raises an extra concern for Ducati’s Nicky Hayden with the American admitting that his shortage of quality engines is now likely to be a major issue. With the Bridgestone tyres blistering due to the high … Continue reading

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Five minutes with Damian Cudlin…


How are you finding adapting to another new bike? It’s going OK. I’m still going faster every time I leave the box but I’m not making as much progress as I’d like. I’d like to be in front of a … Continue reading

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