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Nicky Hayden ends front row drought


Nicky Hayden claimed his first front row MotoGP start since the Portuguese Grand Prix in 2010 after a stunning qualifying effort at Jerez on Saturday. The American has put a torrid winter blighted by injuries behind him, looking comfortable aboard … Continue reading

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Spies misses qualifying opportunity


Ben Spies will start Sunday’s Spanish MotoGP at Jerez from sixth place after missing his opportunity in the ever changing Jerez conditions. A drying track and constant threat of rain made it a very difficult session for the riders and … Continue reading

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Return of intermediate MotoGP tyres rejected


Difficult track conditions at Jerez this weekend prompted riders to discuss whether exclusive tyre supplier Bridgestone could reintroduce an intermediate tyre for theMotoGP class. Following last year’s treacherous race at Jerez the riders clearly felt that having an intermediate tyre … Continue reading

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Ducati improve understanding of wet pace


The Qatar Grand Prix was arguably the lowest point of Valentino Rossi’s career but a wet Friday at Jerez has left the nine times world champion in much better spirits. “Today we are happy with the practice,” commented the Italian. … Continue reading

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Chatter the cause of miserable race for Spies


Ben Spies endured a miserable opening race to the season inQatarwith the factory Yamaha rider badly affected by chatter throughout the 22 lap race. Yamaha team director, Massimo Meregalli, explained that the problem started to occur in the morning warm … Continue reading

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