Valentino Rossi

Hayden keen to stay at Honda

MotoGP frontrunner Nicky Hayden of the United States has said he is keen to remain with Honda despite attractive offers from rivals Yamaha and Ducati.

'My plan if things work out, is to stay with Honda,' he said.

Saturday, 9 September, 2006, 12:00am

From the motorcycle diaries

MOTORCYCLE daredevils are the darlings of the sports pages and, sadly, motorcycle accidents figure all too frequently in news items on television or in the dailies. The excitement and the risks are all part of the attraction for the riders, the fans and the racing crowd.

19 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Pedrosa quickest as Rossi contends despite injury

Honda's Dani Pedrosa dominated British Grand Prix free practice, while MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi showed he remained a contender despite his broken hand.

The young Spaniard, second in the championship after eight races, lapped quickest in both sessions with a best time of 1:28.970 in the afternoon at Donington Park.

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Rossi in doldrums after qualifying debacle

Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi says the best he can do is to avoid a meltdown in today's Chinese Grand Prix after a disastrous qualifying session saw his hopes take a dramatic downturn.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Bikers hoping for dry races

Riders and promoters will have an eye on the skies for the Chinese Grand Prix of the MotoGP World Championship this weekend.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am

Huang leads Chinese charge

Six Chinese riders have earned themselves the chance to test their mettle against the world's best riders on home asphalt after going through a two-session trial yesterday for wild card entries to the upcoming MotoGP Chinese Grand Prix.

Huang Shizhao, of the Yamaha Tianjian China, claimed the best times in both one-lap sessions.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am