World champion Casey Stoner returned to pole position in the title race after winning the Portuguese MotoGp, the first time the Australian has ever won at the Estoril circuit.
Joe Gibbs sold James Stewart on joining his JGRMX team last October by showing a personal interest, convincing him the technology from his Sprint Cup operation could be used to build a better motorcycle than the competition and offering a five-year contract with the opportunity to move into a NASCAR program in the future.
Former world champion Nicky Hayden could miss MotoGP testing in Sepang, Malaysia, at the end of next month after suffering a heavy crash in training.
The start of the 2012 MotoGP has been brought forward by one week, with the motorcycling's elite championship now set to begin on April 8.
Suzuki have confirmed they will not race in the 2012 MotoGP world championship, although they are planning to return for the 2014 season.
The motorsport community was in mourning on Monday as competitors from across various racing disciplines paid tribute to Marco Simoncelli, the Italian MotoGP rider who lost his life after a crash in Malaysia on Sunday.
James "Bubba" Stewart isn't the first athlete to make more in endorsements than he does in winnings. But few have taken it to this extreme: At 25, Stewart is the titan of motocross, where championship races bring purses of $12,000 or less -- and yet he takes in $10 million a year in endorsements.
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo was fastest after Friday's free practice for this weekend's San Marino MotoGP clocking a time of one minute 33.929 seconds during the second session.
Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli was fastest at an eventful practice ahead of Sunday's German MotoGP.
Spain's Circuit de Catalunya, on the outskirts of Barcelona, will continue to host MotoGP races for the next five years, under a new grand prix deal.
Australian Casey Stoner broke the Silverstone lap record Saturday to claim pole position for the British MotoGP on his Honda.
The new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, will host a MotoGP from 2013, and for the following 10 years afterwards.
In 1972, rock concert promoter Mike Goodwin tried something that had never been done by bringing motocross -- a European form of motorcycle racing that was just starting to gain a foothold in the U.S. -- into a stadium. He called it the Super Bowl of Motocross, an appropriate title considering it was run in the Los Angeles Coliseum, the site of the first Super Bowl.
American racing produced few surprises in 2010. Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup for the fifth consecutive year, Dario Franchitti took his second straight Izod IndyCar title, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas drove Chip Ganassi Racing's Daytona Prototype to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car crown, Gary Brabham and Simon Pagenaud won LMP in ALMS, John Force had his 15th championship in NHRA Funny Car and Larry Dixon his third in Top Fuel.
Former world champion Casey Stoner is on pole position for Sunday's Valencia MotoGP -- the final race of the season.
Spain's Dani Pedrosa was quickest in Friday's free practice session for the Aragon MotoGP in Spain on Sunday.
MotoGP is in mourning following the tragic death of Japan's teenage rider Shoya Tomizawa after an accident in the San Marino Moto2 Grand Prix on Sunday.
Australian MotoGP star Casey Stoner will leave Ducati at the end of the season to join Japanese manufacturer Honda.
MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is back on his motorbike -- just a month after breaking his leg in a horrific crash.
Spain's Jorge Lorenzo will start Sunday's Catalan MotoGP in pole position after posting a time of one minute 42.046 seconds in his final lap of qualifying.
Ferrari are making a bid to lure seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi into a Formula One car.
James Stewart begins pursuit of his third Monster Supercross championship Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Like Tiger Woods and Serena Williams, Stewart didn't set out to break down barriers by becoming the best black athlete in a particular sport. He was pursuing his dream and made it to the top, becoming arguably the most successful of his race in American motor racing history.
Ben Spies entered Sunday's final two races in the World Superbike Championship trailing Japanese rider Noriyuki Haga by 10 points. Starting from pole, Spies, a Longview, Texas native, won the first race to take a 15-point lead over Haga, who crashed, and rode strategically in the second to finish fifth and became World Champion by six points, 462-456, at the Algarve Circuit in Portugal. He's the first American to win the title since fellow Texan Colin Edwards in 2002.
MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi says he talked with Ferrari about driving the team's second car in the Italian Formula One Grand Prix next weekend - but decided against it.
The remarkable Ben Spies broke an 18-year-old record in qualifying Saturday for the Superbike World Championship, winning his seventh straight pole at Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, Utah.
Ben Spies beat up on the best Superbike riders in the world Sunday. Twice. It was a homecoming that became the Massacre at Miller Motorsports Park.
Ben Spies never thought about becoming an international motorcycle road racing star growing up in the east Texas town of Longview, but he's become exactly that in his first season in the Superbike World Championship.
MotoGP's opening race of the season was postponed until Monday after torrential rain saw the floodlit race in Qatar called off at the last moment.
Australian Casey Stoner continued to hold the upper hand over rival Valentino Rossi after taking pole position for the opening round of the MotoGP race in Qatar.
Kawasaki have announced they will run Marco Melandri in a one-bike team in the 2009 MotoGP world championship.
MotoGP is the latest branch of motorsport to be hit by the global economic downturn as Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki ended a week of speculation by withdrawing their team.
MotoGP Championship leader Dani Pedrosa will start the French round from pole position after topping the qualifying times at Le Mans.
World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner opened his title defense in fine style with victory in the season-opening race in Qatar on Sunday, the first to be held at night.
Jorge Lorenzo, the double world 250cc champion, has officially been named as Valentino Rossi's team mate with Yamaha next season.
Three-time grand prix winner Norifumi Abe of Japan has been killed in a street crash when his 500cc scooter collided with a truck making an illegal U-turn, police have revealed on Monday.
Australia's Casey Stoner won the MotoGP world title for the first time by finishing in sixth place at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.
Dani Pedrosa looks the man to beat in the Japanese MotoGP at Motegi after the Spaniard put his Honda on pole for Sunday's potentially decisive race.
Indianapolis will host a round of the MotoGP world championship next year, bringing motorcycle racing back to The Brickyard for the first time in nearly a century.
The final day of the centenary Isle of Man TT races on Friday was marred by the death of a rider and two spectators.
American MotoGP rider John Hopkins was ruled out of the final pre-season test in Jerez starting on Friday after crashing heavily in Qatar last week.
Honda's Dani Pedrosa ended Yamaha's dominance in the first official MotoGP test of the year on Thursday with a lap of Qatar's Losail circuit that was quicker than the 2006 pole position time.
Dethroned MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has said he is more determined than ever to reclaim the world title after testing on the new 800cc bikes for next season in Jerez.
Northern Irish rider Jeremy McWilliams suffered multiple injuries in a crash during testing at the MotoGP circuit in the southern Spanish city of Jerez on Thursday.
Newly-crowned MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden will miss the final race of the year and return to the United States for possible surgery to his right shoulder.
Italy's Loris Capirossi clocked the fastest time in Friday's second free practice for the season-ending Valencia MotoGP, while title rivals Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden dropped off the pace.
Former Formula One engine designer Mario Illien's new MotoGP team will debut at next week's Portuguese Grand Prix, with Australian rider Garry McCoy entered as a wild card.
Defending world champion Valentino Rossi recorded the fastest time in Friday's free practice for Sunday's MotoGP in Japan.
World champion Valentino Rossi took pole position for the Malaysian MotoGP Grand Prix after heavy rain washed out final qualifying.
As Google approaches its second anniversary of its initial public offering, much of the euphoria surrounding the search engine's stock is gone.
Spain's Sete Gibernau has been given the all clear to ride in Germany this weekend after breaking his collarbone last month and missing three MotoGP races.
Halfway through the most important presentation of his career, with media baron Rupert Murdoch sitting in judgment, Ross Levinsohn had the troubling sensation that he was about to blow it.
A fellow Southerner and I were catching up one night when I told him something that left him absolutely stunned.
Chances are if you know who Scott Bloomquist is, you have spent a weekend night wearing ear plugs, covering your mouth with a rag and getting doused with mud.
When 83-year-old Earl Baltes retired in 2004, he found the perfect person to buy his dirt track.
News Corp. executive Ross Levinsohn hadn't even heard of MySpace until he interviewed a 20-something woman who was applying for an entry-level administrative position with him back in 2004.
MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi has been cleared to leave hospital after being involved in a crash at the Catalan Grand Prix on Sunday.
A 747 takes off at 200 miles per hour -- it's the top speed of a Ferrari. MotoGP bikes break two bills with power to spare.
Shares of online media firms Google and Yahoo! have taken a hit this year. But traditional media outlets that are just starting to dip their ink-stained toes in cyberspace are benefiting from the latest round of Internet hype.
Defending world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi won his fifth straight Italian Grand Prix to revive his 2006 title hopes.
Spanish rookie Dani Pedrosa powered his Honda through gusty winds to take pole position at the French MotoGP ast Le Mans.
Four-time world champion Max Biaggi is forsaking MotoGP for a likely season in superbikes after his well-publicized differences with his Honda team could not be patched up.
The Honda Pons team will not be taking part in this year's MotoGP championship after failing to secure a new sponsorship deal.
Valentino Rossi's Yamaha MotoGP team will have a new title sponsor next year after parting with cigarette brand Gauloises.
Spanish rider Sete Gibernau will ride for the Ducati works team in the 2006 MotoGP world championship.
Italy's Marco Melandri clinched second place behind Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP world championship after winning the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix.
Valentino Rossi was eclipsed by Marco Melandri before what could be a record-equaling weekend for the MotoGP world champion.
World Superbike runner-up Chris Vermeulen of Australia has signed a two-year deal with Suzuki to race in MotoGP.
Honda's Marco Melandri of Italy achieved his first MotoGP victory in the Turkish Grand Prix at the new Istanbul Park circuit on Sunday, with a convincing defeat of 2005 world champion Valentino Rossi.
What with terrorism anxieties, security snarls, flight cancellations, lost luggage, lost legroom, reduced meal service, and deadly Cinnabon calorie counts, air travel has never been more stressful.
MotoGP star Valentino Rossi has impressed in test driving a Ferrari Formula One car - increasing speculation that he will revert to four wheels later in his career.
The Rio Grand Prix has been dropped from the MotoGP calendar for the 2005 season and replaced by the first Turkish Grand Prix.
Marco Melandri will ride for the Honda MotoGP team next season after parting company with Yamaha, the Italian has confirmed.
Carlos Checa took pole position for Saturday's inaugural Qatar Grand Prix with the quickest lap in final qualifying.
Honda's Makoto Tamada set a lap record to claim the first pole position of his career for Sunday's Portuguese MotoGP at Estoril.
World champion Valentino Rossi has broken the lap record to grab provisional pole for Sunday's Portuguese MotoGP.
Italian Max Biaggi will start Sunday's German MotoGP on pole after breaking the lap record at the Sachsenring.
Honda's Sete Gibernau will start Sunday's French MotoGP on pole position after setting a new lap record at Le Mans' Bugatti circuit.
Spain's Sete Gibernau revelled in the wet conditions that undermined world champion Valentino Rossi to claim a stunning victory in his home MotoGP at Jerez on Sunday.
World champion Valentino Rossi will start the new MotoGP season at the front of the grid after claiming pole position for Sunday's Africa's Grand Prix.
Brazilian Alex Barros will switch from Yamaha to race for Honda in MotoGP next season, officials have announced.
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