World Champion Jorge Lorenzo signed off his victorious season in style today, taking his ninth win in front of his home fans at Valencia. Valentino Rossi finished third on his 117th and final appearance for Yamaha, bringing to a close a wonderful seven-year partnership with his YZR-M1.
Lorenzo and Rossi both dropped places at the start, the Mallorcan slipping to fifth and the Italian right back to ninth in the race to the first corner. Lorenzo soon began looking for a way past Marco read more
Ben Spies is locked in talks with Yamaha about an extension to his current MotoGP deal.
The Texan, who clinched the Rookie of the Year crown in Phillip Island last weekend with fifth place, is negotiating an extension to his current contract that could keep him on a YZR-M1 machine until the end of 2013.
We understand a new contract could be agreed by the final race of the season in Valencia before the former World Superbike champion leaves the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad to partner Jorge read more
Valentino Rossi recently signed with Ducati to ride for the Italian firm for the next 2 seasons. The problem that remained was that Yamaha had Valentino under contract until the end of the year not the season. That meant that Rossi would not be able to test the Ducati Desmosedici GP11 after the race in Valencia. With the amount of testing for teams dramatically reduced compared to seasons in the past this would have put both Rossi and Ducati and a disadvantage to the other read more
Jorge Lorenzo overcame a spectacular engine failure (pictured), which subsequently caused two riders to fall and temporarily halted qualifying at the Sachsenring, to take pole position for Sunday’s German Grand Prix.
The MotoGP World Championship leader was holding third place when his M1 erupted in a ball of smoke and fire along the home straight just after the halfway mark of the hour, sending oil pouring onto the track.
Lorenzo pulled off at the end of the straight, but satellite Yamaha read more
FIAT Yamaha has officially confirmed that record-breaking MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi is to rejoin the fray at the Sachsenring in Germany this weekend – meaning the 2010 title battle is back on with a vengeance!
What had begun to look like turning into a one-horse race for the 2010 MotoGP laurels is set to be reignited in this weekend’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, with confirmation from FIAT Yamaha that following a six-week injury absence, record-breaking multiple world champion read more