Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after Sunday's races in Moscow:
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying at Moscow Raceway:
CHECA AND TEAM ALTHEA RACING CELEBRATE POLE POSITION TODAY AT THE MOSCOW RACEWAY; GIUGLIANO EIGHTH
Moscow (Russia), Saturday 25th August 2012: this afternoon the new Moscow Raceway played host to its first first ever Superpole and the star of the session was Althea Racing’s very own champion Carlos Checa. He scored his first pole of the 2012 season with a flying lap of 1m34.1 that proved unbeatable in the final phase. After such positive qualifying sessions, Davide Giugliano also had high hopes of lining up on the front row but a crash in the final stage unfortunately relegated him to the second row; he’ll start from eighth position tomorrow.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Brno:
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Moscow Raceway:
Press releases from the teams and from Infront after Wednesday's WSBK test at the Moscow Raceway, ahead of the inaugural race there this weekend:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday at Indianapolis:
IMS Press Release: Colin Edwards Talks CRTs And American Riders, Nicky Hayden Talks Ducati Development
As is traditional by now, the Press Office of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway held a teleconference with American riders ahead of next weekend's Red Bull Indianapolis GP. This year, the participants were Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden, who fielded questions from a group of journalists via phone on Thursday. Much ground was covered: Colin Edwards talked about CRT bikes, spec ECUs, his plans for the future and where the next great American racer is coming from, while Hayden spoke about racing just three hours from his home, the new surface at Indy and the developments he has had this year and what he expects from Ducati for the future.
Below is the transcript of the teleconference, courtesy of the IMS media service:
2012 RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP TELECONFERENCE
Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
Note: American MotoGP stars Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards participated in a Red Bull Indianapolis GP teleconference Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Both will join fellow MotoGP stars from around the world in the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
MODERATOR: You have made no secret about the package that you have for the CRT bike that you have this year. You guys have struggled with the electronics and other various elements of the bike, and you guys keep chipping away and chipping away. But you did test some other bikes after the race at Mugello last month. Any news on the equipment from at Indy for you guys?
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after Sunday's chaotic races at Silverstone:
Press releases from the WSBK and WSS teams after qualifying for the World Superbike round at Silverstone:
Press releases after the first day of practice and qualifying at the Silverstone round of World Superbikes:
Press release previews from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams ahead of this weekend's race at Silverstone:
Press releases issued by the MotoGP teams after the race at Laguna Seca on Sunday:
Press releases from Bridgestone and the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Laguna Seca:
As a MotoGP rider, dealing with the press can be a lot like boxing against a stronger opponent: put in a quick attack, and then grab on and defend for dear life. At Laguna Seca, Ben Spies showed he had mastered the art perfectly. After dropping the bombshell that he would be leaving Yamaha on Tuesday, on Thursday Spies was in full defensive mode, deflecting questions and saying that he would not be discussing the situation and what had motivated his decision "until I'm ready to talk about the future." To carry that off and persist in your position in a room full of journalists hell-bent on wheedling the truth out of you is quite an achievement.
Fortunately for Spies, his announcement had given the assembled media hordes - well, not quite a horde, as dwindling print sales, economic stagnation in the key markets of Spain and Italy and a few border issues with journalists traveling on tourist visas meant that press corps numbers at Laguna are down - plenty of other issues to sink their teeth into. Spies leaving Yamaha opens up another seat, and with the Texan looking almost certain to switch back to the World Superbike series with the BMW Italia squad next season, an extra factory prototype, something of increasing scarcity in these days of dwindling factory involvement. Naturally, with Spies out of the equation, the media and fans have joined in an epic game of fill-in-the-blanks to try to slot all the surplus of talented riders into the limited available rides.
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams, as well as Infront, after Sunday's races at Brno: