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Excellent news: Bati has wound up with 3rd spot on the grid for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island in a session that saw Jorge Lorenzo basically untouchable out front, and a nasty looking fall for Roberto Locatelli; who thankfully seems okay.The circuit is a good one for... Read more
(*Above: Bati giving it some, out near the Siberia end of the track) MOTOGP – 250CC – AUTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, PHILLIP ISLAND1ST QUALIFYING, FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER Pos Rider Make Time 1. Jorge Lorenzo... Read more
_____________________________________________ BBCSunday 14 October 125cc, 250cc races live, – BBCi 0245-0515MotoGP race live, – BBC ONE 0545-0700Races re-run, – BBC ONE, 1300-1400 _____________________________________________ EUROSPORTFriday 12 October 4.45am – Live MotoGP Practice6.00am – Live 250cc Practice6.45am – Live 125cc Practice _____________________________________________ EUROSPORTSaturday 13 October 4.45am – Live MotoGP Qualifying6.00am – Live 250cc Qualifying6.45am – Live... Read more
Not a great race sadly – Bati didn’t do a great comeback like he did at Estoril – no, it really just didn’t pick up at all at Motegi, with him never really comfortable on the bike and throwing it towards the end to wind up in 15th place.... Read more
Hmmm – not great practice / quali sessions from Bati sadly – he’s starting back in 11th on the grid for tomorrow’s 250cc Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.Here’s his words (roughly translated by me and Babelfish…!) “It has been a very bad practice, because I fell just after the beginning…... Read more
Well, according to the little widget on my MacBook, the TV scheduling for this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP events is going to mean some pretty early mornings and some pretty strong cuppas…Still – it may all be worth it: will Alvaro Bautista deliver another stunner of a ride in the... Read more
Yahoo / Eurosport refers to “Brilliant Bautista” – saying that his victory today in Portugal was as good as the one that saw him win the 125cc race at the same circuit by 15 seconds a year ago.Today’s race saw the 22-year-old Spaniard carve his way through the field... Read more
After a mediocre start – dropping from 6th to 12 in the first lap, Alvaro carved through the field in a gobsmacking display of genius and guts to take victory at Estoril today, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo.Reports, quotes and pics to follow – but for now,... Read more
The FIM has announced a couple of amends to the 2008 MotoGP calendar.Portugal and Valencia are each pulled forward a week, whilst Japan and Australia swap dates.The resulting changes look like this: Rd 1 – March 9 – Qatar – Doha/Losail Rd 2 – March 30 – Spain – Jerez... Read more
(*Above: Jorge Martinez and Alvaro Bautista) Great news – in Spanish at least! (full reports haven’t crept out onto English speaking websites yet sadly) is that Alvaro Bautista has been confirmed by the Master Aspar Aprilia Team for 2008.You can read their press release here… Congrats Bati from all of us... Read more