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Fiat Yamaha Ready for 2009 MotoGP Season

Second Part of Fiat Yamaha Presentation Sees Team Ready for Coming Season.

Continuing on from the team's online presentation -sent across the world on February 12th of this year- Fiat Yamaha concluded the two-part unveiling of their 2009 project with a press conference in their hospitality suite on Friday evening.

Rossi Has Good Feeling About Yamaha M1

Italian on target to try for BMW M Award win and new season.

Last out on track, Valentino Rossi made the most of the five remaining hours of Saturday testing in Jerez to record the second fastest time of the day. The Fiat Yamaha rider appeared on track shortly after 1pm, electing against riding in the wet conditions left behind by some early rainfall. He ended the day with a 1'39.861 fastest time from 65 laps, and a confident outlook on the final day of preseason.

Stoner Reviews Excellent 2009 MotoGP Preseason

The fastest rider at all three MotoGP tests this year, Ducati Marlboro's Casey Stoner looks to be in a strong position to challenge Valentino Rossi for the premier class crown.

Casey Stoner's goal this year is clear. He aims to reclaim the MotoGP title from Valentino Rossi having seen the Italian run away with the championship in 2008, as the Australian endured an inconsistent campaign and his 2007 title slipped from his grasp.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 | Achievement in Design Award

Big Bang? No, Think Crossplane.

Yamaha's mass production YZF-R1 superbike has more in common with Valentino Rossi's feral M1 than ever before, now that a key component of championship-winning MotoGP engine technology has trickled down to the track-ready street bike.

AGV Wants You to Show Your Face!

Dainese and AGV launch an original and amusing project that encourages all motorcycle racing fans to personalize their Valentino's Face helmets with their own faces.

At the Mugello 2008 Grand Prix race, Valentino wore a helmet that left everyone on hand speechless.

Where is Rossi in Qualifying? | MotoGP Qatar

World Champion Valentino Rossi found the first qualifying session... interesting.

Reacting to qualifying second at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar on Saturday MotoGP title holder Valentino Rossi was in a positive frame of mind ahead of the first race of the year, though he admits he and his team have plenty of work to do on Sunday.

The Italian will be trying to prevent poleman Casey Stoner from registering a hat-trick of Qatar wins as the 2009 season gets underway and says there are some points on the track where he couldn't match the Australian on Saturday.

Lorenzo on Pole!… oh that was in 2008 | MotoGP Qatar

Despite qualifying on the front row again at Losail he is concerned about his pace.

Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo qualified just 0.024s behind his illustrious second placed colleague Valentino Rossi on the Qatar grid on Saturday, but as he commences his second season in MotoGP the Spaniard is playing down his chances in Sunday's race.

Stoner Crafted Race Victory Around Fuel Consumption

Australian modified style in early stages of Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar.

Casey Stoner almost made the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar look easy, but the Australian revealed after his third consecutive victory at the Losail International Circuit that a lot of concentration and adaptation was needed over the course of the 22-lap race.

A fuel consumption issue had Stoner modifying his style as he streaked out in front, and he explained afterwards that his turning up the heat later on was not a direct response to some fast times from rival Valentino Rossi.

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The “Texas Tornado” seems to like the rain

Instead of rising sun at Motegi on Saturday morning it was a case of discovering the land of the falling rain for Colin Edwards at the Polini Grand Prix of Japan, as he held off his rivals to finish on top by a 0.052s margin from former colleague Valentino Rossi.

The Texas Tornado mastered the tricky weather conditions to take the psychological advantage ahead of afternoon qualifying at the Twin Ring track, which is likely to be run in very similar conditions as heavy rain continues to fall.

Valentino Rossi to attend Isle of Man TT races with Mr. Dainese

Eight-time MotoGP world champion, Valentino Rossi, has confirmed today that he will make his first visit to the world-famous Isle of Man TT races in June this year with Dainese, who recently renewed their current partnership with the Isle of Man TT races as Official Safety Partner for the second successive year. The company's founder and CEO Mr. Lino Dainese will accompany Rossi and Italian legend Giacomo Agostini on this historic visit.

Rossi and Lorenzo speak about qualifying results from Jerez

Man-of-the-moment Jorge Lorenzo put in a blistering qualifying display at his home race in Jerez this afternoon to take his fifth pole with Yamaha in MotoGP. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi meanwhile qualified fourth on a blustery afternoon in Andalucia.

It was Lorenzo's second consecutive pole at this track, having taken the top grid spot this time last year before finishing the race third.

Rossi is warmed-up for MotoGP Jerez

After his mixed weekend so far at Jerez, Valentino Rossi stated his Sunday intentions with the fastest time in the MotoGP warm-up.

Enjoying the Spanish sunshine on Sunday morning at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, and with yesterday's wind having died down, Valentino Rossi looked comfortable once more in the premier class warm-up at the Gran Premio bwin.com de España.

Stoner finally “breaks bread” with Jerez podium

Ducati's Casey Stoner worked hard to get his first ever Jerez podium result on Sunday.

Not normally happy with third place finishes Ducati Marlboro's Casey Stoner was a relieved man after the Gran Premio bwin.com de España concluded on Sunday, as he stepped onto the rostrum at the Spanish venue for the first time.

Rossi takes “On Any Sunday” to another level in Jerez

Fastest on Friday at Jerez but struggling on Saturday, Valentino Rossi's team made overnight changes before the warm-up which helped him to victory in Spain.

Having made a big step forward on Sunday at the Gran Premio bwin.com de España Valentino Rossi thanked his Fiat Yamaha crew for the changes they made to his bike, after qualifying, which helped him to his first win of 2009.

The MotoGP World Champion built on his two second places at Qatar and Japan with his Spanish success, to give himself an 11 point lead at the head of the standings after three races of his title-defence.