PUMA Motorsport News Archive

Valentino Rossi

September 2011

  • Japan MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    Japan MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    September 30, 2011

    The background to this Sunday’s Japanese MotoGP round is well documented: following the earthquake/tsunami which hit the home of Honda/Yamaha/Bridgestone in March, this event, originally scheduled for 24th April, was postponed to this weekend.

  • Alex Hofmann: Aragon Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Aragon Round Up

    September 19, 2011

    Last year Aragon delivered one of Ducati’s best performances, so PUMA’s partner team was looking forward to an improvement in fortune following some challenging recent performances. After a win and third place here in 2010, both Valentino Rossi - having his first ride for Ducati at the complex in central Spain - and Nicky Hayden, travelled to the circuit in a confident frame of mind.

  • PUMA Perspective: Aragon

    PUMA Perspective: Aragon

    September 16, 2011

    This weekend sees MotoGP contest its 14th round (of 18) of the season at the new MotorLand Aragon facility situated in central Spain.

  • Alex Hofmann: San Marino Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: San Marino Round Up

    September 05, 2011

    If anyone doubts that Valentino Rossi is still highly motivated despite the present challenges being faced by PUMA’s partner team Ducati, then a review of the start of today’s San Marino Grand Prix at Mugello on the Adriatic coast should dispel those thoughts.

  • San Marino MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    San Marino MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    September 02, 2011

    Just one week after its disappointing MotoGP race in Indianapolis, PUMA’s partner team Ducati returns to Europe for the race geographically closest to its Bologna headquarters.

August 2011

  • PUMA Perspective: Indianapolis

    PUMA Perspective: Indianapolis

    August 26, 2011

    Despite being amongst the world’s oldest race circuits, Indianapolis is one of the youngest MotoGP hosts on the trail, having staged its first round of motorcycling’s world championship in 2008, or 99 years after the first-ever race at the so-called ‘Brickyard’.

  • Alex Hofmann: Brno Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Brno Round Up

    August 15, 2011

    The eleventh round of the MotoGP championship in Brno, Czech Republic may have ended with a walkover for Honda’s championship leader Casey Stoner, but the outcome was in doubt before the start of the 22-lap race after Dani Pedrosa again proved the fastest rider out there.

  • Czech MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    Czech MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    August 12, 2011

    MotoGP’s two-week summer break may have been all to brief, but it certainly served its purpose. The air in the Brno paddock as the teams decamped ahead of this weekend’s Czech Republic Grand Prix was relaxed, with the lush green forests surrounding Brno’s Masaryk circuit adding further calm to proceedings.

July 2011

  • Laguna Seca MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    Laguna Seca MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    July 22, 2011

    At one stage MotoGP enjoyed an on-off relationship with the USA, but motorcycling’s premier championship is now firmly entrenched in the Land of the Free, with the country now boasting two grands prix annually, the first of which is scheduled for this weekend in Laguna Seca outside Monterey, California.