PUMA Motorsport News Archive

Valentino Rossi

July 2011

  • Alex Hofmann: Sachsenring Preview

    Alex Hofmann: Sachsenring Preview

    July 15, 2011

    I must say it’s great to be back at my home circuit, the Sachsenring, which became a MotoGP world championship venue back in 1998. 

  • Alex Hofmann: Mugello Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Mugello Round Up

    July 04, 2011

    There is absolutely no getting away from it: In Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, PUMA’s MotoGP partner Ducati suffered yet another tough race, with the team performing well below expectations at a track which both riders know virtually better than any other.

  • Italian MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    Italian MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    July 01, 2011

    As Monza is to Ferrari, so Mugello is to Ducati, and this weekend PUMA’s partner MotoGP team heads to the scenic Italian circuit situated near Firenze (Florence) for the eighth round of 18 in the 2011 World Championship. The scenic circuit nestles in the Senese Clavey Hills about 30 kilometres from the historic Tuscan city.

June 2011

  • Alex Hofmann: Assen Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Assen Round Up

    June 27, 2011

    Very wet weather was predicted for the Dutch TT in Assen, and the forecasters were absolutely right: it tipped down all weekend, from Thursday to Saturday. Yes, that’s right: race day was Saturday, as has become traditional for this round, a bit like F1 sticks to Thursday practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix in Monaco when all others run Friday-Sunday schedules.

  • Dutch MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    Dutch MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    June 22, 2011

    PUMA’s partner team Ducati travels to Assen in The Netherlands for this weekend’s seventh round (of 18 in the 2011 MotoGP Championship) with renewed confidence, having developed a whole raft of upgrades for the Ducati Desmosedici. The bike is known as the GP11.1 in recognition of its revised chassis.

  • Alex Hofmann Interview: Part Two

    Alex Hofmann Interview: Part Two

    June 20, 2011

    Last week we had a chat with PUMA Motorsport pundit and former MotoGP speedster, Alex Hofmann. In this second instalment, Alex gives us his thoughts on the MotoGP season so far, tells us about his favourite tracks and shares his hot tips on the MotoGP stars of the future!

  • Alex Hofmann: Silverstone Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Silverstone Round Up

    June 13, 2011

    The British Grand Prix at Silverstone was certainly the toughest race Valentino Rossi has had for PUMA’s partner team Ducati, and it could also be the toughest MotoGP race he has ever ridden. The reason for it is a bit of a mystery to me, because Nicky Hayden on the second Ducati had a good race, probably the best he has had this year.

  • Alex Hofmann: Catalunya Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Catalunya Round Up

    June 06, 2011

    As it turned out, Sunday’s Catalan Grand Prix was not the most exciting MotoGP race in recent times, but the weather kept us guessing until the end. 

  • Spanish MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    Spanish MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    June 03, 2011

    This Sunday MotoGP faces its fifth round (of 18) of 2011, namely the Catalan Grand Prix at the circuit of the same name situated in Montmelo, an industrial suburb in northern Barcelona.