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MotoGP

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November 2011

  • Alex Hofmann: Valencia Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Valencia Round Up

    November 08, 2011

    After the tragic Malaysian Grand Prix the mood in the Valencia paddock ahead of the last race of the 2011 MotoGP season was sombre. It was almost as though we were all pleased to see the end of the championship, and not for happy reasons, either. The crowd seemed to sense the mood, and stayed away: it was the lowest turn-out I have ever seen at a race in Spain despite the fact that Dani Petrosa could still finish third in the championship despite missing two races through injury.  

October 2011

  • Malaysian MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    Malaysian MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    October 21, 2011

    With the 2011 MotoGP World Championship having last week been decided in favour of Honda rider Casey Stoner - adding to the title he won with Ducati in 2007 - the series can look forward to the final two rounds with relish, for now the riders can get down to doing what they do best: racing.

  • Alex Hofmann: Phillip Island Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Phillip Island Round Up

    October 17, 2011

    Sunday was a mixed day for a lot of us in MotoGP, but it could not have gotten any better for Casey Stoner. Not only did he win his home round in Phillip Island for the fifth time in succession, but he scored his second world championship – at home, in Australia.

  • Australian MotoGP:  The PUMA Perspective

    Australian MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    October 14, 2011

    MotoGP’s hectic 18-race schedule means this weekend sees the picturesque Phillip Island circuit situated 100 kilometres south-east of Melbourne host the series’ 16th round, with Malaysia’s round in Sepang following a week later ahead of the season finale on the 6th November in Valencia

  • Alex Hofmann: Motegi Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Motegi Round Up

    October 03, 2011

    The Japanese Moto Grand Prix promised so much for PUMA’s partner team Ducati, yet in the end delivered just a seventh place for Nicky Hayden. Valentino Rossi, riding the second red bike, was pushed wide and into the gravel on the opening lap, ending the Italian legend’s impressive run of 26 consecutive points’ finishes.

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.

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’.