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Jul 24

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden to miss races in Indy and Brno

2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden currently sits 13th in the MotoGP standings. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

2006 champion currently sits 13th in the MotoGP standings. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Nearly a week after surgery, Nicky Hayden underwent his first examination on Tuesday and received positive news – his recovery is favorable, but he will have to miss the next two races in order to return 100 percent fit.

The team will get Leon Camier to stand in for the 2006 World Champion.

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Oct 5

MotoGP: IMS Changing Road Course For 2014 Indianapolis GP

MotoGP riders compete during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on August 18, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

riders compete during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on August 18, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the seventh consecutive year, MotoGP will return to the (IMS) in 2014 as the venue hosts the action on a new-look road course.

From next year onwards, the three classes will compete at the world-famous venue as they already have done in the events of 2008 to 2013, beginning on the renowned yard of bricks before continuing to circulate in an anti-clockwise direction. The 16-turn, 2.645-mile circuit will feature exciting new turn configurations and braking zones, creating more passing opportunities, while the entire infield section will be repaved to create a smoother surface.

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Oct 1

Details For 2014 GP Of Indianapolis, Indy 500

 

The Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the new IndyCar Series event May 8-10, 2014 on the reconfigured road course, will jump-start Month of May activities at IMS and build toward the 98th later in the month.

As released by IMS

Many officials and dignitaries unveiled details about the first IndyCar Series road race at IMS during a media conference Oct. 1 at the Speedway, including Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, legendary IndyCar Series team owner Roger Penske, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and IndyCar Series race winner Graham Rahal.

“The Grand Prix of Indianapolis is all about elevating the Month of May, the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series with more thrilling content for our loyal supporters and new fans,” Miles said. “This will be a very different event than the ‘500’ and will be one of three major weekends of excitement at IMS in May, all leading into the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25.”

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Aug 23

Ducati Warning: No More Friendly Fire

ASSEN, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 29:   Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Marlboro Team leads Nicky Hayden of USA and Ducati Marlboro Team during the MotoGP race during the MotoGp Of Holland - Race at TT Circuit Assen on June 29, 2013 in Assen, Netherlands.

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management has moved quickly to diffuse tensions between factory riders and following their dramatic last corner collision in the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

In advance of this Sunday’s at the Desmosedici teammates have been warned that Ducati does not want to see a repeat of the friendly fire.

The bump and grind on the final lap of last Sunday’s race at the Brickyard allowed rider Bradley Smith to sneak through into eighth place, dropping Hayden to ninth and Dovizioso 10th.

A similar incident occurred in the Dutch TT at in June.

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Aug 22

Lorenzo Demands Yamaha Upgrade

INDIANAPOLIS - AUGUST 18: Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Yamaha Factory Racing looks on during the press conference at the end of the MotoGP race during the MotoGp Red Bull U.S. Indianapolis Grand Prix - Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 18, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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world champion is piling the pressure on to upgrade his factory M1 with a seamless shift gearbox, as he mounts an increasingly desperate defense of his title.

Lorenzo wants the gearbox fitted to his bike for the remaining eight races of the season, starting with the this Sunday (Aug. 25).

He has vowed to back his demand by declaring he can win both the Czech and British GPs, which run back-to-back over the next two weeks.

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