Nicky Hayden
Apr 11

MotoGP: Riders react to Edwards retirement

Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi testing on track at the Sachsenring during 2012. (Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi testing on track at the Sachsenring during 2012. (Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

MotoGP stars Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden have paid tribute to Texas veteran Colin Edwards who will retire at the end of 2014.

Edwards, 40, will race in Sunday’s Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin as he counts down to his final international appearance at Valencia in November.

Apr 7

MotoGP: Hayden and Edwards ready for first of two home races

Nicky Hayden led fellow American MotoGP rider home for eighth and ninth place finished at Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden led fellow American MotoGP rider Colin Edwards home for eighth and ninth place finishes at Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Round two of the 2014 MotoGP season will take place on home soil for American riders Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards this weekend in Austin.

The Grand Prix of the Americas will be the first of two visits to the United States for the MotoGP series this season, the second being in August at Indianapolis.

Mar 30

MotoGP: Bike Changes Helped Redding Beat Hayden In Debut

Scott Redding finished seventh in the MotoGP season opener at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Redding finished seventh in the MotoGP season opener at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Redding pulled off a highly impressive MotoGP™ debut in Qatar on Sunday, finishing his first premier class race as the leading Honda RCV1000R representative. It appeared as though earlier setup changes had paid off handsomely.

The Moto2 championship runner-up of 2013 and a title contender all season-long, Redding now joins the premier class with a GO&FUN Honda Gresini open bike. In being a rider of the new RCV1000R customer machine, he is using one of four in the field; the others are piloted by Cardion AB Motoracing’s Karel Abraham plus Drive M7 Aspar riders Hiroshi Aoyama and Nicky Hayden, with the World Champion of 2006 having been the rider Redding has targeted on-track since the preseason.

Mar 10

MotoGP: New DRIVE M7 Aspar Team Lineup Completes Winter Testing

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Losail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Losail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama were each inside the Qatar test top 10 by the end of the three day visit, with both DRIVE M7 Aspar Team riders improving their lap times each day.

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama were each inside the Qatar test top 10 by the end of the three day visit, with both DRIVE M7 Aspar Team riders improving their lap times each day.

Mar 6

MotoGP Teams Prepare For Final Pre-Season Test In Qatar

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Between March 7th-9th, the majority of MotoGP teams will descend on Qatar’s Losail International Circuit – also the host venue for the season-opening Grand Prix – for the last test before the 2014 season commences later this month.

The test, to be staged across three days, will come as a final opportunity for teams to try out new components and race simulation runs before the opening practice session of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar on Thursday March 20th.