MotoGP - 2011 Feed
Casey Stoner Blog: Ready for the New Season 30/01/2012
It's already the first MotoGP test of 2012 at Sepang, but in his new blog Casey Stoner is keen to tell his fans that there are lots of other things happening off the bike!
by Dani Pedrosa
In Dani Pedrosa's final blog of the year, the Spanish rider keeps us up to date with all the latest from testing in Valencia and more...
by Dani Pedrosa
With the Valencia Grand Prix in his rear-view, Dani Pedrosa is finally able to look back at a season which has brought its fare share of tragedy, heartbreak and triumphs...
MotoGP: Tributes pour in for Simoncelli 23/10/2011
Following the death of MotoGP rider, Marco Simoncelli, at the Malaysian GP on Sunday, the motor sports world has been paying its condolences to the Italian...
- Motegi, Japan
- 22/04/2011 at 12:00 AM
- 24/04/2011 at 11:59 PM
Last year's MotoGP in Motegi was late after it fell foul of the massive air travel problems that much of Europe faced, at the hands of the infamous Icelandic volcano eruption in April.
Built in 1997 by Honda, the Twin Ring Motegi takes its name from the fact that there are two race tracks at the facility; a 2.493km (1.549m) oval and a 4.8km (2.98m) road course. Both courses share garage and grandstand facilities, but are entirely separate otherwise. Based in the town of Motegi in the eastern Tochigi prefecture, the course is set on hills linked to the Hakko mountain chain and surrounded by forest. Unlike anywhere else in the world, the main idea behind the development of Twin Ring Motegi was coexistence with nature, aiming to keep the forest as untouched as possible and leave the water system in its natural state, while reviving and increasing woodlands. A 21st-century playground is also being constructed so that in the future children can play while learning from the plants and animals around them.