this third place today, Dovizioso is the second rider in Ducati's MotoGP history with the most podiums (24), behind Casey Stoner.
The next round of the championship will be the British Grand Prix, scheduled for the Silverstone circuit from 24th to
was likely to win today was based, in part, on the fact that a Ducati had not won here since Casey Stoner in 2007. The factory Yamaha team now resembles Mutt and Jeff – Rossi, second for the year, generally on or near
According to several reports, including this one, two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner will end his test rider relationship with the Factory Ducati MotoGP team at the end of this year. Stoner, who won 38 MotoGP races before retiring at the relatively
have won six of the last seven races at the track, with Marc Márquez, Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow, and Casey Stoner all taking victory there.
Dani Pedrosa has been exceptionally strong at Brno, beating Jorge Lorenzo in a tight victory twice,
in racing with the electronics on the CBR1000RR, with the ride-by-wire system said to be the reason that Casey Stoner crashed at Suzuka several years ago, and why Guy Martin crashed at the TT last year.
So far, the system
. Between the two they have won seven of the last eight MotoGP titles, with the exception being that won by Casey Stoner with Repsol Honda in 2011.
The collaboration between Repsol and Honda goes beyond conventional sports sponsorship and is reflected in
Since Nicky's 2006 MotoGP championship, it's been – aside from Australian retiree Casey Stoner's two championships – nothing but Spain and Italy ever since. When Nick left MotoGP after 2016, there weren't any
given even more responsibility in helping to turn the program around, which had lost its way in the years after Casey Stoner left Borgo Panigale.
Since then, Pirro has been charged with pushing forward the development of the bike. Pirro's speed
those of you keeping count, Marquez and Lorenzo have combined to win seven of the last eight MotoGP titles (with Casey Stoner's 2011 championship standing out).
Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo have combined to win seven of the last eight MotoGP
stiff springs and the possibility of tens of thousands of dollars in damage that a simple crash might entail kept Casey Stoner-esque elbow-dragging thoughts from reaching my hands.
But the most mind-altering aspect of the D16RR is the part