Recent MotoGP News
Back on the Map: MotoGP Star Ben Spies Shoots U.S. Back in the Mix Following Assen, Netherlands Victory
The U.S. is back on the MotoGP map. All thanks to Oakley MotoGP Star Ben Spies, who claimed a resounding victory in Assen, The Netherlands, to mark the first win by a American rider since fellow Oakley charger Nicky Hayden took the U.S. Grand Prix back on July 23, 2006 in Laguna Seca. “To do it in front of the Assen fans on Yamaha’s 50th anniversary was great," Ben said, savoring his first MotoGP triumph in his Oakley eyewear. "I had a really good feeling on the warm-up lap, so I wanted to go out as hard as I could at the beginning. Once I saw I had a gap, I tried to keep the gap between Casey (Stoner) and I at three to four seconds. Each time he got closer, I put in a big lap.”
Snatching No.1: MotoGP Star Casey Stoner Claims Silverstone Victory, Shoots to World Championship Lead
Casey Stoner is officially back at No. 1. Just how we like it. Oakley’s star MotoGP Team Rider continued his dominance this year with his fourth season win at Grand Prix of Silverstone, topping rival Jorge Lorenzo after the Spanish Standout crashed out in rainy conditions. The victory catapults Casey to the top of the World Championship Standings. Starting from pole position, Casey executed…big time…grabbing his third straight triumph by 15 seconds over Andrea Dovizioso to lead Lorenzo by a solid 18 points in the rankings.
Casey Stoner is officially back on the map. Oakley’s Aussie MotoGP star tallied his second win of the season at the Grand Prix de France on May 15. Starting at the pole position, Casey pulled away to lead the field by more than 14 seconds to victory – shooting him to a solid No. 2 spot in the Championship standings. Fellow Oakley Rider Valentino Rossi grabbed the third podium spot at 14.564 seconds behind the leader.