ROSSI FASTEST ON FINAL DAY IN SEPANG

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The Yamaha Factory Racing Team rounded off their first test of 2007 in fine style today, with Valentino Rossi topping the unofficial time sheets after three days of testing. Both Rossi and his team-mate Colin Edwards made more positive progress with Yamaha’s new prototype 800cc machine and the team closed the test feeling confident about their level of performance at this stage of the season. … [Read more...]

DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP7 UNVEILED AT MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO

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Wrooom 2007, Madonna di Campiglio (Italy), 17th January - The Dolomite mountain scenery of Madonna di Campiglio formed the spectacular backdrop for the official launch of the new Ducati Desmosedici GP7 today. The wraps were pulled off the all-new Italian bike by Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner, the two Ducati Marlboro Team factory riders who will spearhead the Italian manufacturer's attack in … [Read more...]

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) SETS RECORD PACE IN PHILLIP ISLAND TESTS

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Bologna (Italy), 15th January: Troy Bayliss continued his brilliant pre-season form for the Ducati Xerox team as he set a record-breaking pace in three days of testing at Phillip Island. Riding the latest-spec 999F07, Troy fired in a 1m30.7s lap on the final morning in the cooler conditions, the fastest time ever recorded by a Superbike machine around the Phillip Island circuit, before wrapping up … [Read more...]

NEW SUZUKI GSXR1000s IN DEVELOPMENT

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RIZLA SUZUKI received three 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 production bikes last week to add to the single bike it has been using as a test bed for its new British Superbike racer. The four bikes are in the process of being modified to Superbike rules and regulations at Rizla Suzuki’s head quarters in the Crescent Performance Centre in Verwood, Dorset. They will be fitted with the latest Ohlins … [Read more...]

CAVALADE OF LEGENDS TO MARK TT CENTENARY

A CAVALCADE of world champions and past stars will will help make the Centenary TT an event to remember. Many of the top names associated with road racing for the past 50 years will be on the Island for the Parade of Champions on Friday, June 8. Heading the list will be iconic riders such as 15 times world champion Giacomo Agostini, fellow world champions Geoff Duke OBE, John Surtees MBE, Jim … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI AND STONER ON THE PACE IN FINAL DAY OF TESTING IN MALAYSIA

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The third and final day of testing in Malaysia came to a close today in stifling heat, with Loris Capirossi successfully completing set-up work on his Desmosedici GP7, both on an engine and suspension level and with the tyres. Loris in fact completed an eleven-lap race simulation at an excellent pace, similar to his record time set last year. The Italian ace recorded his quickest time on race … [Read more...]