LACONI SOARS TO A FRONT ROW START

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Donington Park, Europe, 31 March 2007 - Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) put in a superb Superpole performance to secure third slot on the starting grid at Donington Park, placing himself in an ideal position for Sunday’s two 23-lap races. Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) was fast around the majority of the circuit but lost some time in the slower final parts … [Read more...]

BAYLISS POWERS TO 14TH CAREER POLE WITH RECORD BREAKING LAP

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Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox Team) set a record-breaking lap time of 1m30.370s at the Donington Park circuit to power to his 14th Superbike career pole. The Australian, who turned 38 yesterday, was seven tenths clear of second-placed Yamaha man, Noriyuki Haga and a full second quicker than Régis Laconi (Kawasaki) and James Toseland (Honda), who make up the front row of the grid. Lorenzo Lanzi made … [Read more...]

BMW MOTORRAD RETURNS TO ROAD RACING

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Factory team to race R 1200 S in Endurance World Championship BMW Motorrad has made the historic announcement that, for the first time in 50 years, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer is to enter a factory team in a world championship motorcycle racing event. Considered the ultimate test of motorcycle endurance, the BMW Motorrad factory team has entered the Le Mans “24 heures moto”, which … [Read more...]

FINNEGAN READY TO RACE

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Reigning Irish Champion Martin Finnegan is once again back with Klaffi Honda aboard their CBR 1000 RR.  He will contest the Irish Road Race Championship as well as the Superbike and Supersport classes at the TT and the Southern 100. The Klaffi Honda team have a wealth of experience in pure road racing and they will be using that to help prepare their bikes for the extreme conditions produced … [Read more...]

TOSELAND STATES MOTOGP INTENTIONS

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Ten Kate Honda rider James Toseland says he wants to be racing in MotoGP next year as World Superbikes champion. Toseland won the WSB title in 2004 and goes into this weekend's European Grand Prix at Donington as 2007 championship leader after the first two rounds. "To be in MotoGP next season is my goal, but first I want to be world champion again," he told BBC Sport. "If I win the … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: ROEHR V 1130

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  Roehr Motorcycles introduces the V-roehr 1130 superbike, a new generation of American motorcycle. Powered by the Harley-Davidson* Revolution* engine, the V-roehr combines modern state-of-the-art engine technology with a race track inspired chassis design, resulting in a truly modern American sport bike. The design goal for the new superbike was simply to produce the fastest, … [Read more...]

VIRGIN LEAD AT SNETTERTON

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After two days of arctic conditions at the Norfolk circuit, the Virgin Media Optoma Loans Yamaha riders were greeted by radiant sunshine for the final day of the official 2007 Bennetts British Superbike test. It was well worth the wait with three of the four riders finishing in the top 4 of their respective classes. The Snetterton track layout lends itself for an ideal proving ground, with … [Read more...]

STEVE MARTIN TO RACE AT DONINGTON

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Following a week of negotiations after being side-lined by DFX Honda due to the team's financial difficulties, Steve Martin will be lining up on the World Superbike grid for the third round of the championship at Donington this coming weekend. Steve spent much of last week on the phone and in meetings trying to find a solution to DFX’s financial problems, after two sponsors withdrew their … [Read more...]

HOPKINS CRASHES OUT ON PODIUM PACE

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins saw his hopes of a podium dashed today as he crashed out from fourth place during the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. Hopkins had been involved in a 13-lap battle with World Champion Nicky Hayden, and had just managed to get past him and begin to chase down the front three when disaster struck on lap 17. Suzuki’s Anglo-American star lost grip at the front … [Read more...]

FIAT YAMAHA TEAM COMPLETE IMPORTANT TEST AFTER JEREZ VICTORY

Following on from their first and third finishes in Sunday's Grand Prix of Spain, Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got back to work straight away with a two-day test yesterday and today. The scene of their victorious celebrations under sunny skies on Sunday was a very different place on Monday as heavy rain fell throughout the day at the Spanish circuit. This was just what … [Read more...]