MIXED FORTUNES FOR YAMAHA AT ASSEN

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Both Haga and Corser suffered a day of ups and downs in today’s round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen. Haga took second place in race one but suffered a technical failure in race two and was forced to retire. Corser suffered a mechanical fault in race one causing him to crash at high speed but rode through pain in race two to take fourth slot. Race one started so well for Haga, … [Read more...]

WALKER PODIUMS AT SILVERSTONE

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Rizla Suzuki's Chris Walker scored a well-deserved and hard-fought third-place podium finish in the opening race at the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. 'Stalker', starting from fifth on the grid, battled his way up to second before settling down for a race long duel for the final podium place in the opening race. Last lap heroics … [Read more...]

NIETO LEAVES HOLLAND IN THE POINTS

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Assen, Netherlands, 29 April 2007 - Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) did not get into a pre-race position to challenge for podiums on raceday but he did leave with some solid points scores after taking a pair of eighth places. Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) just missed out on a point in race one, even though he stopped to change his front tyre, but he recovered … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: HONDA S WING 125 AND 150

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INTRODUCTION One of the largest and fastest growing segments of Europe’s diverse motorcycle market continues to be the exciting 125/150cc scooter class. These entry-level scooters has been consistently attracting new customers from all age groups, salary levels and ranges of experience, whether recently licensed novices or seasoned riders looking for quick, easy and economical … [Read more...]

STRIJBOS 3RD ON AGUEDA GATE

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Team Suzuki's Kevin Strijbos sealed third position with the works RM-Z450 under blue skies and warm Portuguese sun on the first day of action at Agueda for the Grand Prix of Portugal and the third round of the 2007 FIM MX1 World Championship. The balmy conditions lit a well-prepped and grippy course, located in the town east of Aviero, and a spectacular thunderstorm Friday evening gave the … [Read more...]

JACQUE SIXTH FASTEST ON OPENING DAY IN ISTANBUL

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The three-week break seems to have had a reviving effect on Olivier Jacque, who led the charge for the Kawasaki Racing Team today to finish this afternoon’s free practice session sixth fastest overall at the impressive anti-clockwise circuit of Istanbul Park. After two days of fickle weather, the forecast have been respected today and a sunny but cold day has characterised the opening day of … [Read more...]

PERFECT QUALIFYING FOR FIAT YAMAHA IN TURKEY

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Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards put themselves in the best possible starting positions for tomorrow's Grand Prix of Turkey with a one-two in today's Official Qualifying. Shaking off the mild set-up problems they had encountered on yesterday's dirty track, the pair worked steadily on fine-tuning their 800cc YZR-M1s throughout the majority of the hour-long session before posting the best flying … [Read more...]

DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ROSSI AND EDWARDS

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High hopes for Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards went unfulfilled today as the Fiat Yamaha Team riders, who started from first and second on the grid, were both victims of bad luck at Istanbul Park. The pair got a good start and were leading the pack into turn one before Edwards dropped back as he was unable to get enough heat into his tyre and Rossi made a mistake and ran wide at turn … [Read more...]

ONE TWO FOR SUZUKI AT LE MANS

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Suzuki's new GSX-R1000K7 dominated the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Le Mans in France with both Suzuki Endurance Racing Team entries finishing first and second at the end of the gruelling 24-hour race. SERT's number two team of William Costes, Guillaume Dietrich and Max Neukirchner crossed the finish line at 15.00hrs local time with total of 818 laps completed, just … [Read more...]

GREAT DAY FOR THE DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM IN TURKEY

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Ducati Marlboro Team men Casey Stoner and Loris Capirossi made a brilliant start to the Turkish Grand Prix today, ending the first day of practice fastest and second fastest. Their pace proves the strengths of the Desmosedici GP7 and shows that Bridgestone has made huge strides forward since last year's race at Istanbul Park. This morning's opening session was run in cool, damp conditions, but … [Read more...]