LORENZO FRACTURES ANKLE IN SHANGHAI CRASH

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Fiat Yamaha Team rider Jorge Lorenzo has suffered a fractured left ankle and severe trauma and bruising to parts of the right ankle and foot after crashing in this morning’s first free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix. The 20-year-old joint World Championship leader was thrown from his M1 during a dramatic high-side at the chicane after turn one, mid-way through the session, on just … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI RELISHING FINAL TEST OF 2006

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP travels back to Europe for its final test of 2006, determined to continue with the promising start shown by the new Suzuki GSV-R800 at recent tests. The new 800cc has already produced promising performances at Valencia and Sepang, with John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen filling the top-two places at the Malaysian test just over a week ago. Suzuki has worked on the information … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI EXCITED ABOUT NEXT TEST

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP travels to Sepang in Malaysia for its second off-season test in preparation for next year’s assault on the MotoGP World Championship. Following the test at Valencia earlier this month – which gave promising results for the new engine – the whole team will be looking to see how the 800cc Suzuki GSV-R performs at such a different track to Valencia. The Sepang … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2008 BMW R 1200 GS ADVENTURE

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A summary of the main features of the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure: Even more dynamic drive and improved traction. Reworked transmission and short first gear if required. Even more universal use through optional Enduro ESA. Reworked design emphasizing the off road and world travel character. Perfect, tried and tested series equipment for extreme tours. Color options: Magnesium metallic … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI COMBINE YOUTH WITH EXPERIENCE FOR 2007 MOTOGP SEASON

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The Kawasaki Racing Team will combine youth and experience in their rider line-up for the 2007 season, with former world champion, Olivier Jacque, making his full time return to the MotoGP grid, riding alongside current Kawasaki young gun, and fellow countryman, Randy de Puniet. The 2007 season will be de Puniet's second with the Kawasaki Racing Team. The 25-year-old Frenchman enjoyed a solid … [Read more...]

POSITIVE RESULT FOR BARROS AT VALENCIA

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Today, the second and last day of practice of the PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP Team with ALEX BARROS took place on the Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia. The Brazilian rider went on making kilometres on the DUCATI 990cc and taking confidence with the BRIDGESTONE tyres. The final balance from Valencia is positive and the work that has been done will allow the Team to begin the test in January with a … [Read more...]

GREAT RACE FOR THE TEAM PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP IN PORTUGAL

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The Portuguese GP has seen both riders of the TEAM PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP end the race in the points with their DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”. The German ALEX HOFMANN rode constantly with a great rhythm during the whole race. 11th at the arrival, he conquered 5 points, really deserved by himself and the whole Team; while the Spanish JOSE LUIS CARDOSO passed under the chequered flag in 14th … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2008 BMW HP2 SPORT

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Concept, Requirements and Features The dream of many Boxer fans has come true: With the new BMW HP2 Sport, BMW Motorrad is putting the sportiest, most powerful and lightest Boxer series of all times on the road. The third model of the HP model range was designed for the ambitious sports rider and enthrals with numerous exclusive details that were previously restricted to racing, some making … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2008 HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE

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Sharper looks, stronger performance and astoundingly responsive control. From its compact new proportions to its breathtaking response to every rider input, everything about the new 2008 CBR1000RR Fireblade stakes out a new standard in motorcycle performance and design aesthetics that will stand as a milestone in the history of litre-class Super Sports development, much as the original CBR900RR … [Read more...]

STRONG SIXTH FOR HOPKINS AT ESTORIL

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins battled his way to sixth place at a pulsating Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril today.   Starting from the fourth row and back in 10th place, Hopkins got another fantastic start and was up into sixth by the first corner. He hung on to the pack in front but was unable to find a way past fifth placed man Marco Melandri as the leading four began to … [Read more...]