STONER TAKES THIRD FOR DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner scored a hard-fought third-place finish in today's thrilling Portuguese Grand Prix. Team-mate Loris Capirossi completed a difficult weekend in ninth position. The result gives Stoner a 76 point lead in the World Championship with four races to go, keeps Ducati well ahead in the constructors' points chase and maintains the Ducati Marlboro Team's advantage in … [Read more...]

ROSSI TAKES BRILLIANT FIRST IN PORTUGAL

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Valentino Rossi made a triumphant return to the top step of the podium in Estoril today, sealing his fourth victory of the season with a masterful ride to victory in front of Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner. Rossi's eighth consecutive podium finish at this circuit was his first in six races, since his last victory at Assen back in June. Colin Edwards was unable to match his team-mate's pace today … [Read more...]

DOUBLE PODIUM FOR RIZLA SUZUKI

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Chris Vermeulen and John Hopkins raced their Rizla Suzuki GSV-R’s to second and third places respectively, to give Suzuki its first double podium in the MotoGP era, at Misano in Italy today. Starting from the middle of the third row Vermeulen got a great start and was in fourth place by the first corner. He made up a further place during the first lap as he passed seven-time World Champion … [Read more...]

EDWARDS NINTH AND ROSSI FORCED TO RETIRE

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Valentino Rossi's hopes of a glorious homecoming to Misano ended after just five laps today, when an engine problem forced the Fiat Yamaha Team rider to retire when running strongly in fourth position. Rossi's team-mate Colin Edwards meanwhile struggled with rear grip in the later stages and was only able to bring his YZR-M1 home in his starting position of ninth. With thousands of … [Read more...]

WEST IN THE POINTS AS DE PUNIET CRASHES OUT

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The first world championship motorcycle Grand Prix for 14 years took place at Misano today and it was a race of very mixed fortunes. Kawasaki Racing Team pilot, Anthony West, managed a well-deserved eighth place while Randy de Puniet crashed soon after the start and was unable to continue. After flying off from tenth on the grid, West initially battled with Marco Melandri but when the Italian … [Read more...]

STONER SCORES DUCATI MARLBORO TEAMS FIRST HOME WIN

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner continued his relentlessly magnificent form at Misano today, taking the factory's first-ever MotoGP victory on home tarmac. Loris Capirossi also rode a strong race, fighting through to fifth place from 13th on the grid. Stoner's eighth success of the year was also his second consecutive start-to-finish victory and completes a hat-trick of wins, as well as … [Read more...]

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL BMW EVER

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BMW Motorrad celebrates production of the 100,000th BMW R 1200 GS BMW Motorrad celebrated an impressive record as the 100,000th R 1200 GS rolled off the production line in Berlin, Germany. Since the introduction of the all-new, lighter and more powerful R 1200 GS in 2004, a staggering 84,373 units have been built, plus an additional 15,627 of its model variant, the R 1200 GS Adventure. No … [Read more...]

FOURTH PLACE FOR ROSSI AT LAGUNA SECA

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Valentino Rossi took fourth place in the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca today, after a spirited ride in difficult conditions from fifth on the grid. Team-mate Edwards was unable to fulfil his dream of a home-race success and crossed the line in eleventh after a race led from flag-to-flag by series leader Casey Stoner. Rossi lost some ground at the start and found himself behind Edwards for the … [Read more...]

FAULTLESS STONER DOMINATES LAGUNA

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Ducati Team rider Casey Stoner unleashed a faultless display of riding at Laguna Seca this afternoon to win his sixth victory of the year and extend his World Championship lead to 44 points. The Australian grabbed the lead after the first few corners of the first lap and was never challenged from there, running away from the pack to win by an emphatic 9.865 seconds. Today's victory followed a … [Read more...]

VERMULEN SECOND AT LAGUNA SECA

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Starting from third on the grid, Vermeulen settled into that position for the first three laps and then passed Dani Pedrosa and set about chasing race leader Casey Stoner. Vermeulen and Stoner quickly pulled away from the rest of the field and as hard as Vermeulen tried he couldn't quite catch the current World Championship leader.   Vermeulen's second place is his third podium of the … [Read more...]