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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]