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...]

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...]

EDWARDS TAKES WELL FOUGHT FOURTH AT SACHSENRING

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Fiat Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards rode a strong race in sweltering conditions today to take a best-ever Sachsenring finish of fourth, after starting from thirteenth on the grid for the German Grand Prix. Team-mate Valentino Rossi had a disappointing day as he slid out of the race early on when challenging for sixth position, in a race which was led from start to finish by Dani … [Read more...]

Mc CONNACHIE RACING TEAM UPDATE

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Ben McConnachie furthered his reputation as a young man with a bright future in motorcycle racing with a stirring performance at Oulton Park this weekend (07.07.07). In qualifying he was quickest amongst the ACU Motostar Academy racers and an impressive second fastest overall, behind James Lodge, a top ten runner in the British National Championship. It was a rousing qualifying performance from … [Read more...]

DIARY OF BEN BILLARD: VIRGIN MEDIA R6 CUP RACER

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BRITISH GRAND PRIX, DONINGTON PARK, 22-24 JUNE 2007 As the MotoGP elite thrilled a record 85,000 spectators at Donington at this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Ben Billard, a nineteen year old personal trainer from Chesterfield, was enjoying his first taste of life in the Grand Prix paddock. The opportunity for Ben to race at the British Grand Prix arose because at the beginning of the … [Read more...]

BEN BILLARD MOVES UP A GEAR

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Exclusive to the Biker Cafe! This weekend motorcycle racer Ben Billard, a personal trainer by profession, will be experiencing life in the MotoGP paddock as he races in official support race at the British Grand Prix, the Virgin Media Cup.   Ben was until very recently racing at club level at circuits such as Darley Moor, so the contrast for the affable young man from Chesterfield … [Read more...]

2007 ISLE OF MAN CENTENARY TT RESULTS SUMMARY

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TT SUPERBIKE RACE Monday, 4. Jun. 2007 John McGuinness scorched to his 12th TT victory when he took today’s delayed 6-lap Bennetts TT Superbike race, coming home ahead of young rivals Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson. Postponed from Saturday and further delayed by two hours due to damp and misty conditions, the race eventually got underway at 12.45pm and the HM Plant Honda rider put in his … [Read more...]