HONDA READY FOR TT CELEBRATIONS

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Honda is looking forward to this year’s 100 th Anniversary TT races with one of the strongest line-ups ever in both solo and sidecar classes. In 1954, the company’s founder Soichiro Honda vowed to take part in the Isle of Man TT races and five years later on May 5 th 1959 a party of four riders and five engineers set foot on Manx soil to begin Honda’s love-affair with the Tourist Trophy … [Read more...]

MCGUINNESS CLOSES IN ON OUTRIGHT LAP RECORD AT TT 2007

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Plater shows his mettle with record newcomer practice lap The leading contenders for Saturday’s Superbike race continue to make their mark in the Bennetts TT practice sessions as records tumbled in near perfect conditions. A packed grandstand was bathed in sunshine as blistering times were posted on the track. John McGuinness dominated the session and confirmed that he will again be the … [Read more...]

FIRST SHOWING IN THE USA: KTM 690 BAJA

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KTM is starting in the Baja 500 with a brand new sports prototype machine. This race is a shortened version of the legendary Baja 1000. KTM’s factory rider Cyril Despres and Chris Blais will be riding together with the Baja specialist David Pearson. The very popular Desert Races, the Baja 500 and the Baja 1000 are a new challenge for KTM and the company enters them equipped with the … [Read more...]

IOM TT: LOUGHER LOOKING FOR AT LEAST ONE WIN

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Ian Lougher is aiming for at least one win at the Centenary TT. Seven-times TT winner Lougher is manager and racer at Team Black Horse, where he is joined by former twice American AMA Superstock Champion Jimmy Moore, a newcomer at the TT.   Lougher is again campaigning on the Stobart Motorsport Superbike in both Superbike classes, and is keen to go one better from his 2006 TT … [Read more...]

PODIUM FOR MAX IN RACE TWO

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The fifth round of the Superbike World Championship at Assen was one of mixed fortunes for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama. Max took a hard fought for sixth in the first race and then followed it up with a superb third place in the second, but Yukio struggled with problems in both races, finishing seventh in race one and eleventh in race two. The first race … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI CELEBRATES WITH RACING LEGENDS AT CENTENARY TT

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Kawasaki is hosting a special racing legends display for this year’s Centenary TT.  In the Grandstand area, visitors will be able to see stars of the current range of Kawasaki road bikes, including the eagerly anticipated 1400GTR Supertourer, and for the racing enthusiasts, a special display will celebrate Kawasaki’s considerable racing heritage. In the Racing Legends area that forms part … [Read more...]

SILVERSTONE: NEW TERRITORY FOR MAX

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The seventh round of this year’s Superbike World Championship takes place at Silverstone, Great Britain and will be a different occasion for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama. For Max, it will be yet another new circuit to learn, but not for Yukio who has raced there in both the World and British Superbike Championships. The Midlands circuit was formerly an … [Read more...]

MIXED FORTUNES FOR KAWASAKI AT LE MANS

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The French Grand Prix ended in disappointment for Kawasaki rider, Randy de Puniet, when he crashed out on the eighth lap, having taken his first ever lead in a MotoGP race in front of his home crowd. After a difficult start from eighth on the grid, de Puniet was pushed down the order but soon fought back, ploughing his way through the field in the early laps to take a confident lead, much to … [Read more...]

FIAT YAMAHA TEAM HOPES DASHED IN FRENCH WASHOUT

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Torrential rain in Le Mans today doused the hopes of the Fiat Yamaha Team as Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards struggled in the wet conditions and splashed home to sixth and twelfth respectively. An action-packed race, which saw seven riders crash out, was eventually won by Australian rider Chris Vermeulen, who took his first win in MotoGP. Black clouds gathered ominously over the MotoGP grid … [Read more...]

STONER EXTENDS POINTS LEAD AT SOAKING LE MANS

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner extended his lead at the top of the MotoGP World Championship with a superbly judged ride to third place in atrocious conditions at Le Mans this afternoon. Team-mate Loris Capirossi had a much more difficult ride to eighth in the soaking wet conditions because of a bike problem. The race started with light drizzle falling at some parts of the tricky … [Read more...]