HONDA TT LEGENDS RACE TEAM RETIRE FROM THE WORLD ENDURANCE RACE

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Steve Platers Honda TT legends retired from the latest round of the World Endurance Championship in the early hours of yesterday morning. The Louth based squad were in fourth position. There was 50 minutes remaining when their team mate  John McGuinness, crashed just seconds away from the end of his final stint. The Isle of Man TT legend was uninjured, but the team failed to build on their … [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...]

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...]

STEVE MARTIN QUITS DFX HONDA

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Following further discussions with DFX Honda team boss Daniele Carli yesterday, Steve Martin has decided it is not possible to find a workable solution to continue racing with the Italian squad for the remainder of the season. "I've based my decision on the fact that this whole situation has now become unworkable," Steve explained. "I want to race competitively and safely, and you can't do that … [Read more...]

FORGARTY SIGNS WITH MV AGUSTA FOR 2008 WSB

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Four-time World Superbikes champion Carl Fogarty's team will return to the grid next year after signing a deal with Italian manufacturer Agusta. The Italian firm's president, Claudio Castiglioni, was the owner of Ducati when Fogarty won the 1994 title. "Claudio shares my desire for success. It'll be great to work with him again," said Fogarty. "Our initial aim was to continue racing in … [Read more...]

MIXED FORTUNES FOR YAMAHA AT ASSEN

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Both Haga and Corser suffered a day of ups and downs in today’s round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen. Haga took second place in race one but suffered a technical failure in race two and was forced to retire. Corser suffered a mechanical fault in race one causing him to crash at high speed but rode through pain in race two to take fourth slot. Race one started so well for Haga, … [Read more...]

NIETO LEAVES HOLLAND IN THE POINTS

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Assen, Netherlands, 29 April 2007 - Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) did not get into a pre-race position to challenge for podiums on raceday but he did leave with some solid points scores after taking a pair of eighth places. Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) just missed out on a point in race one, even though he stopped to change his front tyre, but he recovered … [Read more...]

STEVE MARTINS SPANISH SAGA

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The third round of the Superbike World Championship at Valencia in Spain proved another saga filled race meeting for Steve Martin, with the ongoing events of the weekend leaving him speechless. The vastly experienced Aussie rider was initially left perplexed when he was approached by fellow countryman Andrew Pitt, informing him that the DFX team had contacted him about testing the Honda CBR1000 … [Read more...]

LACONI EIGHTH IN RACE TWO

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Valencia, Spain, 15 April 2007 - Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) overcame the difficulty of a fourth row start to score an eighth place in the second Valencia Superbike race, and improve one place in his overall championship ranking. He had finished 11th in race one, and his two good points scores, from a fourth row start each time, put him 10th in the rankings now. An … [Read more...]

BAYLISS RETURNS HOME TO MONTE CARLO AFTER OPERATION

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Ducati Xerox Team rider Troy Bayliss has returned to his Monte Carlo home following an operation on his injured hand on Sunday afternoon in the UK. The Australian had a weekend of ups and downs at Donington Park. First on Friday he celebrated his 38th birthday, on Saturday he set pole position and then he high-sided out at Coppice on lap 6 of the first race on Sunday. He was taken to the … [Read more...]