CORSER GIVES YAMAHA THEIR DEBUT PODIUM

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Troy Corser gave his Yamaha Motor Italy WSB Team something to cheer with a hard fought podium finish in the second race at today’s opening round of the 2007 Superbike World Championship in Qatar.   With team-mate Noriyuki Haga digging deep to finish fourth, it was a promising start for the 2007-model YZF-R1, which was making its world championship debut at the Losail circuit. Having … [Read more...]

NIETO GOES TOP FIVE IN RACE TWO AT QATAR

Doha/Losail, Quatar, 25 February 2007 - Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) battled impressively at Losail to score a top five finish in race two, while Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) scored points for 11th. Nieto was part of the a breakaway five-rider leading group in the early laps, and despite great pressure from behind towards the end he held onto fifth place, … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI SUPERBIKE RIDERS READY TO RACE

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The start of the 2007 World Superbike racing season cannot come along fast enough for PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse riders Fonsi Nieto and Regis Laconi. After an intensive winter testing programme, which has taken the team from Valencia to Doha, Phillip Island and back to Valencia again, each rider is more than ready to swap testing for real racing. Each will get his chance on Saturday 24th February, at … [Read more...]

DUCATI XEROX TEAM PREPARES FOR START OF CHAMPIONSHIP

The Ducati Xerox Team has concluded its pre-season testing schedule with two days at the Vallelunga circuit on the outskirts of Rome, where the penultimate round of the World Superbike Championship will be held in September. For two-times world champion Bayliss, it was his first taste of the Vallelunga circuit, while Lorenzo Lanzi has already raced here in 2003, on the old track before recent … [Read more...]

DUCATI BOWS TO BAYLISS

FORMER world superbike champion Neil Hodgson has accused current titleholder Troy Bayliss of shutting him out of the Ducati team. Hodgson has no ride next year and believes the Australian has used his influence with Ducati to ensure he is overlooked.   The Briton won the world superbike crown for Ducati in 2003 and moved up to the elite MotoGP series. His two-year spell was a disaster … [Read more...]

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) SETS RECORD PACE IN PHILLIP ISLAND TESTS

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Bologna (Italy), 15th January: Troy Bayliss continued his brilliant pre-season form for the Ducati Xerox team as he set a record-breaking pace in three days of testing at Phillip Island. Riding the latest-spec 999F07, Troy fired in a 1m30.7s lap on the final morning in the cooler conditions, the fastest time ever recorded by a Superbike machine around the Phillip Island circuit, before wrapping up … [Read more...]

DUCATI XEROX TEAM GET DOWN TO DESERT TESTING IN QATAR

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Bologna (Italy), Tuesday 19th December 2006: The 2006 season might have been a successful one for the Ducati Xerox Team but the squad is already hard at work for next year in this week's Pirelli Development Teams test session at the Losail circuit in Qatar. In the session, which is being attended by one selected development team from each of the five manufacturers involved in World Superbike, … [Read more...]

LANZI JOINS BAYLISS AT XEROX DUCATI

Ducati Corse has completed its line-up for the 2007 World Superbike Championship with the announcement that Lorenzo Lanzi will remain with double WSBK champion Troy Bayliss for a second successive year in the Italian squad.   24-year-old Lanzi joined the Ducati Xerox Team at the start of 2006 and despite a difficult year in which he was unable to express all of his potential, Ducati … [Read more...]

DUCATI CORSE WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP WITH XEROX

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Bologna, Italy, October 11th 2006 - The Ducati Corse World Superbike team is extending its title sponsorship of Xerox for a further two years. The renewal comes at the end of a remarkable season for the Ducati Xerox Team, which saw Australian Troy Bayliss crowned World Champion at Imola in Italy on 1 October 2006. Victory in the World Manufacturers' Championship was secured a week later at the … [Read more...]

CORSER AND HAGA RIDE FOR YAMAHA IN 2007

Yamaha Motor Italia has signed Australian Troy Corser to ride alongside Noriyuki Haga in the 2007 Superbike World Championship. The spectacular line-up demonstrates Yamaha’s commitment to a series they returned to in 2005. Haga has won races on the R1 in each season – ending the 2005 and 2006 campaigns third in the standings. Corser is a two-time world champion with 33 race wins to his … [Read more...]