ROSSI LAUNCHES 800cc CHALLENGE WITH HARD-FOUGHT SECOND IN QATAR

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Fiat Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi finished second in the inaugural Grand Prix of the 800cc era today after losing out in a close battle with Casey Stoner (Ducati), who took his first MotoGP win. After starting from pole position for the 46th time in his career, Rossi got a good start but surrendered his lead to the eventual winner as they crossed the line at the end of the first lap with Dani … [Read more...]

DUCATI MOTOGP: 20 800cc ENGINES ALREADY BUILT

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Ducati has already built an incredible 20 engines in preparation for next year's new 800cc formula in MotoGP, racing chief Filippo Preziosi has revealed. Twenty engineers are working on the project in five teams, including the areas of engine design, electronics and what he called "the vehicle". Preziosi spoke about the V4 when Loris Capirossi rode the bike for the first time during tests at … [Read more...]