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...]

WALKER WINS FIRST RACE AT ASSEN

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The entire PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse team left the Assen round safe in the knowledge that they have enjoyed their best weekend of the year so far, as Chris Walker (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) made SBK history by riding from the very back of the grid to victory in sodden conditions during race one. His ride through the field was impressive to behold, and he ran out the victor by over four seconds. His … [Read more...]

MIXED DAY FOR YAMAHA AT ASSEN

It was a day of mixed emotions for the Yamaha Motor Italia team in Assen. Andrew Pitt grabbed two superb second places to move up to fourth in the championship but team-mate Noriyuki Haga dropped down to third after he failed to finish either race. The day's first race was wet and, with little more than 15 minutes rain testing in the morning warm-up, was to prove something of a lottery that … [Read more...]

FOGGY PETRONAS HOPING TO CONTINUE UPWARD TREND

Foggy PETRONAS Racing head to Germany for the tenth round of the Superbike World Championship hoping to improve on their best results of the season at Assen last weekend. Steve Martin scored good points in both races and, although team-mate Craig Jones suffered further misfortune, he also showed signs of improvement. The riders now face a challenge of a different kind, with the smooth, … [Read more...]

ASSEN: ROSSI IN DOUBT FOR RACE DAY

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The effects of Valentino Rossi's Thursday morning high-side may have taken a day to fully catch up with the Italian, but they have now put his attendance in Saturday's race in serious doubt. Rossi fractured his hand and ankle in the Thursday free practice fall, but was able to return to action in the afternoon session. However, his injuries then deteriorated overnight and the seven-times world … [Read more...]

ASSEN: HAYDEN WINS AFTER FINAL TURN

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Nicky Hayden has won the Dutch TT at Assen after he and fellow American Colin Edwards went into the last turn side-by-side - and both went off the track. Edwards, chasing his first ever MotoGP victory, had led almost the entire race - converting his third on the grid into first at turn one, then holding command until the penultimate lap. At that point Hayden - who had worked his way into … [Read more...]

SUPER SHINYA SCORES STUNNING SECOND PLACE AT ASSEN

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Kawasaki's Shinya Nakano scored his best ever result in motorcycle racing's premier class today, as he brought his Ninja ZX-RR home in second place during an action-packed Dutch TT at Assen, held in front of a capacity 91,000 crowd. The 28-year-old Kawasaki rider took maximum advantage of his front row start, hitting the first turn in third place and then staying with the leading quartet of … [Read more...]

EDWARDS ON TOP BUT ROSSI INJURED ON EVENTFUL FIRST DAY AT ASSEN

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Dutch TT Assen, Holland Thursday 22nd June 2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards adapted better than any other rider to the track changes and mixed weather conditions that affected the first day of action at the Dutch TT today, clocking the fastest time in the afternoon session after lapping sixth quickest in the morning. The main concern for Yamaha at Assen today, however, was for the … [Read more...]

ASSEN: DEBUT OF IVAN SILVA IN THE MOTOGP CLASS

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Good debut for IVAN SILVA in Assen. The substitute of Alex Hofmann (that substitutes the injured rider GIBERNAU on the official DUCATI) made his first kilometres on a motorcycle of the MotoGP class, the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.” of the Team PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP. The rider from Figueras (Girona - Spain) obtained the 18th time, right behind his Team mate JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, that … [Read more...]