ROSSI & YAMAHA TOGETHER FOR 2007 AND 2008

Yamaha Motor Company Ltd and Valentino Rossi will continue to race together until the end of the 2008 season. The next two seasons will see Rossi ride as part of Yamaha’s Official Factory Team, with which he has already won two MotoGP World Championship titles since joining the Factory in 2004. The Italian, who turns 28 this month, has won 25 Grand Prix during his three seasons with Yamaha and … [Read more...]

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM LOOK TO END DRAMATIC SEASON ON A HIGH

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Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang, Malaysia 8, 9, 10 September 2006 One of the closest MotoGP World Championships in history heads into its final stage this weekend as the series heads out to Malaysia for the first of a five-race spell across three continents. Races at Sepang, Phillip Island (Australia), Motegi (Japan), Estoril (Portugal) and Valencia (Spain), will decide the destiny of a … [Read more...]

GIBERNAU TO UNDERGO FURTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT

The Ducati MotoGP team's Spanish rider Sete Gibernau is to undergo further special medical treatment in an attempt to recover from his injuries as soon as possible. Following first medical checks on Gibernau yesterday in the Clinica Mobile as a result of his crash during the Estoril race, the Spanish rider left Portugal to undergo a further medical visit. This visit confirmed the fracture of … [Read more...]

BIG FIGHT FOR HOFFMAN AT PHILLIP ISLAND

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ALEX HOFMANN conquest the 13th final position after a big fight under the Australian rain. The German rider of the PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP has done a great race without any fear on his DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat”. JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, even though he had some difficulties with the DUNLOP tires, showed determination and ended the race in 17th position. Two starts, the first declared in dry … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI COMPLETES HIS MAIDEN TEST WITH THE DESMOSEDICI GP7

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The day after his superb win at Brno, Loris Capirossi makes his track debut with the new 800cc Ducati Desmosedici. Sete Gibernau, also present in the pit garage, had to sit out and watch. In the wake of Loris Capirossi's fifth win in MotoGP - and his second of the year - at the Brno track on Sunday, the Ducati pit garage was today the scene for more frenetic activity as the Italian team geared … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI SCORES REMARKABLE BRNO WIN

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi rode a remarkable race at Brno today, leaving the rest of the MotoGP grid trailing in his wake for his second victory of 2006. The Italian led from start to finish, increasing his advantage at an astonishing rate until he was eighth seconds ahead, he then eased his pace to win by a very comfortable 4.9 seconds. Team-mate Alex Hofmann, subbing for the … [Read more...]

PROMISING FIRST DAY FOR HOPKINS

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins was pleased with his first day’s work at the betandwin.com Motorrad GP Deutschland as he set about erasing last year’s memories by posting some fast times today. Hopkins (P6, 1’23.693, 48 laps) suffered a massive crash at Sachsenring last year and was determined to put it firmly behind him and attack the technical German track with his usual vigour. He … [Read more...]

GIBERNAU SET TO REJOIN CAPIROSSI FOR GERMAN GP

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The Ducati Marlboro Team is set to return to its original 2006 line-up at the German Grand Prix, with Sete Gibernau rejoining Loris Capirossi following a four-week layoff. The Spaniard and the Italian were both injured in the same turn-one accident at the Catalan GP on June 18, Gibernau suffering a broken left collarbone, Capirossi sustaining chest injuries. Unluckily, the Catalunya event was … [Read more...]

ROSSI: WHICH WAY NOW?

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Wednesday's announcement that MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will remain on two wheels has ended one avenue of speculation about the Italian superstar's future - but opened another... Rossi's current Yamaha contract expires at the end of this season and - while it is assumed that the seven-times world champion now intends to remain at the marque for a fourth year in 2007 - rival … [Read more...]

TOP TEN FOR DE PUNIET

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Kawasaki''s Randy de Puniet got another opportunity to display his wet weather prowess in Shanghai this afternoon, finishing the day tenth fastest as near constant rain meant that both of today''s hour-long free practice sessions were run in damp conditions. Making his first appearance at the Shanghai International circuit as a MotoGP rider, the 25-year-old Kawasaki ace quickly got to grips … [Read more...]