ROSSI CLINCHES CRUCIAL SECOND PLACE AT BRNO

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Valentino Rossi picked up 20 vital points in the Czech Republic today after taking second place in a race which saw series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) stumble to ninth – a result which reduces the gap between the pair to 38 points with five rounds remaining. Loris Capirossi (Ducati) took a dominant victory, leading from the first corner to finish with a 4.902 second advantage, whilst Rossi had … [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...]

ROSSI BACK TO HIS BEST AT BRNO

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Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Circuit, Czech Republic Friday 18th August 2006 Valentino Rossi got back to dominant form today as the MotoGP W returned to action in the Czech Republic following a brief summer break. The Italian was able to bounce back from his Laguna Seca disappointment with a series of fast laps at the Brno circuit after quickly finding a good base set-up for his YZR-M1 … [Read more...]

ROSSI SMASHES POLE RECORD AT BRNO

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Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Circuit, Czech Republic Saturday 19th August 2006 Valentino Rossi will start a MotoGP race from the front of the grid for only the second time this season in tomorrow’s Czech Republic Grand Prix after clocking an incredible pole record time in today’s single qualifying session at Brno. Rossi’s time of 1’56.191 was almost 1.5 seconds inside the … [Read more...]

SIX RACE CHALLENGE STARTS AT BRNO FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM

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Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno, Czech Republic 17, 18, 19 August 2006 The Camel Yamaha team return from a three-week holiday next weekend to tackle the first of a final spell of six races that will determine whether reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi can turn around his fortunes and make a sixth consecutive defence of the title he has held since 2001. The Czech Republic Grand … [Read more...]

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) WRAPS UP BRNO TESTING WITH MORE RECORD LAPS

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Bologna (Italy), Wednesday 14th June: Troy Bayliss once again dominated proceedings on the final day of Brno testing to wind up quickest overall in the three days for the Ducati Xerox Team. The Australian, currently leading the 2006 World Superbike Championship by a healthy margin after five rounds, concluded the Pirelli tyre development tests with a quickest time of 2m00.0s on qualifying tyres … [Read more...]

FLUCTUATING FORTUNES FOR FPR IN BRNO

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Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Steve Martin and Craig Jones experienced fluctuating fortunes on the first day of a three-day test at the Czech Republic circuit of Brno. Steve finished the day 10th of the top Superbike World Championship riders taking part in the test, organised by series tyre manufacturer, Pirelli. But he was only able to complete 29 laps throughout the day and was forced to … [Read more...]

FIRST DAY OF MID-SEASON TYRE DEVELOPMENT TEST FOR DUCATI XEROX TEAM AT BRNO

Bologna (Italy), Monday 12th June: Troy Bayliss set the quickest time for the Ducati Xerox Team on the first day of a three-day mid-season test at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. The Brno test, which is being held until Wednesday, has been organized by one-make WSBK championship tyre supplier Pirelli in view of the Czech round of the championship on July 23rd. Teams representing each … [Read more...]