ACCIDENT UPDATE: CATALUNYA MOTOGP

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Hospital checks have revealed that Marco Melandri, Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau all managed to escape serous injury during Sunday's frightening turn one accident at the Catalan Grand Prix. The incident, which stopped the race, began when Gibernau tangled with Ducati Marlboro team-mate Loris Capirossi as they braked for turn one; the Spaniard being sent flying over the handlebars after … [Read more...]

Double top six for Rizla Suzuki MotoGP in Catalunya battle

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen raced to fourth and sixth places respectively during today’s eventful Gran Premi Cinzano De Catalunya at Barcelona this afternoon. The race had to be re-started after a first corner crash involving six riders - including Hopkins – and when it finally got underway Loris Capirossi, Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri were unable to … [Read more...]

HAYDEN TAKES LEAD AT CRASH STREWN CATALUNYA

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In perfect conditions, before a crowd of 107,000 sun-baked race fans, the seventh race of this year’s MotoGP World Championship unfolded in dramatic fashion. A first turn six-bike pile-up from the start resulted in a restarted race, which was won by Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), with Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) second, and Kenny Roberts (Roberts KR211V) an encouraging third. Six riders … [Read more...]

ROSSI ON POLE AT SCORCHING CATALUNYA

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MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi took his first pole position in eleven months at a scorching hot Catalunya today - after overcoming the exciting challenge of John Hopkins and Kenny Roberts Jr. Prior to this afternoon, Rossi hadn't taken a pole position since last July's British Grand Prix - but was in confident form throughout the one-hour session on the outskirts of Barcelona. The … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI OPTIMISTIC AHEAD OF GRAND PRIX OF CATALUNYA

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This weekend's Grand Prix of Catalunya marks the start of a busy period for the Kawasaki Racing Team, with three races in as many weekends, starting in Spain and finishing in Great Britain, with the Dutch TT at Assen in between. Shinya Nakano and Randy de Puniet both arrive in Barcelona determined to get this run of three important races off to the best start possible, with a strong performance … [Read more...]

ROSSI CONTINUES POSITIVE PROGRESS AT CATALUNYA

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Grand Prix of Catalunya Montmelo, Catalunya Friday 16th June 2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi followed on from the joy of home victory at Mugello two weeks ago with an encouraging start to proceedings at round seven of the MotoGP World Championship in Barcelona. The Italian set the quickest time on the first day of free practice, overcoming delicately damp conditions in the … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP PUSHING HARD AT CATALUNYA

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers Chris Vermeulen and John Hopkins were both within touching distance of today’s quickest time during free practice for the Gran Premi Cinzano De Catalunya. Vermeulen (1’43.308, 40 laps) finished in fifth place overall and Hopkins (1’43.421, 43 laps) was just a fraction of a second behind his team-mate in seventh. Vermeulen was able to concentrate on his riding … [Read more...]