PODIUM FINISH FOR HOPKINS IN CHINA

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John Hopkins secured his first MotoGP podium at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai today, as he stormed his Rizla Suzuki home in third place - a result that also moves him into the top five in the MotoGP Championship. Hopkins started from the front row of the grid and got off to a great start. He then traded places with Marco Melandri and Dani Pedrosa early on, before getting away from them and … [Read more...]

EDWARDS MAKE PODIUM RETURN IN GRUELLING SHANGHAI AFFAIR

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Camel Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards charged from the front row of the grid to the podium today with a determined performance in the Grand Prix of China. Whilst his team-mate Valentino Rossi was denied the chance to challenge for a top three spot after pulling in with a tyre problem on the sixteenth lap, Edwards reaped the rewards of a blistering start to the race, when he snatched the hole-shot … [Read more...]

RESULTS BELOW EXPECTATIONS FOR DUCATI IN CHINA

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Ducati MotoGP Team riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau endured a difficult Chinese GP at Shanghai this afternoon, placing eighth and ninth at the end of a weekend plagued by changeable weather. Both men had to be happy with lower results than they had expected after making poor tyre choices, but they did at least maintain their World Championship positions, Capirossi still holding second … [Read more...]

SHANGHAI SUPRISE?

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This weekend''s Grand Prix of China in Shanghai marks the start of a frantically busy period for the Kawasaki Racing Team, as they prepare for a run of eight races in just eleven weeks. The 5.45 km Shanghai circuit is the most modern motorsport facility in the world and, at some 1200 metres in length, features the longest straight on the MotoGP calendar. The riders hit speeds in excess of 320 … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI HEAD FOR CHINA

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MotoGP: Rizla Suzuki looking for improvements in China Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is on its way to the Far East for round four of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship, as the team hopes to build on the encouraging performance in Turkey last week. The Polini Grand Prix of China will be only the second time that MotoGP has visited Shanghai and, during last year’s inaugural race, Rizla Suzuki rider John … [Read more...]