CAPIROSSI TAKES SECOND FOR DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM AT LE MANS

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Loris Capirossi summoned all his riding powers to secure a second place finish for the Ducati Marlboro Team at the French MotoGP race, making a determined move forward from third on the very last lap of a dramatic race. Ducati Marlboro Team rider Sete Gibernau was pushed off the track in a first lap incident but stayed upright and recovered his composure quickly, going from 16th on lap one to … [Read more...]

Luckless Hopkins crashes out of Le Mans podium fight

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins crashed out of today’s Alice Grand Prix de France, when he looked odds on to collect his first ever podium, but the gutsy Anglo-American remounted and still managed to claim a point. Hopkins made a superb start to the race and led for the first four laps, after which he was passed by Valentino Rossi – who was forced to retire later on – and Dani … [Read more...]

NAKANO SALVAGES VALUABLE POINTS AT LE MANS

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Kawasaki's Randy de Puniet and Shinya Nakano were both left frustrated by this afternoon's Grand Prix de France at Le Mans, after de Puniet crashed out of his home race on the opening lap and Nakano was forced to fight back to finish a disappointing twelfth following a ride through penalty imposed for jumping the start. Starting from fourth place on the grid, de Puniet got away with the leading … [Read more...]

EDWARDS FASTEST IN FRENCH GP PRACTICE

LE MANS, France, May 19 (Reuters)   American Colin Edwards, riding a Yamaha, was fastest in Friday's practice for Sunday's French Grand Prix. Edwards, who lies eighth in the motoGP standings after four races, lapped the Bugatti circuit in one minute 35.170 seconds. "It was not bad. We came here and we knew a good result was possible. Everything looks pretty good," he told … [Read more...]

PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP : CONTINUITY IN THE WORK AT LE MANS

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A day characterized by the instability of the weather and the coldness, on the track of Le Mans in France ; Happily, the MotoGP class was saved and the PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP Team had the possibility to work on the setting of the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.” on a dry track during both sessions of free practice. ALEX HOFMANN obtained the 17th general time, while JOSE LUIS CARDOSO classified … [Read more...]

ROSSI SETS THE FASTEST TIME AT LE MANS

LE MANS, France, May 19 (Reuters) - Italian Valentino Rossi set the fastest time in Friday's first free practice session at the French Grand Prix.   The MotoGP world champion, who said he was going to try "some new things" after retiring from the China Grand Prix last week, clocked one minute 35.288 seconds around the demanding Bugatti circuit in western France on his Yamaha. Team … [Read more...]

HOPKINS ON THE PACE AGAIN AT LEMANS

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins carried on his good run of form during the first day of practice for the Alice Grand Prix de France at Le Mans today. Hopkins was consistently in the top five throughout the two practice sessions and his best time of 1’35.461 was good enough for fourth place overall, only 0.291 seconds off the fastest time set by Colin Edwards. He also completed a 20-lap … [Read more...]