McCONNACHIE RACING TEAM TARGET BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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Fifteen year old Ben McConnachie has taken the step from dirt to tarmac and another step towards his goal to be the next British racer to win the British motorcycle road race Grand Prix. It would be an incredible achievement for the five times junior Trials champion that would seal the McConnachie name in GP folklore, as the last British racer to win it was his father Ian who won at Silverstone in … [Read more...]

MX1: HISTORIC 100 REACHED BY EVERTS AT LIEROP

The Grand Prix of the Netherlands marked another important chapter in a truly memorable season for Yamaha Intur Sports Motocross team's Stefan Everts as the 2006 World Champion dominated both motos in the Lierop sand for his 100th career success and his thirteenth triumph from fourteen rounds on the YZ450FM in the 2006 campaign. The penultimate meeting of the year occurred under dark clouds … [Read more...]

DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR MCGUINNESS AT THE ULSTER GP

HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness was disappointed not to get his Ulster Grand Prix campaign off to the start he had hoped for today (19 August) after retiring two laps into the first seven-lap race of the day, the Lisburn City Council Superstock Race. Heavy over night rain left the 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit with a mix of wet and dry surface area. Tyre choice was everything and unfortunately … [Read more...]

ULSTER GP: MCGUINNESS BACK ON THE ROAD

HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness makes his way to the challenging Ulster GP this week (16-19 August) where he will compete in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport classes aboard his Dunlop-shod Honda machines. McGuinness, who enjoyed a record-breaking two weeks at the Isle of Man TT in June, is looking to replicate his good fortune on the 7.28-mile Dundrod road circuit in the two … [Read more...]

PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP: AT BARCELONA FOR THE HOME GP

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The Team PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP faces the home appointment with more enthusiasm. The seventh round of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship will be this weekend on the Catalunya Circuit, near Barcelona, Spain. The two riders, ALEX HOFMANN and JOSE LUIS CARDOSO are ready to go on track with the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”, with DUNLOP tyres, and they will try to conquest more points for the … [Read more...]

Rossi makes encouraging start to home Grand Prix

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Rossi makes encouraging start to home Grand Prix Round: 6 - 2006 MotoGP Mugello Circuit: Mugello Date: 2 June 2006 Temp: 16ºC Weather: Changeable Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi kicked off his preparations for the Italian Grand Prix in positive fashion today as he set the fastest lap time in both of the opening free practice sessions of the weekend. After a dry morning practice, … [Read more...]

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM COMES HOME

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The Ducati Marlboro Team travels to Mugello for its home Grand Prix full of confidence. Indeed the Bologna-based squad has never been in such a position of strength going into the Italian GP, with Loris Capirossi second equal on points after five races. Meanwhile Ducati currently holds second place in the constructors' World Championship and the team itself lies third in the team's contest. At … [Read more...]

BAD WEATHER RUINS PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP PRIVATE TEST DAY

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The private practice, today on the circuit of Le Mans in France, was ruined by the bad weather. The work program of the day was basically based on the DUNLOP tyres development but the meteorological conditions didn’t allow the two PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP riders, ALEX HOFMANN and JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, to make many laps with the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”. In case of rain, there were some … [Read more...]

BAD LUCK STRIKES AGAIN FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM AT LE MANS

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French Grand Prix Le Mans, France Sunday 21st May 2006 BAD LUCK STRIKES AGAIN FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM AT LE MANS   Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi’s unfortunate start to his MotoGP World Championship defence continued today as the Italian rider was hit by another bout of bad luck at Le Mans, where he was forced to retire from the lead with an engine problem. This … [Read more...]

OTHER POINTS FOR ALEX HOFMANN

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ALEX HOFMANN, thirteenth at the arrival with the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”, conquests three points in the General classification of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. In this way is rewarded the constancy and the big engagement of the whole PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP Team, that make a very good work during all the weekend despite the considerable difficulties due to the DUNLOP tyres, for … [Read more...]