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...]

PEDROSA WINS AT SHANGHAI

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Amazing MotoGP rookie Dani Pedrosa has won his first ever premier-class victory - at only his fourth attempt - after defeating team-mate Nicky Hayden in a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix. Fresh from his first MotoGP pole position on Saturday, Pedrosa slipped to fifth through the long 'roundabout' first turn - but then fought his way past Shinya Nakano, Sete Gibernau and John Hopkins before taking … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP RACER JOHN HOPKINS SCORES BEST EVER MOTOGP

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins scored his best ever MotoGP finish with fourth place during today's Polini Grand Prix of China in Shanghai. The Anglo-American star got off to a great start from the front row of the grid and ran in second place for over a third of the race. He was passed by eventual winner Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden - both on Honda's - on lap 10 but continued with … [Read more...]

PEDROSA: FIRST EVER MOTOGP POLE!

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Rookie Dani Pedrosa has taken his first ever MotoGP pole position after an exciting, rain-interrupted, qualifying session for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai.   Friday's wet weather had been forecast to continue on Saturday, but cleared overnight; leaving a dry track for final free practice - led by Pedrosa's fellow rookie Casey Stoner, ahead of Nicky Hayden, Loris Capirossi and … [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...]

ROSSI SET THE PACE IN CHINA

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Valentino Rossi dispelled question marks about his ability in wet conditions as he went fastest in practice at the China MotoGP. The seven-time world champion produced an excellent display in the rainy weather in Shanghai to set a quickest lap time of two minutes 9.393 seconds. Loris Capirossi went just 0.355 seconds slower on the 5.3km circuit. John Hopkins was third fastest, with Sete … [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...]

MOTO GP: DUCATI MARLBORO LATEST

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The Ducati Marlboro Team travels east to the booming city of Shanghai for round four of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship: the team is looking forward to China. Both men are particularly keen to get back into action at this unusual racetrack after a challenging Turkish GP on April 30. Capirossi finished sixth at Istanbul but is still a close second in the World Championship, just one point … [Read more...]

MOTO GP ISTANBUL RESULTS

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Full MotoGP race results from the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park, round three of the 2006 world championship.   1. Marco Melandri ITA Fortuna Honda 41min 54.065 secs 2. Casey Stoner AUS Honda LCR 41min 54.265 secs 3. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team 41min 59.523 secs 4. Valentino Rossi ITA Camel Yamaha Team 42min 0.274 secs 5. Toni Elias SPA Fortuna Honda … [Read more...]