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...]

STRIJBOS 3RD ON AGUEDA GATE

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Team Suzuki's Kevin Strijbos sealed third position with the works RM-Z450 under blue skies and warm Portuguese sun on the first day of action at Agueda for the Grand Prix of Portugal and the third round of the 2007 FIM MX1 World Championship. The balmy conditions lit a well-prepped and grippy course, located in the town east of Aviero, and a spectacular thunderstorm Friday evening gave the … [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...]

EVERTS DENIED 100th WIN BUT MAUFACTURERS CROWN SECURED

Yamaha Intur Sports Motocross Team’s Stefan Everts was beaten for the first time this season after a thrilling contest against Josh Coppins at Desert Martin for the Grand Prix of Northern Ireland.  The Belgian was forced onto the second step after accumulating a 100% perfect winning streak of twelve rounds in succession when he lost a second race duel with Coppins. He had earlier taken … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI WORLD MOTOCROSS LINE UP COMPLETE

Kawasaki Racing Team have now completed their motocross line-up for their assault on the 2007 FIM MX1 World Championships with the signing of twenty year old Billy MacKenzie who has agreed terms for a one year deal, riding for the Dutch based factory team of Jan De Groot. Mackenzie, a double Japanese Grand Prix winner and podium contender this year will race along side his new team mate, the … [Read more...]

MX1: EVERTS SLIP UNABLE TO HALT VICTORY 95

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Round: 8 - 2006 GP of Matterley Basin, UK Circuit: Matterley Basin Date: 18 June 2006 Crowd: 39000 Temp: 28ºC Weather: Hot Stefan Everts' assault on the World Championship record books weathered its toughest test in weeks but came through unscathed at the eighth round of the 2006 series. At a hot and packed Matterley Basin circuit for the British Grand Prix the World Champion won both … [Read more...]

HAT-TRICK OF FRONT ROW STARTS FOR RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has secured its third successive front row start thanks to a breathtaking last lap by John Hopkins in Le Mans today.   Hopkins will start in third place for tomorrow’s Alice Grand Prix de France and will be looking to get away to a similar start to last week’s race, where he eventually scored his best ever finish. He qualified only 0.646 seconds behind … [Read more...]

LEOK GOES TOP FIVE AT NEW CIRCUIT

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Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tanel Leok took fifth position overall at the Grand Prix of Great Britain on Sunday, the young Estonian riding the factory KX450F-SR went 6-4 to score 33 points which fulfils his goal of another top five in the sports most demanding category, the premier MX1 class. High temperatures and a big crowd made the Matterley Basin circuit near Winchester a colourful spectacle for … [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...]

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM QUEST RETURNS TO EUROPE

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French Grand Prix Le Mans, France 19, 20, 21 May 2006 CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM QUEST RETURNS TO EUROPE The Camel Yamaha Team get back to European territory this weekend as they look to bring their MotoGP World Championship points quest back on track in France, following a disappointing run of races on unfamiliar shores. The legendary Le Mans circuit, which has intermittently … [Read more...]