MX1: KAWASAKI HOPES DASHED AT HOLLAND

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Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tanel Leok and Bas Verhoeven where in action at the team’s ‘home Grand Prix’ on Sunday, Grand Prix of the Netherlands was staged in the deep and bottomless sands of the Lierop circuit some thirty minutes from the factory Kawasaki squad’s base near to Eindhoven.   Tanel Leok bounced back from a string of frustrating results in recent weeks to finish 4th … [Read more...]

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BIKE STOLEN IN SOUTHAMPTON

Callous thieves have broken into the Nursling head office of Bike-It International and made off with a priceless motorbike – which was set for a starring role in next month’s British Motocross Grand Prix in Hampshire. The stolen Yamaha motorbike was on display in the foyer of Bike-It International, which is the title sponsor of the Yamaha UK team and Bike-It Promotions, a subsidiary of … [Read more...]

MUGELLO: CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM PREVIEW

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Italian Grand Prix Mugello, Italy 2, 3, 4 June 2006 ‘HOME’ RACE PRESENTS FRESH CHALLENGE FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM The Camel Yamaha Team heads into its home Grand Prix this weekend looking to turn a stuttering start to the season into a consistent challenge for MotoGP World Championship honours. The fast and flowing Mugello circuit in Italy presents an entirely different challenge to … [Read more...]

ROSSI: WHICH WAY NOW?

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Wednesday's announcement that MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will remain on two wheels has ended one avenue of speculation about the Italian superstar's future - but opened another... Rossi's current Yamaha contract expires at the end of this season and - while it is assumed that the seven-times world champion now intends to remain at the marque for a fourth year in 2007 - rival … [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...]

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...]

MELANDRI WINS, PEDROSA THIRD AS HONDA DOMINATES THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX

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Honda riders won all three classes here in France today with Marco Melandri (Fortuna Honda RC211V) winning his second MotoGP race of the season from Loris Capirossi (Ducati) with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) third. Four Honda riders finished in the top five. Yukio Takahashi (Humangest Racing Honda RS250RW) won a spectacular 250cc GP from team-mate Andrea Dovizioso while in the 125cc race … [Read more...]

CAMEL YAMAHA PAIR TO LAUNCH FRENCH ASSAULT FROM ROW THREE

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French Grand Prix Le Mans, France Saturday 20th May 2006 CAMEL YAMAHA PAIR TO LAUNCH FRENCH ASSAULT FROM ROW THREE   Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will start from the third row of the grid in the Grand Prix of France tomorrow after setting the seventh and ninth fastest times respectively in this afternoon’s qualifying practice. The session took … [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...]