TOP TEN FOR DE PUNIET

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Kawasaki''s Randy de Puniet got another opportunity to display his wet weather prowess in Shanghai this afternoon, finishing the day tenth fastest as near constant rain meant that both of today''s hour-long free practice sessions were run in damp conditions. Making his first appearance at the Shanghai International circuit as a MotoGP rider, the 25-year-old Kawasaki ace quickly got to grips … [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...]

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...]

ROSSI’S CENTURY

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Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi reaches another special milestone in his illustrious career this weekend as he contests his 100th consecutive premier-class race in the Grand Prix of Turkey. The Italian and his team-mate Colin Edwards travel to the Istanbul Park circuit, located 300 kilometers north west of the capital city of Ankara, looking to build on tentative first impressions of … [Read more...]

QATAR GRAND PRIX

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For the first time since his debut 2000 season, Valentino Rossi heads to round two of the MotoGP World Championship without the points lead - and has mixed memories of his 'comeback' venue. Rossi arrives for Saturday's Qatar Grand Prix desperate to get back to winning ways after finishing a lowly 14th, following a first turn fall triggered by Toni Elias, at the season opening Spanish Grand Prix … [Read more...]