JACQUE SIXTH FASTEST ON OPENING DAY IN ISTANBUL

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The three-week break seems to have had a reviving effect on Olivier Jacque, who led the charge for the Kawasaki Racing Team today to finish this afternoon’s free practice session sixth fastest overall at the impressive anti-clockwise circuit of Istanbul Park. After two days of fickle weather, the forecast have been respected today and a sunny but cold day has characterised the opening day of … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI ON THE PACE AT ISTANBUL PARK

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins clocked the third fastest time during today’s free practice sessions for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Turkey. Hopkins (1’55.062, 34 laps) consistently improved his times throughout the day and has identified some alterations that he and his crew will be working on overnight to make the latest 800cc GSV-R perform even better tomorrow. Chris Vermeulen … [Read more...]

YAMAHA STAY ON IN ISTANBUL

Following the Turkish Grand Prix, the Camel Yamaha Team stayed on to test in Istanbul today, making the most of a dry day after a rain-interrupted weekend as they searched for improvements to the 2006-spec YZR-M1.   Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards, who finished fourth and ninth respectively in yesterday’s MotoGP race, had continued to experience problems throughout the weekend and … [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...]

KAWASAKI CONFIDENT

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While Shinya Nakano was disappointed to finish today's free practice ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix of Turkey down in 13th position, the Kawasaki rider remains confident that tomorrow will bring a significant improvement in his lap time. The traction problems that plagued Nakano during the Grand Prix of Qatar three weeks ago were again evident during both one-hour free practice sessions today, … [Read more...]