FIAT YAMAHA TEAM COMPLETE IMPORTANT TEST AFTER JEREZ VICTORY

Following on from their first and third finishes in Sunday's Grand Prix of Spain, Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got back to work straight away with a two-day test yesterday and today. The scene of their victorious celebrations under sunny skies on Sunday was a very different place on Monday as heavy rain fell throughout the day at the Spanish circuit. This was just what … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI’S DE PUNIET PICKS UP POINTS IN TOUGH JEREZ WEEKEND

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Randy de Puniet scored Kawasaki's only world championship points after bringing his Ninja ZX-RR home in a hard fought 13th place in today's Spanish Grand Prix, which was won by Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) from home hero Dani Pedrosa (Honda) and watched by more than 132,000 spectators. De Puniet's fellow countryman, and Kawasaki teammate, Olivier Jacque, was unable to add to his points haul from … [Read more...]

ELIAS WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE OF JEREZ PODIUM

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Gresini Honda rider Toni Elias met the huge expecations of the home fans with a stunning ride in the Grand Prix of Spain, battling for a podium position in a race won by Valentino Rossi, ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Colin Edwards. The youngster from Manresa, who celebrates his 24th birthday tomorrow, recovered important positions after making a disappointing start from the third row of the grid … [Read more...]

DOUBLE PODIUM FOR FIAT YAMAHA IN JEREZ

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Valentino Rossi returned to the top step of the podium today after leading for all 27-laps of the Grand Prix of Spain, taking his first victory since Sepang last year and his 46th win of the four-stroke MotoGP era. Rossi's 26th win for Yamaha also makes him the most successful rider at Jerez in the premier class, with five wins at the Spanish track. He was joined for the podium celebrations by his … [Read more...]

ROSSI AND EDWARDS LOOK FOR GRIP AT CHILLY JEREZ

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The first European race of the season got off to a slightly shaky start for Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards today, with the Fiat Yamaha Team riders struggling for rear grip at the Andalucian circuit of Jerez. The Italian and the American finished the day in sixth and ninth respectively and the weekend promises to be a close battle, with the top 12 riders all within half a second of each other … [Read more...]

ROSSI TAKES VICTORY IN QATAR

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Defending champion Valentino Rossi got his season back on track with a stunning victory in this Saturday's Qatar MotoGP. The Italian, who was 14th in Spain last week after a crash, was made to battle all the way on his Yamaha by the American Nicky Hayden on a Honda. Compatriot Loris Capirossi, the winner in Jerez, was third on his Ducati. Australian rookie Casey Stoner was a creditable … [Read more...]