WSBK MONZA: FULL REPORT

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With the Monza weather proving to be gloriously sunny, it shone brightest of all on Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) as he scored the wins in race one and two. He had serious problems from Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga on occasion, but taking the new lap record of 1’46.815 in race two to boot, he performed immaculately once again. RACE ONE The opening 18-lap race at Monza was the personal property … [Read more...]

FOGGY PETRONAS FACE A TOUGH BATTLE AT MONZA

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Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Craig Jones and Steve Martin have realistic expectations going into the fourth round of the Superbike World Championship at Monza this weekend. At an Italian circuit steeped in history, the FPR team will be hoping recent history does not repeat itself. The venue, with its famous long straights, is known to favour the most powerful bikes in the field and has not … [Read more...]

DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP7: FIRST TEST

Factory test-rider Vittoriano Guareschi carries out the first shakedown test of the Ducati Desmosedici GP7, fitted with a new 800cc engine in compliance with 2007 MotoGP regulations Alongside the development work being carried out by Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau for the 2006 MotoGP championship, the Desmosedici GP7 machine that will form the basis for the Italian manufacturer''s challenge … [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...]

WSBK RACE 1 RESULTS

Full World Superbike race times from round three of the 2006 world championship at Valencia, Spain. 1 Troy Bayliss AUS Ducati Xerox 999F06 37min 04.634 secs 2 Troy Corser AUS Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra GSXR1000 K6 +2.765 secs 3 Lorenzo Lanzi ITA Ducati Xerox 999F06 +14.225 secs 4 Norick Abe JPN Yamaha Motor France-Ipone YZF R1 +17.126 secs 5 Noriyuki Haga JPN Yamaha Motor Italia YZF R1 … [Read more...]

WSS CHARPENTIER REIGNS

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Current World Superport Champion Sebastien Charpentier on the Winston Ten Kate Honda took another dominant win at the third round of the championship at a sunny Valencia in Spain. The Frenchman pulled a 6.537 second lead over Australian Kevin Curtain on the Yamaha Germany machine. Katsuaki Fujiwara came home in third place just pushing Broc Parkes on the other Yamaha off the podium. Kenan … [Read more...]

DOUBLE 1ST FOR BAYLISS

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Troy Bayliss repeated his race one plan to take the win from Troy Corser at the third round of the Corona Extra Superbike World Championship at Valencia in Spain. Both the Xerox Ducati rider and the Alstare Corona Extra Suzuki rider were a good 14secs clear of third place man Lorenzo Lanzi – race two panning out as a carbon copy of race one. Bayliss admitted that Corser got him in the … [Read more...]

WSBK TABLES

World Superbike Riders Championship (round 2 of 13) POSITION RIDER TEAM POINTS 1. TROY BAYLISS DUCATI XEROX 75 2. JAMES TOSELAND WINSTON TEN KATE HONDA 74 3. TROY CORSER TEAM ALSTARE SUZUKI CORONA EXTRA 63 4. ALEX BARROS TEAM KLAFFI HONDA 55 5. ANDREW PITT YAMAHA MOTOR ITALIA 45 6. NORIYUKI HAGA YAMAHA MOTOR ITALIA 42 7. ROBERTO … [Read more...]

FPR RIDERS AIM TO VALIDATE TEST RESULTS IN SPAIN

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Foggy PETRONAS Racing start the European section of the Superbike World Championship season at Valencia this weekend hoping to turn encouraging test performances into race results. Valencia is a happy hunting ground for the team and Australian rider Steve Martin recently finished the official WSBK test at the Spanish circuit in fifth place with a time of 1:35.178 – two seconds faster than his … [Read more...]

NON-STOP WORK FOR THE DUCATI MOTOGP TEAM

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Motivated by the extremely positive result in the Qatar GP, a circuit considered to be the most difficult in the MotoGP World Championship (3rd place for Loris Capirossi and 4th place for Sete Gibernau), the Ducati MotoGP Team men today continued their unrelenting development work on the Ducati Desmosedici GP6 and Bridgestone tyres. With less wind than yesterday's race day, a very determined … [Read more...]