SUZUKI TOPS LE MANS QUALIFYING

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Suzuki's GSX-R1000K7 dominated qualifying for the opening round of the FIM World Endurance Championship at Le Mans in France today with the Suzuki Endurance Race Team topping the time sheets. SERT No. 2 Team riders William Coste, Guillaume Deitrich and Max Neukirchner put in a time of 1:39.354 on the 4.4km Bugatti circuit beating Yamaha GMT94 (1:39.559) and Suzuki's reigning World Champions … [Read more...]

EDWARDS FASTEST IN FRENCH GP PRACTICE

LE MANS, France, May 19 (Reuters)   American Colin Edwards, riding a Yamaha, was fastest in Friday's practice for Sunday's French Grand Prix. Edwards, who lies eighth in the motoGP standings after four races, lapped the Bugatti circuit in one minute 35.170 seconds. "It was not bad. We came here and we knew a good result was possible. Everything looks pretty good," he told … [Read more...]

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM BACK IN ACTION ON EUROPEAN SOIL

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Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau return to Europe from a run of three ‘flyaway’ races to contest the French GP, the first of a crucial run of six events at classic European racetracks. Both riders travel to Le Mans hoping for some decent weather after ever-changing conditions plagued their progress at the last two GPs, in Turkey and China. But despite a … [Read more...]

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM RIDERS SET THE PACE AT LE MANS

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French Grand Prix Le Mans, France Friday 19th May 2006 CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM RIDERS SET THE PACE AT LE MANS Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards were the fastest two riders in each of the first free practice sessions on the opening day of action at the Grand Prix of France today. Rossi lapped the Le Mans circuit in a time of 1’35.288 during the morning, when … [Read more...]

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM QUEST RETURNS TO EUROPE

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French Grand Prix Le Mans, France 19, 20, 21 May 2006 CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM QUEST RETURNS TO EUROPE The Camel Yamaha Team get back to European territory this weekend as they look to bring their MotoGP World Championship points quest back on track in France, following a disappointing run of races on unfamiliar shores. The legendary Le Mans circuit, which has intermittently … [Read more...]

ROSSI GETS NEW CHASSIS FOR LEMANS

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After struggling to solve the YZR-M1's chatter problems at the first four rounds of the 2006 season - reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will be given a new chassis for this weekend's French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Camel Yamaha has been unable to fix the speed-limiting vibration problem using set-up changes alone, prompting Rossi to initially ask if the proven, vibration-free, 2005 … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP LOOKING TO CONTINUE GOOD FORM AT LE MANS

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has travelled back to Europe for the fifth round of the MotoGP World Championship planning to carry on the impressive form from recent weeks. John Hopkins qualified second and finished fourth – his best career result so far – at Shanghai last weekend and team-mate Chris Vermeulen took pole-position and a very creditable seventh in Turkey two weeks before that. Now … [Read more...]

ROSSI: LE MANS IS CRITICAL

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Defending MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has admitted that this weekend's French Grand Prix at Le Mans is 'critical' as he aims to get his title campaign back on track. Yamaha will provide new parts for the M1 in a bid to eradicate the chatter problems that have plagued their season to date. Le Mans is certainly not a favourite for either Rossi or team-mate Colin Edwards due to its … [Read more...]