MOTOGP IS SET FOR AN INFLUX OF NEW TEAMS

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The size of the MotoGP grid could be set to increase substantially for the 2012 season. The Governing body, FIM has said that 11 teams comprising 16 riders have been invited to take part in the next stage of selection to compete in MotoGP. For the last four season the grid seasons have been made up to 17 bikes but new regulations have led to plenty interests especially from Moto2. Existing … [Read more...]

MOTO GP CALENDAR 2011

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Date Location 20 March Qatar, Losail 3 April Spain, Jerez 1 May Portugal, Estoril 15 May France, Le Mans 5 June Catalunya, Barcelona 12 June Great Britain, Silverstone 25 June Netherlands, Assen 3 July Italy, Mugello 17 July Germany, Sachsenring 24 July United States, Laguna Seca 14 August Czech Republic, Brno 28 … [Read more...]

MOTORBIKE WORLD RESULTS

Moto GP rd 4, Le Mans: Leading final positions after Moto GP Race: 1 Casey Stoner (Aus) Honda 44mins 03.955secs 2 Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Honda 44:18.169 3 Valentino Rossi (Ita) Ducati 44:18.519 4 Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 44:25.030 5 Marco Simoncelli (Ita) Honda 44:35.200 6 Ben Spies (USA) Yamaha 44:35.564 7 Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati 44:39.521 8 Hiroshi Aoyama (Jpn) … [Read more...]

EDWARDS SCORES FIRST MOTOGP POLE

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Colin Edwards took his debut MotoGP pole and Yamaha's fourth of the season at Le Mans today after a close Qualifying session ahead of tomorrow's French Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Texan's achievement was made all the more impressive as it followed a crash in this morning's practice session, when his M1 high-sided and he fell hard into the gravel trap at turn two. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate … [Read more...]

TOSELAND STATES MOTOGP INTENTIONS

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Ten Kate Honda rider James Toseland says he wants to be racing in MotoGP next year as World Superbikes champion. Toseland won the WSB title in 2004 and goes into this weekend's European Grand Prix at Donington as 2007 championship leader after the first two rounds. "To be in MotoGP next season is my goal, but first I want to be world champion again," he told BBC Sport. "If I win the … [Read more...]

ILMOR MOTOGP TEST – JEREZ – DAY 2

Circuito de Jerez de la Frontera 24.02.07: Where rain hampered track time yesterday, today it was a heavy mist that delayed the on-track activity at the Andalusian circuit. As soon as visibility was restored and the damp patches had dried out, Ilmor GP riders Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt once again took to the track in the hope of clocking up some serious mileage. Both riders were running … [Read more...]

A SOLID START FOR RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP IN SPAIN

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen recorded the seventh and eighth fastest times respectively during today’s free practice sessions for the Jerez Grand Prix on Sunday. Hopkins (1’41.245, 49 laps) is still suffering from his hand injury, but put together some fast laps on his Suzuki GSV-R as he worked with his team to find the best combination of Bridgestone race … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP TRAVEL BACK TO EUROPE

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP travels back to Europe for the second round of the 2007 MotoGP World Championship this week, looking to expand upon a strong showing in Qatar. Both John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen have been encouraged by their first round performances. Hopkins finished fourth in Doha, despite being below-strength due to injuries sustained at the same circuit in testing last month. … [Read more...]

TEAM ALSTARE LOOKING FOR A REPEAT

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That last time the Superbike World Championship was at Donington was a tremendous occasion for Team Alstare Suzuki. That was in 2001, when Italian Pierfrancesco Chili took runner-up spot in the first race and then followed it up with a sensational win in the second. Since then the midlands circuit has been off the calendar, but this year it is back in favour. The event will be particular … [Read more...]

ILMOR MOTGP POSTPONE RACE PROGRAMME

Brixworth, Northampton 15.03.07: Ilmor GP Team Principal Mario Illien today announced that the team will not be attending the second round of the MotoGP World Championship next week in Jerez. The teams' race attendance has been suspended for the immediate future however engine development will continue and Illien expects for the team to return to the MotoGP racing scene as soon as key financial … [Read more...]