ILMOR MOTOGP ANNOUNCE TEAM MANAGER

London 04.12.06: Ending months of speculation following Ilmor's launch in Estoril, Mike Janes was officially announced today as the Ilmor MotoGP team manager by team owner, Mario Illien. Selected for his talent and experience, Janes was a natural candidate having built himself a formidable reputation working within motorsport over the past 15 years.   Commenting on the appointment … [Read more...]

A NEW ERA FOR RIZLA SUZUKI MOTGP

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP began using its brand new 800cc MotoGP engine for the first time today and was quickly on the pace, as both racers posted times faster than their best from Sunday’s final 990cc race. John Hopkins led the way with a best of 1’33.14 from his 29 laps with team-mate Chris Vermeulen only fractionally behind, as the young Australian recorded a time of 1’33.17. The new … [Read more...]

NICKY HAYDEN – 2006 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPION

The ‘Kentucky Kid’ is now the 2006 MotoGP World Champion. Nicky Hayden has taken on the best riders in the world and triumphed in what has been a gruelling 17-race season spanning the globe – the toughest task in motorcycle racing. But here at Valencia, Spain the 26-year-old has achieved his life ambition and taken the greatest prize in two-wheel racing. At the end of an emotional day … [Read more...]

MOTOGP 2007 (PROVISIONAL)

DATE CIRCUIT GRAND PRIX March 17 Losail Qatar March 25 Jerez Spain April 22 Shanghai China May 6 Istanbul Turkey May 20 Le Mans France June 3 Mugello Italy June 10 Catalunya Spain June 24 Donington Great Britain June 30 Assen Holland July 15 Sachsenring Germany July 22 Laguna Seca USA August 19 Brno Czech … [Read more...]

A DIFFICULT RACE FOR PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP

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Today on the circuit of Brno, one of the longest track of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship’s calendar, took place the race of the MotoGP class, and the Spanish IVAN SILVA ended it in 18th with the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”. The rider from Barcelona, substituting for the third time the German ALEX HOFMANN, also managed to improve the best laptime he did on Saturday with the race tyres. … [Read more...]

ROSSI SMASHES POLE RECORD AT BRNO

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Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Circuit, Czech Republic Saturday 19th August 2006 Valentino Rossi will start a MotoGP race from the front of the grid for only the second time this season in tomorrow’s Czech Republic Grand Prix after clocking an incredible pole record time in today’s single qualifying session at Brno. Rossi’s time of 1’56.191 was almost 1.5 seconds inside the … [Read more...]

MOTOGP: CURRENT STANDINGS

Pos Rider Team Points 1 N. Hayden Honda 201 2 D. Pedrosa Honda 176 3 V. Rossi Yamaha 163 4 M. Melandri Honda 161 5 L. Capirossi Ducati 151 6 C. Stoner Honda 101 7 K. Roberts Team Roberts 92 8 C. Edwards Yamaha 90 9 J. Hopkins Suzuki 83 10 S. Nakano Kawasaki 75 250GP Standings Pos Rider Team … [Read more...]

POSITIVE RETURN FOR ALEX HOFMANN ON HIS HOME TRACK

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However the weather conditions were quite unstable today, both the sessions of free practice have been on dry track. The atmosphere at the Sachsenring Circuit is always particular and there already was thousands of fans to follow the riders on track today. ALEX HOFMANN is racing at home, this can be seen by the determination with which he faced these first practice sessions. The German rider, … [Read more...]

MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REACHES MID-POINT WITH BRITISH GP

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The 2006 MotoGP World Championship moves past half-distance at Donington Park this weekend with Loris Capirossi still third in the points chase despite the injuries he sustained in the big turn-one crash at Catalunya on June 18. Unluckily that race was the first of three back-to-back MotoGP events, so the determined Italian contested last weekend's Dutch TT with painful chest injuries, finishing … [Read more...]

ASSEN: DEBUT OF IVAN SILVA IN THE MOTOGP CLASS

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Good debut for IVAN SILVA in Assen. The substitute of Alex Hofmann (that substitutes the injured rider GIBERNAU on the official DUCATI) made his first kilometres on a motorcycle of the MotoGP class, the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.” of the Team PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP. The rider from Figueras (Girona - Spain) obtained the 18th time, right behind his Team mate JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, that … [Read more...]