MOTO GP DONINGTON PARK – WILD CARD ENTRIES

30th June – 2nd July 2006 Jim Parker, Chairman of the ACU’s Road Race Committee is pleased to announce details of this years ‘Wild Card’ entries for the Moto GP at Donington Park on 30th June – 2nd July 2006. Although the FIM normally allow just 3 wild cards per class, the ACU Road Race Committee felt that the talent and effort put in by the applicants of both 250cc and 125cc … [Read more...]

MOTOGP STANDINGS AFTER MUGELLO

Pos Rider Nat Team Bike Points 1. Loris Capirossi I Marlboro Ducati Ducati 99 2. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Honda 99 3. Marco Melandri I Fortuna Honda Honda 89 4. Daniel Pedrosa E Repsol Honda Honda 86 5. Valentino Rossi I Camel Yamaha Yamaha 65 6. Casey Stoner AUS LCR Honda Honda 65 7. Antonio Elias E Fortuna … [Read more...]

BNL AND PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP

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BNL AND PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP : TOGETHER IN THE 2006 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The Team PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP, engaged in the 2006 MotoGP World Championship with the riders ALEX HOFMANN and JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, is proud to announce the new collaboration with the “Banca Nazionale del Lavoro”, sponsor of the Team. BNL, which logo will have a high visibility on the fearings of the … [Read more...]

ROSSI: WHICH WAY NOW?

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Wednesday's announcement that MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will remain on two wheels has ended one avenue of speculation about the Italian superstar's future - but opened another... Rossi's current Yamaha contract expires at the end of this season and - while it is assumed that the seven-times world champion now intends to remain at the marque for a fourth year in 2007 - rival … [Read more...]

FERRARI WERE SERIOUS ABOUT ROSSI

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MONACO, May 25 (Reuters) - Ferrari were serious about bringing Valentino Rossi to Formula One and the MotoGP champion may not have closed the door completely on a future switch, according to technical director Ross Brawn.   "We were very impressed with what he was able to do," the Briton told reporters at the showcase Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday, a day after the charismatic … [Read more...]

BAD WEATHER RUINS PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP PRIVATE TEST DAY

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The private practice, today on the circuit of Le Mans in France, was ruined by the bad weather. The work program of the day was basically based on the DUNLOP tyres development but the meteorological conditions didn’t allow the two PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP riders, ALEX HOFMANN and JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, to make many laps with the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”. In case of rain, there were some … [Read more...]

ROOKIE PEDROSA NOTCHES SECOND POLE IN FRANCE

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Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) put his stamp firmly on the MotoGP category with a scorching 1m 33.990s lap of the Bugatti circuit here at Le Mans to record his second pole position in only his  fifth outing on a 990cc machine. Shinya Nakano (Kawasaki) qualified second and John Hopkins (Suzuki) completes the front row.   In awkward, gusty conditions the pint-sized pilot proved he is … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI TAKES SECOND FOR DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM AT LE MANS

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Loris Capirossi summoned all his riding powers to secure a second place finish for the Ducati Marlboro Team at the French MotoGP race, making a determined move forward from third on the very last lap of a dramatic race. Ducati Marlboro Team rider Sete Gibernau was pushed off the track in a first lap incident but stayed upright and recovered his composure quickly, going from 16th on lap one to … [Read more...]

MELANDRI WINS, PEDROSA THIRD AS HONDA DOMINATES THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX

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Honda riders won all three classes here in France today with Marco Melandri (Fortuna Honda RC211V) winning his second MotoGP race of the season from Loris Capirossi (Ducati) with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) third. Four Honda riders finished in the top five. Yukio Takahashi (Humangest Racing Honda RS250RW) won a spectacular 250cc GP from team-mate Andrea Dovizioso while in the 125cc race … [Read more...]

PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP : CONTINUITY IN THE WORK AT LE MANS

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A day characterized by the instability of the weather and the coldness, on the track of Le Mans in France ; Happily, the MotoGP class was saved and the PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP Team had the possibility to work on the setting of the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.” on a dry track during both sessions of free practice. ALEX HOFMANN obtained the 17th general time, while JOSE LUIS CARDOSO classified … [Read more...]