Mc CONNACHIE RACING TEAM UPDATE

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Ben McConnachie furthered his reputation as a young man with a bright future in motorcycle racing with a stirring performance at Oulton Park this weekend (07.07.07). In qualifying he was quickest amongst the ACU Motostar Academy racers and an impressive second fastest overall, behind James Lodge, a top ten runner in the British National Championship. It was a rousing qualifying performance from … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI CELEBRATES WITH RACING LEGENDS AT CENTENARY TT

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Kawasaki is hosting a special racing legends display for this year’s Centenary TT.  In the Grandstand area, visitors will be able to see stars of the current range of Kawasaki road bikes, including the eagerly anticipated 1400GTR Supertourer, and for the racing enthusiasts, a special display will celebrate Kawasaki’s considerable racing heritage. In the Racing Legends area that forms part … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI COMPLETES HIS MAIDEN TEST WITH THE DESMOSEDICI GP7

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The day after his superb win at Brno, Loris Capirossi makes his track debut with the new 800cc Ducati Desmosedici. Sete Gibernau, also present in the pit garage, had to sit out and watch. In the wake of Loris Capirossi's fifth win in MotoGP - and his second of the year - at the Brno track on Sunday, the Ducati pit garage was today the scene for more frenetic activity as the Italian team geared … [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...]

HOME COMFORTS FOR JONES AND FPR AT SILVERSTONE

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Foggy PETRONAS Racing’s Craig Jones is aiming to make the most of home advantage at this weekend’s fifth round of the Superbike World Championship at Silverstone. The rookie star is familiar with the shorter international circuit, having raced there on numerous occasions in the British Supersport championship and in the World Supersport championship last year. And his familiarity of the … [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...]

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...]

ROSSI: TO RED BULL

Valentino Rossi may yet be seen in Formula One next season, even though doors appear to be closing to the MotoGP champion at Ferrari. Paddock rumours are gathering pace that the Yamaha rider may be on his way to Red Bull Racing next season, particularly if Michael Schumacher decides to extend his stay in the top flight and speculation that Kimi Raikkonen has already signed a contract with the … [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...]

RESULTS BELOW EXPECTATIONS FOR DUCATI IN CHINA

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Ducati MotoGP Team riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau endured a difficult Chinese GP at Shanghai this afternoon, placing eighth and ninth at the end of a weekend plagued by changeable weather. Both men had to be happy with lower results than they had expected after making poor tyre choices, but they did at least maintain their World Championship positions, Capirossi still holding second … [Read more...]