ROSSI SLIDES OUT AT VALENCIA

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Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi slid out of the Grand Prix of Valencia today and lost his grip on the MotoGP World Championship for the first time in six years on the final day of an implausibly dramatic season. Nicky Hayden (Honda) lifted the title after claiming third place behind surprise winner Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi (both Ducati), with Rossi recovering to cross the line in … [Read more...]

ROSSI TAKES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AT ESTORIL

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A fantastic team effort from Yamaha today saw Valentino Rossi take the lead in the MotoGP World Championship by eight points ahead of the final round of the season at Valencia, after taking second place in a race that saw Nicky Hayden (Honda) dramatically crash out at Estoril. Rossi missed out on victory by just 0.002 seconds after a photo finish with Toni Elias (Honda), the Spanish youngster … [Read more...]

ROSSI CLOSES THE GAP

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Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi now trails MotoGP World Championship series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) by just twelve points with two rounds remaining thanks to his fourth consecutive podium, his eighth from the last ten races, in Japan today. Rossi took second place in a race dominated and won by Loris Capirossi (Ducati), with Marco Melandri (Honda) completing the podium in a carbon copy … [Read more...]

ROSSI SALVAGES PODIUM IN DRAMATIC RACE

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Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island, Australia Sunday 17th September 2006 Valentino Rossi clinched the final spot on the podium with a daring manoeuvre in the very last corner of a dramatic flag-to-flag race, the first of its kind in MotoGP, held in mixed weather conditions at Phillip Island this afternoon. The drama started on the warm-up lap when a light shower meant that the race was … [Read more...]

ROSSI CONTINUES COMEBACK WITH MAGNIFICENT MALAYSIAN VICTORY

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Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi moved another step closer to the summit of the MotoGP World Championship today thanks to a breathtaking victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix. After starting from pole position the Italian was part of an entertaining battle for positions over the first half of the race before breaking clear alongside compatriot Loris Capirossi (Ducati). Just as they have done … [Read more...]

ROSSI CLINCHES CRUCIAL SECOND PLACE AT BRNO

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Valentino Rossi picked up 20 vital points in the Czech Republic today after taking second place in a race which saw series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) stumble to ninth – a result which reduces the gap between the pair to 38 points with five rounds remaining. Loris Capirossi (Ducati) took a dominant victory, leading from the first corner to finish with a 4.902 second advantage, whilst Rossi had … [Read more...]

ROSSI BACK TO HIS BEST AT BRNO

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Czech Republic Grand Prix Brno Circuit, Czech Republic Friday 18th August 2006 Valentino Rossi got back to dominant form today as the MotoGP W returned to action in the Czech Republic following a brief summer break. The Italian was able to bounce back from his Laguna Seca disappointment with a series of fast laps at the Brno circuit after quickly finding a good base set-up for his YZR-M1 … [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...]

ROSSI AND EDWARDS BEGIN TOUGH SET-UP JOB AT SACHSENRING

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The Camel Yamaha Team began their preparations for the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring today with riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards working hard to adjust their YZR-M1 machines to the tortuous demands of the MotoGP World Championship’s shortest and slowest circuit. The first day of free practice was held in cloudy yet warm conditions of around 20ºC, with the threat of storms hanging … [Read more...]

ROSSI TAKES SENSATIONAL SECOND AT DONINGTON

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British Grand Prix Donington Park, England Sunday 2nd July 2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi produced one of the performances of his life today as he rode through the pain of hand and ankle injuries to take a simply sensational second place in the British Grand Prix. Roared on by a partisan local crowd, who have taken the Italian to their hearts after a string of victories at … [Read more...]