ROSSI AND EDWARDS ENCOUNTER SECOND DAY PROBLEMS AT DONINGTON

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British Grand Prix Donington Park, UK Saturday 1st July 2006 Camel Yamaha team-mates Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will both start from the fourth row of the grid in todays British Grand Prix, after running into set-up problems during the second day of practice at Donington Park. Whilst Rossi continued to ride through the pain from the ankle and wrist injuries he sustained at Assen nine … [Read more...]

ASSEN: ROSSI IN DOUBT FOR RACE DAY

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The effects of Valentino Rossi's Thursday morning high-side may have taken a day to fully catch up with the Italian, but they have now put his attendance in Saturday's race in serious doubt. Rossi fractured his hand and ankle in the Thursday free practice fall, but was able to return to action in the afternoon session. However, his injuries then deteriorated overnight and the seven-times world … [Read more...]

EDWARDS MISSES OUT ON WIN – ROSSI IN THE POINTS

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Round: 8 - 2006 MotoGP Assen Circuit: Assen Date: 24 June 2006 Temp: 20ºC Weather: Dry Camel Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards came within metres of his first MotoGP World Championship victory today after dominating the Dutch TT until a breathtaking finale at Assen. Starting from the front row of the grid Edwards led the way from the first turn and set an electrifying pace that only American … [Read more...]

EDWARDS ON TOP BUT ROSSI INJURED ON EVENTFUL FIRST DAY AT ASSEN

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Dutch TT Assen, Holland Thursday 22nd June 2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards adapted better than any other rider to the track changes and mixed weather conditions that affected the first day of action at the Dutch TT today, clocking the fastest time in the afternoon session after lapping sixth quickest in the morning. The main concern for Yamaha at Assen today, however, was for the … [Read more...]

ROSSI MAKES TIMELY RETURN TO POLE IN BARCELONA

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Grand Prix of Catalunya Montmelo, Catalunya Saturday 17th June 2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi will line up in pole position for the first time in almost a year when the MotoGP World Championship riders take their place on the grid for the seventh round of the season at Catalunya tomorrow. The Italian has been in excellent form all weekend and after continuing yesterday’s job … [Read more...]

CATALUNYA: ROSSI WINS – ROBERTS TAKES PODIUM

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MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has beaten Nicky Hayden to win a chaotic Catalan Grand Prix - which also saw Kenny Roberts Jr put Team Roberts on the podium! The initial race start was red flagged on lap one after a nasty turn one accident involving Sete Gibernau, Loris Capirossi, Marco Melandri, Dani Pedrosa, Randy de Puniet and John Hopkins. The frightening incident occurred when the … [Read more...]

ROSSI ON POLE AT SCORCHING CATALUNYA

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MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi took his first pole position in eleven months at a scorching hot Catalunya today - after overcoming the exciting challenge of John Hopkins and Kenny Roberts Jr. Prior to this afternoon, Rossi hadn't taken a pole position since last July's British Grand Prix - but was in confident form throughout the one-hour session on the outskirts of Barcelona. The … [Read more...]

ROSSI CONTINUES POSITIVE PROGRESS AT CATALUNYA

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Grand Prix of Catalunya Montmelo, Catalunya Friday 16th June 2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi followed on from the joy of home victory at Mugello two weeks ago with an encouraging start to proceedings at round seven of the MotoGP World Championship in Barcelona. The Italian set the quickest time on the first day of free practice, overcoming delicately damp conditions in the … [Read more...]

MICHELIN APOLOGIES TO ROSSI AND YAMAHA

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After conducting a detailed analysis of the front tyre problem that forced MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi to retire from the Chinese Grand Prix on May 14, Michelin has publicly apologised to the Italian and his Camel Yamaha team. Rossi had charged from 13th on the Shanghai grid to fifth - and looked set to take a podium finish - when a chunk of rubber was suddenly thrown from the front … [Read more...]

Rossi makes encouraging start to home Grand Prix

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Rossi makes encouraging start to home Grand Prix Round: 6 - 2006 MotoGP Mugello Circuit: Mugello Date: 2 June 2006 Temp: 16ºC Weather: Changeable Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi kicked off his preparations for the Italian Grand Prix in positive fashion today as he set the fastest lap time in both of the opening free practice sessions of the weekend. After a dry morning practice, … [Read more...]