ILMOR MOTOGP SEPANG TEST

Following the success of the recent test in Almeria, where despite being hampered by bad weather the team made significant progress, Ilmor GP had high hopes for the test in Sepang where they joined the likes of Kawasaki and Yamaha out on the track. Whilst prioritising further work on the engine calibration over the test the team also undertook an important tyre test with new supplier … [Read more...]

ROSSI AND EDWARDS BACK TO WORK IN SEPANG

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s second test of 2007 got underway in Sepang, Malaysia today, with Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards back out onboard their prototype 800cc machines for another three-day test. With most teams having chosen to test in Australia last week, Yamaha decided to return to Sepang and take advantage of the relatively quieter atmosphere this week, sharing the track with … [Read more...]

ROSSI FASTEST ON FINAL DAY IN SEPANG

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The Yamaha Factory Racing Team rounded off their first test of 2007 in fine style today, with Valentino Rossi topping the unofficial time sheets after three days of testing. Both Rossi and his team-mate Colin Edwards made more positive progress with Yamaha’s new prototype 800cc machine and the team closed the test feeling confident about their level of performance at this stage of the season. … [Read more...]

FIGHTBACK FOR HOPKINS AT SEPANG

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John Hopkins raced his Rizla Suzuki GSV-R to a superb sixth place at today’s Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang after being relegated to 14th on the first lap. Hopkins started from eighth on the grid but was boxed in at the first corner and was lucky to avoid an incident that saw the two Kawasaki team-mates collide. At the end of the lap one he had moved up to 11th and then set about the task of … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI HEADS FOR SWELTERING SEPANG

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP gets back into action this coming weekend for round 13 of the MotoGP World Championship at Sepang in Malaysia, the first of three races in successive weekends. John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen will both be looking to get back into the groove again after a tough last race at Brno. Hopkins continued his run of top 10 finishes - that now stretches to seven successive races, his … [Read more...]