SILVERSTONE: NEW TERRITORY FOR MAX

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The seventh round of this year’s Superbike World Championship takes place at Silverstone, Great Britain and will be a different occasion for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama. For Max, it will be yet another new circuit to learn, but not for Yukio who has raced there in both the World and British Superbike Championships. The Midlands circuit was formerly an … [Read more...]

WALKER TWICE TOP 10 FOR PSG-1 KAWASAKI CORSE TEAM

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Chris Walker used obvious his pace at his local circuit to score sixth and eighth places in the 28-lap Silverstone races, but ran confidently in the lead for a time during race two, slowly dropping through the field as other riders picked up places. It was a more disappointing weekend of work for the other team riders, with Regis Laconi struggling against chatter in race two, after scoring a … [Read more...]

TOSELAND TAKES SENSATIONAL DOUBLE PODIUM

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James Toseland (Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) made up for the disappointment of qualifying on the fourth row of the Silverstone grid with a sensational pair of race finishes, scoring third in each of the 28-lap Silverstone races. Karl Muggeridge (Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) raced hard to secure eighth and ninth place finishes, with both riders suffering from a relative lack of dry … [Read more...]

WSS: DOUBLE PODIUM FOR YAMAHA MOTOR GERMANY

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Round: 5 - United Kingdom Circuit: Silverstone Date: 28 May 2006 Crowd: 71000 Temp: 15ºC Weather: Dry Yamaha Motor Germany riders Broc Parkes and Kevin Curtain took advantages of development work on their Yamaha YZF-R6s to finish second and third in a sunny fifth round of the Supersport World Championship at Silverstone today. Having brought a new development of the YZF-R6 engine with … [Read more...]

WILD CAR TOMMY PUTS YAMAHA ON SILVERSTONE POLE

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Round: 5 - United Kingdom Circuit: Silverstone Date: 27 May 2006 Temp: 11ºC Weather: Wet Yamaha-riding British wild-card Tommy Hill, who normally competes in his national championship, had a sensational world championship debut, taking pole position on his Virgin Mobile Yamaha YZF-R1 at Silverstone today. For the first time this year superpole was run under wet weather regulations, … [Read more...]

CORSER HOPES TO TOPPLE BAYLISS

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Reigning World Superbike Champion Troy Corser is aiming to put his Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra GSX-R1000 on the top of podium at this weekend’s fifth round of the series at Silverstone in Britain. Corser, who collected a pair of second places at last year’s event, hopes to go one better at the former RAF airstrip in Northamptonshire to put pressure on fellow countryman and current series … [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...]

BAYLISS BUMPS AND GRINDS HIS WAY TO PROVISIONAL POLE

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TWO CRASHES CAN’T HALT THE PROGRESS OF BAYLISS A day of crashes, stoppages, changeable weather and the usual intense Superbike competitiveness was finally put to rest by the impressive pace of Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox), who beat the existing race lap record with a 1’27.011 lap. His best circuit of the Silverstone track was set on race tyres, and came despite a double fall in the … [Read more...]

STRONG SHOWING FOR YAMAH IN FIRST SILVERSTONE QUALIFYING

WSB : Strong showing for Yamaha in first Silverstone qualifying Round: 5 - United Kingdom Circuit: Silverstone Date: 26 May 2006 Temp: 17ºC Weather: Dry Yamaha Motor Italia rider Noriyuki Haga shone in first qualifying at a damp and windy Silverstone today, ending the day in fourth place with team-mate Andrew Pitt an equally strong sixth. Morning practice took place in wet conditions … [Read more...]

XEROX DUCATI: SILVERSTONE PREVIEW

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SILVERSTONE SHORT CIRCUIT AWAITS CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER BAYLISS AND LANZI (DUCATI XEROX TEAM) Silverstone (UK), Thursday 25 May: Following the high-speed blast around Monza, the World Superbike Championship passes from the quickest to the slowest track on the championship calendar as the Ducati Xerox Team pairing of Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi line up for the fifth round at Silverstone. Last … [Read more...]