NICKY HAYDEN – 2006 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPION

The ‘Kentucky Kid’ is now the 2006 MotoGP World Champion. Nicky Hayden has taken on the best riders in the world and triumphed in what has been a gruelling 17-race season spanning the globe – the toughest task in motorcycle racing. But here at Valencia, Spain the 26-year-old has achieved his life ambition and taken the greatest prize in two-wheel racing. At the end of an emotional day … [Read more...]

MX1: HISTORIC 100 REACHED BY EVERTS AT LIEROP

The Grand Prix of the Netherlands marked another important chapter in a truly memorable season for Yamaha Intur Sports Motocross team's Stefan Everts as the 2006 World Champion dominated both motos in the Lierop sand for his 100th career success and his thirteenth triumph from fourteen rounds on the YZ450FM in the 2006 campaign. The penultimate meeting of the year occurred under dark clouds … [Read more...]

FLUCTUATING FORTUNES FOR FPR IN BRNO

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Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Steve Martin and Craig Jones experienced fluctuating fortunes on the first day of a three-day test at the Czech Republic circuit of Brno. Steve finished the day 10th of the top Superbike World Championship riders taking part in the test, organised by series tyre manufacturer, Pirelli. But he was only able to complete 29 laps throughout the day and was forced to … [Read more...]

BAYLISS TAKES SECOND PLACE ON STARTING GRID FOLLOWING WET SUPERPOLE AT SILVERSTONE

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Troy Bayliss will line up on the front row of the starting grid in second place for tomorrow's fifth round of the World Superbike Championship following a wet Superpole session at Silverstone. British Superbike regular Tommy Hill (Yamaha) used his wild-card status to good effect in the slippery conditions to power to the pole position, while the front row of the grid is completed by Chris Walker … [Read more...]

SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: ROUND FIVE – SILVERSTONE

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Superbike World Championship: round five - Silverstone Circuit: Silverstone Country: United Kingdom Track length: 3619m Opened: 1948 Fastest lap ever: 1:26.679 (Yukio Kagayama, 2005) Lap record: 1:27.130 (Regis Laconi, 2005) Last year's winners: Troy Corser (Suzuki) and James Toseland (Ducati)   Britain’s Silverstone circuit is the venue for … [Read more...]