FIAT YAMAHA TEAM HOPES DASHED IN FRENCH WASHOUT

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Torrential rain in Le Mans today doused the hopes of the Fiat Yamaha Team as Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards struggled in the wet conditions and splashed home to sixth and twelfth respectively. An action-packed race, which saw seven riders crash out, was eventually won by Australian rider Chris Vermeulen, who took his first win in MotoGP. Black clouds gathered ominously over the MotoGP grid … [Read more...]

PERFECT QUALIFYING FOR FIAT YAMAHA IN TURKEY

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Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards put themselves in the best possible starting positions for tomorrow's Grand Prix of Turkey with a one-two in today's Official Qualifying. Shaking off the mild set-up problems they had encountered on yesterday's dirty track, the pair worked steadily on fine-tuning their 800cc YZR-M1s throughout the majority of the hour-long session before posting the best flying … [Read more...]

VIRGIN LEAD AT SNETTERTON

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After two days of arctic conditions at the Norfolk circuit, the Virgin Media Optoma Loans Yamaha riders were greeted by radiant sunshine for the final day of the official 2007 Bennetts British Superbike test. It was well worth the wait with three of the four riders finishing in the top 4 of their respective classes. The Snetterton track layout lends itself for an ideal proving ground, with … [Read more...]

FIAT YAMAHA TEAM COMPLETE IMPORTANT TEST AFTER JEREZ VICTORY

Following on from their first and third finishes in Sunday's Grand Prix of Spain, Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got back to work straight away with a two-day test yesterday and today. The scene of their victorious celebrations under sunny skies on Sunday was a very different place on Monday as heavy rain fell throughout the day at the Spanish circuit. This was just what … [Read more...]

YAMAHA TEAMS FIRED UP FOR DONNINGTON

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This weekend sees the third round of the World Superbike Championship come to Donington Park for the first of three rounds in the UK. Donington hosted the very first championship round on 3rd April 1988 and it is returning to the circuit for the first time in six years to mark the championship's 20th anniversary. The track is known for its two-faced character - fast sweeping corners combined … [Read more...]

DOUBLE PODIUM FOR FIAT YAMAHA IN JEREZ

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Valentino Rossi returned to the top step of the podium today after leading for all 27-laps of the Grand Prix of Spain, taking his first victory since Sepang last year and his 46th win of the four-stroke MotoGP era. Rossi's 26th win for Yamaha also makes him the most successful rider at Jerez in the premier class, with five wins at the Spanish track. He was joined for the podium celebrations by his … [Read more...]

YAMAHA CLASSIC RACING TEAM COMMIT TO TT

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The Yamaha Classic Racing Team have confirmed their attendance and participation in all of the 2007 Isle of Man TT Nostalgic events. With a mightily impressive array of both riders and machines, their inclusion adds even further interest to the already excellent attendees. The extremely well known and highly respected Ferry Brouwer owns the Team and the Dutchman will be bringing with him his … [Read more...]

CORSER AND HAGA MAKE PROGRESS AT VALENCIA

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Yamaha Motor Italy WSB riders Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga each worked hard to find good base settings at a very windy but dry Valencia circuit, with Corser taking fifth fastest lap of the tests on his YZF-R1, with Haga just one place behind in the final ranking. With the YZF-R1 an all-new machine this season, Haga and Corser still have many development parts to try out and after the … [Read more...]

FIAT YAMAHA LOOK TO BUILD ON STRONG START

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The second round of the MotoGP World Championship welcomes the Fiat Yamaha Team to Europe next weekend with Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards looking to continue their strong start to the season at Jerez. After starring in an intriguing curtain-raiser to the season in Qatar, where the pair dominated in practice only to see Casey Stoner (Ducati) storm to his debut victory in the race, the Italian … [Read more...]

YAMAHA HEAD BACK TO EUROPE

The final day of MotoGP testing in Qatar today saw the times tumble yet again, as several riders opted to try qualifying tyres and three of them, Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi included, dipped under the 1’55 mark. As usual on the final day of a test, both Rossi and team-mate Colin Edwards tried their 800cc Yamaha’s on a long-run, enabling them to gather crucial information about tyre … [Read more...]