HAGA TAKES BRNO POLE

Brno lap record holder Noriyuki Haga once again showed his liking for the Czech circuit by obliterating the opposition to claim pole position for tomorrow's two Superbike World Championship races, the first time he has started at the front of the grid since 2002. The Japanese Yamaha Motor Italia ace gunned his YZF-R1 around the fast and flowing circuit in a time of 2:00.457, over half a second … [Read more...]

CLASH OF THE SUPERBIKE GIANTS AT BRNO

The seventh of 12 World Superbike events on the 2006 calendar takes place at Brno in the Czech Republic this coming weekend, with the promise of even closer racing than has been witnessed in the first half of this action-packed year. Brno is no stranger to World Superbike competition and offers one of the most majestic venues imaginable, being set in the pine forests above the Czech Republic's … [Read more...]

TRANSATLANTIC CHALLENGE BECKONS FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM

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Just five days after their stunning showing at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany the Camel Yamaha Team will be back on track on the other side of the Atlantic as the MotoGP World Championship takes another whirlwind trip across the globe from the east of Europe to the west coast of the USA. Following an absence of almost a decade, the Laguna Seca circuit near Monterey in California plays host to … [Read more...]

REVIEW: 2007 YAMAHA ENDURO MODELS

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Featuring the most advanced cutting-edge engine and chassis technology ever seen on a Yamaha enduro machine, our all-new 2007 models offer today’s enduro rider a very real advantage at every level. Both the WR450F and WR250F run with a new lightweight aluminium semi-double cradle frame and are driven by new high performance engines that deliver increased levels of useable power – and these … [Read more...]

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM SEEK DONINGTON RETRIBUTION

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The Camel Yamaha Team head for the third race in as many weekends looking to end a gruelling run of races on a high as the MotoGP World Championship arrives in Great Britain this weekend. Following on from the elation of victory at Catalunya and the double disappointment of an injury for Valentino Rossi and a final-bend crash for Colin Edwards at Assen, the Donington Park race represents an ideal … [Read more...]

BAYLISS EXTENDS UNBEATEN RUN TO EIGHT FOR DUCATI XEROX

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Misano Adriatico (Italy), Sunday 25 June:   Troy Bayliss extended his unbeaten run to eight at Misano Adriatico as the first race saw the Ducati Xerox Team rider take a superb win from seventh on the grid. With clinical efficiency Bayliss picked off the six riders ahead of him on the track one by one to take the lead on lap 11 and power to the 25 points. The second race of the day could … [Read more...]

ENDURO 1: MICHELUZ PRODUCES HIS BEST EVER RESULT & VILANOVA BACK IN CHAMPIONSHIP

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Round: 4 - Bergamo, Italy Circuit: Valli Bergamasche Date: 18 June 2006 Crowd: 28500 Temp: 28ºC Weather: Sunny Italian UFO Corse Yamaha rider Maurizio Micheluz produced his best ever World Enduro Championship result at the 40th GP Valli Bergamasche finishing in third place in the Enduro 1 class on day one. Having performed consistently in the first three rounds of the '06 WEC series … [Read more...]

FRESH CHALLENGE AWAITS CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM AT HISTORIC ASSEN

Dutch TT Assen, The Netherlands 22, 23, 24 June 2006 The MotoGP World Championship returns to its oldest venue this weekend with a fresh new challenge awaiting it at the legendary Dutch TT. With major changes having taken place at the Assen circuit since last season, the whole of the Northern Loop section making way for a new car park and expanded viewing areas, the Camel Yamaha Team … [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...]

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM AIM TO CONTINUE REVIVAL AT CATALUNYA

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CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM PREVIEW Catalan Grand Prix Montmelo, Catalunya 16, 17, 18 June 2006 Next weekend the Circuit de Catalunya hosts the MotoGP World Championship for the fifteenth successive season since opening to coincide with the Olympic Games in 1992 and sees the Camel Yamaha Team looking to strike gold for the second consecutive race. Following on from Valentino Rossi’s epic … [Read more...]