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Sat 22 Dec 2007
Ducati tribute to Terblanche
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Ducati tribute to Terblanche

Acclaimed motorcycle designer steps down as Director of Design for Ducati Motor Holding, Bologna, Italy. December 2007. * Tribute to Pierre Terblanche * By John M. Rossi Our sincere thanks to a friend and respected colleague, Pierre ...

Yamaha GMT94 moves up to World Superbike

Yamaha GMT94 moves up to World Superbike

After having contested in the World Supersport Championship for the last two years, the Yamaha GMT94 team will move up to the World Superbike Championship in 2008. In addition to this and following on from their Bol d'Or win in 2007, Yamaha GMT94...

SBM, Lavilla Jerez test 2007-12-20

SBM, Lavilla Jerez test 2007-12-20

Lavilla Laps It Up At Jerez Paul Bird Motorsport rider Gregorio Lavilla concluded a successful three day test at Jerez by racking up close on 200 laps despite varying weather conditions at the Spanish track. The 34 year old from ...

Thu 13 Dec 2007
Miller Motorsports Park receives track inspection
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Miller Motorsports Park receives track inspection

Zemke, Kizer Conduct AMA Track Inspection at Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (December 10, 2007) -- AMA Pro Racing sent former Daytona 200 winner Jake Zemke and AMA Road Race Series Director Keith Kizer to Miller Motorsports Park...

Mon 10 Dec 2007
Lavilla confirmed at Paul Bird Motorsport

Lavilla confirmed at Paul Bird Motorsport

Following on from their announcement last month regarding the team contesting the 2008 World Superbike Championship, Paul Bird Motorsport have confirmed that they will field a single ride on board factory-supported Honda machinery in the fifteen...

Sun 02 Dec 2007
WSS: Yamaha Qatar test summary

WSS: Yamaha Qatar test summary

Parkes and Foret Fly on the New YZF-R6 Broc Parkes and Fabien Foret started the racetrack development work on the new YZF-R6 in good form, posting 1-2 on the timesheets and making significant gains in terms of the machine's overall ...

Yamaha Qatar test summary

Yamaha Qatar test summary

Corser and Haga on Competitive Testing Package Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser have secured encouraging lap and race simulation times during a three day test at the 5.380km Losail circuit in the deserts of Qatar by finishing second and third ...

Ducati Team Qatar test notes, day three

Ducati Team Qatar test notes, day three

BAYLISS (DUCATI XEROX) POWERS THE NEW DUCATI 1098 F08 TO QUICKEST TIME IN QATAR TESTING SESSION Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) made all the difference as he powered the new Ducati 1098 F08 to the fastest time on the final day of the Qatar winter...

Michelin Jerez test summary

Michelin Jerez test summary

MICHELIN MEN END 2007 ON A HIGH NOTE Michelin's MotoGP riders finished 2007 with a rousing performance at Jerez, taking the first four places in the final test session of the year and putting them in confident mood for 2008. Dani Pedrosa ...

Fri 30 Nov 2007
Yamaha Jerez test notes, day three

Yamaha Jerez test notes, day three

Lorenzo in top three on final day. Rossi happy with first Bridgestone test in Spain 2008 Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo signed off for 2007 in impressive style in Jerez today, finishing third overall and recording a best time of 1'39.464 on...

Marco Melandri with N.Technology for Eurotouring event

Marco Melandri with N.Technology for Eurotouring event

N.TECHNOLOGY BRINGING MOTOGP AND WTCC TOGETHER MotoGP star Marco Melandri will join N.Technology in the 32nd edition of the Bologna Motor Show on 8-9 December, racing in the Nivea For Men Eurotouring event alongside James Thompson. The ...

Kawasaki Racing Jerez test summary

Kawasaki Racing Jerez test summary

KAWASAKI CONCLUDES 2007 AFTER THREE DAYS AT JEREZ On-track MotoGP activity ended for 2007 today after the final test of the year drew to a close at Jerez. The Kawasaki Racing Team have been using the time at the Spanish track to test new parts...

JiR Team Scot Jerez test notes, day three

JiR Team Scot Jerez test notes, day three

JiR Team Scot and Dovizioso wrap-up the 2007 winter tests at Jerez JiR Team Scot and rider Andrea Dovizioso completed their successful 2007 winter test program with more progress at the Spanish circuit of Jerez today. The 21 year-old Italian ...

Alstare Suzuki Qatar test notes, day two

Alstare Suzuki Qatar test notes, day two

FONSI LEARNING, YUKI TESTING. It was another day of hard graft for Team Alstare Suzuki riders Fonsi Nieto and Yukio Kagayama in Qatar today. Conditions at the Losail circuit were better today because the wind was not as strong and there wasn't...

Ducati Team Jerez test notes, day three

Ducati Team Jerez test notes, day three

MELANDRI COMPLETES 2007'S FINAL TEST SESSION AT JEREZ Today at Jerez the Ducati Marlboro Team completed the final day of the last test session of 2007. Casey Stoner, who injured his left shoulder when he fell yesterday, was unable to ride today...

Bridgestone Post-Season Testing Yamada Debrief

Bridgestone Post-Season Testing Yamada Debrief

The final test session of 2007 drew to a close at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain today after three days of intensive work yielded useful results for Bridgestone ahead of the winter testing break. Many riders have been busy acquainting...

Ducati Xerox Team Qatar test, day two

Ducati Xerox Team Qatar test, day two

BAYLISS AND FABRIZIO (DUCATI XEROX) BOTH IMPROVE ON THE NEW 1098 F08 Both Ducati Xerox Team riders made substantial progress on the second day of testing at the Losail circuit in Qatar as they notched up more mileage on their new Ducati 1098 ...

Stoner's crash ends his testing early

Stoner's crash ends his testing early

EARLY END TO TEST FOR STONER WHO FLIES BACK TO AUSTRALIA Casey Stoner did not take part in the final day of testing at Jerez as a result of the crash yesterday afternoon in which he injured the ligaments in his left shoulder. The pain...

Yamaha Jerez test notes, day two

Yamaha Jerez test notes, day two

Rossi on the pace and Lorenzo making quick progress in Spain Shaking off any remaining pain in his recovering hand in Jerez today, Valentino Rossi recorded the second fastest time of the day, dipping well under the lap record he set on the way...

JiR Team Scot Jerez test notes, day two

JiR Team Scot Jerez test notes, day two

Dovizioso and JiR Team Scot set fourth fastest time at Jerez tests Andrea Dovizioso and his JiR Team Scot squad slashed almost two seconds from their lap time at Jerez today, to post the fourth fastest time of the day. The rookie MotoGP rider is...

Ducati Team Jerez test notes, day two

Ducati Team Jerez test notes, day two

STONER UNLUCKY AT JEREZ, MELANDRI HAPPY WITH HIS DAY Ducati Marlboro Team riders Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri continued testing at Jerez today but the team's day was marred by a crash involving Stoner. The World Champion fell heavily at ...

Ducati Xerox Team Qatar test notes, day one

Ducati Xerox Team Qatar test notes, day one

WINTER TESTING GETS UNDERWAY FOR DUCATI XEROX TEAM WITH BAYLISS, NEW SIGNING FABRIZIO AND 1098 F08 Almost two months after the end of the 2007 World Superbike season, winter testing got underway for the Ducati Xerox Team at the Losail circuit in...

Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test summary

Rizla Suzuki Phillip Island test summary

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has concluded its 2007 post-season test schedule with a successful behind-closed-doors two-day test at Phillip Island in Australia. Chris Vermeulen, Loris Capirossi and the rest of the Suzuki Grand Prix team travelled...

Yamaha Jerez test notes, day one

Yamaha Jerez test notes, day one

Rossi completes first day of testing with Bridgestone as Lorenzo's third Yamaha test gets underway in Jerez Valentino Rossi, back in action for the first time since breaking his hand in Valencia, tested his Yamaha M1 on Bridgestone tyres for ...

Thu 29 Nov 2007
Ducati Team Jerez test notes, day one

Ducati Team Jerez test notes, day one

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM BEGINS FINAL TEST OF 2007 WITH NEW GP8 The Ducati Marlboro Team commenced its final test session of the year at Jerez today, deploying the factory's new Desmosedici GP8 in the hands of World Champion Casey Stoner and ...

JiR Team Scot Jerez test notes, day one

JiR Team Scot Jerez test notes, day one

Dovizioso and JiR Team Scot head back to Europe for Jerez tests MotoGP debutante Andrea Dovizioso and his JiR Team Scot squad are back in Europe for the latest round of the post season winter tests in the run-up to the 2008 MotoGP championship.

Mon 26 Nov 2007
Final selection for the 2008 Red Bull Rookies Cup

Final selection for the 2008 Red Bull Rookies Cup

Final selection for the 2008 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup at the Circuit Paul Ricard HTTT Forty four of the world's best teenage racers have been reunited at the Circuit Paul Ricard HTTT on November 22nd and 23rd for the Final Selection Event for...

Tue 20 Nov 2007
Michelin Sepang test summary

Michelin Sepang test summary

MICHELIN MEN KEEP MOVING FORWARD Six of Michelin's 2008 MotoGP riders attended the penultimate test session of 2007 at Sepang, ending the three-day outing happy with latest developments from Michelin and confident of further improvements in ...

Sun 18 Nov 2007
Yamaha Sepang test day three notes

Yamaha Sepang test day three notes

Lorenzo rounds off Malaysia test with promising final day in Sepang Future Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo rounded off his second test with the factory with more steady improvement in Malaysia today, bettering his lap time from yesterday by almost a...

Kawasaki Racing Sepang test summary

Kawasaki Racing Sepang test summary

THREE SUCCESSFUL DAYS IN SEPANG FOR KAWASAKI The Kawasaki Racing Team head back to Europe today, after concluding three successful days of development testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. John Hopkins, riding the Ninja ZX-RR for only the...

Rizla Suzuki Sepang test summary

Rizla Suzuki Sepang test summary

Successful Sepang test for Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has completed its second 2008 pre-season test at Sepang in Malaysia today with satisfying results that Suzuki and the team believes it can build upon in the coming ...

JiR Team Scot Sepang test day three notes

JiR Team Scot Sepang test day three notes

Positive final day for Dovizioso and JiR Team Scot at Sepang test Today's third and last day ended on a positive note for new MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso and his JiR Team Scot squad. The 21-year old Italian took advantage of more track time...

Sat 17 Nov 2007
JiR Team Scot Sepang test day one notes

JiR Team Scot Sepang test day one notes

Fourth fastest for Dovizioso and JiR Team Scot at Sepang JiR Team Scot and new MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso continued their winter test schedule with day one of their test at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The 2007 250cc class runner-up did...

Yamaha Sepang test day one notes

Yamaha Sepang test day one notes

Rain interrupts testing for Fiat Yamaha Team in Sepang Heavy rain in Sepang drastically limited track time for the Fiat Yamaha Team today, as they began three days of testing in Malaysia alongside several other MotoGP teams. With Valentino Rossi...

Fri 16 Nov 2007
Yamaha Sepang test day two notes

Yamaha Sepang test day two notes

Lorenzo makes steady progress in Sepang The Fiat Yamaha Team completed an intense second day of testing in Malaysia with 2008 rider Jorge Lorezo today, despite a wet track first thing delaying the start of action until after midday. Heavy ...

JiR Team Scot Sepang test day two notes

JiR Team Scot Sepang test day two notes

Dovizioso still fourth as JiR Team Scot make more progress at Sepang Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso continued to make excellent progress in his early winter test schedule today at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. With overnight rain once...