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Sun 05 Nov 2006
Nicky Hayden: The worker championHeadline

Nicky Hayden: The worker champion

"The worker champion" could be the best way to define Nicky Hayden, the new world champion of the FIM Road Racing World Championship (MotoGP) since last Sunday, when he became the man that put an end to the five-year reign of Valentino Rossi in...

Sat 04 Feb 2006
Ducati's Desmosedici GP6 sees the lightHeadline

Ducati's Desmosedici GP6 sees the light

The Ducati Marlboro Team presented today in Madonna di Campiglio their new Desmosedici GP6 with which will be competing this year in the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) season. The new Ducati Desmosedici...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
Changes are in the wind in MotoGPHeadline

Changes are in the wind in MotoGP

Just days before Christmas, Yamaha Racing announced that its works MotoGP team would no longer be sponsored by Gauloises in the 2006 season, in spite of the team's existing contract with Altadis, the owner of the Gauloises and Fortuna cigarette ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Melandri takes Australian GP win in the rainHeadline

Melandri takes Australian GP win in the rain

Marco Melandri got the mix just right in the dry-wet-drying Australian GP, the 14th round of the 2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP). Stealing the lead from Sete Giberneau with ease just past the halfway mark, Melandri ...

Sat 25 Mar 2006
Rossi on top in practice day at JerezHeadline

Rossi on top in practice day at Jerez

Valentino Rossi and Yamaha knocked first in the opening practice sessions for the 58th edition of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) that starts this weekend in Jerez de la Frontera with the `Gran Premio betandwin.com de ...

Wed 05 Jul 2006
Pedrosa dominates British GP weekendHeadline

Pedrosa dominates British GP weekend

In his debut season, Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa today claimed his second career victory in the GAS British Grand Prix, the ninth round of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) held on the Donington Park circuit. The ...

Tue 31 Oct 2006
Hayden is 2006 champion as Rossi falls in ValenciaHeadline

Hayden is 2006 champion as Rossi falls in Valencia

In a dramatic fashion, Nicky Hayden today became the new world champion, finishing in third place on his Repsol Honda, helped by Valentino Rossi's thirteenth place -- due to a fall in the fourth lap of the "Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana".

Wed 01 Nov 2006
Red Bull six wheeler at Valencia
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Red Bull six wheeler at Valencia

RED BULL SIX WHEELER AT VALENCIA WITH HOPKINS AND LIUZZI The Formula 1 World Championship ended over a week ago and the MotoGP series finished on Sunday, so what would MotoGP star John Hopkins and F1 racer Tonio Liuzzi do for a bit of...

Thu 02 Mar 2006
Yamaha unveils their 2006 machineHeadline

Yamaha unveils their 2006 machine

The Camel Yamaha Team has today in Milan, Italy, officially launched the new M1 with which they will try to defend the championship earned in the hands of Valentino Rossi. Along with the 2005 title holder, Colin Edwards, they hope to notch the...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Capirossi to continue with Ducati for 2007Headline

Capirossi to continue with Ducati for 2007

Loris Capirossi has been confirmed to continue on with the Ducati Marlboro Team for the 2007 season of FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP), the Italian team announced. Loris Capirossi tests the new 800cc Ducati ...

Mon 03 Jul 2006
British GP: Pramac d'Antin race notes

British GP: Pramac d'Antin race notes

CARDOSO IN THE POINTS, REGRETS FOR SILVA After some heavy rain in the morning, the sun came back shining on time for the races of the three categories, on the circuit of Donington Park, England. With his 15th position, Jose Luis Cardoso...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Capirossi on Japanese GP pole, looking to repeatHeadline

Capirossi on Japanese GP pole, looking to repeat

The pole position for the fifteenth round of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) is in the hands of Ducati's Loris Capirossi after the qualifying session at the Motegi circuit in Japan. Loris Capirossi. Photo by...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
Rossi on pole for final title shootout

Rossi on pole for final title shootout

Valentino Rossi secured today his fifth pole position of the season on his way to retaining the title in the season finale of the FIM Road Racing World Championship (MotoGP) to be held this weekend in Valencia, Spain. His rival in the...

Pramac D'Antin introduces Franco Morbidelli

Pramac D'Antin introduces Franco Morbidelli

FRANCO MORBIDELLI YOUNG PROMISING RIDER FOR THE FUTURE OF PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP TEAM His name is Franco Morbidelli, he will be 12 years-old in December. He's part of a new project of Pramac D'Antin MotoGP Team. Paolo Campinoti and Luis d'Antin...

Fri 28 Apr 2006
Turkish GP: Pramac d'Antin Friday notes

Turkish GP: Pramac d'Antin Friday notes

DEBUT ON THE TURKISH TRACK FOR THE PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP RIDERS Good weather conditions, despite some wind, during the first free practice day in Turkey. The two Pramac d'Antin MotoGP riders discovered the Istanbul Park Circuit this Friday, a ...

Fri 01 Dec 2006
Camel, Yamaha end partnership

Camel, Yamaha end partnership

YAMAHA FACTORY RACING AND CAMEL END THEIR MOTOGP PARTNERSHIP Following Camel's recent announcement, Yamaha Factory Racing would like to express its thanks to Camel and Japan Tobacco International for their partnership and support over the...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
Valencian GP: Qualifying times

Valencian GP: Qualifying times

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- ------- ------- 1. Valentino Rossi I Camel Yamaha 1:31.002 2. Troy Bayliss...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Capirossi dominant in Japanese GP victoryHeadline

Capirossi dominant in Japanese GP victory

Loris Capirossi knows and loves Motegi, and there was no denying him a victory in the Japanese Grand Prix today. The Ducati rider followed up last year's maiden victory for the team with a convincing flag-to-flag win, his third victory of the year...

Australian GP: Michelin race notes

Australian GP: Michelin race notes

MELANDRI & MICHELIN WIN WET 'N' DRY ISLAND GP Marco Melandri (Fortuna Honda RC211V-Michelin) won Michelin's 350th premier-class victory in ever-changing conditions at Phillip Island this afternoon to put himself back in the hunt for the...

Sat 28 Oct 2006
Pramac and D'Antin reach agreement for 2007

Pramac and D'Antin reach agreement for 2007

PRAMAC AND D'ANTIN CONFIRMATION AGREEMENT FOR NEXT SEASON IN THE MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The main men behind the Pramac D'Antin bond, Paolo Campinoti and Luis D'Antin have recently signed an important agreement which will see the D'Antin...

Tue 27 Jun 2006
Edwards, Haga reunite for Suzuka 8-hour

Edwards, Haga reunite for Suzuka 8-hour

Yamaha has finalized its plans for round five of the 2006 Endurance World Championship, the Suzuka 8-hour race held at the Japanese circuit on 30 July. A three-team entry will be headed by the YAMAHA BLUE RACING team, which will feature riders...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Malaysian GP: Starting grid

Malaysian GP: Starting grid

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- ------- ------- 1. Valentino Rossi I Camel Yamaha 2:00.605 2. Nicky Hayden...

Thu 23 Mar 2006
Spanish GP: Michelin preview

Spanish GP: Michelin preview

MICHELIN ALL SET FOR FASTEST-EVER MotoGP SEASON The 2006 MotoGP World Championship will be a season to remember - the last year of 990cc MotoGP bikes before power outputs are reduced by a switch to 800cc engines. During the 17-race...

Mon 05 Jun 2006
Italian GP: Michelin race notes

Italian GP: Michelin race notes

LOCAL HERO ROSSI WINS AGAIN, HAYDEN SHARES POINTS LEAD Valentino Rossi (Camel Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) secured a crucial victory in sensational style at Mugello this afternoon, winning a titanic battle with Loris Capirossi (Ducati Marlboro...

Wed 05 Apr 2006
Qatari GP: Michelin preview

Qatari GP: Michelin preview

MICHELIN READY FOR MotoGP's DESERT RACE Michelin's MotoGP crew travels to Qatar for round two of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship aiming for its first victory. At Losail all eyes will be on Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Malaysian GP: Practice 1 times

Malaysian GP: Practice 1 times

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- ------- ------- 1. Loris Capirossi I Marlboro Ducati 2:02.769 2. Casey Stoner...

Tue 18 Jul 2006
US GP: Michelin preview

US GP: Michelin preview

SPECIAL CHALLENGE FOR MICHELIN AT LAGUNA This weekend's United States Grand Prix presents an extra-special challenge for Michelin's MotoGP team. Laguna Seca was resurfaced just a few weeks ago, so Michelin goes into this event 'blind', creating...

Mon 05 Jun 2006
Rossi wins at home in Italian GP

Rossi wins at home in Italian GP

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi scored a fantastic victory today in the Italian GP, the sixth round of FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP), held on the Mugello circuit in Tuscany. Second place had Ducati's Loris Capirossi, who now...

Thu 09 Feb 2006
Rain changes plans on Phillip Island day two

Rain changes plans on Phillip Island day two

When the rain appears in a test day, it spoils all predetermined work and lap times become meaningless, and that was what happened in the second day of activity for the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) held on the Phillip ...

Fri 27 Jan 2006
Yamaha Team Sepang test 2006-01-24

Yamaha Team Sepang test 2006-01-24

CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM TEST Sepang, Malaysia Tuesday, January 24th 2006 Ambient temperature: 29.2 degrees Track temperature: 43 degrees Humidity: 64.4% RAIN CUTS SHORT SECOND DAY OF TESTING IN SEPANG Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Australian GP: Bridgestone race notes

Australian GP: Bridgestone race notes

Vermeulen Takes Debut Podium In Chaotic Home GP Chris Vermeulen finished this afternoon's chaotic Australian GP in second place after a rain shower in the early stages of the race forced all riders to pit for their spare bikes equipped with full...

Michelin's Goubert explains qualifying tyres

Michelin's Goubert explains qualifying tyres

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT QUALIFYING TYRES Michelin's motorcycle racing director Nicolas Goubert reveals the secrets behind Michelin's MotoGP qualifying tyres What is the difference between Michelin race tyres and ...

Malaysian GP: Team Roberts Friday notes

Malaysian GP: Team Roberts Friday notes

ROBERTS FAST AGAIN ON FIRST DAY AT SEPANG Sepang, Malaysia - September 8, 2006: Two-times Malaysian GP winner Kenny Roberts Junior posted third-fastest time in today's free practice for Sunday's Malaysian GP, putting himself on target for a...

Tue 09 May 2006
Chinese GP: Pramac d'Antin preview

Chinese GP: Pramac d'Antin preview

ALEX HOFMANN AND JOSE LUIS CARDOSO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CHINA This weekend, the Pramac d'Antin MotoGP Team will be in China for the fourth race of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship, at the Shanghai International Circuit. It will be the second...

Fri 01 Dec 2006
Yamaha Jerez test - day one, two notes

Yamaha Jerez test - day one, two notes

Day 1: Bad weather hinders MotoGP testing in Jerez The last MotoGP test of the season got underway at the Andalucian circuit of Jerez today, with unexpectedly cold temperatures delaying the start of activity until late morning for the Yamaha duo...

Wed 01 Nov 2006
Rizla Suzuki first test using 800cc engine

Rizla Suzuki first test using 800cc engine

The dawn of a new era for Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP began using its brand new 800cc MotoGP engine for the first time today and was quickly on the pace, as both racers posted times faster than their best from Sunday's final 990cc...