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Sun 10 Dec 2006
Bridgestone statement on new tire regulations

Bridgestone statement on new tire regulations

Bridgestone Hails New MotoGP Tyre Regulations Statement from Bridgestone Motorsport on Amendments to 2007 GP Regulations Friday 29 September 2006 -- The International Motorcycle Federation, FIM, has confirmed a series of technical regulations to...

Standings after Japanese GP

Standings after Japanese GP

Pos Rider Nat Team Bike Points --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- --------- 1. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Honda 236 2. Valentino Rossi...

Ducati Motegi test 2006-09-25

Ducati Motegi test 2006-09-25

THE DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM TESTS THE GP7 800 AT MOTEGI Following yesterday's extraordinary victory, the Ducati Marlboro Team stayed on at the Motegi track today to continue development work on the new 800cc GP7 machine. Sete Gibernau, who rode...

Japanese GP: Bridgestone debrief: Hiroshi Yamada

Japanese GP: Bridgestone debrief: Hiroshi Yamada

Japanese GP - Bridgestone Post-Race Debrief Q+A with Hiroshi Yamada - Bridgestone Motorsport - Manager Motorcycle Racing Bridgestone capped off a trouble-free weekend with its third victory of the season after Ducati's Loris Capirossi rode ...

Japanese GP: Yamaha race notes

Japanese GP: Yamaha race notes

Rossi closes the gap with another hard-earned podium Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi now trails MotoGP World Championship series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) by just twelve points with two rounds remaining thanks to his fourth consecutive...

Japanese GP: Team Roberts race notes

Japanese GP: Team Roberts race notes

Team Roberts Struggles with new chassis in Japan* Team Roberts' Kenny Roberts Jr. started the Japanese Grand Prix with the momentum of the third fastest time in the Sunday morning warm-up. But as the battle began it soon became apparent that the...

Japanese GP: Pramac d'Antin race notes

Japanese GP: Pramac d'Antin race notes

IN MOTEGI ALEX HOFMANN PUSH TO THE MAXIMUM, AND CARDOSO IS UNLUCKY The PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP riders faced the Japanese Grand Prix with the maximum care on their DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP6 "Sat". After a good start and 24 laps to the maximum, ALEX ...

Japanese GP: Ducati race notes

Japanese GP: Ducati race notes

MAJESTIC CAPIROSSI WINS AGAIN IN JAPAN Ducti Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi scored a majestic victory at sun-blessed Motegi this afternoon, beating his 2005 race-winning time by a massive 17 seconds to record his second consecutive Japanese...

Japanese GP: Bridgestone race notes

Japanese GP: Bridgestone race notes

Bridgestone Celebrates Record Season With Home Hat-trick Bridgestone Motorsport is today celebrating a record season in MotoGP after Ducati rider Loris Capirossi stormed to a sensational Japanese GP victory, the third consecutive Motegi win on...

Japanese GP: Michelin race notes

Japanese GP: Michelin race notes

MICHELIN MAN ROSSI SETS NEW MOTEGI LAP RECORD Michelin man Valentino Rossi (Camel Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) scored a hard-fought runner- up finish in today's Japanese Grand Prix to move closer to World Championship leader Nicky Hayden (Repsol...

Japanese GP: Camel Yamaha Team race notes

Japanese GP: Camel Yamaha Team race notes

ROSSI CLOSES THE GAP WITH ANOTHER HARD-EARNED PODIUM Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi now trails MotoGP World Championship series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) by just twelve points with two rounds remaining thanks to his fourth consecutive...

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...

Japanese GP: Race results

Japanese GP: Race results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 65 Loris Capirossi I Marlboro Ducati Ducati ...

Japanese GP: Warmup times

Japanese GP: Warmup times

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- ------- ------- 1. Loris Capirossi I Marlboro Ducati 1:47.113 2. Sete Gibernau...

Australian GP: Camel Yamaha Team race notes

Australian GP: Camel Yamaha Team race notes

ROSSI SALVAGES PODIUM IN DRAMATIC FLAG TO FLAG RACE AT PHILLIP ISLAND Valentino Rossi clinched the final spot on the podium with a daring manoeuvre in the very last corner of a dramatic flag-to-flag race, the first of its kind in MotoGP, held in...

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...

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...

Australian GP: Team Roberts race notes

Australian GP: Team Roberts race notes

ROBERTS SAVES TWO POINTS IN STOP-START AUSTRALIAN GP Phillip Island, Australia - September 17, 2006: Kenny Roberts Jr. finished 14th in today's rain-hit Australian GPs, one of the riders to come off worst in the first race ever that riders...

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 ...

Australian GP: Race results

Australian GP: Race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Time --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- 1. Marco Melandri I Fortuna Honda 44:15.62 2. Chris Vermeulen AUS Team Suzuki MotoGP...

Australian GP: Warm-up times

Australian GP: Warm-up times

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- ------- ------- 1. Casey Stoner AUS LCR Honda 1:30.319 2. Loris...

Australian GP: Pramac d'Antin Saturday notes

Australian GP: Pramac d'Antin Saturday notes

DIFFICULT QUALIFYING SESSION FOR PRAMAC D'ANTIN MOTOGP Alex Hofmann finished with the 17th fastest laptime at the end of a difficult qualifying session at the Australian Gran Prix. The German rider, who had problems with all of his qualifying ...

Australian GP: Camel Yamaha Team Saturday notes

Australian GP: Camel Yamaha Team Saturday notes

CAMEL YAMAHA PAIR CHARGE UP THE TIME SHEETS IN QUALIFYING Valentino Rossi will start from the front row of the grid in third place with his Camel Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards just two spots behind him in fifth when the Australian Grand Prix...

Australian GP: Bridgestone Saturday notes

Australian GP: Bridgestone Saturday notes

Nakano Qualifies Second for Bridgestone-shod Kawasaki Team Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying Phillip Island, Saturday 16 September 2006 -- Bridgestone-shod Kawasaki rider Shinya Nakano put in a sensational qualifying lap late in...

Australian GP: Team Roberts Saturday notes

Australian GP: Team Roberts Saturday notes

ROBERTS JUST MISSES SURPRISE FRONT ROW Phillip Island, Australia - September 16, 2006: Kenny Roberts Jr. (KR211V) was bumped to the second row of the grid after the chequered flag had fallen for the end of today's qualifying session, and will ...

Australian GP: Qualifying times

Australian GP: Qualifying times

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- ------- ------- 1. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda 1:29.020 2. Shinya Nakano...

Hayden earns his first season pole in Australia

Hayden earns his first season pole in Australia

Nicky Hayden set the fastest lap in the qualifying session for the fourteenth round of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) that takes place this weekend at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia. Alongside the standings...

Australian GP: Practice 3 times

Australian GP: Practice 3 times

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- ------- ------- 1. Carlos Checa E Tech 3 Yamaha 1:30.202 2. Nicky Hayden...

Japanese GP: Honda Saturday notes

Japanese GP: Honda Saturday notes

Loris Capirossi (Ducati) qualifed on pole here on a dry track after the rain of Australia, with Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) second fastest and with last weekend’s winner Marco Melandri (Fortuna Honda RC211V) completing the front row. Series points...

Japanese GP: Ducati Saturday notes

Japanese GP: Ducati Saturday notes

CAPIROSSI STORMS TO SECOND POLE OF 2006 Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi scored his second pole position of the year at Motegi today while team-mate Sete Gibernau improved to a close fifth fastest for a second-row start. The pair...

Japanese GP: Team Roberts Saturday notes

Japanese GP: Team Roberts Saturday notes

Motegi, Japan - September 23, 2006: Team Roberts' Kenny Roberts Jr. qualified 14th for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit, on a chassis that arrived only the day before practice began. Roberts stayed with the "New ...

Japanese GP: Bridgestone Saturday notes

Japanese GP: Bridgestone Saturday notes

Motegi pole in Bridgestone's backyard Loris Capirossi once again proved the might of the Ducati-Bridgestone package around the Motegi circuit by smashing his own pole position record by almost seven-tenths-of-a-second on his way to the front of...

Japanese GP: Pramac d'Antin Saturday notes

Japanese GP: Pramac d'Antin Saturday notes

Alex Hofmann classified himself in twentieth position at the end of the Qualifying Practice session of the Japanese Grand Prix, actually closing this long Asiatic tour. The German rider made the maximum even though he had traction difficulties...

Japanese GP: Camel Yamaha Team Saturday notes

Japanese GP: Camel Yamaha Team Saturday notes

Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi delighted his legion of local fans with a sensational final lap in qualifying practice for the Grand Prix of Japan this afternoon. Rossi continued his excellent progress with another day of hard work on the...

Japanese GP: Qualifying times

Japanese GP: Qualifying times

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Gap To 1st --- ---------------------- --- ------------------------- -------- ------- ------- 1. Loris Capirossi I Marlboro Ducati 1:45.724 2. Valentino...

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...