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Starts must improve says Max

Michael Guy, 05 March 2007 12:49

Max Biaggi has admitted he needs to get up to speed faster at the beginning of World Superbike races. The four-time GP world champion has repeatedly been able to get off the line with lightning speed in the four WSB races he has so far competed in, but found himself lose the advantage within a few corners. Fans have already ...

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Gibernau rejects GP return

Matthew Birt, 02 March 2007 18:16

Sete Gibernau has turned down the chance to make an instant return to the MotoGP world championship in 2007. The former factory Honda rider was offered a job working as an expert pundit on Spanish TV channel TVE in the paddock, having retired at the end of a disastrous rookie season with Ducati. But the nine-times premier class winner rejected ...

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Edwards: Plenty to come

Matthew Birt, 01 March 2007 12:09

Colin Edwards has warned his MotoGP rivals he has still got plenty more to come when the new season kicks off on March 10, 2007. This is following his recent impressive testing performances at Jerez and Qatar. Edwards was fastest on race tyres in two of the last three tests, making an instant impact on Yamaha’s new factory YZR-M1 800 ...

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Stoner happy with Rossi

Matthew Birt, 22 February 2007 09:50

Casey Stoner says he was delighted when he heard that seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi had extended his Yamaha contract until the end of 2008– because he wants to beat the Italian! Stoner is one of a new breed of young MotoGP riders who want to pit their skills against the factory Yamaha rider. He said: “I was definitely happy ...

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Corser from Biaggi

Michael Guy, 14 February 2007 14:10

Troy Corser continued his strong pre season form onboard the Yamaha Italia R1 to top the time sheets in a two day test in Qatar.  Although his lap time was one second slower than Troy Bayliss’ outright best Superbike lap set in December of last year, Corser didn’t have prototype Pirelli tyres at his disposal which are reckoned to be ...

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Oulton improvments

Gary Pinchin, 14 February 2007 12:07

Druids corner at Oulton Park has a new larger run-off area and gravel trap with the Armco barrier moved back by 72 feet.  New Rizla Suzuki signing Chris Walker last raced at Oulton seven years ago but is glad to see improvements as he returns to the BSB.   “Back then I was on a Suzuki going for the Championship against ...

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Edwards' car switch

Matthew Birt, 14 February 2007 11:46

Colin Edwards is ploughing some of his hard earned cash into what he hopes will be a lucrative retirement plan by forming his own supercar club in America. The factory Yamaha rider unveiled his master plan in testing at Malaysia recently, and Colin Edwards 200mph Club Inc is due start business in a couple of months. The exclusive club will ...

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Blog: TT resurgence

Gary Pinchin, 06 February 2007 09:41

After recent MCN’s laden with ‘Rutter back the TT’,  the ‘MV return to TT with Finnegan’ and ‘McGuinness sticks with Honda for TT,’ stories I was asked how come the TT has been getting so much space in the paper in recent weeks compared to BSB? Simple answer: There’s a big buzz about the TT right now. That’s not saying news is ...

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GP250 British Revival

MCN, 01 February 2007 15:55

Re-establishing the British title tag to the GP250 class has dramatically boosted interest in the ailing two-strokes.    The exciting new ACU Dunlop Tyres MotoStar Cup GP250 series has already attracted an entry of over 60 riders, with several new bikes guaranteed. That’s something that many thought would never happen following the demise of the class at BSB level after ...

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Laconi ready for 2007

Michael Guy, 22 January 2007 15:13

After a disastrous 2006 campaign, former WSB front runner Regis Laconi believes he can turnaround his fortunes in 2007.This is thanks to new spec Ohlins suspension and his down sized team. Last year his PSG-1 Kawasaki squad ran Britons Chris Walker, Spaniard Fonsi Nieto and Laconi, but the set-up proved to be too much with all three men wanting different things. All ...

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