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BMW hail Corser’s Valencia performance

Michael Guy, 14 April 2010 11:13

Following Troy Corser’s impressive fourth place in race one at Valencia, BMW’s Technical Director Rainer Baumel has revealed how impressed he was with the Australians performance. The significance of the teams result was highlighted, not only by the overall finishing position, but how close Corser was to securing a place on the podium. At the end of the 23 lap ...

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Aprilia allowed to use gear driven cam motor

Michael Guy, 02 April 2010 18:04

After weeks of speculation, the factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier have been given permission to use a new gear driven cam motor in 2010. Although there has been no official confirmation, MCN understands that the SBK commission has given the go ahead to Aprilia, but they won’t be able to use the new system until after ...

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Tardozzi backs Xaus for Portimao return

Michael Guy, 12 March 2010 16:42

BMW Team Manager Davide Tardozzi has given his backing to Ruben Xaus to make a return to racing in Portimao following his nightmare weekend at the season opener in Phillip Island.       During the first round, Xaus crashed four times including a 160mph spill during morning warm-up when he wiped out Noriyuki Haga going into turn one. Xaus was given ...

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Silverstone track developments on schedule

Michael Guy, 10 March 2010 13:33

Silverstone’s new track developments are nearing completion with the new layout and spectator facilities expected to be finished by the end of the month. The Northamptonshire circuit will host BSB, WSB and MotoGP events during 2010. Silverstone’s Managing Director Richard Phillips said: “Work on the circuit and venue is on  schedule.  "The  team  has  been  working  around  the  clock,  through  ...

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Phillip Island WSS: Lascorz from Laverty in first qualifying

Michael Guy, 26 February 2010 09:54

Eugene Laverty had to settle for second position behind Joan Lascorz in the opening qualifying session today despite an impressive final lap which escalated him up the leader board. Onboard the Parkalgar Honda, Laverty made his usual methodical approach to the session concentrating on race set-up and tyre choice in preparation for Sunday’s race. Speaking to MCN, Laverty said: “From ...

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Phillip Island WSB: Checa leads the way in first qualifying

Michael Guy, 26 February 2010 09:45

Carlos Checa began his 2010 WSB campaign in the best possible way by setting the fastest time in the opening qualifying session at Phillip Island. The Spanish rider posted a 1m 32.155s best to deny factory Xerox Ducati rider Michel Fabrizio by 7/1000ths of a second. Checa set his impressive time mid way through the session but suffered a fast ...

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Ducati boss tips Fabrizio for success

Michael Guy, 05 February 2010 16:35

Xerox Ducati Boss Ernesto Marinelli believes Michel Fabrizio will be a genuine title contender in 2010. Now in his third year with the team Fabrizio finished third in the overall standings in 2009 having secured wins at Monza, Imola and Portimao. With a total of four years experience in WSB, Marinelli has told MCN that the young Italian is ready ...

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Corser upbeat with BMW potential despite lack of pace

Michael Guy, 29 January 2010 16:39

Despite finishing 1.4 seconds off the pace in testing at Valencia, BMW man Troy Corser remains positive in the potential of his S1000RR. In the latest round of weather interrupted testing the double WSB champion finished joint sixth fastest with his team-mate Ruben Xaus after spending 75 laps evaluating and testing new set-ups and components. Corser said: “After the weather ...

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Minimal track time in Valencia for WSB teams

Michael Guy, 27 January 2010 17:47

Bad weather and three degree track temperatures bought a premature end to any meaningful testing at Valencia today. Having made the 500 mile trip from Portimao at the weekend, riders were faced with a damp track and freezing conditions. Xerox Ducati men Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio completed a handful of laps this morning along with Shane Byrne and Carlos ...

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Valencia test hit by cold wet track conditions

Michael Guy, 27 January 2010 12:09

The scheduled two day test at Valencia has got of to a slow start due to cold temperatures and a slowly drying track this morning. Xerox Ducati, Althea Ducati, Aprilia and BMW, WSB teams went straight from the official Portimao test at the weekend to Valencia to conduct their final part of the winter testing schedule. So far only the ...

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