MotoGP (August 2006)

  • Swedish GP star dies

    26 August 2006

    The winner of the 1973 and 1974 125cc Grand Prix World championships Kent Andersson has died at the age of 64. Swedish rider Andersson was born on August 1, 1942 in Landvetter, starting to race at the age of 19 with a 250cc Monark. He scored his first Grand Prix points in the 250cc class in 1966 riding for Swedish brand Husqvarana, before a move to Yamaha in 1969 and his first GP wins in Germany...

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  • McCoy tests Brit GP bike

    26 August 2006

    McCoy tests Brit GP bike

    Former MotoGP star and Grand Prix winner Garry McCoy is testing the British Ilmor GP machine at Albacete. McCoy is riding today, Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday August 30, 2006. This would suggest...

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  • Ducati keep Capirossi

    26 August 2006

    Ducati keep Capirossi

    Loris Capirossi will again race for the Ducati MotoGP team in 2007, in a renewed one year deal to ride the 800cc Desmosedici GP7. Capirossi has ridden for the Italian team since 2003, and has won...

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  • Ducati tests MotoGP 800

    19 August 2006

    Ducati tests MotoGP 800

    Loris Capirossi has tested the new 800cc Ducati MotoGP machine which will race under new rules in 2007, lapping just 1.6 seconds off the pace of his current Desmosedici race bike. The unveiling took...

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  • GP bikes ride in London

    19 August 2006

    GP bikes ride in London

    Loris Capirossi had the chance to intimidate some couriers in London on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 as he rode the Ducati Desmosedici in a display for around 20,000 people. The event was held to...

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  • Capriossi takes Brno win

    19 August 2006

    Loris Capriossi stunned the GP paddock today with a flag to flag victory in the Brno GP. Capirossi stormed off the line from his second place on the grid to take a one second lead by the end of the first lap. The Ducati rider went on to stretch out a massive lead throughout the rest of the race eventually slowing on the last lap to take a comfortable five second win. After escaping the scrum it...

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  • Wildcards for Japan GP

    19 August 2006

    Wildcards for Japan GP

    Test rider Naoki Matsudo and Kousuke Akiyoshi have both been confirmed as wild card entries for the Japanese Grand Prix on September 24, 2006. Matsudo has spent the 2006 season as the test rider for...

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  • First pic: Rossi's 800

    19 August 2006

    Valentino Rossi and Loris Capirossi got a taste of their new bikes yesterday as they took to the Brno track on the 2007 800cc machines. These pictures are the first look at Rossi’s new bike as he put in a quick test of the machine in-between laps of his current M1. Despite the bike being an early prototype he managed to get within 2 seconds of his lap pace during Sunday’s GP. ...

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  • Rain hits Brno test

    19 August 2006

    Rain hits Brno test

    Rain hit the second day of MotoGP testing at Brno on Tuesday, August 22, with Loris Capirossi testing the Desmosedici GP7 under wet conditions for the first time. With rain from 10am till midday,...

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  • Rossi takes pole

    19 August 2006

    Rossi takes pole

    Valentino Rosi has continued his domination of the Brno round of the MotoGP championship taking pole position for Sunday’s race. The Italian took the fastest lap both on Friday and in the...

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  • Rossi to ride 800 at Brno

    12 August 2006

    Rossi to ride 800 at Brno

    Valentino Rossi has just confirmed to MCN that he will be riding next season's 800cc Yamaha MotoGP bike at Brno circuit on Monday. The bike is currently in transit from Japan and Rossi has been told...

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  • Rossi tops Brno day 1

    12 August 2006

    Rossi tops Brno day 1

    Valentino Rossi has topped the first day of practice for the Brno GP. The Yamaha rider dominated the second session of the day setting a time almost a second and a half faster than any rider well...

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  • Tyre boss on 2006 GPs

    05 August 2006

    Tyre boss on 2006 GPs

    With six races to go in the 2006 MotoGP world championship, Hiroshi Yamada, Bridgestone Motorsport's Motorcycle Racing Manager, has spoken about the season so far Mr. Yamada, how would you summarise...

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  • Stolen GP bikes found

    01 August 2006

    Stolen GP bikes found

    Police have recovered four of five Suzuki 500cc GP bikes stolen four years ago from the team's Edenbridge, Kent workshop during September 2002. The GP bikes include those ridden by world champions...

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