MotoGP (December 2006)

  • Edwards: No US boost

    26 December 2006 by Matthew Birt

    Edwards: No US boost

    Colin Edwards reckons Nicky Hayden’s stunning 2006 world championship success will have no impact on elevating MotoGP’s status in America. The Texas Tornado said motorcycle racing’s popularity across...

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  • Checa beats GP rivals

    14 December 2006

    Checa beats GP rivals

    Carlos Checa beat off a host of rivals in a star-studded Supermoto race, as he put one over former GP rival Max Biaggi. The 34-year-old turned out on a Honda CRF450 for the traditional Bologna...

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  • Neeves looks back at riding Rossi's bike

    13 December 2006 by Michael Neeves

    Neeves looks back at riding Rossi's bike

    Road Test Supremo Michael Neeves landed one of the plummest jobs of the year a few weeks ago, he got to get out on the cream of the MotoGP machinery at Valencia. Sitting round a beer down the pub...

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  • Hayden: “800s suit Dani”

    12 December 2006 by Matthew Birt

    Hayden: “800s suit Dani”

    Nicky Hayden has joined Valentino Rossi in backing factory Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa to pose a massive threat in 2007. The American’s will be bidding to make a successful defence on his MotoGP...

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  • Video: Sepang monsoon

    07 December 2006 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Sepang monsoon

    Torrential rain has flooded parts of the track at Sepang, putting a halt to the MotoGP test - see our exclusive video report.   MCN MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt is in Malaysia to follow the...

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  • Rossi helps fundraiser

    07 December 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    Rossi helps fundraiser

    Valentino Rossi fans could get their hands on a piece of history and help a charity at the same time. The former World Champion has offered the gloves, boots, and racing suit he wore on that fatal day...

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  • Ilmor announce MotoGP manager for 2007

    05 December 2006 by Matthew Birt

    Ilmor announce MotoGP manager for 2007

    Ilmor has ended speculation that former Kawasaki boss Harald Eckl will be their team manager in the 2007 MotoGP championship. The British-based team, which is preparing for its first full season in...

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  • Hayden aims to return in Sepang

    05 December 2006 by Matthew Birt

    Hayden aims to return in Sepang

    Nicky Hayden is targeting a riding return in time for the next major MotoGP test at Sepang in late January, after his shoulder operation at the weekend. Hayden needed treatment for injuries sustained...

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  • Operation goes well for McWilliams

    04 December 2006 by Matthew Birt

    Operation goes well for McWilliams

    Jeremy McWilliams has undergone successful surgery on the broken left femur he suffered in a horror crash at last week’s Jerez MotoGP test. The 42-year-old had a rod inserted in his left femur at a...

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  • Camel pull-out of GP's

    01 December 2006 by MCN

    Camel pull-out of GP's

    After four years in Moto GP, Camel has pulled out of International Motorsport including sponsoring the factory Yamaha team. The rumour that the bright yellow sponsor would be pulling out of Moto GP...

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  • Bridgestone boss Q&A

    01 December 2006 by MCN

    Bridgestone boss Q&A

    The man heading up Bridgestone’s assault on bike racing has spoken after the end of the MotoGP testing for the year. The firm has upped its input into the class after signing two more big names –...

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  • Chaz’s dream fizzles out

    01 December 2006 by Matthew Birt

    Chaz’s dream fizzles out

    Chaz Davies hopes of landing an Ilmor MotoGP ride have all-but gone after a planned test of the bike had to be aborted due to technical faults. The team lost the first day of the test setting the...

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