MotoGP (February 2006)

  • 125/250 Valencia test

    25 February 2006

    125/250 Valencia test

    Sebastien Porto and Mike de Meglio benefitted most from better weather on the second day of 125/250 testing at the Ricardo Torme circuit in Valencia. Following a cold first day, Porto clocked 59 laps...

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  • Cold 125/250GP test

    18 February 2006

    Cold 125/250GP test

    Cold weather disrupted the first day of testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit near Valencia for a number of 125cc and 250cc GP teams on Thursday, February 23, 2006. Many rider either braved the cold...

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  • Crashes at Estoril test

    18 February 2006

    Crashes at Estoril test

    Testing for many of the top 250cc and 125cc GP teams ended early at Estoril on Friday, February 17, 2006 following a spectacular crash for Red Bull KTM rider Manual Poggiali. Due to the seriousness...

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  • Rookie signs for Angaia

    18 February 2006

    Rookie signs for Angaia

    Anagaia Racing has signed Luca Morelli to ride in the 250cc GP championship for 2006, giving the Italian his GP debut. Morelli has limited GP experience, competing in the final two rounds of both the...

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  • Edwards tries road tyres

    18 February 2006

    Edwards tries road tyres

    Michelin fitted a set of road tyres to Colin Edward’s 260bhp Yamaha M1 at the recent Sepang test and got within eight seconds of MotoGP pace. Edwards did 5 laps on the new dual-compound Pilot...

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  • Stoner hopeful for Jerez

    18 February 2006

    Stoner hopeful for Jerez

    Australian Casey Stoner should make his MotoGP debut at the first round of the championship at Jerez on March 26th, despite undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury. Stoner pulled out of the recent...

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  • Rossi tests Maserati GT

    11 February 2006

    Rossi tests Maserati GT

    Rossi has added yet another choice of career for when his contract ends at the end of this year, testing an Italian GT championship Maserati MC12 at Misano. Rossi has already tested Ferrari F1 and...

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  • Sepang test washed out

    11 February 2006

    Sepang test washed out

    Loris Capirossi topped the final washed out day of testing at Sepang. The track was damp all day and the riders didn’t manage to put in many laps before the rain started in earnest. Capirossi...

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  • Melandri top in Sepang

    11 February 2006

    Melandri top in Sepang

    Marco Melandri dominated the first day of MotoGP testing at Sepang, Malaysia, lapping well inside the lap record. Fellow Honda rider Dani Pedrosa used his first outing in full Repsol livery to take...

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  • 125/250GP Estoril test

    11 February 2006

    125/250GP Estoril test

    Many of the top riders in the 125cc and 250cc GP championships began testing at the Estorial circuit in Portugal on Wednesday, Feburary 15, 2006. The biggest news of the day was the crash of Hector...

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  • MotoGP riders for 2006

    11 February 2006

    MotoGP riders for 2006

    Here is the official list of known riders for the 2006 125cc championship: 3C Racing: (Aprilia) Angel Rodriguez. Stefano Bianco Ajo Motorsport Malaguti: Alex Masbou. Tomoyoshi Koyama. Arie Molenaar...

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  • Video: Rossi on the 06 M1

    11 February 2006

    Video: Rossi on the 06 M1

    We’ve got exclusive footage of Valentino Rossi talking about his 2006 Yamaha M1 Moto GP bike. The World champion was talking after spending the day on the track testing the new bike in Sepang...

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  • Sepang: Day two rain

    11 February 2006

    Sepang: Day two rain

    Rain has forced an early end to the second day of MotoGP testing at the sepang circuit in Malaysia, with Shinya Nakano setting the fastest time on the Kawasaki. Loris Capirossi was second quickest,...

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  • Ellison starts Qatar test

    04 February 2006

    Ellison starts Qatar test

    James Ellison began testing at the Losail circuit in Qatar on Sunday, February 5, 2006, alongside new team-mate Carlos Checa. In addition to the two Tech 3 Yamaha riders, the Suzuki GP squad of John...

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  • Quiet end to Qatar test

    04 February 2006

    Quiet end to Qatar test

    Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards stayed on an extra day at the Qatar test to make the most of the empty track. The two riders spent most of the session working with Michelin on tyre development and...

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  • Rossi tops Qatar test

    04 February 2006

    Rossi tops Qatar test

    Valentino Rossi has finished his first day of testing at Losail, Qatar, well inside the lap record. The world champion joined James Ellison’s Tech 3 Yamaha squad on it’s second day of...

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  • Rossi improves in Qatar

    04 February 2006

    Rossi improves in Qatar

    Valentino Rossi knocked almost a second of his lap time to top his second day of testing in Qatar. The World champion spent most of the session testing new tyres for Michelin putting in a total of 60...

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  • Rossi impresses in F1

    01 February 2006

    Rossi impresses in F1

    Valentino Rossi has proven that he is not just messing around with Formula 1, finishing his latest test session at Valencia just one second behind Ferraris top driver Michael Schumacher. The MotoGP...

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  • Rossi slides in F1 test

    01 February 2006

    Rossi slides in F1 test

    Valentino Rossi's saw an embarasing start to his latest F1 test - spinning out on his first lap. The test, which is Rossi's first against other F1 drivers, was delayed for most of the day due to...

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  • GP test back on track

    01 February 2006

    GP test back on track

    Sete Gibernau has gone fastest on the third day of testing at Phillip Island as the track dries after the downpour on day two. The Spanish rider sat out testing during the rain, but managed to...

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  • Smith's first GP test

    01 February 2006

    Britain's newest and youngest GP star completed his first test for the Repsol Honda team he will race with in the 125GP series on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, chopping two seconds from his time over two days. Bradley Smith only signed for the Honda team on January 27th, and began testing on February 1st at Catalunya, alongside the two top 250cc squads. The 15-year-old finished the test with a...

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  • Rain hits GP test

    01 February 2006

    Rain hits GP test

    Rain has put a stop to most of the fun on the second day of GP tests at Phillip Island but a few riders made use of the time to get a feel for their bikes in the wet. Marco Melandri used a total of...

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