MotoGP (July 2006)

  • Surgery for Gibernau

    22 July 2006

    Surgery for Gibernau

    Sete Gibernau may miss the next round of the MotoGP championship at Brno in the Czech Republic after an operation to correct problems with the titanium plate inserted in his left collarbone. Gibernau...

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  • Roberts dominates day 1

    22 July 2006

    Roberts dominates day 1

    Kenny Roberts has dominated the first day of practice for the US GP at Laguna Seca. Roberts set the fastest time in both the morning and afternoon practice sessions with only fellow American Nicky...

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  • Takahashi injured

    22 July 2006

    Takahashi injured

    Humangest 250cc GP rider Yuki Takahashi will miss the Suzuki 8-Hour endurance event after fracturing his left forearm during testing. Takahashi took his second victory of 2006 at the German round of...

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  • Vermeulen on US pole

    22 July 2006

    Vermeulen on US pole

    Chris Vermeulen has taken his first dry pole position by setting the fastest lap in qualifying for the US GP at Laguna Seca. The Australian Suzuki rider beat a hoard of Americans to take the top spot...

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  • Spy video of Brit GP bike

    22 July 2006

    Spy video of Brit GP bike

    We’ve got exclusive footage of the never before seen 800cc Ilmor GP bike. MCN Reader Deborah Harriman filmed the bike at a track day in Silverstone, not knowing what she’d shot. But she...

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  • Hayden wins US GP

    22 July 2006

    Hayden wins US GP

    Nicky Hayden has won the American MotoGP round at Laguna Seca for the second year in succession, and extended his championship lead at the same time. It was a dramatic GP, with Rizla Suzuki rider...

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  • Rossi wins in Germany

    15 July 2006

    Rossi wins in Germany

    Valentino Rossi overcame a titanic four-way fight for the race win at the Sachsenring on July 16, 2006, claiming victory after starting from 10th on the grid. Rossi had qualified in 11th for the...

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  • New shareholder in GPs

    15 July 2006

    New shareholder in GPs

    MotoGP rights holder Dorna has announced that Bridgepoint will replace CVC as a shareholder in the company. The value of the deal is undisclosed, with Dorna continuing withe xclusive rights to...

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  • GP: Pedrosa on pole

    15 July 2006

    GP: Pedrosa on pole

    250cc free practice 2: Jorge Lorenzo posted the fastest time on the Fortuna Aprilia, ahead of Humangest Honda duo Andrea Dovizioso and Yuki Takahashi. 1 Jorge LORENZO 1'25.520 2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO...

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  • Roberts tops 1st practice

    08 July 2006

    Roberts tops 1st practice

    Kenny Roberts Jr has gone fastest in the opening practice session for the German MotoGP round on Sunday, July 16, 2006, with a time of 1:24.319 on the Team Roberts KR211V. He heads a trio of Hondas,...

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  • MotoGP: Free practice 2

    08 July 2006

    MotoGP: Free practice 2

    Marco Melandri has topped the second free practice sessions for the German MotoGP round on Sunday, July 16, 2006. The Fortuna Honda rider posted a time of 1:23.145 on his penultimate lap to go fastest...

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  • Racers back for Germany

    08 July 2006

    The German GP at the Sachsenring on July 16 will see a number of riders returning after recovering from injury. Foremost among them will be Sete Gibernau, who missed the Dutch and British GPs due to a broken left collarbone. Team-mate Loris Capriossi was also injured in the same turn-one incident at Catalunya, but was able to ride for the last two races, and should be 80-90 per cent fit for the...

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  • Di Meglio skips Germany

    08 July 2006

    Di Meglio skips Germany

    Mike di Meglio will miss the German GP, which starts on Friday, July 14, 2006, as a result of a fractured wrist. The French FFM Honda rider was injured during a private test at Brno, and will be...

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  • MCN races Casey Stoner

    01 July 2006

    MCN races Casey Stoner

    Just 30 minutes after qualifying for the British MotoGP race at Donington, LCR Honda rider Casey Stoner was practising for another challenge – racing the circuit against MCN’s Dan Thornton...

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  • Misano - the wrong way

    01 July 2006

    Misano - the wrong way

    The Italian Misano circuit looks set to host both WSB and MotoGP races in 2007. MotoGP have recently signed a five-year deal with the circuit but the race looks likely to take place in September,...

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  • Pedrosa wins British GP

    01 July 2006

    Pedrosa wins British GP

    Dani Pedrosa overcame strong challenges from Marco Melandri, Casey Stoner and Kenny Roberts, and his own mistake at the Melbourne Loop to win the 2006 British GP on July 2, 2006. MotoGP on your...

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  • GP: Stoner tops FP3

    01 July 2006

    GP: Stoner tops FP3

    Casey Stoner has gone fastest in the final practice session for the British GP, with a time of 1:28.252 on the LCR Honda. Second fastest is fellow rookie Dani Pedrosa, with Loris Capirossi putting in...

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  • Rider injured in GP test

    01 July 2006

    Rider injured in GP test

    KTM 125cc GP rider Michael Ranseder will miss the German round of the championship after fracturing his pelvis during a two-day test at the circuit. Ranseder high-sided at the final right-hand corner...

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  • Audio: Randy & Roberts

    01 July 2006

    Audio: Randy & Roberts

    This week's MCN Podcast audio show is a British GP special coming to you direct from the Donington paddock. Former GP star and top TV pundit Randy Mamola talks to us about his passion for charity and...

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  • Bid for Desmo GP ride

    01 July 2006

    Bid for Desmo GP ride

    Fancy being pillion to GP legend Randy Mamola on the back of a two-seater Ducati Desmosedici? Just make the biggest unique bid and it’s yours. The three highest bidders will win a unique run on...

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  • Hayden heads warm-up

    01 July 2006

    Hayden heads warm-up

    Nicky Hayden has gone fastest in the wet warm-up for the British round of the 2006 MotoGP championship on the Respol Honda. His time of 1:41.771 was around14 seconds off the pole position qualifying...

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  • Pedrosa takes pole

    01 July 2006

    Pedrosa takes pole

    Dani Pedrosa has taken pole position for the British GP at Donington. The Spanish rider set the fastest ever lap of the circuit, 1:27.676, to take the top spot in the qualifying session, beating the...

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