MotoGP (March 2006)

  • Hayden tops Jerez test

    25 March 2006

    Hayden tops Jerez test

    Nicky Hayden topped the timesheets as almost every MotoGP rider stayed on at Jerez for a day of testing following the opening MotoGp round of the season. Only the Pramac Ducati team and Kawasaki's...

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  • New Donington pits open

    25 March 2006

    New Donington pits open

    Biking glamour model and Celebrity Big Brother star Jodie Marsh will officially opened the new modern pit and paddock complex at British MotoGP circuit Donington Park, on Friday March 31. More than...

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  • Capirossi wins at Jerez

    25 March 2006

    Capirossi wins at Jerez

    Loris Capirossi has won a dramatic Jerez GP from Dani Pedrosa, as Valentino Rossi recovered to 14th following a crash in the first corner of the first lap. As Capirossi led away from pole position,...

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  • Jerez: Warm-up

    25 March 2006

    Jerez: Warm-up

    Sete Gibernau has gone fastest in the morning warm-up session for the opening MotoGP round at Jerez with a time of 1:40.916 on his Ducati. The Spaniard was joined in the top three by his Ducati...

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  • Capirossi takes pole

    25 March 2006

    Capirossi takes pole

    Loris Capirossi is on pole for the first round of the 2006 MotoGP championship at Jerez following a qualifying session which had to be red-flagged due to six riders crashing. The session was only...

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  • Jerez: Friday practice

    18 March 2006

    Jerez: Friday practice

    MotoGP 125cc free practice 1: 1. Julian Simon 2:00.496. 2. Fabrizio Lai 2:00.534. 3. Alex Espargaro 2:01.285. 4. Alvaro Bautista 2:01.321. 5. Mika Kallio 2:01.429. 6. Tomoyoshi Koyama 2:01.531. 7.

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  • MotoGP is up for sale

    18 March 2006

    MotoGP is up for sale

    MotoGP is up for sale on the eve of the new season - in a deal which will mean British Superbikes must also put up the ‘For Sale’ sign. Current rights owner Dorna is owned by private...

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  • Pirro to miss Jerez

    18 March 2006

    Pirro to miss Jerez

    The first race of the 2006 MotoGP season takes place on Sunday, March 26,2006, but one rider has already ruled himself out of the action. WTR Team Blauer USA rider Michele Pirro will miss the 125cc...

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  • Audio: MotoGP preview

    11 March 2006

    Audio: MotoGP preview

    Download the audio file you’ll find below and listen to a MotoGP season preview from a man who really knows. MCN’s Matthew Birt has long experience in the GP paddock and travelled...

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  • Capirossi fastest in Jerez

    11 March 2006

    Capirossi fastest in Jerez

    Ducati riders Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau dominated the final day of testing before the start of the MotoGP season, taking the two fastest times of the test. The two Ducati riders were the only...

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  • No WCM in '06 MotoGP

    11 March 2006

    No WCM in '06 MotoGP

    The British WCM team won't compete in the 2006 MotoGP championship, as revealed by the official entry list. Ther Hertfordshire-based squad had been pencilled into earlier lists with rider Jeremy...

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  • Nakano on top form

    11 March 2006

    Nakano on top form

    Shinya Nakano put Kawasaki at the top of the table on the second day of the final pre-season MotoGP test. The Japanese rider finished over half a second ahead of his closest rival, Ducati’s...

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  • Lorenzo fastest in 250s

    04 March 2006

    Lorenzo fastest in 250s

    Jorge Lorenzo finished day one (March 8) of the 250s test at Jerez on top of the time charts. The day started late, due to fog, but once going it was the Aprilias that dominated, as they had at...

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  • Land VIP Jerez passes

    04 March 2006

    Land VIP Jerez passes

    Bid now and you could land exclusive VIP paddock passes to the opening MotoGP round at Jerez on March 24-26. All funds raised will go direct to MCN’s favourite charity Riders For Health, to...

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  • Rossi tops second day

    04 March 2006

    Rossi tops second day

    Rossi stayed on top for the second day of official MotoGP testing at Catalunya. The Yamaha Rider stayed at the top of the table for most of the day but was briefly ousted by a four way battle for the...

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  • Pasini tops 125 test

    04 March 2006

    Pasini tops 125 test

    Mattia Pasini has topped the second day of 125cc GP testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain. The day saw good weather and numerous crashes, including Ranseder, Rodriguez, Bradl, Conti, Di Meglio,...

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  • Lorenzo stays top 250

    04 March 2006

    Lorenzo stays top 250

    Jorge Lorenzo has stayed top of the time sheets for the 250cc GP class on the second day of testing at Jerez. Despite cold and windy conditions, he was able to lap with a time of 1:42.873 on his...

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  • Edwards tops test pole

    04 March 2006

    Edwards tops test pole

    The final day of MotoGP testing split in to three sections with John Hopkins, Colin Edwards and Sete Gibernau taking a session each. The day was spoiled by wet weather which kept the times slower...

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  • Locatelli led at lunch

    01 March 2006

    Locatelli led at lunch

    Roberto Locatelli was fastest in Thursday morning’s 250cc test at the MotoGP tests in Catalunya. Testing was set to continue until 6pm Thursday. The MotoGP premier class begins its sessions on...

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  • Rossi fastest in MotoGP

    01 March 2006

    Rossi fastest in MotoGP

    Surprise surprise! Valentino Rossi was fastest in the first session of official MotoGP testing at the Circuit de Catalunya on Friday morning. Pick your MCN Fantasy Road Race team HERE The first day...

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  • Lorenzo dominates 250s

    01 March 2006

    Lorenzo dominates 250s

    Jorge Lorenzo dominated the 250cc MotoGP official test at the Circuit de Catalunya, which ended on Thursday (Mar 2). He ended up fastest rider on both days of the test. The MotoGP teams started...

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  • Smith tackles 125 rivals

    01 March 2006

    Smith tackles 125 rivals

    British 15-year-old Bradley Smith looked to be learning fast after the second and final day of his first ever 125cc MotoGP official test. 2005 125cc MotoGP runner-up Mika Kallio was fastest at the...

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