MotoGP (October 2006)

  • Watch GP on Big Screens

    28 October 2006

    Watch GP on Big Screens

    Fancy watching the final MotoGP of the year with 500 other race fans at a top London venue? Then get yourself down to the The Sports Café for the round of a lifetime as Valentino Rossi and...

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  • Lorenzo takes 250 title

    28 October 2006

    Lorenzo takes 250 title

    Jorge Lorenzo has taken the 250cc World Championship with a fourth position in Valencia today. Roberto Locatelli led the race from the green light until he was caught by Alex De Angelis and Hiroshi...

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  • New deal for organisers

    28 October 2006

    New deal for organisers

    IRTA and MotoGP rights holders, Dorna Sports, have signed a new agreement to prolong their relationship for a further five years. The format of race meetings is set to continue with both parties...

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  • Hayden wins GP title

    28 October 2006

    Hayden wins GP title

    In one of the most memorable races in Moto GP history, Nicky Hayden has clinched the World championship. From the start Troy Bayliss took the lead, which he held to the flag to win the final race of...

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  • Smith is top Rookie

    28 October 2006

    Smith is top Rookie

    A teenager from Oxfordshire has won the Rookie of the Year title in this season’s World 125cc Grand Prix Championship. Bradley Smith was awarded with the accolade at the Grand Prix awards...

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  • Moto GP Qualifying

    28 October 2006

    Moto GP Qualifying

    Valentino Rossi will be heading into turn one of the Valencia GP from pole position this afternoon. Rossi took pole yesterday by nearly a quarter of a second from the suprise package of the weekend,...

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  • Yamaha retain Edwards

    28 October 2006

    Yamaha retain Edwards

    Colin Edwards will stay as team-mate to Valentino Rossi for 2007, retaining his place with the Yamaha Factory team for a third year. The 32-year-old American has a one-year agreement for his third...

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  • Guintoli in Ellison out

    28 October 2006

    Guintoli in Ellison out

    The wave of rider movements continues with MotoGP’s Tech 3 Team the latest to confirm their line up for 2007. Current test rider and 250cc competitor Sylvian Guintoli will join up with Makoto...

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  • Jacque back to Kawasaki

    28 October 2006

    Jacque back to Kawasaki

    Former world champion Olivier Jacque has returned to Kawasaki and MotoGP full time for 2007, to ride alongside fellow countryman Randy de Puniet. Puniet, 25, will stay with the team for his second...

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  • Dunlop boosts GP effort

    21 October 2006

    Dunlop boosts GP effort

    Tyre firm Dunlop has announced a major investment in new technology at the Fort Dunlop plant in Birmingham, to deliver MotoGP successes. The money covers manufacturing technology, including advanced...

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  • MotoGP second practice

    21 October 2006

    MotoGP second practice

    MotoGP second practice results: Loris Capirossi took more than a second off the pace set by Valentino Rossi this morning to record the fastest lap of the second practice session. The Italian improved...

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  • MotoGP practice

    21 October 2006

    MotoGP practice

    125cc first practice: Alvaro BAUTISTA 1'40.542 Nicolas TEROL 1'40.785 Sergio GADEA 1'40.942 Mattia PASINI 1'40.978 Gabor TALMACSI 1'41.049 Mika KALLIO 1'41.116 Hector FAUBEL 1'41.413 Esteve...

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  • Morelli stays at Angaia

    21 October 2006

    Morelli stays at Angaia

    Provisional plans for 2007 are in place for the Angaia Racing Team with current 250cc rider Luca Morelli already secured. A second rider may be joining the Italian, with a decision set to be...

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  • Barros back to MotoGP

    21 October 2006

    Barros back to MotoGP

    Alex Barros will return to MotoGP next season with Pramac d’Antin following a stint in World Superbikes in 2006. The 36-year-old spent 15 years at the top level following the jump from 250cc.

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  • Tamada loses GP ride

    21 October 2006

    Tamada loses GP ride

    Makoto Tamada will split with the Konica Minolta Honda team following a lacklustre season. The decision not to renew the 29-year-old’s contract after the end of the 2006 season was made...

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  • Tamada joins Tech 3

    21 October 2006

    Tamada joins Tech 3

    Makoto Tamada has joined the Tech 3 squad to ride an 800cc Yamaha in 2007. The Japanese rider will continue the development of Dunlop tyres following his switch from the Konica Minolta Honda squad...

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  • Stoner moves to Ducati

    14 October 2006

    Stoner moves to Ducati

    Casey Stoner will move from LCR Honda to join the factory Ducati MotoGP squad for 2007. News emerged following the Estoril round of the championship that Stoner had signed for the Italian firm a day...

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  • Nakano leaves Kawasaki

    14 October 2006

    Nakano leaves Kawasaki

    Kawasaki MotoGP team manager Harold Eckl has confirmed that Shinya Nakano will not be staying with the Kawasaki team for 2007. Eckl has retained the services of French rider Randy de Puniet for next...

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  • Gibernau out for Valencia

    14 October 2006

    Gibernau out for Valencia

    Sete Gibernau has ridden his last race for the Ducati GP team after surgery on his injuries sustained after his crash in Estoril forced him to sit out the last race of the season. The Spanish rider...

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  • Bayliss to race Valencia?

    14 October 2006

    Bayliss to race Valencia?

    Troy Bayliss could race the MotoGP Ducati Desmosedici at the final race of the season at Valencia, according to a blog post by Ducati boss Federico Minoli. Minoli was responding to the possibility...

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  • Elias wins in Estoril

    14 October 2006

    Elias wins in Estoril

    Toni Elias has racked up his first Moto GP victory and podium in what could be one of the most historic races in Moto GP history. The Spaniard took a photo finish win from Valentino Rossi who now...

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  • Bayliss to ride Valencia

    14 October 2006

    Bayliss to ride Valencia

    Troy Bayliss will be riding Sete Gibernau’s Ducati in Valencia due to the Spaniard being injured. Gibernau broke his hand and aggravated his shoulder injury when he collided with Casey...

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  • Rossi on Estoril pole

    14 October 2006

    Rossi on Estoril pole

    Valentino Rossi has qualified on pole position for the MotoGP round at Estoril on Sunday, October 15, 2006, with a time of 1:36.200, ahead of Camel Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards. Current title...

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  • Rossi fastest at Estoril

    07 October 2006

    Rossi fastest at Estoril

    Valentino Rossi has gone fastest in the first free practice session for the Estoril round of the MotoGP championship. Loris Capirossi is second faster, followed by John Hopkins and Nicky Hayden.

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  • KTM's 2007 125cc team

    07 October 2006

    KTM's 2007 125cc team

    KTM has confirmed it will field three riders in the 125cc GP class in 2007, with Tomoyoshi Koyama, Julian Simon and Randy Krummenacher. Simon (19, Spain), and Koayama (23, Japan), will be the main...

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  • Ilmor bike unveiled

    07 October 2006

    Ilmor bike unveiled

    The Ilmor MotoGP machine has been unveiled at an offical press conference at Estoril for the Portuguese GP on Thursday, October 12, 2006. The conference was attended by the men behind the project,...

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  • Hopkins rates Brands

    01 October 2006

    Hopkins rates Brands

    John Hopkins thinks the Brands Hatch circuit would make a great addition to the MotoGP calendar following his two demonstrations runs on the Suzuki GP machine at the British Superbike final round. ...

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  • Melandri stays at Honda

    01 October 2006

    Melandri stays at Honda

    Marco Melandri is staying with Honda for the 2007 MotoGP world championship. The 24-year-old signed a one-year contract to remain with Fausto Gresini's squad this afternoon in Italy, crushing...

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  • Nieto moves to 250 GPs

    01 October 2006

    Nieto moves to 250 GPs

    Pablo Nieto will race in the 250cc GP class for the Wurth Honda BQR team in 2007. The Spanish rider has agreed a one-year deal, with the option of a further season. He'll be riding alongside Alex...

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  • GP tyre testing secrets

    01 October 2006

    GP tyre testing secrets

    Kenny Roberts Junior and Colin Edwards are two of Michelin’s best MotoGP test riders and crucial contributors to Michelin’s R&D programme. So what do they think is the secret to being...

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