MotoGP (September 2006)

  • Capirossi wins in Japan

    23 September 2006

    Capirossi wins in Japan

    Loris Capirossi took an impressive flag-to-flag victory at the Japanese GP in Motegi, taking a double win for Italy in front of the Japanese manufacturers. Capirossi qualified on pole and continued...

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  • 800cc GP test

    23 September 2006

    800cc GP test

    Many of the stars of MotoGP stayed at the Motegi circuit following the Japanese GP on Sunday, September 24, 2006, with Ducati and Honda using their new 800cc machines for 2007. Dani Pedrosa and Nicky...

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  • First pics: Honda 800

    23 September 2006

    First pics: Honda 800

    Here is the first picture of Honda's 800cc MotoGP machine undergoing testing by factory rider Dani Pedrosa. The new bike has been unofficially dubbed the RC212V, and was tested by the Spanish MotoGP...

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  • KTM sign Koyama

    23 September 2006

    KTM sign Koyama

    KTM has signed Tomoyoshi Koyama to race in the 125cc GP series in 2007. The 23-year-old Japanese rider has raced for the Ajo Motorsport team in 2006. He is also a winner of the All Japan 125 and Mini...

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  • Capirossi takes pole

    23 September 2006

    Capirossi takes pole

    Loris Capirossi has qualified on pole position for the Motegi GP. The Italian dominated the final qualifying session with a lap of 1:45.725, setting a new best lap for the circuit in the process. ...

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  • Rossi fastest in Japan

    16 September 2006

    Rossi fastest in Japan

    Valentino Rossi has gone fastest on the first day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, September 24, 2006, having posted a time of 1:46.981. Rossi was the only rider to drop below one...

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  • Hayden on Aussie pole

    16 September 2006

    Hayden on Aussie pole

    Nicky Hayden has bounced back from two disapointing MotoGP races to take pole in the qualifying session for the Australian GP on Sunday, September 17, 2006. The American factory Honda rider recorded...

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  • Melandri takes shock win

    16 September 2006

    Melandri takes shock win

    Marco Melandri took the win at the Australian Grand Prix in an unpredictable race full of drama, as wet weather saw the first appearance of the white flag wet weather rule. It was Shinya Nakano who...

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  • Hayden stays with Honda

    16 September 2006

    Hayden stays with Honda

    Nicky Hayden has just signed a new two-year deal with Honda’s official factory MotoGP team, ending speculation he will leave Repsol Honda. The deal has just been announced in the last 15...

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  • Rossi takes amazing win

    09 September 2006

    Rossi takes amazing win

    Valentino Rossi has taken a magnificent victory at the Sepang GP after an epic battle with Loris Capirossi. The Ducati and Yamaha riders were the only two in contention for the win after pulling out...

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  • Rossi takes shock pole

    09 September 2006

    Rossi takes shock pole

    Valentino Rossi has taken pole position for the Sepang GP after a massive downpour saw the cancellation of the qualifying session. After a slow start on the first day Rossi went all out during the...

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  • De Puniet tops GP times

    09 September 2006

    De Puniet tops GP times

    French Kawasaki rider Randy De Puniet has topped the second practice session for the Philip Island MotoGP round, becoming the only rider to drop below one minute 30 seconds for a lap. The GP rookie...

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  • Capirossi tops day 1

    02 September 2006

    Capirossi tops day 1

    Loris Capirossi has dominated the first day of practice for the Malaysian GP. The Italian rider put in the fastest time in the first session then proceeded to knock a further more than a second off...

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  • Gibernau's Sepang return

    01 September 2006

    Gibernau's Sepang return

    Sete Gibernau will make his return from injury at the Malaysian GP at Sepang for Marlboro Ducati. Meanwhile British 125GP rider Bradley Smith is almost certain to miss the race due to a hand injury. ...

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