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No Luxembourg Compromise - December 2nd 2005


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    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. hereby announces that Altadis/Seita's sponsorship regarding Yamaha's Factory MotoGP Team will not continue after the end of the 2005 season. Read more.....

    After Dani Pedrosa's move to MotoGP, the team led by Alberto Puig will be counting on Sebastián Porto and Shuhei Aoyama for the 2006 season. Read more.....

    Winston Ten Kate Honda has announced that Kenan Sofuoglu will join the team as it aims for a record fifth World Supersport championship title in 2006. Read more.....

    Shane 'Shakey' Byrne says his first test session on the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike at Almeria in Southern Spain was a success. Read more.....

    During the next season 2006, the D'Antin Pramac Team will take part to the World Championship in the MOTOGP class with a Ducati Desmosedici GP06 Satellite with these two following riders: the Spanish Jose Luis Cardoso and the German Alex Hofmann. The first practice sessions will take place at Sepang in Malaysia at the end of January. Read more.....

    Over the last three years, Camel together with Honda and the Honda Pons Team have achieved many successes in the premier class of the World Road Racing Championship. However, recent differences of opinion with the Japanese manufacturer concerning the choice of riders has meant that the 2006 project, in which Max Biaggi was planned to ride for the Camel team, has not been able to take off. Read more.....

    RoSPA is urging parents not to rush into buying mini motorbikes and other powered toy vehicles for their children as last minute Christmas presents. They need to be sure there is somewhere the machines can be used safely before bowing to pressure from youngsters. Read more.....

    Any thoughts of an early start to the festive season for Rizla Suzuki are on hold as new signing Shane 'Shakey' Byrne travels to Almeria in Spain for the team's initial winter test on December 19th-20th, as preparations for the 2006 season commence. Read more.....

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents today welcomed Government plans to changes safety camera rules and invest more in road safety. Read more.....

    A selection of the UK's top motorcycle and lifestyle press contacts attended the BMW Motorrad Park Lane dealership in London yesterday to celebrate the official 2006 Race to Dakar team launch. Readf more.....

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has been honoured with a prestigious Prince Michael Road Safety Award at their annual presentation Christmas dinner. Read more.....

    International motorcycle road tester and author Roland Brown rode the world champion's YZR-M1 for us, this is how he got on: "On the day after the season-ending MotoGP, Yamaha returned to Valencia with the freshly polished and refuelled YZR-M1 on which Valentino Rossi had finished third in the big race. A small group of lucky journalists - most of them in fact former GP stars including Giacomo Agostini and Alex Criville - were allowed a few laps on the champ's bike. Needless to say, the chance to join them was a mind-blowing experience. Read more.....

    Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin racers Ben Bostrom and Neil Hodgson tested at Daytona International Speedway December 10-12. Both riders shook down their Ducati 999 Superbikes in the first off-season test for the team, with Ben second quickest overall. Read more.....

    Christmas is coming and the Motor Cycle Industry (MCI) is warning 'buyers beware' and encouraging extra vigilance when buying mini bikes for children. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is pleased at the decision by the EU Transport Council of Ministers to defer further debate on the license directive until the new year. Read more.....

    The Ducati Xerox Team has concluded its final test of the year at the Losail desert circuit in Qatar in superb form. After three days of intense testing, the two riders of the Italian team Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi have successfully laid the groundwork for the 2006 championship season. Read more.....

    Winston Ten Kate Honda's 2006 World Superbike championship pairing of Karl Muggeridge and James Toseland today completed a three-day test at the Losail circuit in Qatar in conjunction with tyre supplier Pirelli. Read more.....

    The second day of World Superbike testing at the desert circuit of Losail in Qatar saw both Ducati Xerox Team riders Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi make substantial progress on their Ducati 999 machines. Read more.....

    The first day of the Ducati Xerox Team's final 2005 testing session in the Gulf state of Qatar was a positive one as both Lorenzo Lanzi and Troy Bayliss set top 3 times on their Ducati 999 machines. Read more....

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK) calls for the UK Government and MEPs not to accept the Luxembourg Compromise for the 3rd European Licence Directive regarding motorcycle licensing. Read more.....