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Haga's best chance for glory - January 2nd 2005


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    GSE Racing has continued their countdown to the 2005 British Superbike Championship by completing its first test of the New Year at the Almeria circuit in Spain. Riders James Haydon and Leon Haslam both took part in the four-day test, which was held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week. Read more.....

    The official Ducati UK backed British Supersport team ended three days of testing at the Spanish Circuit of Almeria today, and despite freak weather conditions declared it a success. Read more.....

    Motorcyclists from all over the UK, starting from various meeting points in the North, East, South and West will meet up in their major cities at a pre-determined time. From there they will move to the next city on the route collecting more riders, and at each city along the way, or even before the event, they will be collecting money for the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal. Read more.....

    It's more Eurotrash says the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) of the latest licensing proposals under the 3rd European Driving Licence Directive to come out of Brussels. Read more.....

    Bennetts Insurance Services, the UK's number one motorcycle insurance provider, has announced a major deal to be the title sponsor of the British Superbike Championship for 2005. Read more.....

    The BMW Motorrad stand will become a hub of activity during this year's Motor Cycle News London Motorcycle Show (29 January - 6 February) at Alexandra Palace. Read more.....

    Multisport Retail Showroom, AdrenalinX - www.adrenalinx.com are pleased to confirm their involvement with Team NVIDIA for 2005. Team NVIDIA sponsors of GR Motorsport will, for the first time be competing in the Elite British Superbike Championship named to be the toughest National Class in the World and also in the 125 series. Read more.....

    Fortuna Yamaha riders Toni Elías and Rubén Xaus today ended their first session of preseason tests on their new Yamaha YZR-M1 machines. Elias and Xaus continued to run up the laps in tough conditions at Sepang, with circuit temperatures reaching 52ºC. However, the riders stuck to their testing programme and rode throughout the day without making too many changes to the set-up of their YZR M1 machines. Yesterday evening Elías visited the Subang hospital, where doctors diagnosed a fracture to the little finger of his right hand, suffered on Sunday. His team-mate Rubén Xaus ended his first ever test with the M1 in positive mood although he had some problems adjusting to the bike because of his height and he suffered blistering where his body rubbed against the YZR M1. The best time of the day again came from Loris Capirossi (Ducati), who was also testing in Sepang alongside several MotoGP teams. Loris set a best lap of 2 '00.54 whilst Elías (Fortuna Yamaha) managed an impressive 2'02.8 after 51 laps with his injured hand. His team-mate Rubén Xaus' best effort was a 2'04.00 after 52 laps. Toni Elías and Rubén Xaus will both return to Europe tomorrow and continue their physical training programmes ahead of the next set of tests programmed by the Fortuna Yamaha team. Read more.....

    The three-day MotoGP test at Sepang, Malaysia ended with good results for the Telefonica MoviStar Honda Team. Despite the hot temperatures (52 degrees the asphalt temperature), Sete Gibernau completed 57 laps running consistently on a pace of 2'02", he also made some fast laps on 2'01". Read more.....

    Capirossi sets quickest time during the three-day test (2m00.54s), the Italian improving the Malaysian circuit's official pole record by 1.3 seconds. Read more.....

    The first test session of the year ended positively at Sepang, Malaysia today (Tuesday) after three hard but productive days where Nicky Hayden and Max Biaggi blew away some winter cobwebs in preparation for the up-coming 17-race 2005 championship that starts in Jerez, Spain on April 10th. Read more.....

    Yamaha's officially supported Superbike and Supersport World Championship teams completed their three-day test at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia today, with good weather conditions combining with two days of development work to allow the riders to push their machines to the limit and chase ultimate lap times. Read more.....

    The first Gauloises Yamaha Team test of 2005 was rounded off this afternoon with another set of good lap-times from factory team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards. The two team-mates and their crews were satisfied with the work completed over the three days and will now head home for a short rest before returning to Sepang in just over two weeks to continue the busy winter testing schedule. Read more.....

    Kawasaki riders, Shinya Nakano and Alex Hofmann, ended the three day test at Sepang with career best performances at the Malaysian track today. Read more.....

    The first test session of the 2005 preseason concluded today for the Camel Honda team riders. There was a slight setback for Alex Barros today, who had run two sets of five laps, the first of which had seen him set an excellent time of 2'01.95 followed by a second quick lap. Whilst he was talking with his Chief Technician Ramon Forcada in the box, Alex got caught by a cold blast of air and his neck stiffened up. Despite an instant massage and painkiller, he was forced to pull out of the test. Troy Bayliss continued to improve after spending the first few laps behind his new team-mate, with whom he has already built up an excellent understanding, and was able to complete his testing programme and leave his difficulties from yesterday behind. Troy's learning process on the RC211V is well on schedule and the Australian and his crew are all looking forward to the next test in optimistic mood. The next date on the calendar is again at the Malaysian track, with three days planned from 11th to 13th February. Read more.....

    Fortuna Yamaha riders Toni Elías and Rubén Xaus continued their testing programme at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today as planned. Weather conditions were again on the side of the Spanish pair, who were able to spend the majority of the day racking up the kilometres and learning more about their Yamaha YZR-M1 machines. The best time of the day was again set by Loris Capirossi (Ducati), who is also testing alongside several other MotoGP teams in Sepang. Loris set a quickest lap of 2'01.9, whilst Toni Elías (Fortuna Yamaha) clocked 2'03.2 after 51 laps despite the injury to his right hand, suffered yesterday. His team-mate Rubén Xaus set a best time of 2'03.4 after 62 laps, having crashed early in the session without injury. Toni Elías and Rubén Xaus will complete their third and final day of tests tomorrow before returning to Europe. Read more.....

    Ducati Marlboro Team hard at work on second day of testing at Sepang. Capirossi, the only rider of the team on track, again sets quickest time in 2m01.98s. Read more.....

    Haga's New Ride

    With the start of the 18th consecutive World Superbike season just around the corner, at the Losail circuit in Qatar on February 24-26, the final line up of competing manufacturers, teams and riders indicates that Superbike is in for its most competitive season on record. Read more.....

    Day two of Yamaha Motor Italia's world superbike testing at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia ended today with both riders making progress in the development of their YZF-R1 machines. Read more.....

    Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama completed a successful three-day test at Phillip Island and are ready to take on their rivals when the season kicks off in Qatar on 26th February. Read more.....

    With heat wave on-track temperatures soaring to 58 degrees, Kawasaki factory riders Shinya Nakano and Alex Hofmann completed a day of gruelling, but productive, testing at Sepang today. Read more.....

    Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards completed a second day of testing at a hot and humid Sepang circuit, Testing their new 2005-specification YZR-M1s, both riders improved on the times they set yesterday. It was hard work for the entire team, as temperatures reached a maximum of 40 degrees, but both riders finished the day satisfied with the job they had done and now look forward to tomorrow's final day of testing. Read more.....

    The second day of tests in Malaysia saw the whole of the Camel Honda set-up working seamlessly together during the allowed track-time as they put their new riders' requests into place. Although Troy Bayliss decided to reject the chance to test new tyres so that he could continue his gradual adaptation to the new bike, he bettered his best time from yesterday by nearly a second despite having a set-up he is still dissatisfied with. Alex Barros meanwhile carried out some intense testing on a wide range of tyres provided by Michelin, to improve their performance in extreme weather conditions, such as those found in Malaysia. Read more.....

    Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi and his new Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards began their 2005 MotoGP campaign today with day one of a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia. Today the two riders climbed on board their new 2005 specification YZR-M1s for the first time this year, having enjoyed a seven-week winter holiday since the last test, held in November. Read more.....

    AdrenalinX supported Supermoto rider Ady Smith put his Bracken KTM through its paces yesterday at the first round of the Motard Masters Series at Three Sisters, Wigan. Smith who has just turned 40 is still at the top of his game and showed the young guns how it is done. Read more.....

    The battle for the 2005 World Championship effectively started today in Sepang, Malaysia on the first day of the scheduled three-day MotoGP test. The Repsol Honda Team bristled with new staff and a new rider to run alongside American Nicky Hayden who starts his third year with the official factory squad. Read more.....

    From the snows of Madonna di Campiglio to the sweltering heat of Malaysia: Loris Capirossi sets quickest time (2m02.18s) on the first day of testing for the Ducati Marlboro Team. < ahref="23_01_053.php"> Read more.....

    Yamaha's 2005 Superbike and Supersport World Championship campaigns got into full swing at Phillip Island today, as the officially supported Yamaha Motor Italia and Yamaha Motor Germany teams completed the first day of their test at the picturesque Australian circuit. Read more.....

    Sepang Circuit, Malaysia, 23rd January. The 2005 season began today for the two Camel Honda riders Troy Bayliss and Alex Barros, who are preparing for their first and tenth seasons respectively with the Japanese factory in the premier class. Their approach therefore differed accordingly on the first of three days of tests at this first outing of the preseason. Alex Barros, who got straight down to the business of setting fast times on a bike he knows well, was the third quickest rider on the day and the fastest Honda, quickly finding a set-up for his RC211V and ending the session at the planned time of 1700h. Meanwhile, Troy Bayliss made use of an extra hour to understand and adapt to the bike in just his third test. The weather was warm and dry, without too much humidity. Read more.....

    After a lengthy two month break the Kawasaki Racing Team returned to the racetrack at Sepang today, for the first of three days of testing in preparation for the 2005 MotoGP World Championship season. Read more.....

    1. Are you looking forward to the first test and getting back to work after the holiday? Read more.....

    1. How was your winter holiday? Where were you and what did you do? Read more.....

    Troy Corser set the fastest time during three days of World Superbike testing at Phillip Island in Australia ahead of fellow Alstare Corona Extra team mate Yukio Kagayama. Read more.....

    The IFMXF new season starts with the unique europewide Freestyle Motocross series, the NIGHT of the JUMPs. At these races almost 8 of the best riders of the International Freestyle Motocross Federation (IFMXF) battle for world cup points. Two more well known riders will be invited and a further two hungry amateurs will complete the starting line up at every NIGHT of the JUMPs. After 10 NIGHT of the JUMPs in Europe the NIGHT of the JUMPs champion will be crowned in Cologne. Read more.....

    World Superbike and Supersport action kicks off with round one at the new Losail circuit in Qotar Doha in the Middle East on February 26 with next step on the world circus, Australia and Phillip Island on April 3. Read more.....

    Some of Europe's top supermoto riders have given the new-look Three Sisters circuit the thumbs up ahead of the opening round 'Motard Masters Winter Supermoto Series' at the Lancashire venue this weekend. Read more.....

    Superbike World Championship Final Permanent Entry List - 2005; Read more.....

    Team SUZUKI MotoGP riders Kenny Roberts Jr and John Hopkins are fired up for the initial test of 2005 at Sepang in Malaysia, where they will have their first chance to ride the latest version of the Suzuki GSV-R. Read more.....

    Supersport World Championship 2005 Provisional Permanent Entry List; Read more.....

    Suzuki Makes a Big Impression on The Island Phillip Island (Australia) 20 January 2005. - The Alstare Corona Extra Suzuki team, comprising of 1996 World Champion Troy Corser and Japanese star Yukio Kagayama, gave the 2005 GSX-R1000 an excellent debut during a three-day test at Phillip Island. Read more.....

    AdrenalinX Store opening huge success - Brands Hatch International Circuit January 15th 2005. Read more.....

    The eagerly awaited Yamaha MT-01 will soon be roaring into official Yamaha UK dealerships. Read more.....

    In a much-anticipated move it is confirmed today (Monday 17 January) that Max Biaggi will be the official 2005 Repsol Honda Team rider together with American Nicky Hayden. An agreement has been reached between Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and the high-profile Italian. Read more.....

    Carl Fogarty has recruited Jack Valentine as the new race team manager of his Foggy PETRONAS Racing outfit. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is urging Transport For London TFL to drop its plans to prohibit motorcycle taxi operations in the capitol. Read more.....

    MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2005) - Grand Prix motorcycle world champions Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson and Kevin Schwantz, along with three-time U.S. Superbike champion Doug Chandler spent today preparing for the Superstars of Super Karts race, one of the support events at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix July 8-10 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, featuring round 9 of 17 in the MotoGP World Championship. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group warns riders that they could be prosecuted for failing to insure motorcycles that are parked on a driveway or kept in a garage if proposals from the Department for Transport (DfT) are approved. Read more.....

    Carl Fogarty has recruited Jack Valentine as the new race team manager of his Foggy PETRONAS Racing outfit. Read more.....

    It is with an immense sadness that the Altadis group learned the death of Fabrizio Meoni, Gauloises motor bike rider, occurred today on the route of the Dakar rally, between Atar and Kiffa in Mauritania. Read more.....

    Specialist Japanese tuning firm Yoshimura visited the Crescent Performance Centre in Verwood this week to give a technical briefing on the performance of the new Suzuki GSX-R1000K5. Read more.....

    In 2004 Team Suzuki continued its successful race and development program in premier championships and events around the world. Read more.....

    Yamaha has signed popular Japanese rider Noriyuki Haga to complete its line-up for the 2005 Superbike World Championship season (at last). Read more......

    Spanish rider Carlos Checa started off the New Year and his new career in Ducati with a first-ever official visit to the Italian manufacturer's factory in Borgo Panigale. Read more.....

    The following changes were made to the 2005 calendar of the Superbike & Supersport World Championships. The round scheduled in Brno, Czech Republic, will take place on July 17 (instead of June 12). The round scheduled in Imola, Italy, will be held on October 2 (instead of September 25). The final calendar is the following: Read more.....

    Kurtis Roberts youngest son of King Kenny has confirmed he will be leaving Motogp to race for Erion Honda in the AMA Superbike Championship. Read more.....

    Supermoto fans could get the chance to see some of the most excitging tehnology during the Motard Masters Winter Supermoto Series which starts in less than three weeks. Read more.....

    Four of the world's all-time best motorcycle racers will be testing their Super Karts in preparation for the upcoming Superstars of Super Karts race, one of several support events at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, July 8-10, featuring round 9 of 17 of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship. Read more.....

    Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin riders Neil Hodgson and Eric Bostrom completed three promising days of testing with their Ducati 999s at the Daytona International Speedway on Wednesday. The duo began preparations for the 2005 AMA Superbike campaign which is scheduled to begin at Daytona in March. Read more.....

    RIZLA SUZUKI'S new for 2005 lubricant partner Shell Advance Motorcycle Oils vows its products will help riders John Reynolds and Scott Smart to get the most performance possible from their GSX-R1000K5 race bikes. Read more.....

    The 2005 WSB season begins in a couple of months of time at the new circuit in Qatar, and we are fairly certain who the main protagonists will be. Look no further than the two Fila Ducati boys, current champion Toseland and 04 runner up Laconi, for a likely pair to be in the title hunt. But for the first time in the Championship's history, Ducati is no longer the bike to be on. This could be a truly great year, with the Japanese in-line fours looking like they finally have the upper hand. This certainly seems to be the feeling in the pits, with so many of the satellite teams deserting the Bologna based twins in favour of Japanese machinery. Read more.....