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MotoGP - Rossi and Edwards encounter second day problems at Donington - July 1st 2006


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    Dougie Lampkin finished his home round of the FIM World Trial Championship fourth at the Hawkstone Park circuit in Shropshire today. Lampkin fought back from a poor start, which saw him drop as low as twelfth overall, before climbing back up the order to finish just off the podium. Read more.....

    On his return from the races at Sachsenring and Laguna Seca, the Spanish rider discovered a problem with the titanium plate inserted in his left collarbone. Gibernau's participation in the next MotoGP race at Brno is probable but not certain. The first corner crash at the Circuit of Catalunya on June 18th was the start of a difficult period for the Catalan rider, who is encountering further obstacles on his return to full fitness. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK) announces its summer media awards for motorcycle safety awareness videos. The categories range from the Golden "Oscars" to the "Raspberry" Award. Read more.....

    In the wake of public concern about the problems of mini bikes, MCI has teamed up with VOSA and Trading Standards to work on a range of initiatives to tackle the problem of poor quality Far Eastern mini bikes which are flooding the UK market. Read more.....

    What looked certain to be another stunning race recovery from Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi ended in disaster today as the reigning MotoGP World Champion retired from the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca with tyre and engine troubles. Read more.....

    Neil Hodgson earned a strong third place in Saturday's AMA Superbike race at Laguna Seca, producing a podium finish in front of the large crowd assembled for the US Grand Prix weekend. Ducati 999-mounted Hodgson charged through the field in the California heat, moving his way through a fierce pack of Superbike riders. Hodgson rose from sixth place in the early stages to challenge for second place in the 28-lap event. Read more.....

    Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Yukio Kagayama took his first ever World Superbike double victory at Brno in the Czech Republic today. Read more.....

    Leon Haslam leaves Oulton Park just 5 points off of the championship lead having achieved 2nd and 3rd place finishes in round 9 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. However it is not Gregorio Lavilla's lead he is chasing after the Spaniard finished 3rd in the first race but failed to finish race 2. Having won both races Kiyonari now leads the championship but he is closely followed by Haslam and Lavilla. Read more.....

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR) rode a battling race in temperatures of 32C to score third in the 18-lap Brno Supersport race, tailing the top two riders for virtually the entire race. His third place finish was his best result since his opening race third at Qatar, and pushes him up one place in the championship fight, to eighth overall. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group has re issued its 2005 press release regarding the use of crushed rock dust in this year's heat wave by councils to combat the problem of melting road surfaces. Read more.....

    Butts Brewery of Hungerford joined in with the fun for National Motorcycle Week (16-23rd July) by delivering their organic real ale in a sidecar outfit. Read more.....

    Purchasing a new motorcycle is a significant investment yet often riders are expected to make their buying decision after just a short test ride - if the dealer in question offers one at all. In contrast, BMW Motorrad has always taken pride in the availability of its demonstrator machines and believes that the benefits of riding BMW motorcycles become more apparent with every mile spent in the saddle. Read more.....

    June's motorcycle sales figures, published by the Motor Cycle Industry Association, show a static market for year to date. Read more.....

    The second part of the season begins at Brno in the Czech Republic, one of the most technical and spectacular circuits in the world. The Winston Ten Kate Honda Team arrives after three positive days of testing at the German Eurospeedway circuit in Lausitz, where James Toseland and Karl Muggeridge made their final preparations for the Czech round. Good progress was made in all areas, including the electronics package, with both riders convinced that they have at their disposal bikes ready to allow them to aim for the top positions on offer. Read more.....

    The stage is almost set, with just over a week to go before the arrival of the FIM Trial World Championship to the UK mainland, with the T+MX Grand Prix Great Britain taking place at Hawkstone Park on 29 / 30 July 2006. This famous Shropshire venue has a rich history of hosting epic international motorcycle events, and the forthcoming trial looks set to continue this proud tradition. Read more.....

    Four-time British Superbike race winner Steve Plater will join Rizla Suzuki as a replacement rider for the injured James Haydon at the ninth round of the Championship at Oulton Park this weekend. Read more.....

    Just five days after their stunning showing at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany the Camel Yamaha Team will be back on track on the other side of the Atlantic as the MotoGP World Championship takes another whirlwind trip across the globe from the east of Europe to the west coast of the USA. Following an absence of almost a decade, the Laguna Seca circuit near Monterey in California plays host to the world's premier motorcycle race series for the second consecutive season and represents a crucial date with destiny for both Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards. Read more.....

    This year's Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 19th July is promoting motorcycling as a fun, flexible, and friendly alternative to the car for commuters and highlighting the social and environmental benefits of riding to work on a bike, moped or scooter. Read more.....

    The Ducati Xerox Team has been preparing for the second half of the 2006 World Superbike season, which resumes this coming weekend at Brno, with a test session organized by championship tyre supplier Pirelli for the various manufacturer development teams at the Eurospeedway Lausitz in Germany. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki's Shane 'Shakey' Byrne won the second race at a sun-drenched Knockhill circuit in Scotland at the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship to end a 22-month drought of victories for the team. Read more.....

    Just seven days after Italy won the football World Cup with a dramatic victory against France in Berlin, Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi produced an equally stunning performance to seal another success for his country on German soil thanks to a remarkable MotoGP win at the Sachsenring circuit near Dresden. Starting from tenth place on the grid after struggling to find the right set-up for his YZR-M1 machine in practice, the odds were stacked heavily against Rossi as he aimed to close the gap on series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) with another win. However, the reigning World Champion again confounded all the predictions with his superb skill and dogged determination. Read more.....

    Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards both face an uphill battle in tomorrow's German Grand Prix after struggling to come to terms with the undulating demands of the Sachsenring circuit in the final free practice and qualifying session today. Neither rider was able to find an adequate setting for the YZR-M1 in yesterday's opening sessions and despite making progress today they did not take the necessary steps forward required to make a challenge for the front row of the grid, which is headed by Dani Pedrosa (Honda) for the second successive race. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati riders Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla will start on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's British Superbike races at Knockhill after qualifying with 3rd and 4th fastest times of the day. Read more.....

    Silverstone, in conjunction with the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club (CRMC), has assembled the cream of Classic Motorcycle Racers, with machines from twenty different manufacturers, ready to do battle on the historic Grand Prix circuit at the eagerly anticipated Silverstone Classic (28-30 July). Read more.....

    Round 8 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship got underway at Scotland's Knockhill Racing Circuit today. Airwaves Ducati riders Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla both lapped the Fife circuit well within last year's lap record of 49.65 seconds and finished the two free practice sessions 2nd and 3rd fastest. Read more.....

    The Camel Yamaha Team began their preparations for the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring today with riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards working hard to adjust their YZR-M1 machines to the tortuous demands of the MotoGP World Championship's shortest and slowest circuit. The first day of free practice was held in cloudy yet warm conditions of around 20C, with the threat of storms hanging ominously over the circuit throughout the day but thankfully not progressing beyond a couple of spells of light rainfall as the riders squeezed every available minute out of the two hour-long sessions. Read more.....

    Bikesafe are challenging senior members of the motorcycle industry to a BikeSafe assessment as part of the National Motorcycle Week (16-23rd July) activities. Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Piaggio, Watsonian Squire and Norman Hyde are the manufacturers who will be participating on 18th July. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki invites you to attend an exclusive track day at Mallory Park on Tuesday, September 12th, limited to 80 riders assigned to five groups led by Shane 'Shakey' Byrne, James Haydon, Niall Mackenzie, John Reynolds and Trevor Nation. Read more.....

    The National Motorcycle Week (16-23rd July) survey on the 'F' factor found that riders think 'F' is for fun. Read more.....

    Centurion Racing are looking for win number seven this weekend in the British Supersport Cup Championship with 18-year-old Pete Spalding. Spalding who has now won six races out of six will be hoping to carry on his strong form this weekend at Knockhill, Scotland. (14th - 16th July) Read more.....

    The Airwaves Ducati team return to racing this weekend travelling to the Knockhill Racing Circuit in Scotland for round 8 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Read more.....

    Shane 'Shakey' Byrne will be the sole Rizla Suzuki rider racing at the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill in Scotland this weekend. Read more.....

    Yamaha Team this weekend at the vertigo-inducing Sachsenring circuit in Germany, host to the tenth round of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. One of the tightest and most undulating tracks in the world welcomes the most unpredictable season in recent history, with Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards both having played their part in a dramatic campaign that has seen five different race winners, nine different riders on the podium and thirteen different front row starters. Read more.....

    Bill Wiggin MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Motorcycling Group is backing the industry's annual campaign and Ride to Work Day and supports the industry's aims to 'mainstream' motorcycling. Read more.....

    After his brilliant podium at Donington Park on July 2, Marco Melandri arrives in Germany in good spirits and improving physical shape. Read more.....

    The Ducati Marlboro Team is set to return to its original 2006 line-up at the German Grand Prix, with Sete Gibernau rejoining Loris Capirossi following a four-week layoff. Read more.....

    The National Motorcycle Week survey found that the current couple of the have been voted the two famous faces that people would most like to take fantasy pillion ride with. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin could only manage fourth place today at the Polish Grand Prix held in the town of Myslenice, with sits approximately thirty kilometres South of the city of Krakow. Lampkin never recovered from a poor first lap showing, and despite a much-improved performance during the afternoon session the British rider could not climb any further up the leader board. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen will be riding at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, onboard the Suzuki that powered Barry Sheene to his first GP victory. Red more.....

    The Airwaves Ducati team today completed a two day test at Croft in North Yorkshire with both riders vastly improving on the lap times they set at the circuit last year. Leon Haslam completed 753km over the two days, while reigning champion Gregorio Lavilla completed 630km. Between them they tested 12 Dunlop tyres. Read more.....

    Maria Costello, the fastest woman to lap the Isle of Man TT course, will be competing at Southern 100 for the first time next week. Another Isle of Man road circuit, the Southern 100 Races take place on the Billown circuit in Castletown and Maria will be racing the specially prepared 400i on a real road circuit for the first time. Read more.....

    Triple British Superbike Champion John Reynolds will be riding his 2004 Championship winning Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. Read more.....

    When Loris Capirossi won backto- back MotoGP races last September in Japan and Sepang, there was a feeling of elation among all of Team Ducati when after only three years of racing they were finally able to dent the dominance of the Japanese marques. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki has recovered both of Shane 'Shakey' Byrne's stolen GSX-R1000 race bikes. Working in conjunction with the North Yorkshire police, the team received information leading to the whereabouts of the bikes which were stolen on Tuesday night from a locked garage at the Croft circuit. Read more.....

    MCI welcomes new Government casualty statistics showing the important contribution made by motorcycle riders to reducing road casualty figures. Read more.....

    With the announced retirement of nine times motocross world champion Stefan Everts at the end of this season, Yamaha is very pleased to have signed both Joshua Coppins and Marc de Reuver for the 2007 MX1 world championship season. The new signings will have a tremendous challenge in trying to maintain the team's past and present winning success, but Yamaha believe that the 2005 MX1 vice world champion Joshua Coppins (29 yrs, New Zealand) and this year's MX2 world championship title challenger Marc de Reuver (23 yrs, The Netherlands) both have the speed and talent to become worthy successors in the Yamaha Motocross Team. Read more.....

    The 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed will see Ducati represented by two fabulous machines with world famous riders on board. Read more.....

    Both of Shane 'Shakey' Byrne's Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000K6 race bikes were stolen last night from a locked garage at the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire. Rizla Suzuki is offering a 10,000 reward for their safe return. Read more.....

    Twenty-one year old Brendan Roberts extended his lead this weekend in the Metzeler National Superstock Series after taking a fifth position in Saturday's race and the race win yesterday, 2nd July. After the cancellation of the double barrelled round which was due to take place at Mondello Park, the Superstock Class were allocated two races alongside the illustrious Moto GP race at Donington Park. Read more.....

    A thousand Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) members and supporters rode in convoy through Birmingham on Saturday as part of the group's on-going campaign to overcome the 3rd European Licensing Directive. Read more.....

    Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi produced one of the performances of his life today as he rode through the pain of hand and ankle injuries to take a simply sensational second place in the British Grand Prix. Roared on by a partisan local crowd, who have taken the Italian to their hearts after a string of victories at this circuit, Rossi started steadily from twelfth on the grid but soon got into his rhythm and began passing riders with the flamboyance and determination that has already taken him to five consecutive MotoGP World Championship titles. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin experienced the bitter taste of defeat at the Italian Grand Prix today when he slumped to sixth place, just seven days after having clinched his first victory of the season in France. On an otherwise black day for Lampkin, the only positive news was that despite his poor showing he only lost one point to Raga in the championship race, as the Spanish rider endured an equally bad day to finish in fifth spot. Read more.....

    Camel Yamaha team-mates Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will both start from the fourth row of the grid in tomorrow's British Grand Prix, after running into set-up problems during the second day of practice at Donington Park. Whilst Rossi continued to ride through the pain from the ankle and wrist injuries he sustained at Assen nine days ago, he also struggled to adapt his machine to the demands of the British track, where he has taken victory for five of the last six seasons. Read more.....