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MotoGP - Repsol Honda Completes Fruitful Test In Australia - February 1st 2007


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    Construction work is scheduled to start later this year on a specially designed holiday retreat for the disabled, which will double as a lasting tribute to Joey Dunlop, the most successful rider in the 100-year history of TT racing. Read more.....

    Following a nail-biting season opener in Qatar, the second round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship heads to Phillip Island this weekend. HANNspree Ten Kate Honda rider James Toseland has secured an early lead in the series and is on equal points with championship contender Max Biaggi. However, the British rider is determined to steal the advantage at the Australian circuit before returning to the UK. Read more.....

    After the sensational start to the season in Qatar, Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra is ready to continue its good form in Australia this weekend: World Superbike newcomer Max Biaggi began his World Championship campaign with a sensational win in the first race and runner-up spot in the second and arrives in Australia as joint series leader. Read more.....

    The Airwaves Ducati team have finished a successful test in Almeria, Spain with both riders posting consistent times throughout the three day test. Read more.....

    The Department for Transport's Child Road Safety Strategy (2007) has recognised the educational resources produced by the MCI to help improve road user education and reduce the number of casualties. Read more.....

    The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) is calling on MPs to vote against a new Off-Road Vehicles (registrations) Private Members Bill, that will have limited or no effect on the mini-bike problem. Read more.....

    As the debate over road pricing rumbles on and London's extended Congestion Charging Zone starts to bite, the British Motorcyclists Federation say that motorists could avoid road pricing altogether if they took up two wheels, i.e. motorcycling. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki's 2007 GSX-R1000 British Superbike was unveiled at a sunny Almeria circuit in southern Spain today at the beginning of a three day intensive test for riders Cal Crutchlow and Chris Walker. Read more.....

    After an exciting opening round in Qatar last weekend, the Superbike World Championship makes its only trip to the southern hemisphere when it visits the fast and flowing Phillip Island circuit for the Yamaha-sponsored Australian round. Read more.....

    Valentino Rossi ended his pre-season preparations in fine style today after taking top honours in the traditional 40-minute 'Qualifying' Practice session at Jerez, smashing last year's pole time and becoming the fastest man ever round the Spanish circuit in the process. There was double satisfaction for Yamaha as Rossi's team-mate Colin Edwards, who took this same accolade in treacherously wet conditions at Catalunya last year, finished the session third. Read more.....

    HANNspree Ten Kate Honda rider James Toseland leaves the opening round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship at the top of the standings on equal points with Max Biaggi. British contender Toseland finished in second and first positions respectively at the championship's first event in Qatar today to secure 45 points and the joint lead in the series. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin once again finished in a lowly sixth place for the second week running, as the British rider failed to find his form at the seventh round of the 2007 World Indoor series held in Minorca, Spain earlier tonight. Lampkin is now equal on points with Fajardo in the championship standings, and will need to finish ahead of his young Spanish rival if he is to hold on to fifth position in the final rankings. Read more.....

    Konica Minolta Honda rider Shinya Nakano took time out from his testing schedule today to make a personal donation MotoGP's favourite charity - Riders for Health. Read more.....

    RoSPA is renewing its call for a greater focus on road safety education and enforcement as a way of preventing accidents on Britain's roads, in light of a national report published today (February 26). Read more.....

    Troy Corser lived up to his reputation as the king of superpole in Qatar today, setting a blistering lap time to grab pole position for his first races with the Yamaha Motor Italy WSB Team. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP endured a frustrating first day at the Official MotoGP Test in Spain, as heavy showers this morning meant that today's testing schedule was severely disrupted. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has officially revealed its brand new GSV-R800 at Jerez in Spain this evening, in front of an captivated audience of journalists, photographers and selected guests. Read more.....

    After a long series of winter testing overseas, the MotoGP comes back to Europe for the last appointment before the start of the championship, on the 10th of March in Qatar. From tomorrow to Sunday all MotoGP teams will be back on track at Jerez, in Spain. Read more.....

    Yamaha's new-for-2007 YZF-R1 demonstrated that it is a weapon to be reckoned with in world superbike competition, with Noriyuki Haga scoring provisional pole on the bike's world championship debut in Qatar today. Read more.....

    People wanting to avoid picking up three points for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving should not be deceived into thinking hands-free kits are safe to use at the wheel, RoSPA warned today. Read more.....

    Yamaha's Factory MotoGP Team will take part in the Official MotoGP Test in Jerez this weekend sporting a special blue Yamaha livery. Read more.....

    The 999 bravely broke away from being just a facelift, although while a better bike in most respects, some of the earlier magic was perhaps missing. The 1098 promises to give Ducatisti the best of both worlds, by combining the practical improvements of the 999 with the looks and presence of the 916. Read more.....

    The Losail International Circuit in Qatar is the venue for the opening round of the 2007 racing season this weekend as the World Superbike Championship moves into its twentieth year. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is in Spain for the second Official MotoGP Test this week, the final round of testing in readiness for this season's MotoGP Championship. Read more.....

    The green light comes on for the Superbike World Championship's 20th anniversary this weekend with Yamaha expecting great things in all the classes for 2007. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins has been evaluated by on orthopaedic specialist in England following his heavy crash in Qatar on Thursday, with encouraging results. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin finished in a lowly and distant sixth place at the latest round of the 2007 World Indoor championship held in Milan, Italy late last night. This is Lampkin's worst result in his campaign to date, and leaves him trailing his team mate Fujinami by five points, and just one point ahead of Fajardo, as he clings on to fifth place in the overall standings. Read more.....

    The final day of MotoGP testing in Qatar today saw the times tumble yet again, as several riders opted to try qualifying tyres and three of them, Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi included, dipped under the 1'55 mark. As usual on the final day of a test, both Rossi and team-mate Colin Edwards tried their 800cc Yamaha's on a long-run, enabling them to gather crucial information about tyre performance and fuel consumption ahead of the first race here in three week's time. Read more.....

    Mondello Park's on-going development works continue apace as the Kildare circuit prepares for another exciting circuit racing season in 2007. Upgrading work is currently underway on the drainage systems with some resurfacing also on the list. Read more.....

    Colin Edwards maintained his exemplary pre-season form by topping the unofficial time-sheets once again at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar today, with team-mate Valentino Rossi hot on his heels. The Yamaha pairing continue to forge ahead with the development of their 800cc Yamahas and their hard work is reaping rewards, with both riders feeling confident about the impending season. Read more.....

    This year's BMF Show marks its 30th year at Peterborough's East of England Showground and to help celebrate the event, the BMF is looking for people who were there in 1977 to join in the celebrations. Read more.....

    Yamaha Factory Racing commenced the latest stage of their pre-season testing schedule today, joining the rest of their MotoGP counterparts on track at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. Read more.....

    Ilmor GP rider Jeremy McWilliams is set to make his return to the race track during the MotoGP test this week at the Losail circuit in Qatar. McWilliams suffered multiple injuries after crashing out at the test in Jerez back in November 2006 - a fractured left femur, suspected fractured collarbone and the loss of a fingertip were the result - injuries that McWilliams played down and has since worked tirelessly to return to form as quickly as possible. Read more.....

    The all-new YZF-R1 was put through its final pre-season testing paces on 11 and 12 February by Yamaha Motor Italia riders Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga. The test at the Losail circuit in Qatar, venue of the first World Superbike race of the 2007 season on 24 February, was a useful exercise for both riders, as they worked through various machine set-up options and the latest suspension developments. Read more.....

    The countdown to the 2007 World Superbike Championship has begun and HANNspree Ten Kate Honda is ready for the challenges it faces to claim the Superbike title. The first round of the series takes place at Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar on 24 February. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin marked the mid point in the 2007 World Indoor series with a below par fifth place at round five of the championship held in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon late last night. Lampkin's total of twenty two marks was the same score that had netted him a more satisfying fourth position in Barcelona last Sunday, but this time it left him some way off the pace. With his Japanese team mate having out placed Dougie once again, Fujinami now leads his British rival by three points in the overall standings. Read more.....

    Figures released today by the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) show a 6% increase in the total number of bike, scooter and moped registrations. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow and Chris Walker finished their first test of 2007 at Calafat in Spain in confident mood and not even the rain that stopped the action halfway through the final day could dampen their spirits. Read more.....

    The HANNspree Ten Kate Honda World Superbike and Supersport teams have completed the final pre-season test in Valencia over the past two days. A previous F1 test at the Spanish track caused a slippery surface. Coupled with wet and windy weather this meant that conditions were far from ideal. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP travels to the scorching heat of the Qatari desert for the first Official MotoGP Test of the season next week, looking to fine tune the new GSV-R800 and ensure its race competitiveness. Read more.....

    Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi proved they are more than ready for the challenge ahead with their new 800cc Yamahas by clocking some outstanding times today, on the third and final day of testing in Sepang. Both took the chance to try new Michelin qualifying tyres and Edwards stunned his crew by dipping well under the current pole position record, set by Rossi at last year's race on the old 990cc Yamaha, with a lap of 2'00.248. Rossi also came close to his own pole record with a time of 2'00.793. Both riders spent the day continuing to work on set-up and tyre-testing before completing long runs, enabling them to see the benefits of their latest developments under race-like conditions. Read more.....

    Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards continued their relentless march towards the first race of the season with another promising day's work in Sepang today. Having concentrated on trying new parts for Yamaha yesterday, it was Michelin's turn today and the Yamaha Factory Racing riders spent most of the day testing new tyres, with the Malaysian temperatures providing the ideal proving ground for the latest generation of Michelin rubber. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Industry has issued two new fact sheets on line at http://www.mcia.co.uk/S_Public/ to raise awareness of the pending European Directives that are to be implemented in the UK. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin finished in a creditable fourth place at the latest event in the 2007 World Indoor series, held at the famous Sant Jordi stadium. This fantastic facility, which forms part of the ex Olympic complex, sits high on the hill above the beautiful city of Barcelona and proves to be the perfect setting for the trial to celebrate its thirtieth birthday. Although Lampkin missed out on a place in the final, he takes great pride in beating both Raga and Cabestany, at what both Spanish riders could perhaps consider as their most important competition of the year. Read more.....

    The Yamaha Factory Racing Team's second test of 2007 got underway in Sepang, Malaysia today, with Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards back out onboard their prototype 800cc machines for another three-day test. With most teams having chosen to test in Australia last week, Yamaha decided to return to Sepang and take advantage of the relatively quieter atmosphere this week, sharing the track with just five other riders from Tech 3 Yamaha, Kawasaki and Ilmor. Read more.....

    After several months of discussions about the sudden termination of their MotoGP cooperation in November last year, Japanese motorcycle giant Kawasaki and Harald Eckl have solved their dispute. Following apologies from the side of Eckl for the situation that resulted in the termination by Kawasaki, negotiations followed in Japan and Kawasaki and Eckl worked out a solution. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki British Superbike racers Chris Walker and Cal Crutchlow will start their busy pre-season test programme next week in a private two-day session at the Spanish Calafat circuit. Read more.....

    Yamaha Motor Company Ltd and Valentino Rossi will continue to race together until the end of the 2008 season. Read more.....

    Three Cross Motorcycles, the UK distributor of MV Agusta, will be throwing their weight behind Q Motorsport to develop the 1000cc MV F4 for British Superbike racing. Three Cross, who have represented the Italian factory in the UK for over 20 years, have persuaded them to supply the exclusive F4 1000 SBK model for racing in the British championships. Read more.....

    Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa say goodbye to Phillip Island setting the fastest laptimes of the three-day MotoGP test. Read more.....