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Disappointment For Dougie Lampkin - January 1st 2007


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    Ducati dominated the second day of testing at Phillip Island both with the qualifying tyres used on the satellite team version of Alex Barros and with race tyres, which were tested today by Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner while they continued their set-up work on the new GP7 machines. Read more.....

    A three-day test for Ducati at the Phillip Island circuit got underway today. The excellent work carried out by the Ducati Marlboro Team in the recent tests at Sepang allowed Loris Capirossi to rapidly find a good set-up on his Desmosedici GP7 and he ended the day just a few tenths of a second off the circuit record. Read more.....

    Despite being hampered by uncharacteristically bad weather Ilmor GP's first outing of 2007 still resulted in significant progress at the southern Spanish circuit of Almeria this weekend. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is at Phillip Island in Australia this week, for the next instalment in the test programme for the new Suzuki GSV-R800. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin achieved his first podium finish of the 2007 World Indoor series, with a fighting third place at the third round held in the French city of Marseille. Lampkin held his nerve fantastically to beat his team mate Fujinami in the head to head race to take his spot in his first final of the year. Dougie had no answer to eventual winner Raga or runner up Cabestany on the second lap, but although he slipped out of the battle for the lead he fought right through to the end to gain six valuable series points. Read more.....

      Despite reports to the contrary, the BMF is still hopeful that the final version of the Transport for London report on the use of London's bus lanes by motorcycles will make a positive contribution to the debate over motorcycle access. Read more.....

      Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins completed 2007's first test at Sepang in Malaysia today with a simulated race distance, bettering his 990cc race time from 2006 by an incredible seven seconds. Read more.....

      The Motorcycle Action Group were centre stage in the Houses of Parliament yesterday having been called to give evidence at the House of Commons Transport Select Committee who were scrutinising the delivery of the Government Motorcycle Strategy. Read more.....

      The Yamaha Factory Racing Team rounded off their first test of 2007 in fine style today, with Valentino Rossi topping the unofficial time sheets after three days of testing. Both Rossi and his team-mate Colin Edwards made more positive progress with Yamaha's new prototype 800cc machine and the team closed the test feeling confident about their level of performance at this stage of the season. Although they finished the day a little earlier than usual, both riders completed their full agenda of work, once again trying several new tyres for Michelin, with Rossi also concentrating on improving the balance of the bike when braking. Read more.....

      MCI Exhibitions Ltd have unveiled exciting new plans for the 2007 International Motorcycle & Scooter Show , presenting new dates, new halls and an exciting re-investment package that's set to benefit both exhibitors and visitors. Read more.....

      A second day of testing in Malaysia today saw the Yamaha Factory Racing Team continue to come on in leaps and bounds with the development of their new prototype 800cc motorcycle. Read more.....

      The Repsol Honda Team began their 2007 world championship campaign today at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia as almost the entire MotoGP field reassembled following the winter testing ban. Bidding to repeat the spectacular successes of 2006 the new World Champion Nicky Hayden and his team-mate Dani Pedrosa resumed testing of the RC212V at the challenging 5.548 km (3.447 miles) track. Read more.....

      A revitalised Kawasaki Racing Team will get their 2007 MotoGP campaign underway on Monday, with the first of two planned pre-season tests at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Read more.....

      Monday's Sepang MotoGP test marks the start of a very busy 2007 season for the Konica Minolta Honda Team. With five gruelling tests to undertake before the 18-race season begins at Qatar on Saturday March 10th, the Team will have covered around 19,000 miles by the end of 2007, making this the longest campaign ever in MotoGP's history. Read more.....

      Dougie Lampkin recorded a disappointing fifth place at the second round of the current edition of the World Indoor championship held at St Petersburg, Russia earlier today. As had been the case at the opening event held in Spain last weekend, Lampkin looked to be on the pace and in with a chance of qualifying for the final, but once again an unforced error would cost him dearly and leave him out of the main running. Read more.....

      The Chris Jones Memorial Fund wish to place on record our sincere thanks to all BSB management, officials, riders, teams, sponsors, the Motorcycle Industry, fans and followers of motorcycle racing everywhere for the incredible support shown in the funds' first year in our quest to help improve safety in domestic racing. Read more.....

      An annual production of 100,000 motorcycles was achieved for the first time ever at BMW's Berlin plant last year. This accomplishment was also matched in sales figures, as the magic '100,000 units' was also exceeded for the first time. A grand total of 100,064 BMW motorcycles were sold worldwide (the highest number ever supplied by the company to customers in a single year) and in keeping with the company's roots, the 100,000th motorcycle was a Boxer - an R 1200 R classic roadster in Nocturnal Black. Read more.....

      The Dolomite mountain scenery of Madonna di Campiglio formed the spectacular backdrop for the official launch of the new Ducati Desmosedici GP7 today. The wraps were pulled off the all-new Italian bike by Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner, the two Ducati Marlboro Team factory riders who will spearhead the Italian manufacturer's attack in the first year of the new 800cc category. Read more.....

      UK1 Racing are pleased to announce the signing of their second rider, Connor Behan. Read more.....

      Gareth, 29, takes over the post recently vacated by Paul Moreton and will lead the team responsible for the BMF Show, the Garden of England Motorcycle Show, Kelso Bike Fest and the Tail End, the BMF's end of season show. Read more.....

      Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen get back into action next week when they will be testing the latest version of the 800cc Suzuki GSV-R at Sepang in Malaysia. Read more.....

      Steve Martin and the DFX Honda World Superbike squad made further testing progress during the last three days at the team's second winter test at Valencia. Read more.....

      The all-new YZF-R1 was given its first 2007 testing shakedown by Yamaha Motor Italia riders Troy Corser and Noriyuki Haga, at the final official Pirelli tests of the close season. Corser took the equal fourth best time of the three days, with a lap of 1'32.2, set on day two - some 0.2 seconds under the current race lap record pace. Haga also had to rely on a day two best to set his fastest mark of the sessions, a 1'32.8, in what was another largely closely contested outing for the five Superbike teams in attendance. Read more.....

      After around 310 people were caught drink driving every day during December, RoSPA said it was high time the Government agreed to cut the drink-drive limit to protect innocent road users from the menace of alcohol. Read more.....

      Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Yukio Kagayama and Max Biaggi carried on the development programme of the new 2007 GSX-R1000K7 at Phillip Island and left the Australian circuit with a lot of positive data for the team to evaluate. Read more.....

      Troy Bayliss continued his brilliant pre-season form for the Ducati Xerox team as he set a record-breaking pace in three days of testing at Phillip Island. Riding the latest-spec 999F07, Troy fired in a 1m30.7s lap on the final morning in the cooler conditions, the fastest time ever recorded by a Superbike machine around the Phillip Island circuit, before wrapping up his testing schedule at the lunch break. Bayliss's team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi was a perfect back-up, the Italian finishing the Pirelli development tests second overall with a time of 1m31.2s. Read more.....

      Regis Laconi and Fonsi Nieto made final day improvement to their previous best lap times at Phillip Island, with Laconi beating his team-mate by only a tenth of a second in the final reckoning. Laconi's 1'32.2 tied him for fourth in the overall ranking, with Nieto joint sixth, on a 1'32.3. Read more.....

      Following a three-day joint World Superbike and Supersport Championships Pirelli tyre test in Phillip Island, HANNspree Ten Kate Honda is leaving Australia in a positive frame of mind. Superbike riders James Toseland and Roberto Rolfo both set impressive lap times at the 4,445-metre track. Read more.....

      Dougie Lampkin just missed out on a podium finish at the opening round of the 2007 World indoor series held in the Southern Spanish city of Granada earlier today. Just one mark separated Lampkin from a guaranteed top three place, as he missed out on qualifying for the three rider final by the narrowest of margins. Fajardo managed to sneak through just ahead of Dougie to record an eventual third position, after finishing behind shock winner Bou and runner up Raga. Read more.....

      BMW Motorrad is celebrating yet another sales record, albeit an unofficial one. Combined UK sales of its R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure models totalled 2,277 units in 2006. This is a figure that comfortably beats that achieved by Honda's CBR1000RR, which at 2,067 units was officially the best selling motorcycle of last year, according to figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association. Read more.....

      With now securing funds from Naturally Best and support from Suzuki, Team Manager Norris Farrow, confirms the rider line up for 2007. Read more.....

      More top class big bike racing is scheduled for the 2007 season at Castle Combe with the announcement that in conjunction with the New Era Motorcycle Racing Club, the Wiltshire circuit will be hosting round four of the ACU Dunlop Tyres MotoStar Championship on the weekend of the 28th and 29th July 2007. Read more.....

      RoSPA is urging people to seek their MP's support for a Bill coming before Parliament this month which would bring lighter evenings all year round and save hundreds of deaths and serious injuries on Britain's roads. Read more.....

      The motorcycle industry ended 2006 positively, with motorcycle registrations on a par with 2005. Despite initial concerns that the industry would experience a decline, just over 133,000 machines were registered, compared to 132,083 in 2005. This compares favourably to the 3.9% fall in new car registrations during 2006. Read more.....

      The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG-UK), representing the interests of UK motorcyclists, is very concerned at the current situation where the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) have 'lost' details of riders entitlements to ride motorcycles. Read more.....

      Ending months of speculation, Mario Illien, Ilmor GP Team Owner today announced that Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt will make up the team's 2007 line up. Read more.....

      Plans to charge commuters and residents for parking in Central London represent a retrograde step say the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK). Westminster's council have announced plans to charge for all motorcycle parking. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea plans to convert the majority of free parking bays into secure bays for residents only and charge residents for parking outside their own homes. Read more.....

      Rizla Suzuki received three 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 production bikes to add to the single bike it has been using as a test bed for its new British Superbike racer. Read more.....

      The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) welcomes the news that the Department for Transport is considering proposals to introduce the principle of safe driving into the school curriculum. Read more.....

      Dougie Lampkin left Sheffield arena both 'gutted' and empty handed, with the multi World champion finally slumping to fourth place after having led his home event for the majority of the evening. Lampkin may remain the overall 'King of Sheffield', with eight wins in the last twelve years, but the British favourite has now been without a victory in what he still regards as one of his most important competitions each year since January 2004. Read more.....