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Toselands Heads Home to Silverstone World Superbike to head a Strong Honda Field
Barros sits only two points from Toseland in the current championship table, with Toseland third overall, behind runaway leader Troy Bayliss and the only other rider to have won more than a single 2006 race, Troy Corser. Barros has never raced on the shorter 3.619km Silverstone race before, and thus the entire weekend will be another rapid learning process for the seven times MotoGP race winner.
Karl Muggeridge (Winston Honda Ten Kate CBR1000RR) has tasted Silverstone champagne during his successful WSS career, and will be pushing to take his first SBK podium finish. Having largely recovered from a recent spinal injury, he proved his return was not premature at Monza, scoring sixth and seventh places. These results put him into the top 15 overall - all despite no scores or no starts in half of the 2006 races thus far.
Once more the DFX Treme Honda squad will race without team-leader Pierfrancesco Chili (DFX Treme Honda CBR1000RR), despite Chili attempting to race in a recent Italian championship race at Mugello. His replacement is once more Gianluca Nannelli (DFX Treme Honda CBR1000RR) who lines up alongside SBK rookie Michel Fabrizio (DFX Treme Honda CBR1000RR). Fabrizio has had both high and low points this year, but his fifth place in the opening race at Qatar is certainly within his grasp again if the ultra-competitive qualifying results and Superpole contest go his way.
Toseland, about to enjoy the first of two British rounds in the SBK championship series, is in determined mood before the start of the Silverstone round.
“I believe that the team will come up with the goods and I will come up with the goods,” said Toseland. “It’s nice to race in Britain and we are fortunate that two of the biggest and most popular races of all are in the UK - Silverstone and Brands. I’m sure there will be a great turnout at Silverstone and we need great results to get the championship back.”
Barros, showing just how extensive his pre-Superbike career has been, acknowledges that he has raced at Silverstone before, but at a very different version than that which will greet him in first practice on Friday 26th May.
“The last time I raced at Silverstone was in 1987,” stated the talented Brazilian. “I know the old course, and it seems the latest one in World Superbike is combination of the old and the new, with some modifications to the old track. It seems the whole track will be pretty much completely new for me, so I don’t really know what to expect. It seems Silverstone will be surprise, and I hope a nice one.”
Muggeridge is ready for the challenge of the shorter and more physical Silverstone circuit, and he recovers full fighting fitness with every passing day.
“I feel pretty good now,” said Muggeridge. “My back injury is much better and there is nothing I can’t do with it. Getting some more hours on the bike will help a lot, because it’s hard to simulate that during training. When I first got injured the doctors’ opinions ranged from three months to six months recovery time, so we’re ahead of that already. I’m maybe not 100% yet, because I want to be even fitter than I was before. I want to move the bar a bit. The short Silverstone will maybe be one of the hardest tracks for us this year. It’s just the way things are at the moment, for our particular bikes.”
Fabrizio underwent a test session in Brno after the Monza race earlier in May, and made good set-up progress on his CBR1000RR.
“After the test in Brno my motorcycle feels OK,” said Fabrizio. “The suspension and the electronic package have improved, even if the racetrack at Silverstone will be very difficult. It’s a shame about the circuit; to cut the fastest parts is not good, because our motorcycle suffers most in the slow curves. But we will be trying as hard as ever to qualify for Superpole and finish in the top positions.”
Nannelli, a WSS race winner as recently as 2005, is a high-power understudy to Chili, but still feels he has to learn more about the bike before the results can reflect his obvious talent.
“I have high hopes for the next race in Silverstone because my team has been fantastic,” said Nannelli. “I will run for Domenico Brigaglia, my technical supervisor, and Frankie Chili. This race may be difficult because the Silverstone circuit might not suit the Honda CBR1000RR as well as some others. But the bike itself is very good and I’m sure we can make a good race.”
Round six of the 2006 series, marking the end of the first half of the competitive year, takes place at Misano, Italy, between 23 and 25 June, with all classes once more represented.
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Today’s race was held in dry but overcast conditions with a constant threat of rain in the air. Over 76,000 spectators witnessed Marco Melandri win his second MotoGP of the season. American Nicky Hayden still leads the Championship.
Yamaha Team Solves Chatter Problem to Post Quickest Practive Times
The factory team have arrived in France in determined mood as they look to turn around their early season misfortunes, aided by the latest improvements to the YZR-M1 machine brought to this circuit by Yamaha. Rossi today ran back to back tests with a brand new chassis, designed to eliminate vibration problems suffered with the bike during the opening four rounds, and reported positive results. He will therefore incorporate the update into both of his machines tomorrow, when Rossi and Edwards try to repeat today's success in the official Qualifying session.
Valentino Rossi (2nd; 1'35.282, 36 laps) "I'm happy because both Colin and I are fast from the start and it seems the M1 machine is working very well at this circuit. Now we are in the first and second places so this is a very good result for our team and it gives us some confidence. I was very fast in the morning and in the afternoon we spent the time making some tests for the setting with the new chassis for tomorrow. This job is very important because they say it might rain tomorrow, but we have already found a good base, so I'm very happy about that. I like the new chassis and I think it will help us to go faster. It is much better for the vibration and even at this early stage we can see it has a lot of potential. Yamaha have always gone well at Le Mans so now we wait for tomorrow and see if we can keep it going."
Davide Brivio - Camel Yamaha Team Director
Pole man Pendrosa
Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda, 1st: "Of course I am happy to be on pole again, but the important day is tomorrow! Today the practice was difficult because it was very windy, but it was dry, so that was good. At the beginning of the session I didn't make the most of the practice time - I made some mistakes and I had some traffic. I was not riding so well on race tyres and at the start of the session I didn't really do a good job. But then, at the end, I focused on the job and I got in to a better rhythm. We found a good race tyre so I'm happy about that and the set-up for the bike tomorrow for the race, if it's dry, can be good. I'll be hoping to make a great start and have a good race - we'll have to wait to see what the weather does."
Pole-man and winner last weekend at the Shanghai Circuit, Pedrosa will be looking to continue his run of form into Sunday’s race at the famous Le Mans Bugatti Circuit. Nakano looked set to give Kawasaki the top spot for the first time this season, but instead had to settle for his highest qualifying position of 2006.Rizla Suzuki’s John Hopkins repeated his top three qualification from China, and following on from his fourth place finish in the race he will be out for a podium place tomorrow afternoon.
Local rider Randy de Puniet completed a memorable day for Kawasaki, delighting the large number of fans present at the Le Mans track by slotting into fourth place. The Frenchman stood on the pit wall to acknowledge the crowd following the session.
Marco Melandri and Loris Capirossi completed the second row, both trying to get back on track after disappointing results in China. World Champion Valentino Rossi and team-mate Colin Edwards were unable to keep their free practice positions at the top of the leaderboard, separated on the third row in seventh and ninth by Sete Gibernau’s Ducati. Nicky Hayden completed the top ten just under a second slower than his pole-setting Repsol Honda colleague.
Valentino Rossi (7th; 1'34.840, 28 laps) "Today I am happy because we worked in the right way and found a good race setting for the bike. When we used the very soft tyre at the end of the session we again found some vibration problems caused by the extra grip but it's not such a problem on the race tyres. Anyway, looking at the qualifying results from the last few rounds the third row is an improvement and I think there is the possibility of a good result tomorrow. Myself and Colin have been at the top through all the practice on race tyres so we know we have a good chance."
Casey Stoner (27) leads winner Melandri (just behind), Nicky Hayden (69), John Hopkins, and Rossi (7) in the opensing laps.
Rossi Breaks while leading, Melandri Wins His Second MotoGP of the Season
The weather ahead of the race left all riders and teams gambling, and the race itself was equally as unpredictable. The first lap was littered with notable incidents, as Melandri took the holeshot before being overtaken by Suzuki’s John Hopkins and a collision between Randy de Puniet, Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa left Kawasaki’s hometown rider out of the race and pushed Colin Edwards and Sete Gibernau off the track.
On lap five Rossi relieved Hopkins of the lead and three laps later the American Suzuki rider fell while trying to stay in touch. He remounted to finish 15th. Dani was now in second place and right up with Rossi, as the stage was set for the season’s long awaited battle between the reigning MotoGP and 250cc World Champions. Melandri was 2.37 seconds behind the leaders in third.
Rossi began to work his lead over Pedrosa harder and by mid-race distance he held 3.2 second advantage over the Spanish rookie. Dani could not make an impression on Rossi, until Rossi slowed with a broken down Yamaha. Rossi proved he had the upper hand over young pretender Pedrosa, extending his lead with assertion over the second half of the race. However, in the key moment of the day, the charismatic Italian pulled over on lap 21, clearly distraught after suffering an unknown mechanical failure.
Davide Brivio - Camel Yamaha Team Director - "We are trying to smile but obviously we are all very disappointed - especially Valentino. Our engineers did a great job to get the bikes prepared for this race and both Valentino and Colin were ready to fight for a top result. It was great watching Valentino in harmony with the bike and it looked as though it was going to be a classic Valentino Rossi race, making his way to the front and then controlling his advantage over second place. Unfortunately the engine broke and we are analysing it now to find out why. I have to say Colin rode a great race after being forced wide in the first corner and in general we will take a lot of positives from this weekend, even if we don't feel too great right now. Today we should have had two riders on the podium, but we have 12 more chances to try!"
Pedrosa then took over the lead with eight laps to go, but Melandri was gaining on him lap by lap and Capirossi in third was closing too. This now turned into a lap time against laps remaining equation that would not run in Pedrosa’s favour.
Melandri had the speed and took Pedrosa at the turn one chicane on lap 24. Capirossi was 2.5 seconds behind Dani and gaining by 0.44 seconds a lap. Loris Capirossi behind meanwhile pulled out one of the best outbraking moves of the season on Pedrosa to snatch second place from under the Spaniard's nose. at the Musée turn on the final lap and the young Spaniard decided to collect the points for third rather than risk a fall retaliating.
Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) and Casey Stoner (LCR Honda RC211V) had a tough fight for fourth with the verdict going to Stoner as the pair crossed the line. Makoto Tamada (Konica Minolta Honda RC211V) was seventh, Toni Elias (Fortuna Honda RC211V) ninth, while Kenny Roberts (Roberts KR211V) retired early with so far undiagnosed problems.
Melandri was delighted with another victory in his 50th MotoGP start. He said, “I’m happy and I want to thank Michelin because it was the perfect tyre choice. I got away well and that allowed me to lead on the first lap. Hopkins then overtook me as my bike was suffering a bit in the first laps, but after a few laps when the tyre temperature increased, the bike began to work better and better and I was able to lap near the front. As the laps went by I started to think about winning and I overtook Loris and then, when the time was right, Pedrosa as well.”
Loris Capirossi , finished second, third overall (79 points) "When I was riding with Marco I saw that Valentino was out, so I thought that I would be on the podium right then. Then I saw Marco catching Dani, so on the last few laps I tried to keep with him and see if it was possible to overtake Dani on the last lap. I did it and kept him behind me, so this second position is very good for me. I used the tyre we tested yesterday and I knew I could keep a pace in the high 1’35s, and I maintained this pace all through the race, and never gave up. This track is not one of the best for us, in the rain it seems to be better, but we finished on the podium in second, and got really good championship points. Thanks to the whole Ducati team and the Bridgestone guys."
Third-placed Pedrosa said, “When I took the lead I knew they were catching me and I knew I would only lead for two or three laps. On one lap I made two mistakes and I realised I was going slowly whilst on the limit. So I decided I didn't want to crash like in the race in Turkey and I closed the throttle and focused on finishing the race. But the result is good and we must stay consistent and learn from this.”
Casey Stoner continued his run of good form, having not finished outside the top six in his first MotoGP season. One rider who did see an end to his personal record was Nicky Hayden. The flu-stricken 'Kentucky Kid' was off the podium for the first time for the first time in nine races.
After dropping down the order in the first turn, Colin Edwards clawed his way back through the field, ahead of Makoto Tamada and fellow first corner incident sufferer Sete Gibernau. Toni Elias and Chris Vermeulen finished ninth and tenth respectively.
Nicky Hayden still leads the standings on 83 points, ahead of Melandri and Capirossi who are both breathing down his neck on 79. The 2006 MotoGP World Championship now moves to the picturesque Tuscan surroundings of Mugello in Italy for round six on Sunday 4th June.
Pole Position: Dani PEDROSA 1'33.990 160.102 Km/h
World Championship Positions:
Takahashi Leads Honda Sweep in 250cc GP
Takahashi and Dovi scorched into turn one from second and pole on the grid and set about ratcheting up an unassailable advantage over the field. They held a 3.2 second advantage over Roberto Locatelli (Aprilia) who was running third by lap four of this 26-lap race.
As Takahashi and Dovi settled down to wait for what was always going to be last lap battle, the chasing field spread out with Aoyama and his brother Hiro (KTM) left to dispute third place between themselves on the final lap.
Dovi led the last lap until the final turn where Takahashi slid up the inside on the brakes. The Italian knew the Japanese man would run wider mid-corner and he took the inside but his momentum carried him wide and Taka could get the power on earlier on the inside to broach the line first. “I’m so happy with this result,” said a delighted Takahashi. “My bike set-up was really good and even though we were all sliding from mid-race distance my bike was very controllable and I knew I would do well at the end.”
Dovi, who is still searching for that elusive first win in the 250cc class, said, “Yuki was faster than me and it was difficult. I tried to keep him out on the last lap because I knew he’d have a go at me. I tried to get him back at the last turn but it wasn’t possible. But I’m happy to take the points.”
Aoyama was happy with his maiden podium. He said, “It was difficult to up the pace but I got faster from the middle of the race. I kept my brother at bay by really attacking the final lap and I’m really happy to be on the podium. Now I want to continue this success.”
The World Championship standings now show Dovi leading on 92 points from Hector Barbera (Aprilia), who finished 7th today, on 78 points with Hiro Aoyama on 75 in fourth. Yuki Takahashi is now fourth on 67.
250cc Grand Prix Class
Pole Position: Andrea DOVIZIOSO 1'39.733 150.882 Km/h
World Championship Positions:
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The very popular veteran rider followed his Saturday induction with a third in the Superbike race, held under cloudy skies on the undulating 12-turn race track in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country, north of San Francisco. Duhamel battled Suzuki’s Aaron Yates for the second half of the race before making the final pass on the 26th of 28 laps. Duhamel backed up that finish with a much more competitive run aboard his American Honda CBR1000RR on Sunday, this time taking third on the 13th lap and chasing the second place rider to the end.
“Yeah, it was a bit of a surprise,” Duhamel said about the distinction. “It's just - I'm very honored, obviously. I'm very pleased and honored.” The prolific Duhamel has nine wins at Infineon; five in Superbike, three in Supersport, and one in Formula Xtreme. In addition to his proficiency on the track, he was chosen for the selfless work he’s provided to the track on behalf of the safety of his fellow riders.
“There’s nobody who has been more open, more helpful, more available…than Miguel Duhamel,” track president Steve Page said in the winner’s circle. “For all the memories and all the involvement he’s had at this track, we are very proud to have Miguel Duhamel inducted into the Infineon Raceway Wall of Fame.”
Parts Unlimited Ducati's Neil Hodgson improved to fourth place in Sunday's AMA Superbike race at Infineon Raceway, applying pressure on third place in the final laps in the second contest of the weekend. Teammate Ben Bostrom finished seventh on his Ducati 999 Superbike in a race meeting with limited track time due to weather issues.
Hodgson was 9.137 seconds behind the winner at the flag, less than half of Saturday's gap. In the race, Neil made a pass of Tommy Hayden on lap 22 to take fourth place. "It was good to see the leaders," said Hodgson, who qualified on the front row on Saturday. "We were much more competitive today. I had a good battle with Tommy Hayden and Aaron Yates out there. Tommy was braking very late into the corners and I managed to squeeze underneath him for the pass and went off to chase Miguel Duhamel. The bike felt good on the light fuel load at the end of the race. We were able to close some on Miguel but ran out of laps."
Hodgson maintains fourth place in AMA Superbike points after extending his perfect finishing record for 2006. "We have a test scheduled for this week in Utah, so it will be good to go into it having made some improvements," said Hodgson.
Honda's Jake Zemke found brake problems prevented him from finishing higher up than eighth on Saturday. On Sunday, he discovered a lack of drive grip on the warm-up lap that stymied his best efforts to ride around the problem.
“We’ll just come back for the next one, definitely have to do a lot better than we did today,” he said.
The podium order was identical both days, Suzuki’s Ben Spies in front of teammate Mat Mladin and Duhamel.
Miguel Duhamel, 3rd Saturday, 3rd Sunday
I felt yesterday I could have been a little closer to the guys in front. And the key to that is to be closer. Tommy (Hayden) was actually doing a good job of keeping Mat (Mladin) honest and even Ben (Spies) for a while there. I was like, this is good, this is real good. Usually when you’re in third place, you only just see open track. And I was like, whoa, look at that. I was in fourth place at that moment. And (Hayden) was riding really good and then I had to ride really hard and got by him. I was really good on the brakes. Got by Tommy. He was braking good too, but not good enough. He went into the dirt, through the chicane, twice I think. That time actually I got by. Once I did that I think it looks like he couldn’t keep up the pace. By then Mat already did a little gap and I was trying to keep that gap honest and try and get a little closer and it was fluctuating depending on the lap and lapped riders. Of course I wanted to get up for the championship and get in front of Mat, but he didn’t want me to.
Jake Zemke, 8th Saturday, 8th Sunday - Early on we had the pace to run with the guys for third. I would like to think we would have been at least a challenge for those guys up there and would have a four-rider race for third instead of three, but that’s the way it goes. It just seems like the brakes glazed over a bit and I just didn’t have the stopping power I needed getting in the corners and couldn’t get in there like I was earlier in the race, and just kind of faded back from there. I just felt like I could get through the corners OK once I got in there, it was just I couldn’t get into the corners. I just kind of just ended up going backwards there.
First lap out, warm-up lap I could tell it wasn’t quite the grip I had yesterday. Sometimes it takes a lap or two to get the tires where they’re gripping to their full potential. It just never, ever came in. It was kind of bad right from the get-go. I think it was more our setting that was bad, because we had the same tire we had yesterday and, shoot, I drove right by a couple of guys early in the race, where today that wasn’t going to happen. they were driving by me instead. We thought we had something that might be a little bit better, but ultimately it just didn’t have the grip I had yesterday. So I couldn’t get off the corners and we had changed the shock and it also affected going into the corners as well. I just couldn’t get much of anything done today. We’ll come back.
Rossi had earlier also been a nomination for World Sportsman of the Year for the third consecutive time, however that accolade fell to Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer. Nevertheless when he finally made his entrance with trademark flamboyance the five-time MotoGP World Champion received a rapturous applause from the gathered luminaries.
Once the ceremony was finished, Rossi remarked, “I am very happy to have received this award tonight, and very proud to be considered such an important ambassador for our sport. It's also a big honour for me to be nominated once again for the main award alongside other such great sportsmen.”
The Laureus Sports Awards are voted for by the Laureus Academy's 42 members, which includes Agostini and other sporting legends such as Bobby Charlton, Seve Ballesteros, Ed Moses and Boris Becker.
Rossi flew to the event especially, after having completed a day's testing at the Le Mans circuit where he was forced to retire during Sunday's race . The award was given to him for his part in raising MotoGP's profile around the world and for his continued high level of performance after five consecutive MotoGP titles.
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