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Bologna, June 19, 2007: Preparations are gearing up feverishly for the fifth edition of the international meeting organized by the Italian manufacturer which will be held from June 28 to July 1 at the revamped "Misano World Circuit". As is tradition, all the Ducati Corse factory riders will be involved in the big red Ducati party on Italy's Adriatic Riviera.

Friday and Saturday will be dedicated entirely to the riders of the Ducati Xerox Team that takes part in the World Superbike Championship. Two-times world champion Troy Bayliss and his team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi will be present in the circuit for a series of initiatives that will see them involved both on the track with their Ducati 999F07 machines and off-track with the numerous public present in the paddock.

The first opportunity to meet them will be during the popular "Ducati University", a sort of ‘virtual' lap of the Misano circuit, illustrated by the two riders, who raced there a couple of weeks previously in the San Marino Round of the World Superbike Championship, but it will above all be a fabulous opportunity for the WDW public to meet and greet their heroes. Other appointments at the Ducati University are scheduled with the ‘father' of the Desmosedici MotoGP and Ducati Corse Director General Filippo Preziosi, Ruben Xaus, always a Ducati crowd-pleaser, the official test rider for Ducati Corse Vittoriano Guareschi and the young Ducati Xerox Junior Team riders in the world Superstock championships, Niccolò Canepa and Domenico Colucci.

As well as autographs and photo sessions for the riders and pit-walks to see the various teams and garages, the WDW public will also have an opportunity to see all the Ducati Superbike and Superstock riders in track action as they complete a few laps of honour on Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Another activity involving the Ducati Xerox Team is the 999 Two-Seater ridden by Dario Marchetti. 30 lucky VIPs and guests will have a chance to live a unique experience, all the excitement of a lap as pillion passenger aboard a 999 Superbike during the event.

Saturday's activities will reach a high point during the evening when all the riders will be called onto the main stage for the official presentation of the teams competing in the various championships.

On Saturday afternoon meanwhile, the MotoGP Dutch TT Race from Assen will also be broadcast live on the two giant screens set up in the Misano paddock.
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MotoGP World Championship, Dutch TT, Round 9 of 18

Valentino Seals Yamaha's 150th Open GP Win
Rossi Reels in Stoner in an Epic Dutch TT

Dutch TT , Assen, Holland, June 28-30th - Valentino Rossi put in one of the outstanding performances of his career aboard his one-off liveried ‘Cinquecento' Fiat Yamaha at the Dutch TT today, taking a superb victory from 11th on the grid. His third win of the season is also Yamaha's 150th in total in the premier class of Grand Prix racing. Colin Edwards' was unable to match the outstanding performance of his team-mate today but nonetheless rode a solid race to finish in his grid position of sixth.

Team Fiat Yamaha's Rossi and Edwards ran special color livery to celebrate Fiat's 50th anniversary of the origional Fiat 500 economy car from 1957 which the factory has put back into limited production.

After difficulties in yesterday's wet qualifying Rossi was left with a mountain to climb today and, with championship rival Casey Stoner starting from the front row, there was no room for error from the Italian. Rossi made up little ground at the start but after the first couple of laps he found his rhythm and began a spectacular charge to the front, passing rider after rider with a series of bold moves and eventually making his way up to second behind Stoner by lap 12 of 26, setting a string of fastest laps on the way. The seven-time world champion was then faced with the task of closing a gap of almost two seconds to the championship leader but within just a few laps he had done just that and moved to within striking distance of the lead. It was no easy job to pass the Australian however and he made several unsuccessful attempts before finally making a pass stick through the chicane with three laps remaining, eventually crossing the line 1.909 seconds clear.

Edwards meanwhile was unable to capitalise on his fast race pace and, although he was lapping at a similar pace to the front runners throughout, he was unable to close the gap after being caught in traffic at the start. Rossi's maximum-points haul today closes the gap to Stoner at the top of the standings to 21 points, whilst Edwards' ten points see him hold onto seventh at the half-way point of the season.

Chris Vermeulen on Suzuki takes his First Pole of 2007

Friday 29th June - A Suzuki claimed pole at Assen for the second consecutive year, this time courtesy of Chris Vermuelen in a wet qualifying session. His 1’48.555 lap was seventeen thousandths of a second ahead of nearest challenger and current MotoGP World Championship leader Casey Stoner, and gave him the third Grand Prix pole of his career. Vermeulen’s hot lap came at just the right time for the Australian, as it was almost immediately followed by an increase in rain and wind.

Chris Vermeulen - “I’m very happy to be in pole position and again it’s another good result for Rizla Suzuki! It was a strong performance by both of us and a shame that John missed out on the front row right at the end. This was our first wet session of the weekend and that made it pretty difficult to get the bike set-up right, and also qualify, in just the hour. The team did a great job and the bike felt really good. It was easily capable of doing those lap-times in those conditions – if not a bit quicker! In the dry this morning we made a lot of improvements and I feel confident now in any weather! We now have to wait and see what the weather does; it needs to be wet or dry because if it is in between here it will be awful!”

The man joining the Antipodean duo on the front row tomorrow had a tough task on his hands after choosing the wrong moment to come into the garage, the Frenchman languishing in 13th until a late burst onboard the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR800 gave him his second best ever MotoGP qualifying result.

Heading the second row, Marco Melandri had a similar session to De Puniet, and looked to have put himself in the top three at the death. The fastest Honda rider on the grid will be on his own this weekend, after team-mate Toni Elias was ruled out of action with a broken leg. Melandri’s Gresini Honda colleague today underwent surgery on the injury, which has turned out to be more complicated than previously thought, and has yet to receive word on when he will be able to get back onboard a MotoGP bike.

Last year’s poleman John Hopkins was fifth quickest for tomorrow’s race, ahead of the rider perhaps more motivated than any other for the A-Style TT Assen; 2006’s last lap leader and crasher Colin Edwards onboard the fastest Yamaha of the day.

Like his Kawasaki team-mate De Puniet, Anthony West also left it late to get the best out of his run-out. West finished the session in seventh after only his second time riding his new machine in the wet, ahead of Alex Hofmann who had been pencilled in for a career best fourth place start until a final minute push from the other riders.

Dani Pedrosa and Loris Capirossi complete the top ten, whilst two World Champions in Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden were unable to carry on their free practice session performances and will start from the fourth and fifth row respectively.

Valentiino Rossi and Casey Stoner are in a brilliant battle for the 2007 MotoGP World Championship.

Rossi Stops Stoner's Steamroller, Hayden back on Form

Saturday June 30th -This was one of the great races for so many reasons. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) won from Casey Stoner (Ducati) with a resurgent Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC212V), the reigning World Champion, on the podium and in the thick of the action. And what action there was.

Stoner sped away from the line and established a 1.25 second lead within the first four turns over Chris Vermeulen and John Hopkins (both Suzuki) with Marco Melandri (Gresini Honda RC212V) holding fourth place early on. Nicky was positively raring to get on terms with Stoner and was fifth at the close of the first lap.Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC212V) was on the pace in sixth and as Nicky stole fifth from Melandri Dani moved up a place too and the Repsol duo set about the Suzuki pairing as Stoner enjoyed the early luxury of a comfortable lead. Rossi lay ninth at the end of lap two of this 26-lap race.

By lap three Nicky had snatched third place and Dani was right up there in fourth. Hayden had a two second gap to close on Hopkins in second and the way he set about his task was ebullient in the extreme. There was a dynamism about his riding that showed precisely why he lifted the World Crown last season.

It looked as if Stoner might stroll to the win in these early laps, but Rossi was on the prowl and by lap six the Italian had relieved Dani of fourth place and was hungry for further scalps. By lap eight he was third and as Stoner left Hopkins in his wake Nicky piled on the power to stay with the front-runners.

As lap ten passed Stoner was 1.1 seconds ahead of Hopkins with Rossi turning in a fastest lap of 1m 37.6s as Stoner could only manage a best of 1m 38s. Rossi then moved up to second as Randy de Puniet (Kawasaki) and Vermeulen tangled, the Kawasaki rider hitting the tarmac as Vermeulen visited the gravel trap and then rejoined the fray.There was no doubting the sheer intensity of this race under a cloudy but sporadically sunlit sky. Rossi was repeatedly a full second quicker than Stoner as he closed on the Australian Ducati man, and Nicky was refusing to lose ground on the leaders as he put pressure on Hopkins for third place.

By lap 16 Rossi was on Stoner’s rear wheel and the lead duo were 2.6 second ahead of Hayden who was now third. Nicky shaved this gap down to two seconds with five laps to go, but he was never going to get on terms with the front pair as they fought tooth and nail for superiority. Rossi dived inside Stoner at the final chicane with three laps to run. The series points leader then recognized that the former World Champion had too much pace to make a challenge for the win worthwhile. Rossi won by 1.909 seconds from Stoner with Nicky 6.077 seconds off Rossi as he crossed the line to signal a welcome return to the podium.

Valentino Rossi, Position: 1st Time: 42'37.149 - "This was an incredible race. I think maybe one of the top five of my career! Clearly starting from 11th is quite lucky for us because I've won a few times from that position, including last year at Sachsenring. Last night I didn't sleep so well and I couldn't have imagined that the race could turn out like this, in fact I was really a little bit worried after the qualifying and didn't know what to expect today! Once I got going though I saw that I had a great pace and so I just rode as hard as I could to get past everyone because I knew then that I could come back to Casey. When I finally got there I was quite tired, as were my tyres, plus he was riding very well and it was hard to overtake him, but my M1 worked brilliantly today and in the last few laps I was able to go past and win. I have to say a big thank you to Michelin and to my team, because today our package was brilliant and I was able to ride at the maximum. I'm so happy to win here in Assen, it's a special place for me and this is a great emotion! It was nice to have a special livery here as well, in the past I haven't been so lucky with new liveries but hopefully today has turned that around! Congratulations to Yamaha for 150 wins, I am glad that we could celebrate like this!"

Casey Stoner, 2nd place, World Championship leader on 185 points - "We got an awesome start, went out to the front and felt quite comfortable doing similar times to what we were doing in practice, though not quite as fast because the wind was worse today. I was getting pushed around in a few of the fast turns and had a couple of front-end loses, so I wasn't willing to push the bike in the braking points. I saw Valentino catching up, I saw him battling on the TV screens around the track. He was chasing me down pretty hard, he had a faster pace. I tried to up my own pace but once he came past I was at my maximum. I felt great the entire race and I can't complain about the result because we only lost five points in the championship and we've only been off the podium twice this year. I'm really happy with the result, so my thanks to the team, after a bit of a spill this morning I think it's been a good recovery. The bike ran out of fuel on the slowdown lap, just because I'd been sliding and spinning a heck of a lot more during the race than I had through practice, so I think the bike was using a lot more fuel. Overall, I'm happy with the way the season's going. I didn't start the year expecting to be leading the championship at this point, and no matter what happens for the rest of the season we're going to be very happy. I'm proud to be a Ducati man."

Rossi charges past Hayden and Pedrosa.

Nicky Hayen, 3rd
- “It’s really nice to get a good result and just have fun – be up there at the front battling with the boys. My pace was pretty good but when Valentino came through he just split and I couldn’t get my pace down to do those few quick laps to stay with him. I thought for a while I might be on for something a bit special and maybe an even better result, but we’ll definitely take this one and try to build on it – a big thanks to my team and all my guys at Repsol Honda who’ve worked really hard for me.”

Dani, who finished fourth, said: “After qualifying in ninth position in the rain yesterday fourth in the race is not too bad, although I have to admit I was actually hoping for better today. My speed was quite good and I was able to improve on my pace from practice, which was encouraging. It’s a shame that in the last six or seven laps I began to struggle with traction again and I just couldn’t keep the gap to Nicky. We’ll have to keep working on this because it’s an issue we’ve had in a few races this year, which means we haven’t always achieved the results that looked possible.”

Marco Melandri was tenth. The Italian said: “I got a good start but the problems we had in practice on dry conditions returned and I couldn’t ride as I wanted. I had so much chattering and it was really hard for me. I gave it my best shot but the end result is disappointing.”

Carlos Checa (LCR Honda RC212V) finished 11th and said: “It was great to be fighting for a place in the top ten and I had a great battle with Hofmann, West and Melandri. In the beginning it took some time for my rear tyre to come up to temperature but then I was able to race with the others. I had some fun with Marco passing him once, but I just lacked full confidence on the brakes to push any harder, it was difficult to find a gap on the brakes. But I’m happy for the team that we were able to score some points today.”

Shinya Nakano (Konica Minolta Honda RC212V) came home in 12th place. The Japanese rider said: “We had a difficult start to the race as I couldn’t get a good rhythm, maybe because I chose a harder tyre than usual. But this meant that towards the end of the race I had a good pace I could catch the group in front of me. The result is still a little disappointing, as I could see the group ahead, and we’re still missing some corner speed and confidence in the front-end, but it has been the same the whole weekend. It was good to see Honda improve at the front and this must be good news for us in the long run and in the second half of the World Championship.”

Kurtis Roberts (Roberts KR212V) was 15th and said: “We’d made a lot of changes for the race that we hadn't tested, and I wasn’t happy with the bike until about lap 19. I figured I'd stay out and see what came to us. Luckily a crash handed us a point today when two riders came down. It’s not like we’re in the World Championship hunt, but it’s better to get points for the team than not, and we've got to keep chipping away at it. The problem is only four hours to test at the race, and it keeps raining. I'm looking forward to Laguna, because at least I know the track there.”

Results MotoGP: (26 laps = 118.43 km)
Pos/ Rider / Nat / Team / Motorcycle / Time/ KM/H / Gap
1 / Valentino ROSSI / ITA / Fiat Yamaha Team / YAMAHA / 42'37.149 / 166.727 /
2 / Casey STONER / AUS / Ducati Marlboro Team / DUCATI / 42'39.058 / 166.603 / 1.909
3 / Nicky HAYDEN / USA / Repsol Honda Team / HONDA / 42'43.226 / 166.332 / 6.077
4 / Dani PEDROSA / SPA / Repsol Honda Team / HONDA / 42'47.614 / 166.048 / 10.465
5 / John HOPKINS / USA / Rizla Suzuki MotoGP / SUZUKI / 42'50.287 / 165.875 / 13.138
6 / Colin EDWARDS / USA / Fiat Yamaha Team / YAMAHA / 42'52.288 / 165.746 / 15.139
7 / Alex BARROS / BRA / Pramac d'Antin / DUCATI / 43'13.224 / 164.408 / 36.075
8 / Alex HOFMANN / GER / Pramac d'Antin / DUCATI / 43'18.917 / 164.048 / 41.768
9 / Anthony WEST / AUS / Kawasaki Racing Team / KAWASAKI / 43'20.754 / 163.932 / 43.605
10 / Marco MELANDRI / ITA / Honda Gresini / HONDA / 43'20.945 / 163.92 / 43.796
11 / Carlos CHECA / SPA / Honda LCR / HONDA / 43'20.975 / 163.918 / 43.826
12 / Shinya NAKANO / JPN / Konica Minolta Honda / HONDA / 43'25.045 / 163.662 / 47.896
13 / Makoto TAMADA / JPN / Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 / YAMAHA / 43'31.217 / 163.275 / 54.068
14 / Sylvain GUINTOLI / FRA / Dunlop Yamaha Tech 3 / YAMAHA / 43'34.867 / 163.047 / 57.718
15 / Kurtis ROBERTS / USA / Team Roberts / KR212V / 44'05.786 / 161.142 / 1'28.637

Pole Position: Chris VERMEULEN 1'48.555 151.057 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Valentino ROSSI 1'37.433 168.300 Km/h Lap 13
Circuit Record Lap: Nicky HAYDEN 1'37.106 168.867 Km/h 2006
Circuit Best Lap: John HOPKINS 1'36.411 170.084 Km/h 2006

World Championship Positions:
1 STONER 185, 2 ROSSI 164, 3 PEDROSA 119, 4 HOPKINS 94, 5 VERMEULEN 88,
11 HOFMANN 53, 12 ELIAS 49, 13 DE PUNIET 40, 14 CHECA 25, 15 NAKANO 25.

Lorenzo back on Top in 250 GP
Jorge Lorenzo strolled to an easy win in the 250cc category after overhauling the lap one leader Andrea Dovizioso (Scot Honda RS250RW). Alex de Angelis finished second and Alvaro Bautista was third (all Aprilia). Dovi, however, managed to stay in touch with series points leader Lorenzo with a typically dogged fourth place finish.

Dovizioso now trails Lorenzo by 23 points having recorded two wins to the Spanish man’s six victories. But Dovi is nothing if not consistent and his endeavours against the rapid Aprilia riders are surely to bear fruit as the second half of the season unfolds.

250cc: (24 laps = 109.32 km)
Pos / Rider / Nat / Team / Motorcycle / Time / KM/H / Gap
1 / Jorge LORENZO / SPA / Fortuna Aprilia / APRILIA / 40'25.904 / 162.229 /
2 / Alex DE ANGELIS / RSM / Master - Mapfre Aspar / APRILIA / 40'29.761 / 161.971 / 3.857
3 / Alvaro BAUTISTA / SPA / Master - Mapfre Aspar / APRILIA / 40'34.587 / 161.65 / 8.683
4 / Andrea DOVIZIOSO / ITA / Kopron Team Scot / HONDA / 40'43.852 / 161.037 / 17.948
5 / Hiroshi AOYAMA / JPN / Red Bull KTM 250 / KTM / 40'56.704 / 160.195 / 30.8
6 / Marco SIMONCELLI / ITA / Metis Gilera / GILERA / 40'57.039 / 160.173 / 31.135
7 / Hector BARBERA / SPA / Team Toth Aprilia / APRILIA / 40'59.227 / 160.03 / 33.323
8 / Mika KALLIO / FIN / Red Bull KTM 250 / KTM / 41'06.711 / 159.545 / 40.807
9 / Roberto LOCATELLI / ITA / Metis Gilera / GILERA / 41'37.733 / 157.563 / 1'11.829
10 / Yuki TAKAHASHI / JPN / Kopron Team Scot / HONDA / 41'44.862 / 157.115 / 1'18.958
11 / Fabrizio LAI / ITA / Campetella Racing / APRILIA / 41'45.265 / 157.089 / 1'19.361
12 / Taro SEKIGUCHI / JPN / Campetella Racing / APRILIA / 41'52.714 / 156.624 / 1'26.810
13 / Shuhei AOYAMA / JPN / Repsol Honda 250cc / HONDA / 41'52.754 / 156.621 / 1'26.850
14 / Ratthapark WILAIROT / THA / Thai Honda PTT-SAG / HONDA / 41'54.621 / 156.505 / 1'28.717
15 / Karel ABRAHAM / CZE / Cardion AB Motoracing / APRILIA / 41'54.853 / 156.491 / 1'28.949

Pole Position: Jorge LORENZO 1'39.958 164.048 Km/h
Fastest Lap (New record): Alex DE ANGELIS 1'40.354 163.401 Km/h Lap 13
Circuit Record Lap: Jorge LORENZO 1'40.500 163.164 Km/h 2006
Circuit Best Lap: Jorge LORENZO 1'39.958 164.048 Km/h 2007

World Championship Positions:
6 SIMON 61, 7 KALLIO 58, 8 LUTHI 56, 9 AOYAMA 53, 10 AOYAMA 51, 11 SIMONCELLI 48,
12 TAKAHASHI 41, 13 LAI 38, 14 WILAIROT 26, 15 WEST 25.

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Liquid Blue Show Band Returns from USO Tour of Iraq and Afganistan
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June 20th, Los Angeles, CA - Among the incredible lineup of performers being featured at this year''s 2-Day Calendar Girl Music Festival which is included with your LA Calendar Motorcycel Show Weekend admission is the world renoun show band Liquid Blue from San Diego. The 6-piece pop rock band is fronted by 3 beautiful girl singers and has performed in sold-out arenas and stadiums around the world. The group has just returned from a wild Middle Eastern war zone USO tour of our military bases in Iraq, Afganistan, Kyrgzstan and the luxuri Saudi Arabi city of Dubai.

"We recently returned from the Middle East. While we've done military tours in this region in the past, our experience this time was over-the-top. I'll let the photos do the talking. Just click on the links below and they will take you right to the photos." - Scott Stephens, Manager, Liquid Blue,

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We had origionally booked Liquid Blue to perform both days at this year's LA Calendar Show Weekend, but they just booked a big Europena show tour which kicks off in London on Monday following our Bike Show Weekend. And with the time difference and traveling, they now need to fly out of Los Angeles on Saturday night immediately after their Saturday afternoon the 14th performances with us. So be sure to come to the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show both days this year, theres just so much gong on you don't want to miss any of it, including Liquid Blue performing at 12 noon and 3pm on Saturay


And don't forget our beautiful Bike Show Hostess, Playboy Playmate and FastDates.com Calendar Kitten Tamara Witmer (below) will again be joined by the incredibly talented singer songwriter Kari Kimmel at the CBS Radio Studios in Los Angeles of KLSX 97.1 FREE FM at 9:00am Tuesday July 10th on the Adam Corola and Danny Bonaduce Morning Show. The radio show is the number one morning talk show in the Los Angles market. Our girls will do a full 20 minute live segment and Kari will be singing live to promote the upcoming LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend and Calendar Girl Music Festival July 14-15th 2007 at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach, CA. Complete Bike Show Details HERE

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Current magazine tests (Motorcyclist, Sportrider) are finding the new sexier, lighter, faster 1098S Ducati turns significantly slower track lap times and it is harder to ride than the latest Japanese Superbikes or the out going Ducati 999S in side-by-side comparisons. They also won't tell you they totaled their bikes during testing. However, the magazines won't tell you why because they just don't know, or for fear of loosing Ducati advertising. Here at FastDates.com we have nothing to fear and tell you why the new 1098 needs help....HERE

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Yamaha's win with Valentino Rossi in the Dutch TT at Assen today is cause for a double celebration for the Factory, as it is also its 150th win in the premier-class of World Championship motorcycle racing. Yamaha Motor Company is only the second manufacturer in the history of the sport to pass the milestone of 150 wins, which it has achieved in 46 years since it began racing on the international stage in 1961.

Yamaha's very first premier-class victory came with British rider Chas Mortimer, in Barcelona at the final race of the 1972 series aboard a 353cc twin-cylinder two-stroke Yamaha. Since then, Yamaha has won premier-class Grands Prix in every season bar two and has taken a total of eleven manufacturers' and twelve riders' titles during the process.

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Assen MotoGP Quotes

Colin Edwards, Position: 6th Time: +15.139 "My start wasn't too bad but I got tangled up in a bit of a jumble through the first couple of laps and Pedrosa passed me. Once I got myself sorted I set off with Melandri and Vermeulen in my sights and I thought I'd be able to get past them relatively easily because my pace was pretty good, but I couldn't quite get close enough for a few laps. Eventually I got through them both and really got my head down; I was lapping faster than I have been all weekend and actually at one stage I thought the podium was a possibility. I was pushing pretty hard to be honest and I had a couple of close moments but I didn't want to settle for sixth. Things were going okay until there was a stage of the race when things started to feel not quite 100% and I had to slack off a little. Towards the end I started to catch Hopkins again and started to get back to a good pace but unfortunately by then he'd pulled a couple of seconds from me and I just ran out of time. Congratulations to Valentino, he rode an incredible race today."

Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda: 4th."After qualifying in ninth position in the rain yesterday fourth in the race is not too bad, although I have to admit I was actually hoping for better today. I got a good start and was able to get behind Nicky and in the first few laps I was very comfortable. When Nicky made a few overtakes I was able to follow him through and we worked our way up the order. My speed was quite good and I was able to improve on my pace from practice which was encouraging. It's a shame that in the last six or seven laps I began to struggle with traction again and I just couldn't keep the gap to Nicky. We'll have to keep working on this because it's an issue we've had in a few races this year which means we haven't always achieved the results that looked possible. The bike is getting better but we still have some problems in the latter stages of the races so we'll have to continue to make a big effort for the next races."

Marco Melandri, Gresini Honda: 10th."I got a good start but the problems we had in practice on dry conditions returned and I couldn't ride as I wanted. I had so much chattering and it was really hard for me. I gave it my best shot but the end result is disappointing."

Carlos Checa, LCR Honda: 11th. "It was great to be fighting for a place in the top ten and I had a great battle with Hofmann, West and Melandri. In the beginning it took some time for my rear tyre to come up to temperature but then I was able to race with the others. I had some fun with Marco passing him once, but I just lacked full confidence on the brakes to push any harder, it was difficult to find a gap on the brakes. But I'm happy for the team that we were able to score some points today."

Shinya Nakano, Konica Minolta Honda: 12th. “We had a difficult start to the race as I couldn’t get a good rhythm, maybe because I chose a harder tyre than usual. But this meant that towards the end of the race I had a good pace I could catch the group in front of me. The result is still a little disappointing, as I could see the group ahead, and we’re still missing some corner speed and confidence in the front-end, but it has been the same the whole weekend. It was good to see Honda improve at the front and this must be good news for us in the long run and in the second half of the championship.”

Kurtis Roberts, KR212V: 15th. “It was a frustrating race from the get-go. We’ve been frustrated all weekend. The bike seemed to work fairly well on the banked corners, but on the long double-apex flat corners that close in on them selves, it was miserable. That’s where we really struggled. There are four corners on this racetrack where we’d lose a second in each of them, it seemed like, because we couldn’t drive off, and it’s no secret we’re down on acceleration anyway, so it compounds the problem. In my worst corner, I got pushed wide and I think three people passed me, and then they were gone. That killed us. We’d made a lot of changes for the race that we hadn’t tested, and I wasn’t happy with the bike until about lap 19. I figured I’d stay out and see what came to us. Luckily a crash handed us a point today when two riders came down. It’s not like we’re in the championship hunt, but it’s better to get points for the team than not, and we’ve got to keep chipping away at it. The problem is only four hours to test at the race, and it keeps raining. I’m looking forward to Laguna, because at least I know the track there.”

Top Ten for For New Kawasaki Rider Anthony West
Anthony West showed today at Assen why he was drafted into the Kawasaki Racing Team for the remainder of the 2007 season, as he stormed to an impressive, and hard fought, top ten finish in only his second MotoGP race aboard Kawasaki's Ninja ZX-RR.

West, who only joined the team at last week's Donington Park race in the UK, has barely had time to get used to the 800cc Ninja ZX-RR but that didn't stop him finishing the Dutch TT Grand Prix in a superb ninth position.

The ex-250cc and World Supersport rider, with a reputation for being a wet weather maestro, surprised and delighted the team with an exemplary performance at a dry and sunny Circuit van Drenthe. He showed great determination and a tenacity rarely seen in a newcomer to the premier class.

After a patchy start from an otherwise healthy seventh place on the grid, the 25-year-old Australian soon got into the swing of things, eventually finding himself in a four-way battle with Alex Hofmann, Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri. Despite the best efforts of these infinitely more experienced riders to unnerve him, West held his own, dicing with enthusiasm as the riders rode a large proportion of the race in each other's company.

Having found huge confidence in his new machinery and Bridgestone tyres, West never weakened, staying strong in the pack and earning himself more championship points to take his total to 12 after just two races.

Fellow ZX-RR rider, de Puniet, also got off to a bad start but, similarly, began to make great progress as he established his rhythm. It was disappointing after his front row start, his second of the year, but he soon caught up with Chris Vermeulen, lying in seventh, making a charge towards the front runners.

After some extremely strong and promising early laps, he went to pass the young Australian but they collided and both ended up in the gravel. De Puniet, unable to restart, returned to the pits, out of the race.

It was a massive disappointment to the Frenchman, who's been putting in some great rides lately, especially at Catalunya and Donington, where he managed a fifth and a sixth, respectively. It also continues his bad luck at Assen, after last year's nightmare when a mechanical problem meant he had to start from pit lane.

It's two weeks until the next MotoGP race, at Germany's Sachsenring on 15th July, giving both Kawasaki men plenty of time to reflect on the highs and lows of what transpired to be a thrilling race for the 91,429 fans who gathered to watch it.