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23
Jan
08

Pedrosa flames!

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In an odd day of testing, Pedrosa flamed his bike in an accident. Meanwhile, Rossi was seen dancing around the track laughing. I can’t wait for Qatar!

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23
Jan
08

Rossi Break Dances at Sepang!

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Rossi was recently spotted at Sepang break dancing for an apparent small group of onlookers.  He also tried spinning his bike as well as some old-school beat boy moves spinning on his back.  He then proceeded to do his version of the classic ballet “Le Histoire De Manane”.  It is yet understood what dance discipline this former world champion prefers.

17
Jan
08

Biaggi finishes big in his final testing day! Each day better and better!

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1.16.08 Translated from Motociclismo

The SBK Phillip Island pirelli test is finsished, Max Biaggi continues to do laps and his performance is record breaking!

Ending with a  “crescendo”:  January 8th, Biaggi did his best lap of 1’33”5 compared to 1’32”5 from Bayliss – behind 1″.  The following days Max reduced his distance from Troy by 7/10″, with a time of 1’32″9.  During the third day, the Roman concluded with a fast lap of 1’32″8. These sessions ended and Pirelli started their work.  By Monday the 14th, Max’s lap time had come down to 1’32″4.  Tuesday the 15th Max did two laps of 1’31″9, end even better by the final laps with a 1’31″7, very close to the absolute record of the track by Troy Bayliss of 1’30″7.  Bayliss did this lap time during the winter testing in 2007, with extra soft Pirelli tires.  Biaggi left the experts and fans speechless,  because he did this on standard tires.  Remember, only the factory teams get the high zoot Pirellis and Max is on a satelite team.  Bayliss was not able to test on the final day or on the 14th due to injuries sustained in the first testing session.

15
Jan
08

SBK – Preview: The Official Entry List for 2008

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1.14.2008 translated from MotoGrandPrix.it

In the next few days, if not now, the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) will divulge the official entry list of the champions under egidia FG Sport, for all categories, World SBK, Supersport, Superstock 1000 and 600.  While we’re waiting here at MotoGrandPrix.it, we were able to get a preview of the official entry list for all categories, starting with World SBK, where all riders where already defined for the last month.  Like you can see in the list that we report below, it does not bear to what was previously published.  Only three riders have changed their numbers, Makoto Tamada, Shuhei Aoyama and Loic Napoleone. The ex MotoGP  rider has changed from #6 to #100, while the national champion is coming from the World 250cc class has chosen #88 in place of #73: for both riders its a return to the past, considering that those numbers are the numbers where they achieved their previous successes within their national championships on the grounds of  Sol Levante (SBK for Tamada, All-Japan 125 and 250 for Aoyama).  For the rest, nothing new: 28 registered permanently,  the most riders for Italy with 7 riders, and with a good 9 Honda’s on the track (the most representative brand).  Here for you is the official entry list for the World SBK 2008…

HANNspree Superbike World Championship 2008 – Official Entry List

3- Max Biaggi – Sterilgarda Go Eleven – Ducati 1098 RS
7- Carlos Checa – HANNspree Ten Kate Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
10- Fonsi Nieto – Alstare Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K8
11- Troy Corser – Yamaha Motor Italia – Yamaha YZF-R1
13- Vittorio Iannuzzo – Team Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX-10R
21- Troy Bayliss – Ducati Xerox – Ducati 1098 F08
22- Luca Morelli – Alto Evolution Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
23- Ryuichi Kiyonari – HANNspree Ten Kate Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
31- Karl Muggeridge – D.F. Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR
36- Gregorio Lavilla – Paul Bird Motorsport – Honda CBR 1000RR
38- Shinichi Nakatomi – Yamaha Motor France – Yamaha YZF-R1
41- Noriyuki Haga – Yamaha Motor Italia – Yamaha YZF-R1
44- Roberto Rolfo – HANNspree Honda Altea – Honda CBR 1000RR
54- Kenan Sofuoglu – HANNspree Ten Kate Honda – Honda CBR1000RR
55- Regis Laconi – Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse – Kawasaki ZX-10R
57- Lorenzo Lanzi – R.G. Team – Ducati 1098 RS
71- Yukio Kagayama – Alstare Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K8
76- Max Neukirchner – Alstare Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K8
77- Loic Napoleone – Grillini Racing Team – Yamaha YZF-R1
83- Russell Holland – D.F. Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR
84- Michel Fabrizio – Ducati Xerox – Ducati 1098 F08
86- Ayrton Badovini – Team Pedercini – Kawasaki ZX-10R
88- Shuhei Aoyama – Alto Evolution Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR
94- David Checa – Yamaha GMT 94 – Yamaha YZF-R1
96- Jakub Smrz – Guandalini Racing by Grifo’s – Ducati 1098 RS
100- Makoto Tamada – Kawasaki PSG-1 Corse – Kawasaki ZX-10R
111- Ruben Xaus – Sterilgarda Go Eleven – Ducati 1098 RS
194- Sébastien Gimbert – Yamaha GMT 94 – Yamaha YZF-R1

13
Jan
08

MotorcycleUSA’s best new street bike for 2007 – DUCATI 1098S!!

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1.7.08 check this bike out and their other picks at Motorcycle-USA.com 

13
Jan
08

170 BHP at the year wheel – Crazy new ZX10!!!!

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1.11.08 The British boys at MCN have done the first dyno test of the new Kawasaki ZX10 showing 170 bhp at the real wheel. They say to put it into perspective a 2008 R1 tested back to back on the same dyno popped out 162 bhp. They’ll be testing the two against each other soon. I can’t wait! When will the horsepower stop, this is getting crazy! The ZX10 must be close to 200 bhp at the crank. It’s got to be both the fastest 1,000 cc bike and the ugliest!

11
Jan
08

Bayliss crashes on last day – broken collarbone :(

1.10.08 Roadracingworld.com

1.10.08 Crashnet

Superbike – Test Pirelli Phillip Island – 1.10.08 Times

01- Yukio Kagayama – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 1’32.1
02- Fonsi Nieto – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – 1’32.3
03- Michel Fabrizio – Ducati 1098 F08 – 1’32.3
04- Ruben Xaus – Ducati 1098 RS – 1’32.3
05- Troy Bayliss – Ducati 1098 F08 – 1’32.4
06- Noriyuki Haga – Yamaha YZF R1 – 1’32.6
07- Troy Corser – Yamaha YZF R1 – 1’32.7
08- Max Biaggi – Ducati 1098 RS – 1’32.8
09- Regis Laconi – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 1’33.5
10- Makoto Tamada – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 1’34.6