Ilmor Could Return To MotoGP - With Team KR

The arrival of the Ilmor 800 cc X3 bike was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the last days of the 2006 season, and many people had high hopes for the outfit, with an engine designed by Formula 1 genius Mario Illien, and a chassis created by Eskil Suter, the man behind the original Kawasaki ZXRR MotoGP bike, as well as the MuZ 500 cc two stroke racer.

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Ilmor Could Return To MotoGP - With Team KR

The arrival of the Ilmor 800 cc X3 bike was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the last days of the 2006 season, and many people had high hopes for the outfit, with an engine designed by Formula 1 genius Mario Illien, and a chassis created by Eskil Suter, the man behind the original Kawasaki ZXRR MotoGP bike, as well as the MuZ 500 cc two stroke racer.

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2008 GSV-R Suzuki To Debut At Sepang

In their usual pre-race press release, Rizla Suzuki announced today that they would be running a third motorcycle at the Sepang MotoGP round on a wildcard entry. Nothing unusual in that, as they have previously run wildcards at both Jerez and Motegi. But one look at the name of the rider is enough to pique any fan's interest: The third Suzuki will by ridden by official factory test rider Nobuatsu Aoki. And the machine he will be riding is the 2008 version of Suzuki's GSV-R 800.

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Five Riders To Test Floodlight Racing In Qatar

Progress is being made on the night race due to be run under floodlights at Qatar in 2008, as the American company Musco Systems has been hard at work at the Losail track for the past month. Now, according to the Spanish motorcycle magazine Motociclismo.es, 5 riders, one from each manufacturer, have been selected to test the track conditions under the floodlights.

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Get Your Name On Team KR's Bike At Valencia

While Team KR's results on the track have been disappointing, their innovative approach to sponsorship and marketing has really helped them stand out. So the news that Team KR will be printing the names of fans and supporters on their bike gives their marketing campaigns yet another interesting twist.

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Mike's Sepang Preview (Sort of)

Nicky Hayden's grenaded RC212V motor is barely cold and we are already talking about next weekend's meeting in the steamy jungles of Malaysia. This may be the only time that one hears the word cold in the same sentence as Sepang as the Malaysian track is synonymous with wretchedly hot and humid weather conditions. Valentino Rossi has done well here in the past as has Loris Capirossi. Recent results haven't much favored one tire brand over another, not that conjecture that one track or another commonly favors one brand or another has much relevance this year.

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2007 Phillip Island MotoGP Race Report - The Gathering Storm

As objects to look at, motorcycle racing tires are neither particularly impressive nor very interesting. They're round, black, shiny when new, matte when used. Some are wider than others, some are larger than others, some have a taller profile, some have a rounder profile. Some tires are covered in a system of grooves, to channel surface water away from the body of the tire, and allow it to grip, others are smooth as an eight ball.

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2007 Phillip Island MotoGP Race Report - The Gathering Storm

As objects to look at, motorcycle racing tires are neither particularly impressive nor very interesting. They're round, black, shiny when new, matte when used. Some are wider than others, some are larger than others, some have a taller profile, some have a rounder profile. Some tires are covered in a system of grooves, to channel surface water away from the body of the tire, and allow it to grip, others are smooth as an eight ball.

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