Confusion Reigns About Rossi's Tires For 2008

Confusion reigns about the future of Fiat Yamaha. Valentino Rossi's move to Bridgestone tires for 2008 is either a dead certainty, according to the usually well-informed Toby Moody over at Autosport.com, or unlikely to happen, if you believe the reports of what Rossi told an Italian TV crew, as carried by the Spanish daily AS.com.

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What Did You Expect? HRC Veto Biaggi Joining Gresini

With the news yesterday that Fausto Gresini was talking to Max Biaggi about riding in MotoGP, after the Roman Emperor had failed to agree terms with the Alstare Suzuki World Superbike team, the only question was whether Honda would be gracious, or perhaps desperate enough to allow Biaggi to race a Honda again.

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2007 Sepang MotoGP Preview - Whatever The Weather

It is difficult to imagine a greater contrast in climate than the chilly, blustery spring conditions of Phillip Island, which the MotoGP circus has just left, and the slow broil of Sepang, set slap bang in the middle of the tropics, where they head to this weekend. You would think that two tracks, set thousands of miles apart, one probably the closest race track to the equator on the planet, the other one of the most southerly, located on the edge of the southern hemisphere's temperate zone, would be worlds apart when it comes to motorcycle racing.

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Déjà Vu - Biaggi To Return To MotoGP Again?

The rumor that Max Biaggi will be making a return to MotoGP has been floating around almost from the moment Max left the paddock under a cloud at the end of the 2005 season. Any time a seat became vacant, the name Biaggi was almost always the first one on the tips of everyone's tongues. So our initial reaction to the reports emerging from various sources (most clearly at Autosport.com) that Biaggi could return to MotoGP for the 2008 season is take it with a sizable pinch of salt.

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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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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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