2011 MotoGP Assen Press Release Previews - Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki

Press release previews of the Dutch TT in Assen from the factory Yamaha team, Monster Tech 3 Yamaha, Rizla Suzuki, Repsol Honda, San Carlo Gresini Honda and Bridgestone:


Next stop Assen for Rizla Suzuki and Bautista

Publish Date: Monday, June 20, 2011

Rizla Suzuki is on its way to ‘The Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing' as it heads to the Netherlands for the Dutch TT in Assen, and round seven of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship.

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Ducati To Bring Radically Revised GP11 For Rossi At Assen

The pairing of Valentino Rossi to Ducati was a match made in marketing heaven. The combined selling power of the two Italian legends was beyond question, and the very definition of the word "synergy". However, the match also involved huge risk: the only rider so far able to win on the capricious Desmosedici was Casey Stoner, and if nine-time World Champion and prime candidate for the title of greatest motorcycle racer of all time Rossi also failed, then questions would be asked both of Ducati's design direction and Rossi's ability to adapt to a bike that Stoner had clearly mastered.

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2011 WSBK Aragon Sunday Round Up - Momentum Shifts

There is a rather pleasing symmetry to Max Biaggi's victory in race two at Aragon: it meant that Biaggi's win rate in the first half of the season was 0%, but is 100% in the second half of the season. Of course, the second half of the 2011 World Superbike season is exactly one race old - the 13-round WSBK season has 26 races, and race two was the 14th race of the season - rather flattering his 100% win rate, but that won't diminish the psychological impact of the reigning champion's first win this season coming right in the middle of the season.

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2011 WSBK Aragon Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the races at the Motorland Aragon circuit:


Best ever result for Sam

PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes took a best ever second place in the sixth round of the World Supersport Championship at Aragon in Spain after enjoying a race long fight for the win right to the chequered flag.

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2011 WSBK Aragon Race 2 Result: Mistake Settles Race At Three-Quarter Distance

Results and summary of World Superbike race 2 at the Motorland Aragon circuit:

Max Biaggi has taken his first win of the year, after running such a high pace at the front that Marco Melandri, the only rider near him, was forced into a mistake. Biaggi's victory was his first while carrying the #1 plate, and cuts his deficit to Carlos Checa back to 43 points.

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2011 WSS Aragon Race Result: Leader's Crash Decides Victory

Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Motorland Aragon:

Chaz Davies has taken victory in the World Supersport race at Aragon, capitalizing on mistakes by Broc Parkes and Luca Scassa to take both the win and a commanding victory in the championship.

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2011 WSBK Aragon Race 1 Result: Race-Long Duel Settled In Final Laps

Results and summary of World Superbike race 1 at the Motorland Aragon circuit:

Marco Melandri has taken his second win of the season at the Motorland Aragon circuit, after capitalizing on a mistake by Max Biaggi in the final laps to take the lead. Both Melandri and Biaggi close in on Carlos Checa in the championship after the Spaniard crashed out of the race in the early laps.

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2011 WSBK Aragon Saturday Roundup

It is a mark of how Max Biaggi's luck seems to be running that during the final session of Superpole, Biaggi managed to first help Marco Melandri take pole for tomorrow's race, then prevent Tom Sykes from bumping Carlos Checa off the front row of the grid by getting in the way just as the Kawasaki rider was in the final stages of his last fast lap. Biaggi's starting point is good - 2nd, right next to Melandri, and 2 places up on Checa - but if fortune had been smiling on Biaggi, he would have pole and had Checa on the 2nd row, firmly behind him.

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2011 WSBK Aragon Saturday Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying on Saturday at the Motorland Aragon ciruit near Alcañiz in Spain:


BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Aragon - Superpole

Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport experienced a disappointing Saturday at Motorland Aragón (ESP). Works riders, Leon Haslam (GBR) and Troy Corser (AUS), will start the seventh round of the 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship from the fourth row. Leon finished the Superpole qualifying in 14th, while Troy qualified in 16th.

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