Brivio - Fiat Yamaha On Michelins In 2008, Rossi And Lorenzo Will Share Team

The pre-race press conference which takes place at every MotoGP round follows a pretty rigid format. A handful of riders are present on a podium, and field a selection of fairly predictable questions with similarly predictable answers. The whole affair has an air of tradition about it, such is the ritual of questions and answers.

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The Pramac d'Antin Team: Who Will They Hire?

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was a team that nobody loved. Their results had become ever more marginal, since a woefully underfunded season with World Superbike stars Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus. Yet though the results got worse after Hodgson and Xaus left, finances gradually started improving. Pramac, having lost their Honda tie up in 2004, found an alternative home with Luis d'Antin for 2005, and expanded to field two riders in 2006.

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Chaz Davies To Test Ducati Next Week

Roadracing World is today confirming the rumors prior to Misano that Chaz Davies will test for Ducati. The official test is scheduled to take place next week at Mugello (sadly, about a week before I am due to visit the place), and Davies will be testing alongside Ducati's official test rider Vittoriano Guareschi.

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Off At A Tangent About Yamaha In 2008

The human mind is a weird and wonderful thing. Over millions of years, it's evolved to sieve through thousands upon thousands of tiny chunks of information, and try and discover the underlying pattern in them, in the hope of fractionally improving our chances of survival. So strong is this tendency that we routinely find patterns in places where they aren't even there, as anyone who has paid top dollar for a jar of peanut butter with the face of Elvis in it can tell you.

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2007 Misano MotoGP Race Report - The Best Laid Plans

In theory, motorcycle racing is incredibly simple. Rent a racetrack for a weekend, invite a bunch of riders to bring their bikes with them, lay a set of ground rules to try and ensure fair competition, give the riders a couple of sessions to get to know the track, then come Sunday, drop the flag and see who crosses the line first 28 laps later.

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2007 Misano MotoGP Race Report - The Best Laid Plans

In theory, motorcycle racing is incredibly simple. Rent a racetrack for a weekend, invite a bunch of riders to bring their bikes with them, lay a set of ground rules to try and ensure fair competition, give the riders a couple of sessions to get to know the track, then come Sunday, drop the flag and see who crosses the line first 28 laps later.

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Tire Manufacturers Meet To Discuss Changes To Tire Restrictions

Autosport.com is reporting that the MotoGP tire companies are to meet to discuss the impact of the tire regulations on MotoGP. Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, who has publicly criticized the rules claiming they have "ruined the spectacle of MotoGP", is to chair the meeting where representatives of Bridgestone, Dunlop and Michelin are to discuss possible changes to the existing tire regulations.

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Chaz Davies To Test Ducati MotoGP Bike Soon

Chaz Davies had an interesting weekend at Laguna Seca. Expecting only to compete in the AMA races, before the morning of the first day was over, he was riding the injured Alex Hofmann's Pramac d'Antin Ducati. He had a lot to learn in a short time: He had never ridden at Laguna Seca before; He had never ridden a MotoGP bike before; He had never used the Bridgestone tires before; He had never used carbon brakes before. Despite that, he managed to post the 14th fastest lap during the race after just 4 sessions on the bike.

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