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Los Angeles, CA, March 10th: SuperBikers2 and
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burns rubber in a full power drift out of a right hand sweeper
on the way to shattering the lap record at the top speed runs
- IRTA Tests at Catalunya
the Japanese have to go back to World Superbike to hide?
Millions of TV
fans watch as the factory Hondas get trounced!
Capirosi shatters MotoGP world speed record at 202.5 mph and
turns fastest lap times on Ducati Desmosedici V-4 Grand Prix
Barcelona, Spain, March 15th Ducati MotoGP
Team riders Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss commenced this
weekend's first all-team MotoGP tests at Catalunya in fine form
today, Capirossi's Desmosedici V4 clocking the fastest top speed
ever recorded by a GP bike.The Italian rocketed through the
Catalunya speed trap at a phenomenal 325.9kmh (202.5mph), proving
that Ducati's engine and aerodynamics engineers have already
done some great work with the Desmosedici. The previous best
was 324.5kmh (201.6mph), recorded on Mugello's faster straight
during last year's Italian GP. And yet Ducati MotoGP Team technical
director Corrado Cecchinelli was quick to play down the remarkable
"We're very pleased," he said. "But I'd like
to say that whenever you have the best top speed but not the
best lap time, it means that there are other bikes going around
the corners faster, which means we still have some thinking
"We've had a good day today. Troy is continuing to learn
the track, because this is his first visit here, while Loris
did some set-up tests and tried Michelin's 2003 tyres."
This week's tests, the team's penultimate session before the
season kicks off at Suzuka on April 6, are particularly significant
because they mark the first appearance of the definitive Ducati
machines, as opposed to the pre-prototype bikes that have been
used at all previous tests. The differences are in fact minimal
– just detail changes to bodywork and a neater finish
to some parts – but the bikes have performed well. Capirossi
ended the day second fastest.
"I'm very happy with what we've achieved so far,"
said the former 125 and 250 champ. "It's great to be fastest
on the straight, though top speed isn't so important. What I'm
really happy about is the overall performance of the bike –
it's very, very good – and it's getting better every day.
I'm using the new bike for the first time here, so we're just
working at fine-tuning now."
Bayliss, who clocked an amazing 90 laps during private tests
here on Thursday, is steadily getting to grips with this complex
circuit. "There's some places that are easy first time
out, while other places take longer
to get to grips with," said the Australian. "We've
been working on a lot of things here – mainly grip and
handling – and I felt like I'd run into a bit of a wall
this morning. We finally started to make some progress this
afternoon, just as it started raining! Overall I'm pretty happy,
but after going to so many new tracks, it'd just be nice to
go to a track that I know, somewhere I'd know the limit."
end it was the Yamaha YZR-M1 of new Gauloises Yamaha Team signing
Alex Barros that topped the official time sheets with a 1’44.112.
Although the time fell slightly shy of the Brazilian’s
personal best, set only days before, it was still well under
the official circuit best ever lap – a 1’44.523
set during the 2002 MotoGP – despite the cold conditions.
were at full strength at Montmelo. The four squads, led by the
Repsol Honda factory team of Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden,
will race, RC211V 990cc five-cylinder four-strokes in 2003.
The Barcelona based Honda Pons squad race in Camel Pramac Honda
colours this season, with Max Biaggi and
Tohru Ukawa as team riders.
Fausto Gresini, a former double 125cc Kingpin, paraded his Telefonica
MoviStar Honda team of Daijiro Kato and Sete Gibernau at Montmelo.
While Pramac Honda enter their second grand prix season with,
new to MotoGP, Makoto Tamada aboard their RC211V.
The RC211Vs have undergone eight months of intensive development
since the grand prix at Montmelo, in June of last year. The
RCVs are now producing in excess of 200PS, and running at over
320km/h in a straight line, and consequently the Honda riders
spent the early part of the day finding chassis and engine settings
to suit the new RCV at the 4.727km circuit.
Fastest Honda rider on the day was local man Sete Gibernau,
who lives in Barcelona. Gibernau used his circuit knowledge
to good advantage to end the day in third place on the time
sheet. Had it not rained Gibernau would
certainly have been faster today. As it was he set a time three-tenths
of a second faster than reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino
Rossi in fourth place. Daijiro Kato was sixth fastest, followed
by Tohru Ukawa. That was before a light rain shower and falling
temperatures called a halt to serious action for the day.The
Repsol Honda team treated the first day, as they would have
race practice. Rossi and Hayden chasing chassis and suspension
settings and testing a variety of Michelin tyres. Hayden is
paying his first visit to Montmelo and was beginning to lower
his times when the rain fell. With sunshine forecast for tomorrow
the young American is confident of further improvement.
Team d'Antin's Shinya Nakano, the former 250cc GP Champ was
the fastest Yamaha rider in 5th, withFortuna Yamaha Team duo
Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa recorded the eighth and ninth
fastest times respectively today.
Rain fell at Catalunya in the afternoon and the day ended with
a dummy wet-weather restart, organised to allow riders to familiarise
themselves with the new wet-weather restart procedure introduced
for the 2003.
Lap Times Day One:
1. Alex Barros, Gauloises Yamaha Team 1'44.112;
2. Loris Capirossi, Ducati Marlboro Team 1'44.370;
3. Sete Gibernau, Telefonica Movistar Honda 1'44.793
4. Valentino Rossi, Repsol Honda 1'45.167;
5. Shinya Nakano, Yamaha Team d'Antin 1'45.328
6. Daijiro Kato, Telefonica Movistar Honda 1'45.476
7. Tohru Ukawa, Camel Pramac Pons 1'45.581
8. MARCO MELANDRI, FORTUNA YAMAHA TEAM 1'45.684
9. CARLOS CHECA, FORTUNA YAMAHA TEAM 1'45.733
10. John Hopkins, Suzuki Grand Prix Team 1'45.826
was elated over Capirossi's top of the charts performance on
the new Desmosedici.
March 16th: Ducati MotoGP Team rider Loris
Capirossi topped this afternoon’s official preseason test
session at Catalunya in sensational style, outpacing his nearest
rival by almost a quarter of a second aboard the
Italian factory’s all-new Desmosedici. Team-mate Troy
Bayliss was also in brilliant form, bettering yesterday’s
times by 1.81 seconds in his first visit to this complex Spanish
track. Capirossi’s astonishing pace – 1.96 seconds
inside the track record – underlined the remarkable progress
made by Ducati since the start of the Desmosedici MotoGP project.
The bike has yet to turn a wheel in anger but has already shown
that it should be a real force once the 2003 MotoGP season starts
in Japan on April 6. Today the machine also broke its own record
for the fastest-ever top-speed figure in GP racing, tripping
the Catalunya speed trap at 328.2kmh / 203.9mph.
MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda) started
off as the fastest Honda rider in the afternoon timed session,
the 'MotoGP best Qualifier' run live on television. Rossi topped
the times as the session entered its final minute but his fellow
countryman Loris Capirossi (Marlboro Ducati) and Brazilian Alex
Barros (Gauloises Yamaha) upstaged the Italian in the dying
seconds of the televised session. Capirossi and Barros were
still out on track as Rossi entered the pits and both men promptly
dipped under his fastest lap time of 1m 44.324s, Capirossi by
a massive 0.690s, Barros by 0.446s.
“We weren’t really expecting this so soon!”
smiled Ducati Corse managing director Claudio Domenicali. “And
while we don’t anticipate being so competitive, so soon
at every circuit, this does prove that Ducati has the capability
to start a new project from scratch and reach a high level very
quickly – all our engineers should be very proud. Of course,
Loris also made a big difference today, and we found a perfect
set-up for the bike, which really suits the high-speed nature
of this track.”
Capirossi, whose spectacular best lap was watched on live TV
by millions of bike-race fans around the world, was ecstatic
with his performance. “I’m so happy, I really wanted
that, so I rode 110 per cent!” beamed the Italian who
had earlier suffered a minor fall, when an oil pipe split and
leaked oil onto the rear tyre. “My fastest lap was hot
– I went into a few corners a bit too fast but the bike
still turned, no problem.”
Generous Capirossi immediately donated his BMW sports car –
the prize for today’s fastest rider – to his mechanics,
who will sell the vehicle and split the proceeds amongst themselves.
“My mechanics have worked so hard for this, so they deserve
it,” he added. “But we have a long season ahead
of us, and a lot more work to do.”
MotoGP newcomer Bayliss ended the time one-hour session tenth
and satisfied with progress. “This is my first time here
so I just eased myself into it, did a lot of laps and things
came good, so I’m happy, and I’m happy for Loris
too!” said the Aussie. “We’ve been working
on the same thing as always – making the bike go faster
around the racetrack! And hopefully we can keep making progress
in the run-up to Suzuka.”
Despite the mood of euphoria in the Ducati MotoGP Team pit,
technical director Corrado Cecchinelli was keen to focus on
the task ahead. “Now we have the highest top speed and
the best lap time,” he said.
“But you have to remember – you only get points
for races! That was an incredible lap from Loris – with
the bike in race set-up with an average fuel load and the same
tyres as all the other Michelin riders. We let him focus on
riding today, rather than set-up, so he could get comfortable
for the timed session.”
three men looked comfortably the fastest riders present when
the session ended but in the free practice session that followed
several riders put them under serious pressure. Tohru Ukawa
(Camel Pramac Honda) had changed engine in his RC211V, made
changes to front and rear suspension settings, then went out
and put in a series of fast laps that culminated in him circulating
the 4.727km circuit at 1m 43.832s, faster than all but Capirossi!
Local man Sete Gibernau (Telefonica MoviStar Honda) had been
in sparkling form over the two days and, despite a crash that
left him with an injured right hand, quickly emulated Ukawa's
performance. The Spaniard setting fourth fastest time of the
day, 0.193s behind Barros, who held on to third. Gibernau's
performance pushed Rossi back to fifth place, while Daijiro
Kato, Gibernau's teammate, dropped to sixth. Max Biaggi (Camel
Pramac Honda) was fourth fastest in the televised session, having
overcome chassis setting problems that slowed him on Saturday,
but dropped too seventh after the final free practice.
The fastest seven riders at Montmelo this weekend were all under
the pole position time of 1m 44523s, set by Biaggi for the 2002
grand prix. American Superbike Champion Nicky Hayden (Repsol
Honda) was the RC211V rider who made the most progress. Hayden,
just 21, makes his MotoGP debut this season and is paying his
first visit to the Montmelo circuit. He is beginning to find
his feet at the top level, clearly illustrated by his time of
1m 45.626s, almost 1.3s faster than on the first day!
The Ducati MotoGP Team now returns to Italy to prepare for the
big trip to Suzuka, where Capirossi and Bayliss will test alongside
their rivals on March 30 and 31.
- SUNDAY RESULTS
Top-ten fastest through the radar-trap and the results of the
official timed session from Day 2 of the IRTA Test in Barcelona.
SUNDAY - TOP TEN HIGHEST SPEEDS: Rider, Bike,
km/h / mph
1). Loris Capirossi, Ducati 328.2 / 203.9
2). Troy Bayliss, Ducati 322.8/ 200.6
3). Valentino Rossi, Honda, 320.9 / 199.4
4). Daijiro Kato, Honda, 320.7 / 199.3
5). Tohru Ukawa, Honda, 320.5 / 199.1
6). Shinya Nakano, Yamaha, 319.8 / 198.7
7). Nicky Hayden, Honda, 317.6 / 197.3
8). Max Biaggi, Honda. 316.5 / 196.7
90. Carlos Checa, Yamaha. 316.2 / 196.5
10). Norick Abe, Yamaha, 315.2 / 195.
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April 4/5/6 2003: The 2003 MotoGP World Championship will commence
this weekend at Suzuka in Japan. No less than eight manufacturers
and 24 MotoGP riders will take their places on the starting grid
on Sunday 6th April to start the championship that will span eight
months and visit 13 countries.
Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri are
looking forward to the challenge that faces them on their Yamaha
YZR-M1s. It willbe Spaniard Checa's second year riding the Yamaha
four-stroke in the premier
motorcycle racing class in the world. For Italian teammate and
250cc World Champion Melandri, this is the moment he has always
dreamed of as he contests his first race on a MotoGP bike. Both
riders have been working hard through the winter to develop the
M1 at a host of private European tests. The testing programme
concluded in a series of group IRTA tests, the last of which took
place last weekend in Suzuka.
The MotoGP championship will reach a dizzy height of competition
weekend. The mix of Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilia,
Ducati and Proton machinery will make this race the fastest and
no doubt most entertaining Grand Prix the sport has ever seen.
The Japanese race is the first of sixteen races in total; after
this weekend the MotoGP circus moves to the Welkom circuit in
South Africa before the European rounds commence in
Jerez, Spain on 11th May.
LEADS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE AMA CHEVY TRUCKS U.S. SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
COMING INTO FONTANA DOUBLEHEADER
PICKERINGTON, Ohio – Miguel Duhamel is in his 15th season
of AMA professional racing, but the 34-year-old native of Montreal
shows signs of being in the racing form that enabled him to win
the 1995 AMA Superbike title. Duhamel, the all-time AMA Superbike
wins leader, is coming off his 26th-career victory in the season
opener, the Daytona 200, at Daytona International Speedway on
March 10. Duhamel and the rest of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike
competitors are heading to California Speedway, in Fontana, Calif.,
on April 4-6, for the Yamaha Superbike Challenge, rounds two and
three of the 18-race championship.
This is the first time in four years that Duhamel has been atop
the AMA Superbike standings. The veteran factory Honda rider is
hoping to keep his momentum going as the series comes to Southern
“I’m feeling as strong as ever and my team has my
Honda RC51 dialed in so well,” Duhamel said. “It’s
going to be tough because of the great competition in the series,
but I think I have a real shot at winning the championship this
year. It’s been eight years, so I think it is about time
I win it back.”
If Daytona was any indication, this year’s series could
be the most competitive in years. In the series opener, six riders
led the race on three different brands. One of those riders who
led at Daytona was Anthony Gobert. Gobert won the Saturday Superbike
race last year in Fontana and is looking to get his season back
on track after engine problems forced him to retire at Daytona.
“I’m looking forward to Fontana,” said Gobert,
a former Australian Superbike champ who rides for Ducati Austin.
“We’ve got some points to make up after Daytona, but
with 18 rounds this year, we have plenty of races to catch up.
My goal is to go out and start winning races. If I do that then
everything should fall into place for us.”
Duhamel’s Honda teammate Ben Bostrom is back in the AMA
Series after three years in World Superbike. “I can’t
wait for a race where we have to hang it out the entire way,”
said Bostrom, referring to the normal 62-mile length of AMA Superbike
races, versus the 200 miler at Daytona. “I haven’t
raced at Fontana, but we have tested there. I came out of Daytona
second in the points, so I feel good about where I am heading
into the rest of the season.”
Kurtis Roberts has been close many times, but has yet to win his
first AMA Superbike race. The 24-year-old son of legendary multi-time
world champion Kenny Roberts, finished a very close third at Daytona
and he is more than ready to get his first win in the books. He
rides a Honda RC51 factory Superbike for Erion Racing.
While the factory Honda riders and Gobert are good bets at Fontana,
the wildcards are factory Suzuki riders Mat Mladin and Aaron Yates,
and Kawasaki’s Eric Bostrom. Mladin and Yates are riding
the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbikes. The new Suzukis were mega-fast
at Daytona, but with so much power on tap, the challenge was to
manage tire wear. Yates had the equation figured out at Daytona
and was running in the lead group before an attempted pass on
a lapped rider went awry forcing Yates to run off the track. He
recovered and was charging towards the leaders and finished fourth
at the drop of the checkered flag. Mladin and Yates each earned
podium finishes at Fontana last year, so they know what it takes
to do well there. Look for the Yoshimura Suzukis to be up front.
Eric Bostrom is riding one of the established Kawasaki ZX-7-based
Superbikes. Bostrom’s bike is a nimble handling machine
and both rider and bike are proven winners. Eric, the younger
brother of Ben, comes to Fontana ranked fifth in the standings.
He thinks he’ll be able to improve on that after the California
Speedway doubleheader. Plus, Eric’s coming off an extremely
successful session at Infineon Raceway where top riders tested
several track changes. That momentum should bode well for Eric
Another rider to watch at Fontana is Larry Pegram, who won an
AMA Superbike race in Southern California in 1999. Pegram is on
the Dream Team Racing Ducati.
Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 has proven to be the Superbike choice
of top privateers. Formula Xtreme champ Jason Pridmore could easily
get up amongst the factory machines at Fontana on his Attack Suzuki
The first California Speedway Superbike doubleheader will run
on Saturday, April 5 and the second race on Sunday, the 6th. Both
rounds will be televised Live on Speed Channel (5 p.m. April 5
and 6 p.m., April 6 EST).
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Bostrom after Daytona and
Sear Point Track Changes
“Since Daytona, I have been replaying that last lap in my
head about a hundred times. I wish I had had eyes in the back
of my head, because I would have done the chicane a lot differently.
Miguel wouldn’t have gotten by me. It’s a bummer.”
Daytona, I flew to Charlotte to do the Speed Channel show with
Greg White. I took some big hits off a RedBull during the whole
show. It’s funny, because people were asking me about it
afterwards, even wondering if it was a prop or a fake can! It
was real, man, and I drank it! I only had three hours of sleep,
I needed it. After the show I flew home and got even less sleep
the next night. I was just running it.”
things settled down a bit, we went climbing and surfing, and we
also went dirt tracking. We did the Danny Walker school too, which
was fun. Everyone was really cool at the school and riding really
well, actually. And I was impressed with how Danny taught the
school. He knows those 100’s so well. He really knows those
bikes. And Danny doesn’t care if you crash, he just wants
to help you ride those bikes and to learn. I learned quite a bit
myself, actually. It’s amazing, you always learn. Every
time you get on a bike, you learn.”
headed up to Sears Point (Infineon) afterwards for a quick test.
I hadn’t been to the track in about four years and it is
quite a bit different from when I was there last. They actually
made the track much safer and it even has two more passing areas
now. And they are right at the end of the racetrack, where you
can set someone up for a finish line pass. Some thought the new
design hurt the flow of the track, but I thought it was really
fun and even provided a few more technical corners than before.
It was just as much fun to ride as before, just safer”
I’m feeling good about my decision to come home. The two
best series in the world right now are AMA Superbike and motoGP.
All the factories are putting all their support into these two.
They both have the majority of the best riders and bikes. It all
leads to the best racing. You’re always going to have more
than several guys up front, going really fast. So I’m really
excited and happy with my choice. My bikes are fantastic, and
I find myself on another good team.”
Comments from Catalunya
Max Biaggi, ITA Camel Pramac Honda, 4th - 1m 44.326s: "Today
e took a big step forward, we were able to set up the bike quite
the way we want it, it had a good balance today. I also had a
very good set of tyres. We had them yesterday but I did not try
them at theme! Going into the corners I still have some problems
and I understand we can only cure the clutch problem with new
parts. We have to be patient and wait, doing our best with what
we have. I know solving the clutch problem I have we can make
a very big step forward."
Biaggi went on to say. "The new safety car regulation is
quite complicatedand in racing we need as few complications as
possible. I'm not sure how it will work in a race situation, rain,
cold tyres, riders all together in a group? But it's a regulation
now, so we will see how it works out!"
Valentino Rossi, ITA Repsol Honda, 5th - 1m 44.111s: "This
is not a test;
it was really the 17th GP. We really didn't test anything - the
was too cold but also we start like a MotoGP and we have one hour
practice - it's not like a real test. However the bike felt good
the testing we have done over the winter has shown good benefit.
looking forward to going to Suzuka and racing!"
Nicky Hayden, USA Repsol Honda, 13th - 1m 45.533s: "The weekend
was good but like any other racer you always want a little more
and I'd like to be in front of a few more guys. The 'qualifying'
session was fun - something a little different for me. I got on
with the track real well. Tady (Okada) was helpful, as were the
split times - I've never had that before in
MotoGP. I could see where I was fast and slow. The atmosphere
Never heard air horns at a test!"
Sete Gibernau, SPA Telefonica MoviStar Honda, 4th -1m 44.071s:
"We can leave here very satisfied with the work we did. This
weekend I was the fastest Honda, until the last minutes of testing.
I had a good pace and was consistent all through the test. I want
to thank the team for the work they did this weekend. Now we have
to keep our heads down and keep working. It's a pity I crashed
today, I have a little injury to my right wrist which troubled
me and I could only do a few laps at a time."