Articles tagged Marco Melandri

Page 28 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 2008

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MotoGP Kawasaki has announced it will run a third factory bike next year. A Spanish team, headed by 125cc team boss Jorge Martinez, is reportedly running the 800cc machine. * After a lacklustre year as team-mate to Casey Stoner, Marco Melandri will leave Ducati and move to Kawasaki for the 2009 season, replacing Anthony West. * Honda Gresini have confirmed that they will re-sign Alex de Angelis...

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MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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BTCC New team Tempus Sport tested James Thompson in a 2008-spec Chevrolet Lacetti at Estoril and has expressed interest in signing the Brit for this season. n BTC Racing has confirmed its withdrawal and sold its pair of SEAT Toledos to Maxtreme. WRC International Sportsworld Communicators has signed a 10-year contract to promote the series, starting from 2010. NASCAR Richard Petty Motorsports has...

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Global recession hits MotoGP

The vicious economic climate is hurting MotoGP just like it is hurting Formula 1. The world’s premier bike racing series has already lost one of its lower-ranking teams to corporate belt-tightening and is currently looking into cost-cutting measures that might prevent the grid shrinking further. Kawasaki, which had been due to run American John Hopkins and Italian Marco Melandri in 2009, has shut...

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The working wounded

Racers get hurt - it's part of the job. The inevitability of injury and, more importantly, of riding injured is something that every bike racer has to accept; even Valentino Rossi. Until his bone-crunching tumble during June’s Italian GP, Rossi had lived a charmed existence by motorcycle racing standards. He’d never missed a race since his World Championship debut in April 1996; that’s 230...

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