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MotoGP – Surreal Atmosphere In San Carlo Gresini Honda Garage

November 5, 2011

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The first day of practice at the Grand Prix of Valencia, the first without ‘Super Sic’, was a very sad and surreal one in the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini garage. Marco Simoncelli has left a gaping hole behind him and the feeling of sadness was tangible today. Hiroshi Aoyama is desperate to honour his […]

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MotoGP – Honda Gresini To Compete At Valencia As Tribute To Simoncelli

November 2, 2011

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Both teams run by Fausto Gresini will be represented on track this weekend. Hiroshi Aoyama rides in MotoGP, whilst Michele Pirro and Yuki Takahashi will compete in the final Moto2 race of 2011. Fausto Gresini “The decision to participate was not an easy one, but we have made this choice as it is what Marco […]

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MotoGP – Motegi primed and ready for MotoGP action‏

September 30, 2011

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After plenty of build-up the Grand Prix of Japan takes place at the Motegi circuit this weekend and on Thursday the traditional pre-GP press conference took place with a quintet of MotoGP riders in attendance. Championship leader Casey Stoner was scheduled to be present at the press conference but the Repsol Honda rider was unable […]

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MotoGP – 75 Fantastic Years For San Carlo

September 2, 2011

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What better race than Misano, their home Grand Prix, for San Carlo to celebrate their 75th anniversary and six years as the inseparable main sponsor of Team Honda Gresini. It is a unique occasion to be enjoyed on an exciting weekend that will see the number 75 resplendant on the front of the Honda RC212V […]

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MotoGP – Super Sic Motivated For Home GP

September 1, 2011

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This week Marco Simoncelli makes the trip to the Misano circuit, the ideal place for him to put his disappointment from Indianapolis behind him. The atmosphere of his home circuit, located just a few kilometres from his home town, will provide “Super Sic” with all the motivation he requires to rediscover his podium form from […]

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MotoGP – ‘Super Sic’ Finally Arrives On The Podium

August 15, 2011

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The 2011 Czech Republic Grand Prix will go down in motorcycling history as the liberation of “Super Sic”, who finally cast off the podium shackles with a superb ride at Brno today. For one reason or another Marco Simoncelli‘s legion of fans had been denied the opportunity to celebrate on several occasions this season but […]

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MotoGP – Elias Records Positive 11th Place At Brno

August 15, 2011

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The LCR Honda MotoGP rider Toni Elias rode his Honda RC212V to a positive 11thplace in today’s Czech GP at Brno race track ahead 155.400 local fans with Australian rider Casey Stoner acquiring his sixth victory ahead Dovizioso and Simoncelli. Toni Elias, who had his best qualifying outing of the year yesterday, has lined up […]

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MotoGP – Second Row Start For Simoncelli, Aoyama On The Fourth

August 14, 2011

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Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli was somewhat disappointed at the end of qualifying practice today, with a second row start certainly not reflecting the potential he had shown in free practice yesterday. The team will analyse the data tonight but it looks as though they will have to take a step backwards […]

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MotoGP – Simoncelli Sets Front Row Pace At Brno

August 13, 2011

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Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncell made a positive return from the summer break at Brno today, lapping amongst the pack chasing pacesetter Dani Pedrosa. “Super Sic” is satisfied with his performance today and confident that he and the team know how to improve the handling of his RC212V still further. Hiroshi Aoyama […]

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MotoGP – Gresini Racing GP Of Czech Republic Preview

August 9, 2011

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After a two-week summer break the MotoGP season resumes this weekend with the traditional ‘back-to-schoool’ race at Brno. Marco Simoncelli stayed out for a much needed break in the USA following his latest disappointment at Laguna Seca as he aimed to recharge his batteries for the second half of the season. “Super Sic” has put […]

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MotoGP – Laguna Seca Letdown For Simoncelli

July 25, 2011

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A crash in the USGP brought an early end to an otherwise promising weekend for Marco Simoncelli at Laguna Seca, which has seen him consistently on the coattails of the leading riders. Unfortunately the Italian rider lost front grip in turn eight at the Californian circuit and paid a heavy price. The Team San Carlo […]

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MotoGP – Second Row Start For 5th Fastest Simoncelli

July 24, 2011

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Marco Simoncelli achieved his objective of improving his lap times and closing the gap to the fastest rider today as he qualified fifth for the USGP. The Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider is still hoping to make further improvements in tomorrow’s warm-up  before taking the podium challenge to the front row trio of Jorge […]

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MotoGP – Simoncelli Looking For Better Feeling At Laguna Seca

July 23, 2011

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Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli struggled more than usual to get an initial feeling for his Honda RC212V at the famously tricky Laguna Seca circuit today. The Italian is not a long way from the day’s pacesetters but he is still short of his optimum pace and after a long meeting with […]

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MotoGP – Simoncelli Hoping To Conquer America

July 20, 2011

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Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli travels from Germany to the USA this week on the back of another positive result at Sachsenring that has reinforced his confidence going into the second half of the season. Rear tyre troubles at the German round cost him the chance to fight to the line for […]

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MotoGP – Simoncelli Satisfied But Slightly Frustrated In Germany

July 18, 2011

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Marco Simoncelli leaves the Sachsenring circuit these evening feeling satisfied but slightly frustrated at a sixth place finish in the German Grand Prix. The Italian showed his pace in the middle part of the race but struggled with tyre wear over the final ten laps. Despite that “Super Sic” put up a brave battle for […]

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MotoGP – Second Row For Simoncelli At Sachsenring

July 17, 2011

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After a run of six conseuctive front row starts that has included two pole positions Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli had to settle for fourth place in this afternoon’s qualifying practice at the German Grand Prix and a second row start. “Super Sic” was edged off the front row by just 0.010 […]

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MotoGP – Simoncelli To Use Mugello Result As Sachsenring Launchpad

July 13, 2011

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Marco Simoncelli is looking on his fifth place result at Mugello last time out as a launchpad for his upcoming weekend in Germany. A positive if not entirely satisfactory result at his home Grand Prix has given the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider fresh confidence after the debacles of Silverstone and Assen and now […]

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MotoGP – Assen All Set For Action After Press Conference

June 23, 2011

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The historic Assen circuit hosts the seventh round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship this weekend and the customary press conference was held on Wednesday afternoon at the Dutch track. Thanks to his fourth victory of the campaign (a third consecutive win) in the previous round at Silverstone, Casey Stoner was the first rider to […]

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Simoncelli shines in Qatar FP1

March 18, 2011

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Marco Simoncelli carried his preseason form into the first official session of the MotoGP World Championship this afternoon in the surreal surroundings of the Losail circuit. The Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider was fast and consistent and worked intensely throughout a satisfactory 45 minutes to find an improved set-up for his machine. It was […]

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MotoGP – Red Bull Rookies Ready To Start 2011 Quest

March 9, 2011

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South Africa, Germany, Australia, the Czech Republic or any of the 14 nations represented might carry off this year’s Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The first race takes place on April 2nd as part of the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. It opens the fifth Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season and 25 of the […]

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