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Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season

Pedrosa quickest as Rossi contends despite injury

Honda's Dani Pedrosa dominated British Grand Prix free practice, while MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi showed he remained a contender despite his broken hand.

Sunday, 2 July, 2006, 12:00am

Rossi in doldrums after qualifying debacle

Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi says the best he can do is to avoid a meltdown in today's Chinese Grand Prix after a disastrous qualifying session saw his hopes take a dramatic downturn.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Huang leads Chinese charge

Six Chinese riders have earned themselves the chance to test their mettle against the world's best riders on home asphalt after going through a two-session trial yesterday for wild card entries to the upcoming MotoGP Chinese Grand Prix.

Huang Shizhao, of the Yamaha Tianjian China, claimed the best times in both one-lap sessions.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Michael Doohan

World champion Australian Michael Doohan cut short his Spanish teammate Alex Criville's end of season assault on the riders' championship by winning a rain-interrupted San Marino 500 cc Motorcycle Grand Prix in Imola yesterday.

Criville was second with Tadayuki Okada of Japan a surprise third on a twin-cylinder Honda.

2 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Doohan on track for another title

Michael Doohan boosted his chances of retaining the 500cc World Motorcycle Championship when he won the French Grand Prix, his third consecutive victory. Doohan, led home Honda teammates Spaniards Alex Criville and Alberto Puig.

'I only felt comfortable once I knew Alex was 10 seconds behind,' he said.

10 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Doohan's first win of season

WORLD motorcycling champion Michael Doohan launched the defence of his 500cc crown with an emphatic victory in the season-opening Australian grand prix near Sydney yesterday.

The 29-year-old Australian cruised home 13 seconds ahead of compatriot Daryl Beattie after leading from start to finish at Eastern Creek.

27 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Champ starts with win

WORLD champion Michael Schumacher of Germany last night drove his Benetton to victory in the season-opening Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix.

Britain's David Coulthard, driving a Williams, finished second.

27 Mar 1995 - 12:00am