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Tue 21 Dec 2004
Provisional MotoGP entry list

Provisional MotoGP entry list

There are far too many TBA (To Be Announced) entries in the provisional 2005 MotoGP entry list. Three teams and their riders lack confirmation, Aprilia, Proton KR and Ducati D'Antin. Oddly, Max Biaggi also lacks confirmation. Another odd change...

Fri 17 Dec 2004
Follow the leader?

Follow the leader?

There is no question who the leader of motorcycle road racing is: clearly it's Valentino Rossi. Rossi's future challenger for this crown is Spanish sensation and 125cc and 250cc World Champion, Dani Pedrosa. A few years ago, Rossi moved from his...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Rainey, Schwantz, Lawson, Chandler to race US support event

Rainey, Schwantz, Lawson, Chandler to race US support event

American legends, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Eddie Lawson and Doug Chandler will not only be in attendance at Laguna Seca, but will also be featured as a support race for the event. Because Dorna decided not to bring the regular MotoGP...

BMW Boxer Cup back?

BMW Boxer Cup back?

According to SuperBikePlanet.com, the BMW Boxer Cub championship will return to the MotoGP championship as a support race for the U.S. GP in July 2005. However, it is important to note the championship was eliminated by BMW since their newest...

More sponsors for US GP

More sponsors for US GP

Laguna Seca has signed yet another sponsor for next year's Red Bull U.S. GP: Parts Unlimited. Jeff Fox, President and CEO of Parts Unlimited expressed his excitement in the press release. "We are very excited to be involved in bringing MotoGP,...

MotoGP will stay in China until 2011

MotoGP will stay in China until 2011

Today, Dorna and Shanghai International Circuit (SIC), announced their agreement to run the MotoGP Championship for seven years. The first race is set for 2005, along with the return of the U.S. GP in Laguna Seca. This move is further proof of...

Michelin displays first MotoGP winning bike

Michelin displays first MotoGP winning bike

MotoGP's First Winning Bike on Show at Michelin Honda Racing Corporation today made available to Michelin the motorcycle which made history by winning the very first race in the MotoGP World Championship, ridden by Valentino Rossi. The Honda ...

GFYT Sepang test day three

GFYT Sepang test day three

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Finishes 2004 With Positive Test in Sepang The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team rounded off its championship-winning 2004 season today with a third and final day of testing in Sepang. Valentino Rossi and his 2005 ...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Michelin adapts organization

Michelin adapts organization

Michelin Adapts its Motorsport Department Organisation In the light of Pierre Dupasquier's forthcoming retirement in 2006 and wishing to ensure maximum levels of continuity and efficiency following his departure, Michelin has made the following...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
GFYT Sepang test day two notes

GFYT Sepang test day two notes

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Makes Good Progress in Malaysia Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi and his 2005 Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards finished a second day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today. Both riders completed...

GFYT Sepang test day one notes

GFYT Sepang test day one notes

Sepang, Malaysia -- Monday, 22 November, 2004 -- Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi and his 2005 team-mate Colin Edwards began a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia today, continuing the work they began in Valencia earlier this month. Rossi tested both...

Mon 22 Nov 2004
Win the championship and get a bikeHeadline

Win the championship and get a bike

For long-time followers of motorcycle racing the notion of winning a championship and keeping the bike would come as no surprise. In the earlier days of motorcycle racing this was a common gift given to the victor. Valentino...

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Ducati ends Michelin MotoGP relationshipHeadline

Ducati ends Michelin MotoGP relationship

Ducati has confirmed the rumors of the Italian MotoGP outfit running on Japanese tires in 2005. In its maiden year, Ducati shocked the MotoGP paddock by taking its first-ever MotoGP win in only its sixth appearance. By its second year, though, ...

Foggy Racing completes test in Spain

Foggy Racing completes test in Spain

McCoy and Martin Make Tracks in Spain Foggy PETRONAS Racing today completed a valuable three day test, with riders Garry McCoy and Steve Martin feeling very positive about initial set up progress made with their PETRONAS FP1s. Garry's track...

Ducati Valencia test notes 2004-11-18

Ducati Valencia test notes 2004-11-18

Ducati Factory WSBK Team Gets Down To Winter Testing in Valencia Valencia (Spain), 18 November 2004: One month after the end of the 2004 season, Ducati's championship-winning World Superbike team got its 2005 campaign underway with a three-day...

Xaus a blue-rider?Headline

Xaus a blue-rider?

Ruben Xaus. Photo by Fabrice Crosnier. According to Spanish publications, Spaniard Ruben Xaus and his manager have managed to sever their contract with the D'Antin MotoGP team. With all the Honda seats taken, the MotoGP rookie of the...

Foggy Racing test notes 2004-11-17

Foggy Racing test notes 2004-11-17

Further Set Up Successes In Spain for FPR Foggy PETRONAS Racing's Garry McCoy and Steve Martin today made good progress with their preferred set up of the PETRONAS FP1 during the second day of testing at Valencia. The team was scheduled to...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Foggy Racing FP1 debut test

Foggy Racing FP1 debut test

Martin and McCoy On Pace In PETRONAS FP1 Debut Foggy PETRONAS Racing's new Aussie pairing, Garry McCoy and Steve Martin, today experienced their first outing on the FP1 during the first day of a three day test at Valencia in Spain. This...

Sat 13 Nov 2004
Ducati gives Hodgson new challenge
AMA

Ducati gives Hodgson new challenge

Hodgson Faces American Challenge in 2005 Bologna (Italy), 12 November 2004: The 2003 World SBK champion Neil Hodgson will be returning to Superbikes next year, lining up alongside Eric Bostrom in the two-rider Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin...

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Melandri off to Honda in 2005Headline

Melandri off to Honda in 2005

Marco Melandri has been confirmed as the seventh Honda rider for 2005. The young Italian and former 250cc World Champion will ride alongside Sete Gibernau under the Telefonica-MovieStar garage. Marco Melandri on the starting grid. Photo...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
Seven Aussies receive rides for 2005

Seven Aussies receive rides for 2005

Seven Aussies for 2005 world Superbike action Seven Australian riders -- the largest number ever - will compete in the 2005 Superbike World Championship with news that Steve Martin and Garry McCoy have signed deals to ride under the Foggy ...

Foggy Racing signs Aussie riders

Foggy Racing signs Aussie riders

Aussies rule for Foggy PETRONAS Racing Carl Fogarty has signed Australian pair Garry McCoy and Steve Martin for his Foggy PETRONAS Racing team's 2005 Superbike World Championship campaign. The two riders will have their first taste of action...

Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
AMA

Hodgson to AMA SuperBike

After a few weeks in the rumor mill and a dismissal maiden season in MotoGP, Neil Hodgson has finally been officially named the second Ducati Austin rider. The Brit will ride alongside Eric Bostrom. Bostrom campaigned the Ducati Austin ...

McCoy to FP1 in 2005Headline

McCoy to FP1 in 2005

Foggy-Petronas racing has announced its 2005 WSBK rider line-up and one of them is three-time GP winner Garry McCoy. Garry McCoy. Photo by Bob Heathcote. The lanky Australian said: "I am really looking forward to it. It is still only...

Biaggi injured in SuperMoto accidentHeadline

Biaggi injured in SuperMoto accident

Max Biaggi celebrates. Photo by Camel Honda. Max Biaggi has injured his foot/leg (depending on your source) in a SuperMoto training session as the Roman Emperor prepared himself to compete in an FIM SuperMoto round in Italy. According...

Tue 09 Nov 2004
Ducati announces 2005 riders
AMA

Ducati announces 2005 riders

Toseland and Laconi Confirmed as Factory Superbike Riders Lanzi To Make WSBK Debut in Stefano Caracchi's 'Satellite' Team Hodgson Returns To Ducati Corse For AMA Attack With Eric Bostrom Bologna (Italy), Monday November 8, 2004: Ducati Corse's...

Fri 05 Nov 2004
Final 2004 standings

Final 2004 standings

@>Riders' Championship: Pos Rider Nat Team Points --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi I Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha 304 2. Sete Gibernau E...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
Valencia: GFYT race report

Valencia: GFYT race report

Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) secured an incredible ninth win of a glorious championship winning season after a hard fought battle at today's Valencia Grand Prix. Down in sixth after a tricky start, Rossi used his improving pace to...

GFYT Valencia test day one notes

GFYT Valencia test day one notes

Rossi Tests Prototype M1 in Valencia as Edwards Makes Yamaha Debut The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team and several other MotoGP teams were hard at work again today at a test in Valencia, Spain, just three days after the final Grand Prix of 2004 at...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Rossi takes ninth victory of the season in ValenciaHeadline

Rossi takes ninth victory of the season in Valencia

Valentino Rossi's appetite for wins is insatiable. Just two weeks ago, the Italian living-legend won his eighth win of the season and retained the MotoGP world championship crown. The feat was so huge, Rossi is being hailed as the greatest-ever ...

Spain: Michelin race notes

Spain: Michelin race notes

Rossi Crowns 2004 With Ninth Win Italian hero ends remarkable season with Michelin's 14th victory from 16 races Season finale watched by 122,000 fans including basketball legend Michael Jordan Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team ...

Pedrosa ends season with 250cc victory at Valencia GP

Pedrosa ends season with 250cc victory at Valencia GP

Daniel Pedrosa celebrated his title in the World Championship in the 250 cc. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) by taking the victory in front of a crowd in the season close disputed today at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, where Toni...

Sun 31 Oct 2004
Rossi wins 2004 best qualifier award

Rossi wins 2004 best qualifier award

2004 BMW Best Qualifier Award won by Rossi 2004 MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi wrapped up the BMW 2004 MotoGP Best Qualifier Award this afternoon at the circuit of Valencia after speeding to another front row start. His cumulative time of...

Valencia: GFYT Saturday qualifying report

Valencia: GFYT Saturday qualifying report

Rossi On Front Row as Checa Overcomes Morning Crash In bright and sunny conditions Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi earned a front row grid position for Sunday's 30-lap MotoGP race, riding his YZR-M1 to a time of 1'32.913s. Carlos...

Valencia race results

Valencia race results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 46 Valentino Rossi I Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha ...

Valencia Saturday qualifying times

Valencia Saturday qualifying times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 6 Makoto Tamada J Camel Honda ...