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Thu 29 Dec 2005
Yamaha factory team to continue without sponsor

Yamaha factory team to continue without sponsor

Yamaha without Gauloises in 2006 Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. hereby announces that Altadis/Seita's sponsorship regarding Yamaha's Factory MotoGP Team will not continue after the end of the 2005 season. For more than 40 years, Yamaha has...

Sofuoglu signs with Ten Kate Honda Supersport team

Sofuoglu signs with Ten Kate Honda Supersport team

KENAN SOFUOGLU JOINS WINSTON TEN KATE HONDA Winston Ten Kate Honda has announced that Kenan Sofuoglu will join the team as it aims for a record fifth World Supersport championship title in 2006. The 22-year-old Turkish rider from Adapazari in...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
2006 Moto Grand Prix calendar

2006 Moto Grand Prix calendar

<pre> FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix 2006 Calendar DATE VENUE LOCATION Mar 24-26 Circuito de Jerez Jerez, Spain Apr 6-8 Losail International ...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
Ten Kate Supersport Qatar test notes

Ten Kate Supersport Qatar test notes

World Supersport Test, 4-6 December 2005 Losail Circuit, Doha -- Qatar CHARPENTIER SIGNALS 2006 INTENT AT QATAR TEST Winston Ten Kate Honda's 2005 World Supersport champion, Sebastien Charpentier, has signalled his intentions for the 2006...

Ten Kate Honda Qatar test summary

Ten Kate Honda Qatar test summary

World Superbike Test, 4-6 December 2005 Losail Circuit, Doha -- Qatar MUGGERIDGE AND TOSELAND COMPLETE SUCCESSFUL QATAR TEST Winston Ten Kate Honda's 2006 World Superbike championship pairing of Karl Muggeridge and James Toseland today ...

Ducati Qatar test notes 2005-12-06

Ducati Qatar test notes 2005-12-06

BAYLISS BACK AT THE TOP FOR THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM IN QATAR TESTING Losail (Qatar), Tuesday 6 December: The Ducati Xerox Team has concluded its final test of the year at the Losail desert circuit in Qatar in superb form. After three days of...

Team Alstare Suzuki Qatar test summary

Team Alstare Suzuki Qatar test summary

Positive tests for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra. Troy second, despite stomach virus, Yukio sixth. The three day Qatar tests ended with Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra upbeat and looking forward to next season. Although the team didn't ...

Ducati Qatar test notes 2005-12-05

Ducati Qatar test notes 2005-12-05

DUCATI XEROX TEAM MAKES GOOD PROGRESS ON DAY 2 OF QATAR TESTING Losail (Qatar), Monday 5 December: The second day of World Superbike testing at the desert circuit of Losail in Qatar saw both Ducati Xerox Team riders Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo...

Ducati Qatar test notes 2005-12-04

Ducati Qatar test notes 2005-12-04

LANZI AND BAYLISS IN THE TOP THREE FOR DUCATI XEROX TEAM ON DAY 1 OF QATAR TEST Losail (Qatar), Sunday 4 December: The first day of the Ducati Xerox Team's final 2005 testing session in the Gulf state of Qatar was a positive one as both Lorenzo...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-30

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-30

RAIN AFFECTS THIRD DAY OF TESTING FOR YAMAHA IN MALAYSIA The final day of Yamaha's three-day Sepang Test was interrupted today, when rain throughout the morning meant that Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards were not able to get out on track until...

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-29

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-29

Ambient temperature: 30.7 degrees Track temperature: 40 degrees Humidity: 62% ROSSI AND EDWARDS SPEED UP IN SEPANG Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards completed a positive second day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today, both...

Rossi on top in Sepang day two testing

Rossi on top in Sepang day two testing

The FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) testing continued on Tuesday at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia as the teams and riders prepare for next season. The current champion Valentino Rossi set the fastest lap time of the journey...

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-28

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-28

Ambient temperature: 30.2 degrees Track temperature: 40 degrees Humidity: 65% GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM GET BACK TO BUSINESS IN SEPANG Just three weeks after rounding off Yamaha's victorious 2005 season in Valencia, Gauloises Yamaha Team riders ...

Melandri tops Sepang tests, Ducati at Jerez

Melandri tops Sepang tests, Ducati at Jerez

Just three weeks after the 2005 season closed in Valencia, the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) has returned to action at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia for three days of testing. Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki are at ...

Fri 25 Nov 2005
Hayden and Pedrosa to ride for Honda in 2006Headline

Hayden and Pedrosa to ride for Honda in 2006

The Honda Racing Competition has confirmed today Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa as their two riders for the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) 2006 season in the factory Repsol Honda Team. Nicky Hayden. Photo by...

Thu 17 Nov 2005
Ducati Valencia test, day two

Ducati Valencia test, day two

POSITIVE DEBUT FOR DUCATI XEROX TEAM'S 2006 RIDERS - LANZI AND BAYLISS SET QUICKEST TIMES AT VALENCIA Valencia (Spain), Tuesday 15 November 2005: The Ducati Xerox Team's 2006 riders Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi finally got down to ...

Wed 16 Nov 2005
Team Alstare Suzuki Valencia test summary

Team Alstare Suzuki Valencia test summary

Poor conditions ruin test. The two-day test at Valencia was not as productive as it should have been for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra, due to the inclement weather. The first day was a virtual washout and most of the riders only completed ...

Tue 15 Nov 2005
Ten Kate Honda Valencia test, day two

Ten Kate Honda Valencia test, day two

WEATHER AND LAP TIMES IMPROVE IN VALENCIA Day two of the Pirelli SBK test saw a distinct improvement in the weather after rain and low temperatures affected the Ricardo Tormo circuit near Valencia in Spain yesterday. Winston Ten Kate Honda's...

Ten Kate Supersport Valencia test day one notes

Ten Kate Supersport Valencia test day one notes

WORLD CHAMPION CHARPENTIER RETURNS TO TRACK ACTION Winston Ten Kate Honda's 2005 World Supersport champion, Sebastien Charpentier, returned to the track for the first time today after breaking his collarbone in a practice crash at Imola last...

Mon 14 Nov 2005
Ducati Valencia test, day one

Ducati Valencia test, day one

RAINY DEBUT FOR BAYLISS AND LANZI (DUCATI XEROX TEAM) IN VALENCIA TESTING Valencia (Spain), Monday 14 November 2005: Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi encountered cold and rainy conditions today on their first outing for the 2006 Ducati Xerox Team...

Ten Kate Honda Valencia test, day one

Ten Kate Honda Valencia test, day one

RAIN DAMPENS OPENING DAY OF VALENCIA TEST The Winston Ten Kate Honda team was restricted to a handful of laps today - the first of a two-day Pirelli test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit near Valencia in Spain. However, Britain's James Toseland...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rossi happy with latest Ferrari testHeadline
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Rossi happy with latest Ferrari test

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi was back behind the wheel of a Ferrari F1 car this week when he undertook a three-day test at Fiorano and Mugello. Rossi has tested with the Maranello squad twice already this year and while he has denied rumours...

Fri 11 Nov 2005
Ducati, the next challenge for Gibernau

Ducati, the next challenge for Gibernau

Spaniard rider Sete Gibernau will switch from the Honda Movistar team to Ducati Marlboro in MotoGP competition next year the Italian team announced on Monday. "I'm delighted to welcome Sete. We think Sete is one of the strongest guys in MotoGP.

Tue 08 Nov 2005
2005 Final standings

2005 Final standings

Pos Rider Nat Bike Points --- ------------------------- --- --------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 367 2. Marco Melandri ITA Honda 220 3....

Michelin's Dupasquier says his final goodbyes

Michelin's Dupasquier says his final goodbyes

MICHELIN BOSS SAYS HIS GOODBYES The MotoGP paddock gathered last night to commemorate the departure of Michelin's charismatic director of motorsports Pierre Dupasquier. The 68-year-old Frenchman, who has headed the company's racing ...

Melandri wins season finale in Valencia

Melandri wins season finale in Valencia

Marco Melandri took his second career MotoGP victory -- and second in a row -- with a victory at the final MotoGP race of the year, the Valencian GP. The Italian held off Nicky Hayden at the finish line to take the victory for the Telefonica ...

Mon 07 Nov 2005
Valencian GP: Telefonica Movistar Honda race report

Valencian GP: Telefonica Movistar Honda race report

Marco Melandri could not have dreamed of a better way to finish as MotoGP World Championship runner-up than by ending an excellent season with another victory at Valencia. His second consecutive win came ahead of his main rival for the ...

Valencian GP: Michelin race report

Valencian GP: Michelin race report

MotoGP's young guns Marco Melandri (Telefonica Movistar Honda RC211V-Michelin) and Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) fought out a tense duel in today's season-ending Valencia Grand Prix. The pair made the 30-lap all their own, ...

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team race report

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team race report

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi scored his sixteenth podium from seventeen races in the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship to put the shine on Yamaha's 50th Anniversary celebrations at Valencia. The Italian started from...

Valencian GP results

Valencian GP results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 33 Marco Melandri I Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda ...

Sun 06 Nov 2005
Gibernau hangs on to Valencia pole

Gibernau hangs on to Valencia pole

Sete Gibernau held on in the final moments of the Valencia GP qualifying session to claim the pole position from his Telefonica Movistar Honda teammate, Marco Melandri. Gibernau's time of 1:31.874 was a quarter of a second faster than ...

Valencian GP: Telefonica Movistar Honda qualifying notes

Valencian GP: Telefonica Movistar Honda qualifying notes

Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri put everything into the final qualifying session of the season and will start from the front row of the grid in the final Grand Prix of the season at Valencia. After a magical lap Sete Gibernau celebrated his...

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team qualifying notes

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team qualifying notes

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi faces an uphill battle in the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship tomorrow after qualifying fifteenth fastest at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Rossi slid from his YZR-M1 machine...

Valencia GP qualifying times

Valencia GP qualifying times

1. 15 Sete Gibernau E Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda 1:31.874 2. 33 Marco Melandri I Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda 1:32.111 0.237 0.237 3. 69 Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Honda ...

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team practice notes

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team practice notes

Yamaha Factory Racing riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards began making preparations for the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia today, with the cloudy conditions at the Ricardo Tormo circuit brightened by the return...

Fri 04 Nov 2005
Yamaha to commemorate anniversary in Valencia

Yamaha to commemorate anniversary in Valencia

YAMAHA TO COMPETE IN CORPORATE COLOURS IN VALENCIA To commemorate Yamaha's 50th Anniversary and its extraordinarily successful year in racing this season, Yamaha has decided to race the last round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship in the...