Italian Lorenzo Lanzi has concluded the latest test for the factory
Ducati 749R, the bike that will mark Ducati Corse's return to the World
Supersport arena in the 2004 championship, with a major improvement on
the time he recorded in ...
The Fortuna Yamaha Team concluded their three-day test in Sepang today
satisfied with the progress made by Spanish rider Carlos Checa. Bad weather
interrupted Friday's testing at the Malaysian circuit but conditions
improved yesterday and today,...
The World Superbike and Supersport Championship Paddock at The Bologna Motor
Superbike and Supersport are on their way to the 2003 Motor Show and
they are treating the occasion like another Grand Prix.
In Hall 19, a 1200 m2 replica of...
Bad weather marred an otherwise positive day of testing for the Fortuna
Yamaha Team on the first of their three-day test in Sepang today. Factory
Team rider Carlos Checa completed three beneficial hours of testing on his
YZR-M1 before the heavens...
Q&A with Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing B.V.
1. Having announced the news about signing Valentino Rossi, there must
have been a lot of excitement in the past couple of weeks, not only
from the media but also within ...
Bologna (Italy), Wednesday, 19 November 2003: Eric Bostrom is set to
spearhead the Ducati attack on the 2004 AMA Superbike championship in one
of the most exciting challenges seen in North America's premier
motorcycle racing series for many ...
Valencia (Spain), 13 November 2003: The Ducati Fila 2004 World Superbike
championship pairing of Regis Laconi and James Toseland made their first
appearance for the team this week as they completed a three-day testing
session at the Valencia...
Yamaha confirms Valentino Rossi.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has concluded an agreement with 2003 World Champion
Valentino Rossi to head its MotoGP line-up in 2004 and 2005. Rossi will join
Yamaha's wholly-owned factory racing team from 1st January...
LAS VEGAS - Vehicle manufacturers and technology developers often claim that
their motorsports programs provide a proving ground for new technologies.
When pressed, they can sometimes point to an electronics package,
transmission or an engine ...
The Fortuna Yamaha Team completed the second of a two-day test today in
Valencia, Spain, and take with them crucial data on the new evolution of
Yamaha's Deltabox frame. The frame was first introduced on Saturday during
the MotoGP race weekend in...
Finally what SebastiÃ¡n Porto was wanting so much arrived. The 250cc Road
Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MOTOGP) disputed its season close
round at the Valencia circuit. Is the end for a terrible year for the
only Argentinian ryder that ...
The Fortuna Yamaha Team stayed on at the Valencia circuit in Spain to
complete the first of a two-day test today. Carlos Checa and Norick Abe
took advantage of the clement weather to continue to test the new evolution
of Yamaha's Deltabox frame...
The following is a statement issued on behalf of Fortuna Yamaha Team
director Davide Brivio.
"We welcome this evening's news that the Honda - Valentino Rossi
relationship has drawn to a close. As many people know, when it became clear
Rossi breaks more records to score his ninth victory of 2003, Michelin's 16 from 16
Michelin riders fill top nine places today, top ten positions in the World Championship
Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) ended his...
Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Norick Abe rode home to fifth and
ninth place respectively in today's Valencia Grand Prix, the final race of
the 2003 season. Racing with a new evolution of Yamaha's Deltabox frame on
his YZR-M1, Checa...
Rolfo progresses even with some set up problems
Valencia -- Spain, November 1, 2003. Roberto Rolfo continued his search
for solutions to some of the niggling set up problems he has experienced
in qualifying, basically with the front end...
Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Norick Abe rode a steady final
qualifying session this afternoon to keep their respective fifth and
eleventh positions on the starting grid for tomorrow's Valencia Grand Prix.
The Spanish round marks the last...
Rolfo maintains optimism and confidence with Valencia development
Valencia -- Spain, October 31, 2003. At the conclusion of
the first qualifying session for the Community of Valencia GP Roberto
Rolfo was both optimistic and...
The final round of the 2003 MotoGP season commenced today in Valencia,
Spain, and Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Norick Abe braved cold and
windy conditions to secure fifth and eleventh positions on the provisional
starting grid. Abe ...
Twenty-one-year old MotoGP rider Marco Melandri is back on the road to
recovery after a two-and-a-half-hour operation to his right shoulder
yesterday. The surgery, performed by Dr. Giuseppe Porcellini at the "Villa
Serena" surgery in Forli,...
Karl Muggeridge and Broc Parkes will ride for World Champions, Ten Kate
Honda in the 2004 World Supersport championship aboard the all-conquering
The exciting pairing will aim to clinch a third consecutive World
CHECA TO BE JOINED BY ABE IN 2003 SEASON FINALE
Exactly 30 weeks since the 2003 MotoGP season kicked off at the Japanese
Grand Prix in April, a bizarre twist of fate now brings the Fortuna Yamaha
Team back to a similar situation to the one it ...
French tyre giant aims for 16th victory from 2003 season's 16 races;
Michelin man Sete Gibernau reveals his Valencia track secrets.
Michelin aims to complete a full house of 2003 MotoGP victories at
Valencia this weekend. The French tyre brand...
The Fortuna Yamaha Team has announced today that Norick Abe will ride as a
replacement for Marco Melandri at the season-closing Valencia Grand Prix in
Spain on Sunday 2nd November. Melandri will undergo an operation to his
right shoulder on...