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Sat 11 Dec 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy enters closed wheel world at DaytonaHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Tracy enters closed wheel world at Daytona

The only type of car Paul Tracy has driven with a roof on top is one of his myriad street machines but that will change with the 2005 running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Paul Tracy. Photo by Linda Rydell. Tracy,...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Kovalainen stuns competition in Race of ChampionsHeadline

Kovalainen stuns competition in Race of Champions

Heikki Kovalainen, the 2004 World Series by Nissan champion stunned the competition and the crowd at the Stade de France in Paris to walk away with the Race of Champions trophy. The Finn became the youngest driver to win the RoC and he did it ...

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, ...

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...

Wed 17 Nov 2004
Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night featureHeadline

Davis grabs Hawaii Friday night feature

From his first tentative shakedown laps Wednesday, both the local veterans and visiting USAC contingent whispered Charles Davis, Jr. would prove one to watch. The SCRA points runner-up made good on those predictions by dominating the second leg of...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
USAC returns to the 50th stateHeadline

USAC returns to the 50th state

After torrential rains flooded various parts of the island of Oahu over the past two weeks, the sun finally emerged in time to greet USAC's Southwest Sprint Car drivers upon their encore visit to the 50th State. Eight mainland drivers, including...

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoCHeadline
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Massa aiming to beat Schumacher in RoC

Sauber's Felipe Massa will compete in the Race of Champions at the Stade de France, Paris, in December and is aiming to beat F1 champion Michael Schumacher. Massa and the 2004 Indy Racing League champion Tony Kanaan will form the Brazilian team...

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
Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
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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 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 ...

Sat 30 Oct 2004
Gibernau on provisional pole for final roundHeadline

Gibernau on provisional pole for final round

MotoGP championship runner-up, Sete Gibernau, claimed pole position from World Champion, Valentino Rossi in the dramatic final minute of the of today's qualifying in Valencia. Sete Gibernau. Photo by Richard Sloop. Though Rossi led...

Fri 29 Oct 2004
The first time is always the most excitingHeadline

The first time is always the most exciting

For the final race of the 2004 season for the American Le Mans series, history was made at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Secs - the first night race at the road course. And we (Motorsport.com) were there to document it and to view the spectacular day...

Thu 28 Oct 2004
Remembering Ricky HendrickHeadline

Remembering Ricky Hendrick

Rick Hendrick, his family and the Hendrick Motorsports organization are in the process of mourning the loss of their loved ones and friends who were on board the small Beech 200 plane that crashed on Sunday near Martinsville. The following is a...

Wed 20 Oct 2004
Rossi writes history in AustraliaHeadline

Rossi writes history in Australia

About a year ago, any MotoGP observer would have said you were insane if you even thought of suggesting Valentino Rossi could retain the championship aboard the Yamaha M1. “Sure he’ll win a couple of races here and there, but the...

Sat 16 Oct 2004
Rossi heads Australian GP qualifyingHeadline

Rossi heads Australian GP qualifying

Valentino Rossi faces the real possibility of being able to wrap up his MotoGP title defense at this weekend's Australian GP at the Phillip Island circuit. Valentino Rossi. Photo by Gauloises Racing. After suffering a dismissal...

Tue 12 Oct 2004
Forbes-Robinson, Leitzinger hold on for Barber winHeadline

Forbes-Robinson, Leitzinger hold on for Barber win

Butch Leitzinger and Elliott Forbes Robinson mastered intermittent rain and a slippery track to win their first Rolex Sports Car Series race of the year Sunday in the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant at the Barber Motorsports Park. In doing...

Thu 07 Oct 2004
Gibernau wins vital Qatar GPHeadline

Gibernau wins vital Qatar GP

Sete Gibernau crawled himself back into the championship hunt of his first MotoGP World Championship title at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The Spaniard not only won Saturday's GP, but also cut 2/3 of his championship-points deficit to Valentino ...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Taylor, Angelelli win VIR 400Headline

Taylor, Angelelli win VIR 400

Max Angelelli nipped Scott Pruett by .870 seconds -- the closest finish in the five-year history of the Rolex Sports Car Series - to win his third race of the season in the VIR 400 presented by SunTrust at the Virginia International Raceway.

Sat 02 Oct 2004
Checa takes first-ever Qatar GP pole positionHeadline

Checa takes first-ever Qatar GP pole position

After a two-year drought, Spaniard Carlos Checa took pole position from provisional pole-sitter, Ruben Xaus. Checa's pole position lap was the only lap in the 58 second range, quite an achievement on such a dirty and slippery track. Another...

Fri 01 Oct 2004
Xaus takes historic provisional pole in QatarHeadline

Xaus takes historic provisional pole in Qatar

Ruben Xaus not only took his first-ever MotoGP provisional pole position, but the Spaniard also grabbed the first-ever provisional pole position at the newly-built Middle East Losail circuit in Qatar. Ruben Xaus. Photo by Fabrice ...

Wed 22 Sep 2004
Tamada wins Japanese GPHeadline

Tamada wins Japanese GP

Makoto Tamada backed up his pre-race talk with a dominant win at the Japanese GP in Motegi. After setting a blistering lap to take pole position on Saturday, Tamada rode a faultless race in front of 67,000 screaming Japanese fans. Makoto...