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Sat 08 Nov 2003
Michelin plans to continue success

Michelin plans to continue success

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 ...

Wed 05 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Valencia test, day one

Fortuna Yamaha Team Valencia test, day one

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...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
FYT Valencia preview

FYT Valencia preview

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 ...

Fri 21 Feb 2003
Ducati Corse signs sponsor partner

Ducati Corse signs sponsor partner

Oracle and Ducati together on the racing track. Milan, February 20, 2003 - Oracle Italia, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, announced today that it has struck a partnership with...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
Michelin Valencia preview

Michelin Valencia preview

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...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Sepang test final notes

Fortuna Yamaha Sepang test final notes

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,...

Thu 09 Jan 2003
Fortuna Yamaha - Marco Melandri interview

Fortuna Yamaha - Marco Melandri interview

Questions & Answers with Marco Melandri after Yamaha Factory test in Valencia (December '02). Q: How do you feel having ridden the YZR-M1 for the first time at these tests in Valencia and Jerez? What is your first impression of the bike? A:...

Fri 28 Feb 2003
Yamaha Team Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-27

Yamaha Team Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-27

Yamaha riders up rront in Estoril. The MotoGP pre-season IRTA tests in Estoril concluded today with Yamaha riders Alex Barros and Carlos Checa leading the pack. The morning rain started to dry out this afternoon enabling the riders to make the...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
FYT interview with Yamaha Racing representatives

FYT interview with Yamaha Racing representatives

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 ...

Thu 27 Feb 2003
The dream of Sebasti?n Porto became realHeadline

The dream of Sebasti?n Porto became real

The dream of Sebastián Porto became real. The Argentinian completed three days tests in the circuit of Jerez, Spain with his new bike. The Honda 250 RSW of the factory Honda team of Alberto Puig, former driver of the World Championship. In the ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Ant West South African GP preview

Ant West South African GP preview

West aims to break Australia's 21-year podium drought in 250cc South African Grand Prix. TUESDAY, APRIL 22: Revitalised motorcycle racer Ant West headed for South Africa today with high hopes of this Sunday becoming the first Australian in 21 ...

Mon 03 Nov 2003
FYT Valencia GP race notes

FYT Valencia GP race notes

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...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
FYT British GP revised results

FYT British GP revised results

British Grand Prix Sunday, 13 July 2003 Donington Park, UK BRITISH GRAND PRIX RESULTS CHANGED DUE TO ROSSI OVERTAKE ON YELLOW FLAG The MotoGP Race Direction has chosen to impose a penalty of 10 seconds to Valentino Rossi for overtaking under...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Sepang test, day one

Fortuna Yamaha Team Sepang test, day one

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...

Tue 22 Jul 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team German GP preview

Fortuna Yamaha Team German GP preview

The 'Ring beckons Fortuna Yamaha to scene of former success The Sachsenring circuit in former East Germany has been good to Yamaha in recent years. The 'Ring gave Yamaha victory with its YZR500 machine in 2001, and a second place with its...

Mon 03 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha team statement

Fortuna Yamaha team statement

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 that ...

Sun 02 Feb 2003
Porto waits for his new Honda

Porto waits for his new Honda

Sebastián Porto, who signed a contract with the factory Honda team of the former Spanish driver Alberto Puig is waiting to participate in the category tests of February in Jerez, Spain and Estoril, Portugal. The 2003 season of the 250cc Road ...

Tue 14 Oct 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Australian GP preview

Fortuna Yamaha Team Australian GP preview

Fortuna Yamaha Team men Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri advance to Australia 's picturesque Phillip Island circuit this weekend for the last but one stage of the MotoGP World Championship. The battle for first place is already over, as Italian ...

Sun 12 Oct 2003
Michelin Malaysia GP race notes

Michelin Malaysia GP race notes

Italian rider and French tyre brand win their third joint World Championship success Rossi betters Sepang race record by 20 seconds after beating 2002 pole by 2 seconds Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) scored his seventh...

Thu 13 Mar 2003
Fortuna Yamaha team Barcelona test 2003-03-13

Fortuna Yamaha team Barcelona test 2003-03-13

Hard work continues for Fortuna Yamaha team. The Fortuna Yamaha Team completed two days of testing in glorious sunshine at Barcelona's Montmelo circuit today. The squad was present along with Yamaha partners the Gauloises Yamaha Team and Team ...

Tue 01 Apr 2003
FYT Suzuka IRTA test combined times

FYT Suzuka IRTA test combined times

<pre> Please find below the official combined MotoGP results from the two day Suzuka IRTA test: 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Repsol Honda 2'04.170 2. Tohru Ukawa JPN Camel Pramac Pons ...

Fri 07 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Valencia test notes

Fortuna Yamaha Valencia test notes

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...

Wed 05 Nov 2003
Porto - bye Honda, welcome Aprilia

Porto - bye Honda, welcome Aprilia

Finally what Sebastián 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 ...

Sat 17 May 2003
Spanish GP race results , standings

Spanish GP race results , standings

Spanish Grand Prix Sunday, 11 May 2003 Jerez, Spain <pre> RESULTS 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Repsol HONDA 46'50.345 2. Max Biaggi ITA Camel Pramac Pons HONDA +6.333 3. Troy Bayliss AUS ...