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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 ...

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...

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:...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 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...

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 10 May 2003
Fortuna Honda Spanish GP free practice report

Fortuna Honda Spanish GP free practice report

Rolfo makes good progress with bike set up Jerez de la Frontera (Cadix) 9 May -- Roberto Rolfo made good progress setting up his bike during the first day of practice in Jerez and has high hopes for the Spanish GP as his machine continues ...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
Ducati adds sponsor

Ducati adds sponsor

Polini Motori new official sponsor of Ducati Marlboro Team. Bologna (Italy), January 29, 2003 - An important new sponsorship agreement was signed today between Ducati Corse and Polini Motori. With a contract that extends through 2003 and with an...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Rossi joins Yamaha in 2004

Rossi joins Yamaha in 2004

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...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Valencia test notes 2003-01-27

Fortuna Yamaha Valencia test notes 2003-01-27

Checa faster than circuit best in Valencia while Melandri makes steady progress. The Fortuna Yamaha Team leaves Valencia this evening after making substantial developments during their three day test. Carlos Checa worked on chassis set-up and...

Sat 01 Nov 2003
FTT Valencia GP first qualifying notes

FTT Valencia GP first qualifying notes

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 ...

Thu 09 Oct 2003
Michelin Malaysia GP preview

Michelin Malaysia GP preview

Rossi poised for third Michelin Crown Italian ready for third successive premier-class title with French tyre giant With three GPs to go, Michelin monopolise top ten places in MotoGP MotoGP king Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team...

Fri 19 Sep 2003
FYT Rio GP Thursday notes

FYT Rio GP Thursday notes

The first day of the Rio Grand Prix proved more than challenging for Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa as they struggled with set-up difficulties in today's qualifying session. Both riders endeavoured to find a suitable...

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...

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 ...

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...

Sat 18 Oct 2003
Fortuna Honda Australian GP first qualifying notes

Fortuna Honda Australian GP first qualifying notes

Phillip Island -- Australia, October 17, 2003. Fortuna Honda rider Roberto Rolfo is satisfied with the opening qualifying session at the superb Phillip Island circuit, on the Pacific Ocean in spite of finishing in seventh place. However he feels...

Sat 11 Oct 2003
Fortuna Honda Malaysia GP final qualifying notes

Fortuna Honda Malaysia GP final qualifying notes

Rolfo improves feel for machine without finding all solutions to his problems Sepang -- Malaysia October 11, 2003. Roberto Rolfo slightly improved the performance of his Fortuna Honda overnight but problems still remain. Rolfo is still ...

Fri 19 Sep 2003
FYT Rio GP Friday notes

FYT Rio GP Friday notes

Despite set-up changes and determined effort from Fortuna Yamaha's riders and their crews, today's final qualifying pace-setters were fast in the extreme, leaving Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri to start tomorrow's Rio Grand Prix from 10th and...

Mon 26 May 2003
Fortuna Honda French GP race notes

Fortuna Honda French GP race notes

Repeat podium for Roberto Rolfo after hard race at Le Mans. Le Mans France, my 25. Roberto Rolfo again placed his Fortuna Honda on the podium, this time at the French Grand Prix, held at Le Mans. Rolfo was one of the heroes's of the race, after a...

Sun 25 May 2003
Fortuna Honda French GP Saturday notes

Fortuna Honda French GP Saturday notes

The Le Mans rain restricts Roberto Rolfo's efforts too find a good wet race set up The rain restricted the working plan of Team Fortuna Honda and rider Roberto Rolfo on the second day of practice for the French Grand Prix. The water on the track...

Tue 15 Jul 2003
Porto doesn't give up at Donington

Porto doesn't give up at Donington

Once and again. Sebastián Porto arrived sixth at the eighth round of the 250cc Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MOTOGP) disputed at Donington Park. It was, as always since the season started, another difficult weekend for the factory...

Wed 04 Jun 2003
Michelin Mugello preview

Michelin Mugello preview

Rossi leads Italians home to Mugello Local-hero Rossi reveals his secret for a hot lap of his home MotoGP circuit New Michelin front slick should prove useful around demanding up-and-down track Michelin goes for its 75th consecutive premier...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
Yamaha teams launch YZR-M1 in Jerez

Yamaha teams launch YZR-M1 in Jerez

Fortuna Yamaha Team and Gauloises Yamaha Team launch 2003 campaign in spanish style. The Fortuna Yamaha and Gauloises Yamaha teams marked the formal beginning of their 2003 MotoGP campaigns with a presentation and dinner attended by 200 media...

Wed 10 Sep 2003
Porto, a step of the podium

Porto, a step of the podium

Every race is an opportunity for Sebastián Porto to get a podium with the Honda 250 RSW. The Gand Prix of Portugal was the eleventh and the most clear chance in this 2003 season to take a place in the top-three. The Argentinian tried everything...

Thu 27 Feb 2003
Ducati Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-26

Ducati Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-26

Rain and wind play havoc with Estoril tests for Bayliss and Capirossi. Estoril (Portugal), 26 February 2003 - IRTA testing was again conditioned by bad weather, this time in Portugal, as rain and wind lashed the Estoril circuit today on day 1 of...

Fri 24 Oct 2003
Abe to replace Melandri at Valencia

Abe to replace Melandri at Valencia

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...