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 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...
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 ...
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...
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 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,...
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
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...
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 ...
The dream of SebastiÃ¡n 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 ...
West aims to break Australia's 21-year podium drought in 250cc South African
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
SebastiÃ¡n 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 ...
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 ...
Italian rider and French tyre brand win their third joint World Championship
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...
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 ...
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 ...