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Wed 10 Nov 2004
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...

Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
AMA

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 ...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
Biaggi wins German GP at the SachsenringHeadline

Biaggi wins German GP at the Sachsenring

After setting a blistering lap time to take pole position for the German GP, Max Biaggi rode the wheels off his Camel Honda to take his first victory of 2004 at the tight and twisty Sachsenring course. Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau had the...

Tue 20 Apr 2004
Valentino Rossi writes history at South Africa

Valentino Rossi writes history at South Africa

No one ever questioned whether Valentino Rossi would win a race on the Yamaha. Sure the inline four M1 hadn't won a race since 2002. Its highest finish in 2003 was third. But we knew Rossi could win, the question was; when will he win it? Rossi's...

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 ...

Mon 29 Mar 2004
GFYT Catalunya IRTA test notes 2004-03-28

GFYT Catalunya IRTA test notes 2004-03-28

Rossi Tops the Time Sheets on Final Day at Barcelona IRTA Tests Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi recorded the fastest lap of the weekend as an intense fight saw the top 13 MotoGP riders, including Rossi's team-mate Carlos Checa,...

Sat 23 Oct 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca 2005 season schedule announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca 2005 season schedule announced

World Class and World Championship Racing Highlight 2005 Season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2004) - The 2005 schedule of races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca once again features the best in sports car, ...

Wed 15 Sep 2004
Japan: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Japan: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Rossi and Checa Begin Their Grand Tour of The East Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa, leading forces in the ever-growing MotoGP circus, now leave the European arena behind in their quest for their next haul of...

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...

Fri 19 Nov 2004
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...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
Yamaha introduces Masao Furusawa

Yamaha introduces Masao Furusawa

Sepang, Malaysia - Sunday, January 25, 2004 -- Introducing Masao Furusawa General Manager, YMC Technology Development Division. The recently appointed head of Yamaha's new MotoGP Sports Department is gearing-up the famous Japanese Yamaha factory...

Sun 10 Oct 2004
Malaysia: GFYT race notes

Malaysia: GFYT race notes

Rossi Conquers Heat and Pressure With Victory at Sepang Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) secured his seventh win of the season and extended his championship lead at Sepang today, in hot and steamy conditions. With air temperatures ...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Michelin adapts organization

Michelin adapts organization

Michelin Adapts its Motorsport Department Organisation In the light of Pierre Dupasquier's forthcoming retirement in 2006 and wishing to ensure maximum levels of continuity and efficiency following his departure, Michelin has made the following...

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, ...

Tue 18 May 2004
Americans lead French GP attackHeadline

Americans lead French GP attack

Like many predicted at the beginning of the year, it looks like the 2004 MotoGP season is going to be one of the most competitive of all time. And to make it even more interesting, Americans, Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are leading the...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
GFYT Sepang test day three

GFYT Sepang test day three

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Finishes 2004 With Positive Test in Sepang The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team rounded off its championship-winning 2004 season today with a third and final day of testing in Sepang. Valentino Rossi and his 2005 ...

Tue 11 May 2004
France: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

France: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

French Grand Prix Le Mans, France May 14, 15, 16, 2004 Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Riders Look Forward To Classic Contest With two rounds of the MotoGP Championship completed, the Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team enters the French GP at Le Mans...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
Valencia: GFYT race report

Valencia: GFYT race report

Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) secured an incredible ninth win of a glorious championship winning season after a hard fought battle at today's Valencia Grand Prix. Down in sixth after a tricky start, Rossi used his improving pace to...

Tue 17 Aug 2004
Czech: Galuloises Fortuna Yamaha preview

Czech: Galuloises Fortuna Yamaha preview

Czech Date For Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Riders The 16-round MotoGP World Championship prepares to recommence after a three week summer interval, reconvening in Brno on August 22. The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team approaches its latest challenge...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
BMW Boxer Cup back?

BMW Boxer Cup back?

According to SuperBikePlanet.com, the BMW Boxer Cub championship will return to the MotoGP championship as a support race for the U.S. GP in July 2005. However, it is important to note the championship was eliminated by BMW since their newest...

Michelin displays first MotoGP winning bike

Michelin displays first MotoGP winning bike

MotoGP's First Winning Bike on Show at Michelin Honda Racing Corporation today made available to Michelin the motorcycle which made history by winning the very first race in the MotoGP World Championship, ridden by Valentino Rossi. The Honda ...

Sat 16 Oct 2004
Australia: GFYT first qualifying notes

Australia: GFYT first qualifying notes

Rossi On Provisional Phillip Island Pole After a morning of extreme weather conditions at Phillip Island, including torrential rain and a short hailstorm, Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi made the most of the warm and dry afternoon...

Sat 04 Sep 2004
Portugal: GFYT Friday qualifying notes

Portugal: GFYT Friday qualifying notes

Rossi Takes Provisional Pole in Portugal Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi made a successful start to the Portuguese Grand Prix today by taking provisional pole on day one in Estoril. His team-mate Carlos Checa finished the ...

Sun 25 Jul 2004
British: Shell Motorsport final qualifying notes

British: Shell Motorsport final qualifying notes

24th July 2004 - Donington, UK: Shell Advance L6441 helps the Ducati MotoGP team to 3rd and 4th The Ducati MotoGP team has had their most successful qualifying session of the year, helped all the way by the new Shell Advance lubricant ...

Mon 05 Jul 2004
Tamada takes his first win in Brazil

Tamada takes his first win in Brazil

After American Kenny Roberts Jr. qualified on pole position on his Bridgestone-shod Suzuki, the MotoGP paddock knew Bridgestone tires were going to be a force to be reckoned with. Although Roberts Junior's lap time was the fastest ever for a ...

Thu 22 Apr 2004
Rossi tries a Ferrari for size
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Rossi tries a Ferrari for size

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi traded two wheels for four on April 21st when he got behind the wheel of the Ferrari F2004. The Italian had his first taste of an F1 car at Fiorano for a few laps and made an impressive debut, reportedly setting a...

Tue 30 Mar 2004
BMW Catalunya IRTA test notes

BMW Catalunya IRTA test notes

Rossi fastest in Barcelona Test to win BMW Z4 2.2i Italy's Valentino Rossi sped to a terrific first position during a special 40 minute MotoGP 2004 test session this afternoon at the Circuit de Catalunya, and the keys to a brand new BMW Z4 2.2i...

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...

Sat 24 Jul 2004
Hayden takes British provisional pole

Hayden takes British provisional pole

Nicky Hayden is on his way to attaining his first ever MotoGP pole position at the British GP, at Donnington Park. The young American made his intentions known even during morning practice, shadowing reigning world champion Valentino...

Tue 20 Jul 2004
Pedrosa swept German GP in 250cc

Pedrosa swept German GP in 250cc

The Spaniard rider Daniel Pedrosa dominated the eigth round of the 250cc Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MOTOGP) disputed today at Sachsenring raceway. Both Aprilia drivers Sebastian Porto and Alex de Angelis completed...

Fri 05 Nov 2004
Final 2004 standings

Final 2004 standings

@>Riders' Championship: Pos Rider Nat Team Points --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi I Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha 304 2. Sete Gibernau E...

Tue 18 May 2004
Gibernau takes French GP pole positionHeadline

Gibernau takes French GP pole position

The Spaniard and championship points-leader, Sete Gibernau, will start from pole position at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Friday saw America leading the time sheets, but on Saturday, this honor was bestowed upon Spain. Sete ...

Thu 28 Oct 2004
MotoGP musical chairs - Silly season

MotoGP musical chairs - Silly season

Fall brigs us the end of a season and prepares us for a fresh start. Leaves fall off trees, much like MotoGP riders fall off teams. Of the top men in MotoGP, only four are certain about their whereabouts; Valentino Rossi, Loris Capirossi, Colin...

Thu 09 Sep 2004
Rossi regains control of World Championship titleHeadline

Rossi regains control of World Championship title

The 25 year-old living legend, Valentino Rossi, stamped his authority at today's Portuguese GP at the Estoril circuit, by taking his sixth GP victory of the 2004 season and 65th of his career. Valentino Rossi. Photo by Gauloises ...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
Rossi wins action-packed Italian GPHeadline

Rossi wins action-packed Italian GP

I remember reading a quote from Wayne Rainey about Valentino Rossi signing with Yamaha. "The Yamaha is about 10 km/h slower than the other bikes," Rainey is reputed to have said. "Your job is finding the extra speed somewhere else". Rossi must...

Fri 02 Jul 2004
Brazil: Checa conquers Corcovado

Brazil: Checa conquers Corcovado

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Carlos Checa enjoyed some extra-curricular excitement in Rio de Janeiro today, taking some time out before this weekend's Rio Grand Prix to visit one of Brazil's most famous landmarks. The statue of Christ known as...