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Tue 21 Dec 2004
Provisional MotoGP entry list

Provisional MotoGP entry list

There are far too many TBA (To Be Announced) entries in the provisional 2005 MotoGP entry list. Three teams and their riders lack confirmation, Aprilia, Proton KR and Ducati D'Antin. Oddly, Max Biaggi also lacks confirmation. Another odd change...

Fri 17 Dec 2004
Follow the leader?

Follow the leader?

There is no question who the leader of motorcycle road racing is: clearly it's Valentino Rossi. Rossi's future challenger for this crown is Spanish sensation and 125cc and 250cc World Champion, Dani Pedrosa. A few years ago, Rossi moved from his...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Rainey, Schwantz, Lawson, Chandler to race US support event

Rainey, Schwantz, Lawson, Chandler to race US support event

American legends, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Eddie Lawson and Doug Chandler will not only be in attendance at Laguna Seca, but will also be featured as a support race for the event. Because Dorna decided not to bring the regular MotoGP...

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...

More sponsors for US GP

More sponsors for US GP

Laguna Seca has signed yet another sponsor for next year's Red Bull U.S. GP: Parts Unlimited. Jeff Fox, President and CEO of Parts Unlimited expressed his excitement in the press release. "We are very excited to be involved in bringing MotoGP,...

MotoGP will stay in China until 2011

MotoGP will stay in China until 2011

Today, Dorna and Shanghai International Circuit (SIC), announced their agreement to run the MotoGP Championship for seven years. The first race is set for 2005, along with the return of the U.S. GP in Laguna Seca. This move is further proof of...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
GFYT Sepang test day two notes

GFYT Sepang test day two notes

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Makes Good Progress in Malaysia Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi and his 2005 Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards finished a second day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today. Both riders completed...

GFYT Sepang test day one notes

GFYT Sepang test day one notes

Sepang, Malaysia -- Monday, 22 November, 2004 -- Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi and his 2005 team-mate Colin Edwards began a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia today, continuing the work they began in Valencia earlier this month. Rossi tested both...

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...

Fri 12 Nov 2004
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
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 ...

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...

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...

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...

GFYT Valencia test day one notes

GFYT Valencia test day one notes

Rossi Tests Prototype M1 in Valencia as Edwards Makes Yamaha Debut The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team and several other MotoGP teams were hard at work again today at a test in Valencia, Spain, just three days after the final Grand Prix of 2004 at...

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 ...

Spain: Michelin race notes

Spain: Michelin race notes

Rossi Crowns 2004 With Ninth Win Italian hero ends remarkable season with Michelin's 14th victory from 16 races Season finale watched by 122,000 fans including basketball legend Michael Jordan Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team ...

Pedrosa ends season with 250cc victory at Valencia GP

Pedrosa ends season with 250cc victory at Valencia GP

Daniel Pedrosa celebrated his title in the World Championship in the 250 cc. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) by taking the victory in front of a crowd in the season close disputed today at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, where Toni...

Sun 31 Oct 2004
Rossi wins 2004 best qualifier award

Rossi wins 2004 best qualifier award

2004 BMW Best Qualifier Award won by Rossi 2004 MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi wrapped up the BMW 2004 MotoGP Best Qualifier Award this afternoon at the circuit of Valencia after speeding to another front row start. His cumulative time of...

Valencia: GFYT Saturday qualifying report

Valencia: GFYT Saturday qualifying report

Rossi On Front Row as Checa Overcomes Morning Crash In bright and sunny conditions Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi earned a front row grid position for Sunday's 30-lap MotoGP race, riding his YZR-M1 to a time of 1'32.913s. Carlos...

Valencia race results

Valencia race results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 46 Valentino Rossi I Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha ...

Valencia Saturday qualifying times

Valencia Saturday qualifying times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 6 Makoto Tamada J Camel Honda ...

Sat 30 Oct 2004
Spain Friday qualifying times

Spain Friday qualifying times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 15 Sete Gibernau E Telefonica ...

Spain: GFYT first qualifying notes

Spain: GFYT first qualifying notes

Rossi and Checa Finish Hard Day's Work in Valencia Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa spent today's first day of qualifying at the tight and twisty Valencia track in pursuit of a perfect set-up, with Rossi finishing...

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...

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...

Tue 26 Oct 2004
Valencia: Michelin preview

Valencia: Michelin preview

Gibernau Aims to End 2004 with Home Win World Championship runner-up targets home victory at season finale Michelin aims to continue unbeaten run of premier-class wins at Valencia Two weeks after Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha ...

Valencia: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Valencia: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

One 2004 Challenge Left for Checa and New Champion Rossi With Valentino Rossi crowned World Champion for the fourth successive year in the premier class after his latest astonishing win at the Australian Grand Prix, the Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha...

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 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...