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Tue 07 Oct 2003
FYT Malaysia GP preview

FYT Malaysia GP preview

MALAYSIAN TROPICAL HEAT BECKONS MOTOGP Round fourteen of the MotoGP World Championship carries the Fortuna Yamaha Team straight from Japan to the humid skies of Malaysia this weekend. This is just a fleeting visit, however, for the over a ...

Sun 05 Oct 2003
Michelin Pacific GP race report

Michelin Pacific GP race report

Biaggi Wins Record-Breaking Pacific GP Italian scores his second win of the year after rival Rossi makes early mistake Michelin riders dominate record-breaking race, filling top 13 positions Max Biaggi (Honda Camel Pramac Pons RC211V-Michelin)...

FYT Pacific GP race report

FYT Pacific GP race report

Today's Pacific Grand Prix brought mixed results for the Fortuna Yamaha Team after a weekend of strong qualifying. A first turn crash involving Suzuki rider John Hopkins and Ducati's Troy Bayliss forced Fortuna Yamaha rider Carlos Checa off the...

Sat 04 Oct 2003
FYT Pacific GP Saturday report

FYT Pacific GP Saturday report

The Fortuna Yamaha Team's positive start to the Pacific Grand Prix continued in today's final qualifying, as riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri continued to adapt the set-up of their YZR-M1s and as a result improved their lap times. An all...

Fri 03 Oct 2003
Fortuna Honda Pacific GP Friday report

Fortuna Honda Pacific GP Friday report

Motegi, Japan - Friday October 3. Roberto Rolfo ended the first qualifying session for the Pacific 250 Grand Prix, to be contested at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan, this weekend. Rolfo is far from satisfied with the results of today but is...

FYT Pacific GP Friday report

FYT Pacific GP Friday report

It was a promising start to the Pacific Grand Prix for the Fortuna Yamaha Team at the Motegi circuit today. Team-mates Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri both featured well in the top ten during the first qualifying session at the Japanese track....

Wed 01 Oct 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Pacific GP preview

Fortuna Yamaha Team Pacific GP preview

The Fortuna Yamaha Team travels to Motegi this weekend hoping for a positive result in Yamaha's home country. Spaniard Carlos Checa will be looking for a similar weekend to the one he had here last year, when he started from the front row having...

Thu 25 Sep 2003
Michelin Japan GP preview

Michelin Japan GP preview

Rossi can secure Michelin's 23rd premier-class crown at Motegi on Sunday With four races to go, Michelin riders monopolise top ten places in MotoGP MotoGP king Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) has an outside chance of...

Sun 21 Sep 2003
FYT Rio GP race notes

FYT Rio GP race notes

Today's Rio Grand Prix proved to be one of the most difficult rounds of the 2003 MotoGP World Championship for the Fortuna Yamaha team, with both factory Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri struggling to finish with a top ten result.

Fri 19 Sep 2003
Michelin Rio GP Friday notes

Michelin Rio GP Friday notes

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) continued his return to form at sun-blessed Rio de Janeiro this afternoon, snatching pole position from Loris Capirossi (Ducati Marlboro Team Desmosedici-Michelin)...

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...

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...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Rio GP preview

Fortuna Yamaha Team Rio GP preview

This weekend Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri will pack up their bags and start their epic six-week journey around the world for the final sector of the MotoGP World Championship. This weekend's action will take place at...

Michelin Rio GP preview

Michelin Rio GP preview

Last surviving 500 record set to go as Michelin's MotoGP men raise the pace Local hero Alex Barros reveals where he makes time around Jacarepagua This weekend the MotoGP circus commences its round-the-world tour in Rio, where the last remaining...

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...

Sun 07 Sep 2003
Michelin Portuguese GP race report

Michelin Portuguese GP race report

Rossi beats Estoril record by 37 seconds. World champ obliterates Estoril race record by 37 seconds, beats Biaggi by 2 seconds Michelin men fill top nine positions and hold top 11 places in World Championship Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team...

FYT Portuguese GP race notes

FYT Portuguese GP race notes

In perfectly sunny conditions at today's Portuguese Grand Prix, Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa put in solid performances to finish seventh and eighth respectively. Melandri rode his strongest race of the season so far...

Fortuna Honda Portuguese GP race notes

Fortuna Honda Portuguese GP race notes

Porto's crash keeps Rolfo from podium finish Estoril -- Portugal, September 7: Roberto Rolfo was prevented from stepping onto the podium at the 250cc Portuguese GP when he became the innocent victim of rival Sebastian Porto's last lap...

Fortuna Honda Portuguese GP qualifying notes

Fortuna Honda Portuguese GP qualifying notes

Estoril -- Portugal, September 6: The traffic encountered on the final part of the Estoril circuit posed problems for Roberto Rolfo. The Fortuna Honda rider could not improve on his provisional qualifying lap time in respect to the first day's ...

Fortuna Yamaha Portuguese final qualifying notes

Fortuna Yamaha Portuguese final qualifying notes

Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri and their MotoGP competitors, battled against brutally windy conditions and each other in today's final qualifying session of the Portuguese Grand Prix. The offshore winds, which gusted...

Sat 06 Sep 2003
Michelin Portugese GP qualifying report

Michelin Portugese GP qualifying report

World Championship leader Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) topped this afternoon's windswept opening qualifying session for the Portuguese GP, chased hard by Olivier Jacque (Gauloises Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin), Max Biaggi ...

Fortuna Yamaha Portuguese GP first qualifying report

Fortuna Yamaha Portuguese GP first qualifying report

Fortuna Yamaha Team rider Carlos Checa put in a determined and consistently solid effort at the Estoril circuit during today's opening qualifying session of the Portuguese Grand Prix. Checa kicked off proceedings with quick lap times in this ...

Fri 05 Sep 2003
Fortuna Honda Portuguese GP practice report

Fortuna Honda Portuguese GP practice report

Estoril -- Portugal, September 5: Roberto Rolfo is very satisfied with the way things have gone over the first day of practice for the 250cc Portuguese Grand Prix where he set the fourth fastest time. Rolfo set his time having put into practice...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
Michelin Portuguese GP preview

Michelin Portuguese GP preview

MotoGP SAYS AU REVOIR TO EUROPE Can Rossi win again at final European round before four flyaway MotoGP events? Why slowest MotoGP track presents a real challenge to riders and tyre designers This weekend at Estoril MotoGP racing says au...

Fortuna Yamaha Team Portuguese GP preview

Fortuna Yamaha Team Portuguese GP preview

After a string of races across northern Europe, the Fortuna Yamaha Team makes its way with the rest of the MotoGP paddock back to the Iberian peninsula this weekend for the Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril. This weekend's race marks the end of...

Wed 20 Aug 2003
Porto continues in the fight at Brno

Porto continues in the fight at Brno

The tenth round of the 250cc Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MOTOGP) took place at Brno, Czech Republic with the presence of Sebastian Porto driving the Honda 250 RSW. The Argentinian arrived fifth in the race dominated by Aprilia with...

Mon 18 Aug 2003
Michelin Czech GP race notes

Michelin Czech GP race notes

Back on-Form Rossi wins Brno thriller. World champ ends ten-week victory drought with thrilling last-lap win over Gibernau. Michelin riders continue their MotoGP domination, filling top eight finishing position. Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda...

Fortuna Yamaha Czech GP race notes

Fortuna Yamaha Czech GP race notes

Checa chalks up a brilliant fourth in Brno GP scorcher. In one of the closest and most unpredictable races so far this season, Fortuna Yamaha Team rider Carlos Checa produced a brilliantly consistent 22-lap performance to finish fourth at...

Fortuna race notes

Fortuna race notes

One small mistake costs Roberto Rolfo contact with leading trio. Brno, Czech Republic August 17: One small mistake prevented Roberto Rolfo matching the rhythm set by the leading trio ahead of him in the Czech republic 250cc GP. The balance of...

Sun 17 Aug 2003
Michelin Czech Michelin second qualifying notes

Michelin Czech Michelin second qualifying notes

Rossi topples Gibernau in final seconds. World Champion rides fastest-ever Brno lap to lead super-close front row. Michelin riders dominate in red-hot conditions, filling top nine grid positions. Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team...

Fortuna Czech second qualifying notes

Fortuna Czech second qualifying notes

Heavy Brno traffic keeps confident Roberto Rolfo from front row start. Brno Czech Republic August 16: Heavy traffic on the Brno circuit prevented Roberto Rolfo from maintaining his overnight front row starting position. Rolfo was confronted with...

FYT Czech GP second qualifying notes

FYT Czech GP second qualifying notes

Checa edged off front row in last minute reshuffle. It was a tale of drama for the Fortuna Yamaha Team during day two of the Czech Republic Grand Prix today. Team-mates Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri were hindered respectively by a snapped...

Fri 15 Aug 2003
Michelin Czech GP first qualifying notes

Michelin Czech GP first qualifying notes

Italian trio of Biaggi, Rossi and Capirossi set red-hot pace to lead the way Top six riders inside lap record, fastest eight riders equipped with Michelin tyres Brno king Max Biaggi (Honda Camel Pramac Pons RC211V-Michelin) got his Czech GP ...

Fortuna Honda Czech GP First qualifying notes

Fortuna Honda Czech GP First qualifying notes

Rolfo returns to the form he displayed at Brno test -- among the fastest Brno, Czech Republic, July 15: Roberto Rolfo, the brilliant German 250 GP victor - the last race before the short summer break, returns to racing with his batteries...

FYT Czech GP first qualifying notes

FYT Czech GP first qualifying notes

The 2003 MotoGP World Championship returned from its scorching three week summer break to a hot Brno circuit in the Czech Republic for the tenth race of the 16-round season. For Fortuna Yamaha team-mates Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri it was the...