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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...

FYT Australian GP first qualifying report

FYT Australian GP first qualifying report

Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri produced quick and consistent performances today during the hour-long provisional qualifying session for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. Both factory Yamaha riders used today to...

Tue 14 Oct 2003
Michelin Australian GP preview

Michelin Australian GP preview

Michelin-equipped Aussie hero aims for podium at unique Phillip Island Michelin aims to continue unbeaten run of eight premier-class Island victories Hugely popular MotoGP king Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) may have...

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...

FYT's Rossi clinches title with win in Malaysia GP

FYT's Rossi clinches title with win in Malaysia GP

Rossi clinches MotoGP Title; Checa persists to finish fifth Honda rider Valentino Rossi today claimed his third consecutive MotoGP World Championship title after a dominating performance at the Malaysian Grand Prix. The flamboyant Italian was...

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 ...

FYT Malaysia GP final qualifying notes

FYT Malaysia GP final qualifying notes

Fortuna Yamaha rider Carlos Checa overcame an unfortunate final qualifying incident with his team-mate Marco Melandri in today's Sepang action, claiming a second place front row start for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix. The Fortuna Yamaha pair ...

Fri 10 Oct 2003
Fortuna Honda Malaysia GP Friday notes

Fortuna Honda Malaysia GP Friday notes

Sepang -- Malaysia, October 10, 2003: The crash suffered by Roberto Rolfo in the dying minutes of provisional qualifying did not interrupt the progress made by the Fortuna Honda team on machine set up. Rolfo is convinced the team are working...

FYT Malaysia GP Friday notes

FYT Malaysia GP Friday notes

An electrifying pace was set in today's first qualifying session of the Malaysian Grand Prix and it was an incident-filled day for Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri. Track temperatures as high as 46 degrees and a slick surface...

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...

Another almost for Porto at Pacific GP

Another almost for Porto at Pacific GP

Sebastian Porto couldn`t complete a good result at the Pacific Grand Prix, thirteenth round of the 250cc Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MOTOGP) disputed at the Japanesse circuit of Motegi. The factory Honda driver lost control of his...

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...