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 ...
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...
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
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 ...
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 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
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...
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...
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 ...
Rolfo makes good progress with bike set up
Jerez de la Frontera (Cadix) 9 May -- Roberto Rolfo made good
progress setting up his bike during the first day of practice in Jerez
and has high hopes for the Spanish GP as his machine continues ...
Yamaha confirms Valentino Rossi.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has concluded an agreement with 2003 World Champion
Valentino Rossi to head its MotoGP line-up in 2004 and 2005. Rossi will join
Yamaha's wholly-owned factory racing team from 1st January...
Checa faster than circuit best in Valencia while Melandri makes steady
The Fortuna Yamaha Team leaves Valencia this evening after making
substantial developments during their three day test. Carlos Checa worked
on chassis set-up and...
The final round of the 2003 MotoGP season commenced today in Valencia,
Spain, and Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Norick Abe braved cold and
windy conditions to secure fifth and eleventh positions on the provisional
starting grid. Abe ...
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 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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Rolfo improves feel for machine without finding all solutions to his
Sepang -- Malaysia October 11, 2003. Roberto Rolfo slightly improved the
performance of his Fortuna Honda overnight but problems still remain.
Rolfo is still ...
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...
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...
Repeat podium for Roberto Rolfo after hard race at Le Mans.
Le Mans France, my 25. Roberto Rolfo again placed his Fortuna Honda on
the podium, this time at the French Grand Prix, held at Le Mans. Rolfo
was one of the heroes's of the race, after a...
The Le Mans rain restricts Roberto Rolfo's efforts too find a good
wet race set up
The rain restricted the working plan of Team Fortuna Honda and rider
Roberto Rolfo on the second day of practice for the French Grand Prix.
The water on the track...
Once and again. SebastiÃ¡n Porto arrived sixth at the eighth round of the
250cc Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MOTOGP) disputed at
It was, as always since the season started, another difficult weekend for
Rossi leads Italians home to Mugello
Local-hero Rossi reveals his secret for a hot lap of his home MotoGP circuit
New Michelin front slick should prove useful around demanding up-and-down track
Michelin goes for its 75th consecutive premier...
Fortuna Yamaha Team and Gauloises Yamaha Team launch 2003 campaign in
The Fortuna Yamaha and Gauloises Yamaha teams marked the formal beginning of
their 2003 MotoGP campaigns with a presentation and dinner attended by 200
Polini Motori new official sponsor of Ducati Marlboro Team.
Bologna (Italy), January 29, 2003 - An important new sponsorship agreement
was signed today between Ducati Corse and Polini Motori. With a contract
that extends through 2003 and with an...
Every race is an opportunity for SebastiÃ¡n 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...
Rain and wind play havoc with Estoril tests for Bayliss and Capirossi.
Estoril (Portugal), 26 February 2003 - IRTA testing was again conditioned by
bad weather, this time in Portugal, as rain and wind lashed the Estoril
circuit today on day 1 of...
The Fortuna Yamaha Team has announced today that Norick Abe will ride as a
replacement for Marco Melandri at the season-closing Valencia Grand Prix in
Spain on Sunday 2nd November. Melandri will undergo an operation to his
right shoulder on...
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 have solid start in Spain
Today saw the beginning of the European leg of the 2003 MotoGP World
Championship where Fortuna Yamaha Team rider Carlos Checa kicked off
proceedings with a solid morning free practice performance in...
Fortuna Yamaha Team more upbeat after final qualifying.
Fortuna Yamaha Team rider Carlos Checa put in a determined effort to improve
his grid position for Sunday's 28 lap race in what was one of the most
competitive final qualifying sessions so...
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 ...