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Wed 05 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Valencia test, day one

Fortuna Yamaha Team Valencia test, day one

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...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
FYT Valencia preview

FYT Valencia preview

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 ...

Fri 21 Feb 2003
Ducati Corse signs sponsor partner

Ducati Corse signs sponsor partner

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...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
Michelin Valencia preview

Michelin Valencia preview

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...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Sepang test final notes

Fortuna Yamaha Sepang test final notes

The Fortuna Yamaha Team concluded their three-day test in Sepang today satisfied with the progress made by Spanish rider Carlos Checa. Bad weather interrupted Friday's testing at the Malaysian circuit but conditions improved yesterday and today,...

Thu 09 Jan 2003
Fortuna Yamaha - Marco Melandri interview

Fortuna Yamaha - Marco Melandri interview

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 bike? A:...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
FYT interview with Yamaha Racing representatives

FYT interview with Yamaha Racing representatives

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 ...

Thu 27 Feb 2003
The dream of Sebasti?n Porto became realHeadline

The dream of Sebasti?n Porto became real

The dream of Sebastián 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 ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Ant West South African GP preview

Ant West South African GP preview

West aims to break Australia's 21-year podium drought in 250cc South African Grand Prix. TUESDAY, APRIL 22: Revitalised motorcycle racer Ant West headed for South Africa today with high hopes of this Sunday becoming the first Australian in 21 ...

Sat 08 Nov 2003
Michelin plans to continue success

Michelin plans to continue success

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 ...

Fri 28 Feb 2003
Yamaha Team Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-27

Yamaha Team Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-27

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...

Mon 03 Nov 2003
FYT Valencia GP race notes

FYT Valencia GP race notes

Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Norick Abe rode home to fifth and ninth place respectively in today's Valencia Grand Prix, the final race of the 2003 season. Racing with a new evolution of Yamaha's Deltabox frame on his YZR-M1, Checa...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
FYT British GP revised results

FYT British GP revised results

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...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Sepang test, day one

Fortuna Yamaha Team Sepang test, day one

Bad weather marred an otherwise positive day of testing for the Fortuna Yamaha Team on the first of their three-day test in Sepang today. Factory Team rider Carlos Checa completed three beneficial hours of testing on his YZR-M1 before the heavens...

Mon 03 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha team statement

Fortuna Yamaha team statement

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 that ...

Sun 02 Feb 2003
Porto waits for his new Honda

Porto waits for his new Honda

Sebastián Porto, who signed a contract with the factory Honda team of the former Spanish driver Alberto Puig is waiting to participate in the category tests of February in Jerez, Spain and Estoril, Portugal. The 2003 season of the 250cc Road ...

Tue 14 Oct 2003
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...

Thu 13 Mar 2003
Fortuna Yamaha team Barcelona test 2003-03-13

Fortuna Yamaha team Barcelona test 2003-03-13

Hard work continues for Fortuna Yamaha team. The Fortuna Yamaha Team completed two days of testing in glorious sunshine at Barcelona's Montmelo circuit today. The squad was present along with Yamaha partners the Gauloises Yamaha Team and Team ...

Tue 01 Apr 2003
FYT Suzuka IRTA test combined times

FYT Suzuka IRTA test combined times

<pre> Please find below the official combined MotoGP results from the two day Suzuka IRTA test: 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Repsol Honda 2'04.170 2. Tohru Ukawa JPN Camel Pramac Pons ...

Fri 07 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Valencia test notes

Fortuna Yamaha Valencia test notes

The Fortuna Yamaha Team completed the second of a two-day test today in Valencia, Spain, and take with them crucial data on the new evolution of Yamaha's Deltabox frame. The frame was first introduced on Saturday during the MotoGP race weekend in...

Wed 05 Nov 2003
Porto - bye Honda, welcome Aprilia

Porto - bye Honda, welcome Aprilia

Finally what Sebastián 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 ...

Sat 17 May 2003
Spanish GP race results , standings

Spanish GP race results , standings

Spanish Grand Prix Sunday, 11 May 2003 Jerez, Spain <pre> RESULTS 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Repsol HONDA 46'50.345 2. Max Biaggi ITA Camel Pramac Pons HONDA +6.333 3. Troy Bayliss AUS ...

Sat 10 May 2003
FYT Spanish GP qualifying report

FYT Spanish GP qualifying report

A disappointing third row start for Fortuna Yamaha Team After a strong start to the second day of the Spanish Grand Prix, held in Jerez, southern Spain - where Carlos Checa set the fifth fastest time during morning free practice - the Fortuna ...

Fortuna Honda Spanish GP free practice report

Fortuna Honda Spanish GP free practice report

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 ...

Mon 31 Mar 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Suzuke IRTA day one test notes

Fortuna Yamaha Team Suzuke IRTA day one test notes

MotoGP riders commence final test before the racing begins. In unexpectedly sunny conditions the Fortuna Yamaha Team completed its first day of a two day test at the Suzuka circuit in Japan today. Riders Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa ...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
Ducati adds sponsor

Ducati adds sponsor

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...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Rossi joins Yamaha in 2004

Rossi joins Yamaha in 2004

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...

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...

Fri 16 May 2003
FYT Mugello test notes 2003-05-15

FYT Mugello test notes 2003-05-15

Sun shines on Fortuna Yamaha Team tests in Mugello. The Fortuna Yamaha Team today completed the second day of their two day test in Mugello, Italy. The Italian-based team was blessed with brilliant weather for both testing days, a welcome...

Mon 17 Mar 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team IRTA Barcelona test 2003-03-16

Fortuna Yamaha Team IRTA Barcelona test 2003-03-16

Fortuna Yamaha riders improve times but still have a way to go. In a brighter and warmer day than yesterday at the Montmelo circuit in Catalunya, Spain, Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa improved on the times they set ...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Valencia test notes 2003-01-27

Fortuna Yamaha Valencia test notes 2003-01-27

Checa faster than circuit best in Valencia while Melandri makes steady progress. 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...

Sat 01 Nov 2003
FTT Valencia GP first qualifying notes

FTT Valencia GP first qualifying notes

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 ...

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...

Fri 19 Sep 2003
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...

Wed 25 Jun 2003
Michelin Dutch GP preview

Michelin Dutch GP preview

Michelin all set for milestone 300th victory in premier-class motorcycle racing Michelin world champ Colin Edwards explains why Assen is so unique. Michelin's domination of premier-class motorcycle racing is set to reach a landmark 300 Grand...