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,...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 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...
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 ...
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...
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
Rossi breaks more records to score his ninth victory of 2003, Michelin's 16 from 16
Michelin riders fill top nine places today, top ten positions in the World Championship
Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) ended his...
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...
Rolfo progresses even with some set up problems
Valencia -- Spain, November 1, 2003. Roberto Rolfo continued his search
for solutions to some of the niggling set up problems he has experienced
in qualifying, basically with the front end...
Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Norick Abe rode a steady final
qualifying session this afternoon to keep their respective fifth and
eleventh positions on the starting grid for tomorrow's Valencia Grand Prix.
The Spanish round marks the last...
Rolfo maintains optimism and confidence with Valencia development
Valencia -- Spain, October 31, 2003. At the conclusion of
the first qualifying session for the Community of Valencia GP Roberto
Rolfo was both optimistic 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 ...
Twenty-one-year old MotoGP rider Marco Melandri is back on the road to
recovery after a two-and-a-half-hour operation to his right shoulder
yesterday. The surgery, performed by Dr. Giuseppe Porcellini at the "Villa
Serena" surgery in Forli,...
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 ...
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 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...
Rossi beats rivals & penalty for 8th win.
Even a ten-second penalty for riding offence can't beat dazzling world
champ; Michelin riders dominate fastest-ever Australian GP, filling top
Valentino Rossi (Repsol Honda Team ...
Brave effort from Melandri; persistent ride from Checa.
Today's Australian Grand Prix proved to be one of the closest and most hard
fought races of the season, and Fortuna Yamaha rider Marco Melandri stole
the limelight by leading much of the...
Phillip Island -- Australia, October 1, 2003. Roberto Rolfo scored a
clear and very convincing victory in the 250cc Australian Grand Prix and
in the process took a very important step towards the 250cc world title.
Rolfo is now just seven points...
Roberto Rolfo more satisfied with the development of his Fortuna Honda
Phillip Island -- Australia, October 18, 2003. Roberto Rolfo finished
final qualifying for the Australian 250cc Grand Prix more satisfied with
the progress on the development...
Fortuna Yamaha Team pair Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa substantially
improved their Friday provisional qualifying times in virtually perfect
conditions during this afternoon's final qualifying for the Australian Grand
Prix. Both Melandri and ...