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Wed 10 Nov 2004
Biaggi injured in SuperMoto accidentHeadline

Biaggi injured in SuperMoto accident

Max Biaggi celebrates. Photo by Camel Honda. Max Biaggi has injured his foot/leg (depending on your source) in a SuperMoto training session as the Roman Emperor prepared himself to compete in an FIM SuperMoto round in Italy. According...

Hodgson to AMA SuperBikeHeadline
AMA

Hodgson to AMA SuperBike

After a few weeks in the rumor mill and a dismissal maiden season in MotoGP, Neil Hodgson has finally been officially named the second Ducati Austin rider. The Brit will ride alongside Eric Bostrom. Bostrom campaigned the Ducati Austin ...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
Biaggi wins German GP at the SachsenringHeadline

Biaggi wins German GP at the Sachsenring

After setting a blistering lap time to take pole position for the German GP, Max Biaggi rode the wheels off his Camel Honda to take his first victory of 2004 at the tight and twisty Sachsenring course. Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau had the...

Tue 20 Apr 2004
Valentino Rossi writes history at South Africa

Valentino Rossi writes history at South Africa

No one ever questioned whether Valentino Rossi would win a race on the Yamaha. Sure the inline four M1 hadn't won a race since 2002. Its highest finish in 2003 was third. But we knew Rossi could win, the question was; when will he win it? Rossi's...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Rossi takes ninth victory of the season in ValenciaHeadline

Rossi takes ninth victory of the season in Valencia

Valentino Rossi's appetite for wins is insatiable. Just two weeks ago, the Italian living-legend won his eighth win of the season and retained the MotoGP world championship crown. The feat was so huge, Rossi is being hailed as the greatest-ever ...

Wed 22 Sep 2004
Tamada wins Japanese GPHeadline

Tamada wins Japanese GP

Makoto Tamada backed up his pre-race talk with a dominant win at the Japanese GP in Motegi. After setting a blistering lap to take pole position on Saturday, Tamada rode a faultless race in front of 67,000 screaming Japanese fans. Makoto...

Tue 27 Jan 2004
Yamaha introduces Masao Furusawa

Yamaha introduces Masao Furusawa

Sepang, Malaysia - Sunday, January 25, 2004 -- Introducing Masao Furusawa General Manager, YMC Technology Development Division. The recently appointed head of Yamaha's new MotoGP Sports Department is gearing-up the famous Japanese Yamaha factory...

Sun 10 Oct 2004
Malaysia: GFYT race notes

Malaysia: GFYT race notes

Rossi Conquers Heat and Pressure With Victory at Sepang Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) secured his seventh win of the season and extended his championship lead at Sepang today, in hot and steamy conditions. With air temperatures ...

Sat 23 Oct 2004
CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca 2005 season schedule announced

CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca 2005 season schedule announced

World Class and World Championship Racing Highlight 2005 Season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2004) - The 2005 schedule of races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca once again features the best in sports car, ...

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Xaus a blue-rider?Headline

Xaus a blue-rider?

Ruben Xaus. Photo by Fabrice Crosnier. According to Spanish publications, Spaniard Ruben Xaus and his manager have managed to sever their contract with the D'Antin MotoGP team. With all the Honda seats taken, the MotoGP rookie of the...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Michelin adapts organization

Michelin adapts organization

Michelin Adapts its Motorsport Department Organisation In the light of Pierre Dupasquier's forthcoming retirement in 2006 and wishing to ensure maximum levels of continuity and efficiency following his departure, Michelin has made the following...

Sun 18 Apr 2004
Rossi on pole for South African GP

Rossi on pole for South African GP

Five-time world champion Valentino Rossi did it again. Rossi improved his time from yesterday by more than half a second and broke the Welkom lap record in the process. "The Doctor" lapped the circuit with a fastest time of 1:32.647. Just like ...

Mon 29 Mar 2004
GFYT Catalunya IRTA test notes 2004-03-28

GFYT Catalunya IRTA test notes 2004-03-28

Rossi Tops the Time Sheets on Final Day at Barcelona IRTA Tests Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi recorded the fastest lap of the weekend as an intense fight saw the top 13 MotoGP riders, including Rossi's team-mate Carlos Checa,...

Wed 20 Oct 2004
Rossi writes history in AustraliaHeadline

Rossi writes history in Australia

About a year ago, any MotoGP observer would have said you were insane if you even thought of suggesting Valentino Rossi could retain the championship aboard the Yamaha M1. “Sure he’ll win a couple of races here and there, but the...

Tue 18 May 2004
Gibernau takes French GP pole positionHeadline

Gibernau takes French GP pole position

The Spaniard and championship points-leader, Sete Gibernau, will start from pole position at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Friday saw America leading the time sheets, but on Saturday, this honor was bestowed upon Spain. Sete ...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
McCoy to FP1 in 2005Headline

McCoy to FP1 in 2005

Foggy-Petronas racing has announced its 2005 WSBK rider line-up and one of them is three-time GP winner Garry McCoy. Garry McCoy. Photo by Bob Heathcote. The lanky Australian said: "I am really looking forward to it. It is still only...

Sun 06 Jun 2004
Italy: Starting lineup

Italy: Starting lineup

<pre> 1 Sete Gibernau (ESP) 01:49.6 2 Nicky Hayden (USA) 01:49.9 3 Valentino Rossi (ITA) 01:49.9 4 Alex Barros (BRA) 01:50.1 5 Marco Melandri (ITA) 01:50.3 6 Max Biaggi (ITA) ...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
BMW Boxer Cup back?

BMW Boxer Cup back?

According to SuperBikePlanet.com, the BMW Boxer Cub championship will return to the MotoGP championship as a support race for the U.S. GP in July 2005. However, it is important to note the championship was eliminated by BMW since their newest...

Mon 23 Aug 2004
Czech: GFYT race report

Czech: GFYT race report

Rossi Second and Still in Championship Lead Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi finished a fighting second in today's Czech Republic Grand Prix after a determined 22-lap race. The Italian had a close battle on his YZR-M1 machine with ...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
Dutch: GFYT first qualifying report

Dutch: GFYT first qualifying report

Rossi and Checa Fight Rain and Wind at Assen Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Valentino Rossi battled against the forces of nature at Assen today, as heavy rain and blustery winds affected the first day of qualifying at the ...

Wed 16 Jun 2004
Valentino Rossi wins Catalan GP

Valentino Rossi wins Catalan GP

Valentino Rossi took his third win of the season in front of 105,000 Spaniards. The Catalan script said Sete Gibernau would take the win at his home GP after setting the fastest times, but Valentino Rossi seems to have not received that memo....

Tue 17 Aug 2004
Czech: Galuloises Fortuna Yamaha preview

Czech: Galuloises Fortuna Yamaha preview

Czech Date For Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Riders The 16-round MotoGP World Championship prepares to recommence after a three week summer interval, reconvening in Brno on August 22. The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team approaches its latest challenge...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
GFYT Sepang test day three

GFYT Sepang test day three

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Finishes 2004 With Positive Test in Sepang The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team rounded off its championship-winning 2004 season today with a third and final day of testing in Sepang. Valentino Rossi and his 2005 ...

Wed 15 Sep 2004
Japan: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Japan: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Rossi and Checa Begin Their Grand Tour of The East Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa, leading forces in the ever-growing MotoGP circus, now leave the European arena behind in their quest for their next haul of...

Sun 25 Jul 2004
British: Shell Motorsport final qualifying notes

British: Shell Motorsport final qualifying notes

24th July 2004 - Donington, UK: Shell Advance L6441 helps the Ducati MotoGP team to 3rd and 4th The Ducati MotoGP team has had their most successful qualifying session of the year, helped all the way by the new Shell Advance lubricant ...

Tue 18 May 2004
Americans lead French GP attackHeadline

Americans lead French GP attack

Like many predicted at the beginning of the year, it looks like the 2004 MotoGP season is going to be one of the most competitive of all time. And to make it even more interesting, Americans, Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are leading the...

Fri 17 Dec 2004
Follow the leader?

Follow the leader?

There is no question who the leader of motorcycle road racing is: clearly it's Valentino Rossi. Rossi's future challenger for this crown is Spanish sensation and 125cc and 250cc World Champion, Dani Pedrosa. A few years ago, Rossi moved from his...

Fri 30 Apr 2004
Espana:: GFYT Friday qualifying notes

Espana:: GFYT Friday qualifying notes

Rossi and Checa On Jerez Provisional Front Row A blistering end to the first session of qualifying at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez today delivered a perfect result for the Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider and reigning World Champion...

Wed 19 May 2004
Gibernau maintains control of the French GPHeadline

Gibernau maintains control of the French GP

With Sete Giberneau on pole position, bright sunny skies and a temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the weather could not have been better at the Le Mans circuit in France. Le Mans, in the Bugatti configuration, is not a very technical track;...

Wed 23 Jun 2004
Dutch: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team

Dutch: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team

Rossi and Checa Aiming to Make Their Mark at Historic Assen With MotoGP race wins at Welkom, Mugello and now Catalunya notched up by Valentino Rossi, and with the podium scaled by his team-mate Carlos Checa at Le Mans, the Gauloises Fortuna...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
Catalunya: GFYT race report

Catalunya: GFYT race report

Rossi on Top Again as Yamaha Rules in Catalunya Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider and reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi won his second consecutive Grand Prix in Catalunya today, leading a charge of three Yamahas into the top four places.

Tue 30 Mar 2004
BMW Catalunya IRTA test notes

BMW Catalunya IRTA test notes

Rossi fastest in Barcelona Test to win BMW Z4 2.2i Italy's Valentino Rossi sped to a terrific first position during a special 40 minute MotoGP 2004 test session this afternoon at the Circuit de Catalunya, and the keys to a brand new BMW Z4 2.2i...

Fri 05 Nov 2004
Final 2004 standings

Final 2004 standings

@>Riders' Championship: Pos Rider Nat Team Points --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi I Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha 304 2. Sete Gibernau E...

Thu 28 Oct 2004
MotoGP musical chairs - Silly season

MotoGP musical chairs - Silly season

Fall brigs us the end of a season and prepares us for a fresh start. Leaves fall off trees, much like MotoGP riders fall off teams. Of the top men in MotoGP, only four are certain about their whereabouts; Valentino Rossi, Loris Capirossi, Colin...

Tue 11 May 2004
France: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

France: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

French Grand Prix Le Mans, France May 14, 15, 16, 2004 Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Riders Look Forward To Classic Contest With two rounds of the MotoGP Championship completed, the Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team enters the French GP at Le Mans...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Michelin displays first MotoGP winning bike

Michelin displays first MotoGP winning bike

MotoGP's First Winning Bike on Show at Michelin Honda Racing Corporation today made available to Michelin the motorcycle which made history by winning the very first race in the MotoGP World Championship, ridden by Valentino Rossi. The Honda ...