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Fri 02 Jul 2004
Brazil: Checa conquers Corcovado

Brazil: Checa conquers Corcovado

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Carlos Checa enjoyed some extra-curricular excitement in Rio de Janeiro today, taking some time out before this weekend's Rio Grand Prix to visit one of Brazil's most famous landmarks. The statue of Christ known as...

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...

Sat 09 Oct 2004
Tamada steals title feud thunder in Malaysia

Tamada steals title feud thunder in Malaysia

Makoto Tamada stole provisional position for Sunday's Malaysian GP at Sepang. The Japanese took his Bridgestone-shod Camel Honda under the current lap record by setting a blistering lap of 2:02.394. The championship title feud did not sit idle, as...

Fri 01 Oct 2004
Qatar: GFYT Friday qualifying notes

Qatar: GFYT Friday qualifying notes

Checa Storms to Pole Position Carlos Checa (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) rode a stunning final qualifying session this afternoon to take the pole position for tomorrow's inaugural Qatar Grand Prix. The 31-year-old Spaniard moved to the top of the...

Fri 20 Aug 2004
Czech: GFYT first qualifying report

Czech: GFYT first qualifying report

Checa Secures Provisional Pole in Brno; Rossi Seventh After heavy rain showers this morning the Brno circuit presented Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa with a slowly drying surface on which to mount their first ...

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....

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;...

Fri 27 Feb 2004
2004 Moto Grand Prix schedule

2004 Moto Grand Prix schedule

<pre> Moto Grand Prix 2004 Schedule Date Grand Prix Circuit Apr, 18 Africa's Grand Prix Phakisa Freeway May, 2 Gran Premio Marlboro de Espana ...

Sun 31 Oct 2004
Rossi wins 2004 best qualifier award

Rossi wins 2004 best qualifier award

2004 BMW Best Qualifier Award won by Rossi 2004 MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi wrapped up the BMW 2004 MotoGP Best Qualifier Award this afternoon at the circuit of Valencia after speeding to another front row start. His cumulative time of...

Sun 25 Jul 2004
British: GFYT race notes

British: GFYT race notes

Rossi Romps to Fifth Win of the Year Gathering clouds overhead and a second or two of rain in the early laps of today's British Grand Prix could not stop Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi from picking up his fifth win of the year in commanding ...

Sun 28 Mar 2004
GFYT Catalunya IRTA test notes 2004-03-27

GFYT Catalunya IRTA test notes 2004-03-27

Rossi Receives First MotoGP Trophy During Washout Day in Barcelona Day two of the official MotoGP IRTA Tests at the Montmelo circuit near Barcelona proved a frustrating washout as the rain, which halted activity yesterday, continued throughout...

Tue 24 Aug 2004
Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha team Brno tests notes

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha team Brno tests notes

Yamaha's Work Continues in Brno The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team continued working today at the Brno circuit in the first day of a two-day test, joined by most other riders in the 2004 MotoGP line-up. Within twenty-four hours of claiming ...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Germany: GFYT: Final qualifying notes

Germany: GFYT: Final qualifying notes

Rossi To Start From Front Row at Sachsenring Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa earned themselves a first and third row start respectively after an intense final qualifying session at Sachsenring today, with...

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) ...

Sat 05 Jun 2004
Sete Gibernau on provisional pole for Italian GP

Sete Gibernau on provisional pole for Italian GP

Championship points leader, Sete Gibernau, placed his RC211V on provisional pole for Sunday's Italian GP at Mugello. Gibernau broke Valentino Rossi's lap record by 1.7 seconds with a time of 1:49.553. But perhaps the bigger shock was his distance...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
Dutch: First qualifying results

Dutch: First qualifying results

<pre> 1. Sete Gibernau SPA Telefonica Movistar Honda 2min 12.54 secs 2. Alex Barros BRA Repsol Honda 2min 13.723 secs 3. Ruben Xaus SPA d'Antin Ducati 2min 13.876 secs 4. Michel...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Tamada steals pole from Rossi at Portugal

Tamada steals pole from Rossi at Portugal

Makoto Tamada rode an amazing lap to steal pole position from Valentino Rossi for Sunday's Portuguese GP at Estoril. Tamada's pole position lap was the first-ever lap in the 37 second range. Tamada's lap of 1:37.933 was almost half a second faster...

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 12 Oct 2004
Rossi takes imperative victory at Sepang

Rossi takes imperative victory at Sepang

Valentino Rossi took his seventh victory of the season by masterfully winning today's Malaysian GP at the Sepang circuit. A week and a day ago, celebrations, and controversy revolved around his championship rival, Sete Gibernau, after Rossi was...

Mon 28 Jun 2004
Rossi wins Dutch GP

Rossi wins Dutch GP

Dry races at Assen are some of the best races we have the privilege to watch, but they are too far in between due to local weather. Wishing for a stronger American performance, morning warm-up gave us hope as Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden were...

Mon 06 Sep 2004
Portugal: GFYT race notes

Portugal: GFYT race notes

Rossi Run Away Winner in Estoril Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi put on a show of supremacy today, storming clear to win the Portuguese Grand Prix by more than five seconds from Honda rider Makoto Tamada. Fellow Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha...

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Germany: GFYT Friday notes

Germany: GFYT Friday notes

Rossi and Checa Close To The Pace at Sachsenring Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa made an early positive mark on the Sachsenring Grand Prix by securing third and eighth best times respectively in this afternoon's...

Sat 05 Jun 2004
Italy: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Italy: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Riders Aim To Master Mugello As the fourth round of the scintillating MotoGP series prepares to beckon the strongest ever line up of competitors to the Tuscan circuit of Mugello, the Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team members...

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 ...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Spain: Michelin race notes

Spain: Michelin race notes

Rossi Crowns 2004 With Ninth Win Italian hero ends remarkable season with Michelin's 14th victory from 16 races Season finale watched by 122,000 fans including basketball legend Michael Jordan Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team ...

Mon 06 Sep 2004
Portugal: Michelin race notes

Portugal: Michelin race notes

Michelin Man Rossi Shows The Way MotoGP leader Valentino Rossi scores vital and impressive victory Estoril race record broken by 13 seconds, lap record by 0.7 seconds Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) moved further...

Sat 05 Jun 2004
Italy: GFYT Friday qualifying

Italy: GFYT Friday qualifying

Rossi Second Fastest on Opening Day, Checa Close Behind Valentino Rossi showed the speed and intimate track knowledge that has made him the only man to win in every contemporary MotoGP category at Mugello by taking second spot on the provisional...

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Melandri off to Honda in 2005Headline

Melandri off to Honda in 2005

Marco Melandri has been confirmed as the seventh Honda rider for 2005. The young Italian and former 250cc World Champion will ride alongside Sete Gibernau under the Telefonica-MovieStar garage. Marco Melandri on the starting grid. Photo...

Mon 11 Oct 2004
Pedrosa, almost 250cc champion, swept Malaysia

Pedrosa, almost 250cc champion, swept Malaysia

The Spaniard rider Daniel Pedrosa won yesterday the fourteenth round of the 250 cc. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) with a convincing lights-to-flag victory at the Kuala Lumpur circuit of Sepang, Malaysia, which put him at the...

Mon 05 Jul 2004
Brazil: Michelin race report

Brazil: Michelin race report

Biaggi Rejoins Title Race at Rio Italian takes second behind Tamada to close on points leaders Rossi and Gibernau Michelin riders fill five of the first six positions and still dominate points table Max Biaggi (Honda Camel Pons ...

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 ...

Sat 02 Oct 2004
Qatar Thursday qualifying times

Qatar Thursday qualifying times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 11 Ruben Xaus E D'Antin MotoGP...

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 ...

Sat 26 Jun 2004
Dutch: GFYT final qualifying report

Dutch: GFYT final qualifying report

Rossi and Checa Break Records in Assen Qualifying The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha team dominated the final qualifying session at Assen, with Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa filling the top two places on the grid, both their quickest lap times well...

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.

Wed 09 Jun 2004
Italy: GFYT race report

Italy: GFYT race report

Rossi Victorious and Peerless in Front of Mugello Home Crowd Valentino Rossi held his nerve and maintained his race-long aggression to outpace his rivals not once but twice at Mugello in today's Italian Grand Prix. In doing so he seized his ...