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Sat 16 Oct 2004
Australia: GFYT first qualifying notes

Australia: GFYT first qualifying notes

Rossi On Provisional Phillip Island Pole After a morning of extreme weather conditions at Phillip Island, including torrential rain and a short hailstorm, Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi made the most of the warm and dry afternoon...

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...

Sat 04 Sep 2004
Portugal: GFYT Friday qualifying notes

Portugal: GFYT Friday qualifying notes

Rossi Takes Provisional Pole in Portugal Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi made a successful start to the Portuguese Grand Prix today by taking provisional pole on day one in Estoril. His team-mate Carlos Checa finished the ...

Sun 25 Jul 2004
Rossi grabs pole position for British GP

Rossi grabs pole position for British GP

Nicky Hayden took the provisional pole for the British GP at Donington Park yesterday, but, sadly for the American, Valentino Rossi decided to impose his authority and take it from him. During Friday qualifying, Hayden broke the lap record with a...

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...

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...

Thu 22 Apr 2004
Rossi tries a Ferrari for size
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Rossi tries a Ferrari for size

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi traded two wheels for four on April 21st when he got behind the wheel of the Ferrari F2004. The Italian had his first taste of an F1 car at Fiorano for a few laps and made an impressive debut, reportedly setting a...

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 ...

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...

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...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
GFYT Sepang test day two notes

GFYT Sepang test day two notes

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Makes Good Progress in Malaysia Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi and his 2005 Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards finished a second day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today. Both riders completed...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
Gibernau on Dutch GP provisional pole

Gibernau on Dutch GP provisional pole

Assen is the only circuit that remains since the inception of the GP championship back in 1949. 50 years ago, road circuits were much different that what we see today. In those days, a road course was really a course on a road. There are many...

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 09 Sep 2004
Rossi regains control of World Championship titleHeadline

Rossi regains control of World Championship title

The 25 year-old living legend, Valentino Rossi, stamped his authority at today's Portuguese GP at the Estoril circuit, by taking his sixth GP victory of the 2004 season and 65th of his career. Valentino Rossi. Photo by Gauloises ...

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...

Sat 18 Sep 2004
Hopkins on provisional pole for Japanese GPHeadline

Hopkins on provisional pole for Japanese GP

American John Hopkins took his first-ever provisional pole position for Sunday's Japanese GP at Motegi. John Hopkins. Photo by Richard Sloop. In anticipation of what will be the "David vs. Goliath" battle between world champion ...

Fri 20 Aug 2004
Provisional 2005 MotoGP Calendar

Provisional 2005 MotoGP Calendar

April 10 Spain Jerez de la Frontera April 17 Rio or/South Africa Jacarepagua or/ou Welkom * May 1 China Shanghai May 15 France Le Mans May 29 Italy Mugello June 5 Catalunya Catalunya June 19 Great Britain Donington Park June 25 *** Netherlands ...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
GFYT Valencia test day one notes

GFYT Valencia test day one notes

Rossi Tests Prototype M1 in Valencia as Edwards Makes Yamaha Debut The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team and several other MotoGP teams were hard at work again today at a test in Valencia, Spain, just three days after the final Grand Prix of 2004 at...

Sat 16 Oct 2004
Malaysia race results

Malaysia race results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 46 Valentino Rossi I Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Yamaha ...

Sat 02 Oct 2004
Qatar: GFYT race notes

Qatar: GFYT race notes

Dire Day For Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Carlos Checa (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) was forced to retire from third position with only two laps remaining of today's inaugural Qatar Grand Prix. The 31-year-old Spaniard took the hole-shot from...

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...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
GFYT Sepang test day one notes

GFYT Sepang test day one notes

Sepang, Malaysia -- Monday, 22 November, 2004 -- Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi and his 2005 team-mate Colin Edwards began a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia today, continuing the work they began in Valencia earlier this month. Rossi tested both...

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 ...

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...

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.

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...

Sat 02 Oct 2004
Qatar: Michelin race notes

Qatar: Michelin race notes

Winner Gibernau Back in The Title Hunt Gibernau wins red-hot race to close points gap after title leader Rossi crashes out Spaniard praises Michelin as French tyre brand dominates first Middle Eastern GP Sete Gibernau (Telefonica Movistar...

Sun 27 Jun 2004
Rossi steals pole position at Dutch GP

Rossi steals pole position at Dutch GP

The reigning world champion, Valentino Rossi, took his third pole position of the 2004 season aboard his Gauloises Yamaha M1 at Assen. In the process, Rossi broke the current lap record by over a second with a time of 1:58.768. Based on...