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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 ...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
Germany: Race results

Germany: Race results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 3 Max Biaggi I Camel Honda Honda ...

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...

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...

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 24 Jul 2004
Hayden takes British provisional pole

Hayden takes British provisional pole

Nicky Hayden is on his way to attaining his first ever MotoGP pole position at the British GP, at Donnington Park. The young American made his intentions known even during morning practice, shadowing reigning world champion Valentino...

Mon 18 Oct 2004
Australia: GFYT race notes

Australia: GFYT race notes

Rossi Takes World Title With Win Number Eight in Australia Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) secured the 2004 Riders' Championship today at Phillip Island after winning an intense 27-lap battle with his main championship rival Sete ...

Thu 07 Oct 2004
Gibernau wins vital Qatar GPHeadline

Gibernau wins vital Qatar GP

Sete Gibernau crawled himself back into the championship hunt of his first MotoGP World Championship title at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The Spaniard not only won Saturday's GP, but also cut 2/3 of his championship-points deficit to Valentino ...

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...

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...

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Ducati ends Michelin MotoGP relationshipHeadline

Ducati ends Michelin MotoGP relationship

Ducati has confirmed the rumors of the Italian MotoGP outfit running on Japanese tires in 2005. In its maiden year, Ducati shocked the MotoGP paddock by taking its first-ever MotoGP win in only its sixth appearance. By its second year, though, ...

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...