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Tue 19 Oct 2004
Australia Saturday qualifying times

Australia Saturday qualifying times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 15 Sete Gibernau E Telefonica ...

Yamaha factory team announes 2005 rider line-up

Yamaha factory team announes 2005 rider line-up

Yamaha is pleased to announce that Colin Edwards will join Valentino Rossi in its MotoGP Factory Racing Team in 2005. Yamaha and Edwards have signed an agreement for a two-year programme in MotoGP. The move is a return for Edwards to the ...

Mon 18 Oct 2004
Australia: Michelin wins 2004 title

Australia: Michelin wins 2004 title

Rossi Wins Michelin's 13th Consecutive Title And 322nd premier-class race victory puts French tyre brand's win rate at 96.7 per cent Michelin rider Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) secured the 2004 MotoGP World ...

Australia: Michelin race notes

Australia: Michelin race notes

Rossi destroys his own race record to score 41st premier-class win and fourth title World Champion discusses Michelin's part in his remarkable ongoing successes Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) continued his...

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 ...

Porto wins, but Pedrosa claims 250cc championship

Porto wins, but Pedrosa claims 250cc championship

Sebastián Porto did was he had to do by winning at Phillip Island, however his victory couldn`t stop the Spaniard rider Daniel Pedrosa, who with the fourth place achieved the World Championship in the 250 cc. Road Racing World Championship Grand...

Sun 17 Oct 2004
Australia: GFYT final qualifying notes

Australia: GFYT final qualifying notes

Rossi on Front Row at Phillip Island Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa had very different finishes to their Phillip Island final qualifying session today, Rossi just missing out on pole position while Checa fell...

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...

Rossi heads Australian GP qualifyingHeadline

Rossi heads Australian GP qualifying

Valentino Rossi faces the real possibility of being able to wrap up his MotoGP title defense at this weekend's Australian GP at the Phillip Island circuit. Valentino Rossi. Photo by Gauloises Racing. After suffering a dismissal...

Australia Friday qualifying times

Australia Friday qualifying times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 46 Valentino Rossi I Gauloises...

Malaysia race results

Malaysia race results

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

Thu 14 Oct 2004
Australia: Michelin preview

Australia: Michelin preview

Michelin Aims To Keep 100% Island Record Michelin out to add to unbeaten record of nine premier-class island victories The island is one of the toughest tracks for tyres, says Michelin man Troy Bayliss Michelin man Michelin man Valentino Rossi...

Wed 13 Oct 2004
Australia: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Australia: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Penultimate Hurdle Approaches For Rossi and Checa The last leg of a punishing overseas schedule for the entire MotoGP paddock takes place at Phillip Island this weekend, with the Australian Grand Prix following hard on the heels of consecutive...

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...

Standings after Malaysia

Standings after Malaysia

@>Riders' Championship: Pos Rider Nat Team Points --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi I Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha 254 2. Sete Gibernau E...

Qatar results

Qatar results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 15 Sete Gibernau E Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda ...

Standings after Qatar

Standings after Qatar

@>Riders' Championship: Pos Rider Nat Team Points --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi I Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha 229 2. Sete Gibernau E...

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 10 Oct 2004
Malaysian GP Friday qualifying times

Malaysian GP Friday qualifying times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 6 Makoto Tamada J Camel Honda ...

Malaysia: Michelin race notes

Malaysia: Michelin race notes

Rossi Back On Track With Sepang Win Italian's seventh win of the year puts him 30 points clear with two races to go Michelin riders dominate Malaysian Grand Prix in burning-hot conditions Eight days after crashing out of the Qatar GP Valentino...

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 ...

Malaysia: GFYT final qualifying notes

Malaysia: GFYT final qualifying notes

Rossi On Pole For Malaysian Grand Prix Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi took his YZR-M1 to a new all-time qualifying best of 2'01.833s this afternoon to secure pole position for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix. His team-mate ...

Malaysia Saturday qualifying

Malaysia Saturday qualifying

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 46 Valentino Rossi I Gauloises...

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 08 Oct 2004
Malaysia: GFYT first qualifying notes

Malaysia: GFYT first qualifying notes

Rossi and Checa on Provisional First and Fourth Rows in Sepang Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi rode his Yamaha YZR-M1 to third place in today's provisional qualifying order at Sepang. His best lap of 2'02.700s led the order ...

To joke or not to joke; that is the question

To joke or not to joke; that is the question

Last Saturday's MotoGP race in the Middle East brought us lots of surprises. For starters, we saw MotoGP rookie Ruben Xaus take his first-ever MotoGP podium. We were witness to extraordinary displays of sand-surfing by various MotoGP riders. We...

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 ...

Malaysia: Michelin preview

Malaysia: Michelin preview

Michelin Men Continue Title Battle Rossi and Gibernau all set to continue their rivalry at crucial Malaysian GP @British hope and Michelin World Champion Neil Hodgson talks about Sepang Michelin men Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha ...

Wed 06 Oct 2004
Malaysia: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Malaysia: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Rossi and Checa Ready For Tropical Challenge Just a week after the superheated race in Qatar, the Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha pairing of Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa approach another of the toughest and most physical events on the calendar, the...

Mon 04 Oct 2004
Superb 250cc victory of Porto at Qatar

Superb 250cc victory of Porto at Qatar

Sebastian Porto dominated yesterday with Aprilia the thirteenth round of the 250 cc. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) disputed at the new Losail International Racetrack of Qatar. Standings leader, Daniel Pedrosa, and his teammate...

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...

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...

Qatar Friday qualifying times

Qatar Friday qualifying times

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Time Gap To 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ---------- -------- -------- 1. 7 Carlos Checa E Gauloises...

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...

Checa takes first-ever Qatar GP pole positionHeadline

Checa takes first-ever Qatar GP pole position

After a two-year drought, Spaniard Carlos Checa took pole position from provisional pole-sitter, Ruben Xaus. Checa's pole position lap was the only lap in the 58 second range, quite an achievement on such a dirty and slippery track. Another...

Fri 01 Oct 2004
Xaus takes historic provisional pole in QatarHeadline

Xaus takes historic provisional pole in Qatar

Ruben Xaus not only took his first-ever MotoGP provisional pole position, but the Spaniard also grabbed the first-ever provisional pole position at the newly-built Middle East Losail circuit in Qatar. Ruben Xaus. Photo by Fabrice ...