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Sun 23 Oct 2005
Honda riders earn front row in IstanbulHeadline

Honda riders earn front row in Istanbul

The Movistar Honda riders came up today with a 1-2 in the qualifying session at the Istanbul Park Circuit for this weekend's first MotoGP Grand Prix of Turkey. Sete Gibernau took the pole position, leaving behind, by just one tenth of a second,...

Fri 17 Jun 2005
ACO plans changes to Le Mans circuit, paddockHeadline

ACO plans changes to Le Mans circuit, paddock

The official ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) press conference took place as usual on the Friday of Le Mans week in the Restaurant du Welcome in the North West area of the circuit. The ACO took this opportunity to look forward to next year's ...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Michelin completes Grand Slam
F1

Michelin completes Grand Slam

Michelin made history on this weekend's Catalunya Rally, where Sebastien Loeb's 10th victory of the season secured Citroen Sport its third consecutive World Rally Championship for Manufacturers - and Michelin's 38th WRC title in all. With one...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rossi happy with latest Ferrari testHeadline
F1

Rossi happy with latest Ferrari test

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi was back behind the wheel of a Ferrari F1 car this week when he undertook a three-day test at Fiorano and Mugello. Rossi has tested with the Maranello squad twice already this year and while he has denied rumours...

Tue 27 Sep 2005
Capirossi wins the race, Rossi the championshipHeadline

Capirossi wins the race, Rossi the championship

In a historic race, Loris Capirossi claimed his second 2005 victory on his Marlboro Ducati at the Sepang Circuit of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as Valentino Rossi won the Moto GP world championship for the fourth consecutive time -- or fifth, counting...

Thu 01 Sep 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team Brno test notes

Gauloises Yamaha Team Brno test notes

GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM READY FOR FLYAWAYS AFTER SUCCESSFUL BRNO TEST Following his ninth victory from eleven races in Sunday's Czech Republic Grand Prix, Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi and his team-mate Colin Edwards completed a ...

Fri 29 Apr 2005
Chinese GP: Another Waters heads overseas

Chinese GP: Another Waters heads overseas

12-year-old Aussie MotoGP mechanic! The second son of the successful Mildura motor cycle racing Waters family is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, when Brodie Waters leaves Mildura shortly for Shanghai, China, to work at the first...

Tue 08 Nov 2005
Michelin's Dupasquier says his final goodbyes

Michelin's Dupasquier says his final goodbyes

MICHELIN BOSS SAYS HIS GOODBYES The MotoGP paddock gathered last night to commemorate the departure of Michelin's charismatic director of motorsports Pierre Dupasquier. The 68-year-old Frenchman, who has headed the company's racing ...

Sun 01 May 2005
Fontana Racing Sachsenring di GP Germania

Fontana Racing Sachsenring di GP Germania

Gran Premio di Germania Sachsenring 19 Luglio 2002 Prove 125cc C'è solo Max Sabbatani a difendere i colori del Bossini Sterilgarda Racing al Sachsenring, dove domenica è in programma il GP di Germania, nona prova stagionale. Stefano Bianco,...

Wed 16 Mar 2005
BMW Award to be awarded in Barcelona

BMW Award to be awarded in Barcelona

New MotoGP season starts with BMW Award - MotoGP Test 2005 The curtain raiser to yet another thrilling MotoGP season takes place this weekend in Barcelona with the world's best Grand Prix riders battling for the coveted BMW Award of a brand...

Wed 04 May 2005
Rossi wins torrential Chinese GPHeadline

Rossi wins torrential Chinese GP

Valentino Rossi has brought the YZR-M1 full-circle by winning the third round of the 2005 season in Shanghai, China under torrential conditions. Race winner Valentino Rossi celebrates with Oliver Jacque. Photo by Gauloises Fortuna...

Fri 25 Nov 2005
Hayden and Pedrosa to ride for Honda in 2006Headline

Hayden and Pedrosa to ride for Honda in 2006

The Honda Racing Competition has confirmed today Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa as their two riders for the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) 2006 season in the factory Repsol Honda Team. Nicky Hayden. Photo by...

Tue 14 Jun 2005
Pedrosa wins in 250cc ... again

Pedrosa wins in 250cc ... again

The Spaniard rider Daniel Pedrosa achieved yesterday his third consecutive victory in his home race held at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, where Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso completed the podium places. For many people in the...

Sun 02 Oct 2005
Rossi takes the victory in QatarHeadline

Rossi takes the victory in Qatar

The seven-time World Champion, Valentino Rossi, came up today with his tenth victory of the season as the MotoGP tour disputed the 14th round at the Losail International Circuit for the Qatar Grand Prix. Marco Melandri, with Movistar Honda, and ...

Tue 19 Apr 2005
Standings after Portuguese GP

Standings after Portuguese GP

Pos Rider Nat Bike Points --- ------------------------- --- --------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 45 2. Alexandre Barros BRA Honda 38 3....

Thu 29 Sep 2005
Yamaha's world champions comments on Rossi

Yamaha's world champions comments on Rossi

Gauloises Yamaha Team Feature 28th September 2005 YAMAHA'S WORLD CHAMPIONS REFLECT ON ROSSI'S SUCCESS There could not have been a more fitting way for Yamaha to celebrate its 50th Anniversary than by winning the most prestigious title in ...

Mon 26 Sep 2005
Malaysian GP: Valentino Rossi race quotes

Malaysian GP: Valentino Rossi race quotes

After finishing second in today's Malaysian Grand Prix and clinching his fifth successive MotoGP title, his second for Yamaha, Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi commented on his title victory: "I am very happy with this championship. I...

Wed 11 May 2005
French GP: Gauloises Yamaha preview

French GP: Gauloises Yamaha preview

GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM TAKES TITLE QUEST TO FRANCE The Gauloises Yamaha Team returned to Europe last week in tired but contented mood after continuing its excellent start to the 2005 campaign with another victory at the first ever MotoGP event in...

Sun 30 Jan 2005
Laguna Seca 2005 schedule finalized

Laguna Seca 2005 schedule finalized

2005 Season Schedule Finalized for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Premier North American and World Championship Road Races Featured in Historic Track's 49th Season MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2005) - With a season that is book-ended by North America's...

Sat 29 Oct 2005
Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team preview

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team preview

GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM READY FOR SEASON FINALE AT VALENCIA The MotoGP World Championship takes its traditional curtain call at Valencia next weekend in the final round of what has been an unforgettable season for the Gauloises Yamaha Team. With...

Thu 29 Sep 2005
Qatar GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Thurdsday notes

Qatar GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Thurdsday notes

ROSSI BACK ON TOP AS THE ACTION HEATS UP IN QATAR Newly-crowned World Champion Valentino Rossi returned to the MotoGP paddock in dominant fashion today as he clocked a record lap of the Losail International Circuit to top the time sheets on...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Melandri tops Sepang tests, Ducati at Jerez

Melandri tops Sepang tests, Ducati at Jerez

Just three weeks after the 2005 season closed in Valencia, the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) has returned to action at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia for three days of testing. Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki are at ...

Mon 07 Nov 2005
Valencian GP: Telefonica Movistar Honda race report

Valencian GP: Telefonica Movistar Honda race report

Marco Melandri could not have dreamed of a better way to finish as MotoGP World Championship runner-up than by ending an excellent season with another victory at Valencia. His second consecutive win came ahead of his main rival for the ...

Wed 08 Jun 2005
Catalunya GP: Gauloises Yamaha preview

Catalunya GP: Gauloises Yamaha preview

GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM TAKES GOOD FORM ON TO CATALUNYA The MotoGP World Championship returns to Spain for the second time this season as the Gauloises Yamaha Team look to continue their excellent progress in the sixth round of the campaign at the...

Mon 14 Mar 2005
Rap and MotoGP

Rap and MotoGP

Last week it was announced by crash.net, that hip-hop artist Ludacris and his label DTP, would get involved in the world of motorcycles, specifically the ill-sponsored WCM team. I have to say that I’m on the fence on this and here is why.

Sun 05 Jun 2005
Italian GP: Gauloises Yamaha qualifying report

Italian GP: Gauloises Yamaha qualifying report

ROSSI SCORCHES TO NEW POLE POSITION RECORD AT MUGELLO Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi delighted his army of fans at the Mugello circuit in Italy today with a stunning final lap that saw him seal a new pole position record and the...

Fri 22 Apr 2005
Chinese GP: Michelin preview

Chinese GP: Michelin preview

MICHELIN ALL SET FOR CHINESE CHALLENGE World's greatest motorcycling nation welcomes MotoGP circus for first time as Michelin races for an historic 325th victory Michelin contests China's first-ever motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday May 1, aiming...

Fri 04 Mar 2005
Qatar pre-season test: Day Two

Qatar pre-season test: Day Two

Makoto Tamada and Loris Capirossi shared the top of the timesheets as the two finished their second day of testing with a fastest time of 1:57.69. Their times were almost a second faster than Nicky Hayden's time from the first day, quite an ...

Thu 06 Jan 2005
Kurtis Roberts back to AMA SuperBike
AMA

Kurtis Roberts back to AMA SuperBike

Kurtis Roberts, son of legend King Kenny Roberts, will not return to MotoGP in 2005. Instead he's returning to his roots, AMA racing and Erion. Roberts will ride in the AMA SBK series using an Erion-Honda CBR1000RR SuperBike. ...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Melandri rides to first victory in IstanbulHeadline

Melandri rides to first victory in Istanbul

Marco Melandri today scored his maiden MotoGP victory, as he took first place in the Grand Prix of Turkey, held at Istanbul Park Circuit. 2005 champion Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden completed the podium. Marco Melandri leads the ...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
Japanese GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team race notes

Japanese GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team race notes

DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR ROSSI IN EVENTFUL JAPANESE GRAND PRIX Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi suffered a rare fall in the Grand Prix of Japan today, after making a sensational start from eleventh on the grid and passing seven riders by...

Sat 25 Jun 2005
TT Assen: Gauloises Yamaha Team Saturday notes

TT Assen: Gauloises Yamaha Team Saturday notes

ROSSI MAKES HISTORY AS GAULOISES YAMAHA CELEBRATE PODIUM DOUBLE Valentino Rossi became the first Yamaha rider ever to win five consecutive premier-class races after another authoritarian performance in the 75th anniversary Gauloises Dutch TT,...

Thu 20 Oct 2005
Turkey GP: Michelin preview

Turkey GP: Michelin preview

MICHELIN AIMS TO REPEAT TURKISH F1 DELIGHT After dominating August's Turkish F1 race, Michelin aim for a repeat on two wheels Michelin goes into the inaugural Turkish motorcycle Grand Prix aiming to score ...

Sun 16 Oct 2005
Australian GP: Galuloises Yamaha Team Saturday notes

Australian GP: Galuloises Yamaha Team Saturday notes

Gauloises Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards both lapped inside the previous pole record time at Phillip Island today in a highly competitive battle for grid positions ahead of tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix. Rossi shaved almost six...

Sat 19 Feb 2005
It's official, the Brazilian GP is cancelled.

It's official, the Brazilian GP is cancelled.

Yesterday, the Spanish media was reporting rumors of a possible cancellation of the Brazilian round of the MotoGP season. According to as.com, the same source that first reported Rossi's departure from Honda back in 2003, the reason for the ...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-28

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-28

Ambient temperature: 30.2 degrees Track temperature: 40 degrees Humidity: 65% GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM GET BACK TO BUSINESS IN SEPANG Just three weeks after rounding off Yamaha's victorious 2005 season in Valencia, Gauloises Yamaha Team riders ...