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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 ...

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 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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 06 Jan 2005
Kurtis Roberts back to AMA SuperBike
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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. ...

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 ...

Thu 27 Jan 2005
Doohan and HRC are no more

Doohan and HRC are no more

According to MotoGP reporter, Toby Hirst, HRC has severed its ties with five-time World Champion, Mick Doohan. Doohan's title between 2000 and 2004 was of HRC Manager. Doohan's main duty was that of advisor to the Respsol-HRC riders. Under his...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Michelin completes Grand Slam
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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...

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...

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...

Fri 11 Nov 2005
Ducati, the next challenge for Gibernau

Ducati, the next challenge for Gibernau

Spaniard rider Sete Gibernau will switch from the Honda Movistar team to Ducati Marlboro in MotoGP competition next year the Italian team announced on Monday. "I'm delighted to welcome Sete. We think Sete is one of the strongest guys in MotoGP.

Mon 11 Jul 2005
US GP race results

US GP race results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 69 Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Honda ...

Fri 16 Sep 2005
Hayden aids benefit for injured rider
AMA

Hayden aids benefit for injured rider

HAYDEN AUTOGRAPHED BANNERS TO BENEFIT INJURED RIDER MONTEREY, Calif. (September 15, 2005) -- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is offering motorcycle fans an opportunity to own a unique piece of history while at the same time donating to a great ...

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,...

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...

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...

Sat 01 Oct 2005
Qatar GP race results

Qatar GP race results

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

Wed 28 Sep 2005
Qatar GP: Michelin preview

Qatar GP: Michelin preview

MICHELIN GOES FOR 12th WIN FROM 14 RACES With the title wrapped up, all eyes are on the Michelin-dominated battle for second overall Michelin goes for its 12th race victory of the year at Qatar this Saturday, ...

Sun 25 Sep 2005
Malaysian GP race results

Malaysian GP race results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 65 Loris Capirossi I Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati ...

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 13 Feb 2005
Sepang II pre-season test: First Day

Sepang II pre-season test: First Day

Sete Gibernau placed his RC211V 2005 Honda at the top of the time-sheets during the second Sepang test of 2005. Gibernau did not break any lap records, nor set the world ablaze like Loris Capirossi did at the last test, but at this first day of ...

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 ...

Mon 13 Jun 2005
Catalunya GP race results

Catalunya GP race results

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

Fri 28 Jan 2005
HRC: We would welcome Burgess back

HRC: We would welcome Burgess back

After announcing HRC and Mick Doohan would no longer work together, Satoru Horiike, managing director of HRC stated Jerry Burgess would be welcomed back at HRC. Horiike was the engineer that designed the NSR500 V4 that was raced by Freddie ...

Mon 11 Apr 2005
Spanish GP race results

Spanish GP race results

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

Sat 19 Feb 2005
Phillip Island pre-season test: Day Two

Phillip Island pre-season test: Day Two

Sete Gibernau topped the time sheets for the second day in a row. And in the process, the number 15 broke the lap record by two tenths of a second. "Here we have worked on the set up of the bike, chassis and tires and found the best combination...

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...

Sat 29 Oct 2005
Valencian GP: Michelin preview

Valencian GP: Michelin preview

VALENCIA - AN ASYMMETRIC CHALLENGE FOR MICHELIN Final race of 2005 MotoGP season is a special challenge for MotoGP tyre designers The longest, fastest and toughest MotoGP season comes to a close at Valencia this...

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...

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...

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 ...