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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 ...

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...

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 27 Jul 2005
Rossi takes Donington in appalling conditionsHeadline

Rossi takes Donington in appalling conditions

Rain or shine, Valentino Rossi has been unbeatable just about any time that he has climbed on his Yamaha in this year's MotoGP championship, and that was the case again in the rain today, at the British GP at Donington Park. Start: ...

Mon 07 Nov 2005
Valencian GP: Michelin race report

Valencian GP: Michelin race report

MotoGP's young guns Marco Melandri (Telefonica Movistar Honda RC211V-Michelin) and Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda Team RC211V-Michelin) fought out a tense duel in today's season-ending Valencia Grand Prix. The pair made the 30-lap all their own, ...

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...

Sat 15 Oct 2005
Australian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Friday notes

Australian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Friday notes

ROSSI RETURNS TO DOMINANT FORM DOWN UNDER Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi continued his love affair with Phillip Island on the opening day of the Australian Grand Prix as he dominated today's first free practice sessions in warm ...

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 31 Jul 2005
German GP qualifying times

German GP qualifying times

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

Fri 29 Jul 2005
German GP: Michelin preview

German GP: Michelin preview

Michelin comes to Germany this weekend aiming to maintain its MotoGP dominance before the sport's four-week midseason recess. The French tyre brand has won all nine GPs so far this year, with its riders currently occupying the top seven positions...

Mon 16 May 2005
French GP: Gauloises Yamaha race report

French GP: Gauloises Yamaha race report

GAULOISES YAMAHA TAKE PODIUM DOUBLE AS ROSSI WINS AT LE MANS Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi extended his lead at the top of the MotoGP World Championship with a victory from pole position at the French Grand Prix this afternoon. The...

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...

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. ...

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 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 25 Jul 2005
British GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Friday notes

British GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Friday notes

GAULOISES YAMAHA RIDERS SET PACE AT GLOOMY DONINGTON Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi set the pace on the opening day of the British Grand Prix under damp grey skies at Donington Park today. Edwards...

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 ...

Tue 14 Jun 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Catalunya test notes

Gauloises Yamaha Catalunya test notes

Gauloises Yamaha Team Test Barcelona, Catalunya Monday 13th June 2005 RAIN HALTS GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM TEST IN BARCELONA Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards cut short their planned one-day test today, as the good weather from the weekend finally...

Mon 16 May 2005
French GP: Michelin race report

French GP: Michelin race report

ROSSI IS THE MAN AT LE MANS World Champion beats Gibernau by a fraction in enthralling French GP encounter Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) and Sete Gibernau (Movistar Honda MotoGP-Michelin) fought another thrilling duel...

Sun 10 Apr 2005
Rossi on pole for opening-round at Jerez

Rossi on pole for opening-round at Jerez

Current 4-time MotoGP World Champion, Valentino Rossi, sent a clear message to his rivals by setting pole position for tomorrow's opening-round in Jerez, Spain. The message was loud and clear; almost a full half-second faster than his bitter ...

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 ...

Mon 25 Jul 2005
British GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Saturday notes

British GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Saturday notes

ROSSI TAKES FIFTH POLE OF THE SEASON AT 'HOME' CIRCUIT Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow's British Grand Prix from the front of the MotoGP grid after clocking his fifth pole position of the season in this ...

Sun 15 May 2005
French GP: Gauloises Yamaha Saturday notes

French GP: Gauloises Yamaha Saturday notes

GAULOISES YAMAHA PAIR TAKE FRONT TWO GRID SLOTS AT LE MANS Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards took the front two positions on the starting grid for the French Grand Prix in a grand finale to today's qualifying session.

Mon 02 May 2005
Chinese GP: Michelin race notes

Chinese GP: Michelin race notes

ROSSI IS REIGNING CHAMP IN CHINA World Champion Rossi wins Michelin's 325th victory in soaking Shanghai GP Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Yamaha Team YZR-M1-Michelin) was the rain master at Shanghai today, scoring Michelin's...

Sun 01 May 2005
Chinese GP race results

Chinese GP race results

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

Mon 24 Jan 2005
Ducati Corse unveil their MotoGP weapon

Ducati Corse unveil their MotoGP weapon

Ducati Corse announced today their Desmosedici GP5 MotoGP motorcycle will be an evolution rather than a revolution. Ducati Corse's CEO, Claudio Domenicali, explained, "we learnt from the mistakes we made last year, when we arrived at the first...

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 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 ...

Fri 23 Sep 2005
Malaysian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Friday notes

Malaysian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Friday notes

WEATHER INTERRUPTS RACE PREPARATIONS AT SEPANG High temperatures, intense humidity and an inopportune spell of afternoon rain gave an ominous sign of things to come at the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix as Gauloises Yamaha...

Tue 13 Sep 2005
Japanese GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team preview

Japanese GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team preview

GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM HEADS EAST FOR FIRST TITLE SHOT AT MOTEGI Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi has his first chance to secure the 2005 MotoGP World Championship title next weekend, as the series heads east to the Twin Ring Motegi ...

Mon 14 Feb 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Sepang test, final day notes

Gauloises Yamaha Sepang test, final day notes

ROSSI BACK ON HIS BIKE IN SEPANG AS EDWARDS MAKES STEPS FORWARD Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi was sufficiently recovered to continue testing in Sepang today, after missing the middle day of this three-day test yesterday due to a ...

Sat 27 Aug 2005
Czech GP qualifying times

Czech GP qualifying times

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

Mon 06 Jun 2005
Standings after Italian GP

Standings after Italian GP

Pos Rider Nat Bike Points --- ------------------------- --- --------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 120 2. Marco Melandri ITA Honda 71 3.

Sun 05 Jun 2005
Italian GP qualifying times

Italian GP qualifying times

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

Mon 13 Jun 2005
Stoner takes first 250cc victory in Portuguese GP

Stoner takes first 250cc victory in Portuguese GP

Aprilia`s rider Casey Stoner claimed today his first victory in the second round of the 250 cc. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) that took place at Estoril circuit of Portugal. The podium places where completed by Andrea...

Sun 17 Apr 2005
Portuguese GP: Michelin race report

Portuguese GP: Michelin race report

MICHELIN RIDERS BEAT CONDITIONS Barros scores first race win since 2002 season Fast starting Michelin riders able to keep good pace despite rain After the 28-lap Portuguese Grand Prix Alex Barros (Honda Camel Pons RC211V-Michelin), the ...