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Thu 29 Dec 2005
Yamaha factory team to continue without sponsor

Yamaha factory team to continue without sponsor

Yamaha without Gauloises in 2006 Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. hereby announces that Altadis/Seita's sponsorship regarding Yamaha's Factory MotoGP Team will not continue after the end of the 2005 season. For more than 40 years, Yamaha has...

Tue 20 Dec 2005
2006 Moto Grand Prix calendar

2006 Moto Grand Prix calendar

<pre> FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix 2006 Calendar DATE VENUE LOCATION Mar 24-26 Circuito de Jerez Jerez, Spain Apr 6-8 Losail International ...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-30

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-30

RAIN AFFECTS THIRD DAY OF TESTING FOR YAMAHA IN MALAYSIA The final day of Yamaha's three-day Sepang Test was interrupted today, when rain throughout the morning meant that Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards were not able to get out on track until...

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-29

Gauloises Yamaha Team Sepang test 2005-11-29

Ambient temperature: 30.7 degrees Track temperature: 40 degrees Humidity: 62% ROSSI AND EDWARDS SPEED UP IN SEPANG Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards completed a positive second day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today, both...

Rossi on top in Sepang day two testing

Rossi on top in Sepang day two testing

The FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) testing continued on Tuesday at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia as the teams and riders prepare for next season. The current champion Valentino Rossi set the fastest lap time of the journey...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Sun 13 Nov 2005
Rossi happy with latest Ferrari testHeadline
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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...

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.

Tue 08 Nov 2005
2005 Final standings

2005 Final standings

Pos Rider Nat Bike Points --- ------------------------- --- --------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 367 2. Marco Melandri ITA Honda 220 3....

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 ...

Melandri wins season finale in Valencia

Melandri wins season finale in Valencia

Marco Melandri took his second career MotoGP victory -- and second in a row -- with a victory at the final MotoGP race of the year, the Valencian GP. The Italian held off Nicky Hayden at the finish line to take the victory for the Telefonica ...

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 ...

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, ...

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team race report

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team race report

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi scored his sixteenth podium from seventeen races in the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship to put the shine on Yamaha's 50th Anniversary celebrations at Valencia. The Italian started from...

Valencian GP results

Valencian GP results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 33 Marco Melandri I Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda ...

Sun 06 Nov 2005
Gibernau hangs on to Valencia pole

Gibernau hangs on to Valencia pole

Sete Gibernau held on in the final moments of the Valencia GP qualifying session to claim the pole position from his Telefonica Movistar Honda teammate, Marco Melandri. Gibernau's time of 1:31.874 was a quarter of a second faster than ...

Valencian GP: Telefonica Movistar Honda qualifying notes

Valencian GP: Telefonica Movistar Honda qualifying notes

Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri put everything into the final qualifying session of the season and will start from the front row of the grid in the final Grand Prix of the season at Valencia. After a magical lap Sete Gibernau celebrated his...

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team qualifying notes

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team qualifying notes

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi faces an uphill battle in the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship tomorrow after qualifying fifteenth fastest at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Rossi slid from his YZR-M1 machine...

Valencia GP qualifying times

Valencia GP qualifying times

1. 15 Sete Gibernau E Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda 1:31.874 2. 33 Marco Melandri I Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda 1:32.111 0.237 0.237 3. 69 Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Honda ...

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team practice notes

Valencian GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team practice notes

Yamaha Factory Racing riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards began making preparations for the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia today, with the cloudy conditions at the Ricardo Tormo circuit brightened by the return...

Fri 04 Nov 2005
Yamaha to commemorate anniversary in Valencia

Yamaha to commemorate anniversary in Valencia

YAMAHA TO COMPETE IN CORPORATE COLOURS IN VALENCIA To commemorate Yamaha's 50th Anniversary and its extraordinarily successful year in racing this season, Yamaha has decided to race the last round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship in the...

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...

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...

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...

Tue 25 Oct 2005
Standings after Turkey GP

Standings after Turkey GP

Pos Rider Nat Bike Points --- ------------------------- --- --------------- --------- 1. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 331 2. Nicky Hayden USA Honda 170 3....

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 ...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Turkey GP: Michelin race report

Turkey GP: Michelin race report

MELANDRI OPENS WINNING ACCOUNT Michelin riders Melandri, Rossi, Hayden and Gibernau fill first four places New track proves Michelin's consistency after new record set on lap 17 Marco Melandri (Movistar...

Turkey GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team race notes

Turkey GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team race notes

ROSSI ADDS TO PODIUM TALLY WITH SECOND PLACE AT ISTANBUL Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi took his fifteenth podium from sixteen races this season after finishing second in the inaugural Grand Prix of Turkey. Whilst...

Turkey GP race results

Turkey GP race results

Pos Num Rider Nat Team Bike Gap to 1st --- --- -------------------- --- ------------------------- ---------- ------------ 1. 33 Marco Melandri I Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda ...

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,...

Sat 22 Oct 2005
Turkey GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team qualifying notes

Turkey GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team qualifying notes

SECOND ROW START FOR GAULOISES YAMAHA PAIR IN ISTANBUL Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will start the inaugural Grand Prix of Turkey from the second row of the MotoGP grid tomorrow, after lapping ...

Turkey GP qualifying times

Turkey GP qualifying times

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

Fri 21 Oct 2005
Turkey GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Friday notes

Turkey GP: Gauloises Yamaha Team Friday notes

GAULOISES YAMAHA PAIR GET TO GRIPS WITH ISTANBUL PARK Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got their first taste of the Istanbul Park circuit today as bright sunshine and moderate temperatures welcomed...

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 ...