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Wed 26 Nov 2003
FYT interview with Yamaha Racing representatives

FYT interview with Yamaha Racing representatives

Q&A with Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing B.V. 1. Having announced the news about signing Valentino Rossi, there must have been a lot of excitement in the past couple of weeks, not only from the media but also within ...

Wed 05 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Valencia test, day one

Fortuna Yamaha Team Valencia test, day one

The Fortuna Yamaha Team stayed on at the Valencia circuit in Spain to complete the first of a two-day test today. Carlos Checa and Norick Abe took advantage of the clement weather to continue to test the new evolution of Yamaha's Deltabox frame...

Sat 08 Nov 2003
Michelin plans to continue success

Michelin plans to continue success

LAS VEGAS - Vehicle manufacturers and technology developers often claim that their motorsports programs provide a proving ground for new technologies. When pressed, they can sometimes point to an electronics package, transmission or an engine ...

Thu 27 Feb 2003
The dream of Sebasti?n Porto became realHeadline

The dream of Sebasti?n Porto became real

The dream of Sebastián Porto became real. The Argentinian completed three days tests in the circuit of Jerez, Spain with his new bike. The Honda 250 RSW of the factory Honda team of Alberto Puig, former driver of the World Championship. In the ...

Thu 09 Jan 2003
Fortuna Yamaha - Marco Melandri interview

Fortuna Yamaha - Marco Melandri interview

Questions & Answers with Marco Melandri after Yamaha Factory test in Valencia (December '02). Q: How do you feel having ridden the YZR-M1 for the first time at these tests in Valencia and Jerez? What is your first impression of the bike? A:...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
Michelin Valencia preview

Michelin Valencia preview

French tyre giant aims for 16th victory from 2003 season's 16 races; Michelin man Sete Gibernau reveals his Valencia track secrets. Michelin aims to complete a full house of 2003 MotoGP victories at Valencia this weekend. The French tyre brand...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
Rossi joins Yamaha in 2004

Rossi joins Yamaha in 2004

Yamaha confirms Valentino Rossi. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has concluded an agreement with 2003 World Champion Valentino Rossi to head its MotoGP line-up in 2004 and 2005. Rossi will join Yamaha's wholly-owned factory racing team from 1st January...

Sat 25 Oct 2003
FYT Valencia preview

FYT Valencia preview

CHECA TO BE JOINED BY ABE IN 2003 SEASON FINALE Exactly 30 weeks since the 2003 MotoGP season kicked off at the Japanese Grand Prix in April, a bizarre twist of fate now brings the Fortuna Yamaha Team back to a similar situation to the one it ...

Fri 21 Feb 2003
Ducati Corse signs sponsor partner

Ducati Corse signs sponsor partner

Oracle and Ducati together on the racing track. Milan, February 20, 2003 - Oracle Italia, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, announced today that it has struck a partnership with...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Sepang test final notes

Fortuna Yamaha Sepang test final notes

The Fortuna Yamaha Team concluded their three-day test in Sepang today satisfied with the progress made by Spanish rider Carlos Checa. Bad weather interrupted Friday's testing at the Malaysian circuit but conditions improved yesterday and today,...

Sun 16 Mar 2003
Fortuna Yamaha IRTA Barcelona test notes 2003-03-15

Fortuna Yamaha IRTA Barcelona test notes 2003-03-15

Slow start for Fortuna Yamaha riders on chilly first day. Fortuna Yamaha Team duo Marco Melandri and Carlos Checa recorded the eighth and ninth fastest times respectively today at the official MotoGP group IRTA test at the Montmelo circuit in ...

Fri 28 Feb 2003
Yamaha Team Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-27

Yamaha Team Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-27

Yamaha riders up rront in Estoril. The MotoGP pre-season IRTA tests in Estoril concluded today with Yamaha riders Alex Barros and Carlos Checa leading the pack. The morning rain started to dry out this afternoon enabling the riders to make the...

Thu 09 Oct 2003
Another almost for Porto at Pacific GP

Another almost for Porto at Pacific GP

Sebastian Porto couldn`t complete a good result at the Pacific Grand Prix, thirteenth round of the 250cc Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MOTOGP) disputed at the Japanesse circuit of Motegi. The factory Honda driver lost control of his...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Ant West South African GP preview

Ant West South African GP preview

West aims to break Australia's 21-year podium drought in 250cc South African Grand Prix. TUESDAY, APRIL 22: Revitalised motorcycle racer Ant West headed for South Africa today with high hopes of this Sunday becoming the first Australian in 21 ...

Thu 27 Feb 2003
Ducati Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-26

Ducati Estoril IRTA test notes 2003-02-26

Rain and wind play havoc with Estoril tests for Bayliss and Capirossi. Estoril (Portugal), 26 February 2003 - IRTA testing was again conditioned by bad weather, this time in Portugal, as rain and wind lashed the Estoril circuit today on day 1 of...

Sat 22 Feb 2003
Yamaha teams launch YZR-M1 in Jerez

Yamaha teams launch YZR-M1 in Jerez

Fortuna Yamaha Team and Gauloises Yamaha Team launch 2003 campaign in spanish style. The Fortuna Yamaha and Gauloises Yamaha teams marked the formal beginning of their 2003 MotoGP campaigns with a presentation and dinner attended by 200 media...

Mon 18 Aug 2003
Fortuna race notes

Fortuna race notes

One small mistake costs Roberto Rolfo contact with leading trio. Brno, Czech Republic August 17: One small mistake prevented Roberto Rolfo matching the rhythm set by the leading trio ahead of him in the Czech republic 250cc GP. The balance of...

Mon 03 Nov 2003
FYT Valencia GP race notes

FYT Valencia GP race notes

Fortuna Yamaha riders Carlos Checa and Norick Abe rode home to fifth and ninth place respectively in today's Valencia Grand Prix, the final race of the 2003 season. Racing with a new evolution of Yamaha's Deltabox frame on his YZR-M1, Checa...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
FYT British GP revised results

FYT British GP revised results

British Grand Prix Sunday, 13 July 2003 Donington Park, UK BRITISH GRAND PRIX RESULTS CHANGED DUE TO ROSSI OVERTAKE ON YELLOW FLAG The MotoGP Race Direction has chosen to impose a penalty of 10 seconds to Valentino Rossi for overtaking under...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Sepang test, day one

Fortuna Yamaha Team Sepang test, day one

Bad weather marred an otherwise positive day of testing for the Fortuna Yamaha Team on the first of their three-day test in Sepang today. Factory Team rider Carlos Checa completed three beneficial hours of testing on his YZR-M1 before the heavens...

Tue 16 Sep 2003
Fortuna Yamaha Team Rio GP preview

Fortuna Yamaha Team Rio GP preview

This weekend Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Carlos Checa and Marco Melandri will pack up their bags and start their epic six-week journey around the world for the final sector of the MotoGP World Championship. This weekend's action will take place at...

Sat 10 May 2003
FYT Spanish GP free practice report

FYT Spanish GP free practice report

Fortuna Yamaha Team have solid start in Spain Today saw the beginning of the European leg of the 2003 MotoGP World Championship where Fortuna Yamaha Team rider Carlos Checa kicked off proceedings with a solid morning free practice performance in...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
Michelin Portuguese GP preview

Michelin Portuguese GP preview

MotoGP SAYS AU REVOIR TO EUROPE Can Rossi win again at final European round before four flyaway MotoGP events? Why slowest MotoGP track presents a real challenge to riders and tyre designers This weekend at Estoril MotoGP racing says au...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
Fortuna Honda British GP Friday notes

Fortuna Honda British GP Friday notes

Donington Park England July 11: Roberto Rolfo started the weekend on the British Isles with his best foot forward. Rolfo is at Donington Park, England, to contest the British 250cc GP the halfway stage of the 16-round World Championship. The work...