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Wed 15 Dec 2004
More sponsors for US GP

More sponsors for US GP

Laguna Seca has signed yet another sponsor for next year's Red Bull U.S. GP: Parts Unlimited. Jeff Fox, President and CEO of Parts Unlimited expressed his excitement in the press release. "We are very excited to be involved in bringing MotoGP,...

Thu 07 Oct 2004
Gibernau wins vital Qatar GPHeadline

Gibernau wins vital Qatar GP

Sete Gibernau crawled himself back into the championship hunt of his first MotoGP World Championship title at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The Spaniard not only won Saturday's GP, but also cut 2/3 of his championship-points deficit to Valentino ...

Fri 17 Dec 2004
Follow the leader?

Follow the leader?

There is no question who the leader of motorcycle road racing is: clearly it's Valentino Rossi. Rossi's future challenger for this crown is Spanish sensation and 125cc and 250cc World Champion, Dani Pedrosa. A few years ago, Rossi moved from his...

Tue 18 May 2004
Gibernau takes French GP pole positionHeadline

Gibernau takes French GP pole position

The Spaniard and championship points-leader, Sete Gibernau, will start from pole position at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Friday saw America leading the time sheets, but on Saturday, this honor was bestowed upon Spain. Sete ...

Sun 06 Jun 2004
Italy: Starting lineup

Italy: Starting lineup

<pre> 1 Sete Gibernau (ESP) 01:49.6 2 Nicky Hayden (USA) 01:49.9 3 Valentino Rossi (ITA) 01:49.9 4 Alex Barros (BRA) 01:50.1 5 Marco Melandri (ITA) 01:50.3 6 Max Biaggi (ITA) ...

Mon 28 Jun 2004
Rossi wins Dutch GP

Rossi wins Dutch GP

Dry races at Assen are some of the best races we have the privilege to watch, but they are too far in between due to local weather. Wishing for a stronger American performance, morning warm-up gave us hope as Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden were...

Tue 27 Apr 2004
Espana: GFYT preview

Espana: GFYT preview

Winning Start Boosts Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha's 2004 Campaign Having supplied the tools and expertise to allow new signing Valentino Rossi to take a sensational first race win of the season, at the Africa's Grand Prix on April 18, the Gauloises...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
BMW Boxer Cup back?

BMW Boxer Cup back?

According to SuperBikePlanet.com, the BMW Boxer Cub championship will return to the MotoGP championship as a support race for the U.S. GP in July 2005. However, it is important to note the championship was eliminated by BMW since their newest...

Mon 06 Sep 2004
Portugal: GFYT race notes

Portugal: GFYT race notes

Rossi Run Away Winner in Estoril Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi put on a show of supremacy today, storming clear to win the Portuguese Grand Prix by more than five seconds from Honda rider Makoto Tamada. Fellow Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
Catalunya: GFYT race report

Catalunya: GFYT race report

Rossi on Top Again as Yamaha Rules in Catalunya Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider and reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi won his second consecutive Grand Prix in Catalunya today, leading a charge of three Yamahas into the top four places.

Tue 17 Aug 2004
Czech: Galuloises Fortuna Yamaha preview

Czech: Galuloises Fortuna Yamaha preview

Czech Date For Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Riders The 16-round MotoGP World Championship prepares to recommence after a three week summer interval, reconvening in Brno on August 22. The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team approaches its latest challenge...

Mon 23 Aug 2004
Czech: GFYT race report

Czech: GFYT race report

Rossi Second and Still in Championship Lead Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi finished a fighting second in today's Czech Republic Grand Prix after a determined 22-lap race. The Italian had a close battle on his YZR-M1 machine with ...

Tue 19 Oct 2004
Yamaha factory team announes 2005 rider line-up

Yamaha factory team announes 2005 rider line-up

Yamaha is pleased to announce that Colin Edwards will join Valentino Rossi in its MotoGP Factory Racing Team in 2005. Yamaha and Edwards have signed an agreement for a two-year programme in MotoGP. The move is a return for Edwards to the ...

Fri 26 Mar 2004
Yamaha launches in Barcelona

Yamaha launches in Barcelona

Barcelona Crowds Treated To an Action Preview as Yamaha Unveils Its New Line-Up Yamaha launched its MotoGP effort for 2004 with an action-packed ceremony in the centre of Barcelona this afternoon. Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
GFYT Sepang test day one notes

GFYT Sepang test day one notes

Sepang, Malaysia -- Monday, 22 November, 2004 -- Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi and his 2005 team-mate Colin Edwards began a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia today, continuing the work they began in Valencia earlier this month. Rossi tested both...

Sun 10 Oct 2004
Malaysia: Michelin race notes

Malaysia: Michelin race notes

Rossi Back On Track With Sepang Win Italian's seventh win of the year puts him 30 points clear with two races to go Michelin riders dominate Malaysian Grand Prix in burning-hot conditions Eight days after crashing out of the Qatar GP Valentino...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
GFYT Sepang test day three

GFYT Sepang test day three

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Finishes 2004 With Positive Test in Sepang The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team rounded off its championship-winning 2004 season today with a third and final day of testing in Sepang. Valentino Rossi and his 2005 ...

Wed 03 Nov 2004
GFYT Valencia test day one notes

GFYT Valencia test day one notes

Rossi Tests Prototype M1 in Valencia as Edwards Makes Yamaha Debut The Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team and several other MotoGP teams were hard at work again today at a test in Valencia, Spain, just three days after the final Grand Prix of 2004 at...

Fri 20 Aug 2004
Czech: GFYT first qualifying report

Czech: GFYT first qualifying report

Checa Secures Provisional Pole in Brno; Rossi Seventh After heavy rain showers this morning the Brno circuit presented Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa with a slowly drying surface on which to mount their first ...

Wed 15 Sep 2004
Japan: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Japan: Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team preview

Rossi and Checa Begin Their Grand Tour of The East Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa, leading forces in the ever-growing MotoGP circus, now leave the European arena behind in their quest for their next haul of...

Sun 18 Jul 2004
Biaggi takes German GP pole position

Biaggi takes German GP pole position

In MotoGP, things move at the speed of light, and the German GP as the Sachsenring, was not exception. After setting the fastest lap time on Friday's qualifying session, joint championship leader Sete Gibernau was not able to keep his position on...

Tue 18 May 2004
Americans lead French GP attackHeadline

Americans lead French GP attack

Like many predicted at the beginning of the year, it looks like the 2004 MotoGP season is going to be one of the most competitive of all time. And to make it even more interesting, Americans, Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are leading the...

Thu 14 Oct 2004
Australia: Michelin preview

Australia: Michelin preview

Michelin Aims To Keep 100% Island Record Michelin out to add to unbeaten record of nine premier-class island victories The island is one of the toughest tracks for tyres, says Michelin man Troy Bayliss Michelin man Michelin man Valentino Rossi...

Mon 19 Jul 2004
Germany: Michelin race notes

Germany: Michelin race notes

Biaggi Wins Furious German GP Italian wins to move to within one point of World Championship leader Rossi Fastest-ever Sachsenring GP betters last year's race time by almost 18 seconds Max Biaggi (Honda Camel Pons RC211V-Michelin) reignited...