MotoGP (December 2003)

  • 2004 MotoGP dates

    16 December 2003

    After changes to both the British GP and the Brazilian GP the final dates for the 2004 MotoGP season have now been confirmed.The updated calendar is as follows: April 18, South Africa, Welkom; May 2, Spain, Jerez de la Frontera; May 16, France, Le Mans; June 6, Italy, Mugello; June 13, Catalunya, Catalunya; June 26, Netherlands, Assen; July 4, Rio, Jacarepaguá; July 18, Germany,...

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  • Hodgson survives MotoGP test scare

    16 December 2003

    Hodgson survives MotoGP test scare

    Neil Hodgson had luck on his side during his first MotoGP test on the 246bhp Ducati Desmosedici V4.An oil leak led to some scary slides within his first three minutes on the bike, but fortunately he...

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  • The MCN MotoGP archive is open

    16 December 2003

    The MCN MotoGP archive is open

    There are hundreds of MotoGP stories currently in our archives for you to browse.We’re adding less additional content than usual to this section while we focus on improving the overall service we...

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  • Hodgson's short Desmosedici debut

    09 December 2003

    Hodgson's short Desmosedici debut

    Neil Hodgson had a short first day on the Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike.Damp conditions forced the World Superbike champion to wait until 2:30 before he could take the bike out on track at the...

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  • Biaggi fastest at Valencia

    09 December 2003

    Biaggi fastest at Valencia

    Max Biaggi is the fastest rider at the end of the Valencia MotoGP test.The Italian rider clocked the best time of 1:32.88 during the second day of testing on Thursday but couldn't better it in...

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  • Kato crash investigation results

    02 December 2003

    Kato crash investigation results

    The Honda investigation committee has ruled out mechanical failure as a cause of the crash that took the life of GP rider Daijiro Kato, in a special press briefing on Friday, November 28.It has taken...

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  • McWilliams signs with Aprilia

    02 December 2003

    McWilliams signs with Aprilia

    Jeremy McWilliams has confirmed he will join Shane Byrne in an all-British factory Aprilia MotoGP squad next season.The 39-year-old signed a contract today (Friday) having flown down to Aprilia's...

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  • Suzuki switch to Bridgestone

    01 December 2003

    Suzuki switch to Bridgestone

    John Hopkins will be riding his Suzuki GSV-R on Bridgestone tyres for next years MotoGP season.Suzuki is a long term partner of Michelin tyres but the GP team announced the switch as part of a move to...

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