MotoGP (February 2003)

  • Barros tops final day of GP tests

    25 February 2003

    Barros tops final day of GP tests

    The wind played a big part in the last day of MotoGP testing at Jerez on Sunday with a number of riders coming off when caught by sudden gusts.Alex Barros managed to put in the top time of the day,...

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  • Two weeks out for injured Melandri

    25 February 2003

    Two weeks out for injured Melandri

    Fortuna Yamaha rider Marco Melandri fell victim to rain at the Second IRTA MotoGP test in Estoril on Wednesday. He low-sided on the circuit’s uphill chicane. The result was a dislocated shoulder that...

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  • Kato beats Rossi in Honda test

    18 February 2003

    Kato beats Rossi in Honda test

    Daijiro Kato put in the fastest time at Honda’s two-day test in Sepang, a tenth of a second faster than Valentino Rossi.Kato recorded a best of 2:02.8 on the second day, Thursday. But Rossi wasn’t put...

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  • Rain hinders MotoGP test

    18 February 2003

    Rain hinders MotoGP test

    Day two of the official MotoGP test at Jerez has been badly affected by rain. Most riders risked the circuit, but no-one was able to improve their times, leaving Alex Barros as the fastest rider so...

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  • THQ launches Moto GP 2 racing game

    11 February 2003

    THQ launches Moto GP 2 racing game

    THQ has launched the latest incarnation of its motorcycle racing game Moto GP.Moto GP 2 is being launched for Xbox and will provide the player with the ability to race against sixteen other riders on...

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  • Gardner retires from racing

    11 February 2003

    Gardner retires from racing

    Former World 500cc champion Wayne Gardner is retiring from racing.He quit bikes in 1993 to take up car racing and his most recent efforts have seen him driving a factory Toyota Supra in the All-Japan...

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  • Checa beats Biaggi’s best

    11 February 2003

    Checa beats Biaggi’s best

    Carlos Checa beat Max Biaggi’s pole-setting time at Catalunya in his latest test of the factory Yamaha Moto GP bike this week.Despite a crash on Monday that left him with a just few bruises, Checa put...

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  • Final race colours for Ducati

    11 February 2003

    Final race colours for Ducati

    These are the first pictures of the new Ducati Desmosedici V4 Moto GP bike in its final race decals. The bike was on show today at the bikes official launch alongside the leathers that riders Troy...

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  • British 125 champ moves to GPs

    04 February 2003

    British 125 champ moves to GPs

    Who would have thought that it would be a footballer that would provide the break for a British rider to make the jump in to GPs. But that is exactly what has happened to 21-year-old Chris Martin.The...

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  • Negotiations ongoing for Donington

    04 February 2003

    Negotiations ongoing for Donington

    Race fans will find out if Donington Park is to undergo a multi-million pound facelift by the end of this month.Negotiations between a consortium looking to buy out the 19-year lease to promote events...

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