MotoGP (March 2003)

  • Delayed Roberts V5 launched in London

    25 March 2003

    Delayed Roberts V5 launched in London

    Kenny Roberts finally unveiled his all-new V5 MotoGP contender in London last week. The world launch, attended by celebs including Tara-Palmer Tomkinson and the Royal Family’s Ralph Little, was also...

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  • First outing for KTM GP bike

    18 March 2003

    First outing for KTM GP bike

    125cc riders Arnaud Vincent and Roberto Locatelli have finally ridden their new KTM GP bikes for the first time after delays in construction forced them to miss both of the pre season IRTA tests at...

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  • Schwantz returns to racing

    18 March 2003

    Schwantz returns to racing

    Kevin Schwantz is returning to full time professional racing with the launch of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto championship.The 1993 500 GP champion retired from professional racing in 1995 with an...

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  • Melandri Struggles, Checa goes fastest

    11 March 2003

    Melandri Struggles, Checa goes fastest

    Ducati brought four Desmmosedici’s to Catalunya yesterday, March 13, to join the Honda Pons, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Proton, and WCM teams at the circuit for a packed session ahead of the official...

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  • Capirossi hits 204mph on Ducati GP bike

    11 March 2003

    Capirossi hits 204mph on Ducati GP bike

    Loris Capirossi clocked a record-setting 203.9mph and set the fastest lap at the weekends IRTA tests in Catalunya.For a full report on the weekend’s activity, see this week’s issue of MCN, out March...

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  • Waldmann quits WCM

    11 March 2003

    Waldmann quits WCM

    Ralf Waldmann has quit the Harris WCM MotoGP team saying it is too late in his career for him to make the move from two-stroke to four-stroke bikes.The German rider rode the bike for the first time...

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  • Rossi pays tribute to Sheene

    11 March 2003

    Rossi pays tribute to Sheene

    Valentino Rossi led the tributes to the late Barry Sheene at the IRTA MotoGP test on Sunday with a specially commissioned helmet design.The reigning MotoGP champion took the opportunity to make two...

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  • Valencia MotoGP tests

    11 March 2003

    Valencia MotoGP tests

    Both Suzuki and Honda Pons had to cut short their test sessions at Valencia after rain kept them in the garage. But the weather cleared this week allowing the 250 and 125 bikes to take to the...

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  • Suzuka revamped for MotoGP test

    04 March 2003

    Suzuka revamped for MotoGP test

    Suzuka, one of the two MotoGP circuits in Japan, has been altered with a new tighter corner and additional chicane.The changes at ‘130R’ corner and ‘Casio Triangle’ chicane are designed to improve...

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  • Proton V5 not ready for Catalunya

    04 March 2003

    Proton V5 not ready for Catalunya

    Jeremy McWilliams and Nobuatsu Aoki are likely to be testing on their old 500cc two-stroke machines at the Moto GP Winter Test in Catalunya. The Proton 990cc V5 four stroke is so far behind in its...

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