MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2004)

  • Rossi ups the pace despite slower engine

    11 February 2004

    Rossi ups the pace despite slower engine

    Valentino Rossi looks set to disprove his doubters, closing the gap on the Hondas on the second day of MotoGP testing at Sepang, Malaysia.This was despite using a prototype engine down on power from...

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  • Hodgson crash at first major test

    11 February 2004

    Hodgson crash at first major test

    D'Antin Ducati rider Neil Hodgson had a bad start to the opening day of GP testing in Sepang after crashing his Ducati Desmosedici only a few hours into the test.The 2003 World Superbike Champion was...

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  • Hayden fastest in Sepang

    11 February 2004

    Hayden fastest in Sepang

    Honda’s Nicky Hayden has finished the final day of MotoGP testing at Sepang as the fastest rider, posting a time of 2:02.041 on his factory Honda RC211V.The American headed fellow Honda riders Max...

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  • Edwards tops first day at Phillip Island

    11 February 2004

    Edwards tops first day at Phillip Island

    Colin Edwards immediately stamped his mark at the top of the time sheets as the MotoGP circus moved on to Phillip Island, Australia, after its week-long session in Malaysia.The Honda rider clocked a...

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  • Share your memories of Sheene

    04 February 2004

    Share your memories of Sheene

    Barry Sheene touched the lives of millions of motorcyclists so to commemorate his death MCN is planning a special tribute. Everyone who met the great man has a story to tell, and we’d like to hear...

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  • Hodgson and Davies go head to head

    01 February 2004

    Hodgson and Davies go head to head

    Grand Prix stars Neil Hodgson and Chaz Davies were racing head to head for the first time last week when they met up for the launch of Scalextric MotoGP.The two Brits were given the first go on the...

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  • Suzuki star Hopkins breaks both ankles

    28 January 2004

    Suzuki star Hopkins breaks both ankles

    Suzuki MotoGP star John Hopkins has undergone surgery following a crash in a supercross event.American Hopkins fractured both ankles in practice for a ‘cross over’ event at San Diego on Saturday,...

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  • Rossi closes the gap on Biaggi

    21 January 2004

    Rossi closes the gap on Biaggi

    Valentino Rossi has knocked 0.63 seconds off his best time in his second day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia.Rossi had his first ride on the Yamaha YZF-M1 on Saturday after winning the...

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  • Rossi 1.2 seconds down on Biaggi

    21 January 2004

    Rossi 1.2 seconds down on Biaggi

    These are the first pictures of Valentino Rossi as he takes his debut ride on the Yamaha YZF-M1. The 2003 world champion has just finished his first day of testing on the new bike and ended the...

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  • Rossi rattles rivals in first Yamaha test

    21 January 2004

    Rossi rattles rivals in first Yamaha test

    Defending world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi looks like making it business as usual in this year’s title race, despite his move from the all-conquering Honda to a struggling Yamaha.He completed 59...

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  • Rossi plays down title hopes

    21 January 2004

    Rossi plays down title hopes

    Valentino Rossi is talking down his chances of clinging on to his world title on the eve of his debut test with Yamaha.The reigning MotoGP champion has seen Max Biaggi beat his lap record at Sepang,...

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  • Suzuki riders close to Biaggi's best

    21 January 2004

    Suzuki riders close to Biaggi's best

    MotoGP testing in Sepang came to a close on Friday for the Suzuki, Kawasaki and Moriwaki teams, with all the squads claiming a big improvement over last year's machines.Suzuki riders John Hopkins and...

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  • Biaggi dominates Sepang day two

    21 January 2004

    Biaggi dominates Sepang day two

    Max Biaggi continued his domination of preseason testing at Sepang in Malaysia by improving on his first day best by half-a-second.Biaggi had the benefit of using a 17 inch front wheel, compared to...

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  • Nakano signs for Kawasaki GP squad

    14 January 2004

    Nakano signs for Kawasaki GP squad

    Former Yamaha GP and 250cc star Shinya Nakano has signed to ride for the Kawasaki MotoGP squad in 2004, alongside Alex Hofmann.The 26-year-old Japanese rider rode for the D’Antin Yamaha squad in 2003,...

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  • Sheene's team boss dies

    14 January 2004

    Rex White, the man who managed Barry Sheene's Heron Suzuki team during his 1976 and 1977 500cc GP wins, has died at home.White was the manager of the official Suzuki GP team throughout the 1970s and 1980s and had been unwell for some time. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.We will bring you more information as it becomes available.To comment on this story click the link on the right to...

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