MotoGP (April 2004)

  • Rossi tops first practice

    28 April 2004

    Rossi tops first practice

    Valentino Rossi has already asserted his dominance at the Spanish GP, setting the fastest lap in first practice on Friday morning.On a dry but cool Jerez circuit Yamaha rider Rossi started the...

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  • Rossi on provisional pole for Jerez

    28 April 2004

    Rossi on provisional pole for Jerez

    World champion Valentino Rossi continued to amaze with a blistering performance in first qualifying at Jerez, Spain today. He is on provisional pole for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, the first European...

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  • Rossi tests Schumacher's F1 car

    21 April 2004

    Rossi tests Schumacher's F1 car

    Valentino Rossi has been testing Michael Shumacher's 2004 Ferrari F1 car at the Fiorano Ferrari test track in Northern Italy. Reports suggest he was off to good start, lapping within three seconds of...

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  • Rossi wins in Welkom

    14 April 2004

    Rossi wins in Welkom

    Valentino Rossi has triumphed at the end of a titanic battle with Max Biaggi to give Yamaha victory at the first race of the 2004 MotoGP season.The two Italians battled throughout the race, swapping...

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  • Rossi fastest in morning practice

    14 April 2004

    Rossi fastest in morning practice

    1) Rossi 1:33.450. 2) Edwards 1:33.594. 3) Hayden 1:33.710. 4) Biaggi 1:33.931. 5) Barros 1:33.950. 6) Gibernau 1: 34.122. 7) Capirossi 1:34.231. 8) Checa 1:34.262. 9) Roberts Jnr 1:34.311. 10)...

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  • Is Rossi the greatest?

    14 April 2004

    Is Rossi the greatest?

    Valentino Rossi has put pay to any doubts about the sanity of his move to Yamaha by winning the first race of the season in fantastic style, but is he really the best of all time?Just moments after...

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  • Rossi on provisional pole for Welkom

    14 April 2004

    Rossi on provisional pole for Welkom

    Valentino Rossi has put the Yamaha M1 on pole position for the opening round of the 2004 MotoGP championship at Welkom in South Africa.Rossi broke his own lap record by just under 0.5 seconds to...

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  • Rossi fastest in first practice at Welkom

    14 April 2004

    Rossi fastest in first practice at Welkom

    Valentino Rossi finished fastest in the first free practice session for the opening Grand Prix of the 2004 season at Welkom, South Africa.Rossi posted a time of 1:34.405, with rival Max Biaggi 0.392...

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  • First qualifying: 250cc

    14 April 2004

    1) De Puniet 1:35.925. 2) Porto 1:36.469. 3) Poggiali 1:36.999. 4) Pedrosa 1:37.292. 5) Nieto 1:37.392. 6) De Angelis 1:37.539. 7) Aoyama 1:37.673. 8) Elias 1:37.740. 9) Alex Debon 1:37.856. 10) Bataille 1:37.900. 11) Rolfo 1:37.952. 12) Matsudo 1:38.060. 13) Davies 1:38.292. 14) Battaini 1:38.375. 15) Olive 1:38.406. 16) Marchand 1:38.629. 17) Smrz 1:38.679. 18) West 1:38.750. 19) Heidolf...

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  • Welkom result: 250cc

    14 April 2004

    1) Pedrosa. 2) De Puniet. 3) Porto. 4) Poggiali. 5) De Angelis. 6) Debon. 7) Nieto. 8) Elias. 9) Rolfo. 10) Battaini. 11) Aoyama. 12) Faubel. 13) Vincent. 14) Heidolf. 15) Guintoli. 16) West. 17) Olive. 18) Matsudo. 19) Marchand. 20) Nigon. 21) Smrz. 22) Sekiguchi. 23) Stigefelt. 24) Sabbatani. 25) Lefort.DNF: Gemmel. Baldolini. Bataille. Davies.Discuss these results on the MotoGP discussion...

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  • Rainey: Rossi will be champion again

    14 April 2004

    Rainey: Rossi will be champion again

    As the teams prepare for first practice at Welkom on Friday, April 16, triple world champion Wayne Rainey is predicting that Valentino Rossi will hold on to his title this year.The season starts on...

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  • Welkom Result: 125cc

    14 April 2004

    1) Dovizioso. 2) Locatelli. 3) Stoner. 4) Nieto. 5) Di Meglio. 6) Borsoi. 7) Giansanti. 8) Jenkner 9) Bautista. 10) Barbera. 11) Simon. 12) Kallio. 13) Pasini. 14) Corsi. 15) Ui. 16) Lorenzo. 17) Perugini 18) Harms. 19) Giuseppetti. 20) Pesek. 21) Lai. 22) Toth. 23) Gadea. 24) Kallio. 25) Angeloni. 26) Manna. 27) Carchano.DNF: Luthi. Simoncelli. Ballerini. Rodriguez. Pellino. Schouten.

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  • Biaggi’s crew chief Cobas dies

    14 April 2004

    Max Biaggi’s influential crew chief Antonio Cobas has died after a long illness. The Spaniard was 52 and was technical director of Biaggi’s Camel Honda MotoGP squad. Team boss Sito Pons said: " As Technical Director of the Honda Pons team, Antonio will forever be remembered for his kindness. He has been a true companion to me for more than 25 years and I shall miss him immensely. " The...

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  • Final qualifying: 125cc

    14 April 2004

    1) Dovizioso 1:40.942. 2) Locatelli 1:41.024. 3) Giansanti 1:41.193. 4) Di Meglio 1:41.195. 5) Stoner 1:41.204. 6) Nieto 1:41.373. 7) Simoncelli 1:41.483. 8) Bautista 1:41.550. 9) Ui 1:41.619. 10) Simon 1:41.644. 11) Barbera 1:41.682 12) Borsoi 1:41.754. 13) Lorenzo 1:41.762. 14) Talmacsi 1:41.866. 15) Kallio (M) 1:41.896. 16) Giuseppetti 1:41.959. 17) Lai 1: 42.038. 18) Jenkner 1:42.106. 19)...

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  • Final qualifying: 250cc

    14 April 2004

    1) De Puniet 1:35.300. 2) Porto 1:35.379. 3) Poggiali 1:35.596. 4) Pedrosa 1:35.843. 5) De Angelis 1:36.251. 6) Nieto 1:36.447. 7) Rolfo 1:36.611. 8) Bataille 1:36.690. 9) Aoyama 1:36.764. 10) Battaini 1:36.819. 11) Elias 1:36.884. 12) Faubel 1:37.088. 13) Davies 1:37.172. 14) Matsudo 1:37.373. 15) Debon 1:37.382. 16) Marchand 1:37.386. 17) Baldolini 1:37.418. 18) Olive 1:37.605. 19) Guintoli...

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  • Rossi on pole for Welkom

    14 April 2004

    Rossi on pole for Welkom

    Valentino Rossi has continued to dominate qualifying for the opening 2004 MotoGP round in South Africa by qualifying on pole for tomorrow’s race (Sunday April 18), with a time of 1:32.647.Rossi,...

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  • British GP to stay at Donington

    07 April 2004

    British GP to stay at Donington

    The future of MotoGP in the UK has been sealed with the announcement that Donington Park will host the British Grand Prix for the next six years. The deal hinged on the redevelopment of the...

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  • BBC announces TV schedule for 04 races

    07 April 2004

    BBC announces TV schedule for 04 races

    The BBC has confirmed its initial line-up of bike racing on TV for 2004, though it is subject to changes and additions.For MotoGP: Valentino Rossi interview, Sunday April 11, Grandstand, BBC Two,...

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  • Biaggi tops final rain-ruined tests

    01 April 2004

    Biaggi tops final rain-ruined tests

    Max Biaggi would normally have been delighted. But being top gun on the final day of these official MotoGP tests could hardly be considered setting the benchmark.Rain ruined the Thursday testing at...

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  • BBC to show MotoGP live until 2009

    01 April 2004

    BBC to show MotoGP live until 2009

    The BBC has announced a new five-year contract to show MotoGP and this year it will show 12 of the 16 races live.The corporation says all rounds will be shown in full whether live or not. The...

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  • Roberts second quickest… behind Rossi

    01 April 2004

    Roberts second quickest… behind Rossi

    Defending world champion Valentino Rossi set the fastest time in rain-interrupted official MotoGP tests at Jerez on Wednesday (March 31).His domination on his new Yamaha comes after setting the...

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