MotoGP (November 2004)

  • Aprilia to quit MotoGP?

    24 November 2004

    Aprilia to quit MotoGP?

    Shane Byrne and Jeremy McWilliams could be looking for work later this week as rumours grow that the Aprilia team will not compete in MotoGP in 2005. The team has faced an uncertain future since the...

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  • Checa tops Jerez test

    24 November 2004

    Checa tops Jerez test

    Carlos Checa has ended the three-day Bridgestone tyre test at Jerez with a fastest lap that beats the time Valentino Rossi set to take pole position at the circuit earlier this year. Checa was at the...

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  • Rossi packs up for winter

    24 November 2004

    Rossi packs up for winter

    Yamaha completed its three-day test in Sepang today with Valentino Rossi posting the fastest time of the test. Rossi put in 44 laps, mostly on the 2005 version of the M1, including an endurance test...

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  • Bayliss fastest in test

    24 November 2004

    Bayliss fastest in test

    After the first wet day of testing at Valencia in Spain, Troy Bayliss has gone fastest on the Honda RC211V. In intermittent rain, the Australian former WSB champion was working alone in the Camel...

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  • Proton V4 sets hot pace

    24 November 2004

    Proton V4 sets hot pace

    It looks like the Proton MotoGP team may get a reprieve from running at the back of the grid in 2005 with the shake-down test of its new V4 engine at Jerez last week showing a lot of promise. The...

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  • Xaus signs for Yamaha

    24 November 2004

    Xaus signs for Yamaha

    Ruben Xaus has confirmed the rumours that he will be riding a Yamaha next year by signing for the Tech 3 Fortuna squad. The Spanish rider impressed the team with his third place finish in the Qatar...

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  • Camel riders named

    17 November 2004

    Camel riders named

    Camel Honda has announced its official 2005 MotoGP rider line-up: Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss. Both riders will be riding the yellow Camel Honda RC211Vs on Michelin tyres. Bayliss, WSB champ in...

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  • Biaggi breaks leg

    03 November 2004

    Biaggi breaks leg

    Max Biaggi's plans for a strong winter of testing in preparation for the 2005 MotoGP season have been dealt a cruel blow after he broke his ankle in a Supermoto accident. Initial reports suggest the...

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  • KTM confirm GP squad

    03 November 2004

    KTM confirm GP squad

    Red Bull KTM will enter three riders in the 125cc GP class and one rider in the 250cc championship in 2005. Current squad member Mika Kallio will stay with the team next season, alongside Hnugarian...

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  • Success for Brit racer

    01 November 2004

    Success for Brit racer

    Young British rider Richard Cooper clinched the BMW Youngstar championship with a fifth place at the final round at Valencia. The 21-year-old took the title by one point from Frenchman Guillaume...

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