MotoGP (September 2004)

  • Kagayama gets GP ride

    22 September 2004

    Kagayama gets GP ride

    Yukio Kagayama will replace Kenny Roberts Jnr in the factory Suzuki MotoGP team at the next two rounds; in Qatar ,on October 2, and Malaysia on October 10. Roberts must have his left arm strapped up...

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  • Haydon to ride Qatar GP

    22 September 2004

    Haydon to ride Qatar GP

    James Haydon will replace Proton KR rider Kurtis Roberts for the Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday October 2. Haydon has not competed in the GP series since 1996, when he rode a 500cc two-stroke for the...

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  • Byrne out for 2004

    22 September 2004

    Byrne out for 2004

    Shane Byrne says he's "absolutely gutted" after being ruled out of the rest of the 2004 MotoGP world championship. The 2003 British superbike champion is due to fly to Italy for corrective...

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  • Motegi win for Tamada

    15 September 2004

    Motegi win for Tamada

    Makoto Tamada has taken the win at his home GP in Motegi, Japan. The Japanese Honda rider managed to avoid the six rider crash on the first corner, then set off after Valentino Rossi taking the lead...

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  • Tamada takes pole

    15 September 2004

    Tamada takes pole

    Makoto Tamada has taken pole position for the Japanese round of the Moto GP world championship in Motegi. The Japanese rider was setting the pace throughout both qualifying sessions finishing third...

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  • Hopkins fastest in Japan

    15 September 2004

    Hopkins fastest in Japan

    Suzuki rider John Hopkins has claimed his first MotoGP provisional pole ahead of this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. Hopkins is on a roll, having claimed his best race finish -sixth - at...

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  • Hodgson Suzuki-bound?

    15 September 2004

    Hodgson Suzuki-bound?

    Rumours are growing that Neil Hodgson is about to sign to switch from Ducati to Suzuki for the 2005 season. MCN is in Japan for this weekend's Motegi race and will be rooting around for the truth...

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  • Fabrizio replaces Byrne

    01 September 2004

    Fabrizio replaces Byrne

    Michel Fabrizio will replace Shane 'Shakey' Byrne on the Aprilia RS Cube this weekend at the Portuguese GP. Englishman Byrne is currently recovering from a dislocated wrist and is hopeful to return...

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  • Estoril practice times

    01 September 2004

    Estoril practice times

    The Portuguese GP takes place at Estoril on Sunday but action is already underway. We'll bring you updates throughout the weekend. Here are the first practice times from Friday morning. MotoGP: 1)...

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  • Rossi extends title lead

    01 September 2004

    Rossi extends title lead

    Yamaha's Valentino Rossi extended his MotoGP championship lead on Sunday, winning the Estoril GP in Portugal by five seconds from Makoto Tamada. Tamada had started the race from pole. Alex Barros was...

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