MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2005)

  • Yamaha keep Rossi in '06

    01 August 2005

    Yamaha keep Rossi in '06

    Yamaha has officially confirmed that Valentino Rossi will stay with the team for the 2006 MotoGP world championship. The five-times world champion is leading the current championship by 120 point...

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  • Rossi tests F1 Ferrari

    01 August 2005

    Rossi tests F1 Ferrari

    Valentino Rossi has been testing a Ferrari F1 car – just a day after signing up to stay with Yamaha. Rossi tested with Ferrari last year. But unlike on that occasion, this year his Yamaha team...

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  • Hayden on German pole

    29 July 2005

    Hayden on German pole

    Nicky Hayden has taken his second pole position of the season after the qualifying session for the German GP. The American Repsol Honda rider set the best lap of 1:22.785 on his last lap of the...

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  • Rossi steals German win

    29 July 2005

    Rossi steals German win

    Valentino Rossi stole victory at the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring following a mistake by Sete Gibernau on the final lap. The Italian reigning world champion won his 76th GP victory by just...

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  • Barros tops first day

    29 July 2005

    Barros tops first day

    Alex Barros has set the fastest time on the first day of the German GP. The Camel Honda rider only managed 15 minutes in the second session before crashing his second bike of the day, but it was...

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  • Jacque races German GP

    22 July 2005

    Jacque races German GP

    Kawasaki are hoping that Olivier Jacque will repeat his Shanghai GP success after deciding to run him alongside regular riders Alex Hoffman and Shinya Nakano at the German GP this weekend. The French...

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  • Rossi on Donington pole

    22 July 2005

    Rossi on Donington pole

    Valentino Rossi has taken pole position for the British GP at Donington Park. Rossi lead home the field on the overcast but dry qualifying session, beating Sete Gibernau to the top spot and leaving...

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  • Barros fined £1.7m

    22 July 2005

    Barros fined £1.7m

    Despite coming third in the British GP Alex Barros did not have a good weekend, finding out that he has just been fined nearly £2 million for breaking his contract with Gauloise Yamaha. Spanish...

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  • Soaked Rossi takes win

    22 July 2005

    Soaked Rossi takes win

    Valentino Rossi won a very wet British MotoGP at Donington Park on Sunday in a dramatic race with only 11 finishers. They included Kenny Robert who grabbed second from Alex Barros in a brave last lap...

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  • Donington GP is Go!!!!!

    22 July 2005

    Donington GP is Go!!!!!

    The MotoGP weekend is Go!!!!!!!!!!! Practice started at 9am on Friday It was cloudy and 14 degrees as the 125s went out for first practice at 9am. Times from that session are listed through the...

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  • How was the GP for you?

    22 July 2005

    How was the GP for you?

    How was your experience of Donington MotoGP? Was the parking and traffic organisation a real improvement? Or was it chaos as usual for you? What did you make of the ticketing, toilets and...

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  • Meet stars of MotoGP

    15 July 2005

    Meet stars of MotoGP

    Two of MotoGP’s biggest names will take part in a live chat show tonight (July 19) and you can be in the audience. Colin Edwards and Marco Melandri will be at Club Amadeus in Northallerton,...

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  • 5 wildcards for GP 125s

    15 July 2005

    5 wildcards for GP 125s

    Five British wildcards have been granted entry into the 125 GP at July 24’s Donington Park British GP. Racing bosses at the FIM usually only allow three wild cards per class but the UK’s...

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  • Day of Champs in pics

    15 July 2005

    Day of Champs in pics

    The Day of Champions at Donington Park on Thursday attracted 6000 race fans to the annual fund-raiser for Riders For Health. MCN was there, backing the stunt shows, taking part in the super anorak...

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  • Visit the Day of Champs

    15 July 2005

    Visit the Day of Champs

    Start coughing, complaining of feeling a bit rough – or be up front and book the day off because Thursday (July 21) is the Day Of Champions at Donington Park – your chance to rub shoulders...

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  • Hayden takes GP Pole

    08 July 2005

    Hayden takes GP Pole

    Nicky Hayden has taken pole position for Sunday’s American Grand Prix. The US rider has dominated the entire weekend so far and beat current championship leader Valantino Rossi to the top spot...

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  • Win MotoGP pillion ride

    08 July 2005

    Win MotoGP pillion ride

    Did you miss out on the MCN Auction for the ride of a lifetime as a pillion on Randy Mamola’s two-seater Ducati MotoGP bike? Here’s a chance to win one instead. A ride just like this...

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  • 250 riders 'too old' for GP

    08 July 2005

    250 riders 'too old' for GP

    Campaigners are organising a widespread protest against the decision not to allow Dan Tarratt, Andy Meacham and Ian Gardner to enter the British GP as wildcards in the 250 class at the British GP. ...

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  • Hayden wins U.S GP

    08 July 2005

    Hayden wins U.S GP

    Nicky Hayden rode a perfect race to take his maiden MotoGP win at the American Grand Prix at Laguna Seca today, Sunday July 10, 2005. The factory Honda rider qualified on pole and dominated almost...

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  • Ride with Mamola at GP

    08 July 2005

    Ride with Mamola at GP

    Today (Friday, July 8) is your last chance to bid for the ride of a lifetime - on board Randy Mamola’s Ducati Desmosedici two-seat MotoGP bike at the Donington MotoGP. The MCN Auction closes at...

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  • Hayden heads U.S GP

    08 July 2005

    Hayden heads U.S GP

    Nicky Hayden has gone fastest in the second practice session with a new record time of 1:24.228. The American, who has experience at the California track from AMA Superbike, demoted Troy Bayliss from...

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  • U.S. GP begins today

    01 July 2005

    U.S. GP begins today

    The first Grand Prix to be held in the United States for 11 years begins today, Friday July 8, at the Laguna Seca circuit. For the first time in the 49 year history of the California circuit, tickets...

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  • Melandri wipes out Biaggi

    24 June 2005

    Melandri wipes out Biaggi

    Marco Melandri was denied his final qualifying lap at the Assen MotoGP round after dramatically colliding with fellow Honda rider Max Biaggi. Biaggi had worn out his tyres several laps before the end...

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  • Rossi wins at Assen

    24 June 2005

    Rossi wins at Assen

    Valentino Rossi has won the Dutch round of the MotoGP championship despite a valiant effort from Honda rider Marco Melandri. Melandri lead from the begining of the race while Rossi was back in fifth...

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  • Melandri tops practice

    24 June 2005

    Melandri tops practice

    Marco Melandri has taken the top spot in the final practice session for the Assen round of the MotoGP world championship. Melandri beat Thursday’s fastest lap, set by Loris Capirossi, by more...

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  • Capirossi tops 1st day

    17 June 2005

    Capirossi tops 1st day

    Loris Capriossi has topped the first day of practice at the Dutch round of the MotoGP world championship. Capirossi took his Ducati to the fastest lap of the Assen track on his last time round...

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  • Rossi tops first practice

    17 June 2005

    Rossi tops first practice

    Valentino Rossi has topped the first practice session for the Assen round of the MotoGP world championship. Rossi dominated the dry session, beating Sete Gibernau to the fastest time by 0.7 seconds. ...

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  • Melandri tops first day

    10 June 2005

    Melandri tops first day

    Marco Melandri set the fastest lap time of the first day at Catalunya on Friday afternoon with a 1:43.317 lap. Colin Edwards was fastest after the morning session, yet was knocked back to 3rd place by...

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  • Gibernau on pole

    10 June 2005

    Gibernau on pole

    Sete Gibernau has taken pole position for Sunday's Catalunya Grand Prix. The Spaniard set a storming time of 1:42.337 in front of a massive home crowd to take the top spot, just ahead of Movistar...

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  • Edwards tops GP practice

    10 June 2005

    Edwards tops GP practice

    Colin Edwards has topped a wet first practice session for the Catalunya GP, closely followed by his team-mate Valentino Rossi. Edwards set a best lap of 1:43.651 in the rain soaked practice session...

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  • British GP will be huge

    10 June 2005

    British GP will be huge

    This year’s British GP looks set to be a huge event with pre-booked ticket sales predicting the turnout is going to be much bigger than last year. With a month to go if tickets sales continue...

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  • Rossi wins in Spain

    10 June 2005

    Rossi wins in Spain

    Valentino Rossi has won yet another round of the MotoGP world championship after beating Sete Gibernau to the line in Catalunya. The Italian rider, who is now 58-points ahead in the championship, got...

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  • Free Cataluya GP winner

    10 June 2005

    Free Cataluya GP winner

    Regular motorcyclenews.com user Aaron Butler has just won himself a free trip to the Catalunya GP this weekend. Butler, who checks the site every day, phoned as soon as he saw the competition on...

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  • 800cc limit for MotoGP

    03 June 2005

    800cc limit for MotoGP

    From 2007, the maximum engine size for the MotoGP class will be 800cc, a reduction of 190cc from current regulations. The change was announced following a meeting of the Grand Prix Commission on...

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  • Jacque back to GPs

    03 June 2005

    Jacque back to GPs

    Frenchman Olivier Jacque has signed to race for the factory Kawasaki MotoGP team at the German and Valencia rounds. Jacque has ridden for the squad already this season with a second place result in...

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  • Rossi takes tough win

    03 June 2005

    Rossi takes tough win

    Valentino Rossi has taken the win at his home Grand Prix in Mugello, Italy, after one of the most exciting and close races of the season. Rossi initially got off to a bad start dropping down to...

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