MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2005)

  • MotoGP: Mugello

    03 June 2005

    MotoGP: Mugello

    250cc GP free practice: 1. Porto 1:54.444. 2. Lorenzo 1:54.726. 3. Stoner 1:54.745. 4. De Angelis 1:55.075. 5. De Puniet 1:55.196. 6. Pedrosa 1:55.548. 7. Barbera 1:55.626. 8. Ballerini...

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  • Rossi on Mugello pole

    03 June 2005

    Rossi on Mugello pole

    Valentino Rossi has taken pole position for his home grand prix at Mugello Italy. Rossi spent most of the session getting race settings and waited right to the last moment to set his fastest lap...

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  • Jacque/Checa in for GPs

    27 May 2005

    Jacque/Checa in for GPs

    Olivier Jacque and David Checa will both race at the next round of the MotoGP championship at Mugello as replacements for the injured Alex Hoffmann and Toni Elias. Jacque has raced for the factory...

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  • MotoGP: Le Mans test

    13 May 2005

    MotoGP: Le Mans test

    Many of the MotoGP teams took part in a two-day test at Le Mans in France, immediately following the French GP. After three days of wet racing, the riders started late in the morning to take...

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  • Rossi on Le Mans pole

    13 May 2005

    Rossi on Le Mans pole

    Valentino Rossi has put himself on pole position for Sunday's Le Mans GP after setting his best laps in the closing seconds of the session. Rossi's team mate Colin Edwards was holding a solid pole in...

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  • Edwards tops 1st session

    13 May 2005

    Edwards tops 1st session

    Colin Edwards has topped the first practice session for the French GP at an overcast Le Mans circuit. The track was barely dry and riders struggled to get anywhere near lap record pace. Edwards took...

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  • Barros tops first day

    13 May 2005

    Barros tops first day

    Alex Barros is the fastest man on the opening day of the Le Mans GP after putting in the top lap in the second practice session of the day, shortly before the rain came down heavily. The session...

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  • Brivio denies F1 quote

    13 May 2005

    Brivio denies F1 quote

    Valentino Rossi’s team boss Davide Brivio has denied reports that he said the Italian World Champion would be heading to Formula 1 in 2007. Rossi has recently committed to spending another year...

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  • Le Mans win for Rossi

    13 May 2005

    Le Mans win for Rossi

    Valentino Rossi has taken the win at Le Mans after fighting off a concerted effort by Sete Gibernau to take the lead. Rossi started from pole position but made a mistake at the lights and slipped to...

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  • Exclusive Rossi shots

    06 May 2005

    Exclusive Rossi shots

    These exclusive pictures show just how Valentino Rossi prepared for his win at the brand new Shanghai circuit. Rossi took to the track on the paddock scooter to learn the curves and check out the...

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  • Rossi wins in Shanghai

    01 May 2005

    Rossi wins in Shanghai

    Valentino Rossi has won the first ever Chinese GP at a rain soaked Shanghai track with Olivier Jacque taking an impressive second place for Kawasaki. Jacque was the only rider able to keep up with...

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  • Gibernau on China pole

    29 April 2005

    Gibernau on China pole

    Sete Gibernau looks set to try and make up for crashing out in the last round of the MotoGP world championsip after taking pole position for Sunday's Shanghai GP. The Spanish rider has stayed near...

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  • China GP: Hayden fastest

    29 April 2005

    China GP: Hayden fastest

    Nicky Hayden set the fastest time on the opening day of the first ever Chinese GP. The Factory Honda rider set his best lap in the opening practice session with a 2:02.327, leaving Movistar Honda...

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  • Ducati deal at Mugello GP

    22 April 2005

    Ducati deal at Mugello GP

    Ducati has organised special tickets and seating for fans at the factory's home GP at Mugello on June 5, 2005. Ducati Grandstand tickets are now on sale for the race, which includes seating at the...

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  • Tamada to miss Shanghai

    22 April 2005

    Tamada to miss Shanghai

    Makoto Tamada will not race at this weekends Chinese GP due to a wrist injury from the previous round at Estoril. Tamada, who rides for the Kinica Honda squad, broke a bone in his wrist during a fall...

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  • Barros takes pole

    15 April 2005

    Alex Barros has made a clean sweep of the pre race sessions at the Estoril GP. The Brazilian topped all three free practice sessions then went on to take pole position in the qualifying session. He finished the final session with a best lap of 1:37.202, knocking Sete Gibernau in to second place by .127 seconds. Carlos Checa put in a good final session to take third place on the gid while current...

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  • Sold: Rossi's race bike

    15 April 2005

    Sold: Rossi's race bike

    A Cagiva Mito 125 raced by a certain Valentino Rossi has been auctioned for charity, with a winning bid of 22660 Euros (£15,413). The bike, which he used to win the Italian 125 production...

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  • Barros wins at Estoril

    15 April 2005

    Barros wins at Estoril

    The first win for the Honda team in 2005 has come from GP veteran Alex Barros, at the second round at Estoril in Portugal. Barros took the win on the Camel Honda RCV, from the Yamaha of Valentino...

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  • Barros tops first practice

    15 April 2005

    Barros tops first practice

    Alex Barros was fastest in the opening practice session for the Estoril GP in the first free practice session on Friday morning. The Brazilian left the previous round in Jerez far from happy with his...

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  • Barros stays on top

    15 April 2005

    Barros stays on top

    Alex Barros has continued his domination of the second round of the MotoGP World championship by setting the fastest lap in the second free practice session. After setting the fastest time in the...

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  • Bid for GP VIP passes

    15 April 2005

    Bid for GP VIP passes

    Bid now for your chance to rub shoulders with the stars of MotoGP at the Shanghai round from Friday April 29. Dorna have given two VIP passes to MCN's favourite charity - Riders For Health. Now you...

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  • MotoGP testing at Estoril

    15 April 2005

    MotoGP testing at Estoril

    Following the second round of the MotoGP championship at Estoril on April 17, 2005, nine of the riders returned to the Portuguese track the following day to perform further testing. Former 250cc...

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  • MotoGP: Jerez Friday

    08 April 2005

    MotoGP: Jerez Friday

    125cc Qualifying 1: 1. SImoncelli 1:46.996. 2. Pasini 1:47.397. 3. Luthi 1:47.747. 4. Kallio 1:47.934. 5. Lai 1:48.277. 6. Talmacsi 1:48.286. 7. Faubel 1:48.611. 8. De Rosa 1:48.632. 9.

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  • Day of Champs tickets

    08 April 2005

    Day of Champs tickets

    Tickets for the annual Day of Champions event on the eve of the British GP have gone on sale. It's on Thursday, July 21 at Donington Park and will raise funds for MCN's favourite charity - Riders For...

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  • Rossi rules Jerez MotoGP

    08 April 2005

    Rossi rules Jerez MotoGP

    250cc results: 1. Pedrosa 2. Porto 3. De Angelis. 4. Dovizioso. 5. Barbera. 6. Lorenzo. 7. Locatelli. 8. Debon. 9. Corsi. 10. Giansanti. 11. Davies. 12. Rous. 13. Baldolini. 14.

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  • Hofmann slips up

    08 April 2005

    Hofmann slips up

    Kawasaki MotoGP rider Alex Hofmann high-sided his ZX-RR in front of a huge crowd at a pre race exhibition in Estoril, breaking a bone in his wrist forcing him to sit out the race. Hofmann turned out...

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  • MotoGP: Saturday

    08 April 2005

    MotoGP: Saturday

    Valentino Rossi has taken pole position for the first round of the 2005 MotoGP championship at Jerez with a stunning 1:39.419 lap, around two seconds quicker than the fastest time in practice. Rossi...

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  • Blata delays GP debut

    01 April 2005

    Blata delays GP debut

    The WCM Blata V6 will now make its debut at the Brno GP, rather than at the opening round at Jerez this weekend, with the team running the four cylinder bikes from 2004 until then. "We now plan...

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  • Hayden tops Jerez test

    25 March 2005

    Hayden tops Jerez test

    The final three days of MotoGP testing before the start of the season ended with a surprise top three this weekend. Rain slowed the opening day of the test but as the weather cleared it was the...

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  • Catalunya GP test: Day 2

    18 March 2005

    Catalunya GP test: Day 2

    Max Biaggi continued Honda’s domination of the pre-season IRTA MotoGP test in Catalunya by again taking the fastest lap ahead of four other Hondas. The top five riders are all on Honda machines...

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  • Catalunya GP test: day 1

    18 March 2005

    Catalunya GP test: day 1

    Honda mounted its attack on the Valentino Rossi Yamaha threat by taking the top four fastest times on the first day of the Catalunya IRTA test on Friday. Max Biaggi took the top time on his Repsol...

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  • GPs wave the white flag

    18 March 2005

    GPs wave the white flag

    New rules have been introduced to MotoGP that will see no more races stopped for wet weather. The Grand Prix commission approved a load of new rules this weekend, but the key change was the...

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  • Catalunya GP test: Day 3

    18 March 2005

    Catalunya GP test: Day 3

    Sete Gibernau took the fastest lap in the mock qualifying session at the Catalunya MotoGP test, winning himself a BMW car in the process. Gibernau topped the 40-minute session with a time of...

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  • New sponsor for Davies

    11 March 2005

    New sponsor for Davies

    British 250cc Grand Prix rider Chaz Davies has signed up for an innovative new sponsorship deal with insurance firm BikerPlan. The Bikerplan policy covers riders in the event they lose their licence...

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  • Rossi tops Yamaha test

    11 March 2005

    Rossi tops Yamaha test

    Valentino Rossi finished the three-day Yamaha Phillip Island MotoGP test with the fastest time. The first two days of the test were drenched with rain and although it did clear for the final session...

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  • GP season kicks off

    11 March 2005

    GP season kicks off

    The 2005 MotoGP season kicks off in earnest tomorrow with the first of two official tests starting at Catalunya. All the teams bar WCM Blata will be at the circuit for the three day test and there...

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