MotoGP (August 2005)

  • Hopkins stays at Suzuki

    26 August 2005

    Hopkins stays at Suzuki

    The Suzuki MotoGP squad has officially announced current rider John Hopkins will stay with the team for the next two seasons. Hopkins, 22, has ridden for the team since 2003, and the team believe he...

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  • Brno Friday practice

    26 August 2005

    Brno Friday practice

    Valentino Rossi has gone fastest in the second practice session for the Czech MotoGP round at Brno on Sunday, August 28, 2005. Rossi posted a time of 1:59.278 on the final of his 21 completed laps to...

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  • Gibernau on Brno pole

    26 August 2005

    Gibernau on Brno pole

    Sete Gibernau has taken pole position for the Czech GP at brno tomorrow, Sunday, August 28, 2005, in a qualifying session which saw Valentino Rossi only capable of fourth on the grid. Gibernau...

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  • Rossi wins in Brno drama

    26 August 2005

    Rossi wins in Brno drama

    Valentino Rossi has won the Czech Grand Prix at Brno on Sunday August 28,2005, as dramatic action unfolded all around him. The race unfolded with several battles throughout the field. But it was the...

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  • Blata V6: first picture

    19 August 2005

    Blata V6: first picture

    This is the first picture of the Blata V6 MotoGP machine looking close to completion, and ready for the WCM team to race. Unfortunately it isn't quite ready in time for the scheduled debut at the...

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  • Three Suzukis for Brno

    19 August 2005

    Three Suzukis for Brno

    The Suzuki MotoGP squad will field three riders at the Czech MotoGP round at Brno on Sunday, August 28,3005. John Hopkins will be back at full fitness following an operation to plate his broken left...

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  • Roberts bites back

    19 August 2005

    Roberts bites back

    A week after the announcement that KTM were withdrawing their support of the Team Roberts MotoGP bike, the team has issued a response claiming KTM has “failed to live up to their...

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  • Shakey out of MotoGP

    12 August 2005

    Shakey out of MotoGP

    KTM has announced it will not supply engines to the Team Roberts MotoGP squad which currently fields British rider Shane Byrne. The Austrian firm will continue in the 125cc and 250cc classes, with...

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  • £2725 for signed sofa

    12 August 2005

    £2725 for signed sofa

    The MCN sofa signed by the stars has sold for £2725 in MCN Auctions. Bidding closed in the early hours of Saturday morning with the Flying Aardvarks MCC bidding biggest. Charity Riders For...

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  • Honda's new V3 800

    12 August 2005

    Honda's new V3 800

    Honda will build a V3 to compete in MotoGP when rules limit capacity to 800cc in 2007. See an under-the-skin artist’s impression in this week’s MCN – out on August 17 – and...

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  • Rossi set to be F1 tester

    05 August 2005

    Rossi set to be F1 tester

    Reports in the Italian press suggest MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi is being lined up to become Ferrari’s official F1 test driver in 2007. Rossi tested a Ferrari last week behind closed...

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  • 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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