MotoGP (February 2005)

  • Rio GP out - Turkey in

    18 February 2005

    Rio GP out - Turkey in

    MotoGP will get another brand new track to add to its calendar for 2005 with the still to be completed Istanbul Autodrome securing a race for Turkey at the end of October. The surprise move came when...

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  • Gibernau ups the pace

    18 February 2005

    Gibernau ups the pace

    Sete Gibernau has topped the time sheets for the second day in a row at the MotoGP test in Phillip Island. The Spanish rider put on an impressive show clocking a best lap of 1:29.85, significantly...

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  • Anger at Estoril switch

    18 February 2005

    Anger at Estoril switch

    MotoGP fans have reacted angrily to news that the Estoril GP has been moved from October 30 to April 17. The late-in-the-day switch by organisers Dorna, is being attributed to ruling body the FIM. ...

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  • Rossi leaves Oz on top

    18 February 2005

    Rossi leaves Oz on top

    World Champion Valentino Rossi put himself back at the top of the pile again after finishing the three-day Phillip Island test with the fastest time. Rossi finished the session with a best lap of...

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  • Tamada tops Sepang test

    11 February 2005

    Tamada tops Sepang test

    Makoto Tamada became the only rider to record a lap time under two minutes and one second on the final day of MotoGP testing at Sepang in Malaysia. Tamada, who has switched from Bridgestone to...

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  • Davies shows potential

    11 February 2005

    Davies shows potential

    Britain's Chaz Davies celebrated his 18th birthday with testing at Valencia yesterday, Thursday, February 10, finishing as top privateer and fifth fastest 250cc rider overall. Aprilia's Sebastian...

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  • Gibernau heads GP test

    11 February 2005

    Gibernau heads GP test

    Sete Gibernau heads the unofficial list of test times from the opening day of three days of MotoGP testing at Phillip Island in Australia. The Telefonica Movistar Honda rider recorded a time of...

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  • Rossi out in the cold

    04 February 2005

    Rossi out in the cold

    Yamaha MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards took time out from getting ready for the new season by heading up to the Italian Alps to try out a pair of Yamaha snowmobiles at the World Ski...

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  • Porto & Kallio head test

    04 February 2005

    Porto & Kallio head test

    Sebastian Porto and Mika Kallio head the unofficial timesheets for the 250cc and 125cc GP classes after the first day of testing at Valencia on Wednesday, February 9. Despite rain in the early hours...

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  • Future GP stars picked

    04 February 2005

    Future GP stars picked

    Two young Brits have been selected for the MotoGP Academy - a scheme to train six of the most promising young riders in Europe. The Brits-for-the-future are teenagers Bradley Smith and Daniel Webb. ...

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  • How to land a job in GPs

    01 February 2005

    How to land a job in GPs

    If you’re looking for a career in MotoGP it looks like there is a great place to start – Swansea Institiute’s School of Automotive Engineering. Graduate Andrew Griffith has just...

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  • Ellison stays on track

    01 February 2005

    Ellison stays on track

    British MotoGP rider James Ellison keeps himself bang up to date with paddock gossip on the motorcyclenews.com Have Your Say forums. James, still waiting to see more than a drawing of the V6 WCM...

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  • McWilliams to ride in BSB

    01 February 2005

    McWilliams to ride  in BSB

    Jeremy McWilliams will be riding in British Superbikes this year after being forced out of MotoGP. The 40-year-old Ulsterman, who has been in GPs for over 10 years, was hoping to ride for the...

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