MotoGP (January 2005)

  • Suzuki unveil '05 GP bike

    28 January 2005

    Suzuki unveil '05 GP bike

    Suzuki unveiled the 2005 GSV-R MotoGP machine in its race livery at Bridgestone's New Year Reception in Tokyo. The launch was held in partnership with the tyre firm which will supply Suzuki during...

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  • Ducati top 3-day test

    21 January 2005

    Ducati top 3-day test

    Loris Capirossi has made a good start to the MotoGP season, taking the fastest time on all three day’s of the unofficial test in Sepang. The Malaysian test saw all the top teams in attendance...

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  • Ducati unveil '05 GP bike

    21 January 2005

    Ducati unveil '05 GP bike

    Ducati has unveiled the Desmosedici GP5 in its 2005 race livery on top of the Groste glacier in the Dolomite mountains in Northern Italy. "The bike that Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa will...

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  • HRC split with Doohan

    21 January 2005

    HRC split with Doohan

    The Honda Racing Corporation has announced that Mick Doohan will not return as its General Manager in 2005. The Australian five-times 500cc world champion's contract expired at the end of 2004. He...

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  • Sepang GP tests: Day 1

    21 January 2005

    Sepang GP tests: Day 1

    The Sepang circuit in Malaysia is home to almost every GP team over the next few days as the first major test session for 2005 is underway. Loris Capirossi went quickest on the first day for many of...

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  • Davies tests for 250GPs

    21 January 2005

    Davies tests for 250GPs

    Chaz Davies begins testing today with the Aprilia Germany 250GP team in preparation for the 2005 Grand Prix season. The British rider signed to remain with the Aprilia team over the New Year, after...

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  • Sepang GP test: Day 2

    21 January 2005

    Sepang GP test: Day 2

    Loris Capirossi again set the fastest time during a scorching day in Sepang, Malaysia, where track temperatures reached as much as 58 degrees. Ducati are proving better prepared for 2005 after a...

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  • Honda confirms GP riders

    14 January 2005

    Honda confirms GP riders

    Honda has finally confirmed that Max Biaggi will head the factory Repsol Honda MotoGP team alongside Nicky Hayden. Biaggi is currently recovering from a broken ankle which he sustained in a fall...

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  • Suzuki set for Sepang

    14 January 2005

    Suzuki set for Sepang

    The Suzuki MotoGP squad will begin testing at Sepang in Malaysia on January 21, with riders Kenny Roberts Jr, John Hopkins, and new team boss Paul Denning. The latest version of the Suzuki GSV-R will...

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  • Kurtis Roberts to AMA

    01 January 2005

    Kurtis Roberts to AMA

    Kurtis Roberts has accepted an offer to ride in the 2005 AMA Superbike Championship just minutes before a soft deadline for new riders. Roberts will ride a Honda CBR1000RR for the Erion Honda team,...

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  • Exclusive Rossi interview

    01 January 2005

    Exclusive Rossi interview

    Valentino Rossi says Honda has a series of secret plans which could revolutionise motorcycling. The Yamaha riding world champion reveals how he heard about them when he raced for Honda – and...

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