MotoGP (March 2005)

  • 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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  • Catalunya tests: 250GP

    11 March 2005

    Catalunya tests: 250GP

    125cc Catalunya test times: Day two. 1. Pasini 1:51.538. 2. Luthi 1:51.547. 3. Simoncelli 1:52.005. 4. Talmacsi 1:52.405. 5. Faubel 1:52.545. 6. lai 1:52.567. 7. Nieto 1:52.764. 8. Kallio...

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  • KTM delay 250GP debut

    11 March 2005

    KTM delay 250GP debut

    The new KTM 250cc GP bike will not race until the French GP, the fourth round of the season. "The KTM 250 was always planned as a development project for 2005 so not being present for the...

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  • Byrne back on track

    04 March 2005

    Byrne back on track

    Shane Byrne got his first chance to ride Kenny Roberts’ Proton KTM MotoGP bike yesterday, after nearly five months away from the track. Shakey has had a difficult winter first waiting to hear...

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  • Rossi unveils new colours

    04 March 2005

    Rossi unveils new colours

    Yamaha has unveiled the new look YZR-M1 that world champion Valentino Rossi and team-mate Colin Edwards will be riding this year in MotoGP. The pair travelled to Japan to reveal the bike with team...

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  • Hip-hop star backs WCM

    04 March 2005

    Hip-hop star backs WCM

    The Blata-WCM MotoGP team have added backing from an unlikely source - the record label of hip-hop star Ludacris. The multi-platinum selling artist and actor runs the Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP)...

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  • Yamaha test: day two

    04 March 2005

    Yamaha test: day two

    The Yamaha MotoGP squads finished their second day of testing at the Phillip Island track in Australia, with the weather still hindering their efforts. For the second day rain hampered progress in...

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  • MotoGP racer for hire

    04 March 2005

    MotoGP racer for hire

    Ex-WCM MotoGP rider Chris Burns is currently looking for a ride for the 2005 race season, but time is running out fast. The 24-year-old British rider has posted a message on the MotoGP message boards...

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  • Tamada tops Qatar test

    04 March 2005

    Tamada tops Qatar test

    Makoto Tamada has won the battle for the fastest lap on the third day of MotoGP testing in Qatar. Both Tamada and Loris Capirossi claimed to have the fastest lap at the end of day tw, with both doing...

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  • Edwards tops damp test

    04 March 2005

    Edwards tops damp test

    Colin Edwards has squeezed past his team-mate Valentino Rossi to take the fastest lap on the first day of a damp Yamaha MotoGP test at Phillip Island, Australia, but Rossi pulled a trump card by...

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  • MotoGP testing: Day two

    01 March 2005

    MotoGP testing: Day two

    Makoto Tamada and Loris Capirossi are both claiming the unofficial fastest lap from the second day of a three-day MotoGP test at Losail in Qatar. Both riders set a time of 1:57.69, over a second...

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  • Hayden heads Qatar test

    01 March 2005

    Hayden heads Qatar test

    The Honda and Ducati MotoGP teams have resumed testing with a three-day session at the Losail International Circuit at Qatar. After the first day on Tuesday, March 2, Nicky Hayden is fastest on his...

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  • Official MotoGP entry list

    01 March 2005

    Official MotoGP entry list

    The final entry list for MotoGP has been announced with Shane Byrne being officially confirmed for the Proton/KTM team at last. Aprilia have disappeared from the list and Byrne is named as riding for...

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