MotoGP (September 2005)

  • Qatar GP: Qualifying

    30 September 2005

    Qatar GP: Qualifying

    Loris Capirossi has claimed his third pole position in a row to start the Qatar GP on Saturday, October 1, 2005. Sete Gibernau and Colin Edwards both held provisional pole in the opening stages of...

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  • World champ speaks

    23 September 2005

    World champ speaks

    After winning his seventh world title at Sepang on Sunday Valentino Rossi is more than a little happy, releasing a lengthy statement about his win. We’ve published it in full for you to read...

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  • Qatar GP: Practice

    23 September 2005

    Qatar GP: Practice

    Despite wrapping up the 2005 MotoGP championship at the previous round, Valentino Rossi is not easing off on his MotoGP rivals. The Italian waited until the dying moments of the second practice...

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  • Gibernau top 1st practice

    23 September 2005

    Gibernau top 1st practice

    Sete Gibernau has set the fastest lap on the first day of practice for the Malaysian GP. Gibernau set the 2:03.299 lap in the opening practice session with rain hitting the afternoon session stopping...

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  • Capirossi takes 2nd pole

    23 September 2005

    Loris Capirossi has taken his second pole position in a week after securing the top spot at the Malaysian GP. The Ducati rider set a fastest lap of 2:01.731, 0.136 seconds ahead of Sete Gibernau who was the only non-Bridgestone rider in the top five. John Hopkins continued to impress on the Suzuki and will be starting tomorrow’s race in third place. Shinya Nakano took the Kawasaki to an...

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  • Rossi wins 7th title

    23 September 2005

    Valentino Rossi has taken his seventh GP title after coming second to Loris Capirossi in the Malaysian GP. Capirossi started from pole and lead for most of the race only slipping to second during the middle of the race when Rossi moved up from seventh to take the lead. But the Ducati rider fought back, re-took the lead and eventually finished with a considerable advantage. Second Ducati rider...

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  • Byrne gets Honda ride

    16 September 2005

    Byrne gets Honda ride

    Shane Byrne will be handed a once in a lifetime opportunity to resurrect his MotoGP career after being told he’s landed a Honda RCV ride in Malaysia and Qatar. The 2003 British superbike...

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  • Hopkins flies at Motegi

    16 September 2005

    125cc Qualifying Practice 1: 1. Kallio 1:59.137. 2. Simoncelli 1:59.682. 3. Poggiali 1:59.698. 4. Pasini 1:59.821. 5. Talmacsi 1:59.821. 6. Faubel 1:59.937. 7. Lai 1:59.982. 8. Koyama 1:59.984. 9. Bautista 2:00.142. 10. Luthi 2:00.272. 11. Kuzuhara 2:00.643. 12. Gadea 2:00.678. 13. Cortese 2:00.848. 14. Toth 2:01.030. 15. Simon 2:01.157. 16. Nieto 2:01.233. 17. De Rosa...

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  • Capriossi on Japan pole

    16 September 2005

    125cc final qualifying: 1. Talmacsi 1:58.653. 2. Koyama 1:58.920. 3. Pasini 1:58.970 4. Simoncelli 1:59.038. 5. Faubel 1:59.143. 6. Kallio 1:59.166. 7. Luthi 1:59.363. 8. Poggiali 1:59.460 9. Bautista 1:59.539. 10. Gadea 1:59.596. 11. Simon 1:59.660. 12. Di Meglio 1:59.724. 13. Nieto 1:59.874. 14. Tunez 2:00.106. 15. Cortese 2:00.181. 16. Jerez 2:00.281. 17. Zanetti 2:00.287. 18.

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  • GP title at Sepang race?

    16 September 2005

    GP title at Sepang race?

    Valentino Rossi can take his fifth successive world championship this weekend as the Malaysian Grand prix begins on Friday, September 23, 2005. The Italian needs just a fourth place to clinch the...

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  • Rossi crashes in Japan

    16 September 2005

    Rossi crashes in Japan

    Valentino Rossi crashed out of a dramatic Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, postponing his chance to wrap up the world championship. From the start it was Marco Melandri who led the race, with Max...

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  • Bayliss out of Japan GP

    09 September 2005

    Bayliss out of Japan GP

    Troy Bayliss has pulled out of the Japanese GP after injuring his wrist while motocrossing. Bayliss is now awaiting further treatment to determine how quickly after Motegi he can be back in...

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  • Signed Rossi lid: £4500!

    09 September 2005

    Signed Rossi lid: £4500!

    Harrods is selling a limited-edition exact replica of MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi’s helmet – for a champagne-spraying £4500! They have just one and say there are only 46...

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  • Ukawa in for Bayliss

    09 September 2005

    Ukawa in for Bayliss

    Honda test rider Tohru Ukawa will ride at the Motegi MotoGP round as a replacement for the injured Troy Bayliss in the Camel Honda squad. Ukawa will partner Alex Barros on the RC211V, having ridden...

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  • Rossi F1 move latest

    02 September 2005

    Rossi F1 move latest

    MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi will only get a place in the Ferrari F1 team if he has a serious chance of winning the world championship – according to BBC reports. Ferrari chairman Luca Di...

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