MotoGP

  • 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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  • 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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  • Brit GP date moved

    22 December 2004

    Brit GP date moved

    Changes have been made to the 2005 MotoGP calendar, with the British GP at Donington Park switching to July 24. Other changes include the Italian and Catalunya racers, which move a week later, to...

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  • Best GP trophy for Brno

    22 December 2004

    Best GP trophy for Brno

    The IRTA 'Best Grand Prix Trophy' has been awarded to the Czech Grand Prix at Brno in Moravia in 2004. The award is based on a points scoring system that covers every aspect of running a GP,...

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  • Provisional GP entry list

    15 December 2004

    Provisional GP entry list

    The provisional entry list for the 2005 MotoGP season has been release with D’Antin Ducati, Aprilia and Proton still to confirm their riders. One thing that stands out is that despite becoming...

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  • Battaini to join WCM

    15 December 2004

    Battaini to join WCM

    Experienced Italian Franco Battaini is about to sign to join the WCM team for 2005. Battaini hopes to put the final stamp on negotiations by the end of the week. The 32-year-old has spent eight years...

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  • Donington traffic plans

    08 December 2004

    Donington traffic plans

    After the horrendous traffic problems encountered by GP fans at this year’s British GP, Donington Park is conducting a traffic impact study as part of the on going improvements to the circuit. ...

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  • GP teams reshuffle

    08 December 2004

    GP teams reshuffle

    It’s not just the riders that are changing teams in the GP paddock, with the Aprilia racing director and Kenny Roberts’ chief mechanic deciding to quit their teams. Suzuki Chief Mechanic...

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  • Uncertainty for Davies

    08 December 2004

    Uncertainty for Davies

    British 250cc GP rider Chaz Davies is still not 100 per cent sure where he'll be riding in 2005. Davies finished the 2004 season in 13th place on a 'kit' Aprilia machine. The 17-year-old, who made...

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  • Aprilia to quit MotoGP?

    24 November 2004

    Aprilia to quit MotoGP?

    Shane Byrne and Jeremy McWilliams could be looking for work later this week as rumours grow that the Aprilia team will not compete in MotoGP in 2005. The team has faced an uncertain future since the...

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  • Checa tops Jerez test

    24 November 2004

    Checa tops Jerez test

    Carlos Checa has ended the three-day Bridgestone tyre test at Jerez with a fastest lap that beats the time Valentino Rossi set to take pole position at the circuit earlier this year. Checa was at the...

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  • Rossi packs up for winter

    24 November 2004

    Rossi packs up for winter

    Yamaha completed its three-day test in Sepang today with Valentino Rossi posting the fastest time of the test. Rossi put in 44 laps, mostly on the 2005 version of the M1, including an endurance test...

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  • Bayliss fastest in test

    24 November 2004

    Bayliss fastest in test

    After the first wet day of testing at Valencia in Spain, Troy Bayliss has gone fastest on the Honda RC211V. In intermittent rain, the Australian former WSB champion was working alone in the Camel...

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  • Proton V4 sets hot pace

    24 November 2004

    Proton V4 sets hot pace

    It looks like the Proton MotoGP team may get a reprieve from running at the back of the grid in 2005 with the shake-down test of its new V4 engine at Jerez last week showing a lot of promise. The...

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  • Xaus signs for Yamaha

    24 November 2004

    Xaus signs for Yamaha

    Ruben Xaus has confirmed the rumours that he will be riding a Yamaha next year by signing for the Tech 3 Fortuna squad. The Spanish rider impressed the team with his third place finish in the Qatar...

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  • Camel riders named

    17 November 2004

    Camel riders named

    Camel Honda has announced its official 2005 MotoGP rider line-up: Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss. Both riders will be riding the yellow Camel Honda RC211Vs on Michelin tyres. Bayliss, WSB champ in...

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  • Biaggi breaks leg

    03 November 2004

    Biaggi breaks leg

    Max Biaggi's plans for a strong winter of testing in preparation for the 2005 MotoGP season have been dealt a cruel blow after he broke his ankle in a Supermoto accident. Initial reports suggest the...

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  • KTM confirm GP squad

    03 November 2004

    KTM confirm GP squad

    Red Bull KTM will enter three riders in the 125cc GP class and one rider in the 250cc championship in 2005. Current squad member Mika Kallio will stay with the team next season, alongside Hnugarian...

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  • Success for Brit racer

    01 November 2004

    Success for Brit racer

    Young British rider Richard Cooper clinched the BMW Youngstar championship with a fifth place at the final round at Valencia. The 21-year-old took the title by one point from Frenchman Guillaume...

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  • Valencia: Rossi wins

    27 October 2004

    Valencia: Rossi wins

    Saturday Final Qualifying: Makoto Tamada is on pole of the final round of the MotoGP championship at Valencia in Spain. Tamada posted a time of 1:32.815 in the second qualifying session, below the...

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  • Ellison confirmed for GPs

    20 October 2004

    Ellison confirmed for GPs

    British rider James Ellison will ride for the WCM team in the 2005 MotoGP series after some impressive performances as a replacement rider in 2004. Ellison scored points for the team on his second...

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  • Roberts boys GP return

    20 October 2004

    Roberts boys GP return

    Both Kenny and Kurtis Roberts will rejoin their MotoGP teams for the final round of the 2004 championship at Valencia on Sunday, October 31. Kenny Roberts will take his place in the factory Suzuki...

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  • Is Rossi the best ever?

    13 October 2004

    Is Rossi the best ever?

    Valentino Rossi reclaimed the MotoGP world crown in Australia on Sunday. His success on a new bike for 2004 has earned him respect beyond measure. You've been posting your tributes to the man and his...

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