MotoGP

  • Meet stars of MotoGP

    15 July 2005

    Meet stars of MotoGP

    Two of MotoGP’s biggest names will take part in a live chat show tonight (July 19) and you can be in the audience. Colin Edwards and Marco Melandri will be at Club Amadeus in Northallerton,...

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  • 5 wildcards for GP 125s

    15 July 2005

    5 wildcards for GP 125s

    Five British wildcards have been granted entry into the 125 GP at July 24’s Donington Park British GP. Racing bosses at the FIM usually only allow three wild cards per class but the UK’s...

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  • Day of Champs in pics

    15 July 2005

    Day of Champs in pics

    The Day of Champions at Donington Park on Thursday attracted 6000 race fans to the annual fund-raiser for Riders For Health. MCN was there, backing the stunt shows, taking part in the super anorak...

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  • Visit the Day of Champs

    15 July 2005

    Visit the Day of Champs

    Start coughing, complaining of feeling a bit rough – or be up front and book the day off because Thursday (July 21) is the Day Of Champions at Donington Park – your chance to rub shoulders...

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  • Hayden takes GP Pole

    08 July 2005

    Hayden takes GP Pole

    Nicky Hayden has taken pole position for Sunday’s American Grand Prix. The US rider has dominated the entire weekend so far and beat current championship leader Valantino Rossi to the top spot...

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  • Win MotoGP pillion ride

    08 July 2005

    Win MotoGP pillion ride

    Did you miss out on the MCN Auction for the ride of a lifetime as a pillion on Randy Mamola’s two-seater Ducati MotoGP bike? Here’s a chance to win one instead. A ride just like this...

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  • 250 riders 'too old' for GP

    08 July 2005

    250 riders 'too old' for GP

    Campaigners are organising a widespread protest against the decision not to allow Dan Tarratt, Andy Meacham and Ian Gardner to enter the British GP as wildcards in the 250 class at the British GP. ...

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  • Hayden wins U.S GP

    08 July 2005

    Hayden wins U.S GP

    Nicky Hayden rode a perfect race to take his maiden MotoGP win at the American Grand Prix at Laguna Seca today, Sunday July 10, 2005. The factory Honda rider qualified on pole and dominated almost...

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  • Ride with Mamola at GP

    08 July 2005

    Ride with Mamola at GP

    Today (Friday, July 8) is your last chance to bid for the ride of a lifetime - on board Randy Mamola’s Ducati Desmosedici two-seat MotoGP bike at the Donington MotoGP. The MCN Auction closes at...

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  • Hayden heads U.S GP

    08 July 2005

    Hayden heads U.S GP

    Nicky Hayden has gone fastest in the second practice session with a new record time of 1:24.228. The American, who has experience at the California track from AMA Superbike, demoted Troy Bayliss from...

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  • U.S. GP begins today

    01 July 2005

    U.S. GP begins today

    The first Grand Prix to be held in the United States for 11 years begins today, Friday July 8, at the Laguna Seca circuit. For the first time in the 49 year history of the California circuit, tickets...

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  • Melandri wipes out Biaggi

    24 June 2005

    Melandri wipes out Biaggi

    Marco Melandri was denied his final qualifying lap at the Assen MotoGP round after dramatically colliding with fellow Honda rider Max Biaggi. Biaggi had worn out his tyres several laps before the end...

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  • Rossi wins at Assen

    24 June 2005

    Rossi wins at Assen

    Valentino Rossi has won the Dutch round of the MotoGP championship despite a valiant effort from Honda rider Marco Melandri. Melandri lead from the begining of the race while Rossi was back in fifth...

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  • Melandri tops practice

    24 June 2005

    Melandri tops practice

    Marco Melandri has taken the top spot in the final practice session for the Assen round of the MotoGP world championship. Melandri beat Thursday’s fastest lap, set by Loris Capirossi, by more...

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  • Capirossi tops 1st day

    17 June 2005

    Capirossi tops 1st day

    Loris Capriossi has topped the first day of practice at the Dutch round of the MotoGP world championship. Capirossi took his Ducati to the fastest lap of the Assen track on his last time round...

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  • Rossi tops first practice

    17 June 2005

    Rossi tops first practice

    Valentino Rossi has topped the first practice session for the Assen round of the MotoGP world championship. Rossi dominated the dry session, beating Sete Gibernau to the fastest time by 0.7 seconds. ...

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  • Melandri tops first day

    10 June 2005

    Melandri tops first day

    Marco Melandri set the fastest lap time of the first day at Catalunya on Friday afternoon with a 1:43.317 lap. Colin Edwards was fastest after the morning session, yet was knocked back to 3rd place by...

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  • Gibernau on pole

    10 June 2005

    Gibernau on pole

    Sete Gibernau has taken pole position for Sunday's Catalunya Grand Prix. The Spaniard set a storming time of 1:42.337 in front of a massive home crowd to take the top spot, just ahead of Movistar...

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  • Edwards tops GP practice

    10 June 2005

    Edwards tops GP practice

    Colin Edwards has topped a wet first practice session for the Catalunya GP, closely followed by his team-mate Valentino Rossi. Edwards set a best lap of 1:43.651 in the rain soaked practice session...

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  • British GP will be huge

    10 June 2005

    British GP will be huge

    This year’s British GP looks set to be a huge event with pre-booked ticket sales predicting the turnout is going to be much bigger than last year. With a month to go if tickets sales continue...

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  • Rossi wins in Spain

    10 June 2005

    Rossi wins in Spain

    Valentino Rossi has won yet another round of the MotoGP world championship after beating Sete Gibernau to the line in Catalunya. The Italian rider, who is now 58-points ahead in the championship, got...

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  • Free Cataluya GP winner

    10 June 2005

    Free Cataluya GP winner

    Regular motorcyclenews.com user Aaron Butler has just won himself a free trip to the Catalunya GP this weekend. Butler, who checks the site every day, phoned as soon as he saw the competition on...

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  • 800cc limit for MotoGP

    03 June 2005

    800cc limit for MotoGP

    From 2007, the maximum engine size for the MotoGP class will be 800cc, a reduction of 190cc from current regulations. The change was announced following a meeting of the Grand Prix Commission on...

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  • Jacque back to GPs

    03 June 2005

    Jacque back to GPs

    Frenchman Olivier Jacque has signed to race for the factory Kawasaki MotoGP team at the German and Valencia rounds. Jacque has ridden for the squad already this season with a second place result in...

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  • Rossi takes tough win

    03 June 2005

    Rossi takes tough win

    Valentino Rossi has taken the win at his home Grand Prix in Mugello, Italy, after one of the most exciting and close races of the season. Rossi initially got off to a bad start dropping down to...

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  • MotoGP: Mugello

    03 June 2005

    MotoGP: Mugello

    250cc GP free practice: 1. Porto 1:54.444. 2. Lorenzo 1:54.726. 3. Stoner 1:54.745. 4. De Angelis 1:55.075. 5. De Puniet 1:55.196. 6. Pedrosa 1:55.548. 7. Barbera 1:55.626. 8. Ballerini...

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  • Rossi on Mugello pole

    03 June 2005

    Rossi on Mugello pole

    Valentino Rossi has taken pole position for his home grand prix at Mugello Italy. Rossi spent most of the session getting race settings and waited right to the last moment to set his fastest lap...

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  • Jacque/Checa in for GPs

    27 May 2005

    Jacque/Checa in for GPs

    Olivier Jacque and David Checa will both race at the next round of the MotoGP championship at Mugello as replacements for the injured Alex Hoffmann and Toni Elias. Jacque has raced for the factory...

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  • MotoGP: Le Mans test

    13 May 2005

    MotoGP: Le Mans test

    Many of the MotoGP teams took part in a two-day test at Le Mans in France, immediately following the French GP. After three days of wet racing, the riders started late in the morning to take...

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  • Rossi on Le Mans pole

    13 May 2005

    Rossi on Le Mans pole

    Valentino Rossi has put himself on pole position for Sunday's Le Mans GP after setting his best laps in the closing seconds of the session. Rossi's team mate Colin Edwards was holding a solid pole in...

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  • Edwards tops 1st session

    13 May 2005

    Edwards tops 1st session

    Colin Edwards has topped the first practice session for the French GP at an overcast Le Mans circuit. The track was barely dry and riders struggled to get anywhere near lap record pace. Edwards took...

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  • Barros tops first day

    13 May 2005

    Barros tops first day

    Alex Barros is the fastest man on the opening day of the Le Mans GP after putting in the top lap in the second practice session of the day, shortly before the rain came down heavily. The session...

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  • Brivio denies F1 quote

    13 May 2005

    Brivio denies F1 quote

    Valentino Rossi’s team boss Davide Brivio has denied reports that he said the Italian World Champion would be heading to Formula 1 in 2007. Rossi has recently committed to spending another year...

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  • Le Mans win for Rossi

    13 May 2005

    Le Mans win for Rossi

    Valentino Rossi has taken the win at Le Mans after fighting off a concerted effort by Sete Gibernau to take the lead. Rossi started from pole position but made a mistake at the lights and slipped to...

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  • Exclusive Rossi shots

    06 May 2005

    Exclusive Rossi shots

    These exclusive pictures show just how Valentino Rossi prepared for his win at the brand new Shanghai circuit. Rossi took to the track on the paddock scooter to learn the curves and check out the...

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  • Rossi wins in Shanghai

    01 May 2005

    Rossi wins in Shanghai

    Valentino Rossi has won the first ever Chinese GP at a rain soaked Shanghai track with Olivier Jacque taking an impressive second place for Kawasaki. Jacque was the only rider able to keep up with...

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