MotoGP

  • Your Donington anger

    01 August 2004

    Your Donington anger

    MYSELF and two friends drove 500 miles from the north of Scotland looking forward to a repeat of the tremendous weekend we had at Donington three years ago. Arriving at the track we were subjected to...

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  • 82,000 see Rossi win

    21 July 2004

    82,000 see Rossi win

    Both Rossi and Gibernau were using hard compound rear tyres but Edwards had gambled and chosen a soft compound tyre. The added grip that this gave him at the beginning of the race saw him nearly catch...

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  • Rossi takes pole

    21 July 2004

    Rossi takes pole

    Marco Melandri crashed in the the Friday practice session and broke his thumb so only rode in the qualifying session and not the practice because riders are only aloud one special pain killing...

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  • Brit GP survey results

    21 July 2004

    Brit GP survey results

    99 per cent of those who had sex in their tent at the British GP weren't polite enough to wash first. That's just one of the findings of our survey of race-goers at the weekend's British GP. Our...

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  • Day of Champions 2004

    21 July 2004

    Day of Champions 2004

    The annual Day of Champions event takes place on Thursday July 22 2004 at the Donington park circuit to raise money for the Riders for Health charity. The day includes stunt shows and entertainment,...

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  • Rossi tops first practice

    14 July 2004

    Rossi tops first practice

    Valentino Rossi is fastest after the first practice session for the German MotoGP round on Sunday July 18. First qualifying starts around 1pm UK time. Expect updates shortly. The Italian lapped the...

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  • Sete on provisional pole

    14 July 2004

    Sete on provisional pole

    Sete Gibernau is on provisional pole for the German MotoGP on Sunday after setting a new pole record in first qualifying on Friday afternoon (July 16). The Honda rider's time of 1’23.247, the...

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  • Meet the MotoGP stars

    14 July 2004

    Meet the MotoGP stars

    Thursday's Day of Champions, at Donington Park, not only gives you the chance to ride on a Ducati MotoGP bike, you can also bid for great kit used by the stars in an auction started by Sete...

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  • Bids rocket for GP ride

    14 July 2004

    Bids rocket for GP ride

    The bidding for the chance to ride on a Ducati MotoGP bike is starting to accelerate with just three days left to the end of the auction. The highest bid so far received is just over 1900 Euros. The...

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  • Dramatic win for Biaggi

    14 July 2004

    Dramatic win for Biaggi

    Max Biaggi survived a dramatic battle with first Valentino Rossi, and then Alex Barros, to take the win at German GP today, Sunday, July 18. Lap One: Biaggi keeps a determined Rossi behind him, in...

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  • Ask Edwards & Toseland

    07 July 2004

    Ask Edwards & Toseland

    MotoGP star Colin Edwards makes his annual visit to the market town of Northallerton on July 20, to take part in a chat show . Joining Edwards on stage will be WSB championship leader James Toseland...

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  • British GP wildcards

    07 July 2004

    British GP wildcards

    Two British wildcards have been confirmed for the British MotoGP round at Donington Park on July 23-25. Eugene Laverty and Karl Harris will race for the Red Bull Rookies Honda team in the 125GP and...

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  • Tamada wins MotoGP

    01 July 2004

    Tamada wins MotoGP

    Camel Honda rider Makoto Tamada has taken his first MotoGP win after championship leaders Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau crashed out of the Rio GP. Tamada beat his team-mate Max Biaggi to the line...

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  • Roberts on GP pole

    01 July 2004

    Roberts on GP pole

    Kenny Roberts has taken his Suzuki GSV-R to a surprise pole position for the start of the Rio GP. Sete Gibernau set the fastest time in the first qualifying session on Friday and he stayed the man to...

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  • Assen: Rossi on pole

    23 June 2004

    Assen: Rossi on pole

    Valentino Rossi waited until the closing seconds of the final qualifying session to take pole for tomorrow's Assen GP, smashing the previous lap record by around one second in the process. In the last...

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  • Rossi wins at Assen

    23 June 2004

    Rossi wins at Assen

    Valentino Rossi waited until the final third of the last lap at Assen on Saturday to take the lead and win the Dutch GP from championship rival Gibernau, despite the Spaniard's front wheel bumping the...

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  • Assen tickets winner

    23 June 2004

    Assen tickets winner

    The winner has now been chosen for the two Assen tickets donated by reader Nik Hanmore. The lucky chap is Stephen Mudd from Middlesborough who was chosen at random from the list of entries. If you...

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  • Wet drama in Assen

    23 June 2004

    Wet drama in Assen

    First qualifying: Sete Gibernau has qualified on provisional pole for Saturday's Dutch GP round at Assen, but the real drama unfolded behind him in the cold, windy and wet conditions with Michel...

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  • Spanish win for Rossi

    09 June 2004

    Spanish win for Rossi

    Valentino Rossi overcame a determined challenge from Spaniard Sete Gibernau to take the win and deny the Honda rider a home triumph. Rossi led away from the grid, but a moment allowed Gibernau past,...

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  • Gibernau on Mugello pole

    02 June 2004

    Gibernau on Mugello pole

    S.GIBERNAU 1 : 49.553, N.HAYDEN 1 : 49.922, V.ROSSI1 : 49.926, A.BARROS 1 : 50.058, M.MELANDRI 1 : 50.315, M.BIAGGI 1 : 50.445, M.TAMADA 1 : 50.584, L.CAPIROSSI 1 : 50.699, K.ROBERTS 1 : 50.736,...

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  • Rossi wins at Mugello

    02 June 2004

    Rossi wins at Mugello

    Valentino Rossi has taken victory in a rain interupted Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit. The Italian rider was leading the race when it was red flagged as rain started to fall, but he slipped...

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  • Biaggi fastest in Le Mans free practice

    12 May 2004

    Biaggi fastest in Le Mans free practice

    Max Biaggi has gone fastest in free practice this morning, Friday May 14, for the Le Mans GP on Sunday, recording a new lap record in the process.The Italian Honda rider recorded a fastest time of...

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  • Free practice: 250cc and 125cc

    12 May 2004

    250cc free practice:1) Porto 1:38.862. 2) Nieto 1:38.930. 3) Pedrosa 1:39.110. 4) De Puniet 1:39.533. 5) Poggiali 1:39.536. 6) De Angelis 1:39.794. 7) Rolfo 1:39.802. 8) Elias 1:39.990. 9) Battaini 1:40.018. 10) Guintoli 1:40.379. 11) Debon 1:40.407. 12) Aoyama 1:40.533. 13) Matsudo 1:40.706. 14) Davies 1:40.892. 15) Nigon 1:40.922. 16) Olive 1:41.156. 17) West 1:41.214 18) Bataille 1:41.226 19)...

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  • Gibernau wins French GP

    12 May 2004

    Gibernau wins French GP

    Sete Gibernau passed early leader Carlos Checa and stayed clear of the drama behind him to take the French GP at Le Mans today, Sunday May 16.Checa surprised many by out-qualifying Yamaha team-mate...

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  • Misano street named after Kato

    05 May 2004

    Misano street named after Kato

    The road that leads into Santa Monica circuit in Misano has been named after Daijiro Kato.Kato’s parents, wife and children, close friend Makoto Tamada and Colin Edwards attended the naming ceremony...

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  • Gibernau triumphs at Jerez

    01 May 2004

    Gibernau triumphs at Jerez

    Sete Gibernau fought through the rain to take an impressive victory at the Spanish GP, while Valentino Rossi failed to make the podium.Rossi had been on form all weekend qualifying his Yamaha on pole...

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  • Rossi gives second pole to Yamaha

    01 May 2004

    Rossi gives second pole to Yamaha

    Valentino Rossi has taken his second pole position in a row after a wet second qualifying session in Jerez.Showers dogged both the practice and qualifying sessions for the second round of the MotoGP...

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  • Rossi tops first practice

    28 April 2004

    Rossi tops first practice

    Valentino Rossi has already asserted his dominance at the Spanish GP, setting the fastest lap in first practice on Friday morning.On a dry but cool Jerez circuit Yamaha rider Rossi started the...

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  • Rossi on provisional pole for Jerez

    28 April 2004

    Rossi on provisional pole for Jerez

    World champion Valentino Rossi continued to amaze with a blistering performance in first qualifying at Jerez, Spain today. He is on provisional pole for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, the first European...

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  • Rossi tests Schumacher's F1 car

    21 April 2004

    Rossi tests Schumacher's F1 car

    Valentino Rossi has been testing Michael Shumacher's 2004 Ferrari F1 car at the Fiorano Ferrari test track in Northern Italy. Reports suggest he was off to good start, lapping within three seconds of...

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  • Rossi wins in Welkom

    14 April 2004

    Rossi wins in Welkom

    Valentino Rossi has triumphed at the end of a titanic battle with Max Biaggi to give Yamaha victory at the first race of the 2004 MotoGP season.The two Italians battled throughout the race, swapping...

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  • Rossi fastest in morning practice

    14 April 2004

    Rossi fastest in morning practice

    1) Rossi 1:33.450. 2) Edwards 1:33.594. 3) Hayden 1:33.710. 4) Biaggi 1:33.931. 5) Barros 1:33.950. 6) Gibernau 1: 34.122. 7) Capirossi 1:34.231. 8) Checa 1:34.262. 9) Roberts Jnr 1:34.311. 10)...

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  • Is Rossi the greatest?

    14 April 2004

    Is Rossi the greatest?

    Valentino Rossi has put pay to any doubts about the sanity of his move to Yamaha by winning the first race of the season in fantastic style, but is he really the best of all time?Just moments after...

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  • Rossi on provisional pole for Welkom

    14 April 2004

    Rossi on provisional pole for Welkom

    Valentino Rossi has put the Yamaha M1 on pole position for the opening round of the 2004 MotoGP championship at Welkom in South Africa.Rossi broke his own lap record by just under 0.5 seconds to...

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  • Rossi fastest in first practice at Welkom

    14 April 2004

    Rossi fastest in first practice at Welkom

    Valentino Rossi finished fastest in the first free practice session for the opening Grand Prix of the 2004 season at Welkom, South Africa.Rossi posted a time of 1:34.405, with rival Max Biaggi 0.392...

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  • First qualifying: 250cc

    14 April 2004

    1) De Puniet 1:35.925. 2) Porto 1:36.469. 3) Poggiali 1:36.999. 4) Pedrosa 1:37.292. 5) Nieto 1:37.392. 6) De Angelis 1:37.539. 7) Aoyama 1:37.673. 8) Elias 1:37.740. 9) Alex Debon 1:37.856. 10) Bataille 1:37.900. 11) Rolfo 1:37.952. 12) Matsudo 1:38.060. 13) Davies 1:38.292. 14) Battaini 1:38.375. 15) Olive 1:38.406. 16) Marchand 1:38.629. 17) Smrz 1:38.679. 18) West 1:38.750. 19) Heidolf...

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