MotoGP

  • Haydon to ride Qatar GP

    22 September 2004

    Haydon to ride Qatar GP

    James Haydon will replace Proton KR rider Kurtis Roberts for the Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday October 2. Haydon has not competed in the GP series since 1996, when he rode a 500cc two-stroke for the...

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  • Byrne out for 2004

    22 September 2004

    Byrne out for 2004

    Shane Byrne says he's "absolutely gutted" after being ruled out of the rest of the 2004 MotoGP world championship. The 2003 British superbike champion is due to fly to Italy for corrective...

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  • Motegi win for Tamada

    15 September 2004

    Motegi win for Tamada

    Makoto Tamada has taken the win at his home GP in Motegi, Japan. The Japanese Honda rider managed to avoid the six rider crash on the first corner, then set off after Valentino Rossi taking the lead...

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  • Tamada takes pole

    15 September 2004

    Tamada takes pole

    Makoto Tamada has taken pole position for the Japanese round of the Moto GP world championship in Motegi. The Japanese rider was setting the pace throughout both qualifying sessions finishing third...

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  • Hopkins fastest in Japan

    15 September 2004

    Hopkins fastest in Japan

    Suzuki rider John Hopkins has claimed his first MotoGP provisional pole ahead of this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. Hopkins is on a roll, having claimed his best race finish -sixth - at...

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  • Hodgson Suzuki-bound?

    15 September 2004

    Hodgson Suzuki-bound?

    Rumours are growing that Neil Hodgson is about to sign to switch from Ducati to Suzuki for the 2005 season. MCN is in Japan for this weekend's Motegi race and will be rooting around for the truth...

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  • Fabrizio replaces Byrne

    01 September 2004

    Fabrizio replaces Byrne

    Michel Fabrizio will replace Shane 'Shakey' Byrne on the Aprilia RS Cube this weekend at the Portuguese GP. Englishman Byrne is currently recovering from a dislocated wrist and is hopeful to return...

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  • Estoril practice times

    01 September 2004

    Estoril practice times

    The Portuguese GP takes place at Estoril on Sunday but action is already underway. We'll bring you updates throughout the weekend. Here are the first practice times from Friday morning. MotoGP: 1)...

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  • Rossi extends title lead

    01 September 2004

    Rossi extends title lead

    Yamaha's Valentino Rossi extended his MotoGP championship lead on Sunday, winning the Estoril GP in Portugal by five seconds from Makoto Tamada. Tamada had started the race from pole. Alex Barros was...

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  • Rossi tops GP test

    25 August 2004

    Rossi tops GP test

    After the fans went home from the Czech GP on Sunday most of the teams stayed behind to put in two days of testing on the Brno circuit. Valentino Rossi set the fastest time of the test with a...

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  • Hayden out for Estoril?

    25 August 2004

    Hayden out for Estoril?

    Nicky Hayden has broken his right collarbone and may miss the next GP at Estoril in Portugal on September 5. The American Repsol Honda rider fell from a Honda CRF450 whilst training in Pavia, near...

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  • Bid for MotoGP passes

    18 August 2004

    Bid for MotoGP passes

    MotoGP paddock passes for the Estoril and Valencia GPs are up for grabs in a unique charity auction. Race fans know how tricky it is to get their hands on a MotoGP paddock pass. You certainly can't...

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  • Gibernau on pole

    18 August 2004

    Gibernau on pole

    Sete Gibernau has taken pole position for the Czech GP in a rain drenched qualifying session at Brno. Carlos Checa looked set to hold on to pole position with the time that he set during a dry spell...

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  • KTM confirm 250GP entry

    18 August 2004

    KTM confirm 250GP entry

    KTM has officially announced an entry into the 250cc Road Racing World Championship in 2005, with Casey Stoner likely to move up a class. The Austrian firm confirmed the decision at the Czech Grand...

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  • 2005 MotoGP dates

    18 August 2004

    2005 MotoGP dates

    The provisional dates for next year’s MotoGP season have been announced, with the new US round of the championship taking place in July without the 250 or 125 bikes present. Next year’s...

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  • Wet Brno benefits Checa

    18 August 2004

    Wet Brno benefits Checa

    Carlos Checa made the best of a wet qualifying session at Brno for the Czech GP, putting his Yamaha into provisional pole position. But the biggest suprises were in the top ten. Factory Ducati riders...

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  • Gibernau wins in Brno

    18 August 2004

    Gibernau wins in Brno

    Sete Gibernau has won Sunday's Czech grand prix, leading the race from start to finish. The Spaniard started the race from pole position and kept his lead throughout, but Valentino Rossi worked him...

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  • US MotoGP for 2005

    18 August 2004

    US MotoGP for 2005

    America will host a MotoGP round in 2005 at Laguna Seca in California. It will be the first time the championship has returned to the USA since 1994, and marks the start of a five-year run agreed in...

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  • Brno GP begins

    18 August 2004

    Brno GP begins

    The first session of free practice for the Czech GP at Brno is due to take place this morning (August 20) – so keep checking back for the latest times. Qualifying is on Friday afternoon, the...

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  • BMW ends race series

    11 August 2004

    BMW ends race series

    BMW has announced this will be the last season of the BoxerCup. The flat-twins have delivered close, exciting racing as part of the MotoGP tour. Two road-replica models have been available in limited...

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  • 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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