January

Ducati to unveil GP engine

Ducati will unveil details of the new four-stroke GP motor it will race in 2003 on Monday.The Italian marque will release computer aided images of the new engine, plus technical details about the new bike which has been under development since bosses announced at last year's Spanish GP in Jerez that it would enter the four-stroke fray.Four-stroke mania is gathering more and more momentum with...

Checa tries latest M1 at Almeria

Checa tries latest M1 at Almeria

Carlos Checa has been out on the latest version of Yamaha's factory four-stroke YZR-M1 at Almeria this week.The Marlboro Yamaha rider evaluated new engine and suspension parts in his first outing...

Suzuki to run four-stroke GP bike in home series, too

Suzuki to run four-stroke GP bike in home series, too

A year ahead of schedule, Kenny Roberts got a ride on Suzuki’s new four-stroke GP bike when he tested the V4 XRE0 in Japan over the weekend.And his hopes of getting back to winning ways on it have...

Ukawa beats Rossi’s record in Sepang test

Ukawa beats Rossi’s record in Sepang test

Tohru Ukawa broke the Sepang lap record on Tuesday, day two of Honda's latest test, as record holder Valentino Rossi sat at home waiting to resolve his contract dispute with Honda.Ukawa clocked a best...

Aprilia’s four-stroke RS3 racer tested for first time

Aprilia’s four-stroke RS3 racer tested for first time

Aprilia’s new four-stroke RS3 three-cylinder four-stroke GP bike was wheeled out for testing for the first time on Thursday at Jerez in Spain.Regis Laconi didn't throw his leg over the new machine.

Morrison to ride for BMW GB in BoxerCup

Morrison to ride for BMW GB in BoxerCup

BMW GB has confirmed its team line-up for this year’s International BoxerCup – the one-make series that supports the MotoGP and World Endurance Championships. Current World Endurance Champion Brian...

Kawasaki’s four-stroke GP bike to debut this season

Kawasaki’s four-stroke GP bike to debut this season

Kawasaki’s new four-cylinder four-stroke GP bike will feature in selected races in this year's GP world championship.The Japanese company announced on Tuesday morning that its new in-line four is...

Capirossi makes the most of Rossi’s absence

Capirossi makes the most of Rossi’s absence

Valentino Rossi’s no-show and dismal weather put a dampener on Honda's latest GP test at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia on Monday.While rivals like Loris Capirossi and Alex Barros were making their...

Now Ukawa betters Rossi by almost a second

Now Ukawa betters Rossi by almost a second

Tohru Ukawa suffered another crash on the final day of Honda's four-stroke test in Malaysia on Wednesday but it didn't stop the Japanese rider from going almost a second under Valentino Rossi's lap...

McWilliams webchat; full transcript

McWilliams webchat; full transcript

GP racer Jeremy McWilliams reckons NSR500 rider Daijiro Katoh will be the man to challenge Honda four-stroke rider Valentino Rossi for the title this season.Biaggi and Nakano will be the men scrapping...

Jeremy McWilliams: In his own words

Flanker: Jezza, what are your thoughts of the up-and-coming season. Do you think you'll win the title?JeremyMcWilliams: *laughs*. I wouldn't be here if I didn't think I had a chance, and I was very encouraged after the first test. Especially lapping within the top four times over a simulated race distance. Genuinely we're happy. I never thought we'd be so close so soon. I'd never ridden on...

Honda confident Rossi will sign

Honda confident Rossi will sign

Valentino Rossi’s contract bust-up with Honda looks like drawing to an amicable conclusion, ending speculation that the reigning world champion might actually walk away to join a rival.Both parties...

McWilliams tries his 2002 KR3 for the first time

McWilliams tries his 2002 KR3 for the first time

Britain’s Jeremy McWilliams kicked off his 2002 MotoGP campaign in Jerez on Wednesday, getting his first chance to test Kenny Roberts' Proton KR3.The Ulsterman joined new team-mate Nobuatsu Aoki and...

New British four-stroke twin for GPs

New British four-stroke twin for GPs

Maxsym Engine Technology Ltd have given a public debut to a concept parallel twin-cylinder motor named MC2, which it hopes will be raced in GPs in the season after next.Like Kenny Roberts' Proton...

Honda 250 hits crisis before it’s raced

Honda 250 hits crisis before it’s raced

Honda’s new development works 250 GP bike has hit a crisis before it has even been raced as the team it was to be run in this season teeters on the brink of collapse.The RS250R-W, which is due to...

Rossi in contract dispute with Honda

Rossi in contract dispute with Honda

Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi's future with Honda has been thrown into doubt in a contract dispute with Japanese bosses.The world's number one rider and the world's biggest manufacturer are...

Roberts focuses on victory – no matter what he rides

Roberts focuses on victory – no matter what he rides

Former world champion Kenny Roberts says he doesn't care what kind of bike he rides as long as it gets him back to beating rivals Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi in 2002.The 28-year-old American is due...

Full GP entry lists for 2002 revealed

Full GP entry lists for 2002 revealed

The FIM has just announced the entry lists for the three MotoGP classes in 2002. They are listed in full right here.125cc class:1 Manuel Poggiali, RSM Gilera Gilera Racing Team 4 Lucio Cecchinello ITA...

Pit stops and non-stop races for 2003

Pit stops and non-stop races for 2003

Rain will no longer delay the start or cause races to be paused from 2003 in both GPs and WSB. Racers will be able to make pit stops to change tyres to match changing conditions.Or, of course, they...

PlayStation is more than a game for Davies

PlayStation is more than a game for Davies

Most 14 year-olds spend hours on their PlayStation trying to register high scores but it’s a little more serious for British youngster Chaz Davies.He is currently spending hours with the controls in...

Four-stroke rivals head-to-head next month

Four-stroke rivals head-to-head next month

February 15 will be a landmark day in the future of GP racing because it’s the day when Honda's RCV, Yamaha’s YZR-M1, Suzuki's XRE0 and Aprilia's RS3 will all clash on the track for the first time.The...