November

Ukawa to partner Biaggi at Pramac

Ukawa to partner Biaggi at Pramac

West Honda Pons has just confirmed that Tohru Ukawa will partner Max Biaggi on its V5 RCV in 2003.Ukawa, who rode for the factory Repsol Honda effort alongside Valentino Rossi, finished thrid overall...

Edwards’ bruising Aprilia debut

Edwards’ bruising Aprilia debut

Colin Edwards and Noriyuki Haga began their pre-season tests on the Aprilia RS3 yesterday at the Spanish circuit of Jerez, with Edwards marking his debut with a crash.The reigning WSB champ was unhurt...

Vincent takes No.1 plate to KTM

Vincent takes No.1 plate to KTM

Newly crowned 125cc world champion Arnaud Vincent will take his number one plate to KTM for next season.Vincent, who became the first Frenchman ever to win the title, will ride alongside 2000 champion...

MotoGP 2003: The teams, the riders

MotoGP 2003: The teams, the riders

This year’s MotoGP silly season, as the annual contract hunt is known, will go down as one of the most unpredictable and protracted in living memory. But the fog of confusion has lifted and here’s...

Update: Rossi crashes out of Rally

Update: Rossi crashes out of Rally

Valentino Rossi scored a spectacular first in the Rally of Britain this morning – by being the first person to retire.After climbing to 25th place after last night’s special stage, this morning the...

Hayden’s RCV debut

Hayden’s RCV debut

Honda’s MotoGP new boy Nicky Hayden made his RCV debut at Motegi in Japan yesterday. The 21-year-old American completed just 50 laps of the Twin Ring circuit on the 220bhp V5 – a world away from the...

Rossi’s rally starts today

Rossi’s rally starts today

Valentino Rossi’s Rally of Great Britain gets under way today. The reigning MotoGP champion will be tackling the tough Welsh forests from around 8pm this evening.Click on the links on the right to...

McCoy to test Kawasaki ZX-RR

McCoy to test Kawasaki ZX-RR

Garry McCoy will join Regis Laconi to test Kawasaki’s ZX-RR MotoGP four-stroke this Tuesday. The pair will remain behind in Valencia, the scene of Sunday’s final GP of the 2002 season, for the...

Barros signs for Gauloises Yamaha

Barros signs for Gauloises Yamaha

Alex Barros has ended his four-year relationship with Honda to move to the Gauloises Yamaha squad.The 32-year-old Brazilian, revitalised by Honda RCV four-stroke, took two wins this season for the...

Capirossi tests Ducati MotGP bike

Capirossi tests Ducati MotGP bike

Loris Capirossi made his debut on the Desmosedeci MotoGP bike today as his Ducati Corse team began testing at Valencia.It was the 29-year-old Italian’s first chance to ride a four-stroke and he put in...

Yamaha announces new sponsor

Yamaha announces new sponsor

Yamaha has just signed a two-year deal with the tobacco giant Altadis to sponsor its factory MotoGP squad. Altadis is the parent company to Fortuna, Spain’s number one selling brand of cigarettes. The...

Haga to join Edwards at Aprilia

Haga to join Edwards at Aprilia

Aprilia has confirmed that the Samurai of Slide himself Noriyuki Haga will join Colin Edwards on the Aprilia RS3 in MotoGP next year.The squad will also switch to the favoured Michelin tyres away from...

First MotoGP tests underway

First MotoGP tests underway

The 2002 season only finished on Sunday, but riders are already testing ahead of next season.Max Biaggi and Sete Giberanu remained behind at Valencia, the scene of Sunday’s season finale, to get their...

Barros on provisional pole in Valencia

Barros on provisional pole in Valencia

Alex Barros has taken provisional pole in Valencia ahead of the final MotoGP round of 2002 on Sunday. The Brazilian posted a time of 1’33.584 on his West Honda RCV, edging out Yamaha’s Max Biaggi by...

Barros denies Rossi record in Valencia

Barros denies Rossi record in Valencia

Brazilian Alex Barros denied Valentino Rossi an historic 12th win in one season when he nicked the win in the final 2002 MotoGP round in Valencia today.There was drama right at the start, when Carlos...

Biaggi on pole in Valencia

Biaggi on pole in Valencia

If they weren’t already ruing their dismissal of Max Biaggi in August Yamaha bosses must certainly be kicking themselves hard now after the mercurial Italian slotted his M1 on pole in Valencia...