April

Gibernau honors Kato with Welkom win

Gibernau honors Kato with Welkom win

Sete Gibernau took the win at the second round of the MotoGP world championship as a fitting memorial to his late team-mate Daijiro Kato.The start of the race was delayed by 50 minutes after Kenny...

McWilliams fifth fastest on two-stroke at Welkom

McWilliams fifth fastest on two-stroke at Welkom

Jeremy McWilliams has taken his two-stroke Proton KR3 to the fifth fastest time in the first practice session at the Welkom MotoGP on what is potentially the last appearance of a two-stroke bike in...

Burns’ WCM fails FIM inspection

Burns’ WCM fails FIM inspection

Chris Burns’ GP dream has been dealt another blow this weekend after his Harris WCM machine was banned from taking part in the South African GP. An FIM technical team inspected the R1-derived...

Rossi takes provisional pole at Welkom

Rossi takes provisional pole at Welkom

Valentino Rossi has continued his dominance at the Welkom GP by taking the provisional pole at the end of the first qualifying session.The factory Honda rider – who was wearing a black armband in...

Gibernau honours Kato with pole

Gibernau honours Kato with pole

Sete Gibernau offered a fitting tribute to his team-mate Daijiro Kato by taking the pole position at the second round of the MotoGP championship in Welkom, South Africa.Gibernau continuously improved...

Sombre mood for Welkom GP

Sombre mood for Welkom GP

This weekend’s second round of the MotoGP world championship at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom, South Africa, will not have the usual celebratory atmosphere. Instead the sport will collectively bow its...

Kato succumbs to injuries

Kato succumbs to injuries

Daijiro Kato, the former 250cc World Champion, has died in hospital in Japan.Kato passed away at 00:42 local time today, Sunday April 20, in the Yokkaichi Central Hospital. Kato, 26, had been in a...

Mugello test for Ducati GP team

Mugello test for Ducati GP team

Ducati is continuing its policy of getting closer to the public after opening the gates to its latest private test at the Mugello circuit in Italy this week.More than 500 fans watched Ducati riders...

Kato stable, Gibernau to race on

Kato stable, Gibernau to race on

Daijiro Kato showed some signs of improvement yesterday but is still in a critical condition after his accident at the first round of MotoGP on Sunday, in Suzuka, Japan.With the rider making it...

Kato shows slight improvement

Kato shows slight improvement

Daijiro Kato is still in a serious condition after his horrific crash in the early stages of the first MotoGP race on Sunday.The hospital has not made any official statement but it is known that the...

Ukawa releases statement on Kato

Ukawa releases statement on Kato

The Camel Pramac Pons team have issued a statement to the press on behalf of rider Tohru Ukawa, which mysteriously retracts his earlier statements about the crash which seriously injured Daijiro Kato.

Rossi wins at Suzuka

Rossi wins at Suzuka

Reigning Champion Valentino Rossi staked his claim to this year’s MotoGP world championship title with an impressive win at the first round in Suzuka, Japan, today.The Italian stormed away from the...

Capirossi crashes, Rossi goes quickest

Capirossi crashes, Rossi goes quickest

Valentino Rossi topped the time sheets at the final pre-season IRTA test at Suzuka, beating his own lap record with a 2:04.17s.There were a number of crashes throughout the test, including Ducati’s...

Rossi tops first GP qualifying session

Rossi tops first GP qualifying session

First official practice and qualifying for the opening round of this season’s MotoGP championship has just finished in Suzuka, JapanValentino Rossi has provisionally qualified on pole with a time of...

Rossi grabs provisional pole

The first round of the MotoGP world championship kicked off the struggle for supremacy with Italian rivals Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi finishing the opening qualifying session separated by just 0.2s on Friday.The morning’s free practice saw Ducati rider Loris Capirossi topping the time sheets with a time of 2:04.604, 0.02s ahead of Valentino Rossi.All that changed for the qualifying session in...