2004

Estoril practice times

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)...

Fabrizio replaces Byrne

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...

Hayden out for Estoril?

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...

Rossi tops GP test

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...

Brno GP begins

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...

US MotoGP for 2005

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...

Gibernau wins in Brno

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...

Wet Brno benefits Checa

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...

2005 MotoGP dates

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...

KTM confirm 250GP entry

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...

Gibernau on pole

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...

Bid for MotoGP passes

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...

BMW ends race series

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...

Your Donington anger

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...

Day of Champions 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,...

Brit GP survey results

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...

Rossi takes pole

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...

82,000 see Rossi win

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...

Dramatic win for Biaggi

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...

Bids rocket for GP ride

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...

Meet the MotoGP stars

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...

Sete on provisional pole

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...

Rossi tops first practice

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...

British GP wildcards

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...

Ask Edwards & Toseland

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...

Roberts on GP pole

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...

Tamada wins MotoGP

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...

Wet drama in Assen

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...

Assen tickets winner

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...

Rossi wins at Assen

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...

Assen: Rossi on pole

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...

Spanish win for Rossi

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,...

Rossi wins at Mugello

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...

Gibernau on Mugello pole

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,...

Gibernau wins French GP

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...

Free practice: 250cc and 125cc

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)...