2005

Gibernau on pole

Gibernau on pole

Sete Gibernau is on pole for the first Turkish Gran Prix at the Istanbul Park circuit on Sunday, October 22, 2005. Gibernau benefitted from a mistake by Marco Melandri, who had dominated the practice...

Turkish GP practice

Turkish GP practice

125cc free practice one: 1. Kallio 2:05.571. 2. Gadea 2:06.621. 3. Luthi 2:06.782. 4. Pasini 2:07.041. 5. Faubel 2:07.404. 6. Rodriguez 2:07.686. 7. Zanetti 2:07.799. 8. Koyama 2:07.815. 9.

See Rossi lift his crown

See Rossi lift his crown

You could be rubbing shoulders with the stars of MotoGP and witness Valentino Rossi receiving his 2005 trophy in Valencia on November 6. The MotoGP Awards Ceremony has never previously been open to...

Rossi takes fifth in a row

Rossi takes fifth in a row

Valentino Rossi has taken yet another win at Phillip Island, taking his tally at the circuit to five wins in a row. The newly crowned World Champion dominated the race, holding back Honda rider Nicky...

Ito in for Capirossi

Ito in for Capirossi

Shinichi Ito will race for the Ducati Marlboro team as a replacement for the injured Loris Capirossi. Capirossi suffered chest injuries from a crash in practice for the previous round in Australia,...

Get MotoGP exclusives

Get MotoGP exclusives

In Motor Cycle News, October 19, 2005, MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt reveals what is happening in the current contract frenzy engulfing the GP paddock, including: Honda brough to the brink by Chris...

Hayden on pole

Nicky Hayden has taken his third pole position of the season after setting the fastest ever lap round Philip Island. The American beat newly recrowned world champion Valentino Rossi to the top spot by just one tenth of a second with Honda rider Sete Gibernau finishing the front row of the grid a further three tenths down. Carlos Checa, Colin Edwards and Max Biaggi make up the third row while GP...

Rossi fastest in Oz

Rossi fastest in Oz

250cc free practice one: 1. Porto 1:34.700. 2. De ANgelis 1:35.011. 3. Lorenzo 1:35.066. 4. Barbera 1:35.635. 5. Stoner 1:35.824. 6. Dovizioso 1:35.893. 7. De Puniet 1:35.905. 8. Locatelli...

Rossi fights for Qatar win

Rossi fights for Qatar win

Melandri took the lead after Gibernau’s mistake and held Rossi in second over a hard fought lap before the world champion blasted past Melandri on the straight at the start of lap 19. The pair...

Vermeulen gets GP ride

Chris Vermeulen will ride for the Camel Honda team at Phillip island as a substitue for the injured Troy Bayliss. The news will boost the young Australian, who saw his World Superbike title hopes end with the cancellation fo the second race at Imola, due to rain. There is one race left in the WSB championship at Magny-Cours, after which Vermeulen will fly out to join current Camel Honda rider...

Qatar GP: Qualifying

Qatar GP: Qualifying

Loris Capirossi has claimed his third pole position in a row to start the Qatar GP on Saturday, October 1, 2005. Sete Gibernau and Colin Edwards both held provisional pole in the opening stages of...

Rossi wins 7th title

Valentino Rossi has taken his seventh GP title after coming second to Loris Capirossi in the Malaysian GP. Capirossi started from pole and lead for most of the race only slipping to second during the middle of the race when Rossi moved up from seventh to take the lead. But the Ducati rider fought back, re-took the lead and eventually finished with a considerable advantage. Second Ducati rider...

Capirossi takes 2nd pole

Loris Capirossi has taken his second pole position in a week after securing the top spot at the Malaysian GP. The Ducati rider set a fastest lap of 2:01.731, 0.136 seconds ahead of Sete Gibernau who was the only non-Bridgestone rider in the top five. John Hopkins continued to impress on the Suzuki and will be starting tomorrow’s race in third place. Shinya Nakano took the Kawasaki to an...

Gibernau top 1st practice

Gibernau top 1st practice

Sete Gibernau has set the fastest lap on the first day of practice for the Malaysian GP. Gibernau set the 2:03.299 lap in the opening practice session with rain hitting the afternoon session stopping...

Qatar GP: Practice

Qatar GP: Practice

Despite wrapping up the 2005 MotoGP championship at the previous round, Valentino Rossi is not easing off on his MotoGP rivals. The Italian waited until the dying moments of the second practice...

World champ speaks

World champ speaks

After winning his seventh world title at Sepang on Sunday Valentino Rossi is more than a little happy, releasing a lengthy statement about his win. We’ve published it in full for you to read...

Rossi crashes in Japan

Rossi crashes in Japan

Valentino Rossi crashed out of a dramatic Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, postponing his chance to wrap up the world championship. From the start it was Marco Melandri who led the race, with Max...

GP title at Sepang race?

GP title at Sepang race?

Valentino Rossi can take his fifth successive world championship this weekend as the Malaysian Grand prix begins on Friday, September 23, 2005. The Italian needs just a fourth place to clinch the...

Capriossi on Japan pole

125cc final qualifying: 1. Talmacsi 1:58.653. 2. Koyama 1:58.920. 3. Pasini 1:58.970 4. Simoncelli 1:59.038. 5. Faubel 1:59.143. 6. Kallio 1:59.166. 7. Luthi 1:59.363. 8. Poggiali 1:59.460 9. Bautista 1:59.539. 10. Gadea 1:59.596. 11. Simon 1:59.660. 12. Di Meglio 1:59.724. 13. Nieto 1:59.874. 14. Tunez 2:00.106. 15. Cortese 2:00.181. 16. Jerez 2:00.281. 17. Zanetti 2:00.287. 18.

Hopkins flies at Motegi

125cc Qualifying Practice 1: 1. Kallio 1:59.137. 2. Simoncelli 1:59.682. 3. Poggiali 1:59.698. 4. Pasini 1:59.821. 5. Talmacsi 1:59.821. 6. Faubel 1:59.937. 7. Lai 1:59.982. 8. Koyama 1:59.984. 9. Bautista 2:00.142. 10. Luthi 2:00.272. 11. Kuzuhara 2:00.643. 12. Gadea 2:00.678. 13. Cortese 2:00.848. 14. Toth 2:01.030. 15. Simon 2:01.157. 16. Nieto 2:01.233. 17. De Rosa...

Byrne gets Honda ride

Byrne gets Honda ride

Shane Byrne will be handed a once in a lifetime opportunity to resurrect his MotoGP career after being told he’s landed a Honda RCV ride in Malaysia and Qatar. The 2003 British superbike...

Ukawa in for Bayliss

Ukawa in for Bayliss

Honda test rider Tohru Ukawa will ride at the Motegi MotoGP round as a replacement for the injured Troy Bayliss in the Camel Honda squad. Ukawa will partner Alex Barros on the RC211V, having ridden...

Signed Rossi lid: £4500!

Signed Rossi lid: £4500!

Harrods is selling a limited-edition exact replica of MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi’s helmet – for a champagne-spraying £4500! They have just one and say there are only 46...

Bayliss out of Japan GP

Bayliss out of Japan GP

Troy Bayliss has pulled out of the Japanese GP after injuring his wrist while motocrossing. Bayliss is now awaiting further treatment to determine how quickly after Motegi he can be back in...

Rossi F1 move latest

Rossi F1 move latest

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi will only get a place in the Ferrari F1 team if he has a serious chance of winning the world championship – according to BBC reports. Ferrari chairman Luca Di...

Rossi wins in Brno drama

Rossi wins in Brno drama

Valentino Rossi has won the Czech Grand Prix at Brno on Sunday August 28,2005, as dramatic action unfolded all around him. The race unfolded with several battles throughout the field. But it was the...

Gibernau on Brno pole

Gibernau on Brno pole

Sete Gibernau has taken pole position for the Czech GP at brno tomorrow, Sunday, August 28, 2005, in a qualifying session which saw Valentino Rossi only capable of fourth on the grid. Gibernau...

Brno Friday practice

Brno Friday practice

Valentino Rossi has gone fastest in the second practice session for the Czech MotoGP round at Brno on Sunday, August 28, 2005. Rossi posted a time of 1:59.278 on the final of his 21 completed laps to...

Hopkins stays at Suzuki

Hopkins stays at Suzuki

The Suzuki MotoGP squad has officially announced current rider John Hopkins will stay with the team for the next two seasons. Hopkins, 22, has ridden for the team since 2003, and the team believe he...

Roberts bites back

Roberts bites back

A week after the announcement that KTM were withdrawing their support of the Team Roberts MotoGP bike, the team has issued a response claiming KTM has “failed to live up to their...

Three Suzukis for Brno

Three Suzukis for Brno

The Suzuki MotoGP squad will field three riders at the Czech MotoGP round at Brno on Sunday, August 28,3005. John Hopkins will be back at full fitness following an operation to plate his broken left...

Blata V6: first picture

Blata V6: first picture

This is the first picture of the Blata V6 MotoGP machine looking close to completion, and ready for the WCM team to race. Unfortunately it isn't quite ready in time for the scheduled debut at the...

Honda's new V3 800

Honda's new V3 800

Honda will build a V3 to compete in MotoGP when rules limit capacity to 800cc in 2007. See an under-the-skin artist’s impression in this week’s MCN – out on August 17 – and...

£2725 for signed sofa

£2725 for signed sofa

The MCN sofa signed by the stars has sold for £2725 in MCN Auctions. Bidding closed in the early hours of Saturday morning with the Flying Aardvarks MCC bidding biggest. Charity Riders For...

Shakey out of MotoGP

Shakey out of MotoGP

KTM has announced it will not supply engines to the Team Roberts MotoGP squad which currently fields British rider Shane Byrne. The Austrian firm will continue in the 125cc and 250cc classes, with...

Rossi set to be F1 tester

Rossi set to be F1 tester

Reports in the Italian press suggest MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi is being lined up to become Ferrari’s official F1 test driver in 2007. Rossi tested a Ferrari last week behind closed...