March

Hayden tops Jerez test

Hayden tops Jerez test

The final three days of MotoGP testing before the start of the season ended with a surprise top three this weekend. Rain slowed the opening day of the test but as the weather cleared it was the...

Catalunya GP test: Day 3

Catalunya GP test: Day 3

Sete Gibernau took the fastest lap in the mock qualifying session at the Catalunya MotoGP test, winning himself a BMW car in the process. Gibernau topped the 40-minute session with a time of...

GPs wave the white flag

GPs wave the white flag

New rules have been introduced to MotoGP that will see no more races stopped for wet weather. The Grand Prix commission approved a load of new rules this weekend, but the key change was the...

Catalunya GP test: day 1

Catalunya GP test: day 1

Honda mounted its attack on the Valentino Rossi Yamaha threat by taking the top four fastest times on the first day of the Catalunya IRTA test on Friday. Max Biaggi took the top time on his Repsol...

Catalunya GP test: Day 2

Catalunya GP test: Day 2

Max Biaggi continued Honda’s domination of the pre-season IRTA MotoGP test in Catalunya by again taking the fastest lap ahead of four other Hondas. The top five riders are all on Honda machines...

KTM delay 250GP debut

KTM delay 250GP debut

The new KTM 250cc GP bike will not race until the French GP, the fourth round of the season. "The KTM 250 was always planned as a development project for 2005 so not being present for the...

Catalunya tests: 250GP

Catalunya tests: 250GP

125cc Catalunya test times: Day two. 1. Pasini 1:51.538. 2. Luthi 1:51.547. 3. Simoncelli 1:52.005. 4. Talmacsi 1:52.405. 5. Faubel 1:52.545. 6. lai 1:52.567. 7. Nieto 1:52.764. 8. Kallio...

GP season kicks off

GP season kicks off

The 2005 MotoGP season kicks off in earnest tomorrow with the first of two official tests starting at Catalunya. All the teams bar WCM Blata will be at the circuit for the three day test and there...

Rossi tops Yamaha test

Rossi tops Yamaha test

Valentino Rossi finished the three-day Yamaha Phillip Island MotoGP test with the fastest time. The first two days of the test were drenched with rain and although it did clear for the final session...

New sponsor for Davies

New sponsor for Davies

British 250cc Grand Prix rider Chaz Davies has signed up for an innovative new sponsorship deal with insurance firm BikerPlan. The Bikerplan policy covers riders in the event they lose their licence...

Edwards tops damp test

Edwards tops damp test

Colin Edwards has squeezed past his team-mate Valentino Rossi to take the fastest lap on the first day of a damp Yamaha MotoGP test at Phillip Island, Australia, but Rossi pulled a trump card by...

Tamada tops Qatar test

Tamada tops Qatar test

Makoto Tamada has won the battle for the fastest lap on the third day of MotoGP testing in Qatar. Both Tamada and Loris Capirossi claimed to have the fastest lap at the end of day tw, with both doing...

MotoGP racer for hire

MotoGP racer for hire

Ex-WCM MotoGP rider Chris Burns is currently looking for a ride for the 2005 race season, but time is running out fast. The 24-year-old British rider has posted a message on the MotoGP message boards...

Yamaha test: day two

Yamaha test: day two

The Yamaha MotoGP squads finished their second day of testing at the Phillip Island track in Australia, with the weather still hindering their efforts. For the second day rain hampered progress in...

Hip-hop star backs WCM

Hip-hop star backs WCM

The Blata-WCM MotoGP team have added backing from an unlikely source - the record label of hip-hop star Ludacris. The multi-platinum selling artist and actor runs the Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP)...

Rossi unveils new colours

Rossi unveils new colours

Yamaha has unveiled the new look YZR-M1 that world champion Valentino Rossi and team-mate Colin Edwards will be riding this year in MotoGP. The pair travelled to Japan to reveal the bike with team...

Byrne back on track

Byrne back on track

Shane Byrne got his first chance to ride Kenny Roberts’ Proton KTM MotoGP bike yesterday, after nearly five months away from the track. Shakey has had a difficult winter first waiting to hear...

Official MotoGP entry list

Official MotoGP entry list

The final entry list for MotoGP has been announced with Shane Byrne being officially confirmed for the Proton/KTM team at last. Aprilia have disappeared from the list and Byrne is named as riding for...

Hayden heads Qatar test

Hayden heads Qatar test

The Honda and Ducati MotoGP teams have resumed testing with a three-day session at the Losail International Circuit at Qatar. After the first day on Tuesday, March 2, Nicky Hayden is fastest on his...

MotoGP testing: Day two

MotoGP testing: Day two

Makoto Tamada and Loris Capirossi are both claiming the unofficial fastest lap from the second day of a three-day MotoGP test at Losail in Qatar. Both riders set a time of 1:57.69, over a second...