MotoGP

  • Rossi tops first practice

    17 June 2005

    Rossi tops first practice

    Valentino Rossi has topped the first practice session for the Assen round of the MotoGP world championship. Rossi dominated the dry session, beating Sete Gibernau to the fastest time by 0.7 seconds. ...

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  • Melandri tops first day

    10 June 2005

    Melandri tops first day

    Marco Melandri set the fastest lap time of the first day at Catalunya on Friday afternoon with a 1:43.317 lap. Colin Edwards was fastest after the morning session, yet was knocked back to 3rd place by...

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  • Gibernau on pole

    10 June 2005

    Gibernau on pole

    Sete Gibernau has taken pole position for Sunday's Catalunya Grand Prix. The Spaniard set a storming time of 1:42.337 in front of a massive home crowd to take the top spot, just ahead of Movistar...

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  • Edwards tops GP practice

    10 June 2005

    Edwards tops GP practice

    Colin Edwards has topped a wet first practice session for the Catalunya GP, closely followed by his team-mate Valentino Rossi. Edwards set a best lap of 1:43.651 in the rain soaked practice session...

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  • British GP will be huge

    10 June 2005

    British GP will be huge

    This year’s British GP looks set to be a huge event with pre-booked ticket sales predicting the turnout is going to be much bigger than last year. With a month to go if tickets sales continue...

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  • Rossi wins in Spain

    10 June 2005

    Rossi wins in Spain

    Valentino Rossi has won yet another round of the MotoGP world championship after beating Sete Gibernau to the line in Catalunya. The Italian rider, who is now 58-points ahead in the championship, got...

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  • Free Cataluya GP winner

    10 June 2005

    Free Cataluya GP winner

    Regular motorcyclenews.com user Aaron Butler has just won himself a free trip to the Catalunya GP this weekend. Butler, who checks the site every day, phoned as soon as he saw the competition on...

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  • 800cc limit for MotoGP

    03 June 2005

    800cc limit for MotoGP

    From 2007, the maximum engine size for the MotoGP class will be 800cc, a reduction of 190cc from current regulations. The change was announced following a meeting of the Grand Prix Commission on...

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  • Jacque back to GPs

    03 June 2005

    Jacque back to GPs

    Frenchman Olivier Jacque has signed to race for the factory Kawasaki MotoGP team at the German and Valencia rounds. Jacque has ridden for the squad already this season with a second place result in...

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  • Rossi takes tough win

    03 June 2005

    Rossi takes tough win

    Valentino Rossi has taken the win at his home Grand Prix in Mugello, Italy, after one of the most exciting and close races of the season. Rossi initially got off to a bad start dropping down to...

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  • MotoGP: Mugello

    03 June 2005

    MotoGP: Mugello

    250cc GP free practice: 1. Porto 1:54.444. 2. Lorenzo 1:54.726. 3. Stoner 1:54.745. 4. De Angelis 1:55.075. 5. De Puniet 1:55.196. 6. Pedrosa 1:55.548. 7. Barbera 1:55.626. 8. Ballerini...

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  • Rossi on Mugello pole

    03 June 2005

    Rossi on Mugello pole

    Valentino Rossi has taken pole position for his home grand prix at Mugello Italy. Rossi spent most of the session getting race settings and waited right to the last moment to set his fastest lap...

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  • Jacque/Checa in for GPs

    27 May 2005

    Jacque/Checa in for GPs

    Olivier Jacque and David Checa will both race at the next round of the MotoGP championship at Mugello as replacements for the injured Alex Hoffmann and Toni Elias. Jacque has raced for the factory...

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  • MotoGP: Le Mans test

    13 May 2005

    MotoGP: Le Mans test

    Many of the MotoGP teams took part in a two-day test at Le Mans in France, immediately following the French GP. After three days of wet racing, the riders started late in the morning to take...

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  • Rossi on Le Mans pole

    13 May 2005

    Rossi on Le Mans pole

    Valentino Rossi has put himself on pole position for Sunday's Le Mans GP after setting his best laps in the closing seconds of the session. Rossi's team mate Colin Edwards was holding a solid pole in...

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  • Edwards tops 1st session

    13 May 2005

    Edwards tops 1st session

    Colin Edwards has topped the first practice session for the French GP at an overcast Le Mans circuit. The track was barely dry and riders struggled to get anywhere near lap record pace. Edwards took...

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  • Barros tops first day

    13 May 2005

    Barros tops first day

    Alex Barros is the fastest man on the opening day of the Le Mans GP after putting in the top lap in the second practice session of the day, shortly before the rain came down heavily. The session...

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  • Brivio denies F1 quote

    13 May 2005

    Brivio denies F1 quote

    Valentino Rossi’s team boss Davide Brivio has denied reports that he said the Italian World Champion would be heading to Formula 1 in 2007. Rossi has recently committed to spending another year...

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  • Le Mans win for Rossi

    13 May 2005

    Le Mans win for Rossi

    Valentino Rossi has taken the win at Le Mans after fighting off a concerted effort by Sete Gibernau to take the lead. Rossi started from pole position but made a mistake at the lights and slipped to...

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  • Exclusive Rossi shots

    06 May 2005

    Exclusive Rossi shots

    These exclusive pictures show just how Valentino Rossi prepared for his win at the brand new Shanghai circuit. Rossi took to the track on the paddock scooter to learn the curves and check out the...

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  • Rossi wins in Shanghai

    01 May 2005

    Rossi wins in Shanghai

    Valentino Rossi has won the first ever Chinese GP at a rain soaked Shanghai track with Olivier Jacque taking an impressive second place for Kawasaki. Jacque was the only rider able to keep up with...

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  • Gibernau on China pole

    29 April 2005

    Gibernau on China pole

    Sete Gibernau looks set to try and make up for crashing out in the last round of the MotoGP world championsip after taking pole position for Sunday's Shanghai GP. The Spanish rider has stayed near...

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  • China GP: Hayden fastest

    29 April 2005

    China GP: Hayden fastest

    Nicky Hayden set the fastest time on the opening day of the first ever Chinese GP. The Factory Honda rider set his best lap in the opening practice session with a 2:02.327, leaving Movistar Honda...

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  • Ducati deal at Mugello GP

    22 April 2005

    Ducati deal at Mugello GP

    Ducati has organised special tickets and seating for fans at the factory's home GP at Mugello on June 5, 2005. Ducati Grandstand tickets are now on sale for the race, which includes seating at the...

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  • Tamada to miss Shanghai

    22 April 2005

    Tamada to miss Shanghai

    Makoto Tamada will not race at this weekends Chinese GP due to a wrist injury from the previous round at Estoril. Tamada, who rides for the Kinica Honda squad, broke a bone in his wrist during a fall...

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  • Barros takes pole

    15 April 2005

    Alex Barros has made a clean sweep of the pre race sessions at the Estoril GP. The Brazilian topped all three free practice sessions then went on to take pole position in the qualifying session. He finished the final session with a best lap of 1:37.202, knocking Sete Gibernau in to second place by .127 seconds. Carlos Checa put in a good final session to take third place on the gid while current...

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  • Sold: Rossi's race bike

    15 April 2005

    Sold: Rossi's race bike

    A Cagiva Mito 125 raced by a certain Valentino Rossi has been auctioned for charity, with a winning bid of 22660 Euros (£15,413). The bike, which he used to win the Italian 125 production...

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  • Barros wins at Estoril

    15 April 2005

    Barros wins at Estoril

    The first win for the Honda team in 2005 has come from GP veteran Alex Barros, at the second round at Estoril in Portugal. Barros took the win on the Camel Honda RCV, from the Yamaha of Valentino...

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  • Barros tops first practice

    15 April 2005

    Barros tops first practice

    Alex Barros was fastest in the opening practice session for the Estoril GP in the first free practice session on Friday morning. The Brazilian left the previous round in Jerez far from happy with his...

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  • Barros stays on top

    15 April 2005

    Barros stays on top

    Alex Barros has continued his domination of the second round of the MotoGP World championship by setting the fastest lap in the second free practice session. After setting the fastest time in the...

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  • Bid for GP VIP passes

    15 April 2005

    Bid for GP VIP passes

    Bid now for your chance to rub shoulders with the stars of MotoGP at the Shanghai round from Friday April 29. Dorna have given two VIP passes to MCN's favourite charity - Riders For Health. Now you...

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  • MotoGP testing at Estoril

    15 April 2005

    MotoGP testing at Estoril

    Following the second round of the MotoGP championship at Estoril on April 17, 2005, nine of the riders returned to the Portuguese track the following day to perform further testing. Former 250cc...

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  • MotoGP: Jerez Friday

    08 April 2005

    MotoGP: Jerez Friday

    125cc Qualifying 1: 1. SImoncelli 1:46.996. 2. Pasini 1:47.397. 3. Luthi 1:47.747. 4. Kallio 1:47.934. 5. Lai 1:48.277. 6. Talmacsi 1:48.286. 7. Faubel 1:48.611. 8. De Rosa 1:48.632. 9.

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  • Day of Champs tickets

    08 April 2005

    Day of Champs tickets

    Tickets for the annual Day of Champions event on the eve of the British GP have gone on sale. It's on Thursday, July 21 at Donington Park and will raise funds for MCN's favourite charity - Riders For...

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  • Rossi rules Jerez MotoGP

    08 April 2005

    Rossi rules Jerez MotoGP

    250cc results: 1. Pedrosa 2. Porto 3. De Angelis. 4. Dovizioso. 5. Barbera. 6. Lorenzo. 7. Locatelli. 8. Debon. 9. Corsi. 10. Giansanti. 11. Davies. 12. Rous. 13. Baldolini. 14.

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  • Hofmann slips up

    08 April 2005

    Hofmann slips up

    Kawasaki MotoGP rider Alex Hofmann high-sided his ZX-RR in front of a huge crowd at a pre race exhibition in Estoril, breaking a bone in his wrist forcing him to sit out the race. Hofmann turned out...

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