MotoGP

  • 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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  • MotoGP: Saturday

    08 April 2005

    MotoGP: Saturday

    Valentino Rossi has taken pole position for the first round of the 2005 MotoGP championship at Jerez with a stunning 1:39.419 lap, around two seconds quicker than the fastest time in practice. Rossi...

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  • Blata delays GP debut

    01 April 2005

    Blata delays GP debut

    The WCM Blata V6 will now make its debut at the Brno GP, rather than at the opening round at Jerez this weekend, with the team running the four cylinder bikes from 2004 until then. "We now plan...

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  • Hayden tops Jerez test

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • Catalunya GP test: Day 2

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • Catalunya GP test: day 1

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • GPs wave the white flag

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • Catalunya GP test: Day 3

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • New sponsor for Davies

    11 March 2005

    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...

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  • Rossi tops Yamaha test

    11 March 2005

    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...

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  • GP season kicks off

    11 March 2005

    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...

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  • Catalunya tests: 250GP

    11 March 2005

    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...

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  • KTM delay 250GP debut

    11 March 2005

    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...

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  • Byrne back on track

    04 March 2005

    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...

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  • Rossi unveils new colours

    04 March 2005

    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...

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  • Hip-hop star backs WCM

    04 March 2005

    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)...

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  • Yamaha test: day two

    04 March 2005

    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...

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  • MotoGP racer for hire

    04 March 2005

    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...

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  • Tamada tops Qatar test

    04 March 2005

    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...

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  • Edwards tops damp test

    04 March 2005

    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...

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  • MotoGP testing: Day two

    01 March 2005

    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...

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  • Hayden heads Qatar test

    01 March 2005

    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...

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  • Official MotoGP entry list

    01 March 2005

    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...

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  • Rio GP out - Turkey in

    18 February 2005

    Rio GP out - Turkey in

    MotoGP will get another brand new track to add to its calendar for 2005 with the still to be completed Istanbul Autodrome securing a race for Turkey at the end of October. The surprise move came when...

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