MotoGP Interviews. Page 6



  • April 2004

    Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Nicky Hayden.
    12 April 2004: In an exclusive interview with Crash.net, Nicky Hayden, now entering his second season with Repsol Honda, talks about his rookie MotoGP year, being Valentino Rossi's team-mate, the difference between satellite and factory RC211Vs, the AMA, a US GP and much more...


  • March 2004

    Open article Q&A: Alex Hofmann.
    26 March 2004: Since his arrival on the grand prix scene in 1997, Alex Hofmann has proven his talents with a string of impressive results in all classes, but the 23-year-old German rider's rise to the premier racing series has literally been a rollercoaster ride through all the ups and downs of motorcycle racing.

  • Open article Q&A: Shinya Nakano.
    26 March 2004: Shinya Nakano burst onto the grand prix scene in impressive fashion in 1999, racking up five podium finishes in his debut season to finish fourth in the 250cc world championship and secure the Rookie of the Year award.

  • Open article Q&A: Harald Eckl (Kawasaki)
    26 March 2004: In 13 years of professional grand prix racing, Harald Eckl honed not only his skills as a rider, but also as a manager and racing engineer.


  • January 2004

    Open article Q&A: Valentino Rossi.
    23 January 2004: Tomorrow (Saturday) will see five-times world champion Valentino Rossi test the Yamaha YZR-M1 for the first time, during a three-day test in Sepang, Malaysia.


  • November 2003

    Open article Q&A: Yamaha on Rossi – part one.
    24 November 2003: In the first of three Q&A sessions with senior members of Yamaha, managing director of motor racing, Mr Lin Jarvis, reveals the massive impact of signing Valentino Rossi for the 2004 and 2005 seasons – while again confirming that Alex Barros is expected to stay alongside Marco Melandri.

  • Open article Q&A: Yamaha on Rossi – part two.
    24 November 2003: In the second of three Q&A sessions with senior members of Yamaha, team director of Yamaha's factory outfit, Davide Brivio, states that Rossi winning the 2004 world championship is unlikely, reveals the personnel changes made to accommodate the five-times world champion and also confirms that Rossi will ride the M1 for the first time on January 20th, following Honda's refusal to release the #46 early...

  • Open article Q&A: Yamaha on Rossi – part three.
    24 November 2003: In the final of three Q&A sessions with senior members of Yamaha, general manager of technology development division, Masao Furusawa, talks about the engineering issues currently being tackled to ensure Valentino Rossi can fight for victory in his very first race with Yamaha next April...


  • August 2003

    Open article Q&A: Sito Pons (Camel Pramac Pons)
    11 August 2003: With the three week MotoGP summer break nearing its conclusion, Sito Pons - General Manager of the Camel Pramac Pons team - talks about his riders' performances, his relationship with Honda, the exciting future of the world's premier two-wheeled championship and much more...


  • March 2003

    Open article EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Chaz Davies.
    18 March 2003: Chaz Davies became the youngest ever full time grand prix entrant in 2002, at just 15 years old, when – helped by Alberto Puig and Dorna - he signed for the CWF-Matteoni Aprilia team. Here, Chaz talks exclusively to Crash.net about the highs and lows of his rookie season, gives an insight into racing a GP bike, and reveals exactly what he admires about Valentino Rossi, Daijiro Kato and Colin Edwards.


  • February 2003

    Open article Q&A: Davide Brivio - Fortuna Yamaha Team Director.
    20 February 2003: Q: Are you pleased with Carlos' and Marco's performance in winter testing?

  • Open article Q&A: Ichiro Yoda - M1 Project Leader.
    20 February 2003: Q: Last year was a hugely important year in terms of development for Yamaha as the first year of racing the YZR-M1. Can you briefly describe the development stages that the M1 went through, and what was achieved at each stage, bringing us up-to-date?


  • January 2003

    Open article Q&A: Alex Barros.
    21 January 2003: Alex Barros, now firmly ensconced as a Yamaha rider for 2003, is touted among the favourites for the world title in 2003. In an exclusive for Crash Brazil, the Brazilian talks about his chance to run with a factory team, his hopes for the coming year and the absence of successors in Brazilian national bike racing....

  • Open article Q&A: Marco Melandri.
    9 January 2003: "I thought the engine braking would be stronger on the four-stroke but in fact it feels more similar to the 250. The biggest difference between the two is in the power delivery. With the four-stroke, the straight does not seem long enough!" - Marco Melandri


  • March 2002

    Open article Q&A: David Garcia - The Proton connection.
    11 March 2002: Reigning European 250 champion David Garcia joined Proton Team KR this year, as tester and back-up rider. The 23-year-old Spaniard from Almeria will not only test the continual stream of developments from the team's engineering base in England, but hopes also to race as a wild card entry at some GPs.


  • January 2002

    Open article Q&A: Ichiro Yoda - Yamaha YZR-M1 project leader.
    11 January 2002: Ichiro Yoda is the YZR-M1 project leader here he talks about the second generation M1 engine, his hopes for 2002 and a lot more...

  • Open article Q&A: Max Biaggi.
    11 January 2002: Yamaha rider Max Biaggi talks about the 2002 season, testing, the change to four-stroke machines and a lot more...
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