MotoGP Features

08/17/2004 - 00:00

Visually Brno appears challenging with many long radius medium-speed turns and medium-length straights which lends the Brno Automotodrom to being one of the easier circuits technically speaking - on the 16 round MotoGP calendar.

07/22/2004 - 00:00

World championship leader Valentino Rossi believes Sete Gibernau is his toughest rival for the 2004 world championship - but that Max Biaggi has a quicker bike.

07/22/2004 - 00:00

Aprilia's Shane Byrne starts the second half of a 'character building' rookie MotoGP season with his home event, the British Grand Prix, this weekend at Donington Park.

07/21/2004 - 00:00

The Fuchs Kawasaki pit box was a popular place to visit during last weekend's Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, with the team playing host to riders from the German Red Bull Rookies Cup and Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Interior and Sports, Ute Vogt.

07/15/2004 - 00:00

With all MotoGP teams using radios in the pits due to the deafening sound of the MotoGP bikes, no-one has cottoned onto the idea of using the now legal-for-three-seasons rider to pits radio possibility... except Team Roberts: and some interesting figures have come out of it.

07/14/2004 - 00:00

With no disrespect to Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau, Makoto Tamada's Rio victory came at a perfect time - not only for the smiling Japanese, his Camel Honda team and Bridgestone tyres - but also for MotoGP in general.

07/12/2004 - 00:00

The tight and twisty nature of Sachsenring lends itself to close racing. This is partially influenced by its rather short overall length - only just scraping in on the minimum allowed distance to host a MotoGP race - while the looping layout itself has the reputation of making passing moves on fellow competitors difficult even at the best of times.

06/29/2004 - 00:00

Although it was resurfaced only four years ago, the Rio de Janeiro circuit doesn't have a reputation for offering the traction one would hope for while racing a 240-plus horsepower machine...

06/24/2004 - 00:00

The Men and Motors TV magazine, Bikes Aloud is now available on DVD and Crash.net has ten copies to give away.

06/23/2004 - 00:00

In the English University City of Oxford they have just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Dr Roger Bannister running one mile in under four minutes.

06/22/2004 - 00:00

Part of the perennial success and popularity of the Assen event is its ability to modernise its facilities and layout without losing one iota of its unique character and appeal, to riders and fans alike.

06/09/2004 - 00:00

With an average lap speed of almost 160kmph, Catalunya is another of the faster tracks on the MotoGP calendar, with a 1.047km long main straight and a fulsome 4.727km overall length.

05/28/2004 - 00:00

Located in the beautiful Tuscan hills, Mugello boasts a sequence of undulating medium to high-speed corners combined with a straight where even the former 500cc two-strokes were capable of achieving 315kmh... but last year Ducati's Loris Capirossi hit 332.4kph - a mark expected to be 'easily' beaten this year.

05/25/2004 - 00:00

Ducati has announced that they will produce a limited edition road legal version of their Desmosedici MotoGP prototype, ready for 2006.

05/21/2004 - 00:00

Earlier this week BMW unveiled its first Superbike, the 1157cc inline four-cylinder K1200 S (pictured) which, at 160bhp, is the most powerful motorcycle the company has ever produced.

05/17/2004 - 00:00

In an added twist to the thorny issue of who gets factory Honda machinery, the satellite Camel Honda team has today announced that Max Biaggi will receive Repsol backing for the rest of the season.

05/13/2004 - 00:00

Makoto Tamada may carry the hopes of the Honda and the Japanese sporting nation on his shoulders, but it seems such pressure does little to change his positive attitude to grand prix racing and life in general.

05/12/2004 - 00:00

The 4.180 km Le Mans circuit has hosted the French GP for the past four years and has always provided a challenge to those wishing to take the ultimate prize.

05/04/2004 - 00:00

Former 500cc world champions Wayne Rainey and Eddie Lawson returned to the racetrack together last weekend, when they dominated the 'World Superkart' event at Laguna Seca.

04/28/2004 - 00:00

For some time Jerez, Spain has signified the beginning of the European leg of the MotoGP world championship and for 2004 the state of play remains the same, despite Jerez being the second round this time round rather than the third.

04/19/2004 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi's superb victory at Welkom may mark the start of a new era in MotoGP, where the recent emphasis upon exotic technology is replaced by a realisation that, however great the machine, it's the rider that's most important.

04/15/2004 - 00:00

2004 will see Jeremy McWilliams return to Aprilia, after two-years at Proton Team KR, to ride the Noale based company's fearsome RS Cube - a machine that has already left the Ulsterman with two broken ribs.

04/15/2004 - 00:00

This Sunday will see reigning British Superbike champion Shane Byrne make his MotoGP race debut aboard the Aprilia RS Cube - a machine which 'Shakey' admits scared him at first, despite a dedicated PlayStation programme to learn new tracks!

04/15/2004 - 00:00

This weekend in South Africa, Neil Hodgson will make his return to the premier GP class, on a d'Antin run Ducati, nine years after he rode as a privateer in the then 500cc world championship.