MotoGP Features

Yamaha setup report - Valencia.
09/19/2001 - 00:00

After dominating the 2000 Portuguese Grand Prix Red Bull Yamaha's Garry McCoy (pictured) followed through with the first back-to-back MotoGP win in 22 races last year, when he took victory in the final round of the European leg of the championship by five seconds over Kenny Roberts.

The dawn of a new era.
09/05/2001 - 00:00

The next couple of weeks should tell us much about the dawn of a new era for the MotoGP 500cc class. In Estoril this weekend or at the latest in Va

Yamaha setup report - Estoril.
08/31/2001 - 00:00

In his most dominating performance yet, Australian Garry McCoy not only snatched pole in the final minute of qualifying for the 2000 Portuguese Mot

Sun tan oil or Suzuka?
08/23/2001 - 00:00

West Honda Pons teammates Alex Barros and Loris Capirossi have spent the last four weeks since the German Grand Prix very differently; Capirossi's

Yamaha setup report - Brno.
08/01/2001 - 00:00

With six Czech MotoGP wins already under his belt it could be said that Marlboro Yamaha's Max Biaggi likes the consistent twists and turns of the 5

Yamaha setup report - Sachsenring.
07/18/2001 - 00:00

The tight and twisty nature of the Sachsenring lends itself to close racing, partially because it's rather short length - only just scraping in on

Sachsenring - a long way from home.
07/18/2001 - 00:00

In 1937, a Scotsman was killed while plying his dangerous trade a long way from home on a stretch of road deep in the heart of a German forest near

FIM announce provisional calendar for 2002.
07/18/2001 - 00:00

Following consultation with Dorna Sports, FIM President Francesco Zerbi has announced the pre-calendar for the 2002 Road Racing World Championship.

Yamaha setup report - Donington.
07/05/2001 - 00:00

For Yamaha Donington has been a challenging circuit, but the motorcycling giant has had its fair share of race wins at the picturesque venue - four

MotoGP 500 - Half Term School Report.
07/04/2001 - 00:00

With the MotoGP season approaching it's halfway stage at Donington Park on Sunday, here's a 'school report' on how the riders have fared so far - i

Moody's Blue: Assen painted Irish green.
07/02/2001 - 00:00

'There is life in the old dog yet' and 'Every dog has his day' were the expressions being bounded around the paddock after the three Dutch TT races

Sounds of the future.
06/27/2001 - 00:00

It may not have been quite that distinctive wail that the previous evening had brought memories flooding back of the Sixties, but the roar that reb

Moody's Blue: Ding-a-ling-a-ling! round two....
06/20/2001 - 00:00

We saw Japan, now Catalunya... so let's cut to the chase about the fight between Max and Valentino.

I have it confirmed to me how it all sta

06/14/2001 - 00:00

It was certainly fast and extremely dangerous on that main straight at Mugello. The West Honda Pons duo of Alex Barros and Loris Capirossi were tim

Village people replace car boot sale.
05/30/2001 - 00:00

When Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone visited a MotoGP paddock around ten years ago he was alleged to have commented it looked more like the s

Moody's Blue: All change.
05/23/2001 - 00:00

Motorcycle racing at the top level got just what it needed in France, with some fresh faces on the podium at either end of the spectrum. Daijiro Ka

Trainer 'martials' Barros' career turnaround.
05/17/2001 - 00:00

In March last year Alex Barros was just about hanging onto his grand prix status. The respected and experienced Brazilian's only grand prix victory

Mission One: Introducing Yamaha's awesome YZR-M1.
05/14/2001 - 00:00

Yamaha's YZR-M1 broke cover in Europe last week when riders Max Biaggi, John Kocinski, Norihiko Fujiwara and Kyoji Namba spent three days at the It

Moody's Blue: All arms and elbows.
04/16/2001 - 00:00

So the first race has already been and gone, and the gauntlets thrown down, but the trouble with these early races is that they are never a 100 per

Media mayhem as Capirossi hopes go West.
04/13/2001 - 00:00

Sixty three pages rattled through the typically efficient high speed Japanese fax into the press room at Suzuka on Sunday evening - and everyone of

Honda: 500 Motorcycle Grand Prix wins.
04/11/2001 - 00:00

Honda reached a glorious landmark with its 500th Motorcycle Grand Prix victory in Suzuka last Sunday, setting a record unmatched by any manufacture

Moody's Blue: Riding with Randy.
12/12/2000 - 00:00

I'm hardly the strongest bloke in the world, but my power-to-weight ratio is actually pretty good as living in the country and

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