MotoGP News

06/03/2003 - 00:00

The Fuchs Kawasaki Racing Team's ranks will be boosted by the addition of Alex Hofmann at Mugello this weekend, when the German wildcard joins regular riders Garry McCoy and Andrew Pitt for the Italian Grand Prix.

06/03/2003 - 00:00

In recent years, the Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia has developed into one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the MotoGP World Championship calendar - and the 2003 event promises to be no different.

06/03/2003 - 00:00

Following the recent statement issued by FIM president Francesco Zerbi during a press conference in Geneva last month, the respective commissions of the two principal road racing world championships have agreed to hold separate meetings to discuss proposals for possible changes to their rules.

06/03/2003 - 00:00

This weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello provides an extra reason for the Camel Pramac Honda Pons to believe in itself as a genuine candidate for victory, as the circuit rides high on its list of favoured venues.

06/03/2003 - 00:00

In recent years, the Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia has developed into one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the MotoGP World Championship calendar - and the 2003 event promises to be no different.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi, Marco Melandri and other MotoGP riders have been invited to meet the President of the Italian Republic, Mr. Azeglio Ciampi, tomorrow (Tuesday).

06/02/2003 - 00:00

Although they are being told nothing officially, the British-based WCM team are hoping to hear the verdict on Wednesday to their appeal to the FIM, after being banned from competing in the last three MotoGP races.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

Twenty-year-old Ravenna born Marco Melandri has impressed everyone with his strength and determination to race no matter what so far this year.

After a serious fall at the opening Japanese Grand Prix where he fractured his ankle in two places and chipped his femur, the Italian was forced to miss the first two races while he received physiotherapy in Italy.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

After an impressive first outing at the French GP, followed by a full day of successful testing, the all-new V5 four-stroke Proton KR racer is scheduled to make a full racing debut at this weekend's Italian GP at Mugello.

Riders Jeremy McWilliams and Nobuatsu Aoki both plan to race the newest four stroke on the block at the classic Italian circuit - part of the bold public development programme of the noisy new racer after its first time at a circuit only two weeks before.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

Following his impressive Kawasaki debut at Jerez, it has been announced that test rider Alex Hofmann will again join race regulars Garry McCoy and Andrew Pitt as a wild-card entry at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix, at Mugello.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

Having finished last year's World Championship in sixth position, it has been an inconsistent start to the 2003 season for Carlos Checa, who currently lies just sixteenth in the championship standings despite riding a full factory Yamaha.

The Catalan-born racer known in his home country as 'El Toro' could not find his usual form at the first two races of the season, finishing in tenth and ninth positions in Japan and Africa respectively.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

After a wasted weekend in Le Mans, where a wrong tyre selection left Shinya Nakano just 14th, the d'Ant?n Yamaha Team are desperate for a good result in Mugello, particularly after promising tests at the venue this year.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

Crash.net, the first website to bring the uncompromising reports of Desiree Crossman, girlfriend of Suzuki star John 'Hopper' Hopkins, to the motorsport world, presents her latest report where she highlights differences between her US homeland and the couple's Austrian base in Europe...

06/02/2003 - 00:00

The KTM-Red Bull team is full of confidence going into the Italian Grand Prix, at Mugello this Sunday, following the completion of a successful two day test.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

Mugello boasts a sequence of undulating medium to high-speed corners combined with a straight where even the former 500 two-strokes were capable of producing an outright top speed of 315kmh. The YZR-M1 took that benchmark up to 322kmh during the 2002 race.

06/02/2003 - 00:00

Mugello boasts a sequence of undulating medium to high-speed corners combined with a straight where even the former 500 two-strokes were capable of producing an outright top speed of 315kmh. The YZR-M1 took that benchmark up to 322kmh during the 2002 race.

05/31/2003 - 00:00

Sete Gibernau emerged triumphant from a thrilling showdown with Valentino Rossi in the second leg of a rain interrupted French Grand Prix on Sunday.

Rossi had established a clear lead in the early stages, but his efforts only served for pole in the second race. The Italian gave his all to pass Gibernau in leg two, even running off track in the final corner, but second still maintained his points lead, whilst Barros took his first podium since switching to Yamaha.

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05/31/2003 - 00:00

Sete Gibernau emerged triumphant from a thrilling showdown with Valentino Rossi in the second leg of a rain interrupted French Grand Prix at Le Mans on Sunday.

Rossi had established a clear lead in the early stages of the race but his efforts only served for pole position in the second race, due to the new restart (rather than aggregate results) rule, when rain began to fall after fourteen laps.

05/29/2003 - 00:00

Crash.net, the first website to bring the uncompromising reports of Desiree Crossman, girlfriend of Suzuki star John 'Hopper' Hopkins, to the motorsport world, presents her latest report - from Austria, where John's recovering from his Le Mans injuries...

05/29/2003 - 00:00

In the latest of his reports on Crash.net, rising Motorcycle Grand Prix star Chaz Davies reviews round four of the 250cc series, the French Grand Prix, at Le Mans...

05/29/2003 - 00:00

In the latest of his reports on Crash.net, rising Motorcycle Grand Prix star Chaz Davies reviews round four of the 250cc series, the French Grand Prix, at Le Mans.

05/29/2003 - 00:00

The MotoGP paddock and eBay, the worldwide web's on-line auction house, have launched a partnership to benefit the work in Africa undertaken by motorcycling's official charity, Riders for Health.

05/28/2003 - 00:00

Rumours in the Italian press are indicating that Valentino Rossi wants to start negotiations for his future services in two weeks time at Mugello.

The #46 is the undisputed King of MotoGP at the moment, and as such isn't short of offers for 2004. The decision to stay with Honda had looked like being an easy one - until the arrival of Ducati this season.

05/27/2003 - 00:00

Alex Criville, Spain's only premier class World Champion, has spoken of his pride at the Spanish domination of the French Grand Prix, Sete Gibernau winning the MotoGP race and following up victories from compatriots Toni Elias and Dani Pedrosa.