MotoGP News

06/20/2003 - 00:00

250cc Grand Prix rider Chaz Davies is offering MotoGP fans the chance to win two VIP tickets for the British Grand Prix at Donington Park - and help support his career at the same time!

06/20/2003 - 00:00

A list of the special MotoGP items to be put on sale by eBay in the run up to the British Grand Prix at Donington Park has been released.

06/19/2003 - 00:00

The Kawasaki Racing Team completed the second and final day of testing at Spain's Catalunya circuit on Tuesday, with both riders and technical staff satisfied with the progress made, in what was the first test run by new technical director Hamish Jamieson (pictured),

06/19/2003 - 00:00

In the latest of his reports on Crash.net, rising Motorcycle Grand Prix star Chaz Davies reviews round six of the 250cc series, the Catalan Grand Prix, at Barcelona...

06/19/2003 - 00:00

In the latest of his reports on Crash.net, rising Motorcycle Grand Prix star Chaz Davies reviews round six of the 250cc series, the Catalan Grand Prix, at Barcelona...

06/19/2003 - 00:00

The 11th Day of Champions, to be held at Donington Park on Thursday July 10th, looks set to be one of the most eagerly anticipated ever - with the proven mix of day long action followed by an auction of one-off motorsport prizes set to reach new heights in 2003.

06/19/2003 - 00:00

With Wednesday's tragic accident fresh in their minds, the d'Ant?n Yamaha Team finally received some good news today when they were informed that team member V?ctor Fern?ndez Avil?s has been discharged from intensive care.

06/19/2003 - 00:00

Team Suzuki rider Kenny Roberts Jr has been ruled out of next weekend's Dutch TT at Assen, after doctors in the USA diagnosed more extensive internal injuries than first suspected.

Roberts, who won the 500cc World Championship in 2000, sustained the injuries when he collided with team-mate John Hopkins in the early stages of the Italian GP, on June 8.

06/19/2003 - 00:00

A tragic accident has cost the life of a D'Antin Yamaha team member on the journey back from Sunday's Catalan Grand Prix.

Having arrived at the team's central base, an industrial park in a town near Madrid, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the hospitality unit personnel decided to sleep in the bus - as they would do during a GP weekend.

06/19/2003 - 00:00

Akira Yanagawa will be detained in hospital in Spain until the weekend, after being diagnosed with two compressed vertebrae and ligament damage in his neck following his first lap crash in Sunday's Catalan Grand Prix.

The Japanese rider, making his second wild-card appearance of the season for Kawasaki, was the unfortunate victim of a collision between his team-mate Andrew Pitt and Proton Team KR rider Jeremy McWilliams, just 30 seconds into Sunday's race.

06/18/2003 - 00:00

Sources at last weekend's Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona suggest that MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi and his advisers have started talking to Honda about a new contract for 2004 and beyond.

Rossi's current contract runs out at the end of this year, and the Italian admitted on Thursday that he wanted to sort out a new contract as soon as possible so that he could concentrate on retaining his crown after the 2003 season proved to be more difficult than recent campaigns.

06/18/2003 - 00:00

Sources at last weekend's Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona suggest that MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi and his advisers have started talking to Honda about a new contract for 2004 and beyond.

Rossi's current contract runs out at the end of this year, and the Italian admitted on Thursday that he wanted to sort out a new contract as soon as possible so that he could concentrate on retaining his crown after the 2003 season proved to be more difficult than recent campaigns. Rossi also intim

06/18/2003 - 00:00

Australia's Ant West became the first Australian motorcycle racer in 21 years to finish on the podium in a 250cc grand prix world championship race, when he secured third position in Sunday's Catalunya Grand Prix.

06/18/2003 - 00:00

A home win is special at any time, but when it allows a rider to open up a significant points advantage in his or her respective championship, the success takes on extra meaning.

06/17/2003 - 00:00

Spanish World Champions Sito Pons and Angel Nieto were honoured in a special ceremony during last weekend's Catalan Grand Prix.

06/17/2003 - 00:00

Just one day after the dramatic MotoGP at the Circuit de Catalunya, Repsol Honda team-mates Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden were back at work at the Spanish circuit for a general test that had been scheduled some months ago.

06/16/2003 - 00:00

While his team-mate Loris Capirossi was celebrating victory from the top step of the Catalunya podium, Troy Bayliss endured a torrid race - running eighth in the early stages before an off track excursion dropped him to tenth at the flag.

"That's one of the hardest races I've ridden in my life, just as far as the heat goes," said the Aussie, who knows a bit about sweltering conditions. "Just finishing that one was almost like winning!"

06/16/2003 - 00:00

John Hopkins drew praise from his Suzuki team after overcoming pain and stiffness in gruelling hot conditions to bring the lone GSR-V home in 15th place, in Sunday's Catalan GP.

Still suffering back problems after he and team-mate Kenny Roberts Jr both crashed out of the Italian GP one week before, Hopkins put the pain out of his mind to concentrate on 25 exhausting laps of the Circuit de Catalunya.

06/16/2003 - 00:00

Carlos Checa gave the Fortuna Yamaha Team its best result of the 2003 season in one of the most thrilling MotoGP races since the introduction of the four-stroke championship. After a 25-lap race of paint swapping action the local hero completed the Catalan Grand Prix in fourth position - 0.068 seconds ahead of fellow Yamaha rider Shinya Nakano.

06/16/2003 - 00:00

Team Proton KR rider Nobuatsu Aoki claimed the brand new V5 four-stroke prototype's first finish in yesterday's punishingly hot Catalunyan GP, running consistently throughout to finish just one place out of the World Championship points.

06/16/2003 - 00:00

Loris Capirossi rode into Ducati history yesterday when he held off charging reigning champion Valentino Rossi to score the marques first ever premier-class victory.

The triumph came in just their sixth MotoGP class start - the Bologna based company having returned to GP racing this season after an absence of more than 30 years.

Capirossi's victory was also the first by an Italian rider on an Italian bike since Giacomo Agostini won the 1976 West German GP.

06/16/2003 - 00:00

Andrew Pitt found himself firmly in the firing line yesterday at Catalunya, when he missed his braking point at turn four of the first lap - ramming Jeremy McWilliams, before both torpedoed Pitt's Kawasaki team-mate Akira Yanagawa.

Yanagawa was knocked unconscious in the impact, and was later being checked for broken ribs while Pitt was left to make the long walk out of the gravel trap with a angry Ulsterman for company.

06/16/2003 - 00:00

Loris Capirossi made history for Ducati on Sunday as he rode the Desmosedici machine to its first ever MotoGP victory in scorching conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya.

After taking the holeshot at the first corner, Capirossi was relegated to second place by Valentino Rossi on the first lap and the World Champion looked to make an early escape...

06/16/2003 - 00:00

If Mugello provided excitement on a grand scale, Catalunya put MotoGP on a new plane for high drama and great deeds. Loris Capirossi won on a Ducati, with Valentino Rossi second and crowd favourite Sete Gibernau third.

But a mere race order can never begin to convey the amazing events that transpired under a Catalonian sun in front of 96,000 race fans...