MotoGP News

02/13/2003 - 00:00

In something of a surprise move, Suzuki's all-new GSV-R MotoGP machine made its public debut at the Suzuka circuit in Japan yesterday [Wednesday].

02/12/2003 - 00:00

16-year-old Chaz Davies is still searching for a school near Mugello that will allow him to take six GCSE exams - over four days - whilst competing in the 250cc Italian Grand Prix.

02/12/2003 - 00:00

50 employees, made up of 30 from the Borgo Panigale factory plus 20 representing the six Ducati worldwide subsidiaries, have been given an opportunity to experience the launch of the Ducati Marlboro Team, this Friday, February 14th.

The lucky 'winners' were chosen in a draw on Monday 10th February. A Ducati coach will take the group directly to the FilaForum, Milan, where the launch will take place...

02/12/2003 - 00:00

After being in a class of his own on day one at Barcelona, Alex Barros found himself under more pressure from the retuning Carlos Checa on day two - but responded with a lap 0.5secs inside the pole time from last year's GP.

02/10/2003 - 00:00

Alex Barros utterly destroyed his Yamaha team-mates during day one of testing at Barcelona today, setting a best time 1.3secs clear of the next nearest rider as the M1 stars finally benefited from favourable weather.

The Brazilian's 1min 44.8secs best effort came during a 52 lap run and again illustrates just what a force to reckon with he'll be in MotoGP this season.

Barros and Checa are currently Yamaha's star riders, but the Spaniard crashed heavily today and so again handed the initia

02/10/2003 - 00:00

Carlos Checa crashed out of today's Yamaha Team test in Barcelona, Spain, not long after he took to the track.

02/07/2003 - 00:00

Team Suzuki riders Kenny Roberts Jr. and John Hopkins concluded a week of testing at Australia's Phillip Island GP circuit today [Friday], with their all-new GSV-R racer growing up fast - and easily going faster than the previous version.

02/06/2003 - 00:00

Reigning British 125cc Championship Chris Martin will take on the World this season following the announcement of his graduation to eighth litre GP racing.

02/06/2003 - 00:00

As if he hasn't got enough on his mind with the 250cc grand prix season approaching fast, 15-year-old Chaz Davies is frantically trying to find a school in Italy where he can take some of his GCSE exams during the summer.

The problem is the day after riding in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello [pictured] in May, the Welsh Schoolboy is due to sit down and take at least two vital GCSE exams - but he will not be able to get home in time. Hence the plea to an Italian school.

02/06/2003 - 00:00

Ulsterman Jeremy McWilliams switches to four wheels when he drives in the Ulster Rallycross Superprix on 29 March, a week before the opening grand prix of the season in Japan.

02/06/2003 - 00:00

Colin Edwards today proved he has the speed to back up his podium predictions by matching the pole pace at the season ending Valencia Grand Prix.

02/05/2003 - 00:00

The Alice Aprilia team began a two-day test at Valencia today under difficult conditions, with damp windy weather combining with the rubber put down by recent F1 tests to create a truly slippery surface.

02/05/2003 - 00:00

2000 World Champion Kenny Roberts Jr and his Suzuki team are currently testing the all-new GSV-R MotoGP machine in Phillip Island, as the American and his countryman John Hopkins seek the breakthrough that will take the fight to the pace setting Hondas.

02/05/2003 - 00:00

Chris Burns is taking no chances about his fitness as he prepares for the biggest challenge of his life - riding in the MotoGP World Championship for Harris WCM.

02/04/2003 - 00:00

Honda held its annual pre-season get-together and launch in front of a select group of guests and media in Tokyo this week, and vowed to its MotoGP rivals that it would not rest in trying to make the all-conquering RC211V even better than it was last year.

01/31/2003 - 00:00

The FIM has today released an updated version of the 2003 entry list for the MotoGP World Championship. The changes to the December list are as follows...

01/31/2003 - 00:00

The mouth-watering build-up to the 2003 MotoGP World Championship comes to an exciting climax on the 15-16th March, when a full complement of teams and riders descends on the Circuit de Catalunya for a unique opportunity to lock horns ahead of the first round of the season.

01/31/2003 - 00:00

The upcoming Test at Catalunya will represent the first stage of a new for 2003 challenge - the BMW Award for the MotoGP Best Qualifier.

01/31/2003 - 00:00

The FIM has today released an updated version of the 2003 entry list for the 250cc World Championship.

The changes to the list released on the 13th of December are that Sebastien Porto will now receive Telefonica Movistar backing for what was previously just called Honda Puig, while Randy de Puniet has changed his race number from 7 to 17 and has gained Safilo Oxydo backing...

01/31/2003 - 00:00

The FIM has today released an updated version of the 2003 entry list for the 125cc World Championship. The changes are as follows...

01/30/2003 - 00:00

Alex Barros' pre-season testing performances have proved the Brazilian MotoGP veteran will surely by one of Valentino Rossi's biggest challengers in the season ahead.

Having left the Honda Pons team after HRC were unable to provide first class machinery for the year ahead, the 32 year old joined the Gauloises Tech 3 Yamaha outfit - with the promise of factory machinery equal to that of the official Fortuna squad.

01/28/2003 - 00:00

JT International and the Honda Pons team have revealed the birth of a new partnership that will see the tobacco giant's Camel brand holding title sponsorship rights of the MotoGP operation for the next three years.

01/28/2003 - 00:00

Alex Barros thrilled his new Gauloises Tech 3 team by topping the times at the Valencia Yamaha pre-season test - recording a best lap a second quicker than he'd managed in 2002 on an RCV.

01/27/2003 - 00:00

Former 125cc World Champion Manuel Poggiali set a stunning pace on his 250 debut at Jerez last week, comfortably lapping inside pole position pace on his ex-Marco Melandri RS Aprilia.

Despite less than ideal conditions the former Gilera rider clocked a best time of 1min 44.4secs - 0.403secs faster than 2002 Spanish Grand Prix pole sitter Franco Battaini, and 0.843secs faster than Fonsi Nieto's fastest race lap.