MotoGP News

10/30/2002 - 00:00

The first-ever four-stroke-based MotoGP World Championship draws to a close this weekend at Valencia, and Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa will be going flat out to finish the year with a third victory for the Marlboro Yamaha Team.

10/30/2002 - 00:00

This weekend, the 500cc two-strokes open the door of the last chance saloon in Valencia, as the final MotoGP race of the season gives them one more chance to beat the swanky new four-strokes.

10/30/2002 - 00:00

Carlos Checa was the star of the show at last year's Marlboro Valencia Grand Prix, but aims to go a little better this time around as the MotoGP season draws to a close in front of his home crowd.

10/30/2002 - 00:00

The Circuit Ricardo Tormo's impressive 150,000-seater grandstands are guaranteed to be full for the final round of the MotoGP season this weekend, as motorcycle racing returns to bike mad Valencia.

10/29/2002 - 00:00

Max Biaggi could hardly have enjoyed more contrasting fortunes at the last two grands prix, but needs to find his best form and fortune as the MotoGP season draws to a close in Spain this weekend.

10/29/2002 - 00:00

The debut MotoGP season comes to an end at Valencia this weekend, at the track that saw Suzuki's best result last year.

10/29/2002 - 00:00

The wild-card riders who will race in the Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valencia, scheduled at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo this weekend [3 November] have been named.

10/29/2002 - 00:00

This weekend Michelin aims to maintain its unbroken record in the new MotoGP World Championship - bike racing's fastest and most demanding race series.

10/28/2002 - 00:00

World Champion Valentino Rossi arrives in Valencia on the RC211V Repsol Honda this weekend leading an all-conquering four-stroke revolution which will once again provide the spark for a motorcycling fiesta on the Iberian peninsular.

After some problems in the two previous races, the 23-year-old Italian was back to his best in the last round at Phillip Island in Australia where he fought off the challenge of the in-form Brazilian Alex Barros.

10/28/2002 - 00:00

World Champion Valentino Rossi arrives in Valencia on the RC211V Repsol Honda this weekend leading an all-conquering four-stroke revolution which will once again provide the spark for a motorcycling fiesta on the Iberian peninsular.

After some problems in the two previous races, the 23-year-old Italian was back to his best in the last round at Phillip Island in Australia where he fought off the challenge of the in-form Brazilian Alex Barros.

10/25/2002 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi has stated that although he's taking part in the season ending Rally of Great Britain, he has no intension of leaving MotoGP to compete on four wheels - at least not in the near future.

10/24/2002 - 00:00

Troy Bayliss spent two days at the Valencia track in Spain yesterday and today getting to grips with the new Ducati Desmosedici prototype, with which the Australian rider will tackle his first MotoGP season next year.

10/24/2002 - 00:00

Ducati's all new Desmosedici will make its first appearance in public during the weekend of the Valencia GP, the final round of this year's MotoGP World Championship.

10/24/2002 - 00:00

MotoGP champ Valentino Rossi had his first taste of the car he will be driving in Network Q Rally of Great Britain, when he tested the Michelin-backed 206WRC on gravel roads in Italy today.

10/23/2002 - 00:00

The famous International Driving Centre at the Varano de' Melegari circuit in the province of Parma, Italy, run by ex-Formula 1 driver Andrea De Adamich, had an exceptional 'pupil' last week as the 2001 World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss completed a safe driving course.

The Ducati rider was enrolled in a two-day full-immersion in performance driving with the centre's instructors and the results were surprising to say the least...

10/22/2002 - 00:00

BSB race heroes John Reynolds and Niall Mackenzie are inviting Suzuki fans to join them at the Crescent Suzuki Performance Centre in Verwood, Dorset, to watch the last MotoGP of the season on November 3rd.

10/22/2002 - 00:00

Rumours from the Australian Grand Prix suggest that Alex Barros' heroic performances this season may have done enough for him to get the works Yamaha ride for next season alongside Carlos Checa.

While offering no names, MYT has confirmed to Crash.Net that they plan to make an announcement regarding who will replace Max Biaggi - and title sponsor Marlboro - at the season ending Valencia Grand Prix...

10/21/2002 - 00:00

Yesterday at Phillip Island, Valentino Rossi took not only his 50th race win in GP competition - but his 11th victory of a quite outstanding season, putting him on target to match fellow Honda Hero Mick Doohan's record for wins in a year.

That chance will come at Valencia in two weeks time when he has the chance to not only take his twelfth victory, but also break the record single-season points score in the premier class of racing.

10/21/2002 - 00:00

No-one can ever accuse Alex Barros of settling for second, and yesterday was no exception as the Brazilian went all out for victory on the final lap of the Australian Grand Prix - but his brave out braking manoeuvre (pictured) went wrong...

10/21/2002 - 00:00

Kenny Roberts Sr, Team Owner of the Proton KR team is preparing to take drastic action in his quest to get his riders, Jeremy McWilliams and Nobu Aoki, the race results they deserve, while also deducing why the KR3's going so well now.

"I know what I have to do ... buy the (Phillip Island) track and redesign it without the straight. Then we'd be winning," joked the multi world champion, whose riders qualified first and third on the grid.

10/21/2002 - 00:00

New South Wales rider Andrew Pitt was just two places out of the World Championship points in his second GP finish, claiming 17th place in yesterday's Australian GP and setting a best lap time just 2.6secs behind race winner Valentino Rossi.

However, while Team manager Harald Eckl - the man Pitt needs to impress if he's to get a full time ride with Team Green next year - was pleased with the Aussie's race showing, he expressed concern that Pitt's slower on new tyres than old...

10/21/2002 - 00:00

Jurgen van den Goorbergh was delighted to be top two stroke - and challenging for a podium finish - in Australia, after some difficult races in his 2002 campaign.

10/21/2002 - 00:00

Daijiro Kato out-dragged the two stroke of Jurgen van den Goorbergh across the line by less than a tenth of a second to take fourth place in yesterday's Australian Grand Prix.

10/21/2002 - 00:00

In only his second outing on the YZR-M1, Olivier Jacque crossed the line in an excellent eighth, but only after some Do-It-Yourself fairing modifications were needed at nearly 300kmh.