MotoGP News

Capirossi top two-stroke in third place.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

Italian Loris Capirossi secured his first podium finish of the season when he finished a battling third in the Africa's Grand Prix at Welkom this afternoon, (Sunday).

Weekend OK for Red Bull Yamaha team.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

The Red Bull Yamaha duo of Garry McCoy and John Hopkins had an OK weekend at the Welkom circuit in South Africa, finishing tenth and fourteenth respectively.

Ukawa takes last gasp thriller in South Africa.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

After a race-long battle between the two Honda factory four-stroke riders, it was Japan's Tohru Ukawa who emerged victorious in front of World Champion Valentino Rossi.

Race goes bad for charging Proton riders.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

Proton Team KR riders Nobuatsu Aoki and Jeremy McWilliams faced bitter disappointment at today's South African GP, with neither finishing a race where they had high hopes of taking full benefit of their lightweight three-cylinder Proton KR3 machines' strong points.

Race Result: Africa's GP - 125cc.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

Full results from today's African Grand Prix.

1.1 Manuel Poggiali RSM Gilera Racing
2.21 Arnaud Vincent FRA Imola Circuit Exalt Cycle Race +0.27s
3.26 Daniel Pedrosa SPA Telefonica Movistar jnr Team +0.86s

Marlboro Yamaha men fifth and ninth at Welkom.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

Marlboro Yamaha Team riders Carlos Checa and Max Biaggi rode their YZR-M1s to fifth and ninth in today's red hot Welkom GP, round two of the new-look MotoGP World Championship.

Ukawa takes his first win in MotoGP class.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

Tohru Ukawa won Africa's Grand Prix today despite the race seeming to be Rossi's for the taking. The Repsol Honda pair dominated the race from start to finish, Ukawa barely challenging Rossi's lead until the Italian gave him a chance to shine.

Poggiali wins in South Africa.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

World Champion Manuel Poggiali put in a big effort to win Africa's Grand Prix, showing the ability of both himself and his Gilera bike in difficult conditions.

Race Result: Africa's GP - MotoGP.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

Full results of today's African Grand Prix at Welkom.
1. 11 Tohtu Ukawa JPN REPSOL Honda Team
2. 46 Valentino Rossi ITA REPSOL Honda Team +0.932s
3. 65 Loris Capirossi ITA West Honda Pons+8.259s

Race Results: Africa's GP - 250cc.
04/21/2002 - 00:00

Full results of today's African Grand Prix at Welkom.
1. 3 Marco Melandri ITA MS Aprilia Racing
2. 21 Franco Battaini ITA Imola Circuit Exalt Cycle Race+2.962s
3. 10 Fonsi Nieto SPA Telefonica Movistar - Repsol YPF +5.213s

Bumpy conditions test riders' skills to the limit.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

It was again a blisteringly hot day at the Phakisa Freeway circuit in South Africa as the final day of qualifying sessions took place around the 4,242m track. The heat means that the tyres are being seriously tested, and finding a good compound is going to be crucial to be able to last the whole race.

Marlboro Yamaha men chase the Welkom pace.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Marlboro Yamaha Team riders Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa were in fine form at sun-baked Welkom this afternoon, qualifying their YZR-M1s fourth and seventh fastest for tomorrow's Africa's Grand Prix, round two of the new-look MotoGP World Championship.

MotoGP Qualifying Practice 2.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Full results of the second Qualifying Practice for Africa's Grand Prix.

Proton riders confident at friendly Welkom track.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Proton Team KR riders Nobuatsu Aoki and Jeremy McWilliams slashed their lap times today in the final session for tomorrow's South African GP, keeping their lightweight three-cylinder 500cc two-strokes up with the closely-matched pack of two-stroke and 990cc four-stroke opposition at one of the circuits where they can really use the advantages of the Proton KR3 machine.

Capirossi second in South Africa.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Italian Loris Capirossi fought another tremendous qualifying battle with his great rival Valentino Rossi to start from the front row of the grid for the Africa's Grand Prix at Welkom, tomorrow (Sunday).

Rossi does it again!
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Within ten minutes of the second qualifying practice for Africa's Grand Prix, Valentino Rossi had smashed the time set by Capirossi the previous day and set the trend for the session.

125cc Qualifying Practice 2.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Full results of the second Qualifying Practice for Africa's Grand Prix.

250cc Qualifying Practice 2.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Full results of the second Qualifying Practice for Africa's Grand Prix.

Suzukis tame the bumps at Welkom.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Team Telef?nica MoviStar Suzuki rider Kenny Roberts Jr set sixth-fastest time during today's first qualifying session for Sunday's South African GP, putting the new four-stroke GSV-R Suzuki in a threatening second-row position on the provisional starting grid.

Capirossi sets fastest time at a bumpy circuit.
04/20/2002 - 00:00

Loris Capirossi and the West Honda Pons team were right in the middle of the action at the first day's practice of the South African Grand Prix, the second round of the World Motorcycling Championship.

Honda take top-4 places in 1st MotoGP qualifying.
04/19/2002 - 00:00

The Welkom circuit is tough on both the riders and the bikes, with the bumpy track surface being mentally draining due to concentration and physically demanding to remain on the bikes.

MotoGP Qualifying Practice 1.
04/19/2002 - 00:00

Full results of the first Qualifying Practice for Africa's Grand Prix.

Poggiali clinches provisional pole in 125cc class.
04/19/2002 - 00:00

With not a cloud in the sky and a temperature of 30.5 degrees centigrade, Africa's Grand Prix weekend kicked off this morning with the first qualifying practice session for the 125cc bikes.

250cc Qualifying Practice 1.
04/19/2002 - 00:00

Full results of the first Qualifying Practice for Africa's Grand Prix.

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