MotoGP News

06/05/2003 - 00:00

Crash.net, the first website to publish the uncompromising reports of Desiree Crossman, girlfriend of Suzuki star John 'Hopper' Hopkins, presents her latest report - from Mugello - venue for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix...

06/04/2003 - 00:00

Ducati Marlboro Team rider Troy Bayliss knows all about riding for the legendary Italian marque on home tarmac. Over the past three years the hard-riding Australian rode factory Dukes in Italian rounds of the World Superbike championship, receiving the plaudits of the fervently patriotic Ducatisti at Monza, Misano and Imola. And he knows this weekend is going to be just as wild.

"It's good to feel the crowd behind you, and I reckon they'll be making a bit of noise!" grinned Bayliss...

06/04/2003 - 00:00

The International Disciplinary Court has today (Wednesday) announced its verdict on the appeal by the WCM team over their disqualification from the South African (and subsequent) Grands Prix for alleged technical infringements...

06/04/2003 - 00:00

This weekend will be one of the biggest of Loris Capirossi's life. The Italian rider, who has been contesting and winning World Championships since 1990, knows all about racing in front of an appreciative home crowd. But he knows that the 2003 Italian GP will be like no other.

"This will be a great weekend for us - it's my home GP and it's Ducati's home GP," he says. "I have ridden for another Italian factory but this is Ducati and it's MotoGP, so it's very, very big!"

06/04/2003 - 00:00

Last year nearly 100,000 passionate fans packed the hillsides surrounding Mugello to witness Italian Marco Melandri win the 250cc race, then countryman Valentino Rossi sent the home crowd wild with his first Mugello premier class win.

06/04/2003 - 00:00

Austrian notebook manufacturer Gericom, who recently signed the rights to be the - wait for it - "Official Notebook of MotoGP for 2003 and 2004" (!) have given their backing to a new award within the MotoGP World Championship.

06/04/2003 - 00:00

The Italian Grand Prix is a very special one for Max Biaggi, who will ride in front of his home crowd and fan club.

06/04/2003 - 00:00

Team Suzuki hope to mark the fifth round of the 2003 season as another step forward for their fast-developing GSV-R racer. In Italy, top-level attention is again focused on getting the best from their fastest ever racer - and they're getting closer.

06/04/2003 - 00:00

After his second breathtaking win of 2003 at Le Mans two weeks ago, Sete Gibernau's challenge to reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi is gaining momentum as the season unfolds at the glorious Mugello facility in Italy's Tuscan Hills this weekend.

06/04/2003 - 00:00

The Ducati Marlboro Team comes home to Italy this weekend for what will be by far the biggest event of its debut MotoGP campaign - its first home GP for 30 years!

06/04/2003 - 00:00

Italian MotoGP riders Max Biaggi, Marco Melandri and Loris Capirossi put aside their racing leathers yesterday (Tuesday) to attend a short ceremony with Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic, at the Quirinale Palace in Rome.

Organised by the FMI (Italian Federation of Motorcycle Racing), the event was a celebration of Italy's success over the years in motorcycle racing. Italy currently boasts 150 MotoGP and 500cc class Grand Prix victories, making it the joint highest winn

06/04/2003 - 00:00

Taking your GCSE Exams is tough enough for any teenager but fitting them in round practice, qualifying and racing in one of International sports toughest arenas, the Italian Grand Prix is a pretty daunting prospect - just ask 16-year-old Schoolboy Chaz Davies.

Chaz, who is the youngest rider ever to score 250cc World Championship points, will actually take six of his GCSE exams in a special classroom at the Mugello circuit with an Italian teacher adjudicating throughout.

06/04/2003 - 00:00

The television companies were happy, the 75,000 crowd understood what was going on and Sete Gibernau took full advantage of the situation. Valentino Rossi did not complain but must have felt more than a little cheated, while Max Biaggi and Tohru Ukawa, for example, would have scored more points under the old system...

06/04/2003 - 00:00

The television companies were happy, the 75,000 crowd understood what was going on and Sete Gibernau took full advantage of the situation...

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.