MotoGP Race Reports

Porto, Italian 250GP, 2004
06/06/2004 - 00:00

Sebasti?n Porto took his first win of the season and the second of his career in today's 250cc Italian Grand Prix, completing a near perfect weekend that saw him also claim pole position and the fastest lap of the race.

Locatelli, Italian 125GP, 2004
06/06/2004 - 00:00

Roberto Locatelli took an emotional home victory in the 125cc Italian Grand Prix standing atop of the podium for the first time since his championship winning performance at Motegi in 2000.

Checa, French MotoGP race, 2004
05/16/2004 - 00:00

Sete Gibernau won a Spanish dominated French Grand Prix at Le Mans this afternoon, the Telefonica Honda rider overtaking countryman Carlos Checa at the halfway stage and leaving the Yamaha rider to face a fearsome attack from Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi.

Pedrosa in the lead, French 250GP race 2004
05/16/2004 - 00:00

Dani Pedrosa took his second victory of the season at today's French Grand Prix, after leading from the first corner and storming home by a clear gap of 7.711secs over local favourite Randy De Puniet.

Locatelli, French 125GP 2004
05/16/2004 - 00:00

Andrea Dovizioso extended his lead in the 125cc world championship with his second win from the first three races at today's French Grand Prix, at Le Mans.

Sete shines through Spanish rain.
05/02/2004 - 00:00

Sete Gibernau has won a wet Spanish Grand Prix after a perfect ride in treacherous conditions saw the Telefonica Honda rider absorb race long pressure from Max Biaggi, to take his first victory of the season.

Rolfo dominates 250s after rain in Spain.
05/02/2004 - 00:00

Roberto Rolfo rode faultlessly to take his first victory of the season in today's wet 250cc Spanish Grand Prix.

Stoner heartbreak hands Simoncelli 125 win.
05/02/2004 - 00:00

Marco Simoncelli clinched his maiden Grand Prix victory in today's wet 125cc Spanish Grand Prix, a race that had been dominated by KTM's Casey Stoner.

Rossi, Yamaha and MotoGP win in Africa.
04/18/2004 - 00:00

It was the most anticipated race in modern motorcycling history and it didn't disappoint: Today at Welkom, Valentino Rossi won a fantastic season-opening Africa's Grand Prix after battling Max Biaggi from start to finish to end Honda's ten race win streak on his Yamaha debut.

Pedrosa makes history with 250 victory.
04/18/2004 - 00:00

Dani Pedrosa became the youngest ever winner of a 250cc race in his debut quarter-litre appearance this afternoon in South Africa, the youngster winning a thrilling tussle with Randy De Puniet that was decided only at the final turn.

Dovizioso takes first win in 125 season-opener.
04/18/2004 - 00:00

Dani Pedrosa's factory replacement at Honda in the 125cc class, Andrea Dovizioso, repeated the Spaniard's victory from one year ago at Welkom to clinch the first maximum points haul of his career.

Rossi ends season with Valencia victory.
11/02/2003 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi finished the 2003 season exactly as it began it - with victory. The Italian, riding in what is expected to have been his Honda farewell, claimed his ninth win of the year today at Valencia after absorbing pressure from Sete Gibernau for 25 of the 30 laps, whereupon he raised himself to a record breaking pace which the Catalan couldn't follow.

de Puniet wins, Poggiali world champion.
11/02/2003 - 00:00

Randy de Puniet held off a charging Toni Elias to take a hard earned victory in today's 250cc Valencia Grand Prix, but main news was that Manuel Poggiali has become the third youngest 250cc world champion ever (behind Melandri and Rossi) by finishing the season ending GP a safe third, four places clear of title rival Rolfo, to become the first quarter-litre class rookie to take the crown since Tetsuya Harada in 1993.

Stoner takes first GP victory in 125 finale.
11/02/2003 - 00:00

Casey Stoner finally broke his GP duck in the final race of the 2003 season today at Valencia, the Australian teenager calmly surviving a last corner assault by home hero Hector Barbera to sweep to victory.

Rossi wins Island thriller - despite penalty!
10/19/2003 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi has won today's Australian Grand Prix despite being given a 10secs penalty early in the race, the Italian being made aware of his punishment and charging hard to beat Loris Capirossi by 15secs at the finish - in a race full of passing, accidents, incidents, weather fears and tyre-smoking bike control.

250 title blown open as Rolfo wins down under.
10/19/2003 - 00:00

A wet, but drying, Phillip Island circuit not only helped Roberto Rolfo take his second ever GP victory, but could also have changed the destination of the 250cc world championship with point's leader Manual Poggiali limping home ninth - reducing his lead to just seven over the Italian with just one round to go.

Ballerini wins wet 125cc Australian GP!
10/19/2003 - 00:00

Rain master Andrea Ballerini took advantage of appalling weather at Phillip Island to win his first ever 125cc GP today, the Italian leading an Ajo motorsport one-two as team-mate Masao Azuma completed a dream day for the small Finnish team.

Elias disappears to 250cc victory.
10/12/2003 - 00:00

After working his way to the front, following some hectic early laps, Toni Elias repeated his qualifying pace to disappear from the field for his fifth win of the season at today's 250cc Malaysian GP.

Vale takes victory and fifth world title.
10/12/2003 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi clinched his third consecutive premier-class crown in the style this afternoon at Sepang, the Italian superstar comfortably beating Sete Gibernau to claim his fifth motorcycling world championship at the age of just 24.

Dani dominates for first world crown.
10/12/2003 - 00:00

18-year-old Dani Pedrosa rode a faultless 125cc Malaysian Grand Prix, leading from start to finish and allowing the Spanish superstar to finally take his first ever world championship in style.

Biaggi reigns after Motegi mayhem.
10/05/2003 - 00:00

Max Biaggi won a breath-taking Pacific Grand Prix today at Motegi, the Roman Emperor holding off Valentino Rossi in the early stages, then benefiting from a mistake by the world champ that left the Repsol rider to fight back from ninth - while a controversial high-speed collision would decide the final podium place in what was arguably the most exciting race of the year so far.

Elias walks to 250cc Motegi victory.
10/05/2003 - 00:00

Toni Elias dominated today's 250cc Japanese Grand Prix, leading by the end of lap one and then controlling the race at will to take his fourth win of the 2003 season.

Barbera wins 125s, Pedrosa hits problems.
10/05/2003 - 00:00

Dani Pedrosa looked to be on target for a repeat of his dominating 2002 victory at Motegi today, but mid race mechanical problems left him vulnerable to the battling trio of Hector Barbera, Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso.

Poggiali wins 250cc Rio rumble.
09/20/2003 - 00:00

Manuel Poggiali ended his 250cc win drought in fantastic style today at Rio, as the class rookie emerged on top after a race long duel with Toni Elias - which be decided only by a fall midway through the final lap.

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