MotoGP Race Reports

Rossi wins in Rio, Tamada takes podium.
09/20/2003 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi dominated today's Rio Grand Prix, the Italian Superstar working his way steadily to the front then holding station for the remainder of the race, while behind him history was made as Makoto Tamada took his, Pramac Honda's and Bridgestone's first MotoGP podium.

Lorenzo stuns with 125cc Rio victory.
09/20/2003 - 00:00

16-year-old Jorge Lorenzo rode like a hero this afternoon in Rio, securing his first ever GP victory - and top three finish - after catching and overtaking the likes of Stoner, de Angelis and Pedrosa in a thrilling 125cc Rio GP.

Rossi rules in Portugal.
09/07/2003 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi became the first rider in 2003 to take back-to-back MotoGP victories today at Estoril, the Italian overcoming early leader Max Biaggi to take a comprehensive victory - while the final podium position would be decided right at the line.

Son of a legend Nieto wins first GP.
09/07/2003 - 00:00

Pablo Nieto, son of superstitious '12+1' former world champion Angel Nieto, finally won his first ever 125cc Grand Prix today in thrilling style at a restarted Portuguese Grand Prix.

Injured Elias stuns with 250 victory.
09/07/2003 - 00:00

Having sat out yesterday due to injury, it wouldn't have been unexpected if Toni Elias hadn't even started today's 250cc Portuguese Grand Prix. However, the tough Spaniard not only took his place at the front of the pack, but went on to win in convincing style - distancing himself from a frantic fight for the final podium positions.

Rossi wins titanic Brno battle.
08/17/2003 - 00:00

Valentino Rossi rode arguable the race of his life in Brno today, taking revenge on Sete Gibernau by overtaking the Catalan on the final lap - after 22-laps of non-stop MotoGP heaven - and clinging on by just 0.04secs as the pair raced side-by-side to the chequered flag.

Pedrosa wins after 125cc Czech carnage.
08/17/2003 - 00:00

Championship leader Dani Pedrosa returned to the top step of the podium at Brno today after an incident - and accident - filled 125cc Czech Republic Grand Prix ended in the young Spaniard's favour.

De Puniet triumphs in 250 Czech classic.
08/17/2003 - 00:00

Randy de Puniet took his second ever GP victory today at Brno, triumphing after a frantic race long fight with stars Toni Elias and Manuel Poggiali.

Perugini takes 125 victory, Stoner first podium.
07/27/2003 - 00:00

Stefano Perugini took 125cc German Grand Prix victory by just 0.212secs today at the Sachsenring, the Italian grabbing the lead from Casey Stoner with two laps to go and emerging on top after a three-way final lap fight.

Qualifying saw Perugini take pole position after benefiting from a series of slipstreams in a frenetic final session which seemed more like a race as the 38 riders bunched together.

Rolfo grabs dramatic debut victory.
07/27/2003 - 00:00

Roby Rolfo finally secured his first ever 250cc GP victory today at the Sachsenring, after holding off a charging Fonsi Nieto and Randy de Puniet at the end of 29 hard fought laps of the Sachsenring.

Gibernau defeats Rossi in photo finish.
07/27/2003 - 00:00

Sete Gibernau won today's German Grand Prix by just 0.06secs after emerging victorious from a fierce race long fight with Valentino Rossi, that looked to be going the Italian's way until the very final corner.

Rossi had led from turn one, only to find himself caught by the Spaniard, whom he then let by at two-thirds distance. With the Repsol rider studying the Catalan's every move a last lap pass was inevitable and he duly took Sete on the penultimate turn - but the race wasn't over...

Nieto holds off 'The Pog' for 250 win.
07/13/2003 - 00:00

Fonsi Nieto kept current Championship leader Manual Poggiali at bay through a thrilling final few laps as the Spanish rider finally scored his first win of the year aboard the Team Repsol Telefonica Movistar Aprilia.

Biaggi takes win after Rossi penalised.
07/13/2003 - 00:00

After a dramatic race on the track at Donington Park this afternoon the action continued behind closed doors as Valentino Rossi was docked 10 seconds for overtaking under yellow flags and victory at the Cinzano British Grand Prix was handed to Max Biaggi.

Barbera breaks through with 125 win.
07/13/2003 - 00:00

Spanish youngster Hector Barbera scored what should be the first of many World Championship victories on Sunday at Donington Park, fending off a three-pronged challenge in an incident-packed 125cc race.

Sete escapes to victory!
06/28/2003 - 00:00

Sete Gibernau launched from his second row start to take the lead through the fast kink that is turn one in today's Dutch TT, before he and Biaggi broke the opposition and were left elbowing each other for the lead - but the Roman ultimately couldn't stop Sete escaping to victory.

West fells giants for first 250cc victory.
06/28/2003 - 00:00

Having stepped onto the podium for the first time just two weeks ago, Aussie privateer Ant West won his first ever GP in a wet 250cc Dutch TT today, literally muscling his way past the likes of Elias, Nieto, Battaini, Rolfo and Poggiali to lead at the end of the first lap - before facing a late race onslaught from Franco Battaini.

Jenkner walks on water to first GP victory.
06/28/2003 - 00:00

Steve Jenkner capitalised on race day rain at Assen to pull away from the 125cc field at the rate of over 3secs a lap in the early stages, before holding a firm 10-second advantage over his nearest opposition to claim a long overdue first GP victory - at perhaps the most famous circuit of all.

Capirossi crowned king of Catalunya.
06/15/2003 - 00:00

Loris Capirossi took Ducati's first ever MotoGP victory today in a nail biting Catalan Grand Prix, which came to life when the tyres of then leaders Rossi, Capirossi, Biaggi and Gibernau began to slide in the scorching heat.

De Puniet defeats Nieto for first GP victory.
06/15/2003 - 00:00

Randy de Puniet finally took his first ever GP victory, after nearly 40 starts, in today's 250cc Catalan Grand Prix, the flying Frenchman emerging on top after a race long battle with Fonsi Nieto - while Catalan Toni Elias made up an amazing 21 places after being left second to last into turn one.

Qualifying had seen De Puniet hold on to pole position despite failing to improve on his provisional Friday time.

Pedrosa wins home GP - rivals crash out.
06/15/2003 - 00:00

Dani Pedrosa absorbed the huge pressure on his shoulders to finally win his home 125cc Catalan Grand Prix.

The Telefonica sponsored teenager sliced past a young Swiss - yes Swiss! - star on the last lap, after established front runners Cecchinello, Dovizioso, Stoner, Nieto, Barbera and Ui had all crashed out.

Rossi triumphs in all-Italian showdown.
06/08/2003 - 00:00

It was the race the capacity Mugello crowd came from all over Italy to see - their heroes Valentino Rossi, Loris Capirossi and Max Biaggi battling relentlessly for 23 laps around the stunning 5.2km circuit for the honour of a home victory.

The trio didn't disappoint, with the reigning World Champion forced to fight right to the flag as Capirossi rode the wheels off his bucking, sliding and wheel-spinning Ducati as he chased the marques first ever GP victory.

Cecchinello wins home GP at tenth attempt.
06/08/2003 - 00:00

33-year-old 125cc GP veteran Lucio Cecchinello finally won his first ever home Grand Prix at a sell out Mugello today, the emotional LCR team owner emerging victorious after 20laps of frantic action.

Yesterday, Australian teenager Casey Stoner took his maiden pole position in a sweltering final qualifying session...

Poggiali cruises as de Puniet self-destructs.
06/08/2003 - 00:00

250cc rookie Manuel Poggiali got his season back on track in style today at Mugello, taking a dominating victory after his only rival Randy de Puniet crashed out after losing the front of his Aprilia - twice.

Sete storms two-part thriller.
05/25/2003 - 00:00

Sete Gibernau entered the last 4kms of a rain interrupted French Grand Prix right behind reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi, to signal the beginning of a knife-edge last lap battle which would go to the final turn.

''It was a really tough race, but I think myself, Valentino and Alex put on a good show. There was no dirty riding, and I would like to thank them for a great race. Today I won, but for sure on another day it could have been either of them'' - Sete Gibernau

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