MotoGP Race Reports

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.