Category: MotoGP

Camel Honda Japanese Grand Prix Preview

camel-honda-japanese-grand-prix-preview TRACK FACTS – MOTEGI
It took Honda four years to construct this incrediblefacility which was opened in 1999. In addition to the 4.801kms road circuit there is 2.141 kms Cart style oval and the Honda museum. The facility is situated 100 kms north-east ofTokyo in hilly open country side and first staged the Japanese Grand Prix in 1999.

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Buy MotoGP Tickets, Get Formula Nippon Tickets Free

13 September 2004

For a price of one, racing fans can now enjoy both the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and the upcoming Formula Nippon race at Sepang Circuit under a special weeklong promotion beginning today.

“Buy a Main Grandstand for the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, and you will get a free Main Grandstand ticket worth RM50 for the Japanese Formula Nippon race this weekend,” says SIC Sales and Sponsorship Manager Izuddin Rosli. Read more

Foggy Event In Nottingham

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Carl Fogarty is to make a special one-off appearance at the Cabaret club in Nottingham.

The evening – An Audience with Carl Fogarty – will take place on Thursday, 7th October, 2004, with doors opening at 8pm.

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Yamaha Racing MotoGP Set-Up Report

13 September 2004

2003 race summary
After a very strong qualifying performance during the opening two days of the Pacific Grand Prix, race day eventually brought mixed results for Yamaha. The highlight saw Marco Melandri ride a very determined 24-lap race to finish a respectable fifth place on the YZR-M1. It was a result that came after a first turn crash – involving Troy Bayliss (Ducati) and John Hopkins (Suzuki) – which forced the 21-year-old MotoGP rookie off the racing line, relegated him back to 19th on the opening lap. The news, however, was not so positive for Yamaha Team-mate Carlos Checa, who was unable to avoid the incident and was hit from behind, forcing the Spaniard off the track and out of the Pacific Grand Prix. Read more

ROSSI AND CHECA BEGIN THEIR GRAND TOUR OF THE EAST

rossi-and-checa-begin-their-grand-tour-of-the-east Japanese Grand Prix Motegi, Japan
17 – 19 September 2004Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa, leading forces in the ever-growing MotoGP circus, now leave the European arena behind in their quest for their next haul of championship points, starting at Motegi in Japan.

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Let’s Bring Back The Glory Days Of MotoGP, Says Ahmad Zahid

8 September 2004
Launching the 2004 Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, superbiker and the Deputy Minister of Tourism Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has called for stronger efforts among Malaysians especially the motorsports fraternity to bring back the glory days of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

A self-confessed true blue biker and die-hard motorcycling fan, Datuk Ahmad Zahid said the Tourism Ministry is ready to play a key role in promoting the event to enhance the progress of Malaysia’s sports tourism industry and to boost motorsports development in Malaysia. Read more

Rossi Run Away Winner In Estoril

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Round: 11 – Estoril Grand Prix
Circuit: Estoril
Date: 5 September 2004
Crowd: 55000
Temp: 26oC
Weather: Hazy

Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi put on a show of supremacy today, storming clear to win the Portuguese Grand Prix by more than five seconds from Honda rider Makoto Tamada, who was himself four seconds ahead of Alex Barros (Honda) and championship rival Sete Gibernau (Honda). Fellow Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Carlos Checa also rode a strong race to complete the top five.

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Camel Honda Portuguese Grand Prix Feature

1 September 2004

WHEN TO STOP
Hindsight is a wonderful word . The Concise OxfordDictionary sums it up perfectly – Wisdom after the event.How many times in your life would have a little wisdom afterthe event pushed you down a different path.

It certainly applies in grand prix motor cycle racing. A bitof hindsight would certainly have helped with tyre choiceand race tactics but even more seriously, as was perfectlyillustrated at Brno last weekend, on the crucial question ofriders safety. As it turned out , hindsight would haveprobably produced exactly the same solution to a very trickysituation in the 20 lap 250cc race. Read more

Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team Test

gauloises-fortuna-yamaha-team-test GAULOISES FORTUNA YAMAHA WRAPS UP TWO DAY BRNO TESTYamaha’s Factory Team riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa and their respective crews finished a two-day test at the Brno circuit today, sufficiently satisfied with their progress to be able to pack up in the early afternoon. Both riders continued their work from yesterday testing dry weather settings on the Czech track, as well as engine mapping and Michelin tyre testing.

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Result: Gran Premio Marlboro de Espana

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ROSSI CLAIMS CONTROVERSIAL WIN!

10 April 2005

In bright sunshine, and with the howling wind that had blighted the weekend dropping off slightly before the start of the ‘big’ race, it was Rossi who led into turn one from pole position, but Gibernau hardly allowed him the luxury of settling into a lead before he relegated the Italian to second one turn later … more

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