Category: MotoGP

Proton Team KR Desperate To Shine On Home Soil

proton-team-kr-desperate-to-shine-on-home-soil 8 October 2004

Proton Team KR riders Nobuatsu Aoki and James Haydon both qualified for Sunday’s Malaysian GP – home race for the team’s long-standing sponsors – in spite of each suffering from maladies that combined with the heat to make it a difficult afternoon’s work.

Aoki was struck by a fever on Wednesday, and is suffering hot and cold flushes and headaches. In addition, his machine ran into an electronic glitch on his fast lap on qualifying tyres, that meant he had to stop out on the 5.548km Sepang circuit.

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Troy Corer And FPR Part Company

troy-corer-and-fpr-part-company 8 October 2004

Troy Corser will not be returning to the Foggy PETRONAS Racing team for the 2005 Superbike World Championship campaign.

The Australian 33-year-old has informed team owner Carl Fogarty that he has decided to seek new opportunities after three years with the FPR project – to build and race the PETRONAS FP1, the first Malaysian superbike.

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Ducati Marlboro Malaysian Grand Prix Preview

ducati-marlboro-malaysian-grand-prix-preview 5 October 2004

Sepang hosts Round 14 this weekend before the championship battle goes to Phillip Island on October 17 and concluding at the Valencia Grand Prix in Spain on October 30, 2004.

The Ducati Marlboro Team makes a flying visit to the tropics this week for the Marlboro Malaysian Grand Prix, round 14 of this year’s 16-race MotoGP World Championship and the middle event of three back-to-back ‘flyaway’ races.

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Biaggi And Tamada Get Ready For Sepang

biaggi-and-tamada-get-ready-for-sepang This futuristic circuit was built in just 14 months at the cost of 75 million Euros and opened in 1999. It′s famous forit′s doubled sided grandstand with a unique roof that goes the length of the 920 metres start and finish straight.

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Sete Gibernau Keeps World Title Hopes Alive

sete-gibernau-keeps-world-title-hopes-alive 3 October 2004The possible triple championship decider in Sepang is off; but the 2004 Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix looks set to be an even more exciting affair with five-time world champion Valentino Rossi coming to Sepang with a vengeance.

“I see a very determined Rossi in Sepang after his disaster in Qatar. Everybody knows Rossi and everybody knows how he loves challenges,” says Ahmad Mustafa, the event director of the 2004 Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

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SIC Optimistic To Stage Best Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

SIC OPTIMISTIC TO STAGE BEST MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

3 October 2004

WITH firm support from the motorcycling fraternity, Sepang International Circuit (SIC) – the promoter and organizer of the 2004 Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix – is confident that it will deliver the best ever Malaysian GP in its 14-year history. Read more

It’s Magny-Fique From Corser And Foggy Petronas Racing!

its-magny-fique-from-corser-and-foggy-petronas-racing Troy Corser – the undisputed king of Superpole – claimed pole position on the PETRONAS FP1 for the final two races of the Superbike World Championship at Magny-Cours.

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Foggy Calls for Morale-Boosting Finale In France

foggy-calls-for-morale-boosting-finale-in-france 29 September 2004

Carl Fogarty has called for a morale-boosting finale to the Superbike World Championship from his Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Chris Walker and Troy Corser at the final round in Magny-Cours, France.

Despite a disappointing display at Imola, the results in Italy last weekend were sufficient to secure a creditable third place in the manufacturers’ championship for PETRONAS.

And Carl is now hoping to follow that with a closing performance that will provide a springboard for further development progress during an extensive programme of winter testing.

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FRP Riders Look To Bounce Back In France

frp-riders-look-to-bounce-back-in-france Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Troy Corser and Chris Walker enter next weekend’s final round of the Superbike World Championship looking to bounce back from a weekend of tribulation at Imola.

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Uphill Battle For Foggy Petronas Racing

uphill-battle-for-foggy-petronas-racing Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Chris Walker and Troy Corser face an uphill battle in qualification for Sunday’s two races of the penultimate round of the Superbike World Championship at Imola.

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