Category: Motorsport

Subaru World Rally Team Wales Rally GB Preview



13 September 2004The Event
Two weeks after Subaru claimed its 42nd WRC victory by winning the inaugural Rally Japan, the 2004 FIA World Rally Championship moves back to Europe for round twelve of the 16 event series, Wales Rally GB. Beginning on Thursday 16 September with a visit to the Super Special Stage in Cardiff, the gruelling three-day event is one of Britain’s most popular sporting occasions.

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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

foggy-event-in-nottingham 13 September 2004

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 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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Japan GT Championship R5 Analysis And Updates



10 September 2004
Starting from the pole, the No.35 Supra with Shigekazu Wakisaka behind the wheel controlled the early stage of the race as he quickly created a gap between himself and the second running Motoyama in the No.1 Nissan Fairlady Z and Iida in the No.6 Supra.

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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

Alfas Rule Imola



5 September 2004
Alfa Romeo was back in a dominating way on his home ground, before a large and cheering crowd. The AutoDelta red cars finished 1-2-3 in both races, like in Valencia earlier this year, though Augusto Farfus’s was later penalized in the second race. Gabriele Tarquini came home twice in first, and significantly closed the gap from the championship lead.

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Rossi Run Away Winner In Estoril

rossi-run-away-winner-in-estoril 5 September 2004

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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Audi Clinch Double Victory At Zandvoort


5 September 2004

In front of a record turnout of 73,000 spectators Audi celebrated their second one-two victory in a row in the DTM. Having clinched his third victory in the season, Audi driver Mattias Ekström took another step towards winning the DTM title this year.

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