Category: Motorsport

ROSSI AND CHECA BEGIN THEIR GRAND TOUR OF THE EAST

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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

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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

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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

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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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Audi Clinch Double Victory At Zandvoort

20120330011907315  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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Supras Quickest In Official Testing But Good Signs Of Improvement For NSXs

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SUPRAs QUICKEST IN OFFICIAL TESTING BUT GOOD SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT FOR NSXs, FAIRLADY Zs LOOK TO BE GT300 FAVORITE

1 September 2004
The fifth round of the 2004 AUTOBACS JGTC will take place on September 5 at Twin Ring Motegi. The circuit, Japan’s first dual-track venue, has both an oval track and severe technical road course, the latter a favorite in the motorcycle Moto GP World Championship series.

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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

DTM Zandvoort: Last Third Of The Title Race

DTM ZANDVOORT: LAST THIRD OF THE TITLE RACE

30 August 2004

The track: The 4.3-kilometre Zandvoort circuit is located in the sand dunes and separated from the North Sea shore just by a street. When it’s windy sand can make the surface slippery causing changeable conditions on the track. Mercedes drivers won two out of the three DTM races held at Zandvoort (Uwe Alzen in 2001 and Christijan Albers in 2003).

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REVIEW MERDEKA MILLENNIUM ENDURANCE 2004, EDDIE LEW LOOKS FOR INTERNATIONAL

20120329024639956 REVIEW MERDEKA MILLENNIUM ENDURANCE 2004, EDDIE LEW LOOKS FOR INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE AFTER MME WIN29 August 2004Winner of a long list of local races and championships, Malaysia’s top saloon car driver Eddie Lew added another feather in his cap last night by winning the 2004 Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race (MME) at Sepang Circuit.

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