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NINA_BCN
04-04-2005, 12:35 PM
The MotoGP World Championship kicks off this week at Jerez. Less than 4 days. Let's start the engines!!!!! :worship: :worship:

Fergie
04-04-2005, 01:09 PM
Forza Rossi!!! :bigclap:

syd
04-04-2005, 01:19 PM
The fight can start again !!!! My siister likes Rossi & me, Gibernau.
I hope it will be exciting with many suspense !!!!

Vamos Sete !!!
Forza Andrea (dovizioso)!!
Forza Manuel (poggiali)!!

Auscon
04-04-2005, 02:11 PM
cant wait.....go Rossi!

Nikki♥
04-04-2005, 02:43 PM
Sete Gibernau. :worship: May he kick Rossi´s little ass this year. Dwarfy won´t have a chance.

khyber
04-04-2005, 02:53 PM
See my avatar. Go Hayden, show them what a hillbilly can do ! :worship:

roisin
04-04-2005, 04:29 PM
:worship: SETE!!!!
awh the dudes too cool for school :yeah: hopefully he can stop the rossi dominance!!!

Suzi
04-04-2005, 05:44 PM
yeah i hope sete or someone other than Rossi i mean he is like a ledg in the sport but its time to see a new moto gp world champ this year!

NINA_BCN
04-04-2005, 06:45 PM
And Xaus? What do you think? Will he be able to improve his best result of the past season? :confused:

syd
04-05-2005, 09:13 AM
And Xaus?
don't think !!!
i think tamada is going to be dangerous
Vamos Sete !!!
Forza Andrea (dovizioso)!!
Forza Manuel (poggiali)!!

bad gambler
04-05-2005, 09:20 AM
rossi is 2 classes above everyone

alexito
04-05-2005, 12:51 PM
I like rossi, but also sete, he show is very good driven because fight with valentino 2 last year with moto no official. he do merit for win championship.

roisin
04-09-2005, 05:25 PM
Jerez qualifying results:

1. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 1:39.419
2. Sete Gibernau (Spain) Honda 1:39.915
3. Marco Melandri (Italy) Honda 1:40.179
4. Nicky Hayden (United States) Honda 1:40.465
5. Shinya Nakano (Japan) Kawasaki 1:40.542
6. Loris Capirossi (Italy) Ducati 1:40.648
7. Makoto Tamada (Japan) Honda 1:40.707
8. Alex Barros (Brazil) Honda 1:40.720
9. Troy Bayliss (Australia) Honda 1:40.774
10. Alex Hofmann (Germany) Kawasaki 1:40.812

*shock* rossi is on pole! hahaha...
come on sete!!! :woohoo:

khyber
04-09-2005, 07:22 PM
Its also interesting to look further down the qualifying and see some of the big suprises:

11. John Hopkins USA Team Suzuki MotoGP 1min 40.825 secs
12. Carlos Checa ITA Ducati Marlboro 1min 40.948 secs
13. Toni Elias SPA Fortuna Yamaha 1min 41.029 secs
14. Kenny Roberts USA Team Suzuki MotoGP 1min 41.058 secs
15. Colin Edwards USA Gauloises Yamaha 1min 41.176 secs
16. Max Biaggi ITA Repsol Honda 1min 41.233 secs
17. Ruben Xaus SPA Fortuna Yamaha 1min 42.286 secs
18. Roberto Rolfo ITA D'Antin Ducati 1min 43.523 secs
19. Franco Battaini ITA Blata WCM 1min 44.576 secs
20. Shane Byrne GBR Team Roberts KTM 1min 44.728 secs
21. James Ellison GBR Blata WCM 1min 44.833 secs

I know that Biaggi has been whining and complaining all week, maybe he's really having a problem with the bike. :devil:

El Legenda
04-09-2005, 07:35 PM
Threat???? Thread maybe

bad gambler
04-10-2005, 11:30 AM
Race results of 125cc...

1 M. Simoncelli Aprilia 42:27.960
2 M. Kallio KTM 42:29.378
3 F. Lai Honda 42:29.470
4 M. Pasini Aprilia 42:36.242
5 G. Talmacsi KTM 42:36.890
6 M. Poggiali Gilera 42:41.611
7 H. Faubel Aprilia 42:42.550
8 J. Olive Aprilia 42:45.124
9 J. Simon KTM 42:45.222
10 M. Hernandez Aprilia 42:59.107
11 M. Di Meglio Honda 43:02.697
12 P. Nieto Derbi 43:02.761
13 J. Carchano Aprilia 43:05.106
14 A. Espargaro Honda 43:17.551
15 N. Terol Derbi 43:19.589

bad gambler
04-10-2005, 11:48 AM
Results of 250cc - pedrosa :worship:

1 D. Pedrosa Honda 45:36.679
2 S. Porto Aprilia 45:38.815
3 A. De Angelis Aprilia 46:06.361
4 A. Dovizioso Honda 46:13.218
5 H. Barberá Honda 46:14.178
6 J. Lorenzo Honda 46:14.407
7 R. Locatelli Aprilia 46:21.717
8 A. Debon Honda 46:33.018
9 S. Corsi Aprilia 46:39.523
10 M. Giansanti Aprilia 46:47.387
11 C. Davies Aprilia 46:57.469
12 R. Rous Honda 46:57.629
13 A. Baldolini Aprilia 46:58.345
14 A. Ballerini Aprilia 46:59.258
15 G. Leblanc Aprilia 47:01.321

roisin
04-10-2005, 11:55 AM
pedrosa :worship: he's so talented....he's some boy!
props to the three 125 old boys in their first 250 races finishing 4th, 5th and 6th :yeah:

Suzi
04-10-2005, 11:59 AM
hmm Pedrosa winning :rolleyes: congrats to the lad for being too good! I kinda found it a bit http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/kao/otn/pmoonsleep.gif though! but heh good luck Sete!

bad gambler
04-10-2005, 12:45 PM
RRRROOOSSSSSSIIIIIIII


what a passs!!!

bad gambler
04-10-2005, 12:47 PM
holy shit sete gets the lead back


noooooooooooooooooooo!!!

bad gambler
04-10-2005, 12:49 PM
what a race!!!!!


rossi closed off sete and into the gravel - oh dear controversy now

rossi takes the win

bad gambler
04-10-2005, 12:49 PM
sete is pissed off big time!!!

NINA_BCN
04-10-2005, 01:52 PM
uFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!! What a race!!!! This is no good for my heart!

Fergie
04-10-2005, 03:11 PM
Valentino!!! :bowdown: :woohoo:

roisin
04-10-2005, 03:53 PM
wow that was some last lap!!! :eek: brilliant viewing but my heart was going ninety! poor sete.... :sad: he looked badly hurt, my shoulder or his elbow or something. he went down a few times on the stairs up to the podium. contraversal that bump off at the last corner but seriously, did rossi need to rub it in? he was so cocky....the corwd didn't like that one bit, booing him like mad!!! sete didn't look best pleased either...oh dear. what a set up for the rest of the season!!!!

VAMOS SETE!!!!

NINA_BCN
04-10-2005, 04:06 PM
wow that was some last lap!!! :eek: brilliant viewing but my heart was going ninety! poor sete.... :sad: he looked badly hurt, my shoulder or his elbow or something. he went down a few times on the stairs up to the podium. contraversal that bump off at the last corner but seriously, did rossi need to rub it in? he was so cocky....the corwd didn't like that one bit, booing him like mad!!! sete didn't look best pleased either...oh dear. what a set up for the rest of the season!!!!

VAMOS SETE!!!!

And It's the first race of the season!!!! :eek: Too heavy!

This situation turns Max Biaggi a teddy bear. :mad:

Iza
04-10-2005, 07:53 PM
Man, I just loved 2day's race :yeah: ! It was a nail-biting duel :bigclap: ! Rossi showed his great talent :worship: tho I feel so sorry for Sete :sobbing:

Auscon
04-11-2005, 04:13 AM
coverage here finished at about 2:30am so I was too tired to say up and watch it all.........and set the tape for the wrong channel :(

syd
04-11-2005, 08:34 AM
125cc:I’m very happy for Simoncelli, great win, i hope Poggialli would do better next time !!!
250cc:Pedrosa again, very great, but good 4th place for Dovizioso for his debut in 250cc, hope he would be able to compete with pedrosa !!
GP: sad for Sete, he wanted to win this home race !! we can expect now many other fights between him & val :they didn't seemed friends anymore !!!

Iza
04-11-2005, 09:19 AM
yeah, he was kinda uneasy when he had to shake Rossi's hand.

Jorge
04-12-2005, 02:19 AM
250cc:Pedrosa again, very great, but good 4th place for Dovizioso for his debut in 250cc, hope he would be able to compete with pedrosa !!

Daniel! :worship:

roisin
04-12-2005, 08:45 PM
Gibernau may miss Portugal MotoGP

Sete Gibernau could miss the Portuguese MotoGP on Sunday after injuring his shoulder in the opening race in Spain.

The Honda rider led his home race until the final lap when Yamaha's Valentino Rossi forced his way through and sent Gibernau spinning into the gravel.

"My involvement is doubtful," said Gibernau, who eventually finished second in Jerez.

"The motorbike's handlebar hit my shoulder, which has been operated on two times already."
:sobbing:

Nikki♥
04-13-2005, 11:11 AM
Sorry, I haven´t been around in a while.

Damn, Rossi won again. It´s about time for a new champion in my opinion.

Nikki♥
04-13-2005, 11:12 AM
Oh no, I hope Sete won´t miss the next race. It would be so sad.

Suzi
04-13-2005, 12:14 PM
From the Beeb....................

Gibernau commits to Portugal race

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41026000/jpg/_41026123_gibernau203.jpg
Gibernau was not impressed with Rossi's move
Sete Gibernau will race in Portugal this weekend despite injuring his shoulder in the opening race in Spain.
The Honda rider led most of his home race until Yamaha's Valentino Rossi forced his way through on the final corner and sent him into the gravel.

"I don't think I will 100% for the race, and this bothers me, but I will definitely be in Estoril" he said.

"I feel really motivated for the next race and am focused on recovering as best I can to continue my good form."

Gibernau had earlier rated his chances of racing in Portugal as "doubtful".

The incident damaged a tendon in his left shoulder, on which he has already had two operations.

nenadeSergio
04-13-2005, 03:57 PM
Wow Dani, what a talented guy, perfect race from him!!!! :worship:

I really hope Sete will race in Portugal. The race in Jerez was top until the last passing. What Rossi did is pure dirty dog behaviour. :mad: I always respected him for what he has achieved coz he defo is talented but this was soooo unfair. Such a betrayal for me, really.

NINA_BCN
04-13-2005, 07:30 PM
Don't worry about it!!! Sete will ride. ;)

syd
04-14-2005, 07:17 AM
What Rossi did is pure dirty dog behaviour. I always respected him for what he has achieved coz he defo is talented but this was soooo unfair. Such a betrayal for me, really.

I hope he'll race, and make a good race!
Good luck !!!

adele
04-14-2005, 07:19 AM
Yeah! I love MotoGp...

Do I even dare to say Rossi is my fav?... :p

Seems like most of you don't really like him... :wavey:

syd
04-14-2005, 08:29 AM
Seems like most of you don't really like him...
i don't like him since last year when he crashed in ??? (don't remember where), he wasn't happy of his crash & insults Sete in an interview !!
he 's so arrogant !

roisin
04-14-2005, 06:33 PM
Gibernau ready for Rossi battle

Sete Gibernau is out for revenge when he clashes again with Valentino Rossi at Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix.

The Spaniard was heading for victory at Jerez when Rossi sent him spinning into the gravel at the final corner.

"I'm feeling very highly motivated for the next grand prix," said Gibernau, who damaged a shoulder in the fall.

"All I'm thinking about is recovering as well as possible in order to continue in the same vein that we have started the championship."

World champion Rossi expects Gibernau to push him hard again this weekend.

"It was an amazing race and an important way to start the championship," said the Gauloises Yamaha rider.

"The level was very high and the race showed us which aspects of the 2005 bike we need to improve.

"We have a lot of work to do but the motivation of the whole team to defend the title is very high.

"Estoril will be another hard battle - the second one of 17 races. For sure Sete Gibernau is my strongest challenger this year.

"We have 16 more races to go and if he is at that level in every one of them he will be very difficult to beat."

NINA_BCN
04-14-2005, 09:00 PM
Yeah! I love MotoGp...

Do I even dare to say Rossi is my fav?... :p

Seems like most of you don't really like him... :wavey:

Vale's my fave rider!!! But what he did was very "strange". :eek: The way he rode...I don't know. He seemed desperate. :(

This new "war" will be very hard, harder than the first one. I mean, this "Sete vs Rossi" will turn people radical. It's worse that in those years when Max was his "hated" rival. :o

adele
04-15-2005, 07:04 AM
Vale's my fave rider!!! But what he did was very "strange". :eek: The way he rode...I don't know. He seemed desperate. :(

I completely agree....

Iza
04-15-2005, 09:25 AM
gooooo Sete and Dani Pedrosa :woohoo: !!!!!!

NINA_BCN
04-15-2005, 12:24 PM
MotoGP free practise Nr 1: Classification

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/338/338665.jpg

syd
04-15-2005, 12:58 PM
Biaggi 13rd & Honda put all their chances on him!!!

NINA_BCN
04-15-2005, 06:16 PM
You know... he's just Max!!! :haha:

NINA_BCN
04-16-2005, 10:45 PM
http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/339/339644.jpg

Tamada is the last one!!! :eek:

roisin
04-16-2005, 10:50 PM
tamada hurt his wrist after a fall early on and i dont think he went out again after that.

sete and marco :yeah: :bounce:

NINA_BCN
04-17-2005, 11:18 AM
250cc Results:

1º Stoner (his first win in 250cc class) :yeah:
2º Dovizioso (his first podium in 250cc class)
3º de Puniet

4º Pedrosa (with poblems in his helmet) :mad:

Auscon
04-17-2005, 11:27 AM
250cc Results:

1º Stoner (his first win in 250cc class) :yeah:


hell yeah!

Coverage starts in about 4 hours here....missed the first round but I'll definitely be watching tonight/early morn

bad gambler
04-17-2005, 11:29 AM
wow great effort by stoner :bounce:

bad gambler
04-17-2005, 11:31 AM
moto GP race is about to start as well in 30 min!!

NINA_BCN
04-17-2005, 01:09 PM
MotoGP Results:

1º Barros
2º Rossi
3º Biaggi

Gibernau KO!

bad gambler
04-17-2005, 01:10 PM
rossi :banana:

just give him the championship now!

NINA_BCN
04-17-2005, 02:21 PM
125cc Results:

1º Kallio
2º Faubel :banana:
3º Luthi

roisin
04-17-2005, 05:36 PM
poor sete :sobbing:

did u see his crash this morning in free pratice? he landed on his bad shoulder again!

as soon as it started raining and sete was leading.....it was sortof inevitable that he'd crash cos he had nobody in front of him to see what the track was like...nasty crash tho :sad:

nice win for barros tho :)
marco :banana:

NINA_BCN
04-17-2005, 05:54 PM
Yeah, bad luck again!! What do u think about the "white flag" rule??? IMO, it's very dangerous!!!! :mad:

roisin
04-17-2005, 06:02 PM
yeah it is very dangerous, as poor sete demonstrated today, but i think the other way was pretty dodgey too cos if u were leading by like 10 seconds and then u had to go in and restart, the advantage is down to nothing. :shrug:

roisin
04-17-2005, 06:08 PM
The Grande Premio de Portugal ended in disappointment for Team Movistar Honda rider Sete Gibernau when he crashed out on the 16th lap, ending his chances of taking victory at Estoril and dealing him another blow after Valentino Rossi snatched victory from him last weekend at Jerez.

Gibernau was more that one second ahead of eventual winner Alex Barros and 11 seconds clear of archrival Rossi when he crashed at the end of a straight on the rain-dampened Estoril track.

Speaking after his race disappointment, Gibernau said, “The only mistake I made was to lead from the start. It was a very tough race and it was important to judge the marshals’ flags properly because that was the only reference I had of how much water was on the track.

“Wherever there was a flag I slowed down and where there wasn’t one I sped up. I didn’t go mad, I was in control of the race and I was even slower at the end of the straight than usual, but it wasn’t enough.

“The weekend was a lot tougher for me than people might expect, but once again we worked perfectly. I tried to get away and avoid contact with any other riders but the crash was unavoidable. In the end we’ve paid for it because the other riders saw the crash and dropped their pace by three seconds.

“On another day it will be somebody else but in these situations the person at the front is at a disadvantage. Now I just want to get home to Switzerland, continue my recuperation with my physical trainer and get a good rest before China.”

Today’s crash meant that Gibernau was unable to increase his points in the MotoGP World Championship. However, although Gibernau was off the track, archrival Rossi didn’t managed to win today, but he did manage second behind Brazilian Alex Barros to increase his points to 45 – giving him a 25-point advantage over Gibernau.

Iza
04-18-2005, 08:44 AM
such a bad race for Sete :ras: congrats to Alex Barros :worship:
and Randy de Puniet was only 3rd :( but the 250 and 125 races were great :yeah:
I couldn't do my homework cos I was watching :)

Nikki♥
04-18-2005, 11:52 AM
Parabens Alex. :worship:

Sete is just disappointing. Gotta feel sorry for him and his bad luck.

Suzi
04-18-2005, 04:51 PM
ummmm i felt so sorry for him (sete) he was doing so well and then bam :tears: well congrats to Alex he did kinda dominate the whole weekend!

nenadeSergio
04-21-2005, 02:35 PM
Alex was top, he made my day!!!!!!! :p

NINA_BCN
04-26-2005, 11:41 AM
A first look at the Shanghai circuit


The Shanghai International Circuit will host a round of MotoGP World Championship for the first time next week, the taobao.com Grand Prix of China. The unique characteristics of the racetrack, as well as its architecture, are set to make Shanghai International Circuit a highlight of the motor racing calendar.
The Shanghai International circuit, situated outside China's prosperous metropolitan port city, hosted its first race just over six months ago but is already acknowledged as one of the most impressive race venues on earth. Vast grandstands overlook equally impressive pits and a paddock complex adjacent to the high-speed 5.451km/3.387 mile circuit.

The track includes two very fast straights where bikes are expected to exceed 320km/199mph and a series of tight corners, including two long right-handers that take riders almost through 360 degrees. This is a new circuit for MotoGP bikes, so lap and race records have yet to be established.

The design of the Circuit: the circuit’s shape resembles the Chinese symbol “Shangh”, which translates as “high” or “above”. The imagery of the Circuit buildings is derived from history, nature and technology. Historical references are expressed by forms, colours and materials in new interpretations of traditional forms.<

A four-door arrangement, consisting of the main grandstand, the pit building, the control tower, the administration tower, the restaurant and the press centre forms the architectural focus of the entire construction. Two gates, each marked by two towers, guard the entrance on the left and on the right side.

The entrance for the spectators to the grandstand is guarded by two red stair tower columns.


The entrance for the teams to the pit building is guarded by two glass office towers. One of the red stair towers and one of the glass office towers is bridged by a press centre and a restaurant. As a result two further gates are formed. These symbolize Shanghai’s role as gate to the world as well as Shanghai’s future role as gate to the racing

Nikki♥
04-26-2005, 05:12 PM
I hope Sete will kick ass in China.

NINA_BCN
04-26-2005, 06:42 PM
¡Dios te oiga! ;)

roisin
04-26-2005, 07:09 PM
I hope Sete will kick ass in China.
ditto ;)
:woohoo:

nenadeSergio
04-27-2005, 02:14 PM
I hope Sete will kick ass in China.

Totally agree!!!! :devil: By the way cool avatar!!!!!

Nikki♥
04-27-2005, 04:02 PM
By the way cool avatar!!!!!

:dance: Thanks.

NINA_BCN
04-27-2005, 06:55 PM
The MotoGP World Championship makes a historic first visit to Shanghai this weekend for the inaugural Taobao.com Grand Prix of China. The Shanghai International Circuit, situated outside China's prosperous metropolitan port city, plays host to the event as the world’s premier motorcycles and riders bring their spectacular showcase to an estimated population of over 1.3 billion people.

The Chinese public have been given their first taste of MotoGP action during the opening two rounds of the 2005 season, which have been screened on Shanghai TV and Dragon TV. Valentino Rossi and Alex Barros took victories at Jerez and Estoril respectively, with the Italian now leading the Championship by seven points from the Brazilian.

For Rossi the unprecedented event represents a completely fresh challenge and an opportunity to consolidate a dominant start to his title defence. Meanwhile, Barros has the opportunity to establish himself as the World Champion’s main challenger ahead of the likes of fellow Honda riders Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi, who have both enjoyed indifferent starts to their campaigns.

Whilst Gibernau finished second to Yamaha’s Rossi in the opening round at Jerez before crashing out of the lead at Estoril, Biaggi progressed from seventh place to third respectively and will look to remain on an upward trend as he makes his 200th Grand Prix start this Sunday. It will also be a milestone race for Shinya Nakano, who will be making his 100th appearance.

Nakano will be joined in the Kawasaki garage this weekend by his former team-mate Olivier Jacque, who clinched the 250cc title ahead of the Japanese rider in a thrilling climax to the 2000 season. Jacque has been called up to replace injured rider Alex Hofmann for the next two rounds after the German broke his wrist in a freak crash prior to the Estoril race.

Also missing from the usual entry list this weekend is British rider Shane Byrne, who will instead head for Jerez as Team KR and KTM perform tests on a new engine after running out of parts to take to China. Meanwhile, Japanese rider Makoto Tamada faces a late fitness test after also injuring his wrist in Portugal.

The unique characteristics of the racetrack and its impressive architecture are set to make Shanghai International Circuit a highlight of the MotoGP season. Vast grandstands overlook equally impressive pits and a paddock complex adjacent to the high-speed 5,451km circuit, which includes two very fast straights and a series of tight corners.

NINA_BCN
04-29-2005, 11:16 AM
MotoGP report:


Nicky Hayden set the MotoGP pace today in the first free practice of the Chinese GP, clocking the fastest lap ahead of Macro Melandri and Sete Gibernau.

The Repsol Honda Team rider, who finished seventh last week at Estoril, clocked a fastest lap of 2´02.327 to finish 0.158 ahead of Melandri (Movistar Honda MotoGP) who clocked 2´02.485. Spain’s Sete Gibernau – who has had a very turbulent start to the season – finished third fasted with 2´02.557, putting both Movistar Honda Team riders in the top three.

Carlos Checa (Ducati Marlboro Team) lapped fourth fasted to clock 2´02.664 ahead of reining World Champion Valentino Rossi in fifth, with a time of 2´02.667. Loris Capirossi was sixth fastest with 2´02705 and last week’s Estoril winner Alex Barros (Camel Honda) finished seventh fastest with a lap of 2´02. 816.

Argentinean Aprilia Aspar rider Sebastian Porto was the fasted man in the 250cc class – which was plagued by rain towards the end of the session. Porto clocked a fastest lap of 2´09.301 to finish ahead of Team Scot rider Andrea Divizioso, who lapped in 2´09.321. Australian rider Casey Stoner (Carrera Sunglasses – LCR) lapped third fastest with a time of 2´09.390. Dani Pedrosa was fourth fasted with a lap of 2´09.657 ahead of Alex de Angelis on 2´09.904 and Frenchman Randy de Puniet in six place with a lap of 2´10.405.

Last week’s Estoril winner Mika Kallio (Red Bull KTM) was the fastest 125cc rider with a fastest lap of 2´15.582. Italian Kopron Racing World rider Fabrizio Lai was second fastest on 2´16.140 ahead of Thomas Luthi (Elit Grand PRIX) who lapped in 2´16.359. Gabor Talmacsi and Julian Simon finished fifth and sixth respectively, putting three KTMs in the top five.

All of the practice session after the 125cc were delayed due to a technical problem with the medical helicopter. This has also had a knock-on effect on this afternoon’s qualifying practice sessions and the MotoGP second free practice. The 125cc QP1 will now start at 15:15; MotoGP FP2 at 16:00 and the 250cc QP1 at 17:10.


MotoGP Classification

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/342/342524.jpg

Nikki♥
04-29-2005, 11:25 AM
Can´t wait for Sunday. :rocker:

NINA_BCN
04-29-2005, 11:49 AM
Me too!!! This is a new circuit and there's no references. :yeah: Great!!!!!!

khyber
04-29-2005, 03:11 PM
MotoGP report:
Nicky Hayden set the MotoGP pace today in the first free practice of the Chinese GP, clocking the fastest lap ahead of Macro Melandri and Sete Gibernau.
:woohoo:
Come on Nicky, finish decently for a change!! :devil:

roisin
04-30-2005, 11:42 AM
Gibernau takes pole in Shanghai
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41094000/jpg/_41094475_gibernau203.jpg

Spain's Sete Gibernau powered his Honda to pole position for Sunday's inaugural Chinese Moto Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Gibernau clocked 1min 59.710sec while defending champion Valentino Rossi could only manage sixth fastest on his Yamaha, more than a second behind.

Marco Melandri on a Honda was second, 0.163secs behind Gibernau, while Loris Capirossi steered his Ducati to third.

Suzuki rider John Hopkins was fourth and Honda's Nicky Hayden fifth.

"We are focused, the team is great and we are being competitive," said Gibernau.

"We made a great step today and I think we have improved quite a bit. We don't need to win every race, but we need to be competitive every race."

Alex Barros, the winner in Portugal two weeks ago, could only manage 11th on his Honda while Max Biaggi struggled to 14th.

Rossi was expected to make a late charge to push himself up the grid but failed to fully master the tricky turns.



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China MotoGP Qualification

1. Sete Gibernau (Spain) Honda 1:59.710
2. Marco Melandri (Italy) Honda 1:59.873
3. Loris Capirossi (Italy) Ducati 2:00.480
4. John Hopkins (United States) Suzuki 2:00.666
5. Nicky Hayden (United States) Honda 2:00.747
6. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 2:00.821
7. Carlos Checa (Spain) Ducati 2:00.902
8. Toni Elias (Spain) Yamaha 2:01.081
9. Kenny Roberts Jr. (United States) Suzuki 2:01.085
10. Shinya Nakano (Japan) Kawasaki 2:01.098

:clap2: :bounce: :woohoo: go sete and marco!!!!!

Suzi
04-30-2005, 02:42 PM
Lets hope he finishes tomorrow *fingers cross* and ahead of Rossi!!

bad gambler
05-01-2005, 06:07 AM
Gibernau will win now that rossi has not got his yamaha set up right this weekend

bad gambler
05-01-2005, 07:00 AM
Casey Stoner won again in the 250cc, that's back to back wins for the young aussie now :banana:

bad gambler
05-01-2005, 08:00 AM
Rossi wins again, he is 10 classes better than anyone in Motogp, too good :worship:

roisin
05-01-2005, 11:13 AM
awh sete.... :sobbing: wtf happened to him?! he went like 4 seconds slower than the front 2 once he'd been passed. and as for letting melandri in on the last lap... *sigh*

rossi was unreal though.

Suzi
05-01-2005, 02:03 PM
Setes luck just gets worse and worse doesnt it! :tears: well lets hope Le Mans is much more better, hmmm well done to rossi but hats off to Olivier Jaques!!! wot a ride

NINA_BCN
05-01-2005, 06:49 PM
What do you think about Jacque??? He's incredible!!!!! This is his first race in motoGP class. Well, the rain has helped him a lot but...wow!!! :yeah:

Well done!!! :worship:

Fergie
05-02-2005, 01:06 AM
Valentino!!! :rocker2:

Nikki♥
05-02-2005, 06:15 AM
Actually it wasn´t Jacque´s first MotoGP race, he was in this class a few years ago but never really had podiums, points, etc. . The commentators said that Kawasaki might consider having him as third driver in the championship. Would definitely be cool...my kudos to him. :cool:
Don´t know what to say about Sete. :sobbing:

alexito
05-02-2005, 10:41 AM
the motogp is bored, I'm fans valentino,but is bored, the 250cc very good. I'm fans dovizioso.

novanora
05-07-2005, 03:00 AM
:lol: I watched MOTO GP Shanghai live and this is the 1st time!! It rained heavily and crazy wind that day, but really great experience!! :yeah:

Rossi was incredibly fast!! He started as only 6th, but leaded evidently soon and finished as Champion with no doubt!! I am also surprised to see Jacque won the 2nd, coz they told me he got the qualification only with a WC! :eek:

some pics of Rossi won

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-05-01/U397P6T12D1537752F44DT20050501195737.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-05-01/U397P6T12D1537691F44DT20050501183934.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-05-01/U397P6T12D1537678F44DT20050501182407.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/p/2005-05-01/U397P6T12D1537692F44DT20050501184001.jpg

NINA_BCN
05-13-2005, 01:02 PM
Thanx for the pics!!!! :yeah:

I've seen live motgp races 4 times. This year will be the fifth one. ;)



These are the results of the first free practice:


http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/346/346080.jpg

NINA_BCN
05-14-2005, 02:15 PM
Pole position for Vale!!!!

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/347/347148.jpg

roisin
05-14-2005, 02:46 PM
that lap by rossi, his 2nd last i think, came from nowhere - how did he make up the time in teh last section?! the man is unreal.

i'm glad sete finished where he did, he was nowhere for the whole session until about 5 mins to go, he got up to 2nd until rossi and melandri got ahead of him.

vamos sete :woohoo:

NINA_BCN
05-14-2005, 03:06 PM
that lap by rossi, his 2nd last i think, came from nowhere - how did he make up the time in teh last section?! the man is unreal.

I still can't believe what he has done!!! :eek:

Sete must be careful. His set up didn't work at all.

novanora
05-15-2005, 08:30 AM
Thanx for the pics!!!! :yeah:

I've seen live motgp races 4 times. This year will be the fifth one. ;)

That't great, NINA~ :D I am not experienced in watching this sport...but now will check this thread more often

Then which one you support? Gibernau or Checa?

bad gambler
05-15-2005, 08:32 AM
i wonder whether the other riders should bother turning up, rossi will win again :cool:

NINA_BCN
05-15-2005, 10:09 AM
Luthi won!!!! :yeah: Welcome to the swiss power!!!!! :lol: (Roger, take note of this!)

2nd Sergio Gadea :woohoo:
3rd Mika Kallio :bounce:

NINA_BCN
05-15-2005, 11:18 AM
250 cc Results

1st King Dani I "The conqueror" :yeah: :banana:
2nd Randy de Puniet ;)
3rd Andrea Dovizioso :p

5th "Giorgio" Lorenzo :bounce:

NINA_BCN
05-15-2005, 11:19 AM
That't great, NINA~ :D I am not experienced in watching this sport...but now will check this thread more often

Then which one you support? Gibernau or Checa?


Checa!!!! :D

NINA_BCN
05-15-2005, 01:30 PM
MotoGP results:

1st Rossi!!! :lol:
2nd Sete ;)
3rd Edwards :yeah:

Fergie
05-15-2005, 01:32 PM
Rossi did it again! :banana:

bad gambler
05-15-2005, 01:55 PM
the doctor is unstoppable, he is a man amongst kids :cool:

Nikki♥
05-16-2005, 09:03 AM
Rossi again. Damn...:rolleyes:

Nikki♥
05-16-2005, 09:03 AM
But at least Sete made it on the podium this time.

Suzi
05-16-2005, 09:38 AM
But at least Sete made it on the podium this time.

True ;) its a start

novanora
05-16-2005, 01:59 PM
Valentino :lol::yeah:

It's said Rossi will play F1 instead of Moto in 2007, is that true? :confused:

NINA_BCN
05-16-2005, 02:04 PM
Valentino :lol::yeah:

It's said Rossi will play F1 instead of Moto in 2007, is that true? :confused:

Rossi riding a F1 car??? :devil: It's something that has been talking about since he left Honda in 2004. Nobody knows.

bovenbuuf
05-16-2005, 02:05 PM
Hi Nova, hope you had a good time at China.

bovenbuuf
05-16-2005, 02:06 PM
Rossi riding a F1 car??? :devil: It's something that has been talking about since he left Honda in 2004. Nobody knows.
yeah heard that also a while ago..but I thought he was also busy in taking part in Rally...

NINA_BCN
05-16-2005, 02:10 PM
yeah heard that also a while ago..but I thought he was also busy in taking part in Rally...

Yes, he took part in some rallies (Spain, Italy...). He's always said that he prefers rallies than F1.

Nikki♥
05-16-2005, 02:15 PM
Valentino :lol::yeah:

It's said Rossi will play F1 instead of Moto in 2007, is that true? :confused:

I heard that too but I don´t think it´s true. Actually he said himself that it wasn´t true.

Suzi
05-16-2005, 02:18 PM
From www.bbc.co.uk

Rossi anger at Formula One rumour

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41149000/jpg/_41149175_rossi203.jpg

Rossi's first 84 starts in the showcase class yielded 45 victories
MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has angrily denied reports that he is set to move into Formula One in 2007.

Rossi has already test driven for Ferrari and there has been continual speculation in the Italian press that he will replace Michael Schumacher.

The 26-year-old has frequently said that he would like a new challenge in motor racing but recently claimed: "I'll finish my career in motorcycling.

"I've said nothing new and still new things are being written," he added.

Rossi's Yamaha colleagues are not convinced, however, with team director Davide Brivio quoted in the Italian press as saying the Italian would be in Formula One from 2007, although he later denied making that remark.

Speculation is likely to continue at Rossi's home Grand Prix in Mugello on 5 June, but some observers believe he is likely to agree a new deal to stay with Yamaha for the 2006 season.

Rossi was an instant success, winning the 125cc class as a teenager in 1997, and adding the 250cc crown two years later.

Having won three titles in the top class with Honda, in 2003 he chose to leave the team for Yamaha, but quickly added a fourth successive title last year.

A fifth this year looks very likely as he has already won three of the first four rounds.

NINA_BCN
05-16-2005, 02:24 PM
Thanx Suzi!!! :yeah:

I won't believe it until I see it. :aplot: Anyway, I'll go to Montmeló whether he ride or not.

novanora
05-16-2005, 03:20 PM
Hi Nova, hope you had a good time at China.
awhh....Thanks :lol: i am happy, healthy everyday..heehee

yeah heard that also a while ago..but I thought he was also busy in taking part in Rally...
What? another rally fan?? ok......


From www.bbc.co.uk

Rossi anger at Formula One rumour

Rossi's first 84 starts in the showcase class yielded 45 victories
MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has angrily denied reports that he is set to move into Formula One in 2007.

Rossi has already test driven for Ferrari and there has been continual speculation in the Italian press that he will replace Michael Schumacher.

The 26-year-old has frequently said that he would like a new challenge in motor racing but recently claimed: "I'll finish my career in motorcycling.

"I've said nothing new and still new things are being written," he added.

Rossi's Yamaha colleagues are not convinced, however, with team director Davide Brivio quoted in the Italian press as saying the Italian would be in Formula One from 2007, although he later denied making that remark.

Speculation is likely to continue at Rossi's home Grand Prix in Mugello on 5 June, but some observers believe he is likely to agree a new deal to stay with Yamaha for the 2006 season.

Rossi was an instant success, winning the 125cc class as a teenager in 1997, and adding the 250cc crown two years later.

Having won three titles in the top class with Honda, in 2003 he chose to leave the team for Yamaha, but quickly added a fourth successive title last year.

A fifth this year looks very likely as he has already won three of the first four rounds.

Thanks Suzi and everyone else for the explaination! :D sorry to mention this rumor again :lol: I just heard he is insterested in F1. At least, now I know it's only an old rotted rumor.

Nikki♥
06-05-2005, 05:59 AM
Did anyone watch the qualifying yesterday? Rossi :o got the pole, Sete :bounce: the 2nd place...

Should be an exciting race again today. :woohoo:

NINA_BCN
06-05-2005, 07:50 AM
Did anyone watch the qualifying yesterday? Rossi :o got the pole, Sete :bounce: the 2nd place...

Should be an exciting race again today. :woohoo:

Nope!!! :sad: I was in the uni.... :(

bad gambler
06-05-2005, 08:56 AM
Doctor will win his home GP :cool:

NINA_BCN
06-05-2005, 09:48 AM
Mieda Kallio!!!!!! :smash: what have you done???? :smash: Poor Faubel!!!!!!!! :bigcry:

At least Olivé got the 3rd place!!!! :hug:

1st Talmacsi (his first win) :yeah:
2nd Luthi
3rd Olivé :bounce:

NINA_BCN
06-05-2005, 11:00 AM
250cc Results:

1st Dani!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:
2nd Lorenzo!!!!! :rocker2:
3rd de Angelis :bounce:

Suzi
06-05-2005, 11:32 AM
Lets hope Sete does well this time!! :)

Nikki♥
06-05-2005, 11:59 AM
Mieda Kallio!!!!!! :smash: what have you done???? :smash: Poor Faubel!!!!!!!! :bigcry:


I hope neither of them got seriously injured.

Nikki♥
06-05-2005, 12:01 PM
The guys from Eurosport said that one of the people who are gonna present the throphies after the race is an Italian model who used to date Valentino Rossi. I´d love to see his face when she hands out the trophy to him. :haha:

Nikki♥
06-05-2005, 12:02 PM
1st lap...

Capirossi leads, Sete is right after him.

Nikki♥
06-05-2005, 12:14 PM
:sad: Sete :bigcry: :sobbing: Noooooooo!!!!

Forza Melandri, give Rossi a run for his money now. :bounce:

NINA_BCN
06-05-2005, 12:50 PM
Rossi won!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: 2nd Max and 3rd Loris.

Tricolori podium!!!! :yeah:

Nikki♥
06-05-2005, 12:52 PM
The first 4 are all Italian, they crowd must be very, very satisfied with this result.

NINA_BCN
06-05-2005, 01:17 PM
It'd be great if Sete, Xaus and Checa did a podium the next week!!!! :lol: I'm going to montmeló, so I'll post all the pics that I'll take. ;)

Nikki♥
06-05-2005, 01:20 PM
Have fun at the Catalunya circuit, Nina. :) I´m looking forward to see your pictures.

Nikki♥
06-05-2005, 01:22 PM
I just want Sete to win next week about the others on the podium I don´t care although I wish that Rossi won´t be on there. ;)

Suzi
06-05-2005, 04:10 PM
Ooh Nina you lucky thing! Have fun ;)

NINA_BCN
06-05-2005, 06:06 PM
This is the fifth time that I go to the circuit to see the championship!!!! :banana: :banana:

maratski
06-05-2005, 07:44 PM
125cc was :eek:

roisin
06-05-2005, 07:52 PM
Gah, SETE!!! :bigcry: :sobbing:
UNFAIR. He is getting no luck this year :sad:

Great race though, but Sete crashing was gutting.

Fergie
06-05-2005, 08:12 PM
Rossi Rocks!!! :cool:

NINA_BCN
06-05-2005, 09:20 PM
125cc was :eek:

Poor Faubel!!!! :sad:

Gah, SETE!!! :bigcry: :sobbing:
UNFAIR. He is getting no luck this year

Great race though, but Sete crashing was gutting.

I hope he won't crash in Montmeló. :rolleyes:

Suzi
06-05-2005, 09:38 PM
125cc was :eek:

I know wot u mean, i mean happy for Talmashi (?) but ouch wot happened on the last corner, my heart went out to both of em

roisin
06-05-2005, 09:42 PM
what happened in 125cc? I missed the race

Suzi
06-05-2005, 09:46 PM
Kallio was leading with Faubel 2nd, at the last corner last lap kallio fell and faubel did not have time to react and kinda ran over Kallio and there was a kinda big crash I see if i can find a article cos me explaining is useless

Suzi
06-05-2005, 09:53 PM
From MotoGP site:

Talmacsi takes his first GP win
Report, 05/06/05



Red Bull KTM’s Gabor Talmacsi has scored his first Grand Prix win at Mugello today, after a dramatic 125cc race which saw top contenders Mika Kallio and Hector Faubel crashing in the very last corner.

Mika Kallio and Thomas Lüthi were the fastest off the grid, but before too long they were joined by Marco Simoncelli, Hector Faubel and Gabor Talmacsi to make it a thrilling five-way tussle during the first half of the race. On lap 12, Simoncelli crashed out after losing the front end of his bike, leaving Faubel as the sole Aprilia rider challenging for a podium finish against the two KTM riders and Honda’s Lüthi.

With three laps to go, Mika Kallio and Hector Faubel turned up the heat to provide another hard-fought duel, similar to the one they had back in April at Estoril which saw Kallio win over the Spaniard. However, this time Kallio crashed out on the very last corner, Bucine, and took Faubel with him.

The dramatic crash allowed Hungarian Gabor Talmacsi to take his first Grand Prix win, having overtaken Thomas Lüthi a couple of corners before the incident. Spaniard Joan Olive inherited third place, securing his first podium finish in three years. Pasini took fourth ahead of Tomoyoshi Koyama.

Scoring 20 points due to his second place finish, Thomas Lüthi takes the lead of the Championship with a total of 74 points, demoting Kallio to second. With his win, Talmacsi moves up to third overall, just 4 points adrift from his team-mate.

alexito
06-06-2005, 01:06 AM
the motogp is very bored this year. but the 250 cc is the best year.

Ivanatis
06-06-2005, 01:33 AM
Rossi's just too strong, I have to admit, although I prefer Sete. I'm quite sure, Valentino will move to formula one in the next 2 years.

roisin
06-06-2005, 10:59 AM
Ouch. Sickner in the 125cc :eek:

thanks for the article suzzzer :hug:

NINA_BCN
06-06-2005, 11:46 AM
the motogp is very bored this year. but the 250 cc is the best year.



MotoGP boring???? :confused: I don't think so.

SuperFurryAnimal
06-06-2005, 11:47 AM
On the 125cc: Hope Mika Kallio is allright! :hug:

Nikki♥
06-06-2005, 01:22 PM
MotoGP boring???? :confused: I don't think so.

When you only look at the results you start to think that the MotoGP has been very boring so far this year but the races are very interesting, there are lots of fights for positions going on on the track.

Nikki♥
06-06-2005, 01:25 PM
On the 125cc: Hope Mika Kallio is allright! :hug:

I hope the same for Faubel as well. I haven´t heard anything about them anymore. All they said on Eurosport was that the doc said they were okay but then they also added that it wasn´t certain yet if either Kallio or Faubel had any fractures and so on.

Nikki♥
06-06-2005, 01:27 PM
This is the fifth time that I go to the circuit to see the championship!!!! :banana: :banana:

How much are the tickets, by the way? I was thinking about attending a MotoGP race in case it is less expensive than the FIA GT. :)

NINA_BCN
06-06-2005, 09:35 PM
How much are the tickets, by the way? I was thinking about attending a MotoGP race in case it is less expensive than the FIA GT. :)

The most/less(without seat-> pelouse) expensive tickets: E 95/57.

bad gambler
06-07-2005, 01:52 AM
Rossi :worship:

Nikki♥
06-07-2005, 06:16 AM
The most/less(without seat-> pelouse) expensive tickets: E 95/57.

:eek: It´s not as expensive as F1 but also not cheap but it´s worth it to pay this price for the great motorsport they are offering.

SuperFurryAnimal
06-07-2005, 08:07 AM
I hope the same for Faubel as well. I haven´t heard anything about them anymore. All they said on Eurosport was that the doc said they were okay but then they also added that it wasn´t certain yet if either Kallio or Faubel had any fractures and so on.

Of course I hope Faubel's allright as well... But I'm a Kallio supporter... ;)
I also heard the same as you. They were supposed to be allright, but nothing was sure... :shrug:

Nikki♥
06-07-2005, 09:12 AM
Of course I hope Faubel's allright as well... But I'm a Kallio supporter... ;)
I also heard the same as you. They were supposed to be allright, but nothing was sure... :shrug:

The next GP already takes place this weekend, maybe we will find out more then.

sonia
06-11-2005, 04:30 PM
GP Catalonia:

--> MotoGP:

1 S. Gibernau Honda 1:42.337 24
2 M. Melandri Honda 1:42.390 24
3 V. Rossi Yamaha 1:42.723 26
4 M. Biaggi Honda 1:42.756 27
5 N. Hayden Honda 1:42.847 25
6 L. Capirossi Ducati 1:42.992 24
7 C. Edwards Yamaha 1:43.109 25
8 C. Checa Ducati 1:43.129 25
9 A. Barros Honda 1:43.159 27
10 M. Tamada Honda 1:43.207 24
11 J. Hopkins Suzuki 1:43.291 23
12 S. Nakano Kawasaki 1:43.607 24
13 K. Roberts Suzuki 1:43.787 19
14 A. Hofmann Kawasaki 1:43.864 23
15 T. Bayliss Honda 1:44.122 25
16 R. Xaus Yamaha 1:44.193 24
17 R. Rolfo Ducati 1:44.934 24
18 D. Checa Yamaha 1:45.310 25
19 S. Byrne KTM 1:45.636 23
20 J. Ellison Blata 1:46.750 23
21 F. Battaini Blata 1:47.599 21

-->250:

1 D. Pedrosa Honda 1:46.238
2 J. Lorenzo Honda 1:46.617
3 S. Porto Aprilia 1:46.706
4 R. De Puniet Aprilia 1:46.852
5 H. Aoyama Honda 1:47.082
6 A. De Angelis Aprilia 1:47.342
7 H. Barberá Honda 1:47.454
8 C. Stoner Aprilia 1:47.486
9 S. Corsi Aprilia 1:47.650
10 S. Guintoli Aprilia 1:48.207
11 Y. Takahashi Honda 1:48.217
12 J. Smrz Honda 1:48.661
13 S. Jenkner Aprilia 1:48.961
14 C. Davies Aprilia 1:49.012
15 A. Debon Honda 1:49.150
16 A. Baldolini Aprilia 1:49.178
17 M. Giansanti Aprilia 1:49.203
18 H. Marchand Aprilia 1:49.204
19 R. Locatelli Aprilia 1:49.277
20 A. Ballerini Aprilia 1:49.427
21 E. Nigon Wildcard 1:49.595
22 G. Leblanc Aprilia 1:49.974
23 M. Cardenas Aprilia 1:50.499
24 A. Vincent Fantic 1:50.757
25 F. Watz Yamaha 1:50.995
26 G. Rizmayer Yamaha 1:52.722
27 G. Ferro Fantic 1:53.459

--> 125:

1 M. Kallio KTM 1:51.451
2 M. Pasini Aprilia 1:51.515
3 M. Simoncelli Aprilia 1:51.562
4 L. Zanetti Wildcard 1:51.949
5 T. Kuzuhara Honda 1:52.005
6 G. Talmacsi KTM 1:52.052
7 H. Faubel Aprilia 1:52.056
8 F. Lai Honda 1:52.223
9 M. Poggiali Gilera 1:52.285
10 T. Luthi Honda 1:52.407
11 P. Nieto Derbi 1:52.579
12 T. Koyama Honda 1:52.586
13 J. Simon KTM 1:52.598
14 L. Pesek Derbi 1:52.605
15 S. Gadea Aprilia 1:52.805
16 A. Bautista Honda 1:52.918
17 A. Iannone Aprilia 1:52.963
18 M. Di Meglio Honda 1:52.985
19 M. Hernandez Aprilia 1:52.990
20 A. Masbou Honda 1:53.031
21 M. Ranseder KTM 1:53.073
22 D. Giuseppetti Aprilia 1:53.222
23 M. Tunez Wildcard 1:53.272
24 A. Espargaro Honda 1:53.319
25 R. De Rosa Aprilia 1:53.331

VAMOS SETE AND DANI!!!!! :bounce:

NINA_BCN
06-11-2005, 06:13 PM
Tomorrow is the DAY!!!!! I'm so anxious....

roisin
06-11-2005, 06:19 PM
:clap2: SETE!!!!! :woohoo:

what a lap! Awh I'm so damn happy for him, I hope he can finish it off with a home victory :yeah: Hopefully no more bad luck for him.

Have a great time tomorrow nina!!!

NINA_BCN
06-11-2005, 06:33 PM
Thank you!!!!! :hug: Only 8 hours and half to be ready for the party!!!!!!!!! :aparty:

NINA_BCN
06-12-2005, 03:10 PM
hehehehe Dani & Vale won!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana:

Suzi
06-12-2005, 04:00 PM
Did have loads of fun Nina!!!


+ pfft surprise surprise rossi won again! :ras:

Fergie
06-13-2005, 01:10 AM
Rossi did it again!!! :rocker2:

Nikki♥
06-13-2005, 08:50 AM
Did you take lots of pics, Nina?

I was happy to see Sete on the podium again but sadly not as winner.

NINA_BCN
06-13-2005, 11:42 AM
Did you take lots of pics, Nina?

I was happy to see Sete on the podium again but sadly not as winner.



Yes, I took photos. Not very good ones because it's very difficult to take pics to a motorbike that is going at 250 km/h with a digital camera!!! :lol:

bad gambler
06-13-2005, 11:44 AM
Doctor :cool:

roisin
06-14-2005, 09:04 PM
:sad: Damn, I totally just wanted Sete to win this one. Great race though. I mean, I know Rossi is totally dominating (understatement) Moto GP this year, but all the races have been great I think. Entertainment wise. If only Sete had won in Jerez.....then there might still be a fight on for the championship.

NINA_BCN
06-14-2005, 09:22 PM
:sad: Damn, I totally just wanted Sete to win this one. Great race though. I mean, I know Rossi is totally dominating (understatement) Moto GP this year, but all the races have been great I think. Entertainment wise. If only Sete had won in Jerez.....then there might still be a fight on for the championship.

I think I've got pics of Sete. ;) I'll post them!!! :D

roisin
06-14-2005, 09:41 PM
Oh yes please! :yeah: :hug:

roisin
07-31-2005, 07:16 PM
I missed this thread! More Moto GP, more Rossi wins :ras:

Todays race killed me, I really thought Sete was gonna pull this out but I swear, I could've shot him when he over-braked. He had been going so damn well! :sad: He's getting there....I hope.

Last-gasp Rossi steals German win

Valentino Rossi passed Sete Gibernau on the final lap to take his eighth win of the season at the German MotoGP.

In his 150th Grand Prix start, championship leader Rossi was made to wait for his chance at Sachsenring, one of his least favourite circuits.

But a late mistake by his arch-rival handed victory to the Italian.

Nicky Hayden had qualified fastest on his birthday on Saturday, but he had no answer for the pace of Rossi and Gibernau and had to settle for third.

Action was stopped early on when John Hopkins - already racing with an injured foot and broken ribs - took a nasty spill from his Suzuki.

The American picked himself up after skidding along the track, but had to pull out.

And on the restart, Gibernau and Rossi imposed themselves.

Rossi, champion for the last four years, now leads the MotoGP standings by a massive 120 points.

"It was a hard race. I attacked Gibernau at the end of the straight and he made a mistake," said the 26-year-old.

Spaniard Gibernau apologised to his team after the race.

"Maybe I got confused - I thought it was Rossi's birthday instead of Hayden's and gave him a present.

"I threw away the race - it was my fault and I'm sorry."


German MotoGP result:
1. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 35:04.434
2. Sete Gibernau (Sp) Honda 35:05.119
3. Nicky Hayden (US) Honda 35:05.319
4. Max Biaggi (Ita) Honda 35:06.799
5. Alex Barros (Bra) Honda 35:07.289
6. Shinya Nakano (Jpn) Kawasaki 35:08.991
7. Marco Melandri (Ita) Honda 35:16.703
8. Colin Edwards (US) Yamaha 35:19.283

Of course the championship is all but wrapped up for Rossi but the fight for 2nd is so close!!!

Overall standings:
1. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 236
2. Marco Melandri (Ita) Honda 116
3. Sete Gibernau (Sp) Honda 115
4. Colin Edwards (US) Yamaha 114
5. Max Biaggi (Ita) Honda 113
6. Alex Barros (Bra) Honda 101
7. Nicky Hayden (US) Honda 101
8. Loris Capirossi (Ita) Ducati 72

NINA_BCN
07-31-2005, 08:50 PM
:lol: I forgot my creation!!!!! :haha:

roisin
07-31-2005, 09:11 PM
I know, how could you! :eek: :lol:

There was a few :eek: crashes this weekend! Especially Checa in qualifying and Hopkins twice! Ouch. I really am amazed at how they can walk after crashes like those

Suzi
07-31-2005, 09:14 PM
I saw them ouch :eek:, plus wot happened to sete coz i saw parts of it but missed the end cos i was watching something else (i know shame on me) :o

roisin
07-31-2005, 09:16 PM
Sete shot himself in the foot, he could've held on, he was riding really well. Its just been a shitty season for him so I'm not surprised :sad:

NINA_BCN
07-31-2005, 09:42 PM
Hopkins shouldn't run today. :mad: The doctors are completly mad!!!!!:smash:

Suzi
07-31-2005, 09:55 PM
well sete hasnt exactly been having the season he or anyone thought he would of been capeable of at the beginning of the season :bigcry:

NINA_BCN
07-31-2005, 10:10 PM
A f*****g season!!!!! :smash:

Nikki♥
08-01-2005, 06:13 AM
Hopkins shouldn't run today. :mad: The doctors are completly mad!!!!!:smash:

Hopkins' accident looked completely dangerous. Afterwards they showed him and he was smiling again, tough guy.

Nikki♥
08-01-2005, 06:13 AM
A f*****g season!!!!! :smash:

Agreed.

bad gambler
08-01-2005, 06:17 AM
lol even if Sete has a 10 second lead over Rossi in the final lap, he will still find a way to lose :shrug:

Nikki♥
08-01-2005, 06:27 AM
lol even if Sete has a 10 second lead over Rossi in the final lap, he will still find a way to lose :shrug:

He's been outta his mind lately.

alelysafina
08-01-2005, 06:34 AM
Valentino Rocks!!!!!

Thank you, now back to your regularly scheduled program.

roisin
08-01-2005, 12:38 PM
lol even if Sete has a 10 second lead over Rossi in the final lap, he will still find a way to lose :shrug:
He just needs to win one race and he might get a bit of confidence back. Poor guy :sad:

peteslamz
08-04-2005, 06:02 PM
Rossi enjoys ‘intensive’ Ferrari run

Media speculation that Moto GP world champion Valentino Rossi may consider a future move to four wheels was heightened this week after the Italian spent two days testing with Ferrari at Fiorano.

“I wanted to get a better understanding of a Formula One car,” he said. “And I would like to thank Ferrari for giving me the opportunity to do so. The two days were intensive and interesting.

“I completed a lot of kilometres and I began to understand the handling of the car, working with the engineers and (official Ferrari tester) Marc Gene. I go back to the two wheels where there is still a long way to go to the end of the season.”

It was not Rossi’s first time at the wheel of the F2004. He previously tested the car in April of last year, also at Fiorano. However, he has always played down talk of a move to Formula One racing and only this week renewed his contract with Yamaha for 2006.

Britain’s John Surtees is the only man to have been both a Formula One and a motorcycle world champion. He successfully made the move from bikes to win the 1964 title for Ferrari.

http://www.formula1.com/news/3418.html

Nikki♥
08-04-2005, 06:09 PM
If Valentino really went to F1, Sete would finally get a real chance to win the championship. :ras:

NINA_BCN
08-25-2005, 06:59 PM
The latest news about Sete!!!!!

Gibernau and Melandri eager to fight back
News, 25/08/05

Sete Gibernau promised in Germany that he would be back to win races and his first attempt will be at Brno, a circuit where he has taken two podium finishes from his last two visits, with second place in 2003 and victory last season in one of his most enjoyable races. With four rostrums to show for his efforts in the first part of 2005, the Spaniard is keen to return to his best form in the final stages of the season. Melandri, Gibernau, Edwards and Biaggi are separated by just one point in the current standings and the chase for runner-up spot looks like going right to the wire this year.

“The holidays have been short but intense. I spent the first week travelling in Turkey and after that I returned home to Switzerland to continue my physical training programme,” said the Spaniard. “I managed to disconnect and get back to work with plenty of energy. I’m looking forward to having fun on the bike again, having good races and Brno is always a circuit I look forward to going to.”

“Last year we won in the Czech Republic and I remember it as one of the most enjoyable races of the season.


That victory and the good sensations I left with from the last race in Germany mean that I’m returning to the championship feeling mentally strong. You shouldn’t wait until it comes to a circuit you like before you believe you can win, but I think that this a good time for me to go to Brno and now we just have to work hard so that we get a result to match.”

Melandri is hoping to continue his explosive start to the season as he searches for his maiden victory in the class that has been on the cards for some time. Sete, Edwards and Biaggi will all be looking to make life hard for the youngster as he aims to hang on to the runner-up spot he has held for the majority of the championship so far. Marco says he is as fresh as he was at the start of the season and Brno is one of the circuits he feels at his most comfortable. It was there that he claimed a sixth straight victory in 2002 on the way to the 250cc World Championship title.

“We all needed a bit of a rest to recharge the batteries, although the truth is that I only took a week of complete holidays. I went to Mykonos, a beautiful island that really helps me to relax. The break was really good for me; I feel in top shape, like at the start of the season, and I’m really looking forward to getting back on the bike, especially at Brno because it is a circuit I love and I have had some great races there. My best memory is from 2002 because I scored my sixth straight win and it helped me to win the 250cc title.”

NINA_BCN
08-25-2005, 07:02 PM
.....and the latest news of the Honda Repsol riders!!! ;)


Biaggi raring to go at his favourite track
News, 25/08/05

Repsol Honda riders Max Biaggi and Nicky Hayden are involved in a close-fought battle for second place in the championship where 15 points separate six riders in what has become a fierce struggle behind Valentino Rossi. As the season resumes this weekend in Brno, both riders are in high spirits after the summer break, especially Max Biaggi who has a tremendous record at the 5.403km circuit.

The Italian has taken three wins at Brno in the premier class and won every race at the circuit in the four years he dominated the 250cc class on the way to being crowned world champion between 1994 and 1998.

“This is my favourite circuit of all. I like it because it's fast and I'm particularly fond of the four chicanes,” explains Biaggi. “The speed is really high there and you need a lot of courage and commitment to face the changes of direction. In addition it's a place that fits me; I've taken victory several times there and the local people have given my name to a bridge not far away from the circuit. I've won there with all the bikes I've raced except for the current one and this I hope to change.


I come back from my holidays refreshed and ready for the second part of the season. I know after the race at Brno we will be testing and we hope to find some positive results as the last six races after Brno are very close together and I am confident we can get some good results for the team and for all my fans who have been so supportive!”

His team-mate Nicky Hayden will be looking to continue where he left off before the break having taken two pole positions, a win and a podium finish all in the last three races. The 24-year-old American went well at Brno last year before crashing out of the leading group.

“I'm really looking forward to getting back on the bike on Friday morning. I've had a good time back home but I'm ready to get racing again - in fact I was ready a few weeks ago actually!” says Hayden. “Me and my bros have been training on the dirt at home and its been fun all hangin’ out but it's time to get back to work now. After Brno the season is going to click away real fast and like I said after the race in Germany, now I've tasted blood I want some more. Laguna was great and Germany felt kinda' ordinary just standing on the bottom step. Last year at Brno we went pretty well until we went out. It's a circuit which seems to make for close racing and I'm real ready for a fight now. It's so close between seventh and second spot in the championship and every race and every point is going to count for so much. I won't be happy to finish where I am at the moment. I look to start movin' up from Brno.”

NINA_BCN
08-26-2005, 08:57 AM
125cc Free Practice Classification motogp.com


http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/372/372764.jpg

NINA_BCN
08-26-2005, 09:41 AM
MotoGP Free Practice Classification


http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/372/372806.jpg

NINA_BCN
08-26-2005, 10:39 AM
.....and the 250cc Free Practice Classification.

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/372/372845.jpg


125cc qualifying practice test will start in 35 minutes. ;)

roisin
08-26-2005, 11:34 AM
I think this is Sete's favouite track so I'm really hoping for a win here for him! :D

NINA_BCN
08-26-2005, 12:38 PM
Some intersting things about Brno. ;)


The current Brno circuit was first used for Grand Prix racing in 1987 and was built to replace the original road circuit that had become too dangerous for world championship racing. Below are some facts and figures from the 35 previous Grand Prix events held at Brno:

> The very first Grand Prix event at Brno was held in 1965 on the original 13.94 km long road circuit. Three all-time greats of motorcycle racing won that first year; nine times World Champion Mike Hailwood in the 500cc race on a MV-Agusta, six times champion Jim Redman in the 350s on a Honda and seven times World Champion Phil Read won the 250cc race on a Yamaha.

> At the following year’s event Mike Hailwood achieved the incredible feat of winning three Grand Prix races in one day, the 500cc, 350cc and 250cc competitions, all on Honda machinery. The combined distance of these three races was 460 km which was covered in a total time of 2 hours 55 minutes and 53 seconds.

> Giacomo Agostini was the most successful rider on the Brno road circuit with a total of seven victories including four in the premier-class.

> The first rider to win the premier-class race at Brno on a two-stroke machine was John Newbold, who took his one and only GP victory at the Czech GP in 1976 riding a Suzuki.

> Johnny Cecotto, riding a Yamaha, won the last premier-class race held on the road circuit at Brno in 1977. The circuit, which had been reduced in length to 10.92 km, was subsequently considered unsafe for the large capacity machines.

> Smaller capacity motorcycles continued to compete in Grand Prix races on the Brno road circuit until 1982 before being deleted from the Grand Prix calendar for safety reasons.

> The current circuit was first used for Grand Prix racing in 1987 and has been used every year since with the exception of 1992.

> This year will be the 36th time a Grand Prix meeting has been held at Brno, originally as the Czechoslovakian GP, and since 1993 as the GP of the Czech Republic.

> Max Biaggi is the most successful rider at the current Brno circuit having won the 250cc race on four occasions and in the premier-class three times. Valentino Rossi is the second most successful with four victories; 1 x 125cc, 1 x 250cc and 2 x premier-class.

NINA_BCN
08-26-2005, 04:46 PM
125cc 1st Qualifying Practice Test.

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/372/372898.jpg

NINA_BCN
08-26-2005, 04:48 PM
250cc 1st Qualifying Practice Test.

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/373/373029.jpg

NINA_BCN
08-26-2005, 04:49 PM
MotoGP 1st Qualifying Practice Test.

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/372/372972.jpg

NINA_BCN
08-26-2005, 04:53 PM
Riders reactions after first day of qualifying at Brno (MotoGP). ;)


Valentino Rossi - Gauloises Yamaha - 1st, 1'59.278 :rolleyes:
“Today was a strange day because we all came back from the holidays and it felt like everybody was still in the beach rhythm! The crash this morning was not the perfect way to start. Troy was pushing hard but he suddenly decided to come into the pit and braked in the middle of the corner. I was lucky because my front brake made contact and I went down at 149km/h but I am not hurt. I think we need to modify the pit entry for next season because at the moment it is dangerous; I will talk about it with the Safety Commission. Anyway, my mechanics did a great job to virtually rebuild the whole bike in just three hours and this afternoon I was able to do a lot of tyre tests. In the end we went back to the first tyre and I was able to go fastest. Tomorrow we need to work on the suspension to find more grip but so far I am quite happy.”

Loris Capirossi - Ducati Marlboro - 2nd, 1'59.366 :worship:
"All day we've focused on race set-up, not really worrying about lap times," said Capirossi who was fastest in this morning's free session. "During my last run I did 11 consecutive laps in the low 59s, so I'm happy but I know we've more work to do. The bike, which is pretty competitive everywhere, works really well here, as usual. Bridgestone have been working hard during the break because they've brought some interesting new tyres here. This morning I started with Sachsenring-spec tyres and I only switched to the new tyres halfway through this afternoon's session. I rode a lot of laps with them and I can say that Bridgestone are definitely working in the right direction. So far we are up with the best and I'm confident, but we must keep working and see what happens over the rest of the weekend."

Sete Gibernau - Movistar Honda - 3rd, 1'59.454 ;)
“The holidays were really good but I was looking forward to coming back. I want to end the season with the best possible results and my aim is to have a good boost at Brno. I already felt good in the morning and this afternoon we made careful progress. The rhythm is good and basically tomorrow we just need to adjust a few small things and choose the tyres for the race.”

Marco Melandri - Movistar Honda - 4th, 1'59.469 :yeah:
“We’ve made a good start after the summer break, working from a good base setting and making small steps forward. The track is a little more bumpy compared to last year and we’ve had to work hard to improve the way the bike handles the track surface with the help of Michelin. I’m happy with this first day of work.”

NINA_BCN
08-27-2005, 01:40 PM
:woohoo: Pole position for Sete!!!!! ;) 2nd Hayden, 3rd Capirossi and Rossi......4th!!!!!. :eek:

Times soon available. :p

Fergie
08-27-2005, 01:49 PM
Forza Rossi!!! :bounce:

NINA_BCN
08-27-2005, 01:57 PM
There will be more TV coverage of the championship. :yeah: These are the latest news about it. ;)

NTV Turkey agrees MotoGP deal with Dorna
News, 27/08/05

MotoGP has secured a new television deal with a major terrestrial network in Turkey. The new agreement with NTV, which started with the recent Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, means that all World Championship events will be shown live through this national free-to-air network, with the MotoGP class always broadcast live alongside highlights of the 125cc and 250cc races. In addition, all three races at the Grand Prix of Turkey will be shown live.

The contract between NTV and Dorna Sports, the rights-holders to the MotoGP series, will last for two and a half years, (until the end of the 2007 season), and follows the inclusion of Turkey in MotoGP calendar for the first time in 2005. The Grand Prix of Turkey will take place at the brand new circuit of Istanbul on October 23rd.

With this new addition, the TV distribution list for MotoGP’s live broadcasts (or same day delayed broadcasts for different time zones) includes no less than 48 TV networks, covering more than 200 countries in all five continents. The average TV audience for each race is over 300 million viewers worldwide.

NINA_BCN
08-27-2005, 02:00 PM
The starting grid of the 125cc Class. Welcome to the "Swiss Power". :lol:

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/373/373715.jpg

NINA_BCN
08-27-2005, 02:31 PM
The starting grid of the 250cc Class. Dani, be careful with Jorge !!!!! :eek:

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/373/373884.jpg

NINA_BCN
08-27-2005, 02:52 PM
......and the starting grid of MotoGP. ;)

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/373/373760.jpg

Suzi
08-27-2005, 04:39 PM
:yeah: Sete!!

lets hope he can convert the pole into a win! :)

NINA_BCN
08-27-2005, 05:09 PM
:yeah: Sete!!

lets hope he can convert the pole into a win! :)

The FIRST win of this season.:ras:

Suzi
08-27-2005, 05:21 PM
indeed :)

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 09:50 AM
125cc Results

1st Luthi Swiss Power Rules.:p
2nd Kallio
3rd Simoncelli
4th Gadea :woohoo:
5th Zanetti

bad gambler
08-28-2005, 09:52 AM
i hope someone other than rossi wins today, just for a change ;)

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 11:01 AM
Who knows it!!!!! :p

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 11:05 AM
250cc Results

1st Pedrosa :p
2nd Lorenzo :rolleyes:
3rd Stoner
4th de Angelis
5th Aoyama
6th Dovizioso

bad gambler
08-28-2005, 11:08 AM
stoner :woohoo:

Suzi
08-28-2005, 12:20 PM
Vamos Sete!!! :yeah:

For god sakes dont choke it!

bad gambler
08-28-2005, 12:58 PM
rossi wins again :worship:

Suzi
08-28-2005, 01:05 PM
http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/aktion/action-smiley-060.gif just one more corner one more frigging corner stupid mechanical doodah

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 01:05 PM
MotoGP A tricolori podium. :p

1st Rossi ;)
2nd Capirossi :banana:
3rd Biaggi :yeah:


Sete OUT!!!!!!!!! :smash: :retard: :smash:

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 01:07 PM
http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/aktion/action-smiley-060.gif just one more corner one more frigging corner stupid mechanical doodah

It seemed lack of fuel!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

Fergie
08-28-2005, 01:13 PM
Rossi you're idol!!! :woohoo:

Suzi
08-28-2005, 01:16 PM
It seemed lack of fuel!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

ahhhh i see, still!! bloody hell when is this poo gonna end, if its not bad luck its him throwing the bike off the track :rolleyes:

rant over :angel:

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 01:42 PM
ahhhh i see, still!! bloody hell when is this poo gonna end, if its not bad luck its him throwing the bike off the track :rolleyes:




Just Sete!!!!! :retard:

JuchuPati
08-28-2005, 02:53 PM
although he was leading the race at the end, I was sure Sete would have whatever problem :mad: and Rossi would beat him finally.
I doubt he wins a race this season. puffffffff

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 03:04 PM
Sete "el pupas" Gibernau. :ras:

JuchuPati
08-28-2005, 03:07 PM
Sete "el pupas" Gibernau. :ras:


jjajaaj ya ves.

no creo que sea del atleti!!! :rolleyes:

NINA_BCN
08-28-2005, 03:40 PM
No lo creo pero es que es un desgraciado. Todo, absolutamente todo, le sale del revés. :smash: Gracias a Dios no soy forofa suya, porque me habría quedado calva de tanto estirarme de los pelos. (Con Marat tengo suficiente) :p

NINA_BCN
08-29-2005, 09:12 AM
The "official news" about Sete's retirement.

Gibernau´s hopes evaporate on the final lap
News, 28/08/05

Sete Gibernau's frustrating 2005 season continued at the circuit of Brno on Sunday. In a campaign blighted by bad luck and falls, it was a mechanical problem that did for the Spaniard in the Czech Republic, just metres from the chequered flag.

Despite experiencing several problems with his bike throughout the race, the Movistar Honda rider put in an excellent display at the Gauloises Czech Republic GP. Starting from pole, his third of the season, he was able to approach the race with the confidence he needed given as many believed the race would have to act as a turning point in his season.

After getting away well he staged an intense and extensive battle with Rossi, with the pair fighting for first place until the final lap. Then the Italian made a break and got away from his arch-rival. It appeared that Gibernau would come home to claim a well-deserved second place, but just three corners from the end a fault with the bike's electronic fuel control system forced him to retire. ------>You know what it means. :p

It means Sete will now have to wait until Japan for the opportunity to clinch his first win of the season, but the Spaniard was understandably annoyed that another good performance had gone unrewarded and wanted answers to the problems he has been experiencing.

"It was another negative day after a weekend in which we have done a great job during qualifying," he stated.This morning we had a good rhythm in the warm up with some low 1'58s, a pace I knew would allow me to fight for the win".

"In the race I wasn't able to set the same pace and that was the main problem. In the first three laps I first noticed the problem that eventually prevented me from finishing the race, which topped it off".

"I'm really disappointed because once again I gave it everything I had and it's a shame to end the race in this way. Hardly ever have I been as frustrated as this before. We did exactly the job we had to and so I would like someone to come and explain to me why we couldn't find the rhythm we wanted, I would like to know why."

"I don't know what is going on this year. It's clear I'm lapping better than ever, mentally I'm strong and I need to know what is going wrong. These problems have happened on various occasions now but they just don't make sense." :retard:

NINA_BCN
08-30-2005, 12:05 PM
And more news!!!!!!!

Rossi could seal the title in Japan :eek:
News, 29/08/05

Gauloises Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi became the first rider in the history of the MotoGP World Championship to score nine wins for five successive seasons, as he clinched victory in the eleventh round of the 2005 Championship at Brno.

Rossi’s record-breaking ride featured an intense battle with Sete Gibernau that again came down to a dramatic finale, with Rossi making his definitive pass at the end of the penultimate lap. Gibernau tried to fight back, but as Rossi edged clear through the final series of sweeping corners, the Spaniard’s faint hope of a victorious response disappeared completely as he suffered a technical problem and was forced to retire.

Rossi can now seal the championship title in the next round at Motegi. The Italian rider could clinch his fifth consecutive premier class crown with a staggering five GP’s remaining.

`That was one of the hardest races of the season. After the warm-up I saw Sete’s time and I wasn’t sure that I could beat him in the race. I had confidence in the bike but I knew I was a bit slower than him´ Rossi explained at the end of the race.




`I spoke with Jeremy Burgess to ask for some modifications to be made to the bike in order to make a better compromise for the whole race and, like always, he and the rest of the team worked at 100% to improve the situation. There were a lot of fast riders out there, but Gibernau was my hardest opponent so I tried to push him and put the pressure on from the start. It was a great fight with a lot of overtaking. In the middle of the race I decided to go to try and make a gap, but Sete came back. At the end I did three or four good laps, made the pass on Sete and then did a perfect final lap. Unfortunately Sete had a problem, which was bad luck for him because he deserved to be on the podium.’ `This is a good win for me and now I just need one more for the title, but it is not over yet´, he added. His statement is not entirely true however, as a top two finish in Japan would confirm yet another title triumph for the mercurial Italian.


Honda, be careful with Vale!!!!!!!!! :lol:

NINA_BCN
08-30-2005, 12:07 PM
Honda's response. :p


New Honda V5 test halted at Brno
News, 29/08/05

With the majority of MotoGP teams and riders staying on in Brno after yesterday’s Grand Prix, a full day’s work testing was scheduled today for a large chunk of the MotoGP class. Things seemed to be progressing as normal as riders from Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Kawasaki and Suzuki took to the track during the morning. However, shortly after the hour-long lunch-break, it was announced that the eagerly-awaited first appearance of the latest spec Honda RC211V would not take place in the afternoon as has been expected.

The new machine was set to have been tested by the senior HRC riders Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi, but with the announcement, both riders were forced to stick with the bikes they used in yesterday’s race, with Gibernau in particular aiming to find the cause of the fuel management problem which blighted his machine on the final lap of the Czech GP, and brought his race to an end.

“The factory have been running a parallel test on the same machine in Japan today, and we found a problem which meant our riders will not be testing the new bike on safety grounds,” stated Honda spokesman Ian Mackay. He continued; “We cannot say what the problem is, other than the fact that it was felt that until the causes of this problem have been analysed and solved, it was safer for today’s test at Brno not to go ahead. The safety of our riders is paramount, of course.”

Honda could not confirm whether the bike would be available to the riders for tomorrow’s second day of tests.

NINA_BCN
08-30-2005, 12:09 PM
Sete's questions, fuel and other things. ;)


Gibernau still searching for answers in Brno test
News, 30/08/05

As he had promised on Sunday, Sete Gibernau spent yesterday’s test at Brno focused on discovering the mystery problem on his RC211V which left him out of fuel on the last lap of a thrilling Gauloises Grand Prix Ceske republiky. Waiting until after the track had re-opened in the afternoon today, he put in a series of laps on board a machine set exactly the same way as when he left the pits before yesterday’s race.

The Spaniard commented, “We have worked hard today in finding the cause of the problem we had yesterday, but until we analyse the data we have collected, we won’t know if we have the answers. The bike we used was exactly as it was yesterday, with the same kind of tyres, forks, engine settings, everything, so I hope that we can find out what the problem was.”

Gibernau was also set to test the new RC211V today, but admitted he was indifferent after being told that he would not be testing the bike yet. “That is the least of my worries at the moment,” he said. “Myself and my team are simply focused on getting this problem sorted so that it doesn’t happen again.”

Joining Gibernau out on track today were Honda colleagues Marco Melandri, Max Biaggi, Nicky Hayden, Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss. All the Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Blata WCM riders were also out in full force, but Yamaha did not have a full compliment, with Ruben Xaus absent from the session.

After a weekend which only saw a single crash in MotoGP, that of Valentino Rossi’s collision with Troy Bayliss, there were a couple of fallers today, with Carlos Checa and James Ellison on the list, the Briton having been taken to the medical centre where he is undergoing checks on an obvious wound to his left elbow.

There were also several 250 riders in action on Monday, including championship leader Dani Pedrosa, his team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama, and Honda colleagues Andrea Dovizioso and Yuki Takahashi, as well as another run out for the KTM 250 of Australian Anthony West. Takahashi was the only rider to crash today, but without any lasting damage.

Unofficial times:
1. Nicky Hayden 1’57.602
2. Valentino Rossi 1’58.969
3. Colin Edwards 1’58.972
4. Troy Bayliss 1’58:981
5. Sete Gibernau 1’59.00
...
Marco Melandri 1’59.656
Shinya Nakano 1’59.6
Alex Hofmann 1’59.9.

Suzi
08-31-2005, 10:12 AM
Thanks for all these artcles Alicia :yeah:

NINA_BCN
08-31-2005, 11:44 AM
You're welcome Suzi!!!! :hug: I'm trying to update the thread with some articles that I think are useful for those who like this sport and for those who have never approached to it. The races are more than laps in a circuit. ;)

NINA_BCN
08-31-2005, 11:48 AM
Rossi's oppinion. ;)


No rest for Rossi despite domination
News, 30/08/05

Having claimed nine out of a possible eleven victories with his Yamaha this season, including another head-to-head duel with his arch rival Sete Gibernau on Sunday, Valentino Rossi could perhaps be forgiven a day’s grace when it comes to the duties of testing and trying new parts for his championship-winning machine. However, the Italian insists that while motivation may not be at optimum levels on the day after winning a race, the apathy it can bring is the greater of the two evils.

“Testing on the day after a race is never a very motivating occasion; having to test after having won the race I can say that my motivation is just a little more than zero,” smiled the runaway championship leader. “But things change quickly in sport, and especially this sport, and the moment that you think your work is done, is the moment when others will take over you once again,”

Rossi spoke shortly after completing an intense day’s work with his Yamaha factory team. “The bike is obviously quite good, and in fact we didn’t test some of the engine parts Yamaha had brought because we don’t want to take any risks at this stage. But there are still things we can improve on.” The things to which the Italian refers include a new set of front forks, aimed at offering more confidence in turns, as well as a new mapping setting and numerous new Michelin tyres.

“They say that when you do tests on tyres, you are doing the testing for all the riders, and this is true, but it is Michelin and they are always improving things, so I am happy to do the work for them. They even brought five new tyres this afternoon, so I will test those tomorrow morning,” added the 26 year-old.

NINA_BCN
08-31-2005, 11:59 AM
The final results of the tests in Brno. ;) Speedy Capirex!!!!


Capirossi fastest as teams wrap up testing
News, 31/08/05

Loris Capirossi ended a positive two-day test for the Ducati Marlboro team at the Brno circuit in style on Tuesday. The Italian clocked the fastest lap of the day on a qualifying tyre, setting a time of 1'57.568.

In sunny conditions with a temperature of 25°C (77°F) and a track temperature of 40°C (104°F), the riders resumed their testing schedule with most continuing to prepare their bikes for the upcoming 'fly-away' races. At Ducati, the development was focused on the GP5's clutch and suspension set-up. In the Honda camp, the new RC211V - developed to help their riders steer the machine into corners faster - finally made its debut on European soil after problems in a parallel test in Japan had prevented HRC riders Max Biaggi and Sete Gibernau testing it on Monday.

The first outing of the new V5 was positive as Biaggi set a surprisingly fast lap time, just 0.130s off his best lap in Sunday's race during his first 20-lap shake-down on the machine. Gibernau only had a brief run on the new machine as the team focused on finding solutions to the fuel management system problem that forced him to retire in the Czech GP.

Elsewhere, Kawasaki’s Shinya Nakano, together with his regular crew and development engineers from the factory in Japan, concentrated on evaluating changes to the engine management system and front-end geometry on his Ninja ZX-RR.

Unofficial times:

1. Loris Capirossi (ITA) Ducati Marlboro Team 1’57.568
2. Nicky Hayden (USA) Repsol Honda Team 1’57.602
3. Sete Gibernau (SPA) Movistar Honda MotoGP 1’58.441
4. Colin Edwards (USA) Gauloises Yamaha Team 1’58.584
5. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Gauloises Yamaha Team 1’58.654
6. Carlos Checa (SPA) Ducati Marlboro Team 1’58.730
7. Marco Melandri (ITA) Movistar Honda 1’58.977
8. Alex Barros (BRA) Camel Honda 1’59.393
9. Makoto Tamada (JPN) Konica Minolta Honda 1’59.392
10. Max Biaggi (ITA) Repsol Honda Team 1’59.399
11. Shinya Nakano (JAP) Kawasaki Racing Team 1'59.74
12. Nobuatsu Aoki (JAP) Team Suzuki MotoGP 1'59.766

Suzi
08-31-2005, 06:32 PM
You're welcome Suzi!!!! :hug: I'm trying to update the thread with some articles that I think are useful for those who like this sport and for those who have never approached to it. The races are more than laps in a circuit. ;)

lol no worries I thought i show my appreciation of what you are doing :yeah:

NINA_BCN
09-01-2005, 05:58 PM
And now it's time for.................... Nicky Hayden!!!!!!!! ;)


Hayden: I couldn't have ridden any harder
Diary, 01/09/05

Nicky Hayden has been busy over the last few days as the season resumed at Brno following the summer break. On top of the Grand Prix, the American also stayed at the Czech venue with most of the MotoGP riders for a two-day test.

Looking back on his performance in Sunday’s race, the ‘Kentucky Kid’ is slightly disappointed, but admits he couldn’t have pushed any harder. He had qualified in second position behind poleman Sete Gibernau and put up a strong challenge for the top positions in the early stages of the race before losing ground as the leaders maintained a consistently strong pace.

“I finished only fifth at Brno, but I honestly felt like I couldn't have ridden any harder,” admits Hayden. “I'm sure I could have ridden better, but early on I was just trying too hard and making a few mistakes and really used up the front tyre, nearly finding myself on the floor a few times. We were just a tick off all week, just a tick for the pole and in the race I was missing that last little bit. After 45 minutes I was only seconds back, but that's a long way in MotoGP and only good for about 5th.”

“It was nice to be back at the track and on the bike... Brno is a great track and we stayed over Monday and Tuesday. Things just keep getting better and better. We found a few things on the set-up that I like and I hope will help at some of the tracks coming up. My speed was great and I practiced alone on used tyres to get the set-up right at the end of the race. I wish we could line up and race again... I know everyone would be faster, but I believe I could put up a better fight!”

“I'll get my chance in Japan in a few weeks. Everything else is good, the team is doing a great job and I feel more at home with all the guys all the time, and they're all working very hard for me. So now I'm back home for a bit before the real grind starts... we really need to step up and make a run if we want to move up in the standings!”

NINA_BCN
09-01-2005, 06:02 PM
Kawa's news. :D

Yoda confident after Czech test
News, 31/08/05

The Kawasaki Racing Team are continuing to work hard on the development of the Ninja ZX-RR and introduced a revised version of its 990cc prototype in the test held at Brno this week. Shinya Nakano racked up 112 laps over the two-day test and returned positive feedback on the revised engine. He also worked on the engine management system and on the front-end geometry of the Ninja, as well as testing a new specification exhaust.

Kawasaki Racing Team’s technical manager Ichiro Yoda declared himself pleased with the outcome of the test. The Japanese guru is now looking forward to the next Grand Prix at Motegi, the track where Nakano clinched Kawasaki’s first MotoGP podium last year.

“This has been a very positive test for Kawasaki,” said Yoda. “The feedback and data we have collected during these two days will allow us to continue our engine development programme ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.”

“We now have a clear direction for our engineers, and I am confident that we can make further improvements to the engine before the next race.


Motegi is an important race for Shinya, and also for Kawasaki, so we are focusing all our efforts on providing our riders with the best possible package for this event.”

“The same is also true of Bridgestone, who have collected a lot of data on Motegi through their involvement in the Japanese championship. I'm sure that the tyres they supply us for this race will offer some advantages over those of our competitors."


http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/332/332151_12755.jpg

Mr. Yoda (don't get confused) :lol:

NINA_BCN
09-03-2005, 11:28 AM
Elias undergoes wrist surgery
News, 01/09/05

Fortuna Yamaha’s Toni Elias underwent a minor operation on Wednesday afternoon at the Dexeus hospital in Barcelona, to have a screw removed from his left wrist.

The surgery was carried out by forearm specialist Xavier Mir, who previously operated on the Spaniard when he suffered a triple wrist fracture in a test at le Mans earlier this year. Elias should recover quickly from the operation and will be fully fit for the next round of the MotoGP Championship, the Japanese GP which will take place at Motegi in a fortnight.

Elias wasn’t too happy about his 14th place in last Sunday’s race at Brno, but he will try to finish the season on a high.
“When you get away well, and when you are winning, that is when you really enjoy a race, not when you are fighting to get in the points,” said Elias. “But it seems we are slowly solving the problems we have, although starting from so far down the grid does not leave you with any real options.”

“The most positive thing was the consistent rhythm I found especially when the tyres were wearing and I still managed to match the times of some of the quicker riders. I had a couple of moments that made the race exciting. I am not happy with the result, but the important thing is to fight and to progress race by race and to try to match the leading riders.”



Go Toni, goooooo!!!!!!! :bounce:

NINA_BCN
09-03-2005, 11:31 AM
The 12+1 world champion, Mr. Nieto. :yeah:

Angel Nieto nominated for major award
News, 02/09/05

Ranking amongst the most successful riders in World Championship history, Angel Nieto has now been nominated for the 'Principe de Asturias' Sports Award - a prestigious ceremony that takes place in Oviedo next week.

The 'Principe de Asturias' Awards are held every year to reward major achievements on the international scene in different fields such as science, culture and sport. The forthcoming edition of the ceremony will mark the 25th anniversary of the event, following the inaugural edition in 1981.

A committee will gather on Monday and the winner of the 'Principe de Asturias' Sports Award will be announced on Tuesday. Various disciplines are represented amongst the nominees: golf with Jack Nicklaus, rallying with Carlos Sainz, and football with a number of candidates including Pelé, Maradona, Di Stefano and Beckenbauer.

The 'Principe de Asturias' Awards have included a sports category since 1987. Many international stars including Carl Lewis, Lance Armstrong and Hicham El Guerrouj have been recognised. Spaniard Sito Pons was the first Grand Prix rider to be honoured in 1990 after he secured two consecutive titles in the 250cc class.

Angel Nieto, with six titles in the 50cc class and seven titles in 80/125cc categories, is the second most successful rider in Grand Prix racing history behind Giacomo Agostini with 90 wins.



http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/375/375941_56984.jpg

NINA_BCN
09-03-2005, 11:45 AM
Circuit of Catalunya increases its capacity :woohoo: :woohoo:
News, 02/09/05

The Circuit de Catalunya has announced plans to increase its capacity by adding almost 5,500 seats to four grandstands and expand the general admission areas in order to make room for the ever-growing crowds that attend the MotoGP event. The work will boost the circuit's capacity by a total of 8,000 places and the grandstand seats will subsequently total 71,609.

Further improvements will see the construction of new toilets and modifications of the gates and footbridges from the parking areas. Around 106,000 MotoGP fans witnessed Valentino Rossi's win in this year's Gran Premi Gauloises de Catalunya, held on the outskirts of Montmeló, in the north of Barcelona.

:yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

NINA_BCN
09-04-2005, 11:05 AM
MotoGP, F1 and lubricants. :aplot:


Shell reveals technology transfer between MotoGP and F1
Feature, 02/09/05

Parallels are often drawn between MotoGP and Formula 1, the two premier motor-sport classes. With the move to the 4-stroke formula in 2002, MotoGP took a major step towards more refined technology and the various manufacturers started to develop technology inspired and adapted from its distant cousin - from sophisticated engine mapping, to traction control systems and pneumatic valve distribution.

Over the past few years the two disciplines have been looking at each other more closely, despite their apparent differences, and some technical solutions can now be transferred from one to the other. That was the motivation behind Shell’s Mike Copson’s visit to Brno last weekend. A motorcycling enthusiast, Copson is first and foremost Shell’s Technical Manager for the F1 Ferrari team. After a special invitation from Shell Advance to the Czech Grand Prix, he had a close look at the company’s involvement in MotoGP as a close partner of the Ducati Marlboro team.

Copson explained to motogp.com how Shell approaches MotoGP and Formula 1, and what the two disciplines can learn from each other.

“For Ferrari, I'm technically responsible for the development programme of all the products that we produce for the team, from fuels to lubricants and greases,” explained Copson. “I have a very good team of people working with me on the development programme, and I attend all the races to be a technical focal point for the Ferrari team. I ensure that Shell do the right thing for Ferrari technically, but also that Ferrari are integrating well enough with Shell, because it's a partnership in the same way that Ducati and Shell Advance work together as partners. It's not a supply deal, but an integrated technical partnership. The way Shell approach both disciplines, MotoGP and Formula 1, is the same.”

“At Shell we talk to each other a lot, the Shell Advance guys talk to the Shell Helix guys, I get to talk to everybody about what we do in the lubricants area, as there are things we can learn for Formula 1. But it's not quite like being at an actual event, feeling the atmosphere, talking to a few people and learning - that's the most important thing from my point of view, watch and learn.”

“MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorbike racing and Formula 1 is the pinnacle of car racing, it's good to see the different activities that are going on, because even if they are the pinnacle, they are completely different in their approach. That's a good thing to be able to look at,” continued Copson.

He explained that the lubricant used by the Ducati Marlboro team is based on the standard Shell Advance Ultra 4 oil which is modified to meet the requirements of the Demosedici GP5, while the process is different in Formula 1.

“From my point of view, the main difference between MotoGP and Formula 1 is that the lubricants have to do certain things for each discipline. In Formula 1 we have dedicated lubricants for the engine and the gearbox, we make completely bespoke types of products. Also the rules are completely free in this area so we have greater technical latitudes.”

“In MotoGP, it is based on a standard product and then modified, tailored, to suit the requirements of MotoGP. But the important thing to remember about MotoGP is that Shell Advance has a much more arduous task, because it has to lubricate the engine, the gearbox and the clutch - it has many different things it has to do. The fact that it is based on Shell Advance and then tailored to the product, I think is a good way to do it.”

“We could not, for example, in Formula 1 take a standard oil and then modify it for Formula 1, we have to start from the first principles. However, Shell Advance has picked up valuable technology from MotoGP because it is a more arduous environment, lubricating three completely different things. We can take bits of technology and apply that to Formula 1 and conversely, we can take bits of technology from Formula 1 and apply it to what we modify in Shell Advance. So it's a many-way street, not a two-way street but a three or four-way street.”

“MotoGP and Formula 1 are very different disciplines, in Formula 1 we go to higher rpms, there is more G-force involved, but in MotoGP you have the leaning of the bike to take in consideration and also the races are shorter, so you can actually be more aggressive with the oils that you make. Technically it's fascinating, because in Formula 1 there has always been talk about combining the engine and the gearbox lubricants and making it one thing, but it's never going to happen. So whenever I'm here I try to understand how it works in MotoGP, because lubricating a gearbox, lubricating an engine and lubricating a clutch are three completely different things. The clutch gets very hot from the friction, the gearbox has very specific lubricant requirements due to the sweeping action of the gears, whereas in the engine you have to lubricate rotating parts. So how those three come together is fascinating.”

As the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme announced earlier this season that engine capacity in the MotoGP class will be reduced to 800cc in 2007, it’s widely accepted that manufacturers will aim for higher rpms in order to maintain the power output of the 4-stroke engines. Higher rpms obviously mean more stress on the rotating parts, and, as a result, MotoGP could benefit from F1 experience with their 20,000 rpm engines.

“That will be definitely the case,” declared Copson. “In Formula 1 we also have an engine capacity reduction for 2006 and there is speculation that engine rotating speeds will be higher. The great thing about the Shell partnerships, between Shell Advance and Ducati, and Shell Helix with Ferrari, is that we talk to each other internally. They are not strictly separate projects, we all talk and learn from one another. So I'm sure that the specific technology we learn from Formula 1 will certainly filter through into Shell Advance's portfolio, for use in MotoGP in the future.”

NINA_BCN
09-04-2005, 11:23 AM
Ducati & aerodynamics. ;)

Ducati explains aerodynamics factor in MotoGP
Feature, 04/09/05

MotoGP is the world’s fastest motorcycle racing series, so it’s no surprise that aerodynamics is a crucial factor in machine development, along with engine, chassis and tyre performance.

That is why Ducati Corse invests heavily in constantly evolving the aerodynamic performance of its Ducati Marlboro Team Desmosedici. So far the company has spent around 1100 hours doing wind-tunnel tests with the 990cc V4 four-stroke, which has a top speed capability in excess of 340kmh.

And even if the improvements gained from these tests are often tiny, every little helps. “The advantages gained through improving aerodynamic penetration may not be huge,” says Ducati Corse technical director Filippo Preziosi. “But an advantage of five hundredths of a second per lap, which is so small and difficult to quantify, becomes an advantage of one second during a 20 lap race, which can mean finishing in front of or behind your rival.”

Of course, aerodynamics isn’t just about increasing straight-line speed, it’s also about improving fuel consumption, high-speed stability and cornering performance.


It is therefore these four factors that concern Ducati Corse engineers whenever they travel to Britain to use their preferred car wind tunnel. Ducati has used various different wind tunnels over the past decade or so but favours this tunnel, even though it has taken a while to get good results with a motorcycle. On average, Ducati uses these facilities once a month, with aerodynamics consultant Alan Jenkins always in attendance. Jenkins began working with Ducati before the MotoGP project, having previously worked with a number of F1 car teams, including McLaren, Stewart and Prost.

During each UK visit, new bodywork parts, produced by a fast-prototyping 3D machine, are fitted and evaluated. Most tests are conducted with Ducati Marlboro Team test rider Vittoriano Guareschi on board, since the rider is a vital part of the aerodynamic package, though sometimes a dummy is used. Ducati Marlboro Team MotoGP riders Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa join the tests a couple of times a year.

Although the Desmosedici has incredible straight-line performance, this has never been the project’s primary goal.


Improving aerodynamic penetration may increase top speed but it also improves fuel consumption, a vital consideration, especially since MotoGP fuel limits were reduced at the start of this year. However, Ducati Corse engineers are aware that improving aerodynamic penetration can compromise the machine in other areas. Preziosi again: “Designing a bike only with top speed in mind forces you to produce aerodynamics that can penalise you in other conditions, for example going through chicanes, sensitivity to side winds and front-end stability.”

In fact, achieving excellent cornering performance through aerodynamics is arguably more important than bettering straight-line performance, since an increasing number of MotoGP tracks are more about corners than straights. This is why the science of cornering aerodynamics is increasingly important. “The developments we are making now,” adds Preziosi. “Which will be seen on the Desmosedici GP6 are aimed at reaching a compromise between straight-line and cornering performance, but always also with one eye on the dynamic behaviour of the bike, rather than on top speed.”

NINA_BCN
09-04-2005, 11:25 AM
Sheene honoured with annual ride-in to Phillip Island
News, 04/09/05

The now traditional ‘Ride to the GP – A tribute to Barry Sheene’ will take place on Thursday, October 13th, on the eve of the Polini Australian Grand Prix. It will be the third year that loyal fans of the late ‘Bazza’ will have the opportunity to honour the memory of the last British World Champion.

Registration for the ride from Bairnsdale to Phillip Island will be possible on the morning of the ride. The 300km cruise will start at 10.00 AM. After departing Bairnsdale, the procession will continue under police escort through the central business district of Bairnsdale and on to the Prices Highway to Morwell.

From Morwell the ride will travel along the Strzelecki and Bass Highways, via Leongatha and Wonthaggi, to San Remo – the gateway to Phillip Island. Once at the circuit registered riders will be directed through a controlled checkpoint to complete a slow lap of the circuit.

Sheene won the 500cc World Championship twice during a stellar career in which he established himself as the sport’s first global superstar. Having built up a huge following all over the world, the British rider was then accepted warmly by the Australian public as he settled on the Gold Coast and established a distinguished career as a television commentator.

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/174/174860.jpg ----> Barry Sheene

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 11:13 AM
:banghead: I missed the Moto GP race in Brno and I'm probably going to miss the one in Japan as well. Grrrr.

NINA_BCN
09-05-2005, 07:27 PM
It's very easy to solve the problem: tape the races. :p

Nikki♥
09-05-2005, 07:28 PM
It's very easy to solve the problem: tape the races. :p

I think I will do that. But in case Rossi wins I won't watch them anyway.

NINA_BCN
09-05-2005, 07:32 PM
:lol: I am not sure of that. The race is in Honda's country. :rolleyes:

NINA_BCN
09-06-2005, 07:12 PM
New high for the MotoGP Academy in Jerez
News, 05/09/05

MotoGP Academy rider Efren Vázquez yesterday clinched second position at the fourth round of the Spanish 125cc Championship in Jerez. The youngster’s result is the best to date for the Academy – a springboard team for young talent supported by Dorna Sports.

The young Basque rider put in a fantastic performance at Jerez. Starting from 15th place on the grid, he passed a number of rivals on the first lap to make up eight positions. Vázquez then fought courageously in a big chasing pack to eventually clinch a podium place. Mateo Tunez won the event, strengthening his lead in the championship with his third victory in a row.

Having claimed their second podium of the season, the MotoGP Academy was given a further boost by the performances of British riders Kev Coghlan – who was making his debut for the Academy - and Bradley Smith who came home fourth and fifth respectively. Vasquez is the best-placed Academy rider in the championship standings, currently sitting in third spot.

NINA_BCN
09-06-2005, 09:03 PM
I take a break in the MotoGP news to congraulate to Adam Raga, the new world outdoors trial champion.


FELICITATS ADAM!!!!!!

NINA_BCN
09-16-2005, 11:10 AM
MotoGP 2nd free practice test in MOTEGI. Remember that Valentino can be the world champion this weekend. :cool:

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/376/376997.jpg

NINA_BCN
09-16-2005, 11:15 AM
250cc 1st qualifying practice test. Pedrosa #14!!!! :eek:

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/377/377063.jpg

NINA_BCN
09-16-2005, 11:17 AM
125cc 1st qualifying practice test. Poggiali #3!!! :bounce:

http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2/376/376957.jpg

Nikki♥
09-16-2005, 12:31 PM
250cc 1st qualifying practice test. Pedrosa #14!!!! :eek:


He injured his hand when he fell off his bike earlier this morning. I watched it.

Suzi
09-16-2005, 12:35 PM
:eek: its this week craps totally forgot, hmmm what came over me :p

Nikki♥
09-16-2005, 12:36 PM
:eek: its this week craps totally forgot, hmmm what came over me :p

This thread is here to remind you. ;)

Suzi
09-16-2005, 12:41 PM
ahhh well i saw it and thought i take a quick peek to see wots happening and by golly theres a race on sun :lol:

Nikki♥
09-16-2005, 12:48 PM
ahhh well i saw it and thought i take a quick peek to see wots happening and by golly theres a race on sun :lol:

I didn't have a clue that there was a race taking place this weekend until I switched on Eurosport this morning to check for some tennis results and found myself right in the middle of the 1st 250cc qualifying.

Suzi
09-16-2005, 12:50 PM
hah well ive just woken up really so clueless what even the today is so...... :p

Nikki♥
09-16-2005, 12:53 PM
hah well ive just woken up really so clueless what even the today is so...... :p

:lol:

NINA_BCN
09-16-2005, 05:51 PM
He injured his hand when he fell off his bike earlier this morning. I watched it.


Thanx!!! :hug: I had no idea. :p