Top Story: Perfect start for Fiat Yamaha Team at first 800cc Grand Prix in Qatar

FREE PRACTICE Losail International Circuit - 08/03/2007 Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got the first ever Grand Prix of the new 800cc era off to a flying start in Qatar today, both lapping comfortably under the 990cc circuit record and finishing the day in first and second places after two free practice sessions. Following a long winter of testing it was a relief for the team to finally get the season underway, with this the first time the championship has begu mehr >>

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Perfect start for Fiat Yamaha Team at first 800cc Grand Prix in Qatar 08.03.2007

MotoGP: Perfect start for Fiat Yamaha Team at first 800cc Grand Prix in Qatar

FREE PRACTICE Losail International Circuit - 08/03/2007 Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got the first ever Grand Prix of the new 800cc era off to a flying start in Qatar today, both lapping comfortably under the 990cc circuit record mehr >>


Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. and FIAT Automobiles S.p.A. annouce two-year title sponsorship and unveil new livery in Milan 06.03.2007

MotoGP: Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. and FIAT Automobiles S.p.A. annouce two-year title sponsorship and unveil new livery in Milan

During a presentation in Italy today, Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd announced that it has reached a two-year agreement with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. to become title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team in the MotoGP World Championship. The Team’s Official Launch took place in Milan this afternoon and the Tea mehr >>

05.03.2007

MotoGP: Yamaha Factory Team racers ready for 800cc opener in Qatar

Yamaha Factory Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards begin their assault on the 2007 MotoGP World Championship next weekend as the most eagerly anticipated season in recent history finally fires up in Qatar. Saturday's race is the first of eighteen mouth-watering events across thirteen countries and four continents that will decide the destiny of the most coveted prize in mehr >>

02.03.2007

MotoGP: Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Official Tests

Junior Talent taste race atmosphere on KTM machines ahead of 7- event Rookies Cup. Talented young riders revelled in the true racing circuit atmosphere in Valencia recently when they gathered for the first official testing for the 2007 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, photo shoots and TV footage. The Rookies Cup is a unique program for sponsoring young motorcyc mehr >>

26.02.2007

MotoGP: Rossi ready to race after masterful performance in Jerez

Valentino Rossi ended his pre-season preparations in fine style today after taking top honours in the traditional 40-minute ‘Qualifying’ Practice session at Jerez, smashing last year’s pole time and becoming the fastest man ever round the Spanish circuit in the process. There was double satisfaction for Yamaha as Rossi’s team-mate Colin Edwards, who took this same accolade in tre mehr >>

24.02.2007

MotoGP: Promising day for Rossi and Edwards after foggy start in Jerez

Following yesterday’s heavy rain, thick fog delayed the start of the second day of testing in Jerez this morning before giving way to sunshine and a dry track, providing the Yamaha Factory Team with the chance to get some important work under their belts. Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards both focused on general set-up work today and were pleased to see good improvements mehr >>

24.02.2007

MotoGP: Final Test Gets Underway for Yamaha at Rain-Hit Jerez

Yamaha Factory Racing riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards started their final pre-season preparations today as the Official MotoGP Test began in Jerez. The Andalusian circuit, which will play host to the second round of the MotoGP World Championship in March, will provide the teams with the last chance to fine-tune their 800cc MotoGP motorcycles before the season gets starte mehr >>

22.02.2007

MotoGP: Yamaha Factory Racing Team To Run In Special Blue Livery In Jerez

Yamaha’s Factory MotoGP Team will take part in the Official MotoGP Test in Jerez this weekend sporting a special blue Yamaha livery. The livery reflects the familiar blue colours used in other Yamaha racing disciplines and also makes a direct connection with the blue colours and the famous Yamaha speedblock stripe used on the high-performance Yamaha R1 and R6 machines th mehr >>

16.02.2007

MotoGP: Yamaha head back to Europe after successful Qatar test

The final day of MotoGP testing in Qatar today saw the times tumble yet again, as several riders opted to try qualifying tyres and three of them, Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi included, dipped under the 1’55 mark. As usual on the final day of a test, both Rossi and team-mate Colin Edwards tried their 800cc Yamaha’s on a long-run, enabling them to gather crucial information about t mehr >>

14.02.2007

MotoGP: Edwards and Rossi continue to shine In Qatar

Colin Edwards maintained his exemplary pre-season form by topping the unofficial time-sheets once again at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar today, with team-mate Valentino Rossi hot on his heels. The Yamaha pairing continue to forge ahead with the development of their 800cc Yamahas and their hard work is reaping rewards, with both riders feeling confident about the impen mehr >>

13.02.2007

MotoGP: Yamaha Factory Racing out in front in Qatar

Yamaha Factory Racing commenced the latest stage of their pre-season testing schedule today, joining the rest of their MotoGP counterparts on track at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. This third test of the season is arguably the most important so far, as Losail will play host to the first race of the season in just over three week’s time. After two successive mehr >>

07.02.2007

MotoGP: Edwards smashes pole record in Sepang

Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi proved they are more than ready for the challenge ahead with their new 800cc Yamahas by clocking some outstanding times today, on the third and final day of testing in Sepang. Both took the chance to try new Michelin qualifying tyres and Edwards stunned his crew by dipping well under the current pole position record, set by Rossi at last year’s r mehr >>


Rossi and Edwards set the standard at Sepang 06.02.2007

MotoGP: Rossi and Edwards set the standard at Sepang

Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards continued their relentless march towards the first race of the season with another promising day’s work in Sepang today. Having concentrated on trying new parts for Yamaha yesterday, it was Michelin’s turn today and the Yamaha Factory Racing riders spent most of the day testi mehr >>

05.02.2007

MotoGP: Rossi and Edwards get back to work in Sepang

Sepang, Malaysia 05/02/2007 The Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s second test of 2007 got underway in Sepang, Malaysia today, with Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards back out onboard their prototype 800cc machines for another three-day test. With most teams having chosen to test in Australia last week, Yamaha decided to return to Sepang and take advantage of the relative mehr >>

01.02.2007

MotoGP: Rossi and Yamaha together for 2007 and 2008

Yamaha Motor Company Ltd and Valentino Rossi will continue to race together until the end of the 2008 season. The next two seasons will see Rossi ride as part of Yamaha’s Official Factory Team, with which he has already won two MotoGP World Championship titles since joining the Factory in 2004. The Italian, who turns 28 this month, has won 25 Grand mehr >>

25.01.2007

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi fastest on final day in Sepang

MOTOGP Test - Sepang, Malaysia The Yamaha Factory Racing Team rounded off their first test of 2007 in fine style today, with Valentino Rossi topping the unofficial time sheets after three days of testing. Both Rossi and his team-mate Colin Edwards made more positive progress with Yamaha’s new prototype 800cc machine and the team closed the test feeling confident a mehr >>

24.01.2007

MotoGP: Second session gives Yamaha more confidence in Sepang

Sepang. Malaysia 23/01/2007 MOTOGP Test A second day of testing in Malaysia today saw the Yamaha Factory Racing Team continue to come on in leaps and bounds with the development of their new prototype 800cc motorcycle. With rain threatening for tomorrow’s third and final day of testing, both Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards elected to take advantage of clear skies mehr >>

22.01.2007

MotoGP: New season gets underway for Yamaha Factory Racing Team in Sepang

News Sepang, Malaysia Yamaha Factory Racing Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got the new year off to a promising start at the first MotoGP test of the season in Sepang, Malaysia today, setting the third and fourth fastest times respectively. With all teams now running new 800cc prototype machines, in accordance with the new MotoGP engin mehr >>

02.01.2007

MotoGP: CALENDAR 2007 - MOTOGP (provisional)

March 17** Qatar Doha/Losail March 25 Spain Jerez de la Frontera April 22 China Shanghai May 6 Turkey Istanbul May 20 France Le Mans June 3 Italy Mugello June 10 Catalunya Catalunya June 24 Great Britain Donington Park June 30** Netherlands Assen July 15 Germany Sachsenring July 22* United S mehr >>


Die Michelin Wintertestfahrten für die MotoGP-Weltmeisterschaft 2007 22.12.2006

MotoGP: Die Michelin Wintertestfahrten für die MotoGP-Weltmeisterschaft 2007

„Wer nur 90 Prozent gibt, braucht erst gar nicht loszufahren" „Wissen schon genau, welche Richtung wir einschlagen" Zweifaches Ende einer Ära und doppelter Neubeginn: Wenn in der kommenden MotoGP-Saison die 990ccm-Protoypen den neuen 80 mehr >>

01.12.2006

MotoGP: Yamaha Factory Racing and Camel end their MotoGP partnership

Following Camel’s recent announcement, Yamaha Factory Racing would like to express its thanks to Camel and Japan Tobacco International for their partnership and support over the 2006 MotoGP season. Our thanks go out to all those involved in the project; they have formed an important part of our team over the past year. It has been a great honour for Yamaha to wo mehr >>

01.12.2006

MotoGP: Yamaha sign off for 2006 with a positive final day in Jerez

Due to some system problems in yesterday's release, 'MotoGP Jerez test - 28/11/06 - 29/11/06', has not reached our full database. Please visit http://www.yamaha-racing.com to read this test report and more. The long 2006 MotoGP season finally drew to a close for Yamaha today as the team rounded off the year with a final day’s work in Jerez, before the start of the winter mehr >>

30.11.2006

MotoGP: Bad weather hinders MotoGP testing in Jerez

The last MotoGP test of the season got underway at the Andalucian circuit of Jerez today, with unexpectedly cold temperatures delaying the start of activity until late morning for the Yamaha duo of Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards. Unfortunately, it then began to rain soon after track temperatures had risen to suitable level and Rossi and Edwards, testing Yamaha’s new prototype mehr >>


MICHELIN - Auf vier und zwei Rädern die Nummer eins 22.11.2006

MotoGP: MICHELIN - Auf vier und zwei Rädern die Nummer eins

Vergleich: Die Unterschiede zwischen Formel 1- und MotoGP-Reifen240 PS beschleunigen auf einer Kreditkarte Die Formel 1 geht an die Decke, die Zweiräder genießen alle FreiheitenAuch in Clermont-Ferrand kommt es auf die Geschwindigkeit an Safety first - das gilt gerade mehr >>

17.11.2006

MotoGP: Edwards rounds off first 800cc test in positive fashion

Colin Edwards completed his first test of the 800cc era with another good morning’s work at Sepang today, making more progress on the development of Yamaha’s new prototype machine and finishing the day with the 3rd fastest time in the process. Edwards once again spent the time working on general set-up with his team, especially chassis and suspension, as well as testing some new mehr >>

17.11.2006

MotoGP: Dry day aids Edwards' 800cc progress

Sepang, Malaysia 16/11/2006 After yesterday’s torrential downpour, the rain stayed away today and the sun came out at Sepang for the second day of MotoGP testing at the Malaysian track. Yamaha pilot Colin Edwards, who is riding Yamaha’s new 800cc motorcycle for the first time this week, was able to complete 48 laps and make significant improvements to the setting mehr >>

15.11.2006

MotoGP: Edwards '800 debut interrupted by rain at Sepang

Colin Edwards got his first chance to try out Yamaha’s brand-new 800cc MotoGP bike today, but his debut on the bike was cut short due to bad weather at Sepang. Torrential rain fell on the Malaysian circuit from 1pm, flooding parts of the track and bringing about scenes reminiscent of September’s Grand Prix, when a similar storm led to the cancellation of Qualifying. The rain did mehr >>

07.11.2006

MotoGP: Rossi gets started on his new campaign with the Yamaha 800 in Valencia

Just a couple of days after the dramatic finale to his rollercoaster season, Valentino Rossi was back out on track in Valencia yesterday and today, already thinking about next season’s revenge as he got to grips with Yamaha’s new 800cc motorcycle. After the final race of the 990cc era on Sunday, most of his MotoGP rivals were also out on their new bikes as the teams began the lon mehr >>

29.10.2006

MotoGP: Fortune strikes its final blow at Valencia

Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi slid out of the Grand Prix of Valencia today and lost his grip on the MotoGP World Championship for the first time in six years on the final day of an implausibly dramatic season. Nicky Hayden (Honda) lifted the title after claiming third place behind surprise winner Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi (both Ducati), with Rossi recovering to c mehr >>


Michelin Pilot Nicky Hayden erstmals MotoGP-Weltmeister 29.10.2006

MotoGP: Michelin Pilot Nicky Hayden erstmals MotoGP-Weltmeister

Report: Großer Preis von Valencia, 17. Lauf zur MotoGP-WeltmeisterschaftMichelin Pilot Nicky Hayden erstmals MotoGP-Weltmeister Statistisches WM-Endstand Das „Kentucky Kid" entthront den „Doctor": In einem sensationellen S mehr >>


Loris Capirossi: "Completely concentrate on riding" 29.10.2006

MotoGP: Loris Capirossi: "Completely concentrate on riding"

Bridgestone’s 2006 e-reporter winner and automobilsport.com-author Martin Westerhoff caught up with Ducati’s Loris Capirossi on the MotoGP season finale at Valencia/Spain.   mehr >>

29.10.2006

MotoGP: Rossi in pole position for title bid at Valencia

QUALIFYING 1 REPORT 28/10/2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi will launch his bid for the MotoGP World Championship title in the best possible circumstances tomorrow after sealing pole position for the final race of the season in today's qualifying session at Valencia. The Italian repeatedly smashed the pole record here to make sure of the top spot, event mehr >>

28.10.2006

MotoGP: Yamaha and Edwards to continue partnership for 2007

Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd is pleased to announce that Colin Edwards will continue with the Japanese factory for a third year in 2007, racing in the official Yamaha Factory Team. The 32-year-old American, who has previously won two World Superbike titles and has a best finish of fourth in the MotoGP World Championship with Yamaha, joined the Team in 2005 and has scored points in all bu mehr >>

28.10.2006

MotoGP: Rossi makes tentative start to title quest in Valencia

Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi today began preparations for the race that will decide the destiny of the MotoGP World Championship title as the first free practice sessions took place at Valencia. Fans have already begun to stream into the Ricardo Tormo circuit to witness the first exchanges of what promises to be another historic chapter in this sport's great history, w mehr >>

27.10.2006

MotoGP: Makoto Tamada joins Tech3 for 2007 MotoGP

The Tech 3 Yamaha Team have chosen Makoto Tamada to join their team for the 2007 MotoGP World Championship season. The 29-year-old Japanese will ride the new 800cc Yamaha and continue the development of Dunlop tyres of which the performance has significantly improved during the 2006 season. "We are very happy to welcome Makoto Tamada" says Herve Poncharal, Tech 3 Yamaha mehr >>

23.10.2006

MotoGP: Title showdown looms for Rossi at Valencia

Circuit Ricardo Tormo One of the most exciting seasons in the history of the MotoGP World Championship reaches an intense climax next weekend as Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden (Honda) go head-to-head for the title in a final-round shootout at Valencia. The amphitheatre-style surroundings of the Ricardo Tormo circuit on the outskirts of the Spanish city mehr >>

16.10.2006

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi takes championship lead in dramatic fashion at Estoril

A fantastic team effort from Yamaha today saw Valentino Rossi take the lead in the MotoGP World Championship by eight points ahead of the final round of the season at Valencia, after taking second place in a race that saw Nicky Hayden (Honda) dramatically crash out at Estoril. Rossi missed out on victory by just 0.002 seconds after a photo finish with Toni Elias (Honda), the Span mehr >>

15.10.2006

MotoGP: Camel Yamaha riders score crucial grid one-two at Estoril

MOTOGP - QUALIFYING 1 Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will start the Grand Prix of Portugal from the front two places on the grid tomorrow, after a sensational qualifying practice that saw the Italian seal his fourth pole of the season with a record time of 1'36.200. Edwards was just 0.278 seconds off the pace of his team-mate to equal h mehr >>

09.10.2006

MotoGP: YAMAHA- ESTORIL SETUP -- Two-race title challenge starts in Portugal for Rossi

Five years to the week since he won the MotoGP World Championship for the first time, Valentino Rossi heads into the penultimate round of the 2006 season at Estoril in Portugal next Sunday aiming to finally overthrow Nicky Hayden from the top of the standings and set-up his sixth premier-class title in a row. After an amazing run of form for the Italian, who has made up 39 points mehr >>

24.09.2006

MotoGP: Rossi closes the gap with another hard-earned podium

Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi now trails MotoGP World Championship series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) by just twelve points with two rounds remaining thanks to his fourth consecutive podium, his eighth from the last ten races, in Japan today. Rossi took second place in a race dominated and won by Loris Capirossi (Ducati), with Marco Melandri (Honda) completing the podiu mehr >>

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