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Other Sport 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Proton KR to race on two-stroke machines

PROTON Team KR will be racing the revolutionary, three-cylinder KR3 for the last time when they enter the lightweight, two-stroke 500cc machine in the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka today.

Other Sport 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rossi claims pole after drizzle-hit final qualifying

MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi retained pole position for the season-opening Japanese Grand Prix as persistent drizzle made the going hazardous during final qualifying yesterday.

Other Sport 07 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rossi storms to victory

MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi stormed to victory in the season-opening Japanese Grand Prix Sunday, completing a hat-trick of victories at Suzuka.

Other Sport 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japan's Kato still fighting for life

Japanese rider Daijiro Kato was still fighting for his life late on Sunday night after suffering severe head, neck and chest injuries in a horrific crash at the season-opening Japanese Grand Prix.

Other Sport 21 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

MotoGP rider Kato dies after succumbing to injuries

Japanese MotoGP rider Daijiro Kato has died in hospital from a heart attack after failing to recover from injuries sustained in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, a spokesman for MotoGP said on Saturday.

Other Sport 26 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rossi shows his dominance

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi sent out a strong message to his rivals when he claimed provisional pole position for Africa's MotoGP Grand Prix at the Phakisa Freeway circuit yesterday.

Other Sport 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gibernau grabs emotional win

Spain's Sete Gibernau, on a four-stroke Honda, won the South African Grand Prix at Phakisa Freeway Sunday after starting in pole position. It was an emotional win for Gibernau, whose team-mate Daijiro Kato died after a horror crash at the first race of the season in Suzuka earlier this month.

Other Sport 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sete's coming back for more

Spanish rider Sete Gibernau will be out to prove that his emotional victory over world champion Valentino Rossi two weeks ago was no flash in the pan at the first European race of the MotoGP season in Spain on Sunday.

Other Sport 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ryuichi takes tragic Kato's place at Honda

Japanese rider Ryuichi Kiyonari has been named as the new teammate for South African Grand Prix winner Sete Gibernau replacing countryman Daijiro Kato who died last month.

Other Sport 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Villeneuve ready to be replaced by Sato

Jacques Villeneuve said here on Friday that it would not surprise him if his BAR-Honda team replaced him with test driver Takuma Sato for the season-ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka next month.