Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
MotoGP to hold one-minute silence for Pope John Paul II
on the grid of the Gran Premio Marlboro de España

A one-minute silence to honour the late Pope John Paul II, who passed away last
Saturday April 2nd in Rome, will be observed at the Gran Premio Marlboro de
España at Jerez on Sunday April 10th.

The decision has been agreed by the FIM, Dorna Sports, the leading riders, and
other relevant representatives as a proof of respect to the large majority of
Catholics amongst the MotoGP family.

The one-minute silence will be observed at approximately 13:50 (local time),
prior to the start of the MotoGP race. The World Championship's top riders,
together with local and international dignitaries, will stand in front of the
starting grid immediately before the beginning of the Gran Premio Marlboro de
España, opening round of the 2005 World Championship.

INFO 2005/23. 8-04-2005