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Foggy blasts FP1 critics

Anonymous, 18 March 2002 00:00

IN an exclusive interview with MCN Carl Fogarty has blasted critics of his WSB project. Ever since he announced his FP1 would make its race debut at Laguna Seca in July, he’s had to deal with sceptics who say it can’t be done. And he’s fed up with it. " So many bike magazines have been negative about what we ...

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Heckles: I’d never ridden on slicks before

Anonymous, 11 March 2002 00:00

Britain’s Mark Heckles made his World Superbike debut at Valencia, and on Thursday March 14, he joined us live in our VIP lounge for a webchat to tell us what it was like.His inauspicious start to the season was all the more understandable when he told motorcyclenews users, " I don't think there are many WSB racers who have gone ...

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Toseland is fitter than Beckham

Anonymous, 11 March 2002 00:00

James Toseland is fitter than football superstar David Beckham, our tests at Lilleshall have revealed.GSE Ducati WSB rider Toseland, standing 10th in the world championship after the opening races in Valencia, proved to be fitter than a supercross rider, a downhill mountain bike champ and an Olympic runner, when we put them head to head.And just to see how much ...

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Aprilia man joins Foggy team

Anonymous, 11 March 2002 00:00

Carl Fogarty has signed former Aprilia engineering chief Guiseppe Bernicchia to improve his chances of having the three-cylinder FP1 ready for track testing by the end of next month.Bernicchia spent the past two years at Aprilia and is considered the man responsible for turning the RSV1000 into the fastest bike on the WSB grid after its disappointing debut in 1999. ...

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McGuinness to miss Oz WSS round

Anonymous, 11 March 2002 00:00

John McGuinness has been withdrawn from the Australian round of the World Supersport series because he is not recovering fast enough from the shoulder injury he recently suffered.McGuinness struggled at Valencia at the weekend. It was clear his shoulder had not healed properly after he high-sided a VFR800 road bike filming a promotional video last month.Team boss Roger Harvey said: ...

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Mark Heckles: In his own words

Anonymous, 11 March 2002 00:00

Daveb: What was it like lining up on the WSB grid for the first time?MarkHeckles: In a word … amazing. To come so far so quickly was amazing really.Namezippy: What are your hopes for this season?MarkHeckles: My hopes...are to progress even further as a rider and to be competitive at such a high level. As a rider I have no ...

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Slight makes last gasp switch to BTCC

Anonymous, 11 March 2002 00:00

Former World Superbike star Aaron Slight will be racing in the British Touring Car Championship after securing a drive with Barwell Motorsports. Slight had been linked with the ASCAR oval racing series, in which he was going to drive a 500bhp V8 Ford. Instead, the move to BTCC will leave him in a more sedate sounding Vauxhall Astra Coupe. Mind ...

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Foret fastest after opening WSS qualifying

Anonymous, 04 March 2002 00:00

Honda rider Fabien Foret was fastest after first qualifying at Valencia in WSS. He took provisional pole on a CBR600, more than half a second ahead of Italian Yamaha rider Alessio Corradi.Stephane Chambon was third quickest and Stefano Cruciani completes the provisional front row.German Yamaha riders Christian Kellner and Jorg Teuchert are fifth and sixth with Aussie Chris Vermeulen seventh. ...

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Your bids raise £4537 for Clinica Mobile

Anonymous, 04 March 2002 00:00

Your bids have helped raise £4537.22p for the Clinica Mobile in an auction on this site which closed at midnight on March 1.Chili, Edwards, Bayliss, Toseland and Haydon went under the hammer with £2222.22 the highest single bid.Here’s what was bid for what, and by whom:1.Frankie Chili’s leathers: £2222.22 from Terry Manikiza. 2.Alstare package including VIP paddock access, hospitality and ...

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MacPherson lands Riba’s WSS ride

Anonymous, 04 March 2002 00:00

Scot Iain MacPherson has landed Pere Riba's vacant Honda World Supersport ride.MacPherson clinched a deal with the Dutch-based Ten Kate team on Monday morning after Riba quit on Friday to take up Alex Criville's works Yamaha 500 ride in GPs.MacPherson was due to ride a Yamaha R6 for OPCM, run by reigning world sidecar champion Klaus Klaffenbock. MacPherson had lost ...

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