Sport (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • Dirt-track this weekend

    28 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Dirt-track this weekend

    Scunthorpe on a December afternoon might not be the warmest place to be in the UK - unless you want to see some hot American-style dirttrack racing! The Christmas Cracker at Scunthorpe Speedway this...

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  • TT Legends

    27 December 2006 by MCN

    TT Legends

    Italian racing superstar  Giacomo Agostini headlines a glittering array of racing legends appearing at next year’s Centenary TT. Many of the greatest names to have graced the Isle of Man TT races...

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  • Motocross goes quiet

    23 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Motocross goes quiet

    Noise limits for four-stroke machines in ACU motocross and supermoto events are to be significantly reduced from January 1, 2008. Next year’s noise limits will remain at 96dba for both two and...

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  • Harley eye UK Short Track

    22 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Harley eye UK Short Track

    Harley-Davidson could become the third major manufacturer to sign up for the 2007 UK Shorttrack championship. Hot on the heels of the news that American-style half-mile dirt-track racing is coming to...

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  • Bayliss domination

    21 December 2006 by Michael Guy

    Bayliss domination

    Troy Bayliss continued his utter domination of the official Pirelli test in Qatar, posting the best ever Superbike lap in the process with a time of 1m58.1. Bayliss stamped his authority on the test...

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  • Toseland closes in

    20 December 2006 by Michael Guy

    Toseland closes in

    Troy Bayliss set the pace again on day two at the official Pirelli Qatar test after slashing nearly two seconds off his best laptime. Improved track conditions gave all the top riders the opportunity...

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  • Thai Racer in GPs

    20 December 2006 by MCN

    Thai Racer in GPs

    Rookie Ratthapark Wilairot will make history by being the first Thai rider to race full-time in the GP world championship next season. Wilairot has signed a deal to race in the world 250 championship...

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  • Kawasaki sign Easton

    20 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Kawasaki sign Easton

    Kawasaki will have their strongest presence in British racing since the days of Team Green in the early 80s after signing former British Supersport champ Stuart Easton to ride the all-new ZX-6R...

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  • Schwantz at TT

    19 December 2006 by MCN

    Schwantz at TT

    1993 World 500cc Champion Kevin Schwantz will join other road racing greats at the Isle of Man Centenary TT next year. Schwantz faces a hectic week of Suzuki themed activities across the Island...

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  • Club racer's funeral

    18 December 2006 by MCN

    The funeral of club racer Paul Williams is to be held next week at All Saints Church in Gobowen in Shropshire. Paul was killed after crashing his bike during testing at Mallory Park on Saturday December 9. Paul had finished third in this year’s EMRA 125 GP championship, and friends and competitors are being invited to attend the funeral at 11am on December 21. Dress is optional, so if you’re...

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  • Motocross in top sports

    15 December 2006 by MCN

    Motocross in top sports

    A new survey of British sporting habits has shown that more than 33,000 people take part in motocross each month – putting it 65th out of 74 sports polled. The popularity of motocross puts it ahead of...

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  • Memorial for Scottish world champion

    07 December 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    Memorial for Scottish world champion

    The Jock Taylor memorial will be officially unveiled in Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland later this month. Jock, a sidecar TT racer and four-times TT winner, finished his debut race and went on to...

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  • Kiwi Harris in TT return

    07 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Kiwi Harris in TT return

    Kiwi roads ace Shaun Harris, winner of both the Production 1000cc and 600cc races at the 2003 TT Races, will make a return to the event in 2007. A 10-time New Zealand national champion, Harris has...

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  • Your video: Whit stoppie

    06 December 2006 by Rob Leckey

    Your video: Whit stoppie

    MCN reader Rob Leckey took this fantastic clip of Jamie Whitham doing a great stoppie at the Scarborough Gold cup last weekend. Leckey watched the whole event and was getting some footage of all the...

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  • AMA test begins with British invasion

    05 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    AMA test begins with British invasion

    Six-time US Superbike champ Mat Mladin topped Monday afternoon’s AMA Superbike Daytona tyre test, the first major shakedown for the 2007 US season. Mladin’s best time of 1:39.63 was a 0.1s quicker...

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  • Yates joins Jordan U.S. Superbike team

    05 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Yates joins Jordan U.S. Superbike team

    Aaron Yates will race a Michael Jordan Motorsports Suzuki in AMA Superbikes next year, after he signed to join the team of the basketball legend. Yates, who was with Yoshimura Suzuki in 2006, replaces...

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  • Talented Scot to make TT debut

    05 December 2006 by Gary Pinchin

    Talented Scot to make TT debut

    Talented Scot Keith Amor is set to make his TT debut with the Uel Duncan Racing Team, alongside Australian star Cameron Donald at next year’s Centenary races. 2005 Scottish Sports Production Champion...

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  • Knight wins toughest race of his career

    04 December 2006 by Dave Rawlings

    Knight wins toughest race of his career

    For the second year running David Knight has won the arduous Red Bull Last Man Standing Enduro event in Texas. The race is two laps of a hellish 40 mile circuit in Bulcher, which includes rock faces,...

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  • Adult Supercross begins

    30 November 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    Adult Supercross begins

    The first round of the adult Maxxis British Outdoor Supercross Championship gets underway this weekend. High hopes have been pinned on the event following the success of the youth classes a fortnight...

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  • Cairoli's unexpected world title

    29 November 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    Cairoli's unexpected world title

    Antonio Cairoli sealed the 2006 SX UEM Championship, claiming his second biggest international prize of his young career in the process. The 2005 MX2 World Champion had already won the Milan leg of...

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  • Youth Supercross results

    29 November 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    Youth Supercross results

    Despite a heavy downpour on Friday night, and another two-hour drenching on Saturday, the new 500 metre clay based track was in superb condition for the opening encounter at the Norfolk Arena. The...

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  • ACU launches new youth MX series

    27 November 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    ACU launches new youth MX series

    The ACU has announced four rounds of the Maxxis British Motorcross Championship will cater for a Youth Class next season. The races will be for riders aged between 14 and 17 on January 1, 2007, which...

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  • Do you like my hat?

    25 November 2006

    Do you like my hat?

    Stalker does not look impressed by his choice of model. Perhaps he's thinking he may need to borrow the brolly when those clouds come over....!!

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  • Hawk Kawasaki join reader for trackday

    24 November 2006 by Luke Wilson

    Hawk Kawasaki join reader for trackday

    We'd gone for a trackday at Mallory Park in Leicestershire, when sudenly we noticed the Hawk Kawasaki team had turned up. they were using their ZX-6R and ZX-10Rs to shoot a promotional video, and we...

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  • Highlights from the Danish 600 Challenge

    24 November 2006 by Kjeld Wichmann

    Highlights from the Danish 600 Challenge

    Race pictures from the Danish 600cc Challenge series, with #45 Niels Schmidt, #14 Benny Haslev, and #54 Allan Wichmann. Supplied by the team chief of Team WS, (www.teamws.dk)

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