MotoGP (December 2001)

  • GPs tune into pit-to-lid radio

    16 December 2001

    GPs tune into pit-to-lid radio

    Formula One-style helmet radios could be seen in GPs for the 2003 season.The radios will allow riders to communicate with their team while out on the track. They are under development by American...

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  • McWilliams signs to ride Roberts’ KR3

    16 December 2001

    McWilliams signs to ride Roberts’ KR3

    Jeremy McWilliams signed his contract with Kenny Roberts on Monday to ride a Proton KR3 in next year's world GP championship. " I am really happy to have a rider like Jeremy on board, " ...

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  • Laconi lands Aprilia GP four-stroke ride

    09 December 2001

    Laconi lands Aprilia GP four-stroke ride

    Regis Laconi will ride the gorgeous Aprilia four-stroke GP bike in next season’s world championship.It seems his one-off victory in last year’s final WSB round did him a truck load of favours.He may...

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  • Capirossi’s first test scheduled

    09 December 2001

    Capirossi’s first test scheduled

    Loris Capirossi’s works Honda 500 team have confirmed five pre-season tests for the Italian despite rumours that he is poised to make a surprise switch to Aprilia’s four-stroke effort.Capirossi, who...

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  • Harada secures 500 ride

    09 December 2001

    Harada secures 500 ride

    Tetsuya Harada has finally secured his deal to ride a 500 in the 2002 world championship. The 31-year-old former world 250 champion will be run by Shell Advance team boss Jeff Hardwick but not under...

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  • Four Brits secure 2002 GP rides

    02 December 2001

    Four Brits secure 2002 GP rides

    JUST when it was looking like there might be no British riders in GP racing next season, FOUR riders from the UK have secured rides – all within a few days each other.Jeremy McWilliams will ride for...

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  • Exclusive: First pictures of Katoh on the NSR500

    02 December 2001

    New world 250 champion Daijiro Katoh hasn't had much time to dwell on his record-breaking 2001 season as he was back on track testing a works Honda NSR500 for the first time today.Katoh, who beat Mike Hailwood's long-standing 250 record with 11 wins last season, got his pre-season campaign underway with the first of a two-day shakedown test at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan.The Telefonica...

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