MotoGP (April 2002)

  • Suzuki tired with Dunlop

    29 April 2002

    Suzuki tired with Dunlop

    Suzuki's four-stroke GP team will run Michelin tyres at this weekend's Spanish GP in Jerez having ended a short but disastrous spell with Dunlop.An official announcement is not expected for another...

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  • Jeremy McWilliams: In his own words

    22 April 2002

    Sweetandsour: What are you going to do about bikes for Jerez?... I've heard they've gone walkies...?JeremyMcWilliams: Well it'll be an easy weekend then if that's right! At least mine haven't been crashed, so when they do arrive we'll be able to go straight out, and we've got our Jerez set-up so we'll be able to go straight out. But I'd rather be putting my feet up somewhere like Malaga if they...

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  • Take a bite at our caption competition

    22 April 2002

    Take a bite at our caption competition

    Oh look, Rossi’s going bananas... wonder if anyone’s going to ape him, there’s certainly something a-peeling about a pre-race snack etc etc (fnarr, fnarr).Good, that’s most of the bad puns out of the...

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  • Ukawa pips Rossi in South Africa

    22 April 2002

    Ukawa pips Rossi in South Africa

    Tohru Ukawa held off Repsol Honda team-mate Valentino Rossi to take the MotoGP win in Welkom, South Africa today.The pair again proved the RCV four-stroke’s dominance finishing over twenty seonds...

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  • First glimpse of MZ GP motor

    15 April 2002

    First glimpse of MZ GP motor

    This is the engine MZ will take into the MotoGP series and which will power the firm’s first superbike.The 90° V4 is already running on the test bench, though so far the firm has only revealed this...

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  • Get GP results on your mobile

    15 April 2002

    Get GP results on your mobile

    Welkom, South Africa is over 5500 miles away, but you can keep bang-up-to-date with this weekend’s GP qualifying news and race results simply by signing up for the latest text messaging service from...

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  • Rossi on pole in South Africa

    15 April 2002

    Valentino Rossi starts as a red-hot favourite for tomorrow’s South African GP at Welkom after a commanding display saw him grab pole position this afternoon.The 23-year-old Italian wasn’t bettered after he’d beaten Loris Capirossi’s provisional pole time from yesterday within seven minutes of today’s final qualifying getting underway.He would improve his time on a further five occasions to show...

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  • World Ducati Weekend debut for GP bike.

    15 April 2002

    World Ducati Weekend debut for GP bike.

    SEE Ducati’s new four-stroke GP missile in the flesh at the World Ducati Weekend in Misano, Italy, on June 14-16. So far only two images of the 990cc V-four bike have been released and this will be...

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  • Poggiali snares provisional Suzuka pole

    01 April 2002

    Poggiali snares provisional Suzuka pole

    REIGNING world champion Manuel Poggiali drew first blood at a sun-drenched Suzuka today when he grabbed provisional pole for Sunday’s opening 125 GP.The Italian was 0.2s faster than Spanish teenager...

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  • Battaini surprise fastest in 250s

    01 April 2002

    Battaini surprise fastest in 250s

    ITALIAN Franco Battaini was the surprise provisional pole qualifier in the opening 250 qualifying session of 2002 at the Suzuka circuit in Japan today.He pipped fellow works Aprilia rider Fonsi Nieto...

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