MotoGP (February 2002)

  • Criville: I’ll be back… I hope

    18 February 2002

    Criville: I’ll be back… I hope

    Former world 500 champion Alex Criville’s " retirement " will be short-lived, if he can win his battle against fainting fits.Criville revealed his decision to pull out for at least six...

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  • Davies, 15, makes GP test debut

    18 February 2002

    Davies, 15, makes GP test debut

    Chaz Davies clocked the 29th fastest time on day one of the 125cc IRTA tests at Valencia, which conclude on Tuesday.British schoolboy Davies, 15, only completed 27 laps but managed a respectable time...

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  • McCoy faces race to be fit

    18 February 2002

    McCoy faces race to be fit

    TOP GP rider Garry McCoy has been flown by private plane to Austria for a specialist assessment on a double break of his right leg.The Red Bull Yamaha 500 rider was airlifted from Estoril in Portugal...

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  • Details of Ducati GP bike emerge

    18 February 2002

    Details of Ducati’s GP V4 four-stroke are emerging and there is now confirmation that a road bike based on it " is in the plans " .First pictures of the race bike are expected to emerge in three to four weeks. They will show a Ducati unlike any other. The bike is currently being wind-tunnel tested to ensure optimum efficiency. It will have a long nose, a minimalist five-tube trellis...

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  • Harada crashes in testing

    18 February 2002

    Harada crashes in testing

    Honda rider Tetsuya Harada's 2002 world championship preparations have suffered a massive blow after he highsided his NSR500 and broke a collarbone in tests at Estoril.The former world 250 champion...

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  • £10m Rossi THREE seconds under lap record

    11 February 2002

    £10m Rossi THREE seconds under lap record

    VALENTINO ROSSI and the new Honda RCV four-stroke have gone an incredible THREE SECONDS faster than lap record pace in tests at Sepang, Malaysia.The reigning world champ’s unprecedented performance...

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  • Criville announces retirement

    11 February 2002

    Criville announces retirement

    Former world 500 champion Alex Criville is retiring from racing.Criville, who became Spain’s first world 500 champion in 1999, was expected to hold a press conference during the second day of the...

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  • MZ unveils ‘250bhp’ V4 GP bike

    04 February 2002

    MZ unveils ‘250bhp’ V4 GP bike

    THESE are the first pictures of MZ’s contender for the new four-stroke MotoGP series.At the bike’s launch in Leipzig, Germany, the firm announced that a version of the bike’s 250bhp, 90-degree V4...

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  • First pictures: Kawasaki’s GP four-stroke

    04 February 2002

    First pictures: Kawasaki’s GP four-stroke

    KAWASAKI’S new four-stroke GP bike has tested at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia – and this early prototype is said to have a lot in common with the firm’s ZX-7R superbike.Underneath the fairing is a...

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  • Ducati reveals plan for V4 engine

    04 February 2002

    Ducati reveals plan for V4 engine

    Ducati has broken with its V-twin tradition with its proposed GP engine: It’s going to be a V4.And while company bosses were giving little away when they released the news at 3pm CET on February 4, it...

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  • Rossi ends row with Honda

    01 February 2002

    Rossi ends row with Honda

    Valentino Rossi ended his contract row with Honda on Friday and signed a two-year deal to ride the four-stroke RCV.The 22-year-old Italian will fly to Japan tomorrow to officially sign and attend a...

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  • Sauber GP project is revived

    01 February 2002

    Sauber GP project is revived

    SAUBER'S four-stroke GP project is definitely back on - and the bike could be tested again within six weeks.Development of the GP1, which was given its public debut by Niall Mackenzie in Malaysia last...

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  • GP noise limit raised to 125dB

    01 February 2002

    GP noise limit raised to 125dB

    NOISE limits for the new four-stroke GP class have been raised to make the series more appealing to fans.There had been a concern that under the current limit of 113dB post-race (110dB pre-race), fans...

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