MotoGP (June 2002)

  • Kawasaki’s MotoGP machine sharpens up

    24 June 2002

    Kawasaki’s MotoGP machine sharpens up

    These are the latest pictures of Kawasaki’s ZX-RR four-stroke Grand Prix bike and it shows how much the designers have drawn from Honda’s successful RCV design. You can read more on the Kawasaki...

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  • Rossi takes pole at damp Assen

    24 June 2002

    Rossi takes pole at damp Assen

    Valentino Rossi splashed to his sixth pole of the season at Assen today, ahead of Saturday’s MotoGP round.The Honda rider made the most of the two combined sessions as bad weather disrupted normal...

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  • Rossi makes it six wins in Assen

    24 June 2002

    Rossi makes it six wins in Assen

    Valentino Rossi continued his winning ways with another dominant performance at the Dutch GP on Saturday, taking his tally of wins this season to six out of seven so far.But it was the old school...

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  • Biaggi beats Rossi’s record

    17 June 2002

    Biaggi beats Rossi’s record

    Marlboro Yamaha rider Max Biaggi went under Valentino Rossi’s lap record, set only a couple of days earlier, while testing development Michelin tyres at Catalunya.The Yamaha team were joined by the...

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  • Rossi claims fifth win in Catalunya

    17 June 2002

    Rossi claims fifth win in Catalunya

    Valentino Rossi took another step to retaining his world crown with his fifth win of the 2002 MotoGP season in Catalunya on Sunday.The Honda rider let Yamaha’s Carlos Checa make the early running and...

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  • Italian motorcycle legend dies

    17 June 2002

    Italy lost one of its most famous motorcycling heroes yesterday when 250 GP legend Walter Villa passed away at his Modena home. The 58-year-old died of a heart attack.Villa dominated the quarter-litre class in the mid seventies, taking three consecutive 250 GP crowns in 1974, '75 and '76, all on Harley-Davidsons. He also managed to take the 350cc GP world title in 1976, making him one of the last...

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  • Eddie Lawson enters Hall of Fame

    10 June 2002

    Eddie Lawson enters Hall of Fame

    Four-time 500cc world champion and GP legend Eddie Lawson has been inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Detroit.Lawson won 31 500cc GPs in a riding career spanning three decades.

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  • Meet the MotoGP stars this July

    03 June 2002

    Meet the MotoGP stars this July

    Ahead of the MCN Donington Park British Grand Prix there’s the traditional Riders for Health Day of Champions. You can shake hands with all the top Grand Prix stars, bid for loads of one-off items in...

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  • Rossi digs deep for Mugello win

    01 June 2002

    Rossi digs deep for Mugello win

    Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP victory in Mugello won’t be remembered so much for the way in which the defending champion scorched to another victory, so much as the race when Yamaha’s four-stroke challenge...

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