MotoGP (September 2002)

  • Barros gets RCV for Motegi GP

    30 September 2002

    Barros gets RCV for Motegi GP

    Alex Barros has been confirmed as the beneficiary of the sole RCV four-stroke available to the West Honda squad for the rest of the 2002 MotoGP season.Barros said: " I am very excited about my...

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  • MotoGP’s musical chairs

    23 September 2002

    MotoGP’s musical chairs

    The silly season is well and truly upon us. As contract time approaches, Yamaha and Suzuki both feature in the latest tranche of rumour and manoeuvre.Norick Abe is said to be on the verge of quitting...

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  • McWilliams cracks collarbone in Rio

    23 September 2002

    McWilliams cracks collarbone in Rio

    While Valentino Rossi was popping champaign corks to celebrate his win in Rio and new MotoGp title, Jeremy McWilliams was popping painkillers after his bike seized, spitting the Ulsterman off,...

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  • Rossi to test BAR F1 car

    23 September 2002

    Rossi to test BAR F1 car

    Valentino Rossi is lined up to test an F1 car at the end of the year. The boss of British American Racing (BAR) David Richards has reached an agreement with the 23-year-old’s Repsol Honda squad to try...

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  • Max Biaggi signs for Honda

    16 September 2002

    Max Biaggi signs for Honda

    Max Biaggi has just inked a three year deal to ride a Honda RCV V5-engined bike in MotoGP.Biaggi said: " I was dreaming to race with Honda again and Pramac made my dream come true. " ...

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  • Nakano and Jacque get M1s

    16 September 2002

    Nakano and Jacque get M1s

    It’s just been announced that Olivier Jacque and his Tech 3 Yamaha teammate Shinya Nakano will get the four-stroke Yamaha M1 MotoGP machines from the Malaysian GP onwards.The Malaysian Grand Prix...

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  • Rossi takes the title with a win in Rio

    16 September 2002

    Rossi takes the title with a win in Rio

    He’s been 125cc world champion, he’s been 250cc world champion and he’s been the 500cc world champion. Now Valentino Rossi can add the maiden MotoGP crown to his trophy cabinet after winning a soaking...

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  • Bayliss and Capirossi on Ducati GP bike

    16 September 2002

    Bayliss and Capirossi on Ducati GP bike

    It has just been revealed that Troy Bayliss will join forces with Loris Capirossi on the Ducati MotoGP machine in 2003.The two riders have signed two-year contracts to ride the new Desmosedici V4 in...

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  • Don’t forget: Saturday is the Rio GP

    16 September 2002

    Don’t forget: Saturday is the Rio GP

    Free practice for the MotoGP class has just ended in Rio ahead of Saturday’s Grand Prix, and it’s Valentino Rossi topping the timing sheets.1)V Rossi (1:52.359) 2)N Abe (1:52.712) 3)M Biaggi...

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  • Biaggi claims provisional Rio pole

    16 September 2002

    Biaggi claims provisional Rio pole

    Yamaha’s soon-to-be-ex rider Max Biaggi has slotted his Yamaha M1 on provisional pole at the Nelson Piquet Circuit in Rio ahead of Saturday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.His time of 1:51.854 pipped Valentino...

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  • Estoril GP results

    09 September 2002

    Valentino Rossi won the Portuguese MotoGP round at Estoril today after runaway leader Suzuki’s Sete Giberanu crashed in torrential rain.MotoGP:1)V Rossi 2)C Checa 3)K Roberts 4)A Barros 5)M Biaggi250:1)F Nieto 2)M Melandri 3)S Porto…7)L Haslam125:1)A Vincent 2)S Sanna 3)S JencknerRossi extends his lead over his Repsol Honda teammate Tohru Ukawa in second place to 89 points with four rounds...

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  • Hayden will ride alongside Rossi

    09 September 2002

    Hayden will ride alongside Rossi

    Sources inside the MotoGP paddock are saying that reigning AMA Superbike champion Nicky Hayden has signed to ride a Honda RCV in 2003, possibly alongside Valentino Rossi in the Repsol/HRC...

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  • Brits look forward to Estoril GP

    02 September 2002

    Brits look forward to Estoril GP

    This weekend, September 7-8, sees the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril, the scene of pre-season testing for most teams earlier in the year. And for most of the Brits taking part, it’s coming on the...

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  • GP qualifying times from Estoril

    02 September 2002

    GP qualifying times from Estoril

    Alex Barros has snatched provisional pole from under the nose of Daijiro Kato, by just 7/1000ths of a second ahead of Sunday’s Portuguese GP at Estoril.The Brazilian rider has consistently been the...

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