World Superbikes (December 2001)

  • Rain cut Hodgson’s test time

    16 December 2001

    Rain cut Hodgson’s test time

    Neil Hodgson’s first test of his 2002 Ducati was a washed out.The MCN Man of the Year was desperate to get on his Testastretta 998R and claw back some of the ground he’s already lost to Chris Walker,...

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  • Aprilia lets us loose on Corser’s RSV

    16 December 2001

    Aprilia lets us loose on Corser’s RSV

    Aprilia hasn’t exactly made a habit of letting anyone other than racers and factory testers on its works machinery, yet here I am, waiting to ride the bike that took Troy Corser to fourth in the World...

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  • Borja returns to Ducati for 2002 WSB season

    16 December 2001

    Borja returns to Ducati for 2002 WSB season

    Spaniard Juan Borja will be making a return to Ducati in 2002… but with a customer race bike rather than the works 996R he had in 2000. Borja will be racing for the De Cecco Ducati team – the same...

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  • Foggy targets Corser

    09 December 2001

    Foggy targets Corser

    Troy Corser has been approached by Carl Fogarty to ride the new Petronas World Superbike. He hasn’t said yes to the offer yet because he’s still considering buying his job back at Aprilia. He told...

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  • Hodgson and Toseland on Radio One

    09 December 2001

    Hodgson and Toseland on Radio One

    Neil Hodgson is looking forward to renewing his rivalry with Chris Walker in World Superbikes next season. Speaking on a Radio One interview on Monday night, Hodgson added: " but this time I...

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  • Heckles joins the Brits in WSB

    09 December 2001

    Liverpool rider Mark Heckles, 25, will ride a kit-bike Honda VTR SP-2 for the Rumi Honda team in WSB in 2002 in a one-rider team.The kit bike is a far cry from the uncompetitive kit-bikes that were seen in the BSB series in 2000 and are said to be on a performance level with the 2001 bike Colin Edwards had.A delighted Heckles who raced in the European superstock series on a Rumi Honda FireBlade in...

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  • Foggy quits Ducati – but where next?

    02 December 2001

    Foggy quits Ducati – but where next?

    Carl Fogarty is remaining tight-lipped about his future after speaking about his decision to end his long-standing relationship with Ducati today.He did however admit that his next move will be "the...

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