World Superbikes (Jan - Dec 2002)

  • Now that’s a crash…

    26 August 2002

    Now that’s a crash…

    Barbequed CBR600 anyone? German Supersport rider Peter Koller can lay the blame for this hot little number on a loose fuel hose spraying petrol onto his rear tyre.Fortunately he escaped unhurt from...

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  • Edwards threatens with provisional pole

    26 August 2002

    Edwards threatens with provisional pole

    A new engine has given Honda’s Colin Edwards fresh hope and provisional pole in Oschersleben today ahead of Sunday’s World Superbike race in Germany.The Texan smashed the lap record by half a second,...

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  • Whitham out of Oschersleben WSS

    26 August 2002

    Whitham out of Oschersleben WSS

    Jamie Whitham has pulled out of this weekend’s World Supersport round at Oschersleben, Germany.The Belgarda Yamaha rider is still suffering from the effects of his horrendous 130mph crash at Brands...

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  • Hodgson storms to Oschersleben pole

    26 August 2002

    Hodgson storms to Oschersleben pole

    Neil Hodgson took a stunning Superpole to top the grid going into Sunday’s WSB round at Oschersleben today.His time of 1:26.502 was good enough to hold off Honda’s Colin Edwards and repeats his pole...

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  • Provisional 2003 WSB calendar

    26 August 2002

    Provisional 2003 WSB calendar

    The provisional calendar for the 2003 WSB championship has finally been released, and the biggest news is a new round at the amazing Sepang track in Malaysia as well as a new French round at Magny...

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  • Vermeulen signs for Ten Kate

    19 August 2002

    Vermeulen signs for Ten Kate

    Chris Vermuelen has signed to ride for the Ten Kate World Supersport squad in 2003.The 20-year-old Australian will move from the Ten Kate-backed Van Zon Honda to the full squad, replacing the...

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  • Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

    19 August 2002

    Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

    Colin Edwards has exclusively confirmed to MCN that he will sign to the Ducati WSB squad for 2003.He’s told MCN that he has signed a letter of intent to ride for the Italian factory and unless Castrol...

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  • Bostroms in serious boat accident

    19 August 2002

    Bostroms in serious boat accident

    Ben Bostrom, his former girlfriend Kat and brother Eric narrowly avoided being killed when their dinghy was hit by a motor boat while on holiday in Italy at the weekend.Bostrom said: " Kat is...

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  • Honda may quit WSB in 2003

    12 August 2002

    Honda may quit WSB in 2003

    There are persistent rumours in the World Superbike paddock that suggest Castrol Honda will either scale down, or even pull, their factory squad next season.The team is currently funded by Honda...

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  • Chris Walker webchat cancelled

    05 August 2002

    Chris Walker webchat cancelled

    MCN are very sorry to announce, that due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to host the webchat with Chris Walker originally scheduled for Thursday August 8.Unfortunately...

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  • Edwards leads Eight Hour 1-2-3 for Honda

    01 August 2002

    Edwards leads Eight Hour 1-2-3 for Honda

    Colin Edwards and his Cabin teammate Daijiro Kato lead a clean sweep of the podium at the Suzuka Eight Hour on Sunday. You can read about Honda’s Suzuka victory in more detail in the latest issue of...

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  • Edwards steps in for Ukawa at Eight-Hour

    01 August 2002

    Edwards steps in for Ukawa at Eight-Hour

    Colin Edwards has been drafted in as a last minute replacement for the injured Tohru Ukawa in Honda’s Suzuka Eight-Hour squad on August 4.The Texan will partner Daijiro Kato on a Cabin SP-2. Edwards...

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  • Chris Walker signs for GSE

    29 July 2002

    Chris Walker signs for GSE

    Chris Walker has signed to ride alongside James Toseland for GSE Racing in World Superbikes for 2003.You can read more details of Walker’s deal in the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday July 31.The...

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  • Yates takes AMA Supersport title

    29 July 2002

    Yates takes AMA Supersport title

    Aaron Yates has won the 2002 AMA Supersport championship at Mid-Ohio on Sunday, but his delight was cut short as the Blimpie Yoshimura Suzuki rider crashed in the AMA Superbike race, badly gashing his...

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  • Brand Hatch WSB live updates

    29 July 2002

    Brand Hatch WSB live updates

    5.15pm. European Superstocks Part 2:Chris Burns emphatically won the second part of the delayed European Superstock race to take the overall win by three and a half seconds from Murphy. Third was...

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  • Brands WSB: Latest update 4:00pm

    22 July 2002

    Brands WSB: Latest update 4:00pm

    It’s one of the hottest days of the year at Brands Hatch, both for the weather, and the racing. A cloudy start to the day has given way to bright sunlight and slightly humid conditions.The RAC reports...

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  • Join a rideout to Brands, or add yours to our list

    22 July 2002

    IF you are one of the 100,000-plus heading for Brands this weekend, hook-up with fellow riders for a group run to the track.Below, you’ll find group rides to Brands you can join. Let us know if you know of any others. And if you’d like to start one from your area, or just see if there’s anyone interested, send us the details and we’ll publicise them here. Just e-mail them to...

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  • Suzuka 8 Hours live online

    22 July 2002

    Suzuka 8 Hours live online

    Eight hours in front of a computer may sound like a normal day at work, but on August 4 the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race will be broadcast live on the internet.It’s free to view, and will have...

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  • Party with the riders at Brands

    22 July 2002

    Party with the riders at Brands

    Want to know what the WSB stars get up to on a Sunday night when they are partying? Well the annual WSB charity party at Brands Hatch is back and there are still some tickets left.Every year a big...

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  • Foggy rides FP1 for Commonwealth games

    22 July 2002

    Foggy rides FP1 for Commonwealth games

    Carl Fogarty completed a leg of the Queen’s Jubilee Commonwealth Games Baton Relay yesterday, riding the FP1 race bike that will compete in World Superbikes next year.He was one of 5000 people...

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  • Toseland signs two-year GSE deal

    08 July 2002

    Toseland signs two-year GSE deal

    James Toseland has pledged himself to his HM Plant/GSE team with a new two-year deal that’ll see him assume the mantle of number one rider with the squad until the end of 2004.The current embumbent...

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  • Foggy’s FP1 won’t race this year

    08 July 2002

    Foggy’s FP1 won’t race this year

    Carl Fogarty has just announced his Foggy/Petronas team will not race in WSB this year.For more details on Foggy’s announcement don’t miss the latest issue of MCN, out July 10.The strain of developing...

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  • Laguna Seca wildcards announced

    01 July 2002

    Laguna Seca wildcards announced

    Anthony Gobert will renew his WSB acquaintances at Laguna Seca after he and five other AMA riders were awarded wildcards for the round on July 14.The Australian, who took a run-away win at the track...

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  • Foggy WSB bike to debut at Brands

    24 June 2002

    Foggy WSB bike to debut at Brands

    DELAYS in engine preparation mean the Foggy Petronas FP1 race bike will miss its planned debut at the U.S. round at Laguna Seca. Instead, the bike will debut a month later at the Brands Hatch...

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  • Bayliss does double in Misano

    24 June 2002

    Bayliss does double in Misano

    Troy Bayliss has won the first race at Misano, extending his lead in the World Superbike championship over nearest rival Colin Edwards.Edwards, who led for much of the opening ten laps, had no answer...

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  • Chris Walker’s band aid

    24 June 2002

    Chris Walker’s band aid

    Chris Walker took a tip from the world’s toughest riders to help him combat the extreme heat at Misano. Walker used an absorbent headband used by riders in the Paris-Dakar rally to try and reduce the...

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  • Heckles tests Mondial WSB machine

    24 June 2002

    Heckles tests Mondial WSB machine

    Mark Heckles stayed on at Misano after the WSB round there to test Mondial’s Piega WSB bike and the road version as part of the company’s preparations to go racing in 2003.Heckles – who rides for the...

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  • Ducati confirms factory ride for Hodgson

    17 June 2002

    Ducati confirms factory ride for Hodgson

    Ducati has just confirmed that Neil Hodgson will leave GSE to take up the reins as its number one factory WSB rider at the end of this season.In a statement Ducati’s Paulo Ciabatti, the man charged...

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  • Bayliss on pole for Misano

    17 June 2002

    Bayliss on pole for Misano

    The top six all went under the previous Superpole lap record, but no-one could hold off Bayliss. The final rider to go out for his Superpole lap, he destroyed the previous lap record, held by Neil...

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  • Walker’s injection of hope

    17 June 2002

    Walker’s injection of hope

    Chris Walker is still on the slow road to recovery from Bell’s Palsy, but he’s been boosted by a new treatment from his team’s physiotherapist. He has been having painkilling and relaxant injections...

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