World Superbikes (January 2002)

  • Walker among crashers in Oz test

    28 January 2002

    Walker among crashers in Oz test

    Strong winds stopped any faster times being logged by the top World Superbike riders at Phillip Island on Thursday – but did cause a spate of crashes.Winds whipping in off the sea, just a few yards...

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  • Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

    28 January 2002

    Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

    Ben Bostrom has his fingers crossed for Chris Walker this season and he’s hoping to see him among the front-runners in WSB.In a live web chat on this site on Thursday morning, Bostrom said: " I...

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  • Chili badly battered by crash in testing

    28 January 2002

    Chili badly battered by crash in testing

    Frankie Chili’s first test on the NCR Ducati at Valencia has ended in a highside on cold tyres which sent him to hospital with concussion.Chili had completed 12 laps of the final afternoon session on...

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  • More WSB, and Suzi, on the Beeb

    21 January 2002

    More WSB, and Suzi, on the Beeb

    The BBC is kicking off its " bigger and better " coverage of WSB a week before the first round of the series.Their 30-minute preview show will include a round-up of all the news from the...

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  • Chili tries his Duke for the first time

    21 January 2002

    Chili tries his Duke for the first time

    Frankie Chili took his first ride on the Ducati 998R he’ll race this year on Friday, and declared he loves it – even if it does feel weird compared to the Suzuki GSX-R750 he has ridden for the past...

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  • Petronas’ official statement

    21 January 2002

    PETRONAS, Malaysia’s national petroleum corporation, has appointed Suter Racing Products (SRP) to further develop and manufacture its high-performance motorcycle engine in preparation for the Foggy PETRONAS Racing team’s entry in the World Superbike Championship later this year. SRP is a Swiss-based company with expertise and competency in advanced motorcycle engineering and development as well as...

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  • Hodgson’s new-look Ducati unveiled

    14 January 2002

    Hodgson’s new-look Ducati unveiled

    The new look of Neil Hodgson and James Toseland’s GSE Ducatis was unveiled on Tuesday lunchtime.Here we’re bringing you the first pictures and later this week we’ll be adding video interviews with...

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  • GSX-R750 chassis updates for 2002

    14 January 2002

    GSX-R750 chassis updates for 2002

    Suzuki is hoping a raft of chassis changes to the GSX-R750 will change its fortunes in World Superbikes next year.This year’s changes include a different swing-arm pivot point and revised steering...

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  • Watch the three-minute video

    14 January 2002

    Watch the three-minute video

    Watch as MCN’s WSB reporter Andy Downes introduces us to the official launch of Hodgson’s 2002 Ducati team and goes on to interview its riders.Select from Quicktime (MOV) or Real Player (RM)...

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  • Full transcript of latest Hodgson webchat

    14 January 2002

    Full transcript of latest Hodgson webchat

    World Superbike star Neil Hodgson joined in a live web chat on this site on Thursday at 5pm… and joked about his initimate relationship with his glove puppet, why Bayliss has the worst style in WSB...

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  • Neil Hodgson: In his own words

    14 January 2002

    Geoff: Congratulations on last years performance. Did you see Hizzy over Christmas and how do you fancy your chances against him in the 2 UK WSB rounds?NeilHodgson: I've not seen anything of Steve actually. I think he went to Tenerife or somewhere like that for Christmas, and I didn't see much of him before because I was really busy with getting married, doing stag dos, and doing the 2 week book...

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  • Bayliss is relaxed and ready to win again

    07 January 2002

    Bayliss is relaxed and ready to win again

    It would be easy to assume reigning WSB champion Troy Bayliss is more stressed than ever as he considers the defence of his title in 2002.But the Australian reckons he has never been so relaxed in his...

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