World Superbikes (June 2002)

  • 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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  • Izutsu back on Kwak for Misano

    17 June 2002

    Izutsu back on Kwak for Misano

    Hitoyasu Izutsu, Chris Walker’s WSB Kawasaki teammate on the factory ZX-7RR, makes his WSB return at this weekend’s Misano round after an eight week lay-off through injury.The Japanese star was...

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  • Bayliss stuns in Misano qualifying

    17 June 2002

    Bayliss stuns in Misano qualifying

    Troy Bayliss set a blistering pace in Misano, Italy to claim provisional pole with a time of 1:34.420 – half a second quicker than second placed man, Ben Bostrom ahead of Sunday’s WSB round.With track...

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  • Bostrom takes provisional pole at Lausitz

    03 June 2002

    Bostrom takes provisional pole at Lausitz

    Ben Bostrom has taken provisional pole in Germany, despite the best efforts of Brits Neil Hodgson and Chris Walker.Bostrom qualified in front of Hodgson, Walker, Troy Bayliss and Ruben Xaus, despite...

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  • Bayliss qualifies on pole for Sunday

    03 June 2002

    Troy Bayliss has continued his dominant season by claiming pole for Sunday’s race in Lausitz, Germany.The reigning world champion qualified ahead of fellow Ducati rider Ben Bostrom, and his nearest championship rival, Colin Edwards.Neil Hodgson claimed fourth, ahead of Ruben Xaus in fifth, Piefrancesco Chili in sixth, James Toseland in a creditable seventh place, Noriyuki Haga in eighth, Gregorio...

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