World Superbikes (October 2002)

  • Edwards signs for Aprilia

    28 October 2002

    Edwards signs for Aprilia

    Colin Edwards has signed for Aprilia to ride its RS3 in MotoGP next year. There is no word yet on whether he will partner Regis Laconi in a two-man team.We will bring your more details very soon.

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  • Walker test hopes dented

    28 October 2002

    Walker test hopes dented

    Chris Walker’s race for fitness in time for his GSE Racing WSB squad’s important first test looks bleak.The pins in the ankle he damaged earlier this month in a supermoto race in Mettet, Belgium have...

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  • Xaus confirmed at Ducati WSB

    21 October 2002

    Xaus confirmed at Ducati WSB

    Ruben Xaus has just been confirmed as Neil Hodgson’s teammate at the factory Ducati Corse WSB squad on the new 999.He renews his commitment to the factory after a torrid 2002 in World Superbikes,...

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  • Scott Russell could be back in WSB

    21 October 2002

    Scott Russell could be back in WSB

    Scott Russell could be set for a dramatic return to World Superbikes after an absence of five years.He last rode in the 1998 championship on a Yamaha YZF750, but he has been testing recently with AMA...

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  • Scott Russell in comeback test

    21 October 2002

    Scott Russell in comeback test

    Former WSB champ Scott Russell is on the verge of an amazing racing comeback, despite nearly being killed at the Daytona 200 in 2001.He has been secretly testing for HMC Racing, an AMA Superbike...

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  • Walker breaks leg in Supermoto race

    14 October 2002

    Walker breaks leg in Supermoto race

    Chris Walker has been diagnosed as having a broken ankle and tibia of his left leg after crashing out of a supermoto race in Mettet, Belgium at the weekend.He was due to start testing with his new GSE...

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  • Honda set to quit WSB

    14 October 2002

    Honda set to quit WSB

    Honda is set to quit WSB despite winning the 2002 World Superbike championship.You can read more on this story in the latest issue of MCN, out October 16.There had been rumours that GSE Racing would...

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  • GSE to stick with Ducati for 2003 WSB

    07 October 2002

    GSE to stick with Ducati for 2003 WSB

    GSE Racing has just announced that it will remain with Ducati in World Superbikes for 2003 and not join forces with Honda as had been widely rumoured.In a statement team owner Darrell Healey said: ...

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  • First pictures: Bayliss and Hodgson test

    07 October 2002

    First pictures: Bayliss and Hodgson test

    These are the first pictures of Troy Bayliss and Neil Hodgson testing their respective 2003 MotoGP and World Superbike machines.The pair has just completed preliminary test at Mugello in Italy, just...

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  • Edwards out, Xaus in at Ducati WSB

    07 October 2002

    Edwards out, Xaus in at Ducati WSB

    Ruben Xaus will partner Neil Hodgson on the factory Ducati 999 in World Superbikes in 2003.The Spaniard is expected to sign shortly to fill the vacancy created by Colin Edward’s departure for...

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  • Rumours put Edwards on RCV

    01 October 2002

    Rumours put Edwards on RCV

    Following his stunning performance at the weekend, which saw him wrap up the 2002 WSB title for Honda, paddock rumours now have Colin Edwards back on an RCV in MotoGP for 2003.While the Texan Tornado...

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  • Imola bike fault costs Whitham

    01 October 2002

    Imola bike fault costs Whitham

    The FIM has announced that Jamie Whitham has forfeited the fourth place he earned on Sunday at Imola thanks to a technical infringement of the rules.World Supersport regulations state that bikes must...

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  • Kawasaki bow out of WSB

    01 October 2002

    Kawasaki bow out of WSB

    Kawasaki has announced it’s pulling out of World Superbikes to concentrate on its fledgling MotoGP programme.The annoucement has long been expected - this year was the last in which its ageing ZX-7R...

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