World Superbikes

  • 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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  • The background to Petronas

    25 November 2001

    The background to Petronas

    PETRONAS is one of the biggest names to join WSB since the championship started in 1988. It was formed in 1974 as the national petroleum company of Malaysia and having established itself in the...

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  • Ellison set for Kawasaki Supersport ride

    25 November 2001

    Ellison set for Kawasaki Supersport ride

    European superstock champion James Ellison is likely to race alongside Andrew Pitt in Kawasaki’s 2002 World Supersport team.The 20-year-old from Cumbria has won the superstock title for the past two...

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  • The Foggy/Petronas road bike is coming

    25 November 2001

    The Foggy/Petronas road bike is coming

    CARL FOGARTY road bike will be in our showrooms later next year after the four-times World Superbike champion announced one of the biggest deals in British motorcycle history last week.He has signed a...

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  • Hislop rejects Sauber WSB offer

    18 November 2001

    Hislop rejects Sauber WSB offer

    STEVE HISLOP has turned down an offer to ride Sauber’s triple in WSB next year – though Carl Fogarty is likely to be involved. The Scot wants to concentrate on winning the British title that evaded...

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  • Foggy and Ducati split

    18 November 2001

    FOUR-TIMES World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty officially split from Ducati today.And he's now expected to be installed as the man to spearhead Sauber's surprise World Superbike effort in 2002.Ducati announced this afternoon that they have decided to end their long-standing relationship with the British legend, who is currently still recovering from a broken leg he suffered while testing a CCM...

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  • Rain holds up Bayliss and Xaus

    11 November 2001

    Rain holds up Bayliss and Xaus

    The second day of testing for the factory Ducati team of Troy Bayliss and Ruben Xaus was severely disrupted by rain.Bayliss and Xaus were only able to do 22 and 24 laps respectively at the Valencia...

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  • Haga to join Hodgson, Walker and Co in WSB

    11 November 2001

    Haga to join Hodgson, Walker and Co in WSB

    Noriyuki Haga is likely to join Neil Hodgson, Chris Walker and James Toseland in WSB next season after signing a letter of intent to ride Aprilia’s RSV Mille in the 2002 championship.Haga has been...

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  • What to expect from Hodgson’s new book

    11 November 2001

    What to expect from Hodgson’s new book

    Neil Hodgson’s new book went on sale on Friday. Back On Track is his own review of his WSB season, filled with real insight into life as a top-ranking international racer.He doesn’t hold back, even...

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  • Walker claims creditable ninth in Sugo

    04 November 2001

    Walker claims creditable ninth in Sugo

    Chris Walker wasn’t expecting to win at Sugo on Sunday in his first competitive ride for Kawasaki – but ninth place against some of the best bikes and riders in the world felt almost as good.For the...

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  • Foggy to lead Sauber WSB effort?

    04 November 2001

    Foggy to lead Sauber WSB effort?

    Updated: Tuesday, November 6: Sauber is believed to be switching away from plans for GP racing to go WSB racing instead. And there are suggestions that Carl Fogarty will act as the bid’s...

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