World Superbikes

  • Your free guide to Silverstone WSB

    20 May 2002

    Your free guide to Silverstone WSB

    FREE in Wednesday’s MCN, your guide to this weekend’s Silverstone World Superbikes, and why Neil Hodsgon says it’s the perfect place for him to start winning.The HM Plant Ducati rider tells MCN: ...

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  • Riders for Health auction on Sunday

    20 May 2002

    It’s your chance to come away from Silverstone World Superbikes with the ultimate souvenir. Riders for Health will be holding an auction of gear and equipment donated by the top riders in the series, with the proceeds going to the Riders for Health charity.The auction will take place in the Paddock Show, situated in the paddock immediately after the post race press conference for the second World...

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  • Chris Walker: ‘I’ll be back in BSB’

    13 May 2002

    Chris Walker: ‘I’ll be back in BSB’

    In a live webchat Thursday May 16, Chris Walker told motorcyclenews.com users that he will return to BSB, because he wouldn’t retire as a four times runner-up, and not a champion.He also told us what...

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  • Catch the world’s best for £10

    13 May 2002

    Catch the world’s best for £10

    This weekend you can see some of the world’s best international and national racers going at it hammer and tongs – for just a tenner.Sunday sees the MCN- backed British round of the world endurance...

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  • Chris Walker: In his own words

    13 May 2002

    Mentaltrev: Hi Chris - I suffered from Bell's Paulsy when I was a teenager but it must have been more mild than you've suffered since it responded to steroidal treatment and cleared up in about 2 weeks. How's YOUR recovery coming along - is it still affecting you at all when you're on the race bike?ChrisWalker: The recovery hasn't been as fast as it could have been because the steroids they...

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  • Bayliss is practice perfect in Misano

    13 May 2002

    Bayliss is practice perfect in Misano

    Just days after his Monza double, Troy Bayliss has continued his untouchable form with a dominant performance at the full WSB tests in Misano.The squads had stayed on in Italy to collect valuable...

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  • Looking after Phase One

    13 May 2002

    Looking after Phase One

    Britain’s top world endurance team goes into Sunday’s MCN-backed Silverstone 200 as championship leaders and with a fierce ambition to reclaim the world title they last lifted in 2000.The privateer...

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  • Zongshen conquer the Silverstone 200

    13 May 2002

    Zongshen conquer the Silverstone 200

    The team of Warwick Nowland and Stephane Mertens took the number 2 Zhongshen bike to victory at the end of the 63 laps of the Silverstone 200 on Sunday.Their victory came despite pressure from the...

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  • Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

    06 May 2002

    Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

    Neil Hodgson set the the fastest ever time around the Monza circuit on a superbike on his way to a stunning provisional pole today.The HM Plant Ducati rider went more than three tenths quicker than...

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  • Benelli back for Monza

    06 May 2002

    Benelli back for Monza

    Benelli’s three-cylinder Tornado storms back into WSB action at this weekend’s round in Monza after pulling out during the series curtain-raiser in Valencia, Spain.The factory pulled the Tornado to...

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  • Bayliss wins in Monza

    06 May 2002

    Bayliss wins in Monza

    Troy Bayliss has won the first race at Monza after a miscalculation by Neil Hodgson. Hodgson had made a good start from pole position, and with the retirement of Noriyuki Haga, had seemed to have the...

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  • Sidecars shift to Saturday

    06 May 2002

    Sidecars shift to Saturday

    The sidecar world championship races will now take place on the Saturday of each WSB round, starting with this weekend at Monza, FIM bosses have announced.They have also cancelled the sidecar...

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  • Eric Bostrom in for injured Izutzu

    01 May 2002

    Eric Bostrom in for injured Izutzu

    Eric Bostrom will fill in for the injured Hitoyasu Izutzu in the Kawasaki WSB squad in Monza on May 12.Izutzu crashed heavily in qualifying at his home round in Sugo and broke a bone in his left hand.

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  • Frankie out for Sugo

    15 April 2002

    Frankie out for Sugo

    Frankie Chili has no chance of being fit for this weekend’s Japanese round of WSB at Sugo.The NCR Ducati rider broke his collarbone in a clash with Ruben Xaus on the warm-up lap of race one in Phillip...

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  • Hodgson just misses out in Sugo Superpole

    15 April 2002

    Hodgson just misses out in Sugo Superpole

    Noriyuki Haga may have taken the pole for tomorrows Japanese World Superbike round at Sugo, but Neil Hodgson was the closest man behind him, 0.017 seconds behind him. Japanese wildcard and previous...

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  • Izutsu injured in qualifying at Sugo

    15 April 2002

    Izutsu injured in qualifying at Sugo

    Eight crashes, three stoppages and three restarts marked one of the most incident-laden qualifying sessions in the history of WSB at Sugo on Friday – with Hitoyasu Izutsu ruling himself out of racing...

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  • James Toseland: In his own words

    15 April 2002

    Starguide: How was dinner?JamesToseland: Hi...yeah it was ok...we've eaten at the same restaurant for the last 3 nights now. And there's not that much on the menu. Steak is about it. Other than that it's noodles and more noodles!Masalmon: At the last few rounds no-one has really threatened Bayliss, how do you see this changing as we come into the European rounds?JamesToseland: Good question. This...

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  • Six weeks to Foggy bike

    15 April 2002

    Six weeks to Foggy bike

    Team Foggy Petronas road bikes will be ready to roll in just six weeks time and will go on sale another four weeks later, says the team’s marketing boss.For the full story on the Foggy WSB project...

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  • Business as normal for Bayliss at Kyalami

    01 April 2002

    Business as normal for Bayliss at Kyalami

    Troy Bayliss continued his dominance of World Superbikes in both races at Kyalami. In race one, he overcame early challenges from Edwards, Ben Bostrom and Noriyuki Haga to head Edwards and Ruben Xaus...

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  • US Superbike series bound for Britain

    01 April 2002

    US Superbike series bound for Britain

    We could see the likes of Mat Mladin, Eric Bostrom and Anthony Gobert dicing on British turf thanks to a new deal signed by American Superbike bosses and TV giant Sky.Sky have just clinched the deal...

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  • WSB updates to your mobile

    01 April 2002

    WSB updates to your mobile

    We’ve added a new rapid-reaction text message service for your mobile phone: MCN2U WSB Alerts.Subscribe and our trackside reporters will send you at least five messages over a WSB weekend, for £1 a...

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  • Edwards takes Superpole

    01 April 2002

    Edwards takes Superpole

    Honda rider Colin Edwards held off Troy Bayliss to take pole position for tomorrow’s races in Kyalami. Bayliss, second, was followed by fellow Ducati rider Ben Bostrom, and Noriyuki Haga on the...

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  • Chat live with Steve Hislop

    01 April 2002

    Chat live with Steve Hislop

    Find out how Steve Hislop is feeling after his victory and second place in the opening round of the MCN-backed British Superbike championship. He’ll be joining us live at 1pm, Thursday April 4 to...

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  • James Haydon: In his own words

    25 March 2002

    Dazzie: James, Laguna Seca is the 5th from last race of the season. Is it worth rushing development for the sake of 5 races?JamesHaydon: Well, there will not be any rush in development that's why we are waiting till then. We could have rushed and come out sooner, but you have to remember it's only just past halfway through the season, and if there was any thought that development would have to be...

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  • Foggy blasts FP1 critics

    18 March 2002

    Foggy blasts FP1 critics

    IN an exclusive interview with MCN Carl Fogarty has blasted critics of his WSB project. Ever since he announced his FP1 would make its race debut at Laguna Seca in July, he’s had to deal with sceptics...

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  • Double delight for Bayliss Down Under

    18 March 2002

    Double delight for Bayliss Down Under

    A command performance in front of his home fans saw Troy Bayliss take both WSB wins today in Phillip Island. Race two was a carbon copy of the first with the defending champion holding off Honda’s...

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  • Bayliss quickest at Phillip Island qualifying

    18 March 2002

    TROY BAYLISS stamped his authority on the opening day of round two of the WSB series at Phillip Island in Australia by claiming provisional pole position.Infostrada Ducati’s Bayliss was four-tenths of a second faster than nearest rival Colin Edwards on the Castrol Honda VTR SP-2 with the Australian world champ looking comfortable.His time of 1:32.656s was just over half a second slower than the...

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  • Aprilia man joins Foggy team

    11 March 2002

    Aprilia man joins Foggy team

    Carl Fogarty has signed former Aprilia engineering chief Guiseppe Bernicchia to improve his chances of having the three-cylinder FP1 ready for track testing by the end of next month.Bernicchia spent...

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  • McGuinness to miss Oz WSS round

    11 March 2002

    McGuinness to miss Oz WSS round

    John McGuinness has been withdrawn from the Australian round of the World Supersport series because he is not recovering fast enough from the shoulder injury he recently suffered.McGuinness struggled...

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  • Slight makes last gasp switch to BTCC

    11 March 2002

    Slight makes last gasp switch to BTCC

    Former World Superbike star Aaron Slight will be racing in the British Touring Car Championship after securing a drive with Barwell Motorsports. Slight had been linked with the ASCAR oval racing...

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