2001

Foggy quits Ducati – but where next?

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...

Bayliss’ big race shakedown – in the wife’s runabout

Bayliss’ big race shakedown – in the wife’s runabout

WORLD SUPERBIKE king Troy Bayliss has been getting in some last minute practice for a four-wheeled fun race with fellow motorsport champs… using his wife’s estate car.Bayliss, who has never been near...

Exclusive: First pictures of Katoh on the NSR500

New world 250 champion Daijiro Katoh hasn't had much time to dwell on his record-breaking 2001 season as he was back on track testing a works Honda NSR500 for the first time today.Katoh, who beat Mike Hailwood's long-standing 250 record with 11 wins last season, got his pre-season campaign underway with the first of a two-day shakedown test at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan.The Telefonica...

Full transcript of webchat with Suzuki GP boss

Full transcript of webchat with Suzuki GP boss

Suzuki GP boss Garry Taylor took the time to join us for a live webchat on Thursday November 29. In it, he revealed that he only applied for the job thinking it was a Formula One team, that he thinks...

Aprilia’s stunning GP four-stroke triple goes public

Aprilia’s stunning GP four-stroke triple goes public

PICK your jaws off the floor – Aprilia’s gorgeous new four-stroke GP bike uses a British-developed 990cc, 220bhp inline triple with pneumatic valves. And something not too dissimilar could be in YOUR...

Four Brits secure 2002 GP rides

Four Brits secure 2002 GP rides

JUST when it was looking like there might be no British riders in GP racing next season, FOUR riders from the UK have secured rides – all within a few days each other.Jeremy McWilliams will ride for...

Getting to grips

Getting to grips

These ladies guarantee a gripping encounter.

All white on the night

All white on the night

Kind of like a Guinness, only upside down

Here’s some we made earlier

Here’s some we made earlier

It’s amazing what you can do with some old fishnets

Team work

Team work

Suzuki’s lovelies… and we don’t mean the GSX-R range

Looks like we’re in trouble

Looks like we’re in trouble

What time do you call this then?

Crockford sticks with Suzuki superstock for 2002

Crockford sticks with Suzuki superstock for 2002

JOHN CROCKFORD will continue to lead Suzuki’s superstock challenge after signing up with the Roundstone squad for 2002. The Southampton-based rider, third in last year’s series, had hoped to return to...

Take a shine to her

Take a shine to her

A can of Mr Sheen and a duster could keep you happy for hours

The Foggy/Petronas road bike is coming

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...

Ellison set for Kawasaki Supersport ride

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...

Exclusive: Foggy, "This deal is a gamble – but it’ll pay off"

Exclusive: Foggy, "This deal is a gamble – but it’ll pay off"

IN an exclusive chat with MCN Carl Fogarty has admitted that his WSB deal is risky, but he reckons it will pay off.With the preliminary stages already well under way, Foggy believes with his name and...

Lavilla is sole factory Suzuki in World Superbikes

Lavilla is sole factory Suzuki in World Superbikes

The team will continue to compete in the Superbike and Supersport series as a factory supported team, but with a slight change in personnel. Japanese rider Katsuyaki Fujiwara will continue in the...

The background to Petronas

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...

Katoh and two-stroke NSR blast back at Jerez

Katoh and two-stroke NSR blast back at Jerez

DAIJIRO KATOH blew away the myth that the four-strokes will blitz old two-stroke 500s with an awesome performance at Honda's test yesterday in Jerez.With only his second appearance on the works NSR...

Rossi smashes Jerez lap record in first four stroke test

Rossi smashes Jerez lap record in first four stroke test

VALENTINO ROSSI'S first serious test on Honda's new V5 four-stroke GP at Jerez saw him demolish his own lap record by over half a second.Rossi completed 46 laps on his RCV on the first day of the test...

Video exclusive: Rossi tests 2002 GP bike

Video exclusive: Rossi tests 2002 GP bike

Click on the link on the right for our unmissable video exclusive of Valentino Rossi as he gets to grips with his new RCV four stroke around the Jerez circuit in Spain.At this test Rossi sliced over...

James Haydon aproaches final decision

James Haydon aproaches final decision

James Haydon was in Geneva at the weekend - looking at a race-spec R1 similar to the one Yamaha boss Rob McElnea wants him to ride in next season’s British Superbike championship. He visited Yamaha’s...

Down in the mouth

Down in the mouth

The gift of giant earrings did nothing to lift her mood

Haven’t we seen you somewhere?

Haven’t we seen you somewhere?

Was that one in the middle in Abba?

Virgin want Haydon for its R1 rides in 2002 BSB

VIRGIN YAMAHA is ditching its superbike R7s to run R1s in 2002Team boss Rob McElnea’s decision has been influenced by his No1 rider James Haydon, who conveniently tested Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 a fortnight ago at Oulton Park.You can chat live to James Haydon, Thursday November 22, at 1pm in our VIP chat room. To join in you must be a registered user and logged in to motorcyclenews.com. Go to the Talk...

She had to improvise

She had to improvise

It’s amazing what you can do with a couple of handkerchiefs

Do the locomotive

Look… they’re going like a train…

Think lubricants

Think lubricants

The Castrol girls look slick

Kiss my glass

Kiss my glass

Only this damned screen separates them from you

Smmmmoking!

Smmmmoking!

And they say smoking is bad for you…

Dobb cleans up in NEC Supercross

Dobb cleans up in NEC Supercross

Jamie Dobb made a World champion’s return to racing by winning the Pro Open class of the MCN-backed UKSX supercross at the NEC Arena on Saturday night. Dobb might have been sidelined from racing with...

Reynolds moves to Suzuki

Reynolds moves to Suzuki

John Reynolds has rocked the British Superbike paddock by sensationally dumping Red Bull Ducati for a move to Paul Denning’s Crescent Suzuki squad with a ride alongside fellow reigning British...

Okada quits – will Edwards go it alone for Honda?

Okada quits – will Edwards go it alone for Honda?

SPECULATION that Castrol Honda will run just one full-factory SP-2 in WSB next season was reinforced when Tady Okada announced his retirement after finishing second in the final round of the All Japan...

Foggy and Ducati split

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...

World exclusive: Foggy / Petronas deal sealed

World exclusive: Foggy / Petronas deal sealed

It’s official. The lid on Foggy’s top secret plans has been lifted with the four-times World Superbike champion announcing "a once in a lifetime opportunity " with Petronas.Foggy has agreed an...

Hislop rejects Sauber WSB offer

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...