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Sport (Jan - Dec 2002)

  • British motocross dates finalised

    06 May 2002

    British motocross dates finalised

    The ACU has finalised the dates for the full eight round Maxxis motocross series.The Pontrilas Motocross Club near Hereford and the former 60’ and 70’s Scramble television series circuit at...

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  • Kneesy does it

    06 May 2002

    Kneesy does it

    We don’t know why they were so worried about covering their knees up, we can only be grateful that they were

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  • Suzuki DRZ to be a Kwak

    06 May 2002

    Suzuki DRZ to be a Kwak

    Kawasaki’s tie-up Suzuki will see a new re-badged version of the big-selling DRZ400 released shortly under Kawasaki colours.For the full story on this new bike don’t miss the latest issue of MCN, out...

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  • Michael Rutter: In his own words

    06 May 2002

    Hairmonster: Do you get annoyed when people say 'he’s only really any good in the rain?'MichaelRutter: No...cos it's best to have a name for something, rather than nothing at all!Dabbsy: How do you feel now that Kawasaki are pulling out of WSB? Are they doing the right thing?MichaelRutter: No not really, I don't think. It's 2 different classes. I know why they have done it, to put everything into...

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  • McCulloch steps in for crocked Crawford

    01 May 2002

    McCulloch steps in for crocked Crawford

    With John Crawford still not fit after his huge spill at Silverstone, his ETI Racing squad have drafted in Ross McCulloch to ride its BSB Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Oulton Park on the May Day Bank...

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  • Hizzy previews Oulton BSB

    01 May 2002

    Hizzy previews Oulton BSB

    Oulton Park is the scenic venue for round seven and eight of the MCN-backed British Superbike series on May 6. Series leader Steve Hislop spoke to MCN and told us why he such a fan of this Cheshire...

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  • Fast Eddy’s back at Castle Donington

    01 May 2002

    Fast Eddy’s back at Castle Donington

    Four-times world enduro champion Paul Edmondson will race at the opening round of the British International Motocross Championship at Castle Donington on the ex-Stephen Sword factory Husqvarna...

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  • Michael Rutter webchat

    29 April 2002

    Michael Rutter webchat

    The Rain God himself, Michael Rutter, joined us for a live webchat at 1pm on Thursday, May 2.He gave us wet-weather riding tips, told us what his favourite bikes and proudest moments were, and...

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  • Go!!!!!

    29 April 2002

    Go!!!!!

    I bet she does…(nudge nudge, wink, wink, say no more squire)

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  • Carmichael claims AMA Supercross title

    29 April 2002

    Carmichael claims AMA Supercross title

    After a six-year title drought, Honda claimed both the 250 and 125 series at the penultimate round of the AMA Supercross series in Salt Lake City.Ricky Carmichael won his tenth race of the season to...

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  • Crawford fit for Donington

    22 April 2002

    Crawford fit for Donington

    John Crawford has been given the all-clear by doctors to race in rounds five and six of the MCN-backed British Superbike championship at Donington Park. Crawford had been temporarily replaced in his...

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  • Very Flash

    22 April 2002

    Very Flash

    As soon as they heard about the remake of Flash Gordon, they started on their costumes

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  • Rutter edges Donington Superpole

    22 April 2002

    Rutter edges Donington Superpole

    It is an all-Ducati front row for Sunday’s third round of the MCN British Superbike championship at Donington Park - but the rider on pole is not Steve Hislop, it’s Michael Rutter on the Renegade...

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  • Yamaha tests YZ450

    22 April 2002

    Yamaha tests YZ450

    Yamaha is working on bigger-capacity versions of its WR426F enduro bike and YZ426F crosser for 2003. The firm ran a pre-production prototype YZ at the first round of the Japanese motocross...

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  • Supercross star Langston crocked by crash

    22 April 2002

    Former World GP Champion Grant Langston has been sidelined following a huge crash on a triple jump at KTM’s practice track in Corona, California.The supercross star suffered extensive bruising to his lower legs is undergoing further scans to determine the severity of the injury.He will definitely miss this weekend’s round on AMA Supercross at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan.Langston said : ...

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  • ITV Digital collapses

    22 April 2002

    ITV Digital collapses

    Live British Superbikes will be just one of the services to go off the air with the announcement on Thursday, April 25, of the collapse of ITV Digital.Administrators for the beleaguered company have...

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  • Vehvilainen takes overall Lyng honours

    22 April 2002

    Vehvilainen takes overall Lyng honours

    Finland’s Jussi Vehvilainen took the overall win in Sunday’s round of the British open championship at Lyng in Norfolk.The Honda rider pulled in championship leader, KTM’s Gordon Crockard, with a...

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  • Rutter goes quickest in Donington practice

    22 April 2002

    Rutter goes quickest in Donington practice

    Michael Rutter has gone into provisional pole position after Friday’s first qualifying at Donington Park ahead of Sunday’s BSB round.Rutter pushed his Ducati 998 around the Indy circuit in a time of...

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  • Renegade duo come good at Donington

    22 April 2002

    Renegade duo come good at Donington

    Renegade Ducati riders, Shane Byrne and Michael Rutter dominated the third round of the MCN British superbike championship at Donington.Shane Byrne scored his first-ever BSB victory in a dry first...

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  • Business as normal for Carmichael

    22 April 2002

    Business as normal for Carmichael

    Ricky Carmichael is stretching his lead on championship rival David Vuillemin after riding to his ninth win of the season in Dallas.Jeremy McGrath might have got the lead from the start, but...

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