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Sport (Jan - Dec 2002)

  • Van den Bosch denied Supermoto clean sweep

    18 November 2002

    Van den Bosch denied Supermoto clean sweep

    Thierry van den Bosch has been unstoppable all season, but his string of victories was finally broken in Broadford, Australia at the last round of the World Supermoto series by a mechanical problem...

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  • Haslam joins Renegade squad

    18 November 2002

    Haslam joins Renegade squad

    Leon Haslam has turned his back on Grand Prix to return to British racing for 2003.He’ll race a Ducati 748 for Mark Griffith’s Renegade Racing squad in the British Supersport championship, alongside...

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  • Farewell to Manx GP veteran

    11 November 2002

    The funeral service of Manx GP veteran Bob Hirst takes place this Friday, November 15 at Telford Crematorium, Staffordshire at 2.30pm.Hirst, runner-up to John Goodhall in the very first Senior Classic MGP in 1983, died last Thursday aged 60. All donations in lieu of flowers are invited to the Manx Grand Prix Helicopter fund, c/o John Kermeen, 10 Ballacrosha, Ballugh, IOM.

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  • Langston rules Bercy

    11 November 2002

    Langston rules Bercy

    Grant Langston is the King of Bercy, winning the new format, 125cc event with a win on the final day. This combined with two second places on the previous days to give him the crown from Chris...

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  • Japanese factory rider joins BSB

    11 November 2002

    Japanese factory rider joins BSB

    Yukio Kagayama will join John Reynolds in the 2003 Crescent Suzuki squad. The 28-year-old will make history as the first Japanese rider, and first full factory rider, to compete in the British...

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  • Rutter on pole in Macau

    11 November 2002

    Rutter on pole in Macau

    Michael Rutter is on course to be the first man to win three Macau GP’s since Steve Hislop after he slotted his Ducati 998 on pole in today’s qualifying.He needed just eight laps of the 3.9-mile...

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  • McGrath’s Italian job for KTM

    11 November 2002

    McGrath’s Italian job for KTM

    This weekend will see supercross legend Jeremy McGrath makes his debut for KTM in the huge Pianeta Supercross event in Pesaro, Italy.The seven-time AMA Supercross champion will be up against it...

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  • Rutter quickest in Macau practice

    11 November 2002

    Michael Rutter edged out last year’s winner John McGuinnes to go quickest in pre-qualifying ahead of Saturday’s Macau GP yesterday.Rutter, who won the race in 1998 and 2000, went seven tenths faster than defending champion McGuinness around the tight 3.9-mile public road course of the tiny island.British riders filled the top five places on the timing sheets with former Endurance world champion...

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  • 2003 Speedway GP dates/riders

    11 November 2002

    2003 Speedway GP dates/riders

    Brit Scott Nicholls is included in the riders list for the 2003 Speedway Grand Prix series after a brilliant second place in Australia at the last round of the 2002 season. He is one of three British...

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  • World SX opener line-up confirmed

    11 November 2002

    World SX opener line-up confirmed

    The line-up of stars for the first rounds of the World Supercross event in Geneva, Switzerland on December 7 and Arnhem, Holland on December 14 has just been released.It includes: Jeremy McGrath...

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  • Hislop signs with Virgin Yamaha

    11 November 2002

    Hislop signs with Virgin Yamaha

    Steve Hislop has revealed he will defend his British Superbike crown in 2003, riding for Rob McElnea’s Virgin Yamaha squad.Hislop will be switching to a 1000cc four-cylinder R1.For the full story, see...

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  • Brits take top six at Macau GP

    11 November 2002

    Brits take top six at Macau GP

    Michael Rutter has won the Macau GP for the third time in his career.Rutter won after the 10-lap race was shortened due to rain. Second was defending champion John McGuinness, and third was David...

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  • Honda reveals British line-up

    11 November 2002

    Honda reveals British line-up

    Honda’s decision to quit WSB (click on the link on the right for more details) means that we’re going to see factory-backed squads in Britain for the first time the 2000 season.Steve Plater is...

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  • Van den Bosch takes Supermoto title

    04 November 2002

    Van den Bosch takes Supermoto title

    Supermoto star Thierry van den Bosch has become the sports first ever world champion after taking his sixth win of the seven round FIM-backed series in Greece on Sunday.The KTM rider can seal his...

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  • THQ World Supercross calendar

    01 November 2002

    THQ World Supercross calendar

    THQ, one of the world’s largest computer games designers, will take over as title sponsor of the World Supercross GP series when the 2002-2003 season starts in December.The 2003 FIM World Supercross...

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  • New four-stroke 250s win at first outing

    28 October 2002

    New four-stroke 250s win at first outing

    Ernesto Fonseca gave Honda’s new four-stroke CRF250R crosser its first win when he debuted the bike at the final round of the Japanese National series at the Sportland circuit in Sugo.The Costa Rican...

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  • Chili could be coming to BSB

    28 October 2002

    Chili could be coming to BSB

    Frankie Chili could be set to race in British Superbikes next year. And if that’s not incredible enough, Steve Hislop could be his teammate.The veteran WSB star talks exclusively to MCN in the October...

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  • Shane Byrne in at MonsterMob

    28 October 2002

    Shane Byrne in at MonsterMob

    Shane Byrne has been confirmed at MonsterMob Ducati for the 2003 British Superbike season.Byrne, who finished fourth in the MCN-backed series this year, replaces title-winner Steve Hislop in the Paul...

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