2002

FIM threatens to expel the AMA

FIM threatens to expel the AMA

A row between two sanctioning bodies of motorcycle racing could threaten the chance to see some of the world’s top riders in action in Europe.The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), which governs...

Eeeny, meeny…

Eeeny, meeny…

Eeeny, meeny…

Just what Nori needs

Just what Nori needs

A firm rear and animal power

Exclusive: First HM Plant Ducati pictures

Exclusive: First HM Plant Ducati pictures

MCN has been granted exclusive access to the HM Plant Ducati squad just days ahead of its first round of pre-season testing in Valencia, Spain. This is the first time its riders James Toseland and...

First pictures: Whitham’s new baby

First pictures: Whitham’s new baby

World Supersport rider Jamie Whitham has a new woman in his life – he’s just become the proud father to Ruby, his first child.Ruby weighed in at 6lb 14oz, and both baby and mother Andrea are doing...

Ukawa to partner Biaggi at Pramac

Ukawa to partner Biaggi at Pramac

West Honda Pons has just confirmed that Tohru Ukawa will partner Max Biaggi on its V5 RCV in 2003.Ukawa, who rode for the factory Repsol Honda effort alongside Valentino Rossi, finished thrid overall...

She’s a perfect 10

She’s a perfect 10

She’s a perfect 10

Haslam joins Renegade squad

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...

Van den Bosch denied Supermoto clean sweep

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...

See - men do make passes…

See - men do make passes…

For girls who wear glasses

The peaks of success

The peaks of success

The peaks of success

A hot cross bunny

A hot cross bunny

Suddenly we’ve come over all religious

Atten-shun!

Atten-shun!

MCN staff are trained to be proud and erect at all times.

Edwards’ bruising Aprilia debut

Edwards’ bruising Aprilia debut

Colin Edwards and Noriyuki Haga began their pre-season tests on the Aprilia RS3 yesterday at the Spanish circuit of Jerez, with Edwards marking his debut with a crash.The reigning WSB champ was unhurt...

Honda reveals British line-up

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...

Brits take top six at Macau GP

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...

Hislop signs with Virgin Yamaha

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...

World SX opener line-up confirmed

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...

2003 Speedway GP dates/riders

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...

Seeing blue

Seeing blue

She sees everything in shades of blue

Rutter quickest in Macau practice

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...

McGrath’s Italian job for KTM

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...

Wanna play a round?

Wanna play a round?

There were surprised racers when the brolly babes played golf on the start-line.

It’s hard work looking good

It’s hard work looking good

No one appreciates the stress you get from trying to look your best…

Rutter on pole in Macau

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...

What are they saying?

What are they saying?

We think they’re deciding which one of motorcyclenews.com’s hunks to go after. Pic by Carly Rathmell

Japanese factory rider joins BSB

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...

Something to lift the spirits

Something to lift the spirits

It may be cold and wet in the UK, but in brolly babe land the sun is always shining

Langston rules Bercy

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...

Farewell to Manx GP veteran

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.

A flock of Virgin girls?

A flock of Virgin girls?

What exactly is the right term for a group of brolly babes?. Pic by Carly Rathmell

Whitham to miss supersport test

Whitham to miss supersport test

Jamie Whitham is set to miss the start of close-season testing for the 2003 World Supersport championship.He has elected to stay in the UK to see a specialist about his knee injury, and will be...

Walker under the knife again

Walker under the knife again

Chris Walker has undergone a second operation to re-pin his broken left leg and ankle.Walker, injured during the Mettet supermoto race in Belgium last month, is battling to be fit in time for his...

2003 World Superbike regulations

2003 World Superbike regulations

The governing body that regulates the World Superbike and World Supersport series, the FIM, has introduced a series of new regulations designed principally to bring down the cost of a season’s...

Vincent takes No.1 plate to KTM

Vincent takes No.1 plate to KTM

Newly crowned 125cc world champion Arnaud Vincent will take his number one plate to KTM for next season.Vincent, who became the first Frenchman ever to win the title, will ride alongside 2000 champion...

MotoGP 2003: The teams, the riders

MotoGP 2003: The teams, the riders

This year’s MotoGP silly season, as the annual contract hunt is known, will go down as one of the most unpredictable and protracted in living memory. But the fog of confusion has lifted and here’s...