2002

Update: Rossi crashes out of Rally

Update: Rossi crashes out of Rally

Valentino Rossi scored a spectacular first in the Rally of Britain this morning – by being the first person to retire.After climbing to 25th place after last night’s special stage, this morning the...

Hayden’s RCV debut

Hayden’s RCV debut

Honda’s MotoGP new boy Nicky Hayden made his RCV debut at Motegi in Japan yesterday. The 21-year-old American completed just 50 laps of the Twin Ring circuit on the 220bhp V5 – a world away from the...

Rossi’s rally starts today

Rossi’s rally starts today

Valentino Rossi’s Rally of Great Britain gets under way today. The reigning MotoGP champion will be tackling the tough Welsh forests from around 8pm this evening.Click on the links on the right to...

Where is the top of her brolly?

Where is the top of her brolly?

Somone has taken the top of her brolly, poor girl

Remember this pair?

Remember this pair?

We thought you might appreciate another look at them…

Foil-wrapped for freshness

Foil-wrapped for freshness

Another reason to give thanks for the invention of Lycra

Van den Bosch takes Supermoto title

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...

Fancy a roll-up?

Fancy a roll-up?

We#re talking about a roll-up cigarette, honest…

McCoy to test Kawasaki ZX-RR

McCoy to test Kawasaki ZX-RR

Garry McCoy will join Regis Laconi to test Kawasaki’s ZX-RR MotoGP four-stroke this Tuesday. The pair will remain behind in Valencia, the scene of Sunday’s final GP of the 2002 season, for the...

Barros signs for Gauloises Yamaha

Barros signs for Gauloises Yamaha

Alex Barros has ended his four-year relationship with Honda to move to the Gauloises Yamaha squad.The 32-year-old Brazilian, revitalised by Honda RCV four-stroke, took two wins this season for the...

Capirossi tests Ducati MotGP bike

Capirossi tests Ducati MotGP bike

Loris Capirossi made his debut on the Desmosedeci MotoGP bike today as his Ducati Corse team began testing at Valencia.It was the 29-year-old Italian’s first chance to ride a four-stroke and he put in...

Yamaha announces new sponsor

Yamaha announces new sponsor

Yamaha has just signed a two-year deal with the tobacco giant Altadis to sponsor its factory MotoGP squad. Altadis is the parent company to Fortuna, Spain’s number one selling brand of cigarettes. The...

Haga to join Edwards at Aprilia

Haga to join Edwards at Aprilia

Aprilia has confirmed that the Samurai of Slide himself Noriyuki Haga will join Colin Edwards on the Aprilia RS3 in MotoGP next year.The squad will also switch to the favoured Michelin tyres away from...

First MotoGP tests underway

First MotoGP tests underway

The 2002 season only finished on Sunday, but riders are already testing ahead of next season.Max Biaggi and Sete Giberanu remained behind at Valencia, the scene of Sunday’s season finale, to get their...

A good selection of rears

A good selection of rears

Every team needs to take a selection of rears to cope with different conditions

THQ World Supercross calendar

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...

Blue is the colour

Blue is the colour

Feeling blue now winter is here? These lovely young ladies should help cheer you up

Your chance to bid for WSB history

Your chance to bid for WSB history

Fancy owning some top Neil Hodgson and James Toesland World Superbike memorabilia and help a good cause at the same time? Well, here’s your chance.Log onto www.hmplantducati.com, the official website...

Barros on provisional pole in Valencia

Barros on provisional pole in Valencia

Alex Barros has taken provisional pole in Valencia ahead of the final MotoGP round of 2002 on Sunday. The Brazilian posted a time of 1’33.584 on his West Honda RCV, edging out Yamaha’s Max Biaggi by...

Barros denies Rossi record in Valencia

Barros denies Rossi record in Valencia

Brazilian Alex Barros denied Valentino Rossi an historic 12th win in one season when he nicked the win in the final 2002 MotoGP round in Valencia today.There was drama right at the start, when Carlos...

Biaggi on pole in Valencia

Biaggi on pole in Valencia

If they weren’t already ruing their dismissal of Max Biaggi in August Yamaha bosses must certainly be kicking themselves hard now after the mercurial Italian slotted his M1 on pole in Valencia...

And will I ride like Doohan?

And will I ride like Doohan?

Inspiration to ride like Mick Doohan

Nobody told them the colour changed

Nobody told them the colour changed

Obviously no-one had told Mary-Anne Hobbs and the girls that the team had changed colour.

Shane Byrne in at MonsterMob

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...

Chili could be coming to BSB

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...

Un, deux, trois

Un, deux, trois

Bonjour ladies

Foil is the new Lycra

Foil is the new Lycra

Who needs Lycra when you have tin foil?

New four-stroke 250s win at first outing

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...

Walker test hopes dented

Walker test hopes dented

Chris Walker’s race for fitness in time for his GSE Racing WSB squad’s important first test looks bleak.The pins in the ankle he damaged earlier this month in a supermoto race in Mettet, Belgium have...

Edwards signs for Aprilia

Edwards signs for Aprilia

Colin Edwards has signed for Aprilia to ride its RS3 in MotoGP next year. There is no word yet on whether he will partner Regis Laconi in a two-man team.We will bring your more details very soon.

Telefonica rings changes at Suzuki

Telefonica rings changes at Suzuki

Telefonica Movistar, the Spanish mobile phone giant, has ended its two-year association with the Suzuki MotoGP squad. This weekend’s Valencia GP will be the last time Suzukis will sport the famous...

Bayliss to debut Ducati at Valencia

Bayliss to debut Ducati at Valencia

Troy Bayliss will give Ducati’s new MotoGP machine its public debut at the Valencia Grand Prix on November 3.He’ll be riding the Desmosedeci V4 four-stroke on a few demonstration laps ahead of the...

Buster Roberts passes away

THE Grand Prix racing paddock is in mourning after the death of one of its biggest personalities. Buster Roberts, father to Kenny Roberts Snr, passed away last night (October 27) in hospital in California after a brief illness. He was 81.Buster was the driving forced behind the dynasty which has seen two generations of Roberts win GP world titles, having put Kenny Snr on a bike before his eighth...

KTM names Locatelli in 125 squad

KTM names Locatelli in 125 squad

KTM has named one of the riders it will field in the 2003 125GP season. Roberto Locatelli, the 2000 125cc champion, returns to the minnow class after an indifferent 2002 season in the 250s. He’ll be...

Everts injured in Supermoto crash

Everts injured in Supermoto crash

Reigning world 500cc motorcross champion Stefan Everts was injured after he crashed out Masters of Supermotard race in Belgium at the weekend.He went down at the first corner after clashing with...