2002

Hello there

Hello there

Imagine the MCN offices filled with babes like this…That’s what we do to cheer ourselves up.

Edwards out, Xaus in at Ducati WSB

Edwards out, Xaus in at Ducati WSB

Ruben Xaus will partner Neil Hodgson on the factory Ducati 999 in World Superbikes in 2003.The Spaniard is expected to sign shortly to fill the vacancy created by Colin Edward’s departure for...

First pictures: Bayliss and Hodgson test

First pictures: Bayliss and Hodgson test

These are the first pictures of Troy Bayliss and Neil Hodgson testing their respective 2003 MotoGP and World Superbike machines.The pair has just completed preliminary test at Mugello in Italy, just...

Edwards – the Aprilia deal in his words

Edwards – the Aprilia deal in his words

Early this morning (UK time) Colin Edwards wrote to users of motorcyclenews.com in our Racing - WSB section about his forthcoming deal to ride the Aprilia RS3 in MotoGP.He wrote: " Friday is...

GSE to stick with Ducati for 2003 WSB

GSE to stick with Ducati for 2003 WSB

GSE Racing has just announced that it will remain with Ducati in World Superbikes for 2003 and not join forces with Honda as had been widely rumoured.In a statement team owner Darrell Healey said: ...

McWilliams and Aoki re-sign for Roberts

McWilliams and Aoki re-sign for Roberts

Jeremy McWilliams will continue to partner Nobuatso Aoki in the Proton/Kenny Roberts set-up in 2003 it has just been announced.The pair will ride the new Proton/KR V5 four-stroke currently under...

Abe lands M1 for Phillip Island, Valencia

Abe lands M1 for Phillip Island, Valencia

It has been confirmed by the factory that Norick Abe will get a four-stroke M1 MotoGP machine from Yamaha to contest the final two rounds of the season.Abe, the leading Yamaha two-stroke rider in the...

Pitt to ride ZX-RR at Sepang

Pitt to ride ZX-RR at Sepang

Aussie Andrew Pitt will replace the injured Akira Yanagawa on Kawasaki’s ZX-RR MotoGP machine for the rest of the season, starting with the Malaysian GP in Sepang on October13.The 2001 World...

Ukawa leads Honda charge in Sepang

Ukawa leads Honda charge in Sepang

Tohru Ukawa blazed to provisional pole in Sepang today, setting himself at the head of an all-Honda four-stroke front row ahead of Sunday’s MotoGP round in Malaysia.The Japanese rider’s time of...

Provisional 2003 British Superbike dates

Provisional 2003 British Superbike dates

A provisional calendar has been released for the 2003 British Superbike championship. Venues have yet to be announced but Mondello Park in the Irish Republic has been confirmed as host for a round for...

Hizzy’s got big things in front of him

Hizzy’s got big things in front of him

He’s one of the older BSB riders, but there are big things in front of him

Peekaboo

Peekaboo

Brolly babe hide-and-seek is one of the best ways to entertain the kids.

Just practising

Just practising

The thoughtful look is perfect for bikini catalogues…

Looking a little distracted

Looking a little distracted

She’s obviously seen Gary McCoy in the distance

The female Flash Gordon

The female Flash Gordon

If there is ever a sequel, I think we’ve found someone who looks better in the costume.

The mystery hand…

The mystery hand…

Just where has that extra hand come from…

Kawasaki bow out of WSB

Kawasaki bow out of WSB

Kawasaki has announced it’s pulling out of World Superbikes to concentrate on its fledgling MotoGP programme.The annoucement has long been expected - this year was the last in which its ageing ZX-7R...

Imola bike fault costs Whitham

Imola bike fault costs Whitham

The FIM has announced that Jamie Whitham has forfeited the fourth place he earned on Sunday at Imola thanks to a technical infringement of the rules.World Supersport regulations state that bikes must...

Rumours put Edwards on RCV

Rumours put Edwards on RCV

Following his stunning performance at the weekend, which saw him wrap up the 2002 WSB title for Honda, paddock rumours now have Colin Edwards back on an RCV in MotoGP for 2003.While the Texan Tornado...

Roberts re-signs with Suzuki

Roberts re-signs with Suzuki

Kenny Roberts has just inked a new contract that will keep him with the factory Suzuki MotoGP squad for the next two years.It comes on the back of his maiden podium in the new class, scored at the...

Katoh confirms Motegi pole

Katoh confirms Motegi pole

Daijiro Katoh will start from pole position in Sunday’s Japanese round of the MotoGP championship after no-one challenged his time of 1.49.052, set during Friday’s qualifying, in Saturday’s...

Barros makes good on RCV in Motegi

Barros makes good on RCV in Motegi

Alex Barros repaid Honda and team boss Sito Pons’ faith with a win in Motegi on his debut ride on the West Honda RCV four-stroke as Honda took a one-two-three in today’s MotoGP race.A tense race-long...

Kato grabs provisional pole in Motegi

Kato grabs provisional pole in Motegi

Daijiro Kato put on a show for his home fans with a last gasp stunner to take provisional pole at the Twin Ring in Motegi today.With just a few minutes remaining in the session, Yamaha’s Max Biaggi...

Happy to be here?

Happy to be here?

Now there’s a happy group of people…

Title is almost in reach for Hizzy

Title is almost in reach for Hizzy

Steve Hislop moved closer to taking the MCN British Superbike title today when he took pole position for tomorrows final races at MCN Donington Park.Hislop’s time of 1:31.627 put him four places ahead...

Edwards is World Superbike champion

Edwards is World Superbike champion

Colin Edwards has become the 2002 World Superbike champion after a titanic race two decider with defending champion Troy Bayliss. All eyes were locked on the pair as they duelled for the whole 25 laps...

Honda confirms 2003 WSS squads

Honda confirms 2003 WSS squads

Still on a high after winning the 2002 World Supersport crown in Imola on Sunday with Fabien Foret, Honda has confirmed its WSS line-up to defend the title for 2003.Honda will support four satellite...

Barros gets RCV for Motegi GP

Barros gets RCV for Motegi GP

Alex Barros has been confirmed as the beneficiary of the sole RCV four-stroke available to the West Honda squad for the rest of the 2002 MotoGP season.Barros said: " I am very excited about my...

Painted ladies

Painted ladies

Wonder who helped them remove all the paint at the end of the day

Motocross des Nations switches to Spain

Motocross des Nations switches to Spain

The Motocross des Nations event scheduled to take place next week in California, USA has been cancelled, and will now take place in Spain in October.With only a week until the event, there were legal...

Admiring his helmet

Admiring his helmet

She’s obviously impressed with the design

Don’t miss the 2002 Dirt Rider Expo

Don’t miss the 2002 Dirt Rider Expo

If you’re into off-road then you won’t want to miss the 2002 Dirt Rider Expo this November 28 – December 1 at the Stoneleigh Park Exhibition Centre, Coventry.The Expo is the biggest event of its kind...

Strange, it doesn’t look cold there

Strange, it doesn’t look cold there

Maybe someone needs to turn the heating up a bit, she looks a little nippy.

The MCN musketeers

The MCN musketeers

Fighting to uphold the use of lycra in clothing.

Hislop claims 2002 title

Hislop claims 2002 title

Steve Hislop wins the 2002 MCN British Superbike championship as rival Sean Emmett crashes out fighting for third.Hislop was lucky not to be caught in the carnage as Emmett highsided at the Esses and...

Look at that focus

Look at that focus

It’s hard to believe racers can ignore the brolly dollies