2002

Hislop steams to Cadwell pole

Hislop steams to Cadwell pole

Steve Hislop steamed through Superpole at Cadwell Park today to pip Michael Rutter for the top spot by just 0.120 of a second ahead of the Bank Holiday race.The MonsterMob Ducati rider set a time of...

Eenie-meenie-mynie-mo

Eenie-meenie-mynie-mo

Decisions, decision, decisions

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Even superheroes have stooped to advertising. Just look at Castrolwoman here.

Teens get new supercross series

Teens get new supercross series

Young off-road talents will get a new 125cc supercross championship this winter, with the overall winner joining the Pro Circuit team for the first three races of the 2003 US Supercross series.The SX...

Crash kills top Irish racer Jess

Crash kills top Irish racer Jess

Saturday’s Ulster GP at Dundrod was overshadowed by the death of top Irish rider Gary Jess.The 31-year-old painter and decorator from Moira, County Down, crashed his Yamaha 750 at Deer’s Leap and was...

Helmet hair?

Helmet hair?

It would certainly cushion any impact…

Tyred?

Tyred?

Good two see the two companies coming together…

Bostroms in serious boat accident

Bostroms in serious boat accident

Ben Bostrom, his former girlfriend Kat and brother Eric narrowly avoided being killed when their dinghy was hit by a motor boat while on holiday in Italy at the weekend.Bostrom said: " Kat is...

Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

Colin Edwards has exclusively confirmed to MCN that he will sign to the Ducati WSB squad for 2003.He’s told MCN that he has signed a letter of intent to ride for the Italian factory and unless Castrol...

Vermeulen signs for Ten Kate

Vermeulen signs for Ten Kate

Chris Vermuelen has signed to ride for the Ten Kate World Supersport squad in 2003.The 20-year-old Australian will move from the Ten Kate-backed Van Zon Honda to the full squad, replacing the...

McWilliams claims provisional Brno sixth

McWilliams claims provisional Brno sixth

He may have been giving away almost 15mph to the top men, but that didn’t stop Jeremy McWilliams from claiming provisional sixth in MotoGP qualifying at Brno today.The Ulsterman lines up alongside...

Biaggi busts records for Brno pole

Biaggi busts records for Brno pole

Max Biaggi became the first man to crack the sub-two minute lap at Brno today to snare pole position in Sunday’s Czech MotoGP.His time of 1:59.646 was fractions faster than Daijiro Kato on the Gresini...

Rossi tops Brno free practice

Rossi tops Brno free practice

Valentino Rossi topped this morning’s free practice ahead of Sunday’s Czech MotoGP. The Italian’s time of 2:00.943 was four tenths of a second faster than second place man Alex Barros around the...

A healthy young girl

A healthy young girl

You can tell by that rosy red glow…

Frederic Bolley switches to road-racing

Frederic Bolley switches to road-racing

Frederic Bolley, the two-time 250cc motocross World Champion has announced his retirement from motocross at the end of the current season. The 28-year-old Frenchman has decided to make the move...

Euro-butt?

Euro-butt?

A simple mistake to make….

McGrath signs with KTM

McGrath signs with KTM

KTM have signed American off-road legend Jeremy McGrath. McGrath has been running his own team for Yamaha, under McGrath Racing Inc.The seven times Supercross champion will race a KTM 250 in AMA...

She qualified well

She qualified well

She made up for not having a bike by running really, really fast.

Feeling blue?

Feeling blue?

Maybe these ladies will cheer you up a bit…

What’s Whitham thinking?

What’s Whitham thinking?

We can’t say, but if you think you might know, post your ideas on the News board in Discussion and Chat…

Nicky Hayden is 2002 AMA Superbike champion

Nicky Hayden is 2002 AMA Superbike champion

Honda’s Nicky Hayden took the 2002 AMA championship on Saturday (August 10). Victory in the first race of the weekend came after championship rival Eric Bostrom crashed out of the lead on lap seven.

Honda may quit WSB in 2003

Honda may quit WSB in 2003

There are persistent rumours in the World Superbike paddock that suggest Castrol Honda will either scale down, or even pull, their factory squad next season.The team is currently funded by Honda...

Ueda hopes for Brno return

Ueda hopes for Brno return

Nobby Ueda is hopeful he’ll be back to fitness in time for the Czech GP at Brno on August 25.The 35-year-old veteran of the 125cc class has been out since he injured his neck and hip crashing heavily...

Capirossi chooses wife, but not team

Capirossi chooses wife, but not team

Loris Capirossi is making the most of the break in the GP schedule this year. He officially married long time girlfriend Ingrid Tence at a civil service in Monte Carlo last month, but the couple will...

Czechs bounce Britain from speedway final

Czechs bounce Britain from speedway final

Britain narrowly missed out on the final places for the World Speedway final on August 10 on Thursday night.An on-form Czech Republic took the win with Denmark snaring the final qualification...

But where are the bikes?

But where are the bikes?

With such lovely girls on the grid, nobody seemed to have noticed that the bikes were missing…

Come back….Hodgson’s mine…

Come back….Hodgson’s mine…

Brolly girls can be awfully competitive when it comes to rich and athletic racers

Sweden cruises to speedway final

Sweden cruises to speedway final

Sweden will join Australia in the speedway world cup final at Peterborough on Saturday.The Swedes, led by world individual champion Tony Rickardsson, cruised past Denmark, Finland and Hungary at...

I used to be an actress you know…

I used to be an actress you know…

Well I was in a crowd scene….now look at me….

Rutter and Byrne share Thruxton victories

Rutter and Byrne share Thruxton victories

Michael Rutter took an overall win in a two-part MCN British Superbike race one at Thruxton today ahead of Steve Hislop and Sean Emmett in third.Rain called a halt just as pole man Rutter had built up...

Her name is Helga, she is from Sweden

Her name is Helga, she is from Sweden

We’re not just saying that because she is tall, blonde and has pigtails…

‘Joker’ nets Aussies Sheffield speedway win

‘Joker’ nets Aussies Sheffield speedway win

Britain’s speedway team will have to battle through a last-chance qualifier this week if they are to be crowned world champions.They finished second in a rain-shortened qualifying round at Sheffield’s...

Emmett swops 998 for a Virgin R1

Emmett swops 998 for a Virgin R1

Sean Emmett’s dream of winning the 2002 British Superbike title has taken a battering following the announcement this week that his IFC Ducati team had run out of cash.For more details on Emmett’s...

Injury hits UK’s speedway final bid

Injury hits UK’s speedway final bid

Britain’s Mark Loram will definitely miss Britain’s bid to make the speedway world cup final.Loram, the 2000 world individual champion, crashed head-first into the starting gate as Britain slipped to...

Aussies strike gold in speedway final

AUSTRALIA lived up to their favourites tag by winning the speedway world cup final at Peterborough on Saturday night. The Aussies wrapped up the title with 64 points, seeing off Denmark (58), Sweden (54), Poland (48) and the Czech Republic (36). It was the second world cup victory for Australia in as many years. Aussie rider Leigh Adams told MCN: "It was a fantastic job from all the boys. It was...

Now that’s a tan

Now that’s a tan

This is how brolly babes look, when you’re bike racing on Mars…