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Sport (May 2002)

  • TT practice again plagued by rain

    27 May 2002

    Any hopes of a sustained practice session evaporated once again as heavy rain lashed the circuit yesterday evening, and the pre-race promise of the first 126mph lap looks in jeopardy as the practice time available dwindles.Dwight Mitchell, the man who’s brought MV back to the Island this year, threw his Agusta F4 down the road at Quarter Bridge on his opening lap. The American didn’t blame the...

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  • Rain hits TT practice

    27 May 2002

    Rain hits TT practice

    Poor weather has meant today’s TT practice times are largely academic, most riders using the sessions to rehearse a wet weather race and tune their rain set-up.The conditions around the 37.73-mile...

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  • Racer killed in TT practice

    27 May 2002

    A rider who was seriously injured in yesterday afternoon’s TT practice has died. Colin Daniels, a 42-year-old father of two was killed after he lost control of his Suzuki GSX-R600 on Bray Hill. He first rode the TT in 2000, when he finished 34th in the Production Race. MCN would like to extend its sincere sympathy to Colin’s family.

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  • How to get a-head

    27 May 2002

    How to get a-head

    She’s a very pretty girl, but the head growing out of her right shoulder takes a bit of getting used to

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  • North West 200 results

    20 May 2002

    North West 200 results

    A run of bad luck scuppered Michael Rutter’s chances of improving on his tally of 11 race wins at the North West 200 this weekend, handing victory in the superbikes to David Jefferies.For the full...

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  • Catch the TT on TV this June

    20 May 2002

    Catch the TT on TV this June

    If you can’t make it to the Island this year, don’t worry, you can soak up all the TT action from the comfort of your armchair.Granada’s Men & Motor’s channel will host an exclusive hour-long...

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  • World Motocross arrives in Italy

    20 May 2002

    World Motocross arrives in Italy

    The World Motocross championship arrives in Italy this weekend for round five in Castiglione de Lago.Although there aren’t many Italian contenders entered, there are some good hopes for British...

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  • Morticia?

    20 May 2002

    Morticia?

    When the Adams family are running a little short on money, a part time job as a grid girl comes in handy

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  • The Carmichael and Stewart show continues

    20 May 2002

    The Carmichael and Stewart show continues

    Ricky Carmichael claimed two wins at the Hangtown National Motocross, near Sacremento in California, to take his second overall win of the season. The Honda rider claimed the first race after an early...

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  • The good old days

    13 May 2002

    The good old days

    When Chris Walker says he misses British Superbikes, you might have thought he meant the dices with Neil Hodgson.

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  • France makes it number three for Pichon

    13 May 2002

    France makes it number three for Pichon

    Michael Pichon continued his domination of the 250 class with a storming victory at his home GP at St Jean d’Angely, taking his season to three wins out of four so far.Fellow Frenchman Fred Bolley was...

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  • Rutter expects 200mph

    13 May 2002

    Rutter expects 200mph

    The prospect of the top men hitting 200mph in this year’s North-West 200 is a real one says seven-time winner Michael RutterFor the full story on Rutter’s North-West 200 predictions, don’t miss the...

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  • Just in case

    13 May 2002

    Just in case

    Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne not only put his name on his bike to stop it going missing, now he’s doing the same with his grid girls…

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  • Be careful

    13 May 2002

    Be careful

    She could have someone’s eye out with those horns. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

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  • It gets cold sometimes

    13 May 2002

    It gets cold sometimes

    Even with the thermal hot pants and boob tube combo, it can still get a bit chilly on the grid. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

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  • Indoor supercross venue to open in August

    13 May 2002

    Indoor supercross venue to open in August

    The UK’s first permanent indoor supercross track is heading for an August opening and we can now reveal its venue: It’ll be in Weston Super-Mare, Somerset.Co-owner Shane Fenton says building work has...

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  • First glimpse of 2003 crossers

    06 May 2002

    First glimpse of 2003 crossers

    If you want a sneak preview of what production bikes we’ll be all be on next year, the best place to look is the All Japan Motocross Championship.For a more detailed look at the exciting line-up of...

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  • European Supermoto series gets under way

    06 May 2002

    European Supermoto series gets under way

    The first round of the European Supermotard Championship takes place this weekend May 11 –12 at the Parc de l’Aumaillerie, Fougeres in France.Big names like Thierry van den Bosch and Eddy Seel, the...

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  • Would you want to marry a grid girl

    06 May 2002

    Would you want to marry a grid girl

    The lucky husband of this young lady took her to Kyalami on their honeymoon, and Chris Walker and the Kawasaki team gave them a day to remember. Great idea, but wouldn’t Brands have been cheaper?

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