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Sport (Jan - Dec 2003)

  • Club racing round-up

    06 May 2003

    Club racing round-up

    Here’s the latest instalment of our club racing round-up.The links on the right will take you to reports from our contributors about their recent racing.If you are a club secretary, rider, or just a...

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  • Third win for Pichon

    06 May 2003

    Third win for Pichon

    Mickael Pichon continued his unbroken winning run at the motocross Grand Prix of Europe in Teutschenthal, Germany, taking his factory Suzuki to his third win this season.The French rider finished with...

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  • Carmichael and Reed take it outside

    06 May 2003

    Carmichael and Reed take it outside

    The opening round of the AMA Nationals motorcross series witnessed Ricky Carmichael and Chad Reed switch their rivalry from indoors arenas to the fresh outdoors.Carmichael triumphed at the first round...

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  • Leighton Walker, Mallory Park, April 27

    06 May 2003

    Leighton Walker, Mallory Park, April 27

    Bike: Suzuki RGV250V, Club: New Era SuperClubThis qualifying business is a fantastic idea except for the fact that at 9:00am you’re expected to put in a fast lap time in 8 minutes. Well I was pretty...

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  • CRMC, Malory Park, May 05

    06 May 2003

    CRMC, Malory Park, May 05

    The Classic Racing Motorcycle Club turned out over 300 Classic racing machines at a sunny Mallory Park this Bank Holiday Monday. Plenty of spectators (even one of the Burger Bars ran out of food) saw...

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  • Wet start for North West 200

    06 May 2003

    Wet start for North West 200

    Heavy rain and strong winds marred the first practice session of this year’s North West 200 road races. Many of the top riders failed to make the qualifying time on Tuesday leaving all to play for in...

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  • Brit MX riders dominate latest round

    06 May 2003

    Brit MX riders dominate latest round

    CAS Honda’s Gordon Crockard and Albion KTM’s Stephen Sword dominated round four of the British Motocross Championship at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire on Sunday May 11.Sword took both 125cc...

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  • Carmichael keeps title for third year

    01 May 2003

    Carmichael keeps title for third year

    Ricky Carmichael has held on to the AMA Supercross 250cc title for a third year, despite coming home in second place behind his closest rival Chad Reed at the final round in Las Vegas.The points...

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  • Byrne takes double at Oulton Park

    01 May 2003

    Byrne takes double at Oulton Park

    The fourth round of the British Superbike championship saw yet another triumph for the Monstermob Ducati team as Shane Byrne took the double winning both races despite Michael Rutter’s assertions...

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  • John Rees, Keevil, April 27

    01 May 2003

    Bike: Kawasaki ZXR400, Club: NG Road Racing ClubI needed to get away early to avoid being caught up in the mayhem. I knew that if I got caught up in the crowd, I'd be there for the duration. All I had to do was be decisive and rely on instinct...No not instinct...Years of conditioning in the drinking establishments of Yorkshire meant that my instincts were telling me that I had to stay in...

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  • Byrne on pole at Oulton Park

    01 May 2003

    Byrne on pole at Oulton Park

    The fourth round of the British Superbike championship at Oulton Park sees yet another pole position for the unstoppable Shane Byrne.The Monstermob Ducati rider, who currently has a 41 point lead in...

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  • Two man battle for AMA Supercross crown

    01 May 2003

    Two man battle for AMA Supercross crown

    This weekend sees the final round of the AMA Supercross championship at the Sam Boyd stadium, Las Vegas, and the last chance for Australian rider Chad Reed to knock reigning champion Ricky Carmichael...

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  • Rutter gunning for Byrne at Oulton

    01 May 2003

    Rutter gunning for Byrne at Oulton

    The fourth round of the British Superbike championship takes place at Oulton Park this weekend, and the tension is already heating up.Monstermob Ducati rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is looking to extend...

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  • Dave Hewson, Oulton Park, April 21

    01 May 2003

    Dave Hewson, Oulton Park, April 21

    After engine problems forced him to withdraw from the opening round of the MRO Supersport 600 championship at Snetterton last month Branston racer Dave Hewson was relieved to finish his second round...

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  • Hislop comes good in the wet

    01 May 2003

    Hislop comes good in the wet

    Shane Byrne and Michael Rutter topped the time sheets in the first practice session at Oulton Park for the fourth round of the British Superbike championship, but Steve Hislop took the top spot in the...

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  • Richard Halford, Keevil, April 27

    29 April 2003

    Rider: Richard Halford, Bike: Yamaha FZR400, Club: NG Road RacingJohn and Nicola stayed at our place on the Saturday and we all left for the circuit at about 6.30am. When we arrived we found Pete Mitchell who had saved us a spot about as far away from scrutineering as you could get without actually having to have to pay to get back in. The paddock was packed. Alan and Lesley had camped the night...

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  • John Butler, Keevil, April 27

    29 April 2003

    John Butler, Keevil, April 27

    Rider: John Butler, Bike: Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD, Club: NG Road RacingOur race day started at 0530 am on Sunday morning, a time, that in my opinion should be made illegal, especially since at 3am my 1...

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  • Pete Fishwick , Oulton Park, April 19

    29 April 2003

    Pete Fishwick , Oulton Park, April 19

    Rider: Pete ‘Fish’ Fishwick, Bike: Yamaha TZR 250 Club: BemseeOulton Park has to be one of my favourite circuits, so I was hoping for a good result here, the only disappointing thing was I couldn't...

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  • Andrew Sennett, Mallory Park, April 27

    29 April 2003

    Rider: Andrew Sennett, Bike: Aprilia RS125, Club: New Era SuperclubAndrew Sennett the motorcycle roadracer from Terrington St. Clement competed in round one of the New Era Superclub Championship at Mallory Park on Sunday.Still without a new machine Andrew was forced again to ride his older RS125 Honda at the Leicestershire venue.Although having won the Championship last year Andrew was faced with...

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  • BMZRC, OULTON PARK, APRIL 19.

    29 April 2003

    There was a race practice on the Friday and a few riders took advantage of this, it was especially useful as the circuit had been altered to include a new chicane at Knickerbrook. In practice Tim Kaley, the current leader was putting in some very fast lap times, but John Thompson was also lapping very quickly, it was the first race of the season for John.RACE 1Race 1 saw the usual suspects line...

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