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Sport (Jan - Dec 2003)

  • Brit MX win for injured Cooper

    22 April 2003

    Brit MX win for injured Cooper

    The third round of the British Motocross championship took place last weekend at Cadders Hill, Lyng, and saw defending champion Paul Cooper take the overall win despite riding with a broken...

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  • Heckles joins Honda full time

    22 April 2003

    Heckles joins Honda full time

    Mark Heckles has impressed Honda Racing team bosses so much that he has now been given a permanent place on the factory British Superbike team.The ex-World Superbike rider was drafted on to the team...

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  • Four wins for Steele at Three Sisters

    22 April 2003

    Four wins for Steele at Three Sisters

    Warren Steele pulled out all the stops to win all four races at the second round of the NORA British Supermoto championship at Three Sisters last weekend.The first race saw Steele get the best start...

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  • Byrne goes for double at Thruxton

    15 April 2003

    Byrne goes for double at Thruxton

    Round three of the British Superbikes championship at Thruxton this weekend is set to be the most exciting so far. And we’ll be bringing you full coverage here on motorcyclenews.com.Qualifying starts...

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  • Rutter heads Superpole at Thruxton

    15 April 2003

    Rutter heads Superpole at Thruxton

    Michael Rutter went 1.5 seconds faster than his best qualifying time to claim pole position for the race at Thruxton on Sunday.Rutter put his Renegade Ducati 0.362 seconds in front of Shane Byrne on...

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  • Aberdeen to Snet for BSB Suzuki winner

    15 April 2003

    Aberdeen to Snet for BSB Suzuki winner

    Here is the winner of our Suzuki British Superbikes Competition, Brian Druguid, and his fiancée Julie making the most of the Rizla Suzuki hospitality suite at last weekend’s BSB round at...

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  • Byrne does double at Thruxton

    15 April 2003

    Byrne does double at Thruxton

    Shane Byrne continued his dominant form in British Superbikes with a double victory at Thruxton.Race One:Byrne won the first race from reigning champion Steve Hislop. Byrne, on the Monster Mob Ducati...

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  • BMZRC, Lydden Hill, April 5-6

    15 April 2003

    Contributor: Debbie Welfare, Series: BMZRC 250 MZ Championship Races.The second outing of the season saw a full grid of MZs.Saturday, Race 1:An excellent start off of the line by Jon Hart saw him leading the race for several laps. However never far behind and closing was Tim Kaley. Tim leads the championship at the moment and has not been beaten in any of his races; he was also last season’s...

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  • New Era, Mallory Park, April 6

    08 April 2003

    Contributor: Alan Holland, Coordinator, Phil Bevan Racing, Club: New Era MCCPhil was back at a very cold Mallory Park yesterday for part two of a busy month with New Era. As the normal crew were AWOL we again received support from JHP and with Rick as Crew Chief, Phil was determined to put in a good performance (otherwise Rick was definitely going to give him a P45).Up until now grid positions...

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  • Schwantz breaks hand in supermotos

    08 April 2003

    Schwantz breaks hand in supermotos

    Former 500GP world champion Kevin Schwantz has broken bones in his hand after a tumble in a one-off STTARS supermoto race.The race was a support event at the AMA Superbike championship round at...

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  • Club racing round-up

    08 April 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 last weekend’s racing.If you are a club secretary, rider, or just a...

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  • Heckles gets factory Honda ride

    08 April 2003

    Heckles gets factory Honda ride

    Former World Superbike privateer Mark Heckles will ride a factory Honda SP-2 alongside Steve Plater at Snetterton this weekend, and Thruxton the weekend after.Heckles is still waiting to find out what...

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  • Two podiums for Reynolds despite injury

    08 April 2003

    Two podiums for Reynolds despite injury

    Shane Byrne, Michael Rutter, Sean Emmett, and John Reynolds made up the top four all weekend at the second round of the British Superbikes championship at Snetterton, but only 15 days previously Rizla...

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  • Reynolds will race despite injury

    08 April 2003

    Reynolds will race despite injury

    John Reynolds has confirmed he will be racing at the Snetterton round of British Superbikes this weekend, despite a broken collarbone.The Suzuki rider is having laser treatment, after crashing his...

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  • Bemsee, Lydden, April 5-6

    08 April 2003

    Rider: Pete Fishwick, Bike: TZR250, Club: Bemsee, Class: Yamaha Past Masters (YPM)For those that don't know YPM, it allows TZR250, 250LC, 350LC and 350 Powervalves in the class running to tight regulations specified by the club and provided to all riders.The weather forecast was good and all races for both days were dry, although a little cold and windy.Saturday Race 1From 5th of the grid I...

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  • NG, Thruxton, 30 March

    08 April 2003

    NG, Thruxton, 30 March

    Racer: Richard Halford, Club: NG Road RacingBeautiful weather and an incredibly fast circuit made for an excellent weekend. Me and Cath arrived at Thruxton after John and Nicola who had parked up with...

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  • Reed takes two in two weeks

    01 April 2003

    Reed takes two in two weeks

    Chad Reed has capitalised on a mistake by reigning champion Ricky Carmichael to take his second win in two weeks at Sunday’s AMA Supercross round in Houston, Texas.In the 250cc final, Honda’s...

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