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Sport (Jan - Dec 2003)

  • Snetterton Bemsee, March 22

    25 March 2003

    Snetterton Bemsee, March 22

    Contributor: James " Chachi " DohertyBemsee's first meeting of the year kicked off at Norfolk’s ‘fast and flat’ Snetterton on March 22. The event was based around the two main series, the...

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  • Pembrey and Mallory, March 15-16

    25 March 2003

    Contributor: Alan Holland, Co-ordinator, Phil Bevan Racing.Pembrey, NG Road Racing, March 15th: Open Race 2: 1st, Race 3: 2nd Powerbike Race 1: 1st, Race 2: 1st Sound of Thunder Race 1: 1st Race 2: DNFMallory Park, New Era MCC, March 16th: Sound Of Thunder Race 1: 3rd, Race 2: 1st Open Division 2: 2ndPembrey was fine. The braking points need sorting as the Ducati 996RS has an awesome front end.

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  • Rutter takes pole at Silverstone

    25 March 2003

    Rutter takes pole at Silverstone

    Michael Rutter will be on pole for the first round of the British Superbike Championship tomorrow, but Rizla Suzuki rider John Reynolds will be missing the race after breaking his collarbone in a...

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  • Wins for Rutter and Byrne

    25 March 2003

    Wins for Rutter and Byrne

    Michael Rutter and Shane Byrne provided most of the entertainment at the First round of the British Superbikes Championship, with both riders taking a race win each.Race one saw Byrne pull away on his...

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  • Snetterton MRO, March 22-23

    25 March 2003

    Snetterton MRO, March 22-23

    Snetterton hosted the first Motorcycle Racing Organisation (MRO) meeting of 2003 on March 22-23. 2002 Aprilia Superteen Champion Jon Boy Lee used the meeting to have his first run out of the season...

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  • Club racing round-up

    25 March 2003

    Club racing round-up

    The first of our club racing round-ups starts here.We for your reports of the weekends local race meetings. The links on the right will take you to the first of these reports. We will bring you more...

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  • Snetterton, March 22

    25 March 2003

    Contributor: David BatchelorBike:Kawasaki ZXR400, Class: Rookie 400, Club: BemseeA truly dreadful day. No prior preparation meant a pitiful performance from bike and rider. We missed practice after the bike stalled and failed to restart on the button or the bump. This wouldn't normally have been an issue except I'd never even turned a wheel on this machine. A combination of inertia and missing...

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  • Flaming hot

    25 March 2003

    Most of our captions are too rude to print, so let us know your suggestions by posting them on the News message board. The best by 1pm will appear here.

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  • MAGNY-COURS, FRANCE

    25 March 2003

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  • Jay Kay rolls up with £40,000 Rizla

    18 March 2003

    Jay Kay rolls up with £40,000 Rizla

    Jamiroqui front man, Jay Kay, famous as much for his big hats and a love of fast cars as he is for his music, has been persuaded to make the transition to two wheels by the Rizla Suzuki BSB team.The...

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  • Renegade test on last year’s bikes

    18 March 2003

    Renegade test on last year’s bikes

    Renegade Ducati riders Sean Emmett and Michael Rutter were testing at Cadwell Park last weekend despite the fact that the bikes they intend to ride in this year’s British Superbikes championship have...

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  • Reed defeats Carmichael in AMA Supercross

    18 March 2003

    Championship rivals Chad Reed and Ricky Carmichael went head-to-head in today’s AMA Supercross race, with Australian Reed coming out on top and reducing his championship deficit.The battle lasted for five laps of the 25 lap race, until championship leader Ricky Carmichael found himself landing on a hay bale after a triple jump. This allowed Reed to take the victory, with Carmichael taking second...

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  • Rutter dominates Donington BSB test

    18 March 2003

    Rutter dominates Donington BSB test

    Michael Rutter set himself up as the hot favourite for this year’s BSB title with a blistering first test on the Red Bull factory Ducati at Donington on Sunday.Using his ex-Bayliss F02 V-twin he set...

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  • Team Renegade launch. Haslam launches bike

    18 March 2003

    Team Renegade launch. Haslam launches bike

    Team Renegade Ducati celebrated their new look Red Bull livery with an official launch in Manchester on Thursday. The Renegade riders, Sean Emmett, Michael Rutter, Nick Medd and Leon Haslam spent the...

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  • Saddam costs Thomas BSB ride

    18 March 2003

    Saddam costs Thomas BSB ride

    Saddam Hussein has scuppered Dean Thomas’s BSB season.Thomas’s Dienza Ducati team’s sponsor, Phones4U, has slashed its budget by over 60 per cent because of tensions in the Gulf. The phone firm says...

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  • Harris tops British Supersport times

    18 March 2003

    Harris tops British Supersport times

    Karl Harris hammered out a warning to his British Supersport rivals after topping the supersport times at Donington on his new Honda CBR600RR. He was a second inside the lap record and beat the best...

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  • BSB riders test at Valencia

    11 March 2003

    BSB riders test at Valencia

    British Superbike riders have been using the Valencia test to make last minute alterations to their bikes before the first round at Silverstone on March 30.Steve Hislop spent the three days making...

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