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Sport (April 2003)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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