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Sport (June 2003)

  • Red Bull parts company with Emmett

    24 June 2003

    Red Bull parts company with Emmett

    Sean Emmett has been released by the Renegade Ducati team. And this time his departure will be permanent.Emmett was sacked and then reinstated at the Brands Hatch British Superbikes round on June 22.

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  • James Webb, Cadwell Park, June 15

    17 June 2003

    Thirteen-year-old Pembury rider James Webb saw race action over the weekend at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire where he secured top five finishes to all three of his races on the 125cc Honda.James entered the two Bemsee Nationwide championship races on Saturday to familiarise himself with the tricky club circuit at Cadwell in preparation for Sunday’s MRO GP125 championship round. The young Kent rider...

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  • MZ Race Report, Lydden Hill, June 7-8

    17 June 2003

    A vast number of MZ entries (44) meant that the days had to be split into a 3-race format with all competing in two of the three events. The top 20 placed riders were split between the first two races and then met for the final race.SaturdayRACE1: With good starts off of the line, Jon Hart lead the pack off of the line, closely followed by John Welfare. Jon Hart got used to being in the lead and...

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  • BMZRC Race Report, Cadwell Park, June 14

    17 June 2003

    PRACTICE: Saturday morning dawned wet and rainy at Cadwell, accompanied by frantic changing of tyres. All this activity obviously detracted several racers from their normal pre-race preparations. Andy Bettridge and Ian James just couldn’t get their bikes started and after the MZ race co-ordinator Dave Higgins had been pushing them around for a while they discovered that they had failed to unplug...

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  • Reynolds on pole at Brands

    17 June 2003

    Reynolds on pole at Brands

    John Reynolds is on pole for the British Superbike racing at Brands Hatch on Sunday.1) Reynolds 1:26.184. 2) Emmett 1:26.616. 3) Richards 1:26.679. 4) Byrne 1:26.805. 5) Rutter 1:26.818. 6) Hislop...

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  • Dave Hewson, Cadwell Park, June 15

    17 June 2003

    Branston Supersport 600 racer Dave Hewson rode to his best result of the season with a wonderful seventh place at his home circuit of Cadwell Park on Sunday.Qualifying went well for the 21-year-old county rider as he powered the Yamaha R6 to a personal best time of 1m 04.87s to secure eleventh place and a third row start to his MRO championship race on Sunday.As the race got underway Hewson was...

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  • Beirer out of coma

    17 June 2003

    Beirer out of coma

    World Motocross GP rider Pit Beirer is out of his induced coma following his crash at the Bulgarian GP.The German’s lungs have now recovered enough for him to be taken off a respirator, but his sixth...

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  • Kagayama gets MotoGP ride

    17 June 2003

    Kagayama gets MotoGP ride

    BSB star Yukio Kagayama will race for the factory Suzuki MotoGP team at the Assen GP on June 28.The Japanese rider confirmed his world-class talents with two fifth-position rides on the Rizla Suzuki...

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  • Byrne and Reynolds share Brands spoils

    17 June 2003

    Byrne and Reynolds share Brands spoils

    Local boy Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne took a race one win and extended his lead in the British Superbikes championship at Brands Hatch, but had to settle for second behind John Reynolds in race two.Byrne...

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  • Peter Hickman, Cadwell Park, June 15

    17 June 2003

    Young Willoughby racer Peter Hickman aged 16, fell victim to the tight hairpin at Cadwell Park on Sunday but overcame his problems to secure an 11th place finish to his MRO Supersport 400 race and retain a top ten position in the overall standings.Peter, who races for the Hawk Kawasaki team and is a first year student of the ACU Race Academy, knew he would not be up with the leaders this time out...

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  • Jay Bellers-Smith, World Supersport, Silverstone, June 14-15

    17 June 2003

    As part of his training with the ACU Race Academy Merthyr rider Jay Bellers-Smith aged 16, was invited to join the Honda World Supersport teams in the paddock at Silverstone on Sunday to get an insight on all the work done in the team garage in preparation for a world-class event.The budding star of tomorrow is part of the youth road racing training academy run by the ACU, ­ Britain’s motorcycle...

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  • Club racing round-up

    17 June 2003

    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 spectator, pick out the highlights of the racing action you witnessed and send them in to angus.farquhar@emap.com.

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  • Sam And Alex Lowes, Cadwell Park, June 15

    17 June 2003

    Lincoln identical twin racers Sam and Alex Lowes, aged 12, were in race action at Cadwell at the weekend with Sam netting a double win in the Aprilia Superteen championship races with brother Alex close behind securing a fourth and fifth place finish after suffering mechanical problems with his bike.Both boys who are first year students of the ACU Race Academy took in the Bemsee Nationwide...

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  • Thomas Hayward, Cadwell Park, June 15

    17 June 2003

    Skellingthorpe 125GP racer Thomas Hayward ended a dramatic race at Cadwell on Sunday in the MRO GP125 series in a lucky sixth position after running out of fuel on the final lap.After a start from row three of the grid Thomas aged 20, was away to a good start and soon up to fourth place. But the race was halted after 12 laps when Toby Markham suffered a heavy fall.At the re-start Thomas again shot...

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  • Pete Fishwick, Lydden Hill, Jun7-8

    17 June 2003

    Since Brands Hatch its been a busy old time - Everyone who watched at Brands said I looked like I lacked power from the front running guys and the ones I was immediately dicing with. This was something I needed to address - as everyone knows the bike just hasn't felt like its performed right since the rebuild.So it was decided with the trip to Dynotech the Tuesday after the meeting I had to change...

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  • Thomas Hayward, Lydden Hill, June 7-8

    17 June 2003

    Thomas Hayward aged 20, from Skellingthorpe returned from the long trip down to Lydden Hill with a second and third place in the bag from Saturday’s two races in the Bemsee King of Clubs Championship but the weekend was marred by a major crash on Sunday in the opening 125cc race which left Hayward uninjured but unable to net any further points towards the title chase where he remains in second...

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  • James Doherty, Lydden Hill, June 7-8

    17 June 2003

    Bike: Honda CBR600FS-1, Class: Supersport 600, Club: Bemsee, Contributor: Hamish ScaddingThis weekend June 7-8 was another weekend for James Doherty competing in the King of Clubs Bemsee Supersport 600 at Lydden Hill.In early races James struggled to get the best performance out of the bike, the stock CBR600FS-1 was victim of more powerful machinery on Lydden's tight corners. The corners often...

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  • Jefferies funeral on Friday

    10 June 2003

    Jefferies funeral on Friday

    The family of TT legend David Jefferies, who died two weeks ago in a practice session at the Isle of Man TT, has announced that his funeral will be held this Friday in Shipley, West Yorkshire.An open...

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  • Off road travels

    10 June 2003

    Off road travels

    Have you been abroad with your dirtbike, or tried one of the trail bike holiday firms where you turn up, get kitted out and ride for five days through Portugal, or the Moroccan desert? If so we want...

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