2004

Assen practice times

Assen practice times

Assen, Thursday Free Practice: MotoGP: 1) Checa 2:14.799. 2) Rossi 2:16.193. 3) Bayliss 2:16.736. 4) Byrne 2:16.742. 5) Barros 2:17.509. 6) Biaggi 2:18.342. 7) Xaus 2:18.438. 8) Fabirizio 2:18.592. 9)...

Bolter wins Welsh 2-day

Bolter wins Welsh 2-day

Teenager Daryl Bolter has become the youngest ever winner of the Welsh 2 Day International Enduro. Daryl, 19, rode a production 2004 Husqvarna WR125 and beat 520 entries. A further 400 potential...

What's over there?

What's over there?

Something has obviously grabbed the attention of Haga and his brolly girl...

Anything for a pair?

Anything for a pair?

Two in the hand are worth taking a picture of...

Nice camouflage!

Nice camouflage!

If it wasn't for the bare flesh on display we might never have noticed her!

Haslam finds it hard

Haslam finds it hard

Leon Haslam is concentrating hard on the job in hand

Assen Grid (QP2)

Assen Grid (QP2)

MotoGP 1) Rossi 1:58.758. 2) Checa 1:59.440. 3) Gibernau 1:59.903. 4) Melandri 2:00.724. 5) Nakano 2:00.755. 6) Barros 2:00.977. 7) Roberts Jnr 2:01.182. 8) Tamada 2:01.212. 9) Xaus 2:01.312. 10)...

Assen MotoGP results

Assen MotoGP results

Valentino Rossi won at Assen on Saturday with a dramatic last lap charge for the line. Here are the results of each of the classes. A full report appears in MCN, out on Wednesday, July 1. MotoGP 1)...

Wet drama in Assen

Wet drama in Assen

First qualifying: Sete Gibernau has qualified on provisional pole for Saturday's Dutch GP round at Assen, but the real drama unfolded behind him in the cold, windy and wet conditions with Michel...

Assen tickets winner

Assen tickets winner

The winner has now been chosen for the two Assen tickets donated by reader Nik Hanmore. The lucky chap is Stephen Mudd from Middlesborough who was chosen at random from the list of entries. If you...

Rossi wins at Assen

Rossi wins at Assen

Valentino Rossi waited until the final third of the last lap at Assen on Saturday to take the lead and win the Dutch GP from championship rival Gibernau, despite the Spaniard's front wheel bumping the...

Assen: Rossi on pole

Assen: Rossi on pole

Valentino Rossi waited until the closing seconds of the final qualifying session to take pole for tomorrow's Assen GP, smashing the previous lap record by around one second in the process. In the last...

Supermoto hits Cumbria

Supermoto hits Cumbria

The MCN-backed British Supermoto Championship - the wildest and fastest growing form of motorcycle sport - descends on West Cumbria (formerly Cumberland) for an action packed day's racing on Sunday...

Kagayama on pole

Kagayama on pole

Yukio Kagayama has returned from injury to take pole position for this weekends British Superbike races at Brands Hatch. The Japanese Rizla Suzuki rider, who missed the last round after suffering a...

Musical statues?

Musical statues?

Pier-Francesco Chili and his brolly girl make the grid more fun with their game of musical statues...

Can you see the signs?

Can you see the signs?

If only someone had told her the paint was still wet. She had to wait there until everyone went home before peeling herself off the wall.

Brands witness appeal

North Kent police are appealing for witnesses to the crash which ended the Superstock race at the British Superbike meeting at Brands Hatch on Sunday, June 20, 2004. The incident occurred on the first lap of the race, which was scheduled to start at 16.35pm. As the front-runners reached Pilgrim's Drop on the Brands Hatch GP circuit, five riders were involved in the pile-up. Darren Mitchell, 31,...

The usual suspects

The usual suspects

This Brolly babe lark is just all standing around

Boost for right to ride

Boost for right to ride

The battle to hold on to our right to ride trail bikes on green lanes has been given a boost by a meeting between top politicians and riding rights campaigners. The Chair of the All Party...

A classical pose

A classical pose

Brolly babe profiling was becoming increasingly popular in MotoGP

Feeling horny?

Feeling horny?

Grabbing the bull by the horns...

Reynolds wins at Brands

Reynolds wins at Brands

John Reynolds amazed everyone at Brands Hatch on Sunday, taking his Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 to the win in the first race despite breaking his collarbone just two weeks ago. It was Reynolds team-mate...

Brands BSB results

Brands BSB results

Championship points: John REYNOLDS 261 Michael RUTTER 232 Sean EMMETT 186 Yukio KAGAYAMA 181 Scott SMART 164 Dean THOMAS 101 Tommy HILL 88 Ryuichi...

Lampkin takes second

Lampkin takes second

Dougie Lampkin had to settle for second place at the French round of the World Trials championship despite getting even marks with winner and fellow Repsol Montesa rider Takahisa Fujinami. The current...

WSB: free practice

WSB: free practice

Silverstone, Friday June 11 Superbike free practice times: 1) Laconi 1:55.344. 2) Chili 1:55.695. 3) Toseland 1:56.390. 4) Haga 1:56.431. 5) Vermuelen 1:56.607. 6) Borciani 1;56.796. 7) Martin...

Spanish GP: Full results

Spanish GP: Full results

MotoGP results: 1) Rossi. 2) Gibernau. 3) Melandri. 4) Checa. 5) Edwards. 6) Xaus. 7) Nakano. 8) Biaggi. 9) Abe. 10) Capirossi. 11) Hofmann. 12) Hodgson. 13) Byrne. 14) Pitt. 15) Aoki. 16) Fabrizio.

Sidecar B TT winners

Dave Molyneux and Daniel Sayle broke the lap record on their way to victory in the Sidecar B TT race on the Island on Wednesday June 9. It was Molyneux's 10th Isle of Man TT victory equalling the record of the German BMW driver Siegfried Schauzu. Molyneux and Sayle's Honda outfit lapped at just outside 20 minute pace, setting a new lap record on lap two at 113.17mph. Former world champions Klaus...

MotoGP: First qualifying

MotoGP: First qualifying

MotoGP first qualifying: 1) Gibernau 1:42.934. 2) Biaggi 1:43.563. 3) Tamada 1:43.708. 4) Rossi 1:43.710. 5) Hayden 1:43.840. 6) Checa 1:43.860. 7) Barros 1:43.911. 8) Nakano 1:43.948. 9) Melandri...

MotoGP: Practice

MotoGP: Practice

MotoGP Free Practice 2: 1) Gibernau 1:43.847. 2) Rossi 1:44.184. 3) Biaggi 1:44.187. 4) Edwards 1:44.497. 5) Hayden 1:44.537. 6) Bayliss 1:44.676. 7) Checa 1:44.756. 8) Roberts Jnr 1:44.778. 9)...

Spanish GP: Final grid

Spanish GP: Final grid

Spanish GP grid positions: 1) Gibernau 1:42,596. 2) Rossi 1:42.959. 3) Hayden 1:43.124. 4) Melandri 1:43.601. 5) Barros 1:43.647. 6) Xaus 1:43.680. 7) Hopkins 1:43.693. 8) Bayliss 1:43.793. 9) Biaggi...

Some jaunty angles...

Some jaunty angles...

Those brollies are being held at a rather playful angle...

WSB: Laconi pole

WSB: Laconi pole

Superbikes grid after superpole: 1) Laconi 1:54.331. 2) Vermuelen 1:54.643. 3) Haga 1:54.812. 4) Toseland 1:54.976. 5) Haslam 1:55.038. 6) Corser 1:55.113. 7) Ellison 1:55.276. 8) Martin 1:55.438. 9)...

Trouble comes in threes

Trouble comes in threes

Three's company. And very good company at that...

WSB: Qualifying

WSB: Qualifying

Superbike qualifying 2: 1) Chili 1:54.794. 2) Vermuelen 1:54.796. 3) Laconi 1:54.799. 4) Haga 1:55.522. 5) Corser 1:55.839. 6) Toseland 1:55.870. 7) Martin 1:55.892. 8) Nannelli 1:55.932. 9) McCoy...

WSB Full results list

WSB Full results list

Superbike race one results: 1) Vermuelen. 2) Haga. 3) Laconi. 4) Haslam. 5) Toseland. 6) Martin. 7) Ellison. 8) McCoy. 9) Corser. 10) Clementi. 11) Borciani. 12) Walker. 13) Sanchini. 14) Bontempi.

Move over Toseland...

Move over Toseland...

Move over James, you can't make that brolly babe peer over your shoulder all day....