2004

Sky signs up Moto1

Sky signs up Moto1

The Moto 1 race at Donington Park on October 30-31 will be broadcast on Sky Sports. You’ll be able to see highlights of the multi-discipline two-day event on November 17 and 18. The one hour show will...

Brolly babe olympics?

Brolly babe olympics?

The brolly girls were lined up for the pole vault at the start of the brolly girl olympics… Have Your Say, here.

Reynolds closes on title

Reynolds closes on title

John Reynolds has almost secured the 2004 British Superbike title after a double win at Oulton Park on Sunday (Sep 12). Closest rival Michael Rutter scored two second places and Yukio Kagayama was...

Raising an eyebrow...

Raising an eyebrow...

There were more than a few eyebrows raised at this young lady. Have Your Say, here.

Very upfront!

Very upfront!

Now here’s a young lady who is very upfront about the big things in front of her… Have Your Say, here.

Well camouflaged

Well camouflaged

It’s time for a game of spot the brolly girl… Have Your Say, here.

Getting to know you

Getting to know you

The brolly girls favoured a close working relationship. Have Your Say, here.

Rutter on Oulton pole

Rutter on Oulton pole

Honda rider MIchael Rutter is on pole for Sunday’s Oulton Park British Superbike round – and the wet-weather expert may prove hard to overtake – there’s a forecast for rain at Oulton on Sunday. ...

Material girl

Material girl

Wool and denim in the same jacket? No wonder the brolly girls are always ahead of the rest of us with fashion. Have Your Say, here.

Bug-eyed?

Bug-eyed?

Obviously a fan of U2, with the glasses that make her half brolly girl, half fly. Have Your Say, here.

Oulton Park BSB results

Oulton Park BSB results

Oulton Park BSB results. Race One: 1) Reynolds. 2) Rutter. 3) Kagayama. 4) Emmett. 5) Plater. 6) Richards. 7) Thomas. 8) Smart. 9) Hill. 10) Brown. 11) Mason. 12) Kiyonari. 13) McGuinness. 14) Haydon.

World trials title results

Takahisa Fujinami is the new world trials champion. Here are the final standings for the 2004 outdoor season: World Championship 1. Takahisa Fujinami (282) 2. Dougie Lampkin (266) 3. Adam Raga (254) 4. Albert Cabestany (195) 5. Marc Freixa (174) World Junior Cup 1. Jose Juan (217) 2. Isaac Pons (210) 3. Mika Vestirinen (204) 4. Diego Garrido (154) 5. Laia Sanz (133)

The future's bright

The future's bright

It would appear the future is birght, and apparently orange. Have Your Say, here.

Lampkin loses crown

Lampkin loses crown

Takahisa Fujinami is the new world trials champion – after finishing second in the last five title fights. But that means it is the end of seven straight world championship wins for Britain’s Dougie...

Assen WSB results

Assen WSB results

Here are the results from the Assen WSB round of September 5, 2004. WSB Race One: 1) Toseland. 2) Chili. 3) Laconi. 4) Haga. 5) Vermeulen. 6) Haslam. 7) Martin. 8) McCoy. 9) Borciani. 10) Corser. 11)...

Going gothic?

Going gothic?

Apparently gothic-looking brolly babes are the in-thing this season. Next year it will be punks with mohicans.

Fabrizio replaces Byrne

Fabrizio replaces Byrne

Michel Fabrizio will replace Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne on the Aprilia RS Cube this weekend at the Portuguese GP. Englishman Byrne is currently recovering from a dislocated wrist and is hopeful to return...

Appearance is important

Appearance is important

It’s good to see the British WCM team encouraging their brolly girls to wear smart shirts. Although we do worry about the lack of a tie or cufflinks… Have Your Say, here

Centre of attention

Centre of attention

I wonder what made the photographer focus on her and not the rider? Must be her smile… Have Your Say about the Babe of the Day, here.

Someone to hold

Someone to hold

Everybody needs somebody to hold onto occasionally. Have Your Say about the Babe of the Day, here.

Assen practice times

Assen practice times

Assen hosts the next WSB round on Sunday with James Toseland eight points off the title lead. First practice was on Friday morning. Here are the times: WSB: 1) Vermuelen 2:05.644. 2) Laconi 2:05.675.

Clucas dies after Junior

Clucas dies after Junior

Manx Grand Prix competitor Tommy Clucas has died from injuries sustained in Wednesday’s Junior race. The Manx Motor Cycle Club made the announcement on Thursday, September 2. Clucas broke the...

MCN go endurance racing

MCN go endurance racing

This Sunday (September 5) MCN Editor Marc Potter, Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin and Road Tester Michael Neeves will be contesting the KRC UK Endurance Championship at Donington Park. Team MCN and...

Toseland back in front

Toseland back in front

James Toseland has moved to first place in the hunt for the WSB title after winning race one and coming second in race two at Assen on Sunday (Sep 5). The young Brit is now a slender three points...

Manx GP Friday winners

Honda rider Steve Kuenne from Crewe won the Lightweight Manx Grand Prix by 13.8 seconds on Friday (September 3), with Keith Taylor from Crook (Yamaha) winning the Ultra-Lightweight race by 32.1 seconds. Kuenne had built up a 20-second lead – before his fuel stop. He almost overshot the stop-box and had to brake so hard he almost sent himself over his handlebars. There was a further delay when his...

Manx Junior results

Dean Silvester (CSC Yamaha) from Stanstead won the four-lap Tower Insurance Junior Manx Grand Prix on Wednesday (September 1). He found himself in a winning position after leader Tom Clucas crashed at Ballaugh on the last lap. Clucas had broken the MGP 120mph lap barrier from a standing start. He was fatally injuried in the accident. See link, right. Silvester won by 13.6 seconds from Davy...

Yamaha join Moto1

Yamaha join Moto1

Yamaha has joined Honda in providing machinery for the Moto1 event on october 30-31 at Donington Park. The two-day competition will pit 24 of Britain’s top motorcycle stars across all discplines...

Chili retains Assen pole

Chili retains Assen pole

Times from the second qualifying session for the World Superbike round at Assen. WSB Qualifying 2: 1) Chili 2:03.953. 2) Toseland 2:04.080. 3) Vermuelen 2:04.292. 4) Nannelli 2:04.314. 5) Bussei...

Assen first qualifying

Assen first qualifying

Frankie Chili is on provisional pole for Sunday’s Assen WSB after first qualifying on Friday. James Toseland – who starts Assen eight points off the championship lead – lies fifth fastest. WSB: 1)...

Saturday GP practice

Saturday GP practice

Times from the Satruday Free Practice session at Estoril for the Portuguese GP. MotoGP: 1) Barros 1:50.781. 2) Rossi 1:51.030. 3) Gibernau 1:51.487. 4) Biaggi 1:51.802. 5) Checa 1:52.718. 6) Edwards...

Happy to be here?

Happy to be here?

The grid can be a tense place for the riders, but we’re not sure why this brolly girl isn’t happy to be there… Have Your Say, here.

Assen set for title tussle

Assen set for title tussle

James Toseland begins practice on Friday at Assen just eight points adrift of the World Superbike championship lead. There are 150 points still on offer as the series enters its final three rounds –...

Chili on Dutch pole

Chili on Dutch pole

Pierfrancesco Chili will start the Dutch round of the World Superbike championship from pole position. The full list of Superpole times is as follows: 1) Chili 2:03.103. 2) Toseland 2:03.755. 3)...

Rossi on provisional pole

Rossi on provisional pole

Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi is on provisional pole for the Portuguese GP, after first qualifying on Friday. The race is at Estoril on Sunday. Keep checking the site for updates throughout the weekend. ...

Estoril pole for Tamada

Estoril pole for Tamada

Makoto Tamada has put his Camel Honda on pole for the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril on Sunday, September 5. MotoGP: 1) Tamada 1:37.933. 2) Biaggi 1:38.069. 3) Hopkins 1:38.323. Melandri 1:38.367.

Estoril practice times

Estoril practice times

The Portuguese GP takes place at Estoril on Sunday but action is already underway. We’ll bring you updates throughout the weekend. Here are the first practice times from Friday morning. MotoGP: 1)...