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Sport (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Two generations - 80 years

    26 March 2007 by ianahuntly

    Two generations - 80 years

    When my father died in 1995 he left me a wealth of information about motorcycling from his days as a speedway rider. As a consequence I added his memories to mine and this became "The Vast...

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  • Checa fastest in Jerez practice

    23 March 2007 by matthew birt

    Checa fastest in Jerez practice

    Carlos Checa, Dani Pedrosa and Toni Elias completed a Spanish domination to the delight of a large home crowd in Jerez in this afternoon's second free MotoGP practice session. As well as putting the...

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  • Rossi looking forward to Jerez

    22 March 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Rossi looking forward to Jerez

    Seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi believes some good came out of his first round MotoGP defeat in Qatar to Casey Stoner. Rossi and his Fiat-backed Yamaha YZR-M1 was embarrassingly outgunned...

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  • Brand new look for Beowulf Racing in 2007

    18 March 2007 by Jon Clark

    Brand new look for Beowulf Racing in 2007

    When Beowulf Racing takes to the track for the start of the European Superstock 600 Championship (ESS 600) next month, they won’t just be sporting a new rider in the form of 17-year-old Gino Rea – the...

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  • Beowulf Racing Blast Back in 2007

    18 March 2007 by Jon Clark

    Beowulf Racing Blast Back in 2007

    Having endured an incident-packed 2006 season, the Somerset-based Beowulf Racing team appear to be back on track in 2007. In their fifth continuous year of international competition the squad will...

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  • MacPherson World Endurance comeback

    16 March 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    MacPherson World Endurance comeback

    Former BSB and World Supersport factory rider and Iain MacPherson was at the Croft R6 Cup launch yesterday (Wednesday, March 14, 2007). He was acting as mentor to R6 Cup competitor 17-year-old Daniel...

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  • Are you (or your kid) the next Rossi?

    14 March 2007 by Lucky Devils

    We have got 6 free minimotos to give away for racing in the forthcoming 2007 race season. The bikes are 910 Polini Italian minimotos. The Rookies are being sponsored by Alistair Corner from Snap On and the best rookie in our opinion gets to keep the bike at the end of the season. To be in with a chance you must be over six years and a novice. So what are you waiting for? Ring 01254...

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  • My Supermoto attempt

    14 March 2007 by phil [the flyin chef]

    My Supermoto attempt

    This was taken at my second ever Supermoto race. It started ok,  until I got to the jump then it all went Pete Tong! I got a good picture though even if I did end up face down in the mud at the...

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  • Harris confirms TT entry

    13 March 2007 by Dan Thornton

    Harris confirms TT entry

    Former TT winner Shaun Harris has confirmed his entry for the 2007 Isle of Man TT, after a deal announced prior to Christmas fell through. The New Zealander last raced at the TT in 2004, and became a...

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  • MRO Powerbike Championship

    12 March 2007 by Michael Neeves

    MRO Powerbike Championship

    MRO Powerbike Championship: Round 1 – Brands Hatch March 10-11, 2007 Wow, what an eye-opener. The step up from Forza Extreme to MRO Powerbikes is a big one; the pace is electrifying and everyone on...

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  • Massive lean on Aprilia SXV450

    12 March 2007 by Scott woodacre

    Massive lean on Aprilia SXV450

    Photos are of Scott Woodacre (17) - a rider with the RSM team rider at Kinsham raceway in Wales on March 9. This is absolutely as far as these bikes can be leaned over - the wheel...

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  • Harley sponsor race series

    07 March 2007 by Rob Hull

    Harley sponsor race series

    Harley Davidson UK has put its name to the Shorttrack UK Thunderbike Championship with a XL883 Sportster up for grabs for one lucky competition winner. Harley-Davidson Marketing Manager Greg Willis...

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  • 800cc MotoGP bikes more sensitive?

    07 March 2007

    800cc MotoGP bikes more sensitive?

    Valentino Rossi and reigning world champion Nicky Hayden reckon the new generation 800cc machines are much more sensitive to set-up than last year's brutally powerful 990 four-strokes. While faster...

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  • Stoner goes back to basics

    07 March 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Stoner goes back to basics

    Aussie Casey Stoner has denied he and Dani Pedrosa have a significant advantage in the new 800cc MotoGP era that kicks off this weekend in Qatar. Stoner and Pedrosa are freshest out of the 250 class,...

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  • Shorttrack Suzuki factory effort

    07 March 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Shorttrack Suzuki factory effort

    The booming sport of American-style dirt track racing will feature a full-on Suzuki factory race team in this year’s Shorttrack UK series. Suzuki are backing Peter Boast in a bid to win the 2007 title...

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  • Strijbos wins Hawkstone MX

    07 March 2007 by MCN

    Strijbos wins Hawkstone MX

    Team Suzuki's Kevin Strijbos won both MX1 motos at a soaking, windy and cold Hawkstone Park to give the Belgian-based team their first victory of the pre-season internationals and christen the 2007...

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  • Carmichael beats Stewart in AMA

    07 March 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Carmichael beats Stewart in AMA

    Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael returned to the AMA Supercross series to beat James Stewart and Chad Reed at St Louis. The part-time 2007 competitor and reigning AMA Supercross Champion took the...

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  • Stoner backs Loris

    05 March 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Stoner backs Loris

    Factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner has backed team-mate Loris Capirossi to push rivals Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa all the way in the 2007 MotoGP world championship. While recent winter testing...

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  • Corner speeds help GSV-R

    01 March 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Corner speeds help GSV-R

    John Hopkins believes the huge increase in corner speeds on the new 800cc machines has played into Suzuki’s hands for the 2007 world championship campaign. The Rizla star, who sat out the recent IRTA...

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  • Capirossi: 800s like 500s

    28 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Capirossi: 800s like 500s

    Loris Capirossi reckons the new generation 800cc machines are a throwback to riding the fearsome 500cc two-strokes replaced years ago. The 33-year-old factory Ducati rider has made big strides with...

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  • Smith gets wet boost

    23 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Smith gets wet boost

    Two crashes couldn’t stop British teenager Bradley Smith scoring an encouraging top 10 finish in the IRTA 125 test at Jerez. The Repsol Honda rider was eighth fastest overall, his best time of...

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  • Toseland again

    23 February 2007 by Michael Guy

    Toseland again

    James Toseland will be the final rider to head out on to his Superpole lap this afternoon (1pm UK time) after setting provisional pole position with a lap time over two tenths quicker than his nearest...

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  • Classic Endurance

    20 February 2007 by MCN

    Classic Endurance

    Phase One Endurance aren’t just chasing the World Endurance title this year. The West Country-based team are also preparing a 1978 Peckett & McNab Kawasaki in conjunction with Kevin and Chris...

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  • Milan win for Cabestany

    20 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Milan win for Cabestany

    Sherco’s Albert Cabestany came out on top in a three-way Spanish final in the Milan round of the World Indoor Trials Champion on Saturday night. Adam Raga topped the qualifying round by cleaning every...

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  • Stoner: 'Happy now?'

    19 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Stoner: 'Happy now?'

    Casey Stoner has had a sarcastic crack at those who said he crashed too much last year in his MotoGP debut season. The works Ducati star had his first off on the Italian bike at Qatar’s major IRTA...

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  • Phaseone's 2007 season

    19 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Phaseone's 2007 season

    World Endurance is undergoing big changes in 2007.  Former promoters FG Sport have gone and the series is back in the hands of the FIM.  But the one thing that hasn’t changed is the...

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  • World Endurance politics

    15 February 2007 by MCN

    World Endurance politics

    Last November the FIM announced they would promote the Wolrd Endurance Championsghip themselves, so ending five years of FG Sports running the series. Italian-owned FG Sport continue to promote...

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  • Coghlan joins UK 125 class

    15 February 2007 by Gary pinchin

    Coghlan joins UK 125 class

    Kev Coghlan has joined UK Racing for this year’s British 125GP Championship season. A last minute deal re-unites the 18-year-old with the team he last with in 2005 and subsequently earned a place in...

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  • Qatar day one: It's Edwards

    14 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Qatar day one: It's Edwards

    Colin Edwards continued his brilliant winter testing form today in Qatar with a best lap on day one of the IRTA test session that blitzed Valentino Rossi’s 2006 990cc lap record. The in-form American,...

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  • Fifth SX win for Bubba

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Fifth SX win for Bubba

    James Stewart scored his fifth AMA Supercross win of the season but he had to come from the back to beat Chad Reed and Tim Ferry at Houston, Texas on Saturday night. A massive 49.973 fans filled the...

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  • World sidecars at Brands

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    World sidecars at Brands

    World Sidecars have clinched a championship round at Brands Hatch – sharing the billing with the DTM, the European-based touring car series. The meeting on June 10/11 gives Sidecar World Champions...

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  • Fuel limits hold the key

    14 February 2007 by Matthew Birt

    Fuel limits hold the key

    Valentino Rossi believes the new fuel capacity regulations for the 800cc MotoGP world championship will add an intriguing dimension to the season. Race bosses slashed fuel capacity from 22 litres to...

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  • Bou! Antonio's fourth win

    14 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Bou! Antonio's fourth win

    Montesa HRC rider Antonio Bou continues to dominate the World Indoor Trials Championship. He won Saturday night’s round at Lisbon in front of a packed house of 6000 fans and now leads the championship...

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  • The Who play at TT

    08 February 2007 by MCN

    The Who play at TT

    ROCK supergroup The Who have confirmed that they will open the Peel Bay Festival as part of the 100th TT party celebrations on the Isle of Man on May 30. The seven-day long festival is being held in...

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  • Bou leads World Trials

    06 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Bou leads World Trials

    Spaniard Antonio Bou won Sunday’s World Indoor Trial at the Sant Jordi Stadium, Barcelona and now leads the series by six points. Montesa rider Bou set a fierce pace in the qualifiers dropping just...

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  • Stewart wins again

    06 February 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Stewart wins again

    James ‘Bubba’ Stewart became the first rider to win all three Anaheim Supercross races in one season when he took Saturday’s fifth round of the AMA series. It was also his fourth win of the season and...

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