Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

  • McCallen back for 2002 TT?

    18 February 2002

    McCallen back for 2002 TT?

    Phillip McCallen is considering a racing return to this year's Isle of Man TT - almost four years after he was told one more race there could paralyse him.McCallen, who won 11 TT victories between...

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  • Walker will test despite paralysis

    18 February 2002

    Walker will test despite paralysis

    Chris Walker will test his Kawasaki WSB bike this weekend despite continued problems with partial facial paralysis caused by Bell’s Palsy.Walker has been having treatment all week to try and alleviate...

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  • Smart replaces injured McGuiness

    18 February 2002

    Smart replaces injured McGuiness

    Injured John McGuinness will be replaced by Scott Smart for this weekend’s crucial final test at Valencia before the start of the World Supersport season.McGuinness injured himself while filming a...

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  • Walker’s face paralysed by illness

    18 February 2002

    Walker’s face paralysed by illness

    Chris Walker has partial paralysis of the face caused by a disease known as Bell’s Palsy.One of his eyes doesn’t blink, he can’t move his lips or swallow properly. He’s having to wear a patch over the...

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  • Criville: I’ll be back… I hope

    18 February 2002

    Criville: I’ll be back… I hope

    Former world 500 champion Alex Criville’s " retirement " will be short-lived, if he can win his battle against fainting fits.Criville revealed his decision to pull out for at least six...

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  • Davies, 15, makes GP test debut

    18 February 2002

    Davies, 15, makes GP test debut

    Chaz Davies clocked the 29th fastest time on day one of the 125cc IRTA tests at Valencia, which conclude on Tuesday.British schoolboy Davies, 15, only completed 27 laps but managed a respectable time...

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  • McCoy faces race to be fit

    18 February 2002

    McCoy faces race to be fit

    TOP GP rider Garry McCoy has been flown by private plane to Austria for a specialist assessment on a double break of his right leg.The Red Bull Yamaha 500 rider was airlifted from Estoril in Portugal...

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  • Details of Ducati GP bike emerge

    18 February 2002

    Details of Ducati’s GP V4 four-stroke are emerging and there is now confirmation that a road bike based on it " is in the plans " .First pictures of the race bike are expected to emerge in three to four weeks. They will show a Ducati unlike any other. The bike is currently being wind-tunnel tested to ensure optimum efficiency. It will have a long nose, a minimalist five-tube trellis...

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  • Harada crashes in testing

    18 February 2002

    Harada crashes in testing

    Honda rider Tetsuya Harada's 2002 world championship preparations have suffered a massive blow after he highsided his NSR500 and broke a collarbone in tests at Estoril.The former world 250 champion...

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  • Vuillemin pips RC for supercross win

    11 February 2002

    Vuillemin pips RC for supercross win

    DAVID VUILLEMIN stretched his points lead in the U.S. 250 supercross championship after passing Ricky Carmichael on the last lap in the final at the RCA Dome, Indianapolis. It was the Frenchman’s...

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  • Ray Stringer: In his own words

    11 February 2002

    R1basher: Hi Ray, I'm gonna be club racing a '98 Blade in the open class...obviously I'm gonna be down on power against R1's. The engine is currently standard, what sort of power do you think is achievable?RayStringer: Well basically it depends on how much money you want to spend. The best value for money is a good quality exhaust pipe, a set of flat-slides and an airbox.Gsxer400: What does it...

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  • Ride the TT without tears

    11 February 2002

    Ride the TT without tears

    The most accurate bike racing simulation of the TT ever is being promised by games maker Jester Interactive.It is being developed for the PlayStation 2 and will include every bump and ripple of the...

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  • Chat live with Neil Hodgson

    11 February 2002

    Chat live with Neil Hodgson

    WSB star Neil Hodgson will be in our VIP Lounge for a live web chat on Friday, February 22.The session will be held in the afternoon, as soon as he’s finished his first day of WSB testing at Valencia,...

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  • £10m Rossi THREE seconds under lap record

    11 February 2002

    £10m Rossi THREE seconds under lap record

    VALENTINO ROSSI and the new Honda RCV four-stroke have gone an incredible THREE SECONDS faster than lap record pace in tests at Sepang, Malaysia.The reigning world champ’s unprecedented performance...

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  • Criville announces retirement

    11 February 2002

    Criville announces retirement

    Former world 500 champion Alex Criville is retiring from racing.Criville, who became Spain’s first world 500 champion in 1999, was expected to hold a press conference during the second day of the...

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