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  • Rossi tops first GP qualifying session

    01 April 2003

    Rossi tops first GP qualifying session

    First official practice and qualifying for the opening round of this season’s MotoGP championship has just finished in Suzuka, JapanValentino Rossi has provisionally qualified on pole with a time of...

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  • Capirossi crashes, Rossi goes quickest

    01 April 2003

    Capirossi crashes, Rossi goes quickest

    Valentino Rossi topped the time sheets at the final pre-season IRTA test at Suzuka, beating his own lap record with a 2:04.17s.There were a number of crashes throughout the test, including Ducati’s...

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  • Rossi wins at Suzuka

    01 April 2003

    Rossi wins at Suzuka

    Reigning Champion Valentino Rossi staked his claim to this year’s MotoGP world championship title with an impressive win at the first round in Suzuka, Japan, today.The Italian stormed away from the...

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  • Snetterton Bemsee, March 22

    25 March 2003

    Snetterton Bemsee, March 22

    Contributor: James " Chachi " DohertyBemsee's first meeting of the year kicked off at Norfolk’s ‘fast and flat’ Snetterton on March 22. The event was based around the two main series, the...

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  • Pembrey and Mallory, March 15-16

    25 March 2003

    Contributor: Alan Holland, Co-ordinator, Phil Bevan Racing.Pembrey, NG Road Racing, March 15th: Open Race 2: 1st, Race 3: 2nd Powerbike Race 1: 1st, Race 2: 1st Sound of Thunder Race 1: 1st Race 2: DNFMallory Park, New Era MCC, March 16th: Sound Of Thunder Race 1: 3rd, Race 2: 1st Open Division 2: 2ndPembrey was fine. The braking points need sorting as the Ducati 996RS has an awesome front end.

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  • Rutter takes pole at Silverstone

    25 March 2003

    Rutter takes pole at Silverstone

    Michael Rutter will be on pole for the first round of the British Superbike Championship tomorrow, but Rizla Suzuki rider John Reynolds will be missing the race after breaking his collarbone in a...

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  • Wins for Rutter and Byrne

    25 March 2003

    Wins for Rutter and Byrne

    Michael Rutter and Shane Byrne provided most of the entertainment at the First round of the British Superbikes Championship, with both riders taking a race win each.Race one saw Byrne pull away on his...

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  • Snetterton MRO, March 22-23

    25 March 2003

    Snetterton MRO, March 22-23

    Snetterton hosted the first Motorcycle Racing Organisation (MRO) meeting of 2003 on March 22-23. 2002 Aprilia Superteen Champion Jon Boy Lee used the meeting to have his first run out of the season...

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  • Club racing round-up

    25 March 2003

    Club racing round-up

    The first of our club racing round-ups starts here.We for your reports of the weekends local race meetings. The links on the right will take you to the first of these reports. We will bring you more...

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  • Snetterton, March 22

    25 March 2003

    Contributor: David BatchelorBike:Kawasaki ZXR400, Class: Rookie 400, Club: BemseeA truly dreadful day. No prior preparation meant a pitiful performance from bike and rider. We missed practice after the bike stalled and failed to restart on the button or the bump. This wouldn't normally have been an issue except I'd never even turned a wheel on this machine. A combination of inertia and missing...

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  • Flaming hot

    25 March 2003

    Most of our captions are too rude to print, so let us know your suggestions by posting them on the News message board. The best by 1pm will appear here.

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  • MAGNY-COURS, FRANCE

    25 March 2003

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  • Close call for second Hodgson victory

    25 March 2003

    Close call for second Hodgson victory

    Race two at Phillip Island was the most exciting of the season so far, with all the riders having to fight hard for their places.Neil Hodgson and Frankie Chili initially got away to a good start but...

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  • Chili on track for pole

    25 March 2003

    Chili on track for pole

    Pier-Francesco Chili – the oldest man in WSB – proved to still be one of the fastest after claiming provisional pole position for the Phillip Island WSB race at the first qualifying session...

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  • Hodgson on pole for Round 2

    25 March 2003

    Hodgson on pole for Round 2

    Frankie Chili put in another good performance in this morning’s qualifying session at Philip Island beating Neil Hodgson in to second place with a time of 1:32.786. But the Italian had to settle for...

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  • Comfortable win for Hodgson

    25 March 2003

    Comfortable win for Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson pulled away from the field again at Phillip Island to win his third race in this year’s World Superbike championship. The British rider was wearing a black armband and later dedicated the...

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  • Vermeulen takes Supersport with ease

    25 March 2003

    Vermeulen takes Supersport with ease

    Tenkate Honda rider Chris Vermeulen was the proud winner of the Supersport race finishing nine seconds ahead of his closest rival, Katsuaki Fujiwara on the Alstare Suzuki.Vermeulen said: " I...

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  • Delayed Roberts V5 launched in London

    25 March 2003

    Delayed Roberts V5 launched in London

    Kenny Roberts finally unveiled his all-new V5 MotoGP contender in London last week. The world launch, attended by celebs including Tara-Palmer Tomkinson and the Royal Family’s Ralph Little, was also...

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  • Jay Kay rolls up with £40,000 Rizla

    18 March 2003

    Jay Kay rolls up with £40,000 Rizla

    Jamiroqui front man, Jay Kay, famous as much for his big hats and a love of fast cars as he is for his music, has been persuaded to make the transition to two wheels by the Rizla Suzuki BSB team.The...

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  • Renegade test on last year’s bikes

    18 March 2003

    Renegade test on last year’s bikes

    Renegade Ducati riders Sean Emmett and Michael Rutter were testing at Cadwell Park last weekend despite the fact that the bikes they intend to ride in this year’s British Superbikes championship have...

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  • Reed defeats Carmichael in AMA Supercross

    18 March 2003

    Championship rivals Chad Reed and Ricky Carmichael went head-to-head in today’s AMA Supercross race, with Australian Reed coming out on top and reducing his championship deficit.The battle lasted for five laps of the 25 lap race, until championship leader Ricky Carmichael found himself landing on a hay bale after a triple jump. This allowed Reed to take the victory, with Carmichael taking second...

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  • Rutter dominates Donington BSB test

    18 March 2003

    Rutter dominates Donington BSB test

    Michael Rutter set himself up as the hot favourite for this year’s BSB title with a blistering first test on the Red Bull factory Ducati at Donington on Sunday.Using his ex-Bayliss F02 V-twin he set...

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  • Team Renegade launch. Haslam launches bike

    18 March 2003

    Team Renegade launch. Haslam launches bike

    Team Renegade Ducati celebrated their new look Red Bull livery with an official launch in Manchester on Thursday. The Renegade riders, Sean Emmett, Michael Rutter, Nick Medd and Leon Haslam spent the...

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  • Saddam costs Thomas BSB ride

    18 March 2003

    Saddam costs Thomas BSB ride

    Saddam Hussein has scuppered Dean Thomas’s BSB season.Thomas’s Dienza Ducati team’s sponsor, Phones4U, has slashed its budget by over 60 per cent because of tensions in the Gulf. The phone firm says...

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