Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

  • More WSB, and Suzi, on the Beeb

    21 January 2002

    More WSB, and Suzi, on the Beeb

    The BBC is kicking off its " bigger and better " coverage of WSB a week before the first round of the series.Their 30-minute preview show will include a round-up of all the news from the...

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  • Chili tries his Duke for the first time

    21 January 2002

    Chili tries his Duke for the first time

    Frankie Chili took his first ride on the Ducati 998R he’ll race this year on Friday, and declared he loves it – even if it does feel weird compared to the Suzuki GSX-R750 he has ridden for the past...

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  • Petronas’ official statement

    21 January 2002

    PETRONAS, Malaysia’s national petroleum corporation, has appointed Suter Racing Products (SRP) to further develop and manufacture its high-performance motorcycle engine in preparation for the Foggy PETRONAS Racing team’s entry in the World Superbike Championship later this year. SRP is a Swiss-based company with expertise and competency in advanced motorcycle engineering and development as well as...

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  • Honda confident Rossi will sign

    21 January 2002

    Honda confident Rossi will sign

    Valentino Rossi’s contract bust-up with Honda looks like drawing to an amicable conclusion, ending speculation that the reigning world champion might actually walk away to join a rival.Both parties...

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  • Jeremy McWilliams: In his own words

    21 January 2002

    Flanker: Jezza, what are your thoughts of the up-and-coming season. Do you think you'll win the title?JeremyMcWilliams: *laughs*. I wouldn't be here if I didn't think I had a chance, and I was very encouraged after the first test. Especially lapping within the top four times over a simulated race distance. Genuinely we're happy. I never thought we'd be so close so soon. I'd never ridden on...

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  • McWilliams webchat; full transcript

    21 January 2002

    McWilliams webchat; full transcript

    GP racer Jeremy McWilliams reckons NSR500 rider Daijiro Katoh will be the man to challenge Honda four-stroke rider Valentino Rossi for the title this season.Biaggi and Nakano will be the men scrapping...

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  • Now Ukawa betters Rossi by almost a second

    21 January 2002

    Now Ukawa betters Rossi by almost a second

    Tohru Ukawa suffered another crash on the final day of Honda's four-stroke test in Malaysia on Wednesday but it didn't stop the Japanese rider from going almost a second under Valentino Rossi's lap...

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  • Morrison to ride for BMW GB in BoxerCup

    21 January 2002

    Morrison to ride for BMW GB in BoxerCup

    BMW GB has confirmed its team line-up for this year’s International BoxerCup – the one-make series that supports the MotoGP and World Endurance Championships. Current World Endurance Champion Brian...

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  • Meoni takes second Dakar title on KTM twin

    14 January 2002

    Meoni takes second Dakar title on KTM twin

    Italian Fabrizio Meoni won his second successive Dakar rally as KTM took a clean sweep of the top 10 places in the gruelling 17-day event which finished on Sunday.Meoni, riding KTM’s new LC8 950cc...

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  • Hucklebridge wins UK Supercross title

    14 January 2002

    Kawasaki’s Mark Hucklebridge clinched the UK Supercross Open class championship when he finished second to Warren Edwards in the final race of the series at the London Arena, Docklands on Saturday night.Stephen Sword took the 125 class title after finishing second on his Husqvarna to Billy Mackenzie.

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  • Going up

    14 January 2002

    Going up

    The ladies thought they could trust their microskirts with the dry-cleaner

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  • Hodgson’s new-look Ducati unveiled

    14 January 2002

    Hodgson’s new-look Ducati unveiled

    The new look of Neil Hodgson and James Toseland’s GSE Ducatis was unveiled on Tuesday lunchtime.Here we’re bringing you the first pictures and later this week we’ll be adding video interviews with...

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  • GSX-R750 chassis updates for 2002

    14 January 2002

    GSX-R750 chassis updates for 2002

    Suzuki is hoping a raft of chassis changes to the GSX-R750 will change its fortunes in World Superbikes next year.This year’s changes include a different swing-arm pivot point and revised steering...

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  • Watch the three-minute video

    14 January 2002

    Watch the three-minute video

    Watch as MCN’s WSB reporter Andy Downes introduces us to the official launch of Hodgson’s 2002 Ducati team and goes on to interview its riders.Select from Quicktime (MOV) or Real Player (RM)...

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  • Full transcript of latest Hodgson webchat

    14 January 2002

    Full transcript of latest Hodgson webchat

    World Superbike star Neil Hodgson joined in a live web chat on this site on Thursday at 5pm… and joked about his initimate relationship with his glove puppet, why Bayliss has the worst style in WSB...

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  • Neil Hodgson: In his own words

    14 January 2002

    Geoff: Congratulations on last years performance. Did you see Hizzy over Christmas and how do you fancy your chances against him in the 2 UK WSB rounds?NeilHodgson: I've not seen anything of Steve actually. I think he went to Tenerife or somewhere like that for Christmas, and I didn't see much of him before because I was really busy with getting married, doing stag dos, and doing the 2 week book...

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  • Rossi in contract dispute with Honda

    14 January 2002

    Rossi in contract dispute with Honda

    Reigning world champion Valentino Rossi's future with Honda has been thrown into doubt in a contract dispute with Japanese bosses.The world's number one rider and the world's biggest manufacturer are...

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  • Honda 250 hits crisis before it’s raced

    14 January 2002

    Honda 250 hits crisis before it’s raced

    Honda’s new development works 250 GP bike has hit a crisis before it has even been raced as the team it was to be run in this season teeters on the brink of collapse.The RS250R-W, which is due to...

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  • New British four-stroke twin for GPs

    14 January 2002

    New British four-stroke twin for GPs

    Maxsym Engine Technology Ltd have given a public debut to a concept parallel twin-cylinder motor named MC2, which it hopes will be raced in GPs in the season after next.Like Kenny Roberts' Proton...

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