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  • British Motocross GP cancelled

    01 March 2003

    British Motocross GP cancelled

    Dorna, the FIM-appointed promoter of the Motocross GP, has announced that it is axing the 2003 British Motocross GP at Rushmoor Arena because event promoter Andy Nicholls has failed to meet the...

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  • Double double for Fila Ducati

    01 March 2003

    Double double for Fila Ducati

    The second race at Valencia quickly fell in to the pattern set by the first with factory Ducati 999 riders Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus leading HM Plant Ducati 998 riders James Toseland and Chris...

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  • Hodgson on pole

    01 March 2003

    Hodgson on pole

    Neil Hodgson managed to better his qualifying time to get the pole position for tomorrow’s two races despite the blustery wind.Hodgson beat former team-mate James Toseland by 0.566 seconds and was...

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  • Fila Ducati 1-2 in Race 1

    01 March 2003

    Fila Ducati 1-2 in Race 1

    Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus dominated the first race of the WSB season taking their Ducati 999’s to first and second place. Hodgson with a total time of 36:56.205 and Xaus four seconds behind at...

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  • Hodgson in line for pole position

    01 March 2003

    Hodgson in line for pole position

    The second qualifying session has finished at Round 1 of World Superbikes in Valencia, with Neil Hodgson retaining the top spot.Hodgson only managed to come in 0.210 seconds under his Friday best with...

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  • Hislop and Mason head to Valencia

    25 February 2003

    Hislop and Mason head to Valencia

    Virgin Yamaha riders Steve Hislop and Gary Mason are preparing for their next test session in Valencia on March 3-4After a cold test at Snetterton Hislop is hoping that a couple of days in the warmer...

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  • Triumph to race in Supersport

    25 February 2003

    Triumph to race in Supersport

    Triumph has confirmed that it is going to field a team in the British Supersport Championship, as revealed in MCN two months ago. Double British Supersport Champion Jim Moodie will be riding Triumph’s...

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  • First test for new Triumph racer

    25 February 2003

    First test for new Triumph racer

    The new Triumph ValMoto team were out on the track at Croft on Thursday for the first test of their Daytona 600s in preparation for entry in the British Supersport Championship this season.The team’s...

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  • BBC won’t show WSB live on Sunday

    25 February 2003

    BBC won’t show WSB live on Sunday

    The BBC will not be showing Sunday’s WSB round live. Instead all we’ll get is highlights on BBC 2 at 11:55pm.If you want to see it live you’ll need access to Eurosport which will show the races from...

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  • The reasons behind the BBC decision

    25 February 2003

    Grandstand producer Belinda Rogerson explained the BBC’s decision to drop live WSB this Sunday. She Said: " Unfortunately, the scheduled date for the 1st round in Valencia was moved from March 9 to March 2 late in 2002. We had planned to show both of the races during the day on BBC TWO on March 9, however the schedule of sport that we were already committed to showing on March 2, including...

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  • Barros tops final day of GP tests

    25 February 2003

    Barros tops final day of GP tests

    The wind played a big part in the last day of MotoGP testing at Jerez on Sunday with a number of riders coming off when caught by sudden gusts.Alex Barros managed to put in the top time of the day,...

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  • Two weeks out for injured Melandri

    25 February 2003

    Two weeks out for injured Melandri

    Fortuna Yamaha rider Marco Melandri fell victim to rain at the Second IRTA MotoGP test in Estoril on Wednesday. He low-sided on the circuit’s uphill chicane. The result was a dislocated shoulder that...

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  • Kagayama and Reynolds test at Snet

    18 February 2003

    Kagayama and Reynolds test at Snet

    The cold weather caused a few problems for John Reynolds and Yukio Kagayama as they tested their new GSX-R1000 bikes at Snetterton on Wednesday.The two riders each put in 30 laps at the circuit but...

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  • Too small?

    18 February 2003

    Too small?

    Despite the incredibly small pants, the crowd continued to huddle together in the corner. Pic by Tom Storer.

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  • Suzuki-Kawasaki crosser to race

    18 February 2003

    Suzuki-Kawasaki crosser to race

    Suzuki and Kawasaki will field their shared prototype 250cc 4-stroke motocrosser in the All Japan Motocross Championship this season. Each firm will be running it’s own bike, one badged as a Kawasaki,...

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  • Formation babes

    18 February 2003

    Formation babes

    They haven’t quite mastered ‘four babes on a bike’ enough to get moving, but who cares…

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  • Hodgson heads first day of Winter testing

    18 February 2003

    Hodgson heads first day of Winter testing

    British rider Neil Hodgson made his intentions clear for 2003 by posting the fastest time on the first day of the official World Superbikes tests at Valencia.Hodgson and Fila Ducati team-mate Ruben...

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  • Laconi drops in on Ducati

    18 February 2003

    Laconi drops in on Ducati

    Regis Laconi cemented his arrival at Ducati by getting a taste of the racing heritage he is now a part of.He couldn’t resist getting his leg over Mike Hailwood’s Ducati 900, the bike that won him the...

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  • Kato beats Rossi in Honda test

    18 February 2003

    Kato beats Rossi in Honda test

    Daijiro Kato put in the fastest time at Honda’s two-day test in Sepang, a tenth of a second faster than Valentino Rossi.Kato recorded a best of 2:02.8 on the second day, Thursday. But Rossi wasn’t put...

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  • Rain hinders MotoGP test

    18 February 2003

    Rain hinders MotoGP test

    Day two of the official MotoGP test at Jerez has been badly affected by rain. Most riders risked the circuit, but no-one was able to improve their times, leaving Alex Barros as the fastest rider so...

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  • Carmichael increases SXGP lead

    11 February 2003

    Carmichael increases SXGP lead

    Ricky Carmichael has won the seventh round of the World Supercross GP at the Metrodome, in Minneapolis.Carmichael, a Honda factory rider, has already won the title twice and the result on the February...

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  • Mackenzie to act as ACU rider mentor

    11 February 2003

    Mackenzie to act as ACU rider mentor

    Multiple British Superbike Champion Niall MacKenzie has agreed to play a larger part in the ACU Academy’s Rider Mentor program.MacKenzie has already been a major contributor to the academy over the...

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