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MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show: Sunday timetable

MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show: Sunday timetable

The last day of the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show is Sunday March 14, 2004. The doors are open from 9am-5pm and tickets on the gate cost £13 for adults, concessions (OAPs) £6 and children up to the age...

Rossi matches previous times in Oz

Rossi matches previous times in Oz

Three weeks after his last Phillip Island tests… and Rossi’s clocking almost exactly the same time as he did back then – but he still reckons he’s making progress. His best of 1:30.80 is a tenth of a...

Haydon to race in supermoto championship

Haydon to race in supermoto championship

The MCN-backed British Supermoto Championship thunders into Kent for round one of this spectacular new series on Saturday and Sunday March 20-21. Superbike star James Haydon has confirmed his entry on...

To ride GPs you must be this tall…

To ride GPs you must be this tall…

The new minimum height requirement caused a lot of problems…

Mladin takes Daytona 200

Mladin takes Daytona 200

Mat Mladin has won the first round of the American superbike championship, taking the honours by more than seven seconds at the end of the 200-mile race at the Daytona International Speeday in...

Eric Bostrom on pole for Daytona 200

Eric Bostrom on pole for Daytona 200

Eric Bostrom is on pole for Saturday’s Daytona 200 after final qualifying on Thursday. The Ducati 999 rider’s track-record qualifying lap of 1: 46.84 seconds, set on Wednesday, wasn’t bettered during...

Bostrom on provisional pole for Daytona

Bostrom on provisional pole for Daytona

Eric Bostrom is on provisional pole for Saturday’s Daytona 200 after setting a track record qualifying lap of 1:46.84 Riding a Ducati 999 on Wednesday, March 3, he averaged 119.58mph on the...

Proton V5 to join MotoGP tests

Proton V5 to join MotoGP tests

Proton Team KR will join the big guns for shakedown tests of its V5 at Valencia in Spain this weekend. The March 6-7 tests bring together HRC, Ducati, Suzuki and Kawasaki, too. Valentino Rossi and the...

Reynolds outguns MotoGP stars at Valencia

Reynolds outguns MotoGP stars at Valencia

John Reynolds lapped faster than two MotoGP riders when testing at Valencia over the weekend. And he was just a second a lap slower on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 British superbike than Gregorio Lavilla was...

Size isn’t everything to her…

Size isn’t everything to her…

She’s obviously not interested in size….

Are you BSB’s happiest camper?

Could you be Britain’s most committed British superbike camper? Do you know the right sites and the best pitches to head for? Have you got a checklist of top tenting tips you won’t leave home without? It’s time to spill the (cooked in their tin) beans. Share your views on camping facilities at British race tracks hosting BSB rounds this year and you could star in a forthcoming MCN feature. email...

Focus…

Focus…

Her previous career guarding Buckingham Palace had taught her to stay focused and motionless…

Are you meant to be riding that?

Are you meant to be riding that?

We’re not totally convinced this is the HM Plant line-up for 2004. But we can hope…

Hmmmm…..

Hmmmm…..

A caption could only spoil the enjoyment of this picture…

Weather limits Rossi’s progress in Oz

Weather limits Rossi’s progress in Oz

Damp conditions have limited world champion Valentino Rossi’s test progress at Phillip Island, Australia. He was only able to get in 14 laps on a drying track in an afternoon bright spell. But he did...

Nice pole…

Nice pole…

Unfortunately it appears someone has stolen the top of her brolly…

Hayden quickest at Valencia tests

Hayden quickest at Valencia tests

Honda’s Nicky Hayden was fastest at the MotoGP tests in Valencia over the weekend. The test brought together Honda, Ducati, Suzuki, Aprilia and Proton with Kurtis Roberts getting his first ride on the...

Kagayama looks strong in Spanish test

Kagayama looks strong in Spanish test

Rizla Suzuki British superbike rider Yukio Kagayama lapped just a second slower than fastest man John Reynolds during pre-season testing at Valencia on Tuesday.Kagayama, completed 52 laps on his...

The casual look

The casual look

Here earrings are playing on the two wheeled theme

Rockingham BSB moves to Croft

Rockingham BSB moves to Croft

The Rockingham round of the 2004 British Superbike championship on July 18 has been moved to the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire. The move has come after negotiations between the two circuits to...

Get orf my bike!

Get orf my bike!

Ladies, do you think my bike is some kind of rest area?

Tyre firm offers nationwide off-road network

Tyre firm offers nationwide off-road network

One of the UK’s biggest tyre service companies has opened a specialist network to supply off road riders. The firm claims riders will get professional advice through its Motorcycle Sales Team to help...

The first brolly babe signs of Spring

The first brolly babe signs of Spring

When everything looks fresh and green it must mean that Spring is on the way

British Superbike 2004 dates

28 March, Silverstone, Northamptonshire; 12 April, Brands Hatch Indy, Kent; 25 April, Snetterton, Norfolk; 3 May, Oulton Park, Cheshire; 23 May, Mondello Park, N Ireland; 6 June Thruxton, Hampshire; 20 June, Brands Hatch, Kent; 4 July, Knockhill; 18 July Mallory Park, Leics; 15 August, Croft, North Yorkshire; 30 August, Cadwell Park Park, Lincs; 12 September, Oulton Park, Cheshire; 19 September,...

Haga triumphs in second race at Valencia

Haga triumphs in second race at Valencia

Noryuki Haga has bounced back from a disappointing retirement on his return to WSB to take victory in the second race at Valencia in Spain. The Japanese rider was able to take the win despite a moment...

Are you ready for WSB?

Are you ready for WSB?

The season’s WSB title fight starts this weekend at Valencia, Spain, with Britain’s James Toseland among the favourites and Leon Haslam ready to make his mark. Factory Ducati rider Toseland, says in...

We want your opinions on the first WSB round

We want your opinions on the first WSB round

The most controversial World Superbike season ever kicks off in Spain this weekend – and we want to know what you think of it when the first round takes place this weekend. Some claim that the...

Better the Devil you know…

Better the Devil you know…

It’s better the Devil you know…particularly when it’s an attractive Devil

A classic portrait

A classic portrait

With pictures like this, the National gallery could definitely boost its attendances…

Valencia Supersport results

1) Vd Goorbergh . 2) Foret. 3) Fujiwara. 4) Lanzi. 5) Chambon. 6) Iannuzzo. 7) Daemen. 8) Muggeridge. 9) Curtain. 10) Cruciani. 11) Lagrive. 12) Tode. 13) Baiocco. 14) Neukirchner. 15) Andersen. 16) La Grelle Retired: Fores. Carrasco. Kellner. Tortoroglio. Corradi. Kirmeier. Sachetti. Bussei. Parkes. Jones. Ex: Charpentier. Fastest Lap: Broc Parker: 1:39.065.

Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

Laconi takes commanding pole for Valencia

Factory Ducati rider Regis Laconi has taken pole for the opening WSB round at Valencia with a Superpole lap over one second quicker than his nearest rival. Laconi put himself on pole with a 1:35.935...

Give us a wave

Give us a wave

Does that wave mean it’s time we left you alone?

Toseland wins first race of the year

Toseland wins first race of the year

James Toseland has started his 2004 World Superbike campaign with a victory in the first race at Valencia in Spain. And there were more reasons for British fans to celebrate with Chris Walker giving...

Everybody wore short shirts

Everybody wore short shirts

The girls had to hide the fact they ran out of material to make their shirts long enough…

Three reasons to visit Daytona

Three reasons to visit Daytona

Three reasons to visit Daytona…or should that be six reasons?

Toseland second fastest despite fall

Toseland second fastest despite fall

James Toseland recovered from a fall midway through first qualifying at Valencia to eventually finish the session second quickest. His Factory Ducati team-mate, Regis Laconi, took provisional pole...