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  • Two podiums for Reynolds despite injury

    08 April 2003

    Two podiums for Reynolds despite injury

    Shane Byrne, Michael Rutter, Sean Emmett, and John Reynolds made up the top four all weekend at the second round of the British Superbikes championship at Snetterton, but only 15 days previously Rizla...

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  • Reynolds will race despite injury

    08 April 2003

    Reynolds will race despite injury

    John Reynolds has confirmed he will be racing at the Snetterton round of British Superbikes this weekend, despite a broken collarbone.The Suzuki rider is having laser treatment, after crashing his...

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  • Bemsee, Lydden, April 5-6

    08 April 2003

    Rider: Pete Fishwick, Bike: TZR250, Club: Bemsee, Class: Yamaha Past Masters (YPM)For those that don't know YPM, it allows TZR250, 250LC, 350LC and 350 Powervalves in the class running to tight regulations specified by the club and provided to all riders.The weather forecast was good and all races for both days were dry, although a little cold and windy.Saturday Race 1From 5th of the grid I...

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  • NG, Thruxton, 30 March

    08 April 2003

    NG, Thruxton, 30 March

    Racer: Richard Halford, Club: NG Road RacingBeautiful weather and an incredibly fast circuit made for an excellent weekend. Me and Cath arrived at Thruxton after John and Nicola who had parked up with...

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  • Ukawa releases statement on Kato

    08 April 2003

    Ukawa releases statement on Kato

    The Camel Pramac Pons team have issued a statement to the press on behalf of rider Tohru Ukawa, which mysteriously retracts his earlier statements about the crash which seriously injured Daijiro Kato.

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  • Kato shows slight improvement

    08 April 2003

    Kato shows slight improvement

    Daijiro Kato is still in a serious condition after his horrific crash in the early stages of the first MotoGP race on Sunday.The hospital has not made any official statement but it is known that the...

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  • Kato stable, Gibernau to race on

    08 April 2003

    Kato stable, Gibernau to race on

    Daijiro Kato showed some signs of improvement yesterday but is still in a critical condition after his accident at the first round of MotoGP on Sunday, in Suzuka, Japan.With the rider making it...

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  • Reed takes two in two weeks

    01 April 2003

    Reed takes two in two weeks

    Chad Reed has capitalised on a mistake by reigning champion Ricky Carmichael to take his second win in two weeks at Sunday’s AMA Supercross round in Houston, Texas.In the 250cc final, Honda’s...

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  • Rossi grabs provisional pole

    01 April 2003

    The first round of the MotoGP world championship kicked off the struggle for supremacy with Italian rivals Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi finishing the opening qualifying session separated by just 0.2s on Friday.The morning’s free practice saw Ducati rider Loris Capirossi topping the time sheets with a time of 2:04.604, 0.02s ahead of Valentino Rossi.All that changed for the qualifying session in...

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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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    25 March 2003

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    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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