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Oi! Eyes front!

Oi! Eyes front!

There’s always one that gets distracted…

Byrne signs for factory Aprilia GP squad

Byrne signs for factory Aprilia GP squad

Shane Byrne, reigning British Superbike champion, has signed to ride a factory Aprilia in MotoGPs as the replacement for the departing Colin Edwards. Byrne had been likely to sign for the Foggy...

Remember her?

Remember her?

We thought you might appreciate another look at this young lady from a slightly different angle.

But which team will she be with next year?

But which team will she be with next year?

Forget the 2004 rider line-ups. We want to know where the brolly girls are going.

Hodgson signs for Ducati MotoGP team

Hodgson signs for Ducati MotoGP team

Neil Hodgson has signed for the D’Antin satellite Ducati team for 2004.The reigning World Superbike champion will ride a Desmosedici Ducati alongisde a soon to be confirmed team-mate. Hodgson will...

Valencia victory for Rossi, Stoner and De Puniet

The tension continues to build towards Honda’s official announcement this afternoon, following Valentino Rossi’s win at Valencia.Rossi underlined why there is so much interest in his future, triumphing over Sete Gibernau. Loris Capirossi took third on the Desmosedici Ducati. Jeremy McWilliams took 12th on the Proton KR bike.1) Rossi. 2) Gibernau. 3) Capirossi. 4) Biaggi. 5) Checa. 6) Barros. 7)...

Stoner takes debut 125cc win

Casey Stoner has taken his first-ever 125cc win at Valencia. The 18-year-old Australian overcame the best efforts of Hector Barbera to hold the lead to the flag.Barbera eventually finished third after an attempt to snatch the lead at the last corner saw him run wide and let Steve Jenkner past.1) Stoner. 2) Jenkner. 3) Barbera. 4) Simoncelli. 5) Giansanti. 6) Bautista. 7) Nieto. 8) Dovizioso. 9)...

Poggiali third seals 250cc title

Manuel Poggiali took the 2003 250cc title with a third place at Valencia behind Randy De Puniet and Toni Elias.Title challenger Roberto Rolfo saw his championship hopes fade with a sixth place. Britain’s Chaz Davies finished in 13th place.1) De Puniet. 2) Elias. 3) Poggiali. 4) Guintoli. 5) Nieto. 6) Porto. 7) Rolfo. 8) Battaini. 9) Bataille. 10) Debon 11) Matsudo. 12) Heidolf. 13) Davies. 14)...

Rossi leaves Honda; Edwards joins

Rossi leaves Honda; Edwards joins

Valentino Rossi has confirmed that he is not riding for Honda in 2004. Meanwhile Colin Edwards has signed to ride alongside Sete Gibernau under Telefonica Movistar colours.Rossi said that the reason...

Looking up to Xaus

Looking up to Xaus

We used this angle to accentuate the factory Ducati rider’s cheekbones….honest…

Bostrom or bottom?

Bostrom or bottom?

We know what it says, but we doubt anyone is focussing on the American rider…

Excited?

Excited?

The excitement and enthusiasm of racing motorcycles infected everyone. Except two.

Umbrella or tent?

Umbrella or tent?

You could fit a small family under that umbrella…

Abe fastest in practice at Valencia

Abe fastest in practice at Valencia

Yamaha’s Norrick Abe heads the first practice session at Valencia, riding for Fortuna Yamaha as a replacement for regular rider Marco Melandri. His time is over two seconds quicker than Garry McCoy,...

Rossi and Hodgson latest as it breaks

Rossi and Hodgson latest  as it breaks

The final round of the 2004 MotoGP championship promises some huge news about the coming season. MCN is expecting that Neil Hodgson to confirm his departure from WSB on Saturday to join the D’Antin...

Rossi on provisional pole for Sunday

Rossi on provisional pole for Sunday

Valentino Rossi posted a new qualifying record lap to take provisional pole for Sunday’s Spanish GP at Valencia.The Italian posted a time of 1:33.643 to lead an all-Honda front row. The only other...

Who's done it?

Who's done it?

Passing wind on the grid never goes down well

The eyes have it…

The eyes have it…

Even the brolly girls have tried to adopt the ‘Foggy stare’, with more attractive results than the original…

What are you doing down there?

What are you doing down there?

The photographer’s attempts to sneak up on Chris Walker almost worked…

What a big water bottle he’s got…

What a big water bottle he’s got…

We don’t know why, but she’s obviously fascinated by his drink container…

Bottoms up!

Bottoms up!

Any of you ladies fancy a drink?

R6 Cup TV series begins

R6 Cup TV series begins

A series documenting the trials and tribulations of the R6 cup competitors begins on Friday at 8.30pm.The 30-minute programme gives an insight into the lives of the stars in the MCN-backed British...

But there’s no space for logos…

But there’s no space for logos…

We’re not sure what she’s selling, but we do know she’s doing a fine job of it.

Corser loses best shirt competition

Corser loses best shirt competition

Sadly, Troy just couldn’t compete with the T-shirt wearing skills of his brolly girl.

Have you won Brit SX tickets for Weston?

Have you won Brit SX tickets for Weston?

Round two of the Future West British Supercross series will take place at Weston-super-Mare on October 24 and 25. And five lucky winners have each won a pair of tickets courtesy of MCN.The winners...

Abe replaces injured Melandri

Abe replaces injured Melandri

Norrick Abe will fill in for injured Fortuna Yamaha regular Marco Melandri at the Valencia GP on Sunday, November 2.The 28-year-old Japanese rider will replace regular team member Melandri for the...

MCN-backed European Supermoto comes to UK

MCN-backed European Supermoto comes to UK

The MCN-backed British Superprix is the first round of the European Supermoto championship to ever be held in the UK, and it takes place at Lydden Hill in Kent on October 18-19.The circuit is building...

Brit podium at Lydden

Brit podium at Lydden

The first-ever European championship supermoto round held in the UK took place in front of 10,000 fans at Lydden in Kent on SundayThe crowd had something to cheer after British rider Ady Smith claimed...

Three of a kind

Three of a kind

If you get three matching colours you win a prize…

Too hot to handle

Too hot to handle

It looks like Katsuaki Fujiwara might have mistakenly left his helmet under the tyre warmers…

Look, up in the sky…

Look, up in the sky…

What has distracted her?

Biggest brolly ever?

Biggest brolly ever?

WSB goes for the record for the biggest brolly in history. And this poor girl has to hold it.

A look of concentration?

A look of concentration?

Or was it a bad decision to skip the loo break before the race?

ACU Academy rider selection

ACU Academy rider selection

The ACU are looking for the next crop of riders to join their academy programme for road racers, and are holding a rider selection day at Rockingham on November 10.The most promising young riders on...

Anything for a pair

Anything for a pair

Gregorio Lavilla considers whether two brolly girls is enough…

Spot the lurker

Spot the lurker

She wondered who the strange man was until someone pointed out it was Pier-Francesco Chili.