Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

  • Hislop angry over BSB prize money

    28 January 2002

    Hislop angry over BSB prize money

    Steve Hislop feels he’s going to miss out on earnings in 2002 because of a new ruling over prize money in the British superbike series40-year-old Hizzy has agreed terms to ride the MonsterMob Ducati...

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  • Dobb faces Everts and Pichon at Hawkstone

    28 January 2002

    World 125cc motocross champion Jamie Dobb faces a tough pre-season challenge at Hawkstone Park on February 17. The KTM rider from Derbyshire lines-up at the gate with fellow champions Stefan Everts and Mickael Pichon in the non-championship international.Dobb will ride a 250 KTM against Mickael Pichon on a factory Suzuki 250 and 500 world champion Stefan Everts with a thundering Yamaha 500...

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  • The right lines

    28 January 2002

    The right lines

    All the riders agreed that the changes to the Assen curves were an improvement.Today’s caption, courtesy of titusr

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  • Stewart clear… Carmichael back on form

    28 January 2002

    James Stewart made the 125 Main look easy as defending champion Ricky Carmichael returned to winning in the 250s at the AMA Supercross in Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday.Travis Pastrana took second in the 250s with. David Vuillemin third for Team Yamaha. He leads the point standings by seven over Mike LaRocco.Jeremy McGrath is slowly returning to form as he struggles to overcome an arm-pump problem. He...

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  • Walker among crashers in Oz test

    28 January 2002

    Walker among crashers in Oz test

    Strong winds stopped any faster times being logged by the top World Superbike riders at Phillip Island on Thursday – but did cause a spate of crashes.Winds whipping in off the sea, just a few yards...

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  • Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

    28 January 2002

    Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

    Ben Bostrom has his fingers crossed for Chris Walker this season and he’s hoping to see him among the front-runners in WSB.In a live web chat on this site on Thursday morning, Bostrom said: " I...

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  • Chili badly battered by crash in testing

    28 January 2002

    Chili badly battered by crash in testing

    Frankie Chili’s first test on the NCR Ducati at Valencia has ended in a highside on cold tyres which sent him to hospital with concussion.Chili had completed 12 laps of the final afternoon session on...

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  • Checa tries latest M1 at Almeria

    28 January 2002

    Checa tries latest M1 at Almeria

    Carlos Checa has been out on the latest version of Yamaha's factory four-stroke YZR-M1 at Almeria this week.The Marlboro Yamaha rider evaluated new engine and suspension parts in his first outing...

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  • Ducati to unveil GP engine

    28 January 2002

    Ducati will unveil details of the new four-stroke GP motor it will race in 2003 on Monday.The Italian marque will release computer aided images of the new engine, plus technical details about the new bike which has been under development since bosses announced at last year's Spanish GP in Jerez that it would enter the four-stroke fray.Four-stroke mania is gathering more and more momentum with...

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  • La Rocco takes first AMA supercross win in seven years

    21 January 2002

    Mike La Rocco took the glory in the 250 Main Event in round three of the AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series at Anaheim, California.It was the Honda CR250 rider’s first supercross win in America in seven years!David Pingree of Team Red Bull/KTM won the 125 West Main Event. It's his first win in two years.Steve Lamson, Ernesto Fonseca, and Sebastien Tortelli are recovering from injury, and did not...

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  • Just Peachy

    21 January 2002

    Just Peachy

    Melanie is a 22-year-old graduate in applied geophysics and enjoys restoring steam engines in her spare time

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  • Voice of the TT dies

    21 January 2002

    Peter Kneale, the man known to many as the Voice of the TT, has died, aged 67.Kneale commentated on every TT from 1965 to 2000. He died in the early hours of Monday morning at Liverpool’s Broad Green Hospital. He and had been suffering with a chest illness.Add your tribute, follow the link, right.

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  • Ali’s pally!

    21 January 2002

    Ali’s pally!

    Let’s get pally with Ali!This caption brought to you by Subliminal Hints That The Ally Pally Show Opens Today inc

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  • 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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