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Put your questions to WSB boss

Put your questions to WSB boss

MCN is flying to Rome to meet World Superbike boss Paolo Flammini next week, and we’re offering you the opportunity to put your questions to him. It’s been a time of change for the championship.

Yamaha Sepang MotoGP test, official release

Yamaha Sepang MotoGP test, official release

In gruelling heat Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team) was inside his own previous lap record of 2m 03.82 seconds at the 5.548km Sepang track in testing today. He recorded a best time of 2m...

Biaggi ends test 1.2 secs faster than Rossi

Biaggi ends test 1.2 secs faster than Rossi

Max Biaggi has continued his dominance of Honda’s pre-season MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia by ending the final day with a best lap 1.2 seconds faster than Valentino Rossi’s best...

Rossi plays down title hopes

Rossi plays down title hopes

Valentino Rossi is talking down his chances of clinging on to his world title on the eve of his debut test with Yamaha. The reigning MotoGP champion has seen Max Biaggi beat his lap record at Sepang,...

The perfect guide to Motegi

The perfect guide to Motegi

What better way to learn a new circuit, than with your own girl, guide…

Water retention?

Water retention?

Luckily the camel girls could go for days without another bottle of water

Rossi 1.2 seconds down on Biaggi

Rossi 1.2 seconds down on Biaggi

These are the first pictures of Valentino Rossi as he takes his debut ride on the Yamaha YZF-M1. The 2003 world champion has just finished his first day of testing on the new bike and ended the...

Suzuki riders close to Biaggi's best

Suzuki riders close to Biaggi's best

MotoGP testing in Sepang came to a close on Friday for the Suzuki, Kawasaki and Moriwaki teams, with all the squads claiming a big improvement over last year’s machines. Suzuki riders John Hopkins and...

Bad hair day?

Bad hair day?

The wind always picks up at just the wrong moment

Rossi rattles rivals in first Yamaha test

Rossi rattles rivals in first Yamaha test

Defending world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi looks like making it business as usual in this year’s title race, despite his move from the all-conquering Honda to a struggling Yamaha. He completed 59...

You won’t go far, love…

You won’t go far, love…

You won’t get far. A: It’s a monkey bike and B: It’s got a paddock stand on it.

Biaggi dominates Sepang day two

Biaggi dominates Sepang day two

Max Biaggi continued his domination of preseason testing at Sepang in Malaysia by improving on his first day best by half-a-second. Biaggi had the benefit of using a 17 inch front wheel, compared to...

Nakano signs for Kawasaki GP squad

Nakano signs for Kawasaki GP squad

Former Yamaha GP and 250cc star Shinya Nakano has signed to ride for the Kawasaki MotoGP squad in 2004, alongside Alex Hofmann. The 26-year-old Japanese rider rode for the D’Antin Yamaha squad in...

Only two days left to end of Dakar

Only two days left to end of Dakar

There’s just two days left of the 2004 Dakar Rally, which finishes on Sunday. Today, Friday January 16, the competitors face the last really tough stage, from Tidjika to Nouakchott, the capital of...

Oh my word…

Oh my word…

She’ll never get her leg over wearing that…

Biaggi beats Rossi’s best in first GP test

Biaggi beats Rossi’s best in first GP test

Max Biaggi set the fastest time on the first day (January 20) of the first big MotoGP test of the year at Sepang in Malaysia. And he beat World Champion Valentino Rossi’s lap record in the...

Roma wins first Dakar

Roma wins first Dakar

Spaniard Joan ‘Nani’ Roma won the 26th Paris-Dakar rally yesterday (January 18) on a KTM LC4 taking the top spot by just 12 minutes over last year’s winner Richard Sainct, also on a KTM LC4. The final...

Toseland and Walker test at Phillip Island

Toseland and Walker test at Phillip Island

Both the factory Ducati and Foggy Petronas teams have completed a traumatic three-day test session at Phillip Island, Australia with some good news. James Toseland suffered a major crash on his...

Sheene's team boss dies

Rex White, the man who managed Barry Sheene’s Heron Suzuki team during his 1976 and 1977 500cc GP wins, has died at home. White was the manager of the official Suzuki GP team throughout the 1970s and 1980s and had been unwell for some time. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed. We will bring you more information as it becomes available. To comment on this story click the link on the right...

Got the horns?

Got the horns?

Ok, we get the horns, but why is she wearing huge flared collars and little else? Not that we mind…

Flashing those pearly whites

Flashing those pearly whites

Nothing like a smile from a woman in a bikini top to get the week off to a good start.

No Triumph ValMoto at 2004 TT

No Triumph ValMoto at 2004 TT

The factory-backed Triumph ValMoto team will not be competing at the 2004 Isle of Man TT, despite a victory in the Junior TT in 2003. That win, by New Zealander Bruce Anstey, was the firm’s first TT...

The wonders of Lycra

The wonders of Lycra

Lycra, the stretchy fabric that has contributed so much to motorcycle racing…

What is she doing?

What is she doing?

We can’t tell what’s she’s doing, but she’s obviously impressed by the size of his helmet…

Blinded by the light

Blinded by the light

We suspect she may need those shades to prevent her being blinded by her own hair and jewellery…

Brands and three other circuits sold

Brands and three other circuits sold

Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park and Snetterton have been sold. The four tracks all host rounds of the British Superbike Championship. Brands Hatch is also the venue for the European World...

Pale is good

Pale is good

Who wants a suntan anyway?

Alice, Alice and Alice?

Alice, Alice and Alice?

Alice, we’d like to take you out for a drink. Yes, all three of you…

Lampkin misses first final in two years

Lampkin misses first final in two years

Dougie Lampkin failed to reach the finals at the fourth round of the World Indoor Trials championship in Koblenz, Germany – the first time he’s failed to reach that stage in over two years. The...

Monday morning fever

Monday morning fever

The flared collars were a sign that this brolly girl had gone ‘Retro’

Pavey crashes out of Dakar

Pavey crashes out of Dakar

British-based BMW rider Simon Pavey has been forced out of the Dakar rally with a broken collarbone. The 36-year-old Australian and off-road instructor crashed just 30km from the end of Friday’s 750km...

Haga set for WSB return

Haga set for WSB return

Noriyuki Haga is set for a World Superbike comeback with the British Renegade Ducati team. The popular Japanese rider will join Leon Haslam in the squad on Ducati 999 RS04s, after a disappointing...

Say bye-bye

Say bye-bye

The brolly babes tried waving to get rid of us. It didn’t work…

Have dinner with Toseland and Hodgson

Have dinner with Toseland and Hodgson

Fancy having dinner with the HM Plant? Here’s your chance. To celebrate taking third and sixth places in last year’s World Superbike championship HM Plant is holding a party at the Hilton Hotel,...

Mona Lisa smile

Mona Lisa smile

That smile followed us everywhere….except home, unfortunately.