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  • Vincent takes No.1 plate to KTM

    11 November 2002

    Vincent takes No.1 plate to KTM

    Newly crowned 125cc world champion Arnaud Vincent will take his number one plate to KTM for next season.Vincent, who became the first Frenchman ever to win the title, will ride alongside 2000 champion...

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  • Van den Bosch takes Supermoto title

    04 November 2002

    Van den Bosch takes Supermoto title

    Supermoto star Thierry van den Bosch has become the sports first ever world champion after taking his sixth win of the seven round FIM-backed series in Greece on Sunday.The KTM rider can seal his...

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  • First MotoGP tests underway

    04 November 2002

    First MotoGP tests underway

    The 2002 season only finished on Sunday, but riders are already testing ahead of next season.Max Biaggi and Sete Giberanu remained behind at Valencia, the scene of Sunday’s season finale, to get their...

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  • Haga to join Edwards at Aprilia

    04 November 2002

    Haga to join Edwards at Aprilia

    Aprilia has confirmed that the Samurai of Slide himself Noriyuki Haga will join Colin Edwards on the Aprilia RS3 in MotoGP next year.The squad will also switch to the favoured Michelin tyres away from...

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  • Yamaha announces new sponsor

    04 November 2002

    Yamaha announces new sponsor

    Yamaha has just signed a two-year deal with the tobacco giant Altadis to sponsor its factory MotoGP squad. Altadis is the parent company to Fortuna, Spain’s number one selling brand of cigarettes. The...

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  • Capirossi tests Ducati MotGP bike

    04 November 2002

    Capirossi tests Ducati MotGP bike

    Loris Capirossi made his debut on the Desmosedeci MotoGP bike today as his Ducati Corse team began testing at Valencia.It was the 29-year-old Italian’s first chance to ride a four-stroke and he put in...

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  • Barros signs for Gauloises Yamaha

    04 November 2002

    Barros signs for Gauloises Yamaha

    Alex Barros has ended his four-year relationship with Honda to move to the Gauloises Yamaha squad.The 32-year-old Brazilian, revitalised by Honda RCV four-stroke, took two wins this season for the...

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  • McCoy to test Kawasaki ZX-RR

    04 November 2002

    McCoy to test Kawasaki ZX-RR

    Garry McCoy will join Regis Laconi to test Kawasaki’s ZX-RR MotoGP four-stroke this Tuesday. The pair will remain behind in Valencia, the scene of Sunday’s final GP of the 2002 season, for the...

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  • THQ World Supercross calendar

    01 November 2002

    THQ World Supercross calendar

    THQ, one of the world’s largest computer games designers, will take over as title sponsor of the World Supercross GP series when the 2002-2003 season starts in December.The 2003 FIM World Supercross...

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  • Your chance to bid for WSB history

    01 November 2002

    Your chance to bid for WSB history

    Fancy owning some top Neil Hodgson and James Toesland World Superbike memorabilia and help a good cause at the same time? Well, here’s your chance.Log onto www.hmplantducati.com, the official website...

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  • Biaggi on pole in Valencia

    01 November 2002

    Biaggi on pole in Valencia

    If they weren’t already ruing their dismissal of Max Biaggi in August Yamaha bosses must certainly be kicking themselves hard now after the mercurial Italian slotted his M1 on pole in Valencia...

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  • Barros denies Rossi record in Valencia

    01 November 2002

    Barros denies Rossi record in Valencia

    Brazilian Alex Barros denied Valentino Rossi an historic 12th win in one season when he nicked the win in the final 2002 MotoGP round in Valencia today.There was drama right at the start, when Carlos...

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  • Barros on provisional pole in Valencia

    01 November 2002

    Barros on provisional pole in Valencia

    Alex Barros has taken provisional pole in Valencia ahead of the final MotoGP round of 2002 on Sunday. The Brazilian posted a time of 1’33.584 on his West Honda RCV, edging out Yamaha’s Max Biaggi by...

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  • New four-stroke 250s win at first outing

    28 October 2002

    New four-stroke 250s win at first outing

    Ernesto Fonseca gave Honda’s new four-stroke CRF250R crosser its first win when he debuted the bike at the final round of the Japanese National series at the Sportland circuit in Sugo.The Costa Rican...

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  • Chili could be coming to BSB

    28 October 2002

    Chili could be coming to BSB

    Frankie Chili could be set to race in British Superbikes next year. And if that’s not incredible enough, Steve Hislop could be his teammate.The veteran WSB star talks exclusively to MCN in the October...

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  • Shane Byrne in at MonsterMob

    28 October 2002

    Shane Byrne in at MonsterMob

    Shane Byrne has been confirmed at MonsterMob Ducati for the 2003 British Superbike season.Byrne, who finished fourth in the MCN-backed series this year, replaces title-winner Steve Hislop in the Paul...

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  • Edwards signs for Aprilia

    28 October 2002

    Edwards signs for Aprilia

    Colin Edwards has signed for Aprilia to ride its RS3 in MotoGP next year. There is no word yet on whether he will partner Regis Laconi in a two-man team.We will bring your more details very soon.

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  • Walker test hopes dented

    28 October 2002

    Walker test hopes dented

    Chris Walker’s race for fitness in time for his GSE Racing WSB squad’s important first test looks bleak.The pins in the ankle he damaged earlier this month in a supermoto race in Mettet, Belgium have...

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  • KTM names Locatelli in 125 squad

    28 October 2002

    KTM names Locatelli in 125 squad

    KTM has named one of the riders it will field in the 2003 125GP season. Roberto Locatelli, the 2000 125cc champion, returns to the minnow class after an indifferent 2002 season in the 250s. He’ll be...

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  • Buster Roberts passes away

    28 October 2002

    THE Grand Prix racing paddock is in mourning after the death of one of its biggest personalities. Buster Roberts, father to Kenny Roberts Snr, passed away last night (October 27) in hospital in California after a brief illness. He was 81.Buster was the driving forced behind the dynasty which has seen two generations of Roberts win GP world titles, having put Kenny Snr on a bike before his eighth...

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  • Bayliss to debut Ducati at Valencia

    28 October 2002

    Bayliss to debut Ducati at Valencia

    Troy Bayliss will give Ducati’s new MotoGP machine its public debut at the Valencia Grand Prix on November 3.He’ll be riding the Desmosedeci V4 four-stroke on a few demonstration laps ahead of the...

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  • Telefonica rings changes at Suzuki

    28 October 2002

    Telefonica rings changes at Suzuki

    Telefonica Movistar, the Spanish mobile phone giant, has ended its two-year association with the Suzuki MotoGP squad. This weekend’s Valencia GP will be the last time Suzukis will sport the famous...

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  • Emmett joins Rutter at Renegade

    21 October 2002

    Emmett joins Rutter at Renegade

    Sean Emmett has sensationally signed a deal to ride for Renegade Racing on a 2002 WSB-spec Testastretta 998 next season.You can read all about his deal in detail and Steve Hislop’s plans in the...

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