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Kato monument unveiled

Kato monument unveiled

Japanese fans of Daijiro Kato have unveiled a monument at his home track, the Autopolis circuit in the Kyusyu district of Japan.Kato, the former 250cc World Champion, began his career at the circuit,...

KTM sacks world champion

KTM sacks world champion

KTM has parted company with reigning 125cc world champion Arnaud Vincent, claiming the Frenchman will be " released immediately from his contract. " Finnish rider Mika Kallio will replace...

Vincent joins Virgin Yamaha at Oulton

Vincent joins Virgin Yamaha at Oulton

British 250GP star Jay Vincent will ride for the Virgin Mobile Yamaha team at round nine of the British Superbike championship at Oulton Park this weekend.Vincent rode for the Cibertel Honda Team in...

She’s definitely number one

She’s definitely number one

She’s definitely number one but there’s no need to brag about it.

We’re here to help

We’re here to help

Service with a smile from the Marlboro girls…

Looking a bit green

Looking a bit green

Jealousy turned the two girls a light shade of green…

French supermoto victory

French supermoto victory

The French team have won the inaugural Maxxis Supermotard Des European Nations, held at Alpe D’Huez in France last weekend (August 2-3).The home nation’s victory came without a race win, but they had...

Honda triumph at Suzuka after top three crash

Honda triumph at Suzuka after top three crash

BSB star Yukio Kagayama lost his chance to win the Suzuka eight-hour endurance race when an oil spill took out his team after just one lap.Kagayama’s team mate Atsushi Watanabe started second on the...

Kagayama second on the grid at Suzuka

Kagayama second on the grid at Suzuka

BSB star Yukio Kagayama has qualified in second place for the start of tomorrow’s Suzuka eight-hour endurance race.Kagayama, who has competed in the World Superbike, British Superbike, GP and now...

Suzuka Eight Hour underway

Suzuka Eight Hour underway

The opening practice sessions for this weekend’s Suzuka Eight Hour endurance race have begun.Honorary Brit and BSB star Yukio Kagayama and team-mate Atsushi Watanabe recorded the fastest lap of the...

American GP postponed until 2005

American GP postponed until 2005

The plans to run an American Grand Prix have been postponed until 2005. " There have been talks about having a GP in the U.S. in 2004, specifically in Birmingham, Alabama, " says Dorna...

Correct protection

Correct protection

It’s important to have glasses that can withstand a nuclear explosion when you’re a professional brolly babe

Fancy a drink?

Fancy a drink?

What more can you ask for? A pretty lady, a bit of shade, and a cool drink

Hislop dies in helicopter crash

Hislop dies in helicopter crash

Reigning British Superbike champion Steve Hislop has died in a helicopter accident in the Scottish Borders.Hislop, 41, is understood to have been flying alone to visit friends in the area when his...

The back of the pits…

The back of the pits…

The back of the pits, and what a nice back it is…

Honda pays tribute to Hislop

Honda pays tribute to Hislop

Neil Tuxworth, Race Team manager for Honda Racing and close friend of Steve Hislop, has paid tribute to the British Superbike champion after Hislop’s death in a helicopter crash on Wednesday July...

Windham closes on AMA MX lead

Windham closes on AMA MX lead

Honda’s Kevin Windham took his second victory of the AMA motocross season at Washougal Motocross Park on Sunday.With his previous win halting Ricky Carmichael’s record winning streak, Windham has now...

Hizzy: Your tributes

Our message boards have been flooded with tributes to the reigning British Superbike champion Steve Hislop, who died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, July 30.Here’s how you have reacted:Msshimmy: Oh my god. Can’t believe this, it won’t be the same without him. Met Steve a couple of times and he was a top bloke. My thoughts go out to his family and kids. Pokemon: The news on Hizzy is very true...

The racing world pays tribute to Hizzy

The racing world pays tribute to Hizzy

Friends and colleagues have been paying tribute to British Superbike champion Steve Hislop, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday July 30.The death of the Scot, just miles from his...

WSB tyre manufacturer announced

WSB tyre manufacturer announced

Pirelli has been officially announced as the manufacturers of the ‘control tyres’ for the Superbike World Championship in 2004 and 2005.The tyre firm will supply rubber for all the teams in the three...

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

The brolly babe police loved a good identity parade

Emmett lands last-minute Brands wildcard ride

Emmett lands last-minute Brands wildcard ride

Sean Emmett has landed a last-minute wildcard slot at this weekend's Brands Hatch World Superbike round. He will ride his ETI Ducati 998 British Superbike, which he took over in British Superbikes...

What an odd place to put logos…

What an odd place to put logos…

Why would sponsors think everyone would look at brolly girl’s bottoms?

Neil, do your leathers up!

Neil, do your leathers up!

The sight of Hodgson’s cleavage was too much for the Fila brolly girl…

New sponsor for WSB wildcard

New sponsor for WSB wildcard

WSB wildcard and BSB regular Dean Ellison will be riding in a new livery on Sunday, with new team sponsors Firepower.Ellison has spent a month on the sidelines with the D&B Ducati team due to a...

Who has the best hair?

Who has the best hair?

It’s between the brolly girl’s curls and Gregorio Lavilla’s Elvis quiff.

Focussing on the first bend

Focussing on the first bend

Even the brolly babe is hypnotised by the first corner…

Jon Germany’s winning story

At Brands Hatch two years ago we had just gone to our tents to sleep after a long drinking session. We were all woken to a loud voice yelling "You dirty bas**rd what are you doing". We got up to see what was going on and discovered that my (very drunk) son who was sharing a dome tent with two others, had half-woken up and said to the others sharing the tent, "I need a pee.""Well go on then, "...

Hodgson answers your questions

Hodgson answers your questions

We asked you to send in the questions you would ask World Superbike championship leader Neil Hodgson. Well we’ve taken the best and the factory Ducati rider has taken the time to reply. Read on to...

BSB regulars lead WSB qualifying practice

Shane Byrne has gone fastest in qualifying practice for Sundays WSB races at Brands Hatch. Sean Emmett and John Reynolds complete the provisional front row with Regis Laconi the only WSB regular on the front row.HM Plant riders Toseland and Walker are fifth and sixth, in front of championship leader, factory Ducati rider Neil Hodgson in seventh.Gregorio Lavilla was eighth quickest on the Alstare...

Xaus on provisional pole

Xaus on provisional pole

Ruben Xaus has taken provisional pole after a very wet first qualifying session for World Superbikes at Brands Hatch.The Fila Ducati rider upped his pace from the mornings practice session knocking a...

Byrne does Brands double

Byrne does Brands double

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has done the double at Brands after a scintillating second race.BSB regulars Byrne and John Reynolds made the race their own after early leader Sean Emmett was black-flagged for...

Reynolds on pole for WSB

Reynolds on pole for WSB

John Reynolds will be on pole position for the start of the World Superbike race at Brands Hatch on Sunday after topping a rain drenched Superpole session.A light rain started just before the session...

Chambon takes Supersport Victory

Chambon takes Supersport Victory

Stephane Chambon led from start-to-finish to take a commanding World Supersport victory at Brands Hatch.The Suzuki rider posted the fastest lap on his way to building up a 7.045 second lead at the...

Brits dominate in Brands first practice

Brits dominate in Brands first practice

Seven out of the top ten riders in today’s World Superbike free practice session at Brands Hatch are British and five of them are wildcards.HM Plant Ducati rider Chris Walker took the fastest time in...

Superstock qualifying practice: Two Brits on front row

James Ellison and Luke Quigley will be starting from the front row for the European Championship Superstock race at Brands Hatch.Pole was taken by Italian Michel Fabrizio, but the two British riders are second and third, with Gianluca Vizziello fourth. Fifth is John Laverty, with Ben Wylie in seventh, Kelvin Reilly ninth, Ben Wilson twelfth and David Gatenby in 28th. Tom Van Looy and Gerry Gepts...