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  • Get GP news on your phone

    13 May 2002

    Get GP news on your phone

    This weekend it’s the turn of Le Mans in France to host the MotoGP circus. Suzuki, Yamaha and Aprilia have been working overtime, trying to get their four-strokes to match the pace of Honda’s dynamic...

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  • Victory in France for Rossi

    13 May 2002

    Victory in France for Rossi

    Valentino Rossi won a rain-hit French GP at Le Mans to maintain the Honda RCV’s perfect start to the 2002 season.Crucially, the Italian had taken the lead on lap 21 when he passed team-mate Tohru...

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  • First glimpse of 2003 crossers

    06 May 2002

    First glimpse of 2003 crossers

    If you want a sneak preview of what production bikes we’ll be all be on next year, the best place to look is the All Japan Motocross Championship.For a more detailed look at the exciting line-up of...

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  • European Supermoto series gets under way

    06 May 2002

    European Supermoto series gets under way

    The first round of the European Supermotard Championship takes place this weekend May 11 –12 at the Parc de l’Aumaillerie, Fougeres in France.Big names like Thierry van den Bosch and Eddy Seel, the...

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  • Would you want to marry a grid girl

    06 May 2002

    Would you want to marry a grid girl

    The lucky husband of this young lady took her to Kyalami on their honeymoon, and Chris Walker and the Kawasaki team gave them a day to remember. Great idea, but wouldn’t Brands have been cheaper?

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  • British motocross dates finalised

    06 May 2002

    British motocross dates finalised

    The ACU has finalised the dates for the full eight round Maxxis motocross series.The Pontrilas Motocross Club near Hereford and the former 60’ and 70’s Scramble television series circuit at...

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  • Kneesy does it

    06 May 2002

    Kneesy does it

    We don’t know why they were so worried about covering their knees up, we can only be grateful that they were

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  • Suzuki DRZ to be a Kwak

    06 May 2002

    Suzuki DRZ to be a Kwak

    Kawasaki’s tie-up Suzuki will see a new re-badged version of the big-selling DRZ400 released shortly under Kawasaki colours.For the full story on this new bike don’t miss the latest issue of MCN, out...

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  • Michael Rutter: In his own words

    06 May 2002

    Hairmonster: Do you get annoyed when people say 'he’s only really any good in the rain?'MichaelRutter: No...cos it's best to have a name for something, rather than nothing at all!Dabbsy: How do you feel now that Kawasaki are pulling out of WSB? Are they doing the right thing?MichaelRutter: No not really, I don't think. It's 2 different classes. I know why they have done it, to put everything into...

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  • Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

    06 May 2002

    Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

    Neil Hodgson set the the fastest ever time around the Monza circuit on a superbike on his way to a stunning provisional pole today.The HM Plant Ducati rider went more than three tenths quicker than...

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  • Benelli back for Monza

    06 May 2002

    Benelli back for Monza

    Benelli’s three-cylinder Tornado storms back into WSB action at this weekend’s round in Monza after pulling out during the series curtain-raiser in Valencia, Spain.The factory pulled the Tornado to...

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  • Bayliss wins in Monza

    06 May 2002

    Bayliss wins in Monza

    Troy Bayliss has won the first race at Monza after a miscalculation by Neil Hodgson. Hodgson had made a good start from pole position, and with the retirement of Noriyuki Haga, had seemed to have the...

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  • Sidecars shift to Saturday

    06 May 2002

    Sidecars shift to Saturday

    The sidecar world championship races will now take place on the Saturday of each WSB round, starting with this weekend at Monza, FIM bosses have announced.They have also cancelled the sidecar...

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  • McCulloch steps in for crocked Crawford

    01 May 2002

    McCulloch steps in for crocked Crawford

    With John Crawford still not fit after his huge spill at Silverstone, his ETI Racing squad have drafted in Ross McCulloch to ride its BSB Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Oulton Park on the May Day Bank...

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  • Hizzy previews Oulton BSB

    01 May 2002

    Hizzy previews Oulton BSB

    Oulton Park is the scenic venue for round seven and eight of the MCN-backed British Superbike series on May 6. Series leader Steve Hislop spoke to MCN and told us why he such a fan of this Cheshire...

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  • Fast Eddy’s back at Castle Donington

    01 May 2002

    Fast Eddy’s back at Castle Donington

    Four-times world enduro champion Paul Edmondson will race at the opening round of the British International Motocross Championship at Castle Donington on the ex-Stephen Sword factory Husqvarna...

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  • Eric Bostrom in for injured Izutzu

    01 May 2002

    Eric Bostrom in for injured Izutzu

    Eric Bostrom will fill in for the injured Hitoyasu Izutzu in the Kawasaki WSB squad in Monza on May 12.Izutzu crashed heavily in qualifying at his home round in Sugo and broke a bone in his left hand.

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  • Capirossi’s RCV ultimatum

    01 May 2002

    Capirossi’s RCV ultimatum

    MotoGP star Loris Capirossi is warning Honda he’ll leave next year if he doesn’t get the same machinery as Valentino Rossi.Fo the full story on Capirossi’s demands,don’t miss the new issue of MCN, out...

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  • Rossi claims provisional pole in Jerez

    01 May 2002

    Rossi claims provisional pole in Jerez

    Valentino Rossi has claimed another provisional pole today in Jerez, Spain ahead of Sunday’s MotoGP race. But Daijiro Katoh proved that the new four-strokes won’t have it their own way as he led a...

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  • Get GP results on your mobile

    01 May 2002

    Get GP results on your mobile

    It’s going to be the most breath-taking, wheel-spinning, mad-overtaking, superstar-creating GP season since Noah was a lad. Make sure you’re bang up to date with every qualifying session and race...

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  • Rossi reigns (again) in Spain

    01 May 2002

    Rossi reigns (again) in Spain

    Valentino Rossi swept to a well-deserved victory in Jerez, Spain, today.Fighting back after an early clash with Suzuki’s KennyRobererts he closed back up to the front and a dice with his Repsol Honda...

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  • Michael Rutter webchat

    29 April 2002

    Michael Rutter webchat

    The Rain God himself, Michael Rutter, joined us for a live webchat at 1pm on Thursday, May 2.He gave us wet-weather riding tips, told us what his favourite bikes and proudest moments were, and...

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  • Go!!!!!

    29 April 2002

    Go!!!!!

    I bet she does…(nudge nudge, wink, wink, say no more squire)

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  • Carmichael claims AMA Supercross title

    29 April 2002

    Carmichael claims AMA Supercross title

    After a six-year title drought, Honda claimed both the 250 and 125 series at the penultimate round of the AMA Supercross series in Salt Lake City.Ricky Carmichael won his tenth race of the season to...

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