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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Everts injured in Supermoto crash

    21 October 2002

    Everts injured in Supermoto crash

    Reigning world 500cc motorcross champion Stefan Everts was injured after he crashed out Masters of Supermotard race in Belgium at the weekend.He went down at the first corner after clashing with...

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  • Italy wins Motocross des Nations

    21 October 2002

    Italy wins Motocross des Nations

    The Italian team won the 2002 Motocross des Nations at the Belpuig Circuit in Spain at the weekend.The squad of Andrea Bartolini, Alessio Chiodi and Alex Puzar, all former World Champions, easily beat...

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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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  • McWilliams takes pole in Phillip Island

    21 October 2002

    McWilliams takes pole in Phillip Island

    Jeremy McWilliams has put the Proton KR on pole position for Sunday’s MotoGP in Australia. He qualified 0.4 seconds ahead of Australian Gary McCoy. The other Proton KR of Nobuatsu Aoki qualified in...

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  • Rossi warms up for rally debut

    21 October 2002

    Rossi warms up for rally debut

    Valentino Rossi has been warming up for his rallying debut in next month’s Rally of Great Britain with a special test of his World Rally Championship (WRC) – spec Peugeot 206.There’s a rare personal...

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  • Barros back on top, Down Under

    21 October 2002

    Alex Barros has continued his excellent run of form on the Honda RCV with a provisional pole start in Friday’s qualifying ahead of the Australian MotoGP round on Sunday.The West Honda rider ‘s time of 1’33.002 around the 2.78 mile Phillip Island circuit was just a tenth ahead of home favourite Garry McCoy on the Red Bull Yamaha YZR two-stroke. As if to prove the strokers have one last hurrah left...

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  • Rossi wins in Oz

    21 October 2002

    Valentino Rossi continued his amazing season with victory in Australia. He finished at the head of five Hondas, sharing the podium with Alex Barros and Tohru Ukawa. Daijiro Katoh and Jurgen van den Goorbergh took fourth and fifth.Max Biaggi was the leading non-Honda, ahead of Nobuastsu Aoki who finished seventh on the Proton KR. Eighth was Olivier Jacque, ninth Kenny Roberts Jr and tenth Jeremy...

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