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  • Scott Russell in comeback test

    21 October 2002

    Scott Russell in comeback test

    Former WSB champ Scott Russell is on the verge of an amazing racing comeback, despite nearly being killed at the Daytona 200 in 2001.He has been secretly testing for HMC Racing, an AMA Superbike...

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Walker breaks leg in Supermoto race

    14 October 2002

    Walker breaks leg in Supermoto race

    Chris Walker has been diagnosed as having a broken ankle and tibia of his left leg after crashing out of a supermoto race in Mettet, Belgium at the weekend.He was due to start testing with his new GSE...

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  • Honda set to quit WSB

    14 October 2002

    Honda set to quit WSB

    Honda is set to quit WSB despite winning the 2002 World Superbike championship.You can read more on this story in the latest issue of MCN, out October 16.There had been rumours that GSE Racing would...

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  • Biaggi scraps for Sepang victory

    14 October 2002

    Biaggi scraps for Sepang victory

    Max Biaggi finally broke his four-stroke duck with a win in the searing heat of Sepang in Sunday’s Malaysian round of the MotoGP calendar.The Malboro Yamaha rider benefited from the three-way scrap...

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  • Barros builds with Sepang pole

    14 October 2002

    Barros builds with Sepang pole

    Alex Barros is emerging as the unlikely challenger to the dominance of Valentino Rossi in MotoGP after taking pole in Sepang today ahead of Sunday’s Malaysion Grand Prix.Despite only having sat on the...

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  • 2003 Grand Prix Calendar

    14 October 2002

    2003 Grand Prix Calendar

    The FIM has just released the details of dates and venues for the 2003 Grand Prix calendar.Round 1: April 6, Suzuka, JapanRound 2: April 27, Welkom, South AfricaRound 3: May 11, Jerez, SpainRound 4:...

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  • Hello there

    07 October 2002

    Hello there

    Imagine the MCN offices filled with babes like this…That’s what we do to cheer ourselves up.

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  • Yowsah!

    07 October 2002

    Yowsah!

    Don’t know what’s she’s advertising, but she’s doing it very well…

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  • New Motocross des Nations entry list

    07 October 2002

    New Motocross des Nations entry list

    The FIM has just released the entry list for the re-scheduled 2002 Motocross des Nations, now confirmed as October 19-20 in Bellpuig, Spain. There are 23 countries with almost 100 riders competing in...

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  • Bercy Supercross line-up confirmed

    07 October 2002

    Bercy Supercross line-up confirmed

    Organisers have just confirmed the line-up for the Bercy Supercross special in France on November 8-10.The quasi-des Nations format pitches one team from France and one from the U.S. against a...

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  • Provisional 2003 BSB calendar

    07 October 2002

    Provisional 2003 BSB calendar

    British Superbike bosses have now released a provisional calendar for 2003 with venues pencilled in. Subject to change it looks like this:Round 1: Silverstone March 28-30Round 2: Snetterton April...

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  • GSE to stick with Ducati for 2003 WSB

    07 October 2002

    GSE to stick with Ducati for 2003 WSB

    GSE Racing has just announced that it will remain with Ducati in World Superbikes for 2003 and not join forces with Honda as had been widely rumoured.In a statement team owner Darrell Healey said: ...

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  • First pictures: Bayliss and Hodgson test

    07 October 2002

    First pictures: Bayliss and Hodgson test

    These are the first pictures of Troy Bayliss and Neil Hodgson testing their respective 2003 MotoGP and World Superbike machines.The pair has just completed preliminary test at Mugello in Italy, just...

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  • Edwards out, Xaus in at Ducati WSB

    07 October 2002

    Edwards out, Xaus in at Ducati WSB

    Ruben Xaus will partner Neil Hodgson on the factory Ducati 999 in World Superbikes in 2003.The Spaniard is expected to sign shortly to fill the vacancy created by Colin Edward’s departure for...

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  • Ukawa leads Honda charge in Sepang

    07 October 2002

    Ukawa leads Honda charge in Sepang

    Tohru Ukawa blazed to provisional pole in Sepang today, setting himself at the head of an all-Honda four-stroke front row ahead of Sunday’s MotoGP round in Malaysia.The Japanese rider’s time of...

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  • Pitt to ride ZX-RR at Sepang

    07 October 2002

    Pitt to ride ZX-RR at Sepang

    Aussie Andrew Pitt will replace the injured Akira Yanagawa on Kawasaki’s ZX-RR MotoGP machine for the rest of the season, starting with the Malaysian GP in Sepang on October13.The 2001 World...

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  • Abe lands M1 for Phillip Island, Valencia

    07 October 2002

    Abe lands M1 for Phillip Island, Valencia

    It has been confirmed by the factory that Norick Abe will get a four-stroke M1 MotoGP machine from Yamaha to contest the final two rounds of the season.Abe, the leading Yamaha two-stroke rider in the...

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  • McWilliams and Aoki re-sign for Roberts

    07 October 2002

    McWilliams and Aoki re-sign for Roberts

    Jeremy McWilliams will continue to partner Nobuatso Aoki in the Proton/Kenny Roberts set-up in 2003 it has just been announced.The pair will ride the new Proton/KR V5 four-stroke currently under...

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