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The reasons behind the BBC decision

Grandstand producer Belinda Rogerson explained the BBC’s decision to drop live WSB this Sunday. She Said: " Unfortunately, the scheduled date for the 1st round in Valencia was moved from March 9 to March 2 late in 2002. We had planned to show both of the races during the day on BBC TWO on March 9, however the schedule of sport that we were already committed to showing on March 2, including...

BBC won’t show WSB live on Sunday

BBC won’t show WSB live on Sunday

The BBC will not be showing Sunday’s WSB round live. Instead all we’ll get is highlights on BBC 2 at 11:55pm.If you want to see it live you’ll need access to Eurosport which will show the races from...

Hodgson quickest after first day’s qualifying

Hodgson quickest after first day’s qualifying

The times have come in for the first qualifying session in Valencia with only one second separating the top seven riders.Fila Ducati rider Neil Hodgson put in a fastest lap of 1:34.932, just 0.069...

Two weeks out for injured Melandri

Two weeks out for injured Melandri

Fortuna Yamaha rider Marco Melandri fell victim to rain at the Second IRTA MotoGP test in Estoril on Wednesday. He low-sided on the circuit’s uphill chicane. The result was a dislocated shoulder that...

Barros tops final day of GP tests

Barros tops final day of GP tests

The wind played a big part in the last day of MotoGP testing at Jerez on Sunday with a number of riders coming off when caught by sudden gusts.Alex Barros managed to put in the top time of the day,...

Formation babes

Formation babes

They haven’t quite mastered ‘four babes on a bike’ enough to get moving, but who cares…

Suzuki-Kawasaki crosser to race

Suzuki-Kawasaki crosser to race

Suzuki and Kawasaki will field their shared prototype 250cc 4-stroke motocrosser in the All Japan Motocross Championship this season. Each firm will be running it’s own bike, one badged as a Kawasaki,...

Too small?

Too small?

Despite the incredibly small pants, the crowd continued to huddle together in the corner. Pic by Tom Storer.

Security guards, MCN style

Security guards, MCN style

MCN even makes security look good.

Quality parts…

Quality parts…

Check the fit and finish on those parts. Pic by Tom Storer

I’m a little teapot

I’m a little teapot

The teapot impressions are always part of brolly babe training

Keep it clean

Keep it clean

Someone looks as though they are enjoying themselves a little too much.

The bike needs a firm rear end

The bike needs a firm rear end

The firmer the better in our opinion

Kagayama and Reynolds test at Snet

Kagayama and Reynolds test at Snet

The cold weather caused a few problems for John Reynolds and Yukio Kagayama as they tested their new GSX-R1000 bikes at Snetterton on Wednesday.The two riders each put in 30 laps at the circuit but...

Hodgson fastest at last test before WSB begins

Hodgson fastest at last test before WSB begins

Neil Hodgson was on lap record pace when he went fastest at the WSB test in Valencia on Sunday. He put in a time of 1:34.01, 1.3 seconds under Ben Bostrom’s 2002 lap record.Check out this week’s MCN,...

Laconi drops in on Ducati

Laconi drops in on Ducati

Regis Laconi cemented his arrival at Ducati by getting a taste of the racing heritage he is now a part of.He couldn’t resist getting his leg over Mike Hailwood’s Ducati 900, the bike that won him the...

Hodgson heads first day of Winter testing

Hodgson heads first day of Winter testing

British rider Neil Hodgson made his intentions clear for 2003 by posting the fastest time on the first day of the official World Superbikes tests at Valencia.Hodgson and Fila Ducati team-mate Ruben...

Rain hinders MotoGP test

Rain hinders MotoGP test

Day two of the official MotoGP test at Jerez has been badly affected by rain. Most riders risked the circuit, but no-one was able to improve their times, leaving Alex Barros as the fastest rider so...

Kato beats Rossi in Honda test

Kato beats Rossi in Honda test

Daijiro Kato put in the fastest time at Honda’s two-day test in Sepang, a tenth of a second faster than Valentino Rossi.Kato recorded a best of 2:02.8 on the second day, Thursday. But Rossi wasn’t put...

Happy to be here?

Happy to be here?

Sometimes the stress of the brolly job can take its toll.

Interesting riding position

Interesting riding position

It’s all about aerodynamics, apparently

Get orf my bike!

Get orf my bike!

Well, what do you think he is saying? Post your suggestions on the News message board.

All the shiny, pretty things

All the shiny, pretty things

What catches your eye? The shiny metal or the shiny babe?

Where’s her sleeves gone?

Where’s her sleeves gone?

OK, who has stolen the sleeves from her top?

Mackenzie to act as ACU rider mentor

Mackenzie to act as ACU rider mentor

Multiple British Superbike Champion Niall MacKenzie has agreed to play a larger part in the ACU Academy’s Rider Mentor program.MacKenzie has already been a major contributor to the academy over the...

8p a day!

8p a day!

C’mon girls you’re worth more than that.

Is that a smirk young lady?

Is that a smirk young lady?

What are you smirking about young lady?

Carmichael increases SXGP lead

Carmichael increases SXGP lead

Ricky Carmichael has won the seventh round of the World Supercross GP at the Metrodome, in Minneapolis.Carmichael, a Honda factory rider, has already won the title twice and the result on the February...

Riders for WSB Valencia test announced

Riders for WSB Valencia test announced

The list of riders taking part in the official World Superbike and Supersport winter test at Valencia on February 21-23 has been announced.MCN will be bringing all the latest news and an exclusive...

Final race colours for Ducati

Final race colours for Ducati

These are the first pictures of the new Ducati Desmosedici V4 Moto GP bike in its final race decals. The bike was on show today at the bikes official launch alongside the leathers that riders Troy...

Checa beats Biaggi’s best

Checa beats Biaggi’s best

Carlos Checa beat Max Biaggi’s pole-setting time at Catalunya in his latest test of the factory Yamaha Moto GP bike this week.Despite a crash on Monday that left him with a just few bruises, Checa put...

Gardner retires from racing

Gardner retires from racing

Former World 500cc champion Wayne Gardner is retiring from racing.He quit bikes in 1993 to take up car racing and his most recent efforts have seen him driving a factory Toyota Supra in the All-Japan...

THQ launches Moto GP 2 racing game

THQ launches Moto GP 2 racing game

THQ has launched the latest incarnation of its motorcycle racing game Moto GP.Moto GP 2 is being launched for Xbox and will provide the player with the ability to race against sixteen other riders on...

Reed wins in San Diego

Chad Reed took his second victory this season at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Sunday February 9.Reed’s win came at a vital time, after a series of three wins by reigning AMA champion Ricky Carmichael. Last season Carmichael was unbeatable after the opening rounds, and in the winter Motocross championship, Carmichael became the first rider to win every race. Reed’s victory has stopped...

Never wear sandals in the snow

Never wear sandals in the snow

Can you guess who regretted wearing strappy sandals through the snow.

Hislop denies ‘quitting’ story

Hislop denies ‘quitting’ story

Steve Hislop has lashed out at a report in a national newspaper which claims 2003 will be his final season. " I don’t know where they got it from, " said Steve, " I could race on for...