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  • Brands WSB: Latest update 4:00pm

    22 July 2002

    Brands WSB: Latest update 4:00pm

    It’s one of the hottest days of the year at Brands Hatch, both for the weather, and the racing. A cloudy start to the day has given way to bright sunlight and slightly humid conditions.The RAC reports...

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  • Join a rideout to Brands, or add yours to our list

    22 July 2002

    IF you are one of the 100,000-plus heading for Brands this weekend, hook-up with fellow riders for a group run to the track.Below, you’ll find group rides to Brands you can join. Let us know if you know of any others. And if you’d like to start one from your area, or just see if there’s anyone interested, send us the details and we’ll publicise them here. Just e-mail them to...

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  • Suzuka 8 Hours live online

    22 July 2002

    Suzuka 8 Hours live online

    Eight hours in front of a computer may sound like a normal day at work, but on August 4 the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race will be broadcast live on the internet.It’s free to view, and will have...

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  • Party with the riders at Brands

    22 July 2002

    Party with the riders at Brands

    Want to know what the WSB stars get up to on a Sunday night when they are partying? Well the annual WSB charity party at Brands Hatch is back and there are still some tickets left.Every year a big...

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  • Foggy rides FP1 for Commonwealth games

    22 July 2002

    Foggy rides FP1 for Commonwealth games

    Carl Fogarty completed a leg of the Queen’s Jubilee Commonwealth Games Baton Relay yesterday, riding the FP1 race bike that will compete in World Superbikes next year.He was one of 5000 people...

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  • Carmichael keeps 100% record in Ohio

    15 July 2002

    Carmichael keeps 100% record in Ohio

    The complete domination of AMA Motocross by Ricky Carmichael continued in Troy, Ohio, with the Honda rider taking his total to 14 wins from 14 starts. He made it easy by getting good starts for both...

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  • Jacque claims pole in Germany

    15 July 2002

    Jacque claims pole in Germany

    Olivier Jacque pulled off the shock of the season so far by claiming the first pole position for a two-stroke this season in Germany today.The French rider crossed the line with just under 10 seconds...

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  • Rossi makes it seven in a row

    15 July 2002

    Despite a poor start, Valentino Rossi claimed victory in Germany, making it seven wins in a row for the Italian.It was his Honda team-mate, Tohru Ukawa, who led the early stages of the race, until Alex Barros found his way past on lap seven, leading an eight-man fight for the lead. Barros was locked in a tussle with Frenchman Olivier Jacque, but both riders failed to finish.It was Max Biaggi who...

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  • Katoh gets RC211V for Czech GP

    15 July 2002

    Katoh gets RC211V for Czech GP

    Daijiro Katoh will race a Honda RC211V four-stroke at the Czech Republic GP. Honda will enter a third bike for the reigning 250cc World Champion, who is a HRC contracted rider, currently being leased...

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  • MCN: Your British GP souvenir

    15 July 2002

    MCN: Your British GP souvenir

    If you were one of the 60,000 there, if you wished you had been, if you watched it on TV, or missed everything, you need this week’s MCN, out on Wednesday, July 17.We’ve got a full 16 pages of...

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  • Marlboro and Yamaha part company

    15 July 2002

    Marlboro and Yamaha part company

    Yamaha has announced the end of their sponsorship by cigarette brand Marlboro. The deal will cease at the end of 2002, after three years with Marlboro as the team’s main sponsor.It doesn’t look like...

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  • Pichon victory makes history in Sweden

    08 July 2002

    Pichon victory makes history in Sweden

    Mickael Pichon became the most successful French rider in GP history when he took his 21st Grand Prix win in Uddevalla, Sweden at the weekend in the 250cc class.Local hero Kenneth Gundersen got the...

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  • Steve Hislop: In his own words

    08 July 2002

    cbr6dude: Steve, is Sean Emmett your biggest adversary, or mis-fortune?SteveHislop: Biggest adversary? Yeah I mean the form that Sean had last year, he was there , or thereabouts. He was every bit as good as me and John. But he basically had to play a team role and back John up, and not win. But this year he can go for the wins, so yes he is a strong, strong challengeAlan: Exactly how pissed off...

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  • Hislop: WSB is mediocre

    08 July 2002

    Hislop: WSB is mediocre

    MCN British Superbike star Steve Hislop joined registered users of motorcyclenews.com for a webchat at 1pm on Thursday July 11.Not only did he reveal his views of World Superbikes, he also told users...

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  • Carmichael makes it 12 in a row

    08 July 2002

    Carmichael makes it 12 in a row

    Ricky Carmichael continued his perfect season in AMA Motocross to take his 11th and 12th motos, and the overall win, breaking Bob Hannah’s 1978 record of 10 moto wins.Carmichael’s Honda teammate,...

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  • Toseland signs two-year GSE deal

    08 July 2002

    Toseland signs two-year GSE deal

    James Toseland has pledged himself to his HM Plant/GSE team with a new two-year deal that’ll see him assume the mantle of number one rider with the squad until the end of 2004.The current embumbent...

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  • Foggy’s FP1 won’t race this year

    08 July 2002

    Foggy’s FP1 won’t race this year

    Carl Fogarty has just announced his Foggy/Petronas team will not race in WSB this year.For more details on Foggy’s announcement don’t miss the latest issue of MCN, out July 10.The strain of developing...

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  • Show your support for Jezza

    08 July 2002

    Show your support for Jezza

    Jeremy McWilliams is Britain’s only rider in MotoGPs this season, and he’s hoping the fans at Donington will give him the same kind of support that has led to Brands World Superbikes turning into a...

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