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  • Carmichael makes it ten in a row

    17 June 2002

    Carmichael makes it ten in a row

    Ricky Carmichael won both races at the Budds Creek track this weekend (June 16) to maintain his perfect record in this year’s AMA motocross series.Carmichael has now scored five race wins and five...

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  • Reynolds on pole for Rockingham

    17 June 2002

    Reynolds on pole for Rockingham

    Rockingham was the circuit that decided the championship in last season’s British Superbike Championship, and it has favoured reigning champion John Reynolds again, this time in more fortuitous...

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  • David Jefferies: In his own words

    17 June 2002

    Dabbsy: Congratulations on your wins - were you annoyed not to get the proddy 600 to add the hat-trick?DavidJefferies: Well it was actually the Junior 600 we broke down, in not the production, cos we haven't had that race yet. Obviously I was disappointed, but you can't expect to have everything your own way can ya.Apjmartin: DJ, was it hard for you as a kid at school? Those balls of steel you...

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  • Hislop quickest in Rockingham practice

    17 June 2002

    Hislop quickest in Rockingham practice

    Steve Hislop went quickest in today’s free practice at Rockingham. The MonsterMob rider time of 1:10.47 was half a second quicker than Suzuki’s John Reynolds ahead of Sunday’s MCN-backed BSB...

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  • Reynolds and Emmett score Brands wins

    17 June 2002

    Reynolds and Emmett score Brands wins

    John Reynolds gave the new 1000cc four-cylinder superbikes their first win in the MCN British Superbike series. The Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 rider came out on top after a fantastic first race scrap with...

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  • Ducati confirms factory ride for Hodgson

    17 June 2002

    Ducati confirms factory ride for Hodgson

    Ducati has just confirmed that Neil Hodgson will leave GSE to take up the reins as its number one factory WSB rider at the end of this season.In a statement Ducati’s Paulo Ciabatti, the man charged...

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  • Bayliss on pole for Misano

    17 June 2002

    Bayliss on pole for Misano

    The top six all went under the previous Superpole lap record, but no-one could hold off Bayliss. The final rider to go out for his Superpole lap, he destroyed the previous lap record, held by Neil...

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  • Walker’s injection of hope

    17 June 2002

    Walker’s injection of hope

    Chris Walker is still on the slow road to recovery from Bell’s Palsy, but he’s been boosted by a new treatment from his team’s physiotherapist. He has been having painkilling and relaxant injections...

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  • Izutsu back on Kwak for Misano

    17 June 2002

    Izutsu back on Kwak for Misano

    Hitoyasu Izutsu, Chris Walker’s WSB Kawasaki teammate on the factory ZX-7RR, makes his WSB return at this weekend’s Misano round after an eight week lay-off through injury.The Japanese star was...

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  • Bayliss stuns in Misano qualifying

    17 June 2002

    Bayliss stuns in Misano qualifying

    Troy Bayliss set a blistering pace in Misano, Italy to claim provisional pole with a time of 1:34.420 – half a second quicker than second placed man, Ben Bostrom ahead of Sunday’s WSB round.With track...

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  • Biaggi beats Rossi’s record

    17 June 2002

    Biaggi beats Rossi’s record

    Marlboro Yamaha rider Max Biaggi went under Valentino Rossi’s lap record, set only a couple of days earlier, while testing development Michelin tyres at Catalunya.The Yamaha team were joined by the...

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  • Rossi claims fifth win in Catalunya

    17 June 2002

    Rossi claims fifth win in Catalunya

    Valentino Rossi took another step to retaining his world crown with his fifth win of the 2002 MotoGP season in Catalunya on Sunday.The Honda rider let Yamaha’s Carlos Checa make the early running and...

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  • Italian motorcycle legend dies

    17 June 2002

    Italy lost one of its most famous motorcycling heroes yesterday when 250 GP legend Walter Villa passed away at his Modena home. The 58-year-old died of a heart attack.Villa dominated the quarter-litre class in the mid seventies, taking three consecutive 250 GP crowns in 1974, '75 and '76, all on Harley-Davidsons. He also managed to take the 350cc GP world title in 1976, making him one of the last...

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  • Carmichael magic in Southwick

    10 June 2002

    Carmichael magic in Southwick

    Ricky Carmichael’s perfect season continued with two wins in Southwick, Massachussetts at the weekend. He now tops the AMA Motocross championship table with a faultless 200 points.Yamaha’s Tim Ferry...

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  • Sean Emmett: In his own words

    10 June 2002

    955i max: Sean can you win this year’s title?SeanEmmett: Yeah, I'm sure I can. I mean the longer the season has gone on, even though I'm on the old bike, having done the double at Snetterton, which is one of the fastest circuits, it's filled me with more confidence than everLee: Would prefer to be in WSB at this stage in your career?SeanEmmett: Yeah, I'd love to be doing world superbikes, and that...

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  • Yamaha finally unveils the YZ450F

    10 June 2002

    Yamaha finally unveils the YZ450F

    Here are the first pictures of Yamaha’s long awaited YZ450F, a beefed-up version of its YZ426, the bike to compete head-to-head with Honda’s awesome CRF450.You can read more about the new Yamaha...

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  • The best get ready for Brands

    10 June 2002

    The best get ready for Brands

    It’s the huge Brands Hatch round of the MCN-backed British Superbikes this weekend. Ahead of the races we caught up with the top men and got their inner thoughts and how they rate their chances.You...

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