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God bless America

God bless America

Time to give the US credit, where credit is due… Great bikinis.

Stripped and special

Stripped and special

The bike is pretty trick as well.

Strike a pose

Strike a pose

The ringleaders of the brolly babe gang have been caught on film at last

The future’s so bright

The future’s so bright

The future’s so bright, Yukio’s gotta wear shades.

From West to West

From West to West

No-one noticed there were two Wests, and no North, South or East

Pretty in pink…

Pretty in pink…

Pretty in Pink… and pretty much any other colour you can think of.

Heckles waits for WSB in British Supersport

Heckles waits for WSB in British Supersport

Mark Heckles has decided to compete in the first four rounds of the British Supersport championship, after Rumi Honda failed to raise enough money for him to compete in the opening rounds of World...

BSB riders test at Valencia

BSB riders test at Valencia

British Superbike riders have been using the Valencia test to make last minute alterations to their bikes before the first round at Silverstone on March 30.Steve Hislop spent the three days making...

Valencia MotoGP tests

Valencia MotoGP tests

Both Suzuki and Honda Pons had to cut short their test sessions at Valencia after rain kept them in the garage. But the weather cleared this week allowing the 250 and 125 bikes to take to the...

Rossi pays tribute to Sheene

Rossi pays tribute to Sheene

Valentino Rossi led the tributes to the late Barry Sheene at the IRTA MotoGP test on Sunday with a specially commissioned helmet design.The reigning MotoGP champion took the opportunity to make two...

Waldmann quits WCM

Waldmann quits WCM

Ralf Waldmann has quit the Harris WCM MotoGP team saying it is too late in his career for him to make the move from two-stroke to four-stroke bikes.The German rider rode the bike for the first time...

Capirossi hits 204mph on Ducati GP bike

Capirossi hits 204mph on Ducati GP bike

Loris Capirossi clocked a record-setting 203.9mph and set the fastest lap at the weekends IRTA tests in Catalunya.For a full report on the weekend’s activity, see this week’s issue of MCN, out March...

Melandri Struggles, Checa goes fastest

Melandri Struggles, Checa goes fastest

Ducati brought four Desmmosedici’s to Catalunya yesterday, March 13, to join the Honda Pons, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Proton, and WCM teams at the circuit for a packed session ahead of the official...

Happiness…

Happiness…

It isn’t all fun on the GP grid you know.

The cat that got the cream?

The cat that got the cream?

Maybe a catwoman/brolly girl is a good luck omen?

Max knows something she doesn’t

Max knows something she doesn’t

Just why does Max have that quizzical expression?

Marks out of two…

Marks out of two…

She deserves an award just for turning up and looking good.

Ladies in red

Ladies in red

Quite literally, cheek to cheek

Feel free to try it…

Feel free to try it…

We don’t think Jeremy McWilliams will mind having MCN girls clambering over his machine.

Honda take top three at Daytona 200

Honda take top three at Daytona 200

Honda riders filled the podium at the Daytona 200 race on Monday, March 10. The race was postponed from Sunday, when Daytona was blighted by torrential rain.Miguel DuHamel won the race on his Honda...

Proton V5 not ready for Catalunya

Proton V5 not ready for Catalunya

Jeremy McWilliams and Nobuatsu Aoki are likely to be testing on their old 500cc two-stroke machines at the Moto GP Winter Test in Catalunya. The Proton 990cc V5 four stroke is so far behind in its...

Suzuka revamped for MotoGP test

Suzuka revamped for MotoGP test

Suzuka, one of the two MotoGP circuits in Japan, has been altered with a new tighter corner and additional chicane.The changes at ‘130R’ corner and ‘Casio Triangle’ chicane are designed to improve...

Carmichael takes sixth AMA win of the season

Carmichael takes sixth AMA win of the season

Honda’s Ricky Carmichael continued his winning streak with his sixth AMA 250cc Supercross victory of the year at Saturday’s round in Indianapolis.He led the race from the first lap and claimed an...

Back to basics

Back to basics

All the basics are here. Take one attractive woman, one motorbike, and enjoy.

British Motocross GP cancelled

British Motocross GP cancelled

Dorna, the FIM-appointed promoter of the Motocross GP, has announced that it is axing the 2003 British Motocross GP at Rushmoor Arena because event promoter Andy Nicholls has failed to meet the...

Hodgson in line for pole position

Hodgson in line for pole position

The second qualifying session has finished at Round 1 of World Superbikes in Valencia, with Neil Hodgson retaining the top spot.Hodgson only managed to come in 0.210 seconds under his Friday best with...

Fila Ducati 1-2 in Race 1

Fila Ducati 1-2 in Race 1

Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus dominated the first race of the WSB season taking their Ducati 999’s to first and second place. Hodgson with a total time of 36:56.205 and Xaus four seconds behind at...

Hodgson on pole

Hodgson on pole

Neil Hodgson managed to better his qualifying time to get the pole position for tomorrow’s two races despite the blustery wind.Hodgson beat former team-mate James Toseland by 0.566 seconds and was...

Double double for Fila Ducati

Double double for Fila Ducati

The second race at Valencia quickly fell in to the pattern set by the first with factory Ducati 999 riders Neil Hodgson and Ruben Xaus leading HM Plant Ducati 998 riders James Toseland and Chris...

First test for new Triumph racer

First test for new Triumph racer

The new Triumph ValMoto team were out on the track at Croft on Thursday for the first test of their Daytona 600s in preparation for entry in the British Supersport Championship this season.The team’s...

Triumph to race in Supersport

Triumph to race in Supersport

Triumph has confirmed that it is going to field a team in the British Supersport Championship, as revealed in MCN two months ago. Double British Supersport Champion Jim Moodie will be riding Triumph’s...

Hislop and Mason head to Valencia

Hislop and Mason head to Valencia

Virgin Yamaha riders Steve Hislop and Gary Mason are preparing for their next test session in Valencia on March 3-4After a cold test at Snetterton Hislop is hoping that a couple of days in the warmer...

Walking the invisible dog

Walking the invisible dog

Is it me, or has someone stolen her dog?

Is she eyeing up Jeremy?

Is she eyeing up Jeremy?

Her eyes seemed hypnotised by the back of Jeremy McWilliams’ head.

‘Say cheese’

‘Say cheese’

If you can think of a caption for this surreal picture, post it on the News message board

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...