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  • North West 200 results

    20 May 2002

    North West 200 results

    A run of bad luck scuppered Michael Rutter’s chances of improving on his tally of 11 race wins at the North West 200 this weekend, handing victory in the superbikes to David Jefferies.For the full...

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  • Catch the TT on TV this June

    20 May 2002

    Catch the TT on TV this June

    If you can’t make it to the Island this year, don’t worry, you can soak up all the TT action from the comfort of your armchair.Granada’s Men & Motor’s channel will host an exclusive hour-long...

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  • World Motocross arrives in Italy

    20 May 2002

    World Motocross arrives in Italy

    The World Motocross championship arrives in Italy this weekend for round five in Castiglione de Lago.Although there aren’t many Italian contenders entered, there are some good hopes for British...

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  • Morticia?

    20 May 2002

    Morticia?

    When the Adams family are running a little short on money, a part time job as a grid girl comes in handy

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  • The Carmichael and Stewart show continues

    20 May 2002

    The Carmichael and Stewart show continues

    Ricky Carmichael claimed two wins at the Hangtown National Motocross, near Sacremento in California, to take his second overall win of the season. The Honda rider claimed the first race after an early...

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  • Edwards fastest in Silverstone test

    20 May 2002

    Edwards fastest in Silverstone test

    Title chaser Colin Edwards was the fastest man around the 3.2-mile course in Wednesday’s Silverstone test with Steve Hislop close behind.Even Hizzy’s home advantage couldn’t overcome the Texan Tornado...

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  • Everything you need for Silverstone WSB

    20 May 2002

    Think of Silverstone and you probably think of Michael Schumacher leading a tedious procession of Snore-mula One cars from pole position all the way to the podium.But this weekend you’ll see some proper racing there when World Superbikes descends on the circuit for the first time in the 16-year history of the series.Though we’ve got used to WSB and GP rounds being held at Donington Park,...

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  • Where to watch

    20 May 2002

    You can either watch from the brand-new grandstands or from the banks, which let you walk round the whole circuit.The first corner at Copse is best for the start of the race, and on subsequent laps you can see the bikes hammering down the pit straights towards you before disappearing into Maggotts and Becketts.From Stowe, at the bottom of the circuit, you can see the whole of the very wide, long...

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  • Your free guide to Silverstone WSB

    20 May 2002

    Your free guide to Silverstone WSB

    FREE in Wednesday’s MCN, your guide to this weekend’s Silverstone World Superbikes, and why Neil Hodsgon says it’s the perfect place for him to start winning.The HM Plant Ducati rider tells MCN: ...

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  • Riders for Health auction on Sunday

    20 May 2002

    It’s your chance to come away from Silverstone World Superbikes with the ultimate souvenir. Riders for Health will be holding an auction of gear and equipment donated by the top riders in the series, with the proceeds going to the Riders for Health charity.The auction will take place in the Paddock Show, situated in the paddock immediately after the post race press conference for the second World...

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  • The good old days

    13 May 2002

    The good old days

    When Chris Walker says he misses British Superbikes, you might have thought he meant the dices with Neil Hodgson.

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  • France makes it number three for Pichon

    13 May 2002

    France makes it number three for Pichon

    Michael Pichon continued his domination of the 250 class with a storming victory at his home GP at St Jean d’Angely, taking his season to three wins out of four so far.Fellow Frenchman Fred Bolley was...

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  • Rutter expects 200mph

    13 May 2002

    Rutter expects 200mph

    The prospect of the top men hitting 200mph in this year’s North-West 200 is a real one says seven-time winner Michael RutterFor the full story on Rutter’s North-West 200 predictions, don’t miss the...

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  • Just in case

    13 May 2002

    Just in case

    Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne not only put his name on his bike to stop it going missing, now he’s doing the same with his grid girls…

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  • Be careful

    13 May 2002

    Be careful

    She could have someone’s eye out with those horns. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

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  • It gets cold sometimes

    13 May 2002

    It gets cold sometimes

    Even with the thermal hot pants and boob tube combo, it can still get a bit chilly on the grid. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

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  • Indoor supercross venue to open in August

    13 May 2002

    Indoor supercross venue to open in August

    The UK’s first permanent indoor supercross track is heading for an August opening and we can now reveal its venue: It’ll be in Weston Super-Mare, Somerset.Co-owner Shane Fenton says building work has...

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  • Chris Walker: ‘I’ll be back in BSB’

    13 May 2002

    Chris Walker: ‘I’ll be back in BSB’

    In a live webchat Thursday May 16, Chris Walker told motorcyclenews.com users that he will return to BSB, because he wouldn’t retire as a four times runner-up, and not a champion.He also told us what...

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  • Catch the world’s best for £10

    13 May 2002

    Catch the world’s best for £10

    This weekend you can see some of the world’s best international and national racers going at it hammer and tongs – for just a tenner.Sunday sees the MCN- backed British round of the world endurance...

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  • Chris Walker: In his own words

    13 May 2002

    Mentaltrev: Hi Chris - I suffered from Bell's Paulsy when I was a teenager but it must have been more mild than you've suffered since it responded to steroidal treatment and cleared up in about 2 weeks. How's YOUR recovery coming along - is it still affecting you at all when you're on the race bike?ChrisWalker: The recovery hasn't been as fast as it could have been because the steroids they...

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  • Bayliss is practice perfect in Misano

    13 May 2002

    Bayliss is practice perfect in Misano

    Just days after his Monza double, Troy Bayliss has continued his untouchable form with a dominant performance at the full WSB tests in Misano.The squads had stayed on in Italy to collect valuable...

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  • Looking after Phase One

    13 May 2002

    Looking after Phase One

    Britain’s top world endurance team goes into Sunday’s MCN-backed Silverstone 200 as championship leaders and with a fierce ambition to reclaim the world title they last lifted in 2000.The privateer...

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  • Zongshen conquer the Silverstone 200

    13 May 2002

    Zongshen conquer the Silverstone 200

    The team of Warwick Nowland and Stephane Mertens took the number 2 Zhongshen bike to victory at the end of the 63 laps of the Silverstone 200 on Sunday.Their victory came despite pressure from the...

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