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  • Emmett romps to Snetterton double

    03 June 2002

    Emmett romps to Snetterton double

    Sean Emmett closed the gap on BSB series leader Steve Hislop today, with a sensational double victory at the super-fast Snetterton circuit.Race one:From the start Hislop took the lead, but before...

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  • Jefferies blasts to Production victory

    03 June 2002

    David Jefferies has demolished more lap records on his way to victory in today’s 1000cc Production race on the Isle of Man.For the full story on Jefferies’ wins, and how WSB’s Colin Edwards tackled the TT course, don’t miss Wednesday’s MCN, out June 5.He led all the way to finish 15.5 seconds ahead of his TAS Suzuki team-mate Ian Lougher.Lougher finished almost half a minute ahead of Kiwi Bruce...

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  • Emmett slides to Snetterton pole

    03 June 2002

    Emmett slides to Snetterton pole

    Sean Emmett sits on pole position for tomorrow’s fifth round of the MCN British Superbike championship at Snetterton.The IFC Ducati rider survived two big slides, one at Riches and the other at the...

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  • Lampkin does the Island double

    03 June 2002

    Lampkin does the Island double

    Dougie Lampkin extended his lead at the top of the Outdoor Trials world championship with a sensational double victory on the Isle of Man.The defending champion dropped just four points on the first...

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  • Bostrom takes provisional pole at Lausitz

    03 June 2002

    Bostrom takes provisional pole at Lausitz

    Ben Bostrom has taken provisional pole in Germany, despite the best efforts of Brits Neil Hodgson and Chris Walker.Bostrom qualified in front of Hodgson, Walker, Troy Bayliss and Ruben Xaus, despite...

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  • Bayliss qualifies on pole for Sunday

    03 June 2002

    Troy Bayliss has continued his dominant season by claiming pole for Sunday’s race in Lausitz, Germany.The reigning world champion qualified ahead of fellow Ducati rider Ben Bostrom, and his nearest championship rival, Colin Edwards.Neil Hodgson claimed fourth, ahead of Ruben Xaus in fifth, Piefrancesco Chili in sixth, James Toseland in a creditable seventh place, Noriyuki Haga in eighth, Gregorio...

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  • Meet the MotoGP stars this July

    03 June 2002

    Meet the MotoGP stars this July

    Ahead of the MCN Donington Park British Grand Prix there’s the traditional Riders for Health Day of Champions. You can shake hands with all the top Grand Prix stars, bid for loads of one-off items in...

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  • Jefferies on course for 126mph TT lap

    01 June 2002

    Jefferies on course for 126mph TT lap

    David Jefferies looks set to be the first man to crack the 126mph lap of the TT course after he shaved 2.2 seconds off the record and set a new fastest lap of 125.95mph on the Formula One TAS Suzuki...

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  • Rossi digs deep for Mugello win

    01 June 2002

    Rossi digs deep for Mugello win

    Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP victory in Mugello won’t be remembered so much for the way in which the defending champion scorched to another victory, so much as the race when Yamaha’s four-stroke challenge...

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  • TT practice again plagued by rain

    27 May 2002

    Any hopes of a sustained practice session evaporated once again as heavy rain lashed the circuit yesterday evening, and the pre-race promise of the first 126mph lap looks in jeopardy as the practice time available dwindles.Dwight Mitchell, the man who’s brought MV back to the Island this year, threw his Agusta F4 down the road at Quarter Bridge on his opening lap. The American didn’t blame the...

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  • Rain hits TT practice

    27 May 2002

    Rain hits TT practice

    Poor weather has meant today’s TT practice times are largely academic, most riders using the sessions to rehearse a wet weather race and tune their rain set-up.The conditions around the 37.73-mile...

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  • Racer killed in TT practice

    27 May 2002

    A rider who was seriously injured in yesterday afternoon’s TT practice has died. Colin Daniels, a 42-year-old father of two was killed after he lost control of his Suzuki GSX-R600 on Bray Hill. He first rode the TT in 2000, when he finished 34th in the Production Race. MCN would like to extend its sincere sympathy to Colin’s family.

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  • How to get a-head

    27 May 2002

    How to get a-head

    She’s a very pretty girl, but the head growing out of her right shoulder takes a bit of getting used to

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  • Ducati unveils its new GP bike

    27 May 2002

    Ducati unveils its new GP bike

    Ducati has just lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding its new four-stroke Grand Prix bike. For a full report on the new Ducati GP machine, don’t miss the June 5 issue of MCN.Until today Ducati had...

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  • Ryo handed European GP rides

    27 May 2002

    Ryo handed European GP rides

    Akira Ryo, the Japanese rider who took Suzuki’s GSR-V four-stroke GP bike to a debut podium in Suzuka this year, will return for the factory for a handful of European rounds – starting with the...

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