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  • Rossi makes it six wins in Assen

    24 June 2002

    Rossi makes it six wins in Assen

    Valentino Rossi continued his winning ways with another dominant performance at the Dutch GP on Saturday, taking his tally of wins this season to six out of seven so far.But it was the old school...

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  • Rossi takes pole at damp Assen

    24 June 2002

    Rossi takes pole at damp Assen

    Valentino Rossi splashed to his sixth pole of the season at Assen today, ahead of Saturday’s MotoGP round.The Honda rider made the most of the two combined sessions as bad weather disrupted normal...

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  • Kawasaki’s MotoGP machine sharpens up

    24 June 2002

    Kawasaki’s MotoGP machine sharpens up

    These are the latest pictures of Kawasaki’s ZX-RR four-stroke Grand Prix bike and it shows how much the designers have drawn from Honda’s successful RCV design. You can read more on the Kawasaki...

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  • Heckles tests Mondial WSB machine

    24 June 2002

    Heckles tests Mondial WSB machine

    Mark Heckles stayed on at Misano after the WSB round there to test Mondial’s Piega WSB bike and the road version as part of the company’s preparations to go racing in 2003.Heckles – who rides for the...

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  • Chris Walker’s band aid

    24 June 2002

    Chris Walker’s band aid

    Chris Walker took a tip from the world’s toughest riders to help him combat the extreme heat at Misano. Walker used an absorbent headband used by riders in the Paris-Dakar rally to try and reduce the...

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  • Bayliss does double in Misano

    24 June 2002

    Bayliss does double in Misano

    Troy Bayliss has won the first race at Misano, extending his lead in the World Superbike championship over nearest rival Colin Edwards.Edwards, who led for much of the opening ten laps, had no answer...

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  • Foggy WSB bike to debut at Brands

    24 June 2002

    Foggy WSB bike to debut at Brands

    DELAYS in engine preparation mean the Foggy Petronas FP1 race bike will miss its planned debut at the U.S. round at Laguna Seca. Instead, the bike will debut a month later at the Brands Hatch...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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