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