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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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  • Checa edges provisional Le Mans pole

    13 May 2002

    Checa edges provisional Le Mans pole

    Carlos Checa made a mockery of Yamaha’s four-stroke troubles when he grabbed a shock MotoGP provisional pole position in Le Mans today.The Spaniard took his YZR-M1 to the top of the leaderboard in the...

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  • Get GP news on your phone

    13 May 2002

    Get GP news on your phone

    This weekend it’s the turn of Le Mans in France to host the MotoGP circus. Suzuki, Yamaha and Aprilia have been working overtime, trying to get their four-strokes to match the pace of Honda’s dynamic...

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  • Victory in France for Rossi

    13 May 2002

    Victory in France for Rossi

    Valentino Rossi won a rain-hit French GP at Le Mans to maintain the Honda RCV’s perfect start to the 2002 season.Crucially, the Italian had taken the lead on lap 21 when he passed team-mate Tohru...

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  • First glimpse of 2003 crossers

    06 May 2002

    First glimpse of 2003 crossers

    If you want a sneak preview of what production bikes we’ll be all be on next year, the best place to look is the All Japan Motocross Championship.For a more detailed look at the exciting line-up of...

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  • European Supermoto series gets under way

    06 May 2002

    European Supermoto series gets under way

    The first round of the European Supermotard Championship takes place this weekend May 11 –12 at the Parc de l’Aumaillerie, Fougeres in France.Big names like Thierry van den Bosch and Eddy Seel, the...

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  • Would you want to marry a grid girl

    06 May 2002

    Would you want to marry a grid girl

    The lucky husband of this young lady took her to Kyalami on their honeymoon, and Chris Walker and the Kawasaki team gave them a day to remember. Great idea, but wouldn’t Brands have been cheaper?

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  • British motocross dates finalised

    06 May 2002

    British motocross dates finalised

    The ACU has finalised the dates for the full eight round Maxxis motocross series.The Pontrilas Motocross Club near Hereford and the former 60’ and 70’s Scramble television series circuit at...

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  • Kneesy does it

    06 May 2002

    Kneesy does it

    We don’t know why they were so worried about covering their knees up, we can only be grateful that they were

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  • Suzuki DRZ to be a Kwak

    06 May 2002

    Suzuki DRZ to be a Kwak

    Kawasaki’s tie-up Suzuki will see a new re-badged version of the big-selling DRZ400 released shortly under Kawasaki colours.For the full story on this new bike don’t miss the latest issue of MCN, out...

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  • Michael Rutter: In his own words

    06 May 2002

    Hairmonster: Do you get annoyed when people say 'he’s only really any good in the rain?'MichaelRutter: No...cos it's best to have a name for something, rather than nothing at all!Dabbsy: How do you feel now that Kawasaki are pulling out of WSB? Are they doing the right thing?MichaelRutter: No not really, I don't think. It's 2 different classes. I know why they have done it, to put everything into...

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  • Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

    06 May 2002

    Hodgson blitzes them in Monza

    Neil Hodgson set the the fastest ever time around the Monza circuit on a superbike on his way to a stunning provisional pole today.The HM Plant Ducati rider went more than three tenths quicker than...

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  • Benelli back for Monza

    06 May 2002

    Benelli back for Monza

    Benelli’s three-cylinder Tornado storms back into WSB action at this weekend’s round in Monza after pulling out during the series curtain-raiser in Valencia, Spain.The factory pulled the Tornado to...

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  • Bayliss wins in Monza

    06 May 2002

    Bayliss wins in Monza

    Troy Bayliss has won the first race at Monza after a miscalculation by Neil Hodgson. Hodgson had made a good start from pole position, and with the retirement of Noriyuki Haga, had seemed to have the...

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  • Sidecars shift to Saturday

    06 May 2002

    Sidecars shift to Saturday

    The sidecar world championship races will now take place on the Saturday of each WSB round, starting with this weekend at Monza, FIM bosses have announced.They have also cancelled the sidecar...

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  • McCulloch steps in for crocked Crawford

    01 May 2002

    McCulloch steps in for crocked Crawford

    With John Crawford still not fit after his huge spill at Silverstone, his ETI Racing squad have drafted in Ross McCulloch to ride its BSB Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Oulton Park on the May Day Bank...

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