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  • First pictures of the Suzuki XREO GP bike

    18 November 2001

    First pictures of the Suzuki XREO GP bike

    SUZUKI’S all-new GP four-stroke will be a surprise entrant to the new-look 2002 world championship series.The Japanese factory initially said it would use 2002 as a development year for the bike code...

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  • Rossi and Bayliss collide

    18 November 2001

    Rossi and Bayliss collide

    World champions Troy Bayliss and Valentino Rossi will race head-to-head on equal machinery for the first time next month although sadly it will be on four wheels and not two.World Superbike champ...

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  • Haslam forced to 250s

    18 November 2001

    LEON HASLAM is expected to confirm this week that he will ride in next year's world 250 championship.The 18-year-old British rider has been forced to drop into 250s after he couldn't secure a ride in the 500 class.After an up and down rookie season in the world 500 championship, he looked like he would be retained by the Shell Advance Honda squad to ride a production Honda NSR V-twin.That option...

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  • Grand Prix attendance breaks records

    18 November 2001

    Grand Prix attendance breaks records

    The biggest crowd at the British GP in years helped break new attendance figures for a world championship season.Official figures released by series organisers Dorna said 1,588.635 attended GPs to see...

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  • NEC Supercross winners

    11 November 2001

    Here are the 10 winners of our NEC Supercross competition. They each get a pair of tickets to Saturday night’s event.The winners are: Richard Chown, from Beds, David Macklin, from Staffs, Keith Hopkins, from Staffs, Michael Collins, from Middlesex, Paul Sutton, from Glamorgan, Steve Boulton, from Gwent, Tim Holloway, from Berks, Jim McBain, from Wrexham, Paul Laver, from Herts and Robert Perrin,...

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  • TT rivals to battle it out in Macau

    11 November 2001

    TT rivals to battle it out in Macau

    Next year’s main TT contenders will go head-to-head at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in the early hours of Saturday morning (UK time).John McGuinness and David Jefferies will both be in the Chinese...

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  • You can back Young’s 2002 effort

    11 November 2001

    You can back Young’s 2002 effort

    British superstock champion Paul Young is starting a supporters club for his 2002 British superbike campaign.For £299, fans get a range of racing-related benefits including paddock passes, team...

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  • McGuinness on pole for Macau GP

    11 November 2001

    McGuinness on pole for Macau GP

    John McGuinness will start Saturday’s Macau Grand Prix from pole position after dominating qualifying and setting a time over three-and-a-half seconds faster than second-placed man Roger...

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  • Off-road riding returns to IoM

    11 November 2001

    Footpaths and public rights of way are being re-opened to the public for off-road riding. " We are happy for bikers to come and ride around the island, as long as they take the necessary precautions " said Manx minister for tourism and leisure David Cretney.He also confirmed that next year’s TT will be going ahead even if Foot and Mouth is still on the mainland. " There will be...

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  • McGuinness rules in Macau

    11 November 2001

    McGuinness rules in Macau

    JOHN MCGUINNESS upheld his reputation as the coming man of the road racing scene with a dominant display in the Macau Grand Prix.Riding a 180bhp Honda FireBlade originally built for this year’s...

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  • Rain holds up Bayliss and Xaus

    11 November 2001

    Rain holds up Bayliss and Xaus

    The second day of testing for the factory Ducati team of Troy Bayliss and Ruben Xaus was severely disrupted by rain.Bayliss and Xaus were only able to do 22 and 24 laps respectively at the Valencia...

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  • Haga to join Hodgson, Walker and Co in WSB

    11 November 2001

    Haga to join Hodgson, Walker and Co in WSB

    Noriyuki Haga is likely to join Neil Hodgson, Chris Walker and James Toseland in WSB next season after signing a letter of intent to ride Aprilia’s RSV Mille in the 2002 championship.Haga has been...

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  • What to expect from Hodgson’s new book

    11 November 2001

    What to expect from Hodgson’s new book

    Neil Hodgson’s new book went on sale on Friday. Back On Track is his own review of his WSB season, filled with real insight into life as a top-ranking international racer.He doesn’t hold back, even...

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  • Criville on course for Yamaha GP ride

    11 November 2001

    Criville on course for Yamaha GP ride

    Former world 500 champion Alex Criville will find out later this week if his career has been saved by a shock move to Yamaha.The Spaniard appeared to be heading for enforced retirement when he was...

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  • Could you be our next GP star?

    11 November 2001

    Could you be our next GP star?

    Entries close on Thursday for a Pop Idol-style competition designed to find two GP stars of tomorrow. So if you can ride and are aged between 14 and 18 (or know someone who is) read on and be prepared...

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  • Honda loses race to get V5 to NEC Show

    11 November 2001

    Honda loses race to get V5 to NEC Show

    Honda’s hopes of putting the 2002 V5 race bike on display at the NEC Show have been dashed by red tape.It had hoped to get the RC211V, which will be its four-stroke entry on next year’s GP grid, to...

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