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  • Suzuki tired with Dunlop

    29 April 2002

    Suzuki tired with Dunlop

    Suzuki's four-stroke GP team will run Michelin tyres at this weekend's Spanish GP in Jerez having ended a short but disastrous spell with Dunlop.An official announcement is not expected for another...

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  • Crawford fit for Donington

    22 April 2002

    Crawford fit for Donington

    John Crawford has been given the all-clear by doctors to race in rounds five and six of the MCN-backed British Superbike championship at Donington Park. Crawford had been temporarily replaced in his...

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  • Very Flash

    22 April 2002

    Very Flash

    As soon as they heard about the remake of Flash Gordon, they started on their costumes

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  • Rutter edges Donington Superpole

    22 April 2002

    Rutter edges Donington Superpole

    It is an all-Ducati front row for Sunday’s third round of the MCN British Superbike championship at Donington Park - but the rider on pole is not Steve Hislop, it’s Michael Rutter on the Renegade...

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  • Yamaha tests YZ450

    22 April 2002

    Yamaha tests YZ450

    Yamaha is working on bigger-capacity versions of its WR426F enduro bike and YZ426F crosser for 2003. The firm ran a pre-production prototype YZ at the first round of the Japanese motocross...

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  • Supercross star Langston crocked by crash

    22 April 2002

    Former World GP Champion Grant Langston has been sidelined following a huge crash on a triple jump at KTM’s practice track in Corona, California.The supercross star suffered extensive bruising to his lower legs is undergoing further scans to determine the severity of the injury.He will definitely miss this weekend’s round on AMA Supercross at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan.Langston said : ...

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  • ITV Digital collapses

    22 April 2002

    ITV Digital collapses

    Live British Superbikes will be just one of the services to go off the air with the announcement on Thursday, April 25, of the collapse of ITV Digital.Administrators for the beleaguered company have...

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  • Vehvilainen takes overall Lyng honours

    22 April 2002

    Vehvilainen takes overall Lyng honours

    Finland’s Jussi Vehvilainen took the overall win in Sunday’s round of the British open championship at Lyng in Norfolk.The Honda rider pulled in championship leader, KTM’s Gordon Crockard, with a...

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  • Rutter goes quickest in Donington practice

    22 April 2002

    Rutter goes quickest in Donington practice

    Michael Rutter has gone into provisional pole position after Friday’s first qualifying at Donington Park ahead of Sunday’s BSB round.Rutter pushed his Ducati 998 around the Indy circuit in a time of...

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  • Renegade duo come good at Donington

    22 April 2002

    Renegade duo come good at Donington

    Renegade Ducati riders, Shane Byrne and Michael Rutter dominated the third round of the MCN British superbike championship at Donington.Shane Byrne scored his first-ever BSB victory in a dry first...

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  • Business as normal for Carmichael

    22 April 2002

    Business as normal for Carmichael

    Ricky Carmichael is stretching his lead on championship rival David Vuillemin after riding to his ninth win of the season in Dallas.Jeremy McGrath might have got the lead from the start, but...

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  • Jeremy McWilliams: In his own words

    22 April 2002

    Sweetandsour: What are you going to do about bikes for Jerez?... I've heard they've gone walkies...?JeremyMcWilliams: Well it'll be an easy weekend then if that's right! At least mine haven't been crashed, so when they do arrive we'll be able to go straight out, and we've got our Jerez set-up so we'll be able to go straight out. But I'd rather be putting my feet up somewhere like Malaga if they...

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  • Take a bite at our caption competition

    22 April 2002

    Take a bite at our caption competition

    Oh look, Rossi’s going bananas... wonder if anyone’s going to ape him, there’s certainly something a-peeling about a pre-race snack etc etc (fnarr, fnarr).Good, that’s most of the bad puns out of the...

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  • Ukawa pips Rossi in South Africa

    22 April 2002

    Ukawa pips Rossi in South Africa

    Tohru Ukawa held off Repsol Honda team-mate Valentino Rossi to take the MotoGP win in Welkom, South Africa today.The pair again proved the RCV four-stroke’s dominance finishing over twenty seonds...

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  • Ramsay wins on CRF450 four-stroke

    15 April 2002

    Ramsay wins on CRF450 four-stroke

    Nate Ramsay takes the win, as Carmichael comes back to second after a fall dropped him to fifteenth. Jeremy McGrath took third, and David Vuillemin couldn’t take advantage of Carmichael’s misfortune,...

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  • Just ignore her

    15 April 2002

    Just ignore her

    If you don’t turn up in the yellow team jacket, you get ignored…no matter how pretty you are

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  • Frankie out for Sugo

    15 April 2002

    Frankie out for Sugo

    Frankie Chili has no chance of being fit for this weekend’s Japanese round of WSB at Sugo.The NCR Ducati rider broke his collarbone in a clash with Ruben Xaus on the warm-up lap of race one in Phillip...

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  • Hodgson just misses out in Sugo Superpole

    15 April 2002

    Hodgson just misses out in Sugo Superpole

    Noriyuki Haga may have taken the pole for tomorrows Japanese World Superbike round at Sugo, but Neil Hodgson was the closest man behind him, 0.017 seconds behind him. Japanese wildcard and previous...

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  • Izutsu injured in qualifying at Sugo

    15 April 2002

    Izutsu injured in qualifying at Sugo

    Eight crashes, three stoppages and three restarts marked one of the most incident-laden qualifying sessions in the history of WSB at Sugo on Friday – with Hitoyasu Izutsu ruling himself out of racing...

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  • James Toseland: In his own words

    15 April 2002

    Starguide: How was dinner?JamesToseland: Hi...yeah it was ok...we've eaten at the same restaurant for the last 3 nights now. And there's not that much on the menu. Steak is about it. Other than that it's noodles and more noodles!Masalmon: At the last few rounds no-one has really threatened Bayliss, how do you see this changing as we come into the European rounds?JamesToseland: Good question. This...

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  • Six weeks to Foggy bike

    15 April 2002

    Six weeks to Foggy bike

    Team Foggy Petronas road bikes will be ready to roll in just six weeks time and will go on sale another four weeks later, says the team’s marketing boss.For the full story on the Foggy WSB project...

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