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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • World Ducati Weekend debut for GP bike.

    15 April 2002

    World Ducati Weekend debut for GP bike.

    SEE Ducati’s new four-stroke GP missile in the flesh at the World Ducati Weekend in Misano, Italy, on June 14-16. So far only two images of the 990cc V-four bike have been released and this will be...

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  • Rossi on pole in South Africa

    15 April 2002

    Valentino Rossi starts as a red-hot favourite for tomorrow’s South African GP at Welkom after a commanding display saw him grab pole position this afternoon.The 23-year-old Italian wasn’t bettered after he’d beaten Loris Capirossi’s provisional pole time from yesterday within seven minutes of today’s final qualifying getting underway.He would improve his time on a further five occasions to show...

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  • Get GP results on your mobile

    15 April 2002

    Get GP results on your mobile

    Welkom, South Africa is over 5500 miles away, but you can keep bang-up-to-date with this weekend’s GP qualifying news and race results simply by signing up for the latest text messaging service from...

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  • First glimpse of MZ GP motor

    15 April 2002

    First glimpse of MZ GP motor

    This is the engine MZ will take into the MotoGP series and which will power the firm’s first superbike.The 90° V4 is already running on the test bench, though so far the firm has only revealed 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hislop takes double win at Brands

    08 April 2002

    Hislop takes double win at Brands

    The dominant Scot took double race wins at Brands Hatch round of the MCN-backed British Superbike Championship.Race one was led early on by Paul Brown on the IFC Ducati. Hislop came past on lap two...

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  • Carmichael grabs Supercross win number six

    08 April 2002

    Carmichael grabs Supercross win number six

    Ricky Carmichael showed why he’s odds-on to retain his 250cc Supercross title win a dominant performance in St.Louis (Saturday, April 6).Carmichael grabbed the holshot and never looked like losing his...

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  • Reed storms to 125 Supercross title

    08 April 2002

    Reed storms to 125 Supercross title

    Chad Reed took his sixth straight win in the 125cc class in St.Louis and with it the Eastern Regional championship with four rounds remaining.The 19-year-old Aussie star blasted into the lead on lap...

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  • Jefferies steps in for injured Crawford

    08 April 2002

    Jefferies steps in for injured Crawford

    David Jefferies will take over John Crawford’s ride in the ETI racing squad after the Scot was knocked unconscious at the Silverstone BSB round two weeks ago.Crawford still isn’t fully recovered after...

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