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  • R1 makes its BSB test debut

    04 February 2002

    R1 makes its BSB test debut

    Yamaha’s BSB R1 made its track debut at the Almeria circuit in Spain on Wednesday.Steve Plater completed over 100 laps of the 2.5-mile track in the cool and windy conditions and declared that the bike...

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  • Michael Rutter: In his own words

    04 February 2002

    Monkeyman2000: What's the new bike like?MichaelRutter: You know, fantastic, to be honest with you. So smooth and easy to ride to be honest with you. Any gear you want to be in, it just pulls like a trainmonkeyman2000: Do you think it's a gamble riding for a new team?MichaelRutter: No, not really, because sometimes when you've got a new team, some teams are stuck in their ways sometimes, and a new...

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  • It’s Carmichael again

    04 February 2002

    It’s Carmichael again

    Jeremy McGrath may be on his way back to form, but it was Ricky Carmichael who took his second win on the trot in the 250 AMA Supercross at Anaheim at the weekend.Defending Champion Carmichael made it...

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  • Do you know the next Suzi?

    04 February 2002

    Do you know the next Suzi?

    Sky Sports TV bosses are looking for a female presenter to their new hour-long British club racing highlights programme.Series producer Kenny Kaye, said: " We want someone who is vibrant and...

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  • Moodie back in the saddle

    04 February 2002

    Moodie back in the saddle

    It’s been more than a year, but Jim Moodie has finally returned to full-on riding action in preparation for the World Supersport season.He has been out of action recovering from a badly smashed ankle.

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  • First Hodgson column of 2002

    04 February 2002

    First Hodgson column of 2002

    MCN has again signed up top British rider Neil Hodgson to write a regular column for us throughout the new World Superbike season.In the first instalment of 2002, Neil gives you a behind the scenes...

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  • Foggy WSB project up against it

    04 February 2002

    Foggy WSB project up against it

    Foggy won’t know if his WSB project has any hope of getting off the ground this year until the end of April.By then the first three-cylinder engine must have completed extensive bench testing, or the...

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  • Aprilia plays down reliability fears

    04 February 2002

    Aprilia plays down reliability fears

    Noriyuki Haga’s Aprilia team has dismissed the mechanical disasters it suffered at the Phillip Island WSB tests as a normal part of pre-season shake-downs.Haga blew up three of the latest versions of...

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  • MZ unveils ‘250bhp’ V4 GP bike

    04 February 2002

    MZ unveils ‘250bhp’ V4 GP bike

    THESE are the first pictures of MZ’s contender for the new four-stroke MotoGP series.At the bike’s launch in Leipzig, Germany, the firm announced that a version of the bike’s 250bhp, 90-degree V4...

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  • First pictures: Kawasaki’s GP four-stroke

    04 February 2002

    First pictures: Kawasaki’s GP four-stroke

    KAWASAKI’S new four-stroke GP bike has tested at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia – and this early prototype is said to have a lot in common with the firm’s ZX-7R superbike.Underneath the fairing is a...

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  • Ducati reveals plan for V4 engine

    04 February 2002

    Ducati reveals plan for V4 engine

    Ducati has broken with its V-twin tradition with its proposed GP engine: It’s going to be a V4.And while company bosses were giving little away when they released the news at 3pm CET on February 4, it...

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  • Don’t under-estimate the Blade

    01 February 2002

    Don’t under-estimate the Blade

    Former British champ Matt Llewellyn needed just 10 minutes on board the Motopower FireBlade to decide it was the bike for him for the 2002 British superbike series. The 34-year-old said: " The...

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  • Open wide

    01 February 2002

    Open wide

    White was not a good choice for the " drink a yard of ale tipped off a balcony " competition.

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  • Bostrom: In his own words

    01 February 2002

    Belfez: Ben, During last season you had a terrific run of form with back to back wins. But then at the next race you seemed to only do a little practice, (according to the commentators) and you were seen lounging around the pit lane as if you couldn't be bothered trying, or perhaps you had proved a point and/or had orders from above. So do tell, why did things go pear-shaped?BenBostrom: After...

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  • Bayliss fastest, Walker slowest in Oz

    01 February 2002

    Bayliss fastest, Walker slowest in Oz

    Troy Bayliss made it clear to his rivals that he won’t be giving up his world title without a struggle, after posting the fastest time of the first official test of the WSB year.As everyone suspected...

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  • Rossi ends row with Honda

    01 February 2002

    Rossi ends row with Honda

    Valentino Rossi ended his contract row with Honda on Friday and signed a two-year deal to ride the four-stroke RCV.The 22-year-old Italian will fly to Japan tomorrow to officially sign and attend a...

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  • Sauber GP project is revived

    01 February 2002

    Sauber GP project is revived

    SAUBER'S four-stroke GP project is definitely back on - and the bike could be tested again within six weeks.Development of the GP1, which was given its public debut by Niall Mackenzie in Malaysia last...

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  • GP noise limit raised to 125dB

    01 February 2002

    GP noise limit raised to 125dB

    NOISE limits for the new four-stroke GP class have been raised to make the series more appealing to fans.There had been a concern that under the current limit of 113dB post-race (110dB pre-race), fans...

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  • Dunlop pay-out threatens vital TT entries

    28 January 2002

    Dunlop pay-out threatens vital TT entries

    Grids for the make-or-break 2002 TT could dwindle in the wake of Robert Dunlop’s £700,000 compensation settlement.Dunlop’s award, made on January 17 this year, was for injuries sustained following the...

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  • Foxhill back in the big time

    28 January 2002

    Motocross Grand Prix circuit Foxhill returns to the big time when the Wiltshire venue stages the second round of a new professional British motocross series in June.The famous venue will stage the second round of the new five-round international motocross championship promoted by Future West with sanction from the AMCA.The new series is a direct rival to the established eight-round Maxxis British...

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  • Hislop angry over BSB prize money

    28 January 2002

    Hislop angry over BSB prize money

    Steve Hislop feels he’s going to miss out on earnings in 2002 because of a new ruling over prize money in the British superbike series40-year-old Hizzy has agreed terms to ride the MonsterMob Ducati...

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  • Dobb faces Everts and Pichon at Hawkstone

    28 January 2002

    World 125cc motocross champion Jamie Dobb faces a tough pre-season challenge at Hawkstone Park on February 17. The KTM rider from Derbyshire lines-up at the gate with fellow champions Stefan Everts and Mickael Pichon in the non-championship international.Dobb will ride a 250 KTM against Mickael Pichon on a factory Suzuki 250 and 500 world champion Stefan Everts with a thundering Yamaha 500...

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  • The right lines

    28 January 2002

    The right lines

    All the riders agreed that the changes to the Assen curves were an improvement.Today’s caption, courtesy of titusr

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  • Stewart clear… Carmichael back on form

    28 January 2002

    James Stewart made the 125 Main look easy as defending champion Ricky Carmichael returned to winning in the 250s at the AMA Supercross in Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday.Travis Pastrana took second in the 250s with. David Vuillemin third for Team Yamaha. He leads the point standings by seven over Mike LaRocco.Jeremy McGrath is slowly returning to form as he struggles to overcome an arm-pump problem. He...

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