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  • Riba quits WSS to take Criville ride

    01 March 2002

    Riba quits WSS to take Criville ride

    Spanish World Supersport star Pere Riba has quit his Honda team to take Alex Criville's vacant works Yamaha GP slot.It was confirmed on Friday morning in Spain that negotiations between Riba and team...

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  • McCrae firm signs up schoolboy Chaz

    01 March 2002

    McCrae firm signs up schoolboy Chaz

    British teenager Chaz Davies has been signed by a new sports management company run by former world rally champion Colin McRae.The 15-year-old, who will ride a kitted Aprilia in this year's world 125...

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  • Permanent indoor dirt venue for Bristol?

    25 February 2002

    Permanent indoor dirt venue for Bristol?

    PLANS are well underway to establish the UK’s first permanent indoor supercross track at a site near Bristol.The man behind the scheme, Shane Fenton, reckons the track, with a 35,000 sqft area, will...

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  • Hislop and Reynolds to test together

    25 February 2002

    Hislop and Reynolds to test together

    Steve Hislop and John Reynolds will ride together this weekend for the first time since they collided at Rockingham last year. That resulted in Hislop crashing to hand Reynolds the title. This year’s...

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  • Smets first at Beaucaire

    25 February 2002

    Smets first at Beaucaire

    Joel Smets won the 2002 pre-season motocross international at Beaucaire, France, at the weekend in front of 15,000 fans.Jamie Dobb finished 12th overall. Here are the results:First heat: 1.Smets (Bel,...

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  • Jefferies misses out on superbike ride

    25 February 2002

    Jefferies misses out on superbike ride

    David Jefferies’ dream of a return to British Superbikes is over for another year. His V&M team has failed to come up with the cash to run so the six-times TT winner will be stuck in the...

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  • Carmichael does it again

    25 February 2002

    Carmichael does it again

    Ricky Carmichael took his second victory on the trot in the AMA supercross 250 class, in front of 69,471 in the Georgia Doma, Atlanta.Now, the defending champion is 20 points behind leader David...

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  • Slight to race in UK

    25 February 2002

    Slight to race in UK

    Aaron Slight will be racing a 500bhp V8 this year. No it’s not Moto GP gone mad, he’s on four wheels for the ASCAR oval racing series in the UK and Germany.Slight is driving the TJ Motorsports Ford,...

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  • Neil Hodgson: In his own words

    25 February 2002

    Jo d: You were very pleased with the Philip Island test but seemed more frustrated during the Valencia test. Do you think this is essentially down to your style being incompatible with the circuit rather than a more wide-ranging problem?NeilHodgson: Erm, yes. I think you've hit the nail on the head there. I do have a slight problem with the set-up of the bike, but I think it's more a case of my...

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  • Hodgson reveals his go-faster diet

    25 February 2002

    Hodgson reveals his go-faster diet

    We’ve now added the full transcript from Neil Hodgson’s Thursday lunchtime web chat in which he reveals his recipes for success.Neil starts a WSB race day with porridge, tucks into bananas and fig...

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  • Best test times of Saturday and Sunday

    25 February 2002

    Valencia, Spain, WSB test, February 23-24, 20021. T Bayliss: 1’34.922. 2. N Haga: 1’34.957. 3. C Edwards: 1’35.168. 4. B Bostrom: 1’35.260. 5. R Xaus: 1’35.260. 6. P Chili: 1’35.668. 7. S Martin: 1’35.962. 8. L Pedercini: 1’35.962. 9. H Izutsu: 1’36.032. 10. J Toseland: 1’36.305. 11. N Hodgson: 1’36.358.12 G Lavilla: 1’36.595. 13. J Borja: 1’36.728. 14. C.Walker: 1’36.930. 15. A Antonello:...

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  • McCallen back for 2002 TT?

    18 February 2002

    McCallen back for 2002 TT?

    Phillip McCallen is considering a racing return to this year's Isle of Man TT - almost four years after he was told one more race there could paralyse him.McCallen, who won 11 TT victories between...

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  • Carmichael and Vuillemin lead title charge

    18 February 2002

    Carmichael and Vuillemin lead title charge

    Ricky Carmichael and David Vuillemin have emerged as the main contenders for the AMA supercross title. With seven rounds down, each has won three racesCarmichaal won Saturday's event in Minneapolis,...

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  • Harada crashes in testing

    18 February 2002

    Harada crashes in testing

    Honda rider Tetsuya Harada's 2002 world championship preparations have suffered a massive blow after he highsided his NSR500 and broke a collarbone in tests at Estoril.The former world 250 champion...

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  • Details of Ducati GP bike emerge

    18 February 2002

    Details of Ducati’s GP V4 four-stroke are emerging and there is now confirmation that a road bike based on it " is in the plans " .First pictures of the race bike are expected to emerge in three to four weeks. They will show a Ducati unlike any other. The bike is currently being wind-tunnel tested to ensure optimum efficiency. It will have a long nose, a minimalist five-tube trellis...

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  • McCoy faces race to be fit

    18 February 2002

    McCoy faces race to be fit

    TOP GP rider Garry McCoy has been flown by private plane to Austria for a specialist assessment on a double break of his right leg.The Red Bull Yamaha 500 rider was airlifted from Estoril in Portugal...

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  • Davies, 15, makes GP test debut

    18 February 2002

    Davies, 15, makes GP test debut

    Chaz Davies clocked the 29th fastest time on day one of the 125cc IRTA tests at Valencia, which conclude on Tuesday.British schoolboy Davies, 15, only completed 27 laps but managed a respectable time...

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  • Criville: I’ll be back… I hope

    18 February 2002

    Criville: I’ll be back… I hope

    Former world 500 champion Alex Criville’s " retirement " will be short-lived, if he can win his battle against fainting fits.Criville revealed his decision to pull out for at least six...

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  • Walker’s face paralysed by illness

    18 February 2002

    Walker’s face paralysed by illness

    Chris Walker has partial paralysis of the face caused by a disease known as Bell’s Palsy.One of his eyes doesn’t blink, he can’t move his lips or swallow properly. He’s having to wear a patch over the...

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