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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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  • Smart replaces injured McGuiness

    18 February 2002

    Smart replaces injured McGuiness

    Injured John McGuinness will be replaced by Scott Smart for this weekend’s crucial final test at Valencia before the start of the World Supersport season.McGuinness injured himself while filming a...

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  • Walker will test despite paralysis

    18 February 2002

    Walker will test despite paralysis

    Chris Walker will test his Kawasaki WSB bike this weekend despite continued problems with partial facial paralysis caused by Bell’s Palsy.Walker has been having treatment all week to try and alleviate...

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  • Ride the TT without tears

    11 February 2002

    Ride the TT without tears

    The most accurate bike racing simulation of the TT ever is being promised by games maker Jester Interactive.It is being developed for the PlayStation 2 and will include every bump and ripple of the...

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  • Ray Stringer: In his own words

    11 February 2002

    R1basher: Hi Ray, I'm gonna be club racing a '98 Blade in the open class...obviously I'm gonna be down on power against R1's. The engine is currently standard, what sort of power do you think is achievable?RayStringer: Well basically it depends on how much money you want to spend. The best value for money is a good quality exhaust pipe, a set of flat-slides and an airbox.Gsxer400: What does it...

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