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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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  • Vuillemin pips RC for supercross win

    11 February 2002

    Vuillemin pips RC for supercross win

    DAVID VUILLEMIN stretched his points lead in the U.S. 250 supercross championship after passing Ricky Carmichael on the last lap in the final at the RCA Dome, Indianapolis. It was the Frenchman’s...

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  • Criville announces retirement

    11 February 2002

    Criville announces retirement

    Former world 500 champion Alex Criville is retiring from racing.Criville, who became Spain’s first world 500 champion in 1999, was expected to hold a press conference during the second day of the...

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  • £10m Rossi THREE seconds under lap record

    11 February 2002

    £10m Rossi THREE seconds under lap record

    VALENTINO ROSSI and the new Honda RCV four-stroke have gone an incredible THREE SECONDS faster than lap record pace in tests at Sepang, Malaysia.The reigning world champ’s unprecedented performance...

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  • Chat live with Neil Hodgson

    11 February 2002

    Chat live with Neil Hodgson

    WSB star Neil Hodgson will be in our VIP Lounge for a live web chat on Friday, February 22.The session will be held in the afternoon, as soon as he’s finished his first day of WSB testing at Valencia,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rutter Webchat: full transcript added

    04 February 2002

    Rutter Webchat: full transcript added

    Michael Rutter says he won’t be able to ride in the TT because of the Snetterton BSB, TT clash. " I don’t know who, but there is someone in the wrong, " he said. Rutter won’t be able to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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