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Hodgson slides into provisional Silverstone pole

Hodgson slides into provisional Silverstone pole

On a track still slick with this morning’s rain, Neil Hodgson slid his HM Plant Duacti into another provisional pole position ahead of Sunday’s debut Silverstone World Superbike round. Hodgson time of...

Everything you need for Silverstone WSB

Think of Silverstone and you probably think of Michael Schumacher leading a tedious procession of Snore-mula One cars from pole position all the way to the podium.But this weekend you’ll see some proper racing there when World Superbikes descends on the circuit for the first time in the 16-year history of the series.Though we’ve got used to WSB and GP rounds being held at Donington Park,...

Are you riding to Silverstone this weekend?

Are you riding to Silverstone this weekend?

Looking for a rideout to join to this weekend’s Silverstone WSB? Simply post a message on our News message board stating where you are leaving from and what time you are planning to leave.You’re bound...

Edwards fastest in Silverstone test

Edwards fastest in Silverstone test

Title chaser Colin Edwards was the fastest man around the 3.2-mile course in Wednesday’s Silverstone test with Steve Hislop close behind.Even Hizzy’s home advantage couldn’t overcome the Texan Tornado...

Send your messages to Hodgson, Walker and Toseland

Send your messages to Hodgson, Walker and Toseland

This Sunday the World Superbike series comes to Silverstone, giving the British contingent their best chances of good results.With Neil Hodgson, Chris Walker, James Toseland and Mark Heckles in the...

2002 US Motocross kicks off with Carmichael winning

2002 US Motocross kicks off with Carmichael winning

The first round of the 2002 U.S. Motocross season ended with victories for Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart at the Glen Helen Raceway in St. Bernadino, California.Carmichael claimed the win ahead of...

Indoor supercross venue to open in August

Indoor supercross venue to open in August

The UK’s first permanent indoor supercross track is heading for an August opening and we can now reveal its venue: It’ll be in Weston Super-Mare, Somerset.Co-owner Shane Fenton says building work has...

JR isn’t happy

JR isn’t happy

All he wanted to do was to borrow her 70’s shades for the race. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

It gets cold sometimes

It gets cold sometimes

Even with the thermal hot pants and boob tube combo, it can still get a bit chilly on the grid. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

Such an angelic smile

Such an angelic smile

Although by the look on her friend’s face, it might not be a good idea to be downwind

Be careful

Be careful

She could have someone’s eye out with those horns. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

Just in case

Just in case

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne not only put his name on his bike to stop it going missing, now he’s doing the same with his grid girls…

Rutter expects 200mph

Rutter expects 200mph

The prospect of the top men hitting 200mph in this year’s North-West 200 is a real one says seven-time winner Michael RutterFor the full story on Rutter’s North-West 200 predictions, don’t miss the...

France makes it number three for Pichon

France makes it number three for Pichon

Michael Pichon continued his domination of the 250 class with a storming victory at his home GP at St Jean d’Angely, taking his season to three wins out of four so far.Fellow Frenchman Fred Bolley was...

The good old days

The good old days

When Chris Walker says he misses British Superbikes, you might have thought he meant the dices with Neil Hodgson.

Zongshen conquer the Silverstone 200

Zongshen conquer the Silverstone 200

The team of Warwick Nowland and Stephane Mertens took the number 2 Zhongshen bike to victory at the end of the 63 laps of the Silverstone 200 on Sunday.Their victory came despite pressure from the...

Looking after Phase One

Looking after Phase One

Britain’s top world endurance team goes into Sunday’s MCN-backed Silverstone 200 as championship leaders and with a fierce ambition to reclaim the world title they last lifted in 2000.The privateer...

Bayliss is practice perfect in Misano

Bayliss is practice perfect in Misano

Just days after his Monza double, Troy Bayliss has continued his untouchable form with a dominant performance at the full WSB tests in Misano.The squads had stayed on in Italy to collect valuable...

Chris Walker: In his own words

Mentaltrev: Hi Chris - I suffered from Bell's Paulsy when I was a teenager but it must have been more mild than you've suffered since it responded to steroidal treatment and cleared up in about 2 weeks. How's YOUR recovery coming along - is it still affecting you at all when you're on the race bike?ChrisWalker: The recovery hasn't been as fast as it could have been because the steroids they...

Catch the world’s best for £10

Catch the world’s best for £10

This weekend you can see some of the world’s best international and national racers going at it hammer and tongs – for just a tenner.Sunday sees the MCN- backed British round of the world endurance...

Chris Walker: ‘I’ll be back in BSB’

Chris Walker: ‘I’ll be back in BSB’

In a live webchat Thursday May 16, Chris Walker told motorcyclenews.com users that he will return to BSB, because he wouldn’t retire as a four times runner-up, and not a champion.He also told us what...

Victory in France for Rossi

Victory in France for Rossi

Valentino Rossi won a rain-hit French GP at Le Mans to maintain the Honda RCV’s perfect start to the 2002 season.Crucially, the Italian had taken the lead on lap 21 when he passed team-mate Tohru...

Get GP news on your phone

Get GP news on your phone

This weekend it’s the turn of Le Mans in France to host the MotoGP circus. Suzuki, Yamaha and Aprilia have been working overtime, trying to get their four-strokes to match the pace of Honda’s dynamic...

Checa edges provisional Le Mans pole

Checa edges provisional Le Mans pole

Carlos Checa made a mockery of Yamaha’s four-stroke troubles when he grabbed a shock MotoGP provisional pole position in Le Mans today.The Spaniard took his YZR-M1 to the top of the leaderboard in the...

Michael Rutter: In his own words

Hairmonster: Do you get annoyed when people say 'he’s only really any good in the rain?'MichaelRutter: No...cos it's best to have a name for something, rather than nothing at all!Dabbsy: How do you feel now that Kawasaki are pulling out of WSB? Are they doing the right thing?MichaelRutter: No not really, I don't think. It's 2 different classes. I know why they have done it, to put everything into...

Taking it a bit far

Taking it a bit far

Sometimes the teams take weight saving a bit too far. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

Kneesy does it

Kneesy does it

We don’t know why they were so worried about covering their knees up, we can only be grateful that they were

Quick, she’s getting away

Quick, she’s getting away

Sometimes the brolly babes have to move quicker than the riders

Hislop wins Oulton race one. Race two abandoned

Hislop wins Oulton race one. Race two abandoned

Ducati riding Steve Hislop won race one of the MCN British superbike meeting at Oulton Park on Bank Holiday Monday.Race two was halted after John Reynolds’ GSX-R1000 spilled oil over the track and...

British motocross dates finalised

British motocross dates finalised

The ACU has finalised the dates for the full eight round Maxxis motocross series.The Pontrilas Motocross Club near Hereford and the former 60’ and 70’s Scramble television series circuit at...

He’s behind you

He’s behind you

The name Ducati belongs on gorgeous bright red bodywork. Pic by Martin Heath/Xtreme Photo

Would you want to marry a grid girl

Would you want to marry a grid girl

The lucky husband of this young lady took her to Kyalami on their honeymoon, and Chris Walker and the Kawasaki team gave them a day to remember. Great idea, but wouldn’t Brands have been cheaper?

European Supermoto series gets under way

European Supermoto series gets under way

The first round of the European Supermotard Championship takes place this weekend May 11 –12 at the Parc de l’Aumaillerie, Fougeres in France.Big names like Thierry van den Bosch and Eddy Seel, the...

First glimpse of 2003 crossers

First glimpse of 2003 crossers

If you want a sneak preview of what production bikes we’ll be all be on next year, the best place to look is the All Japan Motocross Championship.For a more detailed look at the exciting line-up of...

It’s a bum wrap

It’s a bum wrap

If only everything in life was so expertly packaged

Sidecars shift to Saturday

Sidecars shift to Saturday

The sidecar world championship races will now take place on the Saturday of each WSB round, starting with this weekend at Monza, FIM bosses have announced.They have also cancelled the sidecar...