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  • Exclusive: First pictures of Katoh on the NSR500

    02 December 2001

    New world 250 champion Daijiro Katoh hasn't had much time to dwell on his record-breaking 2001 season as he was back on track testing a works Honda NSR500 for the first time today.Katoh, who beat Mike Hailwood's long-standing 250 record with 11 wins last season, got his pre-season campaign underway with the first of a two-day shakedown test at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan.The Telefonica...

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  • The background to Petronas

    25 November 2001

    The background to Petronas

    PETRONAS is one of the biggest names to join WSB since the championship started in 1988. It was formed in 1974 as the national petroleum company of Malaysia and having established itself in the...

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  • Ellison set for Kawasaki Supersport ride

    25 November 2001

    Ellison set for Kawasaki Supersport ride

    European superstock champion James Ellison is likely to race alongside Andrew Pitt in Kawasaki’s 2002 World Supersport team.The 20-year-old from Cumbria has won the superstock title for the past two...

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  • The Foggy/Petronas road bike is coming

    25 November 2001

    The Foggy/Petronas road bike is coming

    CARL FOGARTY road bike will be in our showrooms later next year after the four-times World Superbike champion announced one of the biggest deals in British motorcycle history last week.He has signed a...

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  • Video exclusive: Rossi tests 2002 GP bike

    25 November 2001

    Video exclusive: Rossi tests 2002 GP bike

    Click on the link on the right for our unmissable video exclusive of Valentino Rossi as he gets to grips with his new RCV four stroke around the Jerez circuit in Spain.At this test Rossi sliced over...

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  • Reynolds moves to Suzuki

    18 November 2001

    Reynolds moves to Suzuki

    John Reynolds has rocked the British Superbike paddock by sensationally dumping Red Bull Ducati for a move to Paul Denning’s Crescent Suzuki squad with a ride alongside fellow reigning British...

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  • Dobb cleans up in NEC Supercross

    18 November 2001

    Dobb cleans up in NEC Supercross

    Jamie Dobb made a World champion’s return to racing by winning the Pro Open class of the MCN-backed UKSX supercross at the NEC Arena on Saturday night. Dobb might have been sidelined from racing with...

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  • Virgin want Haydon for its R1 rides in 2002 BSB

    18 November 2001

    VIRGIN YAMAHA is ditching its superbike R7s to run R1s in 2002Team boss Rob McElnea’s decision has been influenced by his No1 rider James Haydon, who conveniently tested Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 a fortnight ago at Oulton Park.You can chat live to James Haydon, Thursday November 22, at 1pm in our VIP chat room. To join in you must be a registered user and logged in to motorcyclenews.com. Go to the Talk...

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  • James Haydon aproaches final decision

    18 November 2001

    James Haydon aproaches final decision

    James Haydon was in Geneva at the weekend - looking at a race-spec R1 similar to the one Yamaha boss Rob McElnea wants him to ride in next season’s British Superbike championship. He visited Yamaha’s...

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  • Hislop rejects Sauber WSB offer

    18 November 2001

    Hislop rejects Sauber WSB offer

    STEVE HISLOP has turned down an offer to ride Sauber’s triple in WSB next year – though Carl Fogarty is likely to be involved. The Scot wants to concentrate on winning the British title that evaded...

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  • Foggy and Ducati split

    18 November 2001

    FOUR-TIMES World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty officially split from Ducati today.And he's now expected to be installed as the man to spearhead Sauber's surprise World Superbike effort in 2002.Ducati announced this afternoon that they have decided to end their long-standing relationship with the British legend, who is currently still recovering from a broken leg he suffered while testing a CCM...

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  • First pictures of the Suzuki XREO GP bike

    18 November 2001

    First pictures of the Suzuki XREO GP bike

    SUZUKI’S all-new GP four-stroke will be a surprise entrant to the new-look 2002 world championship series.The Japanese factory initially said it would use 2002 as a development year for the bike code...

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  • Rossi and Bayliss collide

    18 November 2001

    Rossi and Bayliss collide

    World champions Troy Bayliss and Valentino Rossi will race head-to-head on equal machinery for the first time next month although sadly it will be on four wheels and not two.World Superbike champ...

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  • Haslam forced to 250s

    18 November 2001

    LEON HASLAM is expected to confirm this week that he will ride in next year's world 250 championship.The 18-year-old British rider has been forced to drop into 250s after he couldn't secure a ride in the 500 class.After an up and down rookie season in the world 500 championship, he looked like he would be retained by the Shell Advance Honda squad to ride a production Honda NSR V-twin.That option...

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  • Grand Prix attendance breaks records

    18 November 2001

    Grand Prix attendance breaks records

    The biggest crowd at the British GP in years helped break new attendance figures for a world championship season.Official figures released by series organisers Dorna said 1,588.635 attended GPs to see...

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