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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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  • Open wide

    01 February 2002

    Open wide

    White was not a good choice for the " drink a yard of ale tipped off a balcony " competition.

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  • Don’t under-estimate the Blade

    01 February 2002

    Don’t under-estimate the Blade

    Former British champ Matt Llewellyn needed just 10 minutes on board the Motopower FireBlade to decide it was the bike for him for the 2002 British superbike series. The 34-year-old said: " The...

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  • GP noise limit raised to 125dB

    01 February 2002

    GP noise limit raised to 125dB

    NOISE limits for the new four-stroke GP class have been raised to make the series more appealing to fans.There had been a concern that under the current limit of 113dB post-race (110dB pre-race), fans...

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  • Sauber GP project is revived

    01 February 2002

    Sauber GP project is revived

    SAUBER'S four-stroke GP project is definitely back on - and the bike could be tested again within six weeks.Development of the GP1, which was given its public debut by Niall Mackenzie in Malaysia last...

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  • Rossi ends row with Honda

    01 February 2002

    Rossi ends row with Honda

    Valentino Rossi ended his contract row with Honda on Friday and signed a two-year deal to ride the four-stroke RCV.The 22-year-old Italian will fly to Japan tomorrow to officially sign and attend a...

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  • Bayliss fastest, Walker slowest in Oz

    01 February 2002

    Bayliss fastest, Walker slowest in Oz

    Troy Bayliss made it clear to his rivals that he won’t be giving up his world title without a struggle, after posting the fastest time of the first official test of the WSB year.As everyone suspected...

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  • Bostrom: In his own words

    01 February 2002

    Belfez: Ben, During last season you had a terrific run of form with back to back wins. But then at the next race you seemed to only do a little practice, (according to the commentators) and you were seen lounging around the pit lane as if you couldn't be bothered trying, or perhaps you had proved a point and/or had orders from above. So do tell, why did things go pear-shaped?BenBostrom: After...

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  • Stewart clear… Carmichael back on form

    28 January 2002

    James Stewart made the 125 Main look easy as defending champion Ricky Carmichael returned to winning in the 250s at the AMA Supercross in Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday.Travis Pastrana took second in the 250s with. David Vuillemin third for Team Yamaha. He leads the point standings by seven over Mike LaRocco.Jeremy McGrath is slowly returning to form as he struggles to overcome an arm-pump problem. He...

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  • The right lines

    28 January 2002

    The right lines

    All the riders agreed that the changes to the Assen curves were an improvement.Today’s caption, courtesy of titusr

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  • Dobb faces Everts and Pichon at Hawkstone

    28 January 2002

    World 125cc motocross champion Jamie Dobb faces a tough pre-season challenge at Hawkstone Park on February 17. The KTM rider from Derbyshire lines-up at the gate with fellow champions Stefan Everts and Mickael Pichon in the non-championship international.Dobb will ride a 250 KTM against Mickael Pichon on a factory Suzuki 250 and 500 world champion Stefan Everts with a thundering Yamaha 500...

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  • Hislop angry over BSB prize money

    28 January 2002

    Hislop angry over BSB prize money

    Steve Hislop feels he’s going to miss out on earnings in 2002 because of a new ruling over prize money in the British superbike series40-year-old Hizzy has agreed terms to ride the MonsterMob Ducati...

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  • Foxhill back in the big time

    28 January 2002

    Motocross Grand Prix circuit Foxhill returns to the big time when the Wiltshire venue stages the second round of a new professional British motocross series in June.The famous venue will stage the second round of the new five-round international motocross championship promoted by Future West with sanction from the AMCA.The new series is a direct rival to the established eight-round Maxxis British...

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  • Dunlop pay-out threatens vital TT entries

    28 January 2002

    Dunlop pay-out threatens vital TT entries

    Grids for the make-or-break 2002 TT could dwindle in the wake of Robert Dunlop’s £700,000 compensation settlement.Dunlop’s award, made on January 17 this year, was for injuries sustained following the...

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  • Ducati to unveil GP engine

    28 January 2002

    Ducati will unveil details of the new four-stroke GP motor it will race in 2003 on Monday.The Italian marque will release computer aided images of the new engine, plus technical details about the new bike which has been under development since bosses announced at last year's Spanish GP in Jerez that it would enter the four-stroke fray.Four-stroke mania is gathering more and more momentum with...

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  • Checa tries latest M1 at Almeria

    28 January 2002

    Checa tries latest M1 at Almeria

    Carlos Checa has been out on the latest version of Yamaha's factory four-stroke YZR-M1 at Almeria this week.The Marlboro Yamaha rider evaluated new engine and suspension parts in his first outing...

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  • Chili badly battered by crash in testing

    28 January 2002

    Chili badly battered by crash in testing

    Frankie Chili’s first test on the NCR Ducati at Valencia has ended in a highside on cold tyres which sent him to hospital with concussion.Chili had completed 12 laps of the final afternoon session on...

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  • Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

    28 January 2002

    Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

    Ben Bostrom has his fingers crossed for Chris Walker this season and he’s hoping to see him among the front-runners in WSB.In a live web chat on this site on Thursday morning, Bostrom said: " I...

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  • Walker among crashers in Oz test

    28 January 2002

    Walker among crashers in Oz test

    Strong winds stopped any faster times being logged by the top World Superbike riders at Phillip Island on Thursday – but did cause a spate of crashes.Winds whipping in off the sea, just a few yards...

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  • Ali’s pally!

    21 January 2002

    Ali’s pally!

    Let’s get pally with Ali!This caption brought to you by Subliminal Hints That The Ally Pally Show Opens Today inc

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  • Voice of the TT dies

    21 January 2002

    Peter Kneale, the man known to many as the Voice of the TT, has died, aged 67.Kneale commentated on every TT from 1965 to 2000. He died in the early hours of Monday morning at Liverpool’s Broad Green Hospital. He and had been suffering with a chest illness.Add your tribute, follow the link, right.

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  • Just Peachy

    21 January 2002

    Just Peachy

    Melanie is a 22-year-old graduate in applied geophysics and enjoys restoring steam engines in her spare time

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