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  • Try an off-road day with CAS Honda

    16 December 2001

    Try an off-road day with CAS Honda

    CAS Honda, the official Honda UK 250cc World Motocross championship team, is running motocross riding schools at Corby Trials Park.Courses cost £80 a day per rider, which starts at 10am and runs until...

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  • Nothing like him

    16 December 2001

    Nothing like him

    It was the shiney bra which cost her a place in the final of the Colin Edwards look-a-like competition

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  • Rain cut Hodgson’s test time

    16 December 2001

    Rain cut Hodgson’s test time

    Neil Hodgson’s first test of his 2002 Ducati was a washed out.The MCN Man of the Year was desperate to get on his Testastretta 998R and claw back some of the ground he’s already lost to Chris Walker,...

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  • Aprilia lets us loose on Corser’s RSV

    16 December 2001

    Aprilia lets us loose on Corser’s RSV

    Aprilia hasn’t exactly made a habit of letting anyone other than racers and factory testers on its works machinery, yet here I am, waiting to ride the bike that took Troy Corser to fourth in the World...

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  • Borja returns to Ducati for 2002 WSB season

    16 December 2001

    Borja returns to Ducati for 2002 WSB season

    Spaniard Juan Borja will be making a return to Ducati in 2002… but with a customer race bike rather than the works 996R he had in 2000. Borja will be racing for the De Cecco Ducati team – the same...

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  • GPs tune into pit-to-lid radio

    16 December 2001

    GPs tune into pit-to-lid radio

    Formula One-style helmet radios could be seen in GPs for the 2003 season.The radios will allow riders to communicate with their team while out on the track. They are under development by American...

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  • McWilliams signs to ride Roberts’ KR3

    16 December 2001

    McWilliams signs to ride Roberts’ KR3

    Jeremy McWilliams signed his contract with Kenny Roberts on Monday to ride a Proton KR3 in next year's world GP championship. " I am really happy to have a rider like Jeremy on board, " ...

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  • Paul Denning: In his own words

    09 December 2001

    Weebleswobble: Can the new 1000 realistically win in 2002?PaulDenning: We started working with the bike in May. The lap times have been better than the 750, so we're looking forward to competing on a level playing field. The great thing about bike racing is that the rider is still one of the biggest parts of the equation And that’s the attraction for many. If our riders can get 100 per cent we can...

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  • Save up to £600 on British race meets

    09 December 2001

    Save up to £600 on British race meets

    Octagon season tickets are going on sale for 2002 covering all bike events held at Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park , Silverstone and Snetterton.For £100 you can go to all 10 of the major bike...

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  • Top dates for 2002 added

    09 December 2001

    We’ve already brought you the WSB and GP dates for 2002. Now we’re able to add dates for the World Endurance series, British Superbikes, motocross and events including the Isle of Man TT.Trials and enduro fans aren’t forgotten, either. And if you missed the WSB and GP dates before, don’t worry, we’ve repeated them.All dates are provisional.World Championship Grand PrixRound 1: April 7, Suzuka,...

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  • Snetterton date switches to avoid TT clash

    09 December 2001

    Snetterton date switches to avoid TT clash

    British superbike bosses have bowed to pressure from fans, riders and teams and switched the date of the Snetterton round to June 3 to avoid a clash with the Isle of Man Formula One TT.BSB boss Jos...

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  • Foggy targets Corser

    09 December 2001

    Foggy targets Corser

    Troy Corser has been approached by Carl Fogarty to ride the new Petronas World Superbike. He hasn’t said yes to the offer yet because he’s still considering buying his job back at Aprilia. He told...

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  • Hodgson and Toseland on Radio One

    09 December 2001

    Hodgson and Toseland on Radio One

    Neil Hodgson is looking forward to renewing his rivalry with Chris Walker in World Superbikes next season. Speaking on a Radio One interview on Monday night, Hodgson added: " but this time I...

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  • Heckles joins the Brits in WSB

    09 December 2001

    Liverpool rider Mark Heckles, 25, will ride a kit-bike Honda VTR SP-2 for the Rumi Honda team in WSB in 2002 in a one-rider team.The kit bike is a far cry from the uncompetitive kit-bikes that were seen in the BSB series in 2000 and are said to be on a performance level with the 2001 bike Colin Edwards had.A delighted Heckles who raced in the European superstock series on a Rumi Honda FireBlade in...

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  • Laconi lands Aprilia GP four-stroke ride

    09 December 2001

    Laconi lands Aprilia GP four-stroke ride

    Regis Laconi will ride the gorgeous Aprilia four-stroke GP bike in next season’s world championship.It seems his one-off victory in last year’s final WSB round did him a truck load of favours.He may...

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  • Capirossi’s first test scheduled

    09 December 2001

    Capirossi’s first test scheduled

    Loris Capirossi’s works Honda 500 team have confirmed five pre-season tests for the Italian despite rumours that he is poised to make a surprise switch to Aprilia’s four-stroke effort.Capirossi, who...

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  • Harada secures 500 ride

    09 December 2001

    Harada secures 500 ride

    Tetsuya Harada has finally secured his deal to ride a 500 in the 2002 world championship. The 31-year-old former world 250 champion will be run by Shell Advance team boss Jeff Hardwick but not under...

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  • Specs appeal

    02 December 2001

    Specs appeal

    Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses… here’s the exception to prove the role.

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