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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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  • NEC Supercross winners

    11 November 2001

    Here are the 10 winners of our NEC Supercross competition. They each get a pair of tickets to Saturday night’s event.The winners are: Richard Chown, from Beds, David Macklin, from Staffs, Keith Hopkins, from Staffs, Michael Collins, from Middlesex, Paul Sutton, from Glamorgan, Steve Boulton, from Gwent, Tim Holloway, from Berks, Jim McBain, from Wrexham, Paul Laver, from Herts and Robert Perrin,...

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  • TT rivals to battle it out in Macau

    11 November 2001

    TT rivals to battle it out in Macau

    Next year’s main TT contenders will go head-to-head at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in the early hours of Saturday morning (UK time).John McGuinness and David Jefferies will both be in the Chinese...

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  • You can back Young’s 2002 effort

    11 November 2001

    You can back Young’s 2002 effort

    British superstock champion Paul Young is starting a supporters club for his 2002 British superbike campaign.For £299, fans get a range of racing-related benefits including paddock passes, team...

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  • McGuinness on pole for Macau GP

    11 November 2001

    McGuinness on pole for Macau GP

    John McGuinness will start Saturday’s Macau Grand Prix from pole position after dominating qualifying and setting a time over three-and-a-half seconds faster than second-placed man Roger...

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  • Off-road riding returns to IoM

    11 November 2001

    Footpaths and public rights of way are being re-opened to the public for off-road riding. " We are happy for bikers to come and ride around the island, as long as they take the necessary precautions " said Manx minister for tourism and leisure David Cretney.He also confirmed that next year’s TT will be going ahead even if Foot and Mouth is still on the mainland. " There will be...

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  • McGuinness rules in Macau

    11 November 2001

    McGuinness rules in Macau

    JOHN MCGUINNESS upheld his reputation as the coming man of the road racing scene with a dominant display in the Macau Grand Prix.Riding a 180bhp Honda FireBlade originally built for this year’s...

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  • Rain holds up Bayliss and Xaus

    11 November 2001

    Rain holds up Bayliss and Xaus

    The second day of testing for the factory Ducati team of Troy Bayliss and Ruben Xaus was severely disrupted by rain.Bayliss and Xaus were only able to do 22 and 24 laps respectively at the Valencia...

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