March

Kawasaki GP prototype tests chassis at Suzuka

Kawasaki GP prototype tests chassis at Suzuka

Kawasaki’s four-stroke GP machine prototype debuted a new aluminium twin-spar chassis at the Suzuka tests.On the day that the factory unveiled concept images of the new ZX-RR machine(see right) tester...

Aprilia GP team meets the world

Aprilia GP team meets the world

In a glittering ceremony at the firm’s Italian HQ, has Aprilia revealed the final look of its four-stroke Grand Prix contender and team.Company chief Ivano Beggio introduced the gorgeous RS3 ‘Cube’ GP...

Rossi: two strokes can beat me

Rossi: two strokes can beat me

Valentino Rossi has been beaten in testing for the second time this year by a two-stroke NSR, and he reckons it won’t be the last time.Daijiro Katoh was again the man. His best lap of 2:04.40 was...

2002-03-25

2002-03-25

KAWASAKI has just released the first pictures and early details of its new four-stroke GP machine. The factory has confirmed that the bike, called the ZX-RR Ninja, will be an in-line four-cylinder...

Katoh edges out Rossi in Suzuka test

Katoh edges out Rossi in Suzuka test

THE four-strokes won’t have it all their own way in the new Moto-GP class if Daijiro Katoh’s performance was anything to go by on the last day of Honda’s Suzuka test.He edged out Valentino Rossi on...

Roberts: Help me win or I’m off

Roberts: Help me win or I’m off

Kenny Roberts will quit Suzuki if its new GSV-R four-stroke is not competitive this season.He told MCN: " If I have to get on a more competitive bike in 2003, that is what I’ll do. I want to be...

IRTA test: Rossi leads the way

IRTA test: Rossi leads the way

18,000 fans turned out to see Valentino Rossi dominate the IRTA GP test at the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona at the weekend.It was the first clash between the new four-stroke title contenders and...

MCN Sport magazine out now

MCN Sport magazine out now

Don’t miss MCN Sport’s latest issue. It’s out nowand comes complete with our greatest ever season preview, Rossi’s go-faster secrets and why James Toseland is fitter than David Beckham.And on top of...

Just how good is Rossi?

Just how good is Rossi?

With the big GP tests coming up at Barcelona this weekend, Valentino Rossi remains THE man to beat this season. But what gives him the edge?We’ve got all the datalogging info to reveal exactly where...

Rossi & co head-to-head this weekend

Rossi & co head-to-head this weekend

Valentino Rossi will clash with his major GP rivals on Saturday in the first meeting of all the new four-strokes at the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona.The reigning world champion though will be...

Riba quits WSS to take Criville ride

Riba quits WSS to take Criville ride

Spanish World Supersport star Pere Riba has quit his Honda team to take Alex Criville's vacant works Yamaha GP slot.It was confirmed on Friday morning in Spain that negotiations between Riba and team...

McCrae firm signs up schoolboy Chaz

McCrae firm signs up schoolboy Chaz

British teenager Chaz Davies has been signed by a new sports management company run by former world rally champion Colin McRae.The 15-year-old, who will ride a kitted Aprilia in this year's world 125...