December

Borja returns to Ducati for 2002 WSB season

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...

Whitham grinning after first test on 2002 R6

Whitham grinning after first test on 2002 R6

Jamie Whitham has been given a first taste of his new 2002-spec Belgarda Yamaha R6 in a test at Cartagena in Spain.Riding with team-mate Paolo Casoli, the test gave Whitham a chance to put new...

Aprilia lets us loose on Corser’s RSV

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...

Rain cut Hodgson’s test time

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,...

Heckles joins the Brits in WSB

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...

Hodgson and Toseland on Radio One

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...

Foggy targets Corser

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...

Foggy reveals more about his new WSB bikes and team

Foggy reveals more about his new WSB bikes and team

Carl Fogarty launched his new WSB team in Italy at the weekend, and revealed that up to 10,000 of the Foggy Petronas triples could be put into production.They will follow the first 75 very expensive...

Latest WSB test news: Walker, Edwards, Sauber

Latest WSB test news: Walker, Edwards, Sauber

CHRIS WALKER is now eight days into a hectic World Superbike testing schedule in preparation for his return to world championship racing. In contrast, Neil Hodgson has not even seen his new Ducati...

WSB signings latest: Haga, Emmett and Chili line up

WSB signings latest: Haga, Emmett and Chili line up

THE tantalising prospect of Noriyuki Haga sliding his way around the World Superbike series on an Aprilia will become a reality after the Japanese rider signed for the Italian factory.Haga has been...

Castrol Honda UK to campaign World Supersports

Castrol Honda UK to campaign World Supersports

HONDA BRITAIN has confirmed that it is entering John McGuinness and Karl Muggeridge in the 2002 World Supersport championship.The switch is a dream come true for two-times TT winner McGuinness. The...

Foggy quits Ducati – but where next?

Foggy quits Ducati – but where next?

Carl Fogarty is remaining tight-lipped about his future after speaking about his decision to end his long-standing relationship with Ducati today.He did however admit that his next move will be "the...

Bayliss’ big race shakedown – in the wife’s runabout

Bayliss’ big race shakedown – in the wife’s runabout

WORLD SUPERBIKE king Troy Bayliss has been getting in some last minute practice for a four-wheeled fun race with fellow motorsport champs… using his wife’s estate car.Bayliss, who has never been near...