November

The Foggy/Petronas road bike is coming

The Foggy/Petronas road bike is coming

CARL FOGARTY road bike will be in our showrooms later next year after the four-times World Superbike champion announced one of the biggest deals in British motorcycle history last week.He has signed a...

Ellison set for Kawasaki Supersport ride

Ellison set for Kawasaki Supersport ride

European superstock champion James Ellison is likely to race alongside Andrew Pitt in Kawasaki’s 2002 World Supersport team.The 20-year-old from Cumbria has won the superstock title for the past two...

Exclusive: Foggy, "This deal is a gamble – but it’ll pay off"

Exclusive: Foggy, "This deal is a gamble – but it’ll pay off"

IN an exclusive chat with MCN Carl Fogarty has admitted that his WSB deal is risky, but he reckons it will pay off.With the preliminary stages already well under way, Foggy believes with his name and...

Lavilla is sole factory Suzuki in World Superbikes

Lavilla is sole factory Suzuki in World Superbikes

The team will continue to compete in the Superbike and Supersport series as a factory supported team, but with a slight change in personnel. Japanese rider Katsuyaki Fujiwara will continue in the...

The background to Petronas

The background to Petronas

PETRONAS is one of the biggest names to join WSB since the championship started in 1988. It was formed in 1974 as the national petroleum company of Malaysia and having established itself in the...

Okada quits – will Edwards go it alone for Honda?

Okada quits – will Edwards go it alone for Honda?

SPECULATION that Castrol Honda will run just one full-factory SP-2 in WSB next season was reinforced when Tady Okada announced his retirement after finishing second in the final round of the All Japan...

Foggy and Ducati split

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...

World exclusive: Foggy / Petronas deal sealed

World exclusive: Foggy / Petronas deal sealed

It’s official. The lid on Foggy’s top secret plans has been lifted with the four-times World Superbike champion announcing "a once in a lifetime opportunity " with Petronas.Foggy has agreed an...

Hislop rejects Sauber WSB offer

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...

Ducati team boss injured on eve of first tests

Ducati team boss injured on eve of first tests

Ducati factory team boss David Tardozzi will be forced to miss the first proper test of the 2002 Ducati 998R this week, after breaking his leg in a car crash.Tardozzi, a former racer and the man who...

What to expect from Hodgson’s new book

What to expect from Hodgson’s new book

Neil Hodgson’s new book went on sale on Friday. Back On Track is his own review of his WSB season, filled with real insight into life as a top-ranking international racer.He doesn’t hold back, even...

Haga to join Hodgson, Walker and Co in WSB

Haga to join Hodgson, Walker and Co in WSB

Noriyuki Haga is likely to join Neil Hodgson, Chris Walker and James Toseland in WSB next season after signing a letter of intent to ride Aprilia’s RSV Mille in the 2002 championship.Haga has been...

Battered Bayliss cracks lap record in Valencia test

Battered Bayliss cracks lap record in Valencia test

After six weeks of recuperation from a broken collarbone, World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss got straight back into the swing of it on Tuesday by racking up 77 laps and knocking 0.5s of the...

Rain holds up Bayliss and Xaus

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...

Ducati and Foggy… the end of a beautiful relationship

Ducati and Foggy… the end of a beautiful relationship

There has been no official announcement, but Ducati is expected to end it’s relationship with Carl Fogarty within the next few days following the news that he is likely to head up the Sauber effort in...

Foggy to lead Sauber WSB effort?

Foggy to lead Sauber WSB effort?

Updated: Tuesday, November 6: Sauber is believed to be switching away from plans for GP racing to go WSB racing instead. And there are suggestions that Carl Fogarty will act as the bid’s...

Hodgson marries. Meet and congratulate him at the NEC

Hodgson marries. Meet and congratulate him at the NEC

Neil Hodgson got married on Sunday near his home town of Burnley, Lancs. Now you can congratulate him in person at the MCN stand at the NEC Show later this week.Hodgson married long term girlfriend...

Walker claims creditable ninth in Sugo

Walker claims creditable ninth in Sugo

Chris Walker wasn’t expecting to win at Sugo on Sunday in his first competitive ride for Kawasaki – but ninth place against some of the best bikes and riders in the world felt almost as good.For the...