August

Provisional 2003 WSB calendar

Provisional 2003 WSB calendar

The provisional calendar for the 2003 WSB championship has finally been released, and the biggest news is a new round at the amazing Sepang track in Malaysia as well as a new French round at Magny...

Hodgson storms to Oschersleben pole

Hodgson storms to Oschersleben pole

Neil Hodgson took a stunning Superpole to top the grid going into Sunday’s WSB round at Oschersleben today.His time of 1:26.502 was good enough to hold off Honda’s Colin Edwards and repeats his pole...

Whitham out of Oschersleben WSS

Whitham out of Oschersleben WSS

Jamie Whitham has pulled out of this weekend’s World Supersport round at Oschersleben, Germany.The Belgarda Yamaha rider is still suffering from the effects of his horrendous 130mph crash at Brands...

Edwards threatens with provisional pole

Edwards threatens with provisional pole

A new engine has given Honda’s Colin Edwards fresh hope and provisional pole in Oschersleben today ahead of Sunday’s World Superbike race in Germany.The Texan smashed the lap record by half a second,...

Now that’s a crash…

Now that’s a crash…

Barbequed CBR600 anyone? German Supersport rider Peter Koller can lay the blame for this hot little number on a loose fuel hose spraying petrol onto his rear tyre.Fortunately he escaped unhurt from...

Bostroms in serious boat accident

Bostroms in serious boat accident

Ben Bostrom, his former girlfriend Kat and brother Eric narrowly avoided being killed when their dinghy was hit by a motor boat while on holiday in Italy at the weekend.Bostrom said: " Kat is...

Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

Colin Edwards has exclusively confirmed to MCN that he will sign to the Ducati WSB squad for 2003.He’s told MCN that he has signed a letter of intent to ride for the Italian factory and unless Castrol...

Vermeulen signs for Ten Kate

Vermeulen signs for Ten Kate

Chris Vermuelen has signed to ride for the Ten Kate World Supersport squad in 2003.The 20-year-old Australian will move from the Ten Kate-backed Van Zon Honda to the full squad, replacing the...

Nicky Hayden is 2002 AMA Superbike champion

Nicky Hayden is 2002 AMA Superbike champion

Honda’s Nicky Hayden took the 2002 AMA championship on Saturday (August 10). Victory in the first race of the weekend came after championship rival Eric Bostrom crashed out of the lead on lap seven.

Honda may quit WSB in 2003

Honda may quit WSB in 2003

There are persistent rumours in the World Superbike paddock that suggest Castrol Honda will either scale down, or even pull, their factory squad next season.The team is currently funded by Honda...

First pics from Ducati’s V4 and 999 track test

First pics from Ducati’s V4 and 999 track test

These are the first pictures from Ducati’s debut track test of both its V4 Desmosedici MotoGP machine and 999 World Superbike at Mugello. You can read about the test in detail in the next issue of...

Chris Walker webchat cancelled

Chris Walker webchat cancelled

MCN are very sorry to announce, that due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to host the webchat with Chris Walker originally scheduled for Thursday August 8.Unfortunately...

Edwards steps in for Ukawa at Eight-Hour

Edwards steps in for Ukawa at Eight-Hour

Colin Edwards has been drafted in as a last minute replacement for the injured Tohru Ukawa in Honda’s Suzuka Eight-Hour squad on August 4.The Texan will partner Daijiro Kato on a Cabin SP-2. Edwards...

Edwards leads Eight Hour 1-2-3 for Honda

Edwards leads Eight Hour 1-2-3 for Honda

Colin Edwards and his Cabin teammate Daijiro Kato lead a clean sweep of the podium at the Suzuka Eight Hour on Sunday. You can read about Honda’s Suzuka victory in more detail in the latest issue of...

Superbike rider swaps Hondas with IndyCar champ

Superbike rider swaps Hondas with IndyCar champ

AMA Superbike contender Nicky Hayden and Indy Car racer Michael Andretti are going to swap their race machines in a one-off test at the Mid-Ohio track in America.Hayden will get to drive the Motorola...