January

Chili badly battered by crash in testing

Chili badly battered by crash in testing

Frankie Chili’s first test on the NCR Ducati at Valencia has ended in a highside on cold tyres which sent him to hospital with concussion.Chili had completed 12 laps of the final afternoon session on...

Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

Ben Bostrom has his fingers crossed for Chris Walker this season and he’s hoping to see him among the front-runners in WSB.In a live web chat on this site on Thursday morning, Bostrom said: " I...

Walker among crashers in Oz test

Walker among crashers in Oz test

Strong winds stopped any faster times being logged by the top World Superbike riders at Phillip Island on Thursday – but did cause a spate of crashes.Winds whipping in off the sea, just a few yards...

Edwards says Honda needs more bhp to compete

Edwards says Honda needs more bhp to compete

Colin Edwards matched world champion Troy Bayliss on time in the first major WSB test of the year, but said his Honda needed more power to have a chance of catching Bayliss’s new Ducati in the heat of...

Bayliss fastest, Hodgson and Walker happy after day one of Oz test

Bayliss fastest, Hodgson and Walker happy after day one of Oz test

Reigning World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss was fastest after Wednesday’s first sessions of the official WSB testing at Phillip Island in Australia.Bayliss managed to take his new Ducati 998R to a...

Foggy: We’re on course despite Suter switch

Foggy: We’re on course despite Suter switch

Carl Fogarty remains upbeat and is convinced his team is on schedule to start testing the new FP1 superbike early in April, despite the switch from Sauber to Suter Racing Technology (SRT).According to...

Foggy welcomes Suter on board to develop engine

Foggy welcomes Suter on board to develop engine

Carl Fogarty has welcomed the news that Eskil Suter has been appointed as the engine developer for the Petronas race and road bike projects.The former racer’s Swiss company, Suter Racing Products,...

Petronas’ official statement

PETRONAS, Malaysia’s national petroleum corporation, has appointed Suter Racing Products (SRP) to further develop and manufacture its high-performance motorcycle engine in preparation for the Foggy PETRONAS Racing team’s entry in the World Superbike Championship later this year. SRP is a Swiss-based company with expertise and competency in advanced motorcycle engineering and development as well as...

Chili tries his Duke for the first time

Chili tries his Duke for the first time

Frankie Chili took his first ride on the Ducati 998R he’ll race this year on Friday, and declared he loves it – even if it does feel weird compared to the Suzuki GSX-R750 he has ridden for the past...

Petronas admits Sauber is off Foggy project

Petronas admits Sauber is off Foggy project

Rumours that the Foggy Petronas racing team is no longer using Sauber to continue developing its bike have turned out to be true with the appointment of replacements, Swiss firm Suter Racing...

More WSB, and Suzi, on the Beeb

More WSB, and Suzi, on the Beeb

The BBC is kicking off its " bigger and better " coverage of WSB a week before the first round of the series.Their 30-minute preview show will include a round-up of all the news from the...

Edwards has trouble with birds at Ducati WSB test

Edwards has trouble with birds at Ducati WSB test

Colin Edwards got his first taste of his new Honda VTR SP-2 on Wednesday but spent more time missing the local wildlife than going for fast times.Former WSB champion Edwards finished the first of four...

Neil Hodgson: In his own words

Geoff: Congratulations on last years performance. Did you see Hizzy over Christmas and how do you fancy your chances against him in the 2 UK WSB rounds?NeilHodgson: I've not seen anything of Steve actually. I think he went to Tenerife or somewhere like that for Christmas, and I didn't see much of him before because I was really busy with getting married, doing stag dos, and doing the 2 week book...

Full transcript of latest Hodgson webchat

Full transcript of latest Hodgson webchat

World Superbike star Neil Hodgson joined in a live web chat on this site on Thursday at 5pm… and joked about his initimate relationship with his glove puppet, why Bayliss has the worst style in WSB...

Watch the three-minute video

Watch the three-minute video

Watch as MCN’s WSB reporter Andy Downes introduces us to the official launch of Hodgson’s 2002 Ducati team and goes on to interview its riders.Select from Quicktime (MOV) or Real Player (RM)...

Hodgson and Toseland exclusive video interview

Hodgson and Toseland exclusive video interview

Who does Hodgson see as his greatest threats in 2002? Where does Toseland see himself finishing in the new WSB season? Both men were ready with all the answers when we filmed this exclusive video...

GSX-R750 chassis updates for 2002

GSX-R750 chassis updates for 2002

Suzuki is hoping a raft of chassis changes to the GSX-R750 will change its fortunes in World Superbikes next year.This year’s changes include a different swing-arm pivot point and revised steering...

Hodgson’s new-look Ducati unveiled

Hodgson’s new-look Ducati unveiled

The new look of Neil Hodgson and James Toseland’s GSE Ducatis was unveiled on Tuesday lunchtime.Here we’re bringing you the first pictures and later this week we’ll be adding video interviews with...

Aussie showdown for Walker and Hodgson confirmed

Aussie showdown for Walker and Hodgson confirmed

Rivals Chris Walker and Neil Hodgson will go head-to-head on the track for the first time since 2000 when they line up for first official WSB test in Australia later this month.The final decision to...

Bayliss is relaxed and ready to win again

Bayliss is relaxed and ready to win again

It would be easy to assume reigning WSB champion Troy Bayliss is more stressed than ever as he considers the defence of his title in 2002.But the Australian reckons he has never been so relaxed in his...

No Petronas test until April… if all goes well

No Petronas test until April… if all goes well

Troy Corser and James Haydon will test the all-new Foggy Petronas FP1 World Superbike for the first time in April if the next stages of development go to plan.With the Christmas break over,...