June

Heckles tests Mondial WSB machine

Heckles tests Mondial WSB machine

Mark Heckles stayed on at Misano after the WSB round there to test Mondial’s Piega WSB bike and the road version as part of the company’s preparations to go racing in 2003.Heckles – who rides for the...

Chris Walker’s band aid

Chris Walker’s band aid

Chris Walker took a tip from the world’s toughest riders to help him combat the extreme heat at Misano. Walker used an absorbent headband used by riders in the Paris-Dakar rally to try and reduce the...

Bayliss does double in Misano

Bayliss does double in Misano

Troy Bayliss has won the first race at Misano, extending his lead in the World Superbike championship over nearest rival Colin Edwards.Edwards, who led for much of the opening ten laps, had no answer...

Foggy WSB bike to debut at Brands

Foggy WSB bike to debut at Brands

DELAYS in engine preparation mean the Foggy Petronas FP1 race bike will miss its planned debut at the U.S. round at Laguna Seca. Instead, the bike will debut a month later at the Brands Hatch...

Bayliss stuns in Misano qualifying

Bayliss stuns in Misano qualifying

Troy Bayliss set a blistering pace in Misano, Italy to claim provisional pole with a time of 1:34.420 – half a second quicker than second placed man, Ben Bostrom ahead of Sunday’s WSB round.With track...

Izutsu back on Kwak for Misano

Izutsu back on Kwak for Misano

Hitoyasu Izutsu, Chris Walker’s WSB Kawasaki teammate on the factory ZX-7RR, makes his WSB return at this weekend’s Misano round after an eight week lay-off through injury.The Japanese star was...

Walker’s injection of hope

Walker’s injection of hope

Chris Walker is still on the slow road to recovery from Bell’s Palsy, but he’s been boosted by a new treatment from his team’s physiotherapist. He has been having painkilling and relaxant injections...

Bayliss on pole for Misano

Bayliss on pole for Misano

The top six all went under the previous Superpole lap record, but no-one could hold off Bayliss. The final rider to go out for his Superpole lap, he destroyed the previous lap record, held by Neil...

Ducati confirms factory ride for Hodgson

Ducati confirms factory ride for Hodgson

Ducati has just confirmed that Neil Hodgson will leave GSE to take up the reins as its number one factory WSB rider at the end of this season.In a statement Ducati’s Paulo Ciabatti, the man charged...

Whitham, Foret and Casoli excluded from Lausitz results

Whitham, Foret and Casoli excluded from Lausitz results

Three riders, including race winner Fabien Foret, have been excluded from the final results of the World Supersport race in Lausitz, Germany.Foret was excluded due to an illegal rear axle on his Ten...

Bayliss achieves back-to-back wins in Germany

Bayliss achieves back-to-back wins in Germany

Troy Bayliss continued his domination of the World Superbike championship with double race wins. Both times he took the wins from Colin Edwards and teammate Ruben Xaus in third..Race One was a battle...

Ducati and GSE confirm factory status talks

Ducati and GSE confirm factory status talks

As revealed by MCN this week, Neil Hodgson’s GSE squad and the works WSB Ducati team have formally announced today they are close to agreeing full factory status for GSE in 2003. A press release said;...

Bayliss qualifies on pole for Sunday

Troy Bayliss has continued his dominant season by claiming pole for Sunday’s race in Lausitz, Germany.The reigning world champion qualified ahead of fellow Ducati rider Ben Bostrom, and his nearest championship rival, Colin Edwards.Neil Hodgson claimed fourth, ahead of Ruben Xaus in fifth, Piefrancesco Chili in sixth, James Toseland in a creditable seventh place, Noriyuki Haga in eighth, Gregorio...

Bostrom takes provisional pole at Lausitz

Bostrom takes provisional pole at Lausitz

Ben Bostrom has taken provisional pole in Germany, despite the best efforts of Brits Neil Hodgson and Chris Walker.Bostrom qualified in front of Hodgson, Walker, Troy Bayliss and Ruben Xaus, despite...