World Superbikes

  • Honda confirms 2003 WSS squads

    30 September 2002

    Honda confirms 2003 WSS squads

    Still on a high after winning the 2002 World Supersport crown in Imola on Sunday with Fabien Foret, Honda has confirmed its WSS line-up to defend the title for 2003.Honda will support four satellite...

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  • Edwards is World Superbike champion

    30 September 2002

    Edwards is World Superbike champion

    Colin Edwards has become the 2002 World Superbike champion after a titanic race two decider with defending champion Troy Bayliss. All eyes were locked on the pair as they duelled for the whole 25 laps...

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  • Yamaha announces AMA 600 team

    23 September 2002

    Yamaha announces AMA 600 team

    Aaron Gobert and Damon Buckmaster will be joined at Yamaha by ex-Suzuki stars Jamie Hacking and Jason DiSalvo on the brand new factory R6 in the 2003 AMA Supersport series.Gobert, Buckmaster and...

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  • Edwards on pole for Imola

    23 September 2002

    Edwards on pole for Imola

    Colin Edwards moved closer to his second World Superbike championship by putting himself on pole for the final round at Imola.His Superpole time of 1’49.021 puts him ahead of reigning champion and...

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  • Edwards breaks lap record at Imola test

    16 September 2002

    Edwards breaks lap record at Imola test

    Colin Edwards broke the lap record by 1.2 seconds during tests at Imola today according to Castrol Honda’s latest press release.Edwards set a time of 1:48.10 around the 3.04-mile circuit, faster even...

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  • Foggy FP1 debuts at Donington

    16 September 2002

    Foggy FP1 debuts at Donington

    Troy Corser and James Haydon took the all-new Foggy Petronas FP1 out for its first track test today around Donington Park.It’s the first time the bike has been seen in public since the bike was...

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  • Edwards fury at Hayden GP ride

    16 September 2002

    Edwards fury at Hayden GP ride

    Colin Edwards has hit out at the politics behind Honda’s decision to give fellow-American Nicky Hayden a MotoGP ride on a Honda V5.Edwards – who has signed a letter of intent to ride for Ducati in WSB...

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  • Suzuki take top three at Bol D’or

    16 September 2002

    Suzuki take top three at Bol D’or

    The 2002 Bold D’or endurance race finished with the Castrol Suzuki team taking the first and second places from the GMT 94 team, also mounted on a Suzuki.The race was won by the Suzuki team of French...

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  • Sensational Assen double for Edwards

    09 September 2002

    Sensational Assen double for Edwards

    The 2002 World Superbike title race is still wide open after a stunning double for Colin Edwards at Assen today.The Honda rider trailed defending champion Troy Bayliss by 29 points going into today’s...

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  • Who’s your tip for the WSB title?

    09 September 2002

    Who’s your tip for the WSB title?

    The season-long battle between Ducati’s Troy Bayliss and Honda’s Colin Edwards comes to the boil on Sunday September 29 at Imola in Italy.Who do you think has the talent, the mental toughness and the...

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  • Honda crams in early Imola test

    09 September 2002

    Honda crams in early Imola test

    Colin Edwards and his Castol Honda team will begin urgent tests this Monday, September 16, at Imola ahead of the decisive WSB round there on September 29.Click on the link on the right to vote for who...

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  • Ben Bostrom signs for AMA Honda

    09 September 2002

    Ben Bostrom signs for AMA Honda

    It has been confirmed that Ben Bostrom will race an SP-2 for Honda in the American domestic superbike series in 2003.The Californian has struggled all season, scraping just one podium finish all year...

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  • Edwards is on an Assen mission

    02 September 2002

    Edwards is on an Assen mission

    If there’s a fat lady warming up somewhere, someone’s forgotten to tell Colin Edwards to take the plugs from his ears. The Honda rider has scorched to the top of today’s qualifying session ahead of...

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  • Hodgson on the podium twice

    02 September 2002

    Hodgson on the podium twice

    Neil Hodgson took two third spots in the two WSB races Oschersleben, Germany on Sunday, while Colin Edwards stormed to another double victory.Race one’s top three was: 1) Edwards(Honda), 2) Bayliss...

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  • Now that’s a crash…

    26 August 2002

    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...

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  • Edwards threatens with provisional pole

    26 August 2002

    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,...

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  • Whitham out of Oschersleben WSS

    26 August 2002

    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...

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  • Hodgson storms to Oschersleben pole

    26 August 2002

    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...

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  • Provisional 2003 WSB calendar

    26 August 2002

    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...

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  • Vermeulen signs for Ten Kate

    19 August 2002

    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...

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  • Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

    19 August 2002

    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...

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  • Bostroms in serious boat accident

    19 August 2002

    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...

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  • Honda may quit WSB in 2003

    12 August 2002

    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...

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  • Chris Walker webchat cancelled

    05 August 2002

    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...

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  • Edwards leads Eight Hour 1-2-3 for Honda

    01 August 2002

    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...

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  • Edwards steps in for Ukawa at Eight-Hour

    01 August 2002

    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...

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  • Chris Walker signs for GSE

    29 July 2002

    Chris Walker signs for GSE

    Chris Walker has signed to ride alongside James Toseland for GSE Racing in World Superbikes for 2003.You can read more details of Walker’s deal in the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday July 31.The...

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  • Yates takes AMA Supersport title

    29 July 2002

    Yates takes AMA Supersport title

    Aaron Yates has won the 2002 AMA Supersport championship at Mid-Ohio on Sunday, but his delight was cut short as the Blimpie Yoshimura Suzuki rider crashed in the AMA Superbike race, badly gashing his...

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  • Brand Hatch WSB live updates

    29 July 2002

    Brand Hatch WSB live updates

    5.15pm. European Superstocks Part 2:Chris Burns emphatically won the second part of the delayed European Superstock race to take the overall win by three and a half seconds from Murphy. Third was...

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  • Brands WSB: Latest update 4:00pm

    22 July 2002

    Brands WSB: Latest update 4:00pm

    It’s one of the hottest days of the year at Brands Hatch, both for the weather, and the racing. A cloudy start to the day has given way to bright sunlight and slightly humid conditions.The RAC reports...

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  • Join a rideout to Brands, or add yours to our list

    22 July 2002

    IF you are one of the 100,000-plus heading for Brands this weekend, hook-up with fellow riders for a group run to the track.Below, you’ll find group rides to Brands you can join. Let us know if you know of any others. And if you’d like to start one from your area, or just see if there’s anyone interested, send us the details and we’ll publicise them here. Just e-mail them to...

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