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MotoGP Features. Page 11
125cc World Championship 2001 season review.
2 January 2002:
In a year that saw the championship lead change almost as many times as there were races, it is clear to see why the 125cc class is heralded the most open in the MotoGP series. After sixteen races of close fought battles, San Marino's Manuel Poggiali claimed the title. It was the eighteen-year-olds first ever World Championship and the first to be won by his team, Gilera.
500cc World Championship 2001 season review.
28 December 2001:
The 2001 season saw the continuation of Italian dominance in the 500cc World Championship. Valentino Rossi stormed his way to the title, showing little compassion for his competitors and allowing no-one to doubt his supremacy. He became only the third rider in history to score more than ten wins in a grand prix season.
Who is John Hopkins?
22 November 2001:
John Hopkins was destined to have a motorcycle-racing career when, barely out of nappies and before his third birthday, he found himself, off-road riding with his father.
Work ethic pays off for Pons.
1 November 2001:
The last time Sito Pons felt this happy about his work was back in 1989 when he won the second of his World 250cc Championships. Twelve years later, the same glow of success radiates from the face of the general manager of the West Honda Pons team, and it is no wonder, because the GP500 team have proved themselves the undisputed best in the business and that's almost as good as actually riding that 250cc Honda to a second successive championship in 1989.
Capirossi returns to scene of greatest triumph.
13 October 2001:
It was pretty obvious to the other diners that some plot was being hatched at the table in the corner. It was difficult to hear what was being discussed above the din of a typical Aussie Saturday night out, but it certainly appeared to be pretty important. One thing for certain it was an all-Italian affair with much interest focussed on a long haired Italian teenager, Loris Capirossi…
Circuit profile: Motegi, Japan
2 October 2001:
All the facts and stats about the Motegi circuit in Japan, which is to hold the next MotoGP.
World stages: same goals, different preparation.
26 September 2001:
Their respective world stages may be different, and their manner of victory achieved in very contrasting styles, but, as Alex Barros discovered, MotoGP and football have so much in common. Scoring vital goals and winning grands prix may require very different skills, but mental strength , determination and preparation are vital ingredients if you are going to be successful in either discipline.
Supply & demand: Spain's love affair with MotoGP.
19 September 2001:
For the third time in the space of five short months the MotoGP teams cross the Spanish border on Sunday to compete in the last European race of the season, just outside the delightful city of Valencia. So what is it with Spain and MotoGP? Such is this love affair that the sport is second in popularity only to football with the motorcycle mad Spanish public - even Formula One cannot compare with the two wheel stars in this part of the world.
Yamaha setup report – Valencia.
19 September 2001:
After dominating the 2000 Portuguese Grand Prix Red Bull Yamaha's Garry McCoy (pictured) followed through with the first back-to-back MotoGP win in 22 races last year, when he took victory in the final round of the European leg of the championship by five seconds over Kenny Roberts.
The dawn of a new era.
5 September 2001:
Yamaha setup report – Estoril.
31 August 2001:
Sun tan oil or Suzuka?
23 August 2001:
Yamaha setup report – Brno.
1 August 2001:
Yamaha setup report – Sachsenring.
18 July 2001:
FIM announce provisional calendar for 2002.
18 July 2001:
Sachsenring - a long way from home.
18 July 2001:
Yamaha setup report - Donington.
5 July 2001:
MotoGP 500 – Half Term School Report.
4 July 2001:
Moody's Blue: Assen painted Irish green.
2 July 2001:
Sounds of the future.
27 June 2001:
Moody's Blue: Ding-a-ling-a-ling! round two....
20 June 2001:
14 June 2001:
Village people replace car boot sale.
30 May 2001:
Moody's Blue: All change.
23 May 2001:
Trainer 'martials' Barros' career turnaround.
17 May 2001:
Mission One: Introducing Yamaha's awesome YZR-M1.
14 May 2001:
Moody's Blue: All arms and elbows.
16 April 2001:
Media mayhem as Capirossi hopes go West.
13 April 2001:
Honda: 500 Motorcycle Grand Prix wins.
11 April 2001:
Moody's Blue: Riding with Randy.
12 December 2000:
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