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2002 T-Shirt as a "free gift"!. The white
t-shirt shows a great graphic of Dwight aboard his MV
Agusta at the Isle of Man TT races. The Team cap will
be out soon...we'll give you an update when it's available.
MV Agusta Hat Giveaway
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Starts 5/1/02 and Ends 8/31/02
& A Racing is off to race TT 2002. The photo is
a frontal shot of the location our garage. The is a
forty foot free standing structure behind the building.
Please feel to stop by and say hello while we're on
(It's at the bottom of Bray Hill, 4th house on left after light.)
& A Racing kicked off its third session of testing for
the 2002 season in Pennsylvania on Friday with two days of
a testing at Pocono International Raceway, located in the
heart of the Pocono resort area, and 90 miles outside of New
The Pocono session kicked off in cloudy conditions which threaten
rain all day but held off. The team was quick to find good
settings for the bike around the circuit in the morning and
then made very few modifications during the rest of the day.
This allowed them to test the different tires brought along
in the second half of the day.
Sunny, but windy conditions greeted the team on the second
day of testing. Very few changes were made and Dwight concentrated
on improving his laps time for the remainder of the testing.
"I feel very comfortable with the bike here at Pocono
and I am really satisfied with the times I set during testing,"
arrival to our hotel room in the town of Varese we happen
to glance out the window to see this spectacular view of the
Lake Varese below and the town was situated on. We were staying
at the Palace Hotel. It was built upon the top of a hill over
looking the town and lake below. Built over 100 years ago
the structure was magnificent, and also happens to be owned
by Claudio Castiglioni the president of Cagiva and MV Agusta.
There was MV Agusta Oro in the lobby along with a Cagiva 500
GP motorcycle. There was definitely no doubt as to who the
owner of the hotel was.
Several meetings were arranged for me to meet with various
personnel of the MV Agusta project team to discuss performance
enhancements for racing, and future plans for the enhancement
of the motorcycle. I met with Andrea Googi first, the engine
project leader. We probably spent the most time together discussing
every conceivable part of the motor and the enhancements of
the 2002 motor over the 2001 model. He was very knowledgeable
and we discussed all of the racing enhancements for the "SPR"
motor in great detail and when this would be available. After meeting with several other
individuals we called it a day...to
read more about this, click here
& A Racing kicked off its second session of testing for
the 2002 season at Virginia on Friday with two days of a testing
at Virginia International Raceway, located only one north
of Raleigh North Carolina.
The first day of testing began early in morning and revolved
around general suspension set-up work, but after the second
session of the day it started to rain and continued on until
the next day. The testing didn't go as plan but Dwight was
happy with the limited amount of testing that was done.
& A Racing kicked off its 2002 season in West Virginia
on Thursday with one day of a tire testing at Summit Point
Raceway set in the pastoral Shenandoah Valley, located only
70 miles from the Washington, DC.
The first day of testing began late morning and revolved around
general suspension set-up work, and putting some mileage on
the new bikes on standard tires.
who ran a total of 49 laps in cool weather (track 78°
/air 57°), was feeling confident after the testing. "I
didn't push too hard today because I had to get to use to
the new bike after two months inactivity in the Northeast.
I hadn't raced since before Thanksgiving so it took me a bit
of time to get going. But in the afternoon I went much faster
than I did in the prior sessions,
so I'm feeling really confident now for the season ahead."
was also pleased with his overall performance after completing
49 laps today. He did two 'long-runs' on his F4S and was happy
to leave West Virginia with considerable mileage under his
belt. "The 2002-spec bike is really nice, MV Agusta did
a lot of work on it and we're already a lot quicker than before.
The team is working well and I can't wait until the new season
by Dwight David Mitchell, M & A Racing, will once again
contest the Isle of Man TT races in 2002 after last years
cancellation due to the foot and mouth epidemic in the UK.
Practice for the 2002 event is scheduled to start on Saturday
the 25th May and continue through the week with the first
of eight races taking place on Saturday the 1st June.
team is pleased to partner with MV Agusta to ride the new
F4S at this year's event. The name MV Agusta evokes memories
of a bygone age where nearly every race winner, every world
champion rode the same type of motorcycle - MV Agusta. It
is the most successful name in motorcycle road racing and
has won more championships than any other motorcycle brand.
With 75 world championships, 270 Grand Prix victories no other
manufacturer has equaled their record. ..to
read more about this, click here
2001 in Review -
This season we are pleased to be racing the MV-Agusta F4S.
It is by far the best handling production motorcycle we have
ever ridden. These pasts 6-months have been a wonderful experience,
full of experimentation, trial, error, and development...to
read more about this, click here.