This week in...

Blair hands over to Brown, smok­ing is banned in pub­lic places and Tose­land thinks big ‘It’s time for me to go to Mo­togp. If I can win a sec­ond WSB ti­tle I will feel sat­is­fied’

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There was a chang­ing of the guard in Bri­tish pol­i­tics as Tony Blair handed over the Labour party (and the coun­try) to Gor­don Brown and Mo­togp im­posed an 800cc limit (down from 990cc).

While Labour’s mu­si­cal chairs may not have ended well, the Mo­togp re­form saw Casey Stoner, aboard a Du­cati romp away with the 2007 world ti­tle – which, to many, was a wel­come sight.

An­other wel­come sight, were im­ages of an an­tic­i­pated, naked 675cc


Tri­umph. When the bike fi­nally ar­rived at the end of 2007 – al­though spy shots ap­peared in MCN early in the year – it her­alded a new era of feisty naked mid­dleweights and the Street Triple re­mains a bril­liant mix of balls-out rid­ing and a do-it-all long-dis­tance ma­chine (see page 34).

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