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Lorenzo practices start at Barcelona traffic light GP

Commuters in downtown Barcelona faced some tough competition at the traffic light GP yesterday, with reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP team descending on the streets outside the Sagrada Familia for a grid start. With the team and Spanish rider seemingly appearing from nowhere, instantly drawing crowds of spectators, they performed a quick pit stop ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 June 2011

Pedrosa to miss Catalunya race

Dani Pedrosa will miss this weekend's race at Catalunya, as the Spaniard is still recovering from surgery to repair his right collarbone that was broken in a controversial collision with Marco Simoncelli at the French Grand Prix. The Repsol Honda rider underwent the operation and had been working on rehabilitation in an effort to return to the championship at his ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 01 June 2011

Checa does the double at Miller, winning second WSB race

Championship leader Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) completed his consistent domination at Miller Motorsports Park to win the second World Superbike race on a considerably drier track, enabling faster lap times for the Spaniard who led from the start and finished the race with a 7.1s gap ahead of British Aprilia Alitalia rider Leon Camier. Camier put in a strong performance to secure ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 30 May 2011

Checa wins race one in Utah

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) won an eventful race one at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah. Leading an all-Ducati podium, Checa took first on the seventh lap and pulled away from the chasing pack, finishing the race with a 2.7s lead ahead of Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing team mates Jakub Smrz and Sylvain Guintoli, who finished in second and third place. Troy ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 30 May 2011

Thruxton BSB: Byrne dominates race two to secure victory

Shane Byrne (HM Plant Honda) dominated the second race at Thruxton. Starting from pole, the championship leader set the fastest lap of the day and created a 10 second lead over the following pack. Peter Hickman (Tyco Honda) and Michael Rutter (Rapid Solicitors-Bathams Ducati) respectively moved into second and third in the second lap of the race, ahead of Samsung ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 30 May 2011

Thruxton BSB: Laverty takes race one win

Michael Laverty took his first win of the season for Swan Yamaha at a rain-soaked Thruxton. In a closely contested race one, Michael Rutter (Rapid Solicitors-Bathams Ducati) finished second ahead of Shane Byrne (HM Plant Honda), with the two riders vying for position in the final lap, culminating in Rutter re-claiming second in the final moments. Byrne put in an ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 30 May 2011

Checa snatches pole position at Miller

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) continued his domination at Miller Motorsports Park, snatching pole position back from Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) in the last lap of the wet, cold and closely contested Superpole. Yamaha World Superbike team mates Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty complete the front row, starting from third and fourth respectively. Melandri scraped through into SP2 before upping his pace to take ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 29 May 2011

Thruxton BSB: Alex Lowes takes pole

Alex Lowes (MSS Colchester Kawasaki) secured pole position in qualifying at Thruxton this afternoon, finishing the final session ahead of John Hopkins (Samsung Crescent Racing) and Swan Yamaha rider Tommy Hill. Michael Rutter (Rapid Solicitors-Bathams Ducati) completes the front row, starting tomorrow's race from fourth. HM Plant Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari topped the first session but was relegated to start from sixth by ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 29 May 2011

Le Mans MotoGP: Stoner secures second victory of the season

Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda) secured his second victory of the season at Le Mans. After starting from pole Stoner reclaimed first from team mate Dani Pedrosa in the second lap, where he then stayed for the remainder of the race building a margin of over 14 seconds. Pedrosa kept pace with Stoner until losing second place to Marco Simoncelli (San ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 15 May 2011

Le Mans MotoGP: Márquez takes first Moto2 victory

Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) battled from sixth to take his first Moto2 victory at Le Mans in the first race of the season that the reigning 125GP champion has completed. The top five positions were closely fought, with Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) snatching second from Stefan Bradl (Viessman Kiefer Racing) and holding off the German rider who took third ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 15 May 2011

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