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Phillip Island WSB test: First blood to Checa

Carlos Checa reiterated his credentials as a championship contender in 2011 by dominating the first day of official testing at Phillip Island. The Spanish rider stunned his rivals with an impressive 1m31. 383s best – nearly a second faster than his closest rival. Frenchman Sylvan Guintoli showed that the combination of his Liberty Racing Ducati and the flowing Phillip Island ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 21 February 2011

Rea upbeat despite heavy crash at Phillip Island test

Jonathan Rea underwent a CT Scan at Wonthaggi Hospital following a high speed crash at Phillip Island today. The 23 year old crashed his Castrol Honda in wet conditions this morning, on the second day of the test, but has now been released from hospital and has returned back to the track. Speaking to MCN from Phillip Island, Rea said: ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 17 February 2011

Eugene Laverty launches IPhone app

Yamaha World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty has become the first rider to launch his very own Iphone app. The all new app will give fans the opportunity to keep up to date with all his results, blogs, videos and personal news. Subscribers will also get access to the official Yamaha press releases plus a host of other exciting features. Laverty, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 09 February 2011

Ellison and Lowes on the pace in Aragon testing

The Parkalgar and Bogdanka Honda World Supersport teams have completed their second round of testing with two days at the Aragon circuit in Spain. Having set the pace at last weeks Portimao test, Parkalgar Honda rider Sam Lowes was once again fast at the Spanish track despite nursing his injured foot following his crash last week. Lowes said:  We did ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 02 February 2011

Haslam completes successful three day private test

Leon Haslam benefitted from a three day private test at Cartegena where he was the only rider on track in an effort to get a full understanding of the advanced electronics system onboard his BMW S1000RR. The 27 year old rode with the official BMW test team onboard a test bike due to his factory race bikes currently being in ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 20 January 2011

Castrol Honda back with a bang

Eight years after American Colin Edwards won the WSB crown in 2002, Castrol Honda are back. In an official launch at Castrol’s Technology Centre in Berkshire today the new look team was officially unveiled. Riders Jonathan Rea and Ruben Xaus were at the launch where the world's media got their first chance to see the return of the iconic Castrol ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 18 January 2011

Dakar final result – Coma secures third Dakar win – KTM take historic ten consecutive victories

Spaniard Marc Coma became the worthy victor of the 2011 Dakar after wrapping up the prestigious race with a fifth place finish of the final stage. The factory KTM rider secured five stage victories over the last two weeks and now has three Dakar titles to his name. Coma finished the race 15m 04s ahead of long time rival Cyril ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 16 January 2011

Vermeulen leaves Sepang test early to focus on recovery

Chris Vermeulen has returned home to Australia after completing less than 20 laps in a scheduled four day test at Sepang in Malaysia. The 28 year old Australian rode on the morning of the first day, but after his knee became swollen elected not to take any further part in the test. It was the first time Vermeulen had ridden ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 13 January 2011

Dakar Stage 2 - Simon Pavey Blog

Honorary Brit overcomes first crash and technical problems to hold 60th overall. "I really enjoyed today even though my result wasn’t the best. I ran out of gas as well because the fuel wasn’t was filtering into the main tank from the auxiliary tanks. I almost missed my liaison stage time as I spent an hour trying to figure the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 04 January 2011

Video: KTM 990 Adventure goes off-road!

Our KTM 990 Adventure longterm test bike is billed as one of the best all round bikes available and over the last eight months I’ve been bar to bar with despatch riders in London, scratched on country lanes and completed 1000’s of motorway miles. I cruised over to the Nurburgring for the WSB round and I’ve even done a track day at ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 27 December 2010


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