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Anstey to ride 500GP Yamaha for Classic TT

Simon Patterson, 03 July 2014 13:45

Kiwi Bruce Anstey will line up on the starting grid for this year’s Classic TT on a Yamaha YZR500, as his Valvoline Padgett’s team bring one of the most exotic machines every to tackle the Mountain Course out of retirement for the event. The 500GP machine, raced by the likes of Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, John Kocinski, Niall Mackenzie, and ...

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WSB Brits clash ahead of Portimao race

Michael Guy, 03 July 2014 11:21

The general consensus as to why WSB is suffering from dwindling spectator interest despite its close racing is a combination of no terrestrial TV coverage and a lack of personalities and character coming out in the riders. While the riders themselves can do little about the TV situation – that’s down to series promoters Dorna, the riders are at least ...

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HRC: No extra RCV1000R bikes on 2015 MotoGP grid

Matthew Birt, 03 July 2014 11:17

Honda will not expand the number of production RCV1000R machines it has on the MotoGP grid for 2015. HRC has confirmed that it will enter a maximum of four RCV1000R machines next season, despite big interest in the Open class bike because of a Honda vow to massively upgrade the bike for 2015. The RCV1000R was introduced as a more ...

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Suzuki preparing for Valencia wild card appearance

Matthew Birt, 03 July 2014 11:10

Suzuki’s new 1000cc MotoGP contender is set to make its much anticipated race debut in the final round of the 2014 world championship in Valencia in November. Plans for one or more wild card appearances for the new bike have been kicked around for months, but it seems Valencia will be the first time Suzuki will go up against Honda, ...

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Yamaha ‘happy’ to keep Valentino Rossi until end of 2016

Matthew Birt, 02 July 2014 14:14

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has spoken of his delight at securing nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi on a new two-year contract. Rossi’s deal to remain on a factory YZR-M1 for 2015 and 2016 was confirmed earlier this afternoon after the Italian’s impressive run of five of form in the first eight races of this season. The 35-year-old has scored five ...

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Valentino Rossi ‘proud’ to clinch new Yamaha contract

Matthew Birt, 02 July 2014 14:03

Valentino Rossi says he is ‘proud' to have clinched a new two-year contract to stay with Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad until the end of 2016. Five podium finishes in the first eight races have proved that Rossi is still fast enough and competitive enough to threaten Spanish trio Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. Rossi has always maintained that ...

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Valentino Rossi signs new two-year Yamaha deal

Matthew Birt, 02 July 2014 13:35

Valentino Rossi has penned a new two-year deal with Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad. The Italian made it clear right from pre-season testing in February that he wished to clinch a new two-year contract to remain on a YZR-M1 for 2015 and ’16. And a brilliant opening half to the current campaign has got the 35-year-old the new contract he was seeking ...

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Dominique Aegerter aiming for MotoGP move in 2015

Matthew Birt, 02 July 2014 11:26

Moto2 front-runner Dominique Aegerter is hoping he can secure a full-time switch to MotoGP in 2015. The Swiss rider made his MotoGP debut recently when he tested the Avintia Kawasaki Open class machine at the one-day post race session in Catalunya. Aegerter, who has finished on the Moto2 podium twice in 2014, is now hoping he can clinch switch to ...

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Pramac Ducati: Hard to replace Andrea Iannone

Matthew Birt, 02 July 2014 10:10

Pramac Ducati bosses have admitted it will be difficult to replace Andrea Iannone if the Italian secures the factory seat he is seeking with Ducati or Suzuki for 2015. The 24-year-old has made it clear that he wants a factory bike next season and is hoping to get a promotion to Ducati’s factory squad if Andrea Dovizioso or Cal Crutchlow ...

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Rea and Haslam back with Honda for Suzuka 8hr

Simon Patterson, 01 July 2014 10:42

Honda has confirmed their factory line-up for the prestigious Suzuka 8hr; one of the most important races of the year for the Japanese manufacturers and held at Honda’s own circuit. Honda are looking to extend a record this year that goes back to 2010, with the Big H dominating the race in recent years. The FCC TSR team will once ...

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