Motorcycle Sport News

  • Canepa set for strong comeback

    Yesterday 17:13 by Gordon Ritchie

    Canepa set for strong comeback

    After a tough and unrewarding 2014 rookie season the Hero EBR bosses back home cleared the decks and started again for 2015, with Larry Pegram’s AMA squad forming the template for the official Hero...

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  • Fast off the WSB Mark

    Yesterday 17:07 by Gordon Ritchie

    Fast off the WSB Mark

    Of the many things to get excited about at the first round of the season the sheer pace and carefree performances of WSB rookie Michael van der Mark on the Pata Honda was a major highlight, if...

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  • Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

    Yesterday 08:00 by Steve English

    Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

    Two crashes blighted Pol Espargaro's week in Malaysia but overall the Tech3 rider was pleased with the performance of the bike and some of the lessons learned during the initial three days at...

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  • Column: His best chance yet?

    28 February 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Column: His best chance yet?

    I began last week reading the headlines that Guy Martin could retire from racing at the end of the 2015 season. This column reflected on Guy’s impact on road racing and how things would be without him...

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  • Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

    27 February 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

    Dani Pedrosa spent the week working on the Honda engine and having finished the second Sepang test with only the seventh fastest time he dismissed any suggestions that he was struggling for one lap...

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  • Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

    27 February 2015 by Steve English

    Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

    Jack Miller's promotion to MotoGP has set tongues wagging up and down the paddock but the rookie is making progress in adapting to the bigger machine and the physical demands that it involves. A long...

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  • Tinmouth helping to inspire women in sport

    27 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Tinmouth helping to inspire women in sport

    Honda Racing’s newest signing Jenny Tinmouth has joined a group of female sporting icons as part of a BT Sport-sponsored networking event at the Olympic Park’s London Aquatics Centre. The event,...

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  • Yamaha set for WSBK return

    27 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Yamaha set for WSBK return

    Yamaha are set for a return to the World Superbike stage with their new R1 machine – but will wait until 2016, and instead concentrate on turning the machine into a competitive package at national...

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  • Davies ready for new Thai challenge

    26 February 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Davies ready for new Thai challenge

    No sooner than he had scored two brilliant Phillip Island podiums on the official Ducati Panigale last weekend Chaz Davies was asked about his prospects for the next round, to be held at the Chang...

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  • Armoy Road Races announce new title sponsor

    26 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Armoy Road Races announce new title sponsor

    The Armoy Road Races have announced that Hull-based production and package management company SGS International will become title sponsors for 2015. The announcement comes as the national race looks...

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  • Redding left unimpressed by Abraham antics

    25 February 2015 by Steve English

    Redding left unimpressed by Abraham antics

    Scott Redding finished the second Sepang test 16th fastest but the Marc VDS rider was pleased to have completed the programme as planned for the week. Redding logged 57 laps today and afterwards...

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  • Video: The toughest race on two wheels?

    25 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Video: The toughest race on two wheels?

    The Red Bull Hell’s Gate Rally is seen as one of the hardest races on two wheels anywhere in the world. Run in deepest winter through the hills, forests and rivers of Tuscany, it often sees freezing...

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  • Be Wiser Kawasaki prepare for Spain

    25 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Be Wiser Kawasaki prepare for Spain

    The Be Wiser Kawasaki team of Chris Walker and Danny Buchan are preparing for their first testing abroad, with the duo heading top Spain next week for six days of on-track action to kick start the...

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  • Marquez dominates final day of Sepang testing

    25 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Marquez dominates final day of Sepang testing

    Marc Marquez has once again dominated the final full day of Sepang testing, completing 73 laps and finishing 0.3 clear of closest rival Jorge Lorenzo. His fastest lap, some 0.3 slower than his...

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  • Martin insists focus remains on winning TT

    25 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Martin insists focus remains on winning TT

    Tyco BMW rider Guy Martin has reiterated that his focus for this year remains on taking his first win at the TT, further dismissing rumours that he is set to retire at the end of the 2015...

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  • Canepa aiming for Thai return

    24 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Canepa aiming for Thai return

    Niccolo Canepa is aiming for a Thailand return to the World Superbike series on a month’s time, after falling out of race one at Phillip Island last weekend and heavily injuring his left foot. The...

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  • Laverty getting comfortable on open Honda

    24 February 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty getting comfortable on open Honda

    A late lap saw Eugene Laverty get underneath the 2m02s barrier in Sepang and finish the day within three tenths of his teammate, Nicky Hayden. Laverty came away pleased with his progress on the Open...

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  • Confident Crutchlow sees potential

    24 February 2015 by Steve English

    Confident Crutchlow sees potential

    Cal Crutchlow finished the day eighth fastest after a overcoming a brake problem that affected the LCR-Honda rider throughout the day. Crutchlow, who found almost a second compared to yesterday, set...

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  • Martin to race Smiths Triumph at TT

    23 February 2015 by MCN Sports Desk

    Martin to race Smiths Triumph at TT

    Guy Martin has signed a deal to race a Triumph Daytona 675 for the double British Championship winning team, Smiths Racing at the Isle of Man TT. The Gloucester based team sensationally won on their...

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  • Rossi impressed with seamless gearbox

    23 February 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi impressed with seamless gearbox

    Valentino Rossi set the pace on the opening day of the second Sepang test with the Italian closing a pace one second off his fastest time in Sepang 1, a qualifying simulation, despite challenging...

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  • Riders impressed with new Ducati

    23 February 2015 by Steve English

    Riders impressed with new Ducati

    The Ducati GP15 made its track debut today in Sepang and for riders Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone the effects were clear from the start with the bike immediately offering considerable...

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  • BSB Racesafe marshals prepare for 2015

    23 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    BSB Racesafe marshals prepare for 2015

    The Racesafe marshalling team that will look after twelve rounds of the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship as well as both World Superbikes and MotoGP have completed their annual pre season...

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  • Rossi fastest on opening day in Sepang

    23 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi fastest on opening day in Sepang

    Valentino Rossi has topped the timing sheets on the opening day of the second Sepang MotoGP pre season tests. The Yamaha rider set a 2:00.414 lap to finish the day 0.1 ahead of Repsol Honda rider Dani...

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