Motorcycle Sport News

  • Smith pleased with Qatar outcome

    Today 14:17 by Steve English

    Smith pleased with Qatar outcome

    Bradley Smith had a strong first race of the season with the Tech3 Yamaha rider finishing eighth in Qatar and just behind Cal Crutchlow in the fight for top satellite rider honours. After the race it...

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  • Dean Harrison unveils 2015 Martrain Yamahas

    Today 13:25 by Stephen Davison

    Dean Harrison unveils 2015 Martrain Yamahas

    Martrain Racing have just put the finishing touches to a third successful pre-season test in preparation for the 2015 road racing season as they spearhead Yamaha UK’s International road racing...

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  • Farquhar back on a big bike

    Today 13:18 by Stephen Davison

    Farquhar back on a big bike

    Ryan Farquhar has had his first outing on the SGS/KMR ZX10R Kawasaki that he will ride in his return to premier class racing in 2015. The 39 year old, who has won more road races than any other Irish...

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  • Ducati now limited to 22 litres of fuel

    Today 13:12 by Steve English

    Ducati now limited to 22 litres of fuel

    Ducati's strong start to 201t has seen the Italian manufacturer lose the first of their Factory Option concessions with the red machines now limited to 22 litres of fuel via the regulations. The...

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  • Coghlan the only Brit in FIM Superstock Cups

    Today 13:04 by Simon Patterson

    Coghlan the only Brit in FIM Superstock Cups

    Scottish rider Kev Coghlan is the only British rider set to line up on the grid for both the Superstock 1000 and Superstock 600 FIM Cup championships this season. The twenty six year old will ride for...

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  • Bennetts joins Halsall as title sponsors

    Today 09:00 by Simon Patterson

    Bennetts joins Halsall as title sponsors

    Insurance giant Bennetts will join the Halsall Suzuki squad for the 2015 MCE British Superbike season, with the GSX-R1000s of Christian Iddon and Josh Waters riding in their new colours for the first...

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  • Haslam tips Lowes for further podium success

    Yesterday 12:52 by Simon Patterson

    Haslam tips Lowes for further podium success

    Leon Haslam has tipped close friend – and even closer WSB rival – Alex Lowes for more podium success in 2015, after the Voltcom Suzuki rider made his first visit to the podium last time out at...

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  • Roger Keen: an obituary

    Yesterday 09:54 by Simon Patterson

    Roger Keen: an obituary

    Legendary engine builder and former MotoGP technical controller Roger Keen has passed away after a short illness. A former competitor himself, Roger made his name as the man behind the two stroke...

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  • Mugen unveil 2015 TT Zero contender

    Yesterday 09:07 by Simon Patterson

    Mugen unveil 2015 TT Zero contender

    Mugen have unveiled their 2015 TT Zero contender, the Shinden Yon. John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey will line up on the ultra-exotic machine, which was unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, for this...

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  • English road racing a step closer to reality

    30 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    English road racing a step closer to reality

    The possibility of a road race on English or Welsh soil came a step closer to reality today, with the Deregulation Bill that will allow the closing of public roads with just a council order and not an...

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  • Bautista slams Marquez for Qatar DNF

    30 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Bautista slams Marquez for Qatar DNF

    Alvaro Bautista has slammed Marc Marquez for a collision between the duo during last night’s opening race of the 2015 MotoGP season. The incident, at turn one on the opening lap, left the Aprilia...

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  • Ohlins expanding BSB support

    30 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Ohlins expanding BSB support

    Swedish suspension specialists Ohlins are set to expand their presence in the MCE British Superbike Championship further for 2015, as they add a host of top level factory supported teams to their...

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  • Tommy Hill: ‘We needed our first crash’

    30 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Tommy Hill: ‘We needed our first crash’

    Former MCE British Superbike champion and new Be Wiser Kawasaki team boss Tommy Hill has admitted that the team needed their first crash to help cement his new squad of mechanics and riders together.

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  • Dani Pedrosa set to sit out MotoGP races?

    29 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Dani Pedrosa set to sit out MotoGP races?

    Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has dramatically announced only hours after finishing sixth in the opening MotoGP race of 2015 that he may be forced to sit out the next few rounds as he continues to...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Rossi wins from Ducati duo!

    29 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Qatar MotoGP: Rossi wins from Ducati duo!

    Valentino Rossi has won the first MotoGP race of 2015 – incredibly, after holding off the Ducati duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone in one of the best races the class has seen in years. Rossi...

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  • Qatar Moto2: Folger wins war of attrition

    29 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Qatar Moto2: Folger wins war of attrition

    Jonas Folger has inherited his first Moto2 win after a battle of attrition that saw many of the pre-race favourites fall by the wayside. It was pre-race favourites Sam Lowes and Johann Zarco who led...

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  • Lowes aiming for first GP win

    29 March 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes aiming for first GP win

    After storming to pole position Sam Lowes was in no mood to downplay his goals for tonight's Qatar Grand Prix with the Englishman confident that he can finish at least on the rostrum but he's aiming...

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  • Lots of work still to do for Milwaukee Yamaha

    29 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Lots of work still to do for Milwaukee Yamaha

    Josh Brookes has admitted that there’s still a lot of work to be done on the brand new Milwaukee Yamaha R1 in the coming weeks, despite the start of the MCE British Superbike championship being only a...

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  • Qatar Moto2: Lowes maintains hold for pole

    28 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Qatar Moto2: Lowes maintains hold for pole

    Sam Lowes has maintained his hold on the Moto2 grid at the first race of the year, setting the fastest Moto2 lap ever of the Losail circuit to take pole position despite a crash in the closing stages...

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  • Qatar Moto3: Masbou takes first ever pole

    28 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Qatar Moto3: Masbou takes first ever pole

    Alex Masbou has taken his first ever pole in a frantic Moto3 qualifying session at Qatar, exploiting being in the right place at the right time to take a four-bike slipstream over the line. “We were...

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  • Xavier Forés to take over for Bayliss

    28 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Xavier Forés to take over for Bayliss

    Spanish rider Xavier Forés will take over from Troy Bayliss for the next two rounds of the 2015 World Superbike Championship, deputising for the injured Davide Giugliano onboard the Aruba.it factory...

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  • Kiyonari confident despite monster highside

    28 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Kiyonari confident despite monster highside

    Ryuichi Kiyonari says he’s remained confident ahead of next weekend’s opening round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park – the circuit where he took a double win last...

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  • Any mistake will be punished in qualifying

    28 March 2015 by Steve English

    Any mistake will be punished in qualifying

    Tonight's MotoGP qualifying session will have a lot to live up to following the thrilling climax to FP3 that saw the top 21 riders separated by just 1.3s at the Losail International Circuit. Even when...

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