Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

  • TT scoreboard to be fenced in for 2015

    Today 09:59 by Simon Patterson

    TT scoreboard to be fenced in for 2015

    Circuit-style catch fencing will be erected in front of the Isle of Man TT’s iconic scoreboard ahead of this year’s event, after a risk assessment carried out by TT Clerk of Course Gary...

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  • Hickman in fight for TT fitness

    Today 09:48 by Simon Patterson

    Hickman in fight for TT fitness

    RAF Reserves BMW rider Peter Hickman, the fastest ever newcomer at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT, is in a fight for fitness after his Oulton Park BSB crash left him with a broken neck. Already...

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  • Byrne: I didn’t realise I was taken out

    Yesterday 15:42 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne: I didn’t realise I was taken out

    Reigning MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne says he didn’t realise that Ryuichi Kiyonari’s Buildbase BMW had taken him out during the second race of the day at Oulton Park on Monday until he...

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  • BajaGB two day rally hailed a success

    Yesterday 15:30 by Michael Guy

    BajaGB two day rally hailed a success

    Gordon Clarke on his Dakar prepared TM 450 took the win at the BAJA GB 2015 event based at the Sweet Lamb Motorsport Complex on the 2/3 May. The rally and enduro bikes shared a race format with...

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  • Vinales learning more about electronics

    Yesterday 15:00 by Steve English

    Vinales learning more about electronics

    Maverick Vinales continued his adaptation to MotoGP at the Jerez test with plenty of work undertaken to improve the electronics of the Suzuki GSXR-R. Vinales, a former Moto3 world champion, has looked...

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  • Bautista pleased with Aprilia seamless

    Yesterday 12:31 by Steve English

    Bautista pleased with Aprilia seamless

    Alvaro Bautista gave Aprilia's new seamless gearbox its first public running on Monday at Jerez with the Spaniard using hte new part during testing. Afterwards Bautista said that it was not dissimilar...

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  • Hayden disappointed after no points in Jerez

    Yesterday 10:49 by Steve English

    Hayden disappointed after no points in Jerez

    Nicky Hayden finished outside the points at Jerez and afterwards the American was clearly disappointed to have ended the 27 lap race in 17th position. It's been a very difficult year for Hayden with...

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  • Lorenzo caps dominant week by leading test

    05 May 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo caps dominant week by leading test

    Jorge Lorenzo topped the times at the post Spanish Grand Prix test at Jerez. The Yamaha rider followed up a weekend of domination by leading the way again with Cal Cruthclow pleased with the progress...

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  • Guintoli still adapting to Pata Honda

    05 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guintoli still adapting to Pata Honda

    Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli says he’s still adapting his riding style to the Pata Honda machine he switched form Aprilia to at the start of the 2015 season. Starting the season...

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  • Bridewell commands race one at Oulton Park

    04 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Bridewell commands race one at Oulton Park

    Tyco BMW rider Tommy Bridewell has ridden to the performance of his career to take a commanding win ahead of Josh Brookes in the opening MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park. Leading from his...

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  • Brookes takes new R1 to first BSB pole

    03 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes takes new R1 to first BSB pole

    Josh Brookes has taken the new Yamaha R1 to it’s first MCE British Superbike pole position, topping the time sheets at Oulton Park ahead of a surprise front row of Tommy Bridewell and Stuart...

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  • Dunlop makes it three in a row for Tyco BMW

    03 May 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Dunlop makes it three in a row for Tyco BMW

    William Dunlop made it three feature race wins in a row for Tyco BMW at the opening three road race meetings of 2015 when he splashed to victory at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday. Following on Guy...

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  • Lorenzo cruises to first win of 2015 at Jerez

    03 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo cruises to first win of 2015 at Jerez

    Jorge Lorenzo has cruised to his first win of the 2015 MotoGP season in front of a home crowd. The double world champion led from pole to chequered flag to win by five seconds from Marc Marquez and...

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  • Folger wins at Jerez and regains title lead

    03 May 2015 by Steve English

    Folger wins at Jerez and regains title lead

    Jonas Folger was in complete control at Jerez as the German ran away from the field in the closing laps of the Moto3 race. Having stood on the podium at Jerez for the last two years his success...

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  • Ponsson switches from Grillini to Pedercini

    03 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Ponsson switches from Grillini to Pedercini

    Frenchman Christophe Ponsson has made the switch from Grillini Kawasaki to the Team Pedercini bikes ahead of this weekend’s Imola round of the World Superbike series. He joins Davide Salom at the...

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  • Saturday news from Jerez

    02 May 2015 by Steve English

    Jorge Lorenzo dominated qualifying to claim pole position at Jerez with the Spaniard smashing Marc Marquez' circuit record and showing everyone a clean set of heels in Spain. The Yamaha rider will be hard to beat tomorrow but with soaring track temperatures in Jerez the race could present a very different challenge for the field. Lorenzo back on top After qualifying Lorenzo joked that talk of...

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  • Byrne and Brookes fastest in dry and wet

    02 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne and Brookes fastest in dry and wet

    Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes have topped the timesheets on the opening day of the MCE British Superbike championship’s first visit of the year to Oulton Park, after wet weather hit the afternoon...

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  • Dominant pole for Lorenzo at Jerez

    02 May 2015 by Steve English

    Dominant pole for Lorenzo at Jerez

    Jorge Lorenzo continued to hold a vice like grip over proceedings at Jerez by claiming his first pole position of the season, his first since Misano last September. Lorenzo's time was a new lap record...

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  • Pramac duo make it through to QP2

    02 May 2015 by Steve English

    Pramac duo make it through to QP2

    The QP1 session was dominated by Pramac Ducati with Danilo Petrucci and Yonny Hernandez both overcoming early mistakes to set the fastest times during the opening qualifying session at Jerez with late...

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  • Rabat back on form at Jerez

    01 May 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat back on form at Jerez

    Tito Rabat has had a torried start to his title defence in Moto2 but the Marc VDS rider was back on form in Jerez by setting the pace in Friday practice. Rabat was over a tenth clear of Sam Lowes at...

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  • Lorenzo leads the way in Jerez

    01 May 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo leads the way in Jerez

    Jorge Lorenzo led the way after the opening day of practice in Jerez with the Spaniard fastest in both practice sessions. The conditions were very different from the morning to the afternoon with the...

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  • BBC confirms full North West 200 TV schedule

    01 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    BBC confirms full North West 200 TV schedule

    BBC Northern Ireland have confirmed their full highlights package for this year’s North West 200, with three hours of TV viewing planned as well as live coverage of the event on radio and online. Led...

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  • ‘No change in target’ for Iddon at Oulton

    01 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    ‘No change in target’ for Iddon at Oulton

    Bennetts Suzuki rider Christian Iddon says that there’s no changes in his targets for this weekend’s MCE British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park despite still riding with the broken leg he...

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  • Guy Martin starts retirement rumours afresh

    01 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guy Martin starts retirement rumours afresh

    Isle of Man TT star Guy Martin has once again started rumours of his imminent retirement from the iconic race, giving fans at a question and answer session at his local football club a typically...

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  • Seeley chasing hat trick at NW200

    01 May 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Seeley chasing hat trick at NW200

    Tyco BMW star Alastair Seeley has his sights set on a hat trick of wins at this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200. The 12 times North West winner is just three victories shy of Robert...

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  • Season starts at home round for Badovini

    01 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Season starts at home round for Badovini

    BMW Motorrad Italia rider Ayrton Badovini says his 2015 World Superbike season only starts next weekend when the championship returns to Imola, located only five miles form his hometown of Castel...

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  • Thursday news from Jerez

    30 April 2015 by Steve English

    Thursday at Jerez was a day dominated by memories of last lap battles. Whether it was last laps dices between Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau or Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo at the Spanish everyone was interested in recanting tales of past Jerez races...but one last lap battle took centre stage with Rossi and Marquez continuously quizzed about their Argentine fight. With both title rivals...

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