Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

  • FIM mandate MotoGP tyre pressure sensors

    Today 14:48 by Simon Patterson

    FIM mandate MotoGP tyre pressure sensors

    The FIM have, in the wake of Loris Baz’s high-speed crash earlier this week at Sepang, mandaded the compulsory use of tyre pressure sensors for the forthcoming MotoGP season. With a sensor supplier...

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  • Alpinestars release Baz crash data

    Yesterday 15:48 by Simon Patterson

    Alpinestars release Baz crash data

    Alpinestars have released the data recorded by Avintia Ducati racer Loris Baz’s Tech-Air suit during his ultra-high-speed fall at Sepang on Tuesday. Baz was thrown form his bike when his rear tyre...

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  • Ellison making progress with Showa development

    Yesterday 11:07 by Simon Patterson

    Ellison making progress with Showa development

    JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s James Ellison has left the squad’s latest Spanish test pleased with their continuing development of their brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R. Working with a whole new bike in 2016, the...

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  • Rea to run number one plate in 2016

    Yesterday 10:22 by Simon Patterson

    Rea to run number one plate in 2016

    2015 World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will run the number one plate on his Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R in 2016 as he sets out to defend his title. The Northern Irishman has been debating in...

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  • Lorenzo: ‘I'm very happy with Michelin'

    04 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo: ‘I'm very happy with Michelin'

    Rather unsurprisingly, reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo says he’s delighted with the performances so far of the Michelin tyres, as he leaves the opening test of 2016 the fastest man on the grid...

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  • WorldSBK and WSS entry lists finally released

    04 February 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    WorldSBK and WSS entry lists finally released

    It has taken a long time but the final shape and size of the WorldSBK grid has finally arrived, with 24 regular Superbike entries – including the once impossible reappearance of two Aprilia RSV4...

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  • Dunlop makes MSS Kawasaki stocker debut

    04 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Dunlop makes MSS Kawasaki stocker debut

    William Dunlop has made his debut on the MSS Kawasaki ZX-10R machine he will campaign the 2016 road racing season on, completing a trackday at Spain’s Cartagena circuit to help familiarise himself...

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  • Crutchlow pleased with updated-spec Honda engine

    04 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Crutchlow pleased with updated-spec Honda engine

    LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow says he’s left Sepang content, especially after getting the opportunity to try one of the latest spec of engines for his Honda RCV213, as the Japanese manufacturer continues...

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  • Watch Loris Baz's 180mph Sepang smash

    03 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Watch Loris Baz's 180mph Sepang smash

    Avintia Ducati rider Loris Baz was fired down the start-finish straight at Sepang yesterday at over 180mph, when a problem caused his rear Michelin to explode. Luckily, however, the Frenchman was able...

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  • KTM reveal plans for Moto2 entry

    01 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    KTM reveal plans for Moto2 entry

    KTM have revealed shock plans to make their debut in the Moto2 class, unveiling a finished bike using Honda’s standardised CBR600 engine. The move has been long rumoured, but it has always been...

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  • Video: Oliver's Mount 2015 season highlights

    01 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Video: Oliver's Mount 2015 season highlights

    2015 was an incredible year for Oliver's Mount. With Guy Martin, John McGuinness, Lee Johnston, Ivan Lintin, Bruce Anstey, Michael Dunlop, Dean Harrison, William Dunlop, Daley Mathison, James Cowton,...

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  • Stoner to join official MotoGP test tomorrow

    01 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Stoner to join official MotoGP test tomorrow

    After the success of his MotoGP return with Ducati over the weekend, Casey Stoner will join the official MotoGP test tomorrow (Tuesday), taking to track with former rivals like Valentino Rossi, Jorge...

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  • Rea wins Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

    30 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rea wins Irish Motorcyclist of the Year

    Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has, as expected, taken the Cornmarket Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year Award, lifting the coveted Joey Dunlop Trophy at a black tie event in...

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  • Stoner makes Ducati return

    30 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Stoner makes Ducati return

    Casey Stoner has made his official return to the Ducati MotoGP team as he took to the track this morning at Sepang for his first test on the new GP16 machine. The Australian will complete two days of...

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  • Cooper joins Jackson at Buildbase BMW

    29 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Cooper joins Jackson at Buildbase BMW

    Richard Cooper will join Lee Jackson at Buildbase BMW for the 2016 MCE British Superbike season. The 33 year old’s deal will see him stay with the squad for a full season, after joining half way...

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  • Sykes scores best Jerez test time

    28 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes scores best Jerez test time

    On what was a less grippy track surface than the previous Jerez tests in November Tom Sykes (KRT) left the Andalusian circuit with the fastest time of all, the only rider to lap under the 1’40...

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  • Van der Mark tries new Honda engine spec

    27 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Van der Mark tries new Honda engine spec

    After having to cut his previous Jerez test sessions in November short, to go back home to go and have surgery on a wrist problem, second-season WorldSBK rider for Honda Michael van der Mark made his...

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  • Sepang tests all about learning for Redding

    27 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Sepang tests all about learning for Redding

    Scott Redding says that the opening MotoGP test of 2016 – which gets underway on Monday in Sepang – will be all about continuing to learn on the Pramac Ducati. Coming from a difficult year on the...

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  • Redding sets sights on factory ride for 2017

    27 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Redding sets sights on factory ride for 2017

    New Pramac Ducati rider Scott Redding has firmly set his sights on his target for 2017 before the 2016 seaosn even kicks off proper – securing a factory seat on the Borgo Panigale firm’s MotoGP...

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  • 2016 Öhlins WSBK forks explained

    27 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    2016 Öhlins WSBK forks explained

    For 2016 the majority of the WorldSBK field will run on Öhlins suspension and for those who want the latest material the forks will be all-new RVP25s (Rod Valve Piston, in 25mm piston diameter). The...

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  • Sykes leads day one as WSBK pack reconvenes

    27 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes leads day one as WSBK pack reconvenes

    A damp start but a busy and dry finish on the first day of Jerez WorldSBK testing saw some familiar names at the top of the time sheets, as Tom Sykes (KRT) finished the first eight hours on top, with...

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  • Lowes back into battle again

    27 January 2016 by Gordon Ritchie

    Lowes back into battle again

    Pata Yamaha WorldSBK rider Alex Lowes is still recovering from a significant shoulder injury received in the previous Jerez tests last November even though he has already been out on track on his new...

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  • Video: Guy Martin talks Tour Divide

    27 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Video: Guy Martin talks Tour Divide

    With Guy Martin sensationally announcing last week that he's set to sit out this year's Isle of Man TT to compete in the Tour Divide mountain bike race in the USA, we caught up with him to find out...

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