Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

  • Saturday news from Jerez

    Yesterday 21:12 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

    Yesterday 16:08 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

    Yesterday 13:54 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

    Yesterday 13:28 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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  • Farquhar wins at Tandragee on Superbike return

    Yesterday 08:56 by Stephen Davison

    Farquhar wins at Tandragee on Superbike return

    Ryan Farquhar has won his superbike comeback race at this evening’s Tandragee 100. Riding his SGS/ KMR Kawasaki ZX10R, the 39 year old edged out William Dunlop on the Tyco BMW in a breathtaking...

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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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  • Amor fired up for Tandragee return

    30 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Amor fired up for Tandragee return

    RigDeluge Road Racing’s Keith Amor is fired up for his return to the Tandragee 100 this weekend after a successful pre-season testing program culminating in the Scotsman taking a double win at his...

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  • Hero EBR withdraw from WSB series

    30 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hero EBR withdraw from WSB series

    Hero EBR team boss and rider Larry Pegram has confirmed the team’s withdrawal from the World Superbike championship, only days after the bankruptcy of parent manufacturer EBR. Only weeks ago, ahead of...

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  • Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

    30 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

    The families of Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell, the two riders seriously hurt in an opening lap crash at the Brands Hatch round of the National Superstock 600 championship, have released further...

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  • Rodrigues returns to Yamaha for 2016 Dakar

    30 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rodrigues returns to Yamaha for 2016 Dakar

    Portuguese rider Helder Rodrigues will return to Yamaha for the 2016 Dakar Rally, after signing a deal that will take him away from Honda and back to the manufacturer he won the 2011 FIM Cross Country...

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  • Marquez will race at Jerez

    28 April 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez will race at Jerez

    Marc Marquez has confirmed that he will ride at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix following a successful examination of his fractured finger today in Barcelona. Marquez fractured his left little...

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  • Pedrosa to remain on the sidelines

    28 April 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa to remain on the sidelines

    Dani Pedrosa's return to the MotoGP field has been delayed until the French Grand Prix at the earliest with the Spaniard confirming today that he would miss his home round this weekend. Pedrosa...

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  • Fabrizio stands in for Terol at Imola

    28 April 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Fabrizio stands in for Terol at Imola

    Four-time WSB race winner Michel Fabrizio will ride as substitute for the injured Nico Terol (Althea Racing Ducati) at the next round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Imola in Italy. Terol,...

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  • Haslam: I need to change my riding style

    28 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Haslam: I need to change my riding style

    Red Devils Roma Rider Leon Haslam says that a change in his riding style might be needed, after struggling with tyre issues in both races last weekend at the Assen round of the World Superbike...

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  • Terol out for WSB Imola

    26 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Terol out for WSB Imola

    Former 125GP champion Nico Terol will miss the next round of the 2015 World Superbike championship at Imola, after doctors confirmed the damage to his right hand sustained at Assen as a...

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  • Finding speed key for Lorenzo

    26 April 2015 by Steve English

    Finding speed key for Lorenzo

    After finishing fifth in the opening three races of the season Jorge Lorenzo heads to his home Grand Prix in Jerez knowing that it is crucial for him to get back on the podium at the very least. In...

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  • Redding looks for setup solutions in Spain

    26 April 2015 by Steve English

    Redding looks for setup solutions in Spain

    Scott Redding took a step back in Argentina with the Marc VDS rider struggling for grip throughout the weekend. The shine from his progress in Texas, a second row start and consistent pace in practice...

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  • Martin takes double win at Cookstown 100

    25 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Martin takes double win at Cookstown 100

    Guy Martin has got his 2015 season off to a flying start on the Tyco BMW at the Cookstown 100, taking a double victory in the superbike class.  He won the opening race from Michael Dunlop by only...

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  • Surgery for Marquez after finger fracture

    25 April 2015 by Steve English

    Surgery for Marquez after finger fracture

    Marc Marquez needed surgery today after suffering a fractured little finger in his left hand after a Motocross training accident. The reigning world champion was operated on in Spain by Dr Mir in...

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