Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

  • Reaction to Smith and Espargaro racing at Suzuka

    Yesterday 18:55 by Steve English

    Bradley Smith claimed the headlines this week with news of his Suzuka 8 Hours debut alongside his Tech3 teammate, Pol Espargaro, and both riders are looking forward to the challenge. "It's something that I've wanted to do for a while and from when I signed with Yamaha I wanted to ride it and they always told me that I was on the list of riders," said Smith. "They said that they'd let me know when...

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  • Espargaro to race through the pain

    Yesterday 12:54 by Steve English

    Espargaro to race through the pain

    Aleix Espargaro plans to race this weekend at Mugello with the Spaniard confident that despite having recently undergone surgery on his left wrist that he'll be fit enough to compete at the Italian...

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  • TT nominated for USA Today 10Best award

    Yesterday 11:41 by Simon Patterson

    TT nominated for USA Today 10Best award

    The Isle of Man TT has been nominated for a 10Best award by prestigious newspaper USA Today. The event joins US events like the Indy 500 and the Baja 1000, as well as international races like the Le...

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  • Taz Taylor hunting for Silverstone sponsorship

    Yesterday 11:31 by Simon Patterson

    Taz Taylor hunting for Silverstone sponsorship

    British Motostar championship leader Taz Taylor is currently in the hunt for a wildcard sponsor for the British round of the Moto3 championship later this season at Silverstone. The seventeen year old...

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  • Smith talks Suzuka 8 Hours

    Yesterday 11:25 by Steve English

    Smith talks Suzuka 8 Hours

    "Suzuka is something that's been calling my name for quite a while" was how Bradley Smith explained why he's decided to take on the challenge of the fabled 8 Hours race this year. The Tech3 Yamaha...

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  • Linfoot back on track after injury absence

    Yesterday 10:20 by Simon Patterson

    Linfoot back on track after injury absence

    Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has returned to track in the MCE British Superbike championship after his five-week enforced absence as he recovered from a broken wrist. The Yorkshireman broke the wrist on...

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  • Brookes blitzes lap record at Snetterton

    27 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Brookes blitzes lap record at Snetterton

    Josh Brookes has blitzed another MCE British Superbike lap record in testing, with the Milwaukee Yamaha rider becoming the only rider ever to lap the new configuration at Snetterton faster than 1:47...

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  • Brookes tops opening day of Snett test

    27 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes has topped the opening day of the two-day MCE British Superbike test at Snetterton, going under the lap record at the Norfolk circuit as the first major upgrade parts for the new R1 arrived for him. Using a new fuel tank designed to lower the centre of gravity of the bike, he was able to finish the day with a new unofficial lap record of 1:47.176, 0.4 ahead of...

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  • Sykes doubles up at Donington

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes doubles up at Donington

    Tom Sykes (KRT) put on his best weekend of the year to record his second win of the day at home in Donington Park, running out 9.772 seconds ahead of his team-mate Jonathan Rea (KRT). Rea had almost...

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  • Speedway: Woffinden wins in Prague

    24 May 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Speedway: Woffinden wins in Prague

    Tai Woffinden won last night’s Czech speedway Grand Prix in Prague to cement his position at the top of the world championship standings. The Brit was fast all night, but saved his best starts for the...

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  • Sofuoglu takes Donington win

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sofuoglu takes Donington win

    Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) scored yet another win in the WSS class but he had his hands full with early leader Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and British wild card Kyle Ryde...

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  • Sykes takes first clear win of 2015

    24 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Sykes takes first clear win of 2015

    Race One at Donington was a two-man fight between KRT team-mates Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, in what was an occasionally over-aggressive battle for supremacy that kept the crowd’s attention for most...

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  • Twenty six up for Sykes at Donington

    23 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Twenty six up for Sykes at Donington

    Superpole at Donington got underway at noon, thanks to the unusual schedule at this round, with Tom Sykes (KRT) taking his 26th career Superpole win with a new track best of 1’27.071. Jonathan Rea...

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  • Sykes breaks away to top day one

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Sykes breaks away to top day one

    Tom Sykes has broken clear of the chasing field to take a clear top spot on the opening day of his home round of the World Superbike championship at Donington Park. The former World Champion finished...

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  • Camier surprises to top free practice

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Camier surprises to top free practice

    Leon Camier has surprised the World Superbike paddock by topping the first free practice session at his home round at Donington Park. The MV Agusta rider finished the first of the day’s three sessions...

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  • Ellison looking forward to Snetterton outing

    22 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Ellison looking forward to Snetterton outing

    MCE British Superbike championship leader James Ellison says he’s looking forward to the chance to test next week at Snetterton, ahead of the next round of the series. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider...

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  • Andy Reid set for first WSS weekend

    22 May 2015 by Gordon Ritchie

    Andy Reid set for first WSS weekend

    After an unexpected parting of the ways between regular Core Motorsport Thailand Honda WSS rider Ratthapark Wilairot and his Thai owned team, the CBR600RR that won the Chang International Circuit race...

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  • Italian fever in Moto3 at Le Mans

    20 May 2015 by Steve English

    Italian fever in Moto3 at Le Mans

    The Moto3 race at Le Mans saw an all Italian podium with Romano Fenati claiming his first win of the year ahead of Enea Bastianini and with Pecco Bagnaia scoring the first podium of his career the...

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  • Lowes continuing to learn

    20 May 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes continuing to learn

    Sam Lowes continued his maturation in the Moto2 class at Le Mans with the Englishman finishing fourth after another solid weekend that saw him make plenty of progress. Lowes, the 2013 World Supersport...

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  • Crutchlow explains crash

    19 May 2015 by Steve English

    Crutchlow explains crash

    Cal Crutchlow was punished for a small mistake at Le Mans with the Englishman crashing out of the French Grand Prix in the early stages. Crutchlow had been enjoying a strong weekend but, like the...

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  • Pedrosa: No answers for my crash

    19 May 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa: No answers for my crash

    Dani Pedrosa's comeback from injury was marred by a crash but ultimately he was able to remount and finish the French Grand Prix and prove his fitness. The Spaniard had missed three races due to an...

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  • Hayden: It was nice to be happy on a Sunday!

    19 May 2015 by Steve English

    Hayden: It was nice to be happy on a Sunday!

    Nicky Hayden had his best result of the year in last weekend's French Grand Prix and afterwards the American half-joked that it was nice to smile again after a race. Having fought with the factory...

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  • "WSBK legend at Sepang"...is it Biaggi?

    18 May 2015 by Steve English

    "WSBK legend at Sepang"...is it Biaggi?

    The Sepang International Circuit today announced that "a legendary rider will be competing in the World Superbike round" at the Malaysian track later this year. The decision to bring in a well known...

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  • Video: Victory's electric TT bike testing

    18 May 2015 by MCN Sport

    Video: Victory's electric TT bike testing

    Last week MCN broke the story that Victory will compete in the SES TT Zero electric race in June – and here's the first video of the bike in action, riding in tests in the USA with Lee Johnston on...

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  • Michelin testing at Le Mans today

    18 May 2015 by Steve English

    Michelin testing at Le Mans today

    Michelin will be gathering information today at Le Mans with Michael Laverty and Randy de Puniet testing for Aprilia and Suzuki respectively at the French track. Kawasaki tuning arm Akira are also...

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  • Luthi cruises to French win

    17 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Luthi cruises to French win

    Thomas Luthi has cruised to Moto2 victory in Le Mans, taking the win by two seconds from defending champion Tito Rabat. Johann Zarco, an early battler with Luthi, took the final podium spot. Luthi...

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  • Fenati wins as Kent goes 31st to 4th

    17 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Fenati wins as Kent goes 31st to 4th

    Romano Fenati has taken his first win of the 2015 Moto3 season, after taking an advantage into the closing corners of the final lap from a chasing trio of fellow Italians Enea Bastianini and Francesco...

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