January

Stewart clear… Carmichael back on form

James Stewart made the 125 Main look easy as defending champion Ricky Carmichael returned to winning in the 250s at the AMA Supercross in Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday.Travis Pastrana took second in the 250s with. David Vuillemin third for Team Yamaha. He leads the point standings by seven over Mike LaRocco.Jeremy McGrath is slowly returning to form as he struggles to overcome an arm-pump problem. He...

The right lines

The right lines

All the riders agreed that the changes to the Assen curves were an improvement.Today’s caption, courtesy of titusr

Dobb faces Everts and Pichon at Hawkstone

World 125cc motocross champion Jamie Dobb faces a tough pre-season challenge at Hawkstone Park on February 17. The KTM rider from Derbyshire lines-up at the gate with fellow champions Stefan Everts and Mickael Pichon in the non-championship international.Dobb will ride a 250 KTM against Mickael Pichon on a factory Suzuki 250 and 500 world champion Stefan Everts with a thundering Yamaha 500...

Stuck on you

Stuck on you

Will somebody please remove this motorcycle from our elbows?

Hislop angry over BSB prize money

Hislop angry over BSB prize money

Steve Hislop feels he’s going to miss out on earnings in 2002 because of a new ruling over prize money in the British superbike series40-year-old Hizzy has agreed terms to ride the MonsterMob Ducati...

Emmett and Brown to join £2 million squad

Emmett and Brown to join £2 million squad

Sean Emmett and Paul Brown are in line to lead a £2 million British Superbike team this year. The pair are set to join a four-man squad, with two riders on Ducati 996s and another two on GSX-R1000s.

That’s a sheer material

That’s a sheer material

When the Bjork-alike asked Haga for his autograph she didn’t reckon on his previous life as a sign painter

Foxhill back in the big time

Motocross Grand Prix circuit Foxhill returns to the big time when the Wiltshire venue stages the second round of a new professional British motocross series in June.The famous venue will stage the second round of the new five-round international motocross championship promoted by Future West with sanction from the AMCA.The new series is a direct rival to the established eight-round Maxxis British...

Dunlop pay-out threatens vital TT entries

Dunlop pay-out threatens vital TT entries

Grids for the make-or-break 2002 TT could dwindle in the wake of Robert Dunlop’s £700,000 compensation settlement.Dunlop’s award, made on January 17 this year, was for injuries sustained following the...

Jefferies to ride in British supermoto championship

Jefferies to ride in British supermoto championship

David Jefferies may still be without a ride in BSB this season, but he will be at least be appearing in at least one British championship after signing to the Vertemati factory Supermoto...

What’s saggy about this?

What’s saggy about this?

Yamaha’s pit crew set the sag on the paddock bike

Chili badly battered by crash in testing

Chili badly battered by crash in testing

Frankie Chili’s first test on the NCR Ducati at Valencia has ended in a highside on cold tyres which sent him to hospital with concussion.Chili had completed 12 laps of the final afternoon session on...

Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

Bostrom Webchat: Full transcript added

Ben Bostrom has his fingers crossed for Chris Walker this season and he’s hoping to see him among the front-runners in WSB.In a live web chat on this site on Thursday morning, Bostrom said: " I...

Walker among crashers in Oz test

Walker among crashers in Oz test

Strong winds stopped any faster times being logged by the top World Superbike riders at Phillip Island on Thursday – but did cause a spate of crashes.Winds whipping in off the sea, just a few yards...

Edwards says Honda needs more bhp to compete

Edwards says Honda needs more bhp to compete

Colin Edwards matched world champion Troy Bayliss on time in the first major WSB test of the year, but said his Honda needed more power to have a chance of catching Bayliss’s new Ducati in the heat of...

Bayliss fastest, Hodgson and Walker happy after day one of Oz test

Bayliss fastest, Hodgson and Walker happy after day one of Oz test

Reigning World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss was fastest after Wednesday’s first sessions of the official WSB testing at Phillip Island in Australia.Bayliss managed to take his new Ducati 998R to a...

Foggy: We’re on course despite Suter switch

Foggy: We’re on course despite Suter switch

Carl Fogarty remains upbeat and is convinced his team is on schedule to start testing the new FP1 superbike early in April, despite the switch from Sauber to Suter Racing Technology (SRT).According to...

Ducati to unveil GP engine

Ducati will unveil details of the new four-stroke GP motor it will race in 2003 on Monday.The Italian marque will release computer aided images of the new engine, plus technical details about the new bike which has been under development since bosses announced at last year's Spanish GP in Jerez that it would enter the four-stroke fray.Four-stroke mania is gathering more and more momentum with...

Checa tries latest M1 at Almeria

Checa tries latest M1 at Almeria

Carlos Checa has been out on the latest version of Yamaha's factory four-stroke YZR-M1 at Almeria this week.The Marlboro Yamaha rider evaluated new engine and suspension parts in his first outing...

Ali’s pally!

Ali’s pally!

Let’s get pally with Ali!This caption brought to you by Subliminal Hints That The Ally Pally Show Opens Today inc

Voice of the TT dies

Peter Kneale, the man known to many as the Voice of the TT, has died, aged 67.Kneale commentated on every TT from 1965 to 2000. He died in the early hours of Monday morning at Liverpool’s Broad Green Hospital. He and had been suffering with a chest illness.Add your tribute, follow the link, right.

Strewth! That girl’s got no shirt on

Strewth! That girl’s got no shirt on

Surely she’s not… without clothes…

Not to her taste

Not to her taste

Our offer of fish and chips and a bottle of brown beer didn’t go down too well.

Just Peachy

Just Peachy

Melanie is a 22-year-old graduate in applied geophysics and enjoys restoring steam engines in her spare time

Suzuki’s lovely ladies

Suzuki’s lovely ladies

I seem to recall a survey on this site that said Suzuki owners have more fun… now we understand

La Rocco takes first AMA supercross win in seven years

Mike La Rocco took the glory in the 250 Main Event in round three of the AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series at Anaheim, California.It was the Honda CR250 rider’s first supercross win in America in seven years!David Pingree of Team Red Bull/KTM won the 125 West Main Event. It's his first win in two years.Steve Lamson, Ernesto Fonseca, and Sebastien Tortelli are recovering from injury, and did not...

Cool on top… at least

Cool on top… at least

Ooh… that’s a nice top… where d’ya get it?

Times are hard

Times are hard

The brolly budget had been cut. But at least the number of babes was on the up.

Dirt Bike Show off, Supermoto switches to Mallory

Dirt Bike Show off, Supermoto switches to Mallory

Donington Dirt Bike Show, due to be held this weekend, is off. But the Supermoto UK event which was due to take place alongside it IS on, but the venue has been switched to Mallory Park.The track that...

Foggy welcomes Suter on board to develop engine

Foggy welcomes Suter on board to develop engine

Carl Fogarty has welcomed the news that Eskil Suter has been appointed as the engine developer for the Petronas race and road bike projects.The former racer’s Swiss company, Suter Racing Products,...

Petronas’ official statement

PETRONAS, Malaysia’s national petroleum corporation, has appointed Suter Racing Products (SRP) to further develop and manufacture its high-performance motorcycle engine in preparation for the Foggy PETRONAS Racing team’s entry in the World Superbike Championship later this year. SRP is a Swiss-based company with expertise and competency in advanced motorcycle engineering and development as well as...

Chili tries his Duke for the first time

Chili tries his Duke for the first time

Frankie Chili took his first ride on the Ducati 998R he’ll race this year on Friday, and declared he loves it – even if it does feel weird compared to the Suzuki GSX-R750 he has ridden for the past...

Petronas admits Sauber is off Foggy project

Petronas admits Sauber is off Foggy project

Rumours that the Foggy Petronas racing team is no longer using Sauber to continue developing its bike have turned out to be true with the appointment of replacements, Swiss firm Suter Racing...

More WSB, and Suzi, on the Beeb

More WSB, and Suzi, on the Beeb

The BBC is kicking off its " bigger and better " coverage of WSB a week before the first round of the series.Their 30-minute preview show will include a round-up of all the news from the...

Edwards has trouble with birds at Ducati WSB test

Edwards has trouble with birds at Ducati WSB test

Colin Edwards got his first taste of his new Honda VTR SP-2 on Wednesday but spent more time missing the local wildlife than going for fast times.Former WSB champion Edwards finished the first of four...

Suzuki to run four-stroke GP bike in home series, too

Suzuki to run four-stroke GP bike in home series, too

A year ahead of schedule, Kenny Roberts got a ride on Suzuki’s new four-stroke GP bike when he tested the V4 XRE0 in Japan over the weekend.And his hopes of getting back to winning ways on it have...