June

How come she gets glasses?

How come she gets glasses?

A bit of sunglasses envy threatened to tear the pair apart.

She’s got a healthy glow

She’s got a healthy glow

All that time in the sunshine on the grid has given her a healthy glow…

Corona’s Angels

Corona’s Angels

Corona’s Angels aren’t quite so good at fighting crime, but they do look rather nice

All together now

All together now

The quintuplets were inseparable.

Red Bull parts company with Emmett

Red Bull parts company with Emmett

Sean Emmett has been released by the Renegade Ducati team. And this time his departure will be permanent.Emmett was sacked and then reinstated at the Brands Hatch British Superbikes round on June 22.

On-grid dental health checks

On-grid dental health checks

There’s no accepting the dental checks as they take place on the grid before a race. Even brolly babes are included.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably? She certainly is…

Gibernau takes third win

Gibernau takes third win

Sete Gibernau has taken his third MotoGP win this season at the third round of the world championship in Assen.The race was delayed by rain and the standing water made visibility difficult when it did...

Assen first qualifying

Assen first qualifying

Three Italians head the MotoGP first qualifying time sheets, with Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi and Lori Capirossi all posting two-minute laps.The trio are covered by just 0.2 seconds from Rossi in...

Rossi ups the pace

Rossi ups the pace

Valentino Rossi has continued to improve his times in the second free practice session at the Dutch round of the MotoGP world championship, in Assen.At the end of the session Rossi was riding nearly...

Final WCM appeal rejected

Final WCM appeal rejected

The Harris WCM team’s attempt to race in MotoGP has been scuppered once and for all after its final appeal was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday, June 26.Team Boss Peter...

Rossi top by half-a-second

Rossi top by half-a-second

Valentino Rossi went straight to the top of free practice times today, posting a time half-a-second clear of Max Biaggi, his nearest rival.Rossi completed 21 laps, with a best time of 2:01.404, with...

Capirossi on pole for Assen GP

Capirossi on pole for Assen GP

Loris Capirossi has taken pole position for the Dutch MotoGP race on Saturday with a 1:59.770 lap, moving him ahead of countrymen Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi.Throughout practice and qualifying the...

Zongshen 1 wins 12-hour night race

Zongshen 1 wins 12-hour night race

Zongshen No. 1 has won the fourth round of the World Endurance championship at Albacette in Spain.The 12-hour night race was beset by numerous crashes during the first qualifying sessions as riders...

Losing your shirt…

Losing your shirt…

That’s what happens when you bet against Neil Hodgson in WSB this season.

James Webb, Cadwell Park, June 15

Thirteen-year-old Pembury rider James Webb saw race action over the weekend at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire where he secured top five finishes to all three of his races on the 125cc Honda.James entered the two Bemsee Nationwide championship races on Saturday to familiarise himself with the tricky club circuit at Cadwell in preparation for Sunday’s MRO GP125 championship round. The young Kent rider...

MZ Race Report, Lydden Hill, June 7-8

A vast number of MZ entries (44) meant that the days had to be split into a 3-race format with all competing in two of the three events. The top 20 placed riders were split between the first two races and then met for the final race.SaturdayRACE1: With good starts off of the line, Jon Hart lead the pack off of the line, closely followed by John Welfare. Jon Hart got used to being in the lead and...

BMZRC Race Report, Cadwell Park, June 14

PRACTICE: Saturday morning dawned wet and rainy at Cadwell, accompanied by frantic changing of tyres. All this activity obviously detracted several racers from their normal pre-race preparations. Andy Bettridge and Ian James just couldn’t get their bikes started and after the MZ race co-ordinator Dave Higgins had been pushing them around for a while they discovered that they had failed to unplug...

Keep your chin up

Keep your chin up

You’ve just got to keep your chin up and try to smile…

We’re gonna need a bigger collar

We’re gonna need a bigger collar

This year, it appears big collars are the way to go…

Reynolds on pole at Brands

Reynolds on pole at Brands

John Reynolds is on pole for the British Superbike racing at Brands Hatch on Sunday.1) Reynolds 1:26.184. 2) Emmett 1:26.616. 3) Richards 1:26.679. 4) Byrne 1:26.805. 5) Rutter 1:26.818. 6) Hislop...

Look into my eyes

Look into my eyes

Look into my eyes…you are feeling sleepy….you need new tyres…

Dave Hewson, Cadwell Park, June 15

Branston Supersport 600 racer Dave Hewson rode to his best result of the season with a wonderful seventh place at his home circuit of Cadwell Park on Sunday.Qualifying went well for the 21-year-old county rider as he powered the Yamaha R6 to a personal best time of 1m 04.87s to secure eleventh place and a third row start to his MRO championship race on Sunday.As the race got underway Hewson was...

Beirer out of coma

Beirer out of coma

World Motocross GP rider Pit Beirer is out of his induced coma following his crash at the Bulgarian GP.The German’s lungs have now recovered enough for him to be taken off a respirator, but his sixth...

Kagayama gets MotoGP ride

Kagayama gets MotoGP ride

BSB star Yukio Kagayama will race for the factory Suzuki MotoGP team at the Assen GP on June 28.The Japanese rider confirmed his world-class talents with two fifth-position rides on the Rizla Suzuki...

Byrne and Reynolds share Brands spoils

Byrne and Reynolds share Brands spoils

Local boy Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne took a race one win and extended his lead in the British Superbikes championship at Brands Hatch, but had to settle for second behind John Reynolds in race two.Byrne...

Renegade twins on the lose

Renegade twins on the lose

Jolene and Mary-Sue were finally discovered in the pitlane

Peter Hickman, Cadwell Park, June 15

Young Willoughby racer Peter Hickman aged 16, fell victim to the tight hairpin at Cadwell Park on Sunday but overcame his problems to secure an 11th place finish to his MRO Supersport 400 race and retain a top ten position in the overall standings.Peter, who races for the Hawk Kawasaki team and is a first year student of the ACU Race Academy, knew he would not be up with the leaders this time out...

Jay Bellers-Smith, World Supersport, Silverstone, June 14-15

As part of his training with the ACU Race Academy Merthyr rider Jay Bellers-Smith aged 16, was invited to join the Honda World Supersport teams in the paddock at Silverstone on Sunday to get an insight on all the work done in the team garage in preparation for a world-class event.The budding star of tomorrow is part of the youth road racing training academy run by the ACU, ­ Britain’s motorcycle...

Club racing round-up

Here’s the latest instalment of our club racing round-up.The links on the right will take you to reports from our contributors about their recent racing.If you are a club secretary, rider, or just a spectator, pick out the highlights of the racing action you witnessed and send them in to angus.farquhar@emap.com.

Sam And Alex Lowes, Cadwell Park, June 15

Lincoln identical twin racers Sam and Alex Lowes, aged 12, were in race action at Cadwell at the weekend with Sam netting a double win in the Aprilia Superteen championship races with brother Alex close behind securing a fourth and fifth place finish after suffering mechanical problems with his bike.Both boys who are first year students of the ACU Race Academy took in the Bemsee Nationwide...

On-bike commentary?

On-bike commentary?

To top on-bike cameras, the Beeb went even further with Suzi Perry commentating from Neil Hodgson’s bike

Thomas Hayward, Cadwell Park, June 15

Skellingthorpe 125GP racer Thomas Hayward ended a dramatic race at Cadwell on Sunday in the MRO GP125 series in a lucky sixth position after running out of fuel on the final lap.After a start from row three of the grid Thomas aged 20, was away to a good start and soon up to fourth place. But the race was halted after 12 laps when Toby Markham suffered a heavy fall.At the re-start Thomas again shot...

That isn’t Ukawa?

That isn’t Ukawa?

That’s not Tohru Ukawa normally looks in photographs….

Tickets still available for Mondello Park

Tickets still available for Mondello Park

Despite rumours to the contrary, tickets are still available for the British Superbike rounds 15 and 16 at Mondello Park in Ireland on July 18-20. " The only sell out so far is the main straight...

Pete Fishwick, Lydden Hill, Jun7-8

Since Brands Hatch its been a busy old time - Everyone who watched at Brands said I looked like I lacked power from the front running guys and the ones I was immediately dicing with. This was something I needed to address - as everyone knows the bike just hasn't felt like its performed right since the rebuild.So it was decided with the trip to Dynotech the Tuesday after the meeting I had to change...