2004

Smart signs for Suzuki

Smart signs for Suzuki

Scott Smart has signed for the Rizla Suzuki team for the 2005 British Superbike season, replacing the departing Yukio Kagayama. Smart finished fourth in the 2004 championship on the Hawk Kawasaki...

Philip Island Results

Philip Island Results

Valentino Rossi has proven without doubt that he is the best rider in the world by giving Yamaha the MotoGP world championship for the first time in 12 years. See main story, right, for more...

Rossi on provisional pole

Rossi on provisional pole

Valentino Rossi is on provisional pole for the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, a race which could see him clinch the MotoGP World Championship. Rossi can win his fourth successive title with a...

Oz GP qualifying times

Oz GP qualifying times

Times for the first qualifying session for the Autralian GP at Phillip Island: MotoGP: 1) Rossi 1:30.222. 2) Gibernau 1:30.600. 3) Hayden 1:31.377. 4) Edwards 1:31.387. 5) Xaus 1:31.526. 6) Capirossi...

Moto1 line-up expands

Moto1 line-up expands

Talented young British Supersport riders Craig Jones, Cal Crutchlow and Tom Sykes are all set for a private battle in Moto1 after the three confirmed their entries earlier for the October 30-31...

Red Bull Honda line-up

Red Bull Honda line-up

The Red Bull Honda team will field British 125GP runner-up Eugene Laverty in the 2005 British Supersport championship alongside fellow Ulsterman Jonathan Rea. The pair will campaign CBR600RRs.

Rossi is world champion

Rossi is world champion

Valentino Rossi has proven without doubt that he is the best rider in the world by giving Yamaha the MotoGP world championship for the first time in 12 years. The title fight finished with all...

Edwards to Yamaha

Edwards to Yamaha

Yamaha announced at the Philip Island GP that Valentino Rossi will have a new team-mate for next year, in the shape of former WSB champ, Colin Edwards. Edwards will move from the Telefonica Honda...

Bid for Foggy's trophy

Bid for Foggy's trophy

James Toseland could have saved himself a lot of bother – you don’t need to beat the best in the world week after week to land a WSB champion’s trophy – one of Carl Fogarty’s is up for grabs in an...

Walker to Kawasaki

Walker to Kawasaki

Chris Walker has turned down an improved offer from Foggy Petronas and will race instead for the Kawasaki PSG-1 team in next season’s WSB championship. The Nottingham rider was the first to secure a...

Gibernau on Oz pole

Gibernau on Oz pole

Sete Gibernau has taken pole position for the penultimate round of the MotoGP world championship. Gibernau beat Rossi to the top spot by 0.455 seconds after a late push from the Honda camp that saw...

2005 WSB confirmed riders

2005 WSB confirmed riders

Confirmed riders for the 2005 World Superbike Championship: Superbike: Fila Ducati: James Toseland, Regis Laconi, Lorenzo Lanzi Alstare Suzuki: Troy Corser. Yukio Kagayama. Foggy-Petronas: Steve...

Sepang GP results

Sepang GP results

Valentino Rossi has won the Grand Prix of Malaysia, carving out a significant lead over second placed man Max Biaggi. Rossi qualified on pole position and went on to dominate the race putting himself...

Malaysia times

Malaysia times

Times from qualifying for the Malaysia GP: MotoGP: 1) Tamada 2:02.394. 2) Gibernau 2:02.629. 3) Rossi 2:02.700. 4) Hopkins 2:03.110. 5) Hofmann 2:03.321. 6) Nakano 2:03.582. 7) Capirossi 2:03.816. 8)...

Ten Kate exclusive

Ten Kate exclusive

The Ten Kate team stayed at the Magny Cours track following the final round of the 2004 World Superbike championship to give their 2005 riders a chance to test, and we’ve got exclusive pictures from...

Gimbert in WSB for 2005

Gimbert in WSB for 2005

After putting in an impressive performance at the Magny Cours round of the World Superbike championship former 500GP rider Sebastien Gimbert looks set to compete the whole season in 2005. Gimbert...

Haydon stays in MotoGP

Haydon stays in MotoGP

James Haydon will stand in for Proton KR rider Kurtis Roberts, for the second race in succession, at the Kuala Lumpur round at Sepang on Sunday, October 10. Despite having no experience of the Proton...

Stars target Moto1 prize

Stars target Moto1 prize

Supermoto stars are on a mission to prove they have the all-round skills to win the multi-discipline Moto1 event at Donington Park on October 30-31. Racers must contest supermoto, road racing, trials...

Husky back in world MX

Husky back in world MX

Husqvarna will be officially back in the Motocross World Championship 2005 with a team managed by the two times World Champion Alex Puzar. Daniele Bricca and Antoine Meo will be the riders in the MX...

F1 loss could be our gain

F1 loss could be our gain

Silverstone is drawing up plans for life without the F1 GP – and it could be good news for bikes. Insiders say the loss of the money-spinning F1 event means they have to make more of events like WSB...

Parkes to Yamaha

Parkes to Yamaha

Broc Parkes will ride for the Yamaha Motor Germany team in the Supersport World Championship in 2005 alongside fellow Australian Kevin Curtain. Parkes finished the 2004 season as runner-up to Ten...

Denning to MotoGP

Denning to MotoGP

Current Crescent Suzuki boss Paul Denning will become the team manager for the factory Suzuki MotoGP team in 2005. Denning replaces current manager Garry Taylor, who steps down after almost 30 years...

Qatar GP results

Qatar GP results

Final qualifying times to decide the grid for Satruday’s MotoGP round at Qatar. MotoGP: 1) Checa 1:58.988. 2) Barros 1:59.119. 3) Gibernau 1:59.126. Hayden 1:59.187. 5) Nakano 1:59.232. 6) Capirossi...

WSB Magny Cours results

WSB Magny Cours results

Results from the final round of the World Superbike championship at Magny Cours. WSB Race one: 1) Toseland. 2) Haga. 3) Laconi. 4) Gimbert. 5) Martin. 6) Chili. 7) Haslam. 8) Walker. 9) McCoy. 10)...

Qatar disaster for Rossi

Qatar disaster for Rossi

Valentino Rossi has seen his championship lead reduced to just 14 points after crashing out of the Qatar GP. The reigning world champion arrived at the circuit with a 39 point lead, but was demoted...

Toseland is WSB Champ

Toseland is WSB Champ

Friday qualifying Sebastien Gimbert has put his wildcard Yamaha R1 on pole for the final round of the World Superbike championship at Magny Cour on Sunday, October 3. Gimbert shares the front row...

WSB live qualifying

WSB live qualifying

James Toseland heads to this weekend’s final round of the 2004 WSB championship just four points away from the world title. That’s the gap between him and factory Ducati team-mate Regis Laconi as the...

Lovely tailpiece...

Lovely tailpiece...

There’s a young lady with a lovely tailpiece. And her front isn’t bad, either. Have Your Say, here.

Silverstone loses F1 GP

Silverstone loses F1 GP

Silverstone has lost the Formula 1 Grand Prix – a decision which casts a gloomy cloud over all the circuit’s activities. The Northants venue currently hosts a WSB round and a British Superbike...

Buffing her plastics

Buffing her plastics

That’s one lady who certainly seems to enjoy touching up her fairing and buffing her plastics. Have Your Say, here.

Dakar deal for Extance

Dakar deal for Extance

Honda has agreed a two-year deal with off-roader Mick Extance for the 2005 and 2006 Dakar races. The 41-year-old will attempt his fourth Dakar in 2005 aboard a Honda XR650, and on his return from the...

Dakar winner dies

Dakar winner dies

Three-times Rally Dakar winner Richard Sainct has died following a crash during the Rallye des Pharaons in Egypt. Medical services attended the scene of the accident promptly but were unable to save...

Looks comfortable...

Looks comfortable...

Try as she might, she just couldn’t manage to remove the bike from her rear. Have Your Say here.

Ladies-Hosen?

Ladies-Hosen?

Good to see the use of promotional girls to keep stereotypes alive and well. Have Your Say.

Imola results

Imola results

Full results from the Imola round of WSB on September 26. WSB Race Two: 1) Laconi. 2) Toseland. 3) Martin. 4) Nannelli. 5) McCoy. 6) Vermuelen. 7) Pedercini. 8) Borciani. 9) Clementi. 10) Corser. 11)...

The fairing's bright

The fairing's bright

The fairing’s bright, and it’s certainly orange… Have Your say, here.