2007

Metrakit racing

Wow what a weekend! The guys at FAB had arranged for the Metrakit racers to have a go at a ‘proper’ road race track in the form of a three day meet at Llandow long circuit, this circuit used to be used for car and bike racing until about 15 years ago, until it fell into disuse, the track has more recently been updated by the circuit owners and is currently used for Track days and sprints. It’s...

Australian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi pays tribute to 'inspirational' Norick Abe

Australian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi pays tribute to 'inspirational' Norick Abe

Valentino Rossi has paid tribute to Japanese rider Norick Abe, who was killed in a road accident last weekend. Italian Rossi was a huge fan of Norick Abe and when he started his world championship...

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki sign up female racer for Race of the Year

British Superbikes: Rizla Suzuki sign up female racer for Race of the Year

Jenny Tinmouth’s debut on the Rizla Suzuki superbike is bound to be a major talking point at this year’s Mallory Park Race of the Year, the end of the season non-championship superbike showdown on...

Robin Hooker (not Ryan)

Robin Hooker (not Ryan)

In my recent race report for the final round of the HMRC Junior TAG Endurance Championship - I incorrectly renamed one of the winning riders from ROBIN to Ryan (call it a senior moment!) Robin...

World Superbikes: Makoto Tamada nears World Superbike move

World Superbikes: Makoto Tamada nears World Superbike move

Makoto Tamada looks set to be the next MotoGP star to join World Superbikes, with the Japanese rider understood to be in advanced negotiations with the Italian DFXtreme Honda team. The 30-year-old...

World Superbikes: Rivals talk about James Toseland's MotoGP move

World Superbikes: Rivals talk about James Toseland's MotoGP move

As the departing championJames Toseland moves to MotoGP for 2008, some of the men who have been in both World Superbikes and the blue-riband class have spoken about Toseland's chances. Two-time World...

Video: MotoGP: Casey Stoner meets Aussie fans

MotoGP champion Casey Stoner delighted thousands of fans with an appearance in Melbourne ahead of this weekend's Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island. The Ducati rider took part in a question and answers session with MotoGP's Gavin Emmett and then stayed behind to sign autographs for his fans. Check out the video below to see what Casey Stoner had to say about the season so far and his...

Congrats James

Congrats James

The battle was lost but he won the war, as quoted on race day, so I've been hard at it creating my own tribute to James Toseland's great victory in World Superbikes. This year WSB maybe next year...

My ode to BSB

FROM ONE BSB FAN, WHO ATTENDS AS MANY MEETINGS AS I CAN, TO SEE THE RIDERS MOTIVATION TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP~DOMINATION. FOR RACING INSPIRATION THIS IS MY DEDICATION. FIRSTLY TO THE COMMENTATORS, WHO'S VOICES BREATHE FIRE ~ LIKE INCINERATERS, WITH ENTHUSIASM AND EXCITEMENT, THRILL SEEKING INDITEMENT. ~THERE CAN'T BE ANYTHING WORSE, THAN THE DREADED "COMMENTATERS CURSE". HAERD BUT NOT SEEN ~ FRED...

Scott Redding wins again at Albacete

Scott Redding wins again at Albacete

Scott Redding had another great weekend at the Albacete circuit in Spain riding in the Spanish National Championship.    The 14-year-old had already enjoyed a winning performance at...

British Superbikes: Jentin Yamaha's Simon Andrews back for Brands Hatch

British Superbikes: Jentin Yamaha's Simon Andrews back for Brands Hatch

Simon Andrews returns to racing for the final British Superbike round of the season at Brands Hatch on the Jentin Racing/Lloyds British Yamaha R1. Andrews broken his collarbone in the second race of...

MotoGP: Dan Linfoot dropped by 250 MotoGP team

MotoGP: Dan Linfoot dropped by 250 MotoGP team

British rider Dan Linfoot has been axed from the Sicilia Aprilia 250 MotoGP team with three rounds of the 2007 season still remaining. Linfoot had clinched a deal at Donington Park to replace Anthony...

JT's Lanzarote fan club

Congratulations, James on a fantastic final round, we were at the edge of our chairs all day. A well deserved championship. The very best of luck in next year's MotoGP. I have been shopping today wearing my James Toseland T-Shirt with pride. Best Regards, Glen and Elizabeth Settle from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

Biaggi finally signs!

Biaggi finally signs!

Just returned from a camping weekend at Magny Cours. Had a fantastic time yet again (our third visit). Managed to find most of the riders in the paddock. I have attached a picture of Max Biaggi...

Simon Philpot RIP

Simon Philpot RIP

At Silverstone for the final round of the HMRC National + Junior Motorcycle Endurance Championship, some riders paid respects to a rider who should have been racing - #99. Sadly Simon Philpot...

National + Junior Endurance, Final round

National + Junior Endurance, Final round

Hottrax Motorsport Racing Club National + Junior TAG Endurance Motorcycle Championship – Final Round 5 – Silverstone 6th October 2007 HOTTRAX National Endurance Championship – 6 hours Championship...

BSB scooter race

BSB scooter race

Karl Harris and Guy Martin at Cadwell.

Keep cool Jonny

Keep cool Jonny

Jonny Rea and his odd looking cooler fixed to his back at Cadwell this year.

Flying Bomber

Flying Bomber

Karl Harris getting some air time on the Mountain at Cadwell.

Walker on the Mountain

Walker on the Mountain

Chris Walker entering the Mountain at Cadwell. If you zoom in, you can read the info on his dash.

World Superbikes: Picture special - the celebrations of champion James Toseland

World Superbikes: Picture special - the celebrations of champion James Toseland

Check out these photographs of Britain's James Toseland as he was crowned World Superbike champion at Magny Cours yesterday. The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider secured his second title by...

World Superbikes: Confirmed 2008 signings

World Superbikes: Confirmed 2008 signings

With news of where riders are planning to go to next year in World Superbikes we will be keeping an eye on who signs for whom over the close season. Ducati’s Troy Bayliss and Alstare Suzuki’s Yukio...

World Superbikes: Hannspree Ten Kate Honda confirm 2008 rider line-up

World Superbikes: Hannspree Ten Kate Honda confirm 2008 rider line-up

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda has confirmed its 2008 rider line-up with both MotoGP’s Carlos Checa and defending British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari set to race in the World Superbike...

Video: World Superbikes: Champion James Toseland speaks to his fans

Check out the video below as newly crowned World Superbike champion James Toseland speaks about his thrilling season. The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider secured the title in the last race of the season yesterday at Magny Cours. Fancy commemorating Toseland's historic win in his last season in World Superbikes? There's a range of Toseland memorabilia, including signed items, at Grand Prix Legends.

Yamaha boss speaks of 'irreplaceable' Norick Abe

Yamaha boss speaks of 'irreplaceable' Norick Abe

The President of Yamaha has spoken of the shock felt within the company at the death of long-time rider Norick Abe in a road traffic accident in Japan. Former works Grand Prix and World Superbike star...

Gurgling for JT

Gurgling for JT

Here is our 4 month old daughter, Maddy Turner watching James win the 2007 World championship – watching the bike racing is the only thing that keeps her quiet! Well done to James.

World Superbikes: Champion James Toseland thanks friends

World Superbikes: Champion James Toseland thanks friends

Newly crowned World Superbike champion James Toseland paid homage to the friends he has made during his seven years in the championship. The British rider secured the title for the second time in his...

Latest World Superbike championship standings

Latest World Superbike championship standings

Final World Superbike standings after round 14: James Toseland GBR Honda 415 Noriyki Haga JPN Yamaha 413 Max Biaggi ITA Suzuki 397 Troy Bayliss AUS Ducati 372 Troy Corser AUS Yamaha 296 Ruben Xaus ESP...

Magny Cours World Superbikes: James Toseland crowned king of World Superbikes

Magny Cours World Superbikes: James Toseland crowned king of World Superbikes

Britain’s James Toseland kept his fans’ nerves jangling until the final lap of the race on his way to his second World Superbike Championship title. An emotional Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider...

Magny Cours World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones secures third in France

Magny Cours World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones secures third in France

Britain’s Craig Jones defied all the odds of some wild riding to take his third podium of the season in the final World Supersport race at Magny Cours. The Cheshire-born rider snatched third place in...

Magny Cours World Superbike: Noriyuki Haga closes championship gap on James Toseland

Magny Cours World Superbike: Noriyuki Haga closes championship gap on James Toseland

Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga has closed the gap to 17 points in the world championship Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s James Toseland following his win in the fog-delayed race one at Magny Cours. The Japanese...

French WSB: James Toseland takes Magny Cours World Superbike pole

French WSB: James Toseland takes Magny Cours World Superbike pole

Britain's James Toseland has recovered from recent performances to take pole position for the French round of the World Superbike championship at Magny Cours and move closer to becoming the 2007 world...

French World Supersport: Kenan Sofuoglu takes pole at Magny Cours as Tommy Hill qualifies fourth

French World Supersport: Kenan Sofuoglu takes pole at Magny Cours as Tommy Hill qualifies fourth

Kenan Sofuoglu smashed the outright World Supersport lap record to take his fifth pole position of 2007. Sofuoglu had to fight off strong challenges from his own team-mate Sebastian Charpentier and...

French WSB: Troy Bayliss takes provisional pole at Magny Cours

French WSB: Troy Bayliss takes provisional pole at Magny Cours

Troy Bayliss saved his best until last to take provisional pole position at the French World Superbike round at Magny Cours. The Ducati rider took the top spot on his final flying lap of the second...

French WSB: Sebastien Charpentier tops Magny Cours third qualifying

French WSB: Sebastien Charpentier tops Magny Cours third qualifying

Frenchman Sebastien Charpentier has gone fastes in the third qualifying session for the final round of the World Supersport championship, heading Ten Kate Honda team-mate and champion Kenan...

Video: James Toseland on his championship hopes ahead of Magny Cours

James Toseland remains focussed and confident heading into this weekends WSB showdown at Magny Cours. Toseland currently leads the championship standings by 29 points and with just 50 points up for grabs the 27 year old Brit remains firmly in control despite dropping big points to his rivals in the previous two rounds. Toseland has good form at the French circuit having clinched the World...