March

MRO Powerbike Championship

MRO Powerbike Championship

MRO Powerbike Championship: Round 1 – Brands Hatch March 10-11, 2007 Wow, what an eye-opener. The step up from Forza Extreme to MRO Powerbikes is a big one; the pace is electrifying and everyone on...

Massive lean on Aprilia SXV450

Massive lean on Aprilia SXV450

Photos are of Scott Woodacre (17) - a rider with the RSM team rider at Kinsham raceway in Wales on March 9. This is absolutely as far as these bikes can be leaned over - the wheel...

Faubel takes 125cc win

Faubel takes 125cc win

The 125cc race at Qatar saw a one-two for the Bancaja Aspar team, as Hector Faubel grabbed 25 points from team-mate Gabor Talmacsi. The pair were on their own for much of the race after third...

Lorenzo starts 250cc defence with a win

Lorenzo starts 250cc defence with a win

Jorge Lorenzo has begun his 250cc championship defence with a comfortable win in Qatar, from Alex de Angelis and Hector Barbera Barbera had a hard duel with Thomas Luthi, who finished fourth after...

Stoner takes the win in Qatar

Stoner takes the win in Qatar

Casey Stoner has won the first MotoGP race of the season after a spectacular battle with Valentino Rossi. The two riders completely outpaced the rest of the field at the Qatar circuit but it was...

McWilliams out for Qatar

McWilliams out for Qatar

With just 40 minutes to go before the opening race of the season, it has been announced that Jeremy McWilliams will not race. Due to the injuries he has sustained, he sat out the morning warm-up...

Pedrosa heads morning warm-up

Dani Pedrosa has gone fastest in the morning warm-up session for the opening MotoGP of the season in Qatar.   The Spanish Honda rider is first of three young riders heading the morning times, with John Hopkins second quickest on the Suzuki, and Casey Stoner third fastest for Ducati.   There was a crash for Pedrosa following his fastest lap, along with controversy as he made a practice...

McWilliams plans to race

McWilliams plans to race

Jeremy McWilliams is still planning to race in this afternoon’s Qatar GP despite missing the 20-minute warm-up session. The British rider suffered a massive crash at the end of yesterday’s qualifying...

Tailgating Rossi

Tailgating Rossi

Carlos Checa tries following Rossi in Donington Park GP practice last year in an attempt to set a better qualifying time.

Video: Rizla's Cal Crutchlow

Video: Rizla's Cal Crutchlow

We caught up with Rizla Suzuki new boy Cal Crutchlow at the recent BSB pre-season test in Guadix, Spain. Watch the video on the right to see Crutchlow in action on track and see his interview...

Rea heads BSB in Spain

Rea heads BSB in Spain

Jonathan Rea has taken the first day's glory – unofficially anyway – in the major three-day BSB test ongoing in Almeria, Spain. No official timings are available from the test, but with every team...

Jezza aims to ride despite crash

Jezza aims to ride despite crash

Jeremy McWilliams will undergo precautionary X-rays on his left leg in a Doha hospital later on today, but is confident he will be fit for the first MotoGP world championship race of 2007 tomorrow...

Rossi on pole in Qatar

Rossi on pole in Qatar

Valentino Rossi has taken the first pole of the 800 MotoGP era, by the smallest imaginable margin in Qatar. Yamaha's Rossi snatched pole from Ducati's Casey Stoner in the closing stages of the...

Rossi's hairy back

Rossi's hairy back

Valentino Rossi has just headed out on track (Friday, March 9, 2007) in Qatar in these leathers with a furry number 46! The custom leather choice with yellow cavallino leather numbers follows his use...

Pitt readies for race

Pitt readies for race

Aussie Andrew Pitt says he is ready for the new MotoGP world championship season despite agreeing that the new Ilmor 800cc machine needed to complete more winter testing miles. Pitt was 19th in free...

Rossi: Speed no issue

Rossi: Speed no issue

Former world champion Valentino Rossi has denied he is concerned that Yamaha’s new 800 is lacking in top speed compared to some of its MotoGP rivals. The speed deficit is hardly going to concern the...

Hayden and Rossi: 990s forgotten

Hayden and Rossi: 990s forgotten

Defending MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden reckons he’s not looking over his shoulder anymore and wishing he could still ride Honda’s brutal RCV 990cc machine in MotoGP. The switch to the new...

Video: Shakey turns up the heat in Spain

Video: Shakey turns up the heat in Spain

Shane Byrne wasn’t the fastest rider in testing at Almeria or Guadix last week but the Stobart Honda rider gave every indication that he’s going to right in the thick of this year’s BSB title fight...

Yamaha fastest in the desert

Yamaha fastest in the desert

Yamaha have set the pace throughout the first day of the 2007 MotoGP season, with Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi alternately heading the morning and afternoon practice session in Qatar today...

Hayden eyes Rossi and Pedrosa threat

Hayden eyes Rossi and Pedrosa threat

Reigning world champion Nicky Hayden has backed factory Honda team- mate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha rival Valentino Rossi to pose the biggest threat to his hopes of mounting a successful defence of his...

Edwards fastest in Qatar

Edwards fastest in Qatar

Colin Edwards is determined not to let Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa assume complete control in the 2007 MotoGP world championship – and backed up his ambition by going fastest in first free...

Dorna makes cash pledge

Dorna makes cash pledge

MotoGP bosses have pledged to invest a massive £25m in 2007 to help ease some of the sponsorship worries currently casting a cloud of world championship racing. The money will be split between teams...

2006 British GP wheelies

2006 British GP wheelies

Marco Melandri and Nicky Hayden wheelie up to Goddards at Donington 2006.

Harley sponsor race series

Harley sponsor race series

Harley Davidson UK has put its name to the Shorttrack UK Thunderbike Championship with a XL883 Sportster up for grabs for one lucky competition winner. Harley-Davidson Marketing Manager Greg Willis...

800cc MotoGP bikes more sensitive?

800cc MotoGP bikes more sensitive?

Valentino Rossi and reigning world champion Nicky Hayden reckon the new generation 800cc machines are much more sensitive to set-up than last year's brutally powerful 990 four-strokes. While faster...

Laverty praises boss

Laverty praises boss

Irish rookie Eugene Laverty has praised LCR Honda team boss Lucio Cecchinello on the eve of his world 250 championship debut in Qatar. The 20-year-old sacrificed a big-money British superbike ride in...

Stoner goes back to basics

Stoner goes back to basics

Aussie Casey Stoner has denied he and Dani Pedrosa have a significant advantage in the new 800cc MotoGP era that kicks off this weekend in Qatar. Stoner and Pedrosa are freshest out of the 250 class,...

Vermeulen Q and A

Vermeulen Q and A

The new generation 800cc machines have already changed MotoGP racing beyond recognition, with faster corners speeds and later braking seeing lap times already faster than the more powerful 990cc...

Yukio on the mend

Yukio on the mend

Factory Suzuki rider Yukio Kagayama will crush Neil Hodgson's hopes of a dramatic World Superbike return at Donington Park next month. Hodgson has been linked with a replacement ride on Suzuki's...

Hopper gets green light

Hopper gets green light

John Hopkins will race in the season's opening MotoGP clash in Qatar after the American passed a medical check this morning at the Losail International Circuit. Hopkins though has rated his damaged...

Shorttrack Suzuki factory effort

Shorttrack Suzuki factory effort

The booming sport of American-style dirt track racing will feature a full-on Suzuki factory race team in this year’s Shorttrack UK series. Suzuki are backing Peter Boast in a bid to win the 2007 title...

Murphy to Superstock

Keiran Murphy has made a last minute switch to the National Superstock to race a Goldstar Suzuki GSX-R1000. The 27-year-old from Ipswich had signed to ride a MSS Discovery Kawasaki in British Supersport for a second season but the team streamlined their efforts down to Michael Rutter in BSB and Stuart Easton in BSS when Murphy could not take sufficient backing to help pay for the ride. Murphy...

Hutchinson's CBR shakedown

Ian Hutchinson had his first run-out on the Honda Racing CBR600RR he’ll race in British Supersport this year at Almeria and Guadix. Though there was no other Supersport team at Almeria , Hutchinson 1:17.1 best at Guadix compared favourably to the 1:16.9 that Stuart Easton did on the MSS Discovery Kawasaki a day before Honda arrive. Hutch said: “We tried lots of different chassis set ups and this...

Strijbos wins Hawkstone MX

Strijbos wins Hawkstone MX

Team Suzuki's Kevin Strijbos won both MX1 motos at a soaking, windy and cold Hawkstone Park to give the Belgian-based team their first victory of the pre-season internationals and christen the 2007...

Reynolds back on track

John Reynolds was back on track last week at Guadix, in his Rizal Suzuki leathers too – but he wasn’t riding a BSB bike. Instead he was helping assess three challengers for the two British places in the GSX-R European Cup that’s being run as a supporting event at six of the WSB rounds this year. The contenders included: Leon Camier’s 18 year old brother Alex, plus Scots Alex Gault (16) and Jimmy...

Carmichael beats Stewart in AMA

Carmichael beats Stewart in AMA

Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael returned to the AMA Supercross series to beat James Stewart and Chad Reed at St Louis. The part-time 2007 competitor and reigning AMA Supercross Champion took the...