March

Buildbase Ducati

Buildbase Ducati

Buildbase Ducati completed its first serious test of the year at Cartagena this week with Kieran Clarke and John Laverty getting their first ride on the new Ducati 1098s they will race in the National...

BSB in Spain?

BSB in Spain?

While WSB is already two rounds into the 2007 schedule and MotoGP blasts off this weekend, BSB has to wait until April 1 before the first round at Brands Hatch. But things have been just as hectic as...

Shakey's scooter wind-up

Shakey's scooter wind-up

The niggling war of words between Rizla Suzuki team manager Simon Buckmaster and Stobart Honda team owner Paul Bird just won’t go away. It erupted when Buckmaster said Bird’s Stobart Honda rider...

Wilson's superstock title bid

Wilson's superstock title bid

Ben Wilson has secured a ride on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the National Superstock Championship. He will be supported by Windmill Cars in Boston, Lincolnshire and the Crescent Suzuki Performance Centre in...

Smith gets tech boost

Smith gets tech boost

Bradley Smith’s hopes of enhancing his world championship reputation have been bolstered by the arrival of MotoGP-winning engineer Juan Martinez in his Repsol Honda 125 team. Martinez has been signed...

Legends back on track

Legends back on track

Unexpected stars at the Phillip Island WSB event included some of the series' most famous riders of the past, and a much-appreciated reappearance for the first ever champion. Fred Merkel, who won the...

Foret's fortune

Foret's fortune

Kawasaki bagged their first World Supersport win for four years yesterday after their two top men in the series showed a remarkable sense of team spirit at Phillip Island. Fabien Foret took the win...

Tyre woes for Jones in WSS

Tyre woes for Jones in WSS

World Supersport Brit Craig Jones saw a mystery tyre problem wreck his hopes of a top 10 finish at Phillip Island yesterday. The former FoggyPetronas man, our lone representative in the class,...

Yamaha confirms Fiat deal and reveals new colours

Yamaha confirms Fiat deal and reveals new colours

This is the first look at the Fiat-backed factory Yamaha YZR-M1 that Valentino Rossi hopes will win him back the MotoGP world championship in 2007. In one of the worst kept secrets of the paddock,...

Starts must improve says Max

Starts must improve says Max

Max Biaggi has admitted he needs to get up to speed faster at the beginning of World Superbike races. The four-time GP world champion has repeatedly been able to get off the line with lightning speed...

Toseland v Max - a fan's perspective

Toseland v Max - a fan's perspective

I'm just heading back to the UK after going down to Phillip Island for the WSB this weekend. Gorgeous fast track in a great location with an almost perfect result possible for JT. That's the first...

Rea fastest in Spain

Rea fastest in Spain

Jonathan Rea bounced back from his crash at Guadix on Friday to post the fastest times on Saturday (March 3, 2007) and Sunday (March 4, 2007) of the BSB test aboard the HM Plant Honda. He was the...

Stoner backs Loris

Stoner backs Loris

Factory Ducati rider Casey Stoner has backed team-mate Loris Capirossi to push rivals Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa all the way in the 2007 MotoGP world championship. While recent winter testing...

OJ fitness boost

OJ fitness boost

Factory Kawasaki rider Olivier Jacque has declared himself fit and raring to go for the new MotoGP world championship campaign which gets underway in Qatar next week. The French rider is confident he...

Edwards: "Best winter ever"

Edwards: "Best winter ever"

Colin Edwards says there’s no doubt that his winter testing campaign was the best in his entire career as he attempts to breaking his MotoGP victory duck in 2007. Delighted at the performance of...

New Ilmor engine planned

New Ilmor engine planned

Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt could get another new spec engine in the Ilmor 800cc contender by the middle of the 2007 world championship. The British and Aussie riders got their first chance to...

Burgess eyes Pedrosa GP threat

Burgess eyes Pedrosa GP threat

Valentino Rossi’s crew chief Jerry Burgess has backed the Italian’s belief that factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will pose the biggest threat in the 2007 MotoGP world championship. Rossi names Pedrosa...

Happy Max Biaggi

Happy Max Biaggi

pic of me at philip island gp 2005 with happy max

Toseland takes title lead with win

Toseland takes title lead with win

James Toseland has taken the lead in the 2007 World Superbike championship with a hard-fought victory in the second race at Phillip Island. Max Biaggi led up to the first corner, but got pushed back...

Pics of JT from Aussie WSB

Pics of JT from Aussie WSB

MY MATE DARREN TOOK THESE PHOTOS OF JAMES TOSELAND IN THE WSB RACES AT PHILLIP ISLAND THIS WEEKEND. HE IS CHUFFED TO BITS WITH THE ONE OF JAMES WITH HANNAH AND CALUM SIMPSON.

Bayliss is back

Bayliss is back

Troy Bayliss bounced back from his nightmare weekend in Qatar with vengeance by winning the opening WSB at Phillip Island today. Bayliss who was expected to struggle with tyre life was able to stick...

Bayliss on Australian pole

Bayliss on Australian pole

Troy Bayliss put in an impressive Superpole lap to secure pole position for Sunday’s two WSB races. Bayliss set a new lap record in this mornings second qualifying session and although he couldn’t...

Roberts sees 700cc future

Roberts sees 700cc future

Kenny Roberts believes that the MotoGP world championship will see a further capacity reduction in the future, with four-stroke 700s or 600s the most likely step. On the eve of the new 800cc era that...

Gibernau rejects GP return

Gibernau rejects GP return

Sete Gibernau has turned down the chance to make an instant return to the MotoGP world championship in 2007. The former factory Honda rider was offered a job working as an expert pundit on Spanish TV...

Walker heads BSB field

Walker heads BSB field

Chris Walker got up to speed with a bang today at the major BSB three- day test in uadix, Spain, leading the field on the first day. The Rizla Suzuki star, back 'home' in BSB after years on the world...

Rossi backs Brit teen

Rossi backs Brit teen

Seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi has backed British teenager Bradley Smith to make a big impact in his second year on the world stage in 2007. Rossi praised the MotoGP Academy graduate last...

Rea crashes out

Rea crashes out

Jonathan Rea is sitting out the afternoon on the first day of the BSB three-day test at Guadix today, after a nasty crash this morning saw him bash the injured left knee which is only just coming back...

Laverty crashes

Laverty crashes

World 250 championship rookie Eugene Laverty finished pre-season testing for his first GP campaign with a crash at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The 20-year-old crashed his production...

Toseland in control

Toseland in control

James Toseland blitzed the first qualifying session at Phillip Island with a lap time 0.6 seconds faster than his closest rival. Toseland, clearly on a high after last weekends win and second place...

Kawasaki wrap up test

Kawasaki wrap up test

Michael Rutter and Stuart Easton have completed their first full test of their 2007 bikes, at the Guadix track in Spain. Rutter's three days on the ZX-10R he will race this year were hampered by...

Supersport: MSS focus on Easton

Supersport: MSS focus on Easton

The MSS Discovery Kawasaki team have cut their British Supersport team in half after they split with Kieran Murphy today. The team were due to run Murphy alongside Stuart Easton on ZX-6Rs in...

Vermeulen wants BHP

Vermeulen wants BHP

Extra horsepower is one critical area that factory Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen believes the new GSV-R can still improve as the countdown to the 2007 MotoGP world championship gets closer. Although...

Qatar concern for Loris

Qatar concern for Loris

Loris Capirossi is hoping front tyre concerns won’t ruin his hopes of winning the opening MotoGP race for the second year in succession. The Italian spoke to MCN about Qatar where several Bridgestone...

Corner speeds help GSV-R

Corner speeds help GSV-R

John Hopkins believes the huge increase in corner speeds on the new 800cc machines has played into Suzuki’s hands for the 2007 world championship campaign. The Rizla star, who sat out the recent IRTA...

Edwards braking free

Edwards braking free

Texas Tornado Colin Edwards believes Michelin’s new 16-inch front tyre has helped him make a massive step forward in braking and corner entry speeds on the new factory Yamaha YZR-M1. The American has...

Bayliss' focus

Bayliss' focus

Troy Bayliss knows that he's got to turnaround his fortunes this weekend after a disastrous start to his WSB title defence in Qatar. Last weekend the reigning world champion slumped to a fifth and...