July

James Toseland furious with Michelin

James Toseland furious with Michelin

James Toseland blasted Michelin as he had to settle for a disappointing ninth place in Laguna Seca. The British rider made a fantastic start and was third at the first corner, but grip issues with...

Valentino Rossi defends Laguna overtakes

Valentino Rossi defends Laguna overtakes

Valentino Rossi protested his innocence as he came in for a wave of criticism from MotoGP adversary Casey Stoner following their thrilling Laguna Seca scrap. Stoner hit out at Rossi for being too...

Casey Stoner upset with aggressive Valentino Rossi

Casey Stoner upset with aggressive Valentino Rossi

Casey Stoner criticised MotoGP title rival Valentino Rossi after the pair tangled in an epic Laguna Seca race. Aussie Stoner was upset with what he felt was over aggressive tactics by Rossi to secure...

Rossi takes incredible win at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Rossi takes incredible win at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Valentino Rossi has taken victory at Laguna Seca in one of the most fantastic MotoGP races for years. Casey Stoner dominated practice all weekend but come the race it was Rossi that pulled it out of...

Outlon Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes does the double

Outlon Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes does the double

Tom Sykes has cemented his first ever British Superbike race win by making it a double at Oulton Park. Leon Haslam got the whole-shot but Sykes soon managed to get past on the second lap and then hold...

Brno World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss does the double

Brno World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss does the double

Troy Bayliss has yet again done the double at the Brno World Superbike round ahead of team-mate Michel Fabrizio, who finished second. Bayliss, Corser and Biaggi led the race from the beginning,...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes takes maiden win

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes takes maiden win

Tom Sykes has taken his first win on the Rizla Suzuki after putting in a strong performance in the first British Superbike race at Oulton Park. Sykes initially got the whole-shot but was pushed back...

Brno World Supersport: Jonathan Rea takes win, Craig Jones retires

Brno World Supersport: Jonathan Rea takes win, Craig Jones retires

Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea has taken the win in the World Supersport race at Brno after an epic battle with Brit Craig Jones and team-mate Andrew Pitt. The 18 lap race saw an epic battle at the...

Brno World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss wins race one

Brno World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss wins race one

Troy Bayliss has extended his championship lead with a win in race one at the Brno World Superbike round. Ex-MotoGP rider Max Biaggi lead for the beginning of the race, swapping places with Australian...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes looking for front-end feel

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Tom Sykes looking for front-end feel

Rizla Suzuki rider Tom Sykes secured third spot on the grid for today’s British Superbike races but says he needs more front end feel in the dry. The weekend has seen a mixture of conditions with...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow over the moon with second pole of season

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow over the moon with second pole of season

Cal Crutchlow secured his second pole of the season yesterday for round seven of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park – the same place he secured his maiden pole back in May for round...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne content with second on the grid

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Shane Byrne content with second on the grid

British Superbike Championship leader Shane Byrne has said he’s not too concerned about not grabbing pole for today’s two Oulton Park races. The Airwaves Ducati rider was beaten to the top spot by HM...

Casey Stoner confident of Laguna repeat

Casey Stoner confident of Laguna repeat

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner believes he has a golden opportunity to repeat his 2007 Laguna Seca domination today after a virtuoso qualifying performance. Stoner obliterated his own pole...

Valentino Rossi happy to be on front row at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi happy to be on front row at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi says it was crucial that he qualified on the front row of the grid for the today’s American GP to have any hope of competing with dominant world title rival Casey Stoner. Stoner has...

James Toseland delighted with fifth in qualifying for US MotoGP

James Toseland delighted with fifth in qualifying for US MotoGP

British rookie James Toseland shrugged off a frustrating last three races to give himself a massive confidence boost in qualifying at Laguna Seca. Toseland will start the American GP from fifth on the...

Nicky Hayden predicts tough home race at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Nicky Hayden predicts tough home race at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Nicky Hayden has predicted he faces a tough home race in Laguna Seca today, despite qualifying on the front row of the grid. The factory Honda rider will start the 32-lap clash from third behind Casey...

Casey Stoner takes pole at Laguna Seca, Toseland improves to fifth

Casey Stoner takes pole at Laguna Seca, Toseland improves to fifth

Casey Stoner has taken pole position for the Laguna Seca round of the MotoGP world championship, while James Toseland improved to take fifth. Stoner dominated the whole weekend and just proved his...

Dani Pedrosa explains Laguna Seca withdrawal

Dani Pedrosa explains Laguna Seca withdrawal

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has explained why he decided to withdraw from the American GP in Laguna Seca today. The Spaniard opted not to ride in today’s practice and qualifying sessions or...

Dani Pedrosa withdraws from Laguna Seca race

Dani Pedrosa withdraws from Laguna Seca race

Dani Pedrosa has withdrawn from the American GP at Laguna Seca. The Spaniard is set to be driven back to San Francisco this afternoon having decided that the injuries he suffered in a crash while...

Casey Stoner continues US domination at final Laguna Seca practice

Casey Stoner continues US domination at final Laguna Seca practice

Casey Stoner has continued his domination of the American GP to finish on top of the final practice timesheets at a cool and cloudy Laguna Seca this morning. Stoner was quickest again in this...

Brno World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss qualifies first on the grid

Brno World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss qualifies first on the grid

Troy Bayliss set the fastest lap in superpole at Brno to claim first place on the grid for tomorrow's two races. Ten Kate Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari was the first rider to put in a lap during...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow takes pole

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Cal Crutchlow takes pole

Cal Crutchlow has made the most of the wet practice session this morning to go on and set the fastest lap in the afternoon qualifying for the Oulton Park round of the British Superbike...

Brno World Supersport: Jonathan Rea fastest, Garry McCoy in hospital

Brno World Supersport: Jonathan Rea fastest, Garry McCoy in hospital

Jonathan Rea stormed to the fastest time in this mornings World Supersport Free Practice session, confirming his intentions for tomorrows race. Onboard the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, Rea finished ahead...

Crutchlow tops wet final practice

Crutchlow tops wet final practice

Bad weather during the final British Superbikes free practice session at Oulton Park saw many riders decide to stay in the pits. The session was topped by Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, who joined an...

Oulton Park British Superbikes; Shane Byrne looking to add to May Oulton double

Oulton Park British Superbikes; Shane Byrne looking to add to May Oulton double

Shane Byrne has started the seventh round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park from where he left off last time he visited the Cheshire circuit. Byrne, who took a double victory here...

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe pleased with Friday performance

Oulton Park British Superbikes: Atsushi Watanabe pleased with Friday performance

Reigning Japanese Superbike Champion, Atsushi Watanabe, has had his best start to a British Superbike weekend by scoring the ninth fastest time in Free Practice 2 yesterday. The Rizla Suzuki man has...

Season in doubt for injured Fabien Foret

Season in doubt for injured Fabien Foret

Factory Yamaha World Supersport rider Fabien Foret has been ruled out of the Brno race weekend following a heavy crash in first qualifying on Friday. The Frenchman was knocked unconscious when he fell...

Yamaha delighted at new Valentino Rossi MotoGP deal

Yamaha delighted at new Valentino Rossi MotoGP deal

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has spoken of his delight at securing the services of Valentino Rossi for at least two more years. Rossi penned a new deal in Laguna Seca to remain with Yamaha until the end of...

Nicky Hayden frustrated by Michelin grip problems in Laguna Seca

Nicky Hayden frustrated by Michelin grip problems in Laguna Seca

Nicky Hayden’s hopes of a third home win at Laguna Seca appear to be fading already as he suffered major issues with rear grip on the opening day of free practice. The former world champion finished...

Dani Pedrosa undecided on Laguna Seca participation

Dani Pedrosa undecided on Laguna Seca participation

Factory Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has not yet decided on whether he will participate in tomorrow’s American GP at Laguna Seca. The Spaniard ended a gruelling first day down in 15th place as he bravely...

Andrea Dovizioso competitive at ‘mad’ Laguna Seca

Andrea Dovizioso competitive at ‘mad’ Laguna Seca

Italian Andrea Dovizioso said the spectacular Laguna Seca circuit is a ‘mad track’ after he made an impressive American debut. The JIR Scot Honda rider finished the opening day’s free practice...

Neck injury and grip problems hamper Colin Edwards at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Neck injury and grip problems hamper Colin Edwards at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Colin Edwards’ hopes of celebrating a new Tech 3 Yamaha contract in style at his home race in Laguna Seca suffered a disappointing start. The Texan, who announced a new one-year deal on the eve of his...

James Toseland struggles in Laguna Seca MotoGP

James Toseland struggles in Laguna Seca MotoGP

British rider James Toseland had a tough first day in Laguna Seca as he ended in a lowly 16th place on the timesheets. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider joined several Michelin riders is experiencing serious...

Valentino Rossi signs new two-year Yamaha MotoGP deal at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi signs new two-year Yamaha MotoGP deal at Laguna Seca

Valentino Rossi has confirmed in Laguna Seca that he has signed a new two-year deal with Yamaha. The 29-year-old announced his new contract, which will see him stay in MotoGP until the end of the 2010...

Stoner dominates opening day at Laguna Seca

Stoner dominates opening day at Laguna Seca

Casey Stoner has dominated the second free practice session on the opening day of the Laguna Seca MotoGP. Stoner, who already toppped the morning session, took the top spot as soon as he had...

Casey Stoner fastest at cold Laguna Seca

Casey Stoner fastest at cold Laguna Seca

The California weather might have had an unfamiliar feel to it this morning, but the MotoGP timesheets certainly didn’t as in-form Casey Stoner dominated opening free practice at Laguna Seca. This...