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British Superbike: 2008 championship standings

British Superbike: 2008 championship standings

Here are the current standings in the British Superbike championship and Superbike Cup. Check back after each round to see who is leading.   British Superbike championship rider standings...

USA World Superbikes: Carlos Checa dips under lap record in final free practice

USA World Superbikes: Carlos Checa dips under lap record in final free practice

Carlos Checa set a new outright best lap of the Miller Motorsports Park during the final one hour long free practice session. Using a qualifying tyre, Checa became the first man to dip under the 1min...

USA World Superbikes: NoriyukiHaga suffers broken collarbone, but elects to ride

USA World Superbikes: NoriyukiHaga suffers broken collarbone, but elects to ride

Championship contender Noriyuki Haga will compete in this afternoon’s Superpole session with a broken right collarbone. The Yamaha Italia rider tried to pass Hannspree Ten Kate Honda man Kenan...

USA World Superbike: Troy Corser sets pace in final qualifying

USA World Superbike: Troy Corser sets pace in final qualifying

Yamaha Italia rider Troy Corser took control of the World Superbike grid in second qualifying with an impressive 1min 49.224secs lap time in Salt Lake City this morning. Corser has been on front row...

Italian MotoGP: James Toseland satisfied with third row start

Italian MotoGP: James Toseland satisfied with third row start

British rider James Toseland declared himself satisfied with eighth place on the grid for tomorrow’s Mugello GP. This afternoon’s session was the first full dry hour of the weekend after a weather-hit...

Isle of Man TT: Nick Crowe takes fourth victory in sidecar race A

Isle of Man TT: Nick Crowe takes fourth victory in sidecar race A

Nick Crowe has won his fourth Isle of Man sidecar race this afternoon in the Sidecar A battle. Crowe, who had new passenger Mark Cox with him in the LCR Honda, beat second placed crew of John Holden /...

Italian MotoGP: Hector Barbera takes pole for Mugello race

Italian MotoGP: Hector Barbera takes pole for Mugello race

Championship leader Hector Barbera has taken pole position for the 250cc race at Mugello with a time of  1'52"675. The Spaniard took the top spot from Alvaro Bautista whose best time was...

Isle of Man TT: Cameron Donald takes first victory in Superbike race

Isle of Man TT: Cameron Donald takes first victory in Superbike race

Cameron Donald has won his first Isle of Man TT superbike race this afternoon and taken the superbike race record along the way. The Australian beat New Zealander Bruce Anstey by 10.77seconds at...

Italian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi smashes Mugello lap record and takes pole

Italian MotoGP: Valentino Rossi smashes Mugello lap record and takes pole

Seven times world champion Valentino Rossi has taken pole position at the Mugello round of the MotoGP championship and set the fastest ever time round Mugello on two wheels. Fiat Yamaha rider...

Italian MotoGP: Bradley Smith plans to race with fractured left foot

Italian MotoGP: Bradley Smith plans to race with fractured left foot

British rider Bradley Smith plans to brave the pain of a broken fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot to race in tomorrow’s Italian 125GP. The Polaris World Aprilia rider will have his fitness...

Italian MotoGP: Raffaele de Rosa takes pole for 125cc race

Italian MotoGP: Raffaele de Rosa takes pole for 125cc race

Raffaele de Rosa has taken a career first pole position for the 125cc race at Mugello in Italy, while Britain's Bradley Smith high-sided with less than a minute of final qualifying remaining. Only 30...

Italian MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista fastest in 250cc free practice

Italian MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista fastest in 250cc free practice

Mapfre Aspar Aprilia rider Alvaro Bautista has set the fastest time in free practice two for the 250cc class at Mugello, Italy. Several 250 riders held the top spot throughout the practice session...

Italian MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa sets fastest time in free practice

Italian MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa sets fastest time in free practice

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has taken provisional pole in free practice for the Italian MotoGP at Mugello. Reigning world champion Casey Stoner  sat at the top of the timesheets for the...

Italian MotoGP: Pol Espargaro sets fastest time in 125cc free practice two

Italian MotoGP: Pol Espargaro sets fastest time in 125cc free practice two

Derbi rider Pol Espargaro has taken topped the time sheets in the 125cc free practice two. With only a few seconds remaining on the clock Sandro Cortese was at the top of the time sheets...

USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss again in first qualifying

USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss again in first qualifying

Troy Bayliss took provisional pole position for Sunday’s two World Superbike races in Salt Lake City after posting an impressive lap time of 1min 49.394secs. Xerox Ducati rider Bayliss has had...

Isle of Man TT: Gary Pinchin's blog - What a sensational evening, who is going to win?

Isle of Man TT: Gary Pinchin's blog - What a sensational evening, who is going to win?

Sensational. That’s the only way to describe tonight’s TT practice session.   Guy Martin flashes down the Glencrutchery Road on his Hydrex Bike Animal Honda to clock a 127.77mph lap – the...

WSB men already faster than AMA regulars

WSB men already faster than AMA regulars

It took just two sessions for the World Superbike contenders to beat the best times set by the American Superbike regulars at the Miller Motorsport Park. Xerox Ducati’s Troy Bayliss set the benchmark...

USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top and on the pace stateside

USA World Superbikes: Troy Bayliss on top and on the pace stateside

Xeros Ducati rider Troy Bayliss took little time to acclimatise himself to the all new Miller Motor sports circuit and claimed provisional pole position with a best lap of 1min 50.710secs. Bayliss’...

Michael Rutter slates Ducati weight penalty

Michael Rutter slates Ducati weight penalty

North West 200 Ducati rider Michael Rutter has slated the British Superbike race organisation’s decision to inflict a weight penalty on the Ducati 1098RS machines. Rutter said: “I think the weight...

Hydrex Honda chief technician happy with BSB rules

Hydrex Honda chief technician happy with BSB rules

Hydrex Honda chief technician Mick Shanley fully supports this year’s supersport-spec engine rules that have been implemented for British Superbike Championship – and says racing is cheaper with them...

Italian MotoGP: James Toseland wet but competitive in Mugello

Italian MotoGP: James Toseland wet but competitive in Mugello

British rider James Toseland took full advantage of a special wet Michelin tyre test last week as he posted some of the fastest times on a rain-lashed first day of action in Mugelllo. Toseland tested...

Michael Schumacher on track in Germany again this weekend

Michael Schumacher on track in Germany again this weekend

Seven-times Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is set to make another appearance in the German Superbike championship this weekend (May 31-June 1, 2008). The news of his appearance comes just two...

Italian MotoGP: Mattia Pasini snatches provisional home pole

Italian MotoGP: Mattia Pasini snatches provisional home pole

Italy’s Mattia Pasini has snatched provisional pole position for Sunday’s 250GP from Marco Simocelli to the delight of his home fans in Mugello. The Polaris World Aprilia rider is the only Italian on...

Scott Nicholls secures fifth British Speedway Championship title

Scott Nicholls secures fifth British Speedway Championship title

Scott Nicholls collected his fifth British Speedway Championship with a hard fought and well deserved victory on a night of terrific action at the Abbey Stadium, Swindon last night. (Thursday). The...

Italian MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen shines in the rain in second practice

Italian MotoGP: Chris Vermeulen shines in the rain in second practice

Rizla Suzuki’s Chris Vermeulen has finished top of the timesheets in this afternoon’s second Italian MotoGP practice, held in pouring rain. The wet weather man, who won in the wet at Le Mans last...

Italian MotoGP: Scott Redding in provisional second for 125GP

Italian MotoGP: Scott Redding in provisional second for 125GP

Britain’s Scott Redding has put in a brilliant first qualifying session in torrential rain to put himself in provisional second on the grid for Sunday’s 125GP in Mugello. The 15-year-old shot to the...

Italian MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista fastest in first 250 practice

Italian MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista fastest in first 250 practice

Alvaro Bautista was the man to beat in this morning’s opening 250GP practice in Italy. The Mapfre Aspar Aprilia rider, who was on pole at Le Mans a fortnight ago, recorded a best lap of 1:55.321 with...

Isle of Man TT: Gary Pinchin's blog - TT finally comes alive

Isle of Man TT: Gary Pinchin's blog - TT finally comes alive

The Isle of Man TT 2008 finally came alive tonight (Thursday). Sunshine, blue skies and near perfect conditions, apart from a few damp patches out on the course, meant we saw some of the fastest...

Italian MotoGP: John Hopkins fastest in rain-hit first practice

Italian MotoGP: John Hopkins fastest in rain-hit first practice

John Hopkins cast aside his frustrations at a lack of progress with Kawasaki’s factory ZX-RR to top the timesheets in this morning’s opening free practice session in Italy. Under threatening grey...

Italian MotoGP: Pol Espargaro fastest in wet first practice

Italian MotoGP: Pol Espargaro fastest in wet first practice

Spain’s Pol Espargaro was the fastest man on track at a wet Mugello circuit this morning for the opening 125GP practice. The Belson Derbi rider recorded a best lap of 2:15.341 just 0.408secs ahead of...

Tyre life expected to cause problems at Miller

Tyre life expected to cause problems at Miller

Britain’s Chaz Davies believes that tyre life could be a major problem for the World Superbike regulars during their first time at the Miller Motorsports Park circuit in the USA this weekend. Davies...

Relentless Suzuki at Druids

Relentless Suzuki at Druids

Relentless Suzuki at British superbikes, Druids May 2008

Thruxton BSB 2008

Thruxton BSB 2008

Thruxton BSB 2008

Italian MotoGP: Nicky Hayden looking for confidence boost

Italian MotoGP: Nicky Hayden looking for confidence boost

Former world champion Nicky Hayden has backed himself to turn around a disappointing 2008 campaign with a positive result in this weekend’s Mugello MotoGP clash. The factory Honda rider is rumoured to...

Italian MotoGP: Marco Melandri baffled by Ducati woes

Italian MotoGP: Marco Melandri baffled by Ducati woes

Marco Melandri claims he is at a loss to solve the problems that have turned his factory Ducati dream into a nightmare in the early part of 2008. Preparing for what is likely to be a tough home race...

Italian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo at ’70 per cent’ fitness

Italian MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo at ’70 per cent’ fitness

Spanish rookie sensation Jorge Lorenzo reckons he will be 70 per cent fit for this weekend’s Italian MotoGP in Mugello. The Fiat Yamaha rider goes into round six of the series trailing championship...