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World Superbikes Valencia: Spies Quickest, but BMW Edges Closer

World Superbikes Valencia: Spies Quickest, but BMW Edges Closer

American sensation Ben Spies headed the timesheets for the first time this weekend when he lapped his Yamaha in 1m 34.709s in the final qualifying session for tomorrow’s World Superbike round in...

WSS Valencia: Lascorz Pips Crutchlow in Final Practice

WSS Valencia: Lascorz Pips Crutchlow in Final Practice

Kawasaki’s Joan Lascorz just beat Britain’s Cal Crutchlow to head the timesheets in the final practice session for the World Supersport race at Valencia today. The Spaniard ripped his ZX-6R round the...

Valencia WSB: Hopkins one second off in first qualifying

Valencia WSB: Hopkins one second off in first qualifying

John Hopkins declared himself happy with his lap but disappointed with his position at the end of the opening his first ever day in WSB at Valencia. The former MotoGP man ended the first timed session...

Joey Dunlop

Joey Dunlop

It was January 1997 at the MCN Road Racing and Superbike Show (at Alexander Palace, I think?) I was fortunate enough to meet one of my all time heroes, 'yer maun' together with his brother Robert.

Airwaves Yamaha BSB livery revealed

Airwaves Yamaha BSB livery revealed

GSE Racing have unveiled the Airwaves Yamaha livery that they will run in the 2009 British Superbike Championship. GSE Racing begun a three-year partnership with Yamaha in...

Valencia WSB Biaggi's Aprilia heads Yamaha and Ducati

Valencia WSB Biaggi's Aprilia heads Yamaha and Ducati

Max Biaggi underlined the amazing out-of-the-box speed of Aprilia's new RSV4 by finishing the first qualifying session for the third round of the World Superbike championship in first place. On the...

WSS Valencia McCoy and Triumph Chase Glory

WSS Valencia McCoy and Triumph Chase Glory

Veteran MotoGP and World Superbike rider Garry McCoy, 36, could be on the verge of giving Britain’s Triumph factory a top six finish in Sunday’s World Supersport race at Valencia. The Australian was...

WSS Valencia - Crutchlow Hot, Laverty Cruises, in First Session

WSS Valencia - Crutchlow Hot, Laverty Cruises, in First Session

Spaniard Joan Lascorz benefited from a recent test session on the Valencia circuit to record fastest time in the first World Supersport practice session on his Kawasaki ZX-6R. His best lap of 1m...

Checa Hits Back for Ten Kate Honda

Checa Hits Back for Ten Kate Honda

Carlos Checa gave a hint in the first free practice session that the chatter problems that have plagued the Ten Kate Hondas in early rounds of the World Superbike Championship may have been overcome...

BBC releases 2009 MotoGP schedule

BBC releases 2009 MotoGP schedule

The BBC has released the schedule of its live and exclusive coverage of the 2009 MotoGP world championship. Three races will be screened live on BBC 1, including coverage of the British GP at...

Xaus: “Spies is on fire”

Xaus: “Spies is on fire”

BMW man Ruben Xaus has praised WSB rookie Ben Spies ahead of this weekends third round of the championship at Valencia. The Spanish WSB veteran remains confident in the potential of his own BMW...

Chris Walker fan

Chris Walker fan

my mate dave is a bit of a stalker fan!

THINK! Academy at Brands Hatch BSB

THINK! Academy at Brands Hatch BSB

The 2009 THINK! Motorcycle Academy will be unveiled at the Brands Hatch circuit on Monday 13th April.  The Academy is an interactive bike safety stand that will be present at every...

MotoGP test at Jerez

MotoGP test at Jerez

We have just returned from Moto GP testing in Jerez (26-29 March 09). We had an amazing time and met lots of riders including Casey Stoner who was tucking into a chinese meal in a local restaurant.

Jorge Lorenzo bemoans loss of qualifying tyres

Jorge Lorenzo bemoans loss of qualifying tyres

Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has spoken of his sadness at the loss of qualifying tyres under the new single tyre rule in MotoGP. The Spaniard was one of the best performers on super-soft qualifying...

Casey Stoner questions Honda competitiveness

Casey Stoner questions Honda competitiveness

Casey Stoner has cast doubt on Honda’s ability to threaten in the early part of the 2009 MotoGP world championship. The Aussie has dominated this year’s pre-season testing schedule by topping the...

John Hopkins looking forward to Valencia debut

John Hopkins looking forward to Valencia debut

John Hopkins reckons he can’t wait to make his World Superbike debut in Valencia this weekend. The American made his first appearance on the Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR in wet conditions at the Almeria...