June

MRO Powerbike blog: Oulton Park is my bogey track

MRO Powerbike blog: Oulton Park is my bogey track

It’s been a busy few months racing my R1 in the MRO Powerbike Championship. I’ve had a few good results, like a pair of 4th places at Snetterton at the beginning of the month, but a couple of howlers,...

Andrews getting to grips with the Kawasaki

Andrews getting to grips with the Kawasaki

Simon Andrews, ever the optimist says he’s driving up to Knockhill today, wearing his shorts and flip-flops. He’s looking forward to a scorching weekend, not just to sun himself but to maximise...

Haga WILL race at next WSB round

Haga WILL race at next WSB round

Current WSB Championship leader Noriyuki Haga will race at the next WSB round at Brno, Xerox Ducati has said. Get all the latest WSB news Haga, who crashed during the second race at Donington Park on...

Farquhar continues to dominate Duke Rankings

Farquhar continues to dominate Duke Rankings

Ryan Farquhar continued to dominate Road Racing on the Irish roads, as he claimed another treble at the Athea National Road Races, the first of seven in Southern Ireland this year and the tenth round...

Amor beats Farquhar in Athea Open race

Amor beats Farquhar in Athea Open race

Scot Keith Amor recorded yet another win on the Irish roads at the weekend when he won the Open race at the Athea road races. The Wilson Craig Racing Honda rider also finished a close second in the...

Farquhar racks up 100th Irish road race victory

Farquhar racks up 100th Irish road race victory

Ryan Farquhar became only the second rider to record 100 Irish road race wins on Sunday when he took a hat-trick of victories at the Athea road races. Held on the 3.3-mile circuit in County Limerick,...

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expects tough Laguna battle

US MotoGP: Valentino Rossi expects tough Laguna battle

Valentino Rossi doesn’t believe Jorge Lorenzo’s Laguna Seca inexperience or Casey Stoner’s on-going health problems will make his task of winning a 101st Grand Prix any easier in California this...

US MotoGP: James Toseland aims for Laguna top six

US MotoGP: James Toseland aims for Laguna top six

James Toseland is hoping his first top six finish of the season in Assen last weekend will inspire him to a repeat performance in Sunday’s American GP at Laguna Seca. After a nightmare start to 2009,...

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden looking for ’09 best in Laguna

US MotoGP: Nicky Hayden looking for ’09 best in Laguna

Nicky Hayden is hopeful that he can beat his best Ducati result in his home race in Laguna Seca this weekend. The Kentucky rider enjoyed his best race for the Bologna factory in Assen last weekend,...

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo not worried by ’08 failure

US MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo not worried by ’08 failure

Jorge Lorenzo believes he will have no problems in banishing painful memories of Laguna Seca as he looks to get back to winning ways in Sunday’s American MotoGP clash. Laguna Seca was a venue for one...

US MotoGP: Home podium tough, says Colin Edwards

US MotoGP: Home podium tough, says Colin Edwards

American Colin Edwards believes a podium finish in his home race in Laguna Seca this weekend will be tough to achieve with the American rating 2009 as the toughest in his premier class career. The...

WSB: Ben & Eugene, dont blink

WSB: Ben & Eugene, dont blink

Here are some photos from our annual pilgrimage from N.I to Donington, glad we chose WSB this year. As you can see my son had a great time meeting the stars even if the err photographer wasn't that...

Camier: From sixth in WSB to Knockhill BSB

Camier: From sixth in WSB to Knockhill BSB

BSB points leader Leon Camier heads to Knockhill this weekend after a confidence-boosting sixth place ride in Sunday’s second WSB race at Donington on his Airwaves Yamaha. Although it wasn’t the win...

NW200: Derry Boys on tour

NW200: Derry Boys on tour

Me and a friend of mine at the NW200.

Ellison and the Kendal Massive set for Knockhill

Ellison and the Kendal Massive set for Knockhill

James Ellison will be hoping this weekend’s Knockhill BSB presents a few less incidents than Sunday’s WSB races at Donington. His tough outing at Donington on the Airwaves Yamaha  as one of the...

Racing results round-up: June 27-28

Racing results round-up: June 27-28

MOTO GP, ASSEN, HOLLAND, SATURDAY WORLD SUPERBIKES, DONINGTON PARK, LEICS, SUNDAY ATHEA, CO LIMERICK, SUNDAY OULTON PARK, CHESHIRE, SATURDAY WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, KEGUMS, LATVIA, SUNDAY WORLD...

Haga injury update: Title hopes still alive

Haga injury update: Title hopes still alive

There is a slim hope that WSB title leader Noriyuki Haga could be back racing injured at the next round of the series after undergoing surgery today on a badly broken arm...

Norasport MCF Open National Championships

Norasport MCF Open National Championships

Harry Kampz led the first C group race and moved up to the B Group along with Lee Marchant who had taken second place from Sam Roberts, leaving Sam to lead the second race from the start grid. Bradley...

Norasport MCF 450 National Championships

Norasport MCF 450 National Championships

James Addy took straight to the front of the pack in the first race, followed by Andy Mitchell, Chris Walker and Richard Sharp. It took the first two laps and a few position changes for the order of...

Fabien Foret on fire

Fabien Foret on fire

Fabien Foret retiring from the World Supersport race at Donington Park, 28 June 2009.

Donington WSB: Haga airlifted to hospital

Donington WSB: Haga airlifted to hospital

Championship leader Noriyuki Haga has been airlifted to Derby hospital following his heavy crash in race two at Donington Park. The 34 year old crashed his Xerox Ducati at Coppice on lap four in a...

DJ Carl Cox parties with Ducati

DJ Carl Cox parties with Ducati

DJ and club legend Carl Cox was one of the guests at Ducati’s Superbike Party at Donington Park WSB event. Cox, who was named the world’s number one DJ by DJ Magazine,  was one of 300 guests to...

Donington WSB: Spies whitewashes race two

Donington WSB: Spies whitewashes race two

Ben Spies has taken his second race win at Donington Park coming over the line 6.622 seconds clear of Leon Haslam who took second place for the Stiggy Honda team and his British fans. Michel Fabrizo...

Donington WSB: Cummins – enjoyed it, loved it, brilliant

Road race specialist and the fastest Manx man round the Isle of Man TT Mountain circuit, Connor Cummins finished his first European Superstock race in 18th place just a stone’s throw from a points scoring position. Fresh from his double podium finish at the TT Cummins was keen to make the most of his World level debut. He said: “It has been a really good weekend. Practice went good as it stayed...

Donington WSS: Crutchlow dominates to take win

Donington WSS: Crutchlow dominates to take win

Cal Crutchlow took pole position, race win and fastest lap at Donington Park and all whilst sporting a broken bone in his left ankle. The Yamaha rider has been almost unstoppable this season and the...

Donington WSB: Spies takes race one win

Donington WSB: Spies takes race one win

Ben Spies took a lights to flag victory during race one at the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park in the UK. The Yamaha riding American was never headed and his nearest...

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi celebrates 100th victory

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi celebrates 100th victory

An emotional Valentino Rossi hailed his 100th Grand Prix victory after the Italian produced a commanding performance in Assen today. The 30-year-old never looked in danger of having to delay his...

Assen MotoGP: Sickness strikes Casey Stoner again

Assen MotoGP: Sickness strikes Casey Stoner again

A repeat of the severe stomach cramps that blunted his challenge in Catalunya earlier this month struck Casey Stoner again in Assen today as the Aussie had to settle for a distant third behind...

Assen MotoGP: James Toseland jubilant with top six

Assen MotoGP: James Toseland jubilant with top six

James Toseland was jubilant after he stormed to his best result of a troubled 2009 season in today’s Dutch MotoGP race. The British rider ended a titanic midfield scrap in sixth position to claim his...

Assen MotoGP: Toni Elias apologises to Loris Capirossi

Assen MotoGP: Toni Elias apologises to Loris Capirossi

Spaniard Toni Elias issued an apology to Italian veteran Loris Capirossi after the pair tangled at the final corner in Assen. Fighting for sixth place after Mika Kallio had crashed out just seconds...

Donington WSB: Spies on pole

Donington WSB: Spies on pole

Ben Spies has once again trounced the competition to take pole position at Donington Park for the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship. He made it through to the top eight shoot out and...

Assen MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo well beaten in Holland

Assen MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo well beaten in Holland

Jorge Lorenzo admitted he was well beaten by Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi in today’s Dutch MotoGP race in Assen. A sluggish start and a continuing struggle to solve issues in the fourth...

Assen MotoGP: Dutch disaster for Repsol Honda

Assen MotoGP: Dutch disaster for Repsol Honda

Honda’s factory team endured a nightmare in Assen with Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso both crashing out of Saturday’s 26-lap race. Spaniard Pedrosa had just surrendered third place to a hard...

Donington WSS: Crutchlow crashes but still takes late pole

Donington WSS: Crutchlow crashes but still takes late pole

Cal Crutchlow had a dramatic qualifying session at Donington Park ahead of round nine of the World Supersport Championship where he secured pole position. Riding with a cracked bone in his ankle, the...

Donington Park infield open as usual

Donington Park infield open as usual

After being bombarded with criticism for lack of infield facilities Donington has provided WSB fans with stalls, a new grandstand and beefed up toilet and catering facilities. Part of the infield...

Donington WSB: Ducati one two in second qualifying

Donington WSB: Ducati one two in second qualifying

Michel Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga on the Xerox Ducatis stormed to one two during second qualifying at Donington Park for the ninth round of the World Superbike Championship. Fabrizio lead the start of...