April

Assen WSB: Sofuoglu on top, strong start from Laverty

Assen WSB: Sofuoglu on top, strong start from Laverty

Kenan Sofuoglu stamped his authority on the opening free Practice session in Assen with a lap time 0.603s faster than his closest rival and Ten Kate Honda team-mate Michele Pirro. Like Jonathan Rea...

Assen WSB: Rea leads the way

Assen WSB: Rea leads the way

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea dominated the opening Free Practice session in Assen this morning.   Rea took full advantage of his two day test at the track last week and...

Coghlan sixth in Spanish Moto2

Kev Coghlan finished sixth in the opning round of the CEV Spanish Moto2 championship riding a British-built FTR Moto M209B at the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona. Seven days after Alex Debon took an FTR Moto2 machine to a debut second place in the opening World Championship round in Qatar, Coghlan and his Barcelona-based Team Monlau Competicion crew battled through a tough  weekend,...

BSB Blog: Dearth of riders for BSB top spots

BSB Blog: Dearth of riders for BSB top spots

It’s been a bruising start to the BSB season. Among the injured riders are James Ellison, sidelined for at least two rounds with a broken femur after a high-speed Thruxton crash, and Simon Andrews,...

Toseland optimistic ahead of Assen race

Toseland optimistic ahead of Assen race

James Toseland arrived in Assen in confident mood and believes that ongoing improvements to his Sterilgarda Yamaha R1 will enable him to fight at the front again this weekend. Last time out in...

Laverty: “We know what we need to do”

Laverty: “We know what we need to do”

World Supersport contender Eugene Laverty is under no illusion what he needs do this weekend in Assen in order to get back to the front of the championship standings. Laverty’s 2010 season got off to...

Brands Hatch British Superbike Action!

The first of XSVpro's British Superbike Championship films. We captured tons of material at the recent BSB round at Brands Hatch, edited in black and white. Shot in high speed at 300 frames per second, we give you the opportunity to see the belly pans scrape, the exhausts burst into flames and the knees touch down.

Nicky Hayden on Ducati, new rules and volcanoes

Nicky Hayden on Ducati, new rules and volcanoes

American Nicky Hayden has given his thoughts on a range of subjects as part of a teleconference for the iconic Indianapolis circuit. The 2006 world champion gave his thoughts on his brilliant fourth...

‘Impossible’ for Japanese MotoGP to go ahead

‘Impossible’ for Japanese MotoGP to go ahead

MotoGP bosses have said it was ‘impossible’ for the Japanese MotoGP race to go ahead as scheduled this weekend. The Twin Ring Motegi clash was due to be staged on Sunday (April 25) but was postponed...

Neil Hodgson calls it quits

Neil Hodgson calls it quits

Neil Hodgson has today announced his retirement from racing. The former World Superbike and British Superbike champion has been forced to quit the sport after aggravating the shoulder injury he...

Thruxton Superstock

Thruxton Superstock

Here's a series of photos I took at Thruxton BSB of Richard Cooper in the superstock 1000 practice. Rider number 90 crashes into the back of him, but both riders were ok.

Yoshimura Suzuki to miss WSB debut at Assen

Yoshimura Suzuki to miss WSB debut at Assen

Yoshimura Suzuki have been forced to withdraw from their planned WSB debut at Assen this weekend. The Japanese team have fallen victim to cancelled flights into Europe caused by the Iceland volcano,...

Leon Camier at Brands Hatch

Leon Camier at Brands Hatch

Leon Camier at Brands Hatch BSB two weeks ago with my mates Marc Homewood and Mark Gipps.

Honda duo disappointed after Motegi postponement

Honda duo disappointed after Motegi postponement

Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have spoken of their disappointment at not being able to compete in Honda’s home race at the Twin Ring Motegi this weekend. The factory Honda duo are just two of...

Hiroshi Aoyama “surprised’ at Motegi postponement

Hiroshi Aoyama “surprised’ at Motegi postponement

Home favourite Hiroshi Aoyama has said he was surprised to learn that this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP race had been postponed for six months. With hundreds of race personnel unable to make the long...

Motegi MotoGP replaced by internet phenomenon 'TwitGP'

Motegi MotoGP replaced by internet phenomenon 'TwitGP'

Frustrated MotoGP fans have opted to replace the postponed Motegi round with the world’s first virtual MotoGP race. The ‘TwitGP’ , which will take place entirely on popular microblogging site Twitter,...

Tommy Hill at Thruxton

Tommy Hill at Thruxton

I bumped into Tommy Hill at Thruxton on Sunday. Top man. This is a photo of him with my wife Paula.

Japanese MotoGP confirms October date

Japanese MotoGP confirms October date

The Japanese MotoGP race, scheduled to take place this Sunday (April 25) has been postponed until October 3 because of on-going European travel chaos caused by an Icelandic volcano. As was first...

Thruxton BSB thrills and spills!

Thruxton BSB thrills and spills!

Here are some pics of a few incidents from the Thruxton BSB weekend, including Michael Laverty's big off at the chicane on Saturday. All riders were ok. The same can't be said for the bikes!

BSB Thruxton: Race 2 results - Brookes first, Hill second

BSB Thruxton: Race 2 results - Brookes first, Hill second

HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes denied Tommy Hill a second victory at Thruxton. Stuart Easton took third place with Ryuichi Kiyonari taking forth.  1 Josh BROOKES AUS Honda - HM Plant Honda 2...

BSB Thruxton: Race 1 results - Tommy Hill takes first place

BSB Thruxton: Race 1 results - Tommy Hill takes first place

British rider Tommy Hill followed up on his earlier good form to take first place in race 1 at Thruxton today. 1 Tommy HILL GBR Suzuki - Worx Crescent Suzuki 2 Josh BROOKES AUS Honda - HM Plant...

Japanese MotoGP cancelled after volcano disruption

Japanese MotoGP cancelled after volcano disruption

The Japanese MotoGP race, scheduled to take place at the Twin Ring Motegi next weekend (April 25), has been postponed until early October because of on-going European travel chaos caused by an...

BSB Thruxton: Hill shakes off morning crash for pole

BSB Thruxton: Hill shakes off morning crash for pole

Tommy Hill put the Worx Suzuki on pole for tomorrow’s BSB round at Thruxton with the fastest-ever lap on a motorcycle seen at the 2.356-mile Hampshire circuit. Hill shook off the after-effects of a...

Laverty's crash at Thruxton

Laverty's crash at Thruxton

Here are some photos of Micheal Laverty's crash from Thruxton today.

BSB Thruxton: Broken femur sidelines Ellison

BSB Thruxton: Broken femur sidelines Ellison

James Ellison is out of this weekend’s Thruxton BSB round. He suffered a high-speed crash at Goodwood corner in this mornings practice and sustained a broken right femur. After being stabilised at the...

Valentino Rossi escapes serious injury in motocross crash

Valentino Rossi escapes serious injury in motocross crash

Valentino Rossi was lucky to escape serious injury after the reigning MotoGP world champion suffered a heavy crash while training on a motocross bike in Italy yesterday (Thursday). Rossi, who won his...

Vermeulen targets Assen return

Vermeulen targets Assen return

Following the serious knee injuries sustained at Phillip Island in March, factory Kawasaki rider Chris Vermeulen hopes to make his racing return in round four of the WSB championship at Assen next...

Collins gives HM Plant Honda shorttrack victory

Collins gives HM Plant Honda shorttrack victory

Aidan Collins take a start-to-finish victory on his new 2010 HM Plant Honda CRF 450 in the first round of the Shorttrack UK season at the Norfolk Arena, Kings Lynn on Sunday. Collins had qualified his...

Walker back in action at Thruxton

Walker back in action at Thruxton

Chris Walker will be back on the BSB grid at Thruxton this weekend on the Ray Stringer-prepared Suzuki GSX-R1000 he raced at Brands Hatch. Walker is still battered and bruised following his second...

Lowry tests Hodgson’s Yamaha

Lowry tests Hodgson’s Yamaha

Ian Lowry starts his Spanish Moto2 campaign this weekend but could make a dramatic return to BSB at Oulton Park on May 3 if Neil Hodgson is still recuperating from the shoulder injury he sustained in...

Swan Honda in confident mood for Thruxton

Swan Honda in confident mood for Thruxton

Swan Honda aim to maintain their race-winning form at Thruxton this weekend in the second BSB round of the season. James Ellison battled his way to victory in the second race of the opening round at...

Ian Lowry’s Moto2 ride

Ian Lowry’s Moto2 ride

The newly-formed JMW FOGI team and top UK rider Ian Lowry have joined forces to contest the Spanish CEV Buckler series in 2010, competing in the new Moto 2 Championship, running a similar format to...

Mainwaring replaces injured Andrews at Thruxton

Mainwaring replaces injured Andrews at Thruxton

MSS Kawasaki superstock rider Howie Mainwaring has been drafted in to replace injured the team’s Simon Andrews in BSB at Thruxton this weekend. Mainwaring (22) finished second in the opening Brands...

Brogan and BMW move to BSB class for Thruxton

Brogan and BMW move to BSB class for Thruxton

Steve Brogan will race the Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the main MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship this weekend at Thruxton. The team were granted dispensation to race in BSB Evo...

Jerry Burgess predicts top five for Ben Spies in 2010

Jerry Burgess predicts top five for Ben Spies in 2010

Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess believes Ben Spies has a great chance of finishing his first full MotoGP campaign in the top five. The Texan made an immediate impact in 2010 when...

Honda happy with RC212V progress

Honda happy with RC212V progress

New HRC Technical Director Shinichi Kokubu believes Honda’s 2010 RC212V is making good progress after Andrea Dovizioso’s podium finish at the season’s opening race in Qatar. Honda has endured a...