April

Ben Spies ready for the unknown

Ben Spies ready for the unknown

Ben Spies is ready to start the toughest period of his first full MotoGP campaign when the premier class circus moves to the Far East next week for the Japanese GP. The Honda-owned Twin Ring Motegi...

Testing underway for Ten Kate Honda in Assen

Testing underway for Ten Kate Honda in Assen

The four man Hannspree Ten Kate Honda squad are mid way through day one of a two day private test at Assen. Jonathan Rea, Max Neukirchner, Kenan Sofuoglu and Michele Pirro completed their first laps...

Andrea Dovizioso hails Honda engine speed

Andrea Dovizioso hails Honda engine speed

Andrea Dovizioso has praised the impressive top speed of Honda’s new 2010 factory RC212V machine after his podium finish in the season opening Qatar MotoGP race last weekend.  Dovizioso claimed...

BMW hail Corser’s Valencia performance

BMW hail Corser’s Valencia performance

Following Troy Corser’s impressive fourth place in race one at Valencia, BMW’s Technical Director Rainer Baumel has revealed how impressed he was with the Australians performance. The significance of...

Guintoli: Everything has to be right

Guintoli: Everything has to be right

Alstare Suzuki rider Sylvan Guintoli is clearly enjoying life in WSB. Three rounds into his rookie season the 27 year old Frenchman sits joint sixth in the championship standings with a best result of...

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi hails winning start

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi hails winning start

Valentino Rossi doesn’t usually need much help to win MotoGP races. But win number 104 in his illustrious career came with a big helping hand from title rival Casey Stoner after the Australian crashed...

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues ‘silly mistake’

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner rues ‘silly mistake’

Casey Stoner admitted his surprise blunder in a thrilling Qatar MotoGP race was a ‘silly mistake’ as the Aussie crashed out of the lead to hand Valentino Rossi a 104th career success. Stoner looked on...

Qatar MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo satisfied with second

Qatar MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo satisfied with second

Jorge Lorenzo maintained his 100 per cent podium record in the Qatar night race after a brilliant late attack in a dramatic opening to the 2010 MotoGP campaign. Lorenzo looked like he was struggling...

Qatar MotoGP: Mixed emotions for Nicky Hayden

Qatar MotoGP: Mixed emotions for Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden experienced mixed emotions after the American produced arguably his best ever ride for Ducati in a thrilling 22-lap Qatar MotoGP race last night. The Kentucky rider was the surprise...

Qatar MotoGP: Tech 3 thrilled with Ben Spies

Qatar MotoGP: Tech 3 thrilled with Ben Spies

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal said new recruit Ben Spies had already lived up to the pre-season hype after the Texan’s brilliant ride to fifth place in last night’s MotoGP curtain-raiser...

Qatar MotoGP: Scott Redding dismayed at poor Moto2 debut

Qatar MotoGP: Scott Redding dismayed at poor Moto2 debut

Scott Redding endured a nightmare debut in the historic first Moto2 race in Qatar last night. The British prospect could only ride his Marc VDS Racing Suter MMX machine to a bitterly disappointing...

Qatar MotoGP: Bradley Smith frustrated with eighth

Qatar MotoGP: Bradley Smith frustrated with eighth

Bradley Smith cut a frustrated figure in Qatar last night after the British rider made a disappointing start to his bid for 125GP glory in 2010. Tipped by many as favourite for this year’s crown after...

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins, Casey Stoner crashes

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi wins, Casey Stoner crashes

Valentino Rossi won the first race of the season for the first time since 2005 tonight after a gripping opening to the new MotoGP campaign in Qatar. The reigning world champion triumphed by just over...

Qatar MotoGP: Shoya Tomizawa wins historic first Moto2 race

Qatar MotoGP: Shoya Tomizawa wins historic first Moto2 race

Shoya Tomizawa created a slice of history for himself in Qatar tonight after the Japanese rider dominated the inaugural Moto2 world championship clash. Riding a Suter MMX chassis for the Technomag-CIP...

Qatar MotoGP: Nicolas Terol wins 125GP clash

Qatar MotoGP: Nicolas Terol wins 125GP clash

Nicolas Terol drew first blood in the 125GP world championship in Qatar tonight, the Spaniard triumphing after a brilliant late attack in an enthralling season opener to register Aprila’s 275th Grand...

Valencia WSB: Haga wins race 2

Valencia WSB: Haga wins race 2

Ducati Xerox rider Noriyuki Haga claimed victory in the second World Superbike clash in Valencia, following a restart due to a huge accident between Andrews and Iannuzzo. Second place went...

Valencia WSB: Andrews and Iannuzzo escape serious injury - updated

Valencia WSB: Andrews and Iannuzzo escape serious injury - updated

Following their horrific start/finish straight collision in race two, Simon Andrews and Vittorio Iannuzzo have escaped serious injury. Simon Andrews has a fractured left heal bone and a fractured...

Valencia WSS: Lascorz claims first, Davies third

Valencia WSS: Lascorz claims first, Davies third

Spaniard Joan Lascorz took first place for the Kawasaki motocard.com team in the World Supersport clash at this weekend's Valencia WSB round. Second place was claimed by Hannspree Ten Kate Honda...

Valencia WSB: Haslam takes race 1 victory, Toseland third

Valencia WSB: Haslam takes race 1 victory, Toseland third

Team Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Haslam has taken victory in the first World Superbike race at this weekend's Valencia round. Fellow Brit and Yamaha Sterilgarda rider James Toseland placed third on the...

Karl Harris's amazing save

Karl Harris's amazing save

Here's a crude cut and paste job of Karl Harris aboard the GR Motorsport Aprilia saving this amazing slide at Paddock during the free practice at Brands Hatch. While watching another rider I heard...

Qatar MotoGP: Toni Elias claims historic Moto2 pole

Qatar MotoGP: Toni Elias claims historic Moto2 pole

Spaniard Toni Elias created a slice of history last night as the first rider ever to claim a Moto2 pole position. Elias, who has been moving around the Losail International Circuit in Qatar on...

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner claims first pole of 2010

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner claims first pole of 2010

Casey Stoner stormed to the first pole position of 2010 in Qatar tonight and will start the opening race as a red-hot favourite for his 21st MotoGP victory. Fastest in free practice yesterday and...

Qatar MotoGP: Lowly ninth for Bradley Smith

Qatar MotoGP: Lowly ninth for Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith will start his bid for the 2010 125GP world championship from a lowly ninth place on the grid in Qatar tomorrow night. The British teenager had a tough 45-minute qualifying session under...

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner edges out Valentino Rossi

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner edges out Valentino Rossi

Casey Stoner continued to lead the way in the build-up to tomorrow night’s MotoGP opener in Qatar after the factory Ducati rider finished fastest at the end of free practice this evening. Stoner’s...

Valencia WSS: Laverty sets the pace in 2nd qualifying

Valencia WSS: Laverty sets the pace in 2nd qualifying

Parkalgar Honda rider Eugene Laverty set the fastest time in the second World Supersport qualifying session in Valencia today. Spaniard Joan Lascorz placed second for the Motocard.com Kawasaki team,...

Valencia WSB: Crutchlow quickest in superpole, Haslam 4th

Valencia WSB: Crutchlow quickest in superpole, Haslam 4th

Yamaha Sterilgarda rider Cal Crutchlow set the fastest time in today's superpole session at the World Superbike round in Valencia.   The Brit lapped the Ricardo Tormo track in...

Valencia WSB Qualifying two: Biaggi storms to pole, Byrne on front row

Valencia WSB Qualifying two: Biaggi storms to pole, Byrne on front row

Just 0.068 seconds separated the top five riders in second qualifying at Valencia today with Italian Max Biaggi securing provisional pole on his final flying lap of the session. In what was one of the...

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi chasing grip

Qatar MotoGP: Valentino Rossi chasing grip

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi’s hopes of ending Casey Stoner’s domination of the opening race of the season were hit by a lack of grip on the opening night of the season in Qatar. The...

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner talks flying start

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner talks flying start

Aussie Casey Stoner looked as unbeatable as ever on the Losail International Circuit in Qatar tonight after dominating the opening practice session of 2010. The 24-year-old has an incredible record at...

Qatar MotoGP: Scott Redding ecstatic with second

Qatar MotoGP: Scott Redding ecstatic with second

Scott Redding could barely contain his delight after the British rider stormed to second place in the opening Moto2 practice session in Qatar.  The 17-year-old produced a stunning performance on...

Brands Hatch BSB pictures

Brands Hatch BSB pictures

Action shots from the first round of the BSB at Brands Hatch.

Ian Lowry tests Motorpoint Yamaha at Oulton Park

Ian Lowry tests Motorpoint Yamaha at Oulton Park

Ian Lowry sitting in for the injured Neil Hodgson on the Motorpoint Yamaha R1 at the ACU Test Day at Oulton Park.

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner lights up first practice

Qatar MotoGP: Casey Stoner lights up first practice

Casey Stoner’s quest for a fourth straight victory in the Qatar MotoGP race started in dominant fashion tonight when the Australian topped the timesheets in the opening practice session of 2010. ...

Qatar MotoGP: Scott Redding second in Moto2 opener

Qatar MotoGP: Scott Redding second in Moto2 opener

British rider Scott Redding came close to creating a slice of history for himself in Qatar tonight when he finished second fastest in the first ever official Moto2 practice session. The Marc VDS...

Qatar MotoGP: Bradley Smith misses top ten

Qatar MotoGP: Bradley Smith misses top ten

Bradley Smith made a somewhat disappointing start to the 2010 125GP world championship in Qatar tonight. The pre-season title favourite was only 11th on the timesheets at the end of the first...

WSS First Qualifying: Kawasaki’s dominate in Valencia

WSS First Qualifying: Kawasaki’s dominate in Valencia

The Kawasaki pairing of Katsuaki Fujiwara and Joan Lascorz topped the time sheets in first qualifying today onboard their factory ZX-6R’s. The two riders who tested at the track last week headed Ten...