April

WSB Valencia first Qualifying: Checa in control, Ducati’s set the pace

WSB Valencia first Qualifying: Checa in control, Ducati’s set the pace

Carlos Checa illustrated once again his affinity with the Valencia race track by dominating the opening qualifying session this afternoon.   The 37 year old Spaniard ended the day 0.282...

Rutter’s positive start to BSB

Rutter’s positive start to BSB

Michael Rutter goes to Thruxton next weekend confident that the Dcuati V-twin has a good record on the ultra fast, bumpy course. Rutter enjoyed a positive start to his season, finishing sixth in the...

Luke Jones: BSB rider to watch

Luke Jones: BSB rider to watch

Luke Jones scored his first-ever superbike points in his BSB debut at Brands Hatch last week when he finished 12th in race two – virtually first time out on the PR Racing Yamaha R1. PR Racing won the...

Wood to ride Redline KTM at Thruxton

Wood to ride Redline KTM at Thruxton

Last year’s KTM RC8 Super Cup champion Dave Wood will replace injured James Edmeades on the Redline KTM RC8R V-twin in BSB Evo at Thruxton on April 18. Edmeades suffered a highside at Brands Hatch.

Harris has fuelling issues with RSV4

Harris has fuelling issues with RSV4

Karl Harris finished a lowly 13th in the first Superstock race of the year after some serious fuelling issues with his GR Aprilia RSV4 at Brands. With no way to adjust the fuelling for the racetrack,...

BSB Blog: Is BSB Evo the future – or just it’s control ecu?

BSB Blog: Is BSB Evo the future – or just it’s control ecu?

If you are a purist racing fan then anything that restricts performance has to be bad. But a realist would argue that 200bhp bikes are enough. And that the more electronic riders aids bikes get, the...

Tommy Bridewell: BSB Revelation

Tommy Bridewell: BSB Revelation

Tommy Bridewell was the revelation at Brands. On the strictly unofficial timing during BSB testing at Guadix he’d been a couple of seconds off the pace on the Quay Garage Honda but at Brands was...

BSB’s suspension wars

BSB’s suspension wars

Ohlins had a big presence at Brands with Harris Performance working directly with HM Plant Honda, Kais working directly with Worx Suzuki and Kevin Harris of FTR also in the paddock.  Arch rivals...

Splitlath Aprilia hoping for more power

Splitlath Aprilia hoping for more power

Chris Burns was the third Evo rider home in both of the BSB races at Brands on the sweetest sounding bike on the BSB grid! The music from Burn’s Splitlath Aprilia RSV4 was thanks to an all-new system...

Shorttrack UK series kicks off at Kings Lynn

Shorttrack UK series kicks off at Kings Lynn

The Shorttack UK series kicks off at the Norfolk Arena, Kings Lynn this Sunday (April 11) and looks like being one of the most exciting seasons so far, with four motorcycle manufacturers fielding...

Ivanov to race FTR in Spanish Moto2

Ivanov to race FTR in Spanish Moto2

Russian youngster Alexey Ivanov will race an FTR in the 2010 CEV Buckler Spanish Moto2 Championship with the support of last year’s Supersport title-winning Joe Darcey Team. The 18-year-old is...

Johnson rides on despite injuries

Johnson rides on despite injuries

AIM Suzuki’s Gary Johnson struggled through the first BSB Evo round despite injuries sustained in testing at Cartagena that had still not healed.  Johnson broke his left ankle but that’s well on...

Andrews to race WSB this weekend

Andrews to race WSB this weekend

MSS Colchester Kawasaki's Simon Andrews will be back on track this weekend, but this time in WSB when he replaces injured Chris Vermeulen on the factory Kawasaki at Valencia. Vermeulen is still...

Shorttracker Collins gets HM Plant Honda support

Shorttracker Collins gets HM Plant Honda support

Ade Collins and Shorttrack UK are delighted that Honda are behind the sport for the 2010 season! Adain Collins, runner-up in last year’s Shorttrack UK series, will be racing a 2010 Honda CRF450 with...

Tech 3 boss excited by Ben Spies potential

Tech 3 boss excited by Ben Spies potential

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal reckons American Ben Spies stands a fantastic chance of becoming a major success in the MotoGP world championship. The Texan will ride alongside compatriot...

WSS Valencia Free Practice 1: Strong start for Davies in Valencia

WSS Valencia Free Practice 1: Strong start for Davies in Valencia

Factory Triumph man Chaz Davies made a strong start to his weekend in Valencia by setting the third fastest time in Free Practice this afternoon. Davies finished behind the two factory Kawasaki’s of...

Valencia Free Practice 1 : Checa on top, Five Brits in Top ten

Valencia Free Practice 1 : Checa on top, Five Brits in Top ten

Spaniard Carlos Checa delivered on the pre race hype by setting the fastest time onboard his Althea Ducati at Valencia today. The 33 year old spent the majority of the session lapping on his own, with...

Suzuki aiming to improve new GSV-R

Suzuki aiming to improve new GSV-R

Suzuki boss Paul Denning has said the Japanese factory still has plenty of room to improve its 2010 GSV-R MotoGP contender. The new 2010 V4 has improved significantly during the shortened winter...

Haslam predicts tough weekend ahead

Haslam predicts tough weekend ahead

World Superbike Championship leader Leon Haslam heads in to round three at Valencia in confident mood determined to maintain his 100% podium record of 2010. With one win and three second places in the...

Brands Hatch BSB

Brands Hatch BSB

Me and my son had a great time at Brands Hatch BSB with full hospitality from Snap-On Tools and HM Plant Honda. We caught up with lots of stars and one legend Randy Mamola and got some great...

Ben Spies plays down early MotoGP hopes

Ben Spies plays down early MotoGP hopes

Reigning World Superbike champion Ben Spies has played down hopes that he can make an instant impact in his first full season challenging Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner in MotoGP. The Texan has been...

Valentino Rossi predicts tough 2010 fight

Valentino Rossi predicts tough 2010 fight

Fiat Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi reckons his quest for a tenth world title in 2010 will be one of the toughest of his illustrious career. Speaking on the eve of the first race in Qatar, the...

Improved tyre life boosts Casey Stoner

Improved tyre life boosts Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner reckons improved tyre life from Ducati’s new Big Bang GP10 motor will give his hopes of success in this year’s MotoGP world championship a massive boost. The 2007 world champion, who is...

Is Max Biaggi favourite for victory at Valencia?

Is Max Biaggi favourite for victory at Valencia?

Max Biaggi arrives in Valencia this weekend as the man already being tipped for victory at the Spanish track. Two weeks ago the 38 year old Italian took his first ever WSB double after two tough races...

Jorge Lorenzo hopeful on hand injury

Jorge Lorenzo hopeful on hand injury

Last year’s MotoGP world championship runner-up Jorge Lorenzo is hopeful his damaged right hand will not give him serious problems during this weekend’s Qatar clash in Doha. The 22-year-old claims...

Aprilia preparing for gear driven cam engine debut

Aprilia preparing for gear driven cam engine debut

The factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier could be ready to debut their gear driven cam motor as early as Salt Lake City at the end of May following clarification of its legality by the...

Dani Pedrosa: No regrets over late Ohlins switch

Dani Pedrosa: No regrets over late Ohlins switch

Dani Pedrosa insists he’s got no regrets about not opting to switch to Ohlins suspension when given the chance by Honda last August. The Spaniard goes into the eagerly anticipated season opener in...

No ‘keep it clean’ order for Fiat Yamaha duo

No ‘keep it clean’ order for Fiat Yamaha duo

Yamaha has insisted it doesn’t need to remind Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to keep their expected fierce battle in 2010 a clean scrap. The Fiat Yamaha duo have raged an intense battle against...

Scott Redding aims high in Qatar

Scott Redding aims high in Qatar

British teenager Scott Redding believes a top five finish in the historic first Moto2 clash in Qatar on Sunday night is not an unrealistic target. The Gloucestershire rider will make his debut for the...

Valencia WSB: Vermeulen out, Andrews in at Kawasaki

Valencia WSB: Vermeulen out, Andrews in at Kawasaki

Chris Vermeulen will miss the third round of the WSB championship this weekend at Valencia due to the serious knee injury he sustained at Phillip Island at the beginning of March. The 27 year old...

First race not significant, says Casey Stoner

First race not significant, says Casey Stoner

Qatar specialist Casey Stoner has played down the importance of claiming victory in the first race of the season for a fourth successive year in 2010. The Aussie ended winter testing in style recently...

Yamaha boss confident in 2010 bike

Yamaha boss confident in 2010 bike

Yamaha boss Masao Furusawa is confident the new YZR-M1 machine can continue the Japanese factory’s domination of the MotoGP world championship in 2010. The YZR-M1 has been the dominant machine in 2008...

Consistency more crucial in 2010, says Yamaha boss

Consistency more crucial in 2010, says Yamaha boss

A crucial factor in deciding the destiny 2010 MotoGP world championship will be consistency, according to Fiat Yamaha boss Davide Brivio. Brivio, who is again at the helm of Valentino Rossi’s factory...

Loris Capirossi determined to race in 2011

Loris Capirossi determined to race in 2011

Loris Capirossi is determined that his record-breaking 2010 MotoGP campaign won’t be his last. The veteran Italian will create history in Qatar this weekend when he becomes the first rider in history...

Glen Richards high-side

Glen Richards high-side

While taking photos of my son Barry Burrell (77) I caught Glen Richards high-side. We hope you're on the mend, Glen.

Valentino Rossi expects tough battle in 2010

Valentino Rossi expects tough battle in 2010

Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has said he expects an even tougher fight to successfully defend his premier class title this year. The Fiat Yamaha rider, who was in a superb form...