October

A dream come true

A dream come true

This is a photo of my daughter, Danielle. From being small she said she would love to be a brolly girl, so after speaking to Havier Beltran of HM Plant Honda he arranged for her to be a brolly girl...

Bad weather disrupts Phillip Island practice

Bad weather disrupts Phillip Island practice

Strong winds and heavy rain forced organisers to delay the opening day of practice at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia this afternoon. The spectacular coastal circuit located just over two...

Honda confirm three year extension with Ten Kate, title sponsor and second rider yet to be announced

Honda confirm three year extension with Ten Kate, title sponsor and second rider yet to be announced

Ten Kate will continue to be supported by Honda Motor Europe  after agreeing a further three year deal to compete in the World Superbike Championship. Over the last ten years the two companies...

A great end of season gift!

A great end of season gift!

Michael Laverty giving my son Josh an end of season gift to remember at Oulton Park after the last race of the year - a ride in the paddock to Michael's motorhome and back to the garage. Josh came...

Jorge Lorenzo a worthy champion, says Nicky Hayden

Jorge Lorenzo a worthy champion, says Nicky Hayden

American Nicky Hayden believes Jorge Lorenzo thoroughly deserved his first MotoGP world title success in 2010. The Spaniard has had to contend with accusations that his title success is a hollow...

Valentino Rossi aims to end Casey Stoner's golden home run

Valentino Rossi aims to end Casey Stoner's golden home run

Valentino Rossi reckons he will have to produce a ride every bit as good as his stunning success in Sepang last weekend to defeat Casey Stoner at Phillip Island this weekend. Rossi came from 11th to...

Video: Magny Cours WSB test

Video: Magny Cours WSB test

Several riders from the WSB paddock got their first tastes of their 2011 bikes, testing at Magny Cours after the final round of the 2010 championship.

Big Ed and Little Ed

Big Ed and Little Ed

I attended Oulton Park BSB at the weekend, with my 4 year old son dressed up as Little Ed. Big Ed and the girls spoilt him rotten - and also James Haydon.

Shoulder surgery still a certainty for Valentino Rossi

Shoulder surgery still a certainty for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has insisted he will still undergo surgery on his damaged right shoulder despite a stunning revival in the MotoGP world championship. Rossi feared he might not finish his final season...

Honda line-up delay no concern for Casey Stoner

Honda line-up delay no concern for Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner insists he’s got no regrets about moving to Honda despite being caught up in a long-running political saga that has engulfed the Japanese factory. Over three months since his HRC move was...

World titles dedicated to Shoya Tomizawa

World titles dedicated to Shoya Tomizawa

Jorge Lorenzo and Toni Elias both dedicated the world titles they claimed in Sepang last weekend to late Japanese star Shoya Tomizawa. Tomizawa was fatally injured in a horrific accident during the...

How James Toseland helped in Motegi thriller

How James Toseland helped in Motegi thriller

James Toseland inadvertently played a key role in the thrilling podium fight between bitter rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo in the recent Japanese MotoGP race. It emerged after the classic...

Dani Pedrosa confirms Phillip Island return

Dani Pedrosa confirms Phillip Island return

Dani Pedrosa will be back in action at Phillip Island this weekend, the Repsol Honda rider confident his left shoulder is strong enough for him to compete in the Australian MotoGP race. Pedrosa missed...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi ecstatic after thrilling win

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi ecstatic after thrilling win

Valentino Rossi’s Sepang MotoGP victory will live long in the memory after the Italian fought his way through from 11th to take his 46th win for Yamaha. The Italian produced one of the finest displays...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo realises lifelong dream

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo realises lifelong dream

Jorge Lorenzo realised a lifelong dream yesterday when he clinched a maiden MotoGP world title at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Required only to finish ninth or higher in the 20-lap race, the...

Sepang MotoGP: Yamaha celebrates more domination

Sepang MotoGP: Yamaha celebrates more domination

Yamaha moved a step closer to claiming a third successive MotoGP triple crown after Jorge Lorenzo wrapped up his first premier class title at a scorching hot Sepang yesterday. The Japanese factory...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa congratulates Jorge Lorenzo

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa congratulates Jorge Lorenzo

Dani Pedrosa passed on his congratulations to fellow Spaniard and bitter rival Jorge Lorenzo after the Fiat Yamaha rider secured his first MotoGP world title in Malaysia yesterday. Pedrosa’s injury...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner blows hat-trick bid

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner blows hat-trick bid

Casey Stoner’s hopes of winning a third successive MotoGP race ahead of his vital home clash at Phillip Island this weekend ended in disaster yesterday in Malaysia. The Aussie had quickly gained two...

Sepang MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso foiled again

Sepang MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso foiled again

Andrea Dovizioso’s quest for a first dry MotoGP victory continues after he was narrowly defeated by a startling performance from fellow Italian Valentino Rossi in Sepang. For the second time in a...

Sepang MotoGP: Toni Elias savours Moto2 success

Sepang MotoGP: Toni Elias savours Moto2 success

Toni Elias said a massive weight had been lifted off his shoulders after he clinched a historic first Moto2 world title in Sepang yesterday. The Spaniard finished fourth and with closest challenger...

BSB 2011 dates announced

BSB 2011 dates announced

The 2011 BSB calendar has been announced today by series promoters MotorSport Vision (MSV). The twelve events include a return to the historic Donington Park circuit, which has re-opened under the...

Oulton BSB: Kiyonari does the treble, crowned champion

Oulton BSB: Kiyonari does the treble, crowned champion

HM Plant Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari has won all three races at Oulton Park and with them won the 2010 British Superbike Championship. Kiyonari topped off an impressive weekend with a dominating...

Oulton BSB: Kiyonari wins red flagged second race

Oulton BSB: Kiyonari wins red flagged second race

HM Plant Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari took his second victory of the weekend in a seven lap sprint after two crashes from championship contender Tommy Hill caused a red flag after nine...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo crowned world champion, Valentino Rossi wins

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo crowned world champion, Valentino Rossi wins

Valentino Rossi gatecrashed Jorge Lorenzo’s MotoGP world championship party in stunning fashion in Malaysia this afternoon. Lorenzo wrapped up his maiden premier class world title with a safe and...

Sepang MotoGP: Toni Elias wins inaugural Moto2 title

Sepang MotoGP: Toni Elias wins inaugural Moto2 title

Spaniard Toni Elias created history in Malaysia today when he won the inaugural Moto2 world title with three races to spare. The Gresini Moriwaki rider finished fourth to wrap up the title after...

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith fifth, Marc Marquez dominates

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith fifth, Marc Marquez dominates

British teenager Bradley Smith had to settle for a distant fifth place in punishing heat at the Sepang circuit today as Spaniard Marc Marquez produced another dominant display to seize the initiative...

Oulton Park BSB: Kiyonari takes race one win

Oulton Park BSB: Kiyonari takes race one win

HM Plant Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken victory in the first of three races at the final BSB round at Oulton Park. Worx Suzuki rider Tommy Hill finished in second place, and still holds onto...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo poised for title glory

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo poised for title glory

Jorge Lorenzo set himself up perfectly for the biggest race of his life tomorrow when he qualified in pole position for the Malaysian MotoGP. Needing only a top ten finish to become only the second...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi disappointed in sixth

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi disappointed in sixth

Having topped the timesheets in yesterday’s opening practice session at a sweltering hot Sepang circuit, Valentino Rossi couldn’t hide his disappointment this afternoon after he qualified in a lowly...

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith claims tenth front row

Sepang MotoGP: Bradley Smith claims tenth front row

Bradley Smith came close to notching his third pole position of the season today at a sweltering hot Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Air temperatures soared to a scorching 35 degrees but Smith looked like...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner confident of victory challenge

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner confident of victory challenge

Casey Stoner remained confident he can mount a challenge for a third successive victory in tomorrow’s Malaysian MotoGP race, despite a frustrating qualifying session leaving the Australian on the...

Sepang MotoGP: Nicky Hayden ‘shocked’ at front row

Nicky Hayden admitted he was ‘shocked’ after he narrowly missed claiming a first MotoGP pole position since 2007 by one-tenth-of-a-second in Sepang today. The factory Ducati was languishing down in 15th place after yesterday’s practice session but came close to scoring his first pole position since the Estoril round in the inaugural 800cc world championship campaign. Hayden’s best time of 2.01.637...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo storms to pole position

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo storms to pole position

Jorge Lorenzo will start the biggest race of his career from pole position tomorrow after he denied Nicky Hayden a shock Malaysian MotoGP pole in baking hot conditions. Lorenzo could not have wished...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi relieved at fast pace

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi relieved at fast pace

Valentino Rossi got another pleasant surprise today when he topped the timesheets in opening practice for the Sepang MotoGP race. Unsure how his damaged right shoulder would react just five days after...

Sepang MotoGP: Scott Redding continues brilliant form

Sepang MotoGP: Scott Redding continues brilliant form

British rider Scott Redding’s brilliant recent form continued in Sepang today after he ended a rain-hit Moto2 practice session in second position. The Marc VDS Racing rider only completed 11-laps in a...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner fourth after early crash

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner fourth after early crash

Casey Stoner said he was more worried about a lack of rear grip than a small crash that left him in fourth place at the end of first practice for this weekend’s Malaysian MotoGP race. Stoner had just...