September

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa strolls to easy win

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa strolls to easy win

Dani Pedrosa claimed a routine start-to-finish victory in another uninspiring MotoGP race at the Misano circuit this afternoon. Pedrosa romped to his second win in a week with a crushing fourth win of...

Misano MotoGP: Shoya Tomizawa dies after Moto2 accident

Misano MotoGP: Shoya Tomizawa dies after Moto2 accident

Shoya Tomizawa, winner of the first ever Moto2 race in Qatar back in April, has died from injuries he suffered in a crash during the Misano Grand Prix today. The Japanese rider was fighting in the...

Misano MotoGP: Bradley Smith just misses podium

Misano MotoGP: Bradley Smith just misses podium

Bradley Smith just missed a heroic 125GP podium in Misano this afternoon by 0.284s after a brilliant late fightback from the British rider. Smith’s podium hopes look dead and buried as he slipped...

WSB Nurburgring: Superpole results - Biaggi sets the pace

WSB Nurburgring: Superpole results - Biaggi sets the pace

1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing) 1'54.595 2. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 1'54.621 3. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Suzuki Alstare) 1'54.934 4. Jonathan Rea (HANNspree Ten Kate Honda) 1'55.138 5. Leon...

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi unsure of victory bid

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi unsure of victory bid

Valentino Rossi dampened the optimism of thousands of home fans in Italy today when he conceded it was unlikely he could fight for a third straight win in Misano. The Fiat Yamaha rider will start the...

Misano MotoGP: Scott Redding just misses pole

Misano MotoGP: Scott Redding just misses pole

Scott Redding missed a stunning maiden pole position in Misano today by just 0.044s after another brilliant display from the British teenager. Boosted by a career first Moto2 podium in a gruelling...

Misano MotoGP: Crash no issue for Casey Stoner

Misano MotoGP: Crash no issue for Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner shrugged off another front-end crash this afternoon after he qualified on the front row of the grid for the Misano MotoGP race. The Australian lost control of his factory Ducati GP10...

Misano MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hoping to avoid early trouble

Misano MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hoping to avoid early trouble

With such a massive lead in the MotoGP world championship going into the Misano clash, Jorge Lorenzo is desperate to avoid a melee at the tight first corner in tomorrow’s race. The Spaniard failed to...

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa predicts tough race

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa predicts tough race

Dani Pedrosa expects a tough fight in tomorrow’s Misano MotoGP race after he comfortably claimed his fourth pole position of the season. The Repsol Honda rider’s best time of 1.33.948 beat compatriot...

Misano MotoGP: Hector Barbera signs new Ducati deal

Misano MotoGP: Hector Barbera signs new Ducati deal

Hector Barbera has signed a new deal for the Aspar Ducati squad. The Spaniard, who is currently 12th in his rookie MotoGP world championship campaign, has signed a one-year deal to ride a Ducati GP11...

Misano MotoGP: Ben Spies unhappy with Loris Capirossi

Misano MotoGP: Ben Spies unhappy with Loris Capirossi

Ben Spies missed a third successive front row start in tomorrow’s Misano MotoGP race by just 0.075s in a closely fought qualifying session. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider, who qualified on pole...

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa storms to pole position

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa storms to pole position

Dani Pedrosa produced a blistering final lap to claim his fourth pole position of the 2010 MotoGP campaign in Misano this afternoon. The Spaniard had already moved back to the top of the timesheets in...

Misano MotoGP: Bradley Smith snatches late pole position

Misano MotoGP: Bradley Smith snatches late pole position

Bradley Smith secured his second 125GP pole position in the last three races with a stunning last lap at the Misano circuit this afternoon. The Aspar Aprilia rider produced a brilliant last lap of...

Camier ruled out of Nurburgring race with broken scaphoid

Factory Aprilia rider Leon Camier will miss this weekends Nurburgring race and could be ruled out for the rest of the season after crashing heavily during this afternoons first qualifying session. The 23 year old also sustained a badly gashed knee in the crash which required three stitches, but it is the scaphoid injury that is the major concern. While it’s a common injury for motorcycle racers it...

Hutchinson’s Manx GP parade lap

Hutchinson’s Manx GP parade lap

TT record-breaker Ian Hutchinson was guest of honour at this year’s Manx Grand Prix and was given the chance to do a lap of honour between the two races at today’s Manx. The lap was to celebrate his...

McGurk and Kent close 2010 Manx GP with race wins

McGurk and Kent close 2010 Manx GP with race wins

The final day’s racing at the 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com, was subject to an hour’s delay with mist reported on the mountain section of the course. Clerk of the Course Phil...

Nurburgring WSB: Checa scorches to provisional pole for Ducati

Nurburgring WSB: Checa scorches to provisional pole for Ducati

Following their shock decision to quit WSB at the end of 2010, Ducati had something to cheer about at the end of first qualifying at the Nurburgring with four Ducati riders in the top five. Spaniard...

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi content with fourth

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi content with fourth

Valentino Rossi declared himself content with his fourth position at the end of first practice for his crucial home race in Misano. Rossi is chasing a third successive victory at Misano and he...

Misano MotoGP: Casey Stoner unfazed by lowly eighth

Misano MotoGP: Casey Stoner unfazed by lowly eighth

Casey Stoner denied his lowly eighth place in today’s opening practice for the Misano MotoGP race was a cause for major concern. The Australian was trailing 1.300s off Dani Pedrosa’s fastest pace on a...

Misano MotoGP: Tech 3 Yamaha confident after strong start

Misano MotoGP: Tech 3 Yamaha confident after strong start

American duo Colin Edwards and Ben Spies are confident they can mount a double attack on the top five in Sunday’s Misano MotoGP race after a strong showing in first practice. Edwards quickly shrugged...

Misano MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo struggles again

Misano MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo struggles again

After scoring his worst result of an outstanding MotoGP campaign in Indianapolis last weekend, Jorge Lorenzo suffered another tough day in practice at Misano this afternoon. The Spaniard finished...

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa makes ominously fast start

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa makes ominously fast start

Dani Pedrosa’s hopes of exerting more pressure on Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the MotoGP world championship got off to the perfect start in Misano today after a brilliant practice performance from the...

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates first practice

Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates first practice

Dani Pedrosa was unstoppable in the opening MotoGP practice session at Misano this afternoon, the Spaniard finishing over 0.6s clear of his rivals with a dominant performance. A fastest lap of...

Misano MotoGP: Bradley Smith seventh in 125GP practice

Misano MotoGP: Bradley Smith seventh in 125GP practice

Bradley Smith made a disappointing start to the Misano 125GP weekend this afternoon. The British rider clocked a best time of 1.45.438 that was only good enough to secure the 19-year-old seventh...

Kawasaki unveil 2011 ZX-10R race bike

Kawasaki unveil 2011 ZX-10R race bike

Kawasaki have given the World superbike paddock a sneak preview of the all new ZX-10R race bike that they will campaign in the series in 2011. Having been a backmarker in the class in recent years,...

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plays down hat-trick hopes

Misano MotoGP: Valentino Rossi plays down hat-trick hopes

Valentino Rossi has played down home crowd expectations that he can win a third successive MotoGP race in Misano this weekend. Misano is Rossi’s true home race with his Tavullia home just a short...

Misano MotoGP: Casey Stoner undaunted by winless run

Misano MotoGP: Casey Stoner undaunted by winless run

Casey Stoner reckons his failure to win a MotoGP race in 2010 has not become a massively frustrating situation. The Australian last won a premier class race last October in Malaysia and he hasn’t...

Misano MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hopes for luck change

Misano MotoGP: Nicky Hayden hopes for luck change

Nicky Hayden is hoping a drastic change in luck can boost his hopes of a top five MotoGP world championship finish in Misano this weekend. The 2006 world champion has an awful record in Misano and has...

Misano MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo set for more 2011 talks

Misano MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo set for more 2011 talks

Jorge Lorenzo confirmed in Misano today that he will try and make some headway this weekend into solving the contract issues that have seen him fail to agree a new factory Yamaha deal for 2011. The...

Manx GP Junior result revised

The Manx GP organisers have revised the result of yesterday’s Manx GP Junior race and awarded the race win to Michael Sweeney. Following a report that Simon Fulton, the winner of the shortened 2010 Manx Grand Prix race, was not observing the waved yellow flags during an incident at Signpost Corner, the Manx Motorcycle Club have reviewed the incident, confirmed the report and have issued a time...

Scott Redding poised for new Moto2 deal

Scott Redding poised for new Moto2 deal

Scott Redding is poised to sign a new Moto2 deal for 2011. The Gloucestershire rider was close to agreeing terms for a new deal with the Marc VDS Racing squad prior to his stunning maiden Moto2 podium...

Randy de Puniet close to full fitness

Randy de Puniet close to full fitness

Randy de Puniet reckons he’ll be able to ride at 100 per cent of his potential in time for the first ever MotoGP race at the new Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain. The Frenchman has been fighting his...

Two die in Manx GP Junior race

The Manx Motorcycle Club has issued the following statement after today’s (Wednesday) Junior Manx GP race: The Manx Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of a second rider at today’s Manx Grand Prix. Both riders were involved in a racing accident at Alpine Cottage on the second lap of the Junior race shortly before 11am. The race was later...

Linsdell remains critical

Linsdell remains critical

Olie Linsdell remains critical in hospital following his crash at Bishop’s Court during the Post Classic Senior Manx GP on Monday. The latest information MCN has from the Manx GP organisers, is that...

Deaths overshadow Manx GP Junior race

Simon Fulton was awarded the Manx GP Junior race after the race was brought to a premature halt following a red flag incident at Alpine Cottage. The race was stopped with only eight riders having completed the second lap and regulations state that a race is valid if more than half has been completed so Fulton was awarded a win by virtue of being fastest on the opening lap. Michael Sweeney finished...

Ben Spies can become fifth MotoGP alien

Ben Spies can become fifth MotoGP alien

Rookie sensation Ben Spies believes he can become a fifth alien in the MotoGP world championship next year. The Texan will move to Yamaha’s factory squad in 2011 after a stunning first full season in...