2011

Aragon MotoGP: Marquez battles to seventh win of season

Aragon MotoGP: Marquez battles to seventh win of season

Reigning 125GP champion Marc Marquez has moved to within six points of championship leader Stefan Bradl with victory at Aragon after an epic battle. It took Marquez 14 laps to make his way to the...

Aragon MotoGP: Terol wins home race

Aragon MotoGP: Terol wins home race

Championship leader Nicolas Terol has taken his eighth win of the season at the Motorland Aragon circuit. Terol took the lead at the first corner and from then on was unstoppable, as he edged away...

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to start from pitlane

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to start from pitlane

Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow’s Motorland Aragon MotoGP race from the pitlane having opted to go over his engine allocation after a disastrous qualifying session. Rossi will use a seventh engine...

Aragon MotoGP: Team orders not a factor, says Ben Spies

Aragon MotoGP: Team orders not a factor, says Ben Spies

Ben Spies says he doesn’t expect team orders to come into play during tomorrow’s Motorland Aragon race after he outpaced factory Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo in qualifying. Spies will start...

Aragon MotoGP: Marquez secures Moto2 pole

Aragon MotoGP: Marquez secures Moto2 pole

Reigning 125GP champion Marc Marquez will start from pole position for the sixth time this season tomorrow at his home Grand Prix at Aragaon. Marquez set a new pole record and was over half a second...

Aragon MotoGP: Stoner storms to pole despite crash

Aragon MotoGP: Stoner storms to pole despite crash

Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner starts from pole for tomorrow's race at the Motorland Aragon circuit despite crashing his number one bike. Stoner had just set his best lap of the session with 15...

Aragon MotoGP: Faubel steals pole position in final moments

Aragon MotoGP: Faubel steals pole position in final moments

Aspar Aprilia rider Hector Faubel will start tomorrow's 19-lap race from pole position after taking pole in thie final moments of today's qualifying by nine thousandths of a second. 16-year-old...

Aragon MotoGP: Aluminium frame only “small improvement’ says Valentino Rossi

Aragon MotoGP: Aluminium frame only “small improvement’ says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi admitted the new aluminium chassis fitted on his factory Ducati at the Motorland Aragon today was only a small improvement after he ended a disrupted day of opening practice in eighth...

Power cut disrupts Motorland Aragon practice

Power cut disrupts Motorland Aragon practice

A major power outage at the Motorland Aragon track this afternoon forced the cancellation of the second MotoGP and Moto2 practice sessions. The second MotoGP session was just about to start when a...

Paul Bird holds MotoGP talks at Motorland Aragon

Paul Bird holds MotoGP talks at Motorland Aragon

Paul Bird has held ‘positive’ talks with MotoGP chief executive Carmelo Ezpeleta at the Motorland Aragon track in Spain today (Friday), with the high profile British team owner contemplating a premier...

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa heads first practice

Aragon MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa heads first practice

Dani Pedrosa kicked off preparations for the Motorland Aragon MotoGP race in impressive fashion this morning, the Repsol Honda rider ending first free practice on top of the timesheets in hot and...

Moffitt at the Manx

Moffitt at the Manx

Dave Moffit, super twins winner at the Manx GP 2011 with replica meets Stevie and Budgie.

Michael Dunlop at the Manx

Michael Dunlop at the Manx

Michael Dunlop and Budgie at the 2011 Manx GP.

McGuinness at the Manx

McGuinness at the Manx

Dave Moffet (super twins winner), John McGuinness and Budgie at the Manx GP 2011.

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to race aluminium chassis in Aragon

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi to race aluminium chassis in Aragon

Valentino Rossi has confirmed his factory Ducati machine will use an aluminium frame at this weekend’s Motorland Aragon race in Spain after a successful one-day test in Mugello last week. The...

Dovizioso and Laverty head Tech 3 shortlist for 2012

Dovizioso and Laverty head Tech 3 shortlist for 2012

Andrea Dovizioso and Eugene Laverty are the leading candidates to join Cal Crutchlow in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad next season. Dovizioso’s manager Simone Batistella has been locked in talks with...

Provisional 2012 MotoGP calendar released

Provisional 2012 MotoGP calendar released

The first 1000cc MotoGP clash will take place under the Losail International Circuit floodlights in Qatar on April 15 after a provisional 2012 calendar was released today. Next year’s world...

Tech 3 to offer Bradley Smith 2013 MotoGP deal

Tech 3 to offer Bradley Smith 2013 MotoGP deal

Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal is hoping the offer of a Yamaha MotoGP ride in 2013 will entice British rider Bradley Smith to sign a new Moto2 contract with the French squad. Smith turned down the...

Phillip Island back on winter testing schedule?

Phillip Island back on winter testing schedule?

Phillip Island could make a surprise return to the MotoGP winter testing schedule in 2012. Plans are under discussion to let factory teams like Marlboro Ducati, Repsol Honda and Yamaha test at the...

Dani Pedrosa shrugs off HRC criticism

Dani Pedrosa shrugs off HRC criticism

Dani Pedrosa has dismissed shock criticism from senior Honda management, who believe the Spaniard played a major role in the incident that destroyed his 2011 MotoGP world title hopes. Pedrosa broke...

Argentina back on MotoGP calendar in 2013

Argentina back on MotoGP calendar in 2013

Argentina is set to make a return to the MotoGP world championship calendar for the first time since 1999 after Dorna signed a new deal to race in the South American nation from 2013. A three-year...

Elias tests BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike

Elias tests BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike

Toni Elias got his first World Superbike test underway at Misano today. The 28 year old Spaniard rode the BMW Motorrad Italia S1000RR as a replacement for James Toseland who announced his retirement...

Club racing Ninja 250 warriors

Club racing Ninja 250 warriors

The British Motorcycle Racing Club has announced a new Kawasaki powered National Junior Cup for the 2012 season. Using the Kawasaki Ninja 250R twin four-stroke machine, the new series will feature a...

Gresini to enter Honda CBR1000RR in MotoGP?

Gresini to enter Honda CBR1000RR in MotoGP?

Marco Simoncelli’s 2012 MotoGP team-mate could be riding a tuned Honda CBR1000RR-powered bike. Fausto Gresini is struggling to raise the budget required to lease a pair of RC213V 1000cc bikes for next...

No pressure to race in Japan, says Dorna boss

No pressure to race in Japan, says Dorna boss

MotoGP bosses have denied putting Valentino Rossi and a host of other top MotoGP riders under immense pressure to travel to the forthcoming Twin Ring Motegi race in Japan. Dorna chief Carmelo Ezpeleta...

Bradley Smith looking for rear grip boost

Bradley Smith looking for rear grip boost

Bradley Smith is confident he can be a consistent podium finisher in the ultra-competitive Moto2 class if his Tech 3 Racing Team can create more rear grip. Smith has started and finished the last two...

Valentino Rossi slams testing restrictions

Valentino Rossi slams testing restrictions

Valentino Rossi has slammed the cost-saving testing restrictions in MotoGP because it handicaps a factory from trying to develop a better bike too severely. The winter testing schedule has been...

John Hopkins hopes for another Suzuki chance in 2011

John Hopkins hopes for another Suzuki chance in 2011

John Hopkins is trying to secure at least one more wild card with Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad before the end of the 2011 campaign. The American was due to race in last month’s Brno clash in the...

Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies to race in Japan

Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies to race in Japan

Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies have confirmed they will attend the forthcoming Japanese MotoGP round at the Twin Ring Motegi. A short statement released this morning by Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad...

Donington BSB: Hopkins leads showdown with double win

Donington BSB: Hopkins leads showdown with double win

Samsung Suzuki rider John Hopkins has won the second race at Donington Park today to do the double and move to the top of the championship standings with two rounds remaining. Swan Yamaha rider Tommy...

Donington BSB: Hopkins takes first showdown win

Donington BSB: Hopkins takes first showdown win

Samsung Crescent Suzuki rider John Hopkins has won the first race of the showdown at Donington Park in his first race back from injury. Swan Yamaha's Michael Laverty was quickest off the line, with...

Donington BSB: Hill secures pole with new lap record

Donington BSB: Hill secures pole with new lap record

Swan Yamaha rider Tommy Hill has secured pole position for the first race of the showdown at Donington Park and set a new lap record. Hill continued his form after dominating all free practice...

Haslam re-signs at BMW

Haslam re-signs at BMW

Leon Haslam will stay at BMW for 2012 after extending his contract with the the factory WSB team. Haslam joined Troy Corser at the team at the start of 2011 after a good season which saw him finish...

Disability forces Toseland’s racing retirement

Disability forces Toseland’s racing retirement

Double World Superbike Champion, James Toseland is retiring from professional motorcycle racing with immediate effect following a visit to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mike Hayton, yesterday. The...

New Ducati chassis spied in Mugello

New Ducati chassis spied in Mugello

Ducati have been spotted testing the new British-built aluminium frame that they hope will transform Valentino Rossi's woeful MotoGP performance this season. The frame, built by Buckingham-based FTR,...

Valentino Rossi unlikely to accept Carlos Checa’s WSB challenge

Valentino Rossi unlikely to accept Carlos Checa’s WSB challenge

Valentino Rossi has virtually ruled out making a shock World Superbike wild card appearance for Ducati later this year. The nine-times world champion was challenged to a duel by WSB championship...