2011

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hoping for new engine boost

Brno MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo hoping for new engine boost

Jorge Lorenzo is hoping a new YZR-M1 800cc motor he will test in Brno today (Monday) will help lift his spirits after his bid to successfully defend the MotoGP world crown suffered a major blow in the...

Brno MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli savours maiden podium

Brno MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli savours maiden podium

Marco Simoncelli scored his first MotoGP podium at the 29th attempt in Brno yesterday. After several near misses in 2011, the San Carlo Gresini Honda rider finished third in the Czech Republic race...

Brno MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa mystified by early error

Brno MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa mystified by early error

Dani Pedrosa was at a loss to explain the cause of the crash that cost him the chance to notch his second MotoGP victory in the last three races in Brno yesterday. The Spaniard had just seized the...

Ben Spies makes debut on Yamaha’s 1000cc MotoGP bike

Ben Spies makes debut on Yamaha’s 1000cc MotoGP bike

Ben Spies has just completed his first laps on board Yamaha’s new factory 1000cc MotoGP bike at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. Having initially spent the first part of today’s one-day test...

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner romps to crucial win

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner romps to crucial win

Casey Stoner stretched his MotoGP world championship lead to a comfortable 32-point cushion after he dominated yesterday’s Czech Republic round in Brno. Once he hit the front on lap three after a...

Brno MotoGP: Ben Spies sorry to see Jorge Lorenzo struggle

Brno MotoGP: Ben Spies sorry to see Jorge Lorenzo struggle

Ben Spies came out in sympathy for factory Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo after the Spaniard's bungled tyre choice saw his world title hopes suffer a major blow in Brno. Despite the hottest track...

Brno MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso thrilled to hold off Marco Simoncelli

Brno MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso thrilled to hold off Marco Simoncelli

Andrea Dovizioso survived intense pressure from bitter Italian rival Marco Simoncelli to keep his slender 2011 MotoGP world title hopes on track. The Repsol Honda rider claimed his fifth podium with...

Brno MotoGP: Stoner wins, Simoncelli secures first podium finish

Brno MotoGP: Stoner wins, Simoncelli secures first podium finish

Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner took his sixth win of the season, finishing the Czech GP ahead of team mate Andrea Dovizioso and San Carlo Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli, who managed his first...

Brno Moto2: Iannone secures second victory of season

Brno Moto2: Iannone secures second victory of season

Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) secured his second victory of the season in a fiercely fought race at Brno, where the Italian rider held off challenges from Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa...

Brno 125GP: Cortese takes first GP victory

Brno 125GP: Cortese takes first GP victory

Sandro Cortese (Intact-Racing Team Germany) secured his first GP victory at Brno in a closely contested race that saw championship leader Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar Team 125cc) retiring from the...

Ulster GP 2011

Ulster GP 2011

Here are some up pics from the Ulster GP which I thought was very poorly attended. Organisers take note - £25.00 plus £5.00 a programme, plus £3.00 to park a motorbike is...

Brands Hatch BSB action

Brands Hatch BSB action

Action from British Superbikes at Brands Hatch.

Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards to race in Japan

Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards to race in Japan

British rider Cal Crutchlow and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team-mate Colin Edwards have confirmed today that they will definitely race in the re-scheduled Japanese MotoGP round in early October. Both had...

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi savours best Ducati qualifying

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi savours best Ducati qualifying

Front-end modifications helped Valentino Rossi claim his best grid position for Ducati after the Italian ended today’s Brno qualifying session in sixth position. A best lap of 1.57.367 bettered his...

Brno MotoGP: John Hopkins ruled out with hand injury

Brno MotoGP: John Hopkins ruled out with hand injury

A high-speed crash in a wet final free practice session in Brno this morning has forced John Hopkins out of tomorrow’s Czech Republic MotoGP round with a broken finger on his right hand. The American,...

Brno Moto2: Marquez steals pole from Bradl

Brno Moto2: Marquez steals pole from Bradl

Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) stole his fourth pole position start of the season from Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) in the final lap of qualifying at Brno. Alex De...

Brno MotoGP: Pedrosa takes first pole of season

Brno MotoGP: Pedrosa takes first pole of season

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) continued his dominant form at Brno to take his first pole position start of the season. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) was second fastest at the Czech circuit,...

Brno MotoGP: Terol secures fifth pole of season

Brno MotoGP: Terol secures fifth pole of season

Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) secured his fifth 125GP pole position start of the season at Brno, with Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) qualifying in second and Sandro Cortese (Intact-Racing Team...

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi eager for Monday test

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi eager for Monday test

Valentino Rossi says he’s eager to see what development parts Ducati will roll out for the Italian star to evaluate during a one-day test session at the Brno circuit on Monday. Rossi is awaiting the...

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo frustrated

Brno MotoGP: Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo frustrated

Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo were both left frustrated in Brno today after the 2011 MotoGP world title contenders were blown away by Dani Pedrosa in the first two practice sessions. Repsol Honda...

Brno MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa maintains dominant form

Brno MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa maintains dominant form

The first day of MotoGP action at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic belonged to Dani Pedrosa after the Spaniard dominated both practice sessions today. The Repsol Honda was almost a second...

Brno MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates first practice

Brno MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa dominates first practice

Dani Pedrosa made a fast return to MotoGP action after the short summer break in Brno this morning, the Spaniard dominating the opening free practice session at the Czech Republic track. After Marco...

Weather plays havoc with Dundrod 150

Weather plays havoc with Dundrod 150

Yesterday morning's Ulster GP practice and the afternoon's Dundrod 150 races were thrown into disarray by rain, swirling mist and crashes with the big event of the day, the Dundrod 150 superbike...

Josh Brookes at Brands Hatch

Josh Brookes at Brands Hatch

Josh Brookes on his way to his first victory of 2011 at Brands Hatch.

Father-to-be Casey Stoner could race in Japan

Father-to-be Casey Stoner could race in Japan

Casey Stoner says he's not completely ruled out racing in the re-scheduled Japanese MotoGP round in October. But the Aussie revealed today his much-publicised concerns about the Twin Ring Motegi race...

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi dismisses Honda rumours

Brno MotoGP: Valentino Rossi dismisses Honda rumours

Valentino Rossi has laughed off rumours he’s trying to end his Ducati nightmare by securing a Honda ride next season. And the nine-times world champion also poked fun at Yamaha World Superbike rider...

Brno MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli vows to ignore podium pressure

Brno MotoGP:  Marco Simoncelli vows to ignore podium pressure

Marco Simoncelli has denied the pressure of trying to break his MotoGP podium duck has been a factor in his performances in recent weeks. And the San Carlo Gresini rider is confident he can ignore the...

Rain interrupts Ulster GP practice

Rain interrupts Ulster GP practice

Red flags for crashes in earlier practice sessions, a cow on the track, cows eating haybales and rain contrived to make a mockery of the first day of practice at the Ulster Grand Prix yesterday. And...

Ulster Grand Prix preview

Ulster Grand Prix preview

Irish road racing fans will be hoping that on-form Michael Dunlop can emulate the recent success of fellow countrymen golfer Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke to end the Irish famine of Superbike race...

Mid-Antrim Roadraces

Offers of sympathy go to the organisers, spectators and racers after the much anticipated Mid-Antrim roadraces near Ballymena, Northern Ireland had to be abandoned due to oil and diesel being split around most of the course the night before racing was due to commence. The police and organisers agree that it was malicious and done to ensure no racing could take place, despite the efforts of many to...

Valentino Rossi’s Ducati struggle surprises rivals

Valentino Rossi’s Ducati struggle surprises rivals

MotoGP world championship title contenders Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo have said they are surprised at Valentino Rossi’s failure to be a more competitive force on Ducati’s factory Desmosedici...

LCR Honda looking at 2012 expansion plan

LCR Honda looking at 2012 expansion plan

LCR Honda could expand to a two-rider effort in 2012 by running Andrea Dovizioso and rising German star Stefan Bradl. Lucio Cecchinello is currently working on two separate projects for next season,...

Daniel Murphy crash sequence

Daniel Murphy crash sequence

Pictures of Daniel Murphy crashing out of the Superstock 600 race at Brands Hatch.

BSB Brands Hatch: Hill dominates final race

BSB Brands Hatch: Hill dominates final race

Tommy Hill dominated the final race of the weekend at Brands Hatch with a strong start that enabled the Swan Yamaha rider to take and maintain the lead. Hill held off Samsung Crescent Racing Suzuki's...

BSB Brands Hatch: Byrne takes race two win

BSB Brands Hatch: Byrne takes race two win

HM Plant Honda rider Shane Byrne took the race two win at Brands Hatch this afternoon, having successfully managed to fend off the challenges of Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha), who finished a close second.

BSB Brands Hatch: Brookes claims first win of the season

BSB Brands Hatch: Brookes claims first win of the season

Josh Brookes secured his first win of the season for Relentless Suzuki by TAS at Brands Hatch, benefitting from the variable weather conditions that led to several championship contenders struggling...