2011

Colin Edwards makes Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards makes Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards made a low-key debut on the Suter/BMW 1000cc MotoGP bike in Jerez yesterday when he ended the opening day one second slower than Scott Redding’s fastest Moto2 pace. The vastly...

Scott Redding sets Jerez pace after early crash

Scott Redding sets Jerez pace after early crash

Scott Redding bounced back from an early crash during the opening day of Moto2 testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain yesterday to set the fastest pace on board the Kalex frame he has switched to for...

Kyle Ryde for Moto3?

Kyle who? 14-year-old British 125 champion, future british prospect and possibly the next Bradley Smith or Scott Redding. Let's see someone like Paul Bird or Darryl Healey take this talent through the next levels, starting in 2012! Moto3 on an FTR would be a great start - british sponsor, team, bike and rider. Formula One and Italian/Spanish motorcycle federations all have robust...

Tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Tribute to Marco Simoncelli

After the tragic accident in Sepang I was contacted by a large number of people asking if I would be producing a painting of Marco as a tribute to him. My first thought after the event was “I never...

CN Racing link with Ten Kate

CN Racing link with Ten Kate

Ambitious new race team, CN Racing, has signed an agreement to work with Dutch-based Ten Kate Honda for the 2012 season.
 The Hebden Bridge-based team is intent on lifting the 2012 Superstock 1000...

Colin Edwards set for Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards set for Suter/BMW debut

Colin Edwards will get his first chance to understand the performance potential of the new Suter/BMW 1000cc machine when he makes his debut for the Forward Racing squad in Jerez tomorrow...

Laverty and Kirkham with Honda Racing in 2012

Laverty and Kirkham with Honda Racing in 2012

Honda Racing will field Michael Laverty and Jon Kirkham in BSB next year. Laverty finished fourth in BSB this year on a Swan Yamaha but turned down an offer to stay with them to ride for Honda. He...

Bradley Smith excited to assess 2012 Tech 3 bike

Bradley Smith excited to assess 2012 Tech 3 bike

Bradley Smith is looking forward to completing his first laps on the new Tech 3 Moto2 machine tomorrow (Wednesday), as the British rider kicks off his 2012 preparations in Jerez. Bad weather prevented...

British Superbikes to race at Assen in 2012

British Superbikes to race at Assen in 2012

The 2012 MCE Insurance BSB calendar has been announced today (Monday) by series promoters MSVR and will incorporate a round of the championship at Assen, Holland for the first time in the history of...

FTR to debut new Moto3 bike with Maverick Vinales

FTR to debut new Moto3 bike with Maverick Vinales

FTR will give its new Moto3 machine its first serious track test with Spanish sensation Maverick Vinales at the Almeria circuit on Wednesday (November 23). The M311 chassis will be tested with Honda’s...

TAS Racing unveil Tyco Suzuki for Brookes

TAS Racing unveil Tyco Suzuki for Brookes

The TAS Racing Suzuki team unveiled their new blue and white Tyco livery at Motorcycle Live, NEC Birmingham this morning - and announced that Josh Brookes would remain with the team for a second...

Stefan Bradl: “I had to take this chance”

Stefan Bradl: “I had to take this chance”

Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl said the chance to move to MotoGP on a two-year deal with the LCR Honda squad was simply too good to turn down. Bradl’s dream of switching to MotoGP in 2012 appeared...

Remy Gardner to race in Spanish Moto3 with Moriwaki

Remy Gardner to race in Spanish Moto3 with Moriwaki

13-year-old Remy Gardner will race a Moriwaki MD250GP3 (Moriwaki Dream 250cc GP3) in next year’s Spanish CEV Buckler Moto3 national championship.  It will be a 30-year old Gardner/Moriwaki...

Michael Rutter’s record-breaking seventh Macau GP win

Michael Rutter’s record-breaking seventh Macau GP win

Michael Rutter became the most successful rider in Macau Grand Prix history when he clinched a seventh victory on the Chinese street circuit on Sunday. In spite of holding pole position, the...

Hopkins confirmed at Crescent Suzuki for WSB

Hopkins confirmed at Crescent Suzuki for WSB

John Hopkins has re-signed for the Crescent Suzuki Racing team with a new deal that will see him compete in World Superbikes in 2012. The 28 year old American finished runner-up in the British...

Suzuki boss speaks on MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki boss speaks on MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki MotoGP boss Paul Denning has spoken of his disappointment at the Japanese factory’s decision to withdraw from MotoGP until at least the 2014 world championship campaign. Suzuki Motor...

Suzuki confirms MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki confirms MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki has officially announced it has withdrawn from the MotoGP world championship with immediate affect, ending months of speculation about the future of the Japanese factory squad. A short...

Trimby bows out of the Macau Grand Prix

Trimby bows out of the Macau Grand Prix

Macau Grand Prix riders were stunned to receive a personal letter from Mike Trimby on their arrival in the Chinese city informing them that he is quitting as race co-ordinator after 34 years in...

Friday qualifying cancelled in Macau

Friday qualifying cancelled in Macau

Bad weather continued to play havoc with the Macau Grand Prix schedule with Friday morning's qualifying session being cancelled because of rain.  The packed car racing programme of practice and...

Stefan Bradl signs two-year deal with LCR Honda

Stefan Bradl signs two-year deal with LCR Honda

Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl has agreed a two-year deal with the LCR Honda MotoGP squad after impressing during testing at the Valencia circuit last week. Bradl seemed certain to remain in Moto2...

Brake protectors now mandatory in MotoGP

Brake protectors now mandatory in MotoGP

Every machine racing in all three classes in next year’s MotoGP world championship must be fitted with a brake protector to try and prevent accidents similar to the multi-rider pile-up at the first...

Hand injury no influence on title defeat, admits Jorge Lorenzo

Hand injury no influence on title defeat, admits Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo reckons the serious hand injury that forced him to miss the final three races of 2011 didn’t play a key role in him surrendering the MotoGP crown to Honda rival Casey Stoner. Lorenzo...

Macau GP: Rutter fastest in first practice as tropical storm strikes

Macau GP: Rutter fastest in first practice as tropical storm strikes

Michael Rutter used all of his Macau experience to set the fastest lap in the opening practice session for Saturday's race when he will try to win a record seventh Macau Grand Prix on the...

Scott Redding impressed with Kalex chassis

Scott Redding impressed with Kalex chassis

British rider Scott Redding produced an impressive performance on the new Kalex chassis he will race in the 2012 Moto2 world championship at the start of a three-day test in Valencia yesterday. The...

Macau GP Preview

Macau GP Preview

Practice begins at 7.30am this morning (Thursday) for the 45th Macau Grand Prix in China.  Michael Rutter, riding his Riders Ducati in the red, white and blue Team of Paris livery will start as...

Rea and Aoyama working well in Qatar test

Castrol Honda riders Jonathan Rea and new to WSB, Hiroshi Aoyama are mid way through their second day of testing at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The two men have benefited from near perfect testing conditions with 33 degree air temperature and 50 degree track temperature. Grip levels at the circuit are also good due to the amount of rubber on track following the 8 hour Qatar World Endurance race...

Dani Pedrosa pondering fresh shoulder surgery

Dani Pedrosa pondering fresh shoulder surgery

Dani Pedrosa is contemplating whether to have a plate removed from his right collarbone in the near future or delay further surgery until the end of the 2012 MotoGP world championship. The Repsol...

Westmoreland stays at WFR

Westmoreland stays at WFR

James Westmoreland has been confirmed for the Team WFR Honda team for 2012. He joined the team late in the season from Motorpoint Yamaha, James Westmoreland and rode their 2012 development bike in the...

Walker launches road race school

Walker launches road race school

Chris Walker will launch his new road racing school at Motorcycle Live, NEC Birmingham on Saturday. Only two weeks ago the BSB star announced Stalker MX, the motocross practice track he has bought at...

Team WFR sign Alex Lowes

Team WFR sign Alex Lowes

Team WFR Honda has brought Alex Lowes back into their fold alongside 2011 BSB Evo sensation Graeme Gowland and James Westmoreland for the 2012 British Superbike season. Following a brilliant start in...

Lowes back with WFR Honda

Lowes back with WFR Honda

Alex Lowes has returned to Team WFR Honda for 2012 and will line-up in a three-man team alongside Graeme Gowland and James Westmoreland. Lowes had three sensational meetings for the team in BSB Evo at...

Gowland gets second year with Team WFR

Gowland gets second year with Team WFR

BSB Evo sensation Graeme Gowland will get a second season with Team WFR Honda. Gowland was one of the stars of the show in the second half of the 2011 BSB season, bouncing back from a wrist injury to...

Michael Dunlop to race Sidecar TT

Michael Dunlop to race Sidecar TT

Double TT winner Michael Dunlop has announced that he intends to race in both the sidecar and solo classes at the TT next year – in an attempt to become the first winner on both two and three wheels...

More Donington Park race days in 2012

More Donington Park race days in 2012

Donington Park Racing has planning permission approved for 60 race days per annum for the next two years. It is the culmination of six month’s work by the Donington Park team who have been working...

FTR to build chassis for new Gresini 1000cc project

FTR to build chassis for new Gresini 1000cc project

British specialists FTR will design and build the chassis for Fausto Gresini’s new Honda CBR1000RR-powered MotoGP project in 2012. The Italian team owner has chosen the Buckingham company, who have...

Nicky Hayden undergoes successful wrist surgery

Nicky Hayden undergoes successful wrist surgery

Nicky Hayden has undergone successful surgery on the right wrist he broke in two places during a multi-rider collision at the first corner of the final MotoGP race in Valencia earlier this month. The...