January

Valentino Rossi pictured in Ducati red

Valentino Rossi pictured in Ducati red

Valentino Rossi has made his first official public appearance as a factory Ducati rider in Italy tonight.  Video: Valentino Rossi arrives at Ducati launch The Italian caused a frenzy of flash...

Mallory invests in track improvements

Mallory invests in track improvements

Mallory Park is investing more than £500,000 in circuit improvements this winter, including the complete resurfacing of the track and paddock areas. The 1.39-mile long track will be completely...

Dakar Stage 7 – Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar Stage 7 – Simon Pavey Blog

Simon Pavey is going from strength to strength in the 2011 Dakar after claiming an impressive 48th place on stage seven to escalate himself up the leader board further to 64th overall. He said:...

World braced for Rossi in red

World braced for Rossi in red

Anticipation is building ahead of Valentino Rossi’s first official public appearance for Ducati at the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort in Italy. The nine-times world champion will take part in...

Dakar Stage 7 – Lopez takes first stage win for Aprilia

Dakar Stage 7 – Lopez takes first stage win for Aprilia

Factory Aprilia rider Francisco Lopez claimed his first stage win of the 2011 Dakar to consolidate his third position in the overall standings. The Chilean rider stared the day in sixth position and...

Richards and Gowland back in BSB Evo

Richards and Gowland back in BSB Evo

Glen Richards returns to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship this season after signing a deal with Team WFR to lead their three-rider assault on the Evo title with Honda...

Kneen switches to Kawasaki

Kneen switches to Kawasaki

Manxman Dan Kneen will race a Kawasaki ZX-10R riding for the Marks Bloom Racing Team with the backing of Kawasaki UK. Kneen (23) has quickly established himself as a fast and consistent rider with top...

Dakar stage 6 – Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar stage 6 – Simon Pavey Blog

Pavey secures his best result of the 2011 event to finish the stage 47th in what proved to be the hardest day of the race with multiple crashes, injuries and retirements. He said: “ Today’s stage was...

Dakar stage 6 - Brit Craig Bounds out with dislocated shoulder – Rodrigues wins gruelling stage

Dakar stage 6 - Brit Craig Bounds out with dislocated shoulder – Rodrigues wins gruelling stage

Top Brit Craig Bounds suffered a massive crash after way point four of stage 6 of the Dakar and is currently in hospital with a dislocated shoulder. The 38 year old Yamaha rider was running 42nd...

Dakar Stage 5 – Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar Stage 5 – Simon Pavey Blog

Simon Pavey finished a strong 67th on stage five of the 2011 Dakar to escalate himself up the leader board to 79th overall despite having to overcome fuelling issues at the start of the day. He said:...

Dakar Stage 5 - BMW’s Gonclaves wins stage – Coma in control overall

Dakar Stage 5 - BMW’s Gonclaves wins stage – Coma in control overall

It was a historic day for the BMW Motorrad team who claimed their first Dakar stage victory for ten years thanks to Paulo Gonvalves. The Portuguese rider demonstrated superb navigational skills in...

Dakar Stage 4 - Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar Stage 4 - Simon Pavey Blog

Having overcome a collapsed sub frame on his BMW 450 on stage three and finishing in 136th place, honorary Brit Simon Pavey got his 2011 Dakar back on target during stage four. The day included a...

Nicky Hayden targets 2011 improvement

Nicky Hayden targets 2011 improvement

Nicky Hayden has targeted another major step forward in his factory Ducati career next season after an encouraging return to form in 2010. The American was only denied a top six overall championship...

Kevin Schwantz backs Scott Redding for big MotoGP future

Kevin Schwantz backs Scott Redding for big MotoGP future

Scott Redding has been tipped as a future MotoGP star by American legend Kevin Schwantz. The emerging British talent enhanced his growing reputation in 2010 when he claimed podium finishes in...

Ten Kate confirm two man Supersport team with Hannspree backing

Ten Kate confirm two man Supersport team with Hannspree backing

After looking like they would be forced to quit the World Supersport Championship in 2011 due to a lack of budget, the Dutch Ten Kate Honda squad have confirmed they will run a two man team with...

Dakar Stage 4 – Tight at the top as Coma and Despres go head to head

Dakar Stage 4 – Tight at the top as Coma and Despres go head to head

Just two seconds separated the top two Dakar riders in the world at the end of stage four of the 2011 event. Spaniard Marc Coma beat Cyril Despres over the tough 761KM day, which included 207KM of...

MSV release new Snetterton simulation

MSV release new Snetterton simulation

The redevelopment of Snetterton is underway, with construction of the new 300 circuit expected to be completed in February. Ahead of its launch, MotorSport Vision has released a video simulation of...

Dakar Stage 3 – Coma takes stage victory – Despres leads overall

Dakar Stage 3 – Coma takes stage victory – Despres leads overall

Marc Coma secured his first stage victory of the 2011 Dakar to close within 14 seconds of overall leader Cyril Despres. Coma rode faultlessly throughout the monster 521KM timed special stage and...

Dakar Stage 2 - Simon Pavey Blog

Dakar Stage 2 - Simon Pavey Blog

Honorary Brit overcomes first crash and technical problems to hold 60th overall. "I really enjoyed today even though my result wasn’t the best. I ran out of gas as well because the fuel wasn’t was...

Dakar stage 2 – Despres from Coma – Craig Bounds 42nd overall

Dakar stage 2 – Despres from Coma – Craig Bounds 42nd overall

Frenchman Cyril Despres claimed the stage victory and with it the overall lead of the 2011 Dakar. The factory Redbull KTM rider started the stage first and remained at the front through out 440 KM of...

Dakar Day 2 - Faria heads day two – KTM secure top four places

Dakar Day 2 - Faria heads day two – KTM secure top four places

Portuguese rider Ruben Faria won the first true day of competition of the 2011 Dakar. The factory Redbull KTM man, riding as Cyril Despres team-mate and water carrier, won the stage which included a...

Dakar Day 2 - Faria heads day two – KTM secure top four places

Dakar Day 2 - Faria heads day two – KTM secure top four places

Portuguese rider Ruben Faria won the first true day of competition of the 2011 Dakar. The factory Redbull KTM man, riding as Cyril Despres team-mate and water carrier, won the stage which included a...

Dakar kicks off in style from Buenos Aires

Dakar kicks off in style from Buenos Aires

The 33rd Dakar got under way in Buenos Aires today with a 377KM liaison stage to the first bivouac in Victoria. The 170 bike entrants completed the relatively simple stage but because of the huge...