October

LCR Honda to turn to John Hopkins?

LCR Honda to turn to John Hopkins?

Lucio Cecchinello will turn his attention to John Hopkins, Randy de Puniet or Alvaro Bautista for a 2012 MotoGP ride now that Andrea Dovizioso has opted to sign for Tech 3 Yamaha. Cecchinello had made...

Andrea Dovizioso shuns Honda for Tech 3 Yamaha

Andrea Dovizioso shuns Honda for Tech 3 Yamaha

Andrea Dovizioso has turned down the chance to ride a factory-backed RC213V machine for LCR Honda to agree a deal with Tech 3 Yamaha in 2012. The Italian informed Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal of his...

Brands Hatch BSB: Brookes smashes lap record for pole

Brands Hatch BSB: Brookes smashes lap record for pole

Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider Josh Brookes will start from pole position for this afternoon's race after smashing the lap record with a time of 1:24.111. Brookes, who is still in with a chance of...

FTR to delay Aprilia-powered 1000cc project

FTR to delay Aprilia-powered 1000cc project

British chassis specialists FTR will shelve plans to run an Aprilia RSV4-powered bike in MotoGP next season. The Buckingham-based company had designed a frame around the RSV4 motor and it looked like...

Marc Marquez coy on 2012 MotoGP switch

Marc Marquez coy on 2012 MotoGP switch

Marc Marquez remains coy about whether he will move to MotoGP in 2012 if he wraps up this year’s Moto2 world championship. Marquez seized the lead in the Moto2 title race for the first time this...

Valentino Rossi fit for Phillip Island despite test absence

Valentino Rossi fit for Phillip Island despite test absence

Valentino Rossi will be fit to ride in next weekend’s Australian MotoGP race, despite withdrawing from a vital 1000cc test at the Jerez circuit today with a hand injury. The 32-year-old was due to...

Cooper to race Buildbase BMW at Brands

Cooper to race Buildbase BMW at Brands

Buldbase BMW’s newly crowned National Superstock 1000 Champion Richard Cooper will be competing in both the Superstock and BSB races at this weekend's season finale at Brands Hatch. The...

BSB Showdown: Hill vs Hopkins

BSB Showdown: Hill vs Hopkins

John Hopkins. Tommy Hill. Just eight points separate them at the top of the points table going into the final, three round Showdown of the MCE British Superbikes Championship at Brands Hatch this...

MotoGP bosses keen to secure Paul Bird entry for 2012

MotoGP bosses keen to secure Paul Bird entry for 2012

MotoGP bosses are hoping that British team owner Paul Bird can finalise plans to enter a new team in the inaugural 1000cc world championship next year. Bird is currently trying to put together a...

Ducati appear in state of confusion, says Marco Simoncelli

Ducati appear in state of confusion, says Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli reckons Valentino Rossi and Ducati are in a state of confusion about how to transform the struggling Desmosedici into a consistent podium threat. Rossi has endured a miserable debut...

Josh Hayes to ride Tech 3 Yamaha at Valencia test

Josh Hayes to ride Tech 3 Yamaha at Valencia test

American superbike champion Josh Hayes will test Colin Edwards’ Yamaha YZR-M1 800cc MotoGP bike after the final race in Valencia next month. The 36-year-old will ride the current 800cc machine and...

Light delay caused Motegi jump starts, says Valentino Rossi

Light delay caused Motegi jump starts, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi reckons a delay with the start lights going out at the Twin Ring Motegi caused three riders, including Briton Cal Crutchlow, to jump the start in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. Repsol...

No MotoGP freight issues for Phillip Island race

No MotoGP freight issues for Phillip Island race

MotoGP teams have been assured that their equipment and machinery will arrive at Phillip Island with no problems after being transported from Japan. Rumours circulating the paddock recently suggested...

Motegi MotoGP: Early error frustrates Casey Stoner

Motegi MotoGP: Early error frustrates Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner might have one hand on the 2011 MotoGP world title but a 13th consecutive podium in Japan yesterday did little to disguise the Australian’s disappointment at failing to win the Twin Ring...

Motegi MotoGP: Second not enough for Jorge Lorenzo

Motegi MotoGP: Second not enough for Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo kept his slim world title hopes alive after he finished one place in front of main championship rival Casey Stoner in a gripping Japanese Grand Prix yesterday. But the Spaniard fears his...

Chaz Davies crowned WSS champion

Chaz Davies crowned WSS champion

Chaz Davies was crowned World Supersport champion at Magny Cours on Sunday after a brilliant and accomplished season-long championship campaign. The 24-year-old Brit has proved himself as the...

Andrea Dovizioso nearing 2012 decision

Andrea Dovizioso nearing 2012 decision

Andrea Dovizioso is close to reaching a final decision on whether he will ride for LCR Honda next season or partner Cal Crutchlow in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad. The Italian told MCN his decision...

Motegi MotoGP: Ben Spies fights back for top six

Motegi MotoGP: Ben Spies fights back for top six

Ben Spies mounted a brilliant fightback in yesterday’s Twin Ring Motegi MotoGP clash to claim his ninth successive top six finish in Yamaha’s home race. The Texan’s podium hopes were wrecked after...

Motegi MotoGP: Suzuki misses out on season best result

Motegi MotoGP: Suzuki misses out on season best result

Suzuki’s home race in Japan ended in bitter disappointment after Alvaro Bautista threw away a golden chance to claim a career best MotoGP finish at the Twin Ring Motegi. The Spaniard was pushing in...

Checa takes race two win at Magny-Cours

Checa takes race two win at Magny-Cours

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) continued his dominant form at Magny-Cours to take his fourteenth race win of the season in the second race at the French circuit and round off his championship...

Checa wins first WSB championship with race one victory

Checa wins first WSB championship with race one victory

Carlos Checa (Althea Racing Ducati) won his first WSB Championship with his thirteenth race win of the season in the opening race at Magny-Cours. Having passed Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike...

Motegi 125GP: Zarco takes first GP win

Motegi 125GP: Zarco takes first GP win

Avant-AirAsia-Ajo rider Johann Zarco finally secured his first GP victory with a convincing performance at the Japanese circuit. Zarco started from pole but Terol took the lead,with team mate Hector...

Motegi Moto2: Iannone secures victory in Japan

Motegi Moto2: Iannone secures victory in Japan

Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) made a strong start to take the lead from Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) who started on pole, which then instigated a battle throughout the race for first.

Motegi MotoGP: Pedrosa takes third victory of season

Motegi MotoGP: Pedrosa takes third victory of season

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) secured his third victory of the season at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in an eventful race that saw false starts and many riders venturing into the gravel. The race...

Rea secures pole at Magny Cours

Rea secures pole at Magny Cours

Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) secured pole at Magny Cours with a new track best of 1'34.490. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha WSB Team) qualified in second place, whilst Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) and Leon...

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo shocked to claim front row

Motegi MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo shocked to claim front row

Jorge Lorenzo said he was shocked to qualify in second position on the grid for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix having been outgunned by Honda during practice. The reigning world champion was easily...

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner not surprised at blistering qualifying pace

Motegi MotoGP: Casey Stoner not surprised at blistering qualifying pace

Casey Stoner denied his blistering qualifying pace was a big surprise after he decimated the lap record at the Twin Ring Motegi today. The Australian stormed to his 10th pole position of the campaign...

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi frustrated to miss second row

Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi frustrated to miss second row

Valentino Rossi was left frustrated after the Italian missed equalling his best Ducati qualifying result of a tough 2011 by just 0.256s at the Twin Ring Motegi today. The 32-year-old clocked a best...

Motegi Moto2: Márquez takes closely contested pole

Motegi Moto2: Márquez takes closely contested pole

The Moto2 qualifying session at Motegi saw a battle for pole between Interwetten Paddock Moto2 rider Thomas Lüthi and Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez, with the Spaniard managing to secure...

Motegi 125GP: Zarco takes pole in Japan

Motegi 125GP: Zarco takes pole in Japan

Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) took his third pole position of the season at Motegi, qualifying ahead of Bankia Aspar team mates Héctor Faubel and Nicolas Terol who start from second and third on...

Motegi MotoGP: Stoner secures tenth pole of season

Motegi MotoGP: Stoner secures tenth pole of season

Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda) has secured his tenth pole position start of the season at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan with a time of 1'45.267 - 0.02 seconds faster then Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha...