September

Silverstone BSB: Lowes does the double

Silverstone BSB: Lowes does the double

Alex Lowes completed a sensational double in the second British Superbike Championship race on Sunday afternoon, in what was, arguably, one of the greatest BSB races ever. With less than a second...

Silverstone BSB: Lowes takes race one win

Silverstone BSB: Lowes takes race one win

Alex Lowes has claimed victory in the opening British Superbike Championship race at Silverstone on Sunday, coming home ahead of Shane Byrne and Michael Laverty. Having qualified on pole position,...

Aragon MotoGP: Pedrosa eases to victory

Aragon MotoGP: Pedrosa eases to victory

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa dominated today's MotoGP race at Aragon to win from Jorge Lorenzo by over six seconds. Lorenzo took the lead from the start, with Pedrosa close behind. Pedrosa passed...

Aragon MotoGP: Espargaro takes home win

Aragon MotoGP: Espargaro takes home win

Kalex rider Pol Espargaro won his home race at Motorland Aragon today after a race long battle with championship leader and fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez. Neither Spaniard wanted to concede the lead...

Aragon MotoGP: Salom takes Moto3 win

Aragon MotoGP: Salom takes Moto3 win

Spaniard Luis Salom has taken his second Moto3 victory of the season and moved in to second place in the championship after Maverick Vinales suffered a tehcnical problem on his out lap and was unable...

Aragon MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow surprised with front row

Aragon MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow surprised with front row

Cal Crutchlow admitted he didn’t expect to challenge for his third successive front row start after he qualified behind dominant Spanish duo Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa at the Motorland Aragon this...

Aragon MotoGP: Third row not a disaster, says Valentino Rossi

Aragon MotoGP: Third row not a disaster, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi brushed off a crash that left him on the third row of the grid at the end of qualifying at a cool and cloudy Motorland Aragon this afternoon. Rossi lost the front-end of his factory...

Aragon MotoGP: Jonathan Rea seeks to slash gap to winner

Aragon MotoGP: Jonathan Rea seeks to slash gap to winner

Jonathan Rea says he is more concerned about slashing the gap between himself and the race winner in Aragon tomorrow than he is about his final position at the end of the 23-lap clash. The British...

Silverstone BSB: Lowes sets pole

Silverstone BSB: Lowes sets pole

WFR Honda rider Alex Lowes will start tomorrow's first BSB race from pole position after seeing off competition from reigning champion Tommy Hill in the final qualifying session. Current championship...

Aragon MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to attack for podium

Aragon MotoGP: Ben Spies vows to attack for podium

Ben Spies has vowed to throw more caution to the wind in tomorrow’s Motorland Aragon race in a bid to score his first podium in the 2012 MotoGP world championship. The Texan admitted taking a cautious...

Aragon MotoGP: Corsi secures Moto2 pole

Aragon MotoGP: Corsi secures Moto2 pole

Ioda Racing rider Simonce Corsi has secured the first Moto2 pole position of his career. Corsi stole pole position from Spanish rider Pol Espargaro in the dying moments of the session. Italian Andrea...

Aragon MotoGP: Lorenzo snatches pole from Pedrosa

Aragon MotoGP: Lorenzo snatches pole from Pedrosa

MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo will start tomorrow's race at the Motorland Aragon circuit from pole position after knocking Dani Pedrosa off pole position at the end of the session. Pedrosa...

Aragon MotoGP: Folger on pole position

Aragon MotoGP: Folger on pole position

Aspar rider Jonas Folger will start from pole position for tomorrow's Moto3 race at Aragon after setting a fastest lap of 2'01.715 incool conditions during qualifying. It will be the German's first...

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi not worried by slow start

Aragon MotoGP: Valentino Rossi not worried by slow start

Valentino Rossi was surprisingly off the pace in wet conditions at the Motorland Aragon track in Spain today after he finished a rain-hit opening day of practice in eighth place. Rossi and Ducati’s...

Aragon MotoGP: Misano crash damage slows Cal Crutchlow

Aragon MotoGP: Misano crash damage slows Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow believes he could have finished inside the top three at the end of a rain-hit opening practice day at the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider sat out this...

Aragon MotoGP: Rain a pain for Jonathan Rea

Aragon MotoGP: Rain a pain for Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea encountered more cruel luck in Aragon today as bad weather once again severely disrupted preparations for his second MotoGP appearance for Repsol Honda. The British rider didn’t complete...

Aragon MotoGP: Spies ends wet first day on top

Aragon MotoGP: Spies ends wet first day on top

Ben Spies topped the timesheets during a wet free practice two at Aragaon today, after the first session was run in part-wet conditions. Spies set a fastest time of 2'00.219 to knock Factory Honda...

MotoGP edging closer to controlled ECU

MotoGP edging closer to controlled ECU

Plans for MotoGP to switch to a controlled engine management system in 2014 have taken a big step closer today after it was confirmed that Magneti Marelli will make an ECU available to all teams from...

Jerry Burgess: Aragon better test of Ducati progress

Jerry Burgess: Aragon better test of Ducati progress

Ducati will be able to get a clearer understanding of whether recent chassis and swingarm improvements to its factory Desmosedici machine are a big step forward after this weekend’s Motorland Aragon...

Provisional 2013 WSB calendar unveiled

The 15 round 2013 WSB calendar is set to be confirmed on Friday, but below is a sneak preview of what it might look like. For over five years WSB bosses have been aiming to grow the series to 15 rounds and in 2013 they look like they have achieved their goal with races in America, Australia, India and Russia. But remember this is only provisional so don't go booking any flights or hotels just...

Ben Spies right to delay World Superbike return

Ben Spies right to delay World Superbike return

Ben Spies was right to shun the opportunity to move back to World Superbikes to try and fulfil his potential in the MotoGP world championship. The Texan seemed certain to be leaving MotoGP after he...

Bradley Smith urged to study Stefan Bradl’s MotoGP switch

Bradley Smith urged to study Stefan Bradl’s MotoGP switch

Bradley Smith should closely study the approach taken by German Stefan Bradl in 2012 to help him become an instant success in MotoGP next season. Bradl has been the revelation of this season having...

John McPhee gets big Moto3 chance

John McPhee gets big Moto3 chance

Scottish rider John McPhee has been handed a dream chance to showcase his potential on the world stage after landing a Moto3 ride for the final five races of the 2012 world championship. McPhee will...

Byrne and Brookes share BSB honours at Assen

Byrne and Brookes share BSB honours at Assen

Josh Brookes leads the MCE British Superbike Championship by two points from Shane Byrne after two epic races at Assen, Holland. Byrne claimed an historic first Assen race win this morning on his...

Portimao WSB: Laverty wins from Rea and Biaggi

Eugene Laverty celebrated his first victory since joining Aprilia with a classy performance onboard  his RSV4. The 25 year old Irishman made the break at the front and controlled the race, soaking up intense pressure from Honda man Jonathan Rea on the final lap. Laverty said: “It feels really good to finally get the win and get the monkey off my back. Portimao is almost like a home race...

Portimao WSS: Cluzel wins race, Sofuoglu crowned world champion

Frenchman Jules Cluzel did everything he possibly could to keep his title hopes alive by winning the Portimao race, but the day ultimately belonged to Kenan Sofuoglu who by finishing second and secured his third World Supersport crown of his illustrious career. Sofuoglu said: “I knew I only had to finish fourth even if Cluzel won the race, but on the last two laps I realised I could at least...

Portimao-WSB: Sykes wins race one to close to within 14.5points of championship lead

Tom Sykes secured a brilliant race one win after a tense battle with Carlos Checa at Portimao today. The factory Kawasaki rider dominated the restarted race to secure his third win of the year and move to second in the overall championship standings. He said: “In the restarted race I had a much better set-up and I could feel what the tyres were doing. I was managing the tyre from the start of the...

Portimao WSB: Sykes storms to Superpole number eight

Tom Sykes secured anther brilliant Superpole victory – his eighth of 2012. Onboard his factory Kawasaki Sykes also set a new best lap of the Portimao circuit with a stunning lap time using a rear qualifying tyre of 1’41.415. Second place went to a hard riding Carlos Checa onboard his Althea Ducati. The Spanish rider was clearly pushing the limits of his bike and tyres but was rewarded with a front...

Lowes takes Assen pole

Alex Lowes claimed an historic pole position this afternoon in preparation for Sunday’s first-ever Assen MCE Insurance British Superbike round. Tomorrow’s two races form the first of the three-round, seven-race Showdown to decide this year’s title and Team WFR Honda rider Lowes is looking to close the 33 points gap on defending champion Tommy Hill. Lowes said: “I knew my way around the Assen...

Biaggi pushes his way to the top of second qualifying

A late charge by championship leader Max Biaggi in the dying minutes of second qualifying saw him move to the top of the time sheets onboard his factory Aprilia. He was followed him by in form Brit Tom Sykes who also left it to the final minutes of the session to move up the leader board. The two men knocked BMW riders Marco Melandri and Leon Haslam off the top spot with factory Aprilia man Eugene...

Assen BSB: Lowes sets pace

Assen BSB: Lowes sets pace

Alex Lowes set the pace in Free Practice 2 this afternoon (Friday) at Assen ahead of Sunday’s opening round of the three-round Showdown which will decide the outcome of this year’s MCE British...

Portimao WSS: Lowes heads first day in Portugal

Portimao WSS: Lowes heads first day in Portugal

Sam Lowes started as he means to go on by setting the fastest time in the first qualifying session at Portimao today. The 21-year-old Bogdanka PTR Honda rider secured provisional pole position ahead...

Kevin Schwantz plays down 2014 Suzuki MotoGP link

Kevin Schwantz plays down 2014 Suzuki MotoGP link

Kevin Schwantz has played down rumours that he will spearhead Suzuki’s planned return to the MotoGP world championship in 2014. Rumours linking the Texan legend with running Suzuki’s new 1000cc...

Silverstone gets September date on 2013 MotoGP calendar

Silverstone gets September date on 2013 MotoGP calendar

The 2013 British Grand Prix will feature much later on the schedule after the Silverstone race was moved to a September date on the provisional calendar. Next year’s race is due to take place on...

Daley Mathison at the Gold Cup

Daley Mathison at the Gold Cup

It was in at the deep end for 21-year-old Murton road racer Daley Mathison last weekend having sat out the majority of the 2012 season due to financial restrictions he was aiming to end the year on a...

Win tickets to Magny-Cours WSB finale!

Win tickets to Magny-Cours WSB finale!

MCN has teamed up with the French Magny-Cours circuit to offer a pair of tickets to the World Superbike season finale on the weekend of October 6-7. Beyond the massive British contingent including the...