February

'Spectacular' Marc Marquez thrills Valentino Rossi

'Spectacular' Marc Marquez thrills Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi got a close up view of the future of MotoGP in Sepang today when he chased rookie sensation Marc Marquez for three laps on the final day of testing in Malaysia. Rossi clung onto the...

Cal Crutchlow: ‘I could have been fastest’

Cal Crutchlow: ‘I could have been fastest’

Cal Crutchlow believes slower riders cost him the chance to have a shot at topping the timesheets on the final day of the second MotoGP test at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia...

Pedrosa top of rain-hit Sepang test

Pedrosa top of rain-hit Sepang test

Rain this morning in Sepang saw most of the track action taking place in the afternoon, with Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa fastest of the day with a 2'00.562 lap. With yesterday's fastest man Jorge...

Jorge Lorenzo in dark over Yamaha gearbox plans

Jorge Lorenzo in dark over Yamaha gearbox plans

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo has cast doubt on whether he will get to race a new seamless shift gearbox on Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 in 2013. A new gearbox was high on Lorenzo’s wish list to...

Cal Crutchlow climbs into top three in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow climbs into top three in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow took full advantage of improved track conditions in scorching heat at the Sepang track in Malaysia today to move into the top three on the timesheets. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider...

Valentino Rossi lauds ‘impressive’ Jorge Lorenzo

Valentino Rossi lauds ‘impressive’ Jorge Lorenzo

Valentino Rossi has given a fascinating insight into why he believes current world champion Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 are such a potent combination in the MotoGP world...

Strong Lineup of Newcomers for 2013 Vauxhall North West 200

Strong Lineup of Newcomers for 2013 Vauxhall North West 200

Three-time former British Supersport champion Karl Harris leads a strong line-up of newcomers for this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200. The 32 year old, who has also won a European...

Stuart Easton returns to the North West 200 in 2013

Stuart Easton returns to the North West 200 in 2013

There will be a huge Irish welcome waiting for Scottish rider Stuart Easton when practice begins at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on May 14. Just two years after suffering serious injuries...

Jorge Lorenzo heads second day in Sepang

Jorge Lorenzo heads second day in Sepang

Jorge Lorenzo ended Dani Pedrosa’s golden run in pre-season testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today when the reigning world champion topped the timesheets in hot and humid conditions. Repsol...

Casey Stoner poised for car racing debut in Australia

Casey Stoner poised for car racing debut in Australia

Double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has shown off the Red Bull Racing Australia Holden car he will make his long-awaited V8 Supercars debut in later this week. The former factory Ducati and...

Andrea Dovizioso latest victim of Ducati understeer issue

Andrea Dovizioso latest victim of Ducati understeer issue

After Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi complained incessantly about Ducati’s long-standing understeer issue, it was only a matter of time before new recruit Andrea Dovizioso got a clear...

Electrical problem frustrates Valentino Rossi in Sepang

Electrical problem frustrates Valentino Rossi in Sepang

Valentino Rossi experienced a frustrating start to the second MotoGP test in Sepang today when a technical issue and heavy afternoon rain restricted him to just 25-laps. The Italian was prevented from...

Bradley Smith unhurt in first MotoGP crash

Bradley Smith unhurt in first MotoGP crash

British rider Bradley Smith walked away unhurt from a high speed crash on the opening day of the second Sepang test in Malaysia today. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider had just set a personal best time...

Dani Pedrosa continues winter domination in Sepang

Dani Pedrosa continues winter domination in Sepang

Dani Pedrosa continued his domination of the 2013 winter testing schedule after the Spaniard led the timesheets on a rain-hit opening day of the second Sepang test in Malaysia today. Pedrosa led the...

WSB Phillip Island: Laverty takes race 2 win as Aprilia dominant Down Under

WSB Phillip Island: Laverty takes race 2 win as Aprilia dominant Down Under

Aprilia finished off a weekend of dominance Down Under with Eugene Laverty taking the race two win at Phillip Island from teammate Sylvain Guintoli. Laverty led at the end of the first lap, as he did...

WSS Phillip Island: Sofuoglu storms to opening-round victory

WSS Phillip Island: Sofuoglu storms to opening-round victory

Kenan Sofuoglu stormed to victory in the opening round of the 2013 World Supersport Championship at Phillip Island, steering his Mahi Kawasaki to the win ahead of Brit Sam Lowes. After a race-long...

WSB Phillip Island: Aprilias dominate race one as Guintoli wins

WSB Phillip Island: Aprilias dominate race one as Guintoli wins

Aprilia dominated the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship, with factory riders Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty first and second, and Red Devils Roma Aprilia rider Michael...

WSS Phillip Island: Lowes cruises to pole

WSS Phillip Island: Lowes cruises to pole

Sam Lowes has cruised to his first pole position of 2013 on his Yakhnich Yamaha, with his time from qualifying 1 good enough to ensure that no one could match him in the second session. His blistering...

WSB Phillip Island: Checa answers critics with Superpole victory

Alstare Ducati rider Carlos Checa went some way to answering the critics of the new Panigale superbike by putting it on pole for the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship. The UK riders showed their form earlier in Superpole, with Tom Sykes topping Superpole 1 and Eugene topping SP2, before Laverty eventually finished second to the veteran Spaniard as the best of the Brits.

Scott Redding pleased with progress in Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding pleased with progress in Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding left this week’s weather-hit Jerez Moto2 test full of confidence after an impressive performance in wet and dry conditions. The British rider was third quickest on the only dry day of...

Danny Kent unfazed by Moto2 testing pace

Danny Kent unfazed by Moto2 testing pace

Danny Kent says he’s not worried by a difficult start to the 2013 Moto2 pre-season after illness and bad weather hampered his bid to adapt to the Tech 3 Racing Mistral 610 machine. The first test of...

WSS Phillip Island: Lowes Leads The Lot On Day One

WSS Phillip Island: Lowes Leads The Lot On Day One

British rider Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha) pushed his way to the fastest Supersport time Phillip Island has ever seen in first qualifying, with a 1’32.545 lap that comfortably bettered the...

WSB Phillip Island: Privateer Fabrizio Leads The Early Charge, all Brits running inside top ten

WSB Phillip Island: Privateer Fabrizio Leads The Early Charge, all Brits running inside top ten

Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma Aprilia) underlined the unpredictable nature of SBK racing at Phillip Island by posting the fastest lap of the first qualifying session, a 1’31.31, on his leased...

Danny Webb happy with form in rain-hit Jerez Moto3 test

Danny Webb happy with form in rain-hit Jerez Moto3 test

Danny Webb has declared himself satisfied with his form in both wet and dry conditions at the end of a three-day Moto3 test session in Jerez that was badly disrupted by cold and wet conditions. The...

Ducati still targeting podiums in 2013

Ducati still targeting podiums in 2013

Ducati believe it is not an unrealistic goal to be challenging for the podium in the second half of the 2013 MotoGP world championship, despite a tough start to the winter testing campaign. When...

Tech 3 ponder chassis project for Yamaha lease engine

Tech 3 ponder chassis project for Yamaha lease engine

Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith’s Tech 3 squad is mulling over a new chassis project that could see the French-based outfit join forces with a team leasing Yamaha’s YZR-M1 engine package in...

Lap Phillip Island with Jonathan Rea

Lap Phillip Island with Jonathan Rea

Ahead of the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship this weekend at Phillip Island, a number of top teams have been testing at the Australian circuit. Check out this guide to a fast...

Scott Redding climbs to third in Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding climbs to third in Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding moved into the top three on a dry second day of Moto2 testing action at the Jerez track in Spain today. The Marc VDS Racing rider was fifth quickest in wet conditions yesterday but a...

Maverick Vinales takes charge in Jerez Moto3 test

Maverick Vinales takes charge in Jerez Moto3 test

Maverick Vinales took full advantage of dry conditions on the second day of Moto3 testing in Jerez to top the timesheets ahead of Spanish rivals Alex Rins and Luis Salom. Vinales, who dominated last...

Dorna in talks with BBC over new MotoGP TV deal

Dorna in talks with BBC over new MotoGP TV deal

Talks that could see live coverage of the MotoGP world championship remain on the BBC beyond 2013 are underway. The Beeb’s current five-year deal expires at the end of the this year and Dorna boss...

Scott Redding fifth in weather disrupted Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding fifth in weather disrupted Jerez Moto2 test

Scott Redding’s preparations for an assault on the 2013 Moto2 world championship continued in Jerez today, with the British rider fifth fastest in wet conditions. Redding, who was seventh in last...

Danny Webb fastest in rain-hit start to Jerez Moto3 test

Danny Webb fastest in rain-hit start to Jerez Moto3 test

British rider Danny Webb ended a rain-hit opening day of Moto3 testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain with the fastest time on board the Ambrogio Racing Suter-Honda machine. The Kent rider posted a...

Lowes sets the bar high in final day of testing

Lowes sets the bar high in final day of testing

Sam Lowes picked up where he left off on the opening day of testing to secure top spot at the end of the final day. The Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha rider slashed a massive 0.443 seconds off his day one...

Checa exceeds all expectations by topping time sheets in final test

Checa exceeds all expectations by topping time sheets in final test

Carlos Checa stunned his WSB rivals on the final day of testing at Phillip Island by setting the fastest time onboard his Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale R. His leaderboard topping lap time is the first...

No influx of new engineering expertise at Ducati

No influx of new engineering expertise at Ducati

New Ducati boss Bernhard Gobmeier says the hiring of a host of new engineering expertise will not be implemented to help the Bologna factory’s recovery in the 2013 MotoGP world championship. Gobmeier...

Honda and Yamaha prefer no barrier to Suzuki return

Honda and Yamaha prefer no barrier to Suzuki return

Senior management at Honda and Yamaha are both in agreement that there should be no barrier preventing the potential return of Suzuki’s factory squad in the 2014 MotoGP world championship. Suzuki is...