May

Struggling Ben Spies to withdraw from Mugello race?

Struggling Ben Spies to withdraw from Mugello race?

Injury-hit Ben Spies has admitted withdrawing from Sunday’s Italian MotoGP race on Sunday is an option under consideration after he endured a tough return to action in Mugello. The Ignite Ducati rider...

Valentino Rossi anticipating Honda charge

Valentino Rossi anticipating Honda charge

Valentino Rossi expects Honda rivals Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez to pose a bigger threat for the remainder of the Italian MotoGP weekend after Yamaha dominated the opening day of practice in...

Bradley Smith: ‘I was lucky to walk away’

Bradley Smith: ‘I was lucky to walk away’

British rider Bradley Smith admitted he was lucky to emerge from a high speed practice crash in Mugello today with only a nasty wound to his left little finger and a small fracture in his left...

Mugello MotoGP: Crutchlow sets third fastest practice time

Mugello MotoGP: Crutchlow sets third fastest practice time

Cal Crutchlow’s brilliant form in the 2013 MotoGP world championship continued in Mugello when he starred in a Yamaha clean sweep of the top three after today’s two opening practice sessions. The...

Sam Sunderland thrilled with new HRC Dakar deal

Sam Sunderland thrilled with new HRC Dakar deal

Dubai-based Brit Sam Sunderland reckons his new factory HRC deal for the 2014 Dakar is like a ‘dream come true’. Sunderland is part of a five-strong factory HRC effort that will compete in next year’s...

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 6

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 6

Chad's just set his best EVER lap of the TT course, and to say he's buzzing is a bit of an understatement!tt13diary

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Anstey set the pace as Brookes continues to impress

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Anstey set the pace as Brookes continues to impress

At the fourth time of asking, practice for the 2013 Isle of Man TT races went ahead exactly as scheduled and with conditions around the Mountain Course ideal, the lap times soon edged close to the...

Cal Crutchlow threatens to quit Tech 3 over Espargaro deal

Cal Crutchlow threatens to quit Tech 3 over Espargaro deal

Cal Crutchlow’s frustration with Yamaha’s long-running pursuit of Spanish Moto2 rider Pol Espargaro could see him quit the satellite Monster-backed Tech 3 squad at the end of 2013. The British rider...

Ben Spies: ‘I hope the problems are over’

Ben Spies: ‘I hope the problems are over’

Ignite Ducati rider Ben Spies will make his return to MotoGP action in Mugello this weekend hoping that his long-standing injury problems are behind him. The Texan missed the last two races in Jerez...

Dabbsy's TT blog: The first few days

Dabbsy's TT blog: The first few days

Saturday “It was 20 years ago today”, the Beatles’ timeless lyrics seemed appropriate as I weaved through Liverpool to catch the ferry to the Isle of Man for practice week, especially as it was 20...

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 7

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 7

On day seven, John shares some of his frustration with the weather on the Isle of Man.tt13diary

Isle of Man TT: Rain again hinders practice

Isle of Man TT: Rain again hinders practice

For the third day in a row, conditions on the Isle of Man worsened as the hours ticked by and just when Wednesday evening’s practice session was due to commence at 6.20pm, rain in the North of the...

Cyril Despres signs with Yamaha

Cyril Despres signs with Yamaha

Cyril Despres has signed a two year deal with Yamaha to race for them in 2014 and 2015. The Frenchman will take part in the Sardegna Rally, Rally Dos Setoes, Desafio Inca and the Dakar Rally. The five...

Scott Redding: ‘I need to keep pounding the pressure on’

Scott Redding: ‘I need to keep pounding the pressure on’

Scott Redding says it will be vital for him to keep piling the pressure on his Moto2 rivals when his quest to extend his world championship lead continues at the spectacular Mugello track in Italy...

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 5

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 5

Chad fills us in on getting his first proper run out on the 600 now that the Bournemouth Kawasaki team have helped fix his suspension issues - but wet weather has hampered practice another night at...

Isle of Man TT: Tuesday practice cancelled

Isle of Man TT: Tuesday practice cancelled

Tuesday evening’s practice session at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races was cancelled after conditions slowly deteriorated during the late afternoon. The weathermen's prediction of rain to be falling by...

McGuinness tests Mugen Shinden

McGuinness tests Mugen Shinden

John McGuinness tested his new Mugen Shinden electric bike for the first time at Jurby airfield on the Isle of Man today. The 19 times TT winner, who finished second behind Michael Rutter in last...

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 4

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 4

Chad talks us through getting the lightweight bike dyno'ed today before rain cancels practice.tt13diary

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 5

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 5

With practice cancelled thanks to the rain, we catch up with John and his Honda TT Legends teammate Simon Andrews in their new hot tub!tt13diary

Tyco Suzuki rider Yoshinari Matsushita killed during Monday night practice

Tyco Suzuki rider Yoshinari Matsushita killed during Monday night practice

Monday night's practice session at the 2013 Isle of Man TT Races was marred by an accident that sadly claimed the life of Yoshinari Matsushita. The Japanese rider, who had joined the Tyco Suzuki team...

Leon Camier Donington crash

Leon Camier Donington crash

Leon Camier's crash at Donington Park WSB 2013.

Double winner for the grinner!

Double winner for the grinner!

Had a great day out at Donington WSB - met lots of riders but none more friendly than Tom Sykes who, after his double race win, took time out to pose with the wife. Two grinners indeed!

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 3

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 3

After his first run on the 600, Chad talks with Bournemouth Kawasaki crew chief Phil about what he needs to change on the bike.tt13diary

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 4

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 4

As the TT paddock gets drenched in rain and practice tonight looks like it might be cancelled, John catches up with old mate David Knight.tt13diary

Donington Weekend with Leon Haslam

Donington Weekend with Leon Haslam

For Leon Haslam, recovering from an operation undertaken to fix a double-fracture of his lower, left leg – suffered during a wet, practice session at Assen just four weeks ago - in time to race at his...

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 2

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 2

After yesterday's first practice, Chad talks to the guys at Quattro Kawasaki about getting his Chris Walker Race School bike set up for tomorrow's first supersport session.tt13diary

WSB Donington Race Two: Sykes secures first ever double-podium at Donington.

WSB Donington Race Two: Sykes secures first ever double-podium at Donington.

Race two of the European round of the FIM World Superbikes at Donington Park began with Sykes looking to secure his first, ever double-podium and with the locally-based Frenchman, Guintoli looking to...

WSS Donington: Lowes wins by eleven seconds

WSS Donington: Lowes wins by eleven seconds

Sam Lowes stormed to a World Supersport victory at Donington Park with an untouchable 11.1 second lead over second placed, Sofuoglu. In doing so he also beat the lap record of 1’31.094 – set by...

WSB Donington, Race One: Sykes takes home win

WSB Donington, Race One: Sykes takes home win

A faultless ride from Tom Sykes saw him cruise to his second victory of the season at Donington Park for the European round of the FIM World Superbikes. It was a mixed race for the homegrown...

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 3

John McGuinness TT video diary: Day 3

On a sunny Sunday morning after the newcomers practice session, John talks about his first time instructing, as well as getting bored by world champions!tt13diary

TT Practice: Brookes sets fastest ever new comer lap on first night of practice

TT Practice: Brookes sets fastest ever new comer lap on first night of practice

Perfect conditions greeted competitors as the 2013Isle of Man TT Races, powered by Monster Energy, got underway with bright sun, light winds and dry roads all around the 37 and ¾-mile course. As has...

Sykes storms to another superpole at Donington

Sykes storms to another superpole at Donington

Tom Sykes continued his fantastic qualifying run- and added to his growing watch collection - with another Superpole victory here at a sunny Donington park for the European FIM World Superbike...

Video: Chad speaks to James May at the TT

Video: Chad speaks to James May at the TT

With only a few hours left until the first practice session, Chad caught up with TV star James May to hear why he's at the TT and what he thinks of it.tt13diary

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 1

Chad's TT Video Diary: Day 1

Chad talks us through setting up his tyres, talks to Jason Griffiths from Metzeler, and gives us his feedback from his first laps of the Mountain Course!tt13diary

McGuinness Daily Diary: Eight hours to go...

Only eight hours to go for first practice and John talks about getting his family over, some speedway action, and looking forward to a lap of the Mountain course tonight.  

Haga back to WSB

Haga back to WSB

Noriyuki Haga will make a dramatic return to the World Superbike Championship later this year. The 43 time race winner who last rode in the championship in 2011 onboard the PATA Aprilia will ride for...