2014

LCR Honda wanted one more year with Stefan Bradl

LCR Honda wanted one more year with Stefan Bradl

LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello is convinced Stefan Bradl could have become a consistent podium threat in MotoGP if the German had continued on a factory-backed RC213V next season. Cecchinello wanted...

Ducati boss surprised by 2014 results

Ducati boss surprised by 2014 results

Ducati boss Gigi Dall’Igna has admitted he has been surprised at the rapid rate of progress that the factory Desmosedici made under his stewardship in 2014. Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso finished...

Marquez defends Andorra move

Marquez defends Andorra move

Speaking for the first time since he announced his controversial decision to move to Andorra in a press conference at Superprestigio in Barcelona, MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says the decision has...

Marquez takes overall victory in Superprestigio Superfinal

Marquez takes overall victory in Superprestigio Superfinal

Marc Marquez has taken on the best of the American flat track world and won, beating three times AMA Grand National champion Jared Mees to win the overall class at the reintroduced Spanish dirt track...

Winning Evo championship strategy explained

Winning Evo championship strategy explained

In so many ways the Evo class within the overall WSB grid in 2014 was unusual but arguably the thing that most set it apart from other WSB initiatives of the past was its scoring method. Each SBK...

'Evo' name a one shot deal

'Evo' name a one shot deal

In 2014 everybody understood that there would be a significantly different shape to the WSB championship tech rules and regs in 2015.  There was one flaw in the thinking of those who said that...

Stars line up for Superprestigio II

Stars line up for Superprestigio II

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez is set to lead a whole host of stars from every discipline of two wheels this weekend for the second running of the revived Superprestigio in Barcelona. One of...

Hillier stays with Quattro Plant Kawasaki for 2015

Hillier stays with Quattro Plant Kawasaki for 2015

Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier will remain with the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team for the 2015 Isle of Man TT, with factory support for the privateer team as they set out to translate their...

Aprilia boss: Experienced line-up key for 2015

Aprilia boss: Experienced line-up key for 2015

Aprilia boss Romano Albesiano believes it was vitally important for the Italian factory to sign an experienced line-up for its return to MotoGP competition in 2015. Aprilia will field Alvaro Bautista...

True Heroes Racing narrowly miss out on 'Millie' Award

True Heroes Racing narrowly miss out on 'Millie' Award

British championship race team True heroes Racing have narrowly lost out on the ‘Charity of the Year’ Award at the Sun’s Military Awards. The charity, who help injured Service personnel regain a sense...

Andrea Dovizioso surprised by 2014 revival

Andrea Dovizioso surprised by 2014 revival

Andrea Dovizioso says he massively exceeded expectations this year after the Italian clinched an impressive fifth position in the overall MotoGP world standings on Ducati's improved...

Dougie Lampkin takes on the Snow Village

Dougie Lampkin takes on the Snow Village

Deep in the frozen tundra of north western Finland is the Snow Village; a tourist resort consisting of a village of hotels, bars, restaurants and even a chapel, all built from the snow and ice of the...

New WSB rules shaping up well for Suzuki

New WSB rules shaping up well for Suzuki

After strong performances from both Alex Lowes and new signing Randy De Puniet on the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki in recent Jerez testing, team principal Paul Denning has every right to feel positive...

Tech 3 boss: Jack Miller always destined for HRC move

Tech 3 boss: Jack Miller always destined for HRC move

Yamaha never got a sniff of beating Honda to Jack Miller’s signature after it was made clear he favoured a HRC switch for 2015. The teenage Aussie will be fast tracked directly from Moto3 into MotoGP...

Paul Bird MotoGP machinery up for sale

Paul Bird MotoGP machinery up for sale

Fancy owning a unique MotoGP bike that Michael Laverty and Broc Parkes scored world championship points on during the 2014 premier class campaign? Now you have the chance after Cumbrian businessman...

Cristian Gabbarini: Tough to turn down Scott Redding crew chief role

Cristian Gabbarini: Tough to turn down Scott Redding crew chief role

Casey Stoner’s highly regarded ex-crew chief Cristian Gabbarini has admitted it was incredibly tough to tell Scott Redding that he wouldn’t be the British rider’s technical mastermind in the 2015...

Ducati boss: Andrea Dovizioso staying key for future

Ducati boss: Andrea Dovizioso staying key for future

Ducati boss Gigi Dall’Igna has admitted it was essential for the Bologna factory to have persuaded Andrea Dovizioso to sign a new two-year contract. The Italian was the outstanding star for Ducati in...

Halsall team to become official Suzuki BSB effort

Halsall team to become official Suzuki BSB effort

Martin Halsall’s Halsall Racing squad will switch from Kawasaki to Suzuki machinery, taking on the mantle of officially factory supported team for the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship. And...

Gary Johnson gets factory Kawasaki with GBmoto

Gary Johnson gets factory Kawasaki with GBmoto

Double TT winner Gary Johnson will become a factory-supported rider for the 2015 Isle of Man TT, as the Lincolnshireman teams up with MCE British Superbike team JG Speedfit GBmoto. Johnson took his...

Tyco TAS announce ‘change of direction’ for 2015

Tyco TAS announce ‘change of direction’ for 2015

Tyco TAS Racing have all but confirmed their switch to BMW machinery for the 2015 MCE British Superbike and Isle of Man TT campaigns, confirming in a statement that they will part ways with Suzuki...

Yamaha content with two-rider Open class effort

Yamaha content with two-rider Open class effort

Yamaha bosses have denied being disappointed at the lack of interest in its successful Open class YZR-M1 project for 2015. Forward Racing rider Aleix Espargaro dominated the new Open class, which was...

Pramac, Aspar and Forward disappointed to miss out on Scott Redding signing

Pramac, Aspar and Forward disappointed to miss out on Scott Redding signing

Pramac Ducati, Aspar Honda and Forward Yamaha management have spoken of their disappointment at missing out on a potential opportunity to sign British rider Scott Redding for the 2015 MotoGP...

Red Bull recruit the 'Guardians of Dakar'

Red Bull recruit the 'Guardians of Dakar'

In the swampy southern French reigon of Camargue, they don't have cowboys; they have guardians. Tasked with much the same job as their American brethern, these horsemen look after the cattle that...

PBM Kawasaki parts ways with Rapid Solicitors

PBM Kawasaki parts ways with Rapid Solicitors

Reigning MCE British Superbike champions PBM Kawasaki are seeking a new title sponsor for 2015, after long time partner Rapid Solicitors was taken over by local Hull firm Neil Hudgell Solicitors. The...

Rossi takes second at Monza Rally

Rossi takes second at Monza Rally

Valentino Rossi has taken second place in this year’s Monza Rally, finishing only twelve seconds behind former F1 and current WRC driver Robert Kubica. The event, which uses the infamous banked...

Arthur Sissis makes British speedway switch

Arthur Sissis makes British speedway switch

Former Moto3 star Arthur Sissis is back on a bike and aiming for the top — in speedway. The 19-year-old former Red Bull Rookies starlet was ditched by Mahindra Racing this summer after a string of...

Evo champ Salom joins Pedercini

Evo champ Salom joins Pedercini

In 2014 the KRT WSB squad was three riders strong, with Tom Sykes and Loris Baz providing full superbike squad while David Salom was the lone Evo entry. Having won the Evo title with ease, despite an...

EBR continues WSB plan into 2015

EBR continues WSB plan into 2015

Despite a tough Superbike World Championship debut in 2014 the Hero EBR team, using the 1190RX vee-twin, will continue in 2015 with an all-new rider line up and a major change in the back room...

Former champion Plater appointed KTM RC390 Cup ambassador

Former champion Plater appointed KTM RC390 Cup ambassador

Former Isle of Man TT winner and British Supersport champion Steve Plater has been appointed series ambassador and co-ordinator for the new-for-2015 KTM RC390 Cup, the MCE British Superbike...

Guintoli taming a different WSB animal

Guintoli taming a different WSB animal

New WSB champion Sylvain Guintoli has taken the number one plate he earned with Aprilia over to Honda with him and as he undertook his first test on the CBR1000RR he realised straight away he was on a...

Gearlink Kawasaki duo Irwin and Wilson to make 2015 North West 200 debut

Gearlink Kawasaki duo Irwin and Wilson to make 2015 North West 200 debut

The 2015 Vauxhall International North West 200 has been given an early boost with the announcement that Gear Link Kawasaki duo Glenn Irwin and Ben Wilson are to be on the start line at the seaside...

De Puniet quickly up to speed in WSB

De Puniet quickly up to speed in WSB

As Frenchman Loris Baz heads to MotoGP in 2015, his more experienced compatriot Randy De Puniet joins the WSB fight with Suzuki, and has already come out punching. Setting strong dry testing times on...

European Junior Cup to include Women's European Cup for 2015

European Junior Cup to include Women's European Cup for 2015

Honda’s CBR650 powered European junior Cup will gain another element in 2015, with the FIM Women's European Cup set to be incorporated into the age restricted one make series. The series will run...

Harms and Johnson return to BSB with MotoDex

Harms and Johnson return to BSB with MotoDex

The MotoDex Performance BMW team will return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2015 with a decidedly international feeling. The originally German team will have a Dane and an Australian...

Video: Guintoli gets first taste of Honda power at Jerez

Video: Guintoli gets first taste of Honda power at Jerez

World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli  got his first taste of the PATA Honda CBR1000RR he will campaign in 2015 at a rain hit test in Jerez last week. Despite the mixed weather the 32 year...

RST Clothing to become major TT sponsor

RST Clothing to become major TT sponsor

British motorcycle clothing manufacturer RST will replace Dainese as the official safety partner of the Isle of Man TT. The clothing company will also become an official sponsor of the event, with the...