2014

Dixon joins Gowland at title winning Smiths Triumph in BSS

Dixon joins Gowland at title winning Smiths Triumph in BSS

2014 British Supersport title contender Graeme Gowland is set to remain with the Smiths Triumph team that took him to third in the title in 2014 for the upcoming season. The Northerner will be joined...

Supersport champion McConnell goes BSB with Smiths

Supersport champion McConnell goes BSB with Smiths

Reigning British Supersport champion Billy McConnell will step up to the MCE British Superbike championship for the 2015 season, but is set to remain with his Smiths of Gloucester team – albeit with a...

Original 1907 TT-winning bike to lead Norton celebration at Classic TT

Original 1907 TT-winning bike to lead Norton celebration at Classic TT

Norton are set to play a key role in the 2015 Isle of Man Classic TT, as the classic racing festival harks back to the golden age of the British manufacturer in the rocker years of the late fifties...

Ducati back to the future in 2015

Ducati back to the future in 2015

In the old days of WSB racing Ducati was not only one of the most dominant manufacturers but also supplied the vast bulk of the privateers on the grid. This was good business for Ducati, with bikes,...

New Pirelli tyres at Jerez

New Pirelli tyres at Jerez

Pirelli two wheel racing boss Giorgio Barbier indicated that there were some new tyres to test for the teams at Jerez, in addition to the regular tyres they the teams must buy for this type of...

Big power shift for Van Der Mark

Big power shift for Van Der Mark

Reigning WSS Champion Michael van der Mark moves up to the WSB class in 2014 for his Pata Honda/ten Kate operated team, and he was out early at Jerez to try out his new bike. No stranger to a...

2014 British champions celebrated at Motorcycle Live

2014 British champions celebrated at Motorcycle Live

All eleven British title winners from 2014 have been celebrated on the main stage at Motorcycle Live, with MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne joined by Supersport winner Billy McConnell and a...

Camier signs for MV Agusta in WSB

Camier signs for MV Agusta in WSB

Leon Camier will be the lone MV Agusta factory rider in the 2015 and 2016 Superbike World Championships after signing a deal with the Italian manufacturer at the EICMA show recently. Camier rode the...

Fabrizio sets out to rebuild his career

Fabrizio sets out to rebuild his career

Michel Fabrizio left the Iron Brain Grillini Kawasaki squad many months ago after a disappointing start to his 2014 year on the privateer Ninja. Since then he has been evaluating his future and has...

Haslam scores big on day one of Jerez test

Haslam scores big on day one of Jerez test

Leon Haslam (Red Devils Aprilia) opened his 2015 test account with the best time of all in setting a 1’43.4 lap, despite not trying for ultimate performance in iffy track conditions after overnight...

Terol finds his feet on 2015 Ducati

Terol finds his feet on 2015 Ducati

New Althea Racing Ducati rider Nico Terol had his first chance to ride the all-new 2015 spec machine delivered to his team by Ducati at the Jerez tests, on Monday 24th, after riding the Evo version at...

HRC fail to tempt Casey Stoner out of retirement

HRC fail to tempt Casey Stoner out of retirement

Honda has failed with an audacious attempt to coax double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner out of retirement. HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto admitted he tentatively asked the Australian about a shock...

Jack Miller braced for shoulder surgery

Jack Miller braced for shoulder surgery

Jack Miller will make a rapid return to Europe after his second MotoGP test outing in Malaysia this week to undergo surgery on his right shoulder. The Aussie will take part in a three-day test at the...

Jack Miller looking forward to second MotoGP test in Sepang

Jack Miller looking forward to second MotoGP test in Sepang

Jack Miller says he is excited to unleash more of the true potential of a MotoGP bike when he makes his second winter testing appearance at the Sepang track in Malaysia later this week. The Australian...

HRC boss: Honda not against Marc Marquez Moto2 wild card idea

HRC boss: Honda not against Marc Marquez Moto2 wild card idea

Honda would not have blocked Marc Marquez from racing in Moto2 and MotoGP on the same day, even if HRC management thought it wasn’t a good idea. After Marquez wrapped up a second MotoGP world title in...

Cal Crutchlow happy to see Brad Binder get factory KTM shot

Cal Crutchlow happy to see Brad Binder get factory KTM shot

British rider Cal Crutchlow reckons one of the bright young talents emerging out of the entry-level Moto3 category is South African rider Brad Binder. Binder enjoyed his breakthrough season in 2014...

Hill’s Be Wiser Kawasaki goes bumblebee-inspired for 2015

Hill’s Be Wiser Kawasaki goes bumblebee-inspired for 2015

Tommy Hill’s Be Wiser Kawasaki team have unveiled their new colours for the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship, running their ZX-10Rs in an unfamiliar colour scheme for the Green Machine. Chris...

Supersport star Mossey joins Mainwaring at Quattro Plant Kawasaki

Supersport star Mossey joins Mainwaring at Quattro Plant Kawasaki

British Supersport front-runner Luke Mossey will join Howie Mainwaring at the Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship. Mossey, who took two wins in the...

Broc Parkes completes Milwaukee Yamaha BSB lineup

Broc Parkes completes Milwaukee Yamaha BSB lineup

Australian Broc Parkes will trade the MotoGP paddock for the MCE British Superbike series in 2015, as he joins the Milwaukee Yamaha squad. Parkes has a long history with the Japanese manufacturer,...

GBmoto launch new colours for 2015 BSB campaign

GBmoto launch new colours for 2015 BSB campaign

GBmoto Kawasaki are set to rebrand for the 2015 MCE British Superbike series, with new title sponsor JG Speedfit coming onboard to give the team an all-new look.   The new sponsor, an...

European Stock 600 champion Metcher joins PR Racing in BSB

European Stock 600 champion Metcher joins PR Racing in BSB

2011 European Superstock 600 champion Jed Metcher has joined PR Racing Kawasaki to compete in the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship. The Australian rode for the team in 2014, joining for the...

Be Wiser Kawasaki to branch out to F1 sidecars

Be Wiser Kawasaki to branch out to F1 sidecars

New MCE British Superbike team Be Wiser Kawasaki, managed by former BSB champion Tommy Hill, is set to expand for its debut season even before launching new bikes, with a merger with top British F1...

Macau GP delegation set to visit North West 200

Macau GP delegation set to visit North West 200

The organisers of the Macau Grand Prix are set to visit the Vauxhall International North West 200 next May. The trip, aimed at building closer co-operation between the two blue riband biking races,...

Byrne and Easton remain with PBM for 2015 BSB season

Byrne and Easton remain with PBM for 2015 BSB season

Defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne will continue his affiliation with Paul Bird for 2015. The first ever four time BSB champion has signed a deal that will see him back on the Rapid...

Marc VDS Racing celebrate record-breaking 2014

Marc VDS Racing celebrate record-breaking 2014

It has taken just four years for the Marc VDS Racing squad to become the undisputed dominant force in the Moto2 world championship. In a phenomenal 2014 campaign, the Belgium-based squad, run by...

Donington Park safety upgrades outlined for British MotoGP

Donington Park safety upgrades outlined for British MotoGP

A full track resurface and new pit lane exit will be part of the winter upgrades that Donington Park will make ahead of the Leicestershire circuit returning to the MotoGP world championship schedule...

Jerry Burgess: MotoGP return ‘not what I want to do’

Jerry Burgess: MotoGP return ‘not what I want to do’

Jerry Burgess says he is too old and too happy in retirement to make a shock return to MotoGP in the future. A year after being unceremoniously dumped by Valentino Rossi, the legendary Aussie chief...

Alvaro Bautista: '2015 will be a test year'

Alvaro Bautista: '2015 will be a test year'

Alvaro Bautista has conceded that 2015 will primarily be a test and development campaign for Aprilia’s new MotoGP project. The Spaniard got his first chance to assess the Noale factory’s new 1000cc...

Guy Martin set to return to the Cemetery Circuit

Guy Martin set to return to the Cemetery Circuit

Guy Martin will return to New Zealand’s Cemetery Circuit for December’s Wanganui road races. The TT racer made his debut at the tight and twisty circuit two years ago, and returns for his third...

Isle of Man TT seeking organiser for 2015

Isle of Man TT seeking organiser for 2015

The Isle of Man TT is seeking a commercial partner to run the famous race for a potential five year deal. The winning tender will provide all the services of race control for not only the two week...

Former 125GP champ Terol tastes Panigale power

Former 125GP champ Terol tastes Panigale power

While the official Ducati team were riding the full 2015 WSB version of the 1199 Panigale R at Motorland Aragon the Althea Racing Ducati team - which now features former 125ccGP champion and three...

British Superbikes to open Motorcycle Live in ‘Day of Champions’

British Superbikes to open Motorcycle Live in ‘Day of Champions’

The MCE British Superbike championship will play an integral part in this year’s Motorcycle Live show at the NEC, with every class’s respective champion set to appear on stage for the opening gala of...

Work to do for Sykes and Rea

Work to do for Sykes and Rea

After two days of testing at Motorland Aragon Tom Sykes and new KRT riding partner Jonathan Rea had tough introductions to the world of 2015 technical regulation changes. The new spec of official...

Marc Marquez would welcome brother Alex as future teammate

Marc Marquez would welcome brother Alex as future teammate

Double MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has said he would welcome younger brother Alex as his future teammate in Honda’s official premier class squad. After clinching the Moto3 title by just...

Ducati clarifies Desmosedici allocation for 2015

Ducati clarifies Desmosedici allocation for 2015

Ducati has clarified the technical status of the six riders it will supply Desmosedici machinery to in the 2015 MotoGP world championship. The Bologna factory will support a third team next year after...

Valentino Rossi reflects on 2014 revival

Valentino Rossi reflects on 2014 revival

Valentino Rossi has spoken about his outstanding revival in 2014 that saw the Italian icon win two races and finish runner-up to dominant Honda rival Marc Marquez in the overall rankings. The...