2014

GBmoto rebrand to JG Speedfit Kawasaki for 2015 BSB assault

GBmoto rebrand to JG Speedfit Kawasaki for 2015 BSB assault

GBmoto Kawasaki will line up on the grid at the opening round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship under a new name, as the team welcome onboard plumbing supplier JG Speedfit as their new...

2015 WSB calendar revealed

2015 WSB calendar revealed

Dorna have at last revealed the 2015 World Superbike calendar, but with selected rounds confirmed already the rest of the calendar brings no major surprises to next season. The season kicks off as...

Rea makes Kawasaki WSB debut

Rea makes Kawasaki WSB debut

Jonathan Rea kicked off his career as a factory Kawasaki World Superbike rider at the Aragon Motorland circuit in Spain today. Rea who has spent his entire racing career competing on Honda’s made the...

Cal Crutchlow undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Cal Crutchlow undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Cal Crutchlow has undergone successful surgery on his left shoulder after completing his LCR Honda debut in Valencia last week. Crutchlow had an operation last Friday morning at the Alexandra Hospital...

Pol Espargaro not surprised by brother Aleix’s Suzuki pace

Pol Espargaro not surprised by brother Aleix’s Suzuki pace

Former Moto2 world champion Pol Espargaro says he was not surprised to see brother Aleix Espargaro impress on his factory Suzuki debut in Valencia last week. Aleix finished just one second off the...

Easton wins on Macau comeback

Easton wins on Macau comeback

Stuart Easton has won the Macau Grand Prix on his comeback to the Chinese road race. The Scot won by over 14 seconds on the Rapid Solicitors PBM Kawasaki ZX10 from Michael Rutter (Milwaukee Yamaha)...

Easton puts PBM Kawasaki on pole on return to Macau

Easton puts PBM Kawasaki on pole on return to Macau

Stuart Easton celebrated his return to the Macau Grand Prix after a three year absence by snatching pole position on his PBM Kawasaki during the closing stages of Friday morning’s final qualifying...

Hickman and Hamilton out of Macau GP after qualifying crash

Hickman and Hamilton out of Macau GP after qualifying crash

Peter Hickman’s dream of becoming the fastest ever newcomer in all four of the major International road races appears to be over after he crashed out of the opening qualifying session on his Ice...

Rutter on provisional pole for Macau Grand Prix

Rutter on provisional pole for Macau Grand Prix

Eight times Macau Grand Prix winner Michael Rutter is on provisional pole for this year’s race after topping the times in today’s opening qualifying session. Riding the Milwaukee YZF R1 Yamaha that...

Haslam: "There were always options"

Haslam: "There were always options"

Despite having to wait until the vast majority of his WSB rivals had signed contracts for 2015, Leon Haslam is arguably the big winner having inherited the 2014 championship-winning Aprilia RSV4. “I...

Practice and qualifying set to start for the 2014 Macau Grand Prix

Practice and qualifying set to start for the 2014 Macau Grand Prix

2013 Macau Grand Prix winner, Ian Hutchinson will start the defence of his title on Thursday morning as the opening practice session for the 2014 gets under way on the 3.8 mile Guia armoc-lined roads...

Haslam’s waiting game pays with Aprilia WSB ride

Haslam’s waiting game pays with Aprilia WSB ride

After looking like he may miss out on all the plum rides in WSB in 2015, Leon Haslam has been confirmed with the Red Devils Roma Aprilia team, running top-level factory machinery with a revamped...

Loris Baz kicks off MotoGP career in Spain

Loris Baz kicks off MotoGP career in Spain

Loris Baz has put the controvery of his final World Superbike appearance behind him today by making his MotoGP debut in Valencia. Baz has completed his first laps on the Forward Racing Yamaha Open...

Maverick Vinales makes factory Suzuki debut

Maverick Vinales makes factory Suzuki debut

Former Moto3 world champion Maverick Vinales has appeared for the first time on Suzuki’s new factory GSX-RR on a sun drenched start to winter testing at the Valencia track in Spain today. The...

Scott Redding evaluates Honda RC213V in Valencia test

Scott Redding evaluates Honda RC213V in Valencia test

After a year spent struggling to make up for a lack of horsepower on Honda’s production RCV1000R machine, British rider Scott Redding got his first taste of what a true factory MotoGP prototype feels...

Cal Crutchlow starts factory Honda preparations in Valencia

Cal Crutchlow starts factory Honda preparations in Valencia

British rider Cal Crutchlow has made his factory Honda debut on the opening day of 2015 pre-season testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. The 29-year-old, who ended a difficult year at...

Jack Miller starts MotoGP career in first 2015 showdown

Jack Miller starts MotoGP career in first 2015 showdown

Rising Aussie star Jack Miller has started the big challenge of adapting from a 60bhp Moto3 bike to a 260bhp MotoGP bike at the Valencia track in Spain this morning. The 2014 Moto3 world championship...

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez blitzes opposition for win number thirteen

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez blitzes opposition for win number thirteen

Marc Marquez has made it lucky win number thirteen, setting a new record for the premiere class as he cruised to the victory ahead of Valentino Rossi and teammate Dani Pedrosa. Marquez was a slow...

Valencia Moto2: Rabat loses win to Luthi at the line

Valencia Moto2: Rabat loses win to Luthi at the line

Tito Rabat has lost his chance for eight wins in his title-winning year right on the line, after his MarcVDS bike ran out of fuel on the run to the flag. The Spaniard had battled all race long with...

Valencia Moto3: Miller wins the battle but Marquez wins the war

Valencia Moto3: Miller wins the battle but Marquez wins the war

A dominant Moto3 victory in Valencia for Jack Miller proved too little too late, as the Australian star was forced to concede the 2014 title to Spaniard Alex Marquez, to give the Marquez family a...

Valencia Moto2: World champion Rabat on pole – just

Valencia Moto2: World champion Rabat on pole – just

New world champion Tito Rabat will start tomorrow’s final moto2 race of 2015 from pole position, after holding off Frenchman Johann Zarco by only 0.043 to take his eleventh pole of the season. Moto2...

Valencia MotoGP: First Rossi pole in four years!

Valencia MotoGP: First Rossi pole in four years!

Valentino Rossi has taken his first MotoGP pole position in over four years this afternoon, finishing ahead of Andrea Iannone after Marc Marquez crashed out with less than two minutes left on the...

Valencia Moto3: Antonelli takes surprise poll as title fight rages

Valencia Moto3: Antonelli takes surprise poll as title fight rages

Niccolo Antonelli has taken his maiden pole position at Valencia ahead of tomorrow’s final Moto3 race of the season, but behind him the title battle rages on between Jack Miller and Alex...

PBM bid fond farewell to MotoGP

PBM bid fond farewell to MotoGP

Penrith-based racing team Paul Bird Motorsport will race their last Grand prix in this Sunday’s end-of-series MotoGP race at Valencia. Following three years of moderate success in the premier class of...

Dean Harrison remains with Mar-Train Yamaha for 2015

Dean Harrison remains with Mar-Train Yamaha for 2015

The Northern Irish –based Mar-Train Racing team have announced that 25-year-old Dean Harrison will continue to race with them for the 2015season. The Bradford-born racer will become their sole...

Team boss Tommy Hill returns to BSB with Chris Walker and Danny Buchan

Team boss Tommy Hill returns to BSB with Chris Walker and Danny Buchan

Former MCE British Superbike champion Tommy Hill will return to the series next year – but as team manager NOT racer. The 2011 winner will manage the Be Wiser Kawasaki team as they step up from...

Tyco move step closer to BMW deal

Tyco move step closer to BMW deal

Although the Tyco sponsored TAS team's official line on the reported shift from Suzuki to BMW for next season's BSB and roads campaigns remains that it is 'speculation', it has emerged that the domain...

Jonathan Rea joins Sykes at Kawasaki

Jonathan Rea joins Sykes at Kawasaki

As reported by MCN months ago, Jonathan Rea has today confirmed that he will join the Kawasaki Racing Team for 2015, lining up alongside Tom Sykes for an all-British bid for the World Superbike...

World champion Guintoli to Pata Honda for 2015

World champion Guintoli to Pata Honda for 2015

The new World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli will leave his world championship winning Aprilia squad, announcing instead that he will take over from Jonathan Rea at Pata Honda alongside World...

WSB Qatar: Sylvain Guintoli is the 2014 World Superbike champion

WSB Qatar: Sylvain Guintoli is the 2014 World Superbike champion

Sylvain Guintoli has taken the 2014 World Superbike title with an imperious display under the floodlights at Losail. Taking his first ever double victory, the Frenchman controlled the second race from...

WSS Qatar: Van der Mark signs out in style

WSS Qatar: Van der Mark signs out in style

Michael van der Mark has signed off his career in the World Supersport championship in style, taking the win easily in Qatar to complement his world title and maintain a podium record of almost...

Qatar WSB: Title goes down to the wire as Guintoli takes race one

Qatar WSB: Title goes down to the wire as Guintoli takes race one

The 2014 World Superbike championship is set to go down to the wire in the final race of the season, after Sylvain Guintoli took the race one victory to close the gap to Tom Sykes to only three...

WSB Qatar: Guigliano on pole as Sykes gains upper hand

WSB Qatar: Guigliano on pole as Sykes gains upper hand

Davide Guigliano will start tomorrow’s Qatar World Superbike races from P1, setting a phenomenal lap at the end of the Superpole session to become the fastest ever superbike racer around the fast...

WSS Qatar: Cluzel denies van der Mark at the flag for pole

WSS Qatar: Cluzel denies van der Mark at the flag for pole

French MV Agusta rider Jules Cluzel has denied the new World Supersport champion Michael van der Mark of the championship’s inaugural floodlit race, aiding from a tow on the Losail circuit’s long...

WSB Qatar: Sykes eighth after opening Losail salvoes

WSB Qatar: Sykes eighth after opening Losail salvoes

The defending World Champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) had a tough first evening at Losail under the floodlights as he finished only eighth after three free practice sessions that count towards...

WSS Qatar: Champion makes solid early start

WSS Qatar: Champion makes solid early start

Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda) ended his first day under floodlights at Losail with the fastest practice time of all, a 2’02.206. This was already under the lap record pace, if not quite at track...