April

Thursday news from Jerez

Thursday news from Jerez

Thursday at Jerez was a day dominated by memories of last lap battles. Whether it was last laps dices between Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau or Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo at the Spanish...

Joey Dunlop Grandstand at UGP becomes temporary

Joey Dunlop Grandstand at UGP becomes temporary

The Ulster Grand Prix’s iconic Joey Dunlop Grandstand will be replaced from 2015 with a temporary structure, after legislation changes brought about the demolition of the existing fifty year old...

Amor fired up for Tandragee return

Amor fired up for Tandragee return

RigDeluge Road Racing’s Keith Amor is fired up for his return to the Tandragee 100 this weekend after a successful pre-season testing program culminating in the Scotsman taking a double win at his...

Sayle joins former winner Holden for Sidecar TT

Sayle joins former winner Holden for Sidecar TT

Dan Sayle, one of the most successful sidecar passengers in TT history, will return to the iconic race after a year’s absence, jumping into the chair of 2011 race winner John Holden. He replaces...

Hero EBR withdraw from WSB series

Hero EBR withdraw from WSB series

Hero EBR team boss and rider Larry Pegram has confirmed the team’s withdrawal from the World Superbike championship, only days after the bankruptcy of parent manufacturer EBR. Only weeks ago, ahead of...

Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

Update on Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell

The families of Jordy De Jonge and James Puttrell, the two riders seriously hurt in an opening lap crash at the Brands Hatch round of the National Superstock 600 championship, have released further...

Rodrigues returns to Yamaha for 2016 Dakar

Rodrigues returns to Yamaha for 2016 Dakar

Portuguese rider Helder Rodrigues will return to Yamaha for the 2016 Dakar Rally, after signing a deal that will take him away from Honda and back to the manufacturer he won the 2011 FIM Cross Country...

Bayliss to ride AMA Grand National on Ducati Scrambler-inspired bike

Bayliss to ride AMA Grand National on Ducati Scrambler-inspired bike

Troy Bayliss may have retired from the World Superbike paddock for the second time recently, but that doesn’t mean that the former world champion is stepping away form competitive racing. He will...

McFadden to finally make BSB debut with Morello

McFadden to finally make BSB debut with Morello

South African David McFadden will finally make his MCE British Superbike debut this weekend at Oulton Park; but not with the MQ Motorsport squad he was originally set to debut in the series...

Marquez will race at Jerez

Marquez will race at Jerez

Marc Marquez has confirmed that he will ride at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix following a successful examination of his fractured finger today in Barcelona. Marquez fractured his left little...

Pedrosa to remain on the sidelines

Pedrosa to remain on the sidelines

Dani Pedrosa's return to the MotoGP field has been delayed until the French Grand Prix at the earliest with the Spaniard confirming today that he would miss his home round this weekend. Pedrosa...

DTRA Round 1: Tom Neave clinches victory in ‘epic’ final

DTRA Round 1: Tom Neave clinches victory in ‘epic’ final

Round one of the 2015 DTRA (Dirt Track Riders Association) race series kicked off at Leicester Speedway last weekend with sunshine and a well-groomed track providing the perfect start to the season.

Fabrizio stands in for Terol at Imola

Fabrizio stands in for Terol at Imola

Four-time WSB race winner Michel Fabrizio will ride as substitute for the injured Nico Terol (Althea Racing Ducati) at the next round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Imola in Italy. Terol,...

Haslam: I need to change my riding style

Haslam: I need to change my riding style

Red Devils Roma Rider Leon Haslam says that a change in his riding style might be needed, after struggling with tyre issues in both races last weekend at the Assen round of the World Superbike...

Tomac takes third Supercross win in front of huge NYC crowd

Tomac takes third Supercross win in front of huge NYC crowd

Eli Tomac has taken his third AMA Supercross victory of the year in front of a huge 60,000 crowd in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. Only minutes from downtown New York, the huge crowd packed in to see...

Terol out for WSB Imola

Terol out for WSB Imola

Former 125GP champion Nico Terol will miss the next round of the 2015 World Superbike championship at Imola, after doctors confirmed the damage to his right hand sustained at Assen as a...

Finding speed key for Lorenzo

Finding speed key for Lorenzo

After finishing fifth in the opening three races of the season Jorge Lorenzo heads to his home Grand Prix in Jerez knowing that it is crucial for him to get back on the podium at the very least. In...

Redding looks for setup solutions in Spain

Redding looks for setup solutions in Spain

Scott Redding took a step back in Argentina with the Marc VDS rider struggling for grip throughout the weekend. The shine from his progress in Texas, a second row start and consistent pace in practice...

Martin takes double win at Cookstown 100

Martin takes double win at Cookstown 100

Guy Martin has got his 2015 season off to a flying start on the Tyco BMW at the Cookstown 100, taking a double victory in the superbike class.  He won the opening race from Michael Dunlop by only...

Surgery for Marquez after finger fracture

Surgery for Marquez after finger fracture

Marc Marquez needed surgery today after suffering a fractured little finger in his left hand after a Motocross training accident. The reigning world champion was operated on in Spain by Dr Mir in...

No new parts but "full factory support" for Crutchlow

No new parts but "full factory support" for Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow's podium in Argentina looks set to be a springboard for the Englishman. His speed has been impressive all season, he had potential front row pace at each round, but the podium was...

Kent working hard ahead of Jerez

Kent working hard ahead of Jerez

Moto3 championship leader Danny Kent is looking to make it a hat-trick of victories at next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. The Englishman has dominated the last two Grand Prix in North and...

Coma extends title lead with Sealine Rally win

Coma extends title lead with Sealine Rally win

KTM Red Bull Factory Racing’s Marc Coma has extended his lead in the FIM Cross-Country Rally championship by taking the win in Qatar’s Sealine Rally. The six-time world champion held off Joan Barreda...

MV steps it up for Camier

MV steps it up for Camier

After experiencing some serious electronics issues Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) had to ride through in the recent Aragon round, MV Agusta redoubled their efforts with their new Marelli...

Lee Johnston says F13K cancer with charity campaign

Lee Johnston says F13K cancer with charity campaign

Roadracer Lee Johnston has launched a new campaign to raise money for cancer charity Marie Curie, playing on his racing number to say F13K off to cancer. “One of the worst feelings in the world is not...

Brookes blitzes lap record in Oulton test

Brookes blitzes lap record in Oulton test

Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes has blitzed his own lap record of Oulton Park, set last year on the old R1, in this week’s official test at the Cheshire circuit. Finishing the day top of the...

Shiels a surprise pole for Cookstown 100

Shiels a surprise pole for Cookstown 100

BikeBitsNI Kawasaki rider Derek Shiels has unsettled the pecking order after qualifying for the Cookstown 100, sticking his ZX-10R on pole for the feature superbike race ahead of international stars...

Title contenders look forward to Jerez

Title contenders look forward to Jerez

The Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez looks set to be one of the key milestones of the year. Jerez is traditionally the start of the European season and the start of the development phase of the year and...

Rossi off to best start since 2009

Rossi off to best start since 2009

It's six years since Valentino Rossi last led the world championship after three races and the Italian is now a rejuvenated rider and while he is not yet the bookies favourite he has put himself into...

Rea’s WSB lead put in context

Rea’s WSB lead put in context

At 13 rounds long, the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship will run right through until the middle of October and feature 26 individual points scoring races. After eight races there is one...

Calendar reshuffle on the way?

Calendar reshuffle on the way?

In Argentina Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta discussed the potential for new rounds to be added to the MotoGP calendar. Austria is contracted to return to the GP fold for the first time since 1997 with the...

A changing world leads to aggressive action by Dorna

A changing world leads to aggressive action by Dorna

The future of MotoGP looks much secure following confirmation from Carmelo Ezpeleta that from 2017 Dorna will take measures to safeguard the future of the series. Speaking in Argentina he announced...

World Supersport controversy continues to burn

World Supersport controversy continues to burn

The controversy that ended Sunday’s World Supersport race at Assen has continued to burn, with race winner Kenan Sofuoglu and second place finisher Jules Cluzel firing shots at each other after their...

World Superbike adds Vallelunga as ‘back-up’ track

World Superbike adds Vallelunga as ‘back-up’ track

The World Superbike Championship has taken the unprecedented steps of adding the Vallelunga circuit to it’s 2015 and 2016 calendars as a ‘back-up’ track in case of other tracks being unable to host...

Norton to race lightweight TT with MCN

Norton to race lightweight TT with MCN

Not only will Norton compete in the Superbike and Senior class at this year’s Isle of Man TT, but they’ll also be taking on the competitive Lightweight class in partnership with The British Motorcycle...

Classic TT pulses racing for Jefferies and Lupton

Classic TT pulses racing for Jefferies and Lupton

1993 TT winner Nick Jefferies and 2011 Manx GP newcomers B winner Gavin Lupton will line up together for the 2015 Classic TT onboard a pair of Manx Nortons run from an unusual racing workshop! The duo...