February

Video: Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico preview

Video: Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico preview

Marking 10 years since the first Red Bull X-Fighters first lit up the nighttime sky above the sold out Monumental Plaza de Toros bullring in Mexico City with 38,000 frenzied fans, the 2015 season...

Rutter and Lougher team up for Paton TT Lightweight

Rutter and Lougher team up for Paton TT Lightweight

TT veterans Michael Rutter and Ian Lougher have teamed up for at attempt at lifting the Lightweight TT crown on Italian café-racer styled Paton machinery. Rutter will ride for Lougher’s team, who...

Webb ends Blazusiak’s SuperEnduro streak

Webb ends Blazusiak’s SuperEnduro streak

American KTM rider Cody Webb has ended Taddy Blazusiak’s four-win streak in the SuperEnduro World Championship, taking victory in Brazil ahead of Manxman David Knight with the Pole in third. The...

Video: Red Bull X-Fighters season preview

Video:  Red Bull X-Fighters season preview

Marking 10 years since the first Red Bull X-Fighters first lit up the nighttime sky above the sold out Monumental Plaza de Toros bullring in Mexico City with 38,000 frenzied fans, the 2015 season...

Smiths Triumph hit back at Gary Johnson after Guy Martin deal

Smiths Triumph hit back at Gary Johnson after Guy Martin deal

Smiths Triumph team boss Rebecca Smith has hit back at the team’s 2014 Isle of Man TT winner Gary Johnson, as a war of words erupts around the team’s decision to recruit Guy Martin in place of his...

Kiyonari set to miss testing as BSB moves to Spain

Kiyonari set to miss testing as BSB moves to Spain

Buildbase BMW rider Ryuichi Kiyonari will miss MCE British Superbike pre-season testing for the second season in a row, after visa problems prevented the Japanese rider from returning to the UK from...

Iannone leaves Sepang impressed with GP15

Iannone leaves Sepang impressed with GP15

Andrea Iannone continues to make progress with the new Ducati GP15 and spent this week adapting to the new bike and adjusting the setup to allow him to get closer to the potential of the new bike. "I...

Canepa set for strong comeback

Canepa set for strong comeback

After a tough and unrewarding 2014 rookie season the Hero EBR bosses back home cleared the decks and started again for 2015, with Larry Pegram’s AMA squad forming the template for the official Hero...

Fast off the WSB Mark

Fast off the WSB Mark

Of the many things to get excited about at the first round of the season the sheer pace and carefree performances of WSB rookie Michael van der Mark on the Pata Honda was a major highlight, if...

Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

Two crashes blighted Pol Espargaro's week in Malaysia but overall the Tech3 rider was pleased with the performance of the bike and some of the lessons learned during the initial three days at...

Guy Martin: His best chance yet?

Guy Martin: His best chance yet?

I began last week reading the headlines that Guy Martin could retire from racing at the end of the 2015 season. This column reflected on Guy’s impact on road racing and how things would be without him...

Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

Dani Pedrosa spent the week working on the Honda engine and having finished the second Sepang test with only the seventh fastest time he dismissed any suggestions that he was struggling for one lap...

Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

Jack Miller's promotion to MotoGP has set tongues wagging up and down the paddock but the rookie is making progress in adapting to the bigger machine and the physical demands that it involves. A long...

Tinmouth helping to inspire women in sport

Tinmouth helping to inspire women in sport

Honda Racing’s newest signing Jenny Tinmouth has joined a group of female sporting icons as part of a BT Sport-sponsored networking event at the Olympic Park’s London Aquatics Centre. The event,...

Yamaha set for WSBK return

Yamaha set for WSBK return

Yamaha are set for a return to the World Superbike stage with their new R1 machine – but will wait until 2016, and instead concentrate on turning the machine into a competitive package at national...

Davies ready for new Thai challenge

Davies ready for new Thai challenge

No sooner than he had scored two brilliant Phillip Island podiums on the official Ducati Panigale last weekend Chaz Davies was asked about his prospects for the next round, to be held at the Chang...

William Dunlop reunites with CD Racing for Yamaha supersport campaign

William Dunlop reunites with CD Racing for Yamaha supersport campaign

William Dunlop will reunite with CD Racing, the team he first tasted four stroke victory with back in 2009, for the 2015 road racing season. The Yamaha-powered deal comes after his Tyco BMW squad’s...

Armoy Road Races announce new title sponsor

Armoy Road Races announce new title sponsor

The Armoy Road Races have announced that Hull-based production and package management company SGS International will become title sponsors for 2015. The announcement comes as the national race looks...

Guintoli pleased with results after difficult Phillip Island

Guintoli pleased with results after difficult Phillip Island

Reigning World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli has left the first round of the 2015 season content with his fifth and seventh at Phillip Island after a difficult opening to his first season as a...

Sepang Michelin test ends in fast crashes for front runners

Sepang Michelin test ends in fast crashes for front runners

The first test of next season’s new MotoGP control Michelin tyres has ended in heavy crashes for many of the factory riders testing the new rubber. Running their bikes with no setup modification from...

Redding left unimpressed by Abraham antics

Redding left unimpressed by Abraham antics

Scott Redding finished the second Sepang test 16th fastest but the Marc VDS rider was pleased to have completed the programme as planned for the week. Redding logged 57 laps today and afterwards...

Video: The toughest race on two wheels?

Video: The toughest race on two wheels?

The Red Bull Hell’s Gate Rally is seen as one of the hardest races on two wheels anywhere in the world. Run in deepest winter through the hills, forests and rivers of Tuscany, it often sees freezing...

Be Wiser Kawasaki prepare for Spain

Be Wiser Kawasaki prepare for Spain

The Be Wiser Kawasaki team of Chris Walker and Danny Buchan are preparing for their first testing abroad, with the duo heading top Spain next week for six days of on-track action to kick start the...

Marquez dominates final day of Sepang testing

Marquez dominates final day of Sepang testing

Marc Marquez has once again dominated the final full day of Sepang testing, completing 73 laps and finishing 0.3 clear of closest rival Jorge Lorenzo. His fastest lap, some 0.3 slower than his...

Martin insists focus remains on winning TT

Martin insists focus remains on winning TT

Tyco BMW rider Guy Martin has reiterated that his focus for this year remains on taking his first win at the TT, further dismissing rumours that he is set to retire at the end of the 2015...

Brookes makes R1 debut at Australian launch

Brookes makes R1 debut at Australian launch

Milwaukee Yamaha rider Josh Brookes has finally made his debut on the brand new R1 he will campaign in the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship. Still in road spec, Brookes joined the official...

Scottish youngster Skinner wins Spanish Moto3 ride

Scottish youngster Skinner wins Spanish Moto3 ride

Scottish youngster Rory Skinner will compete in the Moto3 Junior World Championship in 2015 after winning a coveted ride with British-based team Racing Steps Foundation for an assault on the Spanish...

Canepa aiming for Thai return

Canepa aiming for Thai return

Niccolo Canepa is aiming for a Thailand return to the World Superbike series on a month’s time, after falling out of race one at Phillip Island last weekend and heavily injuring his left foot. The...

Laverty getting comfortable on open Honda

Laverty getting comfortable on open Honda

A late lap saw Eugene Laverty get underneath the 2m02s barrier in Sepang and finish the day within three tenths of his teammate, Nicky Hayden. Laverty came away pleased with his progress on the Open...

Confident Crutchlow sees potential

Confident Crutchlow sees potential

Cal Crutchlow finished the day eighth fastest after a overcoming a brake problem that affected the LCR-Honda rider throughout the day. Crutchlow, who found almost a second compared to yesterday, set...

Chad Reed becomes fifth Supercross winner in eight races

Chad Reed becomes fifth Supercross winner in eight races

Veteran racer and former double champion Chad Reed has become the fifth rider to win from the first eight races of the 2015 FIM Supercross World Championship. The Australian led from flag to flag to...

First WSB top ten for de Puniet despite ‘horrible Sunday’

First WSB top ten for de Puniet despite ‘horrible Sunday’

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki rider Randy de Puniet has described his maiden World Superbike race day as a ‘horrible day,’ after the Frenchman was left badly battered and bruised in a testing crasj only...

Marquez irons out problems to go fastest in Sepang

Marquez irons out problems to go fastest in Sepang

Marc Marquez ironed out the problems on his Repsol Honda that delayed him on day one of the Sepang test to go fastest on the second of the four day event. Suffering from brake issues yesterday, he...

Stolen Lorenzo memorabilia recovered by Spanish police

Stolen Lorenzo memorabilia recovered by Spanish police

Guardia Civilia have arrested a man on the Spanish island of Mallorca after a large collection of Jorge Lorenzo memorabilia was stolen from a collection the double world champion had donated to the...

Burns makes Gearlink Kawasaki debut at Rockingham

Burns makes Gearlink Kawasaki debut at Rockingham

Joe Burns has made his debut for the Gearlink Kawasaki team at Northamptonshire’s Rockingham circuit. The 22 year old will campaign the ZX-10R raced last season by Ben Wilson, who returns to...

Martin to race Smiths Triumph at TT

Martin to race Smiths Triumph at TT

Guy Martin has signed a deal to race a Triumph Daytona 675 for the double British Championship winning team, Smiths Racing at the Isle of Man TT. The Gloucester based team sensationally won on their...