January

Scott Redding: No reunion option with old crew chief for 2015

Scott Redding: No reunion option with old crew chief for 2015

Scott Redding wasn't given the opportunity to be reunited with former Moto2 crew chief Pete Benson when he returned to Marc VDS Racing to ride a factory Honda RC213V in MotoGP in 2015. The...

Yamaha boss: Best of Bradley Smith still to come

Yamaha boss: Best of Bradley Smith still to come

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis doesn’t believe Bradley Smith has demonstrated his full potential in MotoGP, as the British rider prepares for a crucial third season in the premier class world...

No action yet at Aragon WSB test

No action yet at Aragon WSB test

With track temperatures in single figures and a damp track surface lingering after overnight rain 12.30pm came and went without any track action at Motorland Aragon, where KRT, Grillini Kawasaki,...

Dry and wet for Pata Honda tests

Dry and wet for Pata Honda tests

The official Pata Honda WSB duo of Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark found both dry and wet weather conditions at Portimao over their three-day opening test session of 2015, with wet winning...

Dakar stage 13 – Coma secures victory number five

Dakar stage 13 – Coma secures victory number five

Factory Red Bull KTM rider Marc Coma has won the 2015 Dakar in Buenos Aires today. The 38 year old Spaniard who has been leading the race since stage eight after main rival Joan Barreda hit mechanical...

Dakar Stage 12: Rookie Toby Price wins stage, Coma in overall control

Dakar Stage 12: Rookie Toby Price wins stage, Coma in overall control

Australian Toby Price continued to stun the Dakar world by taking victory in the penultimate stage of the Dakar to consolidate his third position in the overall standings. The 2015 event is Price’s...

Van der Mark laps Portimao in wet and dry

Van der Mark laps Portimao in wet and dry

The Pata Honda WSB squad has been the first major team out of the starting blocks in pre-season testing, with WSS champion Michael van der Mark and WSB champion Sylvain Guintoli starting to lap...

Official Phillip Island test schedule announced

Official Phillip Island test schedule announced

The massed ranks of WSB and WSS riders will get the first chance to face absolutely all of their rivals during the first official test sessions of the 2015 season, which will be held just a few days...

KRT now sponsored by Monster

KRT now sponsored by Monster

The official Kawasaki Racing Team WSB squad will add Monster to their list of sponsors for 2015 in a move that can be seen as a positive initiative for the Superbike series in general. The new...

LCR boss confident Cal Crutchlow will be podium challenger

LCR boss confident Cal Crutchlow will be podium challenger

LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello says he is no doubt that Cal Crutchlow can establish himself as a podium force again in MotoGP after a tough experience at Ducati in 2014. Crutchlow struggled for...

Brazilian Lo Turco to remain in BSB

Brazilian Lo Turco to remain in BSB

Brazilian rider Rhalf Lo Turco will remain in the MCE British Superbike Championship for his second season, with the former Triumph Triple Cup champion being supported by Brazilian motorcycle...

Pavey Dakar Diary – Day 10

Pavey Dakar Diary – Day 10

A very late start time of 14.07 on stage 10 of the 2015 Dakar Rally pitched Team SP FiFTYONE riders Simon and Llewelyn Pavey out in the Argentinian elements on an already technically demanding course.

Michael Dunlop: The waiting is finally over

Michael Dunlop: The waiting is finally over

The annual winter event of wondering what 11 times TT winner Michael Dunlop will be riding in the new season has been brought to a close with the announcement from Germany on Thursday that he will...

Dakar stage 11 – Coma homes in on Dakar number five

Dakar stage 11 – Coma homes in on Dakar number five

Factory KTM rider Marc Coma took a step closer to securing Dakar win number five with another solid day's work on stage 11 of the 2015 event. The 38-year-old Spaniard initially lost time to his...

Michael Dunlop to ride new R1 Yamaha in 2015

Michael Dunlop to ride new R1 Yamaha in 2015

11 times TT winner Michael Dunlop will race the new Yamaha YZF R1 superbike in 2015. The 25 year old has just announced that he has agreed terms to ride the all new Japanese superbike on the roads...

Forward Racing abandons chassis project

Forward Racing abandons chassis project

Forward Racing has decided to abandon its self-built MotoGP chassis project for the 2015 world championship campaign. The Italian-based squad had initially intended to continue developing its own...

Honda boss surprised by Alex Marquez progress

Honda boss surprised by Alex Marquez progress

Honda boss Shuhei Nakamoto has admitted he did not envisage the level of progress made by new Moto3 world champion Alex Marquez during the 2014 campaign. The younger brother of dominant MotoGP world...

Tech guru Smart talks new WSB rules

Tech guru Smart talks new WSB rules

The final 2015 technical regulations that will take WSB into a more stock-based era from now on were ratified shortly before Christmas but the vast majority of the new limitations were already agreed...

Dakar stage 10 – Barreda takes third stage win, Coma extends lead

Dakar stage 10 – Barreda takes third stage win, Coma extends lead

HRC rider Joan Barreda may be out of contention for the overall Dakar victory after losing over three hours with technical issues on Tuesday, but he remains in stunning form having won stage ten of...

Casey Stoner agrees new HRC testing deal

Casey Stoner agrees new HRC testing deal

Double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will make two testing appearances for HRC in 2015. HRC confirmed today that the Australian’s first test on the factory RC213V this year will come at the...

New Ducati GP15 debut delayed

New Ducati GP15 debut delayed

Ducati’s all-new GP15 Desmosedici machine will not be ready for Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone to assess when the MotoGP pre-season resumes at the Sepang track in Malaysia next month. In a...

Cal Crutchlow: Three-year HRC deal ‘fantastic’ for Jack Miller

Cal Crutchlow: Three-year HRC deal ‘fantastic’ for Jack Miller

Cal Crutchlow reckons Jack Miller’s three-year Honda MotoGP deal is a dream scenario for the teenage Aussie. Miller has signed an unprecedented three-year deal direct with HRC after Honda took the big...

Dakar stage 9: Video highlights

Dakar stage 9: Video highlights

After their disastrous stage 8 of the 2015 Dakar where long time race leader Joan Barreda saw his hope of victory end, the HRC team have hit back in style winning the stage and securing four of the...

Pavey Dakar Diary: day 9

Pavey Dakar Diary: day 9

With not one but two Paveys in Dakar this year, as veteran campaigner Simon is joined by son Llewelyn, the pair still has a hard battle ahead of them to complete the arduous 9295km race across South...

Suzuki using 2014 electronics for first two WSB rounds

Suzuki using 2014 electronics for first two WSB rounds

The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki WSB team will take advantage of a dispensation in the 2015 technical rules to run their 2014-style Motec ECU at the first two rounds of the new season. This will give them...

Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki return with three-man BSB squad

Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki return with three-man BSB squad

Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki will return to the MCE BritishSuperbike championship in 2015 after their successful move up to the seriesform supersport in 2014. Richard Cooper, now a four-year veteran with...

Dakar stage 9: Honda fight back to close gap on Coma

Dakar stage 9: Honda fight back to close gap on Coma

After their disastrous stage 8 of the 2015 Dakar where long time race leader Joan Barreda saw his hope of victory end, the HRC team have hit back in style winning the stage and securing four of the...

Dakar stage 8: Video highlights

Dakar stage 8: Video highlights

Having gone from racing in 50 degree temperatures just a few days ago, the Dakar riders had to endure freezing temperatures on stage eight of the race. Ran at an altitude approaching 4000m on the...

Bautista backs Redding to challenge top four on factory Honda

 Bautista backs Redding to challenge top four on factory Honda

Scott Redding can establish himself as a consistent podium threat in MotoGP after clinching a dream factory Honda deal for the 2015 world championship. That’s the view of Redding’s former Gresini...

Pavey Dakar Diary: day 8

Pavey Dakar Diary: day 8

With not one but two Paveys in Dakar this year, as veteran campaigner Simon is joined by son Llewelyn, the pair still has a hard battle ahead of them to complete the arduous 9295km race across South...

Dakar stage 8: Brutal marathon stage throws Dakar leader board wide open

Dakar stage 8: Brutal marathon stage throws Dakar leader board wide open

Having gone from racing in 50 degree temperatures just a few days ago, the Dakar riders had to endure freezing temperatures on stage eight of the race. Ran at an altitude approaching 4000m on the...

Honda retain world champion line-up for endurance campaign

Honda retain world champion line-up for endurance campaign

Honda Racing will retain their line-up of three former Endurance World Champions for the 2015 campaign, as they set out to make up for 2014’s disappointing season by adding to their title tally. The...

Gresini: Aprilia needs time to challenge in MotoGP

Gresini: Aprilia needs time to challenge in MotoGP

Fausto Gresini has admitted Aprilia will need time to establish itself as a major force in the MotoGP world championship. The Italian manufacturer will take on the likes of Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and...

Pavey Dakar Diary: day 7

Pavey Dakar Diary: day 7

With not one but two Paveys in Dakar this year, as veteran campaigner Simon is joined by son Llewelyn, the pair still has a hard battle ahead of them to complete the arduous 9295km race across South...

Tomac upsets the odds with Phoenix Supercross win

Tomac upsets the odds with Phoenix Supercross win

Satellite Honda rider Eli Tomac has upset the odds by taking the win in the second round of the Supercross World Championship, holding off last time winner Ken Roczen for the victory and factory KTM...

Dakar stage 7: Video highlights

Dakar stage 7: Video highlights

Four time Dakar winner Marc Coma lived up to his word of attacking in the second half of the rally, finishing the stage seven in second place and more significantly halving the overall deficit to...