July

Conor Cummins' UGP video diary: Riders' briefing

Conor Cummins' UGP video diary: Riders' briefing

Our video diaries are back again! This time, we've got Conor Cummins with us for the Ulster Grand Prix, and despite the rain, we've just caught up with him for the first time.

Hopkins to replace Smrz for remainder of 2015

Hopkins to replace Smrz for remainder of 2015

John Hopkins will replace Jakub Smrz at Moto Rapido Ducati for the remainder of the 2015 MCE British Superbike season. The news comes as expected, after the American made impressive progress with the...

Brookes doubles up at Thruxton

Brookes doubles up at Thruxton

Josh Brookes has extended his lead in the MCE British Superbike championship by backing up his opening race victory at Thruxton by taking the win in the second race of the day. The Australian took the...

Brookes takes race one glory as Ellison breaks wrist

Brookes takes race one glory as Ellison breaks wrist

Josh Brookes has become the new leader of the MCE British Superbike championship, after taking his third race win in a row at Thruxton. The Milwaukee Yamaha rider was able to take the lead early on...

Davies keeps title fight alive with race two win

Davies keeps title fight alive with race two win

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) rode a virtual start-to-finish race to take the race two victory at Sepang. Despite Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) finishing second he was not crowned...

Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

Jacobsen wins first WSS race in Malaysia

Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda) won the 14-lap WSS race from the front at Sepang but had to overcome a last corner attack from Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) to do...

Rea wins, Biaggi podiums in first race thriller

Rea wins, Biaggi podiums in first race thriller

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took his 12th race win of the 2015 season after first Tom Sykes (KRT) and then Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati WSB) led a dramatic 16-lap race at...

Brookes blitzes for Thruxton pole

Brookes blitzes for Thruxton pole

Josh Brookes has blitzed his MCE British Superbike opposition for pole position at Thruxton, taking the top spot by 0.2 from a surprise front row of John Hopkins and Luke Mossey. “I am really happy...

Bradl confirmed at Aprilia

Bradl confirmed at Aprilia

Aprilia confirmed that Stefan Bradl will race for the squad for the rest of the 2015 season. The German was released from his Forward Racing contract yesterday and it was only a matter of time until...

Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

Jacobsen scoops first WSS pole position

As has been the recent norm in WSS racing, the big three - Patrick Jacobsen (Core” Motorsport Thailand Honda), Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse)...

Sykes on Sepang pole

Sykes on Sepang pole

A strong session in Superpole for riders on several types of machinery finally delivered the best starting spot for Sunday’s two 16-lap races to second best Superpole rider ever, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki...

Versatile Ray to make Grand Prix debut

Versatile Ray to make Grand Prix debut

Bradley Ray has raced in Spanish Moto2, British Superstock 600 and British Motostar championships this year and now the former Red Bull Rookies race winner will make his Grand Prix debut as a wildcard...

Hopkins: ‘We’re well on our way to a podium’

Hopkins: ‘We’re well on our way to a podium’

Moto Rapido Ducati rider John Hopkins says that his weekend goal – of retuning to the MCE British Superbike podium – is still well on track for this weekend at Thruxton, after a successful first day...

Canepa facing assault charges after 2013 Mugello crash

Canepa facing assault charges after 2013 Mugello crash

Ducati World Superbike test rider Niccolo Canepa is set to face assault charges in an Italian court in September, after a crash at Mugello in 2013 where he allegedly purposely caused another rider to...

Sykes praises Sepang

Sykes praises Sepang

Tom Sykes (KRT) was one of the few riders who did not go out in the wet second sessions on Friday, but he had no regrets about the decision. “It was a shame to have one session wiped off the...

Biaggi leads Friday dry session

Biaggi leads Friday dry session

Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) belted out a fastest lap of day one in Sepang, leading him riders half his age again, as he did on day one at Misano. But he was not overly optimistic of his race day...

Rea thinking results first, series second

Rea thinking results first, series second

Jonathan Rea could wrap-up the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship at Sepang, but on Friday he was trying to think of the weekend as two races, not the potential highpoint of his career to...

Van der Mark speaks futurism

Van der Mark speaks futurism

According to rumours Pata Honda WSB rookie Michael van der Mark is on his way to MotoGP in 2016, but according to the rider himself – who has a two-year contract with Honda Europe to ride in WSB –...

Davies digs In early

Davies digs In early

After a superb double win for his Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSB team in America last time out Chaz Davies made a good early start at Sepang, second in the dry, even if he hardly went out at all in...

Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

Busy Lowes Continues Laguna Form

A particularly hard-working rider at Sepang was Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) who had done the Laguna WorldSBK round two weekends before, then competed in the Suzuka 8-hour for the first time...

Byrne confident despite slow times

Byrne confident despite slow times

Defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne is relaxed despite finishing the opening day at Thruxton a distant twelfth place. Working on tyre life instead of single lap pace, the four-time...

Brookes tops opening day at Thruxton

Brookes tops opening day at Thruxton

Josh Brookes has topped the opening day of the Thruxton round of the MCE British Superbike Championship, taking the top spot from a surprise performance form John Hopkins on the Moto Rapido Ducati,...

Jenkinson to replace Parkes for Thruxton BSB

Jenkinson to replace Parkes for Thruxton BSB

National Superstock 1000 rider Adam Jenkinson will replace Broc Parkes on the Milwaukee Yamaha for this weekend’s Thruxton MCE British Superbike round. The Australian is struggling with the...

Bradl released by Forward, free to sign elsewhere

Bradl released by Forward, free to sign elsewhere

Stefan Bradl's path to an Aprilia MotoGP ride has been cleared by his release from Forward Racing with the Italian team confirming the news this afternoon. "Forward Racing and Stefan Bradl have...

Elias to replace Abraham at Indy

Elias to replace Abraham at Indy

Toni Elias will deputise for Karel Abraham at next weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix with the Czech rider once again sitting out due to injury. Abraham fractured his toe in Catalunya and the team...

Bradl confirms Aprilia interest

Bradl confirms Aprilia interest

With Forward Racing not taking part in next weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix Stefan Bradl has been confirmed fit to race and is now on the lookout for a new ride. The German, a former Moto2 world...

Biaggi leads after sole dry session in Sepang

Biaggi leads after sole dry session in Sepang

In a proverbial day of two halves a double WorldSBK champion shone as brightly as the Malaysian morning sun to lead the field of 22 riders on the time sheets, the only one that would count, at...

Zanetti leads - then rain decends

Zanetti leads - then rain decends

Lorenzo Zanetti (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) finished on top of the first day time sheets at the Sepang round of the FIM Supersport World Championship with a 2’09.235 lap set in the dry conditions of the...

Biaggi speaks testing future

Biaggi speaks testing future

Regular Aprilia test rider and Sepang wild card Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) spoke at Sepang about his potential future role for Aprilia as a test rider. “Nothing is clear, because the factory...

Mahindra assess customer squad policy

Mahindra assess customer squad policy

Hahindra has had a challenging start to 2015 with Francessco Bagnaia tenth in the standings their leading rider. This year the team took a very different approach to racing and instead of running a...

HRC admit fault for Stoner Suzuka crash

HRC admit fault for Stoner Suzuka crash

Honda Racing Corporation have admitted in the aftermath of last week’s Suzuka 8 Hour that Casey Stoner’s high-speed crash was the fault of a mechanical failure on the MuSASHi RT Fireblade and not the...

Zarco: 65 point advantage is incredible

Zarco: 65 point advantage is incredible

Johann Zarco has enjoyed a superb first half of 2015 and the Frenchman has put himself into a great position to win a first world title having won three races so far. With nine races remaining the Ajo...

Picture story: The Soviet race team Putin would have been proud of... then had killed

Picture story: The Soviet race team Putin would have been proud of... then had killed

This is a picture of Estonian racer Endel Kiisa of the so-called 'Vostok' team (actually the state-sponsored Soviet team – Vostok translates literally as 'East'), at the Austrian Grand Prix of 1965.

Picture story: Honda's oval-pistoned 1979 '0X' NR500

Picture story: Honda's oval-pistoned 1979 '0X' NR500

This is Honda's oval-pistoned 1979 '0X' NR500 engine, with which they would re-enter GP racing after a twelve years hiatus. The oval piston was Honda's solution to the problem of making a 500cc...

Moto3 recap: Round 4 - Spain

Moto3 recap: Round 4 - Spain

Danny Kent won his third race on the bounce but whereas COTA and Argentina were dominant wins he had to claw for it in Jerez. The last lap came down to a classic Jerez fight and Kent came out on...

Moto2 recap: Round 4 - Spain

Moto2 recap: Round 4 - Spain

Jonas Folger claimed his second win of the year by dominating the latter stages of the Spanish Grand Prix. The German took advantage of the fight for second with Tito Rabat and Johann Zarco battling...