November

Doctor John Hinds wins posthumous SPOTY award as HEMS gains momentum

Doctor John Hinds wins posthumous SPOTY award as HEMS gains momentum

Doctor John Hinds, Irish road racing’s ‘flying doctor’ who tragically los this life at the Skerries 100 race in July, has been honoured by the BBC with a posthumous Sports Personality of the Year...

McGuinness and Cummins to remain with Honda Racing for 2016

McGuinness and Cummins to remain with Honda Racing for 2016

23-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness and Manxman Conor Cummins will, as was widely speculated, remain with their Honda Racing squad for the 2016 road-racing season. Making the announcement...

TT winner Hutchinson to race Stock 1000s

TT winner Hutchinson to race Stock 1000s

Isle of Man TT superstar Ian Hutchinson will become a regular face in the MCE British Superbike paddock for 2016, as the new Tyco BMW rider steps up to the National Superstock 1000 class on the bike...

Iddon to join Laverty at Tyco BMW

Iddon to join Laverty at Tyco BMW

Former World Supermoto Championship front-runner Christian Iddon will look to continue his ascendency in the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2016 as he joins Tyco BMW alongside the returning...

Tinmouth looking for bigger and better in 2016

Tinmouth looking for bigger and better in 2016

Jenny Tinmouth says she will be out looking for bigger and better things in the 2016 MCE British Superbike season, after renewing her deal to stay with the Honda Racing squad for another...

O’Halloran back on his feet after Thruxton injury

O’Halloran back on his feet after Thruxton injury

Honda Racing’s Jason O’Halloran is back on his feet after the huge injury suffered by the Australian at Thruxton back in July, when he collided with a touring Howie Mainwaring-Smart during qualifying,...

Linfoot looking to build on highs and lows of 2015

Linfoot looking to build on highs and lows of 2015

Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot says that after a 2015 MCE British Superbike season that saw it’s fair share of highs and lows – in the form of both multiple podium finishes and a broken wrist that saw him...

Kiyonari and Bridewell link up with Bennetts Suzuki

Kiyonari and Bridewell link up with Bennetts Suzuki

Ryuichi Kiyonari will ride a Bennetts Suzuki in next year’s MCE British Superbike championship, as the Japanese rider looks to return to 2014 form after a disastrous 2015 season. He’ll be partnered by...

Honda Racing retain Linfoot, O’Halloran and Tinmouth

Honda Racing retain Linfoot, O’Halloran and Tinmouth

Honda Racing will retain their 2015 MCE British Superbike line-up of Dan Linfoot, Jason O’Halloran and Jenny Tinmouth for the 2016 season, as they look to build on the strong progress made by the trio...

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking the victory by an impressive 50 seconds from World Rally Championship regular Thierry Neuville. Leading by half a minute going...

Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

Despite only riding on the final day of the three day Jerez test Andrea Iannone felt that Ducati made a  positive step in understanding the Michelin tyres. Having completed 67 laps Iannone...

Two-stroke 250GP race set to return to TT course

Two-stroke 250GP race set to return to TT course

2016 will see the return to the Isle of Man TT course of the iconic 205 Grand Prix-spec two-stroke machines, with the launch of a new Lightweight class at August’s Classic TT. The new class, not for...

Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

The 2016 official MotoGP game will take on a new look upon it’s release in June of next year, with a change in focus from covering the season’s action to focusing on the career of Valentino Rossi by...

Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

He may have missed out on his 10th World Championship by a whisker, but Valentino Rossi's brilliance is unquestioned. But is he the greatest racer of all time?  t’s the oldest argument among fans...

Backlund and Reid to join Mossey at Quattro Plant Kawasaki

Backlund and Reid to join Mossey at Quattro Plant Kawasaki

Swedish racer Filip Backlund will join MCE British Superbike 2015 top newcomer Luke Mossey at the Quattro Plant Kawasaki squad for 2016, as the team also expands to British Supersport with the...

Sykes leaves Jerez fastest on busy final day

Sykes leaves Jerez fastest on busy final day

The last day of the final 2015 season group WSBK tests at Jerez saw the top WSB riders lap as fast if not faster than the top GP riders, with Tom Sykes (KRT) posting a 1’39.316 lap that was easily the...

Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

Eugene Laverty underwent surgery this afternoon to plate his left radius after fracturing the bone in a crash yesterday in testing at Jerez. Laverty's primary injury is a fracture of the distal radius...

Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

The final day of the 2015 MotoGP saw Scott Redding set the pace at Jerez with the Pramac rider feeling confident on the Ducati. “Today was good,” said Redding. “We improved the lap time by quite a big...

Guintoli peaking about new Yamaha performance

Guintoli peaking about new Yamaha performance

2014 World Champion Sylvain Guintoli continues to be amazed by the performance of his new Pata Yamaha WSBK machine this early in its development cycle. He said after day one, “I immediately felt the...

Jacobson carries on despite sponsor loss

Jacobson carries on despite sponsor loss

With his WSS future up in the air still after the loss of 2016 sponsorship from his 2015 team, Core” Motorsport Thailand, America’s PJ Jacobsen was carrying on regardless at Jerez, checking out the...

Ten Kate explains VDM medical plan

Ten Kate explains VDM medical plan

After pulling out of the tests at Jerez after only part of day one had been completed, Honda WSBK rider Michael van der Mark will now wee two specialists to examine his problem, according to his team...

Rea back on track and back into the 1’40s

Rea back on track and back into the 1’40s

After one day of rest, having worked on track at Jerez with his KRT squad on Monday and Tuesday, world champion Jonathan Rea was on track again on Thursday. With an all-new 2016 Ninja ZX-10R to still...

Giugliano builds his way back into WSBK

Giugliano builds his way back into WSBK

In making a return to the track after recovery from what was his second vertebrae injury of the 2015 season, Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSBK rider Davide Giugliano has had to ease his way back into action...

Davies evaluates major Ducati test items

Davies evaluates major Ducati test items

Chaz Davies made up for some track time lost to bad weather at Motorland Aragon last week by working through some major component changes on his official Aruba.it Racing Ducati WSBK Panigale vee-twin...

Sykes fastest as track conditions change

Sykes fastest as track conditions change

The fourth day of tests at Jerez for the WSBK riders was the third for the Kawasaki Racing Team riders, but they dominated the time sheets for those running transponders, with Sykes on a 1’40.316 and...

Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

Aspar Ducati has confirmed that Eugene Laverty will have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona to repair a fracture to his left radius. The 29 year old suffered the injury in a fast crash at turn seven during...

Redding feeling good on the Ducati

Redding feeling good on the Ducati

Scott Redding had another positive day on the Pramac Ducati with the Englishman continuing to adapt to the Italian machine. Redding immediately felt more comfortable on the bike in Jerez compared to...

Avoiding mistake with new engine key concern for Pedrosa

Avoiding mistake with new engine key concern for Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa was able to spend more time today focusing on the 2016 Honda engines and determining whether or not they had made an improvement. The aggressive nature of the engine was blamed for the...

Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

The second day of the Jerez test saw Marc Marquez once again top the unofficial times at the Spanish circuit. With teams electing to run without transponders the times have been taken from their...

Marquez: New engine has different power characteristics

Marquez: New engine has different power characteristics

Marc Marquez spent the second day of the Jerez test focusing on the use of the spec electronics and understanding how to get the most from the new software package. " I rode all day with the Magneti...

Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

Eugene Laverty suffered a fracture in his left arm following a crash today during testing at Jerez. Entering turn seven, a fast left hander, Laverty lost the front end of his Aspar Ducati and crashed.

Aprilia Chief Speaks About Last WSBK Chances

Aprilia Chief Speaks About Last WSBK Chances

Romano Albesiano, Aprilia Racing chief, was hard at work at Jerez getting the final version of the 2015 RS-GP vee-four to work with the new control electronics and Michelin tyres, but he took some...

Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

Eugene Laverty used the opening day of the three day MotoGP test to shakedown the Ducati GP14.2 that he'll use in 2016. It had been planned that the Aspar rider would only test Thursday and Friday but...

Lowes ruled out of Jerez test

Lowes ruled out of Jerez test

Alex Lowes has been forced to sit out the remaining two days of the Jerez WSBK test following his crash yesterday afternoon. The Yamaha rider had a heavy crash at turn three that left him with a...

Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

A small crash at the final corner blotted Dani Pedrosa's copy book on the opening day of the Jerez test but overall the Honda rider was pleased with his work. Having missed this year's race at Jerez...

Lowes Fast, Then Crashes

Lowes Fast, Then Crashes

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha) was not running a transponder on his new YZF-R1 machine on his first test day at Jerez but independent sources say he did a 1’40.8 best to make him the quickest rider on day...