July

Clive Ling dies at Chimay in Belgium

Clive Ling dies at Chimay in Belgium

Classic racer Clive Ling has died following an incident at the Chimay Circuit in Belgium. He was 53. Clive was a renowned classic racer, a regular front-runner with the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club...

EWC: Sepang to host 8-hour race from 2019

EWC: Sepang to host 8-hour race from 2019

The Endurance World Championship will be heading to Malaysia, with the news today that the Sepang International Circuit will be joining the 2019-2020 calendar with a planned eight-hour race in...

EWC: Rea‘s new Suzuka lap record ‘mad’

EWC: Rea‘s new Suzuka lap record ‘mad’

Reigning World Superbike Jonathan Rea has admitted that he was surprised to discover that he had not broken but obliterated the Suzuka 8 Hour lap record today, after putting together a strong run in...

EWC: Lowes gearing up for close finish at Suzuka

EWC: Lowes gearing up for close finish at Suzuka

Alex Lowes says he and his Suzuka 8 Hour title-defending Yamaha team are gearing up for a close finish to Sunday’s race, with the Brit making the most of tonight’s night practice to top the session.

EWC: Rea obliterates Suzuka record in qualifying

EWC: Rea obliterates Suzuka record in qualifying

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has obliterated the Suzuka 8 Hour lap record during qualifying for this year’s running of the venerable endurance race, taking nearly a second off MotoGP rider...

EWC: Yamaha only just top opening day at Suzuka

EWC: Yamaha only just top opening day at Suzuka

The reigning Suzuka 8 Hour squad of Alex Lowes, Michael van der Mark and Katsuyuki Nakasuga have topped the opening day of action at the prestigious endurance race, coming home ahead of the Team Green...

EWC: FCC Honda in strong position as title goes down to the wire

EWC: FCC Honda in strong position as title goes down to the wire

The FCC TSR Honda team start this year’s Suzuka 8 Hour in a strong position as they fight for their first world championship, leading French squad GMT94 Yamaha by ten points as they head to Japan for...

EWC: Nakagami expecting a different challenge in Suzuka

EWC: Nakagami expecting a different challenge in Suzuka

MotoGP rider Takaaki Nakagami says he’s expecting a different challenge from last year’s 8 Hour race this year, when he jumps onto the endurance machine not from a Moto2 bike but from his LCR Honda...

EWC: Yamaha’s Suzuka defence ‘won’t be as easy’

EWC: Yamaha’s Suzuka defence ‘won’t be as easy’

Reigning Suzuka 8 Hour champion Alex Lowes says that defending their crown at this year’s prestigious endurance race won’t be as easy as it has been in recent years, thanks to the all-star line-up of...

EWC: Haslam confident in Suzuka chance

EWC: Haslam confident in Suzuka chance

Leon Haslam says he’s going into this year’s Suzuka 8 Hour race more confident than he has in years, as the two-time Suzuka winner links up with reigning World Superbike champion and 2019 WSB teammate...

Roads: Hutchinson withdraws from Ulster GP

Roads: Hutchinson withdraws from Ulster GP

Ian Hutchinson has opted not to compete in this year’s Ulster Grand Prix as he continues to focus on getting back to full fitness. The 16-time TT winner made a remarkable comeback for this year’s...

BSB: Haslam: 'We'll need to be quicker in October!'

BSB: Haslam: 'We'll need to be quicker in October!'

Leon Haslam left Brands Hatch concerned about his lack of pace despite salvaging two rostrum finishes from a circuit he’s struggled at in the past. While the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider extended his...

BSB: Irwin: 'There are more than two people in title fight'

BSB: Irwin: 'There are more than two people in title fight'

Glenn Irwin believes his two second places at Brands Hatch this weekend confirm him as a championship contender despite narrowly missing out on the win to Josh Brookes in both races. Polesitter Irwin...

BSB: Rookie Mackenzie shines at Brands

BSB: Rookie Mackenzie shines at Brands

Bennetts BSB rookie Tarran Mackenzie showcased his potential in the superbike class with strong showing throughout the Brands Hatch weekend. Quick from the off, the youngster was rarely out of the top...

WSB: Haslam confirmed alongside Rea for 2019

WSB: Haslam confirmed alongside Rea for 2019

Leon Haslam will join Jonathan Rea in the factory Kawasaki Racing Team for the 2019 World Superbike Championship season.  Speculation has been circulating about the move since the end of last...

BSB: Byrne recovery takes step forward

BSB: Byrne recovery takes step forward

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has taken a big step forward his recovery after having the ‘halo’ cage he’s been wearing since his crash at Snetterton removed. Byrne broke his neck and back in several places in...

BSB: Dixon: 'If that's a bad day I'll take it'

BSB: Dixon: 'If that's a bad day I'll take it'

Jake Dixon used his head to bring the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki home in two strong fourth places to make the most of a tough weekend at Brands Hatch.  Dixon and the Norfolk-based outfit...

BSB: 'Gutted' Linfoot ruled out for next month

BSB: 'Gutted' Linfoot ruled out for next month

Dan Linfoot has said he is ‘gutted’ to be missing the next two Bennetts British Superbike events after fracturing his wrist in a crash at Brands Hatch this weekend. The Yorkshireman was thought to...

BSB: Brookes bags Brands double

BSB: Brookes bags Brands double

Josh Brookes held off a hard charge from Be Wiser Ducati’s Glenn Irwin to take his first double victory since 2015 in the sixth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands...

BSB: Wrist injury sidelines Linfoot

BSB: Wrist injury sidelines Linfoot

Dan Linfoot will miss the second Bennetts British Superbike race at Brands Hatch after his race one crash. The Honda Racing rider sustained a suspected fractured scaphoid when he highsided out of...

BSB: Brookes holds off Irwin for race one win

BSB: Brookes holds off Irwin for race one win

Josh Brookes took his first victory of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike season in a dramatic opening encounter at Brands Hatch. Starting from the front row, Brookes bolted off the line but it...

BSB: Dixon: 'I had to bite the screen!'

BSB: Dixon: 'I had to bite the screen!'

Jake Dixon has admitted he had to ‘bite the screen’ to bag a front row start for tomorrow’s opening Bennetts British Superbike race at Brands Hatch. The RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki rider has been...

BSB: Brookes: 'We're in a position to fight for the win'

BSB: Brookes: 'We're in a position to fight for the win'

Josh Brookes is confident of taking his first win of the season at Brands Hatch tomorrow after narrowly missing out on pole position this afternoon. The Aussie struggled with quickshifter issues in...

BSB: Irwin denies Brookes pole at Brands

BSB: Irwin denies Brookes pole at Brands

Glenn Irwin will start on pole position for tomorrow’s opening Bennetts British Superbike race after a career-best qualifying. The Be Wiser Ducati rider’s time of 1’24.628 placed him less than a tenth...

Gallery: McAMS Yamaha 20th anniversary livery

Gallery: McAMS Yamaha 20th anniversary livery

The McAMS Yamaha team will run a special livery for tomorrow’s two Bennetts British Superbike races to celebrate 20 years of the YZF-R1. Josh Brookes and Tarran Mackenzie, who were second and third...

BSB: Byrne: 'I've not given up hope'

BSB: Byrne: 'I've not given up hope'

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne made a welcome return to the Bennetts British Superbike paddock today for the first time since the testing crash that has put his career in jeopardy. The six-time champion crashed...

BSB: Irwin: 'I can win this weekend'

BSB: Irwin: 'I can win this weekend'

Glenn Irwin is adamant he can win races at Brands Hatch this weekend after a strong start on Friday. The Be Wiser Ducati rider set the quickest time in FP1, which ended up being the quickest time of...

BSB: Rookie Mackenzie off to strong start

BSB: Rookie Mackenzie off to strong start

Bennetts BSB rookie Tarran Mackenzie impressed on the opening day at Brands Hatch placing third quickest in the day’s only dry session. The former British Supersport Champion has been steadily making...

BSB: Irwin tops rain-interrupted day at Brands

BSB: Irwin tops rain-interrupted day at Brands

Glenn Irwin led the way on a rain-interrupted opening day as the sixth round of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship got underway at Brands Hatch. The Be Wiser Ducati rider placed 0.1...

WSB: Lowes and Van der Mark stick with PATA Yamaha for 2019

WSB: Lowes and Van der Mark stick with PATA Yamaha for 2019

Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark will stay with the PATA Yamaha World Superbike team into the 2019 season. The move comes after significant improvements from the Yamaha squad in 2018 have seen both...

WSB: What next for Tom Sykes?

WSB: What next for Tom Sykes?

Last night it was confirmed that Tom Sykes and Kawasaki would go their separate ways at the end of the 2018 Superbike World Championship after a nine-year partnership. Over the last decade,...

BSB: Yamaha to celebrate 20 years of R1 at Brands BSB

BSB: Yamaha to celebrate 20 years of R1 at Brands BSB

Yamaha UK will celebrate the 20th anniversary milestone of the YZF-R1 on the weekend of the Bennetts British Superbikes Brands Hatch round (20/21/22 July). The weekend will feature various appearances...

BSB: Bridewell back with MotoRapido Ducati

BSB: Bridewell back with MotoRapido Ducati

Tommy Bridewell will return to Bennetts British Superbike action at Brands Hatch this weekend after signing a last-minute deal to join the MotoRapido Ducati team. The Devizes rider was dumped by the...

BSB: Brands Hatch Preview: 'It's now or never'

BSB: Brands Hatch Preview: 'It's now or never'

The 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship resumes with the series reaching its half way point at Brands Hatch this weekend. It’s the second visit to the popular Kent circuit for 2018, but it’s...

Moto2: New Marc VDS deal ends Alex Marquez’s MotoGP hopes

Moto2: New Marc VDS deal ends Alex Marquez’s MotoGP hopes

Alex Marquez has confirmed that he will remain with the Marc VDS team in Moto2 for the 2019 season, ending speculation that the world champion’s brother was aiming for a seat in the premier class for...

MotoGP: Folger to become Yamaha test rider?

MotoGP: Folger to become Yamaha test rider?

MNC’s sources in the MotoGP paddock believe that German rider Jonas Folger could be set to make a more permanent return to the championship next year, stepping in as the head of Yamaha’s new...