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MotoGP: Crutchlow suffers badly broken ankle in practice fall

MotoGP: Crutchlow suffers badly broken ankle in practice fall

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow has suffered a badly broken ight ankle after falling in the final minutes of free practice two at the Australian Grand Prix. The Brit suffered a high speed fall at...

WSB: Laverty leads the way in Qatar

WSB: Laverty leads the way in Qatar

An unemployed Eugene Laverty led the way as the final round of the 2018 Superbike World Championship got underway under the floodlights in Qatar. The Milwaukee Aprilia rider was 0.183 seconds ahead of...

BSB: Series bosses commit to Supersport and GP2 future

BSB: Series bosses commit to Supersport and GP2 future

Bennetts British Superbike bosses have made a commitment to the Supersport class moving forwards after renewed interest from manufacturers in the 600cc class. With Kawasaki having just released a...

MotoGP: Marquez out to secure triple crown

MotoGP: Marquez out to secure triple crown

Marc Marquez says that despite securing the 2018 MotoGP title last time out at the Japanese Grand Prix, he’s still got work to do before the season finishes in his campaign to secure MotoGP’s triple...

MotoGP: Mike Jones to replace Bautista in Ducati reshuffle

MotoGP: Mike Jones to replace Bautista in Ducati reshuffle

Local favourite Mike Jones will replace Alvaro Bautista at the Angel Nieto Ducati team for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, stepping into the shoes of Alvaro Bautista as he’s shuffled up to the...

MotoGP: Lorenzo undergoes surgery on damaged wrist

MotoGP: Lorenzo undergoes surgery on damaged wrist

Ducati MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo has undergone minor keyhole surgery on his left wrist, in a battle to be fit in time for next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix and his penultimate ride on the Ducat...

Lake Torrent developer enters receivership

Lake Torrent developer enters receivership

The developer behind the plans for the multi-million-pound Lake Torrent project in Northern Ireland has gone into receivership. The £30 million project was set to develop 163 acres of former clay pits...

BSB: 2019 grid so far...

BSB: 2019 grid so far...

The announcement that Ben Currie will join Glenn Irwin at Bournemouth Kawasaki sees another piece of the jigsaw fall into place for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike season. In what will be one of...

Moto3: All to play for as one point separates leaders

Moto3: All to play for as one point separates leaders

It was a KTM show in qualifying at Motegi, and on race day it was a group of the Austrian factory’s machines largely fighting it out – joined by the likes of eventual podium finisher Lorenzo Dalla...

Moto2: Quartararo disqualification edges Bagnaia closer to title

Moto2: Quartararo disqualification edges Bagnaia closer to title

Francesco Bagnaia thought he’d taken a valuable second at Motegi, but some time after the race there came an announcement: the man who’d taken the flag just ahead of him, Fabio Quartararo, had been...

MotoGP: Phillip Island gearing up for another epic battle

MotoGP: Phillip Island gearing up for another epic battle

From a history maker of a Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi, it’s all change as MotoGP now heads down under for the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Phillip Island Grand Prix...

BSB: Currie completes 2019 Bournemouth Kawasaki line-up

BSB: Currie completes 2019 Bournemouth Kawasaki line-up

British Supersport runner-up Ben Currie will make the move to the Bennetts British Superbike class in 2019 after signing a deal with the Bournemouth Kawasaki squad.  The feisty Aussie,...

MotoGP: Bautista to replace Lorenzo at Phillip Island

MotoGP: Bautista to replace Lorenzo at Phillip Island

After pulling out of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend on Friday, Jorge Lorenzo has elected to also miss this weekend’s race at Phillip Island due to his ongoing wrist injury. The 31 year old Spaniard...

MotoGP: Crutchlow bags second in Japan

MotoGP: Crutchlow bags second in Japan

Britain’s Cal Crutchlow secured his third podium and seventh top five of the 2018 season with a strong second place in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. The LCR Honda rider was in the mix for the win in...

MotoGP: Marquez dislocates shoulder celebrating 2018 championship title win

MotoGP: Marquez dislocates shoulder celebrating 2018 championship title win

While Marc Marquez has been faultless throughout 2018 to claim his fifth MotoGP crown at Motegi on Sunday, his post race celebrations didn’t quite go to plan. Having stopped on the cooling down lap to...

BSB: 2019 calendar confirmed

BSB: 2019 calendar confirmed

The 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship calendar has today (Monday) been finalised following approval by its governing body, the MCRCB. The Championship will return to Silverstone at Easter...

Marquez crowned 2018 MotoGP champion

Marquez crowned 2018 MotoGP champion

Marc Marquez has won the 2018 MotoGP title for the fifth time in six years following victory in the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. The 25 year old Spaniard needed to finish ahead of season long rival...

2018 MCN Racer of the Year nominees announced

2018 MCN Racer of the Year nominees announced

2018 has been an incredible year for motorcycle sport, and while it’s not over yet we can already say what a superb year it’s been for us Brits.  There have been British World Champions in no...

WSB: Sykes to front new factory-backed SMR BMW squad

WSB: Sykes to front new factory-backed SMR BMW squad

2013 World Superbike champion Tom Sykes will head-up a new-look factory-supported BMW squad in 2019 after signing a deal with Shaun Muir Racing. After two largely unsuccessful years with Aprilia, the...

BSB: Mossey moves to OMG Suzuki for 2019

BSB: Mossey moves to OMG Suzuki for 2019

Luke Mossey will make the switch to the OMG Racing Suzuki team for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship as he looks to re-find his mojo and return to the sharp end. The OMG squad will be...

Alex Hofmann: life after MotoGP, a career in television and missed opportunities

Alex Hofmann: life after MotoGP, a career in television and missed opportunities

With the rain bucketing down at a washed-out British MotoGP round from Silverstone, we took shelter in the seriously impressive KTM hospitality for an in-depth chat with former MotoGP rider, turned...

Moto3: Plenty still to play for in title race

Moto3: Plenty still to play for in title race

Friday and Saturday seemed to give us a clue to what was going to happen on Sunday in the Thai Grand Prix, as Jorge Martin struggled with the fitness of his left hand and key title rival Marco...

Moto2: Advantage Bagnaia as title fight continues

Moto2: Advantage Bagnaia as title fight continues

Francesco Bagnaia was happy after he crossed the line at Buriram for a magnificent seventh win, but that ramped up even more as teammate Luca Marini pulled up alongside him to signal he’d made it a...

MotoGP: Marquez gets first chance at title

MotoGP: Marquez gets first chance at title

Marc Marquez has done it before and wrapped up the title on the home turf of manufacturer Honda, and in 2018 he has chance to do it again in the Japanese Grand Prix. If he scores points and finishes...

MotoGP-inspired Ducati V4 racer breaks cover at Brands Hatch

MotoGP-inspired Ducati V4 racer breaks cover at Brands Hatch

Ducati’s V4-R made its debut in race-spec at this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbikes finale at Brands Hatch, where MotoGP test rider Michele Pirro completed a number of demo laps on Saturday. It is...

WSB: Rea does the double in Argentina

WSB: Rea does the double in Argentina

Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea has stormed to his fifth consecutive double win in Argentina and his sixth of the season, taking victory in the second race from Barni Racing Ducati’s Xavi Fores. Having...

BSB: Cooper paddles to victory in Brands finale

BSB: Cooper paddles to victory in Brands finale

Richard Cooper took a dominant victory in a sodden final Bennetts British Superbike race at Brands Hatch, crossing the line an impressive 7.4 seconds ahead of second placed Tommy Bridewell. It was...

BSB: Haslam victorious in wet second race thriller

BSB: Haslam victorious in wet second race thriller

Leon Haslam celebrated his Bennetts British Superbike crown in style with victory in an epic second race at Brands Hatch. With rain continuing to fall over the Kent circuit, conditions were cold and...

BSB: Vickers joins RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki for 2019

BSB: Vickers joins RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki for 2019

2018 Pirelli National Superstock 600 champion Ryan Vickers will make his Bennetts British Superbike Championship debut next year, signing for the title-contending RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki...

BSB: Dixon: 'Leon has done a fantastic job this year'

BSB: Dixon: 'Leon has done a fantastic job this year'

Jake Dixon has congratulated rival Leon Haslam after having no answer to stop the 35-year-old from clinching the 2018 Bennetts British Championship crown in this weekend’s first race at Brands...

WSB: Rea takes commanding race one win in Argentina

WSB: Rea takes commanding race one win in Argentina

Jonathan Rea has taken his ninth win in succession with a commanding race one victory in Argentina in mixed conditions, becoming the first rider to do so at the new circuit in the...

BSB: Kennedy wins British Supersport title

BSB: Kennedy wins British Supersport title

Jack Kennedy was crowned 2018 Dickies British Supersport champion in the opening race at Brands Hatch after a dominant season with the Integro Appleyard Macadam Yamaha squad. Had it not been for a...

WSB: Melandri claims second pole position of the year in Argentina

WSB: Melandri claims second pole position of the year in Argentina

Marco Melandri has stormed to his second pole position of the season and the first-ever at San Juan Villicum Circuit in Argentina. After a session-long battle with Kawasaki Racing’s Jonathan Rea, the...

BSB: Haslam: 'A weight has been lifted off my shoulders!'

BSB: Haslam: 'A weight has been lifted off my shoulders!'

Leon Haslam has said he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after being crowned 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Champion with two races spare. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider crossed...

BSB: Leon Haslam crowned 2018 champion in opening race

BSB: Leon Haslam crowned 2018 champion in opening race

Leon Haslam has been crowned the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Champion after a dramatic opening race at Brands Hatch. Having experienced an issue in qualifying earlier in the day, Haslam started...

BSB: Dixon keeps pressure on with pole, Haslam eighth

BSB: Dixon keeps pressure on with pole, Haslam eighth

Jake Dixon took a third successive pole position in a dramatic final qualifying session of the year at Brands Hatch. There was drama from the off with Christian Iddon, Mason Law and Jason O’Halloran...