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MotoGP: Court of appeal reject protests against Ducati spoiler

MotoGP: Court of appeal reject protests against Ducati spoiler

The FIM Court of Appeal have ruled that Ducati’s spoiler device, trialled in the opening round of the 2019 MotoGP season, is legal – despite protests filed by Aprilia, Honda, Suzuki and KTM in the...

MotoE: Energica address fire risks of electric bikes

MotoE: Energica address fire risks of electric bikes

MotoE one-make manufacturer Energica have moved to address consumers fears in the wake of last week’s disastrous fire in the series’ paddock in Jerez, explaining the limited risks of fire that come...

Norton reveal stunning three-man 2019 TT line-up

Norton reveal stunning three-man 2019 TT line-up

Norton will field what looks to be the ultimate dream team in this year’s Isle of Man TT Lightweight class, with a stunning three-man line-up for their Superlight’s debut. How will Norton’s dream...

TT start numbers revealed

TT start numbers revealed

Start numbers for the 2019 Isle of Man TT have been confirmed today. Revealed at the official pre-season press launch in Douglas there have been a number of key changes co all of which have the...

WSB: Bautista completes second hat-trick of race wins in Buriram

WSB: Bautista completes second hat-trick of race wins in Buriram

Alvaro Bautista has made it six wins out of six in his first season of World Superbikes, winning all three races at Buriram, Thailand ahead of Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. In a second day of racing...

WSB: Bautista makes it four out of four wins in Buriram

WSB: Bautista makes it four out of four wins in Buriram

World Superbike rookie Alvaro Bautista has taken his fourth successive victory in the first race of the weekend at Buriram in Thailand ahead of Jonathan Rea.  The Ducati Panigale V4R rider...

WSB: Bautista dominates qualifying to take first-ever superbike pole position

WSB: Bautista dominates qualifying to take first-ever superbike pole position

Alvaro Bautista has continued his run of form from Phillip Island to take his first-ever World Superbike pole position at Buriram, Thailand. The Spanish rider lead for the majority of the session,...

BSB Testing Monteblanco: Redding finishes on top

BSB Testing Monteblanco: Redding finishes on top

Scott Redding got his Bennetts British Superbike career off to a perfect start after finishing the first official test of 2019 at the top of the timesheets. Setting his fastest lap of the three day...

WSB Thailand: Bautista from Rea after Friday practice

WSB Thailand: Bautista from Rea after Friday practice

Alvaro Bautista continued to set the WSB pace after posting the fastest time on the opening day of the Thai round of the championship. Onboard the Aruba Ducati V4, the 34 year old Spaniard, who has...

Speedway: Tai Woffinden awarded Torrens Trophy

Speedway: Tai Woffinden awarded Torrens Trophy

Three time Speedway GP rider Tai Woffinden has been awarded the prestigious Torrens Trophy. The 28 year old who wrapped up the 2018 title after a thrilling final round became the most successful...

BSB Testing Monteblanco: O’Halloran ups the ante on day two

BSB Testing Monteblanco: O’Halloran ups the ante on day two

McCams Yamaha rider Jason O’Halloran took over the top spot on day two of the official Bennetts British Superbike test at Monteblanco. Onboard the Yamaha R1, after a career with Honda, the 31 year,...

BSB testing Monteblanco: Redding sets the pace on day one

BSB testing Monteblanco: Redding sets the pace on day one

Bennetts British Superbike rookie Scott Redding made his intentions for the 2019 clear by topping the time sheets on the opening day of official testing at Monteblanco. The 26 year old former MotoGP...

MotoE: Short circuit suspected as cause of Jerez fire

MotoE: Short circuit suspected as cause of Jerez fire

MotoE bosses have confirmed initial reports that a short circuit in one of their charging units appears to have been responsible for the devastating fire that destroyed the entire 2019 grid on...

MotoGP: Qatar result to be decided in court?

MotoGP: Qatar result to be decided in court?

Andrea Dovizioso will have a wait before he can properly celebrate Sunday’s race win in the opening MotoGP race of 2019, after protests from Ducati’s opposition after the race saw the result referred...

Moto2: ‘No better start’ for returning Luthi

Moto2: ‘No better start’ for returning Luthi

Returning Moto2 rider Tom Luthi says that his first race back in the class after an ill-fated season in MotoGP couldn’t have gone better, after the Swiss rider was able to hunt down race winner...

MotoGP: Marquez’s race ‘exactly like last year’

MotoGP: Marquez’s race ‘exactly like last year’

Marc Marquez says this year’s Qatar Grand Prix brought back memories of last year’s duel for him, after he got beaten for the second year in a row in a last corner duel with Andrea Dovizioso. But...

MotoGP: Dovi beats Marquez as Crutchlow returns in third

MotoGP: Dovi beats Marquez as Crutchlow returns in third

Andrea Dovizioso has taken another last corner race win over Marc Marquez to kick start the 2019 MotoGP season, winning against his rival from last season at the Qatar Grand Prix. Brit Cal Crutchlow...

Moto2: Baldassarri victorious in first Triumph-powered race

Moto2: Baldassarri victorious in first Triumph-powered race

Lorenzo Baldassarri has taken the first victory of Moto2’s new Triumph-powered era, winning a thrilling race at the Qatar Grand Prix to just about hold off the advances of Tom Luthi on the line.

Moto3: Toba takes debut victory in first race of 2019

Moto3: Toba takes debut victory in first race of 2019

Honda Team Asia rider Kaito Toba has taken his first ever Grand Prix victory in the opening Moto3 race of 2019, managing the race perfectly at the Losail circuit to win the Qatar Grand Prix. Setting...

MotoGP: Viñales starts in front for opening race of 2019

MotoGP: Viñales starts in front for opening race of 2019

Maverick Viñales will start the opening MotoGP race of 2019 from the front of the grid tomorrow, after setting an impressive lap time in tricky conditions to take pole position for tomorrow's Qatar...

Moto2: Schrotter takes debut pole in new format

Moto2: Schrotter takes debut pole in new format

Marcel Schrotter has taken his debut pole position for tomorrow’s Qatar Grand Prix after 158 attempts, edging out Xavi Vierge and Lorenzo Baldassarri for the top spot as Moto2 took to the track for...

Moto3: Canet gives Biaggi pole on team debut

Moto3: Canet gives Biaggi pole on team debut

Aron Canet has given Max Biaggi's new Max Racing Team the first pole position of the 2019 Moto3 season on their debut, taking the top spot at the Losail circuit for tomorrow's Qatar Grand Prix.

BSB: Supersport ride for BTC champ Skinner

BSB: Supersport ride for BTC champ Skinner

British Talent Cup champion, Rory Skinner will compete in British Supersport this year riding a Kawasaki ZX-6R supported by Chris Walker. Skinner was left without a ride at the end of the 2017 season...

Moto2: Triumph to present special trophy for first race

Moto2: Triumph to present special trophy for first race

Triumph will present a special trophy to the winner of Sunday's opening race of the 2019 Moto2 season at the Qatar Grand Prix, as they make their debut as the exclusive engine supplier for the...

MotoGP: Quest signs two-year deal for free to air highlights

MotoGP: Quest signs two-year deal for free to air highlights

Eurosport subsidiary channel Quest have signed a two-year deal to being free to air highlights of the 2019 and 2020 MotoGP seasons to British television, starting with this weekend’s opening round at...

MotoGP: Marquez smashes lap record in first night of practice

MotoGP: Marquez smashes lap record in first night of practice

Marc Marquez has smashed the lap record at the Losail circuit on the opening night of practice for the first round of the 2019 MotoGP season, going nearly half a second under Johann Zarco's old record...

Moto2: Baldassarri tops day one of Triumph era

Moto2: Baldassarri tops day one of Triumph era

Lorenzo Baldassarri has topped the opening day of Moto2's Triumph era at the Losail circuit in Qatar, ending the first day of British power in the intermediate series a quarter of a second faster than...

Moto3: Canet from Fenati on first day of action

Moto3: Canet from Fenati on first day of action

Aron Canet has topped the first day of Moto3 action of 2019, ending up over half a second clear of pre-race favourite Romano Fenati after the day's two sessions. Niccolo Antonelli, the first crasher...

Moto2: Qualifying changes in support classes for 2019

Moto2: Qualifying changes in support classes for 2019

The 2019 Moto2 and Moto3 classes will see a big change in format, with the two support series moving to mimic MotoGP’s two-part sessions. The move comes after repeated complaints about dangerous...

Gallery: Grand Prix racing class of 2019 assembles for photos

Gallery: Grand Prix racing class of 2019 assembles for photos

The 2019 Grand Prix racing grids assembled for their official ‘back to school’ photos ahead of the season kicking off properly tomorrow at the Qatar Grand Prix. Lining up at the Losail circuit for...

Video: Preseason chat with Cal Crutchlow

Video: Preseason chat with Cal Crutchlow

With the 2019 MotoGP season only hours away, the LCR Honda squad have sat down with British racer Cal Crutchlow to preview the upcoming season. Talking about the road back to full recovery after...

Moto2: Lowes on a high ahead of opening round

Moto2: Lowes on a high ahead of opening round

Sam Lowes goes into this weekend’s first round of the 2019 Moto2 season brimming with confidence, with blistering pace in the final preseason test and topping the three-day outing at the Losail...

Moto2: Dixon unveils Angel Nieto KTM's new Qatari sponsor

Moto2: Dixon unveils Angel Nieto KTM's new Qatari sponsor

Jake Dixon has pulled the covers off his new Sama Investments-backed Angel Nieto KTM machine ahead of this weekend’s opening round of the 2019 Moto2 championship, with the Qatari investment fund...

MotoGP: Rossi ‘able to understand many things’ on Friday

MotoGP: Rossi ‘able to understand many things’ on Friday

Valentino Rossi says he’ll be able to understand many things about Yamaha’s progress over the past two years when the 2019 season kicks off properly on Friday at Qatar’s Losail circuit. Struggling...

Shane Byrne: 'I want to ride again'

Shane Byrne: 'I want to ride again'

This year’s off-season has been a strange one for six-time British Superbike champion Shane Byrne, who continues to recover from injuries he sustained in a frightening crash during testing at...

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo gear up for opening round

MotoGP: Marquez and Lorenzo gear up for opening round

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez says he can’t wait to get going when the opening round of the 2019 MotoGP season starts on Friday. Still not fully fit after undergoing surgery to fix his shoulder...