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Coming out of the shadows

Coming out of the shadows

The giant brolly babe dwarfed the grid and paddock…

A slick rear

A slick rear

When racing, it’s always a good idea to concentrate on a decent rear.

Star-studded AMA Supermoto begins this weekend

Star-studded AMA Supermoto begins this weekend

The first round of the AMA Supermoto championship kicks off at Laguna Seca in California this weekend to coincide with World Superbike races visiting the circuit. And the entry list for the supermoto...

Crowds pour into Donington

Crowds pour into Donington

Sete Gibernau has set the fastest time in an eventful warm up session for this afternoons British GP at MCN Donington Park, while huge crowds pour in to the circuit to catch all the action.Gibernau...

Nieto on pole for 250GP

Nieto on pole for 250GP

Fonsi Nieto will be starting Sunday’s 250cc British GP in pole position after setting the fastest time in the qualifying sessions at MCN Donington Park.Manuel Poggiali was the fastest rider in...

Nieto wins 250GP

Fonzi Nieto has taken his first win this season in the 250GP at the eighth round of the world championship at MCN Donington Park.Nieto took the win after a long battle with Manuel Poggiali, who was determined to ride well after already suffering three crashes over the weekend, but Nieto pushed hard and crossed the line 0.269 seconds ahead to take the win.Toni Elias and Poggiali were fighting for...

Nieto on provisional pole for 250GP

Nieto on provisional pole for 250GP

Fonsi Nieto is on provisional pole for the 250GP race at MCN Donington Park at the end of the first qualifying session.Repsol Telefonica Movistar rider Nieto knocked 0.8 seconds off his best time from...

Rossi denied win at Donington

Rossi denied win at Donington

Valentino Rossi celebrated another win at MCN Donington Park today only to have it renounced by race officials when they awarded him a ten second penalty after realising he had passed under a yellow...

Capirossi fastest in second practice

Loris Capirossi was the fastest man around the Donington track this morning, in preparation for qualifying for Sunday’s British GP.The Italian Ducati rider posted a time of 1:31.218, topping Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi. Olivier Jacque was fourth fastest on the Yamaha M1, with Colin Edwards fifth on the Aprilia. Reigning champion Valentino Rossi was sixth.Troy Bayliss survived a crash during...

Fonsi Nieto tops 250cc practice

Fonsi Nieto leads 250cc practice from fellow Spaniard Toni Elias, giving the Repsol Telefonica Movistar Aprilia team a 1-2 in free practice. Nieto is the only rider to post a lap below 1:35, with a time of 1:34.584, almost 0.7 seconds ahead of his teammate.Nieto holds the fastest lap of the circuit, set in 2002 at 1:33.558. But the circuit lap record is held by Daijiro Kato at 1:34.096.Aprilias...

Rossi on provisional pole for British GP

Rossi on provisional pole for British GP

Valentino Rossi is on provisional pole at the end of the first qualifying session for the British GP at MCN Donington Park.Honda RCV rider Rossi upped his already quick pace from the morning’s...

Biaggi on pole for British GP

Max Biaggi has stormed into pole position for the start of the British GP at MCN Donington Park on Sunday.Telefonica Movistar Honda rider Sete Gibernau was the first rider to better championship leader Valentino Rossi’s already quick time but Biaggi went on to knock over a second off his time from yesterday’s qualifying session to jump in to first place for the start of the race.Rossi only managed...

Dovizioso on 125cc provisional pole

Italian Andrea Dovizioso is on provisional pole for the 125cc race at Sunday’s British GP.Dovizioso posted a time of 1:38.297, just ahead of Spaniard Daniel Pedrosa. Both riders are on Hondas, heading the Aprilia of Stefano Perugini in third.Fourth is Hector Barbera, with Steve Jenkner fifth. Top Brit is Leon Camier in 28th place, three seconds down on Dovizioso. Wildcards Paul Veazey and Kris...

Perugini on pole for 125GP

Stefano Perugini is on pole for the 125cc British GP at MCN Donington Park.The Italian rider took his Aprilia to a 1:37.984 lap beating all four of the Hondas that were battling for the top spot in the final qualifying session.Daniel Pedrosa came home second fastest while Team Scot team-mates Andrea Dovizioso and Simone Corsi finished the front row of the gridMika Kallio, Hector Barbera and Steve...

Rossi tops practice at Donington

Rossi tops practice at Donington

Valentino Rossi has set a hot pace right from the start of the British Grand Prix at MCN Donington Park just beating Troy Bayliss to the top spot in the first practice session.Rossi put in 29 laps in...

Dovizioso tops 125 practice

First practice for the 125GP bikes at MCN Donington Park has just finished with Andrea Dovizioso topping the time sheets.Dovizioso took his Team Scot Honda to a fastest time of 1:38.761 on the last of his 22 laps, beating Pablo Nieto to the top spot by just .3 of a second.Nieto was the first of seven Aprilias to follow Dovizioso home with Stefano Perugini, Steve Jenkner, Casey Stoner, Youichi Ui,...

De Angelis fastest in 125cc practice

Alex De Angelis pipped Australian Casey Stoner to go fastest in the second practice for the British 125cc GP on Sunday. The Italian heads four Aprilias covered by just 0.076 of a second, with Stefano Perugini in third and Hector Barbera in fourth.Andrea Dovizioso has dropped to fifth on his Honda after leading first qualifying on Friday. Daniel Pedrosa is sixth, Pablo Nieto seventh, Finn Mika...

Laguna Seca WSB: Brits abroad gunning for great results

Laguna Seca WSB: Brits abroad gunning for great results

Neil Hodgson will be gunning for his first ever Laguna Seca win this weekend at round eight of the World Superbike championship. The current championship leader has never won a US round, and he’ll be...

WSB future in jeopardy: More details

The future for World Superbikes looks bleak after manufacturers slammed new rule changes.The Motorcycle Sports Manufacturer Association, whose members include Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Aprilia, has stated " the large majority of the MSMA member companies who were considering entering World Championship SuperBike have reviewed their positions and decided not to enter World...

The MSMA release in full

The MSMA and each of the individual manufacturers who are members of the MSMA would like to thank the media for all the work they put into covering motorcycle racing and for encouraging so many people to take an interest in, and give their backing to, the sport.On the assumption of implementation with the World Championship SuperBike from 2004, each of the participating manufacturers—members of...

Mladin takes pole at Laguna Seca

Wild-card rider Mat Mladin will start the eighth round of the World Superbike championship on pole with championship leader Neil Hodgson relegated to the second row of the grid.Mladin continued his hot pace from the qualifying sessions to set the fastest lap in the Superpole session. Regis Laconi and Franci Chilli take second and third on the grid followed by Mladin’s Yoshimura AMA Superbike...

Chili and Xaus share Laguna wins

Chili and Xaus share Laguna wins

Pier-Francesco Chili and Ruben Xaus took one win each at the World Superbike round at Laguna Seca, USA, on Sunday.Brit Neil Hodgson had to settle for second place in both races on his factory Ducati.

Wildcards lead in WSB qualifying

AMA Superbike racer Mat Mladin has stormed to provisional pole position for round eight of the World Superbike championship at Laguna Seca.Mladin, who rides a GSX-R1000 for the Suzuki Yoshimura AMA Superbike team, took the provisional pole with a time of 1:25.219, 0.3 seconds ahead of Yoshimura team mate Aaron Yates.Regis Laconi was the highest placed regular rider sitting in third place on the...

Rockingham cleared for practice

Rockingham cleared for practice

There are still no bikes out on track at Rockingham since the cancellation of the first practice and qualifying sessions for round seven of the British Superbike championship.Organisers are hopeful...

Everts closes gap on title leads

Everts closes gap on title leads

Stefan Everts wins in both the 125cc and Motocross GP races at Uddevalla in Sweden on Sunday mean he is now closing on both titles.The Yamaha rider is the most successful motocross rider of all time,...

Wet paint Crisis hits Rockingham

Wet paint Crisis hits Rockingham

Today’s practice and first qualifying session for round seven of the British Superbike championship was spent watching paint dry after organisers decided to re-paint the lines on the track this...

Kagayama does Rockingham double

Kagayama does Rockingham double

Yukio Kagayama took his first British Superbike victory in race one at Rockingham today, and then followed it up with his second win in race two.Grid positions for both races were based on current...

The future’s bright…

The future’s bright…

The future’s bright, the future’s orange brolly babes.

She’s up to something…

She’s up to something…

That smile suggests she’s up to something, we just don’t know what…

Curly or straight?

Curly or straight?

Curly or straight, the choice is yours…

A work of art

A work of art

She’s a work of art… and the scribbling all over her top isn’t bad either…

WCM will race at Donington

WCM will race at Donington

The WCM team will race at this weekend’s British GP, albeit on 500cc two-stroke Yamahas.Brit Chris Burns and Spaniard David de Gea will ride the bikes, one of which took Niall Mackenzie to third place...

Woman to ride up Everest

Woman to ride up Everest

You may have had fun tackling some Alpine twisties on a continental tour but motocross rider Annie Seel is going one better. She will attempt to set an official record for the highest ever motorbike...

Praying to the race god

Praying to the race god

It might look strange, but praying to the race god can help. Lord only knows why the brolly babe is doing it too.

Kagayama to replace Roberts for British GP

Kagayama to replace Roberts for British GP

Yukio Kagayama will be on a high this week as it’s been announced he will replace the injured Kenny Roberts Jr for the British MotoGP round this weekend.The news was revealed the day after the...

How come she gets glasses?

How come she gets glasses?

A bit of sunglasses envy threatened to tear the pair apart.