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Kato succumbs to injuries

Kato succumbs to injuries

Daijiro Kato, the former 250cc World Champion, has died in hospital in Japan.Kato passed away at 00:42 local time today, Sunday April 20, in the Yokkaichi Central Hospital. Kato, 26, had been in a...

Mugello test for Ducati GP team

Mugello test for Ducati GP team

Ducati is continuing its policy of getting closer to the public after opening the gates to its latest private test at the Mugello circuit in Italy this week.More than 500 fans watched Ducati riders...

Tracktime at Monza with HM Plant

Tracktime at Monza with HM Plant

World Superbike team HM Plant Ducati is offering the chance to ride around Monza with its riders Chis Walker and James Toseland…on one of their paddock scooters.The prize is currently being auctioned...

999s test at Mugello

999s test at Mugello

The Ducati World Superbike team has been testing at Mugello this week with test rider Lorenzo Lanzi.The Italian rider spent two days on the 999s that Hodgson and Xaus will be racing at Sugo on Sunday,...

‘And then he just rode off…’

‘And then he just rode off…’

The Brolly Babes discussed how the race went…

NG, Thruxton, 30 March

NG, Thruxton, 30 March

Racer: Richard Halford, Club: NG Road RacingBeautiful weather and an incredibly fast circuit made for an excellent weekend. Me and Cath arrived at Thruxton after John and Nicola who had parked up with...

Bemsee, Lydden, April 5-6

Rider: Pete Fishwick, Bike: TZR250, Club: Bemsee, Class: Yamaha Past Masters (YPM)For those that don't know YPM, it allows TZR250, 250LC, 350LC and 350 Powervalves in the class running to tight regulations specified by the club and provided to all riders.The weather forecast was good and all races for both days were dry, although a little cold and windy.Saturday Race 1From 5th of the grid I...

Reynolds will race despite injury

Reynolds will race despite injury

John Reynolds has confirmed he will be racing at the Snetterton round of British Superbikes this weekend, despite a broken collarbone.The Suzuki rider is having laser treatment, after crashing his...

Two podiums for Reynolds despite injury

Two podiums for Reynolds despite injury

Shane Byrne, Michael Rutter, Sean Emmett, and John Reynolds made up the top four all weekend at the second round of the British Superbikes championship at Snetterton, but only 15 days previously Rizla...

They’re not grab rails

They’re not grab rails

Now that’s giving it a handful…

Put your hands together

Put your hands together

Surely, the young lady deserves the round of applause

Heckles gets factory Honda ride

Heckles gets factory Honda ride

Former World Superbike privateer Mark Heckles will ride a factory Honda SP-2 alongside Steve Plater at Snetterton this weekend, and Thruxton the weekend after.Heckles is still waiting to find out what...

Club racing round-up

Club racing round-up

Here’s the latest instalment of our club racing round-up.The links on the right will take you to reports from our contributors about last weekend’s racing.If you are a club secretary, rider, or just a...

Keep scrubbing

Keep scrubbing

Two of the highlights from the MCN Spring Spectacular

Schwantz breaks hand in supermotos

Schwantz breaks hand in supermotos

Former 500GP world champion Kevin Schwantz has broken bones in his hand after a tumble in a one-off STTARS supermoto race.The race was a support event at the AMA Superbike championship round at...

New Era, Mallory Park, April 6

Contributor: Alan Holland, Coordinator, Phil Bevan Racing, Club: New Era MCCPhil was back at a very cold Mallory Park yesterday for part two of a busy month with New Era. As the normal crew were AWOL we again received support from JHP and with Rick as Crew Chief, Phil was determined to put in a good performance (otherwise Rick was definitely going to give him a P45).Up until now grid positions...

Taking a pass

Taking a pass

Hang on, only one of them has a pass to be here?

Kato stable, Gibernau to race on

Kato stable, Gibernau to race on

Daijiro Kato showed some signs of improvement yesterday but is still in a critical condition after his accident at the first round of MotoGP on Sunday, in Suzuka, Japan.With the rider making it...

Kato shows slight improvement

Kato shows slight improvement

Daijiro Kato is still in a serious condition after his horrific crash in the early stages of the first MotoGP race on Sunday.The hospital has not made any official statement but it is known that the...

Ukawa releases statement on Kato

Ukawa releases statement on Kato

The Camel Pramac Pons team have issued a statement to the press on behalf of rider Tohru Ukawa, which mysteriously retracts his earlier statements about the crash which seriously injured Daijiro Kato.

Pillion pal

Pillion pal

Not quite appropriate safety gear, but who’s complaining?

Nice angles

Nice angles

Very nice angle. And the curves aren’t bad either.

I’m so excited

I’m so excited

A bit underwhelmed by it all

An enigmatic smile

An enigmatic smile

Like the Mona Lisa, her sunglasses seem to follow you everywhere

Rookie Guy Farbrother dies in road accident

Rookie Guy Farbrother dies in road accident

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Red Bull Rookie Guy Farbrother, who was tragically killed in a road accident yesterday evening close to his home in Havant.18-year-old...

Discussing strategy

Discussing strategy

The brolly babes are an integral part of rider strategy…

Reed takes two in two weeks

Reed takes two in two weeks

Chad Reed has capitalised on a mistake by reigning champion Ricky Carmichael to take his second win in two weeks at Sunday’s AMA Supercross round in Houston, Texas.In the 250cc final, Honda’s...

X-ray eyes

X-ray eyes

Her special glasses were for seeing through leathers

Rossi wins at Suzuka

Rossi wins at Suzuka

Reigning Champion Valentino Rossi staked his claim to this year’s MotoGP world championship title with an impressive win at the first round in Suzuka, Japan, today.The Italian stormed away from the...

Capirossi crashes, Rossi goes quickest

Capirossi crashes, Rossi goes quickest

Valentino Rossi topped the time sheets at the final pre-season IRTA test at Suzuka, beating his own lap record with a 2:04.17s.There were a number of crashes throughout the test, including Ducati’s...

Rossi tops first GP qualifying session

Rossi tops first GP qualifying session

First official practice and qualifying for the opening round of this season’s MotoGP championship has just finished in Suzuka, JapanValentino Rossi has provisionally qualified on pole with a time of...

Rossi grabs provisional pole

The first round of the MotoGP world championship kicked off the struggle for supremacy with Italian rivals Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi finishing the opening qualifying session separated by just 0.2s on Friday.The morning’s free practice saw Ducati rider Loris Capirossi topping the time sheets with a time of 2:04.604, 0.02s ahead of Valentino Rossi.All that changed for the qualifying session in...

MAGNY-COURS, FRANCE

MAGNY-COURS, FRANCE

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Snetterton, March 22

Contributor: David BatchelorBike:Kawasaki ZXR400, Class: Rookie 400, Club: BemseeA truly dreadful day. No prior preparation meant a pitiful performance from bike and rider. We missed practice after the bike stalled and failed to restart on the button or the bump. This wouldn't normally have been an issue except I'd never even turned a wheel on this machine. A combination of inertia and missing...