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Hodgson answers your questions

Hodgson answers your questions

We asked you to send in the questions you would ask World Superbike championship leader Neil Hodgson. Well we’ve taken the best and the factory Ducati rider has taken the time to reply. Read on to...

Reynolds on pole for WSB

Reynolds on pole for WSB

John Reynolds will be on pole position for the start of the World Superbike race at Brands Hatch on Sunday after topping a rain drenched Superpole session. A light rain started just before the session...

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

The brolly babe police loved a good identity parade

Xaus on provisional pole

Xaus on provisional pole

Ruben Xaus has taken provisional pole after a very wet first qualifying session for World Superbikes at Brands Hatch. The Fila Ducati rider upped his pace from the mornings practice session knocking a...

Jon Germany’s winning story

At Brands Hatch two years ago we had just gone to our tents to sleep after a long drinking session. We were all woken to a loud voice yelling “You dirty bas**rd what are you doing”. We got up to see what was going on and discovered that my (very drunk) son who was sharing a dome tent with two others, had half-woken up and said to the others sharing the tent, “I need a pee.” “Well go on then, " ...

Reynolds takes Irish double

Reynolds takes Irish double

The first overseas British Superbike race at Mondello Park saw John Reynolds top the podium, joined by Sean Emmett on the ETI Ducati, and Rizla Suzuki’s Yukio Kagayama. Reynolds triumphed by just over...

Everts rules Belgian GP

Everts rules Belgian GP

Stefan Everts claimed wins in both the 125 and MX GP classes at his home round at Namur in Belgium on Sunday July 20. The double included his fifth consecutive MX GP win and a fourth 125cc win from...

We ride Harris WCM bike

We ride Harris WCM bike

MCN’s Trevor Franklin was at Rockingham last week getting an exclusive ride on the Harris WCM GP bike The bike has been banned from taking part in the world championship for being too similar to the...

Shiny rubber

Shiny rubber

Now that rubber looks a bit slick…

Put your questions to Neil Hodgson

Put your questions to Neil Hodgson

You can put your questions to Britain’s Neil Hodgson in the run-up up the Brands Hatch round of the World Superbike championship. Hodgson is still leading the championship by 122 points from factory...

BSB arrives at Mondello Park

BSB arrives at Mondello Park

British Superbikes heads for Ireland for the first time this weekend with five leading riders all in with a serious chance of winning either round. None have much experience of the Mondello Park...

Kenny’s Angel

Kenny’s Angel

That’s isn’t the handle of an umbrella Kenny’s Angel is holding, it’s the controls for a bomb…

Mellow yellow

Mellow yellow

Even the brolly babes can’t help focussing on the first corner…

Blinded by her earring?

Blinded by her earring?

We’re not sure if this is some sort of bizarre ear-strengthening technique, or if it’s a miniature sundial.

What is his water bottle hiding?

What is his water bottle hiding?

Is that a water bottle, or is he jut appreciating his brolly girl a bit too much?

Reynolds tops practice at Mondello Park

Reynolds tops practice at Mondello Park

John Reynolds has topped the time sheets in the first day’s practice sessions for round eight of the British Superbike championship at Mondello Park. Reynolds on the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 finished...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Coming out of the shadows

Coming out of the shadows

The giant brolly babe dwarfed the grid and paddock…

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.

Someone had to hold up the marquee.

Someone had to hold up the marquee.

They keep the spare babes in a cage at the back of the paddock

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...

A slick rear

A slick rear

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

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 grid Mika Kallio, Hector Barbera and...

Movistar?

Movistar?

Movistar? So what films has she been in?

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hislop dropped by Virgin Yamaha

Hislop dropped by Virgin Yamaha

Steve Hislop has been sacked for the second time since becoming British champ and MotoGP-hopeful Chris Burns will take over the vacant R1. Virgin Yamaha Team boss Rob McElnea said: ” Hizzy and I sat...

‘Moaner’ Lisa

‘Moaner’ Lisa

If she started following you around the room, we doubt you’d complain…

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...

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...