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Making me shakey

Making me shakey

The girls were tattooed just in case they got lost

Take the bull by the horns

Take the bull by the horns

MCN girls never back down from a challenge…

Walker tops first qualifying at a very wet Sugo

Walker tops first qualifying at a very wet Sugo

Chris Walker has topped the time sheets during a wet first qualifying session at the World Superbike round in Sugo, Japan.The session was ended with nine minutes to go, due to poor visibility, and...

Sixth consecutive win for Hodgson

Sixth consecutive win for Hodgson

Hodgson has continued his unbroken winning streak taking both races at the third round of the World Superbike championship in Sugo, Japan.Race one saw a big crash on the first corner with four Riders...

Laconi takes pole at Sugo

Laconi takes pole at Sugo

Regis Laconi took a surprise pole position in today’s Superpole session at round three of the World Superbike championship in Sugo, Japan.The French rider – whose only Superbike podium was when he won...

Wild-cards threaten Ducati’s winning streak

Wild-cards threaten Ducati’s winning streak

The Fila Ducati team will be looking to continue their winning streak at the third round of the World Superbike champioship at Sugo, Japan, this weekend but all the riders in the championship are...

Gibernau honors Kato with Welkom win

Gibernau honors Kato with Welkom win

Sete Gibernau took the win at the second round of the MotoGP world championship as a fitting memorial to his late team-mate Daijiro Kato.The start of the race was delayed by 50 minutes after Kenny...

McWilliams fifth fastest on two-stroke at Welkom

McWilliams fifth fastest on two-stroke at Welkom

Jeremy McWilliams has taken his two-stroke Proton KR3 to the fifth fastest time in the first practice session at the Welkom MotoGP on what is potentially the last appearance of a two-stroke bike in...

Burns’ WCM fails FIM inspection

Burns’ WCM fails FIM inspection

Chris Burns’ GP dream has been dealt another blow this weekend after his Harris WCM machine was banned from taking part in the South African GP. An FIM technical team inspected the R1-derived...

Rossi takes provisional pole at Welkom

Rossi takes provisional pole at Welkom

Valentino Rossi has continued his dominance at the Welkom GP by taking the provisional pole at the end of the first qualifying session.The factory Honda rider – who was wearing a black armband in...

Gibernau honours Kato with pole

Gibernau honours Kato with pole

Sete Gibernau offered a fitting tribute to his team-mate Daijiro Kato by taking the pole position at the second round of the MotoGP championship in Welkom, South Africa.Gibernau continuously improved...

Sombre mood for Welkom GP

Sombre mood for Welkom GP

This weekend’s second round of the MotoGP world championship at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom, South Africa, will not have the usual celebratory atmosphere. Instead the sport will collectively bow its...

BMZRC, Lydden Hill, April 5-6

Contributor: Debbie Welfare, Series: BMZRC 250 MZ Championship Races.The second outing of the season saw a full grid of MZs.Saturday, Race 1:An excellent start off of the line by Jon Hart saw him leading the race for several laps. However never far behind and closing was Tim Kaley. Tim leads the championship at the moment and has not been beaten in any of his races; he was also last season’s...

Byrne does double at Thruxton

Byrne does double at Thruxton

Shane Byrne continued his dominant form in British Superbikes with a double victory at Thruxton.Race One:Byrne won the first race from reigning champion Steve Hislop. Byrne, on the Monster Mob Ducati...

Aberdeen to Snet for BSB Suzuki winner

Aberdeen to Snet for BSB Suzuki winner

Here is the winner of our Suzuki British Superbikes Competition, Brian Druguid, and his fiancée Julie making the most of the Rizla Suzuki hospitality suite at last weekend’s BSB round at...

Rutter heads Superpole at Thruxton

Rutter heads Superpole at Thruxton

Michael Rutter went 1.5 seconds faster than his best qualifying time to claim pole position for the race at Thruxton on Sunday.Rutter put his Renegade Ducati 0.362 seconds in front of Shane Byrne on...

Oi, that’s my phone!

Oi, that’s my phone!

" Yes officer, two girls in red PVC have stolen by 6ft high mobile phone. No, I haven’t been drinking? "

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

Step away from the brolly babe.

How can he remain focussed?

How can he remain focussed?

How he can keep looking straight ahead is beyond us…

Two wheels good, four wheels bad

Two wheels good, four wheels bad

We know it’s technically a quad, but sometimes you have to make allowances.

All together now

All together now

Eeenie, meenie, mynie, mo. How do you choose your favourite?

Byrne goes for double at Thruxton

Byrne goes for double at Thruxton

Round three of the British Superbikes championship at Thruxton this weekend is set to be the most exciting so far. And we’ll be bringing you full coverage here on motorcyclenews.com.Qualifying starts...

Are you gonna go my way?

Are you gonna go my way?

Noone had trouble spotting this road sign.

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,...

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...

‘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...