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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,...

Capirossi on pole for Assen GP

Capirossi on pole for Assen GP

Loris Capirossi has taken pole position for the Dutch MotoGP race on Saturday with a 1:59.770 lap, moving him ahead of countrymen Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi. Throughout practice and qualifying the...

On-grid dental health checks

On-grid dental health checks

There’s no accepting the dental checks as they take place on the grid before a race. Even brolly babes are included.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably? She certainly is…

Rossi top by half-a-second

Rossi top by half-a-second

Valentino Rossi went straight to the top of free practice times today, posting a time half-a-second clear of Max Biaggi, his nearest rival. Rossi completed 21 laps, with a best time of 2:01.404, with...

Red Bull parts company with Emmett

Red Bull parts company with Emmett

Sean Emmett has been released by the Renegade Ducati team. And this time his departure will be permanent. Emmett was sacked and then reinstated at the Brands Hatch British Superbikes round on June 22.

Rossi ups the pace

Rossi ups the pace

Valentino Rossi has continued to improve his times in the second free practice session at the Dutch round of the MotoGP world championship, in Assen. At the end of the session Rossi was riding nearly...

All together now

All together now

The quintuplets were inseparable.

Final WCM appeal rejected

Final WCM appeal rejected

The Harris WCM team’s attempt to race in MotoGP has been scuppered once and for all after its final appeal was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday, June 26. Team Boss Peter...

Zongshen 1 wins 12-hour night race

Zongshen 1 wins 12-hour night race

Zongshen No. 1 has won the fourth round of the World Endurance championship at Albacette in Spain. The 12-hour night race was beset by numerous crashes during the first qualifying sessions as riders...

Corona’s Angels

Corona’s Angels

Corona’s Angels aren’t quite so good at fighting crime, but they do look rather nice

Gibernau takes third win

Gibernau takes third win

Sete Gibernau has taken his third MotoGP win this season at the third round of the world championship in Assen. The race was delayed by rain and the standing water made visibility difficult when it...

She’s got a healthy glow

She’s got a healthy glow

All that time in the sunshine on the grid has given her a healthy glow…

How come she gets glasses?

How come she gets glasses?

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

Assen first qualifying

Assen first qualifying

Three Italians head the MotoGP first qualifying time sheets, with Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi and Lori Capirossi all posting two-minute laps. The trio are covered by just 0.2 seconds from Rossi in...

James Doherty, Lydden Hill, June 7-8

Bike: Honda CBR600FS-1, Class: Supersport 600, Club: Bemsee, Contributor: Hamish Scadding This weekend June 7-8 was another weekend for James Doherty competing in the King of Clubs Bemsee Supersport 600 at Lydden Hill. In early races James struggled to get the best performance out of the bike, the stock CBR600FS-1 was victim of more powerful machinery on Lydden’s tight corners. The corners often...

Xaus does double in Italy

Factory Ducati rider Reuben Xaus overshadowed team-mate Neil Hodgson with a double win at Misano in Italy. Xaus charged through the pack in race one after a crash by Hodgson upset the established order, with the British rider lowsiding out of a commanding lead on lap one. While Toseland, Laconi and Chili fought for the race, Rueben Xaus was able to get in on the action. In the later stages Laconi...

Thomas Hayward, Lydden Hill, June 7-8

Thomas Hayward aged 20, from Skellingthorpe returned from the long trip down to Lydden Hill with a second and third place in the bag from Saturday’s two races in the Bemsee King of Clubs Championship but the weekend was marred by a major crash on Sunday in the opening 125cc race which left Hayward uninjured but unable to net any further points towards the title chase where he remains in second...

Pete Fishwick, Lydden Hill, Jun7-8

Since Brands Hatch its been a busy old time – Everyone who watched at Brands said I looked like I lacked power from the front running guys and the ones I was immediately dicing with. This was something I needed to address – as everyone knows the bike just hasn’t felt like its performed right since the rebuild. So it was decided with the trip to Dynotech the Tuesday after the meeting I had to...

That isn’t Ukawa?

That isn’t Ukawa?

That’s not Tohru Ukawa normally looks in photographs….

On-bike commentary?

On-bike commentary?

To top on-bike cameras, the Beeb went even further with Suzi Perry commentating from Neil Hodgson’s bike

Tickets still available for Mondello Park

Tickets still available for Mondello Park

Despite rumours to the contrary, tickets are still available for the British Superbike rounds 15 and 16 at Mondello Park in Ireland on July 18-20. ” The only sell out so far is the main straight...

Yanagawa to leave hospital at weekend

Yanagawa to leave hospital at weekend

Kawasaki wildcard rider Akira Yanagawa is due out of hospital in Spain this weekend following his first lap crash at the Spanish MotoGP round on June 15. Yanagawa has been diagnosed with two...

Thomas Hayward, Cadwell Park, June 15

Skellingthorpe 125GP racer Thomas Hayward ended a dramatic race at Cadwell on Sunday in the MRO GP125 series in a lucky sixth position after running out of fuel on the final lap. After a start from row three of the grid Thomas aged 20, was away to a good start and soon up to fourth place. But the race was halted after 12 laps when Toby Markham suffered a heavy fall. At the re-start Thomas again...

Renegade twins on the lose

Renegade twins on the lose

Jolene and Mary-Sue were finally discovered in the pitlane

Peter Hickman, Cadwell Park, June 15

Young Willoughby racer Peter Hickman aged 16, fell victim to the tight hairpin at Cadwell Park on Sunday but overcame his problems to secure an 11th place finish to his MRO Supersport 400 race and retain a top ten position in the overall standings. Peter, who races for the Hawk Kawasaki team and is a first year student of the ACU Race Academy, knew he would not be up with the leaders this time out...

Jay Bellers-Smith, World Supersport, Silverstone, June 14-15

As part of his training with the ACU Race Academy Merthyr rider Jay Bellers-Smith aged 16, was invited to join the Honda World Supersport teams in the paddock at Silverstone on Sunday to get an insight on all the work done in the team garage in preparation for a world-class event. The budding star of tomorrow is part of the youth road racing training academy run by the ACU, ­ Britain’s motorcycle...

Sam And Alex Lowes, Cadwell Park, June 15

Lincoln identical twin racers Sam and Alex Lowes, aged 12, were in race action at Cadwell at the weekend with Sam netting a double win in the Aprilia Superteen championship races with brother Alex close behind securing a fourth and fifth place finish after suffering mechanical problems with his bike. Both boys who are first year students of the ACU Race Academy took in the Bemsee Nationwide...

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 their recent racing. If you are a club secretary, rider, or just a spectator, pick out the highlights of the racing action you witnessed and send them in to angus.farquhar@emap.com.

Kagayama gets MotoGP ride

Kagayama gets MotoGP ride

BSB star Yukio Kagayama will race for the factory Suzuki MotoGP team at the Assen GP on June 28. The Japanese rider confirmed his world-class talents with two fifth-position rides on the Rizla Suzuki...

Byrne and Reynolds share Brands spoils

Byrne and Reynolds share Brands spoils

Local boy Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne took a race one win and extended his lead in the British Superbikes championship at Brands Hatch, but had to settle for second behind John Reynolds in race two. Byrne...

Hodgson fastest in Misano free practice

Hodgson fastest in Misano free practice

Neil Hodgson has gone fastest in free practice for this weekend’s World Superbike races at Misano in Italy. The factory Ducati rider completed 29 laps, the most in the session, with a best time of...

Look into my eyes

Look into my eyes

Look into my eyes…you are feeling sleepy….you need new tyres…

American Honda opt out of WSB wildcard rides

American Honda opt out of WSB wildcard rides

American Honda have decided not to field wildcards for the World Superbike round at Laguna Seca on July 13. This will rule out Ben Bostrom, Kurtis Roberts and Miguel DuHamel, all Honda riders in the...

Foggy chooses Italian replacement for Haydon

Foggy chooses Italian replacement for Haydon

Young Italian Lorenzo Mauri will replace injured Foggy Petronas rider James Haydon for the World Superbike round at Misano this weekend. Mauri comes to the team on the recommendation of factory Ducati...