Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

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...

BMZRC Race Report, Cadwell Park, June 14

PRACTICE: Saturday morning dawned wet and rainy at Cadwell, accompanied by frantic changing of tyres. All this activity obviously detracted several racers from their normal pre-race preparations. Andy Bettridge and Ian James just couldn’t get their bikes started and after the MZ race co-ordinator Dave Higgins had been pushing them around for a while they discovered that they had failed to unplug...

Beirer out of coma

Beirer out of coma

World Motocross GP rider Pit Beirer is out of his induced coma following his crash at the Bulgarian GP. The German’s lungs have now recovered enough for him to be taken off a respirator, but his sixth...

Reynolds on pole at Brands

Reynolds on pole at Brands

John Reynolds is on pole for the British Superbike racing at Brands Hatch on Sunday. 1) Reynolds 1:26.184. 2) Emmett 1:26.616. 3) Richards 1:26.679. 4) Byrne 1:26.805. 5) Rutter 1:26.818. 6) Hislop...

Martin on Misano provisional pole

Martin on Misano provisional pole

Australian Steve Martin has put his D.F.X. Ducati 998 on provisional pole for Sunday’s World Superbike races in Misano. Martin posted a best time of 1:35.276, just ahead of Pierfrancesco Chili...

Dave Hewson, Cadwell Park, June 15

Branston Supersport 600 racer Dave Hewson rode to his best result of the season with a wonderful seventh place at his home circuit of Cadwell Park on Sunday. Qualifying went well for the 21-year-old county rider as he powered the Yamaha R6 to a personal best time of 1m 04.87s to secure eleventh place and a third row start to his MRO championship race on Sunday. As the race got underway Hewson was...

Keep your chin up

Keep your chin up

You’ve just got to keep your chin up and try to smile…

We’re gonna need a bigger collar

We’re gonna need a bigger collar

This year, it appears big collars are the way to go…

MZ Race Report, Lydden Hill, June 7-8

A vast number of MZ entries (44) meant that the days had to be split into a 3-race format with all competing in two of the three events. The top 20 placed riders were split between the first two races and then met for the final race. Saturday RACE1: With good starts off of the line, Jon Hart lead the pack off of the line, closely followed by John Welfare. Jon Hart got used to being in the lead...

James Webb, Cadwell Park, June 15

Thirteen-year-old Pembury rider James Webb saw race action over the weekend at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire where he secured top five finishes to all three of his races on the 125cc Honda. James entered the two Bemsee Nationwide championship races on Saturday to familiarise himself with the tricky club circuit at Cadwell in preparation for Sunday’s MRO GP125 championship round. The young Kent...

Losing your shirt…

Losing your shirt…

That’s what happens when you bet against Neil Hodgson in WSB this season.

Hodgson rules Misano superpole

Hodgson rules Misano superpole

Britain’s Neil Hodgson has once again underlined his control of the World Superbike championship by taking pole position for tomorrow’s races at Misano in Italy. The factory Ducati rider has put his...

U.S. motocross star injured in car crash

U.S. motocross star injured in car crash

American motocross star and freestyle daredevil Travis Pastrana is recovering from a serious car crash in which his Chevrolet Corvette left the road and crashed into a tree. The SoBe Suzuki rider...

Haydon will miss Silverstone

Haydon will miss Silverstone

Foggy Petronas rider James Haydon will be forced to sit out the World Superbike round at Silverstone this weekend. The British rider is still suffering from a neck injury after a big crash at the last...

Laid back…

Laid back…

The girls were so laid back they couldn’t even get their brollies up

First MotoGP win for Ducati

First MotoGP win for Ducati

Loris Capirossi has taken the first MotoGP win for Ducati after only six races. The Italian rider started the sixth round of the world championship, in Catalunya, in second place but took the lead...

Injured Haydon may not ride at Silverstone

Injured Haydon may not ride at Silverstone

The first time that the Foggy Petronas World Superbike team races on British soil it could be one rider short. James Haydon is currently awaiting the results of a scan of his neck to see whether he is...

World Motocross GP star in coma

World Motocross GP star in coma

Factory KTM rider Pit Beirer remains in an induced coma following a crash at the Bulgarian GP last weekend which seriously injured his back and lungs. Beirer has been taken off the danger list, but...