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NW200: Rutter wins race one. Race two cancelled

NW200: Rutter wins race one. Race two cancelled

Michael Rutter has won the first superbike race at the North West 200 in Northern Ireland today. Since the opening race, both the 600cc and production races have been red-flagged due to the wet...

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 their recent racing. If you are a club secretary, rider, or just a...

Carmichael and Reed take it outside

Carmichael and Reed take it outside

The opening round of the AMA Nationals motorcross series witnessed Ricky Carmichael and Chad Reed switch their rivalry from indoors arenas to the fresh outdoors. Carmichael triumphed at the first...

More pepper sir?

More pepper sir?

Why is she grinding pepper on Ruben’s helmet?

Leighton Walker, Mallory Park, April 27

Leighton Walker, Mallory Park, April 27

Bike: Suzuki RGV250V, Club: New Era SuperClub This qualifying business is a fantastic idea except for the fact that at 9:00am you’re expected to put in a fast lap time in 8 minutes. Well I was pretty...

Third win for Pichon

Third win for Pichon

Mickael Pichon continued his unbroken winning run at the motocross Grand Prix of Europe in Teutschenthal, Germany, taking his factory Suzuki to his third win this season. The French rider finished...

CRMC, Malory Park, May 05

CRMC, Malory Park, May 05

The Classic Racing Motorcycle Club turned out over 300 Classic racing machines at a sunny Mallory Park this Bank Holiday Monday. Plenty of spectators (even one of the Burger Bars ran out of food) saw...

Endurance win for Zongshen

Endurance win for Zongshen

The first round of the FIM World Endurance championship kicked of in Imola this weekend with the Zongshen No.1 Suzuki GSX-R1000 of Warwick Nowland and Stephane Mertens taking the win. Suzuki GB Phase...

Two-strokes ride again at Jerez

Two-strokes ride again at Jerez

Kenny Roberts’ Proton team will once again resort to their KR3 two-strokes for Sunday’s Spanish GP at Jerez. The Proton team had hoped to have its new V5 four-stroke machine up and running for...

The best things come in threes

The best things come in threes

Requests for more greenery in the MotoGP paddock were apparently misinterpreted.

Gibernau on provisional pole

Gibernau on provisional pole

Sete Gibernau has topped the time sheets for the first qualifying session at the third round of the MotoGP World championship in Jerez. The Spanish rider put in over 20 laps to ensure he took the top...

Ducati duo collided in warm-up

Ducati duo collided in warm-up

Troy Bayliss’ third place at his third MotoGP is even more remarkable, considering he’d just had a 160mph collision with team-mate Loris Capirossi. ” I led on the warm-up lap, and didn’t want to...

Long live the ’80s

Long live the ’80s

Big hair is still the in-look for brolly babes in Japan, apparently…

Rossi reigns in Spain

Rossi reigns in Spain

Valentino Rossi has triumphed at the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez today, finishing the race in front of rival Max Biaggi, and emerging contender Troy Bayliss. Rossi, riding the factory Honda RCV, crossed...

Kiyonari to join Gibernau in MotoGP

Kiyonari to join Gibernau in MotoGP

Reigning Japanese Supersport champion Ryuichi Kiyonari has been selected as Sete Gibernau’s new team-mate in the Gresini Racing Telefonica Movistar team. Gibernau was chosen as the replacement for the...

Blondes have more fun

Blondes have more fun

And as always, there’s an exception to the rule…

Ducati duo first and second on grid for Jerez

Ducati duo first and second on grid for Jerez

The Ducati duo of Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss have taken first and second places on the grid for tomorrow’s MotoGP race at Jerez in Spain. Capirossi topped the time sheets with a 1:41.993s, 10...

Wet start for North West 200

Wet start for North West 200

Heavy rain and strong winds marred the first practice session of this year’s North West 200 road races. Many of the top riders failed to make the qualifying time on Tuesday leaving all to play for in...

Brit MX riders dominate latest round

Brit MX riders dominate latest round

CAS Honda’s Gordon Crockard and Albion KTM’s Stephen Sword dominated round four of the British Motocross Championship at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire on Sunday May 11. Sword took both 125cc...

Carmichael keeps title for third year

Carmichael keeps title for third year

Ricky Carmichael has held on to the AMA Supercross 250cc title for a third year, despite coming home in second place behind his closest rival Chad Reed at the final round in Las Vegas. The points...

John Rees, Keevil, April 27

Bike: Kawasaki ZXR400, Club: NG Road Racing Club I needed to get away early to avoid being caught up in the mayhem. I knew that if I got caught up in the crowd, I’d be there for the duration. All I had to do was be decisive and rely on instinct…No not instinct…Years of conditioning in the drinking establishments of Yorkshire meant that my instincts were telling me that I had to stay in Leamington...

Byrne on pole at Oulton Park

Byrne on pole at Oulton Park

The fourth round of the British Superbike championship at Oulton Park sees yet another pole position for the unstoppable Shane Byrne. The Monstermob Ducati rider, who currently has a 41 point lead in...

Byrne takes double at Oulton Park

Byrne takes double at Oulton Park

The fourth round of the British Superbike championship saw yet another triumph for the Monstermob Ducati team as Shane Byrne took the double winning both races despite Michael Rutter’s assertions...

Alice?

Alice?

Whatever her name is, she’s lovely…

Don’t turn around

Don’t turn around

She’s behind you

Designer stubble

Designer stubble

When we talk about designer stubble, this pic of Gregorio Lavilla springs to mind

Atten-shun!

Atten-shun!

Whoever can stand still the longest, wins…

Rutter gunning for Byrne at Oulton

Rutter gunning for Byrne at Oulton

The fourth round of the British Superbike championship takes place at Oulton Park this weekend, and the tension is already heating up. Monstermob Ducati rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is looking to extend...

Hislop comes good in the wet

Hislop comes good in the wet

Shane Byrne and Michael Rutter topped the time sheets in the first practice session at Oulton Park for the fourth round of the British Superbike championship, but Steve Hislop took the top spot in the...

Two man battle for AMA Supercross crown

Two man battle for AMA Supercross crown

This weekend sees the final round of the AMA Supercross championship at the Sam Boyd stadium, Las Vegas, and the last chance for Australian rider Chad Reed to knock reigning champion Ricky Carmichael...

Dave Hewson, Oulton Park, April 21

Dave Hewson, Oulton Park, April 21

After engine problems forced him to withdraw from the opening round of the MRO Supersport 600 championship at Snetterton last month Branston racer Dave Hewson was relieved to finish his second round...

Put those away…

Put those away…

Girls can be so rude sometimes…

John Butler, Keevil, April 27

John Butler, Keevil, April 27

Rider: John Butler, Bike: Suzuki GSX-R600 SRAD, Club: NG Road Racing Our race day started at 0530 am on Sunday morning, a time, that in my opinion should be made illegal, especially since at 3am my 1...

What are they looking at?

What are they looking at?

My word, that’s a big helmet

Pete Fishwick , Oulton Park, April 19

Pete Fishwick , Oulton Park, April 19

Rider: Pete ‘Fish’ Fishwick, Bike: Yamaha TZR 250 Club: Bemsee Oulton Park has to be one of my favourite circuits, so I was hoping for a good result here, the only disappointing thing was I couldn’t...

Richard Halford, Keevil, April 27

Rider: Richard Halford, Bike: Yamaha FZR400, Club: NG Road Racing John and Nicola stayed at our place on the Saturday and we all left for the circuit at about 6.30am. When we arrived we found Pete Mitchell who had saved us a spot about as far away from scrutineering as you could get without actually having to have to pay to get back in. The paddock was packed. Alan and Lesley had camped the night...