October

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi signs for Team Ducati Sterilgarda

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi signs for Team Ducati Sterilgarda

Max Biaggi has today signed for Team Ducati Sterilgarda to ride in World Superbikes for 2008. The veteran Italian rider, who was dropped by Alstare Suzuki after the 2007 season had been...

Don't bother with Vallelunga

I went to Vallelunga WSB on the Thursday and Friday to work. There are three paddock areas, hospitality, main working paddock and superstock paddock. It's 15 minutes walk from the first to the last and you needed 2 different passes to access them all. Car parking is a further 15 minutes away and the traffic jams on Saturday and Sunday have to be seen to be believed. The circuit has a couple...

World Superbikes: 2008 provisional calendar

World Superbikes: 2008 provisional calendar

A provisional calendar has been released for the 2008 World Superbike championship with the championship returning to America for the first time in four years. The US round will be held in Salt Lake...

BMW officially confirms World Superbike plans for 2009

BMW officially confirms World Superbike plans for 2009

BMW has confirmed in an official press release that it will enter the 2009 World Superbike championship, as revealed by MCN back in July, with a new team formed during the 2008 season under the...

Vallelunga 1 Big Rock 0

Vallelunga 1 Big Rock 0 Had a great trip to Vallelunga to watch JT hopefully lift title, unfortunately this had to wait a week. The circuit was great, everybody helpful in helping and explaining to us that tickets purchased from Big Rock were basically very limited. In fact limited to the Paddock enclosure(not to any of the tents) and some other remote areas that nobody was actually aware of. Paid...

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi and Alstare Suzuki part company

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi and Alstare Suzuki part company

Max Biaggi’s racing career could be over after his current Alstare Suzuki team revealed that they won’t be resigning him for 2008. Despite winning three races and finishing third in his debut World...

Super super Toseland

Super super Toseland

I had a wonderful day at Brands Hatch on Sunday... along with 39,999 others!! One of the many highlights of the day was James Toseland doing a lap and wearing out his rear tyre incredibly quickly!...

World Superbikes: Makoto Tamada nears World Superbike move

World Superbikes: Makoto Tamada nears World Superbike move

Makoto Tamada looks set to be the next MotoGP star to join World Superbikes, with the Japanese rider understood to be in advanced negotiations with the Italian DFXtreme Honda team. The 30-year-old...

World Superbikes: Rivals talk about James Toseland's MotoGP move

World Superbikes: Rivals talk about James Toseland's MotoGP move

As the departing championJames Toseland moves to MotoGP for 2008, some of the men who have been in both World Superbikes and the blue-riband class have spoken about Toseland's chances. Two-time World...

Congrats James

Congrats James

The battle was lost but he won the war, as quoted on race day, so I've been hard at it creating my own tribute to James Toseland's great victory in World Superbikes. This year WSB maybe next year...

JT's Lanzarote fan club

Congratulations, James on a fantastic final round, we were at the edge of our chairs all day. A well deserved championship. The very best of luck in next year's MotoGP. I have been shopping today wearing my James Toseland T-Shirt with pride. Best Regards, Glen and Elizabeth Settle from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

Biaggi finally signs!

Biaggi finally signs!

Just returned from a camping weekend at Magny Cours. Had a fantastic time yet again (our third visit). Managed to find most of the riders in the paddock. I have attached a picture of Max Biaggi...

World Superbikes: Picture special - the celebrations of champion James Toseland

World Superbikes: Picture special - the celebrations of champion James Toseland

Check out these photographs of Britain's James Toseland as he was crowned World Superbike champion at Magny Cours yesterday. The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider secured his second title by...

World Superbikes: Hannspree Ten Kate Honda confirm 2008 rider line-up

World Superbikes: Hannspree Ten Kate Honda confirm 2008 rider line-up

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda has confirmed its 2008 rider line-up with both MotoGP’s Carlos Checa and defending British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari set to race in the World Superbike...

Video: World Superbikes: Champion James Toseland speaks to his fans

Check out the video below as newly crowned World Superbike champion James Toseland speaks about his thrilling season. The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider secured the title in the last race of the season yesterday at Magny Cours. Fancy commemorating Toseland's historic win in his last season in World Superbikes? There's a range of Toseland memorabilia, including signed items, at Grand Prix Legends.

Gurgling for JT

Gurgling for JT

Here is our 4 month old daughter, Maddy Turner watching James win the 2007 World championship – watching the bike racing is the only thing that keeps her quiet! Well done to James.

World Superbikes: Champion James Toseland thanks friends

World Superbikes: Champion James Toseland thanks friends

Newly crowned World Superbike champion James Toseland paid homage to the friends he has made during his seven years in the championship. The British rider secured the title for the second time in his...

Magny Cours World Superbikes: James Toseland crowned king of World Superbikes

Magny Cours World Superbikes: James Toseland crowned king of World Superbikes

Britain’s James Toseland kept his fans’ nerves jangling until the final lap of the race on his way to his second World Superbike Championship title. An emotional Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider...

Magny Cours World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones secures third in France

Magny Cours World Supersport: Britain's Craig Jones secures third in France

Britain’s Craig Jones defied all the odds of some wild riding to take his third podium of the season in the final World Supersport race at Magny Cours. The Cheshire-born rider snatched third place in...

Magny Cours World Superbike: Noriyuki Haga closes championship gap on James Toseland

Magny Cours World Superbike: Noriyuki Haga closes championship gap on James Toseland

Yamaha’s Noriyuki Haga has closed the gap to 17 points in the world championship Hannspree Ten Kate Honda’s James Toseland following his win in the fog-delayed race one at Magny Cours. The Japanese...

French WSB: James Toseland takes Magny Cours World Superbike pole

French WSB: James Toseland takes Magny Cours World Superbike pole

Britain's James Toseland has recovered from recent performances to take pole position for the French round of the World Superbike championship at Magny Cours and move closer to becoming the 2007 world...

French World Supersport: Kenan Sofuoglu takes pole at Magny Cours as Tommy Hill qualifies fourth

French World Supersport: Kenan Sofuoglu takes pole at Magny Cours as Tommy Hill qualifies fourth

Kenan Sofuoglu smashed the outright World Supersport lap record to take his fifth pole position of 2007. Sofuoglu had to fight off strong challenges from his own team-mate Sebastian Charpentier and...

French WSB: Troy Bayliss takes provisional pole at Magny Cours

French WSB: Troy Bayliss takes provisional pole at Magny Cours

Troy Bayliss saved his best until last to take provisional pole position at the French World Superbike round at Magny Cours. The Ducati rider took the top spot on his final flying lap of the second...

French WSB: Sebastien Charpentier tops Magny Cours third qualifying

French WSB: Sebastien Charpentier tops Magny Cours third qualifying

Frenchman Sebastien Charpentier has gone fastes in the third qualifying session for the final round of the World Supersport championship, heading Ten Kate Honda team-mate and champion Kenan...

Video: James Toseland on his championship hopes ahead of Magny Cours

James Toseland remains focussed and confident heading into this weekends WSB showdown at Magny Cours. Toseland currently leads the championship standings by 29 points and with just 50 points up for grabs the 27 year old Brit remains firmly in control despite dropping big points to his rivals in the previous two rounds. Toseland has good form at the French circuit having clinched the World...

Lorenzo Lanzi takes pole position in rain hit Magny Cour World Superbikes qualifying

Lorenzo Lanzi takes pole position in rain hit Magny Cour World Superbikes qualifying

In a rain hit first qualifying session Lorenzo Lanzi was the surprise pole position man onboard his Xerox Ducati 999 F07. Like the majority of riders Lanzi elected to wait in the pits for the majority...

Sebastien Charpentier on World Supersport pole at Magny Cours

Sebastien Charpentier on World Supersport pole at Magny Cours

Sebastian Charpentier showed his pace a round his home track to set a blistering 1m 42.617 second lap around the Magny Cours circuit nearly half a second faster than his closest rival. Charpentier has...

Magny Cours World Superbikes: Toseland sets the pace

Magny Cours World Superbikes: Toseland sets the pace

James Toseland made the perfect start to his Magny Cours weekend by securing top spot in the first Free Practice. Toseland started how he means to go on and was one of the first men on track and...

Magny Cours World Supersport: Sofuoglu fastest with Hill second

Magny Cours World Supersport: Sofuoglu fastest with Hill second

Kenan Sofuoglu continued his domination of the World Supersport class by topping the time sheets in the first Free Practice session this morning in Magny Cours. Sofuoglu won last time out in...

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi: "That was my chance"

World Superbikes: Max Biaggi: "That was my chance"

Max Biaggi believes he lost the chance of taking an emphatic double race win and closing the points gap even further to series leader James Toseland when he nearly ran into the back of Troy Bayliss on...

World Supersport: Triumph confirm plans to take on the world

World Supersport: Triumph confirm plans to take on the world

Triumph and Scuderia SC Caracchi have confirmed they will partner up for the 2008 World Supersport championship. MCN revealed in the September 12, 2007 issue that Triumph would be joining the World...

Bring home the title, JT

Bring home the title, JT

Come on JT, bring home the title! Skye says thank you for having photo with her. You made her day at Silverstone.