March

A great weekend

What a great weekend I had at Donington WSB. Tickets at reasonable prices and laid back, low key security on the camp site. I was able to sleep in my van and wasn't forced into putting a tent up in another location. Well done to Red Security - safe but not over powering security. Fantastic racing and an all round enjoyable weekend. "Just one thing spoils it. The price of a cup of tea or...

Leon Haslam a bit out of shape

Leon Haslam a bit out of shape

Leon Haslam trying to climb off at some unearthly speed on Starkey's Straight. Somehow by luck or judgement he stayed on!

MCN Donington WSB: Checa dominates race two

MCN Donington WSB: Checa dominates race two

Carlos Checa extended his championship lead with a dominating victory in the second MCN-backed WSB race at Donington Park. Brit Leon Haslam again got to Redgate corner first, but was unable to stop...

MCN Donington WSB: Scassa takes supersport win

MCN Donington WSB: Scassa takes supersport win

Factory Yamaha rider Luca Scassa continued his dominance with a win in the MCN-backed World Supersport race at Donington Park. Scassa led from flag to flag, with team-mate Chaz Davies the only rider...

MCN Donington WSB: Melandri takes first WSB win

MCN Donington WSB: Melandri takes first WSB win

Factory Yamaha rider Marco Melandri has taken his first win in WSB in the first race at the MCN-backed Donington WSB round. Melandri was ninth after the first lap and had to battle past Biaggi and the...

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi fined 3000 Euros for Melandri slap

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi fined 3000 Euros for Melandri slap

Max Biaggi was fined 3000 euro for an altercation in pit lane after Superpole 3 which resulted in the World Champion slapping Marco Melandri. The incident was the result of their antics on track...

MCN Donington WSB: Scassa takes supersport pole

MCN Donington WSB: Scassa takes supersport pole

Lucas Scassa starts from pole tomorrow for the supersport race at the MCN-backed Donington Park round. Yamaha ParkinGO team-mate Chaz Davies will start from second on the grid, ahead of British...

MCN Donington WSB: Checa takes pole

MCN Donington WSB: Checa takes pole

Championship leader Carlos Checa will start from pole position tomorrow at the MCN-backed Donington Park WSB round. Checa dominated the final two sessions of superpole, and set pole with a fastest lap...

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi keeps top spot

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi keeps top spot

Factory Aprilia rider Max Biaggi kept his place at the top of the timesheets today during second qualifying at the MCN-backed Donington Park WSB round. Biaggi again held off compatriot Marco Melandri...

Donington Park tank range

I went to Donington Park yesterday. As a pensioner I can no longer justify the cost of race day tickets but I like to go on Friday practice days, it's cheaper and less crowded so I get a good view of the riders. I've been going to Donington since the late 80s and used to love the place, but I was amazed to see the mess left by the antics of the last management team. It reminded me of the...

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi on top in Q1

MCN Donington WSB: Biaggi on top in Q1

Reigning world champion Max Biaggi set the fastest time during the first qualifying session at the MCN-backed WSB round at Donington Park today. The veteran posted a time of 1'28.794 to better his...

Rea and Haslam kick off MCN-backed Donington WSB round in style

Rea and Haslam kick off MCN-backed Donington WSB round in style

Brits Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam were right in the thick of the action in the first free practice session at the MCN-backed Donington WSB round this morning. The timesheets were topped by Carlos...

MCN Donington Park WSB: Vermeulen set to ride at Donington, but unlikely to race

MCN Donington Park WSB: Vermeulen set to ride at Donington, but unlikely to race

Chris Vermeulen will make his long awaited return to racing this weekend when first free practice kicks off for the MCN-backed Donington Park WSB round, but it is unlikely he will actually race on...

Haslam leads charge of Brits at Donington

Haslam leads charge of Brits at Donington

World Superbike comes to Donington Park this weekend for the MCN-backed European round and Brit stars Leon Haslam, Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes and Leon Camier are determined to hit back against their...

Phillip Island WSB 2011

Phillip Island WSB 2011

Photos from the WSB 2011 season opener at Phillip Island, Australia. Best of luck to Eugene Laverty for the rest of the year and best wishes to JT for a quick recovery.

Toseland out for two months following Aragon test crash

Toseland out for two months following Aragon test crash

James Toseland has spoken of his extreme disappointment after being told that he could be out of action for up to two months following a serious testing crash at Aragon on Friday. Toseland highsided...