Category Archive: Bikes

May 25

Ducati find “positive solutions” at Barcelona test

The Ducati riders concentrated mainly on the search for an optimal set-up for the Catalan race

Recent track time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw the Borgo Panigale factory leave satisfied as the paddock heads for Mugello. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25

Manufacturers ups and downs at Donington

Will history repeat itself for the teams at the UK WorldSBK?

Aprilia recorded eight podiums at Donington, but they are yet to win their first race here. They have finished second three times, the last one was in 2013’s Race 2 with Sylvain Guintoli. Last year Aprilia’s best results were recorded by Lorenzo Savadori: 6th in Race 1 and 4th in Race 2.

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May 24

Did you know? #UKWorldSBK in Numbers

WorldSBK hits the UK and theres some stats you won’t want to miss out on

2011 – The last race without a Kawasaki rider on the podium here was back in 2011. 1988 – Donington set the stage for the inaugural Championship round back in 1988: Davide Tardozzi (Bimota) and Marco Lucchinelli (Ducati) secured one win each on the 3rd of April.

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May 23

Words of a Champion: Nicky Hayden on…

MotoGP™ Legend on riding, winning, competing, and much more

A 2016 interview with Nicky Hayden. Words of the 2006 MotoGP™ World Champion on: …his first memory on a bike…

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May 22

Remembering Nicky Hayden

Bidding farewell to a true Champion, on and off track

Remembering Nicky HaydenMotoGP™ Legend Nicky Hayden sadly passed away on Monday evening, after the American was involved in a collision with a car whilst cycling on the Riviera di Rimini last week.

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May 22

2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has tragically died from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident last Wednesday

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies from injuries

Nicky Hayden has diedThe 35-year-old American, who switched to the World Superbike Championship in 2015 but made two final MotoGP appearances last season, was hit by a car while training on his bicycle at around 2pm near the Misano circuit in Rimini, Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 22

#WorldSBKis30 – 1988 WorldSBK is born

Take a trip down memory lane to the very first WorldSBK race

Take a trip down memory lane to the very first WorldSBK raceAs the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to Donington Park for the sixth round of the season, it’s set to be a pivotal round in the championships history. 2017 sees WorldSBK reach its 30th season of racing, and Donington Park was the host for the inaugural round of the championship back in 1988. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 22

Sykes the man to beat at Donington Park

WorldSBK ride for Hayden at Pata UK Round 

Sykes the man to beat at Donington ParkWhilst riders will be working to find the best set-up around Donington Park, a shadow will be cast over the Pata UK round as Nicky Hayden (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) continues to fight in hospital following a training incident last week. The American rider is in the forefront of everyone’s thoughts, as the WorldSBK paddock sends support and best wishes to Hayden and his family.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

Gautier Paulin earns third overall at MXGP of Germany

Results – FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 8

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing logoRockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider secures his Third podium result for the season in Teutschenthal. Remaining fast and consistent at a rutted and treacherous Teutschenthal track, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin earned two third place moto finishes and is now only one point behind the runner-up spot in the MXGP championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

Showdown at Le Mans: Viñales vs Rossi for the #FrenchGP

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France

Unaware of Rossi's crash, Viñales pushed to the limit to win the raceLast lap drama and a huge Championship shake up as Viñales pushes the ‘Doctor’ to his limits. The first Movistar Yamaha duel of the season saw Maverick Viñales the man to take the stunning 500th win for Yamaha after a clash of the titans at Le Mans – with the tremors from the French GP felt throughout the Championship standings.

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May 20

Viñales lights up Le Mans as Zarco steals the spotlight

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France 

Valentino Rossi Ciao Le Mans!!Yamaha domination in France as Viñales takes pole, Zarco flies the flag – and Rossi starts from the front. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Rossi narrowly misses pole in the #FrenchGP

Nine-time World Champion starts from P2 at Le Mans

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has shown a huge step forward at Le Mans following a more difficult Spanish GP, with the Italian legend narrowly missing out on pole position to teammate Maverick Viñales – set to start the race from a close second. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Update on Nicky Hayden

Condition remains the same for the Red Bull Honda World…

Update at 11:00 CET, Saturday: Nicky Hayden’s condition remains extremely serious. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

Weatherman: Miller takes the reins on Day 1 in Le Mans

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France  

Weatherman Miller takes the reins on Day 1 in Le MansEG 0,0 Marc VDS rider starts the French GP on top after wet Friday sessions. FP1 at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France started wet and was eventually just dry enough for slicks for those who dared – and Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) did, as the Queenslander set a blistering 1:37.467 to top the session.

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May 19

Davies tests Ducati GP17

Ducati rider gets a taste for the MotoGP machine

Following on from an incredible weekend at his team’s home round at Imola, which saw Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) take the double victory for Ducati, images have surfaced of the British rider testing the GP17 around the iconic circuit of Mugello. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

Tyres, track surface and the weather: lift off at Le Mans

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France

Tyres, track surface and the weather lift off at Le MansPre-event Press Conference focuses on grip, the possibility of rain and new asphalt.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

Nicky Hayden injured in ‘serious’ road accident

2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has been taken to hospital after a ‘serious’ road accident in Italy

Nicky Hayden injured in 'serious' accidentAccording to RiminiToday the popular 35-year-old American, currently competing in his second season of World Superbike with Ten Kate Honda, was struck by a car while training on his bicycle. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Dorna Sports takes racing to the living room as MotoGP™ eSport Championship gets underway

Dorna Sports approaches this project as a brand new Championship

MotoGP™ eSport Championship logoAlways at the forefront of digital trends, Dorna Sports kicks off the MotoGP™ eSport Championship in 2017 to further engage its gaming fan base – as well as enticing fans to race in the comfort of their homes. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Pata UK Round to host WorldSBK in Great Britain

Heading to the unique British Round of the season

Fuelling the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship with their Italian snacks for seven years, Pata S.p.a. and Dorna WSBK Organization are delighted to announce the partnership continues as the championship heads for the Pata UK Round. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 15

Home heroes and history makers arrive in Le Mans

HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France 

#FrenchGP: Technical PreviewPedrosa. Marquez. Lorenzo. Rossi. Viñales. Zarco. Baz. Guintoli…Le Mans is a truly legendary venue for racing, in the Loire region of France and only a couple of hours from the City of Light, Paris.

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