Category Archive: Bikes

May 26

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Italy, Mugello preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 6 preview

MotoGP logo Italy’s Mugello Circuit hosts round six of the MotoGP™ championship and the venue is a favourite for riders and fans alike due to its stunning Tuscan setting and its fast, technical layout.

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May 25

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl continues to lead the 2015 MXGP World Championship

Nagl maintains MXGP lead

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing logo At the end of a tough day at the office, Husqvarna FC 450 mounted Max Nagl has maintained his MXGP championship lead after finishing third and fifth at the GP of Great Britain at Matterley Basin. With seven rounds of the 2015 MXGP series now complete Nagl sits four points ahead of Belgian Clement Desalle. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Sykes does the Donington double, Sofuoglu wins again in WSS

Sykes does the Donington double for third time in a row

WSBK - Sykes does the Donington Lap Record tumble as the Briton dominates. Rea and Davies to complete the podium. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 at Donington Park to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins record in the series.

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May 24

Sykes takes maiden 2015 win in Donington opening race

Great battle for the top step with Rea as Davies completes an all-British podium.

WSBK - Tom Sykes - Jonathan Rea Tom Sykes  has won the opening 23-lap WorldSBK race at Donington Park in dry but cold and overcast conditions after a race long fight with his KRT team mate Jonathan Rea.

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May 23

Sofuoglu stamps his authority in UK World Supersport qualifying

Wildcard Ryde and Cluzel complete the front row for the sixth race of the year.

WSBK - Kenan Sofuoglu Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) continued his dominance at Donington Park this weekend in the sole qualifying session ahead of tomorrow’s 20-lap World Supersport race.

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May 23

Tom Sykes secures Donington Tissot-Superpole

Grid undecided until final moments of Superpole 2.

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start tomorrow’s two 23 lap races from Pole Position after taking today’s Tissot-Superpole in an enthralling 15 minute shoot-out that eventually saw the top 7 riders covered by 0.940s. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Sykes in control despite close times at Donington

First day of action in UK decides top-20 riders for Round 6 Tissot-Superpole.

WSBK - Tom Sykes On a day that saw three 45-minute Free Practice sessions for the WorldSBK riders, the final one deciding the 20 riders qualified to tomorrow’s Tissot-Superpole sessions was the most intense as well.

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May 21

Thoughts and expectations before Donington’s battle commences

Current top-5 WorldSBK riders anticipate the round ahead

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The official press conference of WorldSBK round six took place today at Donington Park Circuit, involving the current top-5 riders in the championship standings, four of them being native to the UK. KRT entries Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, together with factory Aprilia duo Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres and Ducati’s Chaz Davies answered a variety of questions regarding the upcoming race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Horsepower boost on tap for Mopar CSBK feature class

The series has raised the maximum horsepower limit for the feature Pro Superbike class to 200 hp

Mopar CSBK logo Competitors in Canada’s biggest motorcycle road racing series will have more power to play with when the 2015 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship kicks off at Calabogie Motorsport Park June 12-14.
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May 20

Metallica and Nicki Minaj to perform at X Games Austin 2015

Full music schedule released for X Games taking place at COTA, June 4-7

X games logo Legendary rockers Metallica will join Nicki Minaj as the headline performance act on the new Super Stage at X Games Austin 2015, taking place June 4-7 at Circuit of The Americas. Metallica’s show will mark their 10th performance in Austin, Texas, and their first in the city in six years. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

A pair of 7th place finishes for Ben Young at VIRginia International Raceway

It’s been five years since Young had raced at VIRginia International Raceway

Ben YoungThornbury Ontario resident Ben Young piloted his #86 RoadRace Factory prepared Yamaha YZFR6 to two top 10 finishes in Supersport this past weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA at round three of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Motorcycle Road Racing Championship . Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

French MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“Racers always want to push themselves to the limit”

MotoGP - Start of the 2015 French Grand Prix The French Grand Prix saw the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team dominate proceedings Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi scoring a one-two result, while Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso continued his rich vein of form by finishing in third place. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

WorldSBK crosses the channel for Round 6 (+video)

Donington Park scene of latest encounter

Donington Park The legendary Donington Park circuit will play host to the sixth round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend. The English venue is located in the East Midlands, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Derby and 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Leicester. It was inaugurated in 1931 and became a permanent racing circuit two years later. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Lorenzo sets record pace at Le Mans to secure second straight win

Round 5: French MotoGP™- Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - French MotoGP race winner.jpgThe French Grand Prix was the venue for another dominant performance by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo, as the Spanish rider won his second-successive race this season by producing the quickest ever race finishing time at the Le Mans circuit.

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May 16

Marquez masters challenging conditions en route to pole position at Le Mans

French MotoGP QP 2 times

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - French MotoGP QP2In challenging conditions at Le Mans, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was half a second quicker than his nearest competitor in Qualifying Practice 2 as he claimed pole position for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Record pace sees Smith top the timesheets in Friday practice at Le Mans

Jorge Lorenzo 2nd and Andrea Dovizioso 3rd

MotoGP - Bradley Smith - Monster Yamaha Tech 3 - French MotoGP FP2 Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith put a smile on the faces of his team at their home race, as the British rider topped the timesheets in Friday’s Free Practice sessions at Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Bridgestone MotoGP Le Mans, France preview

Bridgestone MotoGP Round 5 preview

Bridgestone fitting area in the MotoGP paddock The fabled Le Mans circuit hosts round five of the 2015 MotoGP™ season, the venue now established as the regular venue of the French Grand Prix since the start of the millennium.

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May 10

Nagl Extends Championship Lead

Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Max Nagl places as runner-up at the MXGP of Spain to extend his championship lead

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing logo It was yet another good day at the office for Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl at the FIM Motocross World Championship in Talavera, Spain where the German placed second overall in the MXGP class. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Rea celebrates his 150th WorldSBK race with another win

Second consecutive STK1000 win for Savadori

WSBK - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team Sykes completes a second KRT 1-2 as Torres claims maiden podium finish in the series.  The second WorldSBK race of the Acerbis Italian Round went the full 19-lap distance, with the Kawasaki Racing duo claiming their second 1-2 finish of the day as Jonathan Rea once again got the better of Tom Sykes with a comfortable 4.399s lead at the line.

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May 10

Rea wins shortened race 1 at Imola

Restarted 6-lap encounter has huge crowd on their feet from lights to flag

WSBK - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team The opening race at Imola, the Acerbis Italian Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship resulted in victory for championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a the race was initially red flagged and restarted because of a crash involving David Salom (Team Pedercini Kawasaki), who fell off his factory ZX-10R at Rivazza on lap 11.

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