These articles are prior to Saturday, Nov 16 2019
7th TT photo exhibition - May 25 2014
Welcome to all TT fans to our 7th annual TT photo exhibition.
Manx Grand Prix Regulations 2012 and Beyond - Oct 27 2011
Following on from a successful 2011 Manx Grand Prix, the Manx Motor Cycle Club would like to announce its intention to keep the regulations for the races substantially unchanged for the next three years, with a review following the 2014 event in time for 2015. It is hoped that this will give existing and potential new competitors the confidence to invest in machinery they know they will be able to use at the Grand Prix for the next three years at least.
TT Supporters’ Club at TT 2012 - May 16 2012
There will be a warm welcome for TTSC members at the Club’s sales outlet in the Market Place at the rear of the Grandstand, situated in exactly the same position as last year.
Fiona-Baker Milligan wins Susan Jenness Trophy - May 16 2012
Congratulations to Fiona-Baker Milligan who, during the up and coming TT fortnight, will be presented with the Susan Jenness Trophy for her sterling performances last year.
TT RACES SCHEDULE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE SUPERTWINS CLASS - Aug 24 2011
The Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development is introducing a new class for Supertwin specification machines to an expanded race programme for the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy. This move follows extensive consultation with teams, competitors, manufacturers, race fans and the ACU.
DAVE MOLYNEUX CONFIRMS THAT HE WILL RETURN TO RACING FOR 2012 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES - Aug 16 2011
Sidecar legend Dave Molyneux, the 14-time Isle of Man TT Races winner, will be returning to the grid in 2012. Molyneux, who first competed at the TT in 1985, will again team up with world champion passenger Patrick Farrance. The pair last competed together in 2010, finishing second in the Sure Sidecar Race 2 and will again be racing the Kawasaki backed ZX-6R machine.
FANS VOTE 1992 SENIOR TT TO BE GREATEST RACE OF ALL TIME ON MOUNTAIN COURSE - Feb 02 2011
Fans have chosen the 1992 Senior TT, which quickly unfolded into a thrilling battle between Steve Hislop and Carl Fogarty, as the greatest race of all time on the iconic Mountain Course.
Team Blue - In Memory of Victor Gilmore - Feb 07 2011
At the recent well supported benefit night held for the families of the late Myles Byrne and Victor Gilmore, it was announced that Co.Tyrone rider Adrian McFarland would ride the Trevor Lindsay Suzuki 1000 Superstock this season for Team Blue.
City of Dreams Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 45th Edition - Oct 06 2011
For what promises to be one of the most closely-contested, two-wheel thrillers of recent years, City of Dreams this year takes title sponsorship for the 45th running of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix for the first time.
Magnificent seven for Farquhar at the Mount - Sep 19 2011
Ryan Farquhar ended his 2011 road racing season in magnificent style at the weekend when he won all seven of his races at the International Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, the highlight of which was getting his name on the feature trophy for the very first time. It was also the first time an Irishman had won the Gold Cup in its 60-year history and Ryan also added the David Jefferies, Darran Lindsay and Phil Mellor trophies to his haul of silverware.
Ex World and TT Sidecar Champion Klaus Klaffenböck announces his retirement from the Isle of Man TT Races - Sep 20 2011
Ex sidecar World Champion and three times TT winner Champion Klaus Klaffenböck has announced his retirement from TT Racing with immediate effect.
Motor Cycle News Hails Southern 100 Races - Jul 29 2011
Leading UK bike title MCN has joined a number of the leading road racers in praising the Southern 100 meeting. The title, in a four page editorial feature following this year’s meeting, described the races as ‘a blast’ and sports editor Gary Pinchin, who visited this year’s event, described the racing as ‘incredible’. The feature also included a guide to the races, explaining why ‘The Southern 100 Rocks’.
Shell announces latest experts to join the Seven Riding Wonders panel - Aug 02 2011
Shell is excited to welcome on board four new panelists to the Seven Riding Wonders campaign: Nicky Hayden, Michael Knaak, Razlan Razali and Javier Alonso will join current panellists Gao Liang, Aspi Bhatena and Augustus Sani Nugroho.
RYAN FARQUHAR TAKES HONOURS IN 350CC MOTORSPORT MERCHANDISE RACE AT MANX GRAND PRIX - Aug 30 2011
Overnight rain on the Isle of Man left the mountain course with damp patches for the first race in Monday’s race programme at the Manx Grand Prix Festival, the Motorsport Merchandise 350/250cc race. Damp patches were reported throughout the course and Clerk of the Course, Phil Taubman, advised competitors that there was a lack of adhesion in a number of sections.
ANDREW BRADY WINS MANNGO.IM JUNIOR MANX GRAND PRIX RACE - Aug 30 2011
The Manngo.im Junior Manx Grand Prix got under way at 1.30pm after a short delay due to the road sweeper dealing with diesel on the road. Conditions were reported as damp around the course with lack of adhesion flags being waved by the marshals on many of the mountain course sections.
Statement issued on behalf of the Manx Motor Cycle Club - Wayne Hamilton - Aug 30 2011
The Manx Motor Cycle Club, the organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of Wayne Hamilton, 20, from Portadown, Northern Ireland following an incident at the 13th Milestone on the approach to Kirk Michael during today’s Junior Manx Grand Prix race, when he was running in third place.
Adam Easton: Statement issued on behalf of ther Manx Motor Cycle Club - Sep 01 2011
The Manx Motor Cycle Club, the organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of Adam Easton, 71, from Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland following an incident at Lambfell on the approach to Cronk-Y-Voddy during today’s 500cc Classic Grand Prix Race on the Isle of Man, when he was running in 16th place.
Toseland Announces Retirement - Sep 10 2011
Double World Superbike Champion, James Toseland is retiring from professional motorcycle racing with immediate effect following a visit to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mike Hayton, yesterday. The visit confirmed Toseland’s worst fears that the damage sustained to his right wrist during a testing crash at Aragon earlier this year is irreparable and no amount of physiotherapy can repair the injury.
WAYNE HAMILTON TAKES THE HONOURS IN ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY NEWCOMER A RACE - Aug 28 2011
Gavin Lupton wins Newcomer B race - Conditions were described as perfect for the first race of the 2011 Manx Grand Prix Races, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Newcomers Race, although Clerk of the Course Phil Taubman warned the riders about sunlight at Ballahutchin and the Gooseneck.
COMPETITORS BEGIN QUALIFYING AT 2011 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES - May 31 2011
Qualifying for the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy got underway on Monday evening and although conditions were far from ideal, both the solos and sidecars were able to get in two laps although the solo’s had begun a third lap when the session was red flagged early due to heavy rain on the Mountain.
2011 MANX GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL PROMISES CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC AND MODERN MOTORCYCLING - Jul 19 2011
The 2011 Manx Grand Prix Festival is set for a spectacular blend of classic and modern motorcycling with trials events, vintage parades and rallies and the best in classic and modern racing at the Manx Grand Prix and all in the year that the iconic 37¾ mile Mountain Course celebrates a centenary of racing.
MANX GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT FROM OFFICIAL HOSPITALITY PROGRAMME - Feb 01 2011
Following the success of the TT Races hospitality programme, where the capacity has been increased this year to cope with the demand for tickets, The Department of Economic Development is launching an official Manx Grand Prix Festival VIP Club.
A NUMBER OF MAJOR COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS CONFIRMED FOR MANX GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL - Feb 17 2011
The Department of Economic Development has secured a number of long-term commercial contracts for the Manx Grand Prix Festival. The Department created the newly branded festival in 2010 to develop the commercial rights for the Manx Grand Prix Races and supporting events. The revised festival now also features the Classic Trial, the Two Day Trial and the Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s rally and meeting at Jurby that attracted over 12,000 visitors in 2010.
BONHAMS TO SPONSOR MANX GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL - Mar 11 2011
Leading auction house Bonhams has reached an agreement with the Isle of Man Government to become a sponsor of the Manx Grand Prix Festival. The privately owned British auction house is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques.
Joey Dunlop Foundation Newsletter - March 2011 - Mar 29 2011
Our first guests of 2011 arrived last weekend and have enjoyed the facilities at Braddan Bridge House with the added bonus that the weather has been excellent.
McGuinness sets early TT Pace - May 31 2011
Morecambe's John McGuinness got his 2011 Isle of Man TT campaign underway on Monday evening and although conditions were far from ideal around the Mountain Course, the Honda TT Legends rider was able to top the leaderboard with a lap of 122.838mph before the session was ended early due to heavy rain on the mountain.
ANSTEY SHOWS HIS HAND WITH FASTEST TIME OF THE WEEK - Jun 02 2011
Kiwi Bruce Anstey, riding for the Yorkshire based Padgetts Honda Racing team, showed his hand with the fastest time of the week in the third qualifying session at the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy.
FRUSTRATING NIGHT FOR SOLO COMPETITORS ON THE ISLE OF MAN - Jun 03 2011
Conditions were perfect all around the Mountain Course for the Thursday evening practice session at the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy but a road traffic incident at Ginger Hall caused a lengthy delay to proceedings.
THREE IN A ROW FOR KLAFFENBOCK/SAYLE - Jun 04 2011
Klaus Klaffenbock and Daniel Sayle made it three wins in a row when they took victory in the opening Sure Sidecar 1 Race by ten seconds from John Holden and Andy Winkle at the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy.
JOHN MCGUINNESS WINS HIS SIXTEENTH TT TITLE - Jun 04 2011
John McGuinness won his 16th TT today when he took victory in the Dainese Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.
ANSTEY TAKES THE GRAHAM WATCHES AWARD - Jun 04 2011
A beautiful, warm and sunny day on the Isle of Man meant conditions were perfect for the final qualifying session of the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.
Statement issued on behalf of the ACU - Jun 06 2011
Following the red flag during the first run of the Supersport 1 race, the following statement has been issued.
DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MARTIN AT THE TT - Jun 06 2011
Guy Martin and the whole Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing team will pick themselves up after the bitter disappointment of Saturday's Dainese 6-lap Superbike TT on the Isle of Man where Martin was forced to retire from second position on the penultimate lap when his battery lost charge - and prepare for Monday's double header; the 4-lap Supersport Race one and the 4-lap Superstock event.
Stoner Cruises to Catalunya GP Win - Jun 06 2011
Casey Stoner took his 26th victory in the premier class at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya, with last year’s race winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) finishing in second followed by teammate American Ben Spies in third.
ANSTEY POWERS TO VICTORY IN MONSTER ENERGY SUPERSPORT 1 RACE AT THE 2011 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES - Jun 07 2011
Experienced Kiwi campaigner Bruce Anstey won his 8th Isle of Man TT race on Monday afternoon when he clinched victory in a shortened, and dramatic, 3-lap Monster Energy Supersport Race 1. The original race was red flagged following an incident at Gorse Lea.
SEDGEWAY RACING MOTOCZYSZ CONTINUE TO SET THE PACE - Jun 07 2011
Sedgeway Racing Motoczysz remain the team to beat in the 2011 Isle of Man SES TT Zero race with both of their riders – Mark Miller and Michael Rutter – sitting on top of the qualifying session. Conditions were perfect for the second practice as all nine of the bikes for Wednesday’s Race lined up on the grid on Glencrutchery Road.
MICHAEL DUNLOP MAKES UP FOR EARLIER DISAPPOINTMENT - Jun 07 2011
Michael Dunlop made up for the disappointment of retiring from the morning’s Monster Energy Supersport Race 1 by winning Monday evening’s delayed 4-lap Royal London 360 Superstock race.
DOUBLE TT PODIUM FOR RELENTLESS SUZUKI - Jun 07 2011
Guy Martin and the whole Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing team covered themselves in glory during yesterday's Supersport and Superstock races on the Isle of Man with two fine podium finishes. The Lincolnshire rider took a hard-fought brace of third places on the team's all-new GSX-R600 and GSX-R1000 respectively.
GARY JOHNSON SCORES DEBUT WIN AT THE ISLE OF MAN TT RACES - Jun 13 2011
Gary Johnson achieved his first Isle of Man TT Races victory when he clinched the second Monster Energy Supersport race on Thursday afternoon winning by 8.4s from fellow Honda rider John McGuinness.
HOLDEN/WINKLE WIN THEIR FIRST TT RACE IN SURE SIDECAR RACE 2 - Jun 13 2011
John Holden and Andy Winkle won their first Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy on Thursday when they took the second 3-lap Sure Sidecar race 2 after long time leaders Klaus Klaffenbock and Daniel Sayle hit problems on the final lap. The Austrian ex-World Champion held a 17 second lead starting the third and final lap but he slowed dramatically and Holden and Winkle took full advantage. After five runner-up spots, they finally took a dream TT win, some 45 seconds clear of Conrad Harrison and Mike Aylott who claimed a best ever second and, in a race of firsts, Tony Elmer and Darren Marshall took a debut TT podium.
MICHAEL RUTTER JUST MISSES OUT ON HISTORIC TON IN ISLE OF MAN SES TT ZERO RACE - Jun 13 2011
Isle of Man TT Races star Michael Rutter narrowly missed out on cracking the prestigious 100mph mark for an electric bike for the first time in today’s SES TT Zero Race. He took his SegwayMotoCzysz machine to an Electric bike record 99.64mph lap, breaking the record that his team-mate Mark Miller set last year but narrowly missing out on the £10,000 prize fund allocated by the Isle of Man Government for the first electric bike team to achieve a 100mph average speed for the 37¾ mile circuit.
MCGUINNESS TAKES 17TH TT RACE WIN WITH VICTORY IN THE 2011 POKERSTARS SENIOR TT - Jun 13 2011
John McGuinness won a thrilling PokerStars Senior race on Friday evening when he came from behind to take his 17th TT victory in the final race of the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy in a new Race Record time of 1:45.45.80, beating Steve Plater’s 2009 time.
Conor Cummins wins 2011 PokerStars ‘Spirit of the TT’ Award - Jun 16 2011
Conor Cummins has been awarded the 2011 Spirit of TT Award, following in the footsteps of the 2010 winner Paul Owen.
TT Sidecar passenger unlikely to walk again - Jul 15 2011
A sidecar passenger injured during this year's TT has been told he's unlikely to walk again.
Encouraging Increase in Entries for Manx Grand Prix - Jul 15 2011
The Manx Motor Cycle Club are pleased to announce a significant increase in the number of entries accepted for the 2011 Manx Grand Prix, which commences with the first practice session on Saturday 20th August.
GRAEME CROSBY CONFIRMED TO ATTEND MANX GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL AS PART OF NEW CORPORATE HOSPITALITY PROGRAMME - Jul 22 2011
A host of TT legends to join Crosby in MGPF VIP experience. - A number of leading motorcycle racers past and present are confirmed to attend this year’s Manx Grand Prix Festival, as part of the newly introduced Corporate Hospitality Programme.
NEW LOOK MANX GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL PROGRAMME GOES ON SALE - Aug 12 2011
Isle of Man based Publishers Mannin Media, who produce the Official TT Races Programme, have designed their first Manx Grand Prix Festival publication.
Motorbike world mourns loss of legend Claudio Castiglioni - Aug 18 2011
Claudio Castiglioni, the Chairman of MV Agusta, passed away this morning.
Heavy going for Cummins at Snetterton - Jul 15 2011
Manxman Conor Cummins found the going tough at the Snetterton 300 circuit this weekend with the Blackhorse Kawasaki rider still struggling with the shoulder injury he picked up two weeks ago.
Seeley bidding to end Wilson’s Oulton Park winning streak - Jul 15 2011
Relentless Suzuki's Alastair Seeley scored his first winning double last time out at Snetterton and now this weekend he will be bidding to end Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship leader Ben Wilson's impressive run of victories at the Cheshire circuit.
Rossi and Hayden primed for Round Nine - Jul 15 2011
The Ducati Team riders are prepared to sign off the first half of the 2011 season with a strong showing at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland this weekend.
Repsol Honda trio hungry for Sachsenring round - Jul 15 2011
Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa will be aiming to capitalise on the improvements made to the RC212V at the test held in Mugello on July 4th and looking to fight victory at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland this weekend.
MARTIN TAKES MAIDEN VICTORY FOR RELENTLESS SUZUKI AT SOUTHERN - Jul 15 2011
A subdued Guy Martin took his debut victory in Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing colours earlier tonight, in the Senior Race at the Southern 100 meeting on the Isle of Man.
MARTIN TAKES 1000cc RACE WIN FROM DUNLOP IN REVERSE OF PREVIOUS NIGHT’S RESULT - Jul 15 2011
A close race was expected in The Total Oils Senior 1000cc race at the Southern 100 last night with five former race winners – Guy Martin, Ryan Farquhar, Michael Dunlop, Ialn Lougher and Cameron Donald lining up on the grid.
MARTIN TAKES MORE SOUTHERN 100 PODIUMS - Jul 15 2011
After his Superbike victory on Wednesday night, Guy Martin rounded out his week at the Southern 100 in the Isle of Man with third place in yesterday's Supersport 600cc race and second place in the Solo Championship Superbike event, run over nine laps.
Dunlop at the Double as he takes Solo Championship and 600cc Race at Southern 100 Meeting - Jul 15 2011
Michael Dunlop was a man on a mission on the Isle of Man as he won both the Manx Gas Solo Championship for 1000cc machines and the S&S 600cc race at the Isle of Man Steampacket Company Southern 100 meeting held on the 4.25 mile Billown Circuit in the South of the Island.
Special Presentation to Leslie McMaster - Jan 24 2011
Gifted former Irish road racer Leslie McMaster was totally surprised and speechless at the recent Adelaide Racer Awards Night in Belfast after he was the beneficiary of a very special presentation.
S100 - Steam Packet Confirm 2011 Sponsorship - Jan 27 2011
The Southern 100 is delighted to have the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company on board again as the event’s main sponsor. Also known as ‘the friendly races’, the Southern 100 has a history dating back to 1955, with the Steam Packet Company becoming the main sponsor in 2000.
Southern 100 - Race Programme Amended to suit Irish Sailings - Mar 03 2011
Concern has been raised by a number of would-be competitors, who plan to be riding at the Fore MCRC’s Walderstown National Road Races on 9th & 10th July and then travel to the Isle of Man for the Southern 100 International Road Races which commence on Monday 11th July.
Take it to the Limit - May 19 2011
TT fanatics are in for a treat this TT with the UKs first ever big screen showing of 1970s film classic ‘Take it to the Limit’.
Richardson takes Opening Race Victory - May 31 2011
Richardson takes Opening Race Victory at the TT2011 Pre-TT Classic Meeting held on the Billown Circuit, Castletown.
Two TT Replicas For Cooper - Jun 07 2011
Stroud rider Dan Cooper and the Cornwall-based Centurion Racing team enjoyed a great day at the Isle of Man TT Races today when they finished in 27th and 35th respectively in the Supersport and Superstock races. The results, which included a new personal best lap for Dan of 119.199mph, also saw him pick up two bronze replicas, the first ones he has won.
MOUTHWATERING LINE UP OF MACHINES AND RIDERS LINED UP TO CELEBRATE TT MOUNTAIN COURSE CENTENARY - Oct 27 2010
The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development has assembled a mouth-watering line-up of machines and riders to celebrate the TT Races Mountain Course Centenary in 2011. The legendary 37¾ mile circuit, which the riders still race around today, is widely recognised as the world’s most challenging race circuit. It includes the 9-mile Snaefell Mountain section from Ramsey to the Creg Ny Baa Hotel, which was first used in 1911, four years after the first TT Race on the Isle of Man in 1907.
The TT Supporters’ Club in Action at TT 2011 - May 21 2011
A busy TT fortnight beckons for TT Supporters’ Club officials who look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones at the Club Shop, located in the market stall area at the rear of the Grandstand.
PORTUGUESE STAR LUIS CARREIRA CONFIRMS 2011 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES PLANS - Feb 22 2011
Portuguese rider Luis Carreira is set to have his best ever year of racing at the Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, with confirmation that he has signed for the Ulster based CD Racing for the 2011 event.
ADDITIONAL RECTICEL FENCING FOR TT 2011 AS PART OF COURSE SAFETY REVIEW - Feb 22 2011
The Department of Economic Development's Motorsport team has confirmed that more Recticel fencing has been purchased and will be in place for the 2011 TT Races. It is estimated that this latest Recticel investment of £60,000 will replace approximately 2000 of the straw bales currently in use and is part of an overall investment of over £350,000 in Recticel in the last five years.
Australian former World Champion Mick Doohan confirmed to attend TT2011 - Mar 23 2011
Former Grand Prix World Champion Mick Doohan, who won five consecutive 500cc World Championships in the late nineties, has confirmed that he will be visiting the Isle of Man for the 2011 TT Races.
Joey Dunlop Foundation Newsletter January 2011. - Jan 20 2011
After 10 years of fundraising, we have finally achieved our goal and now have three self-contained disabled accessible apartments, each offering luxury self –catering accommodation.
Pre-TT Classic Road Races - Regulations & Entry Forms Available - Jan 23 2011
Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Blackford Financial Services Pre TT Classic Road Races are pleased to inform prospective competitors that the Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms are now available for the 2011 Meeting
Yamaha to field factory specification YZF-R1 at the Isle of Man TT Races - Jan 26 2011
Japanese manufacturer Yamaha has confirmed that it will be running a factory supported race team at the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. History maker Ian Hutchinson is confirmed to ride for Shaun Muir managed outfit in 2011
Two-Strokes Confirmed at Billown for 2011 - Jan 27 2011
Following on from a recent request to 125 & 250cc competitors to confirm their commitment to racing their two-stroke machines at the Manx Telecom Post TT Road Races and the Steam Packet Southern ‘100’ International Road Races, the organising club Southern 100 Racing are now pleased to confirm that 125cc and 250cc racing will continue on the Billown Course during 2011.
Full Grids Likely at Pre-TT Classic - Feb 07 2011
Full grids look a strong possibility at the Blackford’s Pre TT Classic Road Races being held on Friday, Saturday and Monday 27th, 28th & 30th May 2011.
JEREMY TOYE CONFIRMED TO RETURN FOR THE 2011 ISLE OF MAN TT RACES - Mar 10 2011
American Superstar Jeremy Toye is all set for a sensational return to the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, with the news that he will line up on Kawasaki machinery for British Superbike team Sondel Sport Racing.
Rico Penzkofer confirms return to Isle of Man for 2011 TT Races - Mar 30 2011
After a stunning performance last year that saw him lap at almost 125mph, German ace Rico Penzkofer is aiming for a top ten position at the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.
Pre-TT Classic - Czech Invasion heads for Billown - Apr 04 2011
An invasion from the Czech Republic is expected in late May in the South of the Isle of Man.However, it will be a ‘friendly’ one as six competitors arrive in Castletown to compete in the Blackford Financial Services Pre - TT Classic Road Races which take place on the 27th, 28th & 30th May.
Pre TT Classic Entries Over Subscribed - Results in Extra Races - Apr 07 2011
Due to the response for applications to race in the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races the organising Southern 100 Club have decided to add an additional two races to the race programme.
Murray Walker to commentate on ‘Milestones of the Mountain’ lap at the 2011 TT Races - Apr 13 2011
Legendary Motorsport commentator Murray Walker, whose father Graham competed in the TT from 1920 to 1934 and won the 1931 Lightweight class, has confirmed that he will be attending the 2011 TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, as part of the celebrations for the Mountain Course’s Centenary.
NICKY HAYDEN CONFIRMED TO VISIT ISLE OF MAN FOR 2011 TT RACES - Apr 13 2011
MotoGP star to Experience Mountain Course with Arai Parade Lap. - Nicky Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP World Champion, has confirmed that he will attend the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy as part of the event's Mountain Course Centenary celebrations.
2011 The Gorse Lea Marshals’ Mountain of ChocolaTTe Course - Apr 14 2011
The Gorse Lea Marshals are ecstatic to announce their recently-signed research contract with Cocoa Red, Master Chocolatiers of Port St Mary. The terms of the agreement are still under wrappers, but it is patently obvious to all but the most uninformed that field and hedge trials of the new, limited edition, TT100 Bar will be carried out at the round bale under rigorous laboratory conditions.
MONSTER ENERGY BACK MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME FOR 2011 TT - Apr 20 2011
One of the great sights of the Isle of Man TT Races is a packed Douglas promenade with spectacular stunt shows, flashing lights, gravity defying rides, colour, music, noise, bikes, food stalls and beer tents.
A Number of New Teams Join Established Outfits for 2011 TT Zero Race - May 11 2011
A number of new teams have confirmed their participation in the 2011 TT Zero Clean Emissions Race, which has attracted a new race sponsor SES Satellite Leasing Ltd. The race, which is scheduled for 3pm on Wednesday 8th June, will be taking place for the third time on the Isle of Man as part of the Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy.
Bingley Bullet admits defeat in fitness battle - May 11 2011
Ian Hutchinson has finally been forced to admit defeat in his brave battle to be fit for the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.
Ian Hutchinson is ruled out of North West 200 races - May 11 2011
Ian Hutchinson has been ruled out of the North West 200 after failing to recover from serious leg injuries in time to take his place on the grid.
CAL CRUTCHLOW IS LATEST MOTOGP STAR TO CONFIRM LAP OF TT COURSE - May 16 2011
British motorcycle racer Cal Crutchlow is the latest MotoGP rider to confirm that he will be doing a parade lap during this year’s Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy.
Legend Kenny Roberts returns to Mallory Park action - Jan 20 2011
Grand Prix legend Kenny Roberts will make his first appearance on a British circuit for 28 years at Mallory Park this summer. The three-times 500cc world champion from California is the star attraction at the VMCC (Vintage Motorcycle Club) Festival of 1,000 Bikes, which takes place Friday to Sunday, July 8-10.
Sue Jenness Trophy for Jenny - Apr 08 2011
Congratulations to Jenny Tinmouth on being awarded the prestigious Susan Jenness Trophy for the second year in succession.
Former champion Hodgson backs 125 young guns - Jan 05 2011
Former World and British Superbike champion Neil Hodgson may have been forced to hang up his leathers last year, but now he is turning his attentions to backing the RCD Motorsport / FPW Racing team of Tom Carne and Callan Cooper in the British 125GP Championship.
Cadwell Park 2011 event highlights - Jan 05 2011
Cadwell Park has revealed a busy programme of major events for the 2011 motorsport season, featuring the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship's annual 'party in the park' over August Bank Holiday and a new two-day Historic Racing Festival during Easter weekend.
No change to TT medics after all - Jan 13 2011
A review of medical services at the TT will not take place now until after this year’s event the government has announced. A statement from the Department of Economic Development (DED), which has overall responsibility for the races, states the set up for 2011 will remain largely unchanged but medical services will be examined in time for 2012.
Seeley says: Give it large! - Dec 19 2010
Alastair Seeley is targeting a second title for the Relentless Suzuki team next season when he lines up in the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship, but the Wizard has already been back out on two wheels in training for next year.
Reeves set for return to British Superbike paddock - Jan 05 2011
Sidecar racer Tim Reeves will return to the British Superbike paddock for the 2011 season following changes to the sport’s schedule.
Tributes for Wirral solicitor Malcolm Kirwan who died in tragic circumstances - Jan 20 2011
Tributes have been paid to a lawyer who worked for one of the biggest solicitors’ firms in Wirral. Malcolm Kirwan – the brother of solicitor David Kirwan, who is senior partner at the family law firm Kirwans – died on Friday, January 7.
ISLE OF MAN GOVERNMENT RELEASES DETAILS OF RACE CALENDAR FOR 2011 IOM TT RACES - Sep 17 2010
The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development, promoters of the Isle of Man TT Races Fuelled by Monster Energy, today announced the calendar for the 2011 event, which represents the centenary of racing on the iconic Mountain Course circuit.
Southern 100 2010 DVD Released! - Sep 22 2010
Tension-packed racing, nail-biting finishes, the biggest names in road racing and all the edge-of–the-seat action you can handle.- This is the 2010 Isle of Man Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races.
GUY MARTIN JOINS RELENTLESS BY TAS SUZUKI - Nov 03 2010
Relentless by TAS Suzuki is pleased to announce 28-year-old Guy Martin as their first major signing for the 2011 International Road Racing campaign. The Kirmington rider has one of the biggest followings in British and Irish motorcycling and team owners, Hector and Philip Neill, are confident of guiding the fast talking Lincolnshireman to his debut victories at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.
One Man's Dream - DVD - Nov 17 2010
One Man's Dream - the Britten Bike Story is now available in DVD format, with many extra features.
Laverty rolls up for Swan Yamaha to complete winning combination - Nov 24 2010
Shaun Muir Racing (SMR) has confirmed today (Wednesday) their completed line up for the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as Michael Laverty joins Tommy Hill as the team target a maiden BSB title.
MANX GRAND PRIX WITH REVISED RACE STRUCTURE - Nov 26 2010
MANX MOTOR CYCLE CLUB AND DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT USHER IN NEW ERA FOR MANX GRAND PRIX WITH REVISED RACE STRUCTURE - Revised calendar, regulations and races designed to appeal to fans, sponsors and competitors.
Bruce Anstey signs to ride for the Padgett's Honda team - Dec 02 2010
Multiple international road race winner Bruce Anstey has agreed to ride for the Padgett's Honda team in 2011.
Rossi’s rehabilitation enters first phase - Dec 02 2010
The Italian has started a passive rehabilitation on his recovering shoulder having had his stitches removed, just over two weeks after surgery on the joint.
WSB - Superpole modified for 2011 - Dec 19 2010
Several changes will be put into place for next season in the FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championship and the FIM Superstock Cup following a meeting of the Superbike Commission made up of representatives from Infront Motor Sports, the FIM and the teams.
WSB - The bikes of 2010: Aprilia RSV4 - Dec 19 2010
The only vee-four in the class proved the winner in 2010, as all the many technical advances and adjustments that featured on the RSV4 from its arrival in 2009 finally meshed together the way the Aprilia engineering team, led by Luigi Dall'Igna intended them to.
Reciprocal health deal signed - Sep 09 2010
A new reciprocal health agreement between the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom has been signed this morning (Thursday).
Manx GP 2010 results book available - Nov 06 2010
The results book for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix is now available from the Manx Motorcycle Club.
Fiat Yamaha seal team title with double podium at Philip Island - Oct 17 2010
A double podium for the Fiat Yamaha Team today sealed the second leg of the 2010 Triple Crown, as World Champion Jorge Lorenzo finished second and Valentino Rossi third behind winner Casey Stoner in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
Rossi to test with Ducati at Valencia - Oct 17 2010
The rider stated in an interview that Yamaha’s Masao Furusawa has given him the all clear to ride for his 2011 team at the post-season Test in November. Ducati’s Alessandro Cicognani also discussed the details of the Test with motogp.com.
Open invitation to funeral service of Sir Norman - Oct 07 2010
The Isle of Man is being invited to say goodbye to its most famous resident, Sir Norman Wisdom.
Visitor numbers increase for 2010 Manx Grand Prix Festival - Oct 07 2010
Visitor numbers increase for 2010 Manx Grand Prix Festival as media coverage grows for newly branded event
2010 Sunflower Trophy: Michael Laverty takes Superbike hat-trick - Oct 17 2010
Relentless Suzuki's Michael Laverty continued his rich vein of British Superbike form into yesterday's Sunflower Trophy at Bishopscourt, bagging all three Superbike race wins as Ian Lowry broke the lap record with a 1'06.323.
Stoner continues home dominance with victory in Australia - Oct 17 2010
The Ducati Team rider won his home race, the Iveco Australian Grand Prix, for the fourth consecutive year with a clear victory ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi at Phillip Island on Sunday.
Strong Race line up confirmed for 2010 Manx Grand Prix - Aug 18 2010
Entries have closed for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix and the mountwatering line-up has confirmed the event as the world’s premier Classic Road Race. Practices are scheduled from Saturday 21st August with race week from Monday 30th August to Friday 3rd September.
Scottish rider killed in Junior MGP - Sep 01 2010
The Manx Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of a rider at today’s Manx Grand Prix.
DUNLOP SHATTERS LAP AND RACE RECORD IN POST CLASSIC SENIOR RACE AT THE MANX GRAND PRIX - Aug 29 2010
Post Classic records tumbled on the opening day of the 2010 Manx Grand Prix sponsored by visitisleofman.com, with both Michael Dunlop in the Senior Post Classic and Chris Palmer in the Junior Post Classic races posting lap and race records.
MANX RIDERS TAKE THE HONOURS IN NEWCOMERS A AND B RACES AT 2010 MANX GRAND PRIX - Aug 29 2010
Manx riders took the honours in both the Newcomers A and B Races at the 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com with Tim Venables and Jonny Heginbotham both standing on the top step of the podium.
ROY RICHARDSON TAKES HONOURS IN JUNIOR CLASSIC RACE AT MANX GRAND PRIX - Aug 29 2010
Alan Oversby on the 1970MV got the second race of the day away on time at the 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com shortly after 1.15pm with the Junior Classic machines starting ahead of the Lightweight Classic Race.
Additional Statement issued on behalf of the Manx Motorcycle Club - Sep 01 2010
The Manx Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of a second rider at today’s Manx Grand Prix.
Roy Richardson takes his second title of the week in dramatic last lap - Sep 02 2010
Race fans were again treated to perfect conditions on the Isle of Man for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com, for the rescheduled Senior Classic Race, which was postponed from yesterday following the red flag incident during the Junior MGP.
LANCASTRIAN MCGURK TAKES HONOURS IN MANX GRAND PRIX ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT RACE - Sep 03 2010
The final day’s racing at the 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com, was subject to an hour’s delay with mist reported on the mountain section of the course.
Manxman Fulton takes Senior MGP win to make up for Junior disappointment - Sep 03 2010
The final race of the 2010 Manx Grand Prix - the Senior Race - sponsored by visitisleofman.com, got at 2.15pm, an hour after the scheduled start, following the delay at the beginning of the day caused by mist on the mountain.
OLIE LINSDELL’S MUM CAROLE PROVIDES UPDATE ON OLIE’S CONDITION - Sep 06 2010
Carole Linsdell has asked the Manx Grand Prix Press office to pass on details of Olie’s condition in hospital in Liverpool following his accident at Bishop’s Court in the Post Classic Manx Grand Prix race on Monday 30th August.
Joey Dunlop Lodge - Sep 12 2010
I recently had the privilege of being the first guest at the Joey Dunlop Lodge, Braddan Bridge.
DoTL Sign Agreement for MGP 2010 Festival - Mar 31 2010
The IOM Department of Tourism and Leisure Signs Commercial Deal with Manx Motor Cycle Club to Develop the Manx Grand Prix Festival Event.
MGP 2010 Race Programme - Mar 09 2010
Here you will find what races are on what day.
Strong Race line up confirmed for 2010 Manx Grand Prix - Jul 15 2010
Entries have closed for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix and the mountwatering line-up has confirmed the event as the world’s premier Classic Road Race. Practices are scheduled from Saturday 21st August with race week from Monday 30th August to Friday 3rd September.
Four More Wins for Farquhar at Armoy! - Aug 12 2010
The Ryan Farquhar success train showed no signs of slowing down at the weekend when the KMR Kawasaki rider added four more wins to his 2010 collection. The Dungannon rider was competing at the second running of the Armoy road races and with victories in the Grand Final, Open, Super Twins and 450 races, as well as runner-up spot in the Supersport 600cc race, it was another superb day's racing for the 34-year old.
Recharged Rossi prepared for Czech test - Aug 12 2010
The reigning World Champion says he is “feeling good” about his injured leg and shoulder as he heads to Brno, following a chance to further recover during the summer break.
Maiden magic for Amor - Aug 13 2010
Keith Amor scored his first ever Dundrod victory yesterday with a convincing victory in the Topaz Dundrod 150 race.
Hutchinson Makes it a Treble - Aug 14 2010
English rider Ian Hutchinson has clinched three wins in the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod on Saturday.
HM Plant Honda Maintain Championship Lead at Brands Hatch - Aug 09 2010
The HM Plant Honda team left the eighth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch leading the overall standings as Ryuichi Kiyonari secured two second places in the final races of the weekend whilst Josh Brookes suffered a crash and finished in sixth.
HM Plant Honda Aim For Championship Lead at Brands Hatch - Aug 03 2010
HM Plant Honda return to domestic action this weekend at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for the eighth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as Josh Brookes and Ryuichi Kiyonari bid for the lead in the overall standings.
Victor Cox in the points at Silverstone - Aug 03 2010
Blackhorse Kawasaki's Victor Cox fully justified his wild-card selection as he rode to a solid 14th place points finish in the FIM Superstock 1000 Championship round at Silverstone.
Rutter steals top from Kiyo by 0.002 seconds - Aug 06 2010
Ridersmotorcycles.com Ducati's Michael Rutter took the opening advantage in the first MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship free practice at Brands Hatch this morning, stealing it back from Ryuichi Kiyonari on the HM Plant Honda by just 0.002 seconds.
HM Plant Honda Set To Take On The World At Silverstone - Jul 28 2010
HM Plant Honda will take on the world at Silverstone this weekend for the tenth round of the World Superbike Championship as Josh Brookes and Ryuichi Kiyonari return to the grid.
Manx Motor Cycle Club introduces a new class and machines for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix. - Oct 22 2009
The Manx Motor Cycle Club today announced a new class in the Senior Classic and the expansion of the Post Classic regulations which is set to boost interest in the Manx Grand Prix.
The 2010 Senior Classic will include a Formula Classic for the first time and will cater for 501-750cc machines.
Special Day Trip to the Southern 100 - May 10 2010
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, title sponsors of the Southern 100 International Road Races, which takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th July 2010 have announced that they will be running a special day excursion to the Championship Day on Thursday 15th July 2010.
Paul Dobbs’ Family Statement - Jun 13 2010
While we are all devastated by Dobsy’s death during the 2nd Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT on Thursday 10 June 2010, I feel that we are lucky in so many ways.
Lougher fourth in Senior TT - Jun 13 2010
Ian Lougher rounded off his Isle of Man TT with an excellent fourth place finish in the Blue Riband Senior TT event. It was just rewards for the popular Welshman following some determined performances earlier in the week which included two top ten finishes.
Southern 100 Marshals Association Open Day - Jun 16 2010
The Southern 100 Marshals Association are holding an open day at the Club Headquarters, near the end of Castletown By-pass on Sunday 4th July.
Living to Race, Racing for a Living - the Frank Fox story - Jun 30 2010
The biography of the 1953 Junior Manx Grand Prix winner Frank Fox Living to Race, Racing for a Living is now available.
Knockhill - Second BSB race abandoned due to conditions - Jul 04 2010
The second MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race of the day at Knockhill was forced to be abandoned this afternoon due to the weather conditions, including high gusts of winds, despite the tireless efforts of the circuit staff and officials throughout the day.
Unstoppable Lorenzo takes victory at Catalunya - Jul 04 2010
The World Championship leader extended his advantage at the top of the standings further with his fifth win of the campaign at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya. Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner finished second and third for the second race in succession.
Rea and Biaggi share wins at superheated Brno - Jul 11 2010
Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) moved an impressive 68 points clear of his nearest challenger after two 20-lap races held in hot and steamy conditions in front of 64,000 fans at Brno. Max has now won ten races at Brno in all classes of competition, but today he had to share top billing with race one winner Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda).
Rossi to make Sachsenring decision on Wednesday - Jul 13 2010
After completing a second test at Brno on Monday the Italian will undergo further X-rays on Wednesday, when a decision will be taken on whether or not he will participate at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland this weekend.
Farquhar Takes Nine From Nine at Oliver’s Mount - Jul 13 2010
Ryan Farquhar quite simply dominated proceedings at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough over the weekend and the Dungannon ace took a stunning nine wins from nine starts around the 2.43-mile woodland venue. The KMR Kawasaki rider was in imperious form at the public road circuit and was also able to claim the Cock o’ the North trophy for the first time in his career.
Guy Martin WILL Be at This Years Southern 100 - Jul 13 2010
The organisers of the Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races are delighted to announce that the 2009 Southern 100 Solo Champion, Guy Martin will be attending ‘the friendly races’ on Championship Day, Thursday 15th July.
Farquhar takes Southern 100 Championship - Jul 19 2010
Ryan Farquhar's tremendous 2010 road racing season continued this week when the Dungannon rider claimed the annual Southern 100 Championship title on the Isle of Man. Held on the 4.25-mile Billown course, Ryan took victory in Thursday's feature race to get his name back on the trophy for the first time since 2003 whilst he also added three more victories to his account during the course of the four day festival.
Update from Steve Plater - Jun 21 2010
Following a second and final operation on his neck to fix two broken vertebrae sustained during a crash at the North West 200 road race in mid May, HM Plant Honda rider Steve Plater is now back at home and progressing well with his recovery.
Winning form continues at Assen for Lorenzo - Jun 27 2010
The Fiat Yamaha rider now has a 47-point lead at the top of the World Championship after his fourth win of the season came at the TIM TT Assen. Dani Pedrosa was second, and Casey Stoner took his first podium of the campaign in third.
McConnell takes home victory - Jun 27 2010
CAME Yamaha's Billy McConnell secured his second win of the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship at his home round at Mallory Park this afternoon, holding off championship rivals Sam Lowes and team-mate James Westmoreland.
King Kiyo reigns again - Jun 27 2010
HM Plant Honda's Ryuichi Kiyonari took his first winning double in BSB since 2007 at Mallory Park this afternoon, storming to the second race victory despite an early race battle with Chris Walker and under pressure from team-mate Brookes.
Another Incredible Double for Biaggi the Championship Leader - Jun 28 2010
Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) continued along the rich seam of form he has been displaying for the past two rounds by taking his fourth double win of the year, the Italian utterly dominating raceday at Misano and moving further ahead in the championship standings.
Rossi: “I’ll be back soon!” - Torno Subito - Jun 24 2010
The World Champion has donated the signed t-shirt displayed in the Fiat Yamaha box at Silverstone with the message “Torno Subito” (I’ll be back soon) to Riders for Health for auction.
Lorenzo Keen to Commemorate 80th Anniversary Victory at Assen - Jun 24 2010
The battle for the 2010 FIM MotoGP World Championship continues apace this weekend. The TIM TT Assen comes just one week after the excitement of Silverstone, where victory for Jorge Lorenzo gave the Mallorcan a 37-point advantage in the championship standings.
Biaggi leads entering San Marino round - Jun 24 2010
The San Marino round is the eighth of the HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship in 2010 and will take place at the Misano World Circuit between 25 and 27 June. There will a full card of races at the popular track close to Misano Adriatico, as the championship returns to Europe for the first time since the Monza round on May 9th.
Travelling Marshals at the TT Races book - Apr 13 2010
To celebrate 75 years of service to the TT and Manx Grand Prix, David Wright and Amulree Publications have released an expanded and revised version of his best-selling book Travelling Marshals at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy and Manx Grand Prix races.
PokerStars confirmed as Sponsor of the Superbike TT Race in 2010 - May 27 2010
Isle of Man based gaming company PokerStars has confirmed their sponsorship of the 2010 TT Races Superbike Race which will be held on Saturday 5th June. The company will also be the Official Gaming Partner of the TT Races. PokerStars has been involved with the TT since 2007 and their sponsorship has included the Supersport, Superstock and Senior TT Races in 2007 and the Senior TT Sponsor in 2009.
Unfortunate Steve Plater Requires Further Operation - May 29 2010
Steve Plater will unfortunately not be able to join the HM Plant Honda team in the pit lane at this year’s TT, due to requiring a further operation following a crash in the Superbike practice session at the North West 200 road race two weeks ago.
Classic Road Race Practice Gets TT Festival Underway - May 29 2010
Practice for the Blackford Financial Services Classic Road Races got the 2010 TT Festival underway on Friday evening in fine, but cool and at times blustery conditions.
Isle of Man Tourism launches TT Races ‘Bike Park’ on the Promenade - May 29 2010
Exclusive area designated for bike parking during race week. Isle of Man Tourism has created a ‘motorbikes only’ parking area on the Loch promenade in Douglas during Race Week. The ‘Bike Zone’ will be open every day during race week, from Saturday 5th June to Friday 11th June, from 10am to 11.30pm.
First Race of TT Festival 2010 - PreTT Classic - May 29 2010
The opening race of the 2010 TT Festival took place this afternoon at the Blackford’s Pre TT Classic Road Races on the Billown Course.
RAIN CAUSES REDUCED FIRST PRACTICE SESSION AT 2010 ISLE OF MAN TT RACE - May 29 2010
The scene for the start of the 2010 Isle of Man TT Road Races is now set although weather conditions are currently inclement with consistent drizzle and heavy cloud blanketing the Island on Saturday, the first official day of TT10. Today’s practice session will now be a speed controlled session just for solo and sidecar newcomers.
Fine Racing at Billown in Classic Conditions - May 31 2010
The first race of the morning session, the Lightweight 250cc was a Ewan Hamilton benefit leading from the change of the lights for the full nine laps, taking a 1.4 seconds lead over second placeman Mike Hose and adding initially four seconds a lap to his advantage until three quarters distance when the gap became six seconds per lap.
IAN HUTCHINSON SETS THE PACE IN FIRST QUALIFYING SESSION - May 31 2010
A pleasant, dry and sunny day on the Island meant that the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races were able to get underway on Monday and with near perfect conditions all around the Mountain Course, a near full session was completed. With wispy cloud gradually increasing as the day wore on, a slight breeze also helped keep flies to a minimum and, after a slight delay, the first machines were able to set off down Glencrutchery Road at 6.34pm.
HUTCHINSON AGAIN SETS THE PACE - Jun 01 2010
After the extremely rapid speeds of the opening night, many were wondering if the 130mph barrier could be broken as early as Tuesday but that was far from the mind of the riders who were simply concerned with getting miles and laps under their belt and ensuring machine set up was the prime focus.
Whitham Signs Book At Lexicon Bookshop During TT - Jun 02 2010
James Whitham will be signing copies of his autobiography, ‘What a Good Do!’ during the Isle of Man TT
MCGUINNESS STATES HIS CASE WITH FASTEST QUALIFYING LAP TO DATE - Jun 02 2010
Gorgeous sun and blue sky met the competitors for Wednesday evening’s practice session and conditions were perfect for the third night of the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races. Indeed, the biggest problem was going to be the ever present Manx population of flies who were again out in force!
MOLYNEUX/FARRANCE AGAIN POST FASTEST TIME IN FOURTH QUALIFYING SESSION - Jun 03 2010
Another glorious day on the Isle of Man meant that conditions were again perfect for the penultimate qualifying session for the 2010 TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. In a break in tradition, it was the sidecar crews who got to tackle the Mountain Course first. This was done not only to give the three wheel brigade some extended track time but also to allow the solo competitors an opportunity to test out the new pit lane speed limit, which has been introduced this year to replace the ‘stop box’ system that has been used in previous years to control pit lane speeds.
HUTCHINSON AND MOLYNEUX/FARRANCE TAKE QUALIFYING HONOURS AT TT2010 - Jun 04 2010
For the third evening in a row, conditions all around the Isle of Man were perfect which meant that it was another ideal night of practice for the 2010 TT races fuelled by Monster Energy, the final session before Saturday’s opening race day. It was the last chance for competitors to make further adjustments to their machinery in preparation for the 6-lap Superbike race whilst the sidecars were also out in force, preparing for their first 3-lap race on Saturday afternoon.
IAN HUTCHINSON WINS THRILLING OPENING RACE AT 2010 ISLE OF MAN TT - Jun 08 2010
Ian Hutchinson won a drama-filled and heavily delayed PokerStars Superbike race today. The Padgetts Honda rider came home over 33 seconds clear of Michael Dunlop with Cameron Donald clawing his way back from 13th to claim third. Manxman Conor Cummins seemingly had the race in the bag and, after a stunning opening lap of 131.511mph, just a whisker outside the outright lap record, had a commanding 21 second lead at the end of the fourth lap but problems at the second pit stop saw that whittled down to four seconds and he was soon reported as a retirement at Laurel Bank.
KLAFFENBOCK AND SAYLE SCORE DEBUT WIN IN 2010 SURE TT SIDECAR RACE 1 - Jun 08 2010
Klaus Klaffenbock and Daniel Sayle won a thrilling first Sure Sidecar race late on Saturday evening, coming home just 2.63 seconds clear of Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance with Tim Reeves and Dipash Chauhan overcoming a troublesome practice week to finish third. Klaffi became the first non-Manxman to win a Sidecar race since 2003 and the first Austrian competitor to win a TT since Rupert Hollaus won the Ultra Lightweight race in 1954.
HUTCHINSON SCORES SECOND WIN AT 2010 TT RACES - Jun 08 2010
Ian Hutchinson made it two from two at the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy when he won a record-breaking and thrilling first Monster Energy Supersport race on Monday morning, taking the victory by just 3.03seconds. The Padgetts Honda rider overhauled Guy Martin to take his fifth TT victory with the Wilson Craig Honda rider again having to settle for second whilst Michael Dunlop came through after a sluggish opening lap to take third.
HUTCHINSON JOINS SELECT BAND OF RIDERS AS HE WINS THIRD TT IN A WEEK - Jun 08 2010
Ian Hutchinson’s dominance of the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy continued on Monday afternoon when he took a nail biting victory in the 4-lap royal London 360 Superstock race, his third win in as many races, to join a select band of racers who have won three in a week. With two races still to come he could even threaten the visiting Phillip McCallen’s four in a week on the Isle of Man.
Wednesday’s Race Schedule at the Isle of Man TT Races postponed due to bad weather - Jun 09 2010
The Wednesday race schedule at the 2010 Isle of Man TT has been postponed due to poor weather.
KLAFFENBOCK AND SAYLE DO THE DOUBLE - Jun 10 2010
Klaus Klaffenbock and Daniel Sayle took their second victory of the week in yet another nail biting finish at the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy when they won the second Sure Sidecar race on Thursday afternoon by just 1.12seconds. The duo overturned a ten-second deficit going into the final lap to overhaul long time race leaders John Holden/Andy Winkle on the final run over the Mountain while Conrad Harrison and Kerry Williams finished in third place for their first ever TT podium.
HUTCHINSON CLINCHES FOURTH TT RACE IN A WEEK - Jun 10 2010
Ian Hutchinson became only the second man to win four TT Races in a week when he clinched a thrilling second Monster Energy Supersport race on Thursday afternoon by just 1.45s, the fourth race in a row this week to be decided by just a handful of seconds.
MotoCzysz Take the Honours in TT Zero Race - Jun 11 2010
MotoCzysz, from Portland, Oregon, narrowly missed out on recording the first 100mph lap by an electric bike at the Isle of Man TT Races.
HUTCHINSON MAKES HISTORY WITH FIVE WINS IN A WEEK - Jun 11 2010
Ian Hutchinson made history on Friday when he became the first man to win 5 TT Races in a week after clinching a shortened 4-lap Dainese Senior race in what was a dramatic day’s racing on the Isle of Man.
SUZUKI CELEBRATE 50 YEARS IN GRAND STYLE AT THE TT - Jun 12 2010
The 2010 Isle of Man TT races finished in grand style today - quite literally, as the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Team came to town to celebrate Suzuki's 50th anniversary of International Racing, with Italian legend Loris Capirossi and the GSV-R 800 MotoGP machine.
Paul Owen wins inaugural PokerStars Spirit of the TT Award - Jun 11 2010
TT rider Paul Owen, from Llangollen, Wales, has won the inaugural PokerStars ‘Spirit of the TT’ Award.
The TT Supporters Club in Action at TT 2010 - May 25 2010
A busy TT fortnight beckons for TT Supporters Club officials who look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones at the Club Shop, located in its usual position at the rear of the Grandstand.
Phamous Gorse Lea Pheasant Phor Phly Past - May 28 2010
The Phamous Drench Gorse Lea Pheasant is expected to perform a single fly-past this Saturday evening at Gorse Lea.
2nd. Int. Dutch Classic Superbike Meeting - Jan 15 2010
As a result of the great success of the first episode of this meeting in 2009, the Dutch Classic Superbike foundation will organize for the second time this unique event where classic superbikes from the 70 and 80’s will gather to have a joyful weekend and meet bike enthusiasts from various nationalities who all embrace the illustrious big two-and four strokes from this period.
Flying Farquhar gets Magic Bullet - Jan 22 2010
TT winner and multiple Irish Champion Ryan Farquhar has struck a deal with Magic Bullet who will be a 2010 team sponsor.
Clean emissions motorcycle racing to return to the Isle of Man TT in 2010 - Jan 29 2010
Following the success of the inaugural clean emissions motorcycle race on the Isle of Man in 2009, the Isle of Man Government Department of Tourism and Leisure, the promoter of the TT Races, today confirmed that a clean emissions race would again take place on the TT Mountain Course, as part of the 2010 TT Races programme.
Reciprocal Health Agreement - Alternative - Jan 29 2010
Manx insurance company, GoTravelSafe and its parent company Offshore Travel Insurance Ltd are set to offer a simple but effective solution to the withdrawal of the Reciprocal Health Agreement with the UK.
Statement From The Isle of Man Government Regarding TT Zero and TTXGP Ltd - Feb 08 2010
Following speculation and unsubstantiated claims regarding The Isle of Man Government’s decision to run their own clean emissions event as part of the 2010 TT races, The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Tourism and Leisure wishes to put on record the facts regarding their decision.
Ulster Centre Sports Promotions Brings Additional Support to ISB - Feb 12 2010
The Motor Cycle Union of Ireland - Ulster Centre took the decision on Wednesday 9th February 2010 to help out the Irish Superbike Championship in 2010. The Ulster Centre are adding a new date to the Championship calendar to replace some of the dates regrettably dropped by Mondello Park this year, in order to give support to Ulster Centre licence holders.
EasyJet confirm Manx flights - Feb 15 2010
easyJet has confirmed it is to introduce a six-times weekly service between the Isle of Man and Liverpool.
No Budget Cup Racing Gets ACU Support - Feb 17 2010
THE new for 2010 ACU backed No Budget Cup encourages road riders and track day fans to give circuit racing a try without breaking the bank.
Local people urged to support new NW200 daytime practice session - Feb 17 2010
North West 200 organisers are this year seeking to operate a Thursday daytime practice session on May 13th in a bid to further improve safety at Ireland’s top outdoor sporting event. It is anticipated that roads will close after the morning rush hour at 9.30am and re-open at 3pm. There will be no change to the Tuesday practice session with roads closing at 5pm and re-opening by 9.30pm as per last year.
Porsche Appointed Official Car Provider to the TT Races - Feb 20 2010
Prestige Luxury Sports Car brand Porsche has been appointed to the role of official Car Provider to the TT Races by the Isle of Man Government Department of Tourism and Leisure. The company responded with a formal tender following a request for expressions of interest issued by the DTL in October 2009.
Superstock star Hegarty signs up for 2010 Isle of Man TT Races - Feb 20 2010
Leading British Superstock Championship competitor Dan Hegarty is the latest in a long line of talented young riders who have signed up to take part in the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races. 23-year old Hegarty from Nottingham began racing in 2004 and soon progressed into the Virgin Mobile R6 Cup Championship where one of his main rivals was current TT star Conor Cummins.
Swedish Electric Racing Team (SERT) confirm participation in TT Zero - Feb 26 2010
Experienced Former TT winner Chris Palmer signs up to ride for team. The Swedish Electric Racing Team (SERT) have confirmed that they will be taking part in the 2010 TT Zero for Clean Emissions Electric Motorcycles as part of the Isle of Man TT Races.
Two-Stroke Stars Enter Manx Telecom Post TT Road Races - Feb 26 2010
With Entries for the inaugural Manx Telecom Post TT Road Races arriving at race secretary George Peach’s address a few days after Regulations were sent out, it is anticipated that the three race, five class race programme will be well supported on Saturday 13th June. The club are looking for the support of all two stroke riders and sponsors to encourage the future of two-stroke racing.
KTM enter Isle of Man TT Races for the first time - Feb 26 2010
Iconic Austrian brand to debut at TT 2010 with Redline Motorcycles and James Edmeades. Austrian manufacturer KTM are set to increase the levels of official manufacturer participation at the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races with the news that Redline Motorcycles will be entering one of the flagship KTM RC8R Superbike machines in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT Races.
Reeves grounded by Eastern Airlines departure - Feb 28 2010
The decision of long term sponsor Eastern Airways to cease; for the being at least; its sponsorship of triple world champion Tim Reeves, leaves Tim's participation at TT 2010 in considerable doubt.
High Calibre Newcomers Visit Isle of Man ahead of 2010 TT Races - Mar 02 2010
Mike Hailwood Foundation provides funds to assist newcomers trip. A group of promising riders are visiting the Isle of Man this weekend to familiarise themselves with the Mountain Course ahead of this year’s TT.
BMW make historic return to the Isle of Man TT Races - Mar 03 2010
Having recently re-joined the International stage, German manufacturer BMW has wasted no time in tackling the biggest test of all with the announcement that an official manufacturer supported team will be contesting the Superbike and Senior Isle of Man TT Races in 2010, further increasing the number of manufacturers participating in this years event.
Isle of Man TT Races Media Launch confirmed at Villa Marina - Mar 04 2010
The launch of TT 2010 has been confirmed for Friday 19th March at the Villa Marina.
Rider Development Days at Silverstone From Focused Events With Top Name Instructors - Mar 10 2010
Innovative track day organiser, Focused Events, presents Rider Development Days at Silverstone, an intense tuition based experience on a selection of new Supersport machines, hosted by high-level instructors including Niall Mackenzie, Jamie Whitham and Steve Plater.
Team ManTTx Racing sign up for TT Zero at 2010 TT Races - Mar 12 2010
Team ManTTx Racing have confirmed that they will be competing in the 2010 TT Zero clean emissions race, which is part of the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races.
Ducati returns to the Isle of Man TT - Mar 17 2010
Michael Rutter and his British Superbike Championship team ridersmotorcycles.com
will use machinery from the legendary Italian manufacturer in four out of the five solo races.
Team Agni return to the Isle of Man for TT Zero 2010 - Mar 17 2010
Team Agni return to the Isle of Man for TT Zero 2010. 2009 Champions to defend their title with two electric bikes at 2010 TT Races
Maria Costello MBE Will Be Part of BMW’s Historic Return To The TT Races in 2010 - Mar 22 2010
The Northampton racer is to ride a BMW S1000RR in three of the key races at the big event, which gets underway at the end of May.
Hudson Kennaugh to make Isle of Man TT debut - Mar 22 2010
South African rider Hudson Kennaugh was announced as the latest International newcomer for the 2010 Isle of Man TT during the Official Media Launch Day.
2010 TT entertainment announced - Mar 22 2010
Spectacular stunts, famous comedians, live music and much more will be on offer as part of the 2010 Isle of Man TT festival.
Incredible line up of newcomers for 2010 TT - Mar 22 2010
The continuing success of the Isle of Man TT’s drive to recruit new talent was obvious as the line-up of riders planning their debut on the Mountain Circuit was announced at the Official Media Launch of the 2010 TT.
Thrilling 2010 Isle of Man TT in prospect - Mar 22 2010
Many of the leading names from the stunning 2010 Isle of Man TT entry list attended the Official Media Launch day on Friday.
Monster Energy to fuel the 2010 Isle of Man TT - Apr 17 2010
World-famous energy drink Monster has become presenting sponsor of the 2010 Isle of Man TT, it has been confirmed.The deal means the event will be known as the 2010 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy. In addition, the Supersport races will feature the Monster Energy name, as will the official TT radio broadcasts. Monster Energy advertising will also be seen at the Grandstand in Douglas and around the legendary Mountain course.
Neil Hodgson announcement - Apr 22 2010
This decision has not come easy and it was only yesterday Wednesday 21st that an examination in Manchester by a leading shoulder specialist made clear the amount of damage done and the time scale needed to recover.
Honda Gears Up For 2010 Road Racing Challenge - Apr 24 2010
Honda (UK) Racing’s legendary motorcycle team is preparing for its up-coming 2010 road racing campaign, where it is looking to add to its impressive victory tally at the International North West 200 in May and famous Isle of Man TT races in June.
Donington Park - Re-opening Plans - Apr 30 2010
The Plans to re-open the new improved Donington Park Race Track are progressing well.
MANX GLASS ADD SPARKLE TO TINMOUTH’S ISLE OF MAN TT EFFORT! - May 07 2010
With this years Isle of Man TT races rapidly approaching, Jenny Tinmouth is pleased to announce Manx Glass & Glazing Ltd on board as an official sponsor.
Ballymoney Museum - Road Racing Nation - May 09 2010
Ballymoney Museum are holding an exhibition - Road Racing Nation
British Supersport star Cooper confirms 2010 Isle of Man TT entry - May 10 2010
Gloucestershire rider the latest promising newcomer to race the Mountain Course
Highs and Lows for HM Plant Honda Riders at NW200 - May 13 2010
HM Plant Honda’s Steve Plater and John McGuinness have experienced some highs and lows during this week’s practices for Saturday’s North West 200 races, with both riders securing leading positions in the practice timesheets but also with Steve Plater sustaining a broken arm leaving him unable to compete on Saturday.
John Hartle Memorial unveiled - Apr 28 2010
The achievements of one of Chapel-en-le-Frith’s unsung heroes, John Hartle, were recognised in a recent ceremony in the town.
Aurora to Ariel - May 05 2010
Amulree Publications and Bill Snelling have released an expanded and revised version of Bill’s best-selling book 'Aurora to Ariel, the motorcycling life of J. Graham Oates, a Manx motorcycling pioneer'.
Energy Boost for the North West 200 as Relentless comes onboard - Jan 15 2010
Organisers of the International North West 200 – Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event – have announced a new title and associate sponsor for 2010. Relentless energy drink is the new title sponsor for the event with Black Horse announced as the new associate sponsor of the International North West 200.
HASLAM INCREASES WORLD SUPERBIKE LEAD AT ASSEN - Apr 25 2010
Team Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Haslam recovered from a disappointing 11th place in race one of the Assen World Superbike fourth round in Holland today to take runner-up spot in race two and extend his World Championship lead.
MGPSC Coffee Morning - Good Friday at Riders Retreat - Mar 30 2010
All are welcome on Good Friday at the annual Coffee Morning in aid of the MGPSC Helicopter Fund.
Super quick Rossi beats pole record at Sepang - Feb 27 2010
The final day of the Sepang test concluded with Valentino Rossi not only faster than his pole position time from the 2009 GP, but also extremely happy with the “great shape” of the M1 prototype.
MSS Colchester Kawasaki’s Gary Mason Fights His Way to Fitness - Mar 04 2010
Gary Mason, the 2009 British Superbike mirror.co.uk Privateers Cup winner has been using the winter break to good effect with a brutal martial arts training regime to prepare himself for the new season on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki.
Meet Mcconnell And Westmoreland at Came Yamaha Launch - Mar 09 2010
The CAME Yamaha team will be officially launched at the grand opening of CAME’s new Manchester branch on 25/26/27 March giving fans the chance to meet Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship contenders Billy McConnell and James Westmoreland.
Irish Clubmans Championship - Mar 10 2010
The Irish short circuit season gets underway on Saturday 20th March 2010 at Bishopscourt Race Circuit, with the first two rounds of the Bridgestone Irish Clubman's Championship as the season opener. The promoting Killinchy & District M.C.C & Motorcycle Road Racing Club of Ireland have received a bumper entry of over 200 competitors all looking to score points in their class.
WORX CRESCENT SUZUKI POSITIVE AFTER BSB TESTS - Mar 12 2010
The Worx Crescent Suzuki team have concluded seven days of testing in Spain reporting excellent progress made in preparing the 2010 Suzuki GSX-R1000s for the upcoming British Superbike Championship.
Lambretta to return to World Championship - Feb 01 2010
The legendary brand will participate in the 125cc World Championship in 2010. Almost 60 years after it last competed on the World Championship stage, Lambretta will this year make a return to racing in the 125cc category as Lambretta Reparto Corse.
SUZUKI ANNOUNCES CONTINUED RIZLA MOTOGP PARTNERSHIP - Feb 01 2010
Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased to announce a further two-year agreement with ITL (Imperial Tobacco Limited) which will see the Suzuki MotoGP team continue to carry the Rizla brand on its GSV-R in the premier class of motorcycling racing.
Rossi tops Sepang times on first day - Feb 26 2010
After setting the fastest time at the Malaysian track three weeks ago, Valentino Rossi was the quickest rider on the first day of the second official test of the year at the Sepang International Circuit on Thursday.
HASLAM WINS FIRST WORLD SUPERBIKE RACE – ON SUZUKI! - Feb 28 2010
Team Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Haslam recorded his first ever World Superbike win in the first race of this year’s Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island today.
World Supersport - Phillip Island Race Result - Feb 28 2010
Eugene Laverty (Parkalgar Honda) won the opening race of the year by 4.359 seconds with a masterful display of front running, heading up the official Kawasaki of pole man Joan Lascorz and the Honda of Kenan Sofuoglu.
HASLAM TAKES SUPERPOLE - Feb 27 2010
Team Suzuki Alstares Leon Haslam took Superpole in Australia today, to lead the grid in his debut for Suzuki in the first round of the 2010 World Superbike Championship tomorrow.
Silverstone to Host British Round of World Superbikes - Jan 25 2010
Silverstone Circuits Limited is pleased to announce that it has added Britains round of the FIM Superbike World Championship to its portfolio of world class events in 2010. The Northamptonshire circuit has stepped in to agree a new, short term contract with Infront Motor Sports (the commercial rights holder for the FIM Superbike World Championship) after the events immediate future had looked in jeopardy.
Rossi sets the marker as Sepang test comes to a close - Feb 08 2010
For the second and final day of the first MotoGP test of 2010, the reigning World Champion is again top of the timesheets.
WORX CRESCENT SUZUKI COMPLETE FIRST 2010 TEST - Feb 15 2010
The Worx Crescent Suzuki team today successfully completed a three-day shakedown test at the Portimao Circuit in southern Portugal in preparation for the 2010 British Superbike Championship.
HASLAM 3RD ON PHILLIP ISLAND FIRST DAY - Feb 26 2010
Team Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Haslam didn’t chase lap times in today’s first qualifying session for the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island in Australia, but took the third fastest lap of the day.
Brits Head The Field in Day 1 of Portimao Superbike Testing - Jan 25 2010
Three British riders powered to the front in the first day of the official Superbike test at the Portimao circuit in Portugal. Leon Haslam was the man most in form as the Suzuki Alstare rider went quickest both in the morning and the afternoon, ending the day on the 1 minute 42.778 second mark, just three-tenths off Ben Spies 2009 outright circuit best lap.
PROGRESS FOR VERMEULEN AND SYKES AT PORTIMAO - Jan 25 2010
Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team riders Chris Vermeulen and Tom Sykes had a chance to ride their www.supercasino.com, Kick Energy, Vent-Axia and Henleys-backed Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R machines alongside many of their rivals during the first official tests of 2010, at Portimao, this past weekend.
HASLAM 2ND IN PORTIMAO WORLD SUPERBIKE TESTS - Jan 25 2010
Team Suzuki Alstare riders Leon Haslam and Sylvain Guintoli made a positive start to the 2010 season at the three-day official World Superbike Championship test in Portimao, Portugal in second and 10th places respectively aboard their Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000s.
Rea Heads British Supremacy at Portimao - Jan 25 2010
Jonathan Rea powered to the best time at the end of the three-day Infront Motor Sports official Superbike test session at Portimao in Portugal. The Northern Ireland youngsters time of 1 minute 42.270 seconds was quicker even than Ben Spies 2009 pole mark for Yamaha.
MANX TELECOM STEPS IN TO SAVE POST TT RACES - Dec 17 2009
Manx Telecom is to become the new face of the prestigious Post TT Races, it has been announced.
Honda (UK) Confirms British Superbike Commitment for 2010 - Dec 21 2009
Honda (UK) is pleased to confirm its continued commitment to the British Superbike Championship and, Isle of Man TT and North West 200 road races for 2010, with the HM Plant Honda team and its strong rider line-up.
A CHANGE OF CLASS FOR 2010 - Dec 22 2009
Woodhall Spa star Steve Plater has been retained by top racing team HM Plant Honda and will switch classes to contest the 2010 Metzeler Superstock championship on board an HM Plant Honda Fireblade.
BIRCHALL BROTHERS READY TO DEFEND WORLD TITLE - Jan 08 2010
Reigning world sidecar champions Ben and Tom Birchall from Mansfield are busy preparing for the defence of their world title which is set to kick off in France on April 18th at Le Mans.
Smith confirmed to remain with Bancaja Aspar - Nov 11 2009
Bradley Smith’s expected continuation at Bancaja Aspar for 2010 has been confirmed today, with Nico Terol set to join him in the 125cc team.
2010 Provisional MotoGP Calendar Amendments - Nov 11 2009
The FIM today announced amendments to the provisional calendar for the 2010 MotoGP World Championship. The events in France, Italy and Czech Republic will be held a week later than originally scheduled, whilst Great Britain swaps places in the order with Italy. The San Marino event will be held a week earlier.
Steve Mercer - Road Racing’s Best Newcomer 2009 - Dec 12 2009
2009 has been an up and down year for 26 year old Maidstone based bike racer Steve Mercer. It started with a familiar tale of woe; the Superstock ride he thought he had in place for the season fell through, and he has been off the short circuit race scene all year as a result.
BRIDEWELL SIGNS FOR QUAY GARAGE RACING - Dec 15 2009
Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell will contest the 2010 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship having signed for the team that won this years Superbike Cup, Quay Garage Racing.
Provisional Team Entry list 2010 Moto2 & 125cc - Nov 09 2009
The Selection Committee comprising delegates of the FIM, Dorna and IRTA met on the 5th. November in Valencia to confirm the teams which will be invited to participate in 2010.
DOUBLE MACAU PODIUM FOR PBM KAWASAKI - Nov 21 2009
The Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team recorded a superb double podium when Conor Cummins and Ian Hutchinson finished second and third respectively in this morning's Macau Grand Prix.
Andrews Impresses With Storming Debut At Macau GP - Nov 22 2009
MSS Colchester Kawasaki British Superbike rider Simon Andrews made a fantastic debut appearance at the Macau GP, as he stormed from 12th to 7th through a field of established runners on his Team of Paris AXA Racing Kawasaki.
KNOCKHILL GEARS UP FOR A BUSY 2010 - Nov 26 2009
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Scotlands National Motorsport Centre, is continuing its investment programme in the venue and in the events being hosted. This promises to make 2010 a vintage year for bike sport.
SUCCESSFUL EVENING FOR THE BIRCHALL BROTHERS - Nov 26 2009
A good time was had by all at the recent ~ Evening with the World Champions ~ event held at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme, Mansfield and a fantastic response by the guests to the raffle and charity auction will go a long way to helping fund Ben and Tom Birchalls 2010 world title campaign.
Billown TT Races 2010 - No 125/250 Classes ? - Nov 26 2009
The Southern 100 Club are very disappointed that the Department of Tourism and Leisure have decided that they would not fund the 125cc and 250cc Billown TT Races in 2010 at the cost of £18K, a miniscule part of their TT Budget.
From Dawn Till Dusk - The Opening Weekend of The 2009 NEC Bike Show is a Roaring Success - Nov 30 2009
Thousands of visitors descended early on the Birmingham NEC over the weekend for the opening of The Carole Nash International Motorcycle & Scooter Show, with thousands more flocking to the UK’s premier two-wheeled event on Saturday evening to witness the high adrenaline action from the opening round of The Future West ACU British Supercross Championship.
Italian Manufacturer, CRP Racing, Moves into Electric Superbikes with TTXGP - Nov 30 2009
Zero carbon, clean emission motorsports today (26 November 2009) received a further endorsement that this really is the next generation of motorsports. Ground breaking Italian manufacturer, CRP Racing, announced that it will be building electric super sports motorcycles exclusively for TTXGP.
YOSHIMURA SET FOR WORLD SUPERBIKE CHALLENGE - Nov 30 2009
Tuning specialists Yoshimura is set to enter the World Superbike Championship in 2010 using the Suzuki GSX-R1000.
Reigning Champions Face Regretful Near Withdrawal from British Superbikes - Dec 01 2009
GSE Racing, the most successful team in domestic Superbike history, today announces it will pull out of racing should it fail to secure a title sponsor before the end of year. Team members have been issued with their notice of redundancy whilst one final push is being made by GSE Racing and Yamaha to find a partner before the team is forced to disband.
Derry Kissack biography now available - Dec 02 2009
Derry Kissack chef dequipe of the Purple Helmets has just released his biography Do you know Derry Kissack ? No ! But I know a fella who does !
Hodgson excited ahead of test - Dec 08 2009
Neil Hodgson has said that he can’t wait to test his Yamaha R1 this week as he begins his preparations for his return to the British Superbike Championship.
James Toseland insists he did not fail in Moto GP - Dec 08 2009
James Toseland insists that despite having been forced out of MotoGP before he felt his time was up, he certainly did not fail in motorcyclings premier class - as he hints that he has unfinished business there and hopes one day to return to set the record straight.
Nick Crowe is fighting back - Oct 13 2009
TERRIBLY injured TT sidecar ace Nick Crowe is looking to rebuild his life and revealed: These things happen but I am still kicking and still here.
Rossi Clinches Title as Stoner Wins Wet Malaysian Contest - Oct 26 2009
Casey Stoner won his second successive race by an impressive 14.666s margin at the rain-soaked Shell Advance Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, but it was Valentino Rossi’s third place that secured him a ninth world title – a seventh in the premier class – as the Italian successfully defended his 2008 crown, with Dani Pedrosa finishing second.
Ben Spies Wins 2009 World Superbike Championship - Oct 26 2009
Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) won the first race and then controlled the situation in race 2 to take his and Yamaha's first ever World Superbike Championship title in front of an 86,000 crowd in the final round of the series at Portimao. Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox), points leader going into the decider, crashed out in race 1, making things easier for the Texan, who was fifth in the second race. Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) took the win in race 2, while Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) and Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) were the other podium finishers.
GUINTOLI RACES TO TOP-10 FINISH IN ALSTARE DEBUT - Oct 26 2009
New Alstare Suzuki rider Sylvain Guintoli raced to 10th place in the second race at today's World Superbike 14th round at Portimao in Portugal after failing to finish the opening leg.
PARKES AND TAMADA SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST...! - Oct 26 2009
In their final rides for the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team, Broc Parkes and Makoto Tamada posted their best cumulative score of any race meeting this season together when they contested the final round of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship at Portimao in Portugal yesterday.
Hiroshi Aoyama - 2009 250cc World Champion - Nov 09 2009
Hiroshi Aoyama joined the 250cc World Championship full time in 2004 with Honda, after securing the national 250cc Japanese title the previous year and having made several wildcard appearances over the previous four seasons. He had made a big impression on his penultimate wildcard appearance in particular, taking pole position and second place at Suzuka in 2003.
Successful first MotoGP Yamaha outing for Spies - Nov 09 2009
Ben Spies had a productive wildcard debut weekend for Yamaha at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Rossi threatens 2011 Ducati switch - Nov 09 2009
Valentino Rossi has warned Yamaha that it must choose between him and Jorge Lorenzo in 2011 - and that he is willing to leave for Ducati if the Spaniard is retained.
Easton Smashes Qualifying Lap Record in Hunt for Second Successive Victory - Nov 19 2009
Stuart Easton, last year’s winner of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix set a new qualifying lap record to be on provisional pole after the opening timed session for the Far East Classic meeting today. The 26-year-old racer from Hawick, Scotland lapped in two minutes 25.476 seconds to top the leaderboard, over 1.6 seconds quicker than his closest rival, Englishman Michael Rutter, a six-time winner of the event.
Easton on Pole as he Looks for Repeat Motorcycle Grand Prix Victory - Nov 20 2009
Stuart Easton, the 26-year-old Scottish racer, will start on pole position for tomorrow’s 43rd running of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix after qualifying fastest in the two timed sessions for the Far East Classic.
Jenny Tinmouth to receive Susan Jenness Trophy - Nov 22 2009
Jenny Tinmouth is to receive the Susan Jenness Trophy for her fine performances at TT ‘09
TT seminar at IOM Business School - Oct 30 2009
A seminar "The Isle of Man TT Races: Sport, Society and Identity"
DONALD AND ANSTEY RE-SIGN FOR 2010 - Sep 30 2009
Northern Ireland-based TAS Racing is pleased to announce that both antipodean road racing stars, Cameron Donald and Bruce Anstey, will be retained for the 2010 international road racing season.
Spies to join Edwards at Tech 3 in 2010 - Oct 02 2009
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 have announced that they will field Ben Spies and Colin Edwards in an all-American line-up for the 2010 MotoGP World Championship.
Moto2 machines performing well - Oct 02 2009
The success of Moriwaki’s Moto2 prototype in Japan and the strong performances of Moto2 machines in the Spanish championship at the weekend have again underlined the potential of the new 600cc 4-stroke bikes.
Yamaha World Superbike Team Announce 2010 Season Line-up - Oct 02 2009
The Yamaha World Superbike Team are proud to announce an all-British rider team for the 2010 season, with double World Superbike Champion James Toseland making a welcome return to the paddock.
Suzuki at the TT races 1960 to 1967 - Oct 05 2009
In 2010 Suzuki celebrate their Silver anniversary of participation at the TT races. Elwyn Roberts and Raymond Ainscoe have compiled this interesting and informative volume about the Hamamatsu factory's foray into Grand Prix racing.
SEVEN UP FOR BRILLIANT BRIDEWELL - Oct 12 2009
Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell scored his sixth and seventh wins of the season with another superb double at the final round of the 2009 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli at Oulton Park this weekend.
STEVE PLATER – BRITISH SUPERSPORT CHAMPION 2009 - Oct 12 2009
Woodhall Spa ace Steve Plater claimed victory in the final race of the season at Oulton Park on Sunday to not only take the race win but also seal the British Supersport championship with a 36 point advantage over his nearest rival, Billy McConnell.
GUINTOLI TAKES TOP-5 PLACES AT OULTON PARK - Oct 12 2009
Sylvain Guintoli rode to two fighting-fifth placed finishes today at the final round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park in Cheshire.
Camier Ends Title Winning Campaign with Fifth Daily Double - Oct 12 2009
Leon Camier enjoyed the victories in the final two races of his MCE Insurance British Superbike championship in association with Pirelli winning campaign at Oulton Park.
HM Plant Honda Ends Season On A High - Oct 12 2009
The HM Plant Honda team finished the 2009 BSB season on a high at Oulton Park this weekend, with Steve Plater taking his British Supersport campaign to the wire but securing the Championship title on his CBR600RR.
GUINTOLI AND HASLAM SIGN FOR ALSTARE SUZUKI - Oct 12 2009
Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli and Briton Leon Haslam will join Suzuki Alstare for the 2010 World Superbike Championship season - the 25th anniversary of the Suzuki GSXR.
KAGAYAMA TO RACE BRITISH SUPERBIKES IN 2010 - Oct 12 2009
Suzuki GB and the Crescent British Superbike Team have today confirmed an agreement that will see Yukio Kagayama rejoin the team to race the 2010 British Superbike Championship and current Worx Suzuki rider Sylvain Guintoli move to the Alstare Suzuki World Superbike team.
Cummins clinches top ten finish - Oct 13 2009
Team Blackhorse Yamahas Conor Cummins extended his points scoring sequence to 8 meetings when he finished in 13th place in the final round of the 2009 Metzeler National Superstock 1000cc Championship at Oulton Park on Sunday. The three points ensured that he finished in 10th place overall in the series and also meant that he finished in the points in every single round contested, his only no-score coming due to missing the Thruxton meeting in May when on Isle of Man TT duty.
KAWASAKI DUO LOOKING FOR PORTUGUESE SWANSONG - Oct 19 2009
The final round of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship takes place this forthcoming weekend with the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team looking to end the season on a high note in Portimao.
Seeley Lifts Irish Superbike Title at Sunflower - Oct 20 2009
2009 British Superstock Champion Alastair Seeley added the Irish Superbike title to his list of achievements yesterday, at the end of season Sunflower Trophy Races in Northern Ireland.
Haga and Spies, Cruthclow and Laverty Get Ready for Final Battle - Oct 23 2009
The four title challengers for the 2009 Superbike World Championship and the Supersport World Championship got together for a last-minute meet and greet with national and international media today at the Portimao circuit in Portugal in the run-up to this weekend’s deciding rounds.
MotoGP Stars Excited Ahead of Sepang Weekend - Oct 23 2009
The anticipation for this weekend’s Shell Advance Malaysian Grand Prix continued to build on Thursday, with championship leader Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Aleix Espargaró and 125cc World Champion Julián Simón all in attendance at the official pre-event press conference.
STEVE PLATER – OULTON PARK PREVIEW - Oct 04 2009
As we head into the season finale at Oulton Park on Sunday, Steve Plater knows that ideally he needs to finish the race ahead of the only other title contender, Billy McConnell to lift the trophy that has eluded him for the past 11 years.
FRENCH FRUSTRATION FOR PARKES AND MORAIS - Oct 04 2009
The penultimate round of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours in France saw a weekend of frustration yield just a single point for the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team duo of Broc Parkes and Sheridan Morais today.
KAGAYAMA GRABS EQUAL-BEST RESULT OF SEASON - Oct 04 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare rider Yukio Kagayama enjoyed his best World Superbike race weekend this season today at Magny Cours in France since the opening round in Australia in March and is looking forward to further improvement in the next round in Portimao in three weeks time.
STEVE PLATER – SILVERSTONE - Sep 28 2009
Steve Plater came away from Silverstone with an extended 11-point lead over closest rival Billy McConnell on Sunday in round 11 of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship after finishing a close and exciting race in second place for HM Plant Honda.
POINTS FOR PARKES, MISERY FOR MAKOTO - Sep 28 2009
The Hannspree World Superbike Championship moved to the Imola circuit in Italy for round twelve of the series but any hopes that the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team had of changing their recent misfortunes around weren't to be after another difficult weekend for the Paul Bird Motorsport team.
BRIDEWELL DEFIES THE ODDS TO LAND SILVERSTONE DOUBLE - Sep 28 2009
Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell had to overcome a couple of major problems in order to claim his second double victory of the season but that's exactly what he did to land his fourth and fifth wins in the Mirror.co.uk Cup class of the 2009 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.
UPHILL STRUGGLE FOR ALSTARE BRUX AT IMOLA - Sep 28 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare riders Yukio Kagayama and Karl Muggeridge worked their hardest in both 21-lap races in today's World Superbike 12th round at Imola, but left the Italian circuit with just six points to show for their efforts.
Camier Wins Championship in Opening Race - Sep 28 2009
Leon Camier clinched the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli as he headed off the challenge of his Airwaves Yamaha team-mate James Ellison to win the first of the two races in the penultimate round at Silverstone.
Rossi and Lorenzo ready to resume battle - Oct 02 2009
The official pre-event press conference at the bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal on Thursday saw Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo once again at the centre of attention.
Stoner feeling much better after break - Oct 02 2009
Former World Champion Casey Stoner said on Friday at Estoril that he now feels much better than before his three-round period of recuperation.
** Fundraising Activities For Nick Crowe and Mark Cox ** - Jun 17 2009
TT Champions Nick Crowe & Mark Cox are presently undergoing medical treatment in the UK and require urgent financial assistance to help with current and ongoing expenses.
Southern 100 DVD Relives Fantastic Action! - Aug 07 2009
The 2009 Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races have been heralded as some of the finest races ever seen around the Billown Course in its 54 year history.
MGP photo exhibition Laxey Woollen Mills - Aug 22 2009
Second annual photo exhibition now open at the Laxey Woollen Mills, Glen Road, Laxey.
MGP Saturday Night Practice Report - Aug 23 2009
The Clerk of the Course welcomed all the competitors to the first practice session of the 2009 Manx Grand Prix, and informed them the Met Office at Ronaldsway had given clear weather until around 8.00pm.
MGP Monday Night Practice Report - Aug 25 2009
Dry and sunny with the possibility of light rain towards the end of the first timed session of the 2009 Manx Grand Prix were the weather forecast given to riders before they set off this evening. The scheduled start of 1820 saw four Newcomers completing their compulsory controlled lap prior to the Senior, Junior and Lightweight classes getting away at 1850.
Lorenzo to remain with Fiat Yamaha in 2010 - Aug 26 2009
Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha Motor Company have signed a one year extension to the current rider agreement that will see Lorenzo, presently second in the 2009 MotoGP World Championship standings, as team mate of reigning MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi for another year.
MGP Tuesday Night Practice - Aug 26 2009
Conditions were described as perfect for the second timed practice session of the 2009 Manx Grand Prix, with the roads closing at 1800hrs, Senior, Junior, Lightweight and Newcomers A were scheduled to be first away at 1820.
MGP Wednesday Night Practice - Aug 27 2009
Despite the heavy rain and mist that covered parts of the Isle of Man during the day, the clearer weather promised by the Met Office at Ronaldsway arrived and conditions improved sufficiently to allow the fourth practice session of the 2009 Manx Grand Prix to go ahead as planned with road closing around the Snaefell Mountain Course at 1800hrs.
MGP Practice Week Review - Aug 31 2009
Weather conditions throughout Practice week for the 2009 ‘Manx’ dominated proceedings, almost as much as the front runners in each of the 11 racing classes, which make the Manx Grand Prix such and interesting and varied annual event amongst its multitude of supporters.
BIRCHALL BROTHERS WIN WORLD TITLE - Sep 06 2009
Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall won the 2009 FIM Sidecar World Championship after finishing in second place to outgoing champion Pekka Paivarinta and passenger Adolf Hanni at Le Mans on Sunday. Ben’s younger sibling Tom has rewritten the history books by becoming the youngest ever passenger at 22 years and 257 days to win a World Sidecar championship making it a double celebration for the Mitchells of Mansfield sponsored team.
TOUGH TIME FOR ALSTARE BRUX IN GERMANY - Sep 07 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux riders Yukio Kagayama and Karl Muggeridge struggled in both 20-lappers at the Nurburgring World Superbike round in Germany today, with Kagayama's 10th-place in race two their best finish.
GUINTOLI SIGNS WITH WORX CRESCENT SUZUKI FOR 2010 - Sep 11 2009
Sylvain Guintoli has signed to ride for the Worx Crescent Suzuki team in British Superbikes for 2010. Guintoli and Team Manager Jack Valentine took a detour from their respective journeys north to this weekend's Croft British Superbike race to rendezvous at Suzuki GB's Managing Director Yasuharu Osawa at the company's Milton Keynes Headquarters.
GUINTOLI LOOKING FORWARD TO CROFT DEBUT - Sep 11 2009
Two weeks on from his return to BSB action Worx Crescent Suzuki's Sylvain Guintoli is looking forward to another round of challenges at the 10th fixture in the British Superbikes Championship at Croft this weekend.
Star BSB Rider Line Up For HM Plant Honda At Croft - Sep 11 2009
HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes will be back in the seat of his CBR1000RR Fireblade Superbike at this weekend's tenth round of the British Superbike Championship at Croft, paired with the former HM Plant Honda double BSB Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari who is making a sensational return to the championship just for this weekend.
SEELEY EXTENDS SUPERSTOCK LEAD AT CROFT - Sep 14 2009
Newly-crowned British National 1000cc Superstock Champion Alastair Seeley lost his 100% win record at Sunday's British Superbike round at Croft, but the Relentless Suzuki by TAS rider held himself together to take his 10th straight podium of the year - extending the gap to a massive 81 points with two rounds remaining.
Easton Takes Maiden Victory, Camier Makes it Business as Usual - Sep 14 2009
Stuart Easton powered in his, and the Hydrex Honda team’s, first victory in the top flight in a dramatic first race in the tenth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli at Croft but he had to settle for second best to series leader Leon Camier next time out.
Podiums Galore for HM Plant and Padgett’s Honda at Croft - Sep 14 2009
Podiums galore awaited the HM Plant Honda and Padgett's Honda teams on their visit to the North Yorkshire circuit of Croft for round 10 of the British Superbike championship yesterday.
STEVE PLATER WINS AT CROFT - Sep 14 2009
Steve Plater put in an outstanding performance in round 10 of the British Supersport championship at Croft circuit on Sunday to take the win, extend his championship lead and pick up a bottle of bubbly after being named Eurosport Rider of the Day by James Whitham.
Hard fought tenth for Cummins at Croft - Sep 16 2009
Conor Cummins once again fought hard on Sunday in the latest round of the Metzeler National 1000cc Superstock Championship at Croft and the Team Blackhorse Yamaha pilot was rewarded with another tenth place. It was the 23-year old's eighth consecutive top ten finish and maintained his ninth place overall in the Championship table whilst he also closed to within two points of eighth placed James Hillier so there were again many positives to take from the weekend.
MUGGERIDGE SET FOR IMOLA WORLD SUPERBIKES - Sep 25 2009
With regular rider Max Neukirchner not quite ready for his race return, Aussie Karl Muggeridge will once again partner Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Yukio Kagayama this coming weekend for the 12th round of the World Superbike Championship at Imola in Italy.
STEVE PLATER – SILVERSTONE PREVIEW - Sep 25 2009
Steve Plater knows he has to win the remaining two races in the 2009 Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship if he is to lift the trophy that has eluded him throughout his racing career and he approaches the penultimate round of the series at Silverstone on Sunday with the determination that is expected of him to do just that.
SEELEY TAKES ISB SERIES LEAD WITH HAT TRICK - Sep 25 2009
Relentless Suzuki's 2009 British Superstock Champion Alastair Seeley took control of the Irish Superbike Championship during the series' annual trip to Anglesey last weekend with a stunning hat trick on his 2009 GSX-R1000 Superbike.
Successful outing for Lougher at Oliver's Mount - Sep 25 2009
Team Blackhorse Yamaha manager/rider Ian Lougher was in the mix at the 59th Steve Henshaw International Road Races at Olivers Mount, Scarborough and he further cemented his position as the circuits most successful ever competitor as he came away from the weekends action with three more wins.
KAWASAKI SUPERBIKE RACING TEAM HEADS TO IMOLA - Sep 25 2009
The Hannspree World Superbike Championship moves into the final stages when round twelve of the fourteen round series heads for the legendary Imola circuit in Italy this forthcoming weekend (September 25/27).
John McBride - Aug 27 2009
As I'm sure you are aware, my friend John McBride suffered serious injuries when he had an accident while carrying out his Travelling Marshal duties at TT '09.
PARKES SALVAGES POINTS IN GERMANY - Sep 06 2009
Round eleven of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship proved to be one to forget for the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team as they came away from the Nurburgring in Germany with just three points after a difficult weekend.
TOP 10 RESULTS FOR GUINTOLI IN BSB COMEBACK RIDE - Aug 31 2009
Sylvain Guintoli rode his Worx Crescent Suzuki to two strong top-10 results today at the ninth round of the British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park.
STEVE PLATER – CADWELL PARK - Sep 01 2009
A second place on home tarmac was sufficient for Woodhall Spa star Steve Plater to hold on to his series lead – but his advantage is cut to just two points over Billy McConnell who won at Cadwell Park on Monday.
SEELEY WINS BRITISH SUPERSTOCK TITLE AT CADWELL - Sep 01 2009
Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing's Alastair Seeley clinched the National 1000cc Superstock Championship title at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire; the Ulsterman doing so in fine style on his 2009 GSX-R1000, taking win number nine of the season to maintain his one 100% record in the Championship.
ROOKIE LOWRY IMPRESSES AT CADWELL PARK - Sep 01 2009
Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing's BSB rookie Ian Lowry was back to 'fighting fit' at the Cadwell Park British Superbike round after a bout of dreaded Swine Flu - and the Moira rider didn't disappoint with a season-best fourth place in race one on his GSX-R1000.
NEW DAD PARKES CONFIDENT AS TAMADA RETURNS IN GERMANY - Sep 01 2009
After a five week break, the Hannspree World Superbike Championship returns with round eleven of the fourteen round series as it heads for the iconic Nurburgring in Germany this forthcoming weekend (September 4/6).
DOUBLE PODIUM AT CADWELL FOR BRIDEWELL - Sep 01 2009
Following on from the disappointment last time out at Brands Hatch, Team NB rider Tommy Bridewell got back on the podium trail with a pair of runner-up placings in round nine of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire yesterday.
BRITISH SUPERBIKES DESCEND ON CROFT - Sep 03 2009
The 2009 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli pays its one and only visit of the season to the North East when Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire hosts rounds 20 and 21 of the 26 race series on Sunday September 13th.
Cummins battles hard for top ten position at Cadwell - Sep 03 2009
Conor Cummins battled hard to maintain his run of top ten finishes in the Metzeler National 1000cc Superstock Championship when he took ninth place at Cadwell Park on Monday. It was the seventh race in the row that the Team Blackhorse Yamaha rider had taken a top ten finish and although the seven points maintained his ninth place overall in the Championship table, he left the Lincolnshire venue in a somewhat frustrated mood.
STEVE PLATER – CROFT PREVIEW - Sep 07 2009
With just three rounds left in the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship, Steve Plater heads to round 10 of the series at Croft in North Yorkshire knowing that nothing less than a win will suffice if he is to remain in control at the top of the table.
FORMER CHAMPION RETURNS TO BRITISH SUPERBIKES AT CROFT - Sep 07 2009
Former double British Superbike Champion and current World Superbike Championship rider Ryuichi Kiyonari will make a sensational return to the 2009 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Croft this weekend (11/13th September).
Don’t race to the TT - May 20 2009
As motorcycle racing fans converge on the North West of England ferry ports to attend the Isle of Man TT races, RideSafe BackSafe ambassadors are encouraging all motorcyclists to ride responsibly on public roads as they head for the road racing Mecca.
Print for Crowe & Cox Fund - Aug 24 2009
John Hancox at work on a painting of Nick Crowe and Mark Cox.
SUZUKI AND CAPIROSSI STAY TOGETHER FOR 2010 - Aug 27 2009
Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased to announce that it has secured the services of Loris Capirossi for the 2010 MotoGP World Championship.
Rossi strikes again at Brno as Lorenzo cracks under pressure - Aug 17 2009
Valentino Rossi opened up a 50 point advantage in the MotoGP World Championship as Jorge Lorenzo crashed out in Brno when battling for the race lead with the Italian star.
SUZUKI CONFIRMS THE SIGNING OF BAUTISTA FOR 2010 - Aug 17 2009
Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased to announce that Spaniard Alvaro Bautista will be joining its official MotoGP team in a two year agreement to contest the 2010 and 2011 MotoGP World Championships.
STEVE PLATER – CADWELL PARK PREVIEW - Aug 23 2009
Steve Plater cant wait to get his race underway at his local circuit of Cadwell Park where he will be defending his series lead in the ninth round of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship over the Bank Holiday weekend.
MGP 2009 - Pit Lane - New Speed Limit - 60kph - Jul 23 2009
A Pit Lane Speed Restriction of 60 kph has been established and will be in operation during the 2009 Manx Grand Prix races.
New Race Day Sponsor for Manx Grand Prix - Jul 23 2009
The Manx Motor Cycle Club are pleased to announce a new Race Day sponsor for the 2009 Manx Grand Prix Races - HEL Performance.
BIRCHALL BROTHERS EXTEND THEIR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD - Aug 23 2009
A second place and a decisive victory in the two races at Rijeka in Croatia were sufficient for Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall to extend their series lead in the FIM Superside World Sidecar championship to 14 points with one race remaining.
Stoner out of action for three races - Aug 11 2009
Casey Stoner will not take part in the next three Grands Prix, and will next return to action at the beginning of October for the Grand Prix of Portugal.
STEVE PLATER – BRANDS HATCH - Aug 10 2009
Despite completing his race in third place, Steve Plater sees his series lead diminish further and now holds a slender advantage of just eight points over Billy McConnell after round eight of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship at Brands Hatch on Sunday.
HILL BATTLES GRIP ISSUES AT BRANDS HATCH - Aug 10 2009
The Worx Crescent Suzuki team experienced the highs and lows of racing today at Brands Hatch as Tommy Hill battled hard to secure a 4-7 scorecard on this the second day of racing on the Grand Prix circuit.
BRANDS HATCH DISAPPOINTMENT FOR BRIDEWELL - Aug 10 2009
Team NB Suzuki rider Tommy Bridewell's hopes of continuing his recent good run of results in the MCE British Superbike Championship ended with disappointment in round eight of the series at Brands Hatch this weekend.
TRIPLE PODIUM SUCCESS FOR PARKES - Aug 10 2009
Paul Bird Motorsport rider Broc Parkes made the most of his guest appearance ride in round eight of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend by recording a hat trick of runner-up placings aboard the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
New Riders and Podiums for HM Plant Honda at Brands - Aug 10 2009
HM Plant Honda and Honda's heralded supersport production machines were in action again this weekend at the sun-soaked Brands Hatch circuit in Kent for the eighth round of the British Superbike Championship, claiming further podiums in the British Supersport and British Superstock classes in the hands of Steve Plater, Steve Brogan and John McGuinness.
HENLEYS AND MORAIS JOIN KAWASAKI WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM - Aug 04 2009
With less than a week to go before their guest appearance in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, former double British Superbike Champions and current World Superbike Championship team, Paul Bird Motorsport, will have both a new sponsor as well as a replacement rider at the meeting at Brands Hatch on August 7/8/9th.
STEVE PLATER – BRANDS HATCH PREVIEW - Jul 30 2009
Steve Plater will not now ride the HM Plant Honda Superbike at Brands Hatch over the weekend of August 7 – 9 but will concentrate his efforts on the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship round at the Kent circuit in which he holds an 11 point lead over nearest rival Billy McConnell.
MIXED FORTUNES FOR PARKES AND TAMADA AT BRNO - Jul 27 2009
After a months break, the PBM Kawasaki World Superbike Championship Team were back in action at Brno in the Czech Republic, hoping for a return to their early season form but they were to suffer mixed fortunes in round ten of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship this weekend.
Dovizioso takes first MotoGP victory in eventful Donington swansong - Jul 27 2009
Andrea Dovizioso closed the MotoGP stay at Donington Park with a first ever premier class victory, coming out on top in what became a ‘semi flag-to-flag’ race. The Repsol Honda rider made sense of the madness that ensued with steady rainfall to earn 25 points and the honour of being the last premier class winner at the Midlands circuit.
Toseland’s diminished sixth makes Donington amends - Jul 27 2009
Last year’s most disappointed man in Donington Park, James Toseland could leave the British circuit somewhat happier on Sunday evening. He wasn’t able to take the home victory for which both he and the home fans were hoping, but a joint best result of the year was still a positive takeway for the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider.
FRUSTRATING DAY FOR KAGAYAMA AT BRNO - Jul 27 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Yukio Kagayama has endured a frustrating day in the 10th round of the Superbike World Championship in Brno in the Czech Republic.
MANX MOTOR CYCLE CLUB LTD 2009 MGP - Jan 22 2009
Manx Motor Cycle Club introduces new ideas for the 2009 Manx Grand Prix - Large, quality fields expected as rider eligibility rules are relaxed to allow TT riders to participate.
MotoGP Prepares For Final Donington Visit - Jul 21 2009
This weekend sees the end of an era in the FIM MotoGP World Championship, as the series makes its final visit to Donington Park for the British Grand Prix. The venue has played host to some great racing in all classes and, with competition at a breathtaking level in 2009, another thriller can be expected on Sunday 26th July.
KAWASAKI WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM TO CONTEST BRANDS BSB - Jul 23 2009
Former double British Superbike Champions, Paul Bird Motorsport, will return to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at the next round having confirmed their participation in round eight of the series to be held at Brands Hatch on August 7/8/9th.
Manx Grand Prix Challenge at Cadwell Park - May 19 2009
The Regency Travel Manx Grand Prix Challenge which took place over the weekend at Cadwell Park turned into a two rider affair between Simon Gardner and Richard Green. The final decision, with each rider trying to rack up the maximum number of points over the weekend went right down to the wire.
Cummins excels on the world stage - Jul 01 2009
Team Blackhorse Yamaha's Conor Cummins had an extremely strong debut ride in the European 1000cc Superstock Championship on Sunday when he finished 18th in the latest round at Donington Park.
HILL ROBBED OF MALLORY PARK PODIUM - Jul 20 2009
New Worx Crescent Suzuki Team rider Tommy Hill suffered a cruel blow at today's British Superbike Championship round at Mallory Park when he was destined for a podium position.
RED FLAG DAY FOR RELENTLESS SUZUKI AT MALLORY - Jul 20 2009
Wet weather and controversy all but destroyed the seventh round of the British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park, and despite a low-key performance from Ian Lowry, who was suffering from a bout of summer flu; the series rookie maintained his top-10 position in the championship.
STEVE PLATER – MALLORY - Jul 20 2009
Steve Plater rode a sensible race in difficult conditions on Sunday to record a seventh place finish to round seven of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship at Mallory Park and retains his series lead, albeit with a reduced advantage of 11 points over Billy McConnell.
Faultless Rossi Holds off Lorenzo for Sachsenring Win - Jul 20 2009
Valentino Rossi was never under any illusions that he would have it easy in his defense of the MotoGP world title, and once again the Italian was made to fight for glory at the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.
PARKES LOOKS FOR MORE POINTS AS TAMADA RETURNS - Jul 17 2009
After a month's break, the Hannspree World Superbike Championship returns with round ten of the fourteen round series as it heads for the Czech Republic next weekend (July 24/26).
NEUKIRCHNER HURT IN TEST COMEBACK - Jul 17 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Max Neukirchner suffered a high-speed crash at the InFront official World Superbike test at Imola in Italy and has damaged four vertebra.
Martin Claims Southern 100 Championship - Jul 18 2009
Hydrex Honda's Guy Martin finally got his hands on the Southern 100 Championship trophy when he won Thursday's 9-lap race around the 4.25-mile Billown circuit on the Isle of Man. Having finished second in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Guy got the better of Ryan Farquhar by just over one tenth of a second after a thrilling contest to add his name to the famous trophy for the first time and this rounded off his week in perfect fashion having taken two runner-up spots earlier in the week.
BIRCHALL BROTHERS ON PODIUM IN SPAIN - Jul 08 2009
After a tense and close battle at the front of the pack, Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall finished their F1 Sidecar world championship race in third place at the Albacete circuit in Spain at the weekend in round two of the Superside FIM Sidecar World championship.
Cummins roars into the top six at Knockhill - Jul 08 2009
Fresh from his superb showing at the European Superstock round at Donington Park just over a week ago, Conor Cummins put in his best rides of the season in the Metzeler National 1000cc Superstock round at Knockhill on Sunday. With two races at the Scottish venue there were plenty of points on offer for Conor and his Team Blackhorse Yamaha squad and they took full advantage, scoring a brace of sixth places for 20 well-earned Championship points.
Brogie To Stand In For Injured Richards at Mallory BSB - Jul 08 2009
Honda race ace and reigning British Superstock Champion, Steve Brogan, will stand in for HM Plant Honda's injured Glen Richards at the next round of the British Superbike Championship at Mallory Pak on 17-19 July, with team-mate Steve Plater then filling in for the following two rounds at Brands Hatch and Cadwell Park.
Gold Cup Champion Martin to Race at Cock o’the North - Jul 09 2009
Six time International Oliver’s Mount Gold Cup Cup winner, Guy Martin is to race his Hydrex Honda at this weekend’s Cock o’the North Road Races to attempt to regain his ‘Cock o’the North’ title he has previously won on three occasions in the past, the last time two years ago in 2007.
Tommy Hill Confirmed as Worx Suzuki Rider For Mallory - Jul 09 2009
The Worx Crescent Suzuki British Superbike team, today confirmed Tommy Hill as its replacement rider for the forthcoming Mallory Park round, after the 24 year-old completed a successful test on-board Sylvain Guintoli's 2009 GSX-R1000.
Lorenzo injuries confirmed in Barcelona - Jul 09 2009
Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo is expected to ride at the next round in Germany, though he will need painkillers in order manage his discomfort due to his Laguna Seca injuries.
Toseland labels Laguna Seca black flag ‘pretty harsh’ - Jul 09 2009
Disqualified from the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, James Toseland was understandably disappointed with events stateside this past weekend.
Manx Radio to broadcast Southern ‘100’ - Jul 09 2009
With the Steam Packet Southern ‘100’ International Road Races commencing next week on Monday 13th July and continuing through until Thursday evening 16th July, Manx Radio have announced the coverage of the popular event.
McBride Ready for Southern 100 - Jul 11 2009
Following his successful TT come back just four weeks ago, Kettering’s James McBride is ready to race once again back on the Island of Man at the Southern 100.
MotoGP battle of attrition moves on to Sachsenring - Jul 14 2009
Rossi leads walking wounded as MotoGP World Championship hits Germany. The MotoGP World Championship continues a fierce run of four races in five weeks following a brief respite, heading to Sachsenring in Germany for the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.
RUTTER STRUGGLES AT KNOCKHILL - Jul 06 2009
The Worx Crescent Suzuki team's high hopes for podium finishes were dashed today when rear-grip issues affected Michael Rutter's progress in the first race and a crash - when fifth - brought the second race to a premature end.
SEELEY AND SUZUKI GSX-R1000 REMAIN UNBEATEN - Jul 06 2009
Relentless Suzukis Alastair Seeley's remarkable run of race wins continued today at Knockhill in the British National 1000cc Superstock class on his 2009 GSX-R1000 as he took seven wins from seven starts.
Double Victory for Amor at Skerries - Jul 06 2009
Keith Amor's winning streak continued on Saturday when he took two victories at the demanding Skerries 100 road races. The Wilson Craig Honda rider crossed the line first in both the Open and Grand Final races on his Superbike machine and backed this up with a solid third in the Supersport 600cc race.
STEVE PLATER – KNOCKHILL - Jul 06 2009
Things didnt go quite to plan for Steve Plater at Knockhill on Sunday when he slid off the HM Plant Honda Supersport machine into the gravel while holding second place in round six of the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport championship. But the Lincolnshire rider was quick to remount and salvage five championship points after clawing his way back through the field to finish in 11th position.
Rossi Out in Front at Laguna Seca - Jul 05 2009
In perfect conditions at the Laguna Seca circuit on Friday afternoon, with Californian sunshine and comfortable temperatures of 24°C, the MotoGP riders got the eighth race weekend of the year underway. World Champion Valentino Rossi put down the fastest time late in FP1 for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
Pedrosa thankful after tasting victory again - Jul 06 2009
After more than a year without visiting the top step of a MotoGP podium Dani Pedrosa acknowledged the support of those who helped him return to winning ways at Laguna Seca.
Official Update on Sidecar Duo Nick Crowe and Mark Cox - Jun 18 2009
Following Nick Crowe and Mark Cox's accident during the second TT sidecar race last Wednesday evening, 10 June, HM Plant Honda is issuing information about sidecar rider Nick, and passenger Mark, on behalf of their families.
Haga’s Condition Is Less Serious Than Expected - Jun 30 2009
Noriyuki Haga, Ducati Xerox Team rider and current leader of the World Superbike Championship, was transported to the Emergency department of Derby City Hospital by helicopter at about 5pm Sunday afternoon, after having been victim of a massive high-side during Race 2 at Donington Park.
RUTTER ON KNOCKHILL FRONT ROW - Jul 04 2009
Michael Rutter says he's feeling a definite sense of relief this evening after putting the Worx Crescent Suzuki on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's BSB races at the Knockhill circuit in Fife Scotland.
Plater Versus Mcconnell As Tussle For The Title Reaches Knockhill - Jun 30 2009
Its two all in the battle for the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship, with Steve Plater and Billy McConnell equal on race wins ahead of round six at Knockhill this weekend.
Easton Heads For Home Glory But Camier Threatens - Jun 30 2009
Flying Scot Stuart Easton is aiming for maiden race winning glory in his home round of the ViSK British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli at Knockhill this Sunday, 5 July.
Dutch Master Rossi Takes 100th Grand Prix Win at Assen - Jun 28 2009
Valentino Rossi won his 100th Grand Prix, took his second triumph in succession and became the undisputed leader of the FIM MotoGP World Championship with a stellar performance at the Alice TT Assen.
Spies Double in Donington - Jun 29 2009
Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) pulled off another amazing double triumph in the ninth round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship in front of 61,000 spectators at Donington Park.
TOUGH DAY FOR ALSTARE BRUX AT DONINGTON - Jun 29 2009
The ninth round of this year's Superbike World Championship at Donington Park will not be remembered fondly by team Suzuki Alstare Brux riders Yukio Kagayama and Blake Young.
RUTTER FIRED UP FOR KNOCKHILL BSB - Jul 01 2009
Michael Rutter and the Worx Crescent Suzuki team are looking to claim podium finishes this weekend at round six of the British Superbike Championship at Knockhill, near Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland
MotoGP heads west to Laguna Seca - Jul 02 2009
This weekends Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca is the first of two FIM World Championship visits to America this year and is the second of four GPs in a five week period, as the 2009 season really begins to gather pace.
TOUGH QUALIFYING FOR ALSTARE BRUX - Jun 27 2009
Final qualifying and Superpole at the ninth-round British World Superbike round at Donington Park ended in disappointment for Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Yukio Kagayama.
TT QUALIFYING REPORT: MONDAY 6TH JUNE. - Jun 02 2009
Monday evening’s qualifying session was held in dry, bright and warm conditions with the Island continuing to bask in tropical like temperatures although this also meant the vast amount of flies were again a major problem for the riders. Just like Saturday, the strong sun was again a significant hazard.
King John continues to rule the Mountain - Jun 02 2009
John McGuinness remains top of the timesheets after the third practice session of the 2009 Isle of Man TT.
TT QUALIFYING REPORT TUESDAY 2nd JUNE - Jun 03 2009
The third evening of practice for the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races saw ideal conditions with the strong sun that had caused problems on both Saturday and Monday having subsided slightly. Instead, a small amount of cloud moved in across the Island to shield the glare and, with the temperature having dropped a couple of degrees, a perfect evening lay ahead.
STEVE PLATER – TT DIARY - TUESDAY PRACTICE - Jun 03 2009
Conditions at the TT were considerably better on Tuesday evening with a blustery breeze and some patchy cloud cover that helped keep the flies away and bring some welcome relief to the riders and their machines.
BIRCHALL BROTHERS TAKE TO THE TT COURSE - Jun 03 2009
Ben and Tom Birchall appear to have taken to the gruelling 37.73-mile Isle of Man TT course like ducks to water. The Mansfield brothers have completed three practice sessions and are now feeling very much at home on the public road circuit that runs from Douglas, across to Ramsey and returns via the Mountain mile back to Douglas.
TT QUALIFYING REPORT: Wednesday 3rd June - Jun 04 2009
For the fourth night in a row, conditions were ideal for qualifying at the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races with cloud during the day giving way to clear blue skies and warm sun once more. A slight breeze was in the air but it was still extremely warm for both the solos and sidecars.
2009 Gorse Lea Marshals’ Report No 1 - Jun 04 2009
Hearing John Kennaugh (legendary Harold’s Wall philosopher, and Gorse Lea Marshal of the fifties) mention Ballagarraghyn Jump on Manx Radio TT this morning, I was again reminded of a quotation from “How to see the TT in comfort” by Stanley Woods (sponsored by Mobiloil in 1952).
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STEVE PLATER – TT PRACTICE – WEDNESDAY - Jun 04 2009
Roads closed bang on 6pm in preparation for Wednesday evening practice. Conditions are perfect again with blue skies, bright sunshine with a little cloud cover and a slight breeze.Steve Plater went out for two laps on the HM Plant Honda Superbike before switching to the Padgett’s Honda Superstock machine for a further two laps and then back on the Superbike for a final circuit.
BEN AND TOM BIRCHALL – TT PRACTICE – WEDNESDAY - Jun 04 2009
Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall suffered more niggling problems during their Wednesday evening practice for the Isle of Man TT when they were forced to retire at Barragarrow during their second lap with an ignition problem.
QUALIFYING REPORT: THURSDAY 4TH JUNE - Jun 05 2009
The penultimate practice session for the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races saw perfect weather once more and what a night it turned out to be. Australian ace Cameron Donald unofficially shattered the outright lap record and a speed of 131.457mph was over eight and a half seconds inside John McGuinness’ lap of 130.354mph set during the 2007 Senior race. The night also saw Michael Dunlop smash the Supersport 600cc lap record with a lap of 126.290mph and he must now go into Monday’s race as one of the favourites.
DONALD MAKES TT HISTORY WITH 131MPH LAP - Jun 05 2009
Relentless Suzuki rider Cameron Donald has added his name to the Isle of Man TT history books, recording the first ever 131mph lap around the famous 37.73-mile circuit on his GSX-R1000 Superbike.
STEVE PLATER – TT Thursday practice - Jun 05 2009
Thursday evening was the penultimate evening of practice for the Isle of Man TT races where Steve Plater kicks off his schedule of races with the six-lap Superbike TT which is set to start at noon on Saturday.
BEN AND TOM BIRCHALL - TT - THURSDAY PRACTICE - Jun 05 2009
More problems awaited the Mansfield sidecar duo of Ben and Tom Birchall in Thursday evening practice for the Isle of Man TT races but this time it was nothing to do with the Mitchell’s of Mansfield/Dave Holden Racing sponsored brothers but circumstances beyond their control as the session was red flagged on the first lap when the pair had only reached the first check point at Glen Helen.
ISLE OF MAN TT RACES FINAL QUALIFYING: 5.6.09 - Jun 06 2009
After the sensational speeds set on Thursday evening, the lap times were slightly slower during qualifying on Friday evening for the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races and although it was a pleasant evening on the Island, temperatures were down and a strong breeze prevalent. The main change in proceedings was that the solos were only out for an hour with the F2 sidecars getting an extended session due last night’s abandonment.
No Racing at the TT This Week-end - Jun 06 2009
There will be no racing this weekend at the 2009 Isle of Man TT, officials have confirmed.
BIRCHALL BROTHERS FRIDAY TT PRACTICE - Jun 06 2009
Ben and Tom Birchall posted their fastest laps of the week when the final practice session got underway on Friday evening in preparation for the Isle of Man TT races.
Thursday’s session was abandoned because of oil on the road and race officials gave the sidecar teams an extra half an hour of practice on Friday to make up for this.
STEVE PLATER - TT PRACTICE FRIDAY - Jun 06 2009
Steve Plater set the fastest lap in the final evening of practice for the Isle of Man TT races when he scorched around the 37.73-mile mountain road course in a time of 17m 50.03s – 126.938mph and he now moves to the top of the aggregate practice times.
2009 Gorse Lea Marshals Report No 2 - Jun 07 2009
We’ve read and heard from some quarters recently, to our great amazement, that, “There’s nowhere left to watch the TT as it’s all prohibited now.”
STEVE PLATER SECURES A FINE SECOND PLACE AT TT - Jun 08 2009
Steve Plater rode to a fine second place in the six-lap Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT festival, finishing just 18 seconds away from his teammate John McGuinness thus making it a one-two for HM Plant Honda in the opening race of the festival.
SURE SIDECAR A REPORT - Jun 08 2009
In a record-breaking day, Dave Molyneux took his 14th TT race win when he clinched victory in Monday afternoon’s 3-lap Sure Sidecar race, the first three-wheel win for Suzuki. Partnered by Daniel Sayle, Molyneux seized control of the race on his A&J racing Suzuki when early pace setters Nick Crowe and Mark Cox stopped at Greeba Bridge on the second lap and, once ahead, he cruised home eventually taking the win by 53 seconds. In a day of firsts, Phil Dongworth and Gary Partridge and Simon Neary and Stuart Bond finished second and third, the first time they’d stepped on to the TT podiums.
Superbike Report - Jun 08 2009
John McGuinness sets new TT lap record in Dainese Superbike race under watchful gaze of Valentino Rossi who later completes his own lap of the legendary circuit.
STEVE PLATER FOURTH IN SUPERSPORT TT - Jun 09 2009
Steve Plater rode to fourth place in the first of the two Supersport Junior TT races today at the Isle of Man TT festival where he claimed his first TT victory in the class at last year’s event.
HUTCHINSON WINS RELENTLESS SUPERSPORT 1 RACE - Jun 09 2009
Ian Hutchinson won a dramatic Relentless Supersport race today after long time race leader Bruce Anstey was forced to retire towards the end of the final lap after his bike had a broken wire at the back of the amplifier which stopped charging the battery.
DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR HUTCHINSON AT TT2009 - Jun 09 2009
Ian Hutchinson made it two wins in the day when he won a sensational Royal London 360◦ Superstock race on his Padgetts Honda, defeating Guy Martin by 8.77 seconds. That doesn’t tell the whole story though and for the majority of the race the race lead was never more than one second with the first lap alone seeing four different leaders whilst the lap record was smashed repeatedly. The race also saw Jenny Tinmouth become the fastest female ever to have lapped the Mountain Course when she lapped at 116.483mph on her final lap, beating Maria Costello’s 2004 lap by 17.72 seconds.
The Honda CBR600RR Reigns Superior In Supersport TT Race - Jun 10 2009
Honda dominated again in the second race of this year's Isle of Man TT, with HM Plant Honda racers Steve Plater and John McGuinness completing the top five Honda finishes in the Supersport race behind the first three CBR600RRs, mounted by Ian Hutchinson, Guy Martin and Keith Amor.
STEVE PLATER SCORES ANOTHER FOURTH PLACE - Jun 10 2009
Steve Plater took the Padgett’s Honda Fireblade to a strong fourth place in the Royal London 360 Superstock TT at the Isle of Man TT festival on Tuesday evening – his second fourth place of the day.
STEVE PLATER NETS FOURTH PLACE IN JUNIOR TT - Jun 10 2009
Steve Plater is nothing if not consistent with his results at the Isle of Man TT festival. He rode a sensible race to seal fourth place in today’s Junior TT for HM Plant Honda, his third in as many races.
DUNLOP WINS HISTORIC RELENTLESS SUPERSPORT 2 RACE - Jun 10 2009
Michael Dunlop today won a heavily delayed second Relentless Supersport race on his privately entered Street Sweep/Marlow Construction Yamaha, leading from start to finish, following in the footsteps of father Robert and Uncle Joey as a TT winner. The 21-year old stole an early advantage in the damp conditions and was never headed, coming home 31 seconds ahead of Bruce Anstey (Relentless by TAS Suzuki) and Conor Cummins (McAdoo Kawasaki).
BIRCHALL BROTHERS - RACE TWO – TT - Jun 12 2009
The Birchall Brothers from Mansfield were denied a finish in the second of the two F11 sidecar races at the Isle of Man festival due to an unfortunate accident involving Nick Crowe and Mark Cox. The race was immediately red-flagged and subsequently abandoned with the officials then making a statement that the race will not be rescheduled which leaves Ben and Tom without a finish this year.
STEVE PLATER WINS SENIOR TT - Jun 12 2009
Steve Plater saved his best for last as he powered the HM Plant Honda to victory in a record breaking Senior TT at the Isle of Man TT Festival today. The race was run over six laps of the 37.73-mile course and Plater took the win, the race record and the Joey Dunlop Trophy in just his third year of racing at the infamous public roads course.
Steve Plater takes thrilling PokerStars Senior TT race and Joey Dunlop Championship Trophy - Jun 12 2009
McGuinness breaks lap record but later retires from race with a broken chain. Steve Plater took a highly dramatic Senior TT race today, taking control after early race leader John McGuinness was forced out on the fourth lap with a broken chain. The Morecambe rider had smashed his four-day old outright lap record with a second lap speed of 131.578mph, the fastest ever lap seen on the Mountain Circuit, and appeared to have the race in the bag until he stopped at Cruickshanks. Plater, second throughout having also broken the 130mph barrier, took over and came home 19.54seconds ahead of Manxman Conor Cummins, the third rider to officially lap at more than 130mph, with Gary Johnson taking his first podium in third.
TT2009 - Billown Closure Report - Jun 15 2009
Ian Lougher ended his 2009 TT on a high when he took a 125cc-250cc double down at the Billown circuit, near Castletown. The Barnes/Jackson Racing rider took a brace of wins and a pair of seconds to wrap up the overall victories and add two more TT wins to his total. Michael Dunlop and Barry Davidson were second and third overall in the 250cc class whilst Roy Richardson and William Dunlop occupied those positions in the 125cc category.
Lougher at the Double - Jun 16 2009
Riding the Barnes/Jackson Racing machines, Ian Lougher ended his 2009 Isle of Man TT on a double high when he took the honours in the Lightweight 250 and Ultra Lightweight 125cc races at Billown.
RUTTER FACES THE ULTIMATE TEST - Jun 18 2009
The Worx Crescent Suzuki team travel to Snetterton in Norfolk this weekend for the fifth round of the ViSK British Superbike Championship for what stands to be a high-pressure weekend of racing.
STEVE PLATER TAKES WIN AND CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD - Jun 22 2009
Steve Plater took both the win and the series lead when he snatched victory in the incident packed fifth round of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship at Snetterton on Sunday to move to the top of the leaderboard on 95 points.
SENSATIONAL SNETTERTON VICTORY FOR BRIDEWELL...! - Jun 22 2009
After more than a season away from the ViSK.com British Superbike Championship, Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell returned in style with a sensational victory at Snetterton yesterday.
FRUSTRATION FOR PBM KAWASAKI AT MISANO - Jun 22 2009
After a string of encouraging results in the Hannspree World Superbike Championship in recent races, PBM Kawasaki World Superbike Championship Team riders Broc Parkes and Jamie Hacking failed to add to their respective points tallies after a disappointing day at Misano in Italy.
TOUGH TIME FOR RUTTER AT SNETTERTON - Jun 22 2009
Michael Rutter and the Worx Crescent Suzuki team came to the Snetterton round of the British Superbike Championship looking for podium finishes. However a crash and a mechanical problem mean the weekend's efforts provided only a seventh and a DNF.
SEELEY REMAINS UNBEATEN ON SUZUKI GSX-R1000 - Jun 22 2009
Alastair Seeley's unbeaten record in this season's British Superstock class on his 2009 GSX-R1000 remains intact after round five of the series.
Cummins fights hard for third top ten finish - Jun 24 2009
Conor Cummins took his third successive top ten finish at Snetterton on Sunday where he was competing in the fifth round of the Metzeler National 1000cc Superstock Championship.
The Aintree Sprint June 28, 2009 – A Motorcycle Event For Everyone - May 15 2009
The quarter-mile Aintree Sprint will play host to an eclectic array of motorcycles from vintage and classic to modern and specials when it returns for its third year at the historic Liverpool venue on June 28, 2009.
Exclusive Interview with Azhar Hussain (TTxGP) - Jun 25 2008
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BIRCHALL BROTHERS PREPARE FOR RIDE OF THEIR LIVES - May 26 2009
World Sidecar championship contenders Ben and Tom Birchall from Mansfield are preparing for the ride of their lives as they set off to the Isle of Man for their debut in the TT races that kick off at the weekend.
Alf and Ryan Take on the TT Mountain - May 30 2009
As self-professed Isle of Man “TT virgins” the Alf’s Motorcycles team competing in this year’s event already has a few trump cards up the sleeves of their workshop overalls.
Cummins and McAdoo Ready for TT Assault - May 30 2009
McAdoo Kawasaki Racing’s Conor Cummins is ready and raring to go at the 2009 Isle of Man TT, with practice starting just after 18.00 on May 30.
SCENE SET FOR FIRST PRACTICE AT TT2009 - May 30 2009
The scene for the start of the 2009 Isle of Man TT Road Races couldn’t be better with clear blue skies and warm sunshine greeting competitors and fans today, the first official day of TT09. With good weather forecast for the next few days there’s an air of calm across the paddock with competitors eager to take advantage of the conditions.
RUTTER ON THRUXTON BSB FRONT ROW - May 30 2009
Worx Crescent Suzuki stand-in rider Michael Rutter has qualified the on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's British Superbike Championship round at Thruxton in Hampshire, posting fourth-fastest time in today's roll-for-pole qualifiers after an intense two days of getting to know the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000.
RUTTER FIFTH IN SUZUKI BSB DEBUT - May 31 2009
Michael Rutter claimed two fifth place finishes today in his debut Worx Crescent Suzuki debut at the fourth round of the British Superbike Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire.
SEELEY UNBEATEN AFTER THRUXTON SUPERSTOCK - May 31 2009
Alastair Seeley and the 2009 GSX-R1000 Suzuki remain unbeaten in this season's British Superstock Championship after win number four at Thruxton in Hampshire.
BITTER SWEET WEEKEND FOR PBM KAWASAKI AT MILLER... - Jun 01 2009
As the Hannspree World Superbike Championship crossed the Atlantic for round seven of the series, the PBM Kawasaki World Superbike Championship Team continued their progress at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City in Utah.
STEVE PLATER – TT SATURDAY PRACTICE - Jun 01 2009
Steve Plater began his Isle of Man TT campaign on Saturday when he interrupted his weekend of racing at Thruxton in the British Supersport championship to fly over to the island in time to take part in the first evening practice session.
JOHN REYNOLDS TO RACE AT RELENTLESS RAMSEY SPRINT - Jun 02 2009
Three times British Superbike Champion, John Reynolds, will be donning his race leathers once again next week, as the retired Suzuki racer competes in this year's Isle of Man Relentless Ramsey Sprint event on Tuesday.
STEVE PLATER CLAIMS SECOND PLACE AT THRUXTON - Jun 01 2009
Lincolnshire rider Steve Plater claimed a fine second place for HM Plant Honda at Thruxton on Sunday in round four of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship but relinquished his series lead to race winner Billy McConnell who now holds a slim, two point advantage over Plater.
TT 2009 programme available May 19 - May 11 2009
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Laxey TT Photo Exhibition - May 23 to June 13 - May 13 2009
The second annual TT photo exhibition will be held at the Laxey Woollen Mills from May 23 to June 13. Free admission, but a contribution to the MGP Helicopter Fund will be most welcome.
Cummins battles to second successive top ten finish - May 28 2009
Conor Cummins put in a battling performance in Round 3 of the Metzeler 1000cc National Superstock Championship at Donington Park on Monday to post his second successive top ten finish. Riding the Team Blackhorse Yamaha, Cummins finished in tenth place in the 15-lap race to pick up six more hard-earned points and move up to joint tenth overall in the Championship table.
STEVE PLATER SECURES WIN AND CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AT DONINGTON - May 26 2009
Woodhall Spa ace Steve Plater secured both the race win and the series lead at Donington Park on Monday when he cruised to victory in round three of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship for the Louth-based the HM Plant Honda team.
Hailwood Foundation Assists Visits for ‘Manx’ Newcomers - Feb 08 2009
A party of nineteen prospective newcomers visited the Island during the weekend to familiarise
themselves with the Mountain Course and receive expert guidance from visiting Manx Grand
Prix Ambassadors Davy Morgan, Rab Davie, David Taylor, Mark Castle and Norman Gordon.
Terrestrial ITV TV deal confirmed for 2009 TT Races - Feb 09 2009
North One Television, who have the television production, sales and distribution rights for the TT races to 2013, have confirmed a major deal with ITV to screen the 2009 TT races.
British Superbike Championship team MAR set to make TT debut - Feb 11 2009
Irish Superbike Champion McCormack commits to TT 2009 with MAR - The highly experienced MAR British Superbike Championship team has confirmed that it will be contesting the Isle of Man TT Races for the first time in 2009.
UK’s fastest female road racer to make Isle of Man TT races debut - Feb 12 2009
British Supersport rider Jenny Tinmouth is the latest in a long line of talented young riders who have confirmed that they will be taking part in the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races. The fastest female rider in the UK, Tinmouth is set to become the first woman to compete in the solo classes since French lady Fabienne Migout rode in the Supersport and Production 600cc races in 2004.
European road racing stars Penzkofer and Fissette to make TT debuts - Feb 17 2009
Germany’s Rico Penzkofer and Belgian Marc Fissette have confirmed that they will be making their TT debuts in 2009 for the Macau Racing Team. The riders have a terrific racing pedigree and their addition to the TT entry list swells an already impressive line up.
DoTL launches 2009 Isle of Man TT Races Hospitality Packages - Feb 19 2009
The Department of Tourism and Leisure today launched the Official 2009 Isle of Man TT Races Hospitality Packages. The packages grant exclusive access to the TT VIP Club where people can entertain their guests at the heart of the world famous race. The TT VIP Club is located trackside in Nobles Park and has a capacity of over 200 guests.
BILL IVY : THE WILL TO WIN - By Mick Walker - Apr 02 2009
An In-depth biography of Bill Ivy, Yamaha World Champion and one of the greatest motorcycle racing stars to have ever lived. Features a vast erray of spectacular photographs. Enough to satisfy even the most dedicated speed junkie.
Ross Noble interrupts UK tour for lap of the Isle of Man TT Course - Apr 24 2009
One of the UK’s most popular stand-up comedians Ross Noble interrupted his recent sold out ‘Things’ tour to experience a lap of the world famous race track on the Isle of Man.
Six American riders confirmed for 2009 Isle of Man TT - Apr 24 2009
The global pull of the Isle of Man TT Races is still in evidence in 2009 with 33 overseas participants from 20 countries in this year’s races. This includes six American riders in this year’s event, reflecting the growing popularity of the TT Races in the USA.
Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT Races - Apr 29 2009
Eight-time MotoGP world champion, Valentino Rossi, has confirmed today that he will make his first visit to the world-famous Isle of Man TT Races in June this year.
Spencer proud to be part of Honda heritage - Apr 29 2009
MotoGP Legend Freddie Spencer was present on raceday at Honda’s home GP, as the Japanese manufacturing giant celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first World Championship participation.
Rossi excited about Isle of Man TT visit - May 01 2009
MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi has confirmed that he will make his first visit to the Isle of Man TT races in June this year.
DJ Biography - Book Signing - May 05 2009
Tony Jefferies will be signing copies of David Jefferies the Official Biography during the TT in Douglas, Isle of Man.
Portuguese star Carreira set to make Isle of Man TT debut - May 07 2009
Portuguese road racer Luis Carreira is yet another ‘big name’ newcomer to confirm his intention to contest the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races.
Two former World Sidecar Champions say Isle of Man TT the true World Championship - May 09 2009
Reeves and Klaffenböck back TT Races as world number one Sidecar Race.
The TT Supporters’ Club in action at TT 2009 - May 10 2009
As ever, the TT Supporters’ Club will have a high profile at this year’s TT. Based in their shop at the rear of the Grandstand, Club officials will be distributing ‘gift packages’ to competitors who are members of the Club. The package, to the value of approximately £45 includes a TT Supporters’ Club jacket [in the style of the Official TT jacket, but adorned with the Club logo], bottle of the ‘Club wine’ from the French vineyard of sidecar competitors Francois and Sylvie LeBlond and useful working goods, including duct tape, cable ties, chain spray, etc.
Bradley Smith and Murray Walker latest stars to confirm TT 2009 attendance - May 12 2009
Valentino Rossi is not the only Moto GP winner to confirm that he’ll be visiting the Isle of Man for the 2009 TT races. Hot on the heels of his maiden 125cc victory in Spain, English racer Bradley Smith confirmed that he will be taking in the action on the mountain circuit this year.
An afternoon with David Hailwood - May 15 2009
On the afternoon of Saturday 30th May Manx National Heritage will be hosting an afternoon with David Hailwood at the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre, commencing at 2pm.
HACKING JOINS PARKES FOR PBM KAWASAKI AT MILLER - May 21 2009
For the second meeting in succession, regular Paul Bird Motorsport Team rider Broc Parkes will be joined by a local rider when the seventh round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship visits Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City.
Big two square up ahead of Donington superbikes - May 23 2009
The battle lines are drawn and the stage is set for a fascinating duel at Donington Park as the British Superbike Championship visits this weekend.
Barry Sheene Classic Road Race Festival – Saturday - May 24 2009
Fine but overcast conditions greeted officials and competitors at Oliver’s Mount as practice got underway promptly at 9.30am at the start of the two-day Barry Sheene Classic Road Race Festival meeting.
FRONT ROW START FOR GUINTOLI AND SEELEY - May 25 2009
Worx Crescent Suzuki's Sylvain Guintoli was at his combative best today setting second fastest time in qualifying for tomorrow's third round of the British Superbike Championship at Donington Park, while Relentless Suzuki's Alastair Seeley will start from pole in the National Superstock 1000 race.
Barry Sheene Classic Road Race Festival – Sunday - May 25 2009
Clear blue skies and bright sunshine welcomed competitors and enthusiasts at Oliver’s Mount for the second day of the Barry Sheene International Race Festival.
GUINTOLI INJURED ON DONINGTON SIGHTING LAP - May 25 2009
Worx Crescent Suzuki's Sylvain Guintoli was the victim of a freak two-bike crash during the sighting lap for the first British Superbike Championship race at Donington Park today and sustained compound fractures to his right fibula and tibia.
Supersport rider Wylie signs up for 2009 TT - Jan 28 2009
British Supersport Championship rider Ben Wylie is the latest in a line of talented young riders set to take part in the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races.
STEVE PLATER’S DAILY DOUBLE IN IRELAND - May 17 2009
Lincolnshire ace Steve Plater extended his record of wins and retained his two lap records at the North West 200 races in Northern Ireland when he rode to victory in the Superbike and Supersport races on Saturday, taking his total of wins to eight around the 8.966-mile Triangle Course that runs on public roads between the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine on Saturday.
Birchall brothers add World Championship style to Sure Sidecar TT - Mar 27 2009
Whilst a superb line-up of solo newcomers have been assembled for the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races, the Mobile F2 Sidecar class can boast a World Championship race-winning debut pairing in the form of Ben and Tom Birchall.
Manx GP - Regulations & Entry Forms Available - Mar 27 2009
The Manx Motor Cycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix are pleased to
announce that Regulations and Entry Forms are now available for the 2009 Manx
Grand Prix, which commences Saturday 22nd August and concludes on Friday 4th
New Isle of Man team set to debut at 2009 TT with British Championship stars - Feb 26 2009
An all-new Manx team is set to make their debut at the 2009 Isle of Man TT races with two newcomers on board. The innovative team, led by local businessman Mark Cubbon, will race under the banner of thepeoplesbike.com and will compete in all five solo classes.
Leading Manx Grand Prix riders move up to the Isle of Man TT for 2009 - Mar 26 2009
With entries having recently closed for the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races, a number of the top riders from the Manx Grand Prix have confirmed their participation in the June event.
MORAIS AND PARKES PROVIDE BEST YET... - May 17 2009
Despite fielding a makeshift team what with a partly-injured rider and a last-minute replacement, the PBM Kawasaki World Superbike Championship Team showed their true mettle with a superb performance at round six of the series which was held at Kyalami in South Africa earlier today.
KAGAYAMA 8TH AT KYALAMI WORLD SUPERBIKES - May 17 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Yukio Kagayama battled his way to two eighth places in the sixth round of this year's Superbike World Championship today in Kyalami, South Africa.
GUINTOLI CONFIDENT OF DONINGTON SUCCESS - May 20 2009
Worx Crescent Suzuki's Sylvain Guintoli is approaching this weekend's third round of the British Superbike Championship in a confident mood as Donington Park is the first circuit in the series that he has raced before, having visited the Leicestershire circuit many times during his GP career.
Barry Sheene Classic Road Race Festival - May 13 2009
The Auto 66 Club has put together an action packed programme for the second annual Barry Sheene Race Festival at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough.
British Superbike team Buildbase Bournemouth Kawasaki to contest 2009 TT - Mar 31 2009
Stuart Hicken’s renowned Buildbase Bournemouth Kawasaki team are the latest British Superbike team to enter TT 2009. It will be the first time they’ve appeared since 2006, when they achieved sixth and seventh places in the Senior and Superbike races respectively with TT regular Carl Rennie.
Rutter lines up for sensational return to Isle of Man TT - Apr 01 2009
British Superbike star Michael Rutter has confirmed that he will be returning to the Isle of Man TT Races in 2009 and will have the full support and back up of the Rob Mac Racing Yamaha Team.
Entries for TT 2009 now closed as races oversubscribed - Apr 02 2009
Riders from 20 different countries to line up on Glencrutchery Road for TT 2009 - Registrations have now closed for the 2009 TT Races and numbers are up on the 2008 levels with all the main solo classes oversubscribed. Each of the five solo races has a complete grid of 80 riders with further reserves in place.
2009 Isle of Man TT Races Grandstand tickets go on general sale - Apr 06 2009
Tickets for the TT Grandstand seats for the 2009 TT Races go on sale on Wednesday the 8th of April at the Island’s Welcome Centre, which is part of the Sea Terminal complex, and they are expected to be snapped up by fans eager to get closer to the action.
The TTMA Sponsored Sidecar Pull - Apr 09 2009
The TTMA,s Sponsored Sidecar Pull which was due to take place on Saturday 11th April has been called off until a later date.
Increased entries for new format Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight TT Races - Apr 16 2009
The Billown Circuit will host the Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight TT classes for the second successive year, with both two leg races scheduled to take place on Saturday 13th June. The two stroke TT races go from strength to strength with an increase in the number of entries and a new sponsor for the 2009 event around the 4.25 mile course in the South of the Island.
Team ElectricMotorsport.com and it's riders, Carolynn Sells & Marie Hodgson - Apr 17 2009
Electric Motorsport Co Ltd of Oakland, USA has submitted a unique team into the first TTXGP at this year’s TT Races in the Isle of Man. Todd Kollin has brought together the fastest two ladies racing at the TT course in recent times Carolynn Sells and Marie Hodgson.
David Jefferies - The Official Biography - Apr 17 2009
Haynes will be publishing The Official Biography of David Jefferies in May to coincide with the TT.
WSBK Riders Step Into The Lion’s Den at Kyalami - May 15 2009
The sixth round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship kicked off today with a series of PR and media activities for a dozen top riders at Kyalami in the build-up to the South African Round this weekend.
Le Mans Opens Doors For MotoGP Arrivals on Thursday - May 15 2009
The MotoGP paddock in Le Mans on Thursday bore stark contrast to the Sunday of the Spanish round at Jerez two weeks previous, with a quiet, relaxed atmosphere and clouds hovering above the historic French track.
STEVE PLATER – QUALIFYING NW200 - May 15 2009
Lincolnshire ace Steve Plater has qualified well for Saturday’s North West 200 road races in Northern Ireland and will start the two Supersport 600 races from a front row grid position. He will also take in the two Superbike races, including the feature race of the day; The Kennedy International North West 200 event which takes place over six laps of the ultra-fast 8.966-mile Triangle road course starting at approximately 4pm.and he will make a start from row two of the grid in fifth place.
Update on Regis Laconi - May 17 2009
Regis Laconi in a serious but stable condition. Following his crash Regis Laconi was taken by helicopter to Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. After undergoing checks later in the evening it was possible to have a better idea of the Frenchman’s condition.
Spies The Unstoppable Pole Man - May 17 2009
Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) powered to his sixth successive Superpole triumph at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa, equaling the long-standing record set by his fellow Texan Doug Polen (Ducati) in 1991. The session at Kyalami was one of the most exciting seen so far this season, with a two-way battle between the two Monza winners, Spies and Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox). The outcome was decided in the final seconds, when the Texan responded to his Italian rival, setting quickest time by just one-thousandth of a second, the smallest margin ever recorded in Superpole history.
Pedrosa in pole position at Grand Prix de France - May 17 2009
Repsol Honda rider heads the grid at Le Mans after an exciting MotoGP qualifying session at Le Mans. In-form Spaniard Dani Pedrosa snatched his first pole position of 2009 right at the death of Saturday afternoon’s MotoGP qualifying session at the Grand Prix de France as the riders got the chance to give it full gas on a dry track.
Sunday starts with Simón the quickest - May 17 2009
Spaniard Julián Simón topped the 125cc warm-up timesheet at the Grand Prix de France on a dry track at Le Mans on Sunday morning.
BIRCHALL BROTHERS WIN IN GERMANY - May 11 2009
Ben and Tom Birchall set the standard for the FIM F1 Sidecar World championship when they won the sprint race and finished a very close second in the Gold race in the first of the five round world sidecar championship races at Schleiz in Germany over the weekend.
BRIDEWELL SPLITS WITH LORENZINI - May 11 2009
Following a string of disappointing results, 20-year-old Wiltshire rider Tom Bridewell has split with the Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha team.
Rossi takes first win of the year - May 04 2009
A crowd of more than 120,000 fans at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit witnessed a victory for Valentino Rossi in the first European race of 2009.
Smith takes runaway first victory in Spain - May 04 2009
In his 50th Grand Prix Bradley Smith shot to his first ever victory by a 13 second margin at the Gran Premio bwin.com de España.
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR GUINTOLI AT OULTON PARK BSB - May 05 2009
Sylvain Guintoli served notice yesterday that he is very much a real contender for the BSB championship crown.
MORE BAD LUCK FOR BRIDEWELL - May 05 2009
After an indifferent start to the season, any hopes that Tommy Bridewell had of his luck changing were dashed as once again he missed out in round two of the Italian Superstock Championship at Monza at the weekend.
STEVE PLATER – OULTON PARK - May 05 2009
The weekend didn’t quite go to plan for Woodhall Spa ace Steve Plater as the differing weather conditions made tyre choice a lottery. But despite opting to use dry weather tyres the H M Plant Honda star dug deep and was able to bring the bike home safely in a creditable 11th place.
Top ten finish for Cummins at Oulton Park - May 05 2009
It was a fine top ten finish and a further six points for Conor Cummins, as the 2009 BSB Superstock 1000 Championship resumed with the second round at Oulton Park on Bank Holiday Monday.
BEN AND TOM BIRCHALL – CADWELL - May 05 2009
Mansfield based brothers Ben and Tom Birchall rode to pole position, completed their opening race in second place and broke the lap record at Cadwell Park on Sunday where the Derby Phoenix club played host to the third round of the FSRA F11 British Sidecar championship over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Toseland with issues to sort out - May 07 2009
On another problematic weekend for James Toseland at the Gran Premio bwin.com de España the satellite Yamaha rider came away with just three points having qualified 13th and finishing in the same position.
GOOD START FOR BIRCHALL BROTHERS - May 08 2009
Ben and Tom Birchall from Mansfield got their FIM Sidecar world championship assault off to the best of starts when they set the fastest lap of the session in the first of two qualifying periods at Schleiz in Germany on Friday.
Fabrizio dominates at Monza - May 08 2009
Michel Fabrizio and Tom Sykes upstaged their title challenging team-mates by locking out the top two positions during provisional qualifying for the fifth round of the World Superbike Championship at Monza.
ALSTARE BRUX ON PROVISIONAL SECOND ROW - May 09 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux riders Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama ended the first day of World Superbike qualifying at Monza in Italy with the fifth and sixth quickest laps and are well placed for the charge in qualifying and Superpole later today.
NEUKIRCHNER TAKES MONZA FRONT ROW START - May 10 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Max Neukirchner will start tomorrow's Monza World Superbike race in Italy from the front row of the grid for the first time this season after posting the fourth quickest time in Superpole 1 yesterday.
Monza Superpole Result - May 10 2009
Ben Spies made it an impressive five Superpole triumphs in five races with a blistering lap in the decisive qualifying session at the Autodromo di Monza.
Keith Amor Wins the Tandragee 100 - May 10 2009
Keith Amor gains more podium places with a superb 1st place in the final Superbike feature race at the Tandragee road race event on his new 2009 LeoVince sponsored Honda CBR1000RR.
NEUKIRCHNER INJURED AT MONZA - May 10 2009
The fifth round of this year's Superbike World Championship at Monza will be one to forget for Team Suzuki Alstare Brux after a serious crash on the opening lap of the first race ended with Max Neukirchner breaking his right femur and suffering three broken bones in the lower leg and foot.
MORE POINTS FOR HEROIC PARKES AT MONZA - May 10 2009
After missing the previous round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen with shoulder injuries, PBM Kawasaki team rider Broc Parkes bounced back in inimitable fashion to record a pair of points scoring rides at round five of the series which was held at Monza in Italy today.
Mervyn Whyte Secures Top BSB Role - May 01 2009
Highly respected North West 200 Clerk of Course Mervyn Whyte MBE has been appointed MCRCB Chief Steward for the 2009 ViSK British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli (BSB).
Plater eyes NW200 cleansweep - May 11 2009
SIX times North West 200 winner Steve Plater is not someone you would imagine is content to rest on his laurels. The 40-year-old, from Woodhall Spa, has taken over Michael Rutter's mantle as the man to beat at the 8.9-mile Triangle circuit on the scenic north coast, winning both Supersport races and the Superbike showpiece to wrap up a sensational treble last year.
McBride Makes Pure Road Race Come Back at the North West 200 - May 13 2009
Kettering’s James McBride will make a welcome return to pure road racing this week as he takes part in the North West 200 in Northern Ireland.
Lorenzo storms to victory in Motegi showdown - Apr 27 2009
Jorge Lorenzo emerged victorious from a thrilling Polini Grand Prix of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi, the second win of his MotoGP career and a result that retained his 100% podium record in the 2009 season.
TOP TWENTY FOR PBM KAWASAKI AT ASSEN - Apr 27 2009
Round four of the World Superbike Championship saw the PBM Kawasaki Team just miss out on the points after a frustrating day at the Assen circuit in the Netherlands yesterday.
STEVE PLATER RETURNS TO DOMESTIC ACTION - Apr 27 2009
Following his successful outing in France where he joined the Honda France World Endurance team and rode to a fine second place in the Le Mans 24-hour race, Woodhall Spa star Steve Plater has recharged his batteries and is making final preparations for his return to domestic action with HM Plant Honda at Oulton Park over the May holiday weekend.
NEUKIRCHNER BATTLES TO ASSEN WSB TOP 10 - Apr 27 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Max Neukirchner endured a difficult day in the fourth round of the Superbike World Championship at Assen in Holland, but still managed to take a hard-fought for ninth place in the second race.
GUINTOLI SET TO DEFEND BSB LEAD AT OULTON - May 01 2009
Worx Crescent Suzuki's Sylvain Guintoli faces the daunting challenge of the Oulton Park circuit this May Bank Holiday, and as championship leader, will face a stern test in defending his championship lead.
GUINTOLI ON FRONT ROW FOR OULTON BSB - May 03 2009
Sylvain Guintoli today confirmed his ability to learn new circuits by placing the Worx Crescent Suzuki on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's BSB races at Oulton Park on his first visit to the Cheshire circuit.
PBM KAWASAKI PAIR AIM HIGH AT MONZA - May 05 2009
The historic high-speed circuit of Monza is the venue for the fifth round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship next weekend and Paul Bird Motorsport Team riders Broc Parkes and Makoto Tamada are hopeful of a good result following disappointment in the previous round.
NEUKIRCHNER LOOKING FOR MONZA VICTORY - May 05 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Max Neukirchner won his first ever WSBK race at Monza last year and is hoping that history will repeat itself this coming Sunday at the 5.793 kilometre circuit for round five of the 2009 series.
HOBBS SIGNS FOR AIM RACING - Feb 06 2009
Dennis Hobbs has signed a deal to ride with AIM Racing in the 2009 British Supersport Championship. - Hobbs, who missed out on the 2008 season following a high speed crash at Thruxton in April, is looking forward to competing on a Yamaha R6 during the forthcoming season.
Linsdell all set to ride the Roads this Season - Feb 05 2009
With the current financial situation being as it is Olie Linsdell had to make a decision between BSB and Road Racing this season. The obvious choice was Road Racing, and he will ride a full stable of Yamaha machinery on the roads for the 2009 Season, in a new team being set up by 12 time Manx/TT Podium finisher, father Steve.
Czech champion Michal Dokoupil to make TT debut - Feb 03 2009
Czech Republic road racer Michal Dokoupil is the latest International newcomer to confirm his intention to compete in the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races.
New Music Events added to Bumper TT 2009 Festival programme - Feb 03 2009
The Department of Tourism and Leisure has developed plans to utilise the Villa Marina Gardens for a week long entertainment line up. The Villa Marina Gardens activities will be a new highlight of a packed TT festival fortnight which will include air displays, fireworks, beach races, motorcycle club meetings as well as the world’s best high octane road racing.
Stoner crafted race victory around fuel consumption - Apr 14 2009
Casey Stoner almost made the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar look easy, but the Australian revealed after his third consecutive victory at the Losail International Circuit that a lot of concentration and adaptation was needed over the course of the 22-lap race.
Disappointment for Toseland at Losail - Apr 14 2009
James Toseland’s problematic visit to Qatar concluded with him frustrated and outside the points at round one. Having qualified in 13th at the Commericalbank Grand Prix of Qatar, unable to repeat the front row start he achieved on his MotoGP debut at Losail last year, it was always going to take a big effort for James Toseland to get a good result at the desert circuit in Monday evening’s re-scheduled race.
RAIN STOPS PLAY IN ITALY FOR BRIDEWELL - Apr 20 2009
Tommy Bridewell saw his hopes of getting his Italian Superstock Championship campaign off to a good start halted when rain washed out the Misano race yesterday.
Day of Mixed Fortunes for Lougher at Oliver's Mount - Apr 20 2009
It was a day of mixed fortunes for Team Blackhorse Yamaha boss Ian Lougher as he got his 2009 season underway at the Ian Watson Spring Cup National Road Races at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough on Sunday.
EASTON TO REPLACE INJURED PARKES AT ASSEN - Apr 22 2009
Stuart Easton will replace regular Paul Bird Motorsport Team rider Broc Parkes at this weekend's fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen.
Confident Stoner taking nothing for granted - Apr 22 2009
A victory in Qatar and confidence in the setup of the Ducati Desmosedici GP9 have made for a happy Casey Stoner heading to round two in Motegi, but the former MotoGP World Champion has reiterated that he is taking nothing for granted.
Qualifying cancellation leaves Rossi on Motegi pole - Apr 25 2009
Heavy lunchtime rain at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit led to the cancellation of all qualifying sessions for the Polini Grand Prix of Japan, leaving grid positions in all three World Championship categories to be decided according to Free Practice positions.
NEUKIRCHNER TAKES ASSEN 2ND ROW START - Apr 26 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Max Neukirchner just missed out on a front-row grid place in Superpole for the fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen in Holland and will start tomorrow's pair of 22-lap races from row two of the grid.
GUINTOLI WINS AT BRANDS HATCH BSB DEBUT - Apr 14 2009
Sylvain Guintoli made good on his pole position in qualifying today at Brands Hatch, placing first and second in the two races to place his Worx Crescent Suzuki at the head the British Superbike Championship.
Cummins in the points at Brands - Apr 15 2009
Team Blackhorse Yamahas Conor Cummins was in the points as the 2009 BSB Superstock 1000 Championship got underway at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday. Conor first got acquainted with the teams 2009 Superstock R1 during testing at Darley Moor as recently as last week, but despite this and a few handling issues which presented themselves during qualifying, still managed a respectable qualifying position of 11th and a third row start on the grid.
APRIL ACTION KICKS OFF AT CROFT - Mar 30 2009
The 2009 circuit racing season kicks off in style at Croft Circuit with action on both two wheels and four in successive weekends at the North Yorkshire track.
Teams and riders head for the Isle of Man to launch the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races - Mar 30 2009
All of the leading teams and riders will be heading to the Isle of Man to launch the 2009 TT Races. The free entry event, scheduled for Monday 20th April, will be held at the Villa Marina on Douglas Promenade and will give fans an early insight into the road racing season.
BRIDEWELL IN THE POINTS DESPITE PROBLEMS - Apr 05 2009
British rider Tommy Bridewell overcame problems to score points on his debut in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup with a battling 13th place finish in the opening round at Valencia today.
TOP TEN FOR PARKES AT VALENCIA - Apr 05 2009
In only his third race meeting for the Paul Bird Motorsport team, Broc Parkes claimed a brilliant top ten placing in the opening race of today's Hannspree World Superbike Championship round at Valencia in Spain.
THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM VICTORIOUS IN VALENCIA; HAGA DOES THE DOUBLE WITH FABRIZIO SECOND AND THIRD. - Apr 05 2009
The Ducati Xerox Team celebrated in Valencia today as the two factory riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio took four of the day’s six podium places. Noriyuki and his Ducati 1198 dominated proceedings in both of today’s races, to win both in convincing style, while Michel Fabrizio also enjoyed two fantastic races, finishing in second and third place today at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.
No joy for Hannspree Ten Kate riders at Valencia - Apr 05 2009
It was a tough World Superbike championship third round at Valencia in Spain for Hannspree Ten Kate Honda riders, Carlos Checa and Jonathan Rea. Checa’s sixth place in race two was the only reward, as Noriyuki Haga extended his series lead with a double win.
NEUKIRCHNER TAKES VALENCIA WSB PODIUM - Apr 05 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux rider Max Neukirchner took a podium in the first race at the Valencia World Superbike Championship round today in Spain, finishing third behind Ducati team-mates Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio.
CHAMPIONSHIP DEFENCES START AT CROFT - Apr 09 2009
The opening two rounds of the popular Derby Phoenix Motor Cycle Club championship series visits Croft Circuit near Darlington next weekend (April 18/19th) with another capacity grid assembled.
WORX CRESCENT SUZUKI SET FOR BSB OPENER - Apr 10 2009
There's a sense of expectation and excitement, calmed by experience, in the Worx Crescent Suzuki team as the last day counts down to the Easter weekend's opening round of the 2009 British Superbike Championship season at Brands Hatch.
Stoner on pole and gunning for Qatar hat-trick victory - Apr 12 2009
After a dominant performance in the first MotoGP qualifying session of the year Casey Stoner will get away from pole at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar.
Postponed Qatar race live on motogp.com on Monday night - Apr 13 2009
A rare rainstorm at the Losail International Circuit on Sunday evening saw the first MotoGP race of the year put back to Monday at 9pm local time.
Manx Grand Prix Helicopter Coffee Morning - Apr 08 2009
The annual Coffee Morning in aid of the MGP Helicopter Fund takes place on Good Friday
PARKES AND TAMADA AIM FOR TOP TEN IN SPAIN... - Mar 28 2009
The third round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship gets underway at Valencia in Spain next weekend with the Paul Bird Motorsport Team hoping for some better fortune for the Kawasaki World Superbike Racing Team riders.
Toseland ok despite Jerez crash setback - Mar 30 2009
Poncharal expects Briton to return to action at Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar.
PROVISIONAL 2ND ROW FOR SUZUKI ALSTARE BRUX - Apr 03 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux riders Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama finished the first day of practice and qualifying at the Valencia World Superbike third round with the seventh and eighth fastest times respectively.
The British Grand Prix - a trip down memory lane - Jan 17 2009
Following the news that the MotoGP World Championship is set to return Silverstone as of 2010 motogp.com reflects on the history of the British Grand Prix, including previous visits to the famous English circuit.
Danes set to invade Manx GP - Feb 22 2009
At the 2008 Manx Grand Prix, a party of 26 Danish Journalists travelled to the Isle of Man to experience the Manx Grand Prix.
Isles of Man and Wight to link up in OFT ferry probe? - Mar 10 2009
The Isles of Man and Wight could link up over their probes into ferry services.
An Isle of Wight MP who has been campaigning for an investigation into local ferry operations says he would like to hear evidence from the Isle of Man about experiences with the Steam Packet.
2009 Hungarian Grand Prix officially cancelled - Mar 13 2009
FIM accepts Balatonring request to remove race from 2009 calendar.
SUZUKI ALSTARE BRUX POSITIVE FOR VALENCIA - Mar 14 2009
The Qatar round of the 2009 Superbike World Championship will not be happily remembered by Max Neukirchner, Yukio Kagayama and the Suzuki Alstare Brux team, but they have already brushed aside all negative thoughts and are focussing on the next round in Valencia in three weeks.
BUDGEN CLAIMS NEW ZEALAND SUPERBIKIE TITLE - Mar 16 2009
Riding the all-conquering Suzuki GSX-R1000, Robbie Bugden made it three New Zealand Superbike Championships in a row as he successfully defended his title at Pukekohe's fifth and final round on Sunday 8th March, 2009.
Hodgson punctures lung - Mar 21 2009
Neil Hodgson will miss the upcoming Auto Club Speedway AMA Superbike event in Fontana after suffering a punctured lung in a training accident.
PARKES IN THE POINTS... - Mar 14 2009
Kawasaki World Superbike Team rider Broc Parkes enjoyed a better weekend when round two of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship took place at the Losail circuit in Doha, Qatar earlier today.
Rossi criticises 'elitist' MotoGP - Mar 11 2009
Valentino Rossi has called on MotoGP and its manufacturers to supply more bikes to privateer teams to increase the grid size and stop the factory teams dominating.
SPIES TAKES POLE POSITION - Mar 13 2009
Ben Spies will start from pole for this weekend's two World Superbike races in Qatar, but the Yahama star is happy just to be on the front row.
A DOUBLE FOR SPIES - Mar 14 2009
Rookie Ben Spies provided an ominous indication of his threat on the World Superbike title by capping a perfect week in Qatar with back-to-back race wins.
PARKES AND TAMADA LOOKING FOR MIDDLE EASTERN PROMISE... - Mar 08 2009
Kawasaki World Superbike Team riders Broc Parkes and Makoto Tamada will be looking to build on last weekend's opening performances when round two of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship takes place at Losail in Qatar next weekend.
SUCCESSFUL SPANISH TEST FOR CRESCENT SUZUKI - Mar 08 2009
The Crescent Suzuki British Superbike Team has completed a successful three-day test at the Almeria Circuit in southern Spain with rider Sylvain Guintoli riding a total of 171 laps, further honing the set-up of the all-new GSX-R1000 Superbike.
Croft Circuit Announces 2009 Dates - Mar 01 2009
Both local and national motorsport fans of all disciplines can look forward to another great season with a wide variety of events all set to take place at Croft Circuit, near Darlington in 2009.
DUCATI XEROX ROOKIE NORIYUKI HAGA TRIUMPHS IN RACE 1 AT PHILLIP ISLAND - Mar 02 2009
In a Race 1 that was declared wet but remained dry, Noriyuga Haga (Ducati Xerox) took his first victory on board his new Ducati 1198 today at Phillip Island. Having started from thirteenth on the grid, Noriyuki made a blistering start in Race 1 and was immediately up among the front runners in second place by the end of the opening lap.
Pedrosa injured in Losail test crash - Mar 03 2009
Dani Pedrosa’s Qatar test came to an abrupt end on Monday evening under the floodlights at Losail, as he suffered further leg and arm injuries when he crashed at 10.00pm local time.
Rossi: ‘The bike is a lot better than this time last year’ - Mar 03 2009
Reviewing the second night in Qatar after finishing second on the timesheet, Valentino Rossi is already enthusiastic about his level of competitiveness as the 2009 season approaches.
World Superbike: Phillip Island - Haga And Spies Kick-start New Careers With Wins - Mar 01 2009
Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) took his 1098R to the win in his first race for the factory Ducati squad in the opening round of the Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island, Australia. The Japanese rider got the better of German Max Neukirchner (Suzuki Alstare) on the final lap to score his 34th win. The second race saw a sensational maiden triumph for WSB rookie Ben Spies from Texas, who took his Yamaha R1 to the win over Haga.
STEADY START FOR PARKES AND TAMADA - Mar 01 2009
Having been entrusted with the works Kawasaki World Superbike effort for this year, the Paul Bird Motorsport Team got off to a steady start when the opening round of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship took place at Phillip Island in Australia earlier today.
ALSTARE BRUX SUZUKI MEN TAKE WSB PODIUM - Mar 01 2009
Team Suzuki Alstare Brux riders Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama raced their GSX-R1000s to second and third places in the opening race at today's World Superbike Championship opener at Phillip Island in Australia.
ALSTARE SUZUKI MEN SET FOR SUPERBIKE OPENER - Feb 22 2009
After two days of intense testing at Phillip Island in Australia, Team Suzuki Alstare riders Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama are now ready for the opening round of the World Superbike Championship there next weekend.
PARKES AND TAMADA READY TO ROLL... - Feb 22 2009
The 2009 World Superbike Championship gets underway at Phillip Island in Australia next weekend (March 1st) with the Paul Bird Motorsport Team hoping to turn the fortunes around for the Kawasaki World Superbike Racing Team.
Spies takes pole amid confusion - Feb 28 2009
LAP records crashed at Phillip Island today in the opening round of this year's world Superbike and Supersport championships.
CLOSE OPENING DAY AT PHILLIP ISLAND - Feb 27 2009
The opening day of the first round of this year's Superbike World Championship showed that the season ahead is going to be probably the most competitive in its 22-year history.
Closing date for TT entries looms - Feb 05 2009
2009 TT races set to be oversubscribed with large influx of newcomers and leading riders confirmed to appear.
SUPERCASINO.COM TO BACK BIRDS WORLD SUPERBIKE BID - Jan 21 2009
Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that loyal long-term sponsors Vent Axia and Kick Energy were to back Paul Bird's works Kawasakis in the 2009 World Superbike Championship, the team has secured another lucrative deal with gaming giants SuperCasino.com.
BRIDEWELL ON LAP RECORD PACE IN SPAIN - Feb 17 2009
British rider Tommy Bridewell made his intentions clear by breaking the class lap record at Cartegena when testing for the first time this year aboard the Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha R1 last week.
The Phil Hogg Annual Auction 2009 - Jan 27 2009
Yes folks its that time of the year again, and time for you to donate something to the auction, whether it be an item to be bid upon, or a bid on something to put in your memento sack.
Seamus Greene Fundraiser in the Isle of Man - Jan 22 2009
A Fundraising Night at the Races with Roy Moore will be held on 31st January at the Hydro Hotel
Silverstone to host MotoGP in UK from 2010 - Jan 14 2009
Silverstone Circuits Limited has signed a five year agreement with Dorna Sports, the commercial and television rights holder for MotoGP, which will see the Northamptonshire circuit host the British Grand Prix from 2010.
LOYAL SPONSORS COMMIT TO PAUL BIRD MOTORSPORT - Jan 14 2009
With pre-season preparations at full pace in readiness for the 2009 World Superbike Championship, Paul Bird Motorsport are pleased to announce that both Vent Axia and Kick Energy will be remaining as team sponsors.
RELENTLESS SUZUKI WINS TOP TEAM AWARD - Jan 21 2009
Relentless by TAS Suzuki crowned a successful 2008 season at last weekend's Irish Racer Motorcycle Awards, lifting the highly-acclaimed Team of the Year award for the fifth time in six years.
Steve Plater third in Scunthorpe shorttrack - Dec 28 2008
HM Plant Honda’s Steve Plater finished third in Saturday’s Shorttrack UK Christmas Cracker meeting, his best finish yet in the annual meeting on the Scunthorpe speedway oval.
HYDREX HONDA AIM FOR TRIPLE SUCCESS IN 2009 - Dec 24 2008
Following on from the success gained in 2008, Teesside-based Hydrex Honda will have no less than three riders gunning for glory on various fronts in both the 2009 British Superbike Championship as well as on the pure roads around the world.
Garry Dickinson's season Part 1 - Jan 21 2008
In this the first of a series of "Rider's blogs" for the 2008 season, Garry tells us a bit about his plans.
Department of Tourism and Leisure confirm 2009 TT Programme - Sep 18 2008
After what was described by MCN as the ‘best TT ever’ and comparisons being made with the epic Senior Race between Steve Hislop and Carl Fogarty in 1992, the Department of Tourism and Leisure has confirmed that the 2009 TT Programme will run to the same format as in 2008.
Leading British Superstock rider Steve Mercer to make TT debut - Oct 30 2008
Leading British Superstock Championship rider Steve Mercer will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT Races in 2009. The 27-year old is a well established rider in the British Championship paddock and having dominated the 2006 MRO Superstock Championship, he moved into the British Championship proper in 2007. With a career best of 6th at Snetterton, the Maidstone rider ended his debut year in a fine 16th overall.
Isle of Man TT races to feature in prestigious ‘Cult Locations’ book - Nov 20 2008
The Isle of Man TT races has been chosen by Belgian publishers Tectum Publishing to feature in their prestigious ‘coffee table’ book ‘Cult Locations’.
New Isle of Man TT Races Advertising Campaign Focuses on Rider Personalities - Nov 21 2008
The new Isle of Man TT advertising campaign from the Department of Tourism and Leisure launches in October. The print campaign will appear in leading UK and Ireland bike titles and on-line.
Trophy to be awarded to Fastest Irishman at Isle of Man TT Races in tribute to Martin Finnegan - Nov 27 2008
The Martin Finnegan Supporters Club has created an award to the fastest Irishman at the Isle of Man TT races, as a tribute to the legendary Irish racer. A solid bronze exact replica of Martin Finnegan’s Blue and White Arai RX7 helmet, weighing 3 stone, will be awarded annually at the Isle of Man TT Races from 2009. The trophy, together with a prize fund of €1000 Euros, has been designed and created by Dublin based Cooke and Co,
All star rider line up assembled for 2009 Isle of Man TT Races - Nov 27 2008
Whilst the dust has only just settled on the 2008 road racing season, thoughts are already turning to next year, nowhere more so than the Isle of Man TT Races, which promise to better the superb show that was put on in June this year.
Graham Chronographs signs up for Isle of Man TT Races as sponsorship portfolio continues to build - Nov 27 2008
The Isle of Man TT Races has signed Graham Chronographs as the official timing partner for the TT Races. The premium watch company is owned by Anglo-Swiss company ‘The British Masters SA’.
Isle of Man TT Marshals Association goes from strength to strength - Nov 27 2008
The Isle of Man TT Marshals Association has announced that following this year’s Manx Grand Prix they now have over 3,500 people registered on the marshal database, of which a third have attended the one day incident management course. There was actually one more marshal registered for the TT2008 races than there was for the Centenary!
Isle of Man TT Races announces new ‘Championship’ structure - Nov 27 2008
The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure, promoters of the TT Races today announced a new championship format for the 2009 TT races.
Isle of Man TT Races continues regeneration programme with new TV company promising improved service - Nov 27 2008
North One Television, one of Europe’s leading production companies, who recently won the tender for the Television production, sales and distribution of the Isle of Man TT Races, is promising to revolutionise the TT Races Television coverage. The contract comes into effect for the 2009 TT races and runs until 2013.
Motorsport Merchandise launch their new TT range at the Carole Nash NEC Motorcycle and Scooter Show - Nov 27 2008
Motorsport Merchandise, the only official supplier of TT merchandise, is launching its new 2009 range of TT merchandise at the NEC Motorcycle and Scooter Show. The company has provided adult and children’s TT clothing for over 20 years.
Norton Motorcycles confirm return to Isle of Man TT 2009! - Nov 27 2008
Norton Motorcycles will make its long awaited return to the legendary Isle of Man TT Races in May 2009 after an absence of 16 years. In an historic deal, the brand was recently brought back to the UK after 15 years stateside by bike enthusiast and owner of Norton Racing, Stuart Garner.
ALSTARE ON THE PACE AT KYALAMI TEST - Dec 12 2008
Team Suzuki Alstare riders Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama finished the second day of the Pirelli Development tyres test in Kyalami, South Africa, with the second and fifth-quickest times respectively.
BRIDEWELL SIGNS FOR TEAM LORENZINI - Dec 20 2008
Tommy Bridewell has this week signed a deal with the Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha Italia Team which will see him contest both the FIM 1000cc Superstock Championship as well as the Italian Superstock Championship.
Palmer joins forces with Jackson Racing for 2009 - Dec 03 2008
Jackson Racing are pleased to announce that they have secured the services of Chris Palmer to compete on their 600cc and 750cc Suzuki machinery for the forthcoming 2009 season.
KAWASAKI CHALLENGE HAS BIRD 'DREAMING'... - Nov 06 2008
Following today's announcement that Paul Bird Motorsport will run the official Kawasaki World Superbike Championship Team from 2009, not only is team owner Paul Bird delighted, he has revealed that plans are already at an advanced stage to take up the challenge.
Department of Tourism and Leisure head for The Carole Nash NEC Bike Show 2008 to promote Isle of Man Motorsport - Nov 07 2008
The Department of Tourism and Leisure is heading to The Carole Nash NEC Bike Show 2008 in Birmingham in November and December to promote The Isle of Man to Motorsport fans.
AUCTION FOR STEVE NORBURY AND RICK LONG FUND - Nov 11 2008
Nearly two months ago, in a crash at Hockenheim, Germany, Steve Norbury lost his life and passenger Rick Long received serious leg injuries. Rick has only just returned to this country.
Macau Grand Prix - Nov 15 2008
The Isle of man's Conor Cummins retired while contending for the lead, and the winner, after a cracking race, was Stuart Easton.
MACAU PODIUM FOR MCGUINNESS - Nov 15 2008
VK Vent Axia Honda rider John McGuinness secured a confidence-inspiring third place for the Paul Bird Motorsport Team to claim another podium placing at the 2008 Macau Grand Prix.
EASTON WINS 42nd MACAU GRAND PRIX ON DOOSAN HONDA - Nov 15 2008
Stuart Easton, riding the Doosan Honda 1000cc Fireblade, has won the 2008 Macau Grand Prix.
SECOND ROW START FOR EASTON ON DOOSAN HONDA - Nov 14 2008
Stuart Easton, riding the Doosan Honda 1000cc Fireblade, has qualified 6th for tomorrow's 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. Riding the legendary 6.12km Circuito Da Guia, the 24 year old from Hawick in Scotland achieved a lap time of 2:27.923 to secure his place on the second row of the grid.
Conor on pole - Nov 14 2008
Conor Cummins, the 22-year-old Manx road racer, grabbed pole position for the 42nd running of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix with a blistering record qualifying lap in the closing stages of the second and deciding timed session at the Far East Classic today.
MARTIN TO SETTLE THE SCORE IN MACAU - Nov 05 2008
After a season he'd probably rather forget, Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin is once again venturing to the Far East in a final bid to lay to rest the ghosts of the past twelve months.
LAVILLA JUST MISSES OUT ON PORTIMAO PODIUM - Nov 03 2008
In the final round of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship at the brand new Portimao circuit on the Portuguese Algarve, Vent Axia VK Honda rider Gregorio Lavilla rounded off the season with a battling performance to record his second best result of the year.
BATTLING PERFORMANCE BY BRIDEWELL IN PORTIMAO - Nov 03 2008
Team NB Suzuki rider Tommy Bridewell overcame a number of problems to record his first World Superbike Championship finish on his debut at the brand new Portimao circuit on the Portuguese Algarve.
NIETO STORMS TO 5TH FROM 16TH ON GRID - Nov 03 2008
Team Suzuki Alstare rider Fonsi Nieto started from 16th place on the grid and put in storming performances in both races at today's World Superbike Championship final round in Portugal to grab a pair of fifth places.
MotoGP top trio review final race of 2008 - Oct 27 2008
The podium finishers at the Gran Premio Parts Europe de la Comunitat Valenciana look back on the Sunday race.
ALSTARE MEN HAMPERED IN TOUGH CONDITIONS - Oct 31 2008
Ever-changing conditions and a brand new circuit hampered Suzuki Alstare riders Fonsi Nieto and Yukio Kagayama plus Alstare Suzuki's Max Neukirchner at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal, today for the 14th and final round of the World Superbike Championship.
ALSTARE SET FOR PORTIMAO WSB FINALE - Oct 28 2008
Suzuki Alstare riders Fonsi Nieto and Yukio Kagayama and Alstare Suzuki rider Max Neukirchner head to the final 14th round of the World Superbike Championship at the recently-built Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal, this coming weekend.
STEVE PLATER SIGNS FOR HM PLANT HONDA - Oct 17 2008
Lincolnshire ace Steve Plater is pleased to announce he is to ride for HM Plant Honda in 2009. He will contest the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT road races alongside teammate and 14-times TT winner John McGuinness for the high profile Louth-based team.
TT riders head to Japan as ambassadors for the Isle of Man TT Races - Sep 23 2008
TT legends John McGuinness, Ian Lougher and Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle are to visit Miyakejima Island, one of the Island’s off Tokyo, in October in a visit facilitated by the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Tourism and Leisure.
THE GREATEST ROAD RACE ACTION EVER - DVD - Sep 24 2008
Road Racing Great Races Vol.1 released on DVD. - Road racing has produced some of the closets and most memorable contests ever, and now you can relive 12
of the very best with the latest release from Duke.
BATTLING BRIDEWELL NEARLY NETS MUGELLO PODIUM - Oct 19 2008
Following on from the disappointment of Brands Hatch last weekend, when he was sidelined from the final round of the British Supersport Championship with machine failure, Wiltshire road racer Tommy Bridewell bounced back with a battling fifth place in the final round of the Italian Superbike Championship at Mugello today.
Disappointment all round for Tech 3 Yamaha - Oct 19 2008
An eighth place for Colin Edwards in Sepang was little consolation for the Tech 3 Yamaha team on Sunday afternoon.
Rossi romps to victory in Malaysia - Oct 19 2008
Valentino Rossi took victory number nine of his 2008 season in the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, escaping from the clutches of Dani Pedrosa in the final third of an exciting race at the Sepang circuit.
Sykes wins the Race of the Year for Rizla Suzuki - Oct 20 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’s Tom Sykes has finished his season on a high by taking pole position, race win and the lap record at Mallory Park during the Race of the Year.
RELENTLESS SUZUKI DOMINATES SUNFLOWER - Oct 21 2008
Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing ended its 2008 racing season in fine style with four wins in two days at the Sunflower Trophy Races in Ireland.
SYKES TAKES 4TH IN BRITISH SUPERBIKES - Oct 13 2008
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes finished the 2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship in fourth place after putting on a brave and battling performance at the 12th and final round at Brands Hatch in Kent yesterday.
PODIUM FOR JAMES, POINTS FOR GUY - Oct 13 2008
The sun came down, quite literally, on the 2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season with a superb podium placing for James Ellison at a sun-drenched Brands Hatch in Kent yesterday.
SYKES 8TH IN BRANDS HATCH BSB PRACTICE - Oct 11 2008
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes completed free practice in eighth place today at Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent and he is looking to improve on his setup during tomorrow's final session so he can place his GSX-R1000 on the front row of the grid during qualifying for the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
Solid results for Tech3 pair in Aussie sunshine - Oct 05 2008
James Toseland rode an incredible race at Phillip Island on his 28th birthday, whilst his Tech3 Yamaha colleague Colin Edwards was frustrated lower down the order in his 100th MotoGP race.
Stoner repeats Australian victory ahead of rejuvenated Rossi - Oct 05 2008
Casey Stoner repeated his 2007 home victory at Phillip Island, ahead of two rivals with World Championship pedigree.
POINTS ALL ROUND AT MAGNY COURS FOR GREG AND CHRIS - Oct 05 2008
Despite the inclement weather that affected the 13th round of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship at Magny Cours in France over the weekend, Vent Axia VK Honda riders Gregorio Lavilla and Chris Walker both came home in the points in both races.
Bayliss crowned 2008 HANNspree Superbike World Champion - Oct 05 2008
Troy Bayliss has secured the 2008 HANNspree Superbike World Championship after the first race at the 13th round of the series at Magny Cours today. Although Japanese Haga clinched the race win, third position and 16 points were all the Australian Superbike veteran needed to claim the prestigious title.
Brands Hatch finale for Rizla Suzuki - Oct 06 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Tom Sykes and Atsushi Watanabe are determined to see the season out on a high as they come into the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend at Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent.
Watanabe parts from Crescent - Oct 07 2008
CRESCENT, the organisation behind the official Suzuki British Superbike team, has confirmed that 2008 Superbike racer Atsushi Watanabe will not be retained for the 2009 season.
ELLISON AND MARTIN ALL SET FOR BRANDS FINALE - Oct 07 2008
The 2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship concludes this weekend with the final round at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit whereby Hydrex Bike Animal Honda riders, James Ellison and Guy Martin, aim to round the season off in style.
John Goodall - Sep 11 2008
An Appreciation, by Jack Hobbs
Stoner takes home pole in last minute steal - Oct 04 2008
Local hero Casey Stoner will start the Australian Grand Prix from pole position for the first time in his premier class career, thanks to a stunning 1´28.665 `smash and grab´ in the Saturday afternoon qualifying session.
NIETO 4TH IN RAIN-LASHED MAGNY COURS OPENING DAY - Oct 04 2008
Changing conditions throughout the first day of qualifying for Sunday's 13th-round World Superbike Championship race at Magny Cours in France disrupted proceedings so badly that nobody completed more than nine laps in the afternoon timed session.
STEVE PLATER – SILVERSTONE - Sep 29 2008
Steve Plater continued his run of podium finishes when he scored a third place in the penultimate round of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship at Silverstone on Sunday.
TT stars of the future are taken on a tour of the course - Oct 03 2008
POTENTIAL TT stars of the future visited the Island for a tour of the Mountain Circuit as part of the races' rider recruitment programme.
TT Rider Recruitment Programme continues at pace - Sep 08 2008
Leading BSB riders visit the Island with a view to contesting the TT
SYKES ON RACE PACE AT SILVERSTONE - Sep 28 2008
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes will head the second row in fifth place for todays double-header 11th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire after displaying blistering pace on race tyres that mark him out as a contender for top honours.
Sixth MotoGP title for Rossi courtesy of Motegi victory - Sep 28 2008
A win at the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan allowed Valentino Rossi to clinch his sixth premier class World Championship.
SYKES BATTLES FROM 17TH TO BSB PODIUM - Sep 28 2008
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes started from 17th and sensationally fought his way to third by the chequered flag in the second race of the 11th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire today.
SIXTH IS BEST FOR ELLISON AT SILVERSTONE - Sep 28 2008
Amidst one of the lowest points hauls of the season for the team, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison salvaged some pride by posting a sixth place finish in race two at the penultimate round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship held at Silverstone today.
BRIDEWELL FOURTH AT MISANO - Sep 29 2008
Continuing on his great end of season form, Team Naturally Best Suzuki rider Tommy Bridewell posted a fine fourth place finish in the latest round of the Italian Superbike Championship at Misano this weekend.
RECORD BREAKER MARTIN ON TOP AT SCARBOROUGH - Sep 21 2008
For a record breaking sixth successive year, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin won the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup after another display of domination at a sun-drenched Oliver's Mount, Scarborough this weekend.
Sykes determined to shine at Silverstone - Sep 24 2008
Rizla Suzuki’s Tom Sykes is gearing up for the penultimate round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire where he is planning on regaining second place in the title chase.
ELLISON AND MARTIN ON A ROLL HEADING FOR SILVERSTONE - Sep 23 2008
Following a very successful month so far in September, the Hydrex Bike Animal Honda duo of James Ellison and Guy Martin head to the penultimate round of the 2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship brimful of confidence.
STONER FOURTH AT HURRICANE-HIT INDY, MELANDRI 19TH - Sep 15 2008
Casey Stoner came home a solid fourth in a treacherously difficult Indianapolis Grand Prix, which was hit by severely adverse weather that led to the race being interrupted by red flags with eight of the scheduled laps still remaining.
Mondello Masters Set For Showdown - Sep 12 2008
The final race of Ireland's richest motorcycle racing series, the Mondello Masters, is set to close off Mondello Park's two wheeled racing calendar in style on October 5th.
Message from Michelle - Sep 17 2008
The following is self explanatory, part of a mail I received recently.
ROW THREE START FOR ELLISON AT CROFT - Sep 13 2008
After rain affected the opening couple of sessions, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison eventually posted tenth fastest time when the sun finally did break out at Croft for qualifying for round ten of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship today.
SYKES FIFTH ON CROFT BSB GRID - Sep 13 2008
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes took a solid fifth place during a dry qualifying session at Croft today for round 10 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, with his team-mate Atsushi Watanabe coming home in 11th.
MORE SOLID POINTS AT CROFT FOR ELLISON - Sep 14 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison continued his impressive run of results by posting another pair of top ten finishes in round ten of the Bennetts British Championship at Croft today.
Double podium for super Sykes - Sep 14 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Tom Sykes took two hard-earned podium places at today’s 10th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Croft in North Yorkshire while his team mate Atsushi Watanabe come home 12th twice.
STEVE PLATER – BOL D’OR QUALIFYING - Sep 12 2008
Steve Plater will start this year’s Bol d’Or 24-hour World Endurance race from second place on the grid for the French Yamaha team GMT 94 behind current world champions SERT.
Encouraging start for Rizla Suzuki at Croft - Sep 12 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Tom Sykes and Atsushi Watanabe got the 10th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship off to a steady start with Tom claiming third place during free practice and Atsu grabbing 12th.
North One Wins Isle of Man TT Races TV tender - Sep 09 2008
North One Television, one of Europe’s leading production companies, has won the tender for the Television production, sales and distribution of the Isle of Man TT Races. The contract comes into effect for the 2009 TT races and runs until 2013.
CHARLOTTE JUMPS FOR JOY - FROM 13,000 FEET...! - Sep 08 2008
Just over a year after her younger brother Ollie was killed in an accident; Charlotte Bridewell fulfilled her pledge of earlier in the year by taking part in a charity skydive in aid of Cancer Research.
WILD CARD SYKES GETS DONINGTON PODIUM - Sep 08 2008
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes kept his cool during a red-flagged aggregated race one at the 11th round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park today to take a close second place to Troy Bayliss after leading for a large part of the race.
FANTASTIC FOURTH FOR ELLISON AT DONINGTON WSB - Sep 07 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison turned on the style with a superb performance when he splashed his way to fourth place in the second of today's two World Superbike races at Donington Park.
FOURTH FOR LAVILLA AT DONINGTON PARK - Sep 07 2008
Vent Axia VK Honda rider Gregorio Lavilla defied the wet conditions to score his best result of the season when he posted a fourth place finish in the opening race at Donington Park for round eleven of the Hannspree World Superbike Championship today.
DONINGTON POINTS FOR BRIDEWELL - Sep 07 2008
Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell defied the damp and overcast conditions to score an eleventh place finish in today's Suzuki GSX-R European Cup at Donington Park.
BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP SET TO BE DECIDED AT CROFT - Sep 08 2008
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September 2008 - Bennetts British Superbike Championship - Round 10
HYDREX BIKE ANIMAL HONDA READY FOR 'HOME' RACE - Sep 08 2008
Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire plays host to round ten of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend (September 12/14th) with it being of specific importance to the local Hydrex Bike Animal Honda Team who are based just a few miles down the road at Guisborough.
John Goodall’s Funeral - Sep 10 2008
The family of John Goodall wish it to be known that John’s funeral will be held on Saturday 13th September, 2.00 p.m., at Bletherston Church, Bletherston, nr Clarbeston Road, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA63 4SF.
TOP TEN IN WORLD SUPERBIKES FOR ELLISON - Sep 05 2008
HANNSPREE SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Triumph chooses Isle of Man for Global Launch of new Motorbike - Sep 01 2008
Leading Motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has chosen the Isle of Man ahead of top European locations for the prestigious launch of its new Street Triple R bike,
WORLD STAGE BECKONS FOR ELLISON - Sep 01 2008
After sitting out the last round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park last weekend, due to a wrist injury sustained in training the week previously, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison will be back in action to take his place as a wild card entry at this weekend's Hannspree World Superbike Championship meeting at Donington Park.
WORLD CHAMPIONS DESCEND ON NORTHALLERTON - Sep 01 2008
World Superbike Night
Club Amadeus, Northallerton - Wednesday 3rd September 2008
BRIDEWELL SET FOR DONINGTON AND BRANDS - Sep 03 2008
After his very strong performance at Cadwell Park last weekend, Tommy Bridewell has secured a seat with the Centurion Racing Team to contest the final round of the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Series at Brands Hatch.
BRIDEWELL TAKES TO THE SKIES... - Jul 13 2008
Charlotte To Do Charity Skydive in Memory Of Brother Ollie...
MARK CRINGLE – CADWELL PARK - Aug 27 2008
Manxman Mark Cringle who lives in Douglas took a one off ride in the Henderson R1 Cup at Cadwell Park on Bank Holiday Monday and rode to a fine ninth place in round nine of the series to claim seven championship points.
STEVE PLATER WINS AT CADWELL - Aug 26 2008
Woodhall Spa ace Steve Plater had plenty to smile about at Cadwell on Monday as he celebrated his birthday with a fantastic win in round nine of the British Supersport championship and was presented with a bottle of champagne after being pronounced rider of the day by the Eurosport presenters.
Manx Memories Exhibition - Aug 16 2008
The Manx Grand Prix photo exhibition is now open at the Laxey Woollen Mills.
Junior Manx Grand Prix - Aug 28 2008
Four and a quarter hours after the scheduled start the 2008 Junior Manx Grand Prix, the race reduced from four to three laps got underway at 5.30pm.
Friday Race Preview - Aug 29 2008
It’s the final day of racing in the Manx Grand Prix, with two four-lap races on the Snaefell Mountain Course. First will be the combined Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight at 10.15am, to be followed by the Senior at 1.15pm.
Saturday Race Preview - Aug 30 2008
It’s the final day of racing in the Manx Grand Prix, with two three-lap races on the Snaefell Mountain Course. First will be the Senior at 12pm, to be followed by the 3 lap Lightweight / Ultra Lightweight race.
AIM YAMAHA TO TEST AT CROFT - Aug 27 2008
AIM Yamaha are to take part in the test at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire on Wednesday, September 3.
WORLD CHAMPIONS DESCEND ON NORTHALLERTON - Aug 20 2008
World Superbike Night
Club Amadeus, Northallerton - Wednesday 3rd September 2008
IMPRESSIVE MARTIN SCORES WELL AT CADWELL - Aug 25 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin bounced back to something like form with a pair of solid points scoring rides in front of another massive bank holiday crowd in round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park.
Coming to the Manx Grand Prix? - Jul 31 2008
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Practice Week Review - Aug 25 2008
The fickle Manx weather did its best to interrupt and even cause the cancellation of the practices for the 2008 Manx Grand Prix. When the weather was with the organising Manx Motor Cycle Club, competitors were out in force with well over 300 in each session circulating and learning, or re-learning the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain Course, thankfully without any serious incidents during the practicing.
Newcomers A & C Report - Aug 26 2008
Six and a quarter hours after its original start time the 2008 Manx Grand Prix races finally saw the opening race of the meeting get underway as numbers 1& 2, Ivan Lintin and James Redpath, both of whom were on GSXR 750cc Suzuki machines set off down Glencrutchery Road in the MMCC Newcomers Race.
Senior Classic Report - Aug 26 2008
The sun actually managed to break through as the Silver Jubilee Classic Senior race got underway at 6.00pm, over a reduced race distance of three laps, 113.19-miles. By Ramsey on the opening lap Gary Johnson on the MV Agusta held a 6.33 second lead over 2007 winner Ryan Farquhar who had a nine second advantage over Alan Oversby.
Special Announcement: JOHN GOODALL - Aug 26 2008
The Manx Motor Cycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix in the Isle of Man, regret to announce that a competitor in yesterday’s MMCC Classic Senior Race sustained fatal injuries.
SYKES TAKES OVER 2ND IN BSB SERIES - Aug 26 2008
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes took two well-earned second places in today's ninth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire to move up to second overall in the title chase while his team mate Atsushi Watanabe took a ninth and followed it with a season-best seventh.
IMPRESSIVE MARTIN SCORES WELL AT CADWELL - Aug 26 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin bounced back to something like form with a pair of solid points scoring rides in front of another massive bank holiday crowd in round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park.
Wednesday Preview - Aug 27 2008
It’s the second day of Manx Grand Prix racing on the Snaefell Mountain Course, with a further two four-lap events. Roads close at 9.30am and first at 10.15am will be the combined Junior and Lightweight Classic, to be followed by the main Junior race at 1.15pm.
Junior Classic & Lightweight Report - Aug 27 2008
The second days racing at the 2008 Manx Grand Prix was once again delayed by poor weather conditions resulting in racing being held back until 3.00pm, with the roads closing one hour previously.
IMPORTANT - Aug 28 2008
JUST IN CASE!
ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET PURCHASES ‘INCAT 050’ CATAMARAN - May 21 2008
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is pleased to announce it has agreed to purchase a large fast craft vessel. The ship, currently known as Incat 050, will replace our existing fast craft Viking and serve primarily the seasonal Liverpool – Douglas route. The 96 metre wave piercing catamaran will be the largest vessel of its type in the Irish Sea and will significantly enhance the service the Company can offer due to its faster cruising speed, greater vehicle and passenger capacity, freight backup capacity and increased levels of passenger comfort.
In Memory of Ash Martin 2008 - Jun 23 2008
In Memory of Ash Martin
For CJ Riders Fund
Newcomers’ at 30 ! - Aug 13 2008
The MMCC Newcomer’s Races reach their thirtieth anniversary on Monday 25th August when the first pair of riders set off down Glencrutchery Road to commence their ‘Manx Grand Prix’ racing career.
Monday Race Preview - Aug 25 2008
Two four-lap races open the Manx Grand Prix programme on the Snaefell Mountain Courser today. They are the two-class Newcomers’ Race at 10.15am, followed by the Senior Classic event at 1.15pm.
Dominant Tom takes second pole-position of the season - Aug 25 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Tom Sykes followed up his top of the time-sheets in practice yesterday by taking a dominant pole-position in the new Formula-1 style qualifying session at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire today – while team mate Atsushi Watanabe posted a season’s best eighth.
REEVES RETAINS SECOND PLACE IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Aug 19 2008
Despite encountering problems with an overheating engine and loss of power, reigning and three times World F1 sidecar champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance brought the Prof. Dr. Sallmon/Eastern Airways LCR Suzuki home in third place at Rijeka in Croatia to retain their second place in the overall standings with one race remaining.
MGP - Friday Practice - Aug 25 2008
Conditions for the fifth practice session for the 2008 Manx Grand Prix were the best so far, with bright sunshine, clear skies and a light breeze.
MGP - Saturday Practice - Aug 25 2008
After a fine sunny morning, the weather turned to rain at around 3.00pm.The Clerk of the Course announcedf that a final decision regarding this evening's practice would be made at 5.00pm.
Thursday Night Practice - Aug 22 2008
The session was red-flagged twice during this evening at Ramsey Bus Station to allow an ambulance to cross the course to attend to a civilian casualty, who had suffered a broken hip and transfer them to hospital..
MGP - Monday Night Practice - Aug 20 2008
After the disappointment of Saturday's cancellation due to bad weather, practising finally got underway, albeit after a further half-hours delay while marshals were moved around the course.
MGP - Tuesday Night Practice - Aug 20 2008
After the disappointment of the loss of the main part of Monday evening's Practice Session, anticipation was high as competitors clearing scrutineering and placed their machines in parc ferme, in preparation for their first session of the 2008 Manx Grand Prix.
MGP - Wednesday Night Practice - Aug 21 2008
In contrasting conditions to last nights practice session, riders were greeted with dry sunny conditions, as the second session of the 2008 Manx Grand Prix got underway a few minutes late, after having moved marshals to various points on the course.
ULSTER GRAND PRIX - Aug 16 2008
Following on torrential rainfall, organisers were left with a difficult decision to cancel today's Ulster Grand Prix at the Dundrod circuit in Northern Ireland.
BRIDEWELL WINS AT CASTLE COMBE GRAND NATIONAL - Aug 17 2008
Etchilhampton rider Tommy Bridewell scored his first win in three long years when he took a sensational victory in today's Castle Combe Grand National meeting in front of a bumper local crowd.
HYDREX BIKE ANIMAL HONDA READY FOR CADWELL CHALLENGE - Aug 18 2008
Round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads to the picturesque setting of Cadwell Park this August Bank Holiday weekend with Hydrex Bike Animal Honda riders James Ellison and Guy Martin looking forward to the event for various reasons.
AIM YAMAHA GO FOR GLORY AT CADWELL PARK - Aug 18 2008
Following the welcome return of Steve Plater plus the addition of David Paton, AIM Yamaha are back to a full contingent of riders to contest the eighth round of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire and both riders will be aiming for a podium finish in the 16-lap affair at the undulating Wolds circuit.
ROW TWO START FOR MARTIN AT ULSTER GP - Aug 14 2008
With the weather once again playing havoc with proceedings at the Ulster Grand Prix, competitors took advantage of a brief break in the torrential rain to get some much needed time on the Dundrod circuit to the west of Belfast.
Manx Grand Prix launches New Official Website - Mar 20 2008
The Manx Motor Cycle Club have today announced the launching of their new official website
WORLD CHAMPIONS CLEAN UP AT CROFT - Aug 05 2008
Three times world and current British F1 Sidecar champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance won all four of their races at Croft Circuit and broke the lap record in rounds nine and 10 of the Castrol Oils/Eastern Airways British F1 sidecar championship and then added the Mac Hobson trophy race and the F2 club race to their haul of victories over the weekend.
RAIN WASHES OUT ULSTER GP PRACTICE - Aug 13 2008
Following on from his successful Ulster Grand Prix meeting last year, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin was hoping to get back in the swing of things after a less than successful season but once again, the great British summer had other ideas.
MMCC appoint Riders’ Liaison Officers for MGP - Mar 19 2008
Former Manx Grand Prix and TT riders John Barton and Nigel Beattie have been appointed
Riders’ Liaison Officers for the Manx Grand Prix by the race organisers, the Manx Motor Cycle
AIM YAMAHA AND IAN HUTCHINSON PART COMPANY - Aug 12 2008
AIM Yamaha have parted company with Ian Hutchinson with immediate effect and after the amicable split the team will not now be contesting the Ulster GP.
REEVES AND FARRANCE CRASH AT DONINGTON - Aug 12 2008
Three times world and current British F1 sidecar champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance contested the F2 British championship round at Donington Park on Sunday but instead of the win they were aiming for, their race came to an abrupt end when they crashed on gravel scattered on the track by another competitor.
Manx Grand Prix 2008 Regulations & Entry Forms Now Available - Mar 18 2008
The Manx Motor Cycle Club is pleased to announce that the Regulations & Entry Forms for
the 2008 Manx Grand Prix will be available from Wednesday 19th March.
SECOND PLACE FOR PLATER IN GERMANY - Aug 11 2008
Along with team-mates Igor Jerman and Steve Martin, Steve Plater rode to a fine second place for Yamaha Austria in the Eight Hour World Endurance round that took place at Oschersleben in Germany on Saturday to claim the first podium finish of the current campaign and move into second place in the championship.
SECOND ROW START FOR ELLISON AT KNOCKHILL - Aug 10 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison will start round eight of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship from row two of the grid having posted eighth fastest time in yesterday's Swan Combi 50 Roll for Pole qualifying session at a decidedly damp Knockhill in Scotland.
Sykes seventh at drenched Knockhill - Aug 10 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Tom Sykes mastered the wet and rainy conditions at Knockhill to secure a strong seventh place start on the second row of the grid for tomorrow’s eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
KNOCKHILL PODIUM FOR ELLISON - Aug 10 2008
Following on from his second place finish at the last round at Oulton Park, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison was once again on great form as he secured another podium finish in changeable conditions in round eight of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill in Scotland today.
Entries arriving for 2008 Manx Grand Prix - Apr 16 2008
The Manx Motor Cycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix are pleased with the early response to the arrival of the 2008 Regulations and Entry Forms.
TTwebsite Enter Bike for the MGP - Jul 20 2008
TTwebsite are very proud to bring you some great news after months of work and effort we can reveal that there will be something of a very special 400 Yamaha competing in this years Manx GP.
MGP Press Release 1 - Jul 25 2008
With the 2008 Manx Grand Prix now only three weeks away, entries have closed and would be competitors notified of the result of their application to race in this year’s nine class racing programme.
Course Cars for 2008 Manx Grand Prix - Apr 15 2008
Mylchreests Motors Limited are very pleased to announce that they will again be supplying the
Course Cars for this year’s Manx Grand Prix Races to be held at the end of August.
DOUBLE WIN FOR REEVES AND FARRANCE AT ANGLESEY - Jul 28 2008
Three times world and current British F1 sidecar champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance rode to a double victory at Anglesey in Wales over the weekend where they were competing in the third round of the Yokohama/FSRA British F2 sidecar championship. This double win gives them 50 championship points which takes them straight onto the leaderboard in 10th place.
LAVILLA AND WALKER IN THE POINTS AT BRANDS - Aug 03 2008
Vent Axia VK Honda riders Greg Lavilla and Chris Walker were in points scoring form when round ten of the HANNspree World Superbike Championship took place at Brands Hatch this weekend.
ELLISON TAKES ON BRITAIN... AND THE WORLD... - Aug 04 2008
Round eight of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship moves north of the border this forthcoming weekend when the series makes its annual visit to the Knockhill circuit in Fife.
STEVE PLATER IN THE POINTS AT BRANDS HATCH - Aug 04 2008
Lincolnshire race ace Steve Plater scored a fine 11th place on his debut for Italian team Triumph Italia BE1 Racing in the World Supersport race at Brands Hatch on Sunday.
PLATER TO RIDE ON WORLD STAGE - Jul 29 2008
Woodhall Spa rider Steve Plater is to race at Brands Hatch on Sunday to replace the injured Igor Clementi in the Italian World Supersport team BE1 Racing.
STEVE PLATER SCORES POINTS IN JAPAN - Jul 28 2008
Steve Plater and his two teammates Steve Martin and Igor Jerman scored a fine 11th place for Yamaha Austria (YART) in the Japanese round of the World Endurance series at Suzuka on Sunday to move to 12th in the points after three rounds.
EIGHTH IN ITALY FOR BATTLING BRIDEWELL - Jul 28 2008
Following on from the broken leg sustained in the very first round of the Italian Superbike Championship, British teenager Tommy Bridewell bounced back with a battling eighth place finish at round four held at Misano yesterday.
North East Club Motorcycle Racing Club Championships - August 2nd/3rd 2008 - Jul 25 2008
WORLD CHAMPIONS TO RACE AT CROFT
NCT Racing - And a podium position.... - Jul 22 2008
Friday 18th. The day started dry, but with very dark rain clouds soon followed by the rain for the first untimed session. This session saw Lee in 1st position for most of the time and Conor in 5th place.
WALKER TO RACE IN WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR PAUL BIRD - Jul 24 2008
Paul Bird Motorsport wishes to announce the signing of British rider Chris Walker to race for the Vent Axia VK team for the rest of the 2008 Hannspree World Superbike Championship.
DOUBLE WIN FOR SYKES AT OULTON PARK - Jul 20 2008
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes won his debut and second British Superbike races in quick succession to claim an emotional double win at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park in Cheshire today.
Double top for Bayliss - Jul 20 2008
Troy Bayliss demonstrated his resolve to clinch the 2008 HANNspree Superbike World Championship with a dominant double victory at Brno today for the ninth round of the series. The Australian took his seventh and eighth wins of the season in spectacular style, leaving his Superbike rivals in no doubt that he is back to his winning ways.
ANOTHER OULTON PODIUM FOR ELLISON - Jul 20 2008
Following on from his superb podium finish at the same track back in May, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison repeated the feat when he took the 1000cc Shaun Muir Racing Honda Fireblade to another second position at Oulton Park in Cheshire today.
STEVE PLATER – OULTON PARK - Jul 21 2008
Woodhall Spa ace Steve Plater failed to secure his third podium in a row when his AIM Yamaha developed a fault forcing him to pull in at the end of lap three of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport race at Oulton Park on Sunday.
AIM YAMAHA – OULTON PARK REPORT - Jul 21 2008
Both AIM Yamaha Supersport riders suffered problems during the seventh round race in the 2008 Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship at Oulton Park but Ian Hutchinson managed to complete the 16 round encounter in 11th place while Steve Plater was forced to retire at three laps distance.
Isle of Man to make history as the world’s first - Jun 25 2008
A new chapter in racing history begins today as the doors open to the world’s first Clean Emissions Grand Prix race. The TTxGP will be held on the 101 year old legendary Isle of Man TT circuit.
SOUTHERN 100 WIN FOR MARTIN! - Jul 10 2008
After a less than successful TT a month ago, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin returned to the Isle of Man with a vengeance as he contested the Southern 100 on the Billown Circuit near Castletown.
Champions and Challengers return to Billown - Jun 23 2008
Current and past Southern ‘100’ Champions and challengers for the prestigious titles are returning to the Billown Course next month for the 2008 Steam Packet International Southern ‘100’ Road Races.
REEVES AND FARRANCE – SACHSENRING - Jun 23 2008
Reigning world sidecar champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance rode to a fourth place and then a win in their two races at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany over the weekend in round two of the FIM Superside World Championship to maintain their second place in the 2008 rider standings.
STEVE PLATER AIMS FOR OULTON GLORY - Jul 14 2008
Woodhall Spa ace Steve Plater is aiming to make it three podiums in a row when he takes on all comers in round seven on the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship at Oulton Park on Sunday.
AIM YAMAHA RETURN TO OULTON PARK - Jul 14 2008
AIM Yamaha pays a return visit to Oulton Park for round seven of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship on Sunday. As they enter the second half of the season Steve Plater holds seventh place and Ian Hutchinson ninth in the rider points and both riders will be out to earn as many points as they can to boost their position in the table.
REEVES AND FARRANCE SPLASH TO SECOND PLACE IN GERMANY - Jul 14 2008
Current world champion sidecar racer Tim Reeves and passenger Patrick Farrance rode to a second place finish in heavy rain at Sachsenring in Germany to remain in second place in the rider standings just eight points away from the series lead in the FIM Superside F1 Sidecar championship on Sunday.
'SCOOP' OUT OF LUCK ON RACE DEBUT - Jul 14 2008
After making the long trip down to Lydden in Kent at the weekend, Northallerton motorsport journalist and broadcaster Larry 'Scoop' Carter didn't enjoy the best of luck on his saloon car race debut.
Bennetts British Superbike Championship - Round 7 - Oulton Park - 18/20 July 2008 - Jul 15 2008
HIGH HOPES FOR HYDREX BIKE ANIMAL HONDA AT OULTON
EIGHTH FOR ELLISON AT OULTON PARK - Jul 19 2008
2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Rounds 13 & 14 - Oulton Park, Cheshire
TOP EIGHT FOR LAVILLA AT MISANO - Jun 30 2008
Paul Bird Motorsport rider Gregorio Lavilla bounced back to form with a superb eighth place finish in the opening leg of yesterdays Hannspree World Superbike Championship held in the heat of the Italian Adriatic coast at Misano.
SYKES TAKES HARD-EARNED 4TH AT MALLORY - Jun 30 2008
Tom Sykes took two hard-earned fourth place finishes at the sixth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park in Leicestershire yesterday.
NEUKIRCHNER CLOSES ON WSB SERIES LEAD - Jun 30 2008
Team Alstare Suzuki rider Max Neukirchner raced to World Superbike victory in the first race at the Misano eighth round yesterday and then seventh in race two to move into second place in the championship.
Rainman Rutter reigns - Jun 30 2008
Two further faultless displays of riding from Bennetts British Superbike Championship leader Shane Byrne marked round six of the series at Mallory Park in Leicestershire. However, it was not enough to secure another double victory for the Airwaves Ducati rider.
HAT TRICK OF WINS FOR REEVES AND FARRANCE - Jul 01 2008
Reigning World and British F1 sidecar champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance rode to a hat trick of wins over the weekend starting with a strong first place in round four of the FIM Superside F1 sidecar World championship in Assen, Holland on Saturday.
STEVE PLATER CLAIMS SECOND AT MALLORY PARK - Jun 30 2008
Woodhall spa ace Steve Plater claimed a second place finish to his race in the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship after rain disrupted the start at Mallory Park on Sunday.
Dobsy Racing - Jun 25 2008
Vintage MCC Mallory Park 22 June
RON AND LEON HASLAM TO RIDE AT CASTLE COMBE. - Jun 25 2008
More top class big bike racing is scheduled for the 2008 season at Castle Combe with the announcement that the Wiltshire circuit will be once again hosting the now traditional Castle Combe Superbike Grand National on the weekend of the 16th and 17th August.
SECOND AND FOURTH FOR AIM YAMAHA AT MALLORY - Jun 30 2008
Both Steve Plater and Ian Hutchinson completed the sixth round race in the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship in strong positions for AIM Yamaha at Mallory Park on Sunday, Steve taking his second successive podium finish with second place and Hutchy not far behind in fourth.
STEVE PLATER TO RIDE SUPERSPORT AT MALLORY - Jun 25 2008
After his scintillating performance at Snetterton where he rode to a well deserved win, Woodhall Spa race ace Steve Plater will once again ride the AIM Yamaha R6 in round six of the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport championship at Mallory Park on Sunday.
TOP FIVE FOR ELLISON AT MALLORY - Jun 29 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison overcame a disappointing qualifying position to battle his way from row four of the grid to a fifth place finish in the opening race of the sixth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park today.
Derek Minter - King of Brands - By Mick Walker - May 14 2008
The first man to lap the Isle of Man TT circuit at over 100 mph on a single-cylinder bike, triple British champion Derek Minter is one of motor-racings all-time greats. In Mick Walker, one of Britains leading authorities on all forms of motorcycle sport, Minter has found a fitting biographer.
MGP Photo Exhibition - Jun 16 2008
Following the success of this years TT photo exhibition, we will be holding a similar event at the Laxey Woollen Mills for the MGP practice and race period.
MALLORY MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB FOR HYDREX BIKE ANIMAL HONDA - Jun 28 2008
2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Rounds 11 & 12 - Mallory Park, Leicestershire
28th/29th June 2008
STEVE PLATER WINS AT SNETTERTON - Jun 17 2008
The temporary switch from British Superbike to British Supersport action certainly paid off for Woodhall Spa race ace Steve Plater who rode a faultless race at Snetterton to claim his first victory in the series since 1999.
AIM YAMAHA – SNETTERTON REPORT - Jun 17 2008
AIM Yamaha experienced a differing set of results from the meeting at Snetterton on Sunday when Steve Plater took the win in the fifth round of the Fuchs/Silkolene British Supersport championship while Ian Hutchinson recorded a non-finish after pulling into the pits after just seven laps.
BRIDEWELL IN THE POINTS AT NURBURGRING - Jun 17 2008
After a couple of months out with a broken leg, Tommy Bridewell returned to track action with a battling thirteenth place in the latest round of the Suzuki GSX-R 750 European Cup which took place at the Nurburgring in Germany on Sunday.
MORE POINTS FOR LAVILLA IN GERMANY - Jun 17 2008
Despite missing out on Superpole qualification, Paul Bird Motorsport Vent Axia VK Honda rider Gregorio Lavilla added to his World Superbike Championship points tally at the Nurburgring in Germany on Sunday.
Podium joy for Sykes at Snetterton - Jun 16 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Tom Sykes took a brilliant third place podium finish in the opening race of the fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk yesterday.
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR NEUKIRCHNER - Jun 16 2008
Team Alstare Suzuki rider Max Neukirchner raced to a double podium in the seventh round of the Superbike World Championship at the Nurburgring yesterday.
HANNspree teams rule the Nurburgring - Jun 16 2008
The HANNspree-supported World Supersport teams enjoyed a positive day at Germany’s Nurburgring for the sixth round of the series. The eventual victory went to HANNspree Ten Kate Honda’s Andrew Pitt, who clinched the top spot after an exciting battle with HANNspree Stiggy Motorsport’s Joshua Brookes.
Double delight for Nitro Nori - Jun 16 2008
Noriyuki Haga clinched a superb double victory at the seventh round of the HANNspree Superbike World Championship today. The Yamaha Motor Italia WSB rider dominated both Superbike races at the Nurburgring – the championship’s first visit to the famous German circuit in ten years.
WEATHER WRECKS WEEKEND AT SNETTERTON - Jun 16 2008
Following on his great performance at Donington Park in the previous round, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison saw his hopes of another podium finish disappear as weather ruined a potentially good weekend in round five of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton yesterday.
AUSTRALIAN DONALD WINS FIRST TT IN DAINESE SUPERBIKE THRILLER - May 31 2008
Anstey makes it a Relentless by TAS Suzuki 1-2. Cameron Donald took his first ever TT win today with victory in the action packed and drama filled Dainese Superbike race. Riding the Relentless by TAS Suzuki, the Australian took advantage of the misfortunes of Guy Martin and John McGuinness to seize control at two thirds race distance and he came home just over ten seconds clear of team-mate Bruce Anstey, to make it a tremendous day for Hector and Philip Neill’s team. A perfect day for Suzuki was completed with Adrian Archibald finishing in third.
CROWE TAKES SURE MOBILE SIDECAR 1 RACE AT IOM TT RACES - May 31 2008
World Champion Reeves secures podium finish in first race. Nick Crowe ensured the Manx domination continued in the F2 Sidecars with his 4th TT victory, his first win with new passenger Mark Cox, although it was a hard fought affair as he overhauled John Holden and Andy Winkle to eventually take control.
Double top for Checa - Jun 02 2008
It was a day of celebration for the HANNspree Ten Kate Honda team as Carlos Checa scooped the double victory at the sixth round of the HANNspree Superbike World Championship at Salt Lake City, USA today. It has been four years since the Superbike contingent has visited America.
DONALD ROMPS HOME TO SECOND TT WIN - Jun 02 2008
Cameron Donald made it two wins out of two in Monday’s Scottish Life International Superstock race when he came home 15.07seconds ahead of John McGuinness after 4 laps of hard racing.
STEVE PLATER AWARDED DEBUT TT WIN IN RELENTLESS SUPERSPORT 1 RACE - Jun 02 2008
Less than 3 hours after finishing what he thought was in an excellent second place, Lincolnshire’s Steve Plater was awarded the win in the first Relentless Supersport race after original race winner Bruce Anstey was sensationally disqualified from the race results.
TT ORGANISERS CONFIRM ANSTEY DISQUALIFICATION - Jun 02 2008
Steve Plater awarded debut TT win in Relentless Supersport 1 race.
VICTORY FOR ANSTEY IN SUPERSPORT TT - Jun 04 2008
Bruce Anstey put the disappointed of Monday's Supersport race firmly behind him, taking an emphatic 34 second victory in the Relentless Supersport TT Race 2 earlier today.
CROWE SECURES DOUBLE IN SURE MOBILE 2 SIDECAR RACE - Jun 04 2008
Thrilling dual with Molyneux sees Manx 1-2 in second sidecar race. Nick Crowe made it a Manx double when he took his second victory of the week in Wednesday’s Sure Mobile F2 Sidecar race coming home just over ten seconds clear of arch rival Dave Molyneux and Daniel Sayle. For Crowe, with Mark Cox on board, it was his fifth TT victory and moved him to 5th overall on the all time winners list behind Molyneux, Rob Fisher, Dave Saville and Siegfried Schauzu.
ANSTEY OVERCOMES DISQUALIFICATION DISAPPOINTMENT TO WIN SECOND SUPERSPORT RACE - Jun 04 2008
Hutchinson follows him home following tough week. - Bruce Anstey overcame the disappointment of Monday’s disqualification to finally take his 7th TT win, dominating Wednesday’s 4-lap Relentless Supersport 2 race. The Kiwi rider overcame a strong challenge from Ian Hutchinson in the early stages to pull clear at half race distance and he ran out a comfortable winner by 34.04seconds.
JOHN MCGUINNESS WINS SENIOR ISLE OF MAN TT RACE - Jun 06 2008
John McGuinness etched his name even further into the Isle of Man TT record books when he won a sensational Dainese Senior race on Friday, taking his 14th TT victory and equalling the tally of the legendary Mike Hailwood, a title that must now also be attributed to the Morecambe ace. Riding the Padgett’s Manx Gas Racing Honda, McGuinness was embroiled in a titanic battle with Bruce Anstey and Cameron Donald and with the lead exchanging hands on no less than 8 occasions, it really was anyone’s race.
LOUGHER AND PALMER THE TAKE HONOURS - Jun 08 2008
Billown circuit hosts successful conclusion to IOM TT Races 2008 - History was made on Saturday when the Isle of Man TT Races took to the 4.25-mile Billown circuit near Castletown for the first time and the sun drenched meeting saw Ian Lougher and Chris Palmer add to their haul of TT wins.
SYKES AIMS FOR SNETTERTON WIN - Jun 11 2008
Tom Sykes is determined to score a race win aboard his Rizla Suzuki this coming weekend at Snetterton - a high-speed circuit that will suit his super-fast GSX-R1000 - at round five of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
Ride safe at this year's TT - May 12 2008
A SIMPLE hard-hitting message is the theme for this year's TT road safety campaign launched on Monday by the Department of Transport.
One-way system in operation for TT - May 12 2008
There will be a one-way system in operation on the Mountain Road during the 2008 TT, the Isle of Man Department of Transport has confirmed.
Ducati set to celebrate 50th Anniversary of TT debut in style - May 13 2008
Ducati Museum Display set for TT Grandstand - The 2008 Isle of Man TT Races are rapidly approaching and work behind the scenes continues to carry on at a relentless pace. Whilst last year’s Centenary event saw numerous parades of former iconic riders and machines, fans this year will be able to see a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ducati’s involvement in the Isle of Man Festival. The celebrations will also mark the 30th anniversary of the great Mike Hailwood’s TT comeback.
American ace Miller links up with Ice Valley Speedfreak Racing for TT2008 - May 13 2008
American star Mark Miller has secured a last minute deal with the Ice Valley Speedfreak Racing concern to confirm his place on the entry list for the 2008 Isle of Man TT Races.
TT Co-Ordinating Committee Releases Details of Prohibited and Restricted Areas - May 13 2008
Areas clearly defined and will be widely promoted to race spectators
MARTIN BAGS SIXTH IN JUNIOR TT - Jun 05 2008
Following on from Monday's disappointment when he retired after only five miles in the opening Supersport TT, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda's Guy Martin bounced back with a battling sixth place finish in today's four lap Relentless Junior Supersport TT.
MOLYNEUX & SAYLE TAKE TT PODIUM - Jun 05 2008
Dave Molyneux and passenger Dan Sayle took an impressive runner-up finish in today's Sure Mobile Sidecar race two at the 2008 Isle of Man TT races. Following the disappointment of a 'DNF' earlier in the week, Team Molyneux Suzuki were back at the sharp end once more, battling with rivals Nick Crowe and Mark Cox for the three lap race this afternoon.
NON-FINISH FOR STEVE PLATER IN WEDNESDAY’S JUNIOR TT - Jun 05 2008
After a mechanical failure put paid to his chances of a result in Wednesday’s Junior TT race Steve Plater now focuses his attention on the feature race of the week, The Dainese Senior TT which he completed in seventh place on his debut in 2007.
SIXTH PLACE AT TT FOR REEVES AND FARRANCE - Jun 07 2008
Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance finished the second of the two three-lap Isle of Man TT sidecar races in sixth place on Wednesday to be awarded a position of third overall.
STEVE PLATER TAKES FIFTH IN SENIOR TT - Jun 07 2008
Steve Plater rode well in his final outing of the Isle of Man TT races to round off his week with a fine fifth place in the Dainese Senior TT on Friday.
THIRD AND FIFTH FOR AIM YAMAHA IN SENIOR TT - Jun 08 2008
Steve Plater and Ian Hutchinson saved the best until last when they both put in a fine performance in the Senior TT on Friday, Hutchy sealing third place and Steve fifth for AIM Yamaha.
RIDERS SET FOR FINE WEATHER AT FIRST PRACTICE FOR TT2008 - May 25 2008
The scene is set and the waiting is over – TT2008 is here. The opening practice session takes place on Saturday evening and with fine weather on The isle of Man, all of the riders will be hoping to get a good few laps under their belt. Indeed, good weather is forecast for the next few days so everyone will be eager to make it count as they seek to find the optimum set up for their machines. The sessions should also see the newcomers take advantage of the good conditions and help their learning process.
COMPETITORS GET UNDERWAY AT ISLE OF MAN TT RACES 2008 - May 25 2008
Practice for the 2008 Isle of Man TT Races got underway this evening and after a 20 minute delay to proceedings, due to signage around the course being completed, the honour of leading off the line fell to two of the newcomers, Jamie Robinson (Padgett’s Manx Gas Racing Honda) and James Hillier (Martin Bullock Suzuki). The duo were led around by John Barton, one of the rider liaison officers with dry and sunny weather ensuring a good session could be completed. Riders were warned of a lack of adhesion at Snugborough but general track conditions were favourable.
WORLD CHAMPION TIM REEVES IN TOP SPEED IOM VISIT - May 25 2008
Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance complete Donington qualifier and first Isle of Man TT practice on the same day
MARTIN SETS THE PACE IN FIRST TIMED PRACTICE AT 2008 IOM TT RACES - May 27 2008
Monday evening’s practice session was held in dry, bright conditions but with strong winds all over the Island, caution still had to be exercised by all of the competitors with the 32nd milestone, in particular, being singled out as an area to watch.
POOR CONDITIONS ON IOM LEAD TO LIMITED PRACTICE SESSION - May 28 2008
Despite persistent rain and low cloud covering the Island during Tuesday, the evening’s practice went session ahead but such were the conditions only six solo riders ventured out on to the circuit.
REEVES AND FARRANCE BEGIN THEIR TT CAMPAIGN - May 28 2008
Triple World Sidecar Champion Tim Reeves has been busy getting to grips with the TT course and has now completed three laps of the course, two on Saturday evening and one timed lap on Monday.
PERFECT PRACTICE CONDITIONS SEE LEADING CONTENDERS POST FAST TIMES AT THURSAY’S IOM TT RACES PRACTICE - May 30 2008
After two days of miserable weather, the sunshine returned to the Isle of Man and Thursday evening’s practice session was held in almost perfect conditions.
RECORD BREAKER MARTIN DENIED DEBUT TT VICTORY - Jun 01 2008
26 year old Lincolnshire rider Guy Martin was denied what looked a certain victory when he was forced to retire from today's Dainese Superbike TT in the latter stages.
LAVILLA SCORES POINTS BUT LEAVES AMERICA DISAPPOINTED - Jun 02 2008
Continuing his unique and impressive record of scoring in every race so far this season in the Hannspree World Superbike Championship, Vent Axia VK Motorsport rider Gregorio Lavilla scored a 13th and a 15th place finish at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City in Utah, USA yesterday.
TT SUPERSTOCK PODIUM FOR MARTIN - Jun 03 2008
After the disappointment of retiring from Saturday's Superbike TT when well in command, Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin bounced back to claim a podium finish in this morning's four-lap Scottish Life Superstock TT.
Steve Plater wins Junior TT - Jun 03 2008
After completing the Superstock TT race in eighth place on his own Nitro-sponsored Yamaha R1 on Monday morning, Steve Plater hopped aboard the AIM Yamaha R6 Supersport machine and rode a further four-lap race to secure a fine second place in the first of two Supersport races at the Isle of Man TT races.
PODIUM JOY FOR REEVES AND FARRANCE - Jun 03 2008
World Sidecar champion Tim Reeves set the track alight when he and passenger Patrick Farrance rode to a fantastic third place on his first assault of the Isle of Man TT course on Saturday.
ISLE OF MAN TT RACES – PREVIEW - May 22 2008
Fresh from his triumphant week at the North West 200 races in Ireland where he won three of his four races, Steve Plater from Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire is anticipating a good week of racing at the Isle of Man TT races and caught the ferry on Wednesday to prepare for the first practice session on Saturday evening.
WORLD CHAMPIONS BEGIN THE DEFENCE OF THEIR TITLE - May 22 2008
Current World Sidecar champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance begin the defence of their title at Donington Park on Sunday when they compete against the world’s best riders in round one of the FIM Superside World Series.
An Island Awheel - May 21 2008
SUZUKI RACERS UNITE AT THE ISLE OF MAN TT - May 23 2008
Suzuki racers at this year's Isle of Man TT have been issued a special invitation for Sunday 1st June, as Suzuki GB bid to bring all racers of the brand together for a social evening at the Mount Murray Hotel in Santon.
SEAN EMMETT JOINS AIM YAMAHA AT THRUXTON - Apr 14 2008
Alistair Flanagan is pleased to announce that he has secured the services of Sean Emmett to replace Steve Plater at Thruxton. Plater is absent because of World Endurance duties with GMT94 Yamaha at the Le Mans 24-hour race this weekend and Emmett will contest both races in the 2008 Bennetts British Superbike season opener at Thruxton for the team.
Second Paddock Walkabout added for TT 2008 - Apr 15 2008
Senior Race Day walkabout included in calendar
2008 TT Boasts Star Studded Entry List - Apr 17 2008
Quality field in all classes for first TT of the new century
TT Supporters’ Club - 2008 - Apr 30 2008
Members of the TT Supporters’ Club are now making final preparations for what promises to be another busy TT fortnight. Following on from an excellent Centenary TT, the Club Shop will again be based at the rear of the Grandstand and will be open from Saturday 24th May to Friday 6th June, inclusive. Often a focal point at the Grandstand where fans gather to reminisce or chat about the current standing of the TT, the Shop is where members are able to renew their subscriptions for a further year, in so doing assist the Club in fulfilling its principle aim that of supporting those men and women who chose to pit their skills against the world’s most demanding road circuit.
ACU Event Ltd Statement Regarding Sidecar Passenger Platforms - TT 2008 - Apr 30 2008
It has been brought to the ACU’s attention that some of the sidecars intending to be raced at the 2008 TT currently do not conform to the necessary requirements detailed in the TT Supplementary Regulations.
TT Marshals Association newsletter - May 05 2008
The latest news from the TT Marshals association
STEVE PLATER – OULTON PARK - May 06 2008
Following a disastrous qualifying session and a non finish in the first Bennetts British Superbike race at Oulton Park on Monday, AIM Yamaha Superbike racer Steve Plater from Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire rose to the occasion and powered the Yamaha R1 through to a strong 12th place finish to pick up four championship points for the team.
AIM YAMAHA – OULTON PARK REPORT - May 06 2008
Both AIM Yamaha riders, Steve Plater and Ian Hutchinson brought more points back to the team from Oulton Park on Monday, Plater scoring a 12th place in the second Superbike race and Hutchy a ninth on the Supersport event.
No Cadwell joy for Reeves - May 07 2008
Reigning World F1 Sidecar champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance visited Cadwell Park to contest the opening round of the British F2 sidecar championship at the Lincolnshire circuit over the Bank Holiday weekend.
EUROMANX PRESS RELEASE - May 09 2008
It is with great regret that EuroManx have announced today that the company is ceasing operations forthwith with no further flights being operated.
SOLID POINTS FOR ELLISON AND MARTIN AT BRANDS - May 11 2008
In totally contrasting conditions to the snow that caused the postponement of round one of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship five weeks ago, the rescheduled races took place at Brands Hatch today in glorious conditions and it saw Hydrex Bike Animal Honda riders James Ellison and Guy Martin score more solid points.
AIM YAMAHA – BRANDS HATCH - May 12 2008
Ian Hutchinson rode the AIM Yamaha R6 to a fine seventh place in an incident packed British Supersport race at Brands Hatch on Sunday.
STEVE PLATER SCORES FOURTH AT ALBACETE - May 12 2008
Despite leading the race for some considerable time, Steve Plater was not able to turn this into the victory he deserved at the end of the six-hour World Endurance race at Albacete in Spain. But he did finish in a credible fourth place even though both his teammates, Steve Martin and Igor German suffered crashes during their stint on the Yamaha Austria Race Team (YART) machine on Saturday.
TOP TEN FOR LAVILLA AT MONZA DESPITE HANDICAP - May 12 2008
Vent Axia VK Honda rider Gregorio Lavilla overcame a couple of problems to post a pair of points scoring results in round five of the World Superbike Championship held at Monza in Italy yesterday.
MASSIVE BBC COVERAGE OF NORTH WEST 200 - May 12 2008
VLM AIRLINES OPERATING EXTRA FLIGHTS FOR ISLE OF MAN TT RACES - May 23 2008
VLM Airlines will be operating three additional flights from London City Airport to the Isle of Man to meet the demands of fans travelling to witness the world’s finest road racers testing their skills on the legendary TT circuit.
DICKINSON SPLITS FROM VRS PERFORMANCE - Apr 29 2008
Former British Champion Garry Dickinson has split from the VRS performance team. Garry has set up his own team GDR RACING.
Team Blackhorse Yamaha 2008 - Jan 22 2008
Ian Lougher and Team Blackhorse are delighted to announce they have signed with Yamaha UK for the 2008 race season, becoming an official YMUK "Roads Team", a partnership welcomed by both the team and long time team sponsor, Black Horse Motorcycle Finance, who also continue their highly successful relationship with the team for what is a fifth successive season.
TT Co-ordinating Committee Confirms Senior Appointments for TT2008 - Jan 25 2008
Leading Manx Officials set to work alongside ACU Events Ltd personnel
URGENT. SIDECAR COMPETITORS - Apr 25 2008
ACU makes statement on sidecar regulations
A message from Dave Molyneux - Apr 25 2008
Anybody using a DMR chassis at this years TT, could they please contact me immediately.
We Have Purchased Fast Craft Vessel 'Incat 050' - May 20 2008
Yesterday was an exciting day for us at the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, as we announced the purchase of a new fast craft vessel. Some of you may have seen the speculation in the press surrounding this. We can now confirm that it is true.
Sidecar Clarification. TT 2008 - May 03 2008
Following the recent Press Release ACU Events Ltd make the following clarification to Sidecar Regulations for the TT 2008:
Garry Dickinson Racing Update - Apr 23 2008
The Ian Watson Spring Cup National Road Races
PODIUM JOY FOR MARTIN AT NORTH WEST 200 - May 18 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin scored a podium finish but was denied an almost certain victory after a day of drama at the Kennedy International North West 200 held in Northern Ireland today.
STEVE PLATER BAGS A HAT TRICK OF WINS AT NW200 - May 18 2008
Steve Plater is being hailed as the King of the Roads after riding to a win in each of the two Supersport races, setting a new lap record and securing his third successive victory in the feature race at the North West 200 meeting in Ireland on Saturday.
AIM YAMAHA CLAIM VICTORY AT NW200 - May 19 2008
The two AIM Yamaha riders, Steve Plater and Ian Hutchinson rode well at the North West 200 races on Saturday with Steve Plater taking three wins and a fourth place plus the lap record in the Supersport class while Ian Hutchinson battled with machine problems but came through to secure three top tens. He was forced out of the last Supersport race in the closing stages with a water hose problem.
ROW THREE START FOR ELLISON AT OULTON - May 04 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison posted ninth fastest time in difficult damp conditions at Oulton Park, Cheshire today, and as a result will start tomorrow's two races in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship from row three of the grid.
PODIUM JOY FOR ELLISON AT OULTON - May 05 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison recorded his and the team's best result with a superb second place at the Bennetts British Superbike Championship meeting held at Oulton Park today.
RIZLA SUZUKI MEN EYE TOP RESULTS - May 08 2008
Rizla Suzukis Tom Sykes and Atsushi Watanabe are determined to secure strong results this coming weekend at the rescheduled first round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at the Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent.
Number for flights in the next 10 days ONLY - May 09 2008
Passengers due to fly on the failed airline EuroManx to Manchester and Liverpool are being asked to ring this number.
PLATER CLAIMS POLE FOR AIM YAMAHA AT NW200 - May 16 2008
Steve Plater has claimed pole position for the start of the two Supersport races at the Kennedy International North West 200 races on Saturday while AIM Yamaha teammate Ian Hutchinson was fourth fastest and will start from row two.
The stage is set for Monza showdown - May 08 2008
Following a week-long break in the 2008 calendar, the HANNspree Superbike World Championship riders return to Europe for the fifth round of the series.
AIM YAMAHA HEAD TO BRANDS HATCH - May 08 2008
AIM Yamaha will be fielding just the one rider in the rearranged Brands Hatch opening round of the British Superbike championship.
SEVENTH HEAVEN FOR ELLISON - Apr 20 2008
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider James Ellison overcame problems during qualifying to post an impressive pair of seventh place finishes when round two of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship took place at Thruxton in Hampshire today.
CLUTCH FAULT LEAVES PLATER SIDELINED AT LE MANS - Apr 21 2008
After leading the Le Mans 24-hour race by just under a lap, Steve Plater was disappointed to find the bike developed a clutch problem causing the team to withdraw from the event after just two hours on track.
STEVE PLATER – OULTON PARK PREVIEW - Apr 28 2008
Woodhall spa race ace Steve Plater heads to Oulton Park for round two of the Bennetts British Superbike championship which takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the Cheshire circuit.
AIM YAMAHA – OULTON PARK PREVIEW - Apr 28 2008
Team AIM Yamaha heads to the Cheshire circuit of Oulton Park for round two of the British Superbike championship which is set to take place at the 2.692-mile International circuit over the Bank Holiday weekend – May 3-5.
Rizla Suzuki racers slash lap times during practice - Apr 04 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Tom Sykes and Atsushi Watanabe completed free practice at the Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent in eighth and 18th places respectively, ahead of round one of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
Important reminder for all prospective TT 2008 competitors - Mar 24 2008
URGENT _ This is an important reminder for all prospective TT 2008 competitors.
ROW FOUR FOR ELLISON AT DAMP THRUXTON - Apr 19 2008
For the second meeting in succession the weather played a vital part in qualifying for round two of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire today.
No snow at Thruxton as Byrne and Crutchlow take the spoils - Apr 20 2008
After the opening round of the 2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch was postponed due to snow a fortnight ago, race action finally got under way at Thruxton today (Sunday 20 April).
Sykes battles through the pain barrier at Thruxton - Apr 20 2008
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Tom Sykes, riding with a hand injury, got his Bennetts British Superbike Championship off to a solid start today at Thruxton in Hampshire scoring a sixth place in race one and an eighth in race two.
BRIDEWELL OUT FOR A MONTH WITH BROKEN LEG - Apr 21 2008
The opening round of the Italian Superbike Championship promised much but delivered little when Team Naturally Best Racing rider Tommy Bridewell sustained a broken leg in a freak incident at the Mugello circuit yesterday
Snow joy for Bennetts BSB - Apr 06 2008
The season opener of the 2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch was snowed off today. The flakes started falling just before 7am this morning and within one hour the entire circuit was covered in white.
Third round thrills at Valencia - Apr 06 2008
The 2008 HANNspree World Superbike Championship continued with the third round at Valencia today, where Lorenzo Lanzi and Noriyuki Haga clinched a win apiece in the two 23-lap races. The eventual first race saw many of the series frontrunners struggling to get to grips with the Spanish track. Tyres and set-up caused problems for several riders – Yukio Kagayama, Haga and Michel Fabrizio all failed to complete race distance.
BRANDS BSB SNOWED OFF - Apr 06 2008
The Rizla Suzuki team was left disappointed this weekend as the first round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent had to be abandoned due to heavy snow.
BEST YET FOR LAVILLA AT VALENCIA - Apr 07 2008
Paul Bird Motorsport rider Gregorio Lavilla got to ride his 2008 Vent Axia VK Honda Fireblade in anger for the first time this weekend at the World Superbike Championship round in Valencia and set an immediate season best of seventh in race one.
EUROPE BECKONS FOR BRIDEWELL - Mar 19 2008
Following on from last season racing in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, 18-year-old Tommy Bridewell has secured a deal to race in not one, but two major European Championships in 2008.
ACTION STATIONS AT CROFT! - Mar 17 2008
The 2008 circuit racing season kicks off in style at Croft Circuit with action on both four wheels and two in successive weekends at the North Yorkshire track.
ALSTARE MEN DOMINATE WSB 1ST DAY - Apr 04 2008
Team Alstare Suzuki riders Max Neukirchner and Yukio Kagayama dominated the opening day of qualifying for the Spanish World Superbike third round in Valencia.
Jackie McCredie 100 today! - Mar 17 2008
Oldest TT rider is a centenarian
Rizla Suzuki complete snow hampered test - Mar 24 2008
The Rizla Suzuki team completed the Pirelli Official test at Snetterton today without turning a wheel due to the horrendous weather conditions.
TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY FOR BUCKLEY - Jan 09 2008
Loch Lomond (Scotland) based International Motorcycle Racer Mark Buckley (30) will be flying the flag for a brand new race team and sponsor for 2008 season.
TT Marshals Newsletter - Feb 04 2008
Latest news from the TT Marshals Association
NCT Racing beats Manx2 Plane in head to head - Mar 09 2008
Monday saw the NCT/VanFit Yamaha bike featured at the launch of the new Manx2 air passenger route between the Isle of Man and East Midlands airport with top Manx rider Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle on board racing against a Manx2 plane. (Different runways and the VanFit Yamaha winning - of course...)
TIM REEVES ATTENDS TT LAUNCH - Feb 25 2008
Three times and current world sidecar champion Tim Reeves attended the launch of the 2008 Isle of Man TT festival recently where he took the opportunity to welcome a new major sponsor on board for the coming season.
MGP Supporters Club Coffee Morning - Good Friday - Mar 15 2008
The Annual Fund Raising Coffee Morning for the Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club is being held this Friday at Riders Retreat, Carrick Park, Sulby, from 10 am.
POINTS FOR LAVILLA, PODIUM FOR BIRD - Mar 02 2008
It was a busy weekend for the Paul Bird Motorsport Team on both two wheels and four with action taking place on both sides of the globe.
Concert for Joey charity - Feb 25 2008
The first big event of 2008 for the Joey Dunlop Foundation takes place on Saturday, March 1.
TT Launch Party - Jan 24 2008
TT 2008 Launch to be held at Villa Marina on 18th February
- Free event open to the public featuring leading teams and riders
SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR PLATER - Feb 03 2008
Steve Plater linked up with the GMT Yamaha World Superbike team for a shakedown test at Almeria in Spain recently.
MotorSport Vision takes over British Superbike Championship - Feb 24 2008
The World’s premier domestic motorcycle racing championship is in safe hands with the news that Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision Company has signed a ten year agreement with the Motorcycle Circuit Racing Control Board to be responsible for the organisation and promotion of the British Superbike Championship with immediate effect.
Toseland in top three at Phillip Island - Feb 01 2008
British MotoGP contender James Toseland has recorded the third fastest time at a three-day MotoGP test In Phillip Island, Australia. It was the Bennetts-backed rider’s second testing session of the year and he is already proving that he can keep pace with the leading riders.
Rizla Suzuki completes successful test - Feb 02 2008
THE Rizla Suzuki British Superbike team completed its third and final day of a hugely productive private test at the Spanish circuit of Calafat today
MANX MOTOR CYCLE CLUB LTD - Dec 07 2007
2008 MANX GRAND PRIX - CHANGES TO RIDERS ELIGIBILITY.
Stan Dibben to sign new book at Stafford Classic Show - Jan 10 2008
Stan Dibben, World Champion Sidecar rider to launch his book Hold ON! at 28th International Classic Motorcycle Show, Stafford, April 26/27 2008
Irish Ago Racing in 2008 - Oct 02 2007
Kevin IRISH AGO Murphy sets his stall out for the 2008 season.
NCT Vanfit Sign New Talent for 2008 - Oct 15 2007
NCT Racing are pleased to announce their first signing for 2008 - Davy Haire.
Mondello Park Opts Out of British Superbike Championship in 2008 - Oct 17 2007
Following five years as part of the BSB calendar and following careful consideration, Mondello Park has decided not to take up its option to run a round of the British Superbike Championship in 2008.
The News that Everyone Has Been Asking About - Conor Cummins !! - Nov 06 2007
Yes, you read it here first. Here is the news that so many people have been waiting for. Personally, I think it is a great move for Conor and the team he has signed for. (but I would, wouldnt I)??
Bird Takes Team To World Superbikes - Nov 09 2007
Following on from discussions with his team’s current sponsors this week, double BSB winning team owner Paul Bird will make an audacious bid to land the World Superbike Championship next season.
New broom for TT 2008 - Nov 16 2007
Changes to the organisation of the TT races have been announced this evening (Friday), following the resignation of the Manx Motor Cycle Club.
STEVE PLATER – KING OF MACAU - Nov 18 2007
Steve Plater was acclaimed King of Macau after winning the Macau Grand Prix for the second year in succession. His AIM teammate Steve Allan won the Supersport 600 class, making it a double celebration for the team who has gone into the record books as the first team to win both the Superbike and Supersport races at the same time.
Department of Tourism and Leisure announce latest TT2008 developments - New races and circuit for TT2008 - Nov 22 2007
The Department of Tourism and Leisure this week head to the NEC in Birmingham for the 2007 Motorcycle and Scooter Show where they will be announcing the calendar for the 2008 TT Races and launching a number of commercial packages.
New Team Partner for NCT Racing - Dec 04 2007
NCT Racing are please to announce a new team partner for 2008 onwards, Sheffield Motorcycle Centre, a Premier Yamaha Dealership.
Solway Slate & Tile Team Up With NCT Racing - Dec 04 2007
The little & large of road racing ??
Toseland misses out on final title opportunity of the year - Dec 10 2007
Double world champion James Toseland missed out on the perfect end to a successful year when he was unable to clinch the BBC Sports Personality of the Year title. The Bennetts-backed double champion attended a star-studded event at Birmingham NEC to take part in the final race of the year, in which a deserving Joe Calzaghe emerged victorious.
TT Scoops two awards in IOM Newspapers ‘Business Excellence’ initiative. - Dec 07 2007
Roger Hurst and TT organisers rewarded for Centenary TT work.
Japan’s finest comes to BSB with Suzuki - Nov 05 2007
REIGNING Japanese Superbike Champion Atsushi Watanabe will race in the British Superbike Championship in 2008 aboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000 prepared by Crescent.
Valentine ready to roll - Nov 05 2007
JACK VALENTINE, the newly appointed Team Manager to the Rizla Suzuki British Superbike team, is raring to go and is determined to get the squad back to winning ways.
SUZUKI CONFIRMS THE SIGNING OF LORIS CAPIROSSI FOR 2008 - Nov 05 2007
Suzuki Motor Corporation has officially announced its agreement with Italian star Loris Capirossi to join its MotoGP squad for the 2008 season.
TT sidecar star Klaus Klaffenbock is set to return to the Island to assist a charity bid. - Jul 20 2007
TT sidecar star Klaus Klaffenbock is set to return to the Island to assist a charity bid. The popular Klaffi has agreed to attend an evening at the Sefton Hotel, Douglas, on December 1.
SYKES IMPRESSES AT RIZLA SUZUKI TEST - Nov 09 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Tom Sykes put on a superb show during his debut test with the British Superbike team at a cold and blustery Mallory Park yesterday.
NEC BIKE SHOW DEDICATES DAY TO ISLE OF MAN TT RACES - Nov 15 2007
Murray Walker joins stars past and present to celebrate Centenary. ~ Fans flocking to the 2007 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show (23rd November – 2nd December), at the Birmingham NEC on Saturday 1st of December, are in for a further treat as the organisers have named it a dedicated TT day, in celebration of the Centenary TT races held earlier this year on the Isle of Man.
ANOTHER SUPERB TURNOUT AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST CLASSIC JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE SHOW! - Oct 30 2007
The 14th Classic Motorcycle Mechanic show held at Stafford Showground over the weekend of 20-21 October was another huge success with fantastic weather seeing hordes of crowds pouring in through the gates.
AIM YAMAHA – SUNFLOWER REPORT - Oct 23 2007
Winner of the 2007 Virgin R6 Cup, B J Toal represented AIM Yamaha at the annual Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt in Ireland on Sunday, securing a 10th place in the main race of the day and going on to complete both Supersport races in sixth position.
BIAGGI PODIUMS AT MAGNY COURS - Oct 07 2007
Max Biaggi raced to second place in today's final event of the 2007 World Superbike season at Magny Cours in France and lifted third place in the series.
Double tops for HANNspree Ten Kate Honda - Oct 07 2007
An astonishing display of true grit and determination enabled British rider James Toseland to secure his second World Superbike Championship title - and the first ever for HANNspree Ten Kate Honda. The 2007 series victory rounds off an extremely successful season, in which the team has already collected the World Supersport title with Kenan Sofuoglu.
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda reveals 2008 dream team - Oct 08 2007
Following weeks of speculation, HANNspree Ten Kate Honda is pleased to announce its full rider line-up for the 2008 World Superbike and Supersport Championships.
FIFTH BURN-UP TITLE FOR REEVES - Oct 17 2007
Despite the Eastern Airways LCR Suzuki suffering from an ongoing mechanical problem, three times world and current British F1 Sidecar champion Tim Reeves with Patrick Farrance in the chair won his fifth Sidecar Burn-Up title at Lydden Hill at the weekend.
Rizla Suzuki ready for Race of the Year - Oct 18 2007
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Cal Crutchlow, fresh from his maiden Bennetts British Superbike podium finish, is limbering up for the Race of the Year at Mallory Park.
Crutchlow dominates at the Race of the Year - Oct 22 2007
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Cal Crutchlow, took his first career Superbike win at the Race of the Year at Mallory Park today, finishing his rookie season on a high.
4 Sunflower Wins For Relentless Suzuki - Oct 22 2007
Michael Laverty and Ian Lowry capped a perfect season when they dominated the Sunflower Trophy races at Bishopscourt, County Down earlier today. Regarded as the premier short circuit event in Northern Ireland, both riders enjoyed a brace of wins on their Relentless Suzukis, with Laverty receiving the Sunflower Trophy from guest of honour Troy Corser for his Blue Riband Superbike success, boosted by a cheque for £3000.
MARIA SUPPORTS BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCER AT ISLE OF WOMAN FESTIVAL - Sep 06 2007
BERING Ladies Motorcycle Jacket Donated As Prize For Pink Tie Ball Auction on 27th October 2007 By Maria Costello - Isle of Man TT Female Lap Record Holder.
NCT Vanfit - Brands Report - Oct 15 2007
The end of the season has arrived. As we arrived at Brands Hatch for the final round of the championship the weather was bright, sunny and looking more like July (should be) than October. As the weekend progressed the weather got warmer.
AIM YAMAHA – BRANDS HATCH REPORT - Oct 15 2007
Three Steves represented AIM Yamaha at Brands Hatch on Sunday, Steven Neate and Steve Allan in the British Supersport who both brought valuable points back to the team after finishing 12th and 15th respectively and Steve Plater who scored two points finishes of 10th and 11th in the Bennetts British Superbike final.
TOMMY'S BACK IN THE POINTS AT BRANDS...! - Oct 15 2007
Following on from his return to the sport at Donington Park three weeks ago, 19 year old Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell rounded off his 2007 season with a superb points scoring ride when the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship took place at Brands Hatch in Kent yesterday.
STOBART RIDERS SECURE TOP SIX IN CHAMPIONSHIP - Oct 15 2007
Despite an indifferent day at the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch today, Stobart Motorsport riders Shane Byrne and Tom Sykes claimed fifth and sixth position in the Championship respectively.
CRUTCHLOW RACES TO BRANDS PODIUM - Oct 15 2007
Cal Crutchlow scored his first ever British Superbike Championship podium finish with third place in the very final race of the 2007 season at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent yesterday.
Cal sets sights on podium at final round - Oct 11 2007
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Cal Crutchlow has a final chance to record a first and much sought after podium finish in his maiden Superbike season when the British Championship visits Brands Hatch in Kent for the 2008 finale this Sunday, October 14th.
BIAGGI CHALLENGES FOR TITLE - Oct 03 2007
Max Biaggi and Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra head to this weekend's final World Superbike round at Magny Cours on a mission to lift the title.
TOUGH START FOR ALSTARE MEN - Oct 05 2007
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Max Biaggi and stand-in Max Neukirchner endured difficult conditions in the first qualifying session at Magny-Cours this afternoon at the final round of the World Superbike Championship.
Positive start at Magny-Cours - Oct 05 2007
Day one qualifying for the final round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship took place in unpredictable weather at Magny-Cours in France today. HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland ended the day as the seventh fastest rider while team-mate Roberto Rolfo qualified in 11th position.
STEVE PLATER POSTS STRONG RESULTS AT DONINGTON PARK - Sep 25 2007
Steve Plater rode to another two strong top ten finishes at Donington Park in the penultimate rounds of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike championship on Sunday, powering the AIM Yamaha R1 through to 10th in race one followed by a ninth in race two which move him up the points table to 16th.
WALKER SHINES AT DONINGTON - Sep 25 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Chris 'Stalker' Walker put on a determined display of riding in Sundays 12th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park, finishing with superb fourth and sixth places results.
TOMMY ROCKS ON AT DONINGTON...! - Sep 25 2007
19 year old Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell returned to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in style by recording a pair of top twenty finishes at the penultimate round of the series at Donington Park on Sunday.
NCT Racing Donington Race Report - Sep 25 2007
Donington Park was to be the first of 2 double header rounds to compensate for being rained out at both Oulton Park and Knockhill meetings.
AIM YAMAHA NET FULL HOUSE OF POINTS FINISHES AT DONINGTON PARK - Sep 25 2007
Both AIM Yamaha riders brought points to the team at Donington Park on Sunday, Steve Plater finished ninth and 10th in the penultimate round of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike championship and Steven Neate was 14th in the Maxxis British Supersport race.
Rea joins HANNspree Ten Kate Honda - Sep 04 2007
The HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Team has signed British rider Jonathan Rea for the 2008 World Supersport Championship campaign. Rea, from Ballyclare, Northern Ireland, will make his debut in the World Championship next year after signing a three-year contract with the team, from Nieuwleusen, Netherlands.
REEVES AND FARRANCE SECURE WIN AT LE MANS - Sep 12 2007
Reigning World Champion Tim Reeves with Patrick Farrance in the chair rounded off his 2007 FIM World Sidecar championship in style by taking the win in the final round of the current campaign at Le Mans in France on Sunday also securing the Team Challenge for Team Eastern Airways with a 105-point advantage over Team Hanni Racing.
TOMMY RIDES AGAIN...! - Sep 12 2007
19 year old Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell plans to make his Bennetts British Superbike Championship comeback at the penultimate round of the series at Donington Park on September 22nd/23rd.
Toseland fights back - Sep 12 2007
British rider James Toseland is still leading the Superbike World Championship following a difficult event at Lausitz in Germany. Tyre problems in the first race severely affected the Bennetts-supported rider's performance and enabled rival Noriyuki Haga to pull back some of the Brit's advantage.
BSB Donington Preview - Sep 19 2007
The 2007 Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads home next weekend to the circuit where the series first began 20 years ago. The first race took place at Donington Park in 1988 and will play host to the penultimate round of this year's championship
Rizla Suzuki revved up for the penultimate round - Sep 19 2007
RIZLA SUZUKI is ready and raring to go racing at the penultimate round of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park in Derbyshire this weekend after a three-and-a-half week break from track action.
Mechanical Failure Denies Costello Of Possible Top Six Finish. - Sep 06 2007
Bering PR agent and motorcycle racer Maria Costello made a brave return to the Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix races just twelve months after sustaining serious injuries there last year.
NCT Vanfit Race Report - Cadwell Park - Aug 29 2007
Round 9 of the Superstock championship took us to the most picturesque circuit on the calendar- Cadwell Park and for once the whole weekend was baked in that rare commodity- SUNSHINE.
Junior & Lightweight Classic Race - Aug 29 2007
Perfect conditions for the concurrent Junior and Lightweight Classic, with a full grid for the four laps, mainly Hondas in the former and Suzukis in the latter.
Junior Manx Grand Prix Report - Aug 29 2007
Close racing was guaranteed in the Junior, with nearly everyone on 600cc in-line four cylinder four-strokes so similar in performance that it would almost certainly be sheer riding ability that would decide it.
Friday Race Preview - Aug 31 2007
It’s the final day of racing in the Manx Grand Prix, with two four-lap races on the Snaefell Mountain Course. First will be the combined Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight at 10.15am, to be followed by the Senior at 1.15pm.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT RACES - Report - Aug 31 2007
After a delay of three-and-a-half hours while mountain mist cleared away, the combined Lightweight and Ultra-Lightweight field at last got away. Sixteen 250s and 40 125/400s were in the mix, with close contests contemplated in both.
Senior Race Cancelled - Aug 31 2007
There was a disappointing end to the Manx Grand Prix 2007 when the 'blue riband' event of the meeting, the Senior MGP, was cancelled because of the weather.
ANOTHER PODIUM SUCCESS FOR SYKES - Aug 28 2007
Stobart VK Vent Axia Motorsport rider Tom Sykes made it a third successive podium with a battling third place in the opening race of round eleven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship held at Cadwell Park yesterday.
CRUTCHLOW TAKES BEST BSB RESULT - Aug 28 2007
Rizla Suzuki racer Cal Crutchlow scored his best ever points haul at a British Superbike meeting at the 11th round of the Championship at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire yesterday.
Andrew Brady and Oliver Linsdell take Newcomers' Silverware. - Aug 27 2007
Conditions were fair for the first race of the programme – the four-lap G4S Newcomers’ Race running in two concurrent classes. Dry roads and overcast skies were similar to most of Practice Week.
Senior Classic Race - Aug 27 2007
One of the best fields ever for the 500cc Classic set off on four rough, tough laps of the Snaefell Mountain Course on dry roads except at the Black Dub, where earlier showers had left their mark under the trees.
Friday Night Practice Report - Aug 25 2007
At last – decent weather for an entire practice session – the first of the entire week. The Classics and Ultra-Lightweights were first out, although a couple of Lightweights were permitted to go at the front of the field, having had severe mechanical trouble which meant they had not qualified – Daniel Williams from Sutton Coldfield and Mark Waddell from Randalstown, both riding 250 RS Honda two-stroke twins.
Saturday Night Practice - Aug 26 2007
As had been the case most of the week, problems again beset the organisers of the Manx Grand Prix practices. This time the delay was caused by a serious road accident at the Duke’s 32nd Milestone in the late afternoon. A car and a motorcycle were understood to be involved and a large quantity of spilled oil had spread in and around the area. This had to be attended to Highways Department cleansing wagons.
Bank Holiday Monday Race Preview August 27th - Aug 26 2007
Two four-lap races open the Manx Grand Prix programme on the Snaefell Mountain Courser today. They are the two-class Newcomers’ Race at 10.15am, followed by the Senior Classic event at 1.15pm.
TT Book Offer - Jun 06 2007
Published to coincide with the centenary of the Isle of Man TT, these two books are not to be missed.
100 Years of the TT by David Wright - May 23 2007
Crowood Press will be publishing 100 YEARS OF THE ISLE OF MAN TT by David Wright, on Monday 21 May 2007. Grab yourself an advance glimpse of it here.
“The greatest show on Earth” - TT 2007 Official Review out now on DVD - Jul 24 2007
It was one of the biggest sporting events of the year, and now every thrilling moment of the Centenary Isle of Man TT is yours to own.
First Practice Session - Monday - Aug 21 2007
After the disappointment of Saturday’s bad weather cancellation, practising finally got under way, albeit after a further half-hour’s delay while marshals were moved around and a parked car in Parliament Square was removed.
Tuesday Night Practice - Aug 22 2007
Fine weather graced this evening’s practice session, with Kevin Fitzpatrick from Oldcastle in Eire granted exclusive attention as he set off at the front of the field accompanied only by Travelling Marshal Dean Harrison.
Wednesday Night Practice - Aug 23 2007
There was huge disappointment for many competitors this evening when the Classic, Ultra Lightweight and Newcomers 400cc classes had their practice session scrubbed due to bad weather.
Stephen "Cargo" Carr At the MGP - Aug 23 2007
Wednesday's report - Cargo went out on the 600, intending to do one lap and then two on the good, now de-misfired 400.
Dan Sayle at the MGP Update - Aug 23 2007
Dan had a good run out on Monday night on the 125, after blowing the clutch basket on Monday afternoon during a test run at home. A quick tear down of the engine from the old 125 was required in order to “borrow” the parts to make one decent engine out of the two available.
THursday Night Practice - Aug 24 2007
Another difficult night for all concerned at Thursday evening’s Manx Grand Prix practice. After quite a period of uncertainty during the day as to whether the weather would relent sufficiently, a last-minute break enabled an almost prompt start for the Classic and Ultra Lightweight classes.
WEATHER RUINS THE ULSTER GRAND PRIX - Aug 20 2007
Torrential rain ruined this year’s Ulster GP with the first Superbike race red-flagged after just three laps and the rest of the programme abandoned because of poor visibility and flooding to the track.
THE MANX GRAND PRIX IS ALMOST HERE - Aug 16 2007
Maria Costello, Bering motorcycle clothing’s PR agent from Northamptonshire, is going back to the Manx Grand Prix this year with hopes of becoming the first female winner.
CRUTCHLOW 4TH AT CROFT BSB - Aug 13 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow took a career-best fourth in the opening race at the 10th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Croft after starting from his first ever pole position - marking another step forward in performance for him and the team.
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR SUPER SYKES - Aug 13 2007
Stobart VK Vent Axia Motorsport rider Tom Sykes emerged from his local circuit of Croft with a superb double podium in both of yesterday’s 20 lap Bennetts British Superbike Championship races.
NCT Vanfit Yamaha Croft Update - Aug 13 2007
It seems a long time since our last meeting as we arrived at Croft near Darlington for what was originally round 10 of the championship. We still have 5 rounds to go.
2007 MANX GRAND PRIX - Press Release 3 - May 15 2007
Entries for this year’s Manx Grand Prix have now closed and show continued interest in the ten-class meeting taking place from August 18th to 31st.
SUPERBIKES ROAR INTO CROFT FOR THE BIG ONE ! - Aug 07 2007
Britain’s premier motorsport series makes a welcome return to the race-starved North East when round ten of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship rolls into Croft Circuit near Darlington this weekend (10/11/12 August).
REEVES REVS UP FOR CADWELL CHALLENGE - Aug 07 2007
Team Eastern Airways pairing of Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance and Sean/Mark Hegarty are gearing up for the challenge of Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, which plays host to round three of the 2007 British F1 Sidecar Championship on Sunday.
STEVE PLATER RETURNS TO ACTION - Aug 07 2007
After missing the last couple of outings because of injury, Woodhall Spa Superbike rider Steve Plater returns to action this week as he contests the fourth round of the FIM World Endurance Championship riding in a three man team for Kawasaki France in the 24-hour race at Oschersleben in Germany over Saturday and Sunday.
STEADY START FOR ALSTARE AT BRANDS - Aug 04 2007
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Yukio Kagayama and Max Biaggi made a steady start on the first day of qualifying for the World Superbike Championship 10th round at Brands Hatch yesterday with eighth and 14th places respectively.
Toseland on top at Brands Hatch - Aug 04 2007
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland started his final home round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship on top form today. The British rider secured the fastest lap of the day during the first qualifying session to secure provisional pole position for Sundays race. Team-mate Roberto Rolfo ended the day as the ninth fastest rider.
BIAGGI WINS BRNO SUPERBIKE - Jul 23 2007
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Max Biaggi moved into second place in the World Superbike Championship after taking victory in the second race of the Brno round in the Czech Republic yesterday.
RIZLA SUZUKI ON THE PACE - Jul 23 2007
Rizla Suzuki racers Chris 'Stalker' Walker and Cal Crutchlow showed impressive pace to mix it at the sharp end of yesterdays double-header ninth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park in Leicestershire.
SHAKEY WINS AT MALLORY! - Jul 23 2007
Stobart Vent Axia Motorsport rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne took his first victory of the season in a dramatic round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship held at Mallory Park yesterday.
Toseland returns to top form - Jul 23 2007
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland put the bad memories of Misano well and truly behind him by securing two podium finishes at Brno today. The British rider clinched a race win and a second place to further extend his lead in the 2007 World Superbike Championship. Team-mate Roberto Rolfo rode skilfully to maintain eighth place in the standings.
CRUTCHLOW ON BSB 2ND ROW - Jul 15 2007
Rizla Suzuki racer Cal Crutchlow gave it his all to take seventh place on the second row of the grid for tomorrow's eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park in Cheshire.
DISMAL WEEKEND AT OULTON PARK FOR AIM YAMAHA - Jul 16 2007
Team AIM Yamaha came away from Oulton Park at the weekend with nothing to show for their efforts after Superbike rider Steve Plater crashed heavily in the rain on Friday damaging his ribs and being knocked unconscious for some time.
NCT Vanfit Yamaha Superstock Update - Jul 16 2007
As most of you race enthusiast will already be aware, both Knockhill and Oulton Park Superstock championship races were cancelled due to the appalling weather.
BEST RESULT FOR RIZLA SUZUKI - Jul 16 2007
Torrential rain at Sunday's eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park failed to dampen the spirits of Chris 'Stalker' Walker as he stormed to third place on the podium, or of Cal Crutchlow as he recorded his career best ever result of fifth.
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda back for battle in Brno - Jul 16 2007
Following a five-week break from the 2007 World Superbike Championship calendar, HANNspree Ten Kate returns to the series in a positive frame of mind. The team has made good use of the time off, participating in two test sessions in preparation for the ninth round at Brno in the Czech Republic this weekend.
CRUTCHLOW AIMS FOR TOP SIX - Jul 12 2007
Rizla Suzuki racer Cal Crutchlow is determined to lift his game and compete within the top six when the Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Oulton Park for the second time this season on Sunday, July 15th.
Two Bike Outing for Southern ‘100’ Road Races, Isle of Man. - Jul 08 2007
Maria Costello, the fastest woman to lap the Isle of Man TT course, will be competing at the renowned ‘friendly races’ Southern ‘100’ Road Races next week on board both her Bering Honda CBR600RR and Bering Honda RVF400
A confidence boosting time for Costello at Cock o the North Road Races - Jul 03 2007
Northamptonshire motorcycle racer Maria Costello overcame difficult conditions to compete at the Cock o the North Road Races for the first time. Despite a mechanical problem forcing her to retire while in 7th place, her best position of the weekend, the diminutive blonde was content with the confidence boost the weekend had given her.
AIM YAMAHA MAKE FURTHER PROGRESS AT KNOCKHILL - Jul 03 2007
Despite the monsoon conditions on the track, further progress was made at Knockhill with the development of the AIM Yamaha R1 Superbike allowing Steve Plater to complete both races in round seven of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike championship on Sunday, race one in 18th position and the second leg in 12th, equalling his best finish of the season from Mondello Park in the previous round.
Steam Packet Entries continue to flood in. - Jun 02 2007
Entries for the Steam Packet National Road Races, which traditionally brings the TT Festival to a close, are reaching capacity, for the popular, three-race solo event.
WALKER SHINES AT WET KNOCKHILL - Jul 02 2007
Chris Walker took two top six finishes at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at a rain-drenched Knockhill in Scotland yesterday.
BYRNE AND SYKES JUST MISS KNOCKHILL PODIUM - Jul 02 2007
Stobart Vent Axia Motorsport riders Tom Sykes and Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne just missed out on a podium each having had to settle for a fourth place finish in each of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship races which comprised round seven at a weather affected Knockhill yesterday.
Maria Costello to make debut at Scarborough’s Cock o the North Road Races. - Jun 26 2007
Maria Costello, the fastest woman to lap the Isle of Man TT course, will be competing at England’s only road race, the Cock o the North at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount circuit for the first time this weekend. The petite Costello will be competing on her Bering and Black Horse motorcycle finance sponsored Honda RVF400 for the first time this year.
Stalker ready to challenge at Knockhill - Jun 26 2007
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Chris Walker is ready to challenge for honours at this weekend’s seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill, near Edinburgh in Scotland.
STEVE PLATER ALL SET FOR KNOCKHILL - Jun 26 2007
Road racing specialist Steve Plater sets off for Knockhill in Scotland for round seven of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike championship to be staged on Sunday with renewed enthusiasm and anticipation.
Celebration Set concludes the Isle of Man Post Office TT memorabilia collection - May 15 2007
An exclusive set of TT 2007 memorabilia has been unveiled by Isle of Man Post Office. The limited edition set of 1,000 is bursting with a unique array of must-have TT collectables capturing the action and atmosphere of the 100th TT.
Friday Night Practice Report - Jun 02 2007
Practice was not without incident. Read the report here ---
A Moving Story From Don Simons in Japan - Nov 19 2006
If any rider who has never set foot on the Isle of Man deserves entrance to the TT Hall of Fame then it would have to be Kunihiko Akiyama.
Saturday Evening Opening Practice - May 27 2007
Scotland’s Keith Amor and Englishman Steve Plater lead riders out.
FIRST TIMED PRACTICE SESSION ON 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TT - May 29 2007
St Johns celebrations kick start anniversary programme. The riders were hit with an evening of inconsistent weather conditions for the first timed Bennetts TT practice session.
Thursday Night Practice Report - Jun 01 2007
Mc Guinness Closes in on outright lap record and Plater shows his mettle with record newcomer practice lap.
STEVE PLATER MAKES HISTORY AT ISLE OF MAN TT - Jun 03 2007
Steve Plater made history on Thursday evening when he clocked up the fastest ever lap of the TT course by a newcomer in the evening practise session on the Optoma Loans Yamaha R1 Superbike with a scorching lap time of 18 minutes, 38.99 seconds – 121.384mph.
A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROAD RACING ON THE ISLE OF MAN - Jun 03 2007
A hundred years on and thrill seekers still venture to the Isle of Man every summer for the same reason the gentlemen of 1907 did, the Tourist Trophy more commonly known as the Isle of Man TT.
CENTENARY PARADES SET TO BREAK ALL RECORDS - Jun 03 2007
This years Dunlop TT Lap of Honour will be a fitting tribute to the men and machines that made the TT great as it boasts the best turnout of former TT stars ever.
Mc GUINNESS POWERS HOME IN CENTENARY VICTORY - Jun 05 2007
John McGuinness scorched to his 12th TT victory when he took today’s delayed 6-lap Superbike race, coming home ahead of young rivals Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson.
ANSTEY CLINCHES POKERSTARS SUPERSTOCK RACE - Jun 06 2007
Kiwi ace shatters lap record -Bruce Anstey put behind him the disappointment of yesterday’s Superbike race retirement to claim Tuesday’s 4-lap PokerStars Superstock race in record-breaking fashion.
HUTCHINSON GAINS FIRST TT WIN IN POKERSTARS TT SUPERSPORT RACE - Jun 07 2007
Ian Hutchinson took his first ever TT victory when he claimed today’s dramatic and record-breaking PokerStars Supersport race by just 2.84 seconds. The HM Plant Honda rider seized control at half race distance when early leader Bruce Anstey’s Suzuki refused to fire as he left the pits and the Bingley rider needed no second invitation.
IMPRESSIVE EIGHTH FOR STEVE IN JUNIOR TT - Jun 07 2007
Steve Plater rode to a stunning eighth place finish in the Junior TT at the Isle of Man TT races on Wednesday picking up yet another silver replica to add to the two he won for his performance in the Superbike and Superstock races earlier in the week.
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR TEAM EASTERN AIRWAYS - Jun 07 2007
World Sidecar champion Tim Reeves with Jonny Briggs in the chair rode to a winning double and his Eastern Airways teammates Sean and Mark Hegarty finished both races in second place, making it a double one-two for Eastern Airways in the second round of the British F1 Sidecar championship held at Knockhill on Sunday.
TWO STRONG RESULTS FOR OPTOMA YAMAHA RACING - Jun 07 2007
Steve Plater rode to a 10th place finish in the six lap TT Superbike on Monday followed by 15th in the TT Superstock run over four laps of the 37.73 mile mountain road course to claim two silver replicas on his first visit to the Isle of Man TT races.
MCGUINNESS BREAKS 130MPH BARRIER - Jun 09 2007
John McGuinness set the Isle of Man alight in Friday’s Senior TT sponsored by Pokerstars when he not only led the race from start to finish but also became the first man to break the magical 130mph barrier.
Hodgson tests Rizla Suzuki - Jun 19 2007
FORMER World and British Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson will test the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire on Wednesday and Thursday (June 20-21) in a bid to boost the team’s performance during the second half of the 2007 BSB season
STEVE PLATER – MONDELLO PARK - Jun 19 2007
After retiring from the first encounter at Mondello Park, Woodhall Spa rider Steve Plater went on to finish the second race in 12th place to pick up a handful of championship points in round six of the 2007 Bennetts British Superbike championship on Sunday.
Hodgson gives direction to Rizla Suzuki - Jun 22 2007
RIZLA SUZUKI concluded its two-day Cadwell Park test with Neil Hodgson delighted with the direction and feedback the former World and British Superbike Champion was able to provide.
MGP Press release 4 - Jun 19 2007
After the thrills and excitement of the Centenary TT, attention in the Isle of Man now turns to the Southern 100 then to the annual Manx Grand Prix, practising for which commences on Saturday August 18th.
Major TT Exhibition opens at the Manx Museum - May 31 2007
A new special TT exhibition, celebrating the people who have made the TT, was opened at the Manx Museum on Friday evening by Geoff Duke OBE winner of six TT races and six times motorcycling World Champion.
STEVE PLATER MAKES TT DEBUT - May 31 2007
Road Racing expert Steve Plater has made his debut appearance at this year’s centenary TT races, taking part in three evening practise sessions so far this week.
TT2007 Television Coverage - Jun 01 2007
For those fo you who have Satellite or Cable, you can watch highlights of this years TT on your television. Schedule -----
History of the Isle of Man Clubman TT Races 1947-1956 - May 22 2007
Everyone with an interest in motorcycle racing, or in motorcycles of the 'Classic' era, has heard of the Clubman's TT.
Race Mission. - Apr 30 2007
This will be the 26th year that Race Mission has been associated with and present at the Isle of Man TT races.
TT Chat Show 2007 - Not to be Missed - May 29 2007
The highly popular, and now traditional, TT Chat Show will once again be held at the Villa Marina, with this year’s event taking place on Saturday June 2nd.
Paddock Walkabout returns for TT 2007 - May 30 2007
The hugely popular TT Paddock Walkabout will be repeated in 2007.
Brewery sponsors Manx night at the Peel Bay Festival - Feb 27 2007
The Peel Bay Festival is delighted to announce that Okells will be sponsoring the Robin Gibb homecoming concert on the fourth night of the festival.
Night Two for Deacon Blue at Peel Bay Festival - Feb 27 2007
The Peel Bay Festival is excited to announce that one of Scotland’s greatest exports – Deacon Blue will be headlining the second night of the festival - supported by music legends Paul Carrack and Steve Gibbons.
Early Morning Practice - Bus Tour - Mar 23 2007
Yes folks, we have managed to arrange a special one off opportunity for you to join us on an early morning run around the mountain circuit with breakfast at the Sulby Glen, among other things. Read on and then sign up via the Forums.
12 Local bands will take to the stage at The Peel Bay festival - May 20 2007
The Peel Bay Festival organisers are not only bringing over some of the
biggest names in the music industry to the Island– they are also giving local
Manx bands an opportunity to perform throughout the week.
IOM Post TT2007 Press Release - Oct 07 2006
The Isle of Man Post Office is already revving up for TT2007 – the biggest-ever celebration to mark the centenary of the world famous motor sports event.
Win a lap of the mighty TT course with TT winner Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle! - Oct 13 2006
Win a lap of the mighty TT course with TT winner Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle!
- Senior Race Day, June 8th 2007
Rev For a Reason - Mar 14 2007
Bikers are urged to 'Rev for a Reason' to raise awareness of bikes on the road. British Bikers are being called upon to audition for the first ever symphony orchestra made up of motorbikes - The Bennetts Bike Orchestra.
Record Guinness attempt at Douglas burnout - May 22 2007
Bushy’s Centenary TT Relentless Entertainment Zone will host a Guinness World Record attempt on Loch Promenade in Douglas every night throughout the TT race week and visitors to the event can play a part.
Early Morning Bus Tour - Apr 12 2007
Ticket sales are doing well and there are a few seats left. We have bookings from parties from Australia and Italy and of course all the usual TTwebsite regulars. If you want a seat on the bus, you better get your booking in quickly.
The biggest Music Festival ever staged on the Isle of Man - Jan 28 2007
MAD SUNDAY MADNESS! Hot on the heals of announcing McFly and Ronan Keating the organisers of The Peel Bay Festival are adding another night to the line up of the 7 day Festival.
SSANGYONG NEW ZEALAND SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007 - Jan 28 2007
NCT Racing Hotshot Hayden Fitzgerald sends another race report from New Zealand.
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda set for Silverstone showdown - May 22 2007
As the 2007 World Superbike Championship title chase reaches the midway point at Silverstone this weekend, the already fierce competition is set to become even tougher as the front runners up their game. The second British round of the series is sure to be yet another weekend of incredibly close and thrilling racing.
Strong entry in all classes as entries close for Centenary TT - Apr 02 2007
Entries for the 2007 Isle of Man TT Races closed on Friday the 30th of March, with race organisers the Manx Motor Cycle Club delighted to report that all solo classes have been significantly oversubscribed, whilst the sidecar entry increases over recent years.
TT Supporters Club Press Release - Apr 09 2007
The TT Supporters’ Club will again have a major presence at this year’s TT meeting. For over thirty years now the Club, formed purely to assist those who want to fulfil their dreams of racing around the world’s most demanding course, will be based in its shop at the rear of the Grandstand.
PLANT i - KEEPING TRACK OF COSTELLO - Apr 27 2007
Thanks to a new sponsor coming on board, any one with access to the internet will be able to track Maria Costello’s progress through a state of the art GPS device.
HEGARTY BROTHERS SECURE NEW OUTFIT - Apr 28 2007
Following a recent test at Mallory Park Sean and Mark Hegarty have secured a 2007 LCR Suzuki and are busy making final adjustments for the forthcoming FIM Superside world sidecar championship, which gets underway at Schleiz in Germany shortly.
Sponsors Have Been Announced for the Centenary TT - May 04 2007
Insurance company Bennetts has been confirmed as the title sponsor for the Isle of Man TT races in 2007. They will also be the official insurance partner.
A Special TT Book and DVD Offer - May 13 2007
For a century a small island tucked away in the Irish Sea has stood witness to the greatest motorcycle race on earth - The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy.
NCT Racing at the North West - May 14 2007
NCT Racing had a brilliant run out at the North West last week-end and now have themselves hyped up for better things to come.
RULED OUT OF NW200 ?? - May 15 2007
Maria Costello, the TT’s fastest female, did not compete at the Kennedy International NW200 event - Why ?
Gary Carswell and AGV Sport aiming for TT success - May 16 2007
Super fast Manxman Gary Carswell, will be back chasing top honours on home turf at the Centenary Isle of Man TT races and this year wears AGV Sport race leathers for the first time. His weapon of choice will be a Suzuki GSX R1000 K7 supplied by Padgetts; the Isle of Man-based motorcycle dealers.
Bushey’s Centenary TT Relentless Entertainment Zone to host massive celebrations - May 17 2007
The engines are tuned, the tyres are warm and the 100th year of TT racing is ready to rock the Isle of Man with a centenary celebration like no other.
Another Podium for Shakey - May 20 2007
Stobart Vent Axia Motorsport rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne overcame the disappointment of a race one retirement to bounce back with a superb podium finish in race two at round five of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship held at a hot and humid Snetterton circuit in Norfolk today.
TOUGH DAY FOR RIZLA SUZUKI MEN - May 20 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow showed determination and sheer speed during a tough fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk today.
Full Speed Ahead for Suzuki - May 15 2007
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Chris Walker and Cal Crutchlow take part in this weekend’s fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton relishing the chance to ride at one of the fastest circuits in the UK.
Toseland tops the timesheet in Monza - May 11 2007
The first qualifying session of round six of the 2007 World Superbike Championship took place at a warm and sunny Autodrome Nazionale Monza in Italy today. HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland completed the session with the fastest lap time to secure a provisional front row start. Team-mate Roberto Rolfo qualified in eighth position.
COSTELLO FINDS RIGHT MACHINE - Apr 30 2007
With just a week to go before the racing commences at the International Kennedy North West 200 road races, Maria Costello, the TT's fastest female, has finalised her race plans with the acquisition of a Honda RVF400.
Mature Cal scores season best result at Oulton Park - May 08 2007
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Cal Crutchlow enjoyed the best ride of his Superbike career to date at the fourth round of the Bennetts British Championship at Oulton Park yesterday, taking a competitive seventh place in the opening race.
Podium Joy for Shakey at Oulton - May 08 2007
Stobart Vent Axia Motorsport rider Shane "Shakey" Byrne picked up his second podium of the season amidst changeable weather conditions in round four of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park yesterday.
The TT Supporters’ Club - May 03 2007
The TT Supporters’ Club will again have a major presence at this year’s TT meeting.
Tom Rocks To Front Row Start - May 07 2007
In only his fourth ride for the Stobart Vent Axia Motorsport Team, Huddersfield flyer Tom Sykes secured his career first Superbike front row start with a terrific
performance at Oulton Park yesterday.
SECOND ROW FOR CRUTCHLOW - May 07 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Cal Crutchlow qualified seventh on the second row of the grid for the fourth round Bank Holiday Monday British Superbike races at Oulton Park in Cheshire.
Mondello Park Resurfacing and Drainage Completed - Apr 27 2007
RE-SURFACING WORK COMPLETED AT MONDELLO PARK - NEW SURFACE AND DRAINAGE SYSTEM WIN UNIVERSAL PRAISE.
2007 Manx Grand Prix Press Release 2 - Apr 30 2007
Entries continue to pour in for the Manx Grand Prix, practising for which starts on Saturday August 18th.
Toseland extends lead at HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's home race - Apr 30 2007
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland was just 0.009 seconds away from securing his first ever double win today after a nail-biting fifth round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship at Assen.
NCT/Vanfit Yamaha Silverstone Report - Apr 30 2007
NCT Racing with Alastair Seeley and Hayden Fitzgerlad report on their latest outing at Silverstone.
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda on top at Assen - Apr 28 2007
The fifth round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship began today at a sun-drenched Assen Circuit in The Netherlands. Last year's wet weekend was a distant memory as the HANNspree Ten Kate Honda riders took to the 4.55km track for the first qualifying session. James Toseland secured the fastest lap time of the day, while team-mate Roberto Rolfo qualified in fifteenth place.
Shakey Bumped off Silverstone Pole in Final Minute - Apr 28 2007
Stobart Vent Axia Motorsport rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne very nearly claimed the first pole position in three long years for Paul Bird’s team when he looked to have set fastest time in qualifying today for round three of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.
HANNspree rewards pole winners - Apr 29 2007
The grid positions for the fifth round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship were decided in a thrilling Superpole session that saw James Toseland claim the top spot. As the pole sitter in Sunday's race, the HANNspree Ten Kate Honda rider will be awarded a special gift from series sponsor HANNspree.
BIAGGI TAKES ASSEN FRONT ROW - Apr 29 2007
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Max Biaggi will start from the front row of the grid in today's World Superbike Championship round at Assen after claiming fourth place in yesterday's Superpole.
RIZLA SUZUKIS ON BSB 2ND ROW - Apr 29 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Chris Walker will start from fifth and Cal Crutchlow from eighth to bookend the second row of the grid in today's third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.
WALKER PODIUMS AT SILVERSTONE - Apr 30 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Chris Walker scored a well-deserved and hard-fought third-place podium finish in the opening race at the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.
RIZLA MEN IN THE MIX AT SILVERSTONE - Apr 28 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Chris Walker finished competitively in seventh place in today's practice sessions for the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.
MORE TO COME FROM ALSTARE MEN - Apr 28 2007
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama spent most of the opening day of qualifying for the fifth-round World Superbike Championship round at Assen setting up their GSX-R1000s rather than posting blistering lap times.
TT 2007 programme - Apr 14 2007
The bumper TT 2007 programme pack should be available during the first week of May.
A galaxy of stars set for the TT Centenary Dinner - Apr 20 2007
On Thursday June 7th race fans have the chance to celebrate the Centenary TT with the legends of the Mountain Circuit in a black tie gala evening of entertainment at the Villa Marina sponsored by Arai Helmets.
OULTON TEST BOOSTS RIZLA SUZUKI - Apr 27 2007
After testing at Oulton Park last week, Rizla Suzuki is optimistic it can challenge at the front during this coming weekend's third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.
An Edgar Jessop Reality - Apr 18 2007
An Edgar Jessop Reality
Edgar Jessop is Immortal and he was here!
Isle of Man schools to celebrate TT Centenary - Apr 17 2007
The Isle of Man’s schools are gearing up to play an active part in celebrations to mark the Centenary of the TT.
WALKER ON THE PACE AT BRANDS - Apr 10 2007
Rizla Suzuki's Chris Walker won the applause of the large Bank Holiday Monday crowd at the opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent with his all-action riding style and fighting spirit.
STEVE PLATER IN THE POINTS AT BRANDS HATCH - Apr 10 2007
North West 200 hero Steve Plater got his season off to a good start at Brands Hatch when despite lack of testing time he brought the AIM Yamaha home safely in each of the two British Superbike races at Brands Hatch on Monday to claim 18th place in the opening round and bag two championship points for 14th place in the second encounter.
NCT Outing at Brands Hatch - Apr 10 2007
This was the first outing for the new NCT VanFit Yamaha racing team. The Brands Hatch GP circuit was new to both Hayden Fitzgerald and Alastair Seeley and this was going to prove a great test with the limited time available for practice.
Solid Points Start for Team Stobart - Apr 10 2007
Stobart Vent Axia Motorsport riders Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and Tom Sykes recorded a top five finish apiece at a drama packed opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in the Brands Hatch sunshine yesterday.
RIZLA SUZUKI HEADS UP BRANDS 2ND ROW - Apr 09 2007
Rizla Suzuki racers Chris Walker and Cal Crutchlow will start from the second row in fifth and sixth places at todays opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at the historic Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent.
Fastest lady on two wheels to appear at Lancashire’s RideSafe Rendezvous - Mar 21 2007
Maria Costello, Britain’s fastest lady on two wheels around the legendary Isle Of Man TT road racing circuit, is due to make an appearance at this years’ RideSafe Rendezvous at Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes on Sunday 15th April.
Press Release: Manx Motor Cycle Club Ltd - Mar 27 2007
The Manx Motor Cycle Club Ltd. is anxious to ensure the long term future of the Manx Grand Prix Races [MGP].
TIM REEVES ATTENDS BRANDS HATCH LAUNCH - Mar 19 2007
Reigning world sidecar champion Tim Reeves from Aylesford in Kent attended the launch of the 2007 motor racing season at Brands Hatch on Wednesday. The much-publicised event was also attended by a number of world and British champions including the current World Superbike championship leader James Toseland, British Touring Car champion Matt Neal, British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari, A1GP driver Robbie Kerr, World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx and Truck Superprix driver Steve Horne.
Malcolm Ashley & Bering - Brands Hatch BSB Preview - Apr 05 2007
Bering leathers will be lining up on the British Superbike grid for the first time this year, on Privateer Cup racer Malcolm Ashley at this weekends season opener at Brands Hatch.
Walker returns to BSB. Cal ready for Superbike debut - Apr 05 2007
AFTER a six year absence, Chris Walker returns to British Superbike action in the opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this Bank Holiday Monday, April 9th, riding an all-new Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 and determined to establish himself as a title contender from the outset.
PLATER SCORCHES THE TRACK - Mar 27 2007
Woodhall Spa Superbike rider Steve Plater scorched the track on both sides of the channel - but in very different circumstances - when he conducted a series of tests last week.
NCT Racing Snetterton Testing - Mar 27 2007
Read the reports from Alastair and Hayden following a great test at Snetterton over the weekend. It was decided by team principle Neil Haslam & Chief Technician Derek Huxley, after they both had an off, that they had sufficient data and the times were so good that they were best going back to get ready for the first round at Brands. The riders are really revved up for that and looking forward to podium finishes in the forthcoming season.
RIZLA SUZUKI MEN ON THE PACE IN SPAIN - Mar 19 2007
Rizla Suzuki completed its penultimate pre-season outing at the Albacete circuit in Spain with Chris Walker heading today's time sheets and Cal Crutchlow close behind in third place - good enough for third and fourth places over all three days of the test.
Superstock rider Mackman eagerly looking forward to TT debut - Mar 21 2007
British Superstock Championship rider Ian Mackman is the latest in a long line of talented young riders signalling their intent to take part in the 2007 Isle of Man TT Races.
TIM AND TRISTAN REEVES - Feb 28 2007
After securing the world sidecar championship crown for the second successive year Tim Reeves has announced that his brother Tristan, who has been his passenger throughout his career, has regrettably decided to step aside making way for new recruit Stuart Graham to take over the enviable task of riding alongside the reigning world champion for the foreseeable future.
NCT Racing Update - Mar 14 2007
Hello folks, It has been a long winter and although I have been keeping my throttle hand busy with my motocross bike at the weekends I couldn't wait to climb onto my 2007 NCT/Vanfit Yamaha R1's and this opportunity came at a Donnington Park track day.
Yamaha Classic Racing Team commit to TT Centenary celebrations - Mar 20 2007
The Yamaha Classic Racing Team have confirmed their attendance and participation in all of the 2007 Isle of Man TT Nostalgic events, and with a mightily impressive array of both riders and machines, their inclusion adds even further interest to the already excellent attendees.
TT VIP Club Launches for Centenary Races - Mar 22 2007
The Department of Tourism and Leisure today announced the launch of the TT VIP club for businesses to entertain their guests at the TT races.
TT Centenary Grandstand and Parking Tickets – On Sale NOW! - Mar 15 2007
There is nothing on earth to match the Isle of Man TT Races, and nowhere puts you closer to the drama than the iconic Grandstand.
Laxey Commissioners and Traders and Moddey Dhoo Motorcycle Club announce TT Centenary Show - Mar 15 2007
Laxey Commissioners and Traders, in association with The Moddey Dhoo Motorcycle Club, are organising a Motorcycle Show to celebrate the Centenary TT.
The Gwen Crellin MBE Memorial Walk 2007 update - Mar 11 2007
The walk went ahead in the wind and rain. Long and short wet coats over trousers welly and walking boots stout shoes hats gloves and hoods all got a good soaking on the walk.
Linsdell set to race exotic GP machine in Senior TT - Feb 27 2007
Bedfordshire’s Steve Linsdell will ride an exotic 500cc GP machine in this year’s Senior TT, lining up on one of the last 500cc two-stroke machines ever built for Grand Prix competition.
Toseland leads the championship after another race win - Mar 04 2007
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda's James Toseland secured his second victory and the lead in the 2007 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island today - proving that he is fitter than ever. The second round of the series was billed across Australia as "The battle of Troy" - what they didn't count on was British rider Toseland stepping in to break up the fight. He leaves Phillip Island at the head of the championship standings with 90 points - 16 points clear of second place contender Max Biaggi.
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda heads to Phillip Island - Feb 28 2007
Following a nail-biting season opener in Qatar, the second round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship heads to Phillip Island this weekend. HANNspree Ten Kate Honda rider James Toseland has secured an early lead in the series and is on equal points with championship contender Max Biaggi. However, the British rider is determined to steal the advantage at the Australian circuit before returning to the UK.
Front row starts for HANNspree Ten Kate Honda - Mar 03 2007
The second qualifying session at the Phillip Island round of the 2007 World Supersport Championship took place in mixed weather today. With the threat of rain ever present, the two HANNspree Ten Kate Honda riders put in some impressive times to regain their positions in the top four on the timesheet. The 45-minute session ended with Sébastien Charpentier and Kenan Sofuoglu in third and fourth places respectively - securing their spots on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's race.
BIAGGI 6TH AS KAGAYAMA IS HURT - Mar 03 2007
The first day of qualifying for the second round of the Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island was a dramatic one for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra.
TEAM ALSTARE SET FOR PHILLIP ISLAND - Feb 28 2007
After the sensational start to the season in Qatar, Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra is ready to continue its good form in Australia this weekend: World Superbike newcomer Max Biaggi began his World Championship campaign with a sensational win in the first race and runner-up spot in the second and arrives in Australia as joint series leader.
Toseland secures race win in double podium opener - Feb 26 2007
HANNspree Ten Kate Honda rider James Toseland leaves the opening round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship at the top of the standings on equal points with Max Biaggi. British contender Toseland finished in second and first positions respectively at the championship’s first event in Qatar today to secure 45 points and the joint lead in the series.
100 days to go! - Feb 14 2007
We are on the countdown to the start of the Greatest Road Races in the World…
Hayden Fitzgerald - Quick Race Report - Jan 21 2007
Last weekend at Levels i believed to have the best setup in the paddock thanks to Johnny Hepburns help and my mechanic Gary West. In the 2nd practice i was the 2nd quickest on the Castrol Honda Fireblade, it was handling like a dream.
UK1 announces second rider for 2007 season - Jan 21 2007
UK1 Racing are pleased to announce the signing of their second rider, Connor Behan. The signing of 14-year-old Behan from Northwich, Cheshire completes the 2007 line up for UK1 Racing alongside 13-year-old Deane Brown who signed for the team earlier this month.
Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth … And Then Some! - Feb 03 2007
The Isle of Man TT Races are the last of the great motorcycle tests in the world today and, at 100 years old they show no sign of slowing down.
Rutter confirms sensational TT return - Jan 24 2007
After many years of speculation, Michael Rutter has confirmed that he will make a sensational return to the Isle of Man TT races in 2007, riding factory-supported Kawasaki machines.
MV Agusta to make historic TT return for Centenary Races - Jan 24 2007
Iconic Italian motorcycle marque MV Agusta will renew its association with the Isle of Man TT Races in 2007 by entering the Superstock Race with factory supported machinery.
Influx of sidecar newcomers set for TT2007 - Jan 15 2007
Following hot on the heels of the successful rider recruitment programme of the last two years, no less than thirteen sidecar crews visited the Isle of Man last week in preparation for their circuit debuts later this year.
SsangYong New Zealand Superbike Championships 2007 - Jan 14 2007
Hayden Fitzgerald who NCT Racing have signed up for an assualt on the British Superstock series in 2007, is keeping himself in trim by riding a Castrol Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in New Zealand over the winter. Read his report on his latest outing.
TT 2007 Press Launch – Everyone’s Invited! - Jan 08 2007
The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure would like to invite all fans of the TT, to the Official Press Launch for the 2007 Centenary TT Races.
Racing for hero Joey - Sep 24 2006
Racing for hero Joey, fan Rosie to give the Joey Foundation a Boost with a replica of her hero's biking helmet proudly on her head.
Provisional 2007 MotoGP calendar announced - Oct 11 2006
It has recently been confirmed that next year’s MotoGP Championship will be run over 18 events. The provisional calendar is as follows:
DEPT OF TOURISM & LEISURE ANNOUNCE LATEST TT DEVELOPMENT - Oct 27 2006
The Department of Tourism and Leisure this week head to the NEC in Birmingham for the 2006 Motorcycle and Scooter show. They will be revealing the new TT logo, announcing new commercial contracts for the races including comprehensive sponsorship packages and also detailing the latest developments in the race and centenary events calendars.
ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE REVS UP TO THE LAUNCH OF THE TT 2007 CENTENARY MERCHANDISE - Dec 21 2006
The Philatelic Bureau of Isle of Man Post Office is delighted to announce that the launch of the 2007 TT Centenary Stamps and Collectables range will be on January 1, 2007.
SPORTSMEN RECEIVE FUNDS FROM THE SALE OF COMMEMORATIVE COVERS ISSUED BY ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE - Dec 21 2006
Earlier this year, two of the Island’s most successful sporting achievements of 2006 were celebrated by Isle of Man Post Office, in association with Isle of Man Newspapers and the Isle of Man Sports Council, with the launch of two limited edition commemorative covers.
The Future of the TT - Sep 01 2006
Following the announcement of the race schedule for TT 2007, I’ve read all the postings on the various web sites, but not had time to comment or provide any additional information.
100 Years of Marshalling on the Isle of Man – Fundraising Event - Dec 20 2006
In this, the centenary year of the TT, a unique opportunity to spend an informal evening with some of the biggest names in the motorcycle racing world has been organised.
Suzuki legend Kevin Schwantz to attend 2007 TT - Dec 19 2006
Suzuki GB have confirmed the attendance of 1993 World 500cc Grand Prix Champion - Kevin Schwantz, at next years prestigious Isle of Man TT centenary races.
TT Legends confirm attendance for Centenary celebrations - Dec 18 2006
TT Legends confirm attendance for Centenary celebrations - World Class list of former heroes to attend TT 2007
Les Graham: A life in Racing - Dec 02 2006
Matthew Freudenberg's latest book on Les Graham has just been released.
The TT Races - 100 hundred years of Road Racing on the Isle of Man - Dec 04 2006
A hundred years on and thrill seekers still venture to the Isle of Man every summer for the same reason the gentlemen of 1907 did, the Tourist Trophy more commonly known as the Isle of Man TT.
Former double winner Shaun Harris to make TT Comeback - Dec 01 2006
New Zealander Shaun Harris, winner of both the Production 1000cc and 600cc races at the 2003 TT Races, will make a much anticipated comeback to the event in 2007.
UGP Hero Keith Amor to make TT debut with Uel Duncan Racing - Dec 01 2006
Talented Scot Keith Amor is the latest top quality newcomer to commit to the 2007 Isle of Man TT Races, and will make his debut as part of the Uel Duncan Racing Team, alongside the mercurial Australian star Cameron Donald.
Billown events to start and end Centenary TT Festival - Nov 27 2006
The 4.2 mile Billown Circuit in the South of the Isle of Man will play host to events which will start and end the 2007 Centenary TT Festival.
British Superstock Cup Champion to make TT debut in ‘07 - Nov 23 2006
Current British Superstock Cup Champion Bob Collins is set to make his TT debut in 2007.
Hayden takes title as pressure tells on Rossi - Oct 30 2006
One of the closest MotoGP title fights ended in victory for Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) here at Valencia today as the American cruised home in third behind Ducati riders Troy Bayliss (winner) and second-placed Loris Capirossi. It was enough for the Kentucky Kid to end the reign of Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) who fell on lap five.
Valmoto faces fresh challenge - Oct 31 2006
One man's loss is another's gain, according to the saying. That is certainly often proved true in motorcycle racing. The off-season traditionally sees a large amount of movement between teams and championships. However, although the main focus is usually on rider changes, there are also a lot of movements in terms of team mechanics and managers.
BIAGGI HAPPY WITH SUZUKI TESTS - Oct 31 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Max Biaggi ended three days of testing the GSX-R1000 K6 at Vallelunga, Italy today in a positive frame of mind and is already looking forward to his next outing in Valencia early next month.
New Mike Hailwood commemorative stamp & coin minted & printed - Nov 02 2006
Release to Coincide with Launch of Official Mike Hailwood Web Site
26 October 2006 -- Mike Hailwood M.B.E., G.M. fourteen-time Isle of Man TT winner, will be honored by the Philatelic Bureau of the Isle of Man Postal Office, with a new stamp -- part of their TT 2007 “All Time Great” Centenary Stamp Collection.
MGP results book - Oct 22 2006
The full results book for the 2006 Manx Grand Prix is now available.
FORTUNE STRIKES ITS FINAL BLOW AT VALENCIA - Oct 30 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi slid out of the Grand Prix of Valencia today and lost his grip on the MotoGP World Championship for the first time in six years on the final day of an implausibly dramatic season.
BIAGGI MAKES OFFICIAL DEBUT FOR SUZUKI - Oct 29 2006
More than 5000 fans and international media turned out to see Max Biaggi ride his Team Alstare Suzuki Corona GSX-R1000 Superbike at the Italian Vallelunga circuit today for the team’s official presentation.
ROSSI IN POLE POSITION FOR TITLE BID AT VALENCIA - Oct 29 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi will launch his bid for the MotoGP World Championship title in the best possible circumstances tomorrow after sealing pole position for the final race of the season in yesterday’s qualifying session at Valencia.
Chris Walker will race a Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the 2007 British Superbike Championship. - Oct 26 2006
Fans’ favourite Walker earned his seat by winning the Race of the Year at Mallory Park in Leicestershire on October 15th - and by bringing a fresh, professional and hungry-for-success approach to the team.
ROSSI MAKES TENTATIVE START TO TITLE QUEST IN VALENCIA - Oct 28 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi today began preparations for the race that will decide the destiny of the MotoGP World Championship title as the first free practice sessions took place at Valencia.
Hayden and Rossi head-to-head in title decider - Oct 28 2006
This is the MotoGP showdown race fans have been waiting for with 225,000 tickets already sold in advance for Sunday’s 30-lap duel between Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha). And Valencia track expert Hayden has it all to do here in this make or break race.
CAMEL YAMAHA RIDERS SCORE CRUCIAL GRID ONE-TWO AT ESTORIL - Oct 15 2006
Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will start the Grand Prix of Portugal from the front two places on the grid today, after a sensational qualifying practice that saw the Italian seal his fourth pole of the season with a record time of 1’36.200.
ROSSI TAKES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD IN DRAMATIC FASHION AT ESTORIL - Oct 16 2006
A fantastic team effort from Yamaha today saw Valentino Rossi take the lead in the MotoGP World Championship by eight points ahead of the final round of the season at Valencia, after taking second place in a race that saw Nicky Hayden (Honda) dramatically crash out at Estoril.
WALKER WINS FIRST TIME OUT - Oct 16 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Chris Walker led from start-to-finish to win The Race of the Year at Mallory Park yesterday and was followed home in second place by his team mate Cal Crutchlow.
Elias triumphs as Hayden endures disaster - Oct 16 2006
This epic MotoGP race will be remembered as much for a stunning maiden victory for Toni Elias (Fortuna Honda RC211V) as it will for the misery suffered by the Repsol Honda Team – Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) crashed taking out team-mate Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) as he tumbled. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) was second, Kenny Roberts (Roberts KR211V) third.
BUCKMASTER HEADS UP RIZLA SUZUKI - Oct 06 2006
Simon Buckmaster will start his new role as Team Manager for Rizla Suzuki when the squad takes to the track at ‘The Race of the Year’ at Mallory Park on October 15th.
Brands Hatch good enough for MotoGP? - Oct 06 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI MOTOGP’S John Hopkins completed more than 10-laps of Brands Hatch GP circuit last weekend while demonstrating his ear-splitting GSV-R990 at the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship – and reckons the circuit would make a great addition to the MotoGP calendar.
ALSTARE MEN WORK ON SET-UPS - Oct 07 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama used the first day of qualifying at Magny-Cours working on finding a good set-up for their GSX-R1000 K6 Suzukis.
Toseland second fastest in peculiar magny-cours conditions - Oct 07 2006
James Toseland (Winston Ten Kate Honda) made a very positive start to the final round of the championship, running out second fastest at the same circuit he won the 2004 title on, despite concentrating more on machine set-up for race conditions than going for a single blitzing lap. The track was wet in the first session and delivered less grip than during a recent test in the timed session in the afternoon. Toseland is out to score an overall second in the championship in 2006, and a grandstand battle is promised, as his rival for that placing was the quickest rider on day one, Noriyuki Haga.
CORSER RACES TO DOUBLE PODIUM - Oct 09 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Troy Corser finished the 2006 World Superbike Championship season in style with two very hard-fought-for podiums on his GSX-R1000 at Magny-Cours in France today to secure fourth place in the series.
Champion Cal signs for Rizla Suzuki - Oct 11 2006
REIGNING British Supersport Champion Cal Crutchlow will race a Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike in 2007, pinning his colours to the light blue mast as he targets glory in the acclaimed British Superbike Championship.
WALKER RACES RIZLA SUZUKI - Oct 13 2006
Fans favourite Chris Walker will ride a Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 at this weekend’s Race of the Year at Mallory Park in Leicestershire with the clear target of impressing the team and securing a full-time ride in British Superbikes in 2007.
BIAGGI TESTS ALSTARE GSX-R1000 SUZUKI - Oct 13 2006
Former GP star Max Biaggi had his first Superbike experience at Magny-Cours when he tested the Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 this week.
Positive test for Crutchlow and Walker - Oct 13 2006
CAL CRUTCHLOW and Chris Walker tested their Rizla Suzuki race bikes for the first time at Mallory Park in Leicestershire today, in preparation for Sunday’s Race of the Year.
Hayden hot to make Estoril his as title race tightens - Oct 13 2006
With just two rounds to go in this gripping MotoGP finale, it looks as if series points leader Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) has found new resolve when it really counts. After successful tests after the Japanese round at Motegi, the American is optimistic he has what it takes to secure the biggest prize in motorcycle sport.
BYRNE 3RD IN BRANDS PRACTICE - Sep 29 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne was third and James Haydon seventh in wet practice for the 13th and final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent.
Kiyonari Set For Championship Showdown - Sep 29 2006
HM Plant Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari makes his way to Brands Hatch circuit this weekend (30 Sept/1 Oct) for the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in search of Championship glory.
Toseland on provisional pole for penultimate round - Sep 29 2006
James Toseland (Winston Ten Kate Honda) rode to provisional pole at the new-look Imola circuit after a busy day of practice and qualifying, with several riders in the running for the coveted fastest lap after a particularly close qualifying contest.
AMA - HODGSON AND BOSTROM PREPARED FOR AMA SEASON FINALE IN OHIO - Sep 29 2006
Parts Unlimited Ducati Team racers Neil Hodgson and Ben Bostrom will conclude the 2006 AMA Superbike season this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Ducati 999 pilots will race the Ohio circuit for the second time this year as the series returns for the finale, which boasts a unique format consisting of heat races and a single national championship event on Sunday.
ALSTARE MEN ON IMOLA FRONT ROW - Sep 29 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama made a steady start on the first day of qualifying at Imola and posted the second and fourth fastest times respectively
KAGAYAMA TAKES IMOLA PODIUM - Oct 02 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Yukio Kagayama raced to a podium in the second leg of today’s World Superbike Championship round at Imola in Italy as team mate Troy Corser suffered with a DNF in the opening race.
BYRNE CRASHES FIGHTING FOR PODIUM - Oct 02 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne crashed out of the first race at the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch today while fighting bravely for a podium finish in treacherous damp conditions.
Kiyo Crowned British Superbike Champion! - Oct 02 2006
HM Plant Honda rider Ryuichi Kiyonari was today (1 October) crowned the 2006 Bennetts British Superbike Champion at the famous Kent circuit of Brands Hatch after a win and a second place finish aboard his Michelin-shod Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The 24-year-old is the first Japanese rider to win the British Championship and in doing so brings home the coveted British title for the manufacture for the first time in twenty years.
Ninth Place Finish For McGuinness - Oct 02 2006
HM Plant Honda National Superstock riders John McGuinness and Steve Brogan rounded off their seasons with a tenth and 15th place finish in the final round of the season at Brands Hatch today (1 October). As a result, the two riders finished in ninth and 12th place in the final Championship standings.
Barros Scores His First SBK Win As Toseland Regains Second Place Overall - Oct 02 2006
Alex Barros (Klaffi Honda CBR1000RR) scored his first SBK race win the hard way after a superb run from eighth on lap one of the opening 21-lap contest and he was only 1.413 seconds from the win in race two, after an even worse start from the second row of the grid.
RAIN ROBS BYRNE OF BRANDS POLE - Oct 01 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne was challenging for pole position at the 13th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch when rain interrupted qualifying and left him frustrated in second place.
CORSER ON IMOLA FRONT ROW - Oct 01 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Troy Corser set the fourth fastest time in Superpole today and will start tomorrow’s 11th round of the 2006 Superbike World Championship from the front row of the grid.
Second in Superpole For On-form Toseland - Oct 01 2006
James Toseland (Winston Ten Kate Honda) scored second in an intense Superpole competition at a warm and dry Imola, having secured his best lap time of the weekend with a 1’49.394. Superpole was taken by championship leader Troy Bayliss, with a blitzing 1’48.804, with Andrew Pitt and Troy Corser now also on the front row of the grid thanks to their Superpole performances. James’ immediate championship rival, Noriyuki Haga, was seventh fastest, and starts from row two.
Front Row Starts For Red Bull At Brands Hatch Finale - Oct 01 2006
Red Bull Honda rider Jonathan Rea qualified his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in fourth position for the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent today (30 September).
BAYLISS SETS BLISTERING LAP TO TAKE SUPERPOLE FOR IMOLA WORLD SUPERBIKE ROUND - Oct 01 2006
Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox) set a blistering lap of 1 minute 48.804 seconds in Superpole for tomorrow's Italian Round of the World Superbike Championship at Imola. The 37-year-old Australian, only sixth after the two qualifying sessions, knocked more than a second off his performance to take his fifth Superpole of the year and the twelfth in his career, outrunning second-placed James Toseland (Honda) by almost six-tenths of a second.
BYRNE ON HOME SOIL AT BRANDS - Sep 27 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will be taking inspiration from his home fans when he races in the 13th and final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent this Sunday.
ULW & LW Race Report - Sep 01 2006
After a delay of nearly three hours while a serious civilian accident at Gorse Lea, near Ballacraine, was dealt with, the Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight race got under way.
Senior Race Report - Sep 01 2006
The final race of the Manx Grand Prix – the Steam Packet Company Senior – was expected to run at good pace with the conditions prevailing, and it did not disappoint.
RaceGuard is Now Open - Press Release - Sep 10 2006
The trustees and officers are pleased to announce that RaceGuard is now open for business. After a lengthy and thorough application process, the UK Charity Commission has now assigned our Charity Registration Number 1115872.
ROSSI SEALS FRONT ROW START IN JAPAN - Sep 23 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi delighted his legion of local fans with a sensational final lap in qualifying practice for the Grand Prix of Japan this afternoon.
Hayden heads to Honda’s home in positive mood - Sep 23 2006
With this season’s MotoGP World Championship showing every sign of reaching a conclusion at perhaps the very last round of the season, series points leader Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) hits Motegi for round 15 of this 17 race series with a 21-point advantage over his nearest rival Valentino Rossi (Yamaha).
ROSSI CLOSES THE GAP WITH ANOTHER HARD-EARNED PODIUM - Sep 24 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi now trails MotoGP World Championship series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) by just twelve points with two rounds remaining thanks to his fourth consecutive podium, his eighth from the last ten races, in Japan today.
Hopper and Rizla Suzuki MotoGP star at Brands Hatch - Sep 22 2006
THE glamour, speed and awesome noise of a full Factory MotoGP bike will grace Brands Hatch for the first time during the 13th and final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, when Rizla Suzuki star John Hopkins puts his GSV-R990 through its paces on the historic 2.60-mile GP circuit.
ROSSI AND EDWARDS ON THE PACE AT MOTEGI - Sep 22 2006
Camel Yamaha Team racers Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards began their preparations for the Grand Prix of Japan in ideal fashion today, lapping at the top end of the time sheets throughout both free practice sessions and ending the day with the first and fourth fastest laps overall.
ROSSI SALVAGES PODIUM IN DRAMATIC FLAG TO FLAG RACE AT PHILLIP ISLAND - Sep 18 2006
Valentino Rossi clinched the final spot on the podium with a daring manoeuvre in the very last corner of a dramatic flag-to-flag race, the first of its kind in MotoGP, held in mixed weather conditions at Phillip Island.
Shakey and James dig deep at Silverstone - Sep 18 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne took a well-deserved fourth place in race two, after crashing out of the opener, at yesterday’s 12th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.
Podium number two for Brogan - Sep 18 2006
HM Plant Honda rider Steve Brogan celebrated his second rostrum finish in the Metzeler British Superstock Championship at Silverstone circuit today (17 September) at the penultimate round of the ever-popular series.
BIAGGI SIGNS FOR ALSTARE SUZUKI - Sep 15 2006
Max Biaggi has today signed an agreement in Alleur, Belgium with Alstare Corona Extra team manager Francis Batta to ride a GSX-R1000 Suzuki in next year’s World Superbike Championship.
TITLE CHASE CONTINUES FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM IN AUSTRALIA - Sep 15 2006
The Camel Yamaha Team take their global points quest to the southern hemisphere this week as the MotoGP World Championship makes the transcontinental trip from Malaysia to Australia.
ROSSI AND EDWARDS MAKE COOL START AT PHILLIP ISLAND - Sep 16 2006
Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards were welcomed to the Phillip Island circuit by bright blue skies and cool ambient temperatures of 18ºC today, as the paddock breathed a sigh of relief that dismal recent forecasts were denied on the first day of practice for the Australian Grand Prix.
Haydon back in the saddle - Sep 16 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S James Haydon made his comeback ride after injury at the 12th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone today, finishing on the fourth row and with confidence he can cut his lap times ahead of the races.
CAMEL YAMAHA PAIR CHARGE UP THE TIME SHEETS IN QUALIFYING - Sep 16 2006
Valentino Rossi will start from the front row of the grid in third place with his Camel Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards just two spots behind him in fifth when the Australian Grand Prix gets underway tomorrow, thanks to a much improved performance on the second day of action at Phillip Island.
Top 10 grid positions for Rizla Suzuki - Sep 17 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will start from eighth on the second row and James Haydon from 10th on the third row in today’s penultimate round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR ALSTARE - Sep 11 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Yukio Kagayama took a superb victory in the first race at the Eurospeedway Lausitz World Superbike Championship 10th round in Germany with team mate Troy Corser joining him on the podium.
ROSSI CONTINUES COMEBACK WITH MAGNIFICENT MALAYSIAN VICTORY - Sep 11 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi moved another step closer to the summit of the MotoGP World Championship yesterday thanks to a breathtaking victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix.
PROVISIONAL FRONT ROW FOR ALSTARE SUZUKIS - Sep 09 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser and Yukio Kagayama finished the first day of qualifying at the World Superbike Championship 10th round at Eurospeedway Lausitz well placed in second and third positions.
2006 MANX GRAND PRIX – FIRST PRACTICE - Aug 19 2006
Saturday August 19th ~ Poor weather caused severe disruption of the opening practice session on Saturday evening.
Final MGP practice report - Aug 26 2006
With Friday evening’s session lost to bad weather, the pressure was on for the final practice, as many competitors struggled to complete the necessary laps to qualify for next week’s races, which begin on Monday.
MGP practive review - Aug 26 2006
On the final evening’s practising, speeds were down due to wet patches around the Snaefell Mountain Course. The fastest lap was by Craig Atkinson (600 Honda) at 110.204mph.
2006 MANX GRAND PRIX – RACE PREVIEWS (Monday) - Aug 28 2006
It’s the first day of racing at the Manx Grand Prix, with two four-lap events scheduled on the Snaefell Mountain Course.
FRONT ROW START FOR DERTERMINED BYRNE - Aug 28 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne rode a fantastic final qualifying lap to secure third place on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Bank Holiday double-header 11th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park.
2006 MANX GRAND PRIX – NEWCOMERS RACE - Aug 29 2006
Twenty-two-year-old plumber Shane Connor from Duleek, Co. Meath, won today’s four-lap Senior Newcomers’ Race in the Manx Grand Prix at record lap and race speeds.
2006 MANX GRAND PRIX – SENIOR CLASSIC - Aug 29 2006
Former British Champion and double TT winner Chris Palmer from Castletown today won the Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix on Fred Walmsley’s 500cc Manx Norton.
Shakey goes out fighting - Aug 29 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne crashed out unhurt while battling for the lead in the second race at the 11th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire yesterday.
Junior Lightweight Classic & Junior Previews - Aug 30 2006
It’s the second day of racing at the Manx Grand Prix, with two four-lap events scheduled on the Snaefell Mountain Course.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND JUNIOR CLASSIC RACES - Aug 30 2006
Blackpool’s Roy Richardson (Honda) won today’s four-lap Junior Classic Manx Grand Prix in the Isle of Man. He led from start-to-finish for his fourth win. Geoff McMullan (Suzuki) from Banbridge won the four-lap Lightweight Classic – his first win.
Junior Race Report - Aug 30 2006
In the closest-ever finish in nearly 100 years of racing on the Isle of Man TT Course, Craig Atkinson from Keighley beat Derek Brien of Droghea, Eire, by one-hundredth of a second after an hour-and-a-quarter’s spine-tingling 150-mile 600cc Junior Manx Grand Prix.
2006 MANX GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY RACE PREVIEWS - Aug 31 2006
It’s the final day of racing at the Manx Grand Prix, with two four-lap events scheduled on the Snaefell Mountain Course.
Manx Grand Prix practice review - Aug 25 2006
Six more class fastest speeds were achieved in Thursday’s Practice, which was run in good conditions once a 20 minute delay for road cleaning had been overcome.
TT 2007 plans released - Aug 21 2006
Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure announces dates for TT 2007
- exciting calendar of events lined up to celebrate centenary of road racing
MGP practice analysis - Aug 22 2006
Preston's Alan Jackson served notice that he will be the man to beat in next week;s Manx Grand Prix by topping the speeds in Monday evening’s practice session.
Thursday MGP practice report - Aug 24 2006
Dratted diesel again held up the start of practising – road cleaners having to take care of spillages in the Gooseneck area.
Second MGP practice report - Aug 21 2006
After the disappointment of Saturday's severely curtailed practice, weather conditions were considerably better for the second session.
Tuesday MGP practice report - Aug 22 2006
With 114.292mph by Alan Jackson the opening mark from Monday evening's session, there was plenty of opportunity for fast riding as the big bikes led the field away. But the weather looked like threatening the prospects of the remaining group as they waited their turn to go out.
MGP practice report - Tuesday - Aug 22 2006
The sensation of Tuesday’s third practice was a crash by the fastest man ever in the Manx Grand Prix.
Wednesday practice report - Aug 23 2006
It was extremely unfortunate that on such a fine evening, the start of practice should be hugely delayed by an outside source.
Tom Sheard - The Modest Manxman - Aug 19 2006
Written and published by Ruth Sheard, one of Tom's grandaughters, this book chronicles the motorcycling life of Thomas Mylchreest Sheard (1889-1954).
Manx Grand Prix Riders Association meet - Aug 15 2006
The Committee of the Manx Grand Prix Riders’ Association would like to
extend an invitation to all competitors in this years races to a social gathering on Sunday 27th August, 2pm, in the Beer tent, behind the grandstand.
Strong debut outing for Shakey at Croft - Aug 14 2006
Strong debut outing for Shakey at Croft
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne narrowly missed the rostrum on his first Superbike visit to Croft in North Yorkshire for the 10th round of the Bennetts British Championship.
The 2006 Ulster Grand Prix - Aug 15 2006
This week sees three days of motorcycle race action around the Dundrod Circuit in Northern Ireland. Practice begins on Wednesday, with qualifying for the Ulster Grand Prix and the Dundrod 150 Road Races getting underway on Thursday. The festivities culminating in an action packed road race programme for the International Ulster Grand Prix on Saturday 19th August.
McGuinness back on the road - Aug 15 2006
HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness makes his way to the challenging Ulster GP this week (16-19 August) where he will compete in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport classes aboard his Dunlop-shod Honda machines.
Manx Grand Prix news - Jul 25 2006
The countdown is now on for the popular Manx Grand Prix races taking place on the world-famous Snaefell Mountain Course.
Manx Grand Prix News - Aug 10 2006
All is now set for the 2006 meeting, practising starting on Saturday evening August 19th, then continuing each evening throughout the following week, with an additional 'shake down' session after Wednesday’s race day programme.
BYRNE HEADS CROFT BSB 2ND ROW - Aug 13 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will start from fifth place on the grid for tomorrow’s double-header 10th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Croft in North Yorkshire, as qualifying times fell more than a second under the pole position time set in 2005.
Shakey on front row pace - Aug 11 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne was fourth fastest during practice at the 10th round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Croft in North Yorkshire today.
CORSER 2ND ON BRANDS HATCH 1ST DAY - Aug 05 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Troy Corser finished the first day of qualifying for the eighth round of the World Superbike Championship at Brand Hatch with the second quickest time, nearly three-tenths-of-a-second under the existing lap record.
TYRE PROBLEMS HIT ALSTARE AT BRANDS - Aug 07 2006
Tyre problems at today’s eighth-round World Superbike Championship race at Brands Hatch was a frustrating one for Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra and left current World Champion Troy Corser unable to finish higher than sixth in both races.
POLICE SWOOP FINDS STOLEN SUZUKI RACERS - Aug 04 2006
A dramatic police swoop on Thursday, July 27, has cleared up a four-year-old motorcycle racing mystery – the theft of five iconic Grand Prix-winning factory Suzuki racers worth around half-a-million pounds.
Shakey’s debut at Croft for Rizla Suzuki - Aug 09 2006
SHANE ‘SHAKEY’ BYRNE will race for the first time at Croft in North Yorkshire on a Superbike this weekend at the 10th round of the Bennetts British Championship.
Toseland on the podium at home round - Aug 07 2006
James Toseland (Winston Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) ended his Brands Hatch race weekend with a second and a fifth place finish, eliciting a standing ovation from his loyal fans after each 25-lap outing.
Rizla Suzuki bikes stolen from Croft – £10,000 reward for return - Jul 05 2006
BOTH of Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne’s Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000K6 race bikes were stolen last night from a locked garage at the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire. Rizla Suzuki is offering a £10,000 reward for their safe return.
BYRNE ON FRONT ROW PACE - Jul 22 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne set the fourth fastest time during today’s practice for the ninth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.
ROSSI AND EDWARDS GET TO GRIPS WITH LAGUNA SECA - Jul 22 2006
The blazing Californian sunshine and a bumpy new track surface made life even more turbulent than usual at Laguna Seca today as preparations for the US Grand Prix got underway for the Camel Yamaha Team and their MotoGP World Championship rivals.
Manx Grand Prix news - Jul 18 2006
This year’s Newcomers’ event will have just two classes rather than the usual three. Insufficient entries in the 250cc category have caused the Manx Motor Cycle Club to drop the class, but those who want to ride 250s can do so in with the 400s.
CAMEL YAMAHA RIDERS IN A SPIN AT SACHSENRING - Jul 16 2006
Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards both face an uphill battle in todays German Grand Prix after struggling to come to terms with the undulating demands of the Sachsenring circuit in the final free practice and qualifying session.
Shakey takes sensational second on the grid - Jul 16 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne showed his intentions by taking second place on the grid for tomorrow’s double header eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill in Scotland.
Victory for Shakey and Rizla Suzuki - Jul 17 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne won the second race at a sun-drenched Knockhill circuit in Scotland at the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship to end a 22-month drought of victories for the team.
ITALY CELEBRATE IN GERMANY AGAIN AS ROSSI TAKES SENSATIONAL WIN - Jul 17 2006
Just seven days after Italy won the football World Cup with a dramatic victory against France in Berlin, Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi produced an equally stunning performance to seal another success for his country on German soil thanks to a remarkable MotoGP win at the Sachsenring circuit near Dresden.
MORE TWISTS EXPECTED AT ROLLER-COASTER SACHSENRING - Jul 13 2006
A roller-coaster season continues for the Camel Yamaha Team this weekend at the vertigo-inducing Sachsenring circuit in Germany, host to the tenth round of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship.
Shakey spearheads Rizla Suzuki challenge in Scotland - Jul 13 2006
SHANE ‘SHAKEY’ BYRNE will be the sole Rizla Suzuki rider racing at the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill in Scotland this weekend.
Manx Grand Prix news - Jul 03 2006
The machines to be used by Ryan Farquhar for his debut in the Classic events have now been detailed.
Shakey’s race bikes recovered - Jul 07 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI has recovered both of Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne’s stolen GSX-R1000 race bikes.
Working in conjunction with the North Yorkshire police, the team received information leading to the whereabouts of the bikes which were stolen on Tuesday night from a locked garage at the Croft circuit.
Honda's line up for Goodwood - Jul 07 2006
HONDA has an amazing line-up of men and machines at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
ROSSI TAKES SENSATIONAL SECOND AT DONINGTON - Jul 04 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi produced one of the performances of his life, as he rode through the pain of hand and ankle injuries to take a simply sensational second place in the British Grand Prix
ROSSI RECOVERING SPEED AND STRENGTH AT DONINGTON - Jul 01 2006
After five days of intense physiotherapy on cracked bones in his right wrist and left foot, Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi returned to MotoGP action for the first true test of his fitness since the Dutch TT in today’s free practice sessions for the British Grand Prix.
McGuinness eyes double points - Jul 01 2006
HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness heads to Donington Park this weekend (30 June - 2 July) for rounds six and seven of the Metzeler National Superstock Championship.
TT2006 Sidecar Race A Report - Jun 06 2006
Nick Crowe and Darren Hope kept the Manx flag flying when they had a comfortable victory in this afternoon's VisitIsleofMan.com Sidecar "A" race in the Isle of Man TT.
Friday - Senior Race Day - The Scene is Set - Jun 09 2006
The curtain comes down today on the 2006 TT meeting in the Isle of Man after a fortnight of brilliant sunshine, high speeds and record-breaking laps.
EDWARDS MISSES OUT ON FIRST WIN AS ROSSI BRINGS HOME THE POINTS - Jun 25 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards came within metres of his first MotoGP World Championship victory today after dominating the Dutch TT until a breathtaking finale at Assen.
Hayden victory secures Honda's 200th premier win - Jun 25 2006
This MotoGP race was an epic – Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) won it at the last turn on the last lap from Colin Edwards (Yamaha) who crashed, remounting to finish 13th, while Shinya Nakano (Kawasaki) inherited second place and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) third.
MGP press release no. 4 - Jun 18 2006
This year's Manx Grand Prix is shaping up to be quite a mini-TT, particularly regarding the Classic events.
Fourth for Rea at Snetterton - Jun 19 2006
Red Bull Honda rider Jonathan Rea claimed his third fourth place finish of the season aboard his Honda CBR1000RR at Snetterton circuit today (18 June) at round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
Hayden ups series lead in crash-strewn race - Jun 19 2006
In perfect conditions, before a crowd of 107,000 sun-baked race fans, the seventh race of this year’s MotoGP World Championship unfolded in dramatic fashion. A first turn six-bike pile-up from the start resulted in a restarted race, which was won by Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), with Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) second, and Kenny Roberts (Roberts KR211V) an encouraging third.
Isle of Man gears up for the opening round of the 2006 HF4S series - May 19 2006
The Honda Formula 4-Stroke Powerboat Series casts off from Douglas Bay in the Isle of Man on the 24 - 25 June for the first round of the 2006 championship. The world’s largest offshore powerboat series begins its eighth successful season with more boats than ever before in both the 150hp and 225hp championships.
Injuries blight weekend for Rizla Suzuki - Jun 18 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S James Haydon is in hospital undergoing medical examination after a high speed crash during today’s second race at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk.
High speed hopes for Snetterton - Jun 16 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI is hoping to make the most of the top speed advantage of its GSX-R1000s at this weekend’s seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk, an ex- airfield circuit boasting a kilometer long straight that sees the bikes touch 200mph.
HM Plant Honda - Snetterton preview - Jun 16 2006
HM Plant Honda riders Ryuichi Kiyonari, Karl Harris and John McGuinness head to Snetterton circuit this weekend (17/18 June) for round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and rounds five and six of the National Superstock Championship.
Kirkham replaces injured Shakey at Snetterton - Jun 16 2006
JON KIRKHAM will stand in for an injured Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne at the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton this weekend after the Rizla Suzuki rider suffered a high-speed crash in the first practice session.
TT SUPERSPORT AMENDED RESULT - Jun 08 2006
McAdoo Kawasaki rider Ian Hutchinson was this evening stripped of his second-place finish in the Isle of Man TT Supersport race after being disqualified on a technicality.
TT Superstock Race - Jun 05 2006
New Zealander Bruce Anstey continued his dominance of the TT Superstocks when he won the Scottish Life International-sponsored event in the Isle of Man today after one of the most exciting races in the history of the meeting. It was his fifth TT triumph.
Wednesday race preview - Jun 07 2006
Racing continues today (Wednesday) in the 2006 Isle of Man TT meeting with the four-lap 150 miles Steam Packet Company Junior Supersport TT followed by the TT Sidecar Race ‘B’ which is sponsored by the Hilton Hotel and Casino.
TT Superbike Race Saturday June 3rd 2006 - Jun 03 2006
John McGuinness took his total of Isle of Man TT victories to nine when he led virtually from start to finish to win todays Jester Interactive Superbike Race.
TT 2006 - Thursday Practice Report - Jun 01 2006
This afternoon’s practice session for the Isle of Man TT was halted when a sidecar crashed and then went on fire. The course was opened to allow the Fire Brigade to deal with the incident and so that the sidecar and debris could be removed.
TT 2006 - Wednesday Night Practice Report - Jun 01 2006
Highlight of Wednesday night’s practice session in the Isle of Man TT meeting was not one, but two, unofficial lap records.
Team Wilson & Collins - Press Release 4 - Jun 02 2006
Some bad news folks, but also some good news -
Team Wilson & Collins Press Release 3 - May 31 2006
The girls hope to meet up with the Purple Helmets whilst they are here, they inform me that they have viewed some in Saigon, and think their stunts are real cool. Last night we took them to some bars around Douglas and ended up in “Colors”. The ladies could not get over how many weird people were in there, it reminded them of some “Clip” joint in Saigon. The Railway (Union Mills) and the Woody (Woodbourne) got their vote for being far more elegant..
TT 2006 - Monday Night Practice Report - May 30 2006
Monday night’s practice in the Isle of Man TT was held up for around an hour following a two-machine collision right at the start of the session.
Pre TT Classic Sidecar Practice Fatality - May 27 2006
It is with much sadness that we have to announce, that during last nights practice two participants in the Sidecar Practice session received injuries that proved to be fatal.
TT2006 Saturday Night Practice - May 28 2006
Practising for the 2006 Isle of Man TT began, on schedule, in sunny but blustery conditions on Saturday night with Guy Martin setting a scorching pace as the first rider to complete a lap. He was timed at 118.023 miles an hour on his Superbike Yamaha with Ian Lougher, the second man to finish a lap, not far behind at 116.419.
TT2006 Press Release - Apr 04 2006
On Friday the 31st of March in the Villa Marina, the second Press Conference for TT2006 took place. Read here the news and updates on this fabulous event.
Shakey slashes his lap times at Mondello Park - May 19 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne cut half a second off his morning best lap time in today’s afternoon practice session for the fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park in the Republic of Ireland.
HM Plant Honda riders head to Ireland - May 19 2006
HM Plant Honda riders Karl Harris, Ryuichi Kiyonari and John McGuinness head to Mondello Park in Ireland this weekend (20/21 May) for round five of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and rounds five and six of the Metzeler National Superstock Championship.
Sensational second place on the grid for Shakey - May 20 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne put in a storming late qualifying lap to secure second place on the grid for tomorrow’s double header fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park in the Republic of Ireland.
Les Shand in Race to Make the TT - May 20 2006
LES Shand endured the pleasure and pain of motorcycle racing in one weekend. The Moray racer secured his best ever finish with second place in the North West 200 Supersport 600cc in Ireland.
CAMEL YAMAHA PAIR TO LAUNCH FRENCH ASSAULT FROM ROW THREE - May 20 2006
Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will start from the third row of the grid in the Grand Prix of France tomorrow after setting the seventh and ninth fastest times respectively in this afternoon’s qualifying practice.
Best-ever qualifying for McGuinness at Mondello - May 21 2006
HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness achieved his best-ever Superstock qualifying position, second, for rounds five and six of the Metzeler National Superstock Championship at Mondello Park, Ireland on Sunday.
Mondello Park event cancelled - May 21 2006
Rounds five of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and the British Supersport Championship were cancelled today (21 May) – for the first time in BSB history - due to extreme weather conditions at Mondello Park Ireland.
Mondello Park races abandoned - May 21 2006
THE fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park was abandoned today after torrential rain flooded the 2.176-mile long circuit in the Republic of Ireland.
Meet the stars at the TT Paddock Walk About - May 09 2006
This year for the first time ever there will be a BSB style Paddock Walk About at the Isle of Man TT Races, where fans will have the chance to meet their racing heroes and collect autograph cards and posters.
Riders Representative appointed for Isle of Man TT Races - May 08 2006
Former TT winner Richard 'Milky' Quayle has been appointed by the Department of Tourism and Leisure to act as Riders Representative for the 2006 Isle of Man TT Races.
TT06 = Must see TV! - Apr 24 2006
Whilst tens of thousands of fans are expected to converge on the Isle of Man this June for the 2006 TT Races, millions more will tune in all around the world via their TV sets to see all the action as captured by on Island motorsport specialists Greenlight Television.
TT 2006 – The ultimate biker's party! - Apr 26 2006
The Isle of Man TT isn't just about road racing you know? As well as being the scene of the greatest road races in the world, the Isle of Man TT festival is the biggest and best motorcycle party on the planet and this years promises to be bigger and better than ever!
Agencies appointed to promote Isle of Man TT in 2006 - new Motorsport Development Manager also appointed - Apr 27 2006
The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure has appointed a new agency to develop the commercialism of the TT, re-define the branding and promote the races to a wider audience.
ROSSI RECOVERY FOILED IN TURKISH THRILLER - May 01 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi made up valuable points in the MotoGP World Championship title chase after charging from eleventh place on the grid to take fourth overall in Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix.
Front row starts for Harris and McGuinness at Oulton Park - May 01 2006
HM Plant Honda rider Karl Harris starts round four of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship from second on the grid after a superb qualifying session at Oulton Park yesterday afternoon (30 April).
Double podium for heroic Shakey - May 01 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne scored brilliant second and third place podium finishes in today’s Bank Holiday fourth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park while racing with a stomach bug that left him feeling barely strong enough to stand.
McGuinness moves up to third at Oulton Park - May 02 2006
HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness scored his second consecutive fifth place finish at Oulton Park circuit today (1 May) in the fourth round of the Metzeler National Superstock Championship, earning valuable points and elevating himself to third in the championship.
Frustration and elation for Harris at Oulton Park - May 02 2006
HM Plant Honda rider Karl Harris narrowly missed out on his maiden British Superbike win at Oulton Park today (1 May) as he finished in a frustrating second place after a sensational battle with series leader Gregorio Lavilla.
LAVILLA EXTENDS HIS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD WITH SPECTACULAR DOUBLE WIN AT OULTON PARK - May 02 2006
Airwaves Ducati rider Gregorio Lavilla now leads the championship by 61 points after a double win in round four of the British Superbike Championship aboard his Ducati 999F06.
HM Plant Honda, Oulton Park Preview - Apr 28 2006
HM Plant Honda riders make their way to the picturesque Oulton Park circuit this May Bank Holiday weekend (29/30 April, 1 May) for round four of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
Return to Turkey for early season showdown - Apr 28 2006
With two rounds of this 17 race World Championship already run, the overall points table is tight at the top with two Honda riders in the top three and five Honda men in the top seven. But the next two rounds might prove crucial in establishing a pattern before the series returns to Europe.
BYRNE PUTS GSX-R1000 ON TOP AT OULTON - Apr 29 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne was fastest in today’s practice sessions for the fourth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park – with team mate James Haydon close behind in fourth place.
Eye-catching artwork compliments new look TT races - Apr 21 2006
Fans of the Isle of Man TT races and motorcycle racing will have already noticed many positive changes the TT has recently undergone. Improvements in marshalling, circuit safety and rider recruitment is fast propelling the world famous event towards a bright new future.
CORSER RACES TO DOUBLE PODIUM - Apr 24 2006
Suzuki’s World Superbike Champion Troy Corser raced his Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra GSX-R1000 to two second places at today’s third-round World Superbike Championship race in Valencia, Spain.
Italian duo set to make TT debut - Apr 19 2006
Italian riders Angelo Conti and Roberto Antonellini hope to make their debuts at this years Isle of Man TT Races in the Junior and Senior races, continuing the resurgence in interest from the European country.
CORSER TOPS VALENCIA WSB QUALIFYING - Apr 22 2006
Troy Corser set the fastest time in yesterday’s World Superbike Championship qualifying in Valencia, Spain.
HAYDON HEADS UP BSB SECOND ROW - Apr 17 2006
James Haydon will start from fifth place and Shane ’Shakey’ Byrne right behind him at the top of the third row in ninth for the double-header Bank Holiday Monday third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire.
BYRNE INSPIRATIONAL ON RIZLA SUZUKI - Apr 18 2006
Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne took two inspirational and determined top-10 finishes on his Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 after starting well down the grid in both of today’s races at the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.
McGuinness records best result at Thruxton - Apr 18 2006
HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness recorded his best finish so far this season with a solid fifth place in the third round of the Metzeler National Superstock Championship at Thruxton, Hampshire today (17 April).
Podium finishes for Kiyonari and Harris at Thruxton - Apr 18 2006
HM Plant Honda riders Ryuichi Kiyonari and Karl Harris posted a pair of third place finishes in the first and second races respectively of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Thruxton, today (17 April).
Harris leads the way for HM Plant at Thruxton - Apr 17 2006
HM Plant Honda rider Karl Harris once again qualified on the front row of the grid today (16 April) and starts the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship from second, while team mate Ryuichi Kiyonari starts the two 22-lap races from the second row in seventh.
HIGH-SPEED HOME ROUND FOR SUZUKI - Apr 14 2006
Thruxton is Rizla Suzuki’s home circuit that boasts a 112mph+ average lap speed, making it the fastest circuit the British Superbikes visit and a fact the team will be hoping to use to its advantage at the third round of the Championship this weekend.
Honda Racing ready for ultra-fast Thruxton - Apr 14 2006
Honda Racing’s Ryuichi Kiyonari, Karl Harris and John McGuinness head to the UK’s fastest circuit, Thruxton, this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (16/17 April) for rounds three of the Bennetts British Superbike and the Metzeler National Superstock Championships.
Front row start for Harris at Donington Park - Apr 09 2006
A frantic qualifying session for the second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park today (8 April) witnessed HM Plant Honda riders Karl Harris and Ryuichi Kiyonari qualify in second and fifth places respectively.
New TT Book - TT Topics and Tales - Apr 05 2006
With the centenary of the Isle of Man TT races at hand, TT Topics and Tales takes 100 TT related topics and devlops them to provide information, stories, humour and history, that captures in both words and pictures the excitement and magic of the world's greatest road race - the TT.
Second row for Red Bull Honda riders - Apr 09 2006
Red Bull Honda riders Jonathan Rea and Eugene Laverty both qualified on the second row today (8 April) for round two of the Bennetts British Superbike and British Supersport Championships respectively.
TOUGH WEEKEND FOR RIZLA SUZUKI - Apr 09 2006
Rizla Suzuki racers Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and James Haydon crashed out of both races at the second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.
PROVISIONAL 2ND ROW FOR RIZLA SUZUKI - Apr 07 2006
Rizla Suzuki’s Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne was sixth and James Haydon eighth after today’s practice for this weekend’s second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park in Derbyshire
MGP Supporters Club Coffee Morning - Apr 10 2006
The annual MGP Supporters Club coffee morning / get together / raffle in aid of the Manx Grand Prix practice week helicopter is once more being held at Vern and Sally Wallis' place, Riders Retreat, Carrick Park, Sulby on Good Friday.
HM Plant riders race ready for round two - Apr 06 2006
The HM Plant Honda riders Ryuichi Kiyonari, Karl Harris and John McGuinness return to the fray this weekend (8/9 April) as they head to the home of British motorcycle racing, Donington Park, for round two of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
QUALIFYING PRACTICE – QATAR GRAND PRIX - Apr 07 2006
Camel Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards improved the
setting of their Yamaha YZR-M1 machines for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of
Qatar despite struggling for a fast single lap in this afternoon’s
ROSSI BOUNCES BACK WITH QATAR VICTORY - Apr 08 2006
Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi returned to the top step of the podium after a stunning ride in today’s Grand Prix of Qatar.
Second and third row starts for Rizla Suzuki - Apr 08 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI’S James Haydon will start from the end of the second row in eighth and Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne from the front of the third row in ninth at the second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.
Moly confirms TT entry - Mar 28 2006
The greatest sidecar driver ever to have graced the Mountain Course is back for more in 2006 with the news that Dave Molyneux has officially entered this year's Isle of Man TT Races.
Tom Hanks all set for TT return - Mar 27 2006
Sidecar aces Tom Hanks and Phil Biggs will make their return to the Isle of Man TT Races this year after seven years away from the event, during which time they have been chasing World Championship glory in the F1 class.
YAMAHA RIDERS UNABLE TO SHAKE OFF JEREZ CURSE - Mar 27 2006
An eventful weekend at Jerez ended in disappointing fashion today as both Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got caught in a first corner melee that ended their hopes of glory in the opening round of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. The Camel Yamaha Team pair made good starts from ninth and tenth on the grid respectively but a collision between Rossi and Toni Elías (Honda) on the inside of turn one saw the Italian knocked from his YZR-M1 and sent Edwards wide into the gravel trap.
Solid start to the season for Rizla Suzuki - Mar 27 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI racers James Haydon and Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne scored valuable points in both races at the opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch Indy circuit
Rizla Suzuki ready to roll for season opener - Mar 21 2006
RIZLA SUZUKI racers Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and James Haydon will start their 2006 British Superbike Championship challenges at Brands Hatch Indy circuit this weekend.
SPANISH GP PREVIEW – JEREZ 26/03/2006 - Mar 21 2006
The Camel Yamaha Team returns to southern Spain next weekend to begin the defence of its MotoGP World Championship titles. With Valentino Rossi taking the riders’ crown for the fifth successive season, adding to both the team and manufacturers’ titles in the year of Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary, the factory outfit faces a tough challenge to live up to its 2005 success but the team is approaching the new campaign with optimism and fresh motivation.
Island ace Cummins set to tackle Mountain Course - Mar 16 2006
Conor Cummins has become the latest top flight newcomer to be signed up for this year's Isle of Man TT Races.
Manx Grand Prix Press Release No. 1 - Mar 09 2006
Regulations are being finalised for the 2006 Manx Grand Prix Races, due to be held on the Mountain Course in the Isle of Man starting on August 19th.
A mystery solved! - Mar 03 2006
Many years ago, we put this picture on ttwebsite and asked if anyone could recognise the rider.
Isle of Man TT Races rated No 1 must see event of 2006 - Mar 02 2006
In a further boost to the resurgence of the Isle of Man TT races, Motor Cycle News, the UKs leading motorcycle publication, have rated it as their Number One event for 2006.
MIXED EMOTIONS FOR ALSTARE IN AUSTRALIA - Mar 05 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra experienced practically every sort of emotion in the second round of the Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island today with Troy Corser causing most of the ups and downs.
Many thanks - Mar 01 2006
Many thanks to all of you who supported the recent get together in Shrewsbury.
FORTUNA APRILIA TEAM OFFICIALLY PRESENT THEIR PLANS FOR THE 2006 SEASON - Feb 24 2006
The FORTUNA APRILIA team today made an official presentation of their plans for the upcoming 250cc World Championship, which begins with the Spanish Grand Prix on the 26th March at Jerez de la Frontera.
BAYLISS AND LANZI CLAIM FANTASTIC SUPERPOLE 1-2 FOR THE DUCATI XEROX TEAM IN QATAR - Feb 24 2006
Losail (Qatar), Friday 24 February: Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi got the Ducati Xerox Team's 2006 World Superbike Championship campaign off to a fantastic start when they set first and second quickest time in the opening Superpole session of the year at Losail, in Qatar.
SUZUKI MEN ON QATAR SECOND ROW - Feb 24 2006
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra World Superbike Champion Troy Corser missed a front row start for tomorrow’s opening round of the series in Qatar by just a tenth of a second.
CORSER WINS QATAR SECOND RACE - Feb 25 2006
Troy Corser put his Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra GSX-R1000 on the top of the podium in today’s second race at Qatar – the opening round of the 2006 World Superbike Championship, despite suffering a hot clutch.
CORSER CAUTIOUS IN THE WET AT QATAR - Feb 24 2006
Reigning World Champion Troy Corser and Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra team mates Yukio Kagayama and Fabien Foret started today’s first day of qualifying for the opening round of the 2006 World Superbike Championship in Qatar cautiously because of the uncharacteristically-wet conditions.
THE FORTUNA HONDA RIDERS LEAVE SEPANG WITH A POSITIVE FEELING - Feb 17 2006
Despite the changeable weather and track conditions, Marco Melandri and Toni Elias were pleased with the progress made today and ended the three-day test with a positive feeling. The Fortuna Honda riders look forward to the next test session that will take place in Barcelona from the 3rd to the 5th of March.
MORE RAIN INTERRUPTS CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM TEST ON ROSSI’S BIRTHDAY - Feb 17 2006
Bad weather again today meant that track time for Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards was severely limited on their last day of testing in Sepang.
TT06 Regulations and Entry Forms released - Jan 30 2006
The Supplementary Regulations and Entry Forms for the 2006 Isle of Man TT Races have today (30th January) been released by the Manx Motor Cycle Club.
MGPRA star studded “Richard Britton” night - Updated - Jan 10 2006
The Manx Grand Prix Riders' Association in conjunction with Moto Nostalgia are to hold a chat show evening in Shrewsbury on Saturday 18th February, 2006.
Phil Hogg Rescue Unit Auction 2006 - Feb 08 2006
Yes, here it is again and time for all you lucky people to get your hands in your pockets, bid on some wonderful items on auction, spend a few bob in a raffle and put your money to a great cause.
Joey Dunlop Foundation event dates - Jan 31 2006
The Joey Dunlop Foundation are holding the following Fund Raising Events and would be grateful for your support :-
TT stars for MCN London Motorcycle Show - Jan 27 2006
Two of the TT’s biggest stars will be at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at Alexandra Palace next week, taking part in interviews and autograph signing sessions on the MCN Live Stage.
New-Look TT Race Schedule Ushers in Bright New Future - Jan 11 2006
The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure in association with the Manx Motor Cycle Club are pleased to announce details of the race programme for the 2006 Isle of Man TT Races.
TT Marshal Training starts in earnest - Jan 20 2006
Training sessions for the Isle of Man TT Marshals for 2006 started in earnest last weekend, with the first of ten sessions planned between now and the start of TT 2006.
World Championship contender Laidlow to make TT return - Jan 23 2006
Sidecar aces Andy Laidlow and Patrick Farrance will make a return to this year’s Isle of Man TT Races after two years away from the event, during which time they have been chasing glory at European and World Championship level.
HODGSON IS STAR GUEST AT SELL–OUT RACER AWARDS - Dec 17 2005
Neil Hodgson, the former World Superbike Champion, will be the special guest for the forthcoming Irish Racer & Dirt MX Motorcycle Awards on Friday, January 27th 2006, at the Ramada Hotel on Belfast’s Shaw’s Bridge, where a whole host of local talent from all our motorcycling disciplines will also be on show.
Gauloises & Yamaha Split - Dec 24 2005
As of today, Yamaha Motor Company has announced that “Altadis/Seita’s sponsorship regarding Yamaha's Factory MotoGP Team will not continue after the end of the 2005 season.”
GILES KEEPS TITLE HOPES ALIVE - Jan 09 2006
Australia’s most successful Superbike rider, Suzuki’s Shawn Giles, is keeping the New Zealand Superbike Championship lead in his sights after racing to second place at the weekend’s Suzuki-dominated third round at Teretonga Raceway.
MEMORIAL TO TT RIDERS UNVEILED - THEY died living their dream. - Jul 29 2005
Now a fitting memorial to riders who died in the TT and Manx Grand Prix has been unveiled at a Douglas cemetery.
First test for Shakey as Rizla Suzuki’s 2006 preparations begin - Dec 16 2005
ANY THOUGHTS of an early start to the festive season for Rizla Suzuki are on hold as new signing Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne travels to Almeria in Spain for the team’s initial winter test on December 19th-20th, as preparations for the 2006 season commence.
MGPRA and MOTO NOSTALGIA evening - Dec 04 2005
MGPRA in conjunction with MOTO NOSTALGIA
present an Evening with Robert Dunlop, Ian Lougher, Guy Martin and Maria Costello
Harris looks forward to debut -Full Report - Nov 26 2005
The 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship brought a bag of mixed fortunes for Honda Racing’s Karl Harris. The 25-year-old triple British Supersport Champion found his graduation to the premier class with Honda-Racing.co.uk tougher than he had anticipated.
GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM GET BACK TO BUSINESS IN SEPANG - Nov 28 2005
Just three weeks after rounding off Yamaha’s victorious 2005 season in Valencia, Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards were back in Malaysia at their most frequently-visited testing venue today, as they commenced their winter program at Sepang alongside Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha Tech 3.
FIRST DAY OF TESTING FOR MARCO AND TONI AT SEPANG - Nov 28 2005
The 2006 championship started today for Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki. The teams of the four Japanese manufactures came back to action at Sepang, Malesia for the last test of the year, three days before the winter break, providing one last opportunity for the riders to continue preparations for next season before the end of 2005.
Haydon Stays With Rizla Suzuki - Oct 30 2005
James Haydon will campaign a Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the 2006 British Superbike Championship.
Ekerold signs 2006 riders - Nov 01 2005
Following a successful campaign in the 2005 British Supersport Championship, Gary Ekerold, Team Principal of Northpoint Honda Racing, is already looking to the future. Although the team are thrilled that they secured second and joint third positions in the ultra-competitive series last season, they are determined to go one better in 2006 and claim the crown.
TONI ELIAS MAKES RC211V DEBUT - Nov 09 2005
The 2006 season has already started for Team Fortuna Honda. After being presented officially to the press on Monday morning, Marco Melandri and Toni Elias today took to the track in their new Fortuna colours for a day of tests, the first of an intense winter schedule.
Rutter signs for Stobart Motorsport - Nov 11 2005
Paul Bird Motorsport is pleased to announce that double British Superbike Championship runner-up Michael Rutter will ride for the Stobart Motorsport team in the 2006 British Superbike Championship (BSB).
On the mend and on the up - Nov 11 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI triple British Superbike Champion John Reynolds has been speaking openly and exclusively to Rizla-Suzuki about his fight back to fitness after the crash at Brands Hatch in October that ended his racing career.
Shakey Signs For Rizla Suzuki - Nov 15 2005
Shane 'Shakey' Byrne will race for Rizla Suzuki in the 2006 British Superbike Championship aboard a factory-backed GSX-R1000.
Gus Scott Remembrance Evening - Nov 20 2005
SUPERSTARS of the motorcycling world have united to help raise funds in memory of a colleague and friend who died while competing in the Isle of Man TT Races this year.
Serial Number 6218 - Oct 19 2005
Serial Number 6218 is a true story about Michelle Duff's personal motorycle, from the motorcycle's point of view.
New Vincent book - Oct 28 2005
Having to sell their motorcycles in extremely competitive markets, the companies of HRD and Vincent sought to promote them with extensive advertising that was supported by racing, record-breaking, long distance runs and other activities which provided yet more opportunities to advertise, not just in Britain but the world over.
YAMAHA CONCLUDES 50TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH VALENCIA PODIUM - Nov 07 2005
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi scored his sixteenth podium from seventeen races in the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship to put the shine on Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary celebrations at Valencia.
YAMAHA FACTORY RACING RIDERS PREPARE FOR FINAL PUSH - Nov 05 2005
Yamaha Factory Racing riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards began making preparations for the final round of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia today, with the cloudy conditions at the Ricardo Tormo circuit brightened by the return of the factory’s traditional red, white and black racing colours.
POSITIVE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR CAMEL HONDA IN VALENCIA - Nov 05 2005
The last Grand Prix of the 2006 season got away well for the Camel Honda team yesterday. By the end of the second free practice, Alex Barros was one of only six riders able to get under one minute thirty-four.
Top Marks for JR and Team Rizla Suzuki - Nov 03 2005
TRIPLE British Superbike Champion John Reynolds has been voted as the BSB fans’ favourite Superbike rider in 2005, while Rizla Suzuki has been voted the fans’ favourite team.
Valencia Grand Prix - Nov 03 2005
The release of the 2006 official (unless F1 Change their minds again) MotoGP calendar made you think, just where has 2005 gone. It seemed like yesterday Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau were involved in their own private arm wrestling contest on the last bend of the first race of the year at Jerez in Spain.
Hayden scores third consecutive podium - Oct 24 2005
Repsol Honda’s Nicky Hayden took a well-deserved third place at the inaugural GAS Grand Prix of Turkey while his team-mate, Max Biaggi endured a wretched afternoon - bringing his Honda RC211V home in 12th place.
ROSSI ADDS TO PODIUM TALLY WITH SECOND PLACE AT ISTANBUL - Oct 24 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi took his fifteenth podium from sixteen races this season after finishing second in the inaugural Grand Prix of Turkey.
Masterful Melandri powers to maiden win - Oct 24 2005
Yesterday belonged to 23-year-old Honda hotshot Marco Melandri (Team Movistar Honda RC211V) who won his first MotoGP race from reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) with Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) third.
Talented teenagers earn continued support - Oct 22 2005
Honda Racing has confirmed that the pioneering Red Bull Honda youth development programme will continue in the British Superbike Championship in 2006. It will be the fifth year of Red Bull’s involvement in the sport and its third year of partnership with Honda Racing.
GAULOISES YAMAHA PAIR GET TO GRIPS WITH ISTANBUL PARK - Oct 22 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got their first taste of the Istanbul Park circuit today as bright sunshine and moderate temperatures welcomed the MotoGP World Championship to Turkey for the first time.
SECOND ROW START FOR GAULOISES YAMAHA PAIR IN ISTANBUL - Oct 23 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will start the inaugural Grand Prix of Turkey from the second row of the MotoGP grid tomorrow, after lapping fourth and fifth fastest in this afternoon’s single qualifying session.
EXCELLENT PROGRESS FROM CHRIS AND ALEX IN TURKEY - Oct 23 2005
The Camel Honda duo are two of the riders to have made most progress today, in comparison to their results from the first day of practice, and tomorrow they will start from the third and fourth rows of the grid.
MGP results book - Oct 19 2005
The Manx Grand Prix results book is now available.
TURKEY GRAND PRIX - 23/10/05 ISTANBUL - Oct 20 2005
Turkey is making the International headlines at the moment. Not because of the first MotoGP event to be staged in the country on Sunday but because of their proposed entry into the European Union. Their entry into the world of International Motorsport has gone a lot smoother than their entry into the EU, with both Formula One and MotoGP making their debuts this year in a country with no great tradition in World Championship racing.
Hayden and Biaggi head to penultimate round - Oct 20 2005
Just five days after the last event in Australia, Repsol Honda riders, Nicky Hayden and Max Biaggi will be out on their factory Honda RC211V’s for the first practice session in preparation for Sunday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Turkey.
TEAM SUZUKI READY FOR TURKISH DEBUT - Oct 20 2005
Team SUZUKI MotoGP and John Hopkins are in Istanbul for this weekend’s inaugural Turkish MotoGP at the world’s newest race-track.
ALEX IN PAIN BUT UNHURT, CHRIS CONFIRMED FOR NEXT RACE - Oct 17 2005
Alex Barros crashed five laps from the end of a race in which he was riding well in sixth position. The Brazilian lost control of the front of this bike in turn number eight, and took a heavy blow to his left hand side.
YAMAHA CLINCHES CONSTRUCTORS’ CROWN WITH ROSSI’S 11TH WIN - Oct 17 2005
Yamaha completed a clean sweep for 2005 yesterday as the Constructors’ World Championship was added to the Riders’ and Teams’ titles thanks to Valentino Rossi’s eleventh win of the season at Phillip Island.
Honda reaches record of 600 Grand Prix wins - Oct 17 2005
History was made here at Phillip Island when Dani Pedrosa (Team Movistar Honda RS250RW) notched up his second 250cc World Championship with his seventh win of the season so far and Honda’s historic 600th in all classes.
John Reynolds announces retirement from racing - Oct 11 2005
JOHN REYNOLDS has announced his retirement from top level motorcycle racing after a long and highly successful career that included three British Superbike Championship titles and highly competitive seasons in World Superbike and Grand Prix racing.
Harris returns to HM Plant Honda Racing - Oct 13 2005
After one year competing for Honda-Racing.co.uk in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Karl Harris has been signed by HM Plant Honda Racing for the same series in 2006. The 25-year-old Yorkshireman will be joined by Japanese rider Ryuichi Kiyonari on the HRC-prepared CBR1000RR Fireblades for the team’s third consecutive assault on the world’s leading domestic Superbike championship.
Can Honda Make It 600 GP Wins ??? - Oct 13 2005
The late Soichiro Honda would have been frustrated by the wait. The company he founded and took racing are on the verge of yet another historic milestone but that final brick in the wall is proving difficult to cement into place.
AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - 16/10/05 PHILLIP ISLAND - Oct 11 2005
A truly great grand prix motor cycle racing circuit in a superb location. They had been racing on the roads of the holiday Island, Phillip Island for many years but it was only when it was modified to it's present day 4.448 kms configuration in 1988 that it gained international recognition.
Season best for Haydon at finale - Oct 10 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI’S James Haydon scored his best result of the season with a podium third place at the 13th and final round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent yesterday.
Two top tens for Rea - Oct 10 2005
Jonathan Rea completed his debut season in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship with a double top ten finish today. It was a positive end to the 2005 series for the Red Bull Honda competitor who has made significant process throughout the course of the season.
Kiyo finishes second in title clash - Oct 10 2005
Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Rutter finished second and third respectively in the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship after a thrilling 13th and final round at Brands Hatch. The HM Plant Honda Racing team-mates narrowly lost the coveted title to the consistent Spaniard Gregorio Lavilla in front of 35,000 sun-drenched spectators at the 2.6-mile Grand Prix circuit.
Viva Gregorio - Oct 10 2005
Airwaves Ducati’s Gregorio Lavilla clinched the British Superbike Championship with a second place finish in the final race of the year at Brands Hatch.
Scene set for title decider - Oct 09 2005
The heat is on in the battle for the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship between series leader Gregorio Lavilla and HM Plant Honda Racing’s Ryuichi Kiyonari. Today’s qualifying sessions were vital as the title rivals prepared for tomorrow’s final two races of the season over the 2.6-mile Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.
Haydon and Rizla Suzuki on pole position - Oct 09 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI’S James Haydon took a brilliant maiden pole position and set the fastest ever two-wheel lap of Brands Hatch in today’s qualification for the 13th and final round of the British Superbike Championship.
Will Kiyo be King? - Oct 06 2005
Twelve victories and five other podium finishes from nine front row starts would ordinarily guarantee the British Superbike Championship title. However, for 2005, the bar has been raised in the already ultra-competitive Bennetts-sponsored series.
Harris’s home stretch - Oct 06 2005
Karl Harris heads to the 13th and final leg of the British Superbike Championship this weekend at Brands Hatch in a confident mood. The triple British Supersport Champion’s objective at the beginning of the 2005 season was to finish inside the top six and, with just two races remaining and 50 points up for grabs at the Kent circuit, he looks likely to fulfil this aim.
Rizla Suzuki hungry for success at Brands Hatch - Oct 06 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racers John Reynolds and James Haydon are aiming for a strong finish to the 2005 season when they race at the 13th and final round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend.
Back to the future for Rea - Oct 06 2005
The final round of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship sees Jonathan Rea go back to the future. He returns to the circuit where he made his debut in the series seven months ago and is keen to pick up where he left off at Brands Hatch in March.
JR out of final round - Oct 08 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI’S John Reynolds crashed out of the 13th and final round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch GP circuit today and will not be racing again this weekend - he is replaced for the Brands Hatch event by Suzuki’s Privateer Cup Champion James Buckingham.
McGuinness leads HM Plant Honda Racing Superstock challenge - Oct 08 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing has confirmed the first part of its line-up for the 2006 British Superbike Championship and public road racing events by signing John McGuinness.
ROSSI’S TENTH VICTORY SECURES TEAM TITLE FOR GAULOISES YAMAHA - Oct 02 2005
Just six days after lifting the MotoGP title with Valentino Rossi in Malaysia, the Gauloises Yamaha Team were celebrating again today as Valentino Rossi’s record-breaking tenth victory of the season secured the Teams’ World Championship at the Qatar Grand Prix.
QATAR AS GRUELLING AS EXPECTED FOR CAMEL HONDA RIDERS - Oct 02 2005
After a particularly difficult weekend of practices for Alex Barros in Qatar, he rode a determined and fault-free race, but was unable to get involved in the battle at the front. The Brazilian lay in fourteenth at the end of the first lap, and charged through to finish ninth at the flag. Shane Byrne, who has made significant progress with the Honda in just two weeks, and on a track he has never been to, took thirteenth place after riding a good pace throughout.
ROSSI BACK ON TOP AS THE ACTION HEATS UP IN QATAR - Sep 30 2005
Newly-crowned World Champion Valentino Rossi returned to the MotoGP paddock in dominant fashion today as he clocked a record lap of the Losail International Circuit to top the time sheets on the opening day of action at the Grand Prix of Qatar.
ROSSI FACING ANOTHER TOUGH TITLE ATTEMPT IN MALAYSIA - Sep 24 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi will launch his second attempt to seal the 2005 MotoGP World Championship in Malaysia tomorrow from the third row of the grid after setting the seventh fastest time in this afternoon’s single qualifying session.
HM Plant Hondas on front row - Sep 24 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing’s Michael Rutter and Ryuichi Kiyonari will start tomorrow’s two 20-lap races from third and fourth positions respectively at Donington Park. The front row grid positions are vital for the two riders as they enter the penultimate round of the 13-event Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
ROSSI TAKES SECOND SUCCESSIVE MOTOGP TITLE FOR YAMAHA - Sep 25 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi clinched the MotoGP World Championship for the fifth successive season after taking second place in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang today.
Tough racing and solid progress for Rizla Suzuki - Sep 25 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI’S John Reynolds and James Haydon each recorded hard-fought fifth place finishes at the 12th round of the British Superbike Championship at Donington Park in Leicestershire today.
HM Plant Hondas down but not out - Sep 25 2005
A double podium finish in challenging conditions at Donington Park was not enough for HM Plant Honda Racing’s Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Rutter to hold off the challenge of Gregorio Lavilla. The Spaniard seized the lead in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship following a double victory at the 2.5-mile Leicestershire circuit.
MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - 25/09/05 SEPANG - Sep 21 2005
There may be still another complete season to wait but already that feeling of deja vu is upon us as we contemplate another era in the short but eventful history of MotoGP, the arrival of the 800cc machine in 2007.
Kiyonari heads Honda challenge - Sep 21 2005
Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken on the mantle of title challenger and championship leader for HM Plant Honda Racing at the penultimate round of the Bennetts British Superbike series at Donington Park. He has assumed the leading position on the factory CBR1000RR Fireblade after team-mate Michael Rutter lost the initiative over the past three rounds at Silverstone, Cadwell Park and Oulton Park.
Red Bull Honda returns at Donington - Sep 22 2005
After missing the last round of the 2005 British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, Red Bull Honda is returning to the series at Donington Park this weekend. Jonathan Rea and his British Supersport team-mate Eugene Laverty were withdrawn from the Cheshire event as a mark of respect for their late Red Bull Honda team-mate Chris Jones.
JR looks to home crowd for inspiration - Sep 22 2005
DONINGTON PARK is John Reynolds' home circuit and the Rizla Suzuki ace is hoping to improve on his recent run of podium results when he races there this weekend at the 12th and penultimate round of the British Superbike Championship.
SHANE BYRNE RIDES FOR CAMEL HONDA IN SEPANG AND DOHA - Sep 18 2005
Shane Byrne rides for Camel Honda team in next two MotoGP rounds in Sepang and Doha.
PONS SPREADS HONDA'S WINGS AT MOTEGI - Sep 15 2005
World Champion Valentino Rossi suffering three successive defeats at the same circuit by the same MotoGP team. Next you will be telling us you saw a Yeti running out of the woods that overlook the Motegi
circuit in Japan and that Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest.
Senior MGP race report - Sep 02 2005
After a delay of an hour for an oil spillage at Parkfield to be attended to, the four-lap Senior was led away by Kenneth McCrea (Suzuki).
Lightweight & Ultra Lightweight race report - Sep 02 2005
Two races running concurrently made for plenty of action at the start of the final day’s racing
Junior/Lightweight Classic race report - Aug 31 2005
Blackpool’s Roy Richardson steamed away at the start of the 350cc Classic, taking out an amazing second-a-mile on the rest of the field on the first lap.
Junior Manx GP report - Sep 01 2005
After a delay of 23 hours while bad weather receded, the four-lap Junior was led away by Tynan’s Kenneth McCrae
Newcomers race report - Aug 29 2005
At the end of lap one, the leader of the main class was the rider who had been fastest in practice, Brett Crossley from Castleford (600 Yamaha).
Senior Classic race report - Aug 29 2005
Three of the favourites for the 500cc Classic went out on the first lap
MGP practice no 7 - Aug 27 2005
There was no tailing-off of interest as the week’s main practising came to a conclusion.
MGP Practice summary - Aug 27 2005
A difficult week for the organisers was finally completed with the fastest speed of the week in the last session on Saturday evening.
MGP practice report no 6 - Aug 26 2005
Continuing the mixed weather conditions which have bedevilled practice throughout, this evening’s penultimate session was run amid occasional showers and on wet roads in places.
ROSSI EDGES TOWARDS TITLE WITH BRILLIANT BRNO VICTORY - Aug 29 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi became the first rider in the history of the MotoGP World Championship to score nine wins for five consecutive seasons, as he clinched victory in the eleventh round of the 2005 campaign at Brno.
MGP non-practice report no. 3 - Aug 24 2005
This evening’s scheduled third practice session was hit by bad weather.
MGP practice report no 4 - Aug 24 2005
After a variety of difficulties had beset the Manx Motor Cycle Club in their previous quest to get evening practising starting on schedule, this time they were lucky and this time the session ran through without major problems
Kiyo closes the gap - Aug 30 2005
Ryuichi Kiyonari closed the gap at the top of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship to just nine points after taking fifth and third positions on a dramatic day at Cadwell Park. Thousands of sun-drenched spectators also saw Michael Rutter lose his lead in the series to Gregorio Lavilla when he fell off the HM Plant Honda Racing CBR1000RR in the second race.
MGP practice report no. 2 - Aug 22 2005
After the difficulties of the opening practice, organisers were hoping for an
easier time at the second session. But they were out of luck, as illegally
parked cars at Parliament Square in Ramsey lost 20 minutes of the two-hour
MGP practice report no 5 - Aug 25 2005
It was strange to be practising on Thursday evening instead of the previously traditional afternoon session, but there was a very large turnout,
Eventful day for Rea - Aug 21 2005
Jonathan Rea has made his return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship after missing the last round at Snetterton. The talented Ulsterman qualified in 16th position on the Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and will start todays two 22-lap races over the Silverstone International Circuit from the fourth row.
Rea in the points at Silverstone - Aug 22 2005
Jonathan Rea made a successful comeback to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone. The Red Bull Honda protégé finished the ninth round of the series in 12th and 11th positions respectively in front of thousands of sun-drenched spectators around the 2.2-mile International Circuit.
Rizla Suzuki on the podium - Aug 22 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI’S John Reynolds took his second podium of the year with a third place finish at today’s sun-drenched ninth round of the British Superbike Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.
Kiyo claims tenth victory - Aug 22 2005
Ryuichi Kiyonari claimed his tenth race win of the season at Silverstone today for round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. An eventful day’s racing was filled with high drama for the HM Plant Honda Racing team.
FREE PRACTICE - CZECH REPUBLIC GRAND PRIX - Aug 26 2005
The MotoGP riders brought a sparkle to dull skies in Brno on the first day of practice, so much so that at the end of the two free sessions, fourteen of them lay within less than a second of each other, an incredible feat considering the five-kilometre long circuit.
Rea’s progress continues - Aug 26 2005
Red Bull Honda’s Jonathan Rea is upbeat ahead of round ten of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park this Bank Holiday Monday. The 18-year-old proved that he has put recent injuries behind him by scoring his third double points-scoring finish of the season at the last round of the series at Silverstone.
Rizla Suzuki looking for crowd support at Cadwell Park - Aug 26 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI’S John Reynolds and James Haydon are calling on their fans to give them a boost when they race at Cadwell Park in the 10th round of the British Superbike Championship this Bank Holiday Monday, August 29th.
JR’s rollercoaster ride on the time sheets - Aug 19 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI’S John Reynolds finished 11th fastest in today’s practice for the ninth round of the British Superbike Championship at Silverstone after topping the time sheets at the mid-way point.
Harris back on form - Aug 17 2005
The recent break in the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship was a welcome one for Honda-Racing.co.uk’s Karl Harris. Following a promising start to the team’s debut in the world’s leading domestic Superbike championship, the 25-year-old has suffered a run of bad luck. Since round five, he has been battling injury and problems with the set-up of the CBR1000RR Fireblade.
MGP Riders Association Newsletter August 2005 - Jul 22 2005
Read the latest news, views and comments from the MGPRA newsletter, direct from the Chairmans desk.
Lougher’s Fireblades dominate Ulster GP - Aug 15 2005
Honda Racing’s Ian Lougher scored an impressive hat-trick of wins at the 2005 Ulster Grand Prix on a brace of CBR1000RR Fireblades. The experienced road racer won the opening Superstock event with the Blackhorse Finance-supported CBR1000RR, before taking victory in both Superbike races aboard the all-conquering Team DMRR Honda Racing Fireblade.
Rizla Suzuki racing at Assen World Superbikes - Aug 17 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI will race in the double-header ninth round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen on September 4th with Dutch ace Jurgen Van Den Goorbergh as a wild card entry.
Rea returns to action - Aug 17 2005
Jonathan Rea makes his return to the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone this weekend. The Red Bull Honda rider has used the recent break in the series to recover from injuries he sustained at the last round at Snetterton.
PHIL GUILLOU is unfazed by the potential dangers of the Isle of Man TT course. - Jul 22 2005
According to the local motorcyclist, who will be competing in this year’s Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix, which will be held over the 37.75-mile TT route, it is the most dangerous course in the world.
Be part of the 2005 MGP team - Aug 03 2005
It will soon be that time again, time for another Manx Grand Prix, which seems to arrive quicker every year.
2005 MANX GRAND PRIX PRESS RELEASE 8 - Aug 08 2005
Just a fortnight to the start of the Manx Grand Prix - practising due to
commence on the evening of Saturday August 20th, with further evening
sessions all the following week.
Leader of the pack - Aug 11 2005
Having finished second and third in the British Superbike Championship in recent years, Michael Rutter is determined to secure the title in 2005. He believes that this season is his best opportunity to date for victory in the ultra-competitive series, thanks to the package that has been provided by HM Plant Honda Racing.
Crescent gears up for its best ever Open Weekend - Jul 29 2005
THE CRESCENT 2005 Open Weekend will be held on August 13-14th and promises to be the best celebration of motorcycling ever held at the fantastic Crescent Performance Centre in Verwood, Dorset.
Manx Grand Prix News No. 7 - Aug 01 2005
With only three weeks to the start of practising, the final touches are being put to the organisation.
Reynolds sends out a warning to his rivals - Aug 03 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI’S John Reynolds was the quickest rider on race rubber at today’s official MCRCB test at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.
ROSSI SIGNS OFF FOR SUMMER WITH HIS EIGHTH WIN OF THE SEASON - Aug 01 2005
Just one week after his stunning wet weather win at Donington Park in England, reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi was back on top of the podium at the Sachsenring circuit as he snatched victory from Sete Gibernau (Honda) on the final lap of the German Grand Prix.
Impressive Buckingham tastes champagne - Aug 01 2005
JAMES BUCKINGHAM took a fairy-tale third place podium finish and set a new lap record at today’s Castle Combe Grand National during his debut ride for Rizla Suzuki.
ARA Donate Funds to the ACU Benevolent Fund - Jul 29 2005
Following on from abandonment of the Jurby South Road races on the 16th July due to the unfortunate accident,the race that was in progress was declared a result having reached the stage that complied with the ACU ruling.
SACHSENRING TEST FOR THE MOTOGP STARS - Jul 29 2005
The German GP takes place at the Sachsenring for the sixth time this weekend with mixed weather forecasts for Sunday’s race. Friday saw intense heat at the German circuit with temperatures in the mid 30 degrees.
GERMAN GRAND PRIX - BOILING ASPHALT BETRAYS ALEX - Jul 30 2005
With the sun beating down and track temperatures nearing 50ºC at
Sachsenring in the second free practice session, conditions were
particularly challenging, with noboday able to better Alex Barros’ lap
time, which came in the first ten minutes of the hour.
Horsepower hits the paddock - Jul 29 2005
Honda Racing has announced its final line-up for the 2005 Superbike Grand National at Castle Combe this weekend. The team is entering three riders into the non-championship event at Wiltshire. Karl Harris and Steve Plater will both ride Honda-Racing.co.uk CBR1000RR Fireblades and Jonathan Rea will compete aboard the Red Bull Honda.
GAULOISES YAMAHA PAIR MAKE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN SACHSENRING - Jul 31 2005
Gauloises Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards recovered from a difficult first day at the Sachsenring to improve their positions today, qualifying on the second and third row respectively for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix.
GERMAN GRAND PRIX - 31/07/05 - Jul 28 2005
How many glasses of good beer have been won and lost over the subject of one hit wonders in the pop music charts over the last few decades. It's the same in grand prix motor cycle racing with German Edmund Czihak joining the likes of Right Said Fred and The Bangles at the very top of those one hit wonders charts.
Manx Grand Prix News No. 6 - Jul 20 2005
The difference between the record lap speed of the TT and the Manx Grand Prix remains at around seven miles-an-hour
Rutter to miss Superbike Grand National - Jul 23 2005
Michael Rutter will miss this year’s Superbike Grand National at Castle Combe, due to an injury sustained at the last round of the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton. The HM Plant Honda Racing rider came off the factory-backed CBR1000RR Fireblade during a practice session at the Norfolk circuit, which led to a broken collarbone.
Hot Hayden seeks to maintain momentum in Britain - Jul 23 2005
Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda RC211V) is now only the second rider to beat Valentino Rossi in a race this season and the American hotshot feels he has what it takes to score another win at Donington Park on Sunday.
ALEX BARROS WILL START 250th CAREER GP FROM FOURTH - Jul 24 2005
The second day of practice at Donington Park saw the yellow Honda riders stand out in the qualifying session. Alex Barros set the fourth fastest time and will start the British GP from the second row in a special occasion for the Brazilian: the 250th GP of his career - an all-time Grand Prix record.
ALEX CELEBRATES 250th GP WITH SUPERB PODIUM FINISH - Jul 25 2005
The rain which had been forecast for a few days came right as predicted at the Donington Park circuit, falling from the early hours of the morning and making conditions impossible for the MotoGP race. Alex Barros celebrated reaching 250 grands prix with a superb third place after running the entire race at the front and showing bundles of intelligence and courage.
ROSSI SPLASHES TO SEVENTH WIN FROM NINE AT DONINGTON - Jul 25 2005
Gauloises Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi extended his advantage at the top of the MotoGP World Championship to 104 points, with his seventh victory from nine races this season in the British Grand Prix yesterday.
Rea remains upbeat - Jul 18 2005
Rising Superbike star Jonathan Rea is recovering well from the injuries he sustained a week ago during the second free practice session at Snetterton. The Ulster teenager crashed his Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade on the entry to Coram Curve.
UK GRAND PRIX - 24/07/05 - DONINGTON PARK - Jul 19 2005
Donington Park has hosted the British Grand Prix since 1987 when it took over from the Silverstone circuit which had been the venue for the previous ten years. Before then the British round of the World Championship was staged at the famous 60.721 kms TT circuit on the Isle
of Man which was deemed too dangerous in 1977 and hence the switch to the mainland and Silverstone.
GOOD START FOR CAMEL HONDA AT DONINGTON - Jul 22 2005
There were variable weather conditions today at Donington especially in the second of today’s two MotoGP free practices, which forced the riders to spend long stints in the pits whilst a fine rain washed intermittently across the track.
GAULOISES YAMAHA RIDERS SET PACE AT GLOOMY DONINGTON - Jul 22 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi set the pace on the opening day of the British Grand Prix under damp grey skies at Donington Park today.
Manx Grand Prix News No. 5 - Jul 14 2005
The Manx Motor Cycle club’s decision to remain faithful to two-stroke machines for the Manx Grand Prix has been more than vindicated. There are 35 such bikes in the main races, and 25 in the Classic events.
EDWARDS AND ROSSI GET TO GRIPS WITH LAGUNA SECA - Jul 09 2005
Yamaha Factory Racing riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards began their preparations for the eighth round of the MotoGP World Championship in front of a bumper crowd today as the series returned to Laguna Seca after an exile of more than a decade.
TROY BAYLISS START WELL AT LAGUNA SECA - Jul 09 2005
Getting away twenty minutes later than scheduled (several stewards still had to take their positions along the track and the entry to pit-lane had to be extended and a concrete guard-rail moved), MotoGP
restarted their engines at the Laguna Seca circuit, eleven years after the last United States Grand Prix.
BAYLISS AND BARROS LIGHTNING QUICK AROUND LAGUNA SECA - Jul 10 2005
The third free practice got underway this morning without problems or delays, and in it the Camel Honda duo confirmed they are still amongst the fastest riders at Laguna Seca and consistent with it.
Rea withdrawn from Snetterton - Jul 10 2005
Following an incident during yesterday afternoon’s free practice session, Jonathan Rea has been withdrawn from this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship event at Snetterton.
DOUBLE PODIUM JOY FOR YAMAHA AT LAGUNA SECA - Jul 11 2005
Yamaha Motor Company celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a double podium finish at Laguna Seca today, as Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi took second and third place respectively in the United States Grand Prix.
Laverty’s luck runs out - Jul 11 2005
Eugene Laverty’s recent run of good fortune came to an end in the Metabo British Supersport Championship race at Snetterton today. The Red Bull Honda rider had a strong start aboard the CBR600RR at the 1.952-mile circuit and was leading the race until it was red flagged.
Rutter extends championship lead - Jul 11 2005
Michael Rutter extended his advantage at the top of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship points table after finishing fifth and third respectively in the latest two races at Snetterton in Norfolk. His nearest championship challenger and HM Plant Honda Racing team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari won the first race but crashed out of the second while contesting the leading positions.
Podium place for improving Reynolds - Jul 11 2005
JOHN REYNOLDS scored Rizla Suzuki's first podium finish of the 2005 season when he finished third in the opening race at the eighth round of the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk.
JR getting to grips with new Ohlins forks - Jul 09 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S John Reynolds spent today's practice sessions for the eighth round of the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk testing new Ohlins gas forks on his GSX-R1000.
Second row for the Rizla Suzuki racers - Jul 10 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S James Haydon will start from fifth and John Reynolds from eighth as they bookend the second row of the grid for tomorrow's double-header eighth round of the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk.
USA GRAND PRIX - 10/07/05 - LAGUNA SECA - Jul 06 2005
MEETING UP WITH AN OLD FLAME - Both partners are a little nervous. Going back to Laguna Seca is a more like preparing for a meeting with an old girlfriend who you’ve not seen for eleven long years.
Seconds out, round eight - Jul 07 2005
Karl “bomber” Harris has been declared race fit for round eight of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend at Snetterton, following a rib injury sustained two rounds ago at Croft.
Dominant duo has sights set on Snetterton - Jul 07 2005
Snetterton plays host to round eight of the ultra competitive 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend – and with HM Plant Honda Racing already dominating the series, both riders are keen to secure victory at the Norfolk circuit.
Rea aims high - Jul 08 2005
Following an astounding season to date, Jonathan Rea heads to Snetterton for round eight of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend in a confident mood. The 18-year-old has proved to be a surprise package in his debut season in the ultra-competitive series and displayed the potential of the three-tiered Red Bull Honda youth development programme.
Haydon on a roll - Jul 04 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S James Haydon will be building on the momentum that saw him post the fastest lap time at a recent Dunlop tyre test when he goes to the eighth round of the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton in Norfolk this weekend.
MGP press release no 3 - Jun 29 2005
Entries for this year’s Manx Grand Prix have now closed and the total is very similar to last year.
MGP press release no. 4 - Jun 29 2005
It’s going to be a star-studded Manx Grand Prix. Two past winners of the TT and at least 14 former winners of the MGP are included in the entry list, details of which are just to hand.
Rizla Suzuki gives Dunlop a chance to race - Jun 30 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI will give William Dunlop a chance to prove his skill on a Superbike when he races alongside British Superbike regular James Haydon in the Castle Combe Grand National on July 31st.
Trevor Nation steals the show at the 2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Jun 28 2005
FORMER Superbike Champion Trevor Nation wowed the crowd at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed aboard John Reynolds 2004 Championship winning Crescent Rizla Suzuki GSXR1000K4.
TT Visitors with Manx Pronto pay as you go mobile phone SIM cards - May 13 2005
Did you buy a Manx Telecom pay as you go SIM card to use in your mobile phone when you last came to the Island for the TT?
HF4S fleet set to race around the Isle of Man - Jun 25 2005
The newly released timetable for the Honda Formula 4-Stroke Steam Packet Company Grand Prix proves that the Isle of Man is the place to be this weekend (25-26 June). It reveals that the Honda fleet will compete in a round the island race giving islanders and visitors the opportunity to view the stunning 225hp and 150hp race boats in action along the entire coastline.
Rea’s upward spiral - Jun 26 2005
Jonathan Rea made another impressive performance on his Red Bull Honda during qualifying for the seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill. The talented 18-year-old rider finished third behind the HM Plant Hondas of Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Rutter to continue his upward spiral in the world’s leading domestic Superbike series.
Kiyo scores a hat-trick! - Jun 27 2005
Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Rutter continued their domination of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Knockhill today. The HM Plant Honda Racing team-mates took a double one-two with Kiyonari securing his third double victory of the season – an impressive hat-trick by anyone’s standards!
JR on the comeback trail - Jun 27 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S John Reynolds proved the injury that has dogged him all season is now history after claiming hard-fought sixth and seventh place finishes in today's seventh round of the British Superbike Championship at a sun-drenched Knockhill circuit in Scotland.
JR focused on the podium at Knockhill - Jun 23 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S John Reynolds knows exactly what he needs to do to get on the podium when he races in the seventh round of the British Superbike Championship at Knockhill in Scotland this Sunday, June 26th.
ROSSI SETS EARLY PACE AT JUBILEE DUTCH TT - Jun 24 2005
Gauloises Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi signalled his intentions to repeat last season’s Dutch TT victory at Assen with a dominant performance on the opening day of this year’s 75th anniversary of the legendary event.
AFTER THE DISAPPOINTMENT AT MONTMELO, A GREAT START AT ASSEN - Jun 24 2005
Eleven days after the fall at the Grand Prix of Catalunya that required him to undergo surgery on a broken collarbone, Jorge Lorenzo today got back on his RSW at Assen – a circuit where he won in the 125 class last year and performed superbly.
Honda riders set for intense weekend by the seaside - Jun 24 2005
Few of the venues on the 2005 World Supersport calendar offer the same mix of contrasts as Misano, both on and off track.
CAMEL HONDA DUO PREPARED FOR A RACE ON THE ATTACK - Jun 24 2005
Brazilian Camel Honda rider Alex Barros will tomorrow start from the third row of the grid in what promises to be a hard battle. Eighth fastest for Alex doesn’t really reflect the potential he showed in the free sessions over these first two days in Holland.
Rizla Suzuki frustrated by the weather - Jun 24 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI riders John Reynolds and James Haydon rode well within their limits during today's treacherous wet and dry practice for the seventh round of the British Superbike Championship at Knockhill in Scotland.
ROSSI MAKES HISTORY AS GAULOISES YAMAHA CELEBRATE PODIUM DOUBLE - Jun 26 2005
Valentino Rossi became the first Yamaha rider ever to win five consecutive premier-class races after another authoritarian performance in the 75th anniversary Gauloises Dutch TT, where he was joined on the podium by his Gauloises Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards.
Repsol riders look forward to a positive Dutch TT - Jun 21 2005
Max Biaggi and team-mate Nicky Hayden arrive at the historic Assen circuit this weekend in search of points and podiums in what should be a memorable GP as the track celebrates its 75th racing anniversary.
Rea-dy to conquer Knockhill - Jun 21 2005
Round seven of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship holds a certain significance for Red Bull Honda’s Jonathan Rea. The 18-year-old prematurely ended his Supersport season following a crash during qualifying at the Scottish track last year, which left him with serious leg injuries.
DUTCH TT - 25/06/05 - Jun 22 2005
The Van Drenthe circuit at Assen has rightly earned the title of 'The Cathedral of grand prix motor cycle racing', having hosted the Dutch TT every year since the start of the World Championship in 1949. Racing actually started in the area 80 years ago on farm tracks and the Dutch TT celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend.
ASSEN - SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MOTORCYCLE RACE - Jun 23 2005
It was a tough decision to make. Forsake our annual bikes, booze and birds (being really honest probably more bikes and booze) trip to the TT races in the Isle of Man to travel into the unknown - continental Europe and the 1973 Dutch TT in Assen.
Solid progress for Rizla Suzuki - Jun 17 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI enjoyed a successful test at Donington Park in Leicestershire today with both John Reynolds and James Haydon completing over 70-laps each.
HARD-FOUGHT RACE FROM CAMEL HONDA PAIR - Jun 12 2005
Alex and Troy are two warriors who give it from the heart under race conditions and today they proved that particular point.
Podium finale for Lougher - Jun 10 2005
Experienced road racer Ian Lougher brought the curtain down on his 2005 Isle of Man TT campaign with a fantastic podium finish in the ultra-competitive Strand Shopping Centre Senior TT race. The Welshman finished runner-up in this morning’s six-lap event aboard the Team DMRR Honda Racing CBR1000RR Fireblade, while his team-mate Richard Britton secured fifth position.
Rizla Suzuki signs James Haydon - Jun 10 2005
JAMES HAYDON will join British Superbike Champion John Reynolds and Team Rizla Suzuki for the remainder of the 2005 British Superbike Championship.
CATALUNYA GRAND PRIX - Jun 10 2005
Only fifty percent of the MotoGP field improved their times in the second free practice for the Catalunya GP, due to a change in conditions.
EDWARDS BOUNCES BACK TO FORM ON OPENING DAY AT CATALUNYA - Jun 10 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards returned to the top of the time sheets with an encouraging display on the opening day of the Catalunya Grand Prix today.
GAULOISES YAMAHA PAIR SET SOLID RACE PACE AT CATALUNYA - Jun 11 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards are confident of mounting a strong challenge in tomorrow’s Catalunya Grand Prix despite suffering unexpected setbacks in this afternoon’s single qualifying session, which limited them to third and seventh place respectively on the starting grid.
Sidecar Race A - Jun 04 2005
After a frustrating day for riders, officials, and spectators, racing finally got underway in the 2005 Isle of Man TT Festival at six o’clock on Saturday night
Men & Motors Cover Isle of Man TT Races - Apr 24 2005
For the fourth year running Men and Motors is proud to show highlights from the world-famous Isle of Man TT races 2005. MIKE BREWER of Driven fame will be presenting this year’s coverage.
2005 Isle of Man TT Races – Special Announcement - May 30 2005
The organisers of the Isle of Man TT Races, the Manx Motor Cycle Club Limited, regret to announce that a rider was fatally injured in Monday night’s practice.
TT 2005 Practice Bulletin no. 2 - May 30 2005
Conditions were ideal for the second practice session of the week for the 2005 Isle of Man TT Races with light winds and high cloud, only intermittent light showers spoiling the party.
TT 2005 Practice Bulletin no. 5 - Jun 02 2005
Hopes that practising could take place this afternoon for the Isle of Man TT Races had to be abandoned when the mist failed to lift on the mountain section of the course.
Practice proves positive on the island - Jun 03 2005
The Isle of Man was plagued by gale force winds, thunderstorms and heavy fog earlier this week, resulting in the cancellation of a number of scheduled practice sessions for the forthcoming TT road races. However,although Team DMRR Honda Racing’s experienced campaigners Ian Lougher and Richard Britton have only managed to complete three of the six scheduled tests, their times have been increasingly positive.
Lougher’s luck on the Island - Jun 06 2005
Experienced road racer Ian Lougher scored a superb fourth place in the 2005 Isle of Man TT yesterday. The six-lap Duke TT Superbike race should have taken place on Saturday, but was cancelled following another day of unpredictable weather conditions.
ROSSI CLINCHES DRAMATIC HOME VICTORY AT MUGELLO - Jun 06 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi produced one of the best performances of his career yesterday as he outwitted a trio of Italian compatriots to take a stunning home victory at Mugello.
Supersport victory for Lougher - Jun 07 2005
Ian Lougher celebrated his 21st Isle of Man TT anniversary, by taking a superb victory in the Supersport Junior TT aboard the Team DMRR Honda Racing CBR600RR today. It is the first time the race has been won by a Honda-mounted rider since Jim Moodie took the top spot in 1999.
Lougher’s Island podium - Jun 07 2005
Ian Lougher took a well-deserved runner-up spot in the Scottish Life International TT Superstock race on the Isle of Man today. The experienced campaigner’s superb result aboard the Blackhorse Finance Ltd CBR1000RR Fireblade follows his victory at the North West 200 three weeks ago. His Team DMRR Honda Racing colleague Richard Britton finished the three-lap showdown in eighth position.
Difficult day on the island - Jun 08 2005
The second leg of the ultra-competitive Steam Packet Junior Supersport TT took place on the Isle of Man this morning, but came to a premature end for Team DMRR Honda Racing. Following a superb victory in the first leg of the event on Monday, experienced road racer Ian Lougher and his team-mate Richard Britton were unable to complete race distance.
TT 2005 Practice Bulletin no. 4 - Jun 01 2005
Bad weather resulted in the cancellation of Wednesday night’s TT practice session in the Isle of Man.
TT 2005 Practice Bulletin no. 1 - May 28 2005
Practising for the 2005 TT meeting in the Isle of Man got underway in dry but blustery conditions on Saturday night with riders facing strong crosswinds on the mountain section of the course.
TT 2005 Practice Bulletin no. 3 - May 31 2005
Riders were reporting near-perfect conditions, and predicting fast speeds, for the third practice session of the week on Tuesday night.
TT 2005 Practice Bulletin no. 6 - Jun 03 2005
After two blank days caused by a combination of mist and rain, practising for the 2005 Isle of Man TT Races continued in sunny, if blustery, conditions on Friday night.
Rizla Suzuki racers go back to basics - Jun 05 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S Scott Smart and John Reynolds will go back to basic suspension settings on their GSX-R1000s after a difficult qualifying session placed them 15th and 16th respectively on the grid for th sixth reound of the British Superbike Championship at Croft.
Record-breaker Rea in confident mood - Jun 01 2005
Jonathan Rea is feeling confident ahead of round six of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Croft this weekend, despite never having raced at the North Yorkshire circuit before. He missed the 2004 event – the circuit’s first on the calendar in recent years – due to injury.
ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - 05/06/05 MUGELLO - Jun 03 2005
A fantastic circuit in a magnificent setting that just lends itself to MotoGP. The 5.245 kms circuit that nestles into the folds of the Tuscan hills above Florence, was built in 1974 but received a major revamp when it was bought by Ferrari as a test track.
TT2005 Gets off to a start tonight - May 28 2005
Yes it's here at last and are they going to have a rough ride over the mountain tonight ?
Success looms on the Isle of Man - May 31 2005
Following their successful performances at the Junction One International North West 200 in Northern Ireland, Ian Lougher and Richard Britton are heading to the picturesque Isle of Man in preparation for the infamous TT races. The Team DMRR Honda Racing riders are no strangers to the event and have a wealth of road racing experience between them.
Do You Want To Live On The Isle of Man ? - Mar 11 2005
We have been approached by channel 4 researchers, who are looking for TT/MGP enthusiasts, who want or would like to move to the Isle of Man. Fancy being a tv star ? Read on ........
Two-strokes are still go at the MGP! - May 20 2005
Although two-stroke machines have been dropped from the TT this year, the decision by the Manx Motor Cycle Club to continue catering for them at the Manx Grand Prix has been vindicated as entries move towards their close.
Pre TT Classic Meeting Starts Tonight - May 27 2005
Tonight starting at 18:30 there is the first night of practice. All classes will be out.
TTMA at the Stafford Classic Bike Show - Apr 20 2005
As is often said ‘doesn’t time fly’ at the time of writing this we are some 40 days until the first practice session for the TT.
Entries streaming in for Manx Grand Prix - Apr 28 2005
Though still four months away, entries are streaming in for the Manx Grand Prix.
Rutter takes NW200 victory - May 23 2005
It was a day of mixed fortunes for Michael Rutter at the Junction One International North West 200 in Northern Ireland. The HM Plant Honda Racing star won the first Superbike race – his 11th victory over the famous public roads circuit which links the towns of Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine – in front of more than 100,000 spectators, but retired from the last race of the day.
Victory for Lougher’s Fireblade - May 23 2005
Experienced road racing campaigner Ian Lougher claimed a superb victory in the CP Hire Superstock race at the Junction One International North West 200. The Team DMRR Honda Racing rider and his team-mate Richard Britton competed in five of the day’s six races.
Joey Dunlop Foundation news - Apr 27 2005
Joey Dunlop Foundation (formerly the Joey Dunlop Injured riders Fund) acquire land to build a Travel Lodge in memory of Joey Dunlop
'Spirit of the Manx' award - May 08 2005
During this year’s Manx Grand Prix the Manx Grand Prix Riders Association will be making a special award
Local riders line up for North West 200 - May 18 2005
County Down-based Ian Lougher and Enniskillen’s Richard Britton are preparing to ride in five of the six races at this year’s North West 200. The experienced campaigners are riding for the Honda Racing supported Team DMRR in the two Superbike and Supersport races, and one Superstock event.
Honda Racing reunion for Plater - May 18 2005
Following a one-year break, Steve Plater is returning to the North West 200 public roads circuit with Honda Racing. However, it will be a new experience for the Lincolnshire rider as he makes the change from a twin to Honda’s latest four-cylinder contender.
Rutter returns to continue reign - May 18 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing’s Michael Rutter plans to continue his winning streak at Northern Ireland’s premier road race event this weekend and prove that he is still the man to beat at the 8.9-mile public roads circuit.
JR back on his Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Croft - May 18 2005
BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPION and Rizla Suzuki racer John Reynolds will participate in the official MCRCB Superbike Test at Croft circuit in North Yorkshire on Tuesday, May 24th.
Inspired ride by the Rizla Suzuki racers - May 15 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S Scott Smart and James Haydon put on an inspired performance in the first race at today's fifth round of the British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park in Ireland.
Phil Hogg Fundraising news - May 11 2005
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people who have once again helped ensure that the running of Phil Hogg Rescue Units is made easier due to the overwhelming support received at our annual auction in February, at the Imperial Hotel on Douglas Promenade.
FORTUNE DOESN’T FAVOUR CAMEL HONDA IN FRANCE - May 15 2005
It was an unlucky Le Mans for Alex Barros who lost control of the rear end of his RC211V on the thirteenth lap, and crashed out, hitting his back hard. The brazilian rider was given the all-clear though by Dr. Costa in the mobile clinic, with just severe bruising.
GAULOISES YAMAHA TAKE PODIUM DOUBLE AS ROSSI WINS AT LE MANS - May 15 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi extended his lead at the top of the MotoGP World Championship with a victory from pole position at the French Grand Prix this afternoon. The Italian World Champion recorded the fastest ever motorcycle lap of Le Mans in qualifying yesterday and followed it up with a new lap record on the very last lap of the today's 28-lap race.
King Kiyo returns - May 15 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing’s Ryuichi Kiyonari left his 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship rivals in no doubt that he had returned to the ultra-competitive series after an action-packed fifth round at Mondello Park. The Japanese rider scored an impressive victory and a third position while his team-mate Michael Rutter joined him on the podium for race one to maintain his championship lead.
BARROS FASTEST IN BOTH WET AND DRY IN FRANCE - May 13 2005
The rain seems to be a constant threat to the 2005 championship, and once again it made its presence felt on the first day of practice at the French Grand Prix.
Lap times tumble for Rizla Suzuki duo - May 14 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racers Scott Smart and James Haydon both cut their lap times by more than a second during today's qualification sessions for the fifth round of the British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park in Ireland.
UNLUCKY QUALIFYING CAMEL HONDA, BUT ALEX HAS GOOD RACE PACE - May 14 2005
After having done three great free practice sessions, and having shown a similar pace to the lead group no matter the conditions, Alex Barros had little luck when it came down qualifying on Saturday afternoon.
Premier pole for Rea - May 14 2005
Red Bull Honda’s Jonathan Rea has secured his first-ever Bennetts British Superbike Championship pole position at his home circuit of Mondello Park. The 18-year-old from County Antrim in Northern Ireland will line up at the head of one of the most experienced and competitive Superbike fields ever assembled in only his third road racing season.
Scott returns to scene of his first BSB victory - May 11 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S Scott Smart travels to Mondello Park this weekend for the fifth round of the British Superbike Championship, one year after securing his maiden Superbike win at the Irish track - and he is hoping to taste the victory champagne again.
Full fighting force - May 11 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing is heading to Mondello Park in Ireland for round five of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in full fighting force with both riders. Japanese rider Ryuichi Kiyonari is making his return to the series at the 2.176-mile track.
Rizla Suzuki makes progress in the final minutes - May 13 2005
SCOTT SMART altered the suspension set-up on his Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the dying minutes of today's practice for the fifth round of the British Superbike Championship at Mondello Park and immediately slashed a full second from his lap times.
BARROS TAKES POINTS AFTER PENALTY TROUBLES. - May 02 2005
It was a difficult day for the Camel Honda riders today. Alex Barros was unable to make the most of the competitive pace he had showed in
the race after a ride through penalty for jump-starting, which relegated him to last position,
Rizla Suzuki on second and third rows of the grid - May 02 2005
JAMES HAYDON will start from seventh on the second row and Scott Smart from 10th on the third row of the grid for Rizla Suzuki in the fourth round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.
Fourth row for Rea - May 02 2005
Jonathan Rea has secured his highest qualifying position to date in the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park today. The 18-year-old seized 16th place on the grid aboard the Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade with a time of 1:38.760, despite a small crash with less than ten minutes to go in the second qualifying session.
First top ten finish for Rea - May 03 2005
Jonathan Rea secured his first top ten finish for Red Bull Honda in the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park today. It was a further display of the 18-year-old’s growing ability on the CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Rutter increases championship lead - May 03 2005
A superb victory and a hard fought second place at Oulton Park today helped HM Plant Honda Racing’s Michael Rutter increase his lead in the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
James Haydon to sub for John Reynolds - Apr 28 2005
JAMES HAYDON will don Rizla Suzuki leathers and race as a substitute for John Reynolds for the next two rounds of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton and Mondello Park.
ALEX AND TROY GO QUICK IN THE WET - Apr 29 2005
The weekend of the Chinese Grand Prix got under way late for MotoGP today, due to a technical problem for the medical helicopter, which had to be substituted for another, meaning that the first free practice didn’t get going until 12:30pm, and the second not until 4pm.
CHANGEABLE WEATHER AFFECTS MOTOGP QUALIFYING - Apr 30 2005
The rain, or rather the lack of, rendered the MotoGP official practice a real lottery, as both Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss will be forced to get a good start in tomorrow’s race in order to make the most of the good rhythm they have found over the two practice days.
Haydon makes impressive debut for Rizla Suzuki - Apr 30 2005
WET but drying conditions did little to dampen James Haydon's enthusiasm on his debut for Rizla Suzuki at the fourth round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.
Hardman Harris ready to rock - Apr 28 2005
Honda-Racing.co.uk’s Karl Harris is looking forward to two enjoyable races this weekend at Oulton Park, despite carrying an ankle injury from round three of the 2005 British Superbike Championship (BSB) at Mallory Park.
100 per cent victory - Apr 28 2005
The HM Plant Honda Racing team heads to Oulton Park with the daunting task of maintaining its 100 per cent victory record in the British Superbike Championship. Having secured six wins from six starts –four for Ryuichi Kiyonari and two for Michael Rutter, aboard the HRC-prepared CBR1000RR Fireblades, the aim is to add a further two race wins to the team’s tally this weekend.
Rea-dy for more points - Apr 28 2005
Following his first double points-scoring finish of his debut British Superbike Championship season, Red Bull Honda’s Jonathan Rea is excited about racing at round four of the series at Oulton Park this weekend. Despite qualifying in 25th position on the grid at Mallory Park, Rea displayed his trademark determination, storming through the field to take two 14th positions at the chequered flag.
CHINESE GRAND PRIX - 01/05/05 SHANGHAI - Apr 28 2005
Returning home on the plane from Estoril, I was intrigued by the headline in the airline magazine, Hip-Hop hits China. I always thought of MotoGP as a bit of hip hop but quickly learned it actually referred to the music culture of insults and baggy trousers. Certainly the insults gave been flying thick and fast in the opening two races this season but baggy trousers!
Harris recovers to secure sixth - Apr 24 2005
Karl Harris had a day of mixed fortunes at the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park. After qualifying in fifth position on the Dunlop/BLD-backed Honda-Racing.co.uk CBR1000RR Fireblade, the 25-year-old Sheffield star recovered from a first race crash to take a secure sixth position in an incident-packed second leg.
Local hero at the double - Apr 24 2005
Michael Rutter took a devastating double victory at the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in front of his home fans at Mallory Park in Leicestershire. The HM Plant Honda Racing star took maximum points and the championship lead after his team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari was injured in an incident earlier in the day.
Rea: 14th at the double - Apr 24 2005
Jonathan ‘Stormy’ Rea secured two 14th place finishes at the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The action-packed event was held at Mallory Park, with the Red Bull Honda rider making his first competitive appearance at the 1.39-mile Leicestershire circuit in his debut Superbike season. After qualifying in 25th position, the 18-year-old Ulsterman made good progress in each of the shortened races.
Scott notches season best result - Apr 24 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Scott Smart scored his best result of the season so far with a fifth place finish in race one of the third round of the British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park in Leicestershire.
Hodgson Gets a 2nd in Race 2 - Apr 25 2005
Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Neil Hodgson finished an excellent second in Sunday's AMA Superbike race from Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Hodgson rallied from his fourth place finish on Saturday to fight his way back onto the podium in Sunday's 28-lap contest. Hodgson's teammate Eric Bostrom also came home in the top five on his Ducati 999, his best finish of the year.
World Champion to make TT Debut - Apr 21 2005
Hot on the heels of Klaus Klaffenbock, another former World Champion is set to make his TT debut
Douglas RUFC to run TT campsite - Apr 22 2005
The Department of Tourism and Leisure is pleased to announce that a TT campsite is to be run by Douglas Rugby Club.
Phil Harvey With New Team For The Road Racing Season - Apr 15 2005
To officially announce the partnership of Team Harvey Racing and theFSD.com the team will be putting on a team launch evening. It is to be held at THE BLACK HORSE INN, Station Road, Rawcliffe Bridge, Nr Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 8PN, on the 28th April.
130mph Man McGuinness Heads Strongest T.T. Entry for Years - Apr 18 2005
Outright T.T. Lap Record holder, John McGuiness heads the strongest T.T. entry for years, as he aims to become the first man to lap the world famous Mountain Circuit at over 130mph.
Special guests for TT Festival - Apr 18 2005
The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure is pleased to be playing host to a number of leading motor cycling celebrities during the course of T.T. 2005.
T.T. Race Sponsors announced - Apr 18 2005
The Manx Government’s Department of Tourism and Leisure has announced that negotiations have been completed in respect of four major sponsorships for this year’s T.T. Races.
Paddock improvements in hand for T.T. 2005 - Apr 18 2005
Several improvements to the T.T. Paddock are well underway ahead of this year’s event, which the organisers hope will make the competitors’ stay over T.T. fortnight more enjoyable.
TT Chat Show 2005 - Apr 18 2005
Following the success of T.T. Chat Show 2004, the event returns for 2005, and the organisers are promising an even bigger show this time around.
Teenage talent shows true potential - Apr 21 2005
Red Bull Honda’s Jonathan Rea heads to Mallory Park for the third round of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship with increased confidence and renewed enthusiasm.
Hodgson Qualifies 3rd at Barber Motorsports Park Circuit. - Apr 23 2005
The Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin team of Eric Bostrom and Neil Hodgson spent much of Friday with their factory Ducati 999s parked and watching the rains fall at the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park circuit. A controversial afternoon qualifying session was red-flagged and eventually cancelled just minutes after it began prematurely. Heavy winds and hail began to fall shortly after the riders were signaled to begin the qualifying period, which was started several minutes before the scheduled time of 4:30 PM.
Kiyonari pips Rutter for pole - Apr 23 2005
Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Rutter dominated qualifying at Mallory Park today for the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The HM Plant Honda Racing team-mates finished in first and second positions respectively, with only Glen Richards providing any resistance from the rest of the Superbike field.
Harris secures fifth at Mallory - Apr 23 2005
Karl Harris narrowly missed out on his objective of qualifying on the front row for the second consecutive round of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. A stunning lap of 51.258 seconds in this morning’s first qualifying session – 0.464 seconds inside the existing lap record – was good enough for fifth position overall on the Dunlop/BLD-backed Honda-Racing.co.uk CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Strong starting positions for Rizla Suzuki racers - Apr 23 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S Scott Smart will start from seventh and John Reynolds from 9th in tomorrow's third round of the British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park in Leicestershire.
Rea makes Mallory debut - Apr 23 2005
Jonathan Rea has qualified in 25th position for the third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in his first race appearance at Mallory Park. The 18-year-old Ulsterman’s time of 0:52.251 is only 0.5 seconds outside Michael Rutter’s existing lap record and 1.6 seconds off the pole position lap set by HM Plant Honda Racing’s Ryuichi Kiyonari – demonstrating the highly competitive nature of this year’s 13-round series.
Double trouble for opposition - Apr 21 2005
The blistering pace set by Ryuichi Kiyonari at the previous two rounds and team-mate Michael Rutter’s knowledge of his local track spells trouble for HM Plant Honda Racing’s title rivals at round three of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park.
Rizla Suzuki aces in the top 10 - Apr 22 2005
SCOTT SMART was fifth and John Reynolds 10th for Rizla Suzuki in today's practice sessions for the third round of the British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park in Leicestershire.
Superbikes return to Europe - Apr 22 2005
Following the opening rounds in Qatar and Australia, the World Superbike Championship returns to Europe this weekend at the tight and twisty Ricardo Tormo Circuit, just outside Valencia in Spain. Winston Ten Kate Honda riders Chris Vermeulen and Karl Muggeridge are looking to build on their development of the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Rizla Suzuki looking for a repeat performance - Apr 22 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI stars John Reynolds and Scott Smart travel to Mallory Park and the third round of the British Superbike Championship this weekend aiming to repeat their performances of last year when they shared the spoils by winning a race each.
ALEX BARROS DOMINATES IN PORTUGAL: POLE, FASTEST LAP AND VICTORY - Apr 18 2005
To steal a football phrase, it would be termed a hat-trick, the work of a magician. That’s the magic Camel Honda’s Alex Barros worked this weekend, finishing top in all four practice sessions, taking pole position, setting the fastest lap in the race and ultimately claiming victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix.
25th International Classic MotorCycle show - Feb 28 2005
The 25th International Classic Motorcycle Show 2005, sponsored by Carole
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23-24 April 2005, is now almost upon us with barely a couple of months left
for you to book that discount ticket, or stall, at what promises to be the
best International Classic Motorcycle Show to date.
FREE PRACTICE – PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX - 17/04/05 ESTORIL - Apr 16 2005
BARROS IMPROVES ELEVEN TIMES, BAYLISS THE LIONHEART - Fastest in the morning free practice and also fastest from start to
finish in the afternoon second free practice session, improving his own fastest time eleven times in the process, Alex Barros stamped his authority on the first day of practice at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
setting the fastest time of 1’38.516 on race tyres.
Wet weather puts Rizla Suzuki to the test - Apr 16 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racers Scott Smart and John Reynolds rose to the challenge of damp and wet weather riding for the first time this year when they took part in an Official British Superbike test at Oulton Park.
GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM MAKES STEADY START AT SLIPPERY ESTORIL - Apr 16 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards began adjusting their YZR-M1 machines to the demands of the Estoril circuit in typically mixed weather conditions on the windy west coast of Portugal today.
ALEX BARROS SCORES STUNNING POLE, TROY BAYLISS RECOVERS WELL - Apr 17 2005
he beaming smile on Alex Barros’s face was replayed by every member of the Camel Honda team today, as they awaited his arrival in the pits following his perfect lap, bringing home the pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix.
GAULOISES YAMAHA TEAM FACING RACE DAY CHALLENGE - Apr 17 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will start from the second and third row of the grid respectively in tomorrow’s Portuguese Grand Prix after a highly competitive qualifying session at Estoril this afternoon.
Supersport Cup contender Shoesmith takes up the TT challenge - Apr 13 2005
Thirty two year old Paul Shoesmith will make his debut at this years Isle of Man TT Races in the Supersport class.
Aussie Ace To Make TT Debut! - Apr 08 2005
Two time Macau Grand Prix winner, Australian Cameron Donald will make his TT debut this June, riding in the two Supersport events and the Senior Race on board a CBR RR Honda machine.
Belgian ace Weynand in line for TT debut - Apr 08 2005
Twenty eight year old Belgian road racer Michael Weynand is the latest top European rider signed up to make his debut at the Isle of Man TT Races this June.
Endurance Stars set for TT debuts - Apr 08 2005
Three vastly experienced riders from the World Endurance and Masters of Endurance Championships will take part in this year’s Isle of Man TT Races with Amaury Baratin and Emmanual Cheron from France and German rider Frank Spenner the latest star names added to the entry list for TT 2005.
Smart upbeat as Rizla Suzuki pulls through a tough day at Thruxton - Apr 11 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Scott Smart found extra performance from his GSX-R1000 during a tough day's racing at the second round of the British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.
QUALIFIYNG PRACTICE (09/04/05) - SPANISH GRAND PRIX - 10/04/05 - Apr 10 2005
Both Camel Honda riders qualify in the top ten for Spanish GP.
RACE REPORT (10/04/05) – SPANISH GRAND PRIX - 10/04/05 - Apr 11 2005
GEAT START TO THE SEASON FOR CAMEL HONDA
LOOK AHEAD – PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX - 17/04/05 ESTORIL - Apr 14 2005
Those first one or two spots of moisture on the visor are the warning signs. When those tell tale lines of wet start running down the clear screen of the fairing, those signs switch from warning to danger.
Harris continues excellent form - Apr 11 2005
Honda-Racing.co.uk’s Karl Harris maintained his consistent start to the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship with hard-fought sixth and eighth places in today's two Superbike races at Thruxton. These results cement Harris' sixth place in the points table – a considerable result considering the depth of talent in this year's series.
Kiyo does the double again! - Apr 11 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing's Ryuichi Kiyonari won both races at Thruxton today to make it four consecutive wins on the HRC-prepared CBR1000RR Fireblade. The win gives Kiyonari a 28 points advantage in the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship after just four races. Michael Rutter also had a fantastic day at the Hampshire circuit, finishing in second and third places respectively and moving into third in the points table.
Rea’s best ever result - Apr 11 2005
Red Bull Honda’s Jonathan Rea showed his true potential at the second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Thruxton by finishing race one in 16th position and race two in 12th place – after starting from 27th on the grid.
ROSSI OPENS TITLE DEFENCE WITH DETERMINED VICTORY AT JEREZ - Apr 11 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi put the gloss on a perfect start to his defence of the MotoGP World Championship at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez today, smashing the lap record by over two seconds and adding an incredible race victory to the pole position he took in yesterday's qualifying session.
HM Plant Honda on pole - Apr 10 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing’s Michael Rutter powered the CBR1000RR Fireblade to pole position for tomorrow’s 2.3-mile race at Thruxton. It heralds a return to the form that saw him start every race of last season from front row on the grid and fires a warning signal to his rivals and doubters that he is back on track for victory aboard the HRC-prepared machine.
First front row for Harris - Apr 10 2005
Triple Supersport champion Karl Harris has secured his first front row start aboard the Honda-Racing.co.uk CBR1000RR Fireblade at Thruxton. The 25-year-old showed blistering form in the afternoon qualifying session, reaching as high as second position before settling for fourth place on the grid for today's race.
Rea’s progress continues - Apr 10 2005
Red Bull Honda's Jonathan Rea has taken advantage of practice and qualifying sessions at Thruxton to gain further development time with the Dunlop-shod CBR1000RR Fireblade. The Ulster teenager's main objective for round two of the series is to go race distance and pass the chequered flag.
Smart cuts lap time while JR battles the elements - Apr 10 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Scott Smart slashed more than a second from his previous best lap time to take 8th place and a second row start for tomorrow's double-header second round of the British Superbike Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire.
FREE PRACTICE - SPANISH GRAND PRIX - JEREZ - Apr 08 2005
Everyone on track for start of MotoGP World Championship. End of first free practice day
CHANGEABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS BRING MIXED FORTUNES FOR DUCATI XEROX TEAM AT PHILLIP ISLAND - Apr 03 2005
Ducati Xerox Team riders Régis Laconi and James Toseland came away from the second round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island with mixed results as they were hampered by a lack of grip in race 1 and then had to deal with changeable weather conditions in a rain-affected two-part second race.
Home fans to give Rizla Suzuki a boost - Apr 05 2005
THRUXTON is Rizla Suzuki's home circuit and the team will be cheered on by legions of local fans when it rolls up for the second round of the British Superbike Championship this weekend.
DUCATI MARLBORO MEN RARING TO GO RACING - Apr 05 2005
Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa are raring to go racing next weekend after a long winter of testing and development work. The pair has covered thousands of kilometres at tracks in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia, working to make sure their Ducati Marlboro Team Desmosedici GP5s performs at their best throughout the 2005 MotoGP World Championship, from Sunday's season-opening Marlboro Spanish GP, all the way through to the 17th and final race in November.
Rizla Suzuki building speed at super-fast Thruxton - Apr 08 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Scott Smart finished eighth and less than two-tenths of a second off a front row lap-time in today's practice sessions for the second round of the British Superbike Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire.
It’s show time! - Apr 02 2005
Following the opening round of the highly anticipated 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) last weekend, support is coming in thick and fast for the Honda Racing teams. In fact, Honda dealer Fred Watson is so passionate about the team, he is hosting a Honda Racing BSB open day at his dealership, Portsmouth Motorcycles.
TURNING BACK THE JEREZ CLOCK - Apr 06 2005
Ten years is a long period of time in any walk of life, but was it really a decade ago that Alberto Puich brought Sito Pons's one of his greatest triumphs since swapping the saddle to the safer side of the pit wall. Puich gave the Pons team victory at Jerez in the 1995 Spanish Grand Prix to become only the second Spaniard to win a premier class grand prix. Tragically a crash in qualifying for the French Grand Prix less than three months later, wrecked any chance of Puich bringing the Barcelona based team the ultimate prize - the 500cc World title.
Can a double six be beaten? - Apr 06 2005
A double six in many competitions is considered to be a great achievement – and it is no different for reigning British Supersport Champion Karl Harris in his step up to the Superbike class. Having been tipped as a leading contender in this year’s series, the 25-year-old was true to form in his compliance to deliver the goods.
Rea’s perfect progression - Apr 06 2005
Jonathan Rea proved the success of the Red Bull Honda team structure, after charging to a points-scoring finish in his Superbike debut at Brands Hatch for round one of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
Can King Kiyo's reign continue? - Apr 06 2005
At the opening round of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch, HM Plant Honda Racing's Ryuichi Kiyonari established himself as the king of the Indy circuit with a comfortable double victory. The Japanese rider also obliterated the existing lap record in a time of 0:45.954, and in doing so, laid down the gauntlet for his title rivals – not least team-mate Michael Rutter.
WSB - Destination Philip Island - Apr 01 2005
With one round, two races and a final official Superbike test recently disposed of, the five-rider Honda challenge in the World Superbike class is already strong, with more progress expected at the Phillip Island races.
WSB - Kagayama Steals Pole from Amazing Martin - Apr 02 2005
Factory Suzuki rider Yukio Kagayama, the championship leader, wrestled his sliding Suzuki GSXR1000 K5 around the challenging Phillip Island circuit to take the Superpole with a time of 1’33.241, not faster than team mate Troy Corser’s 1 minute 33.191 second time from Friday, but enough, on the day, to secure the pole in the Superpole shoot-out, limited to the top 16 qualifiers.
Kirkistown Irish Championship Short Circuit Meeting - Easter Monday - Mar 30 2005
Easter Monday was Ian Loughers first race meeting of the 2005 season, and although the team were hoping to have the Team DMRR Honda Racing Supersport CBR600RR finished in time for the Kirkistown meeting, unfortunately, it was not to be. And so armed with the Mannin Collections RS125 and the Blackhorse Motorcycle Finance Superstock Fireblade, the Welshman was eager to see how the machines faired when up against the competition.
Heroic Reynolds scores double top 10 - Mar 29 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI British Superbike Champion John Reynolds scored two heroic top 10 finishes in the opening round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch today while racing with a broken right leg.
Kiyo blitzes Brands - Mar 29 2005
Ryuichi Kiyonari scored a magnificent double victory in front of thousands of sun-drenched fans at the first round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. The 22-year-old Lincolnshire-based rider led both 30-lap races from start to finish on his immaculately prepared HM Plant Honda Racing CBR1000RR. His team-mate Michael Rutter provided ample support with fourth and second places respectively.
Strong start for Harris - Mar 29 2005
Karl Harris secured two strong points-scoring finishes on his Honda-Racing.co.uk CBR1000RR Fireblade at the first round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. The 25-year-old Sheffield star made an immediate impact in the world’s leading domestic Superbike series by collecting two sixth places and 20 invaluable points towards his championship challenge.
Rea storms to championship points - Mar 29 2005
Red Bull Honda made a positive impression at the first round of the 2005 Bennetts Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. The team made its debut with Superbike newcomer Jonathan Rea taking 13th position in race one and narrowly missing out on a second points scoring finish in the second leg.
First and third row for inspirational Rizla Suzuki racers - Mar 28 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI'S Scott Smart will start from third on the front row while his injured team mate John Reynolds qualified in an amazing 12th place for tomorrow's opening round of the 2005 British Superbike Championship at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent.
YAMAHA MEN COMPLETE FINAL DAY OF PRE-SEASON TESTING IN JEREZ - Mar 28 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards completed the last of 21 days of pre-season testing today, as the final day of the Jerez IRTA Tests drew to a close. Rossi completed the day with the fourth fastest time and his team-mate was eighth; both bettering the times they set on Friday and well inside the existing lap record of 1’42.788.
Rea looks forward to Superbike debut - Mar 28 2005
Jonathan Rea will make his – and Red Bull Honda's – Bennetts British Superbike Championship debut at Brands Hatch from 18th position on the grid. The 18-year-old Ballyclare rider is within one second of the pole position time set by Leon Haslam which emphasises the strength in depth of this year's ultra-competitive series.
HM Plant Honda on front row - Mar 28 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing's Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Rutter have qualified in second and sixth positions respectively for the first two rounds of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Close racing is anticipated over the 1.2-mile Indy circuit at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday with the factory Fireblade riders expected to be challenging for podium places in each of the 30-lap races.
Harris shows early Superbike form - Mar 28 2005
Back-to-back British Supersport Champion Karl Harris has made a promising start in his return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The 25-year-old Yorkshireman will start the first round of the series in eighth position on the grid for tomorrow's two 30-lap Superbike races at Brands Hatch.
YAMAHA MAKE GOOD PROGRESS AS FINAL PRE-SEASON TEST GETS UNDERWAY - Mar 27 2005
Gauloises Yamaha team-mates Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards finished the first day of the Jerez IRTA Tests with the third and tenth fastest times, and both riders were happy with the work they completed over the eight hours of track time.
FORTUNA YAMAHA TEST IN THE RAIN AT JEREZ - Mar 27 2005
Fortuna Yamaha completed their second day of tests at Jerez today in rainy conditions which left the track surface damp throughout the day and prevented the riders from improving their lap times from yesterday.
Reynolds rides again - Smart grows in confidence - Mar 27 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI British Superbike Champion John Reynolds battled against injury to complete 53-laps during today's first practice for the opening round of the 2005 British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent. His team mate Scott Smart continues to grow in confidence on his GSX-R1000 Superbike.
British Superbike Champion shows Bulldog spirit - JR to race at Brands Hatch - Mar 24 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI British Superbike Champion John Reynolds will race at the opening round of the 2005 British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch on Bank Holiday Monday, March 28th, only 39-days after breaking his right leg in five places in a testing accident.
Red Bull Honda launches Superbike quest - Mar 23 2005
The 2005 season marks a certain significance for Red Bull Honda, as it is campaigning three riders in three different classes for the first time. The success of the Red Bull Rookies programme over the last four years is signified by the rapid progression of its riders to larger capacity classes. The selection of a new 125GP rider further indicates the team's commitment to investing in future champions.
HM Plant Honda Racing ready for season opener - Mar 22 2005
The world’s leading domestic Superbike series begins this weekend (26-28 March) at Brands Hatch in Kent and the stage has been set for an explosive showdown. The Louth-based HM Plant Honda Racing team is geared up for its second consecutive factory-supported challenge for the British Superbike title, after narrowly missing out on the crown in 2004.
Harris makes his Honda Racing Superbike debut - Mar 22 2005
Back-to-back Honda Racing champion Karl Harris is making his move up to the prestigious British Superbike class this year, instead of defending his coveted British Supersport title. He is contesting his Superbike campaign aboard the Honda-Racing.co.uk CBR1000RR Fireblade on Dunlop tyres.
IRTA Tests Barcelona - Day 2 - Mar 20 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards enjoyed contrasting fortunes on the second day of the MotoGP Official Tests at the Catalunya circuit in Spain today.
IRTA Tests Barcelona - Mar 19 2005
Seven days after packing up from their most recent test session at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, the Gauloises Yamaha Team continued with their intense pre-season development programme today, the first day of the MotoGP Official Tests at the Catalunya circuit in Spain.
Rizla Suzuki relaxed as pre-season testing finishes - Mar 16 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Scott Smart finished pre-season testing at Brands Hatch today and is in a relaxed mood for the start of the racing season in just two week's time.
Scott impresses as Rizla Suzuki continues development of new GSX-R - Mar 13 2005
SCOTT SMART put on an impressive performance by posting the third fastest time at today's Official British Superbike Championship test at Donington Park aboard his all-new Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000K5 race bike.
Kiyonari conquers Knockhill - Mar 12 2005
HM Plant Honda Racing's Ryuichi Kiyonari has blitzed the lap record at Knockhill during the team's latest three-day testing session – on only his second visit to the Scottish circuit. The 22-year-old Japanese star continued his pre-season preparations alongside team-mate Michael Rutter and Red Bull Honda's Jonathan Rea at the 2.6-mile track.
AMA - DAYTONA - RACE - Mar 13 2005
Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Neil Hodgson finished a strong second place in the first AMA Superbike race of 2005, making for a fabulous racing debut with Ducati's factory team in America. Hodgson and the powerful Ducati 999 were fast on the fabled high banks of the Speedway, making an impressive statement at one of the most notoriously difficult tracks on the Superbike circuit. Although Neil's teammate Eric Bostrom had a disappointing end to his Daytona weekend, both riders earned valuable championship points.
Scott puts comfort before the lap record - Mar 10 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racer Scott Smart has told his team he wants to use this Sunday's official British Superbike test at Donington Park to get more comfortable on his GSX-R1000K5 rather than looking to shatter the lap record.
BSS - DUCATI SUPERSPORT SCOTTISH TEST SUCCESS - Mar 11 2005
The official Ducati British Supersport team concluded two days of pre-season testing yesterday at the Knockhill Circuit in Scotland, declaring their second test of the year a success.
AMA - Daytona Qualifying 1 - Mar 10 2005
Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin riders Neil Hodgson and Eric Bostrom saw their track time limited by rain to just a single session on the opening day of the AMA Superbike season at Daytona on Wednesday.
AMA - DAYTONA - QUALIFYING 2 - Mar 11 2005
Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Neil Hodgson qualified on the front row for Saturday's Daytona Superbike race, taking third position in his first qualifying session as an AMA regular.
Star names amongst the early entries for TT 2005 - Mar 05 2005
With thirteen weeks till the start of this year’s Isle of Man TT Races, entries for the world famous event have already started to be received by the Manx Motor Cycle Club.
Scandanavian duo to make TT debut - Mar 05 2005
Two Scandanavian road racers hope to make their debuts at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races, having spent the weekend on the Island as guests of the Mike Hailwood Foundation, learning the 37 and ¾ mile circuit.
YAMAHA UNVEILS ROSSI AND EDWARDS’ NEW YZR-M1S IN JAPAN - Mar 08 2005
The new 2005-specification Gauloises Yamaha Team YZR-M1s were displayed for the first time in their new livery today, during a press conference attended by Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards. The reigning World Champion and his new team-mate were the guests of honour at the Yamaha '2005 Motor Sports Press Conference', which took place in Tokyo this morning. Team Director Davide Brivio and Senior Management representatives from Yamaha Motor Company joined the two riders on stage to talk about Yamaha's plans for MotoGP in 2005 and beyond.
DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM WRAPS UP TESTING IN QATAR - Mar 04 2005
Capirossi and Checa prepare for forthcoming IRTA tests with an improvement in lap times and satisfaction for the work carried out in collaboration with Bridgestone.
Busy day for Barros and Bayliss - Mar 04 2005
It was a day full of hard work for Alex Barros and Troy Bayliss, who today divided their time between some very positive tests on the track, and preparing the photographic material for the upcoming team presentation in Milan, on 16 March.
JR making good progress - Mar 04 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI British Superbike Champion John Reynolds visited his doctors today and has been told his broken leg is healing well and making good progress.
CAPIROSSI SETS QUICK TIME WITH THE DESMOSEDICI IN QATAR - Mar 03 2005
Loris Capirossi ends the second day of testing with a time of 1m57.69s. Carlos Checa just two-tenths of a second slower. Both riders carried out tests with several different Bridgestone front tyres.
Tamada tops the Qatar time sheet - Mar 03 2005
Japanese rider Makoto Tamada set the fastest time of the day on the second day of MotoGP testing at the 5.400kms Losail circuit. Tamada, riding the Konica Minolta Honda RC211V, was in scintillating form all day. The ever-smiling Japanese rider shook off the lingering stiffness from his crash at Phillip Island last week and started his day testing chassis and suspension improvements before moving on to Michelin tyre testing.
JR goes home - Feb 26 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI racer John Reynolds was sent home from hospital today, exactly one week after breaking his right leg in a testing accident at Valencia in Spain.
Rizla Suzuki pays tribute to Yuki - Feb 26 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI has paid tribute to former team member Yukio Kagayama after the popular Japanese rider finished second and first in today's opening races of the World Superbike Championship in Qatar to lead the series.
TWO PODIUMS FOR LACONI AND TWO SIXTHS FOR TOSELAND AS DUCATI XEROX TEAM STARTS 2005 WSBK CAMPAIGN - Feb 26 2005
Losail (Qatar), Saturday 26 February: Régis Laconi scored two podium finishes today, a third and a second place, at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar in the first round of what promises to be an exciting World Superbike championship. Team-mate James Toseland got the defence of his world title underway with two sixth place finishes as he was still feeling the effects of last weekend's crash.
JR determined to race again - soon - Feb 24 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI British Superbike Champion John Reynolds is determined to put his injuries behind him and get back to racing as soon as possible.
Honda riders ready for first hurdles - Feb 24 2005
With three consecutive Riders' World Championships going to Honda-powered competitors in the Supersport class, the five officially supported Honda riders in the 2005 championship have good reasons to feel buoyed at their chances of ultimate success.
Team Harvey Racing - Nov 01 2004
New Sponsor Plus Supersport 600 Assault.
MGP Stars To Take The Next Step - Feb 17 2005
Several of the most promising riders to have taken part in the Manx Grand Prix Races in recent years, will this year be making the step up to the TT for the first time.
GAULOISES YAMAHA MEN STEP UP THE PACE DOWN UNDER - Feb 19 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards continued with their pre-season testing programme in Phillip Island, Australia today, finishing the day fourth and seventh fastest respectively in the unofficial standings.
Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000K5 lives up to the hype - Feb 19 2005
RIZLA SUZUKI finished its test at Valencia in Spain today and is confident the all-new GSX-R1000K5 can live up to its pre-season media hype.
DUCATI XEROX TEAM IN ACTION AT QATAR: LACONI FOURTH QUICKEST – TOSELAND ON THE PACE BUT CRASHES - Feb 20 2005
Losail (Qatar), Sunday 20 February: Régis Laconi and James Toseland (Ducati Xerox Team) wrapped up their preparations for the 2005 World Superbike Championship with fourth and tenth quickest times respectively as the FGSport-organised pre-season tests at the Losail circuit in Qatar drew to a close.
CHECA AND THE DESMOSEDICI GP5 SET CRACKING PACE AT PHILLIP ISLAND - Feb 18 2005
The Spanish rider laps under the 2004 pole time. Team-mate Loris Capirossi carries out back-to-back tests.
Donington Park to have £5million overhaul - Feb 18 2005
Major rebuild of facilities at Donington Park with an exciting 21st century design. Over £5million investment in Leicestershire circuit.
Phil Hogg Rescue Night - Feb 18 2005
Next Friday 25th February sees the annual auction for the Phil Hogg Rescue Units.
EDWARDS CONTINUES PROGRESS BUT ROSSI FORCED TO SIT-OUT SECOND DAY IN SEPANG - Feb 13 2005
Gauloises Yamaha rider Colin Edwards continued to make headway with the development of his YZR-M1 machine today throughout a very humid second day of a three-day test at the Sepang circuit, just outside Kuala Lumpar. However his team-mate Valentino Rossi, who turns twenty-six next week, was unwell and unable to ride.
Britten back at the TT! - Feb 03 2005
A Britten will be at the IOM TT this year.
SECOND DAY OF TESTING IN THE HEAT OF SEPANG - Feb 13 2005
Testing continues for Carlos Checa and the Ducati-Bridgestone Tyre Test Team. Loris Capirossi out of action with flu after 10 laps.
Mystery man - Jan 29 2005
Can anyone identify this TT rider?
New look Isle of Man TT set to be a cracker - Jan 29 2005
A vastly revamped racing schedule will form the backbone of the 2005 Isle of Man TT Races, set to take place between Saturday May the 28th and Friday June the 10th.
Hodgson Tests at Laguna Seca - Feb 19 2005
Hodsgon and Bostrom have a two day test in torid weather conditions.
Training Courses for marshals at the TT & MGP - Feb 08 2005
Once again great effort is being put into training more marshals; several courses here on the island have been fully subscribed in the past months.
25th Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show 2005 - Nov 03 2004
As the dust settles on another successful show at Stafford, attentions turn
to the 25th Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle show on the 12th and 13th
February 2005 at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. The show, being
the traditional start to the classic calendar, offers enthusiasts the chance
to get together, compare winter restorations and collectively look at the
riding season ahead.
The 25th Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show - Dec 15 2004
The 25th Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show on 12-13 February 2005 is already
shaping up to be a truly classic event. With only two months left until the
show takes place, it is almost a complete sell-out. In fact, to take the
excess of applications we have received from clubs and autojumblers, we have
hired an extra hall for this event.
25th Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show - Jan 17 2005
Its official, the 25th Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle show at the
Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet on the 12th-13th February, 2005
is now a complete sell out more than four weeks before the show.
DUCATI XEROX TEAM LAUNCH - LIVE! - Feb 01 2005
Ducati.com are proud to announce live video coverage from the launch of the 2005 Ducati Xerox Team.
ROSSI AND EDWARDS PLEASED WITH PROGRESS AT MALAYSIAN TEST - Jan 24 2005
Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards completed a second day of testing in hot and humid Sepang today on their new 2005-specification YZR-M1s, both improving on the times they set yesterday. It was hard work for the entire team, as temperatures reached a maximum of 40 degrees during the day, but both riders finished the day satisfied with the job they had done and now look forward to making more progress during tomorrow’s final day of testing.
Pace hots up during second day at Sepang - Jan 24 2005
In temperatures nudging 35 degrees the two Repsol Honda riders, Nicky Hayden and Max Biaggi, had a productive second day of the scheduled three-day test at Sepang today.
Both riders spent the day testing various new parts on the base 2004 RCV in order to give valuable feedback to HRC technicians who will be preparing the 2005 machines over the coming weeks that will debut back at the 5.54km Malaysian track in a fortnight
Ducati at Sepang - Jan 25 2005
Ducati Marlboro Team hard at work on second day of testing at Sepang. Capirossi, the only rider of the team on track, again sets quickest time in 2m01.98s.
DESMOSEDICI GP5 ENDS SEPANG TESTING WITH RECORD TIME - Jan 25 2005
Capirossi sets quickest time during the three-day test (2m00.54s), the Italian improving the Malaysian circuit's official pole record by 1.3 seconds.
New TT Rider Liaison Officers appointed - Jan 14 2005
The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure are pleased to announce the recruitment of former TT winner Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle and local road racing expert Paul Phillips as Rider Liaison Officers for the Isle of Man TT Races.
TTMA - Marshal’s Social Evenings - Jan 20 2005
If you have never been to a marshal’s social gathering it is time you did, come along and meet the person, whose voice you have heard over the radio scores of times, but have never met. Seriously it is nice to meet up outside the all too brief periods of racing where we are all tucked away in, or behind, our particular wall or hedge.
Can you name this lot? - Jan 13 2005
Get your thinking caps on - can anyone name all the riders shown here in this Tom Kirby team photo.
Deaths of Guayla Marsovski and Tarquinio Provini - Jan 09 2005
Two overseas TT heroes from years gone by, Guayla Marsovski and Tarquinio Provini, have recently passed away.
TROY BAYLISS AND ALEX BARROS TO RIDE THE YELLOW RC211VS - Jan 03 2005
The Camel Honda team announced its rider line-up today for the 2005 MotoGP World Championship.
The Camel Honda team, led by former double-World Champion Sito Pons, finished third in the 2004 Team Championship and for the forthcoming season welcomes into its ranks two new riders: Brazilian Alex Barros and Australian Troy Bayliss.
Merry Christmas Everyone - Dec 23 2004
I would just like to say thank you to everyone for supporting the site over the past twelve months.
!! RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE - help needed !! - Oct 13 2004
I need any TT/MGP entrants - both past and present - to complete my questionnaire, which is a part of the research project I was running at TT & MGP 2004.
Vicki Gray - Race Girl - Dec 06 2004
Allow me to introduce myself! For just about 20 years, motorcycles & motorsports have been part of my life! It's not only the number one passion driving me since its discovery, but remains the main obsession in my life!
2005 Lap Of Honour And Classic Nostalgia Weekend June 10 – 12, 2005 - Oct 11 2004
Following the very successful first Classic Nostalgia Weekend in 2004 under the chairmanship of Isle of Man Minister for Tourism and Leisure David Cretney, plans are announced today for the 2005 event.
Sponsored Sidecar Experience - Oct 28 2004
Sunday 28th November 9am-11am
Knockhill Racing Circuit.Every penny raised by you will be used towards the purchase and upkeep of a sports wheelchair for Kerr Douglas.
GSE to Launch British Superbike Attack - Nov 13 2004
After a single season away from competitive track action GSE Racing will make a welcome and eagerly anticipated return to the circuits of the UK, having confirmed their intention to compete at the top level in the prestigious 2005 British Superbike Championship.
Rising star to join Red Bull Rookies Honda - Nov 18 2004
Fourteen-year-old Chris Jones from Worcestershire was selected yesterday from among 12 aspiring young riders to join the Red Bull Rookies Honda British 125GP team in 2005.
Honda Racing announces Superbike team line-up - Nov 04 2004
Honda Racing has confirmed its team line-up for the 2005 British Superbike Championship with an increased entry for the world’s leading domestic series.
ROSSI MAKES PERFECT FINAL CURTAIN CALL - Nov 01 2004
Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha) secured an incredible ninth win of a glorious championship winning season after a hard fought battle at today’s Valencia Grand Prix. Down in sixth after a tricky start, Rossi used his improving pace to good effect, ultimately winning by a margin of 0.425 seconds ahead of second-placed rider Max Biaggi (Honda) and final podium finisher, Troy Bayliss (Ducati). Rossi broke through the three hundred point barrier with his Valencia victory, scoring a total of 304, despite two non-finishes this year.
11th Carole Nash Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show 2004 - Oct 26 2004
In true motorcycling fashion not even the weather could stop the hordes of
classic motorcycle enthusiasts from attending the 11th Carole Nash Classic &
Motorcycle Mechanics Show 2004 at the Stafford County Showground on 16 and
17 October 2004.
ROSSI AND CHECA FINISH HARD DAY’S WORK IN VALENCIA - Oct 30 2004
Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Carlos Checa spent today’s first day of qualifying at the tight and twisty Valencia track in pursuit of a perfect set-up, with Rossi finishing his day third fastest, Checa 11th.
ROSSI ON FRONT ROW AS CHECA OVERCOMES MORNING CRASH - Oct 30 2004
In bright and sunny conditions Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi earned a front row grid position for Sunday’s 30-lap MotoGP race, riding his YZR-M1 to a time of 1’32.913s. Carlos Checa earned a third row start in what will be his final ride for the team, having recovered from the effects of a fall in this morning’s free practice. Pole man was Japanese rider, Makoto Tamada (Honda) from his team-mate Max Biaggi.
GAULOISES FORTUNA YAMAHA TEAM PREVIEW - Oct 25 2004
ONE 2004 CHALLENGE LEFT FOR CHECA AND NEW CHAMPION ROSSI
Valencia GP - Friday Free Practice - Oct 29 2004
Roberts sets the pace in FP1 before pulling out
HAGA AND HASLAM RACE BIKES TO BE AUCTIONED - Oct 14 2004
Team Renegade has announced that the 2004 Superbike World Championship Ducati 999's used by Noriyuki Haga and Leon Haslam are to be auctioned.
New structure for Red Bull Honda Racing - Oct 13 2004
Red Bull and Honda Racing have confirmed the structure for their ongoing partnership in the 2005 British Superbike Championship series. At the end of the first season of their three-year agreement, the team’s overall goal of developing future champions remains on course.
Geoff Cannell Goes - Oct 08 2004
It is reported in today's Manx Independent that Geoff Cannell's contract as TT and MGP Press Officer, which expired on 30th September, is not being renewed.
Anita Buxton and MBR - Press Release - Jan 14 2005
Martin Bullock Race Team (MBR) are delighted to be renewing their association with female road racer Anita Buxton after a successful 2004 season with the team
TT100 - the Official TT History by Mick Duckworth - Jan 01 2007
There will be many books published in the run up to TT2007, but I doubt if there will be one to surpass TT100, the official TT history that was launched yesterday.
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