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    Nicky Hayden and Max Biaggi finished today the scheduled tests, which have brought positive conclusions for the races ahead. Read more.....

    Carl Fogarty will bid an emotional farewell his favourite section of race track after his Foggy PETRONAS Racing team have competed at this weekend's ninth round of the Superbike World Championship. Read more.....

    With Alex Hofmann having completed his test programme ahead of schedule yesterday, it was left to Shinya Nakano alone to continue development work on Kawasaki's latest Ninja ZX-RR engine during today's final day of testing at the Brno circuit. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati rider Leon Haslam took victory in the second race of the tenth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park today. His teammate Gregorio Lavilla claimed a pair of second places and overtook his two rivals to take the lead in the Championship. Leon also secured a creditable points finish in the first race, unlucky to drop from first to sixth on the final lap, after he had lead for the majority of the race. A last lap racing clash with his teammate as they both fought valiantly for victory was the only dampener on a fantastic day for the Airwaves Ducati team. Read more.....

    Team Yoshimura's Mat Mladin recorded his 42nd AMA Superbike win at today's second-leg AMA Superbike double-header at Virginia International raceway, Alton, Virginia, leading a Suzuki GSX-R1000 one-two-three for the second time this weekend. Read more.....

    Following their points scoring finishes in yesterday's Czech Grand Prix Kawasaki riders, Shinya Nakano and Alex Hofmann, were back on track at the Brno circuit today, to continue the development of Kawasaki's Ninja ZX-RR MotoGP machine. Read more.....

    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 today. Rossi's record-breaking ride featured an intense battle with Sete Gibernau (Honda) that again came down to a dramatic finale, with Rossi making his definitive pass at the end of the penultimate lap. Gibernau tried to fight back but as Rossi edged clear through the final series of sweeping corners, the Spaniard's slim hope of a victorious response disappeared completely as he suffered a technical problem and was forced to retire. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati rider Leon Haslam took a sensational pole position at Cadwell Park today, as qualifying for the tenth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship concluded. The Englishman's teammate, Gregorio Lavilla, joined him on the front row, qualifying in third following the two sessions at the Lincolnshire track. With both riders starting on the front row for the second weekend in succession, hopes are high amongst the team for tomorrow's 18-lap double header. Read more.....

    The eleventh round of the MotoGP World Championship looks set to be one of the most exciting yet after a dramatically close qualifying session at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic this afternoon. Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will start from the second and third rows of the grid respectively with less than two seconds covering the top sixteen riders. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki's John Reynolds and James Haydon made good use of today's two 50-minute long practice sessions to improve their GSX-R1000s for Bank Holiday Monday's double-header 10th round of the British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park. Read more.....

    Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi continued his domination of the MotoGP World Championship at the Brno circuit today, as the series returned to the Czech circuit after its traditional summer break. Rossi needs just two more victories to clinch the title for the fifth successive season and he started this weekend's mission encouragingly, clocking under lap record pace with the fastest time over two hours of free practice. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati aces Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam will be eager to continue their rich vein of form as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship hits Cadwell Park for the tenth round this weekend. Having performed well during the dramatic, incident packed affair at Silverstone a week ago, both riders arrive at the 2.18-mile Lincolnshire circuit, eager to put more pressure on their Championship rivals. Read more.....

    Valentino Rossi started the Czech Republic Grand Prix somewhat disadvantaged after both qualifying sessions on Friday and Saturday were wet. With no opportunity to test for an optimum race setting he started the dry 22-lap race having made an educated guess at his M1's set-up. Nevertheless Rossi was in contention from the word go, slotting into fourth after the first lap. The Italian had a close battle on his YZR-M1 machine with championship Honda rivals Sete Gibernau and Max Biaggi, ultimately holding on to finish in second - 3.514 seconds behind Gibernau at the flag. After a slight scare at the end of the first lap, when his wheel touched the trackside grass causing a serious wobble, Rossi went on to pass the Hondas of Biaggi and Alex Barros to move into second position. With Barros crashing out after 14 laps, Rossi took the lead on lap 17 from Gibernau, after which the two swapped places no less than six times as Biaggi closed in on the duelling pair. A worn rear tyre meant Rossi had to settle for second as he was unable to make a final pass on Gibernau. Read more.....

    The most powerful and aggressively styled production street bike in the world - the BMW K1200 R - has been voted 'Motorcycle of the Year' by the top US publication, Motorcyclist - just two months after the bike's official launch. Read more.....

    Dutch racer Jurgen van den Goorbergh sampled the performance of the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 that he will campaign at the Assen round of World Superbikes during a private test at Silverstone in Northamptonshire yesterday evening. Read more.....

    HM Plant Honda Racing's Michael Rutter and Ryuichi Kiyonari are planning to use the home advantage of the team's local circuit to strike back at their rivals in the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. With competition at the top of the series standings increasing and the pressure mounting on the dominant duo, Cadwell Park is set for an exciting showdown for round ten. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati riders Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam produced sensational results at Silverstone today in the ninth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Gregorio took victory in the first race closely followed by his teammate, as the team recorded their second 'one-two' of the season and the pair battled valiantly in race two to secure second and third position. It was Airwaves Ducati's best weekend of the season so far and will boost their chances of overhauling the Hondas 30 point lead in the Championship when racing resumes next weekend at Cadwell Park. Read more.....

    Ryuichi Kiyonari set the fastest lap ever on two wheels at Silverstone on his way to claiming pole position for tomorrow's two Bennetts British Superbike Championship races. The Japanese rider put in a best time of 1:26.111 during this morning's qualifying session. Read more.....

    Suzuki is celebrating its recent UK market share success - it was the best selling motorcycle brand in July - by extending the hugely popular Ride Away for £1 campaign through to the end of September 2005. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati riders Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla warmed up for the ninth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship by finishing in 1st and 3rd places respectively following two free practice sessions at Silverstone today. The pairing continued where they'd left off following recent testing at the Northamptonshire circuit and will be aiming for front row qualifying positions tomorrow. The second session proved to be the quicker of the two, following heavy rain disrupting morning practice, and the riders went about their business impressively. Leon recorded a 1.27.664s and Gregorio registered a 1.28.057s with both riders hopeful of finding more from the bike for tomorrow's qualifying session. Read more.....

    Jon Kirkham makes a welcome return from injury to Superbike action this weekend at Silverstone following a huge high-side during qualifying at Croft early in June which left a finger requiring extensive surgery and skin grafts. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati return to racing action this weekend as the Bennetts British Superbike season resumes at Silverstone. Following a six week break and with five rounds in the series remaining, the team are raring to go and will be aiming for victory at the 2.213-mile Northamptonshire circuit. Buoyed by recent progress in testing, the team are approaching back to back races with confidence and will be aiming to challenge for the Championship for the rest of the season. Read more.....

    Following extremely different short breaks from the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, both HM Plant Honda Racing riders are ready to return to racing in the series at Silverstone this weekend. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Fastest woman racer in the UK aims to be the first female to win an Isle of Man solo race. Read more.....

    As the August Bank-Holiday approaches, new research by the Motor Cycle Industry Association reveals that UK motorcyclists not only enjoy a head start over jam-bound cars, they contribute nearly £400 million to the UK tourism. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK) has launched its three pronged lobby to bring sense to the proposals contained in the European Unions 3rd European Driving Licence Directive. Read more.....

    Series organisers are pleased to announce that the final round of the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship will now be held at the Three Sisters circuit in Wigan on the 4th December following the cancellation of the next round at Scarborough. Read more.....

    Bolton based CCM motorcycles is set to enter a bold new era when it launches its brand new FT35S model at the International Motorcycle show at the NEC later this year. The street version of its American style flat tracker marks a radical shift in direction for the British manufacturer, although the new model does take strong influences from the firms successful off road history. Read more.....

    The SM1 rivalry between Iddon and Winstanley is proving to be one of the highlights of this year's Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship and following on from some heated moments at Rockingham the two were at it again in the second SM1 race of the day which proved to be an absolute thriller. The pair were embroiled in a tense battle for much of the race after Warren was overtaken early on by Winstanley. The KTM rider was then relegated to second after a clash with Iddon on the final turn followed by a near miss on the start/finish straight. Iddon went on to take the win despite broken bones in his wrist and hand sustained after a fall in the first SM1 race. Read more.....

    Due to the over whelming response, Stephen Sword has now added extra dates to his recently launched MX training schools. Read on to learn more about this great opportunity.. Read more.....

    Lougher's Fireblades dominate Ulster GP. Read more.....

    The Vic Bikers Pub held a successful fundraising event for the fastest woman in the UK. Read more.....

    This weekend, road racing campaigners Ian Lougher and Cameron Donald head to the Emerald Isle for the 2005 International Ulster Grand Prix. The Team DMRR Honda Racing duo is competing in two Superbike and Supersport races and one Superstock event. Read more.....

    The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) is today calling on the Government to use its Presidency of the European Union to bring fairness to European proposals for motorcycle licences. The proposals look set to make it much more difficult for people to take up motorcycling after 2011. Read more.....

    Only the world's top professional enduro riders and selected motorcycle journalists have had the opportunity to experience the world's most powerful twin-cylinder enduro motorcycle on the trail, and to this day, off-road enthusiasts have only been able to read about it in the motorcycle press. However, BMW's new HP2 (High Performance 2-cylinder) enduro machine is just weeks away from being officially launched across the entire Motorrad UK dealer network on Saturday 10 September. Read more.....

    The International Motorcycle and Scooter Show 2005 in association with The Sun has teamed up with Motorbike Search Engine to offer ten lucky readers the chance to win a Gauloises Yamaha poster signed by MotoGP rider Colin Edwards and a pair of tickets to the show. The 2005 show takes place on the new dates of 27th October to the 6th November at the Birmingham NEC. Read moe.....

    Diversity in motorcycling is maintained as figures released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association show a continuing growth on the year to date sales from 2004 to 2005 in the adventure sport (32%), naked (15%) and custom (7%) sectors. Read more.....

    The Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads to Silverstone on 20-21 August for round nine of one of the most exciting and fiercely contested domestic bike series in the world. Boasting one of the strongest rider line-ups in two wheeled motorsport, the double-race weekend promises breathtaking action with riders battling it out peg to peg around Silverstone's 2.249 mile International Circuit. In addition to two Superbike races fans attending the two day event will be treated to a feast of top British motorcycle racing that includes rounds of the British Supersport, National Superstock and British 125GP Championships, two rounds of the National Superstock Cup, and action from the Virgin Mobile Cup. After eight rounds of the championship HM Plant Honda is the team making all the running, with British rider Michael Rutter leading the fight for the title. Following closely in Rutter's tracks is team mate Ryuichi Kiyonari who is the man in form, having powered his way to more race wins than any other rider in the series. Read more.....

    The Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship will be heading North once again this weekend for the fourth round of the series at the Warden Law Motorsport Centre in Sunderland which will feature a completely resurfaced off-road section. Read more.....

    The Ducati Xerox Team came away from the eighth round of the World Superbike championship at Brands Hatch in front of a 108,000 crowd with just one podium for Régis Laconi as the two wins went to points leader Troy Corser (Suzuki) and Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha). Laconi finished fifth in the second race, while team-mate James Toseland scored a DNF after stopping with an electrical problem on lap 10 and a seventh place in race 2 after running third until just before half-distance, saying goodbye to any chance of repeating his 2004 title win. Read more.....

    The Superside FIM Sidecar World Championship competitors got their first chance to sample the Salzburgring circuit in Austria for Round 5 on Saturday morning's free practice session. Overnight rain had made the circuit tricky, with most teams opting to use intermediate tyres to feel their way around. World Championship leaders Tim & Tristan Reeves were running in a new Suzuki engine on their Team Roberts machine and didn't figure in the top 15 times. Rivals and second in the championship Jörg Steinhausen & Trevor Hopkinson, returning to the track for the first time since their horrific last lap crash at Schleiz, were also taking things easy, but with their circuit knowledge ended fourth quickest just behind Billy Gällros & Johnny Briggs on the Sourcecom BG Sweden LCR-Suzuki. Read more.....

    James Toseland and Régis Laconi will both start the Great Britain Round of the World Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch from the front row of the grid after setting third and fourth quickest times respectively in Superpole. Toseland was particularly impressive in the one-lap dash, taking his Xerox-backed Ducati 999 F05 up from eleventh in qualifying to third behind poleman Corser (Suzuki) and Muggeridge (Honda). Laconi will start the two races tomorrow from the final front row grid slot. Read More.....

    Régis Laconi set second quickest time in today's opening qualifying session at Brands Hatch, the Ducati Xerox Team rider clocking a 1m27.652s, half-a-second off the pace of early frontrunner Troy Corser (Suzuki). James Toseland was in eighth place on the provisional Friday grid, but just four-tenths of a second off his team-mate's time, as four different manufacturers took the top four slots on the timesheets. Read more.....

    CCM Motorcycles is proud to announce that it will take pride of place as title sponsor for the forth coming Nostalgia event to be run by the Kendal Classic Motorcycle Club from 17th through to 21st August 2005 inclusive. Read more.....

    With the spectacular Brands Hatch circuit in Kent on the outskirts of London hosting this weekend's eighth round of the World Superbike Championship, Frenchman Régis Laconi and in particular Britain's reigning world champion James Toseland will be searching for further victories in this year's series in front of another massive sell-out crowd. Both riders were on the podium in the last round at Brno three weeks ago, but a second and a third place in race 1 were not sufficient to make much of an impact on the series leader, Troy Corser (Suzuki). Read more.....

    Trials returned home with a real bang, as over eight thousand passionate British fans flooded through the gates for the Trialsworld Grand Prix Great Britain that took place at Hawkstone Park last weekend. Without a round of the FIM Trial World championship on the UK mainland since 2000, the public's response to the return of this specialised and spectacular sport was simply sensational as a record crowd packed into the sandy Shropshire venue. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki's John Reynolds was the quickest rider on race rubber at today's official MCRCB test at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. Read more.....

    Fancy riding through the British countryside this weekend on a brand new bike...for a £1? Well, if you hurry down to your local Suzuki dealer, you could ride away today on a new bike for 0% finance and a deposit of just £1. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati riders Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla finished 1st and 3rd quickest in the official BSB test at Silverstone today. The pairing were consistently quick at the 2.213 mile Northamptonshire circuit across all three sessions during the day and finished with quickest lap times of 1:26.684s and 1:27.895s respectively. The team were pleased to build on the progress made last week at Cadwell Park and tested more settings on the Airwaves Ducati 999F04s along with further Dunlop tyres and new Q8Oils lubricants. With many of the main BSB contenders attending the test, the Airwaves Ducati squad will be in confident mood when the season resumes on 19th August at Silverstone. Read more.....

    Chris Burns broke his right foot during the 1st practice session at Castle Combe. Read more.....

    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Valentino Rossi are delighted to announce that Valentino will stay with Yamaha for a further year. Rossi will continue to race in Yamaha's MotoGP line-up riding the Yamaha YZR-M1 in the 2006 MotoGP World Championship. Read more.....

    The Vivaldi British Supermoto Championships first visit to the Rockingham Motor Speedway produced some cracking racing and several upsets with a number of riders struggling to come to terms with the challenging nature of the circuit. It was the usual suspects of Iddon, Winstanley and Fiorentino who shone through with Warren hot on their tails and French rider Rolland Aurelien and veteran Ady Smith the big surprises on the day. Read more.....

    35,000 motorbikes are stolen every year within the UK; 85% of these are not recovered. Bikes are becoming soft targets for thieves due to their ease to load onto trucks and drive away. As soon as this occurs, conventional GPS systems loose their signal and your asset. Read more.....