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Hawkstone Park Motocross - March 2nd 2005


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    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. Read more.....

    Phillip Island (Australia), Thursday 31 March: The second of the two overseas rounds of this year's World Superbike Championship takes place this weekend at the Phillip Island circuit, situated south of Melbourne on the State of Victoria's spectacular Bass Coast. The opening round in Qatar one month ago saw Ducati Xerox Team riders Régis Laconi and James Toseland meet with alternating fortunes, as the Frenchman took home a third and a second place in the two races, while his British team-mate had to settle for two sixth places. Read more.....

    Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders Garry McCoy and Steve Martin intend to capitalise on their familiarity with the Phillip Island circuit when Superbike World Championship action resumes in Australia this weekend. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) will fiercely defend the hard won exemption from congestion charging that Transport For London (TfL) members want to see withdrawn. If this proposal makes progress then MAG will consider giant demonstrations along the lines of the 1988 Hyde Park protest against leg protectors. Read more.....

    HM Plant Honda rider Ryiuchi Kiyonari looked a class apart at a mild Brands Indy on Easter Monday. His qualifying times had consistently dipped into the 45s, and he set a new lap record as he disappeared into the distance in Race 1. The excitement was behind him, with a fit again and revitalised Glen Richards grabbing second in the early laps. Supersub Gregorio Lavilla swept passed with two thirds of the race run, on the GSE Airwaves Ducati. He really is a world class act, and it cant be long before someone signs him to ride for them permanently. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Eugene Laverty made an excellent start to his first British Supersport campaign by finishing sixth on the Red Bull Honda CBR600RR in brilliant sunshine at Brands Hatch. The Toomebridge teenager has progressed into the Supersport class this season after finishing runner-up in the 2004 British 125GP Championship for the same team. Read more.....

    FPR's Steve Martin and Garry McCoy made further encouraging strides forward during today's second day of testing at Phillip Island, with extensive evaluation of engine and chassis developments proving successful. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards completed the last of 21 days of pre-season testing 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. They spent the day making last minute alterations and checks in order to refine the set-up of their YZR-M1s in preparation for the season-opening Grand Prix here in two weeks time. Read more.....

    Fine weather (air 21° C/track 43°) greeted the third and final day of the last winter testing session prior to the start of the 2005 MotoGP championship season and all the MotoGP teams present were able to prepare their bikes in view of the opening round of the season scheduled to be held here on April 10. Read more.....

    Today in Jerez, the final winter test session for MotoGP teams came to a close, and they were able to make to most of a dry track. The next time the teams start their engines will be for the free practice at the Spanish GP, on Friday April 8th. The two Camel Honda team riders today perfected the set-up of their machines, picking out a good base set-up for the imminent grand prix. Read more.....

    Kawasaki factory riders, Shinya Nakano and Alex Hofmann, wrapped-up their preparations for the 2005 MotoGP World Championship Season at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain today. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    The second day of the Jerez IRTA Tests began with heavy rain and Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards spent the morning doing some worthwhile wet-weather testing on the soaked track. The rain eased off as the day wore on and by mid afternoon the Spanish sun had appeared and, coupled with a brisk wind, had dried the track enough for the riders to go back out on slick tyres and put in some faster times. Rossi and Edwards continued to test tyres and work on set-up and finished the day seventh and ninth fastest. Read more.....

    As was forecast, the MotoGP teams taking part in the second day of Irta testing at Jerez were hit by persistent rain-showers this morning, only for the skies to clear and the sun to shine from midday onwards. Naturally, with the weather this variable the riders' work was affected badly, most of whom took advantage of the situation to set their bikes up for wet weather racing. However, once the rain stopped the track took a long time to dry out fully, consigning the teams to their pit garages until around five o'clock in the afternoon. Troy Bayliss was, as ever, one of the first to get out on track this morning, and made the most of the conditions to get a feeling for his RC211V in the wet, clocking up around twenty laps and testing several wet weather tyres. Barros meanwhile only rode in the last half-hour, to prepare tomorrow's work and to check track conditions. Read more....

    The second day of official IRTA testing at Jerez was hampered by bad weather, with the track drying out only late in the afternoon. Read more.....

    A classy performance in variable weather conditions saw Japanese ace Shinya Nakano claim the fastest lap time on day two of the final pre-season IRTA test at Jerez. Read more.....

    The forecasts announced rain for today and this time they were right. The Paddock of the Jerez circuit woke up this morning under the heavy rainfall and remained like that until past midday. Some time later, the gusts of wind took the water away letting the sun shine through. Thus the track dried up completely around five o'clock in the afternoon, one hour before the scheduled end of the session. Read more.....

    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. With sunny conditions prevailing throughout most of the day, the pair were able to continue with the work they had done during the three-day test in Catalunya last week. Rossi completed 67 laps and Edwards 87, both concentrating mainly on Michelin tyre testing, and they finally stopped an hour early with two days of the test still ahead. Read more.....

    It's been the first of the three testing days on the Jerez circuit for the MotoGP riders and the countdown for the first Grand Prix of the season, the Spanish Grand Prix on April 10th has started. The weather respected the first MotoGP test day, although the forecasts are not very optimistic for the next two days. With pleasant temperatures and gusts of wind of up to 11 Km/h, the 22 riders present -two testers, Guareschi and Aoki, included- have been able to lap from early in the morning on a completely dry track, unlike their colleagues of the 250cc class on the previous days. Read more.....

    The MotoGP paddock has made the journey down from Barcelona to Jerez, where the race atmosphere is beginning to set in. All the teams are present, with the first grand prix of the 2005 season beginning in less than two weeks time, and the three Irta test days which began today represent a perfect opportunity to prepare for the imminent race. Troy Bayliss, who rode well here in December, was suffering from a stomach bug which prevented him from sleeping properly last night, but nevertheless still showed his continued improvements on the RC211V. His teammate Alex Barros demonstrated his now customary pace and consistency, today completing a first race simulation of the year (27 laps) towards the end of the session. Read more.....

    Capirossi concentrates on set-up work and only finds the right direction in the afternoon. Team-mate Checa absent due to dislocated left shoulder. Read more.....

    The Kawasaki Racing Team began the final countdown to the 2005 MotoGP season at the opening day of the IRTA test session at Jerez in southern Spain today. Read more.....

    London, UK (24th March)- After a year away from competitive track action the Airwaves Ducati team has honed itself to full readiness for the first challenge of the 2005 British Superbike season, at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent. Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla, the latter standing in for the injured James Haydon, will be equipped with Ducati 999F04 machines; top level equipment with the same specification as the 2004 World Superbike Championship winner, and from the same Ducati Corse stable that has played such an integral part in GSE's proven track record. Read more.....

    London, UK (23rd March)- Airwaves Ducati today announced that James Haydon will not race at Brands Hatch this weekend. However they bounced back with the immediate announcement of WSB and GP star Gregorio Lavilla as a replacement rider. Read more.....

    Up and coming young talent Jon Kirkham is looking for a strong showing with the Sendo Kawasaki squad at the 2005 British Superbike Championship season opener at Brands Hatch over Easter. Read more.....

    Hawk Kawasaki, official Kawasaki entrants into the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship are fired up and ready for the Easter weekend championship opener at Brands Hatch. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    A dislocated left shoulder will prevent the Spanish rider from taking part in the second and final IRTA official MotoGP test session at Jerez de la Frontera. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    John Reynolds has a race to win just to make the starting grid for the opening action in this year's Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday - the defending title holder is battling against the odds to be racing his Rizla Suzuki just 38 days on from breaking his right leg in testing. Read more.....

    Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards both made considerable progress on the final day of the Catalunya IRTA test in Spain today. Whilst Rossi made a key breakthrough with the set-up of his 2005 version YZR-M1, finishing this afternoon's 40-minute televised session with the second fastest time, Edwards continued to refine the excellent base set-up he has found for his machine over the three days of testing. Read more.....

    The third and final day of tests in Barcelona was a real mix of excitement and technical intrigue. The forty minutes of officially timed testing brought a buzzing public to the Catalunya circuit stands, but the most important part for the teams of course, was the time reserved for the usual technical tests. Alex was unable to make the most of the soft tyre during the qualifying time, but leaves Barcelona very satisfied with the tests, which have seen him improve both his race pace and fast lap performances constantly over the three days. Troy improved on his time from yesterday, using race tyres in the late afternoon and with the asphalt cooled down, so he was understandably pleased. The next appointment for the MotoGp teams is in just four days' time in Jerez for another three days of tests, and subsequently on the 10th of April, for the start of the 2005 season. Read more.....

    Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi completed his three-day test session at Catalunya today, learning plenty more about his Ducati Marlboro Team Desmosedici GP5 before heading to Jerez for final preseason tests next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Team-mate Carlos Checa had a less useful day, forced to rest the leg and shoulder injuries he sustained yesterday. Read more.....

    Kawasaki Racing Team riders, Shinya Nakano and Alex Hofmann, finished 11th and 12th respectively in today's qualifying shootout at the Circuit de Catalunya. Read more.....

    The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Claude Danis (FIM), Sito Pons (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Mr Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held yesterday in Barcelona, unanimously decided to introduce the following modifications to the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations (for immediate application) : Read more.....

    Ducati Marlboro Team riders Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa tried the factory's new engine-braking system for the first time at Catalunya today. Both men reckoned the new system, which has been extensively tested by test rider Vitto Guareschi, to be very promising. However, their progress was interrupted by two unrelated tumbles - Capirossi suffering a highside crash on the exit of turn three, Checa slipping off as he rode through the first chicane. Both riders will be able to continue testing tomorrow, the last day of this three-day teams test session. Read more.....

    The Camel Honda team were amongst the front runners throughout the day, with Alex Barros at the top of the standings for the most time before finishing with an excellent second fastest time, well under the circuit's pole record. Troy Bayliss rode at a good pace on race tyres, sliding down the order only once the other riders had put in their qualifying tyres, which he chose not to use. Read more.....

    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. Both riders were well inside the circuit record of 1'44.641 but, on another day of bright sunshine and warm spring temperatures, the reigning World Champion Rossi continued to encounter difficulties with the set-up of his 2005 version YZR-M1 machine and ended the day with the ninth fastest time. Read more.....

    Glorious spring weather continued in Barcelona today, allowing the Kawasaki Racing Team to complete another intensive day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. Read more.....

    Northpoint Honda Racing are looking forward to the forthcoming British Supersport season. They have a couple of exciting new prospects for the 2005 season, first is the signing of Craig Jones. 'Jonsey' as he is more commonly known to his fans, who dominated the last race of 2004 to take his debut win in the Supersport class on board Jack Valentines Triumph. With Triumph pulling out of racing, Northpoint Honda Racing soon scooped the 20-year-old up for the 05 season. The talented youngster has made serious progression through the rankings over recent years and he will surely be one of the hot favourites for the title this year. Read more.....

    Seven days after packing up from their most recent test session at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, Yamaha continued with their intense pre-season development programme today, the first day of the MotoGP Official Tests at the Catalunya circuit in Spain. Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards took advantage of bright sunshine and ideal ambient temperatures of 23şC to evaluate the performance of their 2005 version YZR-M1 machines, adorned in the team's stunning new livery for the first time. Read more.....

    Ducati Austin rider Neil Hodgson had never set eyes on Infineon Raceway prior to Thursday's manufacturer-sponsored motorcycle test session, but the native of Great Britain liked what he saw. Read more.....

    The TT Circuit Assen has been the scene of hard work over the last few months for the completion of the 'floating' Geert Timmer grandstand, as well as two changes to the lay-out of the race-track, which is now 30 metres shorter for the race-season 2005. At the corners De Bult and Ruskenhoek, two changes have been made in the loop of the racetrack, thus bringing the total length of the Grand Prix racetrack to 5,997 metres and of the south loop to 3,851 metres. So the riders and racefans are bound to see improved lap time records this year during the 75th Gauloises TT Assen, the Superbike World Championship, the Assen 500 endurance races and the European Championship and Open Dutch races. Read more.....

    Despite a difficult international economic environment, BMW Motorrad narrowly missed out on another consecutive year of record worldwide sales. The German manufacturer sold a total of 92,266 motorcycles in 2004 - only 0.7 per cent down on the previous year. Read more.....

    With one week left before the entries close for the 2005 Isle of Man TT Races, the Manx Motor Cycle Club are working flat out processing the late spurt of forms being received at their headquarters behind the TT Grandstand. Read more.....

    MotoGP, the most action-packed world championship on the planet, continues its pre-season test programme at Barcelona this weekend. The first 'action with intent' takes place during a showdown hour of 'qualifying' at the official MotoGP test. The immediate objective is to win the BMW Award of a brand-new BMW 1 Series car for the fastest rider at the end of what should be an explosive 60 minutes. Read more.....

    Offical Kawasaki entry into the Bennetts British Superbike Championship Hawk Kawasaki today unveil their new parts sales business, Hawk SRP. read more.....

    BMW Motorrad and Aprilia S.p.A., Noale (Piaggio Group), have successfully completed talks regarding a renewed collaboration in the motorcycle sector. A cooperation contract was signed in Munich relating to development and production services. This is in connection with a future, additional product offering in motorcycle segments that are entirely new to BMW. Production is due to take place in the Italian Aprilia plants at Noale and Scorzč near Venice. Read more.....

    The factory backed Ducati Superbike Team, GSE Racing, today formally announced the unveiling of a new title sponsor for their British Championship return. The team will be supported by Wrigley's Airwaves and will now be known as Airwaves Ducati for their 2005 BSB Championship bid. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Valencia, Spain (15th March)- GSE Racing have today declared themselves 'ecstatic' with their progress following the completion of two days of intense testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. The team now head to Albacete to complete the final leg of their Spanish test on Thursday and Friday before returning to the UK for their highly anticipated return to British Superbikes. Read more.....

    The British Masters Motocross season roars into action at the beginning of April with the title race in both of the Pro classes looking wide open. The Pro 125 class looks most open with any one of a dozen riders capable of challenging for a race win and the championship is very hard to call. Read more.....

    Motovision Racing Suzuki rider Yoshitaka Atsuta equalled his best ever result in the Maxxis MX1 British Motocross Championship by taking second position today at Canada Heights for the opening round of the 2005 national series. Read more.....

    Hawk Kawasaki, the official Kawasaki entry into the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, are delighted with their performance in today's Donington Park test sessions. Read more.....

    Carl Fogarty thrilled the Malaysian crowds during a rare outing in his race leathers for the PETRONAS annual public demonstration to promote the PETRONAS Malaysian F1 Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Foggy PETRONAS Racing riders, Steve Martin and Garry McCoy, made encouraging strides forward during the two day official SBK test at Valencia, with Steve also improving on the team's best lap time from the 2004 race weekend at the Spanish circuit, by almost a quarter of a second. Read more.....

    Chris Vermeulen and Karl Muggeridge concluded the two-day official World Superbike test at Valencia in Spain today and both declared themselves happy with the progress they have made in the development of their Honda CBR1000RR machines. Read more.....

    Sébastien Charpentier and Katsuaki Fujiwara head for round two of the 2005 World Supersport championship at Phillip Island, Australia on 3 April in confident mood after completing a two-day official test at Valencia in Spain. The two Winston Ten Kate Honda riders headed the combined time sheets for the weekend in first and second place respectively. Read more.....

    Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin raced to a record-breaking 33rd AMA Superbike victory at Daytona International Speedway today to take the lead in the 2005 series on a day that saw six GSX-R1000's in the top 10. The victory moves the five-time AMA Superbike Champion one win clear of American Honda's Miguel Duhamel - the pair having arrived at Daytona tied with career wins. Read more.....

    The American Honda assault on the AMA Superbike Championship began last year when the decision was made to replicate the unparalleled success of the American Honda Formula Xtreme team. Since the start of the development season, the American Honda team has been hard at work to make the Honda CBR1000RR better than it was last year when it won more races than any other motorcycle in the AMA Superbike Championship and it carried every member of the Honda family to a race win. Read more.....

    An early start to the 2005 Corona Extra World Superbike season has seen the first two races already decided, at Qatar on 26th February. After Suzuki riders monopolised the top step of each podium at the Losail International Circuit, the forthcoming test session at Valencia offers the rest of the 30-rider SBK grid the chance to prepare their next challenges to this early Suzuki supremacy. Read more.....

    The Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin team will kick off their 2005 AMA Superbike campaign this week at Daytona International Speedway in Saturday's Superbike race. The team's riders, Neil Hodgson and Eric Bostrom, look to keep up their testing momentum and make their mark early in the 2005 campaign at Daytona on board their factory Ducati 999s. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Joel Smets is looking forward to returning to one of his favourite motocross destinations in the world when he lines up for the Motocross Grand Prix of England on the Isle of Wight in August. Read more.....

    Foggy PETRONAS Racing pair Garry McCoy and Steve Martin make an expectant return to track action this weekend for the second official Superbike World Championship winter test at Valencia, Spain. Read more.....

    Yamaha's MotoGP effort was back in action for their fourth test of the year at Phillip Island, Australia, today. Unfortunately, low temperatures and scattered rain made for difficult testing conditions hindered the test program. After heavy rain yesterday, it had eased to a slow drizzle today before stopping mid-morning. However the sun failed to appear and as a result the track never dried out sufficiently and remained slippery throughout the day. Read more.....

    After a long winter out in the cold, literally as well as figuratively, Shane "Shakey" Byrne today made his first laps of the 2005 pre-season aboard Team Roberts' brand new Proton KR - KTM machine. Read more.....

    It is with great regret that we must tell you that Simon Milward, the former General Secretary of the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) has died in a road accident in Africa while on a round the world charity fund-raising motorcycle ride. Read more.....

    The future of the 2005 British Supermoto Championship has today been secured with the announcement that motorcycle governing bodies the ACU and AMCA have formed a new company as part of an historic partnership to manage the series commencing on April 16 at Lydd International. Read more....

    Nearly 18'000 people turned up to watch the big International Motocross at the weekend at Hawkstone Park. They were not to be disappointed and certainly got their monies worth, as the sun shone down on the Shropshire circuit the World's best riders were putting on some awesome displays of riding. Read more.....

    Anyone visiting their local Suzuki dealership this month to check out the World Superbike Championship-leading GSX-R1000 and other new models will have the opportunity to win a pair of exclusive 'money-can't-buy' British Superbike VIP passes. Read more.....

    MotoGP star John Hopkins has taken delivery of Suzuki's latest off road development, the all new RM-Z450, to help him maintain fitness for the gruelling race season ahead. Read more.....

    Australia's technically-challenging Eastern Creek circuit played host to the World Press Launch of the much-anticipated, all-new 2005 GSX-R1000 last week. Read more.....

    Official Kawasaki British Superbike team Hawk Kawasaki invite you to see life through their eyes in 2005. Read more.....

    The last round of the 2005 Indoor Trial World Championship will take place on March 26, in Eivissa, Ibiza, Spain (instead of Gelsenkirchen, Germany - event cancelled). The calendar is therefore as follows: Read more.....

    The 2005-specification Gauloises Yamaha Team YZR-M1s made its public debut in its new livery today, during a press conference attended by team riders Valentino Rossi, Colin Edwards and team director Davide Brivio. The reigning World Champion and his new team-mate were the guests of honour at Yamaha's '2005 Motor Sports Press Conference', which took place in Tokyo. 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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Farewell to winter and welcome to a new riding season. And BMW Motorrad Great Britain has planned quite a welcome. On Saturday 12 March, all Motorrad dealerships will offer motorcyclists the chance to win a brand new K1200 S superbike as a celebration of BMW's official 2005 New Season Launch. Read more.....

    Last year Tommy Hayden attained one of the goals he set out to accomplish when he began his professional career, and that was to win a national title. On Thursday, March 10, Hayden will try to cross off another long-time goal by adding a Daytona Supersport trophy to his collection. Hayden kicks off his title defense at Daytona International Speedway in round one of the Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented by Shoei. Read more.....

    For the first 27 years of AMA Superbike racing no rider could crack the three-championship barrier. As the 2005 AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited takes the green flag on Saturday, March 12, at Daytona International Speedway, Aussie racing sensation Mat Mladin embarks on his quest to win an unprecedented sixth title. Read more.....

    The Qatar test concluded today, with lap records smashed all round thanks to the excellent conditions the MotoGP teams have encountered there this week. Tomorrow the Camel Honda will continue to lap the Losail circuit, more than anything to bring to a close the promotional work they began yesterday, whilst today the technical work came to an end. Both Alex Barros, who had a slight crash, and Troy Bayliss, improved their lap times, even using race tyres all day. The next appointment for the two riders Hill be the team's presentation in Milan, whilst the next on-track session will be the upcoming IRTA MotoGP test in Barcelona, from the 18th to 20th March. Read more.....

    World Class motorsport action will be rocking the Midlands this Sunday 6th March when the historic and World renowned motocross circuit at Hawkstone Park, Hodnet, Shropshire welcomes the seventh annual Hawkstone Park International Motocross. Read more.....