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Haydon makes impressive debut for Rizla Suzuki - May 1st 2005


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    Rizla Suzuki's British Superbike Champion John Reynolds is aiming for the top step of the podium when he returns to racing his GSX-R1000 in the sixth round of the British Superbike Championship at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire this Sunday. Read more.....

    The 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads north this weekend for a visit to the picturesque Croft circuit in North Yorkshire for round six - and local fans are sure to be in for a treat. Last year, Croft was the best attended round of the series with just short of 30,000 fans turning up to witness the action. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Reigning World Endurance Champion David Checa will compete in the Italian Grand Prix next weekend with the Fortuna Yamaha Team. The Spanish rider will replace Toni Elías, who is still recovering from an injury sustained during a day of tests following the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Read more.....

    The 2005 British Superbike Championship did not start out as Kendal rider Dean Ellison had planned. With a series of bike related problems he was not given the opportunity to carry on where he left of in 2003 with a string of top 10 finishes and the infamous Oulton Park battle for 3rd with the late Steve Hislop. However, Ellison has taken the decision to part from the Jentin Racing team and has furiously been working to set up what has to be said one of the most professional, competitive teams in the paddock. Read more.....

    Valentino Rossi held his nerve and maintained his race-long aggression to outpace his rivals not once but twice at Mugello during the 2004 Italian Grand Prix. In doing so he seized his second win since joining Yamaha, in outstanding style. The initial race was stopped with five laps remaining after rain interfered. Ultimately a six-lap restart would determine the final classification of the race, with the first section now nullified under the 2004 rules. Read more.....

    With just two months to go, the Trialsworld Grand Prix Great Britain is without doubt already the most important event in the 2005 UK trials calendar, however it has now become an even more special occasion for British trials fans. This is due to the fact that Steve Colley, who remains a great favourite amongst the British public, has just announced that this will be his last ever competitive ride at this level. At the age of thirty three years old, Colley is a veteran campaigner on the World circuit and over a decade and a half has become well known for his flamboyant riding style and his showman approach to the sport. Read more.....

    Silverstone (UK), Sunday 29 May: Règis Laconi and James Toseland took a win apiece for the Ducati Xerox Team in the fifth round of the World Superbike championship in front of a 70,000 strong crowd at the Silverstone circuit. Read more.....

    At 4pm, in 36 degree heat, pole position men Steve Webster and Paul Woodhead led the Superside Teams on their final warm-up lap of the impressive Hungaroring circuit. Less than three minutes later the Red light changed and the first of 19 laps in what was to be a test of men and machines was underway. Read more.....

    The heat in Hungaroring didn't let up for the afternoon's final qualifying session, making conditions difficult for the riders and passengers, and the tyres. Read more.....

    After impressive performances in practice and qualifying, Régis Laconi and James Toseland set third and seventh quickest times respectively for the Ducati Xerox Team at a wind-swept Silverstone circuit in the final World Superbike qualifying session today. Read more.....

    Team Castrol Suzuki aces and reigning FIM Sidecar World Champions Steve Webster MBE and Paul Woodhead are competing in round two of the 2005 FIM Superside Sidecar World Championship at the Hungaroring, near Budapest in Hungary this weekend. Read more.....

    The Ducati Xerox Team powered back to the front in the first qualifying session for the British Round of the World Superbike Championship as Régis Laconi and James Toseland headed the timesheets today on the shorter International circuit at Silverstone. Read more.....

    Ducati Austin riders Eric Bostrom and Neil Hodgson come to Road America's Suzuki Superbike Doubleheader event June 2-5, hoping to return Ducati to the prominence it once enjoyed at the classic road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Bostrom has a renewed sense of confidence coming off his first victory of the season on May 22 at Pikes Peak International Raceway while Hodgson should feel at home on the wide-open, four-mile Road America circuit, which harkens back to many of the European Grand Prix tracks where Hodgson raced to a World Superbike Championship. Read more.....

    This year's Sheene Run, the unique town centre event that sees a mile of permanent road closure in the centre of Rugby has been given another major boost as the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) announce that two of Barry's World Championship bikes are set to return to the UK from Australia. Read more.....

    The Motocross GP of England is well on course to repeat the success of last year's event on the Isle of Wight which was one of the highlights of the world championship calendar. Read more.....

    Silverstone Circuit in Northants is the venue for round 5 of the World Superbike Championship this weekend, but it won't be the legendary Formula 1 track that greets Ducati Xerox Team riders James Toseland and Régis Laconi as they attempt to build on their positive Monza form. Read more.....

    After the exciting opening round of the Superside FIM Sidecar World Championship on the 1.2 mile/1.9km 'Indy' circuit at Brands Hatch three weeks ago the teams travel to Hungary this weekend for round two of the series on the long 2.7mile/4.3km Hungaroring on the outskirts of Budapest. Read more.....

    The big names of Supermoto will be turning their attention to the second round of the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship at the Karting North East, Warden Law Motorsport Centre in Sunderland this bank holiday Monday. Read more.....

    British Superbike Champion John Reynolds is back in business after ending his injury enforced month-long break from riding when he piloted his Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 at the official MCRCB test at Croft today. Read more.....

    YOU could win a Track Attack Premier track day with Rizla Suzuki Team Performance Co-ordinator and triple BSB Champion Niall Mackenzie at the full Donington Park GP circuit worth £195 in this free to enter competition. Read more.....

    A Special Edition version of BMW Motorrad's celebrated globe-busting machine, the R1150 GS Adventure, is now available at £9,500 (OTR). Read more.....

    Suzuki is aiming to get the UK's biking fraternity mobilised during t he next few months with a tantalising new '£1 Deposit, 0% Finance' promotion on its comprehensive range of 650cc motorcycles. Read more.....

    The Motor Cycle Industry Association said today that the re-election of Tony Blair's government should reward the motorcycle world if the Government's previously made commitments are adhered to. Read more.....

    The second round of the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championships take place next Monday at the technical Karting North East Circuit, Sunderland. Read more.....

    Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Eric Bostrom won the Pikes Peak Superbike race on Sunday, making a dramatic pass on the last lap to take the victory. Bostrom led much of the 48-lap race on his Ducati 999, but saved the best for last as he took his first win of 2005. His teammate Neil Hodgson had an unfortunate day, finishing 31st after a mechanical issue forced him to pit. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    World Superbikes roll in to Silverstone Silverstone, The Home of British Motor Racing, is gearing up to host one of its most exciting events of the year - the FIM Corona Extra Superbike World Championship on 27-29 May. The two-wheeled series is one of the biggest and best in the world, guaranteeing hardcore racing, overtaking, action and drama as some of the world's top riders go wheel-to-wheel and peg-to-peg in the battle to be crowned World Champion. Tickets are on sale now at www.silverstone-circuit.co.uk. Read more.....

    Following on the development of the ground breaking TMAX scooter, the elegant new XMAX delivers impressive performance and handling whilst retaining some serious commuting features. Read more.....

    It's official - BMW Motorrad is the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the UK according to sales performance figures released at the end of April. This significant achievement makes BMW the fifth largest motorcycle brand in 2005 ahead of rival manufacturers including Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson. Read more.....

    Figures just released highlight that BMW Motorrad UK's entire dealer network has outperformed new registration targets for the first financial quarter - a tough objective in a static market. The company's sales figures (1225 new registrations) are up by 34% to the end of March whereas the overall market figure is down by 7%. This performance has helped place BMW as the fourth largest motorcycle brand in the UK. Read more.....

    Michael Rutter was in record-breaking form during last night's final practice session for tomorrow's Junction One International North West 200. Read more.....

    TT on the Prom this year provides action-packed 'motorised' entertainment and music from 7.00pm till 11.45pm each evening from Friday of Practice week. Read more.....

    Fast circuits, slow circuits, technical layouts, with bumps, blind turns... The World Championship is going to visit this year 17 different venues on four different continents. Each and every one of them has its own features that make them unique and unrepeatable. Since there's no accounting for tastes, every rider has his own preferences and, why not, old scores to pay off... What do the riders of the Repsol Honda Team think about the 17 venues of the 2005 season? Well, they don't like all of them, but in general terms, both Nicky Hayden and Max Biaggi enjoy in most of them. Read more.....

    Northpoint Honda Racing have been granted the only wildcard ride at the British round of the World Superbike Series at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire next weekend the 29th May. The two Metzeler mounted riders 20-year-old, Peterborough based Craig Jones and 19-year-old, Coventry based Cal Crutchlow have been allocated an entry to ride amongst the best Supersport riders in the World. Read more.....

    A press conference took place this afternoon, May 18, at the 'Institut Universitari Dexeus de Barcelona', where Fortuna Yamaha rider Toni Elías underwent an operation yesterday to repair damage to his left wrist and left leg. The Spanish rider crashed just five minutes from the close of testing at Le Mans on Monday. Elias, who had been on top form over the three days of the French Grand Prix last weekend, crashed at the chicane of the legendary circuit during the test. Elías fractured the radius and scaphoid of his left wrist and ruptured the ligaments that link the triquetral bone and the radius. The young Spaniard also fractured the outside of his left fibula. Doctor Xavier Mir informed the media representatives present of the extent of the injury. Read more.....

    As part of a series of changes prior to the second round of the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship organisers have announced that entry fees are to be slashed. Read more.....

    Juniors are set to make a welcome return to the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship from round two of the series which will be held at the Warden Law Motorsport Centre in Sunderland on the 30th May. Read more.....

    In a bid to encourage more privateers into the Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship the organisers have announced the establishment of a Clubman's Trophy for SM1 and SM2 competitors. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Only Nicky Hayden took part in the tests, while Max Biaggi had to sit out to recover from bruising. Read more.....

    Mat Mladin normally does not cherish the Pikes Peak International Raceway stop on the AMA Superbike calendar, but this year is different. The five-time AMA Superbike champ from Australia is looking forward to the challenge. PPIR is the only track in the series where Mladin has not earned a victory. The No. 1 Suzuki riders plans to change that this weekend, May 21-22, when the top riders from across the country converge on Fountain, Colo., for round eight of the 17-race AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. Read more.....

    The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) has strengthened its road safety credentials with the appointment of a skilled motorcycle safety practitioner in the crucial role of 'Motorcycle Casualty Reduction Advisor'. Read more.....

    The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) has learned that the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has changed rules for farmland Single Payment Scheme (SPS) subsidies which had threatened to act as an effective ban of off-road motorsport. Read more.....

    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. He was joined on the podium by team-mate Colin Edwards who took an excellent third place from the second spot on the grid. Read more.....

    Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Neil Hodgson and Eric Bostrom took on the AMA Superbike stars at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California on Sunday, concluding the race weekend with the typically competitive 28-lap AMA Superbike race. Ducati 999-mounted Hodgson was fifth on Sunday and his teammate Bostrom was seventh at the 12-turn, 2.22 mile track. Read more.....

    Kiyonari returns to win Race 1 in good weekend for Airwaves Ducati who took a one-two in Race 2. Read more.....

    Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Neil Hodgson finished third in the Saturday Infineon Raceway Superbike race, taking his fourth podium of the season in a hard-fought 28-lap event on his Ducati 999. Neil, currently third in the season's points race, had a good battle for second with Aaron Yates but was unable to take the position in the closing laps. Eric Bostrom ended the race in tenth, although he ran as high as second in the early portions of the event once restarted due to a red flag. Read more.....

    Gauloises Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards took the front two positions on the starting grid for the French Grand Prix in a grand finale to today's qualifying session. After a wet morning practice the thick clouds were broken by bright sunshine that warmed the Le Mans circuit in the afternoon, giving the riders a crucial opportunity to work on their race set-up for tomorrow's fourth round of the MotoGP World Championship. It was the most intense practice session of the season so far as the teams worked frantically in the pit boxes and the riders pushed harder and harder towards a dramatic climax. Read more.....

    HM Plant Honda Racing's Michael Rutter smashed the lap record at Mondello Park by almost a full second during this morning's qualifying session for round five of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The 32-year-old recorded a best time of 1:39.724 aboard the HRC-prepared CBR1000RR Fireblade. Read more.....

    The Gauloises Yamaha Team's preparations for the fourth round of the MotoGP World Championship in France were hit by rain on a typically gloomy first day of action at Le Mans this afternoon. Team-mates Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards had made a positive start to the weekend with consistently fast times in the first free practice in the morning, with Edwards topping the time sheets by 0.366 seconds from his team-mate, who was fourth fastest. Read more.....

    Neil Hodgson and Eric Bostrom will race their Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin 999s at Infineon Raceway this weekend at another doubleheader event, the fourth stop on the 2005 AMA Superbike tour. Neil and Eric will contest two 28-lap battles with the other competitors in one of the top national-level motorcycle racing series in the world at the scenic 12-turn, 2.22-mile course north of San Francisco. Read more.....

    Greenlight Television, has announced the Scheduled TV broadcasts of coverage of TT 2005 on terrestrial television: Read more.....

    Aughnacloy rider, Robert McCrum, who was seriously injured at this years Cookstown '100' Road Races, has stated his eagerness to return to the track again! Read more.....

    The annual BMF Show takes place on 21-22 May at the East of England Showground in Peterborough and to celebrate, visitors will have a chance to win a brand new BMW K1200 S superbike (worth over £10,000 on the road) by simply entering the show's prize draw - for free. Read more.....

    With business very much underway back at the new Bolton based factory, CCM Motorcycles have announced that it will now be offering a new bespoke service that will compliment the existing model range. This service will give customers the chance to choose from a selection of finishes to create a personalised design and is aimed at those owners who want something just a little bit different. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati aces Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam will be eager for more points as the fifth round of the British Superbike Championship gets underway this weekend at Mondello Park. Following four rounds of the series, the Airwaves pairing lie second and fourth in the Championship and have both made excellent starts to their title bids. The team will also be striving to continue a run of podiums stretching back to the first race of the season with a dominant performance at the circuit in County Kildare, Southern Ireland. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    The 2onT Set Up School is a unique opportunity for riders to receive tuition and help with the set up of their bike. This new initiative is currently open to all riders in the BSB and MRO paddocks, but anyone else is welcome to contact us, and we will try and accommodate you at a future event ( be it club racing or track day). A down payment of £15 will guarantee you will receive the exclusive attention of one of our technicians for at least an hour during a race weekend ( normally during practice or qualifying) . For every tenth of a second we add to your lap times, we will charge you £10, up to a maximum of £100. So even if we find you 2 secs a lap , you wont have to pay more than £100. But if we should find you 2 secs a lap, you will truly have had your money's worth! Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group is the latest organisation to officially endorse the Lock-2-Lock national security scheme. Read more.....

    The organisers of the British Masters Motocross Series have been forced to call off the third round of the 2005 championships because of a waterlogged paddock area at Abram Moto Park. The Wigan venue has been deluged during recent heavy rain and the organises have taken the decision to call off the event - due to be held on May 21-22 - to give competitors plenty of notice. Read more.....

    Motorcycle statistics suggest an upturn in motorcycle sales is on its way. Overall, the whole market is showing 7% growth for April 05 compared to April 04 and the year-to-date figure is just 2% behind this time last year. Figures show the rate of decline in the moped market has eased with moped scooters down by less than 1% on April 2004. This is welcome news and may be linked to the continued decline in new car sales. Read more.....

    The organisers of the British Masters Motocross Series have issued the following statement after they called off the second round of the series during the second day on Sunday, May 8 2005. Read more.....

    BMW's impressive new K1200 R naked roadster will be on show for the first time in England at a special event hosted by the Ace Café on the outskirts of London on Sunday 15 May. Read more.....

    Carlos Checa took a well-earned second in the 2004 French Grand Prix after a close-fought race with Sete Gibernau (Honda) in Le Mans, France. Although his Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi was unable to overcome the set-up problems which had plagued his YZR-M1 all weekend, the young Italian still finished a strong fourth after a hard fought battle with Max Biaggi (Honda). Read more.....

    Two wins from three races at the 2005 Sidecar World Championship opening round at Brands Hatch yesterday have put Steve Webster and passenger Paul Woodhead's Team Castrol outfit into second place in the points table to Team Roberts pair Tim and Tristan Reeves. Read more.....

    A strong contingent of Vivaldi British Supermoto Championship riders performed well at the Supermoto World Championship round at Namur in Belgium yesterday with several top ten finishes. Read more.....

    The fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Monza produced two great races today in front of 93,000 fans and in particular two important results for the Ducati Xerox Team following a difficult start to the season. After a superb recovery in race 1, James Toseland takes home an excellent third place behind the two Suzukis of Corser and Kagayama, a real confidence boost for the young reigning champion. While in the second race of the day, Régis Laconi led across the startline on every lap until half way through the final lap, when he was passed by Vermuelen (Honda), who went onto take the win. Read more.....

    Alex Rach fought off the best efforts of Mark Eastwood to win the second round of the British Masters Motocross Series at a testing Hawkstone Park circuit. Read more.....

    Motorcycling Adventurer Nick Sanders prepares to regain his record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth on his Yamaha R1. After 20 years of adventuring, Nick Sanders can surely claim to be one of the most versatile adventurers in the UK. Nine years after he originally won the record, Nick is getting ready for his sixth round the world motorcycle challenge, and this time it's 20,000 miles and less than 20 days! Nick will only carry his credit card and his film camera, no change of clothes, no GPS, no maps and no tools. Read more.....

    Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies recently won his first AMA Superbike Championship race and in the process pulled off one of the rarest feats in the history of the series. By taking his first Superbike win two weeks ago at California Speedway, in Fontana, Calif., the young Texan claimed the series standings and in the process became only the second rookie ever to lead the AMA Superbike Championship. Motorcycle Hall of Fame legend Eddie Lawson was the first to accomplish the feat in 1980. Read more.....

    Monza (Italy), Friday 6 May: Both Ducati Xerox Team riders James Toseland and Régis Laconi were up amongst the front-runners in today's first World Superbike qualifying session in warm and sunny conditions at Monza. This time it was the British rider ahead of his team-mate as Toseland finished fifth quickest behind Gianluca Nannelli (Ducati SC), while Frenchman Laconi was two places further down in seventh position. Read more.....

    Ten-time Sidecar World Champion Steve Webster MBE and passenger Paul Woodhead get their 2005 campaign underway this weekend at Brands Hatch. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK) continues its Bikers Are Voters campaign up to the eleventh hour. Read more.....

    The 2005 Superside FIM Sidecar World Championship bursts into action in just 3 days time at the famous venue of Brands Hatch in Kent, England on Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th May. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati Rider Leon Haslam produced a sensational performance at Oulton Park today, taking his first victory of the season for the team. He started the afternoon with a brilliant ride in race one and followed it up with a win in race two. His team mate Gregorio Lavilla experienced mixed fortunes, taking another second position in race one but struggled to challenge the front of the field in race two. The team now head to Ireland for round five in two weeks time. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki racer James Haydon finished fourth in the second race at Oulton Park after an inspired effort to get onto the podium in treacherous wet conditions. Read more.....

    Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin's Neil Hodgson came very close to his first ever AMA Superbike win on Saturday at California Speedway, finishing a close third after leading the race on the final lap. Hodgson, despite an illness, fought for the win before running his Ducati 999 wide in turn three. The 2003 World Champion regrouped to take third position, 2.977 seconds behind the winner. Eric Bostrom showed his return to form and finished fifth on his 999 after leading the race in the early stages. Read more.....

    Michael Rutter has signalled a warning to the opposition that he intends to retain - and extend - his 19-point lead in the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend at Oulton Park. The 31-year-old powered the HM Plant Honda Racing CBR1000RR Fireblade into pole position at the 2.692-mile Cheshire circuit with a best time of 1:36.436. Read more.....

    Gauloises Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi made history once again today, becoming the first rider to take a MotoGP victory at Shanghai, with a stunning performance in torrentially wet conditions at the inaugural Grand Prix of China. Despite starting from sixth place on the grid Rossi took control of the race on the fifth lap, passing early leader Kenny Roberts (Suzuki) and opening up a clear gap over the chasing pack. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....