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Motorbike and Motorcycle News and Results - March 2007
 
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TMX Grand Prix Great Britain - March 1st 2007


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    Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox Team) set a record-breaking lap time of 1m30.370s at the Donington Park circuit to power to his 14th Superbike career pole. The Australian, who turned 38 yesterday, was seven tenths clear of second-placed Yamaha man, Noriyuki Haga and a full second quicker than Régis Laconi (Kawasaki) and James Toseland (Honda), who make up the front row of the grid. Lorenzo Lanzi made a massive improvement today to shoot up to fifth place after qualifying fourth in today's final session. Read more.....

    Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox Team) set the pace in first qualifying for the European Round of the World Superbike Championship at a cold and damp Donington Park today. The Australian's time of 1m32.333s was well inside the long-standing best lap set by Neil Hodgson in 2000 although it is the first time World Superbikes have raced at Donington since 2001. Team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi was less fortunate, crashing in the one-hour session and ending up outside the top 16. Read more.....

    With one week to go before the action kicks off at Brands Hatch the Kent based GSE Racing Airwaves Ducati Team are looking ahead to a championship that is set to be one of the most competitive for many years. Read more.....

    Sunday 8th April will see the Maxxis British Motocross Championship visit the county of Norfolk, and more specifically the famous Cadders Hill circuit on the outskirts of the village of Lyng. The grass valley has been a regular stop on the domestic tour, for as long as any of you may wish to remember and is a classic example of a traditional and natural scramble circuit that has evolved to suit the modern era of the sport. Read more.....

    A Private Members Bill requiring that all motorcycles of all types to be registered and display a number plate, even if they are only ever used on the race track or are museum pieces, is a pointless exercise say the BMF. Read more.....

    Donington Park will roar to the sound of World Superbikes this weekend for the first time since 2001 as the European Round of the championship takes place at the East Midlands circuit. Six years on, the event holds special significance because it was 20 years ago, almost exactly to the day, that the World Superbike championship began. Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK) gives a cautious welcome to the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee's report on the Governments Motorcycle Strategy published today, Thursday 29th March 2007. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki's triple British Superbike Champion John Reynolds will be taking to the track during the 20th anniversary celebrations of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park this weekend. Read more.....

    Max Biaggi and Yukio Kagayama will race their first ever World Superbike Championship event on the Donington Park circuit in England this weekend. Read more.....

    After yesterday's rain, today the Motogp riders came back to work at Jerez for the second and last day of testing. Read more.....

    The first two rounds of the World Supersport Championship in Qatar and Australia proved the 2007 series to be one of the most competitive yet. The third round will take place at Donington Park this weekend and once again it could be anyone's race. However, HANNspree Ten Kate Honda riders Kenan Sofuoglu and Sébastien Charpentier are ready for the challenge. Read more.....

    News that the Government has at long last issued advice encouraging local authorities to take a more objective view of the use of bus lanes by motorcycles has been welcomed by the BMF. Read more.....

    One of Britain's most prominent cancer charities has gained a new corporate partner in the shape of AGV Sport. Read more.....

    Following exhilarating back-to-back opening races in Qatar and Australia, the 2007 World Superbike Championship heads to the UK for the first European round of the season at Donington Park this weekend. Following a three-week break, HANNspree Ten Kate Honda riders James Toseland and Roberto Rolfo are fired up and ready to go. Read more.....

    Following a week of negotiations after being side-lined by DFX Honda due to the team's financial difficulties, Steve Martin will be lining up on the World Superbike grid for the third round of the championship at Donington this coming weekend. Read more.....

    Casey Stoner showed today that he is a quick rider in all conditions with the Ducati Desmosedici GP7, even in the cold and wet conditions that greeted the MotoGP riders the day after Sunday's Spanish GP at Jerez. Read more.....

    Casey Stoner showed today that he is a quick rider in all conditions with the Ducati Desmosedici GP7, even in the cold and wet conditions that greeted the MotoGP riders the day after Sunday's Spanish GP at Jerez. Read more.....

    This weekend sees the third round of the World Superbike Championship come to Donington Park for the first of three rounds in the UK. Donington hosted the very first championship round on 3rd April 1988 and it is returning to the circuit for the first time in six years to mark the championship's 20th anniversary. Read more.....

    Reigning British MX1 champion Ken De Dycker - CAS Honda narrowly increased his lead at the top of the current championship standings, as he repeated his round one victory by taking the overall honours at the second meeting of the 2007 series held at Landrake, Devon. The Belgian rider now heads the Irish ex domestic titleholder Gordon Crockard - PAR Honda by a mere ten points, after the Ulsterman again filled the runners up spot on the day. Completing an identical top three to the opening round at Canada Heights, Billy Mackenzie - De Groot Kawasaki placed third overall to create a familiar podium line up. Read more.....

    Despite the cold and wet weather conditions Hawk Kawasaki are pleased with the progress they made at the pre season test at Snetterton at the weekend, 23rd - 25th March. It was the first time that all four riders, Smart, Hickman, Hallett and Wright had been out on the track as a team. Read more.....

    Promoto have published their plans for the 2007 Dirt Bike Show and they reveal exciting developments for Britain's Number One off road show, including a brand new Trials Village. The organisers have responded to research that highlights the strength of interest in trials as the most popular sport for show-goers after motocross and enduro, by creating a dedicated area for specialist motorcycle and accessory manufacturers in Hall Two, alongside all of the major bike brands. Read more.....

    Valentino Rossi returned to the top step of the podium today after leading for all 27-laps of the Grand Prix of Spain, taking his first victory since Sepang last year and his 46th win of the four-stroke MotoGP era. Rossi's 26th win for Yamaha also makes him the most successful rider at Jerez in the premier class, with five wins at the Spanish track. He was joined for the podium celebrations by his team-mate Colin Edwards, who rode a strong race from fourth on the grid to stay in contention behind Dani Pedrosa, eventually finishing third and taking his seventh MotoGP podium in front of a record crowd of 138,000. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki completed its pre-season test programme at a cold, windy and dry Snetterton circuit in Norfolk today, with Chris Walker and Cal Crutchlow making more development progress with their GSX-R1000 race bikes. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati riders Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla have completed their final weekend of testing before the start of the 2007 British Superbike season, which commences at Brands Hatch in two weeks time. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin could only manage fifth place at the second round of the Spanish domestic outdoor championship held near Tarragona earlier today. Lampkin arrived at today's venue, which sits approximately one hundred kilometres South of the city of Barcelona, in a confident mood, having scored a convincing victory at an international invitation indoor event held in France late on Friday night. However despite his confidence Dougie endured a difficult day, during which he felt he was 'harshly' penalised on two occasions, which prevented him finishing closer to his rivals. Read more.....

    Valentino Rossi will start from second position for tomorrow's Grand Prix of Spain in Jerez after an exciting and extremely close qualifying battle today, while his team-mate Colin Edwards will be just behind him in fourth having lost out on third position in the dying moments of the session. It is Rossi's eighth consecutive top-three start for Yamaha, the Italian having started from the front row in the final six races of 2006 and at this season's opener in Qatar. Read more.....

    Reigning Irish Champion Martin Finnegan in once again back with Klaffi Honda aboard their CBR 1000 RR. He will contest the Irish Road Race Championship as well as the Superbike and Supersport classes at the TT and the Southern 100. Read more.....

    The first European race of the season got off to a slightly shaky start for Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards today, with the Fiat Yamaha Team riders struggling for rear grip at the Andalucian circuit of Jerez. The Italian and the American finished the day in sixth and ninth respectively and the weekend promises to be a close battle, with the top 12 riders all within half a second of each other after two free practice sessions. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP has granted the BBC an exclusive ride on the all-new 800cc Suzuki GSV-R prototype race bike, and the outcome will be aired ahead of the Jerez Grand Prix this Sunday. Read more.....

    As the new race season approaches Hawk Kawasaki will be out in force this weekend at Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk (23rd - 25th March). At the official British Superbike pre season test the four Kawasaki riders are eager to get some vital track time under their belt. Read more.....

    The 2007 Spanish Motorcycling Grand Prix will be celebrating next weekend its particular motorbike party. After the sun and the sand at the first round staged in Qatar a couple of weeks ago, Jerez will be offering sun, atmosphere, thousands of fans and a big motorbike party that will start softly on Friday to finish spectacularly on Sunday with the three races. For the riders, Spaniards or foreigners, the southern Spanish race has always something special, because they will hardly experience the atmosphere of that weekend in any other place along the season. For the Spanish riders, racing at home is obviously an additional incentive. Read more.....

    Europe's enthusiasm for imposing Daytime Running Lights (DRL) for all vehicles has dimmed somewhat, says the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) the UK's most active riders rights group. Read more.....

    Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of an important collection of Mike Hailwood trophy memorabilia to its sale at The International Classic MotorCycle Show, Stafford on 29April 2007. Read more.....

    Steve Martin was today unexpectedly informed that his ride with the DFX Honda World Superbike team was no longer available, due to lack of finances for the Italian squad. Read more.....

    Mondello Park's preparations for the 2007 visit of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship get underway this week with the commencement of ticket sales for the circuits headline event. This season sees the 'Failte Ireland' supported BSB meeting move from its traditional May date to the weekend of Friday 15th to Sunday 17th of June. Read more.....

    Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Max Biaggi recorded the fourth quickest lap of the two-day World Superbike tests at Valencia, easily inside the lap record of 1:35.007 set by Briton Neil Hodgson (Ducati) in 2003. Read more.....

    After six long months of planning Europe's leading minibike specialist, MBP has been given the go ahead by the ACU to run Britain's first National series for minibikes. The fully sanctioned championship will cater for no less than six separate categories, which will incorporate bikes from 50cc right through to fully tuned mid sized machines. Read more.....

    Airwaves Ducati have completed their winter testing abroad with outstanding results in Albacete, Spain. Gregorio Lavilla recorded a time of 1:30.12 on a race tyre whilst team mate Leon Haslam lapped in a time of 1:30.62. Read more.....

    For Team Makita Suzuki Racing's Ricky Carmichael, his final Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross race was in his home state of Florida at Orlando's Citrus Bowl and it couldn't have been more exciting. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki MotoGP travels back to Europe for the second round of the 2007 MotoGP World Championship this week, looking to expand upon a strong showing in Qatar. Read more.....

    The second round of the MotoGP World Championship welcomes the Fiat Yamaha Team to Europe next weekend with Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards looking to continue their strong start to the season at Jerez. After starring in an intriguing curtain-raiser to the season in Qatar, where the pair dominated in practice only to see Casey Stoner (Ducati) storm to his debut victory in the race, the Italian and the American will be looking to use data from positive tests at the Spanish circuit just over three weeks ago to propel them to victory next Sunday. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Troy Bayliss's love affair with the Valencia circuit continued as the Australian set the quickest time on both qualifying (1m34.102s) and race tyres (1m34.482s) in the two-day official FGSport tests at the Spanish venue. His quickest time, obtained with just a few minutes to go, was half-a-second faster than the circuit's official outright best lap set by Neil Hodgson (Ducati) in 2003, but four-tenths of a second off Troy's own extraordinary performance in testing exactly one year ago. Read more.....

    Troy Bayliss was the front-runner for the factory Ducati Xerox Team in the first of two days testing for the World Superbike Championship regulars, excluding Honda Ten Kate, at Valencia. In glorious sunshine, the Australian rider was fastest throughout the day, recording his best lap of 1m34.482s in the cooler morning session. Team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi was second-quickest in the morning, but had a crash in the afternoon and dropped a place as Troy Corser (Yamaha) moved up to split the two Ducatis. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    Steve Martin was forced to miss this weekend's official WSBK test in Valencia following the DFX Honda team's decision to pull out at the last minute. Read more.....

    Dougie Lampkin rounded off his 2007 World indoor campaign with a solid third place at the final round held in Madrid, Spain late last night. This marked Lampkin's second only podium finish in what has been a disappointing championship for the ex World champion. Riding as last man in the heat, Dougie had the luxury of watching all his rivals in action before making his own calculated attack. Read more.....

    Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra's reigning European Superstock 600 Champion Xavier Simeon began his Superstock 1000 challenge at Valencia in Spain today with his new Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7. Read more.....

    Sunday 25th March will see the Maxxis British Motocross championship travel to its most southern location, with round two of the series-taking place at the superb Landrake circuit near Plymouth, Devon. This will be the third time the venue has hosted a round of the blue ribbon off road championship, and it is not hard to understand why it has quickly established itself as one of the most popular on the tour with the track offering 100% spectator viewing and some of the most spectacular jumps to be seen anywhere in the UK. Read more.....

    The Ducati Marlboro Team goes to Jerez aiming to maintain momentum following Casey Stoner's awesome maiden MotoGP victory at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on March 10. Last year's Jerez winner Loris Capirossi was out of luck at Losail but is confident he will be back up front in Spain, round two of MotoGP's longest-ever season. Read more.....

    HANNspree Ten Kate Honda returned to Europe following the opening rounds of the 2007 World Superbike and Supersport Championship as the overall leader in both classes. The formidable team proved that it is at the top of its game by securing six podium finishes - including three are wins and three second places - in the first six races of the 2007 season in Qatar and Australia. Read more.....

    Harley-Davidson's FXDB DYNAT Street Bob® is now available in authorised dealerships nationwide for £99 per month. The Harley-Davidson® Finance offer aims to make the popular model - which retails from £9,095 on the road - more accessible. Read more.....

    Brixworth, Northampton 15.03.07: Ilmor GP Team Principal Mario Illien today announced that the team will not be attending the second round of the MotoGP World Championship next week in Jerez. The teams' race attendance has been suspended for the immediate future however engine development will continue and Illien expects for the team to return to the MotoGP racing scene as soon as key financial partners have been secured. Read more.....

    Hawk Kawasaki are pleased to announce the signing of former Hawk rider Scott Smart. After a six week negotiation period, Team Owner Stuart Hicken and the 30-year-old Smart came to an agreement for Smart to contest the British Superbike Series on the Kawasaki ZX10. Read more.....

    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. You can find out for yourself as tickets for the Grandstand and Bike and Car parking are now available to purchase. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki rolls ahead with its extensive British Superbike pre-season test programme at the Spanish circuit of Albacete later this week. Read more.....

    February new motorcycle registration figures brought continued good news to the UK motorcycle industry with an increase of 7.8% compared to February 2006. Total motorcycles experienced a 12% increase although mopeds are still not fairing aswell with a slight drop of 3% during the same time period. Read more.....

    The Motogiro d'Italia, that from the 20th to the 24th May 2007 will disembark on Sicilian soil, offers an itinerary rich with allusions to both the tourism and the racing passion for the two wheels. Read more.....

    Clear blue skies, bright sunshine and a large crowd provided the perfect back drop for an action packed opening to the 2007 Maxxis British Motocross championship held at the awesome Canada Height circuit near Swanley, Kent yesterday. Read more.....

    Continuing his 100% run, James Dabill made it three wins from three starts as he took victory at the opening round of the Italian domestic championship held at Camaiore yesterday. The youngster from Leeds, West Yorkshire piloted his Future TRW Montesa Cota 4RT to yet another win, as he came home thirteen marks clear of his nearest rival on the day. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki has teamed up with Knockhill, the home of Scottish bike racing, to run an exclusive track day at the Fife circuit on June 19th 2007. Read more.....

    Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies started the 2007 AMA Superbike year with a bang by winning the AMA Superbike race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Read more.....

    Fiat Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi finished second in the inaugural Grand Prix of the 800cc era today after losing out in a close battle with Casey Stoner (Ducati), who took his first MotoGP win. Read more.....

    Team Yoshimura Suzuki's Ben Spies picked up his first-ever victory at Daytona International Speedway in Florida by winning the opening round of the AMA Superstock Championship. Read more.....

    Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards carried on from where they left off yesterday on day two of the seasonopening Grand Prix of Qatar, topping the time sheets again in this morning's free practice before taking first and third in a gripping Qualifying session this afternoon. Rossi will start from pole for the 46th time in his Grand Prix career with his team mate two places away from him, the pair separated only by the Ducati of Casey Stoner who was just five-thousandths of a second slower than the Italian. Read more.....

    The new F4 R312 from MV Agusta is the result of developments on the track; "three hundred and twelve" is the top speed in kmh (194 mph). With the F4 1000 R MV Agusta was the protagonist last season in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup production series. Unlike others, it is style that adds to the MV machines lined up on the starting grid. However it is not just its streamlined elegant looks or prestigious name, this time it is also a record holder - 312 km/h (194mph) is the fastest recorded top speed for a production motorcycle. Read more.....

    British Motocross fans are in for another treat this Sunday when the Sidcup Club hosts the opening round of the 2007 ACU Maxxis British Motocross Championship at the famous Canada Heights circuit in Kent. Not only have all of the top British riders entered, the club are also pleased to announce they have used the wildcard rule to the limit with the full allocation of four being used in the MX1 class. Read more.....

    The Phillip Island race, which took place a few days ago, also marked an important event within the Ducati Xerox Team. Following a decision taken some time before, Paolo Ciabatti, the Ducati Corse Superbike director, will be leaving the Italian company to embark on a new professional career. Paolo has worked for Ducati since 1997 and has made a major contribution to the growth and the success of the company, as well as to Ducati's numerous Riders' and Manufacturers' title wins in the World Superbike Championship. Paolo Ciabatti wished to be present at the first two rounds of the 2007 championship to hand over to Davide Tardozzi, who from today takes on an increasingly important role within Ducati Corse. Read more.....

    Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards got the first ever Grand Prix of the new 800cc era off to a flying start in Qatar today, both lapping comfortably under the 990cc circuit record and finishing the day in first and second places after two free practice sessions. Following a long winter of testing it was a relief for the team to finally get the season underway, with this the first time the championship has begun outside Europe since Rossi's historic first win with Yamaha in South Africa in 2004. Read more.....

    Defending AMA Superbike Champion Ben Spies put his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 into pole position for Saturday's opening round of the 2007 series at Daytona International Speedway, Florida, just a fraction of a second ahead of team mate Mat Mladin. Read more.....

    It was only right that the rider who has had most direct interest and influence on the development of the M1 MotoGP machine should be one of the first to ride the finished 2007 R1 - containing the DNA of the M1 itself. Valentino was clearly enthused by the abilities of the newest R-series product, finding it well suited to the fast layout of the Losail circuit in Qatar. "First impressions are great," said Vale. "I think it's a good step from the previous R1. The first difference in the feeling on the track is from the engine. It has a lot more power from the bottom; when you open the throttle the engine is more eager to accelerate. From that point of view it's a lot easier to ride. Also, there is a very different feeling from the chassis. The bike feels a lot smaller, more compact, so there is a gain in agility; it is also more precise at the entry of the corner." Read more.....

    The Motorcycle Action Group welcomes the Government's Traffic Advisory Leaflet in which it expresses support for facilitating motorcycling as a choice of travel within a safe and sustainable transport framework. Read more.....

    Unfortunately for visitors and competitors alike, the heavy rain predicted by the weather forecasters in the days prior to the event materialised as planned, and did its best to play havoc with the ninth edition of the Hawkstone Park International moto-x held throughout yesterday. Following the prolonged period of wet weather in the weeks before the meeting, there were fears that this season's opening competition would have to be cancelled. However thanks to the titanic efforts of Salop Motor Club and its helpers, just under eight thousand loyal and brave fans turned out to witness a great day of racing despite the severity of the elements. Read more.....

    The Department of Transport today published its long awaited Traffic Advisory Leaflet (TAL) on The Use of Bus Lanes by Motorcycles 02/07. Read more.....

    It was the Italian hymn of Aprilia riders that was heard at the main event of the first two weekends of the Daytona Speed Week, the biggest and most spectacular motorcycling event in the world. Read more.....

    Following changes in its staffing arrangements, the BMF have appointed outside events specialists Live Promotions as organisers of the BMF's range of popular motorcycle events. Read more.....

    On Friday 3rd March parliament debated the Off Road Vehicles, ( Registration) Bill. This is a private members bill brought by Graham Stringer MP for Manchester Blackley. The Bill passed its second reading and has been passed to committee stage. Read more.....

    Klaus Klaffenböck and his sidecar passenger Christian Parzer have just taken delivery of their new sidecar which they will race at the Centenary TT races. The sidecar has been crafted by Swiss specialist manufacturer LCR. Read more.....

    After the fireworks in Valencia, some four months ago, setting the full stop to the 2006 season, Nicky Hayden's season, after being crowned World Champion in the last race of the year, a new era will start this weekend in Qatar, where the 800cc bikes will finally have their debut in competition after months of testing. Who will be better prepared to face this new challenge? This has been with no doubt one of the most frequently asked questions in the paddock during the last test days. The Repsol Honda Team will be providing their riders Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa with the new and advanced RC212V, which has been showing its competitiveness along the preseason in the hands of both riders. Read more.....

    Development of the Ducati Hypermotard, which is to be launched in Ducati Stores all over the world from this May, is continuing with great success. Read more.....

    Racedays are holding a new fundraising event at Ascari, Spain, with all the profits going to Riders for Health. The exclusive trackday event will be held at the Ascari Race Resort, near Malaga, on the 27th and 28th of March. Read more.....

    During a presentation in Italy today, Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd announced that it has reached a two-year agreement with Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. to become title sponsor of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team in the MotoGP World Championship. Read more.....

    Yamaha Factory Team riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards begin their assault on the 2007 MotoGP World Championship next weekend as the most eagerly anticipated season in recent history finally fires up in Qatar. Saturday's race is the first of eighteen mouth-watering events across thirteen countries and four continents that will decide the destiny of the most coveted prize in motorcycle racing. For the first time since the turn of the millennium, Rossi starts out as a challenger to the throne. Read more.....

    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. Read more.....

    The testing has ended and Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is in Qatar for the first round of the 2007 MotoGP World Championship, to be staged at the Losail International Circuit on Saturday 10th March. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki's Chris Walker ended the team's two-day test at Guadix happy with his GSX-R1000 and posting more high-speed laps than anyone else. Read more.....

    After an intensive winter schedule that has taken the team across the world in development of the new 800cc machines, the moment of truth is about to arrive at the Losail circuit in Qatar, which hosts the opening round of the MotoGP World Championship 2007 this Saturday. It is the first of 18 unmissable rounds that will take in fifteen countries across four continents between March and November. Read more.....

    Troy Bayliss (Ducati Xerox Team) powered back to the front positions at Phillip Island with his 13th career Superpole win. The two-times world champion, out of contention last Saturday in Qatar, showed that he really means business this weekend by first breaking the circuit's best lap in the morning's final qualifying session, leaving the new record at 1m31.887s, and then outpacing James Toseland (Honda) and Troy Corser (Yamaha) in the one-lap battle for pole. Read more.....

    James Toseland opened the second round of the 2007 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island in spectacular style today. The former World Superbike Champion recorded the fastest lap in the first qualifying session - more than half a second quicker than his nearest competitor. Read more.....

    The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) is urging people to lobby their local MP to prevent further anti-motorcycling legislation being added to the statute books. Read more.....

    MotoGP commences a new era in Qatar, all-new 800cc machines replacing the 990s that ruled the sport from 2002 to 2006. The Ducati Marlboro Team brings its Desmosedici GP7 to this crucial first race of the 800 era following a fruitful winter of development that has seen the Bologna-based squad covers thousands of track kilometres during test sessions in Spain, Australia, Malaysia and Qatar. Read more.....

    Rizla Suzuki's Chris Walker and Cal Crutchlow both slashed more than a second from their lap times during the final day of testing at Almeria in Southern Spain, today as they mixed it with the other main British Superbike contenders. Read more.....

    The 2007 World Superbike Championship slips into top gear this weekend with round 2 at the spectacular Phillip Island track in Australia, the second race in as many weekends. Read more.....

    Co - Directors of L+M Events, Martin Lampkin and Jake Miller are proud to announce 'the third and final home coming' of World trials at Hawkstone Park. Read more.....