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Resurgent Valentino Rossi sends Mugello wild with pole

The hills of Mugello exploded as Valentino Rossi took pole position for the Italian GP, holding off Viñales and Iannone in a gripping session. The last eight races have seen the pole setter go on to take victory, the stat [...]

May 21, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Sam Lowes Cruises to Pole as Rivals Stumble

Back to his best, Sam Lowes continued his love affair with Mugello as he took pole from Nakagami and Baldassarri. Conditions continued to heat up in Mugello as the sun beat down, the track temperature rising to over 47°C. Higher [...]

May 21, 2016 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Italians swarm the top ten Romano Fenati seizes pole

A highly tactical session demonstrated the importance of a fast banker lap, Romano Fenati, Migno and Pawi forming the front row. Track temperature rose above 42°C as Qualifying for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM began in the lightweight class. Attention [...]

May 21, 2016 Latest News, Moto3, Racing

Luke Mossey Claims first MCE BSB pole position in final 20 seconds at Brands Hatch

Luke Mossey claimed his first pole position in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in dramatic style in an intense Datatag Extreme Qualifying session at Brands Hatch, beating James Ellison and Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne to the pole position in the [...]

May 21, 2016 British Superbike, Latest News, Racing

Ryuichi Kiyonari Breaks Collarbone Brands Hatch

Ryuichi Kiyonari has suffered a broken collarbone after a fall on his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Graham Hill bend at Brands Hatch today. The crash occurred during the second Free Practice session for the third round of the MCE British [...]

May 20, 2016 British Superbike, Latest News, Racing

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne on top after Brands Hatch free practice as top 21 covered by 0.9s

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne saved his best until the final minute of MCE British Superbike Championship free practice at Brands Hatch, pushing Michael Laverty into second place in an incredibly close session where the top 21 riders were covered by just [...]

May 20, 2016 British Superbike, Latest News, Racing

Improvements continue in Mugello as Johann Zarco leads on Friday

Improved conditions brought improved times as the intermediate class upped the pace with Johann Zarco ending fastest ahead of Cortese and Nakagami. The Moto2™ World Championship was the only class with two sessions where slicks were appropriate to use. As [...]

May 20, 2016 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Andrea Iannone ignites at Ducati’s home

Times improve by over five seconds as Mugello dries, Andrea Iannone, Lorenzo and Pirro ending Friday as the three quickest riders. With only 14 riders having set times in Free Practice 1, the second session of the day was actually [...]

May 20, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Ono ends Friday in control as Mugello dries

A hot track produced some hot lap times as Hiroki Ono leads Free Practice 2 in the lightweight class ahead of Bagnaia and Di Giannantonio. After spending Free Practice 1 on a damp and cold Mugello circuit, riders in the [...]

May 20, 2016 Latest News, Moto3, Racing

Cameron Beaubier to Partner Lowes at Doington Park Round of WorldSBK

Alex Lowes and the UK-based Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team are gearing up for their home race of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season next week as the series heads to Donington Park on the Leicestershire border for [...]

May 20, 2016 Latest News, Racing, World Superbikes

#ItalianGP: New contracts, same thrilling Mugello circuit

After a week full of 2017 announcements, riders sat down to discuss their future and what the Mugello weekend will hold. MotoGP™ Worl Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) arrives in Mugello with a five-point advantage over Marc Marquez [...]

May 19, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Ten Reasons to Make a Weekend of it at Donington Superbike World Championship

The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship storms into Donington Park next weekend (27-29 May), for the circuit’s showpiece event of the year. It’s going to be a sensational weekend of action both on and off the track, and here are [...]

May 19, 2016 Latest News, Racing, World Superbikes, World Supersport

Four races, four different winners as MCE BSB arrives at Brands Hatch

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship arrives at Brands Hatch this weekend (May 20/21/22), and after the opening four races with four different winners, Christian Iddon leads home hero Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne into the two races on the frantic 1.2-mile [...]

May 19, 2016 British Superbike, Latest News, Racing

Yamaha Confirms Maverick Viñales for the 2017-2018 MotoGP Seasons

It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announces the signing of Maverick Viñales to ride for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for 2017 and 2018. Viñales, who is presently 5th in the MotoGP™ Championship standings, will partner [...]

May 19, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Andrea Iannone Suzuki Factory Rider 2017-2018

Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased to announce the agreement with Andrea Iannone as a Factory rider of Team SUZUKI ECSTAR for 2017-2018. The Italian will ride the Factory GSX-RR in the MotoGP™ World Championship for the upcoming two years following [...]

May 19, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Suzuki Motor Corporation and Maverick Viñales to Part at the end of 2016

Suzuki Motor Corporation announces that its collaboration with Maverick Viñales will come to an end after the 2016 MotoGP season. All the Suzuki family is extremely grateful to Viñales for his contribution to the growth of the MotoGP™ project and [...]

May 19, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Andrea Dovizioso confirmed in Ducati Team for 2017 and 2018

Ducati wishes to announce that it has reached an agreement with Andrea Dovizioso for the 2017 and 2018 MotoGP seasons. The Romagna-born rider, who has been with Ducati since 2013, will team up with Jorge Lorenzo for the next two [...]

May 17, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Bluewater becomes the next stop for MCE British Superbike stars ahead of Brands Hatch

The UK’s leading motorsport series, the MCE British Superbike Championship, arrives in Kent for the next round of the series at Brands Hatch this weekend (May 20/21/22) and ahead of the event Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination, will [...]

May 16, 2016 British Superbike, Latest News, Racing

Honda Racing Corporation renew with Dani Pedrosa until end of 2018

Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce the renewal of its contract with Dani Pedrosa for an additional two years. Both parties are pleased to reach the agreement ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix, which will be the 30-year-old Spanish [...]

May 16, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Lorenzo leads as Rossi looks to reclaim his home

It’s still anyone’s championship after a dramatic weekend in France, the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM is set for another fiery race. Marc Marquez’s (Repsol Honda Team) perfect podium record came to an end in France as he fell at the [...]

May 16, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing
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