Race News

MotoGP – Back in the Day.

Posted: Saturday 02 May 2015 at 09:59 AM / Race News

Suzuki’s back in MotoGP this year, and putting on a pretty impressive show. Here’s a look back to 2005, when SuperBike went to the pre-season IRTA test with the Crescent Suzuki MotoGP team, running John Hopkins and Kenny Roberts Jr.

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Brits? Crackers!

Posted: Monday 13 April 2015 at 10:51 AM / Race News

Spend any time in the pub with British bike race fans, and you’ll have heard moans about the paucity of UK riders at the top end of the racing world. “It’s all Spaniards and Italians,” is the cry. And, to be fair, that’s often been the case in the past, particularly in MotoGP. But the […]

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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – The weekend preview

Posted: Friday 10 April 2015 at 11:52 AM / Race News

After GPs in Qatar and Thailand that were so Mickey Mouse they could have been sponsored by Disney – followed by a surprisingly solid event in Argentina – the world motocross championship finally lands in Europe this weekend. The big news for British fans is that Red Bull KTM’s Tommy Searle will be back in […]

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Donington BSB Cluedo – Who said what?

Posted: Wednesday 08 April 2015 at 07:57 AM / Race News

If round one of the BSB championship wasn’t proof that we have the best domestic race series on the planet, then I’ll eat my hands. It had everything. Sunshine, fantastic racing, plenty of action all the way down each grid and a surplus of talent in pretty much every race. We can imagine the AMA […]

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BSB test – The pub blagger’s guide to the day

Posted: Friday 27 March 2015 at 12:27 PM / Race News

BeWiser Kawasaki rider Danny Buchan pulled not a single punch during the test at Donington Park, ahead of the first round next weekend. The premier class newbie finished the day just 0.222s behind reigning champion Shakey Byrne, who banged in a 01:31.145s lap, making clear his intentions for the 2015 championship. Despite crashing in the closing […]

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2015 MotoGP countdown – Rory Skinner, the 13-year-old Scot in the GP paddock

Posted: Monday 23 March 2015 at 16:03 PM / Race News

The MotoGP circus kicks off this week in Qatar, and there’s some strong British interest in the premier class. But what about the future? Well, this guy might well be a big part of it. Meet the 13-year-old kid from Perth in Scotland who’s going to be in the same paddock as Marquez and Rossi […]

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Jonathan Rea finally gets the bike he deserves. Bayliss retires?

Posted: Sunday 22 March 2015 at 12:59 PM / Race News

Troy Bayliss is old enough to be Jonathan Rea’s dad. Not that you’d have noticed this morning at round two of the WSBK championships, this time from new to the series Chang international circuit in Thailand. It appears that Bayliss may have announced his permanent retirement after he and Alex Lowes were docked a position […]

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The Dirt Doctor will see you now – midweek update

Posted: Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 17:47 PM / Race News

Welcome Dirt Digglers to our latest mid-week update. Now I’m no weatherman – I’m the Dirt Doctor, duh – but you don’t need to be Michael Fish or even Lucy Verasamy (well worth a Google) to see there’s a shitstorm raging over the opening round of the (deep breath) Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship powered […]

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Michelin tyre test – What’s happening?

Posted: Thursday 26 February 2015 at 10:07 AM / Race News

We’ve just got off the phone to Nicolas Goubert, the technical director for Michelin motorsport. He gave us the lowdown on the tyres that four riders had similar high speed crashes on in Sepang yesterday. “We took four fronts and three rears to Sepang. The fronts all had the same compound but different profiles and […]

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Troy Bayliss back racing a Ducati in WSB

Posted: Wednesday 18 February 2015 at 11:38 AM / Race News

Is it really seven years since Troy Bayliss won his last WSB title, with a stunning double win at Portimao? It surely is. He’s 45 now – but he’s coming back out of retirement to ride the Aruba.it Panigale at Phillip Island this weekend. The spot’s come up because Davide Giugliano is still injured from […]

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