Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916
Limited-edition specials are part and parcel of Ducati’s approach to motorcycle manufacturing and what better excuse to create just such a bike than the 25th anniversary of the firm’s most famous creation? Ducati’s new Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 might have a tongue-t
Yamaha’s cleaner, meaner 2020 YZF-R1
Yamaha has got next year off to an early start by whipping the covers off its heavily-revised 2020 YZF-R1 and R1M barely half-way through 2019.
WSBK Round 9 - Laguna Seca
Race 1 Rea Wins as Bautista crashes out Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) scored a clear and confident Race One win at Laguna Seca as his main championship rival Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) crashed yet again. Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) used
FLASH BACK // Mick’s maiden GP season
Thirty years ago one of motorcycling’s all-time greats made his agonising entry to world championship racing. When Mick Doohan made his Grand Prix debut at Suzuka on 26 March 1989, he had already learned that the 500cc two-strokes of that era were difficult things to master. It
Binder to MotoGP with Tech 3
Current Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider Brad Binder has confirmed that he is on the move to MotoGP for the 2020 season where he’ll ride for the Red Bull KTM Tech 3 team. The 23-year-old will join Miguel Oliveira on the RC16 next year after three seasons in Moto2. “Looking f
Melandri bows out
Former 250cc world champion Marco Melandri has announced his retirement from racing, signalling that the 2019 WorldSBK championship will be his final season. Speaking at a press conference in Italy, the 36-year-old said the decision to retire was a difficult choice to make, thou
Framed! MotoGP chassis development
Four decades ago 500cc grand prix bikes started making a lot of power, so tyres got bigger and frames got stiffer. Chasing more horsepower was no longer the biggest deal in motorcycle racing. That’s why 500 chassis of the early 1980s are a million miles from today’s ultra-hig
MotoE championship kicks off in Germany
The first MotoE race came to a premature end after five of eight laps, after a crash punctured the air fence and brought out the red flags. The race until then had been close, with a group of four breaking away, and across the line inside one second as the result was declared.
Spoiler Alert - Donington WSBK
RACE 1 WORLDSBK Rea Scores As Bautista Falls Again Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took a masterful start-to-finish win in a wet Race One at Donington Park, and with it, the championship lead for the first time in 2019. He is now nine points in front of Alvaro Bautista
Spoiler alert - Sachsenring dominance
Fans saw a great race at the German GP – fierce, close and varied to the bitter end. However, that was for fourth place. Miles away, all alone up front, Marc Marquez made the remarkable look mundane, as he sauntered away to a tenth successive Sachsenring pole-to-flag victory
Petrucci retains factory seat
Ducati Corse has confirmed that Danilo Petrucci will stay in red in 2020.
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