MCGUINNESS EYES DOUBLE POINTS HAUL AT DONINGTON PARK

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HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness heads to Donington Park this weekend (30 June - 2 July) for rounds six and seven of the Metzeler National Superstock Championship. The blue riband GAS British MotoGP event hosts the Superstock Championship after the series missed two rounds in the June, Mallory Park round and the cancelled Mondello Park fixture. McGuinness currently lies in third … [Read more...]

REVIEW: 2007 KAWASAKI Z1000

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2007 KAWASAKI Z1000: TAKING EXTREME TO A NEW LEVEL Say ‘Zed’ and the world knows you mean Kawasaki, the same way Kawasaki is associated with Ninja. It’s in our genes, the genetic makeup that brings the most exciting naked ever to planet motorcycling.   A new generation of riders felt the power of Zed with the Z1000, class leader for the last four years. Now get ready for … [Read more...]

RECORD BREAKING HARRIS ON POLE AT OULTON PARK

HM Plant Honda rider Karl Harris gave himself the best possible chance of claiming his first-ever British Superbike win tomorrow as he clinched his first-ever British Superbike pole in record breaking time for round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, Cheshire today (22 July) The Sheffield-based rider was delighted with his time, the lap time of 1:34.515 was the … [Read more...]

HAGA TAKES BRNO POLE

Brno lap record holder Noriyuki Haga once again showed his liking for the Czech circuit by obliterating the opposition to claim pole position for tomorrow's two Superbike World Championship races, the first time he has started at the front of the grid since 2002. The Japanese Yamaha Motor Italia ace gunned his YZF-R1 around the fast and flowing circuit in a time of 2:00.457, over half a second … [Read more...]

EDWARDS BOOKS FRONT-ROW START IN LAGUNA

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Camel Yamaha rider Colin Edwards will start his home Grand Prix from the front row of the grid tomorrow, just missing out on pole position in a thrilling climax to this afternoon’s qualifying practice. Held in sweltering conditions registering 38ºC, the decisive grid session saw Edwards put in his best lap in the final few seconds – the Texan dipping underneath the benchmark set moments … [Read more...]

HIGH TEMPERATURE SPOILS QUALIFYING FOR PRAMAC D’ANTIN

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Very hot weather today on the track of Laguna Seca in California. The ground temperature almost reached 60°c and made it nearly impossible to further improve the laptimes. The two riders of the Team PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP suffered these conditions a lot and didn’t managed to repeat the laptimes they obtained in the morning with the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”. The German rider ALEX … [Read more...]

EXCITING SHOOT OUT FOR THE BSB CROWN

BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND NINE – OULTON PARK – SUNDAY 23 JULY The outcome of the Bennetts British Superbike title chase is in the balance as the country’s top motor sport championship returns to Oulton Park for a second visit in what is proving to be a dramatic, all-action season. Three riders power into the Cheshire parkland circuit, as it hosts the ninth round, … [Read more...]

CLASH OF THE SUPERBIKE GIANTS AT BRNO

The seventh of 12 World Superbike events on the 2006 calendar takes place at Brno in the Czech Republic this coming weekend, with the promise of even closer racing than has been witnessed in the first half of this action-packed year. Brno is no stranger to World Superbike competition and offers one of the most majestic venues imaginable, being set in the pine forests above the Czech Republic's … [Read more...]

TRANSATLANTIC CHALLENGE BECKONS FOR CAMEL YAMAHA TEAM

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Just five days after their stunning showing at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany the Camel Yamaha Team will be back on track on the other side of the Atlantic as the MotoGP World Championship takes another whirlwind trip across the globe from the east of Europe to the west coast of the USA. Following an absence of almost a decade, the Laguna Seca circuit near Monterey in California plays host to … [Read more...]

REVIEW: KAWASAKI ER6N 2006

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Essential Riding: the new Kawasaki ER6-n. For motorcyclists, whether new to two wheels or long-term riders, the essence of motorcycling, the freedom that riding on two wheels provides, is sometimes difficult to express. With a reputation for innovative motorcycles delivering the performance sought by enthusiasts the world over, Kawasaki have now taken the refreshing and imaginative step of … [Read more...]