Enter your email to subscribe to future updates

Archive for December, 2012

50 years ago: The Ernst Degner story

Written by admin on . Posted in TT News

Fifty years ago Suzuki won its first world championship with the rinkiest-dinkiest little Grand Prix bike. The 50cc RM62 that Ernst Degner rode to the inaugural 50cc title in October 1962 made eight horsepower and was good for 90mph, with a little help from a tailwind. It was hardly an awesome motorcycle, but its success was as ...

Merry Christmas from all at the Isle of Man TT

Written by admin on . Posted in TT News

The official website of the Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy would like to wish fans, volunteers, teams, racers, organisers and everyone else involved in the greatest road race in the world a very Merry Christmas, and all the best for the New Year. There have been some very exciting announcements for 2013, including ...

Thundersport to launch women’s championship

Written by admin on . Posted in Racing News

Women have had a presence in the generally male-dominated world of motorcycle racing for years, but never before has there been an exclusive competition. The decision to establish a formal national championship is a natural one. Thundersport boss Dave Stewart said: ‘There are more females racing bike in this country than you might actually think and ...

Lorenzo competes in Race of Champions

Written by admin on . Posted in Racing News

MOTOGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo took part in his first Race of Champions over the weekend, testing his skills against Formula 1 royalty. Among the competitors were current F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and all time great, Michael Schumacher. Race of Champions runs over two days. Lorenzo, one of only two competitors from the motorcycle world, made it ...

Phillip Island gets a revamp

Written by admin on . Posted in Racing News

AUSTRALIA’S premier motorsport circuit, Phillip Island, is being treated to a new surface in time for the 2013 season. Early last week, work begun last week to replace the entire 2 mile track surface for the first time since 1998, at a rumoured cost of three million dollars. Phillip Island is already the fastest track in MotoGP ...

Michael Schumacher back on two wheels

Written by admin on . Posted in Racing News

FORMULA 1 legend Michael Schumacher returned to the saddle for a one-off promotional event at the Paul Ricard circuit near Marseille last Friday. In the quite extraordinary (and presumably slightly surreal) showcase, organized by Monster Energy and the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, he took to the track alongside 19-time Isle of Man TT winner John ...

Two Nortons for TT 2013

Written by admin on . Posted in Racing News

NORTON’S TT return in 2012 might not have been quite the event many hoped, with teething problems in practice and a rained-off race. But the firm is heading back to the Isle of Man next year with twice the bikes in the hope of actually getting some racing done. Nottingham-based rider Dan Hegarty, 25, might not ...

Dovizioso wins Sic Supermoto

Written by admin on . Posted in Racing News

ANDREA Dovizioso won Sunday’s charity Supermoto event, beating seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi, who finished third. Recently retired double World Superbike champion Max Biaggi also competed in the inaugural race - organized by the Marco Simoncelli Foundation – coming eighth. The race was held at the Latina circuit in Italy, and teamed road race and Supermoto specialists ...