Paris Hilton to fund MotoGP team

Paris Hilton, the controversial heiress, actress and celebutante, has announced that she will be lending her name and a bit of her wealth to a new motorcycle team venture in MotoGP. Hilton is a spokesperson for SuperMartxe VIP, a company that promotes parties across Spain. Supermartxe already owns a racing team, but the company recently […]

Chris Carr announces retirement

Motorcycle legend Chris Carr has announced his retirement from racing at the end of the 2011 season – though he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a few sporadic runs in the future. The 43-year-old rider broke onto the AMA racing scene in 1985, winning the Rookie of the Year Award. He went on to […]

AMA announces 2011 AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series schedule

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced today the 2011 schedule for some of the most exciting off-road motorcycle racing in the western United States: the AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series. The series awards AMA No. 1 plates across a range of age, skill and displacement classes to some of the country’s fastest woods […]

Electric bike to challenge gas-powered rivals

After being excluded from electric motorcycle competitions like FIM and TTXGP, Pro Racing team owner and racer Chip Yates says he’ll be testing his electric-powered machine against gas-powered bikes in the WERA Pirelli Sportsman Series Twin Superbikes class. The showdown will take place on January 9th at the Auto Club Speedway in California, where […]

Yamaha, Honda, expand contingency programs

Those just getting into racing and motorsports may not know what the “contingency plans” that are offered by major manufacturers are, but a little knowledge of this aspect of racing could pay off – literally. Contingency programs are run by manufacturers in order to provide amateur riders who use their products in competition with a […]