Edwards and Crutchlow Eager to Kick Off 2011 MotoGP Challenge

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team completed its winter testing campaign in Qatar tonight, with Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow quickly turning their attention to the start of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship this weekend. Edwards was delighted with his progress at the conclusion of preparations for his ninth MotoGP campaign, the Texan working meticulously […]

Spies Satisfied After Final Pre-Season Test Session in Qatar

The biggest threat on the track this evening for Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies was not other riders but fiercely strong winds blowing across the Losail circuit in Qatar. The final pre-season MotoGP test session before next weekend’s opening race was a battle against the elements. American rider Spies built steadily […]

Chris Vermeulen announces he won’t participate in Phillip Island

Chris Vermeulen recently announced on his Twitter account that he will not be able to ride at Phillip Island due to having major surgery on his right knee about six months ago, according to Cycle News. He decided to withdraw from the World Superbike season-opener because he believes participating could damage his knee further. “We […]

Simoncelli surprises at Sepang

The third and final day of testing at the Sepang track in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ended with a surprising name at the top as San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli posted the fastest time, completing a string of tests in which Honda absolutely dominated. Not to take anything away from second-year rider Simoncelli, but most […]

Suzuki captures world endurance title

Building a bike that is race-worthy is a tall task. Building one that can hold up over eight hours of pressure is another matter entirely. That’s exactly what the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) was able to do, by modifying a Suzuki GSXR-1000 well enough for Suzuki to capture its tenth manufacturer’s title in the […]