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Former MotoGP winner Spies considers comeback to racing

One-time MotoGP race winner Ben Spies says he is considering a comeback to racing – but admits having had four years on the sidelines means any return to competition will be “tough”.

Portugal in WorldSBK history

WorldSBK will run its 19th and 20th races in Portugal this season

All set for the 2014 WSBK season finale in Qatar

The Qatari circuit makes its return to the WSBK calendar after a four years absence to host the series for the sixth time.

MotoGP main protagonists ready to do battle in Assen

The ‘Cathedral’ beckons as MotoGP touches down in the Netherlands

Yonny Hernández and Pramac Racing Team together for 2014

Yonny during his time with the team as a substitute rider in the last five rounds of the championship convinced Pramac and Ducati to continue the relationship with the Colombian rider.

Shoulder injuries forces Spies to retire from racing

Former World Superbikes champion announces early retirement

Hernandez completed day one at Sepang International Circuit

There are still some small changes to be made to the Desmosedici GP13 to increase Yonny Hernandez's confidence for qualifying tomorrow.

Encouraging twelfth place for Hernandez at the circuit of Aragon

Yonny Hernandez fought for the entire race to stay close to the top ten.

First day at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón for Yonny Hernandez

Yonny Hernandez finished today’s two free-practice sessions with a best time of 1:51.345.

Marquez grabs lead in Aragon afternoon practice session

Championship leader shoots early warning to his main championship rivals

Pirro ended up with a row 4 grid place at the Misano Circuit

A turn 5 crash for Michele Pirro about four minutes from the end of the last and decisive free practice session partly compromised the result.

Relentless Marquez smashes another pole record at Misano

Sixth pole position of the year for current championship leader

Round 12 kicks off in Great Britain for Pramac Racing

Andrea Iannone and Michele Pirro used the first day of free practice for “reconnaissance” of the track.

Lorenzo takes fight to rivals on day one at Silverstone

Reigning MotoGP Champion sets fastest time on first day of practice

Pramac Racing: Round 11 in Czech Republic completed

Andrea Iannone rewarded at Brno by consistency, perseverance.

Long day for Andrea Iannone at Brno

Sub rider for Spies is a Ducati factory team test rider.

Bradl leaps to top of timing sheets on day one in Brno

Satellite Honda rider finds best pace on first day of practice ahead of factory rivals

Ben Spies back to Dallas for further tests

American ride Ben Spies returned to Texas for medical tests after he crashed in practice on Saturday.

Marquez storms to pole at Indianapolis

Behind, just fractions separated positions two to four which are filled by Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Preosa and Cal Crutchlow

Marquez dominates and smashes pole position record at the Brickyard

Repsol Honda rider takes fourth pole position of his career in devastating fashion

Spies and Iannone deal with past injuries on Friday at Indianapolis

First day of free practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Marquez leads the way on day one at Indianapolis

Championship leader leads Repsol Honda one two in first two sessions

Spies returns for his home race in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis MotoGP World Championship re-starts at Indianapolis

Spies nearly ready to return to action

Ignite Pramac Racing Team's American rider is present at Laguna Seca for this weekend's MotoGP race in America. He will be back on the Ducati at Indianapolis.

Fifth row for Alex De Angelis at Laguna Seca

Alex De Angelis finished the day with 14th place on the starting grid.

Bradl blasts into pole position in dying seconds at Laguna Seca

German rider storms to maiden MotoGP pole in thrilling qualifying session

Alex De Angelis enthusiastic at Laguna Seca

A cold and foggy day at the Laguna Seca circuit greeted the MotoGP riders for the first free practice session of the championship’s ninth round.

WSBK enters second half of the season at Moscow Raceway

Tom Sykes enters the round in Russia as the first Kawasaki rider, after 19 years, to lead the World Superbike standings.

Crash fest day two sees Marquez on pole in Germany

Repsol Honda rider grabs pole on weekend of attrition at the Sachsenring

Bradl leads practice on first day at Sachsenring

Multiple crashes on day one causes havoc with team preparations

Ignite Pramac Racing will have two Ducatis at Sachsenring

Ignite Pramac Racing Team again will have the Ducati test rider Pirro as the sub for Spies. They will also field a "lab" Ducati for Iannone in the German Grand Prix.

Spies remains out of action, De Angelis named for Laguna Seca

Alex De Angelis will ride the Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati at Laguna Seca in place of Ducati factory test rider Michele Pirro. The team and Spies hope the American return at Indianapolis in mid-August.

Consolatory top-ten finish for Pirro at the Circuit de Catalunya

Pirro, who also serves as the Ducati Test Team rider, will remain at the Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow for an IRTA test.

Difficult day for Ignite Pramac Racing Team

Michael Pirro lost a position near the end and will start from the fifth row tomorrow.

Pedrosa smashes pole record in Catalunya qualifying

Repsol Honda rider leads Crutchlow and Lorenzo in front of home fans

Pirro back in the Ignite Pramac Racing Team garage at Circuit de Catalunya

The first day of free practice concluded today with Michele Pirro occupying thirteenth place.

Yamaha Factory riders lead the way in Catalunya

Rossi and Lorenzo top both free practice sessions at Montmeló circuit

Portimao: Superpole goes to Sykes for a blink of an eye

In the World Supersport qualifying, it was again Sam Lowes but Kenan Sofuoglu did put up a fight.

Max Biaggi confirmed to test Ducati GP13 at Mugello

Former World 250cc and World Superbike champ to take part in two day test

Marquez escapes serious injury following heavy crash at Mugello

Incident prevents Spanish rookie from securing automatic Q2 position

Lorenzo leads the way on day one at Mugello

Reigning World Champion tops the timesheets ahead of teammate Rossi

American rider Ben Spies returns for Italian GP

Ignite Pramac Racing Team: First Italian race in the 2013 World Championship

Ducati Team prepares for home GP at Mugello

Andrea Dovizioso will be competing aboard the Desmosedici GP13 for the first time at Mugello.

8th place for Pramac Racing at France

Michele Pirro gave the Ignite Pramac Racing Team its best result of the season so far

Small improvements for Ignite Pramac Racing Team in France

Thanks to Ducati, Michele Pirro is the sub rider for the injured Ben Spies at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans.

Pedrosa tops day one at MotoGP round 4 under the French sun

Repsol Honda rider continues form and tops first two practice sessions

Pramac Racing will compete in the French Grand Prix

Thanks to Ducati, the Pramac will be able to contest the race on the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.

Bridgestone: Bugatti circuit places emphasis on acceleration for the French GP

Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Extra-soft, Soft Rear: Extra-soft (Symmetric), Soft, Medium (Asymmetric) and Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main), Hard (Alternative)

Stylish Pedrosa takes victory in front of home crowd at Jerez

Spaniard thrills home fans as does second and third pair Marquez and Lorenzo

Lorenzo leads the way on day one at Jerez

Reigning MotoGP Champion fastest on home soil ahead of Crutchlow and Pedrosa

More injuries force Spies out of round 3 this weekend at Jerez

American forced to sit out Spanish round due to chest and back injuries

New top-ten for Andrea Iannone at Taxas

Andrea Iannone lacked the necessary strength to control the bike and finished in top-ten at Texas Problem in Ben Spies's chest prevented him from riding at a high level

Marquez smashes the record books at circuit of the Americas

Spaniard re-writes history and takes victory ahead of Pedrosa and Lorenzo

Crutchlow close to front row in Texas

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team ready for the challenge of the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas

Marquez grabs debut pole in devastating fashion in Austin

Spaniard continues to assert dominance at Circuit of the Americas

The Ducati Team heads to Texas for GP of the Americas

American rider Nicky Hayden had the opportunity to experience the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit last month on a road bike.

Top ten for Pramac Racing Team in GP of Qatar

Andrea Iannone made his MotoGP debut on the Losail International Circuit and finished 9th!