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Spencer named chairman of 2019 MotoGP stewards panel

Grand prix motorcycle racing legend Freddie Spencer has been named Chairman of the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel from the 2019 season.

Daytona 200 cancelled for 2015

Historic motorcycle race has sagged to the point of near-invisibility the past decade.

BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team is ready to challenge the "Corkscrew" turn

After a long break the famous “Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca” near Monterey hosts the 12th round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship.

Relaxed Marquez keen to resume battle in Barcelona

Repsol Honda's rookie heads to his home race for the victory in the GP Aperol de Catalunya

Great race for Marc Marquez at Austin

Marquez becomes youngest ever premier class winner at Americas MotoGP™

Marquez happy, Pedrosa puzzled by lack of grip on Friday at COTA

MotoGP Friday practice had on the Circuit of the Americas had one common element - grip - and it was also an issue for Repsol Honda duo. Marquez looks to focus on race setup.

This Week in Racing History (January 20-26)

People in this week in racing history include: Freddie Spencer,Mark Donohue,Mike Hawthorn, Ken Miles and Carlos Pace.

Jorge Lorenzo Championship summary

Jorge Lorenzo - My dream has come true! "This is my first title in the premier category and my dream has come true! This is really the maximum a motorcycle rider can achieve in his career so we have to celebrate and enjoy these hours, minutes and ...

San Marino GP: Honda preview

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC212V) goes into this weekend's San Marino Grand Prix aiming to maintain his momentum following a brilliant victory in Sunday's Indianapolis GP. The Spaniard's impressively dominant ride underlined ongoing improvements ...

David Emde named as Hall of Fame inductee

AMA 250cc Roadrace Champion to be inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the second member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2010: AMA 250cc ...

Italian GP: Honda preview

This weekend MotoGP looks forward to one of its all-time greatest events -- the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. The fourth round of the 2010 MotoGP and Moto2 World Championships is hugely popular with everyone: riders, teams and spectators. Mugello ...

VW Jetta: Series names Utah guest drivers

VOLKSWAGEN TO HOST FOUR GUEST DRIVERS THIS WEEKEND IN UTAH A Varied Group of Stars to Join the Jetta TDI Cup at Miller Motorsports Park HERNDON, Va. (June 2, 2010) -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. has announced that four guest drivers will ...

VW Jetta: Series names R.Hayen guest driver at Utah event

WORLD SUPERBIKE STAR ROGER HAYDEN TO COMPETE AS GUEST DRIVER IN UTAH Professional Motorcycle Racer Moves to Four Wheels at Miller Motorsports Park HERNDON, Va. (May 25, 2010) - Volkswagen of America, Inc. has announced that 2007 AMA Supersport ...

French GP: Honda preview

Le Mans -- arguably the world's most famous motorsport venue -- welcomes the motorcycling World Championships onto its hallowed tarmac for the 22nd time this weekend. France's motorsport Mecca has been hosting the French Grand Prix on and off since ...

US GP: Honda preview

The 2009 MotoGP World Championship continues its most concentrated stretch with its most vivid study in contrast. From last week's Dutch TT, at the historic Circuit van Drenthe near the North Sea, the championship flies halfway across the globe to ...

San Marino GP: Honda Racing preview

Alex De Angelis (San Carlo Honda Gresini) goes into his home Grand Prix at Misano this weekend still buzzing from his thrilling ride to second place at Indianapolis last Sunday. The San Marino rider's first-ever premier-class podium was achieved in ...

Italian GP Honda preview

The MotoGP paddock looks forward to arguably its greatest event of the year in Italy this weekend. Magnificent Mugello has it all -- an undulating ribbon of a racetrack that wends its way up and down a picturesque Tuscan valley, presenting a ...

Japanese GP: Honda Teams race report

Determined Dani Takes Podium Place In Honda's Home Race Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC212V) celebrated 50 years of Honda excellence in the World Championships by taking a hard-fought third place, from eleventh on the grid, in the company's home ...

Japanese GP: Series hits 700th race milestone

700th Premier Class race milestone to be celebrated in Japan. A look back over some memorable landmarks in the premier class since its inception in 1949. This weekend's Polini Grand Prix of Japan marks the 700th premier class Grand Prix in the ...

Daytona: Series Wednesday practice report

Mladin and Eslick Pace Opening Practice For AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona 200 Week by Honda Mladin Bests American Superbike Field; Eslick Quickest Daytona SportBike Day Runner DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 4, 2009) - Six-time Champion Mat ...

This Week in Racing History (January 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 18 Manfred con Brauchitsch drives the Mercedes-Benz W25 Grand Prix car during its first test runs, on the Autostrada between Milan and Varese in Italy (1934). January ...

This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 13 Derek Bell and Henri Pescarolo drive an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12 to victory in the 6-hour World Championship of Makes race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1975). July 14 Adrian ...

Miller Motorsports Park news 2008-07-09

Racing 2 Save Lives Raises $30,000 For Children's Charities at Miller Motorsports Park TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (July 9, 2008) -- Racing 2 Save Lives, an organization that brings together motorcyclists to help raise funds for children's ...

Sears Point: Round four doubleheader preview

AMA Superbike Championship: Infineon Raceway Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown, presented by Supercuts PICKERINGTON, Ohio - The AMA Superbike Championship springs back into action for the fourth stop of the 2008 season on May 16-18 at ...

DC's off the track Miami GP notes

GAINSCO MIAMI GRAND PRIX NOTES As the first of only two riders to have won five or more Daytona 200 motorcycle races, Scott Russell was dubbed "Mr. Daytona" for his uncanny and often thrilling ability to win while atop a motorcycle's two wheels on ...

AMA Superbike broadcast coverage announced

SPEED TV to offer 30 hours of AMA Superbike racing action PICKERINGTON, Ohio--More than 30 hours of action from the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited will be shown on SPEED TV in 2008, the American Motorcyclist Association ...

Daytona: Season opener pre-event notes

67th Daytona 200 by Honda PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The 67th Daytona 200 by Honda takes place on Saturday, March 8 at Daytona International Speedway, with the on-track activities getting underway on Wednesday, March 5. Illustrious History The ...

Australian GP: Ducati Marlboro Team preview

DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM & HOMECOMING WORLD CHAMP STONER HIT THE ISLAND The Ducati Marlboro Team goes into the Australian Grand Prix following last month's historic Japanese GP where Casey Stoner secured the 2007 MotoGP riders' World Championship and ...

Japanese GP: Ducati Marlboro Team race report

The Ducati Marlboro Team enjoyed its greatest day in Japan today, Casey Stoner securing Ducati's first MotoGP World Championship and Loris Capirossi winning the race, run in tricky conditions on a drying track. The result triggered scenes of ...

Bubba Shobert inducted into Motorsports HoF

SHOBERT ENSHRINED AT MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME PICKERINGTON, Ohio (August 16, 2007) -- Three-time AMA Grand National Champion and 1988 AMA Superbike Champion Bubba Shobert was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America when the ...

US GP: Gresini Racing preview

MELANDRI CHASES AMERICAN DREAM AT LAGUNA SECA Just five days after racing at the Sachsenring in Germany, where Marco Melandri returned to the battle for podium positions, the MotoGP World Championship paddock is preparing itself for one final big ...

Indy IMS 2008 event announcement transcript, part 1

RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP ANNOUNCEMENT Joie Chitwood, Carmelo Ezpeleta, Vito Ippolito, Bart Peterson, Kenny Roberts Jr., Kevin Schwantz, Ralph Sheheen Monday, July 16, 2007, Indianapolis Motor Speedway RALPH SHEHEEN: Good afternoon, ladies and ...

Michelin's American drivers

MICHELIN -- THE AMERICAN CONNECTION American riders have played a huge part in the success of Michelin in motorcycling's premier-class World Championship. Six legends from the USA have won a total of ten 500cc/MotoGP crowns with Michelin tyres ...

Road America: Round five doubleheader preview

AMA SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP TIED COMING INTO ROAD AMERICA PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 29, 2007) -- Road America is set to host one of the hottest rivalries in AMA Superbike Championship racing history. With the Suzuki Superbike Doubleheader on June ...

Michelin season preview

MICHELIN EMBRACES CHALLENGE OF NEW MotoGP ERA The 2007 MotoGP season begins a new era in the development of the world's most prestigious motorcycle racing series. Following MotoGP's hugely successful first five seasons, during which the ...

Daytona TV coverage announced

SPEED CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF LIVE COVERAGE FROM DAYTONA PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 20, 2007) -- SPEED will once again bring all the motorcycle racing action from Daytona this March to millions of viewers across the country. Highlighting ...

2007 Miller Motorsports Park schedule announced

MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK ADDS A NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL WEST RACE TO A FULL 2007 RACING SEASON TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (November 16, 2006) -- Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) today announced a 2007 schedule that is among the best in the United States and ...

Saillant promoted, Broadhead joins staff

SAILLANT PROMOTED, BROADHEAD HIRED AS PART OF ONGOING AMA STAFF RESTRUCTURING PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Nov. 14, 2006) -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and AMA Pro Racing are pleased to announce that Ken Saillant has been promoted to Flat ...

Jeff Ward to be inducted into Motorsports HoF

MULTI-TIME AMA CHAMPION WARD TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME OF AMERICA PICKERINGTON, Ohio (August 9, 2006) -- Jeff Ward, an eight time AMA national champion, will be honored with induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of ...

Stoner on pole position for Qatar GP

Australian rider Casey Stoner was the surprise today at the Losail International circuit of Doha, Qatar, by taking the pole position for the second round of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) in his second event. The ...

Daytona: Supersport preview

HAYDEN SET TO DEFEND DAYTONA SUPERSPORT VICTORY PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 6, 2006) -- Tommy Hayden will not defend his title in the 2006 Pro Honda Supersport Championship presented by Shoei, but he will race with the No. 1 plate on his Kawasaki ...

AMA Daytona television coverage announced

DAYTONA 2006 FEATURES A FULL PLATE OF TELEVISION COVERAGE SPEED features 8 hours of live coverage PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 10, 2006) -- Fans of AMA championship motorcycle racing will get their fill of action in March when SPEED fires up 12 ...

German GP: Gauloises Yamaha preview

The Gauloises Yamaha team heads to Germany for the tenth round of the MotoGP World Championship this weekend just days after sealing its seventh victory of the season at Donington Park. All of those wins have come at the hands of reigning World ...

HRC: We would welcome Burgess back

After announcing HRC and Mick Doohan would no longer work together, Satoru Horiike, managing director of HRC stated Jerry Burgess would be welcomed back at HRC. Horiike was the engineer that designed the NSR500 V4 that was raced by Freddie ...

Jeff Ward earns Athlete of the Year nomination

Ward earns 2004 AMA Pro Racing SPEED Channel Athlete of the Year nomination PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Oct. 29, 2004) -- Jeff Ward has received a nomination for the 2004 AMA Pro Racing SPEED Channel Athlete of the Year. At 43 Ward is the oldest rider ...

BSB: Castle Combe Grand National preview

Many of the country's top superbike teams and riders are set to battle it out for supremacy in the Superbike Grand National meeting which takes place at Castle Combe near Chippenham over the weekend of September 25th and 26th. With the British ...

Laguna Seca to host return event in 2005

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Announces Return of MotoGP in 2005 SCRAMP and Dorna reach five-year agreement in principal to bring the world's fastest motorcycle racing back to Monterey MONTEREY, Calif. (August 19, 2004) - The Sports Car Racing ...

Laguna Seca: Battle for top spot continues

AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship battle one of the best in years Top three riders virtually even as the series moves to Monterey, California PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 2, 2004) -- After the upcoming Honda Superbike Classic, July 9-11 at Mazda ...

Daytona: Superstock preview

Revamped AMA Repsol Superstock Series attracts Deeper Field Defending AMA Formula Xtreme Champion Ben Spies among favorites in star-studded line-up PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 27, 2004) -- Ben Spies was a breakout rider in the 2003 season. The ...

This Week in Racing History (January 18-24)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker January 18 F1 racer Gilles Villeneuve born in Quebec, Canada (1950). January 19 Sterling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix driving a Cooper. First wins for Cooper, a rear-engined F1 car, and team ...

Geoff May named 2003 Rookie of the Year

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Oct. 8, 2003) -- Geoff May, 23, of Alpharetta, Ga., earned the 2003 AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year. The Team Embry/May Racing Suzuki rider scored five top-10 finishes this season and finished the season ranked a very credible ...

Imola: Michelin preview

Hodgson looking to celebrate world title at Ducati home track Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila-Michelin) rode to the 2003 World Superbike title at the last round, in Assen, on September 7. He comes to Italy ready to celebrate his new crown at a track ...

Superstock/Xtreme/250GP Barber Motorsports Park preview

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 17, 2003) -- The final AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship race of the season at Barber Motorsports Park on Sept. 19-21, will see the crowning of four champions. The closest of the title races this year has been ...

Laguna Seca: Michelin preview

Hodgson and Xaus lead the championship Neil Hodgson (Ducati Fila-Michelin) comes to Laguna Seca with 315 world championship points. His team-mate Ruben Xaus (Ducati Fila-Michelin) is second in the standings on 208 points. The Spaniard won both ...

Laguna Seca preview

Bostrom aiming to become first rider to win three straight at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 1, 2003) - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has a rich, 30-plus year history of AMA National racing. It was at Laguna Seca ...

Miguel Duhamel wins fourth Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (March 10, 2003) ¯ Canadian Miguel Duhamel edged out his Honda teammates Ben Bostrom and Kurtis Roberts to capture the 62nd Daytona 200 By Arai on Monday at Daytona International Speedway. Bostrom, Roberts and Duhamel, all ...