Moto2 qualifying for tomorrow’s Dutch Grand Prix came to a halt today as Italian rider Lorenzo Baldassarri launched his bike, and himself, high into the air in a crash that left this viewer assuming he must be completely broken. Baldassarri later tweeted from the hospital that he’s “almost like new”:
A few months ago, I rode on the back of a MotoAmerica racing motorcycle at Circuit of the Americas and it terrified the life out of me. Most of you were pretty terrified by it, too. But I have some news that will make me sound much less hardcore: A brave 91-year-old woman did the same thing recently.
Dutch rider Jochem van den Hoek, 28, died Wednesday morning following a crash on the first lap of the Superstock race at Isle of Man TT, race organizers confirmed in a statement. An average of more than two competitors die each year in the race, and Van den Hoek is the second in 2017.
Former world champion Kevin Schwantz’s parents owned a Yamaha dealership, so his mom was cool with riding motorcycles as a kid. But she only had one rule: Don’t ever race them.
MotoGP has come to America once again, and it’s always an incredible sight to behold. Riders on whiz past at breakneck speeds, all while holding on for dear life. The fans are some of the most passionate on the planet, and everyone wants to share the joy of riding with you. Here’s the weekend so far in photos.
The word’s top motorcycle riders are descending on Austin, Texas, this weekend for MotoGP’s fifth annual Grand Prix of the Americas. Even if you don’t normally follow motorcycle racing, here’s why you should make some last-minute arrangements to hit the road for Texas—or at least watch it on TV.
Everyone’s a ham for the camera, but how many of you can wave at the cameras while flying along at 112 mph in the sand?
“Some women refuse to be a slave of routine,” said Pathé News in 1962, the year Beryl Swain entered the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race. “Mrs. Beryl Swain not only works an office job and holds down a home, but has an unlikely hobby—motorcycle racing. And,” says the announcer, with some muted astonishment, “she’s good…
Will Lorenzo repeat? Will Rossi come on strong or is he still too pissy about last year to ride with a clear head? Will Marquez be able to keep the Honda upright? Will Vinales be the next Alien? It all starts this weekend, so make sure you get your fantasy picks in!
This weekend, the World Superbike racing series went to the Chang International Circuit in Thailand for their second round. The first race of the weekend was a good one, but the second one proved that this series can be just as enthralling as MotoGP. Why are you not watching it?
Watching motorcycle racing on television has never been easy, but the road racing governing bodies and the beIN Sports Network has just reached a deal to make that a whole lot easier for 2016.
This MotoGP season has been one for the record books. It’s had insanely close races, tons of passing, and the overall points standing has been close all year. The only thing it’s been missing is drama - at least until now.
Multiple sources who have gotten their hands on the iOS 9.1 beta are now reporting that Apple included its most important emoji additions yet. Not only are track-ready snacks such as tacos and burritos part of the release, but rejoice, motorsports PR wonks everywhere: there are finally “racing car” and “racing…
Yesterday’s Moto3 Dutch Grand Prix featured an unreal save by rider Niklas Ajo, as the Finn kept his KTM upright despite being tossed wildly off the track—and then crossed the finish line without actually being on the bike. This seems physically impossible:
The Isle of Man TT is one of the fastest, most dangerous races in the world. 600cc rider Tuukka Korhonen got a nice reminder why Snaefell Mountain is such a notorious course during Wednesday’s practice, where he had several faster motorcycles whir past him within a few minutes.
Let Moto3 rider Romano Fenati demonstrate nearly every single bad behavior you could do in a motorcycle race. Fenati had a bit of a beef with fellow rider Niklas Ajo during the warm-up session for this weekend’s race, not only kicking at his competitor’s bike, but later reaching over and disabling that bike on the…
MotoGP is a race weekend like no other. The bikes are amazing, and the talent level of the riders is otherworldly. Out of all the top-level motorsports I've been to, however, MotoGP is unique because of its ever-present reminder that you, too, could ride a motorcycle.
Rider Xavier Simeon collided with Johann Xarco’s bike in the Moto2 race today, showing us one of the great perils of motorcycle racing: sometimes you become a speedbump.
Motorcycle-racing champion Pascal Grosjean of Switzerland had just won a race in the Dubai Autodrome when, during his warm-down lap, he was hit from behind by the third-place rider who tried to brake from an estimated 125 mph pre-collision.