The music has finally stopped regarding Ben Spies’ future and now it looks like the chairs in both WSB and MotoGP are filling up fast. The super-fast American has signed a two-year deal with Yamaha that will see him being fast tracked into Yamaha’s satellite MotoGP team in 2011, ...
TRIPLE World Champion Wayne Rainey has said Yamaha was right to "go with Lorenzo" following Rossi's leg-breaking crash at Misano two months ago.Rainey, confined to a wheelchair since crashing at Misano in 1993, was analysing Yamaha’s dilemma at a
Champions, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson and Wayne Rainey. They foursome have 17 World Championships to their name.It will be on four wheels, on 250cc go-karts, and could be quite fierce. Rossi is a past national go-kart champion and Lawson a leading light
AS rivalries go Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner is nothing in comparison to the career-long battle between Kevin Schwantz and Wayne Rainey, in the opinion of the 1993 500GP champion.Alongside the championships won, the rivalry between Schwantz
of the sport's all-time greats - Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey and Freddie Spencer, the men he hero-worshipped as a kid - he positively rubbed his hands at the prospect of answering them.Kevin Schwantz graduated from Superbikes with Suzuki in the 1980s and won
It's little wonder that this era of GP rider ended up smashed to bits. An era when TC was not PC.But is it just because these 500cc two-strokes were so savage, so hard to tame and so dangerous that led to racing of this standard or was it just the immense depth of talent around a...
’t in a very good condition and after a damp morning practice the top riders came in saying the track was like an ice rink in the wet and if it rained they were not going to race. All the top riders were united in this view, Schwantz, Rainey Lawson
’ losing a load of time. Kevin came back past on the next lap and I eventually finished fourth after being mugged by Eddie Lawson and Wayne Rainey in the closing laps. It was brief but I guess better to have led and lost than to have never led at all. That trio
Yamaha put on an amazing display of their GP bikes, past and present at the Bikers' Days Classics at Spa. So how many bikes can you name? Bonus points if you get the year and the rider.P.S if your name's Julian Ryder, Neil Spalding or Toby Moody, you're not allowed to enter.Clue:...
150 – At the US GP, Hector Barbera will be making his 150th Grand Prix start, which includes 47 in the 125cc class and 75 in the 250cc class.51 years – On race day at Laguna Seca it will be exactly 51 years since Kenjiro Tanaka finished third in the 250cc race at the 1960 German ...
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