WSBK » Davies tests Ducati GP17 at Mugello

Chaz Davies saw Ducati keep its promise by giving him a run on its GP17 machine on its test day at Mugello after the Welsh rider secured a dominant double victory at the Imola World Superbike round. The 30-year-old produced a flawless race weekend at his Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s home round with pole position, two…

Sylvain Guintoli gears up for MotoGP return

Sylvain Guintoli will make his first MotoGP start since 2011, and first ever for a factory team, in front of his home fans at Le Mans this weekend. The former World Superbike champion, currently competing for Suzuki in BSB, has been drafted into the factory’s MotoGP squad in place of injured rookie Alex Rins. “The…

Suter 500 ‘could match MotoGP times’

Eskil Suter claims his company’s MMX 500 two-stroke would be around tenth place, with the right rider, if it went up against the current grid of MotoGP machines. Rule changes saw four-strokes enter the premier-class in 2002. The bigger capacity bikes soon dominated the results and filled the grid from the following year. But despite…

WSBK » Nicky Hayden critically injured.

2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has been taken to hospital after a ‘serious’ road accident in Italy. According to RiminiToday the popular 35-year-old American, currently competing in his second season of World Superbike with Ten Kate Honda, was struck by a car while training on his bicycle. Pictures show substantial damage to the front windscreen…

Volkswagen considering Ducati sale?

Volskwagen, which owns Ducati, among other brands, is currently studying the possible benefits of selling the Italian company, according to news agency Reuters. It is believed the German company is attempting to cut costs in several sectors after the emission scandal in 2015, in which it admitted to cheating emissions tests in the USA. It…