Álvaro Bautista heads down Lukey Heights, Phillip Island WSBK 2019

WSBK – Bautista tops Friday practice

Ducati newcomer Alvaro Bautista continued his strong World Superbike testing form by topping Friday practice for this weekend’s opening round at Phillip Island. Bautista, who was fastest in all four test sessions at the Australian track this week, once again topped the charts in second practice with a best time of 1m30.327s aboard the new Panigale…

Charles Leclerc during Winter Testing, Circuit de Barcelona 2019

Leclerc tops second F1 test day as Gasly crashes

Ferrari impress once again as Charles Leclerc heads the timesheets on day two of testing in Barcelona. Charles Leclerc closed out the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing fastest for Ferrari after his morning benchmark went unbeaten through the afternoon session. Leclerc lapped within one-tenth of a second of Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel’s Monday time in…

Tom Sykes heads down into MG during Superbike Testing, Phillip Island 2019

Bautista leads Sykes on final WSBK test day

Ducati World Superbike rider Alvaro Bautista remained on top on the final day of 2019 pre-season testing at Phillip Island, two tenths ahead of nearest rival Tom Sykes. After setting the pace on Monday, Bautista remained in command of the timesheets in both Tuesday sessions, improving on his previous best time by some four tenths…

Sebastian Vettel during Winter Testing, Circuit de Barcelona 2019

Vettel leads opening day of 2019 F1 Testing

Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a satisfying return to the cockpit of a Ferrari as 2019 F1 pre-season testing began in Barcelona, finishing the day comfortably at the head of the field in his SF90. Vettel was both the fastest driver – his 1m 18.161s set before lunch making him one of only two drivers to lap…

Alvaro Bautista heads into the Southern Loop during the WSBK Test, Phillip Island 2019

Bautista dominates day one in Australia

The gloves are officially off as four different bikes take four top spots in thrilling opener at Phillip Island After three weeks of rest the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship riders were back in action on Monday at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the final pre-season test before the season premiere. Amidst chilly temperatures and winds,Ducati’s debutant Álvaro…

Danny Webb, 2018 IRRC Champion

The Hoo Hah About Helmets….

FIM approved helmets to be Mandatory     From 3 June 2019, all racers – Valentino Rossi included – competing in MotoGP, Moto 2, Moto 3 and World Superbikes will be required to wear helmets that have been approved to FIM homologation standards. It’s an expensive process for manufacturers as ten helmet samples per model AND…