Toni Elias secured pole position for the first ever FIM Moto2 World Championship race at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar.
Elias, competing for the Gresini Racing Moto2 team, clocked the only sub-2:02 lap at the end of a tight qualifying session on Saturday evening, with only a second separating the top 13 on the grid.
MotoGP was back on motorcycle racing track today and a smile was back on the face of Marco Melandri at Jerez, where the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini rider finally began to get a feeling for his RC212V following a disappointing first race in Qatar.
"The Doctor" Valentino Rossi has two obstacles to overcome this weekend in Jerez: pilot his Fiat Yamaha M1 with a sore shoulder, and beat two riders competing in their native country.
The 2010 AMA Motocross Championship and Women's Motocross Championship kicked off at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova on Saturday May 22.
Honda Red Bull Racing's Davi Millsaps, Andrew Short and Ashley Fiolek showed great speed at the opening round of the season aboard their CRF450R and CRF250R machines.
After unseasonably cold weather and even snow in Dallas, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki is looking forward to the warm temperatures of the sunshine state as the AMA Supercross Lites series heads to Jacksonville.
Rockstar Teka Suzuki's Clement Desalle celebrated his fourth podium result of the season with third position overall at a hot and sunny Glen Helen for the Grand Prix of USA and now occupies the same slot in the FIM Motocross World Championship standings after six of 15 rounds.
Motorcycle racing legend Jeff Ward will bring his considerable amount of racing and career experience to AMA Pro Racing as rider liaison and advisor. Ward has nine AMA Pro Racing Championships in Motocross, Supercross and Supermoto.
Assen Superbike on Video
In World Superbike race 1, Rea won a close opening race at Assen with two strong laps right at the end, finishing one second ahead of fellow Britons James Toseland (Yamaha Sterilgarda) and Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia).
This was Camier's first SBK podium finish, and it was memorable one.
Following two years on the Aprilia Racing Team with teammate Max Biaggi, Leon Camier joined the all-new, Crescent FIXI Suzuki team for the 2012 World Superbike Championship.
Two World Superbike teams began a three-day test session Tuesday at Phillip Island in Australia: Aprilia Alitalia and Yamaha Sterilgarda.
Team M4 Monster Energy Suzuki's Martin Cardenas claimed a spectacular victory on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway, coming out on top of an intense AMA Pro Daytona SportBike battle.
Before round five of the 2012 MotoGP Championship gets underway at Catalunya in Spain Sunday, a few stars of the series were at the traditional pre-race press conference Thursday.