The second Free Practice session in Monza this morning put three different manufacturers on top, with only .06 of a second between the fastest riders, displaying again the tightness of the racing.
Casey Stoner got his home Grand Prix off to a great start today, heading the timesheets in both free practice sessions aboard his Repsol Honda MotoGP machine.
The East German circuit of Sachsenring is the second shortest on the calendar but is one of the most demanding of the year for Bridgestone's front and rear tires in terms of tire temperature and durability.
When Ducati pulled all factory efforts from the World Superbike Championship for 2011, the Althea team quickly became the one that would carry the Italian manufacturer's name.
After a thrilling pair of Assen races for Troy Corser the entire BMW Motorrad Motorsport team will be trying to keep up its recent increase in momentum this coming weekend, at the eagerly-anticipated Monza circuit, near Milan in Italy.
Valentino Rossi struck the first psychological blow of the Le Mans weekend as he set the fastest time of the hour-long first free practice on Friday afternoon, taking his Yamaha YZR-M1 prototype round in a best time of 1'34.402 on his final lap of the session.
A remarkable day of unpredictable motorcycle racing on track finally delivered two 21-lap race victories to Max Biaggi and his Aprilia Alitalia team in the World Superbike (WSBK) event at Miller Motorsports Park.
After Leon Haslam, the Team Suzuki Alstare SBK rider, raced to third place in the opening race, in front of 54,000 spectators, race two was particularly dramatic and action-packed; and one of the best battles of the season so far: Throughout the race the points leader fought tooth and nail with fellow countryman Jonathan Rea (Honda), with Haslam taking the lead
American SuperBike, featuring two races per class, returns to Road America on June 3-6, 2010. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will gather to watch riders claim claim glory in the AMA Pro Road Racing Series season.
The hour long first qualifying session at Assen was halted for a few minutes to clean up an oil spill, but Jakub Smrz was still the fastest rider on his Pata B&G Racing Ducati, setting a new circuit best of 1'36.041.
For just the second time in 37 years, a rookie stole the show during the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, as Rockstar/Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey joined legend Jeremy McGrath as the only other first-year champion in the Supercross class.
Julián Simón laid down the fastest time in the first practice for the Moto2 class at Motegi in Japan, Round 14 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship, with a lap of 1:54.203, however the Mapfre Aspar rider's positive signal of intent fell flat as he crashed out at the very end of the hour-long session.
The 2010 World Superbike races at Monza saw the debut of the new Alfa Romeo Safety Car in the SBK World Championship: a Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde equipped with a powerful 235 HP 1750 TBi engine.
A revised schedule for Saturday qualifying sessions at Infineon Raceway has been posted to the Competition section of AMAProRacing.com.
NOTE: All qualifying sessions have been adjusted and Daytona SportBike has been split into Groups A and B. Direct links to the files follow: