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Bart Madson
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Bashing away at the MotoUSA keyboard for nine years now, Madson lends his scribbling and editorial input on everything from bike reviews to industry analysis and motorcycle racing reports.

Valentino Rossi Vents Qatar Frustration

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Valentino Rossi’s already tense relationship with Ducati threatens to boil over after The Doctor vents his frustration after Qatar.

2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC First Ride

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Aprilia Tuono returns, redesigned around the World Superbike-winning RSV4. Motorcycle USA gets its first ride aboard the 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC.

MotoGP Qatar Qualifying 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012
Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo nips reigning champion Casey Stoner to claim pole position in tomorrow’s Qatar Grand Prix.

MotoGP Qatar Friday Practice 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo leads the MotoGP field during Friday’s practice sessions under the Qatar lights at Losail, the factory Yamaha rider followed by Cal Crutchlow and Casey Stoner

MotoGP Qatar Free Practice 1 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Casey Stoner starts from the front at Qatar as the first MotoGP free practice session concludes at the Losail circuit.

Injured Lascorz Transported to Spain

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Joan Lascorz has been transported to his native Spain to recover from injuries sustained during SBK testing at the Imola circuit.

2012 MotoGP Season Preview

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Casey Stoner defends his MotoGP title with new 1000cc machinery and the upstart CRT class joining the grid. Get up to speed in our 2012 MotoGP season preview.

Dani Pedrosa Arrested in Valencia

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa has reportedly been arrested in Valencia, Spain for cheating on a boat licensing test.

World Superbike Imola Test 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012
Tom Sykes breaks the Imola lap record yet again, this time in a one-day post-race test at the Italian circuit. The testing marred by serious injury of Sykes’ teammate, Joan Lascorz.

Joan Lascorz Injured at Imola Test - Update

Monday, April 2, 2012
Kawasaki World Superbike racer Joan Lascorz suffered possible spinal injury while testing at the Imola circuit.

World Superbike Imola Results 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Carlos Checa doubles up and retakes the points lead at Imola, battling in both races with pole position starter Tom Sykes.

World Superbike Imola Superpole 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tom Sykes earns his second SBK pole position of 2012 in record-setting fashion, the Kawasaki Racing Team rider winning Superpole at Imola.

World Superbike Imola Friday 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012
Jakub Smrz snares provisional World SBK pole at Imola, the Team Effenbert Liberty rider edging out the Kawasaki duo of Joan Lascorz and Tom Sykes.

World Superbike Imola Preview 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Max Biaggi arrives at Imola with an already formidable lead in the championship. Can The Emperor stave of the challenges of his title rivals on his home soil?

MotoGP Jerez Test Day 3 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012
Casey Stoner returns to the top of the timesheet as the final day of testing at Jerez features improved weather.

AMA Supercross Toronto Results 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Ryan Villopoto enjoys not having his usual title threats in the mix, taking win number seven in the 2012 Supercross series.

AMA Supercross Toronto Lites Results 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Justin Barcia continues his domination of the East Coast Lites series, the Honda CRF250R rider taking the win at Toronto.

MotoGP Jerez Test Day 2 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Ducati’s Nicky Hayden leads the way in day two of MotoGP testing at the Jerez, with rain delivering a topsy turvy timesheet.

MotoGP Jerez Test Day 1 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012
Casey Stoner jumps to the top of the timesheet with his final lap of the day as MotoGP testing begins at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit.

Sykes Sets New SBK Best at Aragon Test

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
KRT Superbike’s Tom Sykes turns the fastest SBK lap at the Motorland Aragon circuit during a private two-day World SBK test.