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MotoGP Silverstone Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013
The young Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez battled with current MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo for pole position at Silverstone, resulting in some of the fastest laps ever recorded at the circuit.

WSBK Nurburgring Superpole Results 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013
Rain just prior to the start of World Superbike Superpole at Nurburgring made for two 20 minute wet sessions, giving one rider the chance to earn his first ever pole position in the premier class.

BMW S1000RR Tops 224 mph at Bonneville

Friday, August 30, 2013
Andy Sills piloted a San Diego BMW Motorcycles-built S1000RR to just over 224 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the 2013 SCTA Speedweek.

WorldSBK Nurburgring Friday Results 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013
Though Tom Sykes led for much of the first World Superbike qualifying session at Nurburgring, Chaz Davies found a little extra just before the end of the day.

MotoGP Silverstone Friday Results 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013
Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo leads the way after the first day of MotoGP practice in the 2013 Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Triumph Streamliner Joins Race to 400 mph

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Triumph joins the land speed racing charge to 400 mph with its Castrol Rocket streamliner, powered by two Rocket III Triples and piloted by Jason DiSalvo.

Redding to Gresini Honda for MotoGP 2014

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Scott Redding signed a two year deal with Team Go & Fun Honda Gresini to ride Honda's new production racer, the RCV1000R, for two years in MotoGP.

PBTF Launches eStore to Raise Awareness

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
PBTF launches the eStore to raise awareness.

MotoGP Silverstone Preview 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
MotoGP heads to Great Britain for Round 12 of the 2013 season, the Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

World Superbike Nurburgring Preview 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The 2013 World Superbike Championship is back in session following a long summer break, heading to Germany for Round 10 at Nurburgring.

2014 WorldSBK EVO Tech Rules Announced

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Dorna has released updated 2014 Technical Rules for Superbike and the new Superbike EVO class.

Michael Dunlop Tops 2013 Classic TT F1 Race

Monday, August 26, 2013
Michael Dunlop broke records on his way to the Classic TT Formula One race win in 2013.

Single Track Mind – MotoGP Has to Change

Monday, August 26, 2013
As the Melling household prepares for the MotoGP visit to Silverstone, Frank files another missive toward Dorna and its handling of World Championship motorcycle racing.

MotoGP Brno Results 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa waged a spirited battle for the front at Brno, ending with another shift in championship points and a new name in the record books.

MotoGP Brno Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013
With a new pole record lap, Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Cal Crutchlow leads the way into Sunday's MotoGP race at Brno.

MotoGP Brno Friday Results 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013
MotoGP Round 11 at Brno kicked-off Friday with morning and afternoon practice sessions, and ended with LCR Honda MotoGP's Stefan Bradl at the top of the timesheet.

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa First Ride

Friday, August 23, 2013
For 2013 the Suzuki Hayabusa gets ABS and Brembo Monobloc front brake calipers. Read on to find out if these two changes improve the most popular hypersport in the United States.

MotoGP Brno Preview 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
MotoGP riders make a quick trip from the States to the Czech Republic for Round 11 of the 2013 MotoGP season at Brno.

2013 Red Bull Illume Drawing to a Close

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The 2013 Red Bull Illume action sports photography contest winner will be announced on August 29, 2013 in Hong Kong.

WEC Oschersleben 8-Hour Results 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Suzuki Endurance Racing Team scored the top step in the penultimate round of 2013 World Endurance racing at the Oschersleben 8-Hour.

MotoGP Plans for Brazil Round in 2014

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The MotoGP World Championship is in the process of finalizing plans hold a round in Brazil at the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet Brasilia during the 2014 season.

Syahrin Edges Rapp for Indy Harley Series Win

Monday, August 19, 2013
It was a photo finish in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson Series Race 2 at Indy as Malaysia'a Hafizh Syahrin edged Steve Rapp at the line to claim the victory.

McWilliams Wins Race One of Indy H-D Series

Sunday, August 18, 2013
It was a mad scramble to the finish line in Race One of the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series with veteran Jeremy McWilliams snatching the victory.

MotoGP Indianapolis Results 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013
Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez completed a dominant weekend by winning today's Indianapolis GP by 3.5 seconds, completing a clean sweep of GP races held on American soil this year.

MotoGP Indianapolis Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Saturday's MotoGP qualifying report from the Red Bull Indianapolis GP taking place at the Brickyard.

Suzuki Unveils 2014 GSX-R SE at Indy

Saturday, August 17, 2013
As part of its 50th anniversary of business in the United States, Suzuki has unveiled a special edition GSX-R1000 for 2014: the GSX-R1000 Special Edition.

Rapp Grabs Pole for H-D Series Indy Finale

Friday, August 16, 2013
Steve Rapp grabbed pole position for this weekend's AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Doubleheader where a champion will be named at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

MotoGP Indianapolis Friday Results 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013
Repsol Honda's young phenom, Marc Marquez, continues his amazing run in 2013 by posting the fastest times in both Free Practice sessions in Indianapolis today in advance of this weekend's MotoGP race.

SiriusXM to Broadcast MotoGP Live Nationwide

Friday, August 16, 2013
SiriusXM to broadcast MotoGP live nationwide. Coverage begins this weekend with the MotoGP race at the renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 18.

Ohlins Recalls Steering Damper Bracket

Friday, August 16, 2013
Ohlins steering damper bracket recall for three BMW dampers.

Bradl Remains with LCR Honda through 2014

Thursday, August 15, 2013
LCR Honda MotoGP has announced that Stefan Bradl will remain its factory supported rider through the 2014 MotoGP season.

Backmarker: Win Sunday, Sell Monday

Thursday, August 15, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker examines some of the recent news to come out of World Superbike and MotoGP under the light of shifting trends in advertising, marketing and sponsorship.

AIMExpo 2013 Hits 300 Exhibitor Mark

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The American International Motorcycle Expo now has 300 exhibiting companies in the line-up for 2013.

MotoGP Indianapolis Preview 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The second half of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship gets underway at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with rookie Marc Marquez leading in the overall standings.

2013 Buddh World Superbike Round Cancelled

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Owing to operational challenges, Dorna World SBK Organization and Jaypee Sports International Ltd have decided to cancel the 2013 World Superbike round at Buddh International Circuit.

Kawasaki and Zero Recalls Issued

Friday, August 9, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Administration has issued recalls for certain 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 and 300 ABS models as well as for certain 2011 and 2012 Zero S and DS motorcycles.

WorldSBK Rule Updates for 2014 Season

Friday, August 9, 2013
The FIM, Dorna and MSMA have announced some rule changes for the 2014 World Superbike season, including a new EVO sub-category within the class.

Bell Helmets Reclaims Global Distribution

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Bell Helmets reclaims global distribution to the powersports market.

Rock 'n Road Challenge Moved to Fall 2014

Thursday, August 8, 2013
The Rock 'n Road Challenge date has been moved to the Fall of 2014.

Husqvarna at MHoF Legends Presentations

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Husqvarna sponsors AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend presentations for Torsten Hallman and Mark Blackwell at 2013 induction ceremony.

Demand for Ethanol-Gasoline Fuel Not High

Thursday, August 8, 2013
U.S. agency admits demand for ethanol-gasoline fuel not as high as anticipated.

STM: Crutchlow at Ducati – Why the Surprise?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Cal Crutchlow’s move to Ducati was long predicted by our man Melling, who predicted his fellow Brit’s motives months ago. Here’s why.

Suzuki MotoGP Completes Motegi Test

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Suzuki MotoGP Test Team completed a two-day test at Twin Ring Motegi to further development on the GP bike slated to join the premier-class grid in 2015.

Stoner Completes Day 2 Test at Motegi

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Conditions at Motegi improved for Casey Stoner and Honda Racing during the second day of former champ's MotoGP test.

Stoner's MotoGP Test Delayed by Rain

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Casey Stoner's first day of MotoGP testing at the Twin Ring Motegi was cut short by rain.

AMA SuperSport Miller Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013
Joe Roberts pulled out a fifth AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport win in Race 2 at Miller Motorsports Park.

AMA SuperBike Miller Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013
AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 2 at Miller Motorsports Park ended with a big shake-up to the overall championship points tally.

AMA SportBike Miller Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013
AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 2 at Miller Motorsports Park featured a tight, four rider lead pack battle with Cameron Beaubier, Garrett Gerloff, Jake Lewis and JD Beach.

Harley-Davidson Series Miller Results 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013
Steve Rapp and Tyler O'Hara battled to the checkers in 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series action at Miller Motorsports Park.

World Superbike Silverstone Results 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013
World Superbike at Silverstone was plagued by fluctuating conditions, which saw some intense racing throughout both races.

AMA SuperBike Miller Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013
AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 1 at Miller Motorsports Park was marked by a feverish battle for the lead between Josh Hayes, Josh Herrin and Roger Hayden.

AMA SuperSport Miller Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013
Joe Roberts, Tomas Puerta and Wyatt Farris fought for the AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Race 1 win at Miller Motorsports Park.

AMA SportBike Miller Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013
Yamaha Extended Service teammates Cameron Beaubier and Garrett Gerloff battled to the checkers for the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1 win at Miller Motorsports Park.

WorldSBK Silverstone Superpole 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013
Dry conditions prevailed in a dramatic World Superbike Superpole at Silverstone until the final minutes of SP3, when rain started and forced officials to declare a 20 minute wet session.

AMA Pro Racing Miller Friday Results 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing kicked off the 2013 Miller Motorsports round with practice and qualifying sessions in SuperBike, Daytona SportBike and SuperSport.

Crutchlow to Ducati, Espargaro to Tech 3

Friday, August 2, 2013
Ducati confirms the signing of Cal Crutchlow for the 2014-2015 campaigns, while Yamaha fills the British rider’s Tech 3 sport with rising star Pol Espargaro.

WorldSBK Silverstone Friday Results 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes dominated the first day of World Superbike action at Silverstone, posting the fastest times in practice and qualifying.

AMA MHoF Motorcycle Ohio's 25th Anniversary

Friday, August 2, 2013
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame welcomes Motorcycle Ohio's 25th anniversary celebration this Saturday, Aug. 3.

Bridgestone Battlax R10 Race Tire Review

Friday, August 2, 2013
Motorcycle USA reviews Bridgestone’s latest competition-spec road racing motorcycle tire as used in our recent eight-bike Middleweight Supersport Shootout.

Backmarker: The Monster of the Salt

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Our Backmarker traces the story of a Bonneville race bike that ties two Frenchmen, a comic book character and 80-year-old veteran drag racer together.

Cal Crutchlow Joins Ducati MotoGP for 2014

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Cal Crutchlow has inked a deal with the Ducati Corse squad to ride a factory-prepped Desmosedici for the next two years in the MotoGP Championship.

Repsol Interview with Marc Marquez

Thursday, August 1, 2013
MotoGP star Marc Marquez sits down to answer some questions about his stunning rookie season during the 2013 summer break.