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    Read This: Are energy drinks the next to be banned from motorsports sponsorship?
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    Like it or not, when it comes to brass tacks, motorsports is a business. To keep racing, the teams need to make money, and, generally speaking, the winnings from a victory aren't going to cover the expenses. The reality is that teams need sponsorship to survive. For decades, much of that funding ...

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    Two Wheels: Ducati reveals new MotoGP Open-spec Desmosedici GP14 [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    Formula One isn't the only international racing series kicking off its 2014 season this month. So too is MotoGP, the top-tier two-wheeled racing championship, with an eighteen-round season kicking off on March 23 in Qatar before heading to Texas next month. One of the biggest changes being put ...

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    Motorsports: BMW unleashes new M4 as MotoGP safety car
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    BMW has some considerable racing prowess to crow about, and draws on those credentials to create models like the new M4. But it's not about to rest on the laurels it's won at the end of innumerable races past and present. Mere months after the release of its latest performance coupe, BMW has ...

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    Motorsports: Doriano Rombini killed in Italian motorbike race
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    In a cruel twist of fate this weekend, a memorial event for the late Marco Simoncelli has tragically claimed another life. The Sic Supermoto Day was being held in honor of the late Italian rider, killed in a racing accident two years ago, at the Latina circuit in Italy. That's where former grand ...

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    Two Wheels: Aprilia returning to MotoGP in 2016
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    Sportbike enthusiasts may have been a little disappointed that Aprilia didn't have anything groundbreaking to unveil at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan this year, but motorbike racing fans got some good news. Roberto Colaninno, head of parent company Piaggio, revealed that Aprilia will stage a ...

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    Official: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca officially off MotoGP calendar for 2014
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    It's a sad day for motorcycle racing fans the world over. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has announced that after it will no longer be on the MotoGP calendar for 2014. The circuit has held 15 world championship grands prix over the last 25 years. Fans and riders alike have historically had nothing ...

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    Official: Suzuki back in MotoGP for 2015
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    It had been planned for 2014 but it's going to be 2015 instead – that's when Suzuki returns to the manufacturer ranks of MotoGP after quitting the series at the end of 2011 because of The Great Recession. When Suzuki stopped after 37 continuous years of racing, it said it intended to return ...

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    Official: Valentino Rossi leaves Ducati, heads home to Yamaha
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    After an undeniably unsuccessful two-year relationship with Ducati, motorcycle superstar Valentino Rossi has decided to take his talents back to Yamaha, the team he left at the end of the 2010 season for what he hoped would be greener pastures. The deal signed by Rossi will see him wearing ...

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    Official: BMW rolls out new M6 safety car for MotoGP
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    It takes a fast and agile car to keep pace with MotoGP racing bikes. Fortunately the BMW M division is up to the task, providing safety cars (or what we'd call pace cars on this side of the Atlantic) to the race organizers of the top-level motorcycle racing series. The most recent vehicles to ...

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    Report: MotoGP champ Casey Stoner stuns with retirement announcement [w/video]
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    Reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner is just 26 years old, but has been riding in the FIM series since 2001 when he joined the 125cc ranks. Five years later, the Australian was in the headlining formula series with Honda, the year after that, in 2007, he won the title astride a Ducati. Last ...

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    Motorsports: SPEED inks multi-year deal to keep 24 Hours of Le Mans broadcast
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    SpeedTV has piped Le Mans racing action to American television sets since 1995, and with the signing of a new multi-year television deal, the annual Frankish displays of 24-hour madness will continue to have a home on the cable network. The length of the deal wasn't disclosed, but it does include ...

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    Official: Misano circuit renamed in honor of Marco Simoncelli
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    The race track on Italy's Adriatic coast known to most as Misano World Circuit will adopt a new name in tribute to the late motorcycle racer Marco Simoncelli. Although Misano isn't where Simoncelli lost his life – that tragedy unfolded at Sepang in Malaysia – he was known and loved ...

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    Breaking: MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli dies in race accident [w/video]
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    Bad news, it seems, does come in threes, as we're grieved to report the passing of Marco Simoncelli. The MotoGP rider succumbed to injuries sustained this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix, his death coming barely a week after those of Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon and Baja racer Rick ...

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    Video: Casey Stoner leans his MotoGP bike at 1,000 frames per second
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    Modern technology offers us some truly amazing experiences that we'd otherwise never be able to comprehend. Take, for instance, cameras. At its beginning, the camera was a novel invention that allowed mankind to capture brief images in time and record memories in a real, physical form. Now, ...

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    Report: MotoGP expands with six new teams
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    When Formula One admitted four new teams a couple of years ago (and subsequently eliminated one before the season even started) it was a revolutionary expansion. Now its two-wheeled equivalent is looking to follow a similar path. The MotoGP series – widely viewed as the pinnacle of ...

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    Report: Texans irked about lawmakers spending $25M to woo F1 while teachers are dismissed
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    Texas motorsports enthusiasts are no doubt excited about the Circuit of the Americas. Formula One racing, along with MotoGP, will have a new home in Austin, and the United States Grand Prix is sure to attract fans and fan money. Some, however, are not thrilled at the spending decisions being made ...

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    Ducati's Nicky Hayden stops by AMG headquarters for a new CLS
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    Membership, they say, has its privileges. Just ask Fernando Alonso, who's landed himself a free Ferrari 458 Italia, Maserati GranCabrio and Abarth 695 since moving to Maranello. That's a heck of a garage, but it's fairly standard for F1 drivers to get comp'd on free cars from the automakers that ...

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    Video: Austin's Circuit of the Americas woos with promo clip
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    Austin's Circuit of the Americas race track has motorsports fans (and local business owners) dreaming big. The folks behind the circuit have put together a promotional video highlighting the many potential positives that CotA will bring to Austin, including new construction jobs and lots of race ...

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    Austin U.S. F1 track to officially be called Circuit of the Americas, also play host to MotoGP
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    We've all known that Formula One racing is coming to Austin, Texas. Now we know what to call the track that will play host to the 2012 U.S. Grand Prix. Called the Circuit of the Americas, this 3.4-mile racetrack features 20 turns, 133 feet of elevation change and a 10-year F1 contract. Circuit ...

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    Pics Aplenty: BMW 1 M MotoGP safety car
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    The new BMW 1 M is a sports coupe we've all been waiting for the Roundel-badged German automaker. Sure, it could be lighter or a little cheaper, but by all accounts, it has the driving-sensation meter bouncing off "Awesome." To tout its new performance machine, BMW has tarted one up in classic ...

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