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Hutchinson, Johnson to lead Honda's TT assault

The official Honda team has confirmed Ian Hutchinson and David Johnson will spearhead its international road racing assault, including the Isle of Man TT, in 2019.

Dunlop confirms Isle of Man TT return despite recent tragedies

Michael Dunlop will once again contest the Isle of Man TT’s Superbike events with the Tyco BMW team, despite the deaths of brother William and teammate Dan Kneen in competition over the last eight months.

Michael Dunlop pays emotional tribute to late brother William

Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop paid an emotional tribute to late brother William during the latter's induction into Belfast Telegraph Sporting Awards Hall of Fame.'s Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2018, Part 2 Prime's Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2018, Part 2 reveals who makes its top 10 in its first-ever countdown of the top motorcycle racers of the year.'s Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2018, Part 1

For the first time,'s team of two-wheeled writers have compiled a list of the top motorcycle racers of the season. Read on to see who makes the grade.

Family issues update on injured TT rider Mercer

Injured Isle of Man TT rider Steve Mercer has undergone further surgery that "didn't go as well as hoped", but is "taking a step in the right direction".

Isle of Man TT becomes world's fastest road race

The Isle of Man TT has officially become the world's fastest road race following Peter Hickman's outright lap record of 135.452mph in the Senior TT.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman wins thriller, smashes lap record

Peter Hickman demolished the Isle of Man TT outright lap record to win a thrilling Senior TT finale ahead of Dean Harrison.

Isle of Man TT: Birchalls claim Sidecar double with new record

Ben and Tom Birchall romped to a second Sidecar victory in the 2018 Isle of Man TT, smashing the lap record to claim their eighth island wins.

Isle of Man TT: Harrison takes first win since 2014

Dean Harrison benefitted from a time penalty for Michael Dunlop to win the second Isle of Man TT Supersport race, while Dunlop bagged his 18th TT victory in the Lightweight event.

Injured TT rider Mercer's condition worsens

Isle of Man TT racer Steve Mercer's condition has "deteriorated over the last few days" but he is being "well looked after" in hospital in Liverpool, his wife Caroline has confirmed.

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop gets 17th win, Hickman his first

Michael Dunlop took his 17th Isle of Man TT victory in Monday's Supersport race, while Peter Hickman took his debut win in a thrilling Superstock event.

Supersport rookie Adam Lyon killed in Isle of Man TT crash

Isle of Man TT newcomer Adam Lyon has tragically passed away following an incident in Monday's Supersport race.

Critically injured TT rider Mercer now “stable” after surgery

Isle of Man TT rider Steve Mercer's condition has been described as “stable” as he continues his recovery from injuries sustained in a collision with a course car on Wednesday evening.

Isle of Man TT: Records tumble as Birchalls win first Sidecar race

Ben and Tom Birchall took their seventh Isle of Man win on Saturday evening in the opening Formula Two Sidecar race at the 2018 TT, shattering both lap and race records.

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop dedicates Superbike win to Kneen

Tyco BMW's Michael Dunlop took an emotional 16th Isle of Man TT win in the opening Superbike race of 2018, but only after long-time leader Dean Harrison retired on lap four.

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop leads drone-interrupted Superbike practice

Michael Dunlop topped a fragmented final Superbike practice for the 2018 Isle of Man TT ahead of Tuesday pacesetter Dean Harrison.

Injured Isle of Man TT rider Mercer undergoes surgery

Injured Isle of Man TT rider Steve Mercer has undergone surgery on his pelvis and leg which went “as well as the doctors could have hoped”, according to his wife Caroline.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman tops Superbikes at 132.806mph

Peter Hickman headed Conor Cummins in the Superbike class in Thursday’s practice for the 2018 Isle of Man TT with his fastest ever lap of the 37.75-mile circuit.

Isle of Man TT red flag procedure changed after Mercer incident

Isle of Man TT organisers have announced a new red flag procedure has been put in place following an incident with a course car which has left Steve Mercer in a critical but stable condition.

Kneen's father gives Tyco team blessing to continue

The father of the late Dan Kneen, Richard, has given his blessing to the Tyco BMW team to continue racing at this year's Isle of Man TT race following his son's tragic death on Wednesday.

Isle of Man TT: Mercer hospitalised after course car incident

Steve Mercer has been flown to hospital off the island for further treatment following an incident involving a course car on Wednesday's Isle of Man TT practice, his Jackson Racing team has confirmed.

Superbike star Dan Kneen killed in Isle of Man TT crash

Isle of Man TT racer Dan Kneen died in a crash while practicing for the Superbike race on Wednesday evening, event organisers have confirmed.

Isle of Man TT: Practice cancelled due to major fire incident

Wednesday evening's practice for the 2018 Isle of Man TT races has been cancelled following an incident at Churchtown just 10 minutes into the opening session, which set fire to a tree.

Isle of Man TT: Harrison smashes 17-minute Superbike barrier

Dean Harrison continued to lead the Superbike timesheets during practice week for the 2018 Isle of Man TT, breaking the 133mph barrier on his Kawasaki.

Dunlop pulls out of Isle of Man TT due to injury

William Dunlop has announced he has withdrawn from this year's Isle of Man TT races in order to “take some time to recuperate” from injuries sustained in a crash at the North West 200.

Isle of Man TT: Harrison tops 131mph in Superbike qualifying

Dean Harrison topped the Superbike running for the 2018 Isle of Man TT, his impressive 131.376mph the quickest ever lap recorded on the opening night of qualifying.

Isle of Man TT: Harrison and Dunlop top first qualifying runs

The first qualifying session for the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races got underway on Saturday evening as Dean Harrison and Michael Dunlop topped the Supersport and Lightweight leaderboards at 125.797mph and 120.875mph respectively.

Birchall brothers top Isle of Man TT sidecar entry

The 50 entries that have been accepted for the two three-lap Sidecar TT Races at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy include five former race winners in the field who have no less than 27 victories between them.

Daley Mathison gets late Supersport ride with Halsall Racing

The Halsall Racing team will have a presence at the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, after stepping in to offer road racer Daley Mathison a bike.

Hutchinson takes over sick Anstey’s Padgett’s Supersport ride 

Ian Hutchinson will replace cancer victim Bruce Anstey on a Honda CBR600RR for the team in the two Monster Energy Supersport TT Races at the 2018 Isle of Man TT.

Michael Dunlop heads TT entry, Cummins gets #1 plate

Michael Dunlop heads a stellar line up of some of the fastest road racers on the planet who line up for the RST Superbike, PokerStars Senior and RL360 Superstock TT Races at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

British rider Hegarty dies in Macau GP crash

British rider Daniel Hegarty has been killed in an accident during the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday.

Davey Lambert dies following TT crash

Superbike rider Davey Lambert has succumbed to injuries sustained while competing at the Isle of Man TT on Sunday.

Two fatalities in a single day rock the 2016 Isle of Man TT

Two competitors have lost their lives in a single day during the always treacherous motorcycle event.

Mazda prices new 2016 Global MX-5 Miata race car at $53,000

Turn-key car has less horsepower but is faster than current model.

International Speedway Corporation won't take over Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

ISC declines the invitation to submit a proposal to Monterey County.

Powers edges Rueth for Mazda Race of Champions

NASA and SCCA cooperate to stage amateur shootout.

TRG-Aston Martin Racing wraps up partnership summit

Leaders from motorsports, media and businesses meet in Silicon Valley

A runaway and a steal in Toyota Pro/Celebrity race

Alfonso Ribeiro takes overall and Pro victory, Pasant takes out leader to win Celebrity class

Hey, Long Beach! It's time for the Pro Celebrity Race!

Followed shortly by smokin' deals on wrecked Scion FR-S race cars.

Aston Martin expects strongest year yet on track

A record number of Vantages will race around the world.

Calamia wins in Maserati Trofeo Series

Two for three this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

NASA unveils new Elan-built, $59,995 prototype

NASA Prototype series will debut in fall of 2015.

Abu Dhabi to host final round of Maserati Trofeo series

Yas Marina will see several series titles settled.

Four Hours of Sebring victory seals titles for White, Riddell

Mission Foods GT3 and Stuttgart Cup champs crowned.

Stuttgart Cup and Mission Foods GT3 Cup wind up season

Final races in the series at Sebring International Raceway.

2014 Mazda Club Racer Shootout a major success

Kyle Loustaunau was declared the winner at the event's conclusion.

Can-Am spec car revival: Will it work in 2015?

Unlimited Racing Championship to pair with Pirelli World Challenge at four tracks.

Cindi Lux among the drivers to chase NASA honors in California

Western States Championships to run at Sonoma this weekend.

NASA racers looking for redemption

Race at Sonoma to feature drivers looking for payback after Eastern States races.

One year since his death, Sean Edwards Foundation outlines safety initiatives

Memory of Porsche driver, killed at Queensland Raceway in Australia, lives on.

Mauro Calamia takes 2014 Maserati Trofeo World Series

With one race left, his lead is more than enough for tile.

Bob Bondurant School goes global

Driving school wants to extend its reach with a new hire.

NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires ready for Road Atlanta

300 championship hopefuls ready for weekend of competition.

Mazda Road to Indy judges selected

Hinchcliffe, Chaves, Cooper and Rudolph to help select winning drivers.

Everyone is chasing Scott Hargrove in the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada

Has led the championship after all six rounds so far this season.