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How the world's fastest road racer is helping Britain's motorcycling future Plus

How the world's fastest road racer is helping Britain's motorcycling future

Britain has dominated motorcycle racing for three decades, but its representation at the top table is in decline. Looking to provide fresh energy and opportunity in the junior ranks, the world's fastest road racer Peter Hickman may have found a solution

North West 200 cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Organisers of the North West 200 have announced the 2021 event has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Hickman "surprised" Isle of Man TT cancellation call came so early

Five-time Isle of Man TT winner Peter Hickman says he was "surprised" the call to cancel the 2021 event was taken so early, but understands why organisers made the decision

2021 Isle of Man TT cancelled due to COVID-19 uncertainties

The 2021 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the development of the COVID-19 pandemic

TT winner Hickman joins new FHO team for 2021

Five-time Isle of Man TT winner Peter Hickman will join the all-new BMW-backed FHO Racing Team for the 2021 road racing and British Superbike seasons

TT-winning Smiths Racing team to quit motorsport

Isle of Man TT winning team Smiths Racing has announced it will quit racing after this weekend's British Superbike finale

TT winner Hillier to contest Dakar in 2022, renews OMG roads deal

Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier has re-signed with OMG Racing for the 2021 road racing season and will also contest the 2022 Dakar Rally with the team

Virtual Isle of Man TT Esports event launched, Hickman heads line-up

A Virtual Isle of Man TT Esports event has been launched, with a line-up of eight real-world riders headed by five-time TT winner Peter Hickman taking part

North West 200 officially cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus

Organisers of the North West 200 have confirmed the 2020 event has now been officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

TT News: 16-time TT winner Hutchinson returns to TAS Racing for 2020

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson will return to the TAS BMW squad for the 2020 road racing season, the team has revealed on Tuesday

The far-reaching impact of cancelling motorcycling's greatest race Plus

The far-reaching impact of cancelling motorcycling's greatest race

The coronavirus-induced cancellation of the Isle of Man TT was unavoidable, but as thoughts turn to its return in 2021, the ramifications could be felt for a long time yet

Ulster GP cancelled after failure to secure backing

The 2020 Ulster Grand Prix will not take place this year, after organisers were unable to secure the financial backing needed to run the event

Isle of Man TT winner Hillier offering COVID-19 self-isolation help

Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier is offering to help those in self-isolation due to the coronavirus in the UK with delivery of essential grocery shopping

North West 200 follows TT in postponement due to COVID-19 threat

The 2020 North West 200 has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic,organisers have confirmed on Tuesday afternoon

2020 Isle of Man TT cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

The 2020 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the island's chief minister has confirmed

North West 200 expected to go ahead despite coronavirus pandemic

North West 200 organisers say Northern Ireland's biggest outdoor sporting event is "going [ahead] until we're told opposite" amid uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Isle of Man TT ace Michael Dunlop to ride PBM Ducati during 2020

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop has announced he will ride a Ducati V4 R Panigale for Paul Bird Motorsport on the roads in 2020

Ex-Haas Formula 1 sponsor Rich Energy to back road racing squad OMG

Ex-Haas Formula 1 sponsor Rich Energy has been signed by road racing and British Superbike squad OMG Racing as its title sponsor for 2020 in a "multi-million-pound partnership"

Ulster GP remains in "crisis situation" as funding pleas fail

The 2020 Ulster Grand Prix remains in serious doubt as bids to secure funding to run the event have come to nothing

Three-time TT winner Harrison extends Silicone Engineering stay to '21

Three-time Isle of Man TT winner Dean Harrison has committed to continuing with the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki team through to 2021

How the IoM TT's greatest race was won Plus

How the IoM TT's greatest race was won

In our final feature looking back at the major motorsport moments from the 2010s, we recall a day at the 2018 Isle of Man TT that featured broken records and the making of a new star of the motorbike road racing scene

Tank Slappers Podcast: Hickman reveals BMW's pre-season caution

In a special edition of the show, the Tank Slappers podcast sits down with road racing hero Peter Hickman to discuss his impressive 2019 season

One-time Isle of Man TT winner Hillier joins new OMG Racing team

One-time Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier will join road racing debutants OMG Racing for 2020 after he parted ways with his long-time team Bournemouth Kawasaki last week

New OMG roads team signs TT podium finisher Johnson

OMG Racing, which will make its Isle of Man TT debut in 2020, has announced TT podium finisher David Johnson as the first signing of its road racing team

BSB frontrunners OMG Racing to make TT debut in '20

British Superbike race-winning team OMG Racing will compete at the Isle of Man TT for the first time in 2020 with a to-be-confirmed "star-studded" line-up

TT winner Hillier splits with Bournemouth Kawasaki after a decade

Isle of Man TT race winner James Hillier has split with the Bournemouth Kawasaki squad after 10 years, the team has confirmed

Smiths Racing to run Hickman's Norton Lightweight TT bike

Norton has confirmed it will contest the Lightweight race again at next year's Isle of Man TT with Peter Hickman, while also announcing a partnership with Smiths Racing

Hillier: More good road racing riders than good available rides now

Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier believes there are 'almost more good riders than good rides' available, as he contemplates his plans for the 2020 road racing season

McGuinness in talks with PBM Ducati squad for 2020 road races

John McGuinness says he has "chatted a lot" with Paul Bird about racing a PBM-run Ducati on the roads in 2020, after riding the bike at the Macau Grand Prix

Michael Rutter declared Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix winner

Macau Grand Prix organisers have declared a result for the abandoned 53rd motorcycle race, with Michael Rutter securing his ninth win ahead of Bathams team-mate Peter Hickman

BMW rider Hickman scores pole for Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Road racing dominator Peter Hickman secured pole position for Saturday's Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix despite being beaten to the fastest time in Friday morning's second qualifying session

2020 Ulster GP under serious threat over "major financial crisis"

The 2020 running of the Ulster Grand Prix is under serious threat, after low turnout due to poor weather this year left organisers facing a " major financial crisis"

IoM TT race winner Michael Dunlop has more surgery on 2019 injuries

Multiple Isle of Man TT race winner Michael Dunlop has undergone further surgery on injuries sustained in several crashes across 2019

Ulster Grand Prix denies it misused government funding

Ulster Grand Prix organisers have refuted claims made by the BBC that it spent government funding intended for safety upgrades on other paddock works

The law keeping a circuit 'better than Spa' alive Plus

The law keeping a circuit 'better than Spa' alive

Like the Isle of Man TT, the Ulster Grand Prix has thrived after losing world championship status decades ago. But unlike the TT, Ulster walks a fine line to survive through an innovative bit of legislation

Peter Hickman says his record Ulster Grand Prix run was "magical"

Peter Hickman branded his record seven successive wins and five-in-a-day success at the 2019 Ulster Grand Prix as "magical", and praised his "faultless" Smiths Racing team

Ulster Grand Prix: Peter Hickman takes 10th win in Supersport race

The world's fastest road racer Peter Hickman took his tally of Ulster Grand Prix wins to 10 with a dominant display in a wet second Supersport contest on Saturday

Peter Hickman makes Ulster GP fastest road race with SBK win

Peter Hickman made the Ulster Grand Prix the world's fastest road race, after setting a new lap record of 136.415mph on his way to a dominant Superbike victory

Hickman was "just cruising" in first Ulster GP Superbike session

Ulster Grand Prix Superbike pacesetter Peter Hickman says he was "just cruising" in Wednesday's big bike practice, despite leading the field by 4.7 seconds

Hickman tops rain-interrupted first day of Ulster GP running

Six-time Ulster Grand Prix winner Peter Hickman dominated the opening Superbike practice of the 2019 event on a day heavily affected by poor weather

Dunlop passed fit for Ulster GP one month after breaking his pelvis

Michael Dunlop has been passed fit to compete at this week's Ulster Grand Prix, a month after breaking his pelvis in a crash at the Southern 100

Peter Hickman: Smiths found problem that cost Isle of Man TT win

Peter Hickman says his Smiths team has identified the cause of his BMW Superbike's water leak problem that robbed him of victory in this year's Isle of Man Senior TT

Honda rider Hutchinson to miss Ulster GP following leg operation

Honda has announced 16-time Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson will miss next week's Ulster Grand Prix after undergoing a recent operation on his left leg

Isle of Man TT race winner Anstey to make return at 2019 Classic TT

Multiple Isle of Man TT race winner Bruce Anstey will return to racing in next month's Classic TT, having been absent from competition for two years through illness

Norton needs "next Hickman" to challenge for TT, road racing wins

Norton boss Stuart Garner says his team must find "the next Peter Hickman" if it is to challenge for wins at the Isle of Man TT and other road races

Dunlop "back on my feet" after Superbike Southern 100 smash

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop says he is "back on my feet" having broken his pelvis in a crash during a Superbike race at the Southern 100

IoM Senior TT winner Harrison dominates Southern 100 with six wins

Dean Harrison dominated the 2019 Southern 100 with six victories, including the Solo Championship race, while Michael Dunlop suffered a broken pelvis in a crash on Thursday

Five-time TT winner Hickman "content" with World Superbike return

Five-time Isle of Man TT winner Peter Hickman says he is "content" with his performance standing in for Markus Reiterberger at Donington Park in World Superbikes

Isle of Man TT winner Dunlop to race S100 despite rally injury

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop will return to the Southern 100 races in a fortnight's time despite suffering "serious" injury in a Rally Donegal crash

What went wrong with McGuinness's TT comeback Plus

What went wrong with McGuinness's TT comeback

John McGuinness targeted scoring a podium "at least" with Norton at the Isle of Man TT, but his return to the island - in the major classes at least - could scarcely have gone worse. What next for the veteran after his most disappointing TT?

What the TT means to those who have braved it Plus

What the TT means to those who have braved it

OPINION: The Isle of Man TT is an event like few others in motorsport - and it has a reputation for being incredibly dangerous. But to those involved in the competition, it has a completely different standing

Riders praise IoM TT organisers for "seamless" management of delays

Leading Isle of Man TT riders have praised the event's organisers for managing to run all nine races despite numerous weather-forced cancellations

Hickman: IoM TT scrutineer Superstock stripping "ruined" Senior race

Peter Hickman says Isle of Man TT scrutineers "ruined" his Senior race, as he was forced to run his problematic Superbike after they stripped his Superstock bike on Thursday

Isle of Man TT: Michael Dunlop prevails in Lightweight race

Michael Dunlop won his 19th Isle of Man TT race, after beating Jamie Coward by 1.2 seconds in a thrilling two-lap Lightweight race

Peter Hickman could drop hybrid bike Isle of Man Senior TT plan

Peter Hickman is now considering running his Superbike in the Isle of Man Senior TT, having previously said he would race the hybrid BMW he won the SBK race with

IoM TT 2019: Hickman dominates Superstock race ahead of Harrison

Peter Hickman dominated the postponed Isle of Man TT Superstock race on the brand-new S1000RR BMW to score his second win of the day on Thursday

Birchall brothers dominate second 2019 Isle of Man TT Sidecar race

Ben and Tom Birchall dominated a shortened second Isle of Man TT Sidecar race to secure their seventh-straight victory by 20.5 seconds from John Holden and Lee Cain

The unavoidable headache challenging TT organisers Plus

The unavoidable headache challenging TT organisers

For much of the 2019 Isle of Man TT fortnight so far, the weather has dominated the headlines as rain has forced a series of delays and cancellations. This may be frustrating to fans, but stems from the unique challenge that makes the event a motorsport gem

Hickman beats Harrison to win tense second IoM TT Supersport race

Peter Hickman beat Dean Harrison to win a tense shortened second Isle of Man TT Supersport race by 3.3 seconds, with James Hillier completing the podium