Coronavirus

  • Government confirms mandatory MOT testing will resume from August 1

    Government confirms mandatory MOT testing will resume from August 1

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    MOT testing for cars, vans and motorcycles is being reintroduced from 1 August in England, Scotland and Wales. Back in March, the UK Government granted a six-month MOT exemption to enable key workers to stay mobile during the coronavirus lockdown. But with restrictions being eased and more people returning to the road, Roads Minister, Baroness…

  • MotoGP: How is the paddock going to stay safe? Organisers confirm ‘very strict’ coronavirus protocol.

    MotoGP: How is the paddock going to stay safe? Organisers confirm ‘very strict’ coronavirus protocol.

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    With the MotoGP season set to finally get underway next month, Medical Director Dr Charte has outlined the ‘very strict’ protocol that’s being put in place to keep the paddock safe. Ahead of the planned return to racing at the Circuito de Jerez in July, MotoGP’s Medical Director Dr Angel Charte has outlined Dorna Sports,…

  • BSB: Racing to RESTART. Plans for SIX triple-header events starting at Donington Park on August 7.

    BSB: Racing to RESTART. Plans for SIX triple-header events starting at Donington Park on August 7.

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    British Superbike Championship organisers have just released an updated 2020 calendar – and if all goes to plan, racing will get underway in August.   The new schedule features six triple-header events, with the opening rounds taking place at Donington Park on August 7-9 before moving to Snetterton on August 21-23. Then the Championship will…

  • Triumph celebrates the UK’s local lockdown heroes. Nominate YOURS now.

    Triumph celebrates the UK’s local lockdown heroes. Nominate YOURS now.

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    Triumph Motorcycles has just launched the #TriumphTogether initiative to celebrate local heroes who’ve gone above and beyond while we’ve been in lockdown. Ex-England rugby star and Triumph ambassador David Flatman paid a visit to a local NHS worker’s front door to say thank you for making a difference in the community during coronavirus lockdown. It’s…

  • WSB: Plans in place to RESTART racing in August

    WSB: Plans in place to RESTART racing in August

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    World Superbikes organisers are hard at work as they attempt to get the 2020 race season back underway this August. With the season halted after the first round of the season at Phillip Island due to the coronavirus outbreak, Dorna is putting plans together to restart racing at Jerez across July 31 – August 2.…

  • Triumph Motorcycles to cut 240 UK jobs

    Triumph Motorcycles to cut 240 UK jobs

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    Triumph Motorcycles is to cut 400 jobs worldwide, 240 of which are in the UK. The Hinckley-based factory said the cuts are the result of a big drop in sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. Triumph’s HQ is Hinckley, but it’s also got factories in Thailand and assembly operations in Brazil and India. At the…

  • MotoGP: Grand Prix of Japan cancelled too

    MotoGP: Grand Prix of Japan cancelled too

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    MotoGP organisers have just announced the cancellation of another round as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. This time it’s Japan. It’s just been confirmed that the Grand Prix of Japan won’t be going ahead during the 2020 MotoGP season. Set to take place from across October 16-18 at the Twin Ring Motegi, it looks…

  • MotoGP: British and Australian Grand Prix CANCELLED

    MotoGP: British and Australian Grand Prix CANCELLED

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    MotoGP organisers have confirmed that there’s going to be no top level racing at Silverstone and Phillip Island during the 2020 season. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the numerous calendar changes, it has been announced that the British and Australian Grand Prix have been cancelled for 2020. The British Grand Prix…

  • Dealerships can REOPEN from June 1 (in England)

    Dealerships can REOPEN from June 1 (in England)

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    It’s been confirmed that motorcycle and scooter dealers can open their doors from June 1. The MCIA received confirmation that dealerships can reopen from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – following confusion caused by the government’s original statement which only referred to car dealers. Rumours suggested that motorcycle and scooter retailers would…

  • TT 2020: Get YOUR road racing fix at home. TT LOCK-IN kicks off on June 6.

    TT 2020: Get YOUR road racing fix at home. TT LOCK-IN kicks off on June 6.

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    Get ready for eight days of Isle of Man TT goodness from the comfort of your sofa. There’s going to be no racing on the Isle of Man this year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, road racing fans will have to get their fix of Isle of Man TT action from home.…

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