Wayne Rainey

  • Iconic Metal: Screamer to Big Bang!

    Iconic Metal: Screamer to Big Bang!

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    Despite Honda’s move away from the famous Screamer motor to the more rider/tyre/frame friendly Big Bang engine, the 1993 500 MotoGP crown would elude The Big Aitch. Regardless of the investment, the R&D and much more besides, Honda spent most the season hanging on to the coattails of both Wayne Rainey on the polished Yamaha…

  • Wayne Rainey to ride his YZR500 at the Festival of Speed

    Wayne Rainey to ride his YZR500 at the Festival of Speed

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    Goodwood has announced that three-time 500cc World Motorcycle Champion Wayne Rainey will make his first appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard on 23-26 June 2022.

  • MotoAmerica is bringing Bagger races to the Superbikes at Laguna Seca

    MotoAmerica is bringing Bagger races to the Superbikes at Laguna Seca

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    As implausible as it sounds, it’s happening. According to MotoAmerica itself, the Stateside race series is teaming up with Drag Specialties for a race of booming V-twins at the Laguna Seca track on July 11. That’s a Saturday during the USA Superbike championship run and it’s the first ever King of the Baggers event as…

  • VIDEO: Wayne Rainey rides again. Three-time world champion out on a Yamaha R1 in the USA.

    VIDEO: Wayne Rainey rides again. Three-time world champion out on a Yamaha R1 in the USA.

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    It’s been 26 years since the accident that paralysed former three-time 500cc GP world champion Wayne Rainey – since the fateful fall the Californian hasn’t tried to ride a conventional motorcycle until now. An invite to ride in Japan at Suzuka on a Yamaha R1 led to Rainey and a bunch of friends at Yamaha…

  • Wayne Rainey goes after Casey Stoner to race in the American Championship. Apparently.

    Wayne Rainey goes after Casey Stoner to race in the American Championship. Apparently.

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    Three-times 500cc GP World Champion Wayne Rainey has a big plan to inject some life back into the Moto America race series – the icon of motorcycle racing in the 1980s and 1990s is reportedly making a play to land Casey Stoner (above) as a rider in the USA for 2019. Former MotoGP World Champion…

  • OWN a piece of motorcycle racing HISTORY. Rainey, Lawson and Kocinski’s race suits are up for SALE.

    OWN a piece of motorcycle racing HISTORY. Rainey, Lawson and Kocinski’s race suits are up for SALE.

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    Fancy getting your hands on a rare piece of motorcycle racing history? Well now you can. Famous Venezuelan ex-racer, Carlos Lavado, is selling off the Marlboro Yamaha race suits of American racing legends Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson and John Kocinski. Rainey, Lawson, and Kocinski made history throughout the 80s and 90s, taking a total of…

  • LIVESTREAM this weekend’s MotoAmerica Championship on Youtube.

    LIVESTREAM this weekend’s MotoAmerica Championship on Youtube.

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    For the first time ever, all races from the MotoAmerica Championship of Alabama will be livestreamed on YouTube across 21-23 September. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5dXR9bHuKvm7fVwYWD-o2-dh1SvPH5XK MotoAmerica has announced that it will livestream the Liqui Moly Junior Cup, Supersport and Motul Superbike races from this weekend’s Championship of Alabama on beIN SPORTS USA’s YouTube channel. MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey…

  • MOTOGP: Crutchlow “My plan was always to race AMA Superbike – and it still is!”

    MOTOGP: Crutchlow “My plan was always to race AMA Superbike – and it still is!”

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    In an interview with Cycle World at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) spoke about his desire to race in the MotoAmerica series, once his MotoGP career comes to an end. MotoAmerica is now the Superbike Championship that’s continuing to grow across America, and with Wayne Rainey leading the series, it…

  • Which motorcycle legend would you like to enter Motor Sport Hall of Fame in 2018?

    Which motorcycle legend would you like to enter Motor Sport Hall of Fame in 2018?

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    Twelve of the greatest names in motorcycle history have been shortlisted for the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Awards in 2018 – and you’ve got until April to cast your vote! The 2018 nominees are: •             Mike Hailwood MBE: few could forget the victorious late-1970s TT return of ‘Mike the Bike’, a fabulous encore for…

  • MotoGP: All the stats ahead of this weekend’s racing at Misano

    MotoGP: All the stats ahead of this weekend’s racing at Misano

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    The MotoGP world championship is heading back to Misano – and in preparation for the action kicking off, here’s a bunch of facts and figures about this weekend’s racing at the iconic Italian circuit.  Heading into this weekend’s action, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) leads the championship – 4 points ahead of Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), 13…

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