WATCH: Bike almost squashes rider

The British MotoGP was reduced to 19 laps after it was halted following a brutal first-lap collision between Loris Baz and Pol Espargaro.

How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Bautista punished for Assen clash

2012-07-02 11:03

BANISHED FOR ASSEN RUN-IN: Alvaro Bautista of San Carlo Honda Gresini will start the German MotoGP from the back of the grid after a clash with Jorge Lorenzo at the start of the 2012 Dutch GP.

Alvaro Bautista will start the German MotoGP from the back of the grid as punishment for colliding with Jorge Lorenzo during the 2012 Dutch Grand Prix at Assen, race stewards announced.

Bautista slid into his fellow Spaniard's Yamaha on the first corner of the first lap, causing both bikes and riders to end up in the gravel and out of the race.

International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) stewards upheld the decision following an appeal from Bautista's San Carlo Honda Gresini team, confirming that Bautista will start from last position at the Sachsenring on Sunday, July 8, 2012.


Lorenzo, level on points with championship leader Casey Stoner, was still unhappy about the incident.

The Spaniard told the official MotoGP website:"I think it's a complete disaster!

"The move he did was a disaster, but the decision that race direction is taking is even more sad. Every time it does not penalise riders so they can learn in the future.

"Starting the next race in last position is not enough to learn from."  

Inside Wheels24

Maverick talent wins maiden MotoGP in style

Maverick Vinales rode a masterful race to secure his first MotoGP victory, easing to take the chequered flag in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.