Fri, 2009-12-04 17:45

Since the announcement that would be producing another motorcycle racing calendar, our inboxes have been filling up with requests when it was going on sale. We can finally answer that question with the words "today!" The printing has been completed, and the printed pages are waiting to be collated, bound and packaged ready for shipping. The first copies will be going out to customers late next week, but they should arrive in plenty of time for the holiday season. 

The calendar is bigger than last year's edition (at 12" by 9.25", or 12x18.5 when folded open), and features one of Scott Jones' fantastic photographs on the upper side of each month, with the calendar grid on the bottom half of the page. The months contain the complete MotoGP and World Superbike calendars, along with the birthdays of all of the MotoGP riders, most of the World Superbike riders, and selected riders from other series. Race weekends are clearly marked, showing all three days of on-track action for the MotoGP and World Superbike series, providing an essential tool for planning your weekends without missing out on the world's greatest motorcycle racing series. US customers should be aware that the week starts on Monday in the calendar grid, in European style, to highlight the race weekends more clearly. At its heart, the calendar features a double-page spread of the 2009 MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi. See below for the layout of the calendar, or the calendar ordering page for full details of size and printing methods.

Best of all, the calendar has been produced in partnership with Riders for Health, and 10% of the proceeds will go towards helping provide health care in remote regions of the world. Riders for Health was set up by former 500cc star Randy Mamola together with Barry and Andrea Coleman, and has been a cause that has supported for a number of years now. We are proud to be able to help Riders through our calendar.


The calendar is priced at $16.95 plus shipping, for readers based in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Shipping and handling costs will be $6 for the US, $11 for Canada and Mexico, and $13 for Japan, Australia and New Zealand. All prices are in US Dollars, rather than Canadian or Australian. For our European readers, the calendar will cost EUR 13.95, plus EUR 6 shipping and handling, while readers in the UK will pay £12.50 per calendar, plus £5.45 shipping and handling. As stated, 10% of the purchase price will go towards Riders for Health.

Shipping in the US will be done by USPS Priority Mail, meaning US customers should receive their calendars within 2-3 days of ordering, Canadian and Australian orders will take a couple of days longer. Shipping in Europe will take place by European priority mail, and take 2-3 days to arrive after ordering.

For orders of up to 3 calendars, select the number you want to order from the list of locations shown below. If you are resident outside of the countries shown below, or would like to order more than 3 calendars, drop an email to with your question.

All orders placed will be shipped as soon as the calendars have been collated and bound. Barring anything apocalyptic happening, we hope to start shipping the first calendars on Thursday, December 10th.

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Casey Stoner in's 2010 motorcycle racing calendar


Valentino Rossi in's 2010 motorcycle racing calendar

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Back cover of 2010 motorcycle racing calendar

Fri, 2009-12-04 14:56

Thanks very much for your order of the 2010 motorcycle racing calendar. We will ship this to you as soon as possible. 10% of the price of the calendar will go towards Riders for Health, and so you have also helped Riders deliver primary health care in Africa!

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Fri, 2009-11-27 15:34

As we were working our way through the backlog of administration and other horrors which fill the off-season at MotoMatters Towers, we stumbled across some more photos kindly contributed to us by our good friend Tammy Gorali. Tammy was fortunate enough to have a grid pass for the 125cc race, as well as pit lane access for the post-race tests. So just to tide you over through the start of a long dark winter, here's a few of her photos.

Valentino Rossi never misses a chance to make a chicken joke

His teammate takes testing a lot more seriously

Marco Simoncelli had fun, fun, fun till they took the T bike away

Hector Barbera could be the surprise package of the rookies

Andrea Dovizioso tests the 2010 RC212V

Bradley Smith puts his feet up before the 125cc race

Pol Espargaro gets some last minute advice from brother Aleix

Marc Marquez considers an alternative career in plumbing

Sat, 2009-11-07 23:29

Sadly, our regular photographer Scott Jones couldn't make it to Valencia. Fortunately, we ran into Israeli TV commentator Tammy Gorali, who also happens to be a pretty mean snapper herself. She was kind enough to allow us to use some of the shots she took today during qualifying.

Hello knees, hello toes

Robot dancing attracts a particular kind of groupie

Andrea Dovizioso has a specially designed helmet on this weekend


A lost year. That's how Dovi described 2009

Jorge Lorenzo is pleased to be faster than his team mate this weekend

Randy de Puniet, with his leathers on this weekend

How does Fiat feel about Valentino driving a BMW?

He likes it though

Dovi pulls in

Bradley Smith, still waiting to hear what he's doing next year

Tue, 2009-10-27 21:11
Body: Andy Doggett is enjoying a few days in the Portuguese sun after attending the World Superbike race at Portimao on Sunday, and was kind enough to send us some of his excellent photos from the first day of testing. He's an amateur, with a consumer DSLR, but he also has an excellent eye. Here's his images:

James Toseland, back in World Superbikes again

Leon Haslam switches from Honda to Suzuki for 2010

Johnny Rea, fastest man on day 1

Is Nori still Nitro?

Tom Sykes hasn't color coordinated his leathers yet

And Leon Camier hasn't color coordinated his helmet

Sylvain Guintoli on the Alstare Suzuki: Because you can never have too many mad Frenchmen

Can Toseland add a third title to the pair he already has?

The Roman Emperor: The RSV4 should be even better next year

Biaggi will have to deal with Leon Camier first, though

Toseland, with a point to prove

The color scheme is good. Will the bike be?

Carlos Checa, now back on a Ducati

Kenan Sofuoglu. He wants his title back, badly

Regis Laconi, back in the saddle after his terrifying crash in South Africa earlier this year

Barry Veneman had a very tough year in 2009. How tough? Well he's taking donations on his website ...

Wed, 2009-09-02 00:33

One of the highlights of the Indianapolis GP weekend off the track was the Indy Mile. At 6pm on Saturday night there was a mass exodus from the paddock, as a lot of giddy Europeans headed down for what was to be there first experience of a flat track mile, and everyone was just completely blown away. There's a story on the mile to follow, but to get you started, here's a selection of Scott Jones' beautiful images from that event.

Flat track: Big when Pink Floyd were

By the time night fell, the grandstands were packed

The weapon of choice for a mile: A Harley-Davidson XR750

But it's not the only choice. Just ask Larry Pegram

Or Kenny Roberts


Kenny Coolbeth demonstrates the fast way down the back straight

Bryan Bigelow takes the inside line

That's why they call it hotshoe racing

The sound is simply unbelievable

Willie McCoy's Wausau Harley-Davidson

That's why they call him King Kenny

Mon, 2009-08-31 00:09

Nicky Hayden ran his best-selling Laguna livery on race day

Colin Edwards and his Amazing 3D Camera Rig (tail section)

The Moriwaki Moto2 bike was out on track at Indy ...

As was the Blusens Moto2 bike

The race looked like developing into a three-way dogfight ..

But the three became two ...

And then there was one

Alex de Angelis was out of a job, on fire, and on the podium

Nicky Hayden had a tough time holding off Andrea Dovizioso. But he succeeded.

Two new faces on the podium, and one man who is back in the fight for the title

Sun, 2009-08-30 03:48

Third, behind two Spaniards. That's two too many.

Kids in 99 t-shirts. Are 46's days numbered?

Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Getting a sense of scale is almost impossible


Marco Melandri: He'll be on a better bike next year, but not a better looking bike

Wings on a helmet? If only he'd signed for Honda ...

Pole. By half a second. Be afraid.

Looking at the starting grid, they are patently wrong

Nicky, making a wish

JT, after testing his leathers. They worked.

Red Bull. Yamaha. Now all we need is the king of slide

Alex de Angelis. His audition is going well.

Still at the back of the grid: Gabor Talmacsi

Sat, 2009-08-29 09:33

Hiroshi Aoyama at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. Just so you know

IMS - 100 years of people going too fast

The Tornado, proving that it takes more than rain to make a Tornado

Dani Pedrosa - Too fast for the human eye


Aleix Espargaro - impressively faster than the regulars on his debut

Randy de Puniet is still struggling with a plate in his ankle

Guy Coulon and the Tech 3 team check out the bike that Kenny wasn't paid enough to ride

King Kenny's number

Once upon a time, Kenny was called Ken

Sat, 2009-08-29 04:28

JT - Apparently, his mojo is kept in a box in Indianapolis

Lorenzo is wearing a Captain America helmet. Shame the wing looks just a little bit like the Honda logo.

That is a Honda, with a rider who might not be there next year

Loris Capirossi is back with Suzuki, and Suzuki is back with new parts

When you're 50 points ahead, why bother looking through the corner?

Nicky made a wish, and it came true

Alex de Angelis - Even the unemployed are fast at Indy

Marco Simoncelli was the only one of the 250 championship contenders to be fast

Bradley Smith was the fastest of the Aspars

Simone Corsi, unexpectedly quick

Biggest surprise of the day: Jules Cluzel proves why he should be with the Tech 3 Moto2 team next year