The deposed MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has revealed he faces a career-saving operation in the winter to repair his left wrist.
Troy Bayliss got back to winning ways as he took both races in yesterday's World Superbikes round at Brno. Ducati's championship leader had not won since April and had never triumphed at the Czech circuit, but he broke that duck with a 47th career victory in race one and then consolidated his place at the top of the standings in race two.
Leon Haslam got his Bennetts British Superbike Championship season back on track by topping the free practice times at Snetterton yesterday.
Troy Bayliss holds a 27-point lead in the World Superbike Championship after scoring a double victory on Ducati's new 1098cc FO8 machine at Phillip Island, near Melbourne yesterday.