Category Archive: Bikes

Mar 26

Kevin Schwantz takes on Circuit of The Americas in Exclusive Video

Motorcycle racing legend returns as Official COTA Ambassador ahead of Austin MotoGP race

In anticipation of the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, set for April 10-12, 2015, motorcycle-racing legend Kevin Schwantz takes you through the ins and outs of the 3.4-mile circuit in a thrilling new video produced by Bonnier Motorcycle Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Dunlop launch new overtaking league in Moto2™ and Moto3™

Will focus on the battles that take place throughout the field

The FIM Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships are globally renowned as the showcase for the best young motorcycle racing talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Ahead of the first Moto3 race of 2015 at Losail, Qatar. CEO Mufaddal Choonia answers Mahindra Racing’s key questions

Q&A with Mahindra Racing’s CEO Mufaddal Choonia

Mahindra Racing logo What are the main changes made to the MGP3O racer since last year? We have worked on almost all the major aggregates including the engine and chassis. The new chassis has higher rigidity and lower weight compared to the previous one.

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Mar 23

“It’s been fun” – Bayliss announces permanent retirement from WorldSBK racing

Former champ will remain connected to Ducati

After finishing today’s two 20-lap races in Thailand in 8th and 11th positions respectively, the multiple former champion announced exclusively to WorldSBK.com his permanent retirement from the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

AGV launches AGVisor

Innovative LCD helmet shield changes from clear to dark in one second

AGV Launches AGVisor. Innovative LCD helmet shield changes from clear to dark in one secondIn keeping with its continuous commitment to meeting the needs of users, AGV launches AGVisor, an exceptional helmet shield that almost instantaneously transitions from clear to dark, with the click of a button.
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Mar 22

Jonathan Rea takes lights to flag win in opening Thai race (updated)

Second place for Haslam, Sykes edges out Torres for third.

WSBK - Jonathan Rea The first ever WorldSBK race to be held in Thailand has been won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), who dominated the 20-lap encounter at the all-new Chang International Circuit in Buriram. Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) and Rea’s team mate Tom Sykes joined him on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Rea takes Tissot-Superpole in Thailand (+pictures)

The Ulsterman snatches pole position from Haslam by 0.011s

The first-ever Pole Position in the history of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship in Thailand went to Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), who came out on top of an exciting final 15-minute shoot-out that decided the grid for tomorrow’s two 20-lap races. Today’s result marks the sixth Pole Position of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Sofuoglu claims Thai WSS Pole Position

The former champion moved to the top of the standings thanks to a 1’37.345s lap time

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) will start the second round of the World Supersport championship, the first ever to be held in Thailand, from Pole Position after an all-action 45-minute qualifying session.

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Mar 20

Lowes heads Rea as day one in Buriram draws to a close (updated, + photos)

Five manufacturers inside the top 6 after FP2

After the second Free Practice session of the day held in temperatures nudging 39 degrees Celsius the man at the head of the combined standings of the eni FIM World Superbike championship after the opening day of on-track action was Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Lowes snatches first place from Rea on opening day in Thailand

The 24-year-old Englishman was the first rider to break the 1’35 barrier to record a 1’34.685s lap time

WSBK - Alex Lowes Voltcom Crescent Suzuki After the second Free Practice session – held in temperatures nudging 39 degrees Celsius – the man at the head of the combined WorldSBK timesheets on the opening day of on-track action at the Chang International Circuit was Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

WorldSBK stars speak ahead of Thai debut

Five riders were asked a series of questions ahead of the on-track action

WorldSBK stars speak ahead of Thai debut The first ever WorldSBK event in Thailand began this afternoon with the official Press Conference involving Superbike riders Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team), Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), Troy Bayliss (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) and World Supersport contender Ratthapark Wilairot (CORE Motorsport Thailand). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

The eni FIM WorldSBK makes an historic debut in Thailand for the second round of the series at Chang International Circuit this weekend

WorldSBK debuts in Thailand and enjoys increased TV coverage

WorldSBK debuts in Thailand and enjoys increased TV coverage This event, and the rest of the coming season, will enjoy improved and wider-spread TV coverage as new markets come on board and more feature content is made available. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Bridgestone revises slick tyre marking system for the 2015 MotoGP™ season

The revision to the tyre marking system has been the result of more options of slick tyre being offered by Bridgestone this season

Bridgestone slick tyre colours for the 2015 MotoGP season Following a successful debut of a new MotoGP™ slick tyre marking system in 2014, Bridgestone has introduced new colours to its tyre line-up in 2015 to reflect new tyre developments being made available to riders this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Dorna WSBK is pleased to announce the arrival of a new partner for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Progrip new Technical Supplier of the Superbike World Championship

Progrip new Technical Supplier of the Superbike World Championship Italian company Progrip, for 40 years involved in the production of plastic materials and already with a high-profile presence in motocross racing, will be the series’ Technical Supplier. Progrip will provide the teams with technical support, with the goal of testing its products in motorcycle racing at world level and then transfer the same technology to customers around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Yamaha and Honda react to Ducati pace in Qatar

Massimo Meregalli and Livio Suppo discuss the competitiveness of the Ducati GP15, ahead of the start of the 2015 MotoGP™ Championship.

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Mar 17

Moto2™ & Moto3™ field return to Jerez for final test

The Moto2™ and Moto3™ teams and riders return to Jerez for their final preseason test of the 2015 season.

Action returns to the Jerez circuit less than a month since the previous test at the same circuit for the two supporting classes in the MotoGP™ World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Davies and Bayliss roll on into Thailand

Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team excited about Buriram.

Following a promising start to the 2015 WorldSBK season, with Chaz Davies collecting two podium finishes at Phillip Island, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team is looking for more success as the eni FIM Superbike World Championship now travels to Thailand for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Dovizioso and Ducati top timesheets at Qatar pre-season MotoGP test

Losail International Circuit, Qatar
MotoGP - Bridgestone engineer Masao Azuma in Ducati Team box Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso lifted the spirits of Ducati fans around the globe after posting the quickest time at the final MotoGP pre-season test of 2015 at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

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Mar 16

WorldSBK ready for Thai debut

The Chang International Circuit hosts the second round of the season

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white After the thrilling season opener at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the track for the second outing of the year, taking place on March 20-22 at the brand-new Chang International Circuit in Thailand. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

The reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez comments on the blistering pace of the Ducati GP15 in Qatar

Marquez discusses Ducati performance

The big talking point from the first two days of the final preseason test at the Losail International Circuit has been the exhilarating performance of the new Ducati GP15, which has topped the timesheets on both days.

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