Category Archive: Bikes

Jul 27

World Superbike heads to Malaysia for Round 10

Sepang International Circuit stages the Pirelli Malaysian Round

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white For the second time in its history, the Sepang International Circuit is all-set to host a round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Just a stone’s throw from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the venue first featured on the calendar last year. It now returns two months later in the year than it did in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Nathan Watson secures two 10th place result at Loket

Round 13 of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship

In only his third GP back in action Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Nathan Watson has ended the MXGP of the Czech Republic with two 10th place finishes for a career best 10th overall. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Yamaha Factory Racing Team make history with emphatic Suzuka 8 Hours victory

38th Suzuka 8 Hours: 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two

Yamaha Factory Racing Team - Bradley Smith Katsuyuki Nakasuga Pol Espargaro - 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours race winners on the podium In their sixtieth anniversary year, Yamaha Motor Corporation claimed a historic Suzuka 8 Hours win as the Yamaha Factory Racing Team of Pol Espargaro, Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Bradley Smith rode their YZF-R1 to victory, also giving Bridgestone its tenth consecutive victory as a tyre supplier at the ‘8Tai’.

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Jul 26

Suzuka 8 Hours: Big accident takes Casey Stoner out of race lead

Casey Stoner: “Stuck Throttle = Broken Scapula + Fractured Tibia”

Big accident takes Casey Stoner out of Suzuka leadRetired double MotoGP champion Casey Stoner suffered a big accident while leading Sunday’s Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Record-breaking Espargaro puts Yamaha on pole position for the 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours

2015 FIM Endurance World Championship Series, Round 2 – Suzuka 8 Hours
Pol Espargaro - Yamaha Factory Racing Team - Suzuka 8 Hours Top10 Shootout Yamaha Factory Racing Team rider Pol Espargaro rode a lap to remember in today’s Top10 Trial at Suzuka Circuit, setting a new unofficial lap record time of 2’06.000 to put himself and teammates Bradley Smith and Katsuyuki Nakasuga on pole for the 38th Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race.

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Jul 25

Davide Giugliano is forced to interrupt his 2015 WorldSBK season

Spine injury rule the Italian out for the final four rounds of the year

WSBK Davide Giugliano Day 1 A series of comprehensive and specialist medical checks have, unfortunately, revealed a fracture of the D3 vertebra for Davide Giugliano. The Racing – Ducati Superbike Team rider, the victim of a crash in the second race of the American round at Laguna Seca, is therefore forced to interrupt his 2015 racing season, given the doctors’ prognosis of three months recovery time. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Nagl unable to race in Czech Republic

Following his left ankle injury and subsequent surgery during the GP of Germany

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing logoRed Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl will not compete in this weekend’s MXGP of the Czech Republic, round 13 of the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Bridgestone aiming for a ‘perfect ten’ at the Suzuka 8 Hours

The 38th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours takes place this weekend at the legendary Suzuka Circuit in Japan

Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP front slick tyres

Bridgestone is aiming to extend its record-breaking run of success at the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race to ten consecutive victories as a tyre supplier, with the world’s largest tyre manufacturer supporting a roster of racing stars at Japan’s most prestigious motorcycle road race.

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Jul 19

Davies on the double at Laguna Seca

Carbon copy of race one podium with Sykes and Rea on the remaining steps

WSBK - Chaz Davies (GBR) attacking the CorkscrewChaz Davies has made history at Laguna Seca by taking the first double win for the Panigale and with it, wins number 11 and 12 for the Italian manufacturer at Laguna Seca, California. For Davies it was an almost perfect weekend with him taking Pole Position, both race wins and the fastest lap in the day’s earlier race.

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Jul 19

Chaz Davies leaves nothing to chance and wins Race 1 at Laguna

Sykes edges out Rea for second place as Giugliano and Torres complete top 5.

WSBK - Chaz Davies pulling away from fellow Britons Tom Sykes and Jonathan ReaChaz Davies has won the opening race of the day at Laguna Seca after a lights-to-flag display that saw the British rider take the win by 1.798secs at the line. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

KTM’s Jonny Walker (GBR) snatched victory in a nail-biting final few minutes of the 2015 Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro to make it two wins in two years

Drowned motorbikes and a narrow victory

Red Bull Romaniacs Hard EnduroWalker lost the last stage but managed to preserve his overall lead to put himself on the top step of the podium from Husqvarna duo Graham Jarvis (GBR) and Alfredo Gómez (ESP).

Jul 18

Davies claims career-first Tissot-Superpole at Laguna (updated)

First one-two for Ducati on the grid since the 2012 US Round, maiden top 3 qualifying for Torres

WSBK - Surprisingly enough, this is Davies' maiden WorldSBK Pole PositionThe ninth Pole Position of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season has gone to Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati SBK Team) after two enthralling 15 minute Tissot-Superpole sessions.

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Jul 17

Davies ends opening day at Laguna Seca in charge

Times improve as temperatures rise in the Californian afternoo

WSBK - Chaz Davies (GBR) exiting Turn 3Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) will head into Saturday’s decisive FP3 as the fastest WorldSBK rider on combined times after the opening two 45-minute sessions at Laguna Seca on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Laguna Seca in WorldSBK history

Memorable moments and significant dates ahead of Round 9.

Colin Edwards (USA) leading the way on Bayliss (AUS) aboard his 'Stars and Stripes' Honda VTR (2002) Laguna Seca first appeared on the WorldSBK calendar in 1995: a year of dominance for Carl Fogarty, whose path to the title that year been very similar to that so far of Jonathan Rea 20 years later. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

German MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

This year’s German Grand Prix saw Marquez beat all of the circuit records

MotoGP logo For the third successive year the German Grand Prix was won by Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez who took a comfortable victory over teammate Dani Pedrosa and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi who crossed the finish line in second and third place respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

WorldSBK is California-bound for the Geico US round

Legendary Laguna Seca hosts ninth event of 2015 season

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black Round 9 of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship season takes the field to the historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the 13th time. Set on the outstanding Pacific coast of Central California, the venue first hosted ten consecutive WorldSBK events between 1995 and 2004 before returning to the calendar in 2013.

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Jul 12

Szoke secures Edmonton Superbike sweep

Kenny Riedmann 2nd and Trevor Daley 3rd

2015-06-27_0087 Brantford, Ont.’s Jordan Szoke took another big step toward a 10th Canadian Superbike title by winning the fourth round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway on Sunday and completing a sweep of the Parts Canada-presented weekend doubleheader. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

IceOne Racing challenged in Kegums

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna factory Racing’s Todd Waters placed in 12th overall

For Husqvarna’s MXGP class riders the GP of Latvia proved to be a tough one.With Max Nagl not competing as he works towards his return to racing at round 13 of the MXGP series in the Czech Republic, it was left to Australian’s Todd Waters to lead the way.

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Jul 12

Marquez completes dominant weekend with a sixth successive win at Sachsenring

Round 9: German MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - German MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez signed off a dominant weekend at Sachsenring by winning today’s German Grand Prix ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa, the two-time MotoGP™ World Champion extending his run of success at the German circuit to six successive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Red hot Szoke scorches to Edmonton Superbike win

Jodi Christie 2nd and Kenny Riedmann 3rd

2015-06-27_0245 Jordan Szoke maintained his unbeaten 2015 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship win record with an impressive victory in the third round of the series, presented by Parts Canada, at Castrol Raceway on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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