Category Archive: Bikes

Jan 31

Troy Bayliss back in racing action for 2018

Three time champion set to race in ASBK alongside WorldSBK

Image result for Troy BaylissWith the countdown on for the opening round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, there is plenty of anticipation in the Australian air as three time WorldSBK champion Troy Bayliss prepares to make his return to racing from the 23rd-25th February, in the Australian Superbike Championship.

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Jan 30

Lorenzo below lap record pace to dominate Day 3

Five-time World Champion puts in the fastest ever lap of Sepang, with Pedrosa and Crutchlow on the chase

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) decimated the competition on the third and final day of the #SepangTest, setting the fastest ever lap around the Malaysian venue with a 1:58.830.

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Jan 30

2018 24 Heures Motos – Entries open today at 15:00

Entries for the 24 Heures Motos (21-22 April 2018) will open today, Tuesday 30th January, at 15:00

Teams wishing to send in an entry to take part in the Sarthe 24 -Hours classic, the second round of the FIM World Endurance Championship, have until 7th March midnight to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Lorenzo below lap record pace to dominate Day 3

Five-time World Champion puts in the fastest ever lap of Sepang, with Pedrosa and Crutchlow on the chase

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) decimated the competition on the third and final day of the #SepangTest, setting the fastest ever lap around the Malaysian venue with a 1:58.830.

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Jan 30

Portimao test comes to an end with Rea on top once more

Busy two days completed for WorldSBK riders in Portugal

Riders took to the European track for the last time before heading to Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in February, for the second and final day of testing action around Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.

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Jan 29

Viñales and Rossi reign on Day 2 (updated)

Movistar Yamaha duo lock out the top, with Crutchlow, Lorenzo and Miller in close company

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) went quickest on Day 2 at Sepang International Circuit, just beating teammate Valentino Rossi to the top late on as the Yamaha duo put in some timeattack laps.

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Jan 29

Rea continues stunning pre-season pace

Reigning world champion ends day one at Portimao on top

Sun shone down on the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve for the second MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship pre-season test, as riders continue to work on their 2018 pace as the season opener draws ever closer.

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Jan 28

Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Lorenzo: the fastest three on Day 1

Repsol Honda Team rider blasts to the top on the first day of testing for 2018, ahead of a late Ducati charge

The first day of Official 2018 action began wet at Sepang International Circuit, with the majority of the field setting some laps but then waiting it out as the track began to dry.

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Jan 28

New WorldSBK timetable set for 2018

Minor updates on the horizon for new season

As the start of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship draws ever closer, the new timetable for the weekend has been revealed and we will welcome a fourth free practise session.

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Jan 27

Back with a bang: the wait for the #SepangTest is over

Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3 days of action in Malaysia mean one thing and one thing only: MotoGP™ is BACK!

It’s that time of year again: the Sepang test. Now a mainstay of preseason excitement as it heads up the agenda as first track action of the year, the sweltering heat and challenging layout of the Malaysian venue is once again ready to welcome the class of the new MotoGP™ season: 24 riders, 12 teams, and one World Championship title up for grabs. The questions are many, and the answers will be hard fought. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

Portimao test: WorldSBK prepares for second outing

Riders head to Europe for the final European test

WorldSBK on track action continues to rev up ahead of the season opener in Australia from 23rd – 25th February, and following a two day test, ten teams will head south to the Portuguese circuit of Portimao.

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Jan 25

Contract renewal sees MotoGP stay with the leading commercial broadcaster as the countdown to the season opener hots up

MotoGP™ remains with MTV Finland in 2018

Dorna Sports are thrilled to announce a contract renewal with MTV Finland that will see the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship remain with the broadcaster in 2018.

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Jan 25

New Movistar Yamaha MotoGP machines revealed in Madrid

Rossi and Viñales take top billing as their new team colours for 2018 are unveiled

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP had their Team Presentation in Madrid on Wednesday, with Izaskun Ruiz and Dylan Gray hosting the event as riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales revealed their colours for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

Lowes: “I enjoyed riding the bike again”

British rider has a strong opening to 2018

Heading into his third season on board the Yamaha YZF-R1, Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) had a productive two days around the Southern Spanish circuit of Jerez, ending day one in the top three and day two with some good progress made.

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Jan 23

Back with a bang: the wait for the #SepangTest is over Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3 days of action in Malaysia mean one thing and one thing only: MotoGP™ is BACK!

Testing, testing: 1, 2, 3 days of action in Malaysia mean one thing and one thing only: MotoGP™ is BACK!

It’s that time of year again: the Sepang test. Now a mainstay of preseason excitement as it heads up the agenda as first track action of the year, the sweltering heat and challenging layout of the Malaysian venue is once again ready to welcome the class of the new MotoGP™ season: 23 riders, 12 teams, and one World Championship title up for grabs.

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Jan 23

Jerez test: First strike of 2018

WorldSBK takes a look over the teams present at this week’s test

With the green light for 2018 lit up, 10 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship teams will be present around Circuito de Jerez this week, and they will hope to make some strong steps with their 2018 machines. The first time many have taken to their machines since the last test at the same circuit in November, it will be an important week.

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Jan 18

Keanu Reeves and Nico Terol on track in Valencia

motor1.com reports on the actor taking some tips from the 2011 125 World Champion

Keanu Reeves y Nico Terol en el Circuit Ricardo TormoAs reported by motor1.com, Hollywood superstar Keanu Reeves has been out on track at Valencia with Nico Terol. Riding on Monday, the famously bike-crazy actor took advantage of some time off to put in the laps under the watchful eye of the 2011 125 World Champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Falzon, Maxwell and Herfoss set to line up on the grid in Australia

WorldSBK prepares for three wild cards in Phillip Island

With five weeks until the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship kicks off Down Under in Australia, excitement is continuing to build for the opening round as the wild card and one event riders are announced for the Australian round. With three home heroes ready to battle it out in WorldSBK in front of their home fans, it’ll add to the excitement of the season opener.

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Jan 17

2018 promises to break records in WorldSBK

New season could rewrite the history books for the top class

With the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship on the horizon, anticipation is building as we begin to look at some milestones which could be reached, or records broken throughout the 2018 season.

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Jan 13

Rinaldi and Aruba.it Racing – Junior Team set for WorldSBK debut

The Italian prepares for his biggest battle yet

After taking out the European Superstock 1000 crown last season in only the Aruba.it Racing – Junior Team’s second full season campaign, Michael Ruben Rinaldi is set to challenge WorldSBK’s biggest names as the Italian team prepare to make their debut in the premier category. The 22-year-old will step up to the challenge on a Ducati Panigale R, the same bike on which he won the 2017 title with as a “stock” version.

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