Category Archive: Bikes

Sep 22

Pedrosa conquers mixed conditions for P1 at Aragon

Number 26 the only man under the two minute barrier after a rain-affected and damp day

Dani Pedrosa was the only rider to go below the 2 minute mark todayDani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) is the man with a target on his back after Day 1 at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, as the 2012 winner at the track went fastest in FP2 to top the combined timesheets on – the only man under the two minute barrier after weather affected track time for the premier class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Marquez fastest in damp FP1

Reigning Champion quickest as Rossi gets back on track for eight laps despite the weather

Raising the stakes fearless Marquez equalises at MisanoMarc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) went quickest in FP1 at MotorLand Aragon by almost half a second, ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa and rookie sensation Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3). With rain coming down soon after the start of the session, running was more limited – with most heading back into pitlane before the action picked up again in the latter half. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

“The battle is on fire”: MotorLand revs up for MotoGP™

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón

MotorLand revs up for MotoGP™Ahead of lights out for the first practice sessions on Friday at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, the riders sat down for the pre-event Press Conference to talk about the title fight and the race weekend ahead – as well as the biggest headline on Thursday as Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was passed fit to try and compete in the race weekend.

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Sep 21

Rossi: “I will try to ride this weekend”

Movistar Yamaha rider will attempt to take part in the Aragon GP

After testing his fitness on a Yamaha R1 for a number of laps at Misano on Monday and Tuesday, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has decided to attempt to take part in the upcoming Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.

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Sep 21

One hand on the title

Steve English reviews the pivotal Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) leaves Portugal with one hand on the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship title, after a perfect weekend for the Northern Irishman. Pole position and two race wins have left the Kawasaki rider in an almost unassailable position with six races remaining.

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Sep 20

Rossi successfully wraps up second riding session

During the two-hour private riding session the nine-time World Champion was able to complete 20 laps in total.

Rossi reigns Brno test with a late lunge to the topThe Italian will make a final decision on his attempt to compete in the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón after a further medical examination. Having ridden his first laps around the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi was back aboard his YZF-R1M to resume his physical test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

Yale unveils new brand partnership with MotoGP

Yale will supply forklift trucks for six European editions of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship

Yale unveils new brand partnership with MotoGPYale® is excited to announce its appointment as the designated Forklift Supplier to MotoGP, the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship.

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Sep 19

Rossi completes first laps back on track at Misano

Nine-time World Champion heads out on track for a trial run – and will decide on Wednesday whether to attempt riding at Aragon

Rossi tests fitness at MisanoSince an accident in training on 31st August, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has been working hard on recovering from the double fracture in his right leg as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Jonathan Rea tops official Portimao test 

British rider continues his sensational pace in Portugal

Jonathan Rea tops official Portimao test 12 riders took to the track in the aftermath of the tenth round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, and in a day with minimal distruptions there was some solid progress made. But it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who ended the day on top, 0.398s ahead of the rest of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

In the balance: can MotorLand tip the scales?

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon

With parity at the top, the 2017 Championship heads onto home turf once more – this time for Marquez. From the Rimini Riviera to the arid landscape of Aragon, Misano and MotorLand Aragon hail two very different challenges for the grid – in two very different settings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Sykes recovering well after successful operation

The 2013 WorldSBK World Champion has had surgery in Barcelona after a Saturday crash at Portimao

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has undergone surgery on the fracture he sustained on his finger following his crash on Saturday in Portugal. The operation took place on Sunday (17th September) at the iMove Traumatology centre of the Mi Tres Torres Clinic in Barcelona and a rapid, favorable recovery is expected.
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Sep 17

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 3 –   Rea takes dominating double at Portimao

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Day Three

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 3 -   Rea takes dominating double at PortimaoWorld Champion in imperious form in Portugal as he wins Race 2 ahead of Van der Mark and Melandri. Race 2 at the Portimao’s Autodromo Internacional do Algarve saw Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) complete a perfect weekend, with a victory by almost six seconds over second-placed Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team). Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) rounded out the podium behind the leading pair. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

The X-803 Ultra Carbon official superbike helmet

The X-803 Ultra Carbon official superbike helmet

Nolangroup chose the 10th round of the Superbike World Championship to present speed lovers with another version of the new X-lite X-803 ULTRA CARBON racing helmet (with high carbon content). Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Angel Nieto remembered in Madrid

Crowds line the streets of the Spanish capital to say goodbye to the 12+1 World Champion

Madrid hosted an incredible tribute to 12+1 World Champion and MotoGP™ Legend Angel Nieto on Saturday, as the streets of the Spanish capital were flooded with motorbikes and fans in remembrance of a true giant of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 2 – Runaway victory for unstoppable Rea 

It was a dominant win from pole for the World Champion in Race 1 at Portimao, with Davies and Melandri also on the podium

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took his tenth win of 2017 with a fantastic ride at the Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round – which saw him dominate the race from pole and cross the line 6.189s seconds ahead of second placed Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati). Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) just held off Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) for third place on the finish straight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Rea storms to pole in Portimao sunshine

World Champion on pole for Race 1 and joined on front row by Aprilia pair Laverty and Savadori

In fine conditions at the Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round on Saturday Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took pole position with a 1’41.430 lap on his Kawasaki ZX-10RR, with Milwaukee Aprilia teammates Eugene Laverty and Lorenzo Savadori joining him on the front row.

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Sep 15

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 –  Rapid Rea leads the way on day one

Reigning Champion fastest man in Portugal, ahead of Ducati pair 

Portuguese WorldSBK Day 1 -  Rapid Rea leads the way on day oneA late hot lap in FP2 on Friday afternoon at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal gave the reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) the top spot on the timesheet, more than half a second clear of his nearest rival.

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Sep 14

How have the manufacturers fared in Portugal?

Following a years break from Portimao, we take a look at how the manufactures have performed in the past

Aprilia is one of the three most successful manufacturers around Portimao, alongside Ducati and Kawasaki: all have won 4 times here. The amount of podium finishes Aprilia have secured are 10, the last one in 2015’s Race 2 which was a third position from Leon Haslam.

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Sep 13

FIM MotoGP World Championship Provisional 2018 Calendar

Get revved up for 2018: MotoGP™ calendar announced

MotoGP logoGet a first look at the calendar for next season as we prepare to welcome Thailand as a new destination on our lap of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Fantastic fan access lies ahead at Portimao

Portuguese return set to be a treat for fans

The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship circus rolls into the Portuguese circuit of Autodromo Internacional do Algarve this weekend, and it’s not only racing action that will be keeping fans entertained throughout the weekend. With paddock access with any full ticket, as well as free access to children under 16, it’s set to be a weekend to remember. Read the rest of this entry »

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