Category Archive: Bikes

Oct 24

Pedrosa on race record pace in a day of mixed weather at Sepang

Round 17: Malaysian MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two
motoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - Malaysian MotoGP FP1 Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa was the quickest rider in Friday practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix, as the MotoGP™ riders had to contend with both sunshine and heavy rain in a challenging opening day at Sepang.

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Oct 22

Bridgestone MotoGP Sepang preview

Bridgestone MotoGP round 17 preview

MotoGP logo Round seventeen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at Sepang International Circuit, a circuit defined by its high ambient temperatures and humidity, and a fast, technical layout. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Australian MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Bridgestone introduced an asymmetric front slick at Phillip Island

MotoGP - Opening lap of the 2014 Australian MotoGP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix last Sunday, leading a Yamaha sweep of the podium in a race where rapidly cooling temperatures created challenging conditions for the riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Go behind the scenes of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup with Ride the Future video

Seventh race of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup took place at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit in Japan.
Shell Advance Talent Cup logo The penultimate race weekend of the inaugural season saw all eyes focus on Japan’s young talents. Episode Five (8:38mins) goes behind the scenes with local riders Ayumu Sasaki, Ryo Mizuno and Tsubasa Yoshida as they take the cameras through their daily routine before switching their mindset to the challenge ahead which sees them turning their potential into performance, thanks also to Shell Advance.

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Oct 19

McConnell crowned British Supersport Champion

Historic Fourth British Superbike title for Byrne

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After one of the most dramatic weekends of the year, the Gloucester-based Smiths Triumph Racing Team duly wrapped up their second Motorpoint British Supersport Championship win in three years when Australian ace Billy McConnell secured the title at Brands Hatch today. Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne became the first man in history to take the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship on four occasions when he clinched the 2014 crown with a double victory on the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki at Brands Hatch today.

Oct 19

Rampant Rossi wins at Phillip Island to lead Yamaha clean sweep

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Australian MotoGP race winner Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won his first race at Phillip Island in ten years as the Italian rider led a Yamaha clean sweep of the top three podium positions at the Australian Grand Prix.

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Oct 18

Marquez makes his mark at Phillip Island for his twelfth pole position of the year

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Qualifying
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Australian MotoGP QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed his twelfth MotoGP™ pole position of the year in a closely-contested qualifying session at Phillip Island as riders from the three factory manufacturers claimed a front row start for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix.

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Oct 17

Lorenzo lays down the quickest time in Friday practice at Phillip Island

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two
MotoGP logo Jorge Lorenzo’s run of fine form continued on the opening day of the Australian Grand Prix as the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider was quickest overall in Friday practice at Phillip Island, his best lap time of 1’29.602 seeing him end the day 0.147 seconds clear of NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro on combined times.

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Oct 17

Byrne and Bird gun for title glory

British Superbike Team 2014

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and PBM team boss Paul Bird head into this weekend with different agendas but the same important goal, and that’s to try to win their respective championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 16 preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Phillip Island preview

Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP front slick tyres Round sixteen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at Australia’s Phillip Island, a circuit whose combination of a fast and flowing layout and a high-grip track surface create a gruelling test for tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Bridgestone develops new tyre allocation for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix

“We will introduce a brand new tyre allocation for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix”

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyres Bridgestone will introduce a brand new tyre allocation for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, including a newly-developed asymmetric front slick tyre as the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ continues its efforts to develop technologies that further enhance rider safety.

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Oct 14

Japanese MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

“The stop-and-go layout of the circuit is the main factor when we develop tyres for the Japanese Grand Prix”
 

MotoGP - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo at Motegi Conditions for the start of the Japanese Grand Prix race weekend were warm, but cool ambient temperatures and cloud cover drastically lowered track temperatures on Sunday, with a peak recording of just 27°C recorded during the race.

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Oct 12

Lorenzo wins the day and Marquez the MotoGP™ championship at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Japanese MotoGP race winner Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo continued his irresistible form in the second half of the 2014 MotoGP season as he won his second consecutive race at Motegi as Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez made it back-to-back MotoGP™ World Championship titles by taking second place in the Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Dovizioso destroys Motegi lap record to take pole position in Japan

Round 15: Japanese MotoGP™ – Qualifying
Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - Japanese MotoGP QP2 Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso continued the scintillating pace he showed yesterday at Motegi to smash the existing circuit lap record by four-tenths of a second and claim pole position for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix.

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Oct 10

Dominant Dovizioso sets the pace on the opening day at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two
MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - Japanese MotoGP FP2 Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso was in ominous form on the first day of practice at the Japanese Grand Prix, the Italian rider setting a stunning a lap time of 1’45.140 in this afternoon’s Free Practice 2 session at Motegi to finish comfortably ahead of his closest competitor.

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Oct 09

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships and FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

Decision of the Superbike Commission

FIM logo The Superbike Commission, composed of Messrs Javier Alonso (WSBK Executive Director), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sports) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA Representative), took the following decisions by means of an electronic decision-making procedure last week end. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Valentino Rossi reflects on Club46 campaign with Bridgestone

Bridgestone Europe’s Club46 campaign with Valentino Rossi a resounding success

Valentino Rossi with four of the lucky Bridgestone Club46 winners For the 2014 MotoGP™ season Bridgestone Europe launched the special Club46 campaign giving motorcycle fans the chance to meet racing legend Valentino Rossi.

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Oct 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Motegi preview

Round 15 preview

Jorge Lorenzo leads the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi Round fifteen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, a technical circuit with strong braking and acceleration zones that features an abrasive, high-grip track surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

ROC welcomes 2014 World Rallycross Champion Solberg

“It’s great to have Petter back with us at the Race Of Champions again.” – Fredrik Johnsson

Race Of Champions logo Newly-crowned FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg is the latest driver to sign up for the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14 Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

MCE British Superbike Championship: Byrne victorious at Silverstone

Challenging Silverstone weekend but Smiths remain on top

2014-10-05The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team enjoyed a positive day’s racing at Silverstone this weekend with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne taking a first and second place to maintain his lead in the race for the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship and team-mate Stuart Easton securing two top six finishes to do the same in the MCE BSB Riders’ Cup. The Gloucester-based Smiths Triumph team endured one of their toughest meetings of the season at Silverstone over the weekend with riders Billy McConnell and Graeme Gowland struggling to replicate their strong form of previous rounds.

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