Category Archive: Bikes

May 25

UK WorldSBK “Did You Know?” – Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Donington Park

A numbered walk through WorldSBK history at Donington Park

WSBK - Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Donington Park 1988 – Donington was the stage of the birth of the Championship, back in 1988: Davide Tardozzi (Bimota) and Marco Lucchinelli (Ducati) split wins on the 3rd of April. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Acerbis named Event Main Sponsor of UK WorldSBK

Round 7 at Donington Park sees Italian company take top billing

Acerbis named Event Main Sponsor of UK WorldSBK Acerbis and Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) are thrilled to announce a further partnership as Acerbis are announced as the Event Main Sponsor for Round 7 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. The race weekend, set to take place at Donington Park in the UK from the 27th to 29th May, will consequently be named the Acerbis UK Round. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Moto2™ and Moto3™ testing hit by rain

Rain returned to Mugello on Monday, slowing the first official post-race test of the year for the Moto2™ and Moto3™  classes

Moto2 rider Sam Lowes (GBR) and Moto3 rider Enea Bastianini joke in the rain The majority of Moto2™ World Championship riders remained in Mugello for a one-day test alongside the Moto3™ World Championship. Unfortunately the day was hit by rain, which caused the likes of Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) to head home early. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

GEICO named event main sponsor of US WorldSBK

US insurance giant to title Round 9 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

WSBK - GEICO named event main sponsor of US WorldSBK GEICO and Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) are pleased to announce GEICO as the Event Main Sponsor for Round 9 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, July 8 – 10. The Round will be known as the GEICO Motorcycle US Round. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

There’s no place like home as the Championship leaders get back on home turf at Donington

Confidence is the preference for Tom Sykes as the paddock heads to Donington

WSBK - Donington Preview Donington Park circuit is a classic British parkland track in the heart of England, with 4km of racing tarmac that has seen legends set thousands of laps over its history-making surface. On two wheels and four, Donington has hosted some of the most spectacular moments in racing history. In WorldSBK, the modern King of the track bears one name: Tom Sykes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Lorenzo wins last lap thriller as Rossi retires in “Mugiallo”

Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Resurgent Rossi sends Mugello wild with pole

The hills of Mugello exploded as Valentino Rossi took pole position for the Italian GP, holding off Viñales and Iannone in a gripping session

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi The last eight races have seen the pole setter go on to take victory, the stat looming in the back of all the MotoGP™ riders’ minds as they headed out for Q2.

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May 21

Valentino Rossi dedicates his helmet to the “Mugiallo” circuit and to all his fans

The helmet shows his adored dogs Cesare and Cecilia and his beloved red cat Rossano

Valentino Rossi dedicates his helmet to the Mugiallo circuit and to all his fans According to tradition of the Italian Mugello Gran Prix, during this morning’s qualifying rounds, Valentino showcased the new special graphic of his AGV Pista GP helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Andrea Iannone dedicates his brand-new helmet to all his fans at the Mugello GP

Ducati Team racer decided to dedicate the helmet to his home country

Andrea Iannone dedicates his brand-new helmet to all his fans at the Mugello GP In occasion of the Mugello Gran Prix, Andrea Iannone presented his latest AGV helmet graphic, expressly designed for the Italian competition weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Iannone ignites at Ducati’s home

Gran Premio d’Italia TIM

MotoGP - Andrea Iannone Times improve by over five seconds as Mugello dries, Iannone, Lorenzo and Pirro ending Friday as the three quickest riders. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

MotoGP: ItalianGP, new contracts, same thrilling Mugello circuit

Gran Premio d’Italia TIM

MotoGP - ItalianGP, new contracts, same thrilling Mugello circuit After a week full of 2017 announcements, riders sat down to discuss their future and what the Mugello weekend will hold. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announce the signing of Maverick Viñales to ride for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for 2017 and 2018

Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 season

 Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 seasonViñales, who is presently fifth in the MotoGP™ Championship standings, will partner nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, whose contract renewal was already announced in March this year.

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May 17

Michelin launch limited edition MotoGP™ tyre

Production is being limited to 5,000 pairs.

Michelin Pilot Power 3 MotoGP™ Ltd Edition 2 To mark their return to motorcycle racing’s premier series, Michelin chose the 2016 Grand Prix de France to take the wraps off their new Michelin Pilot Power 3 MotoGP™ Ltd Edition tyre which will go on sale in Europe on June 1st. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Dani Pedrosa will continue with the Repsol Honda Team in both 2017 and 2018, extending their relationship in the premier class to 13 years

HRC renew with Dani Pedrosa until end of 2018

HRC renew with Dani Pedrosa until end of 2018Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce the renewal of its contract with Dani Pedrosa for an additional two years. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Lorenzo leads as Rossi looks to reclaim his home

Mugello is a favourite circuit of almost every rider

MotoGP logo It’s still anyone’s championship after a dramatic weekend in France, the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM is set for another fiery race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Max Nagl claims Fifth overall at challenging GP of Trentino

Solid opening moto performance sees German star battle for top honours in Italy

Max Nagl claims Fifth overall at challenging GP of Trentino Earning a well-deserved runner-up spot in MXGP’s opening moto, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Nagl rounded out his participation in the eighth round of the Motocross World Championship with fifth overall at the MXGP of Trentino in Italy.

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May 15

Spectacular Hayden wins in the wet (updated)

Kentucky Kid takes his first ever WorldSBK victory in stunning wet weather display

Spectacular Hayden wins in the wet Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden crossed the line in Sepang on Sunday to take his first ever win in World Superbike. The American, a rookie in the class, took off from the pack in a supreme display of speed and control in difficult conditions. Ducati’s Davide Giugliano came home second after a late charge, ahead of reigning Champion Jonathan Rea. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Tom Sykes strikes in Race 1

Pole sitter sets new lap record in commanding victory

WSBK - Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) took victory from pole in Sepang Race 1 Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes took an incredible win from P1 on the grid in Sepang, after smashing the Best Lap in Tissot-Superpole 2 and then the Lap Record on Lap 2. Teammate and reigning Champion Jonathan Rea came home second for a KRT 1-2, ahead of Aruba.it Racing – Ducati rider Chaz Davies. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Sykes takes record in stunning Tissot-Superpole

KRT pairing split by Lowes on the front row

Tom Sykes smashed the Best Lap at Sepang International Circuit in Tissot-Superpole on Saturday, beating Yamaha’s Alex Lowes and Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea to the top spot. The Yorkshireman beat the record after having graduated from Tissot-Superpole 1. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

WSBK: Sepang Day 1 – Savadori fastest on Friday (updated)

Rookie tops the timesheets as Sykes heads to Tissot-Superpole 1

Aprilia rider Lorenzo Savadori took the top spot on Day 1 in Malaysia IodaRacing rider Lorenzo Savadori went quickest on Friday at Sepang International Circuit, beating Honda’s Nicky Hayden to the top spot by just over two tenths of a second in the final minutes of the second practice session. Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes finds himself outside the top ten on Day 1 and heading through Tissot-Superpole 1 after heading the field in the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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