Category Archive: Bikes

Feb 12

Lucas Oil named title sponsor of inaugural JuniorMotoX

Live Webcast and MAVTV Show Confirmed

Lucas Oil Junior MotoX logo Lucas Oil has been named the title sponsor of the inaugural JuniorMotoX, which will take place at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma on May 12-14, 2016. The new event will showcase youth racers as the maximum age is 18 and it will be limited to 250cc and under motorcycles. Going forward, the event will be named the Lucas Oil JuniorMotoX. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

2016 MotoGP™ Calendar confirmed

Interested in going to one of the rounds?

2016 MotoGP™ Calendar confirmed The FIM and Dorna are pleased to confirm that the FIM Grand Prix World Championship calendar for 2016 is now final. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Challenge Accepted: Aruba.it Racing aim high

Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano took the wraps off the factory Panigale R

After a memorable 2015 with the first win for the Panigale R at  MotorLand Aragon and second place in the Riders’ and Manufacturers’ championships secured, the 2016 Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team was launched at the Aruba Data Center in Arezzo, where the adventure began twelve months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Renewal sees WorldSBK on Eurosport until 2019

Long-term partnership includes all TV and digital rights across Europe, with exclusivity in the UK

SBK Motul logo black Eurosport and Dorna WSBK Organisation today announce the early extension of their long-term rights agreement for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons. The announcement comes as Eurosport prepares to fuel the passion of motorsports fans throughout the 2016 WorldSBK season, starting February 26. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

FIM Grand Prix World Championship Decision of the Grand Prix Commission 

FIM logo The Grand Prix Commission, composed of  Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Vito Ipollito (President FIM), Javier Alonso (Dorna)  and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on February 4 in Geneva, made the following decisions. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Yamaha Financial Services announced as Main Event Sponsor for Phillip Island

First race weekend of 2016 is the Yamaha Finance Australian Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Yamaha Financial Services announced as Main Event Sponsor for Phillip Island Yamaha Financial Services (YFS) will be the Event Main Sponsor for the World Superbike Championship event in Australia. The sponsorship will see the insurance and finance group sponsor the inaugural race meeting of 2016, set to take place at Phillip Island on the 26th-28th of February. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Motorcycle Show-Toronto will get Ontario’s motor running

For Ontario’s riding enthusiasts, it’s not groundhogs on a cloudy day that signifies spring is just around the corner

What gets their motor running is the arrival of the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, riding into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 19-21. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

TV3 -Televisió de Catalunya and WorldSBK sign 3 year deal from 2016

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship to be broadcast live on Esport3

TV3 -Televisió de Catalunya and WorldSBK sign 3 year deal from 2016 Dorna WSBK Organisation is excited to announce a new agreement with TV3 – Televisió de Catalunya that will see WorldSBK broadcast on sports channel Esport3 for three years, beginning in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Jacobsen to spearhead Honda’s World Supersport assault in 2016

Alongside compatriot and World Superbike rider Nicky Hayden

Jacobsen to spearhead Honda’s World Supersport assault in 2016 Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen and the Honda World Supersport Team are ready to challenge for top honours in the upcoming 2016 FIM Supersport World Championship campaign.

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Feb 03

Lorenzo sets the pace as the #SepangTest comes to a close

Jorge Lorenzo backed up his 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship by dominating the first test of 2016

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo A damp track early on Wednesday morning delayed track action for over two hours on the final day of the Sepang test. It was Yamaha test rider Katsuyki Nakasuga who was the first out on track, testing conditions for the rest of the field.

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Feb 03

Entry List for the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Permanent Provisional for WorldSBK and WorldSSP

The WorldSBK grid sees some new faces and machines for 2016. The Provisional Permanent Entry List for the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship has been released, with racing set to get underway in less than a month in Phillip Island. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Q&A with Montreal and Quebec City Motorcycle Show President, Bianca Kennedy

Q&A Bianca Kennedy

Bianca Kennedy Flagworld : How long or since when are you the director of the Montreal and Quebec City Motorcycle Show? Bianca Kennedy:  I joined the Montreal and Quebec City Motorcycle Show team in September 2013.  The 2016 Shows will mark my 3rd year helming these awesome events.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

#SepangTest continues with scorching temperatures and a high-speed crash sustained by Loris Baz in the main straight

Petrucci tops the times as attention shifts to hard tyres

MotoGP - Héctor Barberá The second day of the Sepang test got off to a steady start as riders slowly made their way out onto the Malaysian circuit after a day of reacquainting themselves with their machines.

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Feb 01

Jorge Lorenzo dominates inaugural day of 2016

Sepang hosted the first test of 2016

Jorge Lorenzo dominates inaugural day of 2016 The 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion continued his championship form, a second clear of the rest of the field as 2016 got underway at the #SepangTest.
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Jan 31

The wait is over: MotoGP™ stars return to the track for Sepang Test

Riders take to the track for the first time in 2016 for the Sepang test, with tyres and electronics the focus. 

MotoGP logo With the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP and Octo Pramac Racing Yakhnich teams having unveiled their 2016 liveries in January, the new MotoGP™ World Championship season is truly underway. Riders and teams now begin their final preparations before their first run on track in 2016, a season in which testing will be especially vital due to the large number of changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Valentino Rossi meets fans in Indonesia

Before heading to Sepang for the first MotoGP™ test of 2016, Valentino Rossi stopped by Indonesia to meet fans

Valentino Rossi meets fans in IndonesiaToday Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi was honoured for his major achievements as the face of Grand Prix racing during his appearance as a special guest of Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturer (YIMM) at the annual ‘Owner Dealer Business Meeting‘ (ODBM) held at The Mulia Resort in Bali. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Further frogress for Ducati duo Davies and Giugliano

Aruba.it Racing – Ducati riders focus on chassis and electronics in Jerez

After the first tests of 2016 in Portimão last week, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team carried on with their testing program at the collective test in Jerez de la Frontera, the last opportunity before flying to Australia for the season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Confidence boost for Hayden and van der Mark after final European test at Jerez

Hayden once again completed an impressive number of laps

Honda-WSBK - Confidence boost for Hayden and van der Mark after final European test at Jerez The last pre-season private test has come to an end for the Honda World Superbike Team, who now head confidently towards the start of the 2016 FIM Superbike World Championship campaign.

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Jan 27

Sykes Fastest on Day 1

Kawasaki top the timings after first day on track in Jerez

2013 World Champion Tom Sykes was fastest on Day 1 of the Jerez test, with Chaz Davies piloting his Ducati 1199 Panigale R second fastest by the end of the day, just over a tenth and a half behind. Reigning champion Jonathan Rea ended the day third, just ahead of new Kentucky kid on the block, Honda’s Nicky Hayden. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

MotoGP™ 2016: A quest for records

After a dramatic end to 2015, the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship is set to be a hard fought, and record breaking, season

2016: A quest for recordsThe 2016 season will be the 68th edition of the MotoGP™ World Championship and will run over 18 Grands Prix in four continents and fifteen different countries. After preseason tests in Sepang, Philip Island and Losail the first race will be held in Qatar on the 20th of March, starting an eight-month battle for the title, concluding in Valencia on the 13th of November. Read the rest of this entry »

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