This includes the opening Yamaha Finance Australian Round at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
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First race weekend of 2016 is the Yamaha Finance Australian Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship
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.
Team Manager Larry Pegram explains the decision to pull out from the series.
Team Hero EBR will be forced to withdrawal from the World Superbike Championship for the immediate future. With the recent bankruptcy of EBR and the reprioritizing of efforts by title sponsor Hero, Pegram Racing is unable to continue its Team Hero EBR program at this time.
Inside Motorcycles will once again be producing the official souvenir program for the 2012 MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship.
World Superbike Championship – Round 3 – Assen, Netherlands
It was a case of what might have been for the Kawasaki Superbike Racing Team in round three of the World Superbike Championship which took place at Assen this weekend whereby none of the team’s three riders could manage a top ten placing between them.
Superb lap record in Superpole for Cal
The reigning World Supersport Championship stamps his mark on Superbike proceedings with a superb lap record in Superpole Cal Crutchlow will start his fourth career World Superbike Championship event from pole position after a superb record-breaking lap in Superpole saw him dominate the opposition in Portugal.
“If we really do go back to the 990cc, they’ll be welcome” – Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa has stated that he would ‘welcome’ the rumoured return of 990cc machines to MotoGP. 990cc four-strokes replaced 500cc two-strokes in MotoGP from 2002-2006, with engine capacity then cut to 800cc from 2007 to reduce top speeds.
Former 250cc World Championship runner-up Shinya Nakano has announced his retirement from racing
“I think it’s time to stop and I have decided to retire,” said the 32-year-old. “Thanks to everyone who has supported me during 13 years as a professional racer and eleven years in the world championships. “Now, if my experience is a little help, I want to contribute to the motorcycle industry. I look forward to seeing everyone at the track in the near future, this time in a different capacity.”