Category Archive: Bikes

Sep 26

Did you know? #FrenchWorldSBK in Numbers

Ahead of an important Pirelli French Round, take a look at pre-round facts and stats

Magny-Cours89 – 89 French riders have entered at least one WorldSBK race weekend. 74 of them were race starters and 52 managed to score at least one championship point. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Moto2™ and Moto3™ return to MotorLand for Official Test

Lightweight and intermediate runners back on track ahead of the flyaways

Moto2™ and Moto3™ return to MotorLand for Official TestAfter an intense battle on Sunday in Aragon, a host of Moto2™ and Moto3 riders returned to the track for a one day Official Test on Monday. Each team focused on their own agenda as the series prepare for the upcoming flyaway rounds – and started 2018 preparations in some cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

WorldSBK Preview: Match Point

Could we see Rea make history in France?

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours is the location for Round 11 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, and it could be the setting for a British rider to have his name permanently in the history books.

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Sep 24

Tipping the scales: Marquez stamps his authority on Aragon

Fifth win of the year makes it advantage 93, with Rossi taking a top five despite injury – and Lorenzo on the podium

Tipping the scales Marquez stamps his authority on AragonMarc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took win number five of the season on home turf at MotorLand Aragon, picking off his rivals on the way to the front to make some serious gains as key contenders Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) finished off the podium. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) sliced through to second, and Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) made it a Spanish trio on the podium at home as he led from the front before eventually crossing the line in third –  his second podium in red. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Dorna Sports introduces MotoGP™ live 360: OnBoard like never before

New four-camera system pioneers the future of motorsport viewing

Dorna Sports introduces MotoGP™ live 360 OnBoardLast year, Dorna Sports introduced 360 OnBoard technology for the first time. Now, the future of motorsport viewing is ready to take another step forward as MotoGP™ reveals live, OnBoard, 360 degree coverage. Stunning in concept and exhilarating to experience, this new 360 live feed can take fans on the most spectacular pillion ride in the world, on board with the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Viñales on pole, Rossi on the front row and a crash for Marquez

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón

Viñales on pole, Rossi on the front row and a crash for MarquezMovistar Yamahas split by Lorenzo at MotorLand after the reigning Champion slides out of contention for pole. Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has taken pole position for the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, exactly a tenth of a second ahead of Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) at the front as compatriot and key title rival Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) tumbled out of contention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

MotoGP 2017/2018 test calendar released

Dates and venues for all three classes announced

2017-04-23-0029Test sessions for the 2017/2018 season have been announced, with action getting underway in Valencia in November following the season finale – and 2018 then firing up at the end of January at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Baz confirms his return to the WorldSBK paddock

French rider set to announce 2018 plans following a move from MotoGP

Loris Baz confirmed on Thursday that it is his intention to return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in 2018, after three years racing in MotoGP. The Frenchman, a two time race winner in WorldSBK, is keen to find a situation that offers him a chance to be competitive once again. WorldSBK.com caught up with Baz at MotorLand Aragon.

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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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