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WSB: Rea wins Race Two with Ducati doubling-up behind

With the Portimao track now soaking wet from the downpour that began in the World Supersport race, the second run- now shortened to eighteen laps because of the conditions - looked to be a completely different prospect from that which saw Tom Sykes dominate race one earlier in the day. It was Rea – as he did in race one ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 06 July 2014

WSS: Vd Mark glimpses title as Kennedy grabs second

With pole-sitter, Kenan Sofuoglu needing a win to stand any chance of finishing the year with the World Supersport championship to his name, this was always going to be a fascinating race; especially with the current leader Michael Vd Mark [Pata Honda] and Jules Cluzel [MV Agusta Reparto] qualifying immediately behind him.It was the twenty-six your old Irishman, Jack Kennedy, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 06 July 2014

WSB: Sykes extends championship lead with race one victory in Portimao

After yesterday’s blistering qualifying session where Tom Sykes firmly answered his critics and his own criticisms of the undulating track, an all British front-row and the clouds looking suspiciously grey and familiar to those top three riders, the first race of the day at Portimao started with high expectations.A great start from Jonathan Rea saw him take the lead on ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 06 July 2014

WSB: Sykes climbs to Pole in Portimao

The qualifying sessions of round eight in the World Superbike Championships took place in perfect track conditions today in Portimao, Portugal.With Melandri looking to continue showing the form he’d displayed in the previous Free Practice sessions and the contingent of British riders seemingly intent on bringing their twitter bickering onto the track, the day was set up for a fascinating ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 05 July 2014

Old Wheels, New Waves

A few weeks ago, MCN rode down to the south of France for a custom motorcycle and surfing festival. We can almost hear your sighs from here, but maybe - just maybe - there's more to this scene than meets the eye. If you were to believe the under-breath mumbles of the traditional motorcycling press and paid heed to the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 04 July 2014

Harley-Davidson Livewire: First Test

When the news broke last week that Harley-Davidson - that American bastion of tradition, big cubes, petrol and iron - had a ready-to-ride all-electric naked roaster waiting in the wings, we were as stunned as the next man. A little Internet research revealed that the Americans don't celebrate April Fool's Day in June, so we jumped on a plane to ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 24 June 2014

Sepang Race Two: Melandri sparks championship race

Despite the Kawasaki's of Baz and Sykes both being fired up for a redemptive second stint -a first corner collision in race one saw both of them crash out - it was the British-based Frenchman, Guintoli, who grabbed the race by the scruff of the neck from the very first lap and looked all set to take the second win ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 08 June 2014

Sepang Race One: Melandri takes Aprilia-lead podium

Marco Melandri took his first win for Aprilia, in a strong 1-2 for the Italian team with Guintoli taking second. But it was a turn one incident that saw both of the Kawasaki Racing teammates of Baz and Sykes collide and crash out that will be the talking point of the race. Baz, making the change between the left and ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 08 June 2014

Sepang: Guintoli takes second pole of the campaign

After leading through free practice for the entire weekend, Sylvain Guintoli became the first rider to score two superpole wins for the 2014 season with a blistering qualifying display at Sepang. Although there was a late push from Kawasaki man Tom Sykes and Ducati’s Davide Giugliano  - who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively - it is the Aprilia man who now ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 07 June 2014

Bikes for the wounded in Normandy to announce Victory bike winner

With the 70th anniversary of D-Day upon us, Victory motorcycles are supporting Bike Tours for the Wounded who are travelling around Normandy on Victory bikes with thirty-three riders; the majority of which are ex-service men and women, some of whom have experienced life changing injuries from combat. The UK based not-for-profit organisation provides motorcycle-based life enrichment experiences in both Europe and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 06 June 2014

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